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

  1. Even as someone who has usually preferred Real Madrid, I hope Messi creates some distance between him and Ronaldo when it comes to individual prizes. Nobody matches the magic he has in his feet while his numbers are also one of the craziest ever. The perfect player.

    Nice to see Ibra (and Pogba) selected for the reserves. The Swede was the 2nd top goalscorer of 2016 actually, and should have been level with Messi if the idiotic ref didn't rule out that goal vs Middlesbrough on New Year's Eve.

    Pity De Gea doesn't have defenders (of such quality) to help him like Neuer and Buffon have. On the other hand we would have seen less miraculous saves if he had someone like Rio and Vidic in their best days.
     
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    The love story between Pogba and the woodwork continues.

    Shouldn't have many complications in the 2nd leg after winning 2-0 at home. Pity it wasn't an enjoyable match.
     
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    Yeah, one of those games, wasn't it? Hull just so poor and they couldn't make it interesting.
     
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    Yes but I think we could have been better as well. If the team was saving a better performance for Liverpool then great.
     
  5. That would be great indeed. Beating them would mean 10 wins in a row in all competitions, the last time club was on this sort of a run was probably somewhere around 2009. Got to put this form and momentum to good use.

    Looks like Schneiderlin is moving to Everton. Slightly less than what Man United payed to Southampton. Shame it didn't work out...
     
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    Yeah, no doubt Ibra could have played through his illness if the opposition wasn't Hull in a home league of leg cup semi.

    I'd make United slight favorite for the match against Liverpool. Being at home and the run we have been on. Due a big win. In my mind, anyway.

    I've reached the arrogant underestimate opponent stage again since we have put this run together. Nobody can match this team.

    Thinking it will be another draw.

    Oh yeah, I guess beating Spurs can be considered a big win, although I'm thinking more of the classic big wins. When big win = big win. Just like back in the day when you had to be handsome to be considered handsome.
     
  7. Meanwhile, Juventus' run at home in Serie A is now in the record books.

    WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW - 26 consecutive wins

    Last season started awfully both at home (loss and two draws) and away (two losses and one win), placing them 15th in Serie A. Majority thought Juve won't even reach CL but they went on an amazing run to win the Scudetto again and are now looking likely to win a record sixth in a row.
     
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    Barcelona struggling with their passing game and trying to grind out a win. :confused: Could it be the end of an era?

    Going through on away goals as things stand though.

    Neymar just won a penalty and scored it, 2-0. I should underestimate teams that I like more in the future.

    LOL it's 2-1. We are going to extra time if that scoreline remains.
     
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  9. Panic at Camp Nou LOL. Signs that this could be a catastrophic season for them. Messi the only one who consistently delivered in these few months.
     
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    Bring back Guardiola. :p

    That Juventus record is so amazing. Don't watch the Serie A at all these days. Haven't watched since the James Richardson on channel 4 glory days. Still, amazing record.
     
  11. I stopped watching Serie A regularly somewhere around 2011, 2012... Just read that achievement in the news. Got to give Juve credit for recovering so well from that relegation to Serie B and now being an unstoppable force of the country.

    Mortal, vulnerable Barca... Now that's something we all wanted to see at one point, eh @Noleberic123 ? ;)
     
  12. How does that fellow keep doing it?! Another one for his rich free kick collection.

    They better be careful not to concede.
     
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    That was one hard and frustrating tie with Bilbao. I hope others will step up in next big matches because Messi can't keep saving us forever on his own.

    It was a special night for Luis Suarez, who scored his 100th goal for FC Barcelona. :)
     
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    Don't worry Barca will be back. It's Barca. I just don't think it will happen with this defence and midfield. Especially the RB position is problematic for them atm. They are really feeling the effects of Alves leaving. Alba has had a lot of injury problems which has led them to having a LB problem as well. Now on to the midfield. Andre Gomez is crap. Rakitic isn't in great form. Busquets has dropped a level or two these past couple of seasons. Iniesta is still on a great level IMO but they really need another great CM. They can't just keep relying on Messi bailing them out in every match.
     
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    This is the third match in a row he has scored a free kick
     
  16. Busquets has been sloppy, couldn't believe seeing him give the ball away so many times. He was the definition of confidence, control, calmness... Neymar and Rakitic have dropped as well though it's just temporary with them. Iniesta is at the end of his best days. Defense isn't helping either. What amazes me is that Barca were the ones who spent over 100 million this summer while the only work Real Madrid did was bringing Morata back. Judging by what was happening in Spain in the last 10 years or so, this was a big opportunity to get another La Liga title. But you really failed.
    Turning into a free kick king. He has had some crackers over the last several seasons.
     
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    Player for player, I'd give the edge to Real Madrid. Their squad is more impressive. Looks like the table reflects this now.

    So long Graham Taylor.
     
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    Tough to get over certain points dropped, like Malaga and Real Madrid at home, but it's a bit greedy to demand a La Liga trophy every season. 8 of the last 12 leagues is an amazing achievement, only Real Madrid in 60s and 70s have been this dominant in the country. I think it's better to enjoy your moment than whine about something not going your way.
     
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    Player power these days. Payet will be on his way soon. Chelsea on the look out, according to sky sources.

    Super Sunday is upon us.
     
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    Yes, I know you couldn't care less about my dreams but I'm gonna tell you anyway. 1-0 down, 10 minutes to go at OT. Firmino with a Coutinho-esque run from the left, crossing to Phil who hits the post, Milner scores the rebound, a pretty similar goal to the league cup final one last season. 5 minutes later, Firmino again dribble pasts a couple of them, only for someone to trip him up inside the box. Penalty, Milner steps up......and I wake up just before he takes it! :p

    Really important game obviously, not season defining for us imo - still January, long way to go but it does feel massive, a win there would be a huge confidence booster and a nice reality check for United. :) They're on a good run yeah but 8 of them 9 wins in a row are games they should be expected to win really, even Spurs at home is never a difficult game for them, they always bend over at OT. Obviously no one bothers pointing the facts out, it's always "United are back" isn't it. well let's see what happens on Sunday, are they really back? ;)

    As always in these games, I'd take any kind of win - don't care about the performance, the lineup, the individuals etc just ****ing win. Hopefully the lads will do us proud, like last year, both on and off the pitch!

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    Sweets dreams, although I have issue with nobody points out the facts, etc. I sense it was a little tongue and cheek and you're my favorite Liverpool supporter so I shall remain calm. We haven't won these games that we should be expected to win and now we are. Improvement, no matter how small. Think of Rome wasn't built in a day or the rebuilding of Rome doesn't happen in a day.

    How long have you been rebuilding? :p

    Can't argue that it would be a reality check if we lost handily at home. Not sure if a defeat like your dream would really be a reality check. And of course, you woke up. David De Gea could save it, pump it up the field and somebody gets on it for the winner. Maybe that was the end of your dream. You're lucky you woke up.

    Really looking forward to the game. Sure, a loss would be ****, but I don't think it would set us back too much. Still fancy a United win. Draw most likely.
     
  22. Agenda on display again...

    I thought one never knows with the Premier League, anyone can beat anyone, that's the beauty of this competition; but when Man United go on a winning run it is all expected. And let's not even start comparing that expected run to the huge City hype after their opening 6 wins.
     
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    Costa going to China? He has been dropped for Leicester match. They say he is not for sale and Roman doesn't need the money.

    Yep, anything can happen indeed.
     
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    Like I've said to you, I've got to admit that United have improved since that Burnley match, I mean i can't deny it even if I wanted to - the results speaks for themselves. However, there's a very long way to go until the "United of old are back" shouts are justified, wouldn't you agree? It's rebuilding at the minute as you say (and you've got the best man for that job, haven't you? ;)) and long may it continue :D, was just pointing that out because Ive come across loads of delusional United fans who think they're gonna smash us and win the title like they're suddenly Barca, obviously not posters on here - that's why I always try to avoid social media, Twitter especially is an absolute cesspit when it comes to football talk.

    At least whilst rebuilding we won the European cup with Djimi Traore in the squad and got to another final. :p United have missed out on top4 2 of the last 3 seasons whilst spending more than £250 each summer. :D

    Yeah, wouldn't surprise me tbh, hes always MOTM against us probably Uniteds best player overall (though maybe not this season). I'm sure you've seen it seeing as it went viral at the time but if not look up Deeneys goal against Leicester in the play off semi final a few years back. Exactly what you described, can't imagine how Leicester fans felt like when Deeney scored lol. Went on to win the premier league tho so not too shabby;)

    Be honest; would you take a point if offered right now?

    "Go to China" :D
     
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    Not in this game, no. Have to want all 3 points on offer, although I kind of take back what I said earlier. A loss in this game would be more damaging. Considering we have closed the gap to everybody above us in the last month. Plus, I want to believe we are that good and can beat Liverpool. Nothing really to suggest that this is one of my peak delusional moments. :p
     
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    We should never settle for a point at home before the game has even started.
     
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    Not interested personally. Someone to provide depth and competition for Hazard, Pedro and Willian would be good, but he's not that type of player.
     
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    Yeah.

    Another striker is must have now that Costa smells that China money. Of course, you could hold him against his will, he becomes a Richard on the pitch and under performs. Can't tell with the egos of today and the players holding clubs hostage.

    Made things a little more interesting.
     
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    Yeah, what makes him so good is what also makes him a liability. It's always been and always will be a fine line with him.

    I think China is a load of rubbish personally, you think someone who's that competitive and has a go at a player of the quality of Pedro (like he did against Spurs) is going to want to be playing in China? Lol. Maybe he'll be sold at some point, but China would be torture for him.

    As for another striker, we should of got Griezmann 2 years ago when we were linked with him, as I said at the time. He had a great season after that and was brilliant at the Euro's, now everyone wants him and you have to pay the big money.

    We're linked with that midfielder from Atalanta who looks like a young Toure, but we'll probably wait for the summer and he'll go to Juventus or Spain. We do a lot of things right, but we're too indecisive in the market.
     
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    I think it is a load of rubbish myself. I also believe that anybody's head can be turned by the right amount of money. 30 million a year after tax or something like that could tame his competitive spirit. Players can talk about love for the game and so on, but I don't know.

    Yeah, you would have to be close to breaking the transfer record again to get Griezmann in the current market. Going to United in the summer. :p
     
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    Yeah I don't blame anyone for going, if someone offered me 10 times the money I'm on at the moment I'd be going for it!

    He might do yeah, I'm sure there will be some kind of bidding war between a couple of the top clubs. As long as Man Utd finish in the top 4, which they look like doing of late, it's definitely realistic. We'll probably have Llorente by then though so who cares ;)
     
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    2-0 lead vs West Brom at HT. Spurs haven't hit the brakes since the loss to Man United. Hopefully they will achieve a league double over City next weekend. :cool:
     
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    It's nice to see Spurs doing very well in this season too. Leicester will not repeat the miracle but it looks like Tottenham will be in the title race again, and this might be some long term project from Pochettino as well.
     
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    Find a clip of the goal Andy Carroll just scored. Wow.
     
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    No Costa. No problem.
     
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    All I heard all afternoon on tv and the radio was "oh wow Spurs are so good! Watch out Chelsea!" and "Arsenal hammer Swansea, they're coming for you!".

    Then Chelsea come out and put on the best performance of the weekend to shut everyone up :p very satisfying.
     
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    combined Liverpool United xi
    De Gea
    Clyne Baily Matip Milner
    Henderson
    Gini Lallana
    Mane Martial Coutinho

    feeling more confident, still a nervous wreck like always before these games but i just know that we have the better team & the better manager. Also today's results could prove to be a blessing in disguise for us coz United can't afford to sit back now, no they're at home and they'll have to come at us, draw would set them back especially if City beat the bluenoses.

    It was pretty poor from Leicester though, you've got to admit. Still a decent performance like. I'm wondering - who are Chelsea fans rooting for tomorrow, United or Liverpool? Ideally a draw I guess?
     
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    hahahaha

    Giving ol' Souness a run for his money in the art of biased BS.
     
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    I think it all comes down to the formation, when teams try and match up it becomes a man to man battle. Is there any team who A) has better players at those positions and B) are as well drilled in that system? 99 times out of 100, the answer is no.

    It would of been a totally different game and Chelsea would of had to answer all kinds of questions if they had of stuck to their 4411 that they're good at. We still probably would of won, but it would be a much tougher game imo.

    As for tomorrow, yeah you can never really go wrong with a draw when your rivals are playing! Maybe slightly favouring a Liverpool win in the hope it dents Man Utds momentum. We can beat Liverpool in a few weeks and kill them off then anyway ;)
     
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    Yeah, the game definitely had the feeling of what the hell happened to Leicester? In some ways, it is just going back to the natural order of things. They had this one miracle season, but now back to reality.

    Going over so easy at home as well. Guess losing an early goal can screw up whatever team talk is given. 2/10 performance being generous. :p Chelsea were great, no doubt.
     
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    I'm assuming we're playing our formation/system so youd need the right personnel for it, obviously De Gea is a given & Baily has impressed me but other than that the rest could honestly be 9 Liverpool players as far as I'm concerned. I went with Martial over Firmino trying to be objective and thats what I get. :p Jk. Could have Carrick instead of Gini as a DM like Souness did I guess but he'd be too slow for our system Imo. Herrera is another one but I absolutely hate him for some reason so I wouldn't want him anywhere near even a fantasy combined xi lol:p forgot to add it was obviously based on form more that overall player quality, although we've got the better team anyway. ;)

    Yeah should be tasty that, hopefully the start of Chelsea's demise. ;)
     
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    Totally missed Baily first time I looked. Not as biased as I thought. :p

    Here is mine. Mkhitaryan makes it. Martial hasn't been playing enough. Forget formation, I'd make this work on footy manager.

    De Gea
    Valencia
    Matip
    Baily
    Milner
    Carrick
    Pogba
    Lallana
    Mkhitaryan
    Coutinho
    Ibrahimovic

    Let's get ready to rumble.
     
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    What's this, the Chelsea Reserves? :eek:
     
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    You disappoint me Clattenburg, Aguero clearly pulled his opponent down to find himself free in the box, could have been a really controversial equalizer.

    Why are Everton fans booing Sterling?
     
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    LOL at that Otamendi comedy fall.

    Pity Van Gaal wasn't Everton's manager in that moment. :D

    [​IMG]

    What a demolition.

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  46. I'll restrict myself from laughing at Man City's loss because Man United tend to slip up in their game as soon as I do that. :D

    What I will say is that these certain moments make me appreciate Man United and Liverpool much more. The players of these clubs are (IMO at least) usually gracious in defeat and tough times in general which can't be said for other teams.
     
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    Things are not looking good for Pep and Manchester City at the moment. It's an absolute disaster wasting all your opportunities while your opponent converts 4 out of 4. Similar thing happened when they played Chelsea. If they keep this up they will find themselves in a tough fight for the Champions League spots, and that would be quite a stain on Guardiola's resume.
     
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    Never any doubt there with the Milner penalty.

    Poor Pogba getting destroyed defending corners once more.
     
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    Stop embarrassing yourself and me, Pog.
     
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