Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Ross K, Aug 10, 2008.
Looks like it's Arsenal's job this season to make me sick.
Burnley should have drawn from both games against Arsenal. The first one which was at Burnley's home had a comedy of a goal not disallowed. Many refs have been disappointing this season and honestly several teams have suffered from that.
I know nobody will pay attention or change their mind about La Liga but we had two goal fests today.
Sevilla won 4-3 away against last placed Osasuna, stretching their run to 5 games in a row and securing 2nd spot for one more round at least. Even the own goal looked great. Maybe they can go far in the Champions League as well, Leicester seems like a winnable tie to me and then who knows...
Atletico Madrid went ahead but then relied on Griezmann to save a point. Good game, beautiful goals. With 8 points deficit while having played a game more, Atleti now look out of the title race.
That Arsenal Burnley match was a carbon copy of their game against Liverpool in Spring 2010. 12 added minutes back then, mental scenes when Kuyt equalised, King Kenny vs Wenger classic etc.
Of course Owen is not a Liverpool legend. He's a snidey little rat, that's what he is. The stats always need context premier league or not, though i agree some of them are impressive especially considering his overall quality as a player.
by "countless matches won by himself" I obviously didn't mean only finals. You mentioned Olympiacos anyway, similar games are Inter Milan 2008/9, Real Madrid the 4-0, the Napoli hat trick in 45 mins, the Arsenal 4-2 etc. And these are only Europe. I didn't mention the UEFA cup final because he wasn't as pivotal. If it wasn't Rooney it'd be someone else United never was a one man team, Liverpool were for a period, though in fairness none of that would have been possible without Rafa, absolute legend.
Looking tougher to reign in Chelsea, need to start losing. But two games against the only sides to beat them coming up and it is still a long way to go. Mane can't come back soon enough.
Burnley still only one point away from home. Interesting that. Remember who it was they got a draw against?
Yeah, you told me that 2-3 weeks ago.
His commentary is Godly, though.
Liverpool chasing today, Man United protecting tomorrow.
Is it still the same away goals rule for your League Cup guys, that they only count after 120 minutes?
Yes, Sir. The league cup still has that rule.
Southampton into the EFL Cup final. Hopefully there will be no complications tomorrow with booking our ticket to Wembley.
Meanwhile, 2nd leg of Copa del Rey between Celta and Real in Vigo ended 2-2. With the 2-1 away win at the Bernabeu, Celta have shown Los Blancos the exit door.
Out Out Out!
Not good enough over the two legs. Pity as I wanted a Liverpool-Manchester United final. Now the Red Devils have it easier. Also Mourinho has enjoyed this competition over the years so it's a great chance for silverware.
Not that it's something extremely important, but seeing Real Madrid's dreams for the treble shattered made me smile. It remains Barca 2, Celtic/Ajax/PSV/Manchester United/Inter/Bayern Munich 1, Madrid 0
Tactical tank. The schedule would have been just too demanding for Liverpool if they reached a final. Don't be surprised if they take an early exit in the FA Cup too. As for the latter, total catastrophe. From 40 matches unbeaten run to hardly winning any. Barcelona must be licking their lips watching this.
Continue the meltdown!
You on board with that @Noleberic123 ?
These kinds of videos should be shown to young beginners who obviously expect everything to click from the very beginning. Even the best players have embarrassing moments on the pitch from time to time. Ronaldo had even worse misses than that one from today.
I will believe in a meltdown if I see us overtaking Real Madrid and Sevilla in the table at some point. Until then it's not in our hands. Even in Copa we need to seal qualification to the semifinal tomorrow by avoiding defeat against Sociedad at home (we won 1-0 away), while meeting Atletico Madrid in one of the last two stages would be inevitable. As we all know, they have shown in the last 3-4 years that they can be competitive and beat anyone, and it can get very nasty physically.
I guarantee that in 3 or 4 months every single player in the premier league will be linked with a move to China.
Yes I am. Hope the king continues to fall.
At least there is no confusion about who is the king.
Strong line-up for a League Cup. I guess Man United don't want to take any risks with their 2-0 lead.
I see the Hull fans doing an applause on the 25th minute. A nice gesture.
What was that about?
It was for their number 25 Ryan Mason. He suffered a fractured skull against Chelsea last Sunday.
Unnecessary penalty to concede.
Well done by Pogba there.
Meanwhile, waiting for that Man United penalty like...
Good a time as any to lose a match. Yeah, you want to keep the run going, but this should be a kick in the rear end. Hopefully it is.
We're off to Wembley.
Didn't watch, was Pogbas goal offside?
The unbeaten run ends at 17. Couldn't have picked a better game to end that.
For your 54th birthday, you get tickets for Wembley. Happy birthday Jose!
that haircut though...
Also, we got another centurion tonight. Well done.
Poor display from Man United considering they had a strong line-up out there. No harm in losing that game I guess, the final place is theirs and a really solid chance for holding another cup...
Messi playing part in all of the 5 goals. Defending still needs fixing. Key moment was early in the 2nd half when Cillessen saved what should have been a goal for Sociedad, and we got a penalty from the next counter. If it were 1-1, they would have needed only one more goal. Very glad that drama was avoided.
Denis Suarez definitely using those minutes well after Busquets got injured, that's 3 goals in the last 2 games for him.
Ah cheers, nice for a change.
Anyways, not too bothered - if Southampton actually turn up for the final (that's a big if mind), they'll beat United. Comfortably.
His goals are usually offside?
If United play like today, definitely. Otherwise, nope.
Winning by forfeit if the United coach takes a detour and gets lost in the Isle of Man.
How many offside goals have United scored thiss season? It feels like they get away with one every week, honestly. Probably yeta another coincidence like.
Didn't watch as I said but I've been impressed with Southampton credit to them(though their fans are terrible) - assuming they play with the hunger/desire they did against us and don't bottle it/bend over they are favourites in my mind. United have been largely unimpressive even during their winning run, feels like they're there for the taking. Btw heard their away fans were singing about us after Pogba scored, the usual vile ****, never in doubt. Obsessed bellends.
Barcelona draw Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey semifinal. First match at Vicente Calderon on 1st of February, second match will be played one week later.
Celta de Vigo and Deportivo Alaves are the other two semifinalists.
Stop blowing things out of proportion.
I am sure neither side wastes a chance to poke the other from time to time.
Barcelona have just gotten themselves into some form finally. I think we will see weekly thrashings by the hands of Barca from now on.
You probably are too. Manchester United bus is lost in Cleveland.
Southampton have a chance. I haven't seen any of their cup run and I'm now doubting that it has been good. I don't think their run matters all that much in a one off match like this. You just know I'm always going to take United. And if United are there for the taking, then I'm sure they will be taken before that match and if they haven't been then are they really there for the taking?
It definitely looks brighter now than it was 1-2 months ago. But we have to play even better if we want to succeed in La Liga and Champions League.
Listen mate, I'm fine with a bit of banter and all that of course but these chants are absolutely disgraceful and embarrassing for youse,if you know what they are about I'm sure you agree judging by your posting history on here. Obviously the majority of the United match going fans (I'd like to think) have realised that it's totally out of order, the culprits usually their away fans - people behind them chants should have their cards confiscated/thrown out of the ground, scum of the highest order.
Their league cup run has been really impressive, haven't conceded a goal so far and theyve played some decent premier league sides - they were brilliant defensively, got their tactics spot on in both games against Liverpool. as for united we shall wait and see how it goes, last three matches they needed an offside goal against Liverpool at OT to avoid defeat, 90th minute equaliser at Stoke and lost to hull City lol. You're right however, final is a one off pretty much anything can happen in these games, Southampton have nothing to lose so hopefully they won't bottle it.
Never paid attention to that much since I focus on the game. I am against any too provocative and insulting chants, no matter which club we are talking about. I believe every single one has that minor part that can't control themselves and they are unfortunately the ones that tend to stand out.
Great Lampard interview by Jamie Carragher in the Daily Mail tomorrow. Thinking back to those games, that era and the players back then. Without a doubt the peak of the Premier League, 3 teams in the Champions League semis etc..
There are some good young English players, but the likes of JT, Carragher, Lampard and others were probably the last of the old school breed. They just don't make them like that anymore.
Just in case there was any confusion.
My response earlier was meant to read I'm not doubting that the cup run has been good. Instead, it says I'm now doubting that it is good. Grrr. Yes, I'm doubting their quality because you said otherwise. haha Nah. I just made an error.
Double post. May as well make use of it.
Here is a football.
See Doc, told you it wouldn't be surprising. Managed to beat fourth tier Plymouth after a replay but second tier Wolves were too much to handle. Three games in three competitions, three Anfield losses.
A bit of a puzzle Liverpool is, as they have actually done very well against highly ranked Premier League teams.
Jamie Carragher was going about them not having enough depth in their squad. Might have something to do with it.
Spurs losing 2-0 to Wycombe at the minute.
Spurs narrowly avoided a sensation.
Better be careful with Wigan tomorrow, after all they have won the FA Cup few years ago.
Oh well, not too arsed - who cares about the FA cup anyway. On to Chelsea.
If Wolves show the same hunger and desire, they would be favorites against Man United, no?
Ehm, not really unlike Southamtpon they're actually a pretty average side - but then again it was their cup final, one of them days. Anyway I think United should be more worried about the league and chasing 5th placed City. 10 wins in a row, was it? And still 6th! Unlucky.
Pep will get way too many Welcome to the EPL slaps to stay above us. In EPL, there were 6 wins in a row at one point. The problem is that the Theater of Dreams has been more like the Theater of Draws recently.
Be interesting to see if Pep makes it through the season. He probably will, but not something I'd put my house on. I reckon they will get it together.
My Grandad is a Wolves fan. Nice to have a day off from listening to him complain about how bad they are!
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