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

  1. TheAssassin

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    Though the title race was already over there, we had an insane match between the top two in Germany today. Check out the highlights as Bayern won 5-4 away to Leipzig, scoring two injury time goals to complete a memorable comeback.

     
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    Bit of an update for several leagues.

    Final home game of the season for Real Madrid tonight, and it's against always difficult Sevilla. This one probably decides who is winning La Liga. It's now or never!

    Juventus visiting Roma tonight and they could mathematically seal a 6th consecutive Scudetto, which would be a new Serie A record.

    If Monaco win tonight they will need just one more point from the next two games to end PSG's 4 year reign and win their first Ligue 1 since 2000.

    Feyenoord have won their first Eredivisie since 1999. Kuyt's hat-trick won them the last game today. Ajax can now concentrate on the EL final.

    Benfica are champions of Portugal for the 4th season in a row. It's their 36th Primeira title.

    With Liverpool hammering the Hammers, the top 4 looks done to me. My guess is the Reds will be in the playoffs. Manchester United have a lifeline in Stockholm while Arsenal will miss out on Champions League for the first time under Wenger's long reign.
     
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    were the best football team in the land yes we are...!!!:):cool:

    come on you redmen!!!!!
     
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    Edging closer to La Liga #33.

    No prize for guessing who stole the show today. :)

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    Congrats to Chelsea, their fifth Premier League title since they were founded in 2003.

    Well the diamond worked rather well I thought. Almost there now, but can't think the job is done, doubt Everton would be keen on doing us any favours over Arsenal. Got to be the diamond again for Middlesborough, probably Firmino in for Origi if he's fit.
     
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    Wasn't expecting to see the diamond tbh, full credit to klopp he got it absolutely spot on yesterday. I'm in the last row of the lower annie for the Boro game apparently ****e view but ins in lol...one of the few times I'm hoping we attack the kop in the first half. :p
     
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    Yeah, think we played it against Spurs in the League cup earlier on and seem to remember Man Utd away it seemed like a bit of a diamond too. Hopefully Firmino's back and he would have to drop back in if he's fit, but I do quite like Sturridge and Origi as a pair, so either way I'd be quite confident.

    Ins in indeed. You been to many games this season? Hopefully the crowd treat it like a cup final and really get behind the team.
     
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    Yeah hopefully firminos fit to start but as long as we play the diamond again and go for it I don't mind wether it's Firmino or Origi up front with Sturridge, tho as you say I would prefer Firmino.

    I've only missed three home games this season but still got the credits so should be fine with all 19 for next season. Would be interesting to see what happens with the ACS if we qualify for the CL.
    As for the atmosphere I wouldn't hold my breath, Southampton a week back was a "cup final" too yet at times you could hear a pint drop, Palace was worse, Leeds, Wolves, Swansea, were all embarrassing...just the way modern football is I suppose - so many moaners who do nothing but whine all game , so many people that are only there for the "Anfield experience"- don't really give a **** about the club or the city, so many people who would rather sit down and watch the game in complete silence basically contributing **** all,instead of singing or at last making some kind of noise ...,and I could go on and on. You might think I make it sound melodramatic and all but it really pisses me off at times, then again you've got the man citys (on New Year's Eve), Villarreal/Dortmund/Yernited last year, that give you hope...Anfield at its best. We've still got it in us. :p
    Don't wanna get too much into this for obvious reasons but safe standing would definitely go a long way in improving the atmosphere, not just at Anfield pretty much every premier league ground (well...with the exception of city..these can barely fill their stadium as it is. Oh and chelski, bunch of plastic flag waving pricks. And United. Just because they're a shower of ****e:D)
    So yeah lol,im not expecting any special kind of atmosphere, especially if we aren't leading after the first 20 minutes or so.

    have you been to any games yourself this season?

    On a side note, I wish I could get to away games more often,everyone's well up for those, night and day from yr usual game against mid table sides at Anfield.
     
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    Yeah indeed, if it's the big games against top sides it's usually pretty good, seems less the case if it's just a big game that you expect to win like Soton, and like Middlesborough will be but you never know. Yeah I think safe standing probably would be a good idea, it's a sensitive subject obviously but if it's done right I don't think it should really be a problem. A lot of the time you have people standing up at their seats which is not really that safe so it would make sense in that way.

    Hopefully we'll just come fast out of the blocks and batter them so the atmosphere won't matter so much, that would obviously lift the crowd as well anyway.

    Not been to any games for a couple of seasons actually. Been living too far away, but I'll be moving back up north soon though so will hopefully be able to go to a few next season and hopefully the unbeaten record when I go to a match will continue.
     
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    A rather interesting story in Romania to add to the more famous leagues,

    A row has erupted in Romania over the decision to crown Viitorul champions of Liga 1.
    A 1-0 win over CFR Cluj secured a momentous title win for the club, which was founded in 2009 by Romania great Gheorghe Hagi.

    FCSB, formerly Steaua Bucharest, defeated CS Universitatea Craiova 3-0 to ensure that they finished on 44 points, level with Viitorul.
    They missed out on the title by virtue of their inferior head-to-head record during the play-off phase of the league, with Romanian football's governing body confirming the decision via their official website.


    However, FCSB owner Gigi Becali has vowed to appeal to CAS, insisting that their better record during the league's first phase means the title is rightfully theirs.
    "We're first, the four games [between the clubs] were in our favour," Becali said to Digi Sport.
    "We're the champions, 100 per cent. We will go to CAS in Lausanne and they will give us the trophy."
    But Hagi, who created Viitorul after an acrimonious departure from Steaua, says the club "don't know how to lose".

    "I'm proud, happy, because this academy and this great team, these children, have fought with their last ounce of energy and achieved the impossible!" said Hagi, whose side is largely composed of academy players.
    "Even though we know some are upset, we are happy. The big must behave like big men. They must know how to lose.
    "We're the youngest champions in Europe. Now this city has entered the history of Romanian football. I've been investing in young people and that's one of my greatest qualities. I'm happy now that I did the right thing."

    Viitorul's win came courtesy of a penalty from Gabriel Iancu, another former Steaua player, and capped what has been a remarkable rise in the last eight years.
    Should their title triumph be ratified, they will enter the third qualifying round of the 2017-18 Champions League.


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    Wrong place to ask, but this place is full of heartless. I might get lucky.

    I'm one of the unfortunate people using a POS called windows 8.1. My paste button is grayed out everywhere. Copy and paste aren't working on any program. Also, error messages for other programs I click on. As we all know, copy and paste is vital to a tro, to a poster like me. Lose my identity if I can't post images. :p

    Yes, I've looked online at various 'help' videos.
     
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    Yeah, I realize this is not a windows 8.1 help forum. Best help would have been never getting it at all. Aww well, if only I could see into the future.

    Anyway, I see City are linked with Donnarumma. Looks like they do know that they need a keeper. :p I'm familiar with him from my Footy exploits. 'Next Buffon' is obviously a lot of pressure.
     
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    Chelsea looked like they were getting him for a while last summer, think they wanted £60+million though. He's entering the latter stages of a contract now though so the price could be a lot less.

    It'll be interesting to keep an eye on the keeper situation in general this summer. Madrid wanting De Gea or Courtois so one side could need to find a replacement. What's happening with Buffon. Oblak and Lloris have been talked about as replacements, City are in the market for one etc..
     
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    Whoever signs him is getting a keeper for the next 15-20 years if all goes well. Even at 60 millions that doesn't seem that much for a top keeper for maybe 20 years. Probably the best thing from his point of view would be to stay at Milan for a few more years, further establish himself, no point adding a huge price tag on top of all the other pressure and expectation on him.

    Having said that, I wouldn't complain if Liverpool were to sign him.

    Also signed him on Footy Manager and he was amazing.

    Certainly is a lot of pressure but to be starting for a club like AC Milan at 17 as a goalkeeper no less, is quite a bit of pressure to. To be doing that and doing so well already certainly suggests he must be made of some strong stuff.

    I have windows 8.1 but I've never had that I'm afraid, can't be much help. Could it be a virus or something?
     
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    Reading get through to the play off final
     
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    Good, that should clear the way for Ryan Sessegnon to come to Liverpool.
     
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    haha I reckon everybody signs him. Well, not everybody, but he is the keeper to go for at the start. Having managed Milan, he along with Romagnoli are using the club as a stepping stone so you really need to win something quick to get them to get them to sign new contracts. It was beyond comical with Romagnoli. Let me join Barca, let me join United. But screw that, I#m never letting my best players leave unless I absolutely have to. He did end up settling about 5 successful seasons worth later.

    I was looking to get Donnarumma again on a United game I was playing, but PSG swooped in first. Best thing about it was, the next season they came in with a 50+ bid for DDG. Yeah, that was pretty weird.

    Managed to solve the problem with windows 8.1. Cheers. No virus. If you ever have a problem with windows 8.1 - ''reimage'' does actually work. Of course, I guess it depends on the problem. I had to spend some pennies, but I was told by somebody I trust that it is definitely not a virus/scam, so I loaded the program and it worked its magic. I reloaded windows after it all and everything worked again. The windows button on the keyboard even brings up the apps and stuff again. I was expecting to load it up again and even less to be working.
     
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    Watch the whole video ;)

     
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    Another Ronnie brace, 4-1 win in Vigo, one point from the final game needed for La Liga.
    Salty? :p;)
     
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    Another mesmerizing United performance.

    At least Romero was ready to comply. :cool:
     
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    Sheffield wednesday and huddersfield now going to penalties. Aaaayy it's grim oop north
     
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    Nah, not really. Though I am a Barca fan. Madrid has been far better this season, deserves the title.
     
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    Kane's four goals against Leicester got him very close to a second consecutive EPL golden boot. Would have preferred Sanchez to win the award but oh well, congrats to Harry.

    Manchester United season awards just finished. Goal of the season goes to Henrikh Mkhitaryan for his scorpion kick against Sunderland. Axel Tuanzebe is the Reserve player of the year. Players' player of the year award went to Antonio Valencia, while Sir Matt Busby player of the year went to Ander Herrera. Ibra misses out sadly but two future captains definitely deserved it, consistently giving everything on the pitch for the club, well done. Another good thing is that the goalkeeper is no longer our best player. Herrera ended De Gea's three season winning streak.

    Really nice WAGs btw. :D
     
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    Good job and all that. Really shows how lame United have been when Antonio Valencia wins an award. I guess playing out of your natural position gets you more props with your fellow players. Still, I wouldn't fancy him against the elite of Europe. Just hope we are playing against them next season.

    I guess flop of the year is not awarded at this ceremony. :p
     
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    Pic from 2013, championship.

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    3 seasons later these two guys on the bench would be Premier League top two goalscorers, one of them winning two golden boots in a row and the other breaking Ruud's 10 game scoring streak.

    You never know who will be the next star.
     
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    Did he say something epic again? :D
     
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    Bless him. He put out an Instagram saying he is ready for the final. I take it many took it literally because Instagram went into ''meltdown.''

    Can't even hear what he is saying in this video. Remixed with music. :/

     
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    I was hoping he extended his contract for one more year. Oh well.

    Are you any optimistic about the final?
     
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    I was thinking that myself when I first watched it. Had the volume down and all of a sudden I see Zlatan in the water with the United shirt on.

    I'm in the cautiously optimistic stage once again. Probably like the Liverpool fans are today. I hope for an early goal etc. But this is United now and we could have a nervy game. Really haven't seen anything from Ajax apart from some of their goals. What about you?
     
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    I take it you have seen this. Triple H presents John Terry with a WWE title. haha It does crack me up. Can imagine next season and we are waiting to find out what JT is going to do.

    I would like to announce that I have signed with WWE for their British invasion. :eek:

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    I only watched some of Ajax's Europa League highlights. Obviously a good side, got through a tougher draw than us to reach the final. Not optimistic. Zlatan, Bailly and Rojo are out while we have been wasteful all season. Failing to either score winners or kill games off. But as long as we win I'll be happy. Last missing major trophy and CL qualification on the line, it's too important for most of us to care about the manner in which the team hopefully wins.
     
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    Haha I thought it was interesting to hear him say on Monday that he hasn't ruled out retiring completely, so you never know! Maybe a change of sport is on the cards. Speaking of gifts and the like, did you see what David Luiz got the entire squad and management? He spent about £1 Million on these wrist keys for their cars, made of diamonds, billions of years old asteroids etc.. Crazy.
     
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    Manchester United's youngest ever Premier League starting eleven assembled by Mourinho LMAO.
     
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    Congrats to Chelsea on winning the Premier League. Congrats to Tottenham for having the best attack and the best defense this season. Congrats to City and Liverpool for making it to the top 4. Hopefully we'll join them on Wednesday. Wonder if Arsene will stay after he missed out on CL for the first time. He still has the FA Cup final at least to concentrate on. Kane with a second consecutive EPL golden boot and now is only one goal away from 100 goals for Spurs.

    Juventus win a record breaking 6th consecutive Serie A, with one more game to go. Now they can play the reserves in the final game to rest their stars for the CL final.

    Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso retired yesterday. Great careers, guys. Aubameyang beat Lewandowski to the top goalscorer award in Bundesliga by one goal, well done Auba. Also congrats to Hamburger SV for still being the only German team to play in every top flight season. They beat Wolfsburg on the final day in a duel that would decide who will be safe and who will play relegation playoffs.

    All eyes on Spain tonight. Real Madrid need just a point away to Malaga to be crowned La Liga champions for the first time since 2012. I don't even care if Juve smash you in the final, just please get this job done guys!
     
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    Some goals scored today. Harry Kane is smelling Shearer's record. That wasn't commentator hyperbole. That was from me. Spurs keep getting better. The title dream doesn't seem outlandish to think of. Well, at least until they lose their first 4 games next season or something.

    If you've got it flaunt it. The way I am, I know I'd be doing something similar if I had that big money.

    I play this wrestling manager game from time to time. John Terry will now be entered into the database. Not as an active performer. Authority figure. One of the British companies sign him up or maybe I will. :p

    Yeah, it is all about the result. Getting back to the big league. Don't care if the win is achieved in the dullest match possible. I hope I don't have to take a penalty shootout.

    Looks like I'm a little more confident than you. Wasteful, wasteful, wasteful, but that doesn't mean we can't score 4 in the final. This is the match to do it.
     
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    As a neutral I'd like to see someone else manage Arsenal and try to take the club's on pitch performances a notch or two higher. For that reason I hope Chelsea thrash them in the FA Cup final even then I'm not sure the Arsenal board would feel forced to take decisive action. 5-0 to Chelsea should do it.
     
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    Finally. It is done. Campeones de Espana!

    Over to you, senor Placido Domingo.

     
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    Loved that this was played after the match. The goat commercial.

     
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    Saw this lol

    9 yrs ago today, John Terry spat on Tevez, changed the penalty order to take the match-winning one, slipped, missed, lost & cried

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    If Gervonta Davis fought Frampton right now (so Frampton would move up I suppose) who would win?
     
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    I don't know. I'm not so keen on Frampton moving up. Davis isn't that tall which helps, as we saw how LSC used the physical advantages in the rematch. I just don't like Frampton at that weight. But yeah maybe GD would be too green.

    What say you?
     
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    I think Davis would beat him already. He has a much longer reach despite his height (69 inch) and he's a strong bull at his weight. He is green but he'd be bigger, stronger and more powerful, and he's already very skilled. I'd give Frampton a live chance however and would expect a really good fight. I'm pretty impressed with Davis, though like Frampton I don't think he'll be well suited to jumping many weight classes. Look at Mayweather compared to Davis (just a taller and bigger guy), and he was fighting in the same division in his early pro years. Gervonta reminds me of a mix of Mayweather and Mosley.
     
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    Yeah, although maybe some proper random drug testing could negate some advantages (Still a mismatch physically regardless). I personally think any fight Frampton is involved in at 126+ is always going to be very tough for him due to his height (and reach). There is talk of Corrales at 130. Also did you catch this? http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08r6txf/fight-game-the-mcguigans-series-1-episode-1

    What do you make of Josh Taylor O'Hara Davies? Taylor looks a real prospect.

    Brook Spence this week too, boxing in a good place.
     
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    Frampton would smoke him and the Walsh family all at once.
     
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    Greatest moment ever. Almost set my carpet on fire when I jumped up and joint came out of my hand due to the excitement. Thought we were done. :D
     
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    Neither are on my radar.

    This show looks interesting - will take a look.

    And also Lomachenko, all in the ring at the same time.
     
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    Chelsea the first Premier League side to manage 30 wins in a season, Man Utd the first to have 30 draws ;)
     

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