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

  1. Slice'n'dice

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    Happy birthday and all that to him, greatest player of the current era, amazing player love watching him play, truly one of the greats yada yada yada. But just pay your ****ing tax mate. You're thirty now, show a bit of maturity and humility to pay your share of tax, new decade, new sense of responsibility.
     
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    That Paulie's face perfectly describes you man. You always seem to be in a bad mood. :D
     
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    haha

    Moody pr1ck is the correct term. :p
     
  5. Slice'n'dice

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    Haha, nah I'm a ray of sunshine really.
     
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  6. Feña14

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    I think whoever gets Chamberlain will of done really well, it'll be a good move for him too. I get the sense he hasn't really developed as much as he could at Arsenal, same for Walcott. As for Liverpool, getting Salah was great imo. He was described as the "Egyptian Messi" when he came to Chelsea as a youngster, of course he's a poor mans version, Messi is arguable the greatest to ever play the game afterall, but he had a bit of style and the ability to create magic even as a kid not getting many opportunities. I'm looking forward to seeing how he's improved during his time away maturing into his game a bit.

    Yeah Willian, Fabregas and Batshuayi are a nice bench. I think it limits us though, one injury or a suspension and there are no backups left, nobody to come off the bench, no option to play 2 strikers or 3 in midfield other than for the last 20 minutes etc.. it's perfectly fine if nobody is injured, banned, Conte doesn't want to change the system and we only have the Premier League to play, but next season I think all 4 of those variables will be too much for the squad set up as it is now personally.
     
  7. Slice'n'dice

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    His problem I think has been injuries above all else, probably hindered him a bit obviously is a concern about signing him too but as a squad player is less of a concern. Don't think Walcott was an extraordinary talent though myself, think he had good potential to become a good premier league player and that's what he's become (personally think Rashford's the same, classic English over-hyping). Yeah excited about Salah, his stats at Roma are very impressive and he is absolute lightening so think he should do well, he's obviously progressed since leaving Chelsea and didn't get that many opportunities when he was there so, while it's a gamble as every transfer is, I think there's a good chance that he should be a success.

    True, expect your squad will be improved though, can't expect that sort of luck with injuries next season with all the extra games. Plenty of money after all, does seem strange to get rid of Costa though, hard to upgrade on and I don't really think Lukaku is one, different sort of player too.
     
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    Anyone watching the Confederations Cup? Semifinals will be played during mid-week. Portugal-Chile and Germany-Mexico. Some nice potential.
     
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    I haven't watched any of it. More interested in the u21s tomorrow. England vs Germany.
     
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    I agree on Walcott, pace is all he's ever really had imo. I have to wonder if Chamberlains injuries are because he's been at Arsenal, they seem to have a bit of a reputation for it, the training methods are said to be a bit outdated etc.. it'll be interesting to see if he does move elsewhere and they subside.

    Yeah Costa is a strange one, on ability alone it's madness to sell him on. He has a bit of an injury history and his behaviour on and off the pitch is something that counts against him, so I can understand why alternatives are being looked at. The problem is, there just isn't anyone out there better than him at the moment. Lewandowski, Mbappe and Aubameyang would be good, but the former will probably stay where he is and the latter two will receive better offers. Which leaves Lukaku and Morata, which are both serious downgrades imo.
     
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    I've been reliably informed that Morata is not a serious downgrade from Costa. Perhaps a downgrade. Serious downgrade is pushing it a bit. All things considered.

    Yeah, I'm just saying this because of the United link. Nope. I don't do that stuff. :p

    Agreed on Theo Walcott. Poor man's Keith Gillespie.
     
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    Haha I just don't think his goal scoring record is good enough, considering he's played for such dominant teams like Juventus and Real Madrid. To replace someone like Zlatan at Man Utd (who was the only real reliable source of goals for them last year), and at the price being talked about for him, it doesn't seem right imo.

    I think both Chelsea and United are in the same boat though, it's a position we both need to address, but the pickings are slim. It's definitely a sellers market in that position.
     
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    Yeah do wonder about that as well, suspect he is just a bit injury prone but we'll see. To be honest Liverpool's injury record hasn't been great either of late, might be relating to training methods/style itself so I dunno.

    Yeah has to be his character I suppose, but I'd keep him about if it were me, having that sort of character who people hate and who winds up opponents is useful. Not the prettiest side of the game but certainly an effective one.

    His goals per 90 minutes ratio looked really good, seem to remember seeing it was one of the best in the La Liga last season. Would definitely have Costa over him personally though.

    Think that's a bit harsh on Walcott, he's a good player just not a great one. He'd be at least useful squad player in most premier league sides I would imagine, maybe all.

    Some interesting matches, have been watching a few matches and plan to watch the semis and final. Hoping for a Chile Germany final with Chile winning personally.
     
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    England u21 defeated in a shootout against Germany u21. Damn. Some things just never change. Really unlucky. I thought England would do it when they went 2-1 ahead.

    Spain u21 are amazing. :eek: Silk.
     
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    I've only seen the last penalty on the news.

    Get Redmond in the full international side I say! Players have made 10 year England careers out of being that abject from the spot :eek:
     
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    Watching confederations cup match between portugal and chile. Portugal's so offensively challenge. Ronaldo nowhere to be found.
     
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    Time for Chile to finally lose a penalty shootout? Not that this competition matters as much as Copa Americana...
     
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    Chile scored all 3, Portugal missed all 3 LOL. It didn't even get to Ronaldo who was certainly going to be the 5th taker. Oh well...

    Hopefully someone stops the Germans.
     
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    Portugal' s a disgrace! They should be embarrassed. I think I would even put mexico ahead of them right now.

    I knew chile would have a huge advantage on penalties because of the goalkeeper.
     
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    By the way I am hoping for mexico vs chile in the final. That would have so much drama because of the 7-0 beating lol that chile gave them. Germany' still the favorite though
     
  22. Slice'n'dice

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    Nice one Chile, into another final. Gotta love VIdal, what ****ing passion.

    Just so England that.

    Think he has played for the main side. Been in the squad anyway, he's not a bad player to be honest, deserves to be in and around the main squad even without the quintessentially English penalty missing.
     
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    That would have been disgusting. Chile were the better team, deserved to win even before penalties. Still p1ssed about them winning the last two Copa America titles though despite not being an Argentine. How fanboyish of me...

    Can't see Germany losing this, but I would usually welcome a triumph of an underdog. No exception here.
     
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    I feel Chile vs mexico would have more drama. I can't stand the Germans!
     
  25. Slice'n'dice

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    Should've had a penalty as well in extra time, don't know why they didn't use the video technology for that.

    Chile have priors for underdog victories, don't see why they can't do it again. Germany obviously the favourites though.
     
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    Yeah, any penalty miss looks horrific. They're a no win situation for the taker really. If the keeper had gone the other way he'd of been praised for being cool and sliding it the opposite side.

    You could take the best penalty possible and still end up a failure, it really is a lottery I suppose.
     
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    England players are playing with a ''we have been drinking Cider'' mentality, while the Germans are drinking Stone Cold beer. :p
     

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