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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
     
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    Haha, nah I'm a ray of sunshine really.
     
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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.
     
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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
     
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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!
     
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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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    Mexico's about to get destroyed by Germany lol. 2-0 already. I wonder if Germany could put up 7 goals like chile did
     
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    This is their 2nd team and they will still win this competition comfortably.

    Wish I could like Germans just a little bit to make this enjoyable to watch but I always end up cheering against them, in almost every sport.
     
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    You have to admit they're the best right now. Likely will be favorites for 2018 to try and repeat. Brazil used to have that title before
     
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    Germany are just ****ing brilliant. Don't think it's gonna be easy for them to be honest, think Chile have a pretty good chance.
     
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    They played them tough but i expect germany to win.

    Mexico was exposed once again. Concafaf's a joke!
     
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    So I attended the Barcelona - Manchester United legends match. 3-1 win for the Red Devils. Blomqvist, Poborsky and Yorke scored the goals for the visitors, and Dehu got a late consolation goal for us.

    Ronaldinho is a magician. It's such a shame he didn't sustain his highest level for several more years, on his day he is up there with the best players football ever had.

    Nowadays it's really refreshing to see old guys, as well as really young kids play. Physical strength is not important, it's all about skill, and fair play is written all over those games. It's tough to expect this in the most serious game between professionals at their best since the stakes are enormous, but football has gone backwards in the last 10-15 years IMO. Nowadays many will use any means necessary to win.
     
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    Sell Ake, beg Roma to accept big money for Rudiger. Makes complete sense :rolleyes:
     
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    Not like you've got those young players to get to your first team, the young player farm continues. A non-Van Dijk centre back though, clearing the way for Liverpool to saunter back in and pick him up.

    Gotta love Ronaldinho, one of my favourite players to watch ever,
     
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    Karel Poborsky. Signed because of a goal at Euro 1996. Crazyiness. Of course, I was on that bandwagon too. Another that never quite made the grade at the hallowed grounds of Old Trafford.

    The Flip Flap elastico (is that what you call it? :p ) used to drive me wild on Pro Evo.Was never really good at pulling off the tricks, but when I did. :cool:



    The music is allowed.

    Something wrong with this post. Shame.

    Not the words or anything. The tone, the style, the bold, the italics. But respect to you for looking out for your fellow man.
     
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    Portugal snatched the bronze medal at the Confederations Cup. Looked like it would go to Mexico after Ochoa had one penalty save from Silva and another spectacular close range stop while Neto scored an own goal. However Pepe equalized from Quaresma's cross in 91st minute and in extra time Silva converted the penalty. Cristiano was absent because he left the squad after the semifinal in order to see his baby twins.

    Rooting for Chile in the final. Germans ended up winning U-21 Euros a couple of days ago, their seniors are holding the World Cup... I just don't like them at all so their domination is an even bigger yawn.
    Ronaldinho... One time he rekt Madrid at the Bernabeu and still got applauded. To get that treatment you would have to be beyond special.
     
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    Germany about to win the confederations cup although i feel chile has outplayed them in this match.
     
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    Even the German B team kick ass. They just know how to in eim even if they get outplayed like today.
     
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    Man I hate when smaller teams dominate and end up losing to the big ones 1-0 because of their own mistake.

    Hopefully someone stops Germany in Russia next year. Preferably South Americans, it's been a while since the last time one of them won the World Cup.
     
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    Man United fans, getting frustrated? No early deals done except Lindelof, surely there will be some big names arriving...?
    Or maybe Spain rise again? ;)
    Oops. :p

    Gary isn't the only one that complained but I figured out none of those people come here. I'm safe here. :)
     
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    That is more like it. :p

    As for United, I'm not really frustrated with things now. This is not my first transfer window. Still a while to go, although every time I saw that there is less time to go. I hope there are deals that are just waiting for the signature. Seems to be the same names over and over. Morata is close to signing, but will he ever sign? And will he sign for United? I guess it is a little frustrating.

    If only it was like Milan. I was reading about people being excited about using an improved Milan team on the video games this year. They have tied up 5-6 signings so far. Fabio Borini to bring the glory days back.
     
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    Transfer window is a pisstake. You hear rumours left right centre. Turns out 80% of the rumours are fake.
     
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    What is this thread doing on the second page?! o_O Better fix that.
    It's better to have it done early so everyone is already together during the pre-season, but I'll be happy if all deals are done before the serious games start. Speaking of them, the Super Cup with Real Madrid is just over a month away. Red Devils unleashing themselves against the European champions would be a sweet start and warning to the rest of Europe.

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    Safe to say the new kit is an upgrade from the one in the previous season which had two shades of red, one on each half.
     
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    Seems Man Utd have nipped in at the last minute to get Lukaku for £100 Million.

    Phil Jones, Fellaini and Lukaku.. solid spine to the team right there ;)

    All joking aside.. we're looking at going into the season with one striker, Batshuayi. Not sure if that means we're going to throw crazy money at a Belotti or maybe a Sanchez, both are incredibly unlikely but the alternative of doing nothing is a disaster.
     
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    Gary Neville would call that a strong centre. :D
     
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    Settle down mate, it's the 6 July, it's still very early in the window.

    Lukaku should be a decent signing for Man Utd if they get him, although a very different striker to Ibrahimovic. Cannot believe Everton are actually going to resign Rooney though, really don't think he's good enough for them anymore. Should follow John Terry's lead and go to the Championship, should be more his level or there's always the retirement home in America.

    Iheanacho to Leicester is an interesting transfer, think that could be a cracking signing for them, the guy gets goals. One of the best minutes per goal ratio in the last few years, young player think that could be a very shrewd move.
     
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    The first televised fixtures were announced today, the season is only a month away :eek: but you're right, it's still relatively early when you consider the window is open for a few more weeks after that.

    My concern is more based on how badly things have been handled. The Costa situation, selling Ake, only looking at bringing in players to sell others on (Bakayoko for Matic, Alonso for Sandro). Man Utd nipping in for Lukaku can happen, that's fine. I'd back other top level clubs to fix the situation though. The rumours this morning are of looking at Llorente, which just isn't good enough imo.

    Iheanacho is a very good signing yes, he's gone to the right club too imo. At the end of the season it looked like West Ham were the favourites, but I think he'll get a lot more out of his time at Leicester.
     
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    Rooney must still have the competitive fire if he does go back to Everton. Not that he will be playing at Everton for free, but the other alternatives are out there. He can still be a valuable player for a couple of seasons.
     
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    Manchester United have announced a fee has been agreed with Everton for the transfer of Romelu Lukaku, subject to a medical and personal terms.

    It's going to be the 2nd most expensive domestic transfer and 5th most expensive transfer overall. The guy is certainly not better than Suarez but soon Man United's overpaying will have them dominate the top 10 list of transfers.

    He scored a very solid number of goals for Everton. Surely he can manage to score more in Manchester and add some in the biggest games.
     

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