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

  1. Tiki-Taka

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    Excellent. :) I have always had a nose for enjoyable Champions League nights at Camp Nou. The team allowed more opportunities than I would have liked but it was a quite clinical display in front of goal. That's very good news to a creative but tend-to-be-wasteful team like Barcelona. Messi doing what Messi does, beautiful couple of goals. That's also the end of he's never scored against Buffon comments.

    Anyway, first tough test of the season after the debacle against Real Madrid, and it was passed easily. Future might not be as dark as I thought at first. We shall see.
     
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    Messi's first goals against Buffon. Yeah, he really struggling without Neymar. :cool:
     
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    I don't think we will win the Champions League this season but there is #Excitement. Direct attacking play and the feeling we can at least have a say in it, be among the 4-5 contenders. I didn't have that feeling in 2013-14 and 2015-16.

    It's been over a year since the last loss at Old Trafford. I don't have that feeling at all considering 11 out of the last 32 games there were draws. :rolleyes: Got to score considerably more than last season.
    Not a bad start to the season when it comes to scoring to be fair. 16 in 6 games. I really hope they deliver it against the biggest rivals.
     
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    If Lukaku delivers in big games too, you will have your own Drogba. Or maybe a second Van Nistelrooy? ;)
     
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    Things I've learnt tonight:

    Costa = iPhone 8
    Zappacosta = iPhone X

    Also Christensen needs to be playing instead of Rudiger. You can understand why Barcelona and the top Italian teams wanted him, he'll be one of the best in the game in 3 years if he's given a chance.
     
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    Great start to the Spurs and Dortmund game.

    No problems at Wembley tonight. 3-1 winners.

    Liverpool 2-2 with Sevilla.

    John Stones scored 2 in a 4-0 win for City.

    I certainly hope so.
     
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    Everyone scored tonight except Feyenoord and APOEL. Nice.

    I wonder how will Arsenal and Milan treat the Europa League.
     
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    I finally watched the highlights a minute ago. Some goal. Yes, Zappacosta now outshines Diego in every way. :p Chelsea doing what they should be, beating up the lousy opposition .Good start for most English teams.

    Arsenal managed to get it going in the second half tonight. I hope Arsene laid the smackdown on his team at half time.
     
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    Yeah it was important to win big. I think it's going to be close between Chelsea, Atletico and Roma. Maybe goal difference will come into play later on in the group stages.

    Then again, maybe Zappacosta will be smashing them in the top corner from the sidelines every game and goal difference will be mute. One can hope :p
     
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    Getafe fought well but Barca managed to register a comeback win. Paulinho scored the winning goal with less than 10 minutes remaining. More pressure on Madrid who have a tricky game against Real Sociedad away tomorrow.

    City with another goalfest. Should be on top of the league at the end of the weekend if Man United don't do the same against Everton. Meanwhile Liverpool dropped points against a weaker side.
     
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    Liverpool back to their usual stuttering self.
     
  12. Feña14

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    Yeah they've never seemed to get going under Klopp, so far. They threaten in spurts and look to be on the right track, then go back to square one for a period.

    City looked ominous again whilst the Spurs voodoo at Wembley continues.

    Chelsea started in a mess but have looked good since. The next few games should give us an idea of the real Chelsea this season, Arsenal, Stoke and Atletico away then Man City. Funny thing is it's been a tough start, fixture wise, but the only loss to this point has been the easiest game.
     
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    crystal palace have set an all time (division one/prem league) record, going back to 1888-89 season. :oops:

    no team has failed to score and also failed to win any points from first 5 league matches.:eek: palace now have zero pts/gls after 5 matches.

    and its hardly going to be a goalfest under new manager roy bodgeson.
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    A few nervous moments when it is 1-0 at Old Trafford. Then Mkhitaryan scored to relax the situation. All the pressure built up and 1 turns to 4. Everton lost four in a row, no goals and conceded 12. Careful, Ronald.

    City on top because of alphabetical order.

    Dembele out for up to four months is a blow. That just totally sucks. Injuries are always bad news but just after you join a new club.
     
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    Goalfest from both Manchester clubs, nice. I hope they will continue to deliver.
    Yes it's bad. Pressure now on Deulofeu and Alcacer to deliver in the attack. Suarez and especially Messi will also have more work but they are used to carrying teams. Good thing we started well in the league and have a few "easier" games coming up.
     
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    1-0 until the 83rd minute, performance average at best, 3 more goals needed to tie City's goal difference. Full time 4-0. o_O

    Not really satisfied with the performance, De Gea denied the equalizer twice. But the team scoring several goals late in the game again is great to see. Valencia with a stunning goal, Stormzy on the scoresheet again. Cool.

    Man United going to Southampton next and City are hosting Palace. Can't see us doing better than them next weekend. Chelsea have a tough schedule but if they do relatively well for the next few games they will be in the mix quickly. Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool were less reliable to me before the season started and they all have had slow starts.
     
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    My man Matic teaching these MUGS around him how it's done. Having him fit and ready to play all the time would be great.

    Chelsea are really struggling to finish a match with all 11 men recently. Madman Conte has possessed his players? :D
     
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    Chelsea looked bad. We always bully Arsenal at home, but with no Matic or Costa it was too easy for them.

    Definite red for Luiz. First one that should of been all season, though. Most of the others ranged from questionable to downright bizarre decisions.

    Hopefully it means an extended run for Christensen though!
     
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    To be fair Young, Valencia and De Gea had good games too. Herrera and Martial contributed well from the bench too.
    Pedro was asking for trouble as well, nasty hit from behind. Can't remember what did Cahill and Fabregas do.

    Looking forward to your clash with City in two weeks. Conte had Pep's number last season, but now it's a new one. Can the goalscoring machine be stopped...
     
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    That rocket Valencia has to be a contender for goal of the season.
     
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    The two in the Burnley game were over the top. It was a great game with tackles flying in and Burnley more than played their part, they got yellows for theirs though whilst Chelsea got reds. I think it was Arfield after just coming on, his attempt was worse than the earlier Cahill one but he got a yellow, and rightly so imo. Fair enough if you want to be overly picky as a ref, but when the consistency isn't there, you're inviting trouble.

    As for the City game. I'm expecting a similar approach to the Spurs game. Essentially 5 at the back, 4 packed in tight in midfield and Morata up top. We can't compete with the skill of City, whilst we've lost the power of last season which could effect them. So we're left with parking the bus essentially. A point would be an excellent result.
     
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    Rio Ferdy wants to be a boxer now, he really should just stick to his TV punditry.
     
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    I was looking for the EFL Cup fixtures and kept scrolling past the Carabao Cup. Turns out this competition has changed its name and sponsor again.

    Leicester-Liverpool stands out in the current round. City the only other big team playing a Premier League opponent. Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham hosting Burton, Doncaster, Nottingham and Barnsley.
     
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    Another hattrick for Lionel Messi tonight.

    LOL Ferdinand vs McGregor is coming.
     
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    The little one does it again. That's 12 goals this season already. o_O As long as he is with Barca, they will be challengers for the top prizes. They better not make it complicated with his contract. Sir Alex's quote about Zidane and ten pieces of wood can just as easily be applied for Messi.

    Meanwhile Liverpool lose to Leicester in the Carabao Cup. Ooops.
     
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    There was a time when team's achievements meant nothing in deciding who is the best individual. Brazilian Ronaldo, Weah, Owen, Baggio, Rummenige...

    That's why I am going to cringe badly when Cristiano wins the Ballon d'Or for this year. And that's why I will cringe badly when the new generations go and use Wikipedia to argue that he is on Messi's level.
     

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