Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Ross K, Aug 10, 2008.
That is so much better than the atrocious/hideous/catastrophic song they are covering.
Salute to the guy who runs the channel. How quickly he comes up with the song and new lyrics regardless of the result of a recent football event is stunning.
The Hat trick hero video is probably my favorite.
If you can get a stream then Sheffield Wednesday and Wolves today in the championship has potential.
Feel The Moyes
No trouble for City today. Making a joke of the whole thing.
That was pretty clinical.
I know Real are not the most liked club in this place (yes I am talking to you Doc, Tiki-Taka, Noleberic, TheMaestro and the rest ) but even a report on them is a consolation or a distraction now that the Arabs smashed Spurs as well. Yuck.
Cristiano Ronaldo's free kick goal in the 1-0 FIFA Club World Cup final win over Gremio means that 2017 is now officially the most successful year Los Blancos ever had. 5 out of 6 trophies, only missing out on Copa del Rey.
33rd La Liga, stretching the competition record, now nine more titles than nearest followers Barcelona
12th Champions League, stretching the competition record, now five more titles than nearest followers Milan, and becoming the first team to defend the title in this format
10th Supercopa de Espana, now two away from Barcelona's record 12
4th UEFA Super Cup, now one away from Barcelona's and Milan's record 5
3rd FIFA Club World Cup, tying Barcelona's record and becoming the first team to defend the title in this format, record stretching 6 titles of a world champion
Ladies and gentlemen, the greatest club in the world - Real Madrid
Now I need a distraction from that.
I said it months ago, everyones playing for 2nd place. It would probably be the most interesting title race of all time if it wasn't for City, the next 5 best teams are all pretty evenly matched.
city walking the prem, Bayern munich walking Bundesliga, psg walking ligue 1.
And Barcelona are looking solid in Spain too as usual, fingers crossed they will stay at the top.
Serie A by far the most interesting league right now. Four teams in the title race. Anyone but Juventus winning would be great. It's time for a change after seeing them win the last 6 Scudettos.
Now they will go on a mad winning run and clinch a 7th in a row. Book it.
lol..I nearly mentioned Barcelona but I held off seeing as they are 'only' 4 or 5 pts clear and they play real madrid away (?) on dec 23rd.
I didn't realise that Atletico Madrid are still unbeaten in La Liga (with 10 wins and 6 draws). Maybe there could actually be a 4 horse title race in Spain, but maybe I'm being overly optimistic. Valencia's form has declined and they lost at Eibar yesterday.
Of course in Spain if there is any possibility for a club other than the twin forces of evil of Barcelona or Real Madrid to win the title, that is great.
Mourinho's tactics at home to Man City last Sunday, reminded me of his tactics at home to Barcelona during Real Madrid's champions league semi-final in 2011. In both those games, he was in charge of one of the 2 biggest clubs in the world (IMO Real Madrid are easily the biggest club on the planet and Man Utd are the second biggest), and had incredibly expensively assembled squads and a wealth of attacking talent at his disposal. But in both those games he adopted cowardly and incredibly negative tactics in home matches, showing very little attacking intent, and got the defeats that he deserved. And after both those matches, he tried to deflect from his cowardly tactics by blaming the officials and opposition players. Ronaldo publicly criticised his defensive tactics after that Barcelona match and was dropped from their next league match which they lost (at home to Zaragoza).
Saying that though Man Utd's points total after their first 17 matches ahead of today's match at West Brom, is excellent, it's just that Man City's total has been an another planet. There could be an interesting battle for second place between Man Utd and Chelsea.
I had high hopes for a genuine title race in the Bundesliga after Bayern's poor start to the season, but sadly that wasn't to be.
As I said before though, I don't begrudge Bayern of their success because it is all hard earned and a result of how impeccably they are run off the pitch, with zero debt and the club making large profits every single year. They don't benefit from dodgy advantages in Germany like Barcelona or Real Madrid do in Spain (i.e. monopolising TV revenue, state aid, dodgy tax breaks and cosy relationships with banks), or rich foreign owners or sheikhs. And they treat their fans to the cheapest ticket prices out of any big club from any of the major European leagues. Going in to the 70s they were second best in their own city behind 1860 Munich.
It's interesting that in Germany, Schalke fans for instance (their team hasn't won the title since 1958 and were agonisingly pipped by Bayern in 2001 during the last few seconds of the season), would rather keep the current 50+1 ownership rules in the Bundesliga and continue to suffer through Bayern's dominance, than be taken-over by a rich Sheikh and be able to to compete with Bayern that way. I believe them. Similarly most fans in Germany would rather see Bayern continue their dominance than RB Leipzig with their ownership model (which is almost universally detested there) winning the title.
In England many neutrals wanted Man City to win the title instead of Man Utd in 2012, as the thought process was Man City winning their first title for 44 years was a much better storyline for English football than Man Utd winning their 5th in 6 years and 13th in 20 years. People just wanted a new champion. Different mindsets.
Laughing hysterically here watching the Scottish match of the day.
Should have made it easier for ourselves against WBA, a win by one goal in such a game isn't a very satisfying one. Barry should be retrospectively punished by the FA for the intentional stamp on De Gea.
About damn time someone beat Celtic. Over 60 games unbeaten in Scotland, Dull with a capital D.
That was a nice game at Camp Nou. Looked like it would be tricky during the first 20 minutes or so but in the end it was a 4-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna, Suarez and Paulinho with two goals each. Some wonderful skills from Iniesta and Leo in this match.
Luis Suarez is now in the top 10 all time Barcelona goalscorers. In fact it's so tight in the bottom of the list that he now shares the 7th spot with Eto'o and Rivaldo on 130 goals. Looks like he is finally finding some form which will be a great boost for the team.
It's truly a miracle how Messi didn't score tonight. Hit the bar, then the post, then another post from a free kick, then missed a penalty and another two very good chances. Oh well it doesn't matter, he still displayed a show. And payback for these wasteful days eventually happens. Here is hoping this will happen for Messi next weekend, when we travel to Santiago Bernabeu.
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