And finally for this evening, one of my personal favourites... no 5: 'the David James-Cary Grant' -
Considering your squad costs more than the rest of your group, and quite possibly any of the other groups, I think anything other than first spot by a mile would be a really bad result....Relatively pleased with the draw. Roma are a good side, don't know all that much about Bordeaux, and Cluj are a real fairytale story so i'm pretty confident of getting one of the top 2 places and going through.
You don't know much about the Champions League do you?Considering your squad costs more than the rest of your group, and quite possibly any of the other groups, I think anything other than first spot by a mile would be a really bad result....
We were unbeaten in the whole tournament last season.You don't know much about the Champions League do you?
Any away game in the Champions League is seriously hard. Man Utd are notoriously bad away from home, Celtic and Copenhagen spring to mind in the last few years. Arsenal got murdered 3-0 by Sevilla, Chelsea drew with Olympiacos and lost to Fenerbahce. Liverpool lost to Besiktas I think..
I don't fancy turning up against an unknown Romanian side who will raise their game 100% and have a hostile crowed behind them. Playing in Rome is always tricky, Man Utd lost there the year before last, and could only manage a draw last year.
Anywhere in the top 2 of the group stages is a relief.
I think so too, but Atletico has a strong team this year, so hopefully they'll go through. Heitinga and Ujfalusi are good defenders which is what they needed, and their attack is top level in Spain and also in Europe. I think that in a couple of years Agüero will be the best player in the world, ahead of Messi and Ronaldo. Argentina's squad is going to be fearsome in South AfricaAt. Madrid is in hardest Champions' group...
Just wondered what ppl think of our new signing...
I confess to knowing very little about him, and (like most Spurs fans) have been anxiously waiting and hoping a deal can be struck for Arshavin.
Anyway, dispelling my worries about our forward positions for a second - and the equally troubling fact that we are still weak and gaffe-prone in defence (and why on earth didn't we go for Anton Ferdinand?! ) - well, at least one striker has at long last arrived at White Heat Lane eh?
(THE OP EMITS A PLEASING BREATH, LOOKS OUT CONTENTEDLY AT THE NIGHT SKY... BEFORE SUDDENLY LETTING OUT AN ANGUISHED GASP AT THE SUDDEN AND ALTOGETHER UNWELCOME THOUGHT THAT TOMORROW SPURS PLAY CHELSEA! )
You're right about them being a top side, I wouldn't be surprised to see them go through at the expense of one of Real Madrid or Juventus. I see Juventus have to go to Russia and play them at the end of November, that could be crucial.We played like sh1t, just like we did in the first two prem games, except this time we played a top quality side.
Any time when Fletcher and O'shea are on the pitch at the same time, our game looks boring and awkward.
:twisted: Common RED DEVILS :twisted:
I am very scared about Zenit. Today it was ManU, but last year it was Bayern Munich, who were handed a very serious beatdown. Thankfully, Real Madrid plays in San Petersburg in september, but Juventus does it in late november, so we'll see how they manage the snow and low temperatures. I think it's going to be a very hard group.You're right about them being a top side, I wouldn't be surprised to see them go through at the expense of one of Real Madrid or Juventus. I see Juventus have to go to Russia and play them at the end of November, that could be crucial.
Well, I've no idea what to believe with all the gamesmanship from both sides and exaggerated reporting... out of Ronaldo's flirtation with Real Madrid; Barry's supposed switch to Liverpool; Berba's supposed switch to Man. U; and Robinho's move to Chelsea, this has to be one of the most tedious and long-running sagas this summer.I remember when I first saw Arshavin playing for Russia, I thought he looked about 21 or something, and the commentators are talking about what a great prospect he is then I find out he is 27, he just looked so much younger and it didnt help with the commentators talking about him as a prospect.
When I was looking to find out his exact age, I typed his name into google and this came up.
Its all over spurs fans, he appears not to be going.
I think what Mourinho is doing is going to be for the best. With Mancini it was horrible to watch Inter play, it felt like so many talent was wasted. Now they're trying to control the ball more time, that's why you need so many midfielders. That will make it easier for Ibrahimovic, who should be Inter's undisputed leader, and who, I think, hasn't played too well the last couple of years due to Mancini's tactics.Inter look set to announce the signing on Ricardo Quaresma today in the late afternoon.
Jose Mourinho interests me, his training sessions seem to be less about physical shaping up, even in the pre season, I am not particularly happy with him possibly playing only 3 in defence when we have so many good defenders (Maicon, Chivu, Burdisso, Materazzi, Maxwell, Samuel, ect) and he has signed in my opinion too many midfielders.
Before the summer transfer window Mancini said 'we need to buy a winger' - so Mourinho decideds to buy 2, when we already have stankovic who plays down the right, and Figo who plays down the left, and I feel some of the players might get a little upset because we have too many great midfielders.
Mourinho is going to only play 3 men in the defense? Odd, he usually doesn't play anything besides a defensive-minded 4-3-3. QUOTE]
I believe he is planning on playing Captain Zanetti in a defensive midfielder role with Cambiasso, which sort of leaves you thinking 'what about Vieria?' but I honestly think Vieria is past it and I don't think he is worth the money now, especially with our new signings.
All of a sudden Arsenal looking like a challenger for the title again. Maybe Cesc doesn't have much on the score sheet but his presence alone seems to have lifted them onto the level everyone thought the Gunners could play at. Fantastic display.
I am not sure we could find a worse president than Calderon or even someone with a bigger mouth. His negotiating skills are priceless. As for Robinho, I don't care if he leaves. I find it completely normal that clubs negotiate with players when they belong to other teams, it has always been like this and it'll always will be, but no club will recognize it publically. But if he wants lo leave he'll have to bring the money. 32 million for Robinho is not enough. If Chelsea comes with 40 million (25 and Drogba will be nice, but it'll never happen) I would send him to England with a ribbon.Yeah, I totally agree. Drogba alone is worth 15Million+. To give up him and 25 Million? Who do Real think they are? Do Real really think that they can walk all over everyone just because they're Real? Well, pretty soon people are going to realize just how much of a tool Calderon (and Mijatovic as well, he's a complete moron; didn't he say the other day that he could have signed Kaka, Villa, and Carzola, as well as saying he decided to pass on C. Ronaldo?) is and Real are going to be relegated to the position of "Official Laughing Stock of European Football"...