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Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
I was just looking at the table. If Chelsea win tomorrow they’ve overtaken Liverpool and are right up there with Leicester and United. How the hell has that happened!? Chelsea haven’t played a good game in 3 months :-D

As for United, I think they’re doing ok. They haven’t played well all season, with the exception of Leeds and Southampton. Comebacks early in the season, late goals, Bruno magic every now and again. It’s not really sustainable over the course of a season, but it’s better than most teams have managed so far.
Yeah, now that I'm over the whole title challenge. haha I think the top 4 is the main concern and hope we get there. It can just look desperate when you can't beat West Brom. I remember saying we would be fighting you for second place. Maybe that is asking too much.

You're due a loss though: :p
 

Feña14

Legend
Yeah, now that I'm over the whole title challenge. haha I think the top 4 is the main concern and hope we get there. It can just look desperate when you can't beat West Brom. I remember saying we would be fighting you for second place. Maybe that is asking too much.

You're due a loss though: :p
We probably are, yeah. There have been some lucky wins of late, Wolves hit the bar twice, Spurs were awful but had their chances, Barnsley were probably the better side, Sheffield United were unlucky with that questionable penalty etc..

Tuchel probably couldn't of handpicked a better set of games to start off with (i'm guessing maybe that's why they made the change when they did). Wolves have been abysmal, Sheffield United rock bottom, Spurs going through a bad run and Kane was missing etc.. It's Newcastle and Southampton up next, who are both playing poorly.

Atletico, Man Utd and Everton after that though, which is concerning.
 

Feña14

Legend
West Ham into Champions League places.

Timo says "hold my weißbier".

It's funny, he got smacked in the mouth and ever since he's been sporting a bit of rouge and playing angry. Maybe that's what's been missing? A bit of snarl and nastiness. You can play nice in Germany, but the game swallows you up over here if you've not got an edge.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Timo says "hold my weißbier".

It's funny, he got smacked in the mouth and ever since he's been sporting a bit of rouge and playing angry. Maybe that's what's been missing? A bit of snarl and nastiness. You can play nice in Germany, but the game swallows you up over here if you've not got an edge.
Timo is tremendous player. All he needs is patience and that edge will come. He will soon be capable of 100-150 goals a season.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
My mind got lost and I thought Martin Tyler said Don Hutchison was playing for Newcastle. It didn't even surprise me to think that was possible. Oops. Sorry, Newcastle.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Chelsea now have the Champions League position. I know City have been on fire but gotta say Chelsea have been on fire as well. Might not be the same attractive style yet. Winning is winning. Yeah, look at me go all Dom on ya. Fast and Furious style. :p

We will see ya soon.
 

Feña14

Legend
Chelsea now have the Champions League position. I know City have been on fire but gotta say Chelsea have been on fire as well. Might not be the same attractive style yet. Winning is winning. Yeah, look at me go all Dom on ya. Fast and Furious style. :p

We will see ya soon.
Atletico, United and Everton will tell us everything.

It's either going to be a case of things not being right still, and the better quality opposition will expose that. Or the step up in class will be something they rise to and be what makes things click.

Right now I don't think they're playing that well and have been getting away with it. Sink or swim time!
 

Federer and Del Potro

Talk Tennis Guru
I didn’t thought Tuchel was the problem , but so far , It hasn’t been a bad decision , I’m excited to see what Poch can do. Also i think sacking managers after 2 seasons if they don’t win us the CL isn’t unreasonable
2 years is a pretty stringent deadline for the biggest trophy in the sport though. So Poch should go too if they don't get it in 2 years? It's not very likely he will get it either in such a small timeframe.
 

Feña14

Legend
I didn’t thought Tuchel was the problem , but so far , It hasn’t been a bad decision , I’m excited to see what Poch can do. Also i think sacking managers after 2 seasons if they don’t win us the CL isn’t unreasonable
I think that's reasonable, yeah. PSG always have one of the best squads in the competition, it's not like the manager is developing players or it takes years to adapt to a new system.

It feels like PSG need Mourinho of 15 years ago. Kind of like what he did with Inter, who had been dominating domestically but couldn't get it done in Europe.
 

Federer and Del Potro

Talk Tennis Guru
I think that's reasonable, yeah. PSG always have one of the best squads in the competition, it's not like the manager is developing players or it takes years to adapt to a new system.

It feels like PSG need Mourinho of 15 years ago. Kind of like what he did with Inter, who had been dominating domestically but couldn't get it done in Europe.
I think it's reasonable too, but at the same time I think the tactics and lineup from Tuchel was on point in last years final. He can't control or account for Neymar and Mbappe missing sitters left and right or shooting it right at Neuer. Definitely don't think he as a manager could have put them in any better of a position to beat Bayern last year. The players lost that one.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Exactly lol. Poch to win UCL in 2 years? Might as well be looking for the new manager already then.

Maybe time for Goldbridge as manager.
haha Just imagine they get it done this season though. I'd have to say fair play, Mr Poch. :p I see he was getting credit for making a change that Ole didn't back when we played PSG and Fred got the red card.

''With Idrissa Gueye walking the disciplinary tightrope after being shown a yellow card in the 20th minute, Pochettino, not wanting to risk going down to 10-men, took the midfielder off at half-time.''

Damn it, Ole.
 

Federer and Del Potro

Talk Tennis Guru
haha Just imagine they get it done this season though. I'd have to say fair play, Mr Poch. :p I see he was getting credit for making a change that Ole didn't back when we played PSG and Fred got the red card.

''With Idrissa Gueye walking the disciplinary tightrope after being shown a yellow card in the 20th minute, Pochettino, not wanting to risk going down to 10-men, took the midfielder off at half-time.''

Damn it, Ole.
I like Poch but am highly skeptical of their chances this year. Maybe next year after spending another billion or so. If they couldn't beat Bayern in a one leg final I'm scared to think of the damage that would be inflicted upon them if they met before a final.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
''Kyle Walker not playing much at the minute.'' I guess that helps explain a few things. haha Can remember he was one of Roy Keane's targets. Looks like he was spot on.
 

AlexanderTheGreat08

Hall of Fame
Betting on a guy that has not won anything to win the champion league in 2 years. Sounds like a good plan, Jeff. Not.
It’s all a gamble , wouldn’t you agree? 2 time UCL winner , considered by many the best manager in the world couldn’t take good Bayern sides to a final and good City sides to a semifinal. Bayern was the defending champion when he took over and City reached the semis. Meanwhile Zidane with no experience wins 3 CL in a row:-D. We had a very experienced manager in Ancelotti , His first loss was acceptable , but the next year against Chelsea , I can’t say the same( Although I don’t remember anything) , Those PSG sides weren’t very good , but enough for a semi that year. He leaves and wins the CL with Real in his 1st season lol

Current winner Flick was only an assistant manager for club level back in 2006 with Salzburg and then 8 years for the NT. Comes to Bayern and win the CL in 1 and a half season. There was also Mourinho turning Porto into CL winners by his 2nd season.Villas boas taking over Chelsea, leaving in march only for their caretaker Di Matteo win the CL
I think it's reasonable too, but at the same time I think the tactics and lineup from Tuchel was on point in last years final. He can't control or account for Neymar and Mbappe missing sitters left and right or shooting it right at Neuer. Definitely don't think he as a manager could have put them in any better of a position to beat Bayern last year. The players lost that one.
True. Hypothetically , Let’s say PSG scores two screams towards the end and keep Bayern from scoring. Tuchel would have been called a “genius” “god” “legend” for us. But that didn’t happened , He was going to be here 1 more season , but the team was plagued with injuries and falling behind and he fell out of favor with the board
2 years is a pretty stringent deadline for the biggest trophy in the sport though. So Poch should go too if they don't get it in 2 years? It's not very likely he will get it either in such a small timeframe.
He might get another season if he does well and gets along with the board
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
It’s all a gamble , wouldn’t you agree? 2 time UCL winner , considered by many the best manager in the world couldn’t take good Bayern sides to a final and good City sides to a semifinal. Bayern was the defending champion when he took over and City reached the semis. Meanwhile Zidane with no experience wins 3 CL in a row:-D. We had a very experienced manager in Ancelotti , His first loss was acceptable , but the next year against Chelsea , I can’t say the same( Although I don’t remember anything) , Those PSG sides weren’t very good , but enough for a semi that year. He leaves and wins the CL with Real in his 1st season lol

Current winner Flick was only an assistant manager for club level back in 2006 with Salzburg and then 8 years for the NT. Comes to Bayern and win the CL in 1 and a half season. There was also Mourinho turning Porto into CL winners by his 2nd season.Villas boas taking over Chelsea, leaving in march only for their caretaker Di Matteo win the CL
Right on. (y)

Are you feeling nervous at all about the second match with Barcelona?
 

AlexanderTheGreat08

Hall of Fame
Right on. (y)

Are you feeling nervous at all about the second match with Barcelona?
Not yet. Because the squad is looking good , The schedule isn’t rough , 3 matches with 4-5 days in between. I might worry if key players start getting injured , We should’ve Di Maria back soon. It’s hard to see this team losing 4-0 and we have a long streak scoring at least 1 at home , but PSG never ceases to amaze me
 

Feña14

Legend
Goidbridge giving Kovacic some props. I thought he looked sweet the other night. (y)

Yeah, can't beat a well manicured roast potato.
Kovacic has been very good, indeed. He took a little while to adapt in his first season, then was player of the season last year and doing well again this time round.

He's first choice in that deeper midfield spot, the question is who plays next to him? Kante offers the legs but is a liability in possession, whilst Jorginho is excellent in possession but moves like a cruise liner.
 

Federer and Del Potro

Talk Tennis Guru
Suprised by United's convincing result away to Sociedad.
Yeah where was this offense against West Brom, Sheffield United, etc. So annoying. Never expected to win the league but United made it the gulf it is all on their own constantly dropping points to sides a lot worse than Real Sociedad.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Super stuff against Sociedad. I was thinking oh dear at the beginning when Bailly slipped up. Then he ends up getting an assist. Wowzers. Our friend Ricky at United Stand was all about the James performance. Great advantage heading into the second match. What pleased me most was seeing Diallo get some minutes. (y)

What are your thoughts about the match? Looks like you're still in there.
 

Nole Slam

Legend
Super stuff against Sociedad. I was thinking oh dear at the beginning when Bailly slipped up. Then he ends up getting an assist. Wowzers. Our friend Ricky at United Stand was all about the James performance. Great advantage heading into the second match. What pleased me most was seeing Diallo get some minutes. (y)


What are your thoughts about the match? Looks like you're still in there.
Red Star is getting eliminated. They got the draw in the last minute which gives them some hope, but they're just not good enough.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Jose felt the Moyes. Happy to see United won. I didn't watch it. I made and understand the choice, Oracle. Had to see the Ronnie vs Brown final. It was sweet.

Rangers still dominating. Milan looks like they're fading away. Inter the dominate force.
 
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