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Official Football Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by national acrobat, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    Losing to those twats hurts anyway. :mad:

    NLD in the final please. But it's probably going to be Oil Firm instead
     
  2. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Out of the Silent Planet

    I want Arsenal to win the FA Cup as the perfect send-off for Arsene Wenger. That and scraping into fourth on the final day of the season.
     
  3. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    After cooling down, I still can't understand what referee Oliver was thinking yesterday.

    First: I get that he noticed Hazard had been fouled a lot. But I think it is wrong to give a player his second booking for a very minor challenge just because his team-mates have had worse challenges against the same player before.

    Second: For the remainder of the game, both teams got away with a series of fouls that were all much worse than both offenses Herrera was booked for. Valencia with the ugliest example for United (a two-footed challenge towards the end of the game), Costa with his usual antics (at the time when he was finally booked, he had already collected enough fouls, dives and general cuntishness to deserve to be off). Herrera must feel terribly hard done by. It seems he has a reputation as a dirty player and gets punished for that, but then again, why isn't Costa?

    Anyway. With the FA Cup gone, United can now focus on trying to win the EL and stay in the race for top four. That race is going to be close, there's still a number of games to be played between the teams in question. Hope Liverpool continue their trend of beating their top 4 rivals (since United are done playing them this season) and losing to bottom half teams.
     
  4. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    Leicester City are in the Champions LEague quarter final. It is still possible that they win the CL and get relegated in the same season (although one is extremely unlikely and the other also starting to look unlikely).

    But can't they please drop these abominations?
     
  5. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Nasri lol
    Chat shit get banged :D
     
  6. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    I hope Monaco manage to keep their squad together. They're so much fun to watch and their core players are all under 23. I wouldn't bet on it though.
     
  7. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    So as it turns out, Leicester City is the only English club in the CL quarter-finals ...
     
  8. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Hoping for Leicester-Monaco in the next round. Battle of the 4-4-fecking-2.
     
  9. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Out of the Silent Planet

    If it looks stupid and it works, then it aint stupid.
     
  10. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    French National Team doesn't have space for Lacazette and Benzema, whereas England just recalled Jermain Defoe and called up Jake Livermore.
     
  11. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Didn't have space for Nabil Fekir, Anthony Martial and Kingsley Coman either.

    France is absolutely loaded. They're producing world class talent after world class talent, I expect them to dominate very soon.
     
  12. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Martial is injured, but yeah. Also Coman has been super shit this season. only played 614 minutes in the entire season so far.
     
  13. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    To be fair to him, it's really hard to build momentum being almost exclusively used as a sub. Robben and Ribery are getting old, he's probably gonna replace one of them in the rotation.
     
  14. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Great bit of nationalistic fun for Turkish football fans today, Beşiktaş destroyed Olympiacos and their fans sang the Izmir Anthem altogether, which talks about defeating the Greeks in Izmir to end the Turkish War of Independence. :p

    Thrylos can't say they didn't deserve it though, they posted a Greek flag and a "Great victory for all Greeks, for Greece that knows how to win" after they beat another Turkish team the previous round.
     
  15. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Club Atlético de Madrid vs. Leicester City
    Battle of the 4-4-fucking-2. Both teams play counterattacking football, but Atletico is way better at parking the bus. Should be interesting.

    Borussia Dortmund vs. AS Monaco FC
    Battle of the youth. Both teams have incredibly talented players but have erratic defence. Can see these 2 matches having a lot of goals.

    FC Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid CF
    Outcome of this matchup will depend on who has less injured players. I hope Bayern goes through as a fuck you from Carlo to Real, but Real are comeback kings this season... Can't predict what's gonna happen.

    Juventus F.C. vs. FC Barcelona
    Battle of the penalty/red card kings. Referees of these 2 matches will come out rich as fuck, it will be a tough battle between the clubs in buying them. One thing is certain: there will be penalties and there will be red cards and diving. I give slight advantage to Juve 'cause Uefalona cashed out a lot of ref money against PSG.
     
  16. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Think Atlético and Bayern go through, undecided about other two matchups.
     
  17. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Arsenal fans just flew both a "Wenger Out" and "In Arsene We Trust" banners over the stadium :D
     
  18. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    If Arsene isn't gone at the end of the season, I'll stop following Arsenal until he is.
     
  19. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Man Utd with an opportunity to finally leave 6th spot tomorrow. Loss to Boro incoming! :confused:
     
  20. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Out of the Silent Planet

    I think we'll be saying goodbye to Arsene at the end of the season. The best thing he can do is win the FA Cup and leave on a high. I fear it will end on a whimper though.
     

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