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Mourinho is going to lose his marbles this season.
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Vidal went to Bayern for €18 mil. He was set to go back to Inter but Inter want Modric now.
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Benfica tied 1-1 against AEK last night. They might not make into CL this year.
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Greeks attacked innocent English fans for no reason and stabbed one.

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Messi is the greatest ever. Maradona taking 'shit' teams to titles is a myth. Cristiano Ronaldo is definitely up there in the greats. Both he and Messi have played against club sides that would shit on every single World Cup winning team before 2006. Barcelona would be a nothing club without Messi. They had won 1 European cup before he arrived. That's nothing, that's the same as Red Star Belgrade and Steau Bucharest. Now they are mentioned as one of the great European teams. Ronaldo won 4 European Cups at just Real Madrid.

Looking forward to the premier league title race, Liverpool travel to Wembley to face Spurs. That should be a big test of their credentials. Man Utd will still be there and thereabouts despite Mourinho seeming to implode, we'll see if the third season slump comes to the fore. City will be City though without De Bruyne and Leroy Sane seemingly having problems it will be interesting.

Really thought Atletico would be big picks for a La Liga or Champions League win, they strengthened their team very well in the summer, much better than Barca or Real. However they've started awfully whilst the other 2 are romping away at the top.

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How is this faggot still pretending to be straight? When he claps and says "Let's get ready" a thousand purses come out of her limp-wristed self.
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The red machine rolls on. Was disappointing we didn't score 5/6, Salah and Mane are making lots of bad decisions right now and their finishing is a bit off, it'll get better as the season rolls on, hopefully Firmino is ok. Hazard was superb for Chelsea today too and Man City rolled over Fulham pretty easily. Champions League this week, PSG up for the reds.

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(09-08-2018 12:18 PM)bojangles Wrote:  Messi is the greatest ever. Maradona taking 'shit' teams to titles is a myth. Cristiano Ronaldo is definitely up there in the greats. Both he and Messi have played against club sides that would shit on every single World Cup winning team before 2006. Barcelona would be a nothing club without Messi. They had won 1 European cup before he arrived. That's nothing, that's the same as Red Star Belgrade and Steau Bucharest. Now they are mentioned as one of the great European teams. Ronaldo won 4 European Cups at just Real Madrid.

Looking forward to the premier league title race, Liverpool travel to Wembley to face Spurs. That should be a big test of their credentials. Man Utd will still be there and thereabouts despite Mourinho seeming to implode, we'll see if the third season slump comes to the fore. City will be City though without De Bruyne and Leroy Sane seemingly having problems it will be interesting.

Really thought Atletico would be big picks for a La Liga or Champions League win, they strengthened their team very well in the summer, much better than Barca or Real. However they've started awfully whilst the other 2 are romping away at the top.

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well you could have refuted my claim or agreed. But I know I'm right and I know many in football agree with me Smile but fans prefer legend to facts.

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^Yeah, that Napoli team he played on was full off top talent. lol

No point arguing a dead horse, I rank Ronaldo higher than Messi.

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(08-23-2018 06:12 PM)Rossi Wrote:  Greeks attacked innocent English fans for no reason and stabbed one.

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Surprising. I went to a Greece national team game years ago. The fans were so calm. I guess the league games are different.

I ve heard some of the Turkish ones are pretty wild too.
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(09-17-2018 07:03 PM)rudebwoy Wrote:  ^Yeah, that Napoli team he played on was full off top talent. lol

No point arguing a dead horse, I rank Ronaldo higher than Messi.

In the 1986-1987 champion team, yeah, Maradona was the game changer for Napoli, though there was also other established Italian international players in the team like Carnevale, Giordano, De Napoli, Bugni and the youngster Ciro Ferrara. The team overall was probably lackluster, more or less like 2016 Leicester.

But in the further success of the team like 1989 Uefa Cup and 1990 Serie A, Napoli already had a top team, with Brazilian legendary striker Careca, and also young Gianfranco Zola up front along with Maradona, and also Carnevale, this can be compared to nowadays Barcelona or Real Madrid front lines. Also Alemao, another Brazilian legend holding the miedfield. I have some memories of that team, though AC Milan was probably stronger, Napoli was no longer a dark horse.

Considering that Argentina 1986 was far from the best team, and even in 1990 not a team to reach the final...

Yeah, Maradona was a game changer for both these teams.

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Yep that Napoli side was the biggest spending club in Europe during the latter half of the 1980s, to think they were just some minor team is absolute bollocks. Players from that team over that period contributed over 500 caps to the Italian national team. The myth that this team was reliant on Maradona (same with the Argentina national team) is just something formed by media for the fans. Talk to any football coach and they'll tell you it's similar to the Zidane leading France to the World Cup in 1998 myth.

Argentina in 1986 were coached by Dr Carlos Bilardo and had a squad full of players who had won international club competitions in South America during a time when South American players stayed in the continent. The Argentine club sides dominated the Libertadores in the 1980s. Bilardo set up the side to maximise the talents of Valdano, Maradona and Burruchaga. Repeating it in 1990 for the newer younger players like Caniggia. All Argentine coaches that have followed have failed to do this.

Quote:‘”Bilardo saw football in a way we were not used to in Argentina – tactical, the way you were supposed to live, the way you were expected to think.” “As a coach, first of all he thinks about the ‘nil’, making sure no goals are scored against you.”

The team conceded 3 goals until the final (they conceded 2 there). That's a mean defence, find another World Cup winner with a comparable record - you won't. Jorge Valdano was La Liga Player of the Year just before the World Cup started. But I guess he must be shit, so shit that Real Madrid hired him for 2 decades because you know Maradona won the world cup alone. Same with Oscar Ruggieri who most Argentines think is the greatest defender they've ever produced, must be shit.

If the best passer, dribbler, finisher and free kick taker in World Football isn't better than Ronaldo then Ronaldo must be the greatest player ever.

Im looking forward to the Champions League tonight, Liverpool PSG being the standout game, looking forward to seeing how Joe Gomez and TAA do against Neymar and Mbappe, Mbappe is a freakish talent and he's started the season off on fire in Ligue 1 (although there's doubts about the quality of opposition). The last time the 2 teams met was 21 years ago in the Cup Winners Cup semi finals, I remember those games as we lost 3-0 at the Parc De Princes and won the home leg 2-0. Leonardo and Rai tore us apart at their ground, the tactical naivety of Roy Evans cost us. But the return leg at Anfield makes shit difficult for opposition teams, Fowler scored an early goal and Mark Wright then scored a header leading to a last 10 minutes of bombarding their goal. Lama was superb in goal for them.

Will be also interesting to see how Tottenham do against Inter, both teams have had lackluster starts to the season, Mauro Icardi and Harry Kane both going through a sort of dry patch in terms of performances. Monaco Atletico should be interesting too as both teams are going through the same as the former two sides. Bad starts to the season.

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(09-18-2018 11:19 AM)bojangles Wrote:  Im looking forward to the Champions League tonight, Liverpool PSG being the standout game, looking forward to seeing how Joe Gomez and TAA do against Neymar and Mbappe, Mbappe is a freakish talent and he's started the season off on fire in Ligue 1 (although there's doubts about the quality of opposition). The last time the 2 teams met was 21 years ago in the Cup Winners Cup semi finals, I remember those games as we lost 3-0 at the Parc De Princes and won the home leg 2-0. Leonardo and Rai tore us apart at their ground, the tactical naivety of Roy Evans cost us. But the return leg at Anfield makes shit difficult for opposition teams, Fowler scored an early goal and Mark Wright then scored a header leading to a last 10 minutes of bombarding their goal. Lama was superb in goal for them.

Will be also interesting to see how Tottenham do against Inter, both teams have had lackluster starts to the season, Mauro Icardi and Harry Kane both going through a sort of dry patch in terms of performances. Monaco Atletico should be interesting too as both teams are going through the same as the former two sides. Bad starts to the season.

I would not be surprised if Liverpool made it all the way to the final this year too. Klopp is a genius and this year I think Liverpool is stronger than last year.

Inter is a fucking joke, I expect the Spurs to tear them apart. Also Inter will be playing with a weird 3-4-2-1 today and Politano has never played in that role, Radja is still adjusting and Icardi hides in important games.

I hope Monaco beats Atletico and that little pissant Griezmann. I don't particularly like Sergio Ramos but I agree with what he said recently about him.
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Well Inter really did a shock by those 2 late goals, Icardi's strike was magnificent, it was his only shot in the game, his conversion ratio is ridiculous, its close to 30% from what I say, no one else in Europe comes close. Spurs are in some trouble right now.

Atletico it seems beat Monaco easily after going behind, Diego Costa is a hell of a player when he gets going.

PSG were dominated by Liverpool, should have been a bigger scoreline (same story in most of Liverpool's games this season, front 3 has not yet clicked which is quite ominous for everyone else) they were lucky in being given the first goal (cavani was offside), salah made a bad mistake for their second but in the second half they were insipid and did nothing bar that goal. Napoli drawing with Red Star is hilarious as it means if Liverpool beat Napoli in the next game, they just need to pick up 4 points agaist Red Star to go through.

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Mourinho and Pogba got into big fight according to media. I think Man U is really in bad shape this season. Either Pogba has to leave or Mou.
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I'd love to be Mou right now. Blast players in public and lose routine games to set to set myself up for $50mio payoff! In my next life, fuck finance, fuck the CFA charter, football manager would be it.
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I've read on Gazzetta that his compensation is 31 million Euro's, he's under contract until 2020.
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(09-28-2018 01:41 PM)El Padrone Wrote:  I'd love to be Mou right now. Blast players in public and lose routine games to set to set myself up for $50mio payoff! In my next life, fuck finance, fuck the CFA charter, football manager would be it.

I think the next 2 games with Juve are key, if by any chance Juve beats them twice I think Mou is out...
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Match of the year today in MLS - Atlanta at New York Red Bulls, the two best teams this year in MLS. With four matches remaining, Atlanta tries to increase its lead over NY to 7 points and secure the Supporters Shield in only its second year as a club. A win will also secure entry into Champions play.

The match features two of the best strikers in MLS history. Josef Martinez owns the MLS all-time mark with 30 goals this season, which he likely will extent. He also owns the MLS record for lifetime hat tricks - 6 - which he accomplished in just 1.5 seasons.

New York has Bradley Wright Phillips, who has a respectable 19 goals this season, and who will watch this match from the bench due to yellow card accumulation.
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United are a mess. They've been in a mess since Fergie left, as he ran the club like a dictator — therefore when he left there was really more than one job to fill, yet they've only filled (and re-filled) one. There needs to be football people making executive football decisions, Woodward isn't qualified for the job. If you being Zidane in, he'll want to buy a load of players and the cycle continues. There needs to be continuity, and bringing in an experienced Director of Football who understands United and the tradition is required. Edwin Van Der Sar would have been good, but he's ruled himself out.

Mourinho's record speaks for itself, but he's not the youthful 'sprint down the touchline' charismatic upstart anymore, he's dour and perhaps tactically outdated. Pogba should be sold, he's a bad influence. We also need one (maybe even two) absolutely top class centre back, and a proper right winger (Tommy Robinson, badum tish) / inside forward. Sanchez is the worst buy we've ever made as it stands! I don't particularly like Lukaku to be honest, he's not bad at all but he isn't 'United' in my mind. He's a typical Mourinho player. I actually quite like us losing since it simply speeds up the process that needs to take place. Destroy to rebuild... I sound like a commie.

A 4-4-2 diamond with Lukaku and Martial up front isn't bad. We sort of played that yesterday, but perhaps the turmoil inside the team is really affecting performances. I don't know why Mou played Young instead of Dalot either. Dalot and Shaw are both excellent on the right day, and fullbacks are really important in the modern game.

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(09-28-2018 01:41 PM)El Padrone Wrote:  I'd love to be Mou right now. Blast players in public and lose routine games to set to set myself up for $50mio payoff! In my next life, fuck finance, fuck the CFA charter, football manager would be it.

I think the next 2 games with Juve are key, if by any chance Juve beats them twice I think Mou is out...

The Glazers won't sack Mourinho until it's mathematically impossible to miss out on top 4. It doesn't fit their style. Of course, things can change, but I'd be surprised if he got the boot before the end of the season.

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(09-18-2018 11:19 AM)bojangles Wrote:  Yep that Napoli side was the biggest spending club in Europe during the latter half of the 1980s, to think they were just some minor team is absolute bollocks. Players from that team over that period contributed over 500 caps to the Italian national team. The myth that this team was reliant on Maradona (same with the Argentina national team) is just something formed by media for the fans. Talk to any football coach and they'll tell you it's similar to the Zidane leading France to the World Cup in 1998 myth.

Argentina in 1986 were coached by Dr Carlos Bilardo and had a squad full of players who had won international club competitions in South America during a time when South American players stayed in the continent. The Argentine club sides dominated the Libertadores in the 1980s. Bilardo set up the side to maximise the talents of Valdano, Maradona and Burruchaga. Repeating it in 1990 for the newer younger players like Caniggia. All Argentine coaches that have followed have failed to do this.

Quote:‘”Bilardo saw football in a way we were not used to in Argentina – tactical, the way you were supposed to live, the way you were expected to think.” “As a coach, first of all he thinks about the ‘nil’, making sure no goals are scored against you.”

The team conceded 3 goals until the final (they conceded 2 there). That's a mean defence, find another World Cup winner with a comparable record - you won't. Jorge Valdano was La Liga Player of the Year just before the World Cup started. But I guess he must be shit, so shit that Real Madrid hired him for 2 decades because you know Maradona won the world cup alone. Same with Oscar Ruggieri who most Argentines think is the greatest defender they've ever produced, must be shit.

If the best passer, dribbler, finisher and free kick taker in World Football isn't better than Ronaldo then Ronaldo must be the greatest player ever.

Im looking forward to the Champions League tonight, Liverpool PSG being the standout game, looking forward to seeing how Joe Gomez and TAA do against Neymar and Mbappe, Mbappe is a freakish talent and he's started the season off on fire in Ligue 1 (although there's doubts about the quality of opposition). The last time the 2 teams met was 21 years ago in the Cup Winners Cup semi finals, I remember those games as we lost 3-0 at the Parc De Princes and won the home leg 2-0. Leonardo and Rai tore us apart at their ground, the tactical naivety of Roy Evans cost us. But the return leg at Anfield makes shit difficult for opposition teams, Fowler scored an early goal and Mark Wright then scored a header leading to a last 10 minutes of bombarding their goal. Lama was superb in goal for them.

Will be also interesting to see how Tottenham do against Inter, both teams have had lackluster starts to the season, Mauro Icardi and Harry Kane both going through a sort of dry patch in terms of performances. Monaco Atletico should be interesting too as both teams are going through the same as the former two sides. Bad starts to the season.

Besides the Italian talent (and Maradona, obviously) Napoli also featured Careca and Alemao, two of the best Brazilian players of the day.
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