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(12-25-2018 09:04 PM)Day Game Bang Wrote:  
(11-25-2018 08:28 PM)Enoch Wrote:  Who is the favorite right now for CL?

I'm taking Juve over Man City in the finals.

Barca being the stalking horse here.


Who are the favorites for the CL right now?

I saw a few matches of the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup in UAE. It was hilarious seeing Real Madrid playing some random club teams like Al-Ain and Kashima Antlers.

Juventus, Barcelona and Manchester City.
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(12-04-2018 09:35 AM)mikado Wrote:  Modric wins Ballon d'Or, in front of Ronaldo


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(12-26-2018 10:50 AM)pk9090 Wrote:  
(12-25-2018 09:04 PM)Day Game Bang Wrote:  
(11-25-2018 08:28 PM)Enoch Wrote:  Who is the favorite right now for CL?

I'm taking Juve over Man City in the finals.

Barca being the stalking horse here.


Who are the favorites for the CL right now?

I saw a few matches of the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup in UAE. It was hilarious seeing Real Madrid playing some random club teams like Al-Ain and Kashima Antlers.

Juventus, Barcelona and Manchester City.

Cheering for Juventus...hope CR7 wins CL with a 3rd different team
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CR7 is lucky
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4 hours to go before the blockbuster match tonight.

It's a middle of the season league match but honestly feels like a CL final.

Liverpool wins this, and there is one hand on the trophy. Should be a cracker!
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(10-28-2018 09:37 PM)LeightonBlackstock Wrote:  FPL relegation prediction:

17. Southampton
18. Fulham
19. Cardiff
20. Huddersfield

Pretty close at this moment in time now
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The Atleti got royally gypped, Chiellini and co are too good at bitching to the ref and got him to scrap a perfectly valid header on the basis of a light push on Chiellini. Replay reffing has more downsides than upsides.

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Saw this the other day. Very strange ending to the 1994 Caribbean Cup.



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Bye bye Roma !!!!! Epic win, what a game, incredible supporters.

I suffered a lot with this shit... not used to this kind of games anymore. Anything can happen now, depends on the draw, Ajax would be pretty accessible.



   

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Wouldn't be so sure about that Rocha, Ajax is playing a lot and I actually predicted they would kick real out
At this point I'm not sure if Man Utd would be better for us

(03-06-2019 05:54 PM)Rocha Wrote:  Bye bye Roma !!!!! Epic win, what a game, incredible supporters.

I suffered a lot with this shit... not used to this kind of games anymore. Anything can happen now, depends on the draw, Ajax would be pretty accessible.
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Gigi killed us.

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Goodbye Real, the cheque book will be out this summer.

Man Yoo scrapped to a victory. Neymar is busy at the Carnival as per usual, I guess the samba doesn't effect his injury.

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What a game today. That's why I love football, very entertaining.

Psg committed suicide so many errors from them in the game, it's unreal. Man u took advantage of their errors and scored. Also, their coach Ole is doing an impressive job so far.

Who is the strongest team so far in your opinion?

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The Manchester United of my youth was reborn this morning (or rather, ever since Ole took over)!

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Ajax played so well, it was beautiful stuff. They're really enjoying themselves out there.

Porto is probably be the weakest team left but that home crowd is on another level.

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(03-06-2019 10:40 PM)rudebwoy Wrote:  Man Yoo

(03-06-2019 10:49 PM)Nater Wrote:  Man u

Oh no you didn't!

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(03-07-2019 07:11 AM)getdownonit Wrote:  Ajax played so well, it was beautiful stuff. They're really enjoying themselves out there.

Porto is probably be the weakest team left but that home crowd is on another level.

Porto just lacks real fire power in the box, a player like Falcao, Dzěko, Lewandowski, etc, to finish the plays, Marega is good, and a physical beast, but lacks coldness and more importantly technical skills, even though he is our best forward.

The back 6 of Porto who played yesterday is world class nowadays, very strong. Casillas, Militao, Pepe, Filipe, Telles and Danilo as a holder miedfielder. Not even in 2004 we had a back 6 like this one.

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(03-07-2019 07:11 AM)getdownonit Wrote:  Ajax played so well, it was beautiful stuff. They're really enjoying themselves out there.

Porto is probably be the weakest team left but that home crowd is on another level.

Is the Dutch national team back with a young crop of talent, or is Ajax mostly foreign?

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Can't wait! Imagine the headline "Players run train on coach"
Quote:Ernesto Valverde believes a woman could coach Barcelona one day.

Valverde's side are seven points clear at the top of La Liga as they seek to defend their title and the Catalan giants could still go one step better than last year's double triumph.

Valverde has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the club for the 2019-20 season and, speaking on International Women's Day, the 55-year-old believes Barca could appoint a female head coach in the future.

"The truth is that the football world is taking big steps forward in recent times," said Valverde.

"It's unstoppable that women are going to have more presence.

"Women's football is making tremendous progress and there are clear examples of what it is achieving.

"In men's football too there is more of a female presence and this will keep advancing further.

"In time, there could be a woman managing Barca."

Speaking at an event to mark International Women's Day, club president Josep Maria Bartomeu highlighted Barca's commitment to equality.

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Yeah, well I'm looking forward to that.

By then Messi won't be around to bail them out every game.
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(03-07-2019 08:40 AM)Rocha Wrote:  
(03-07-2019 07:11 AM)getdownonit Wrote:  Ajax played so well, it was beautiful stuff. They're really enjoying themselves out there.

Porto is probably be the weakest team left but that home crowd is on another level.

Porto just lacks real fire power in the box, a player like Falcao, Dzěko, Lewandowski, etc, to finish the plays, Marega is good, and a physical beast, but lacks coldness and more importantly technical skills, even though he is our best forward.

The back 6 of Porto who played yesterday is world class nowadays, very strong. Casillas, Militao, Pepe, Filipe, Telles and Danilo as a holder miedfielder. Not even in 2004 we had a back 6 like this one.





Dzeko's 111th minute would disagree (3:40) Laugh

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Gotta say, it's refreshing to finally see some variety in the final 8 of the Champions League. Referring specifically to 4 of the final 8 being Premier League rather than La Liga teams.

Favorites being being: Barca, Juventus, City & Liverpool
How crazy would a Barca-Juventus or City-Liverpool final be?

Finally an interesting tournament!

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Syria Accuses US Of Stealing Over 40 Tons Of Its Gold

by Tyler Durden
Fri, 03/08/2019 - 23:55

Authored by Eric Zuesse via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

The Syrian National News Agency headlined on February 26th, “Gold deal between United States and Daesh” (Daesh is ISIS) and reported that,

Information from local sources said that US army helicopters have already transported the gold bullions under cover of darkness on Sunday [February 24th], before transporting them to the United States.

The sources said that tens of tons that Daesh had been keeping in their last hotbed in al-Baghouz area in Deir Ezzor countryside have been handed to the Americans, adding up to other tons of gold that Americans have found in other hideouts for Daesh, making the total amount of gold taken by the Americans to the US around 50 tons, leaving only scraps for the SDF [Kurdish] militias that serve them [the US operation].

Recently, sources said that the area where Daesh leaders and members have barricaded themselves in, contains around 40 tons of gold and tens of millions of dollars.

Allegedly, “US occupation forces in the Syrian al-Jazeera area made a deal with Daesh terrorists, by which Washington gets tens of tons of gold that the terror organization had stolen, in exchange for providing safe passage for the terrorists and their leaders from the areas in Deir Ezzor where they are located.”

ISIS was financing its operations largely by the theft of oil from the oil wells in the Deir Ezzor area, Syria’s oil-producing region, and they transported and sold this stolen oil via their allied forces, through Turkey, which was one of those US allies trying to overthrow Syria’s secular Government and install a Sunni fundamentalist regime that would be ruled from Riyadh (i.e., controlled by the Saud family). This gold is the property of the Syrian Government, which owns all that oil and the oil wells, which ISIS had captured (stolen), and then sold. Thus, this gold is from sale of that stolen black-market oil, which was Syria’s property.

The US Government claims to be anti-ISIS, but actually didn’t even once bomb ISIS in Syria until Russia started bombing ISIS in Syria on 30 September 2015, and the US had actually been secretly arming ISIS there so as to help ISIS and especially Al Qaeda (and the US was strongly protecting Al Qaeda in Syria) to overthrow Syria’s secular and non-sectarian Government. Thus, whereas Russia started bombing ISIS in Syria on 30 September 2015, America (having become embarrassed) started bombing ISIS in Syria on 16 November 2015. The US Government’s excuse was "This is our first strike against tanker trucks, and to minimize risks to civilians, we conducted a leaflet drop prior to the strike.” They pretended it was out of compassion — not in order to extend for as long as possible ISIS’s success in taking over territory in Syria... America’s line was: Russia just isn’t as ‘compassionate’ as America. Zero Hedge aptly headlined “'Get Out Of Your Trucks And Run Away’: US Gives ISIS 45 Minute Warning On Oil Tanker Strikes”. Nobody exceeds the United States Government in sheer hypocrisy.

The US Government evidently thinks that the public are fools, idiots. America’s allies seem to be constantly amazed at how successful that approach turns out to be.

Jihadists were recruited from throughout the world to fight against Syria’s secular Government. Whereas ISIS was funded mainly by black-market sales of oil from conquered areas, the Al-Qaeda-led groups were mainly funded by the Sauds and other Arab royal families and their retinues, the rest of their aristocracy. On 13 December 2013, BBC headlined “Guide to the Syrian rebels” and opened “There are believed to be as many as 1,000 armed opposition groups in Syria, commanding an estimated 100,000 fighters.” Except in the Kurdish areas in Syria’s northeast, almost all of those fighters were being led by Al Qaeda’s Syrian Branch, al-Nusra. Britain’s Center on Religion & Politics headlined on 21 December 2015, “Ideology and Objectives of the Syrian Rebellion” and reported: “If ISIS is defeated, there are at least 65,000 fighters belonging to other Salafi-jihadi groups ready to take its place.” Almost all of those 65,000 were trained and are led by Syria’s Al Qaeda (Nusra), which was protected by the US

In September 2016 a UK official "FINAL REPORT OF THE TASK FORCE ON COMBATING TERRORIST AND FOREIGN FIGHTER TRAVEL” asserted that, “Over 25,000 foreign fighters have traveled to the battlefield to enlist with Islamist terrorist groups, including at least 4,500 Westerners. More than 250 individuals from the United States have also joined.” Even just 25,000 (that official lowest estimate) was a sizable US proxy-army of religious fanatics to overthrow Syria’s Government.

On 26 November 2015, the first of Russia’s videos of Russia’s bombing ISIS oil trucks headed into Turkey was bannered at a US military website “Russia Airstrike on ISIS Oil Tankers”, and exactly a month later, on 26 December 2015, Britain’s Daily Express headlined "WATCH: Russian fighter jets smash ISIS oil tankers after spotting 12,000 at Turkish border”. This article, reporting around twelve thousand ISIS oil-tanker trucks heading into Turkey, opened: “The latest video, released by the Russian defence ministry, shows the tankers bunched together as they make their way along the road. They are then blasted by the fighter jet.” The US military had nothing comparable to offer to its ‘news’-media. Britain’s Financial Times headlined on 14 October 2015, ”Isis Inc: how oil fuels the jihadi terrorists”. Only America’s allies were involved in this commerce with ISIS — no nation that supported Syria’s Government was participating in this black market of stolen Syrian goods. So, it’s now clear that a lot of that stolen oil was sold for gold as Syria’s enemy-nations’ means of buying that oil from ISIS. They’d purchase it from ISIS, but not from Syria’s Government, the actual owner.

On 30 November 2015 Israel’s business-news daily Globes News Service bannered "Israel has become the main buyer for oil from ISIS controlled territory, report”, and reported:

An estimated 20,000-40,000 barrels of oil are produced daily in ISIS controlled territory generating $1-1.5 million daily profit for the terrorist organization. The oil is extracted from Dir A-Zur in Syria and two fields in Iraq and transported to the Kurdish city of Zakhu in a triangle of land near the borders of Syria, Iraq and Turkey. Israeli and Turkish mediators come to the city and when prices are agreed, the oil is smuggled to the Turkish city of Silop marked as originating from Kurdish regions of Iraq and sold for $15-18 per barrel (WTI and Brent Crude currently sell for $41 and $45 per barrel) to the Israeli mediator, a man in his 50s with dual Greek-Israeli citizenship known as Dr. Farid. He transports the oil via several Turkish ports and then onto other ports, with Israel among the main destinations.

After all, Israel too wants to overthrow Syria’s secular, non-sectarian Government, which would be replaced by rulers selected by the Saud family, who are the US Government’s main international ally.

The Syria operation was about oil, gold, and guns. However, most of America’s support was to Al-Qaeda-led jihadists, not to ISIS-jihadists. As the great independent investigative journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva reported on 2 July 2017:

“In December of last year while reporting on the battle of Aleppo as a correspondent for Bulgarian media I found and filmed 9 underground warehouses full of heavy weapons with Bulgaria as their country of origin. They were used by Al Nusra Front (Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria designated as a terrorist organization by the UN).”

The US had acquired weapons from around the world, and shipped them (and Gaytandzhieva’s report even displayed the transit-documents) through a network of its embassies, into Syria, for Nusra-led forces inside Syria. Almost certainly, the US Government’s central command center for the entire arms-smuggling operation was the world’s largest embassy, which is America’s embassy in Baghdad.

Furthermore, On 8 March 2013, Richard Spenser of Britain’s Telegraph reported that Croatia’s Jutarnji List newspaper had reported that “3,000 tons of weapons dating back to the former Yugoslavia have been sent in 75 planeloads from Zagreb airport to the rebels, largely via Jordan since November. … The airlift of dated but effective Yugoslav-made weapons meets key concerns of the West, and especially Turkey and the United States, who want the rebels to be better armed to drive out the Assad regime.”

Also, a September 2014 study by Conflict Armaments Research (CAR), titled “Islamic State Weapons in Iraq and Syria”, reported that not only east-European, but even US-made, weapons were being “captured from Islamic State forces” by Kurds who were working for the Americans, and that this was very puzzling and disturbing to those Kurds, who were risking their lives to fight against those jihadists.

In December 2017, CAR headlined “Weapons of the Islamic State” and reported that “this materiel was rapidly captured by IS forces, only to be deployed by the group against international coalition forces.” The assumption made there was that the transfer of weapons to ISIS was all unintentional.

That report ignored contrary evidence, which I summed up on 2 September 2017 headlining "Russian TV Reports US Secretly Backing ISIS in Syria”, and reporting there also from the Turkish Government an admission that the US was working with Turkey to funnel surviving members of Iraq’s ISIS into the Deir Ezzor part of Syria to help defeat Syria’s Government in that crucial oil-producing region. Moreover, at least one member of the ‘rebels’ that the US was training at Al Tanf on Syria’s Jordanian border had quit because his American trainers were secretly diverting some of their weapons to ISIS. Furthermore: why hadn’t the US bombed Syrian ISIS before Russia entered the Syrian war on 30 September 2015? America talked lots about its supposed effort against ISIS, but why did US wait till 16 November 2015 before taking action, “'Get Out Of Your Trucks And Run Away’: US Gives ISIS 45 Minute Warning On Oil Tanker Strikes”?

So, regardless of whether the US Government uses jihadists as its proxy-forces, or uses fascists as its proxy-forces, it grabs the gold — and grabs the oil, and takes whatever else it can.

The American public were suckered into destroying Iraq in 2003, Libya in 2011, Syria in 2011-now, and so many other countries, and still haven’t learned anything, other than to keep trusting the allegations of this lying and psychopathically vicious and super-aggressive Government and of its stenographic ‘news’-media. When is enough finally enough? Never? If not never, then when? Or do most people never learn? Or maybe they don’t really care. Perhaps that’s the problem."


https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-0...s-its-gold

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Football related? xD
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Hugo Sanchez for Real Madrid coach!

Mexico stand up!!!

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Santiago Solari aint got nothing on Hugo Sanchez.

Come on Florentino! Make Hugo Sanchez the coach.
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