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post #76 of 316
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post
I'll take Chelsea 09. Difficult to accept United in 08. Better team, tactically, won. Great goal from Scholes to win/grace any game.
07/08 Leg 1: ______________Barcelona MUFC Time of Possession \t 73% \t 27% Leg 2: Time of Possession \t 62% \t 38% 08/09 Leg 1: ______________Barcelona CFC Time of Possession \t 71% \t 30% Leg 2: Time of Possession \t 71% \t 29%
post #77 of 316
Big Sam, what a huge head!

Shame he'll never grace the CL...
post #78 of 316
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Originally Posted by embowafa View Post
07/08

Leg 1:
______________Barcelona MUFC
Time of Possession \t 73% \t 27%

Leg 2:

Time of Possession \t 62% \t 38%

08/09

Leg 1:
______________Barcelona CFC
Time of Possession \t 71% \t 30%

Leg 2:

Time of Possession \t 71% \t 29%

Possession? Can't remember the last time a game was won in this fashion.

Like I said better team, tactically, WON! Then went on to win the trophy...
post #79 of 316
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post
Possession? Can't remember the last time a game was won in this fashion.

Like I said better team, tactically, WON! Then went on to win the trophy...

I wasn't talking about winning the game. I was talking about a team's tactics and strategy for the game.

They parked the bus. Yes, they won and they were probably the better team, but they parked the bus to do so.
post #80 of 316
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Originally Posted by embowafa View Post
I wasn't talking about winning the game. I was talking about a team's tactics and strategy for the game.

They parked the bus. Yes, they won and they were probably the better team, but they parked the bus to do so.

It would appear we are making the same point. The only difference being you want to hold on to the phrase parking the bus, whilst accepting that tactically Barca were out thought were United were superior.

More importantly, Barca v Arsenal is quite a prospect as it won't be a defensive masterclass!

Looking forward to that.
post #81 of 316
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post
It would appear we are making the same point. The only difference being you want to hold on to the phrase parking the bus, whilst accepting that tactically Barca were out thought were United were superior.

More importantly, Barca v Arsenal is quite a prospect as it won't be a defensive masterclass!

Looking forward to that.

No, we're not. I said that Arsenal will be the first team to not park the bus vs. Barça in recent years (my opinion has since changed, I guarantee you they will), you said which teams did, I gave stats, you came back with with information about results rather than tactics (which was my original point)....and here we are.

I'd also beg to differ on your opinion of Barcelona's defensive prowess. They've given up only 18 goals in the league, by far best in Spain. And while I don't have #'s off the top of my head re: CL defensive stats, I'd be willing to bet they were near the top of the rankings there, too.
post #82 of 316
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Originally Posted by embowafa View Post
No, we're not. I said that Arsenal will be the first team to not park the bus vs. Barça in recent years (my opinion has since changed, I guarantee you they will), you said which teams did, I gave stats, you came back with with information about results rather than tactics (which was my original point)....and here we are.

I'd also beg to differ on your opinion of Barcelona's defensive prowess. They've given up only 18 goals in the league, by far best in Spain. And while I don't have #'s off the top of my head re: CL defensive stats, I'd be willing to bet they were near the top of the rankings there, too.

You and Tokyo Slim should compare stats!

* What's "park the bus"?
post #83 of 316
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Originally Posted by embowafa View Post
No, we're not. I said that Arsenal will be the first team to not park the bus vs. Barça in recent years (my opinion has since changed, I guarantee you they will), you said which teams did, I gave stats, you came back with with information about results rather than tactics (which was my original point)....and here we are.

I'd also beg to differ on your opinion of Barcelona's defensive prowess. They've given up only 18 goals in the league, by far best in Spain. And while I don't have #'s off the top of my head re: CL defensive stats, I'd be willing to bet they were near the top of the rankings there, too.

Why do you think we'll park the bus? Think you might very well see us being much more cautious at Emirates trying to make sure we don't concede an away goal (unlikely), but I think we'll go all out at Camp Nou.
post #84 of 316
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Originally Posted by embowafa View Post
I wasn't talking about winning the game. I was talking about a team's tactics and strategy for the game.

They parked the bus. Yes, they won and they were probably the better team, but they parked the bus to do so.

Why are you at odds with yourself? ^^^

I said tactically the best/better team won...
post #85 of 316
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Originally Posted by romafan View Post
You and Tokyo Slim should compare stats!

* What's "park the bus"?

Taken from last year's CL, here you go-

"This week's English for football is 'park the bus'. Many people say that this phrase
was first said by Jose Mourinho when he was Chelsea's manager. He was
describing a negative Tottenham team who played very defensively in a meeting
between the two London clubs some years ago. To park the bus, means to play
very defensively, to get a lot of players behind the ball, to have no attacking play.
Imagine a bus parked in front of the goal. It is almost impossible to score, so people
use 'to park the bus' to mean one team was very negative, boring and defensive.
This week's Champions League semi finals were not very exciting and Barcelona
have accused Chelsea of playing very negatively, of 'parking the bus' in front of
goal."

Can Arsenal play this way?
post #86 of 316
I'm not sure Arsenal is a parking bus team. They have a lot of creative midfielders playing fast and right. And they are from the most scoring teams in Europe, I guess.
post #87 of 316
off topic, but real madrid plays atletico madrid in 40 minutes. just a reminder.

i'll be pulling for atletico.
post #88 of 316
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Roma-2 Inter-1, and the return of Totti!
post #89 of 316
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Originally Posted by romafan View Post
Roma-2 Inter-1, and the return of Totti!

every time he plays it's "the return of totti!"

the nerazzuri are below form in the league this year, but it's the champion's league that is most important this time.

roma won it well though. i saw they match and they deserved it.
post #90 of 316
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Roma-2 Inter-1, and the return of Totti!

Congratulations..Well deserved.You controlled midfield and had aggression.We were unlucky to hit the post/bar 3 times.I still hope Mou wakes up though,it seems he didnt do enough in that game.
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