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post #16 of 3717
Do either Liverpool or Spurs have much of a chance to get back in the CL?
post #17 of 3717
Of the top teams, my heart is firmly with Arsenal and like BDC I am concerned about losing Fabregas and maybe getting nothing substantial in return. I'd hate to see another year of Manu or Chelsea and the prospect of Man City floating to the top is not very palatable.

However, as long as Derby County miraculously gets promoted next year none of the above matters. Come on you Super-Rams!
post #18 of 3717
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post
Do either Liverpool or Spurs have much of a chance to get back in the CL?
I'd say Liverpool have a decent chance. They played excellent the second half of the year, until the last couple of games. I look for Carroll to get a better run after having some time to adjust. They have the pieces (Kuyt, Reina, Suarez, Meireles, Gerrard), but I'd like to see them add another defender. They'll be in the mix so long as they can avoid terrible losses like the double to Blackpool this year
post #19 of 3717
Was interested to see that Roman&Co. splashed the cash to lure Villa-Boas over from Porto. I bet you'll see a lot of movement in and out of Chelsea's ranks this summer. Maybe even an overhaul sending out Lampard, Drogba, Terry (hopefully) to make room for Falcao, Neymar, etc. ***officially subscribed***
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Do either Liverpool or Spurs have much of a chance to get back in the CL?

Biased take: yes but it will be very hard. We need to hang on to our stars this off season and at the very least spend some cash on a few strikers. It sounds like leandro will be coming in (Brazilian striker), but he's young and unproven. I've heard a lot of rumors about adebayor but citeh have been reluctant to sell to us in the past, plus he'd ruin our wage structure (which has to go anyway). Further we need health, something that I think really contributed to finishing 5th instead of 4th this year. I think it can be done and it will be exciting to watch, but it won't be easy.

And Liverpool could easily do it, IMO. I still think Chelsea may drop
post #21 of 3717
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Neither Pool nor Spurs will have an easy time getting into the CL, but if Spurs keep Modric and Bale while bolstering a few spots I think they have a good chance. Liverpool can play very well under Kenny Dalglish, even with their current squad, which has several glaring weak points - literally no real left back, two CBs with big weaknesses, and no wide players. The big stink about Andre Villas-Boas is that he's like a born manager. He has all the qualities that make a really top level coach. He reminds me of Juanma Lillo, but with the potential for much greater success. I think he'll be an instant hit at Chelsea.
post #22 of 3717
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Originally Posted by Bally Eric View Post
1st: Man City 2nd: Man Utd 3rd: Chelsea 4th: Liverpool
Uhhh, Man City in first?
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I don't see what the big stink with Villas-Boas is. He had a spectacular year, yes, but only one, and he's going to cost Chelsea 15m euros - no manager is worth that much.
I believe Jose cost more for Real, but your point is valid. They need a coach to kick the players in the ass and hopefully he can.
post #23 of 3717
Ugh... I really don't want to come off as racist or anything like that, but it really disturbs me that a "home" game in LA has more Mexican fans turning out than those for the USA. And what's more, this rivalry just makes me angry every time I watch a run-in between the US and MX. Just cheap shots going everywhere, no flow to the game, and it looks to me like it's all Mexico's doing every time. I mean, seriously... pouring urine on Donovan as he walks out of the tunnel at the Azteca to shouts of "I just fucked your mom!"? Way to stay classy, Mexico. My wife is Mexican, and therefore my daughter 1/2. But WTF?! (then again I could just be looking for excuses as to why the US sucked it up this tournament...)
post #24 of 3717
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Ugh... I really don't want to come off as racist or anything like that, but it really disturbs me that a "home" game in LA has more Mexican fans turning out than those for the USA. And what's more, this rivalry just makes me angry every time I watch a run-in between the US and MX. Just cheap shots going everywhere, no flow to the game, and it looks to me like it's all Mexico's doing every time.

I mean, seriously... pouring urine on Donovan as he walks out of the tunnel at the Azteca to shouts of "I just fucked your mom!"? Way to stay classy, Mexico.

My wife is Mexican, and therefore my daughter 1/2. But WTF?!

(then again I could just be looking for excuses as to why the US sucked it up this tournament...)

Small country mentality.
post #25 of 3717
Why was the game in Pasadena to begin with? 40% of the LA metro is Latino, and 30% is foreign born. Couldn't we find a way to put it in Philadelphia or Minneapolis or somewhere that would have made a home field disadvantage somewhat unlikely?
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Small penis mentality.

FTFY
post #27 of 3717
Haters.
post #28 of 3717
Was really excited to read about this signing by los merengues today...

More like it - start looking at the long term as opposed to just signing the best of the market.
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Was really excited to read about this signing by los merengues today...

More like it - start looking at the long term as opposed to just signing the best of the market.

If he stays at the Nou Camp...
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If he stays at the Bernabeu...

FTFY
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