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post #2911 of 3717
Pained that I have to work during the Clasico today, but will be turning on ESPN3 for the replay as soon as I get home.

ESPN3s Liga pairing - Derek Rae and Tommy Smyth do an alright job.
post #2912 of 3717
gonna catch it on goltv , ray is gonna nuts today !
post #2913 of 3717
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Originally Posted by tullytra View Post

Not sure who the guy was with Ian Darke this morning for Chelsea-Arsenal, but I wasn't feeling it at all. I do like the combination of Darke and McManaman however, and think they are generally fun to listen to. When Fox Soccer puts on their own announcers (such as for many of their Serie A matches) it is pretty bad.

Ian Darke is magic. His USA '94 commentaries were just brilliant, especially his commentary during the Nigeria - Denmark match, it was that good that I remember it 18 years on.

Re latino commentators... I figured my opinion on that was a given. I cannot understand how you guys find that nonstop blather entertaining in the least. They remind me of auctioneers. So bad.

And ya, American commentators suck. On BBC Match of the Day they made fun of them once by playing a few clips, amazing how bad.
post #2914 of 3717
afternoon task was to find a place which broadcasts the match in rural austria. found a betting office in my small town. pffff

see ya later...
post #2915 of 3717
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Ian Darke is magic. His USA '94 commentaries were just brilliant, especially his commentary during the Nigeria - Denmark match, it was that good that I remember it 18 years on.
Re latino commentators... I figured my opinion on that was a given. I cannot understand how you guys find that nonstop blather entertaining in the least. They remind me of auctioneers. So bad.
And ya, American commentators suck. On BBC Match of the Day they made fun of them once by playing a few clips, amazing how bad.

on of the most legendary commentators on austrian tv i remember was edi finger.

i werd narrisch... - i'm going crazy after krankl scored the 3:2, iirc, you mentioned you watched the game or at least you remember it.
post #2916 of 3717
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Ian Darke is magic. His USA '94 commentaries were just brilliant, especially his commentary during the Nigeria - Denmark match, it was that good that I remember it 18 years on.
Re latino commentators... I figured my opinion on that was a given. I cannot understand how you guys find that nonstop blather entertaining in the least. They remind me of auctioneers. So bad.
And ya, American commentators suck. On BBC Match of the Day they made fun of them once by playing a few clips, amazing how bad.

Funny.
post #2917 of 3717
Get up you soft cunt.
post #2918 of 3717
Geordie on my stream "he just aimed too far away from it" - yeah, I'm sure one of the best footballers in the world aims to miss the goal when he shoots. Moron.
post #2919 of 3717
Big yellow octopus facepalm.gif

Time for a new stream, anyone got a good one?
post #2920 of 3717

Very good deffensive work by Madrid. They got the victory with a (usual) great counterattack by Cristiano. Messi didn´t really do match, mostly because ramos and the rest didn´t allow him to get into his comfort zone. This 7 point difference is what they needed to get back to. Only 9 points at stake, impossible to lose La liga now.

post #2921 of 3717
Sevilla fans throw thousands of tennis balls on the pitch to complain about the late KO time caused by El Clasico, unveil a banner saying "Don't kick off yet, Mourinho hasn't finished talking." Good on them.
post #2922 of 3717
Just finished watching a replay of the game. Thoughts:

Ecstatic, frankly. MADRID FANBOY!!!!!!!!!! HALA MADRID!!!!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Secondly - Barça once again looked just barely offbeat the length of the match - similar to the Chelsea game. Madrid were able to intercept and break up a lot more of their passes than normal, despite possession being about the same as the normal thrashing we get. Mesut Özil's new role was great, he broke up a lot of play through the midfield and was a key factor in Barça not starting to formally roll until the 35th minute in the first half.

Ref was good about keeping people on the field. Ramos should have gone, Xabi should have gone, but Alves and Mascherano should have too. Now, obviously, both sides are going to fall to the ground and make the most of it (and Madrid did, surely), but that's how these games are going to go. There was a challenge at 85+ as Barça poured forward where Thiago or whoever it was was against Ramos, and from the broadcast cam even you could completely see Thiago go down looking for the call without any contact whatsoever from Ramos. It's ridiculous, and both sides are guilty.

Think Pep and Piqué must have some personal issues going on. No clue whatsoever why he didn't start. Also - why Tello instead of Sanchez or Pedro at the start? - my only guess is resting for the CL game, and so that Pep has an excuse as to why they didn't dominate again. "Well, we only started cantera players so...." - hail them when they play well, and pile on the blame when they let you down.

Now, having fairly said that Barça couldn't hit their normal gear, Madrid's defending was great. Even when Barça had those situations of surrounding the box w/ 9 people, Ramos and Pepe still were able to break up the killer ball. Sanchez's goal was a fluke - I'll say it. Three bounces and remates on Casillas, and still don't have any idea how Sanchez put the last one in. Real fluke. Madrid were solid all game - even Coentrão, despite how eager I was to throw him under the bus after the Bayern first leg.

Messi didn't look right. Don't know if that's fatigue or some niggling injury, but yes.

Khedira could have been offside, but I'm convinced the ref assumed Puyol had possession from the Valdes save and when Khedira snuck his leg in, it stood.

CRISTIANO. Showed up tonight. Was laughing as he ran to the corner flag saying "Cálmate" to the crowd. Fantastic.

Thrilled. Barça go into their second leg having lost their last two matches (when was the last time that happened?), and Madrid welcome Bayern on an emotional high. Will make these coming CL matches extremely interesting.
post #2923 of 3717
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Originally Posted by Sir Humphrey Appleby View Post

Thrilled. Barça go into their second leg having lost their last two matches (when was the last time that happened?), and Madrid welcome Bayern on an emotional high. Will make these coming CL matches extremely interesting.

Impossible to think that Barca will lose three in a row right? A massive week awaits. Again, I do not hate Barca but they are in the way....and after today's results the only way Chelsea are in the CL next year is to win it all.

I would like to see Chelsea and Madrid in the final. Jose v. his old squad, risen again.

Madrid have a much better chance of going through than Chelsea however. Chelsea need a miracle, then another miracle. Pep's talk about Chelsea being the favorites was cute but not credible at all. He knows they can flip this.
post #2924 of 3717
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Originally Posted by DLester View Post

Impossible to think that Barca will lose three in a row right? A massive week awaits.

after this week a lot is possible... thrilling in any case.
post #2925 of 3717
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Khedira could have been offside,

no, he wasn't. the girl was in the forward move but this wasn't even passive. a pain to watch a moron like khedira scoring, though.
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