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The part where mou is shooting finger rockets from his secret basement is crackup[1].gif

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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post


Holy hell those are hilarious. I love Ronaldo's portuñol and the guy who plays Messi is great. Wish I understood Catalá better, but it's still funny.
I almost peed myself when Guardiola started busting down Bojan's door.
Crap w/ "NAYMA" be racist smile.gif
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4th spot will be good for them..

And with today's narrow away win over Wigan they are more or less on track for 4th.
Also - rumours about a loan deal for David Villa.... can't be true?
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And with today's narrow away win over Wigan they are more or less on track for 4th.
Also - rumours about a loan deal for David Villa.... can't be true?

Possible...

There is a link with Barca...

Song and the Fabregas..
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Thread Starter 
...AAAAAAAAAAAAAND there goes La Liga. ffffuuuu.gif

Mou, dropping Casillas? Goodness. Maybe if you'd had your first choice keeper in then Malaga wouldn't have put three in the auld onion bag. At this rate, on pure form alone, devoting all your attention to CL won't matter. You can't be floundering domestically and expect to have the form necessary to beat an all-firing league leader like Bayern, or more immediately, Manchester United.

The slightly poetic side of this is that it was Manuel Pelligrini instigating the beatdown. Should have never ditched the Chilean.
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Meeting of the current (and future?) manager of Old Trafford?
Wonder if CR7 will get applause or boos from the Red faithful.
EDIT: was reading up on MLS transfers. Looks like my RSL had a firesale - Espindola, Olave, Will Johnson... geez. Good moves by NYRB too.

 

He will get a great ovation, we still love him.

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and that will do nicely, 8-0

Chelsea masterclass. Some of the goals were just brilliant. I could watch the whole match again.
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Madrid why baldy[1].gif

Benching Casillas?

 

Is Mou purposefully trying to get fired?

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Thread Starter 
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Benching Casillas?

Is Mou purposefully trying to get fired?

His contract will pay out far more if he's sacked than if they terminate by "mutual agreement" at the end of the year. Move smacking of desperation and losing control of the dressing room. HERE is a clip of Florentino reading the XI team sheet before the game; even he was shocked.

And then Mou coming out in the rueda de prensa afterwards saying that "at the moment, Adán is better than Iker." Give me a break. I'm not one to really push for DT turnover, but at this rate, Mou needs to go before we pick up for the new year - CL aspirations or no. He's not in line with what the club stands for (awaiting pokes from Shah here... smile.gif ) and who in their right mind is going to bench a two-time Euro, one WC winner and captain who commands the team and the defense?

I can understand it from Mou's perspective; no one is bigger than the team. Although that should apply to the manager as well...

I can understand RM's perspective. There are certain aspects of the club that supersede whomever manages it - traditions, footballing identity, certain players, etc.

I do think Mou got it wrong by running against the grain here.
Edited by El Argentino - 12/23/12 at 4:48pm
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Iker, though, as I suspect he would, takes it in stride (at least publically) and oozes class in response to Mou's powergrab:
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Iker Casillas downplayed his controversial omission from Real Madrid's lineup against Malaga, saying he must accept coach Jose Mourinho's decision and focus on regaining his starting berth.

"The coach decides which team he thinks is best for each match and you need to accept the decision," Casillas told Spain's La Sexta television on Sunday. "I'm not used to being a substitute, but above Iker Casillas or any player is the team. What I need to do is continue training and try to recover the confidence of the coach."

Mourinho caused a major stir after choosing to start with back-up goalkeeper Antonio Adan for the Primera Division clash at La Rosaleda in place of captain and long-serving number one Casillas.

Mourinho said after the match, which Madrid lost 3-2 to slump 16 points behind leader Barcelona, that his decision was "purely technical."

Casillas, who has won a host of titles with Madrid and captained Spain to the World Cup and back-to-back European Championships, added: "I feel good, but it is the coach who decides who plays. It will be a nice battle with Antonio. There is a healthy rivalry between us.

"Throughout the week I could sense that I wasn't going to play but it's not a setback," Casillas said, speaking ahead of a charity match in Madrid. "The important thing was that the team won in Malaga to cut the gap to Barca and Atletico.

"Mourinho didn't explain anything to me. He doesn't do it when I play, nor when I don't."

Mourinho, meanwhile, said he does not regret dropping Casillas for the match.

Speaking after arriving at Lisbon airport Sunday, the Portuguese was quoted as saying by AS newspaper: "Casillas? I have a clear conscience. I try to choose the best team for every game."

The loss to Malaga was Madrid's seventh of the season in all competitions, which is already more than they suffered in the whole of the last campaign and has seen the pressure build on coach Mourinho.

The former Inter Milan and Chelsea boss was defiant following the game when answering questions about his future, insisting he had no intention of quitting Madrid and did not fear for his job.

However, he does feel the gap to Barca is now insurmountable.

Madrid defender Sergio Ramos also concedes the league title is now virtually lost but has demanded the team keep on fighting.

"Once again we have dropped important points, despite the team playing well in the first half, in which we had chances to score but we didn't have any luck," Ramos said on the Madrid website. "We shouldn't think about the league leaders or anybody else. We should only think about ourselves.

"We must be self-critical and La Liga is now very difficult, practically impossible, but we need to keep on fighting."

Regarding Mourinho's decision to omit Casillas, Ramos added: "Iker is the captain and he will continue to be the captain because he is a great goalkeeper."
post #3400 of 4307
Enough winter breaks, Boxing Day football here we go. Too bad the Gunners don't play till the weekend.
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I can't be bothered if Arsenal aren't playing.
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Oh come on now, doesn't everyone want to see Stoke play at home tomorrow?
Absolutely scintillating.
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Oh come on now, doesn't everyone want to see Stoke play at home tomorrow?
Absolutely scintillating.

Stoke or the death of the beautiful game..
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