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Ideally, Monreal will become the Arsenal equivalent of, say, Zabaleta. A hardy and dependable fullback.

I'm a big fan of Gibbs (and Richards too actually) but depth is a good thing.

traore was better than gibbs in my opinion. at least he had a sense of positioning and could offer something going forward (as well as stay healthy longer than 3 games in a row)

zabaleta almost scored an own goal, bad week to pick him as comparison tongue.gif
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new investigation shows lot of match fixing including CL
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Champions League - Match in England 'fixed'
Investigators from across Europe said on Monday they had identified about 380 football matches that had been fixed across Europe, bringing in about 8 million euros in profits.

One of the matches identified is an unnamed Champions League game taking place in England, though the identity of the match cannot be confirmed due to "ongoing judicial proceedings".

http://eurosport.yahoo.com/news/champions-league-match-england-fixed-110307956.html

http://eurosport.yahoo.com/video/sad-day-european-football-143123968.html

(of course Chelsea fans are immediately saying it was the 2009 semi lol8[1].gif )
Edited by the shah - 2/4/13 at 9:30am
post #3603 of 4307
I'd be interested in seeing the entire list of 380 matches they feel were fixed. My guess is that a lot of the fixes from major countries are domestic cup matches where the players either don't care if they win or the players actually playing aren't the regulars making huge wages. Where there is betting there will be fixed matches. I like this line
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"Even two World Cup qualification matches in Africa, and one in Central America, are under suspicion," Althans added.

It'd be nice to have some context for where these games were: teams already eliminated, group stages, and etc. I know there was some talk of Napoli fixing at home against Bologna earlier this season when they gave up two late goals to lose 3-2. Bologna was a long dog before the match and in-play odds had to be astronomical 85 minutes in down 2-1 on the road.
post #3604 of 4307
The fixes probably are on some really obscure betting markets, not the result of a match, and definitely none high caliber match.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRNE8vhsAQw


wouldn't be surprised to see roma on the list - at least it might help explain this
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so Fox is apparently grooming Gus Johnson to be their main announcer during the 2018-22 world cups. He's started calling SJ Earthquakes radio broadcasts, and he'll be doing a bunch of Champions League/EPL games over the next few months.

While the idea sort of sounds stupid on paper (dude pretty much admits he knows nothing about soccer), they've got a lot of time to make this work. Also I still really like Gus (even if he can border on annoying depending on the game), and in a way it's a good way that US networks are trying to take ownership of their broadcasts without resorting to commentary legends from across the pond.

 

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/soccer/news/20130205/gus-johnson-world-cup-fox/?sct=hp_t2_a2&eref=sihp

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so Fox is apparently grooming Gus Johnson to be their main announcer during the 2018-22 world cups. He's started calling SJ Earthquakes radio broadcasts, and he'll be doing a bunch of Champions League/EPL games over the next few months.
While the idea sort of sounds stupid on paper (dude pretty much admits he knows nothing about soccer), they've got a lot of time to make this work. Also I still really like Gus (even if he can border on annoying depending on the game), and in a way it's a good way that US networks are trying to take ownership of their broadcasts without resorting to commentary legends from across the pond.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/soccer/news/20130205/gus-johnson-world-cup-fox/?sct=hp_t2_a2&eref=sihp

This is a mistake.

Until we have announcers who grew up with the game AND are decent on air (Taylor Twellman is god-awful), I am perfectly content with the usual suspects from the UK.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRNE8vhsAQw


wouldn't be surprised to see roma on the list - at least it might help explain this

I have another suspicious match to add to the list.
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ESPN running w/ their blatantly American bias on this one:
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Milan VP refers to Balotelli with racist slur

AC Milan vice president Paolo Berlusconi used a racist slur to describe newly acquired forward Mario Balotelli during public remarks at a political forum in Italy.

Berlusconi, younger brother of the club president Silvio, described Balotelli, who is black, as "n____ di famiglia," an Italian slur meaning "the family's little n____."

The utterance came at a political meeting in Monza near Milan and was caught on film by local reporters and is being shown on the website of Italian newspaper La Repubblica.

It has already caused outrage in Italy, especially after Milan's midfielder Kevin Prince-Boateng won plaudits from Berlusconi senior for walking off the pitch after being racially abused during a friendly in early January.

Paolo Berlusconi was attending a rally for a candidate for his brother's right-wing People of Freedom party when he made the comments.

He said: "Okay, we are all off to see the family's little n____. He's a crazy head. All the young ladies are invited as well -- you can even have a chance to meet the president (Silvio Berlusconi)."

Italy international Balotelli joined AC Milan from Manchester City on transfer deadline day last week and scored twice on his debut against Udinese on Sunday.

Information from Press Association was used in this report.

Negreto di famiglia =/= The family's little nigg__... Anyone who speaks any romance language at all knows this. Spanish) Negrito does not even roughly translate to "nigg.." Not in the least.

Can't believe the sensationalism that this is generating on ESPNsoccernet. Droves of people pouring out of who-knows-where screaming about racism, blah blah blah. Silvio literally just came out weeks ago applauding KPB's abandoning a match over racist chants. Then the occasional voice of reason pops out - "As black man who lived in Italy for years, I can say this is taken vastly out of context / mistranslated / etc."

C'MON!!!!!!

facepalm.gifffffuuuu.giffacepalm.gif
post #3610 of 4307

Slow down. 

 

 

 

We need an Italian to verify, but I remember having a conversation about this in Italy where I was told the Italian word for black (nero?) was extremely offensive. With the way racism is semi-accepted in Europe it, wouldn't surprise me if the story is true. 

 

Saying the guy applauded Mario for standing up for something doesn't say much, it's the obvious PR move. 

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http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g194710-d621069-Reviews-Hotel_Negretto-Caorle_Veneto.html
I guess that's a hotel for niggers only, Caorle must be a city full of racist fanatics.


This guy's a self-proclaimed nigger in milan?!
Marco Negretto

http://it.linkedin.com/pub/marco-negretto/5/6a3/1bb

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Hungarian club Debrecen have confirmed that their Champions League match against Liverpool in 2009 was part of a match-fixing investigation.

http://eurosport.yahoo.com/news/champions-league-fa-unaware-match-fixing-investigation-175222767.html
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http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g194710-d621069-Reviews-Hotel_Negretto-Caorle_Veneto.html
I guess that's a hotel for niggers only, Caorle must be a city full of racist fanatics.


This guy's a self-proclaimed nigger in milan?!
Marco Negretto

http://it.linkedin.com/pub/marco-negretto/5/6a3/1bb

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http://eurosport.yahoo.com/news/champions-league-fa-unaware-match-fixing-investigation-175222767.html

Wow. Thread has gotten edgy.

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In other news, minus Reina's lollipop Liverpool are playing some pretty nice football.
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So I guess we're just going to ignore all context and dumb down the conversation? Cool. 

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So I guess we're just going to ignore all context and dumb down the conversation? Cool.

Must have been written just after seeing Django Unchained


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Back to football... I'll repeat: Gareth Bale is the 3rd best player in the world. Guy is a beast. Deadly goal v West Brom. Constant threat.
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Back to football... I'll repeat: Gareth Bale is the 3rd best player in the world. Guy is a beast. Deadly goal v West Brom. Constant threat.

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So I guess we're just going to ignore all context and dumb down the conversation? Cool. 

please, by all means, smarten up the conversation and do share why the term is racist in nature and how that translates into a hotel and surname.
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