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Champions League '09

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by romafan, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. ANIKETOS

    ANIKETOS Senior member

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    Arsenal doesn't have enough weapons anyway. [​IMG]


    I disagree with you..I think if Arsenal get in the game with the right mentality and attitude they can do it.It will be an open game no doubt and each midfielder on the pitch for Arsenal is creative with the ball at his feet.They just cant crumble like they did against United a couple of years ago and they can get a positive result against Barca.

    Let me remind you that Arsenal played brilliantly a man down against a Barca with Ronaldinhio at his best a couple of years ago.

    That said it will be very hard for any team to get positive results against Barca in two games.Barca can only beaten once and thats why its better to suprise them in one leg ex.FINAL.

    Anyways hope Inter dont blow it against CSKA..The Russian teams were the suprise of the tournament this year.Barca were beaten by Rubin Kazan on their home turf
     


  2. audiophilia

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    Nobody watched?
    Of course. But my sick love for English teams and utter footy hatred for anything past Beachy Head makes watching almost painful. That said, Barca destroyed Stuttgart and crazy Lehmann. They'll be hard to beat. Inter was also wonderfully managed by The Special One. I find Utd and Les Arse too inconsistent this year. I think Barca's got it. Nice to see some Frog teams. If Utd continue the improvement of late, they could peak at the right time. Great competition this year. Of course, Tottenham will be in it next year, then watch out. [​IMG]
     


  3. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Well, my forecast didn't hit the mark.

    In light of the draw United must be favourites to reach the final and will meet... Inter!

    (Or the romantic in me sees Barca getting stuffed in the final in Madrid, the ultimate head screw for Catalonians...)
     


  4. embowafa

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    Dayum....Arsenal in the Rd of 8. It's gonna be tough, but I have full faith in my boys taking care of business.

    I'm not too familiar with Arsenal, but I know they don't park the bus the way the other EPL teams do.

    They better hope they have the fire power to withstand 180 minutes of Barcelona's attack.
     


  5. fairholme_wannabe

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    Of course. But my sick love for English teams and utter footy hatred for anything past Beachy Head makes watching almost painful.

    That said, Barca destroyed Stuttgart and crazy Lehmann. They'll be hard to beat. Inter was also wonderfully managed by The Special One. I find Utd and Les Arse too inconsistent this year. I think Barca's got it. Nice to see some Frog teams. If Utd continue the improvement of late, they could peak at the right time.

    Great competition this year. Of course, Tottenham will be in it next year, then watch out. [​IMG]



    Luka Modric & Niko Kranjcar ftw!
     


  6. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    ^^^

    What he said.
     


  7. fairholme_wannabe

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    Dayum....Arsenal in the Rd of 8. It's gonna be tough, but I have full faith in my boys taking care of business.

    I'm not too familiar with Arsenal, but I know they don't park the bus the way the other EPL teams do.

    They better hope they have the fire power to withstand 180 minutes of Barcelona's attack.


    You'll see much of Barca in Arsenal's game--Wenger is a dedicated practitioner of the 'beautiful game'. Like Maxwell and Abidal, Eboue and Clichy leave open space behind them a lot of time as they focus on participating on the attack.

    The more I think about it, the more I like the tie. I think you're likely to see a gameplan built around Arshavin running free, with Wenger trying to highlight Walcott's tremendous pace on counters attacking the wing attempting to take advantage of Barcas typically high defensive line. That said, I'm scared as can be for our backline. Will be interesting to see how Wenger gameplans Messi--wouldn't be suprised to see him have a dedicated mark on him. He's done it with both Pirlo and Zidane before, to some success.

    Xavi will be out the first leg, correct?

    Will be really fun to see (1) Henry's reception in Emirates, and (2) Cesc's reception at Camp Nou.
     


  8. embowafa

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    ^^^

    I think Xavi should be back by then. He has a less than serious calf injury he incurred early in the week.

    I, too, think the tie will be fun to watch. I would be worried about Arsenal's backline though....they've give up 32-33 goal in the EPL this year.

    Barcelona's only given up 16.
     


  9. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I'm not too familiar with Arsenal, but I know they don't park the bus the way the other EPL teams do.


    Who, for example?
     


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    How can anybody support a team whose manager can't tie a tie? Disgraceful. [​IMG] Now, this man can dress. And manage. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  11. fairholme_wannabe

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    How can anybody support a team whose manager can't tie a tie? Disgraceful. [​IMG] Now, this man can dress. And manage. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Yes, Harry Redknapp can dress and manage. But despite Wenger's sartorial shortcomings, his teams play absolutely beautiful football. How can you not like his teams? Now, we just need a keeper and we'd be good to go.
     


  12. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    How can anybody support a team whose manager can't tie a tie? Disgraceful.

    [​IMG]

    Now, this man can dress. And manage. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Wonder what Harry looks like when he's tired?
     


  13. embowafa

    embowafa Senior member

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    Who, for example?

    Man U in 08
    Chelsea in 09

    (vs Barça)
     


  14. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I'll take Chelsea 09.

    Difficult to accept United in 08. Better team, tactically, won. Great goal from Scholes to win/grace any game.
    [​IMG]
     


  15. romafan

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    Wonder what Harry looks like when he's tired?


    Attachment 41239

    Sam Allardyce!

    *funny manager, not someone harry redknapp will look like...
     


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