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Soccer • Football • Voetbal • Fútbol • Calcio • Futebol - 2012-2013 Thread (Including EURO2012)

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by El Argentino, May 22, 2012.

  1. Burton

    Burton Senior member

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    ^^ Gotta agree with you there but it is fun to speculate.
     
  2. the shah

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    arsenal dominted first half possession 70 30 but we sucked in final 3rd, giroud is kinda useless so far, he screwed up several times in the box either bad touch or bad pass.
    i am wondering what exactly diaby's role is except for falling over / losing possession ...

    meatsacker and crouch are bound to get entangled with their noodly appendages crossing in the box, battle of the epl bean poles

    Mr Wenger has on his spectacles :cool:
     
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    Not my fault you don't know what you're talking about. But you support ManU, so there's really no surprise there.
     
  5. Burton

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    LOL. :satisfied:
     
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  7. Burton

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    Arsenal did not look like they might accidentally put the ball into the goal. Giroud had a great shot at the end of the game from distance, but Wenger was not happy with the attempt.

    RVP on yesterday's goal and the injury to Rooney. I thikn if you watch this clip you can not help but like him--though I know some here will gladly disagree. (Apologies in advance, as I don't know how to share the video as link and don't have the time to figure it out.)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19382028
     
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    i dont think you can embed bbc player video but i saw this interview earlier, he's a great guy and an outstanding talent. "lucky goal" he says with a little smile hehe being modest buy we all know he has a penchant for the spectacular.

    Kolo looking solid (as is the case with anyone who leaves arsenal lol)
     
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    Really hoping Liverpool can hang on for at least a draw.

    Balotelli should be sent to bed without his dinner. He is only on the pitch to win free kicks. Typical City behaviour.
     
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    Skyrtel really unlucky - had to feel for him and I think Liverpool were the slightly better side deserving of the win. Tevez does know how to be in the right place . . ..
     
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    That pass was awful though. Aren't they taught to put back passes off frame? That thing was dead center without much steam on it. At least he had the early goal to give him some leeway. It's too bad that City's first goal wasn't cleared, but at least they got a point out of this. Suarez's free kick was a beautiful goal.
     
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    I only saw a bit of Arsenal/Stoke. That was never going to be an easy game for Arsenal, but they didn't help themselves by looking for passing triangles while in the opponent's 6 yard box. Seriously, one of them just needs to be a selfish bastard and smash it in. This has been their problem since 2005 or so it seems.

    I feel bad for Skyrtel. His header was brilliant. That goal plus the 3 pts would have been the lingering memory of this game -- if he had not completed the lovely pass to Tevez...
     
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    That header was great - if he could teach Carrol how to do that Carrol might be lethal.
     
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    Gotta love 1 point from possible 6... starting to feel like an Arsenal fan.

    Yeah, Liverpool made it sweet on Sahin. He'll do well there.
     
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    I was really impressed with Sterling - he is a talent.

    Real will get it together.

    Cannot believe Rooney needs surgery from the gash - not good. The worst injuries are always the ones which occur which the player is by himself in the open or the inavertent ones.
     
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    "Luka Modric has been unveiled as a Real Madrid player after they hammered out a £33million deal with Tottenham for the midfielder. Spurs will receive £27m from Real, plus another £6m in various add-ons. The fee is a blow for Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, who was holding out for a figure in the region of £35m-plus.

    The two clubs have also agreed a new 'partnership' that, according to Spurs, will see them 'working together in respect of players, coaching, best practices and commercial relationships.'


    ----------- Hilarious; what is this "partnership" that Spurs are babbling about? Must be an agreement to sell their best players to Madrid at a huge discount off the price offered by EPL clubs.

    You won't hear Mourinho going on about any partnership.

    Levy butchered this deal and left his team with hardly any time to buy a replacement. If he had sold last summer, he would have gotten 50% more money for Modric. That upside was worth way more than the downside of selling within the EPL to clubs that Spurs - realistically - are not competing against anyway other than the odd season from time to time.

    I don't hate Spurs --- just saying I would be very sore over this deal if I were a fan.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/fo.../Luka-Modric-signs-Real-Madrid-Tottenham.html
     
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    I've already publicly stated my opposition to this deal. Learning in the press release that Modric is only 26 gives it a slightly better taste, knowing that Xabi is turning 31 soon. I still believe this recessed playmaker position is Şahin's to lose in the future, but suppose that for the season it will offer decent rotation. I think Kaká will be totally phased out now - only coming on as a direct sub for Özil when Granero isn't around (who Mourinho has put a lot of faith in through the tail end of last season). Last I heard from Milan was that the president was flying to Madrid this week to hammer out a final deal for Kaká - oh well, that money's down the drain.

    I'm not worried enough about the start of the season yet to say that Modric is a good move. I can see the benefits, but still think they overpaid. Also, unless Bale is coming our way as well, this whole "partnership" thing is BS. Maybe Kyle Walker too when Arbeloa finally fades away.

    ^^ I agree. Spurs should have cashed in last year.
     
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    No more Serie A on Fox! :fu: Does anyone know anyhting about the new al jazeera beIN network that won the U.S. rights for la liga/serie a/ligue1? :confused: Right now they are only carried on Dish/Direct...:cry:
     
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    Bale was very good for 50/60 minutes...

    Hedid fade away like the rest of the team.

    He is strong ,has pace and played very well with Essou-Etoko...

    He will do well at Real or anywhere else..
     
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