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The Official 2016/2017 Football / Soccer / Fútbol / Futebol / Voetbal / Fußball Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by El Argentino, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Stylish Dinosaur

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    Tagging @Murlsquirl in case he hasn't seen the new thread
     
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  2. accordion

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    woke up for the derby, better be worth it. International break felt like forever.
     


  3. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    I wonder who will be the first big firing of the season ? Can;t help but feel this match will contribute to answering that question. Hopefully the entertainment comes from the field and not pep/jose sideline battles lol
     


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    Would probably be someone from a relegation club, can't imagine anyone in the top 8 or so getting the boot this season
     


  5. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    Easy peasy route one stuff , city dominating so far
     


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    probably gonna be at least 2 substitutions for united before 2nd half. Rooney can't keep the ball for more than 3 seconds, Ibra too slow on the ball for this game, Mikhi is fast but that's it, Lingaard should be playing in the reserves. City's pressing is insane, first goal is classic PL, they seem much more up for it than Utd, Pogba can't assert himself.

    edit: okay should probably make those subs before the half.
     
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  7. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    Zlatan will always Zlatan. I wonder if Hart is watching this

    Edit: Barca make keepers look quite good lol

    Edit 2: not sure united really mounted much of an attack except the desperate blitz at the death. scoreline flattered them, fergie shaking his head
     
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    The comeback was mostly Stones and Bravo being liabilities. The supposedly second best passing GK in the world couldn't do a simple dummy. Stones played something like a decent half season with Everton two years ago and is now somehow the most expensive English defender.

    Zlatan squandered too many chances for the goal to mean anything. Pretty awful display all around, was especially difficult to stomach fucking Pogba strolling through the pitch at the 80th minute then getting stripped by the right winger.
     


  9. El Argentino

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    So in the last 10min or so, Martial bumps head with a Watford defender while going for header, both stay down for a while. The doctors decide to keep him on after running some "tests." Immediately after Martial loses the ball uncharacteristically from a half tackle/foul near the box and Watford scores off of it. Martial stays down again then eventually starts holding his head while walking off. And now he's subbed off. He clearly should've came off after the first knock. It's unbelievable how backwards the concussion protocol still is in soccer.
     
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  11. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    wide open goal miss was cause for examining deeney's head :eek:
     
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  12. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    not surprised to see united struggling. buying pogba for that money was absurd, and playing him in this limited deep role is even nuttier

    Paul Pogba's first half by numbers:

    72% pass accuracy
    0 chances created
    0 take-ons
    0 interceptions
    0 tackles won

    Jose Mourinho's last 21 games in the Premier League:

    DLWLLWDLWLLLWDLLWWWLL (7 wins)
     
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    The money itself is not a big deal but it probably should've been spent on a centre back and different type of midfielder. Fellaini has been playing well but the midfield of Rooney and Pogba just doesn't work. Rooney's lost his touch, speed, finishing and can only run around and put in the occasional decent pass, can't hold the ball at all. Pogba just disappears. Schneiderlin should get more chances after playing well in the Europa game. Mourinho should've figured all this out in preseason.
     


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    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    Wenger would win a street fight any day. Lanky and def seems like the scrappy type, from the streets of Strasbourg.

    Speaking of Chelsea Arsenal, I got tickets for tomorrow's afternoon kickoff :slayer:
     


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