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Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on March 20, 2005, 10:52:10 AM
Hi,

Who's your favorite top5 futbol players ?
Who's your favorite top5 teams ?
What's you favorite top5 Gatas Brihantes players ?


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I forgot, talk about Gatas Brihantes too .

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
1 Ronaldinho (Barcelona & Brazil) 28.6 per cent of votes
2 Thierry Henry (Arsenal & France) 22.2
3 Andrii Shevchenko (Milan & Ukraine) 12.6
4 Deco (FC Porto/Barcelona & Portugal) 10.2
5 Pavel Nedved (Juventus & Czech Republic) 3.5
6 Wayne Rooney (Everton/Man Utd & England) 2.6
7 Adriano (Internazionale & Brazil) 2.2
8 Frank Lampard (Chelsea & England) 2.0
9 Theo Zagorakis (AEK Athens/Bologna & Greece) 1.7
10 Milan Baros (Liverpool & Czech Republic) 1.5
11.  others 12.9
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: tedsuism on March 20, 2005, 10:01:29 PM
Top 5 futsal player??? did u mean soccer player???
well for soccer player my top 5 are .... sheva, ronaldinho, zidane, maldini, and beckham

top 5 soccer clubs:
Manchester united
AC milan
barcelona
Inter milan
Gatas brilhantes

top 5 gatas player
yossie
miki
shibata
rika
koregawa
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on March 20, 2005, 10:53:20 PM
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Top 5 futsal player??? did u mean soccer player???


Yep i mean soccer player.
Mine is:
Henry => Ronaldinho => Adriano => Ibrahimovic => Lampard

top 5 soccer clubs:
Arsenal => PSG => Barcelone => Juventus => Inter.

top 5 Gatas Brihantes :

Miki, the roxor => Rika => Yossi => Mai => Shibata
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: tedsuism on March 21, 2005, 12:56:26 AM
ah shoot i forgot Mai shes really gud ...
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: en on March 21, 2005, 02:05:13 AM
Soccer player:

Ronaldinho > Svenchenko > Rio F > Maldini > C. Ronaldo/Cantona

Club:

Man U > Barca > Milan > F Marinos > Gatas

Gatas Player

Yossi > Miki > Nono > Rika > Kon Kon
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: elgie on March 22, 2005, 01:43:02 PM
Top 5 soccer:

1- Ronaldinho (Fiestaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!  :bounce: )
2- De la Peña
3- Eto'o

And I'm stuck at this. Maybe I'd add Casillas, but since he's at R. Madrid I won't give them the chance  :twisted:

Top 5 gatas:

1- Yossi (I love her as a field center. )
2- Korenaga (who will eventually steal Yossi's top in a few months.. she's damn good)
3- Fujimoto
4- Satoda
5- Rika (I don't like her style but she's effective and that's everything that matters).
 

Top 5 soccer clubs:

1- F.C. barcelona
2- Deportivo de la Coruña
3- Villarreal
4- Racing de Vallbona 8)
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237129765433234455927293454560d: Real Madrid. :P
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on March 22, 2005, 06:05:10 PM
I bet you're from Spain  :roll:

FC. Barcelona rulez atm

  1 Barcelone 68  
  2 Real Madrid 57
  3 Bétis Séville 48    
  4 Villarreal 47 28

11points between Barca and Real Madrid  8)
   
De La Pena ? What's his team ?
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: elgie on March 22, 2005, 06:31:35 PM
Quote from: ~Tettekete~

   

De La Pena ? What's his team ?


R.C.D. Espanyol. He spent some time in an italian team.. hum.. *google google*.. ah yeah, the Lazio in 1998-1999, then he went to the Olympique until 2000, when he came back to Barcelona. He's been a controversial player, but some of his moves are genius :P

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v216/yossui/twentyfive.jpg)

And now he's doing his best in the Espanyol, but that team always has problems to stand in the honor division :roll:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on March 22, 2005, 08:56:51 PM
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And now he's doing his best in the Espanyol, but that team always has problems to stand in the honor division


i saw that :P

6    Espanyol Barcelone 46

22points between Espanyol and the first Barca
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: en on March 22, 2005, 09:05:11 PM
Quote from: elgie

R.C.D. Espanyol. He spent some time in an italian team.. hum.. *google google*.. ah yeah, the Lazio in 1998-1999, then he went to the Olympique until 2000, when he came back to Barcelona. He's been a controversial player, but some of his moves are genius :P



The 'little budda' was really cool...but the move to Italy really de-railed his career...(then again, the spanish generally hasn't done too well in Italy it seems, eg. Jose Mari, Farinos)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on March 27, 2005, 11:37:15 AM
WTF France suxx  :(  

http://www.eurosport.com/home/pages/v4/l0/s22/e6243/live_lng0_spo22_evt6243.shtml
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: elgie on March 27, 2005, 03:57:18 PM
0-0 vs Switzerland?  :o
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on March 27, 2005, 08:57:07 PM
Quote from: elgie
0-0 vs Switzerland?  :o


yes, that sux  :evil:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Pure Racer on March 27, 2005, 10:17:38 PM
Yeah, weird things in the qualifier... South Korean lost to Saudi Arabia 0-2 and Japan lost to Iran, I think it was 1-2....
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: en on March 27, 2005, 10:59:41 PM
I guess traditionally, Saudi Arabia and Iran are strong Asian sides (Strong in qualifiers, shit in the real thing). And I knew that Japan was playing away, and it's tough playing in front of a 100,000 hostile crowd...

ANd France had been shit for the long time now...
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: elgie on March 28, 2005, 11:34:43 AM
Yeah, I think Iran has a good team; I don't know about Saudi Arabia.. As for France.. even though they've lost fuel in the las years.. man, it still's France.. one of the big countries of soccer.. it's so hard to believe  :?

The next thing will be to see Brazil and Argentina lose in the qualifiers :(
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on March 28, 2005, 11:59:58 AM
Quote from: elgie
As for France.. even though they've lost fuel in the las years.. man, it still's France.. one of the big countries of soccer.. it's so hard to believe  :?

The next thing will be to see Brazil and Argentina lose in the qualifiers :(


All the good players like Zidane(Real Madrid), Thuram(Juventus), Makelele(Chelsea) have gone.
Henry was injured in the France - Switherland.  :evil:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on March 28, 2005, 03:27:05 PM
Zidane ownzz England in the 90mn and 92mn  :jerk:
(in the Europeen Cup 2004)
France 2.1 England
http://rapidshare.de/files/1035919/x-france-england-2-1.wmv.html
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: elgie on March 28, 2005, 06:29:46 PM
good for Zidane. :) If only we could lure him to Barcelona..  :twisted:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: en on March 29, 2005, 04:27:47 AM
Yeah, Zidane is a great player...
but can't help to think that he's gonna give up the game sooner than later.
He's won everything...he's just playing to enjoy football now I think.

Then again, I never really forgave France after Euro 2000.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: tedsuism on March 29, 2005, 07:09:04 AM
France need another player like zidane .... henry is kinda useless in france
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on March 30, 2005, 10:49:48 PM
Draw between France 1.1 Israel.  :hits with chair:  :hits with chair:

Fucking man with 10240245240 faults.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on April 02, 2005, 08:11:09 PM
OMG Thierry Henry roxxx

Arsenal - Norwich : 4-1
Buts : Henry (19e, 22e, 66e), Ljungberg (50e) pour Arsenal ; Huckerby (30e) pour Norwich

HAT TRICK  :twisted:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on May 02, 2005, 06:29:53 PM
England's champion : Chelsea
Germany's champion : Bayern Munich
France's champion : Lyon
Spain's champion : Barcelona or Real Madrid ?
Italia's champion : Milan or Juventus ?

Champion's League :

Home ===> Visitor
Chelsea 0.0 Liverpool
Liverpool 1.0 Chelsea

Liverpool won => FINAL

Milan A.C 2.0 PSV Eindhoven
PSV Eindhoven 3.1 Milan A.C

Milan A.C won => FINAL
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: elgie on May 02, 2005, 07:23:16 PM
Quote from: ~Tettekete~

Spain's champion : Barcelona or Real Madrid ?


still unknown  :( 4 matches left.. and they're 78 points vs. 72.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on May 02, 2005, 07:49:29 PM
Quote from: elgie
Quote from: ~Tettekete~

Spain's champion : Barcelona or Real Madrid ?


still unknown  :( 4 matches left.. and they're 78 points vs. 72.


I'm sure Barcelona will win.

Barcelona = Ronaldinho, Eto'o, Deco, Giuly..... OmG so many good player.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: maliciel on May 04, 2005, 02:06:04 PM
Futsal isn't football. But whatever. XD
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: elgie on May 04, 2005, 02:19:37 PM
Quote from: Maliciel
Futsal isn't football. But whatever. XD


*reads thread title* The Random Futsal/Soccer Discussion Thread

yeah, whatever. :roll:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: maliciel on May 04, 2005, 02:27:26 PM
Tettekete just edited it. ;_;

France winning '98 was just a fluke. :P
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: elgie on May 04, 2005, 02:31:59 PM
Quote from: Maliciel
Tettekete just edited it. ;_;

France winning '98 was just a fluke. :P


Yeah, and after the scandals in Paris-St Germaine they've never been the same..

I don't remember anything about the PSG scandal. something about bribing some referees?
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on May 04, 2005, 03:10:01 PM
What's that scandal about the PSG  :lol:

(http://img38.echo.cx/img38/2928/679662859xq.th.gif) (http://img38.echo.cx/my.php?image=679662859xq.gif)
Ronaldinho- PSG (http://img143.echo.cx/img143/3448/1156007100qi.gif)
clik clik clik

Omg Koji Nakata sux ahah
(http://img143.echo.cx/img143/9476/1156839028ze.gif)

AND THE CHAMPION'S LEAGUE FINAL is :

LIVERPOOL vs. MILAN A.C
 :w00t:

at Istanbul
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: en on May 05, 2005, 12:13:07 AM
While I'm not a Liverpool fan, I'm glad they went through...
That would finally make 'the special one' shut up.
 :twisted:
Winning everything? My arse!

I think Milan is going to win, they have a stronger team overall, but then again anything can happen in football.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: josuke on May 05, 2005, 01:58:30 AM
Yea MILAN will be the champion!! Lol. :bounce:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: lucifer on May 06, 2005, 04:08:38 AM
Quote from: elgie
Quote from: Maliciel
Tettekete just edited it. ;_;

France winning '98 was just a fluke. :P


Yeah, and after the scandals in Paris-St Germaine they've never been the same..

I don't remember anything about the PSG scandal. something about bribing some referees?
I think it's not PSG but Marseille in 1993/1994 or 1994/1995
they have their champion league tittle been withdrawn
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: maliciel on May 06, 2005, 04:21:49 AM
Liverpool will win. I actually hate them, but Milan sucks. Lol.

It sucks to see PSV win, but lose. It's times like these that I hate the away goals..
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: elgie on May 06, 2005, 12:14:47 PM
Quote from: lucifer
I think it's not PSG but Marseille in 1993/1994 or 1994/1995
they have their champion league tittle been withdrawn


ah really? true, true.. it was the Olympique and not PSG. :)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: maliciel on May 14, 2005, 05:26:14 AM
Wonder what will happen if Glazer gets his way with MUFC. o_o
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on May 14, 2005, 10:41:46 AM
Quote from: Maliciel
Wonder what will happen if Glazer gets his way with MUFC. o_o


Yeah that sux u.u

Philippe Troussier, the coach of Olympique Marseille, he would like to become again the coach of Japan if the country were qualified in the Mondial Cup 2006.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: maliciel on May 15, 2005, 03:12:00 AM
Okay, obvious question. What the hell is the Mondial Cup. :lol:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: en on May 15, 2005, 10:57:45 AM
Quote from: Maliciel
Wonder what will happen if Glazer gets his way with MUFC. o_o


Fuck, I don't want to even think about it....
Basically, all the man u fans I know are still in denial over this situation...

Since we all know that all Glazier's gonna do is fuck the club up.
Fuck.
Fuck.
Fuck.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on May 15, 2005, 06:51:07 PM
Quote from: Maliciel
Okay, obvious question. What the hell is the Mondial Cup. :lol:


ahah World Cup sorry  :lol:

Barcelona is the new champion of Spain.  :D
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on May 18, 2005, 10:51:29 PM
UEFA CUP FINAL (http://www.eurosport.com/home/pages/v4/l0/s22/e6883/sport_lng0_spo22_evt6883_sto720147.shtml)

CSKA Moscou 3.1 SPORTING CP[/b]

CSKA Moscou: A.BEREZUTSKIY (57e), Y.ZHIRKOV (66e), S.VAGNER LOVE (75e)

Sporting CP: F.ROGERIO (29e)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: elgie on May 20, 2005, 07:27:30 PM
Quote from: ~Tettekete~
Quote from: Maliciel
Okay, obvious question. What the hell is the Mondial Cup. :lol:


ahah World Cup sorry  :lol:

Barcelona is the new champion of Spain.  :D


yay!  :D

BTW did you watch the video of the guys at the shower? that was hot  :oops: to bad my boy was around when they showed the images on TV..

oh and now that I'm here.. ONLY 3 DAYS FOR THE NEXT GATAS MATCH!!  :w00t:

GATAS! CLAP CLAP CLAP
GATAS! CLAP CLAP CLAP
GO GATAS!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: en on May 20, 2005, 11:24:00 PM
Anyone watching the FA cup today/tonight?

I expect blood to spill tonight!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on May 21, 2005, 07:42:17 PM
Quote from: elgie


BTW did you watch the video of the guys at the shower? that was hot  :oops: to bad my boy was around when they showed the images on TV..

ah.. no i never watch it lol  :lol:

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Anyone watching the FA cup today/tonight?

I expect blood to spill tonight!


ARSENAL OWNZ MANCHESTER UNITED  (http://www.eurosport.com/home/pages/v4/l0/s22/e6902/sport_lng0_spo22_evt6902_sto721167.shtml)
muahahahaah and without Thierry Henry

ARSENAL 0.0 MANCHESTER UNITED

Penalty Kick

Arsenal
E.LAUREN
F.LJUNGBERG
R.VAN PERSIE
A.COLE
P.VIEIRA
 
Manchester United
P.SCHOLES
CRISTIANO RONALDO
W.ROONEY
R.KEANE
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: elgie on May 23, 2005, 09:40:22 AM
TODAY IS THE DAY OF THE REVENGE  :twisted:

GO GATAS!!! :bounce:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Hamasaki_Yoshizawa on May 23, 2005, 05:05:31 PM
Go GATAS!
Makenaide~

*plays Ganbare Nippon Soccer Fight!*
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on May 23, 2005, 06:23:24 PM
Quote from: elgie
TODAY IS THE DAY OF THE REVENGE  :twisted:

GO GATAS!!! :bounce:


Oh yeah I totally forgot Gatas !

GO GATAS !!!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: en on May 24, 2005, 12:53:25 AM
Yay!!! Gatas' revenge is completed...
AND Mikitty even got on the score board!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Philosoranter on May 24, 2005, 01:53:31 AM
GATAS WINS 739 CUP!! :w00t:

http://www.sanspo.com/geino/top/gt200505/gt2005052403.html

The tournament was split into two branches, Gatas vs CHOOP vs Dream and Carezza vs Fantasista vs Horipro.  Gatas and Carezza each won in their divisions by large margins and went on to play against one another.  Carezza's 小島くるみ (Kotori Kurumi) got the first point four minutes into the second half, with Yossi scoring a minute later.  Kurumi scored again in the sixth minute, and Asami scored with 1:30 to go, sending it into a PK round.  With six kickers each and 4v4 points, Miuna scored for Gatas while 河辺瞳 (Koube? Hitomi) just missed, clenching it for Gatas.

Raise the roof for Country Musume!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Hamasaki_Yoshizawa on May 25, 2005, 12:26:31 AM
WOOT

Yeah! GO GATAS!
That's some good shit to hear, yo~

Go COUNTRY Musume! :bounce:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Ruroshin on May 25, 2005, 02:45:56 PM
Quote from: Philosoranter
GATAS WINS 739 CUP!! :w00t:

http://www.sanspo.com/geino/top/gt200505/gt2005052403.html

The tournament was split into two branches, Gatas vs CHOOP vs Dream and Carezza vs Fantasista vs Horipro.  Gatas and Carezza each won in their divisions by large margins and went on to play against one another.  Carezza's 小島くるみ (Kotori Kurumi) got the first point four minutes into the second half, with Yossi scoring a minute later.  Kurumi scored again in the sixth minute, and Asami scored with 1:30 to go, sending it into a PK round.  With six kickers each and 4v4 points, Miuna scored for Gatas while 河辺瞳 (Koube? Hitomi) just missed, clenching it for Gatas.

Raise the roof for Country Musume!


sounds exciting, so they finally got their revenge from last year in a PK round no less.  

Now to wait for the fan vids  :D

actually I still got the 2004 vid on my server I'll put that up in the asshole forum soon.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on May 25, 2005, 03:15:12 PM
The 6 teams

(http://img88.echo.cx/img88/4237/team4lz.th.jpg) (http://img88.echo.cx/my.php?image=team4lz.jpg)

GO GATAS !
___________________________________
TONIGHT MILAN VS. LIVERPOOL
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: maliciel on May 25, 2005, 03:26:04 PM
I hope liverpool wins. Ahahahha.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on May 25, 2005, 11:32:55 PM
LIVERPOOL WON THE CHAMPION'S LEAGUE !!!!!!!!

LIVERPOOL 3.3 MILAN A.C

MILAN A.C
P.MALDINI (1e)
H.CRESPO (38e, 43e)

LIVERPOOL
S.GERRARD (54e)
V.SMICER (56e)
XABI ALONSO (60e)

PENALTY KICK

S.SERGINHO - miss
A.PIRLO - miss
J.TOMASSON - goal
KAKA - goal
A.SHEVCHENKO - miss
 D.HAMANN - goal
D.CISSE - goal
J.RIISE - miss
V.SMICER  - goal
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: JaisBane on May 25, 2005, 11:35:11 PM
You got your wish, buddy.  Liverpool defeated Milan to win the Champion's League!  Go ENGLAND!!  The score was tied 3-3 through 2 overtimes and was settled in a PK shoot out, 3-2.  If I didn't know any better, I'd say the result was eerily similar to Gatas' win.  Good Show, fellas, you've made the Queen proud.

Oh, and thanks to Tettekete for the playbyplay in the irc channel.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ctz on May 26, 2005, 12:10:13 AM
Sounds like a great match. Too bad I was on my way to home so I missed the Champion league final :(
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: en on May 26, 2005, 04:56:47 AM
I don't mind Liverpool winning, but god I hate penalty shoot-outs...
I think they should really try the sudden death goal thing where they take a player out every 10 minutes...

It was a great match, but penalty shoot outs really ruins it...and makes the extra time becoming a 'put 10 men behind the ball and wait for a shoot out' thing.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: elgie on May 26, 2005, 10:23:07 AM
yay  :w00t:

I hate italian teams, esp. both Milan and Inter :P
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: maliciel on May 26, 2005, 12:17:39 PM
THE REDS MADE IT. THE BASTARDS ACTUALLY FUCKING MADE IT.

Milan is crazy, to lose a 3 goal lead like that. 3 goals by half-time usually means death..
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: mikitty on May 26, 2005, 05:09:56 PM
Quote from: elgie
yay  :w00t:

I hate italian teams, esp. both Milan and Inter :P


 :cry:  Inter are my favourite club...

WOOOOO!!! GO LIVERPOOL!! I am sooooo happy Milan didn't win. HAHAHAHAHA They have a trophyless season, and Inter still might win the coppa italia cup.  :D
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: JaisBane on May 26, 2005, 06:55:32 PM
Maliciel, Liverpool scored those 3 goals in 6 MINUTES!  That's just ridiculous.  Milan must have been distracted by the turkish babes, or someone must have torched an italian flag.  Something like that should never happen in a cup final, but I'm glad it happened to Liverpool.  Too bad it couldn't have been Arsenal  :cry:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on May 26, 2005, 07:09:14 PM
Quote from: JaisBane
Too bad it couldn't have been Arsenal  :cry:


Word

GO ARSENAL !!

Quote from: first page
Who's your favorite top5 futsal players ?
Who's your favorite top5 teams ?
What's you favorite top5 Gatas Brihantes players ?
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: mikitty on May 26, 2005, 08:59:23 PM
Who's your favorite top5 futsal players ?
Does this include regular football? because the top 5 futsal players would be the same as my top 5 gatas players =/ I'm guessing it doesnt so...

1. Javier Zanetti (BEST RIGHT BACK IN THE WORLD!!!)
*thinks really really hard*
2. Ronaldo
3. Andriy Shevchenko
4. Buffon
5. Adriano

Who's your favorite top5 teams ?
1. Inter Milan
2. Brazil
3. Italy
4. Japan
5. Gatas :d

What's you favorite top5 Gatas Brihantes players ?
1. Miki
2. Maki
3. Mai
4. Yossi
5. Rika
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on June 07, 2005, 02:13:33 AM
My Gatas Brihantes Players Note:

A:
Ishikawa Rika: 17/20
Fujimoto Miki: 16/20
Shibata Ayumi: ?? she never plays
Asami: 13/20

M:
Yoshizawa Hitomi: 17/20
Saitou Hitomi: 14/20

D:
Satoda Mai: 19.5/20
Miuna: 13/20

G:
Tsuji Nozomi: 17/20
Konno Asami: 15/20

(Korenaga Miki ?: 20/20)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: auroragb on June 07, 2005, 04:19:38 AM
Did Maki stop playing?
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on June 07, 2005, 10:19:29 AM
Quote from: auroragb
Did Maki stop playing?


Dunnot
I didnt see her .

Mai Satoda is the best player !
except for her c.s.c  :lol:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Happosai on June 07, 2005, 03:13:21 PM
Quote from: ~Tettekete~
...

Mai Satoda is the best player !
except for her c.s.c  :lol:


Well... i finally found the time to watch the more complete version (and not the silly "Tsuji OPV" posted before!!!) of the Fuji TV 739 Cup upped at Casper's tracker and re-upped in here by da awesome Ruroshin...  :)

... i only have one thing to say....


KORENAGAAAAAAAAA !!!!!  :bounce:  :bounce:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on June 07, 2005, 04:43:11 PM
Quote from: Happosai


KORENAGAAAAAAAAA !!!!!  :bounce:  :bounce:


Quote from: Me
(Korenaga Miki ?: 20/20)


Yes, she's the best player.
But in the H!P, it's Mai-chan.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on June 16, 2005, 08:49:10 PM
Confederations Cup

Japan 1.2 Mexico



Yanagisawa 12' for Japan
Zinha 39' , Fonseca 64'  for Mexico

_______________________
And tonight,
Brazil vs. Greece

with 4elite players = Adriano, Robinho, Ronaldinho, Kaka  :shock:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: mikitty on June 16, 2005, 09:05:01 PM
INTER WON THE COPPA ITALIA!!!!!!!!! WOOO YEH!!! FIRST ITALIAN TROPHY IN 16 YEARS!!!! NEXT STOP- SERIE A AND THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE!!!!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on June 19, 2005, 11:15:55 PM
JAPAN WON  :w00t:

JAPAN 1 vs 0 Greece

Oguro 76'

BRAZIL LOSE  :(

BRAZIL 0 vs 1 MEXICO

Borgetti 58'
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on June 22, 2005, 10:42:01 PM
JAPAN LOST  :(

JAPAN 2 vs. 2 BRAZIL

Nakamura 27'  .     Robinho 10'  
Oguro 88'       .      Ronaldinho 32'

Some comment:

90+3'       It's all over!! What a game! Japan so close to creating a huge upset...but it's Brazil who go through with Mexico

90+1'       Alex coming forward...wide right for Kaji...HOISTS IT HIGH BACK STICK!! CHANCES!! OGURO!! MARCOS SAVES! OGURO WHACKS THE BALL ACROSS THE FACE OF GOAL! But it's safe...what a chance! WHAT A CHANCE THAT WAS

88'   GOAL:   Nakamura and Nakata both there....danger for Brazil...twenty metres out, dead centre...Alex trying to get the wall pushed back...NAKAMURA!! OFF THE POST! OGURO'S VOLLEYED FOLLOW-UP! MARCOS BRILLIANT REACTIONS!! BUT CAN'T KEEP IT OUT!!! IT'S ALL SQUARE!!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: maliciel on June 24, 2005, 01:40:16 AM
Yeah, it's sad how Japan was fucked over by bad refereeing decisions.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: mikitty on June 24, 2005, 02:25:13 AM
thats football
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on June 25, 2005, 07:58:08 PM
BRAZIL 3 vs. 2 GERMANY

Podolski 22'  
Ballack 45'  (p.)
 
Adriano 21'  
Ronaldinho 43'  (p.)
Adriano 76'  
 

FINAL = BRAZIL vs. ARGENTINA or MEXICO
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: amuse on June 25, 2005, 08:25:21 PM
I just finished watching the Brazil vs. Germany match. It was not bad but I want to see both teams play each other using their top lineups though :(
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on June 29, 2005, 10:44:25 PM
Brazil Won the Confederation Cup !

BRAZIL  4 vs. 1 ARGENTINA

Adriano 10'  
Kaká 16'  
Ronaldinho 47'  
Adriano 63'  
     
Aimar 65'
____________________
Germany 4  vs.  3 Mexico

Podolski 37'  
Schweinsteiger 41'  
Huth 79'  
Ballack 97'  

Fonseca 40'  
Borgetti 58'  
Borgetti 85'
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Naxo on July 02, 2005, 04:15:48 AM
Don't compare Futsal with Football (soccer is a stupid name that only you americans use)

BTW I'm barcelonist since I was 3 and I can say that I have watched and celebrated incredible goals of Romario, Koeman, Laudrup, Stoichkov, Guardiola, Bakero, Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Saviola, Riquelme, Ronaldinho, Eto'o, Deco...

Yeah, football is a religion here...

BTW Here are some things of the best player in the world
(http://kevcarter.skyblog.com/pics/133497331.gif)

(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/8027/ron0vo.gif)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on July 06, 2005, 10:32:52 PM
The new PSG will ownz the world  8)

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/3958/psg4ho.jpg) (http://www.imageshack.us)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on August 25, 2005, 03:51:05 PM
Wooooo  :w00t:

Zidane, Makelele and Thuram are back in the french team ! And they won 3 vs. 0 against the Ivory Coast !

Ok i'm very late -.-'
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: amuse on August 26, 2005, 12:44:56 AM
Never knew there was a foooooootball thread. Anyways here's the Champions League draw

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=340368&cc=5739

Group G seems like the group of death this time around :shock:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on August 26, 2005, 01:01:44 AM
Quote from: amuse
Never knew there was a foooooootball thread


Woot ?! Better Like That

european footbal

Go to the first page first post !
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: xDeviLx on September 02, 2005, 07:29:20 AM
Quote from: amuse
Never knew there was a foooooootball thread. Anyways here's the Champions League draw

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=340368&cc=5739

Group G seems like the group of death this time around :shock:


can't wait to see liverpool and chelsea  :D
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on September 07, 2005, 06:30:20 PM
Tonight

FRANCE vs. EIRE !!!!

OMG
_________________________________________
FT Kazakhstan  1
Greece  2

FT Russia  0
Portugal  0

FT Czech Republic  4
Armenia  1

FT Finland  5
Macedonia  1

FT Latvia  1
Slovakia  1

FT Azerbaijan  0
Austria  0

FT Bulgaria  3
Iceland  2

FT Ukraine  0
Turkey  1

FT Malta  1
Croatia  1

FT Lithuania  0
Bosnia Herzegovina  1

FT Norway  1
Scotland  2

FT Faroe Islands  0
Israel  2

FT Belarus  1
Italy  4

FT Denmark  6
Georgia  1

FT Cyprus  1
Switzerland  3

FT Moldova  1
Slovenia  2

FT Poland  1
Wales  0

FT Belgium  8
San Marino  0

FT Hungary  0
Sweden  1

FT Northern Ireland  1

England  0
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on September 07, 2005, 10:51:28 PM
FRANCE 1 vs. 0 EIRE

Thierry Henry goal !!  :w00t:  :w00t:  :w00t:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on September 13, 2005, 10:35:11 PM
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Lyon 3  -  0 Real Madrid
 
Carew 21'  
Juninho  26'  
Wiltord 31'  
   
 :w00t:  :w00t:  :w00t:

French club > Spanish club
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on October 12, 2005, 10:44:10 PM
WOoooooooooo

FRANCE 4 vs. 0 CYPRUS

Zidane
Wiltord
Dhorasso (PSG powaa)
Giuly

France is qualified for the World Cup 2006 !!!

 :w00t:   :w00t:  :w00t:  :w00t:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: daigong on November 18, 2005, 03:39:45 PM
Rika's favorite player, FC Barcelona's Ronaldinho has won France Football magazine's 2005 Ballon d'Or, or Golden Ball award, for European player of the year!

(http://images.tsn.ca/images/stories/20051022/ronaldinho_70013.jpg)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Thimas X on December 10, 2005, 05:00:31 AM
Quote
Miracle on grass?
By Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! Sports
December 9, 2005

Dan Wetzel
Yahoo! Sports Exclusive
You are either a soccernista, or you are tired of listening to one. You either are part of the full blown (and more sizeable than critics want to believe) cult of American soccer fans, or you have been getting badgered half your life by one of them about how you just don't get it.

In an event that clearly defines the two camps, the draw for next summer's World Cup was announced Friday. You either cared, grew concerned when the United States got put into one of the "Groups of Death" and wondered how we'd deal with three-time champion Italy – or you were more interested in Colts-Jaguars, Duke-Texas or if Roger Clemens is really retiring.

No matter how much the soccernistas preen around, no matter how arrogantly they dismiss non-fans for their lack of understanding, no matter how they discuss the Premier League like it is the AL East or call the NFL "American Football," the reality is that the majority of fans here just don't want to follow soccer.

Not only was Friday's draw not shown on network television, ESPN didn't even deem it worthy of preempting "NFL Live" and instead shoved it to ESPN2 right after the lumberjack competition.

That's reality. That's America. Just one thing and one thing only can change that.

ADVERTISEMENT
We win.

The soccernistas have been promising a tidal wave of interest in soccer to overwhelm the country for decades. All it was going to take was getting Pele to play in the Meadowlands back in the 1970s. Or having a generation of kids weaned who played in youth leagues to become adults. Or the World Cup coming here in 1994, or the MLS, or Mia Hamm, or Freddy Adu.

Or even a nice effort in a World Cup, like the U.S.'s quarterfinals appearance in 2002.

None of it has worked. In fact, none of it has come close to working.

Virtually every kid in the United States has kicked a soccer ball at one point or another. Suburban fields are overrun with the sport by both boys and girls. In cities, immigrants play on tennis courts and dead-end streets.

People love to play soccer in America. They know the rules. They've seen the game. They still don't care about it in big numbers.

And they won't unless we are contending to be the best. That means winning it all. We finished in the final eight at the last World Cup. The final eight! Not bad. But no one outside of the soccernistas is aware of this. No one even knows that the United States is any good at all. Ask a random guy on the street and he wouldn't know we even qualified, let alone the name of a U.S. player.

Just having people play the game means nothing. Virtually every American has played table tennis, but do you know anyone who follows the pro level of the sport, which in Asia is bigger than just about anything? Me neither.

It's because no American wins on the world level (not to mention it is a little silly watching grown men play Ping-Pong), but mainly we aren't going to watch foreigners play sports.

This is the USA, where being No. 1 is expected. We have the richest economy, the most powerful military and the most influential entertainment industry. Eighth place doesn't cut it. Moral victories are meaningless.

We, like most countries, enjoy the sports we are great at. Because we are America, we export them around the globe. Baseball is an international phenomenon. Basketball is the world's single-fastest growing sport.

"Basketball is my generation's soccer," said Lamar Odom at the Athens Olympics where U.S. pros finished third because other countries fielded better teams.

Odom is a bit ahead of himself. The July 9 World Cup final in Berlin is expected to attract a television audience of more than one billion people. Basketball can't do that. Yet. But that is the U.S. mentality. We have our games. The rest of the world can take it or leave it.

Winning the World Cup will change that. If the USA makes a deep run next summer (semifinals at least), the nation will be enraptured, Miracle on Ice style.

It might not be probable. But for a change, it is possible. Our team is better, more experienced and more determined. Our best young athletes may not play soccer – wouldn't Michael Vick or Allen Iverson make brilliant attackers? – but we undoubtedly have excellent talent and world-class training.

No longer should success be qualified. If U.S. soccer wants to be taken seriously, it needs to deliver serious results.

The draw, yes, is very difficult. Group E contains heavyweight contenders such as Italy and the Czech Republic, meaning the U.S. is going to have to beat a great team to advance to knockout play.

But it is telling that the U.S. has improved so much its group would likely be considered the "Group of Death." We are the Gonzaga of the World Cup, the nasty mid-major no one wants to face. The question is when do we become Duke?

"I think one year we will win the World Cup," U.S. midfielder DaMarcus Beasley told ESPN2.

The sooner "one year" comes, the better. It might not be 2006, but this team needs to prove that the 2002 quarters was a stepping stone, not a destination.

"I think the advantage that we have is that we've been through a fairly successful World Cup," U.S. manager Bruce Arena said. "(We need to) apply it to this time around. I think I've learned a few lessons."

They'll need them. The soccernistas can keep trying to tell the rest of the country about what they are missing, about how their sport – the world's sport – is the best one and about how 1-0 games are more exciting than you'd think.

But nothing has ever changed the minds of the masses. Not Pele. Not the World Cup final in L.A. Not a professional league. Not any amount of soccer snobbery.

Only winning works. Which is why it is time for the U.S. to make it happen.

Dan Wetzel is Yahoo! Sports' national columnist. Dan's new book, "Runnin' Rebel: Shark Tales of 'Extra Benefits,' Frank Sinatra and Winning It All" with coach Jerry Tarkanian, is on sale now.

Look for more Dan Wetzel commentary on the back of this month's Wheaties box -- available in stores now!

Send Dan a question or comment for potential use in a future column or webcast.

Updated on Friday, Dec 9, 2005 5:18 pm EST


i like this article
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 10, 2005, 06:52:28 AM
US Won't make it! The World Cup 2006 draw today, I like Brazil and Japan's matchups.

Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on December 10, 2005, 09:26:56 AM
France has an easy group !!  :w00t:  

 :P
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 07, 2006, 07:58:11 AM
LOL T! Korea will beat y'all!

Ronahdino gonna roll everyone up!
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/7375/gaousha49gm.gif)

And wow, I just saw this Nike CM. AMAZING.

WATCH (http://nikefootball.nike.com/nikefootball/tiempo/video/downloads/nikefootball_ronaldinho_high.zip)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on January 14, 2006, 05:22:58 PM
Wahhh awesome Ronaldinho ahha :lol:
He was in Paris-St-Germain  :(

Manchester United 1.3 Manchester City

Ahah  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: maliciel on January 14, 2006, 05:28:20 PM
France is gonna go down in flames! :lol:

AND THE ONLY REASON MAN CITY WON IS BECAUSE MAN U DECIDED TO GO EASY ON THEM~
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on January 14, 2006, 05:33:29 PM
My pronostics are :

GROUP A:
1. Germany
2. Costa Rica

GROUP B:
1. England
2. Sweden

GROUP C:
1. Argentina
2. Netherlands

GROUP D:
1. Mexico
2. Portugal

GROUP E:
1. Italia
2. Czech Rep.

GROUP F:
1. Brazil
2. Japan

GROUP G:
1. France
2. South Korea

GROUP H:
1. Spain
2. Tunisia
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: hellriser on January 14, 2006, 05:59:26 PM
Arsenal beat Middlesbrough 7-0 in EPL
go Arsenal!

/me not an Arsenal's fan tho..
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on January 16, 2006, 09:23:37 PM
Yeah Frenc players doing great :P

Henry hat trick Arsenal vs. Middlebrough

And

Zidane hat trick with Real Madrid
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 17, 2006, 08:43:46 AM
Zidane is still playing? Will he be in World Cup 2006?

Anyone play EA Sports FIFA games? I got me World Cup 2002 and can't aim, even got me a game pad now  :evil:  :lol:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Stryfe on January 17, 2006, 10:15:39 AM
Quote from: daigong
Zidane is still playing? Will he be in World Cup 2006?

Yup and yup. He's gonna retire after the 06/07 season.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on January 17, 2006, 05:13:51 PM
Yeah he'll play. He's still one of the best player in the world at 33 .  :lol:

Quote
Anyone play EA Sports FIFA games? I got me World Cup 2002 and can't aim, even got me a game pad now


Fifa sucks. You should try PES5
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 19, 2006, 09:38:31 AM
Quote from: Tomohisa
Yeah he'll play. He's still one of the best player in the world at 33 .  :lol:

Quote
Anyone play EA Sports FIFA games? I got me World Cup 2002 and can't aim, even got me a game pad now


Fifa sucks. You should try PES5


Is it for PC?

Who is this?? :?

I did manage to master FIFA. can't pass though, managed to get my shots down.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on January 19, 2006, 06:00:55 PM
PES 5 = pro evolution soccer 5
 the best football simulation game of the world
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: KLSADAKO on February 03, 2006, 06:36:59 AM
Newcastle fan here, I know many here have probably never heard of them, lol
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on February 03, 2006, 07:20:20 AM
Quote from: KLSADAKO
Newcastle fan here, I know many here have probably never heard of them, lol


YAY~ ! A football fan here WELCOME !

I know Newcastle, they have good players like Owen, Ameobi and Shearer.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: KLSADAKO on February 03, 2006, 11:20:07 AM
Quote from: Tettekete v.2
Quote from: KLSADAKO
Newcastle fan here, I know many here have probably never heard of them, lol


YAY~ ! A football fan here WELCOME !

I know Newcastle, they have good players like Owen, Ameobi and Shearer.


hey cool, but is Ameobi a good player :P

1 point from 6 games isn't good, we could be getting relegated :evil:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on February 10, 2006, 10:28:48 PM
DAMN EGYPT WON AGAINST IVORY COAST T___T

EGYPT WON THE AFRIKAN CUP.....
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Shani Andras on February 16, 2006, 06:47:58 AM
yo~ Newcastle fans... it seems like if things go the right way ... you'll be having Claudio Ranieri as the manager.... kaka
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Ching1670 on February 18, 2006, 07:52:44 AM
Who's your favorite top5 futbol players ?
Eric Cantona
Peter Schmeichel
Wayne Rooney
David Beckham
Ryan Giggs

Who's your favorite top5 teams ?
Manchester United
Gatas B. H!P
England

What's you favorite top5 Gatas Brihantes players ?
Tsuji Nozomi
Miki F.
Rika
Shibata
Miki K.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Ching1670 on February 18, 2006, 07:56:47 AM
And by the way, did anyone watch the GyaO Cup - Carezza ve. Gatas
I thought that was a fun match to watch, the intorduction was quite interesting and funny lol

You could definitely tell both teams had improved a lot, especially on the team work area.

But one thing that made me upset was that Gatas didn't use NONO at all in the whole match, that really pisses me off, I wanted to watch NONO, not just Knoono throughtout the 40 min match!!!

Anyone know what happened to NONO?
She had been benching so much in like the last few tourneys..
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: maliciel on February 19, 2006, 09:45:05 AM
Oh, is that good? Maybe i'll dl it.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Kei-Br on February 20, 2006, 05:47:20 AM
Who's your favorite top5 futbol players ?
- Roberto Carlos *_*
- Marcos (a goalkeeper from Brazil)
- Ronaldinho Gaucho
- Cafú
- Wagner Love

(i AM brazilian XP)

Who's your favorite top5 teams ?
- Palmeiras (all over the way!)
- Real Madrid
- Manchester United
- Liverpool
- Pumas (mexico)


What's you favorite top5 Gatas Brihantes players ?
- Yossi!
- Rika
- Miki
- Tsuji XP
- Mai
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Thimas X on February 20, 2006, 01:51:56 PM
USA 4-0 vs. Guatemala  :bounce:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: daigong on February 21, 2006, 07:25:03 AM
Who's your favorite top5 futbol players ?
Ronahldhino
Wayne Rooney
Zidane

Who's your favorite top5 teams ?
Gatas B. H!P
Brazil

What's you favorite top5 Gatas Brihantes players ?
Rika
Miki
Yossi
Nono
Kore
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: KLSADAKO on February 21, 2006, 06:10:42 PM
Quote from: Shani Andras
yo~ Newcastle fans... it seems like if things go the right way ... you'll be having Claudio Ranieri as the manager.... kaka


Are u for real, I think that will be good 8)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on February 21, 2006, 06:33:32 PM
Tonight is the Champion's league  :D


Real Madrid - Arsenal = I think Arsenal will win (and i hope)

Bayern - Milan = I think Milan will win

PSV - Lyon = Lyon will win !!! (GO LYON!!)

Benfica- Liverpool = Liverpool will win easily
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: KLSADAKO on February 21, 2006, 07:05:00 PM
Real to win 3-1, but I hope the Arse can win, but their injuries will prove costly :D
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on February 21, 2006, 07:22:17 PM
Yeah too much injuries

Sol Campbell, Ashley Cole, Gaël Clichy, Pascal Cygan, Kerrea Gilbert, Lauren
all their defense ;__;
And
Emmanuel Adebayor, Robin Van Persie, Dennis Bergkamp and maybe Reyes


Wahhhh too much
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on February 21, 2006, 10:43:07 PM
REAL 0 . 1 ARSENAL = Henry !

PSV 0 . 1 LYON = Juninho !!!

BAYERN 1 . 1 MILAN = Shevchenko for Milan and Ballack for Bayern

BENFICA 1 . 0 LIVERPOOL = Da Silva
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Kei-Br on February 22, 2006, 12:10:54 AM
Quote from: Tettekete v.2


BENFICA 1 . 0 LIVERPOOL = Da Silva




NOOOOOO!!!! LIVERPOOL SHOULD WIN!  :evil:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: maliciel on February 22, 2006, 12:41:13 PM
WTF, Arsenal won!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on February 22, 2006, 02:45:36 PM
Quote from: Maliciel
WTF, Arsenal won!


Yeah the won !! Because they have the best forward of the world AKA


THIERRY HENRY !!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: daigong on February 22, 2006, 03:50:20 PM
Yeah. C'mon Real Madrid ... WTF!! :shock:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: maliciel on February 22, 2006, 05:38:33 PM
Lol T, you only like him coz he's French :p
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on February 22, 2006, 06:21:28 PM
No! He's one of the best Player of the world

My DreamTeam:
GoalKeeper: Buffon
Defense: Cicinho, Nesta, Gallas, Lauren
Middle: Vieira, Ronaldinho, Robinho, Park
Forward: Henry, Shevchenko
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on February 22, 2006, 10:44:41 PM
Champion's League (day 2)

Chelsea 1 . 2 Barcelona

Werder Breme 3 . 2 Juventus

Ajax 2 . 2 Inter

Glasgow Ranger 2 . 2 Villareal
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Ching1670 on February 27, 2006, 12:51:11 AM
Congrad to Manchester United on winning the English League Cup!
 :bounce:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on March 01, 2006, 10:55:01 PM
FRANCE 1 . 2 SLOVAKIA

shame on you french !!! pff

France 75%
Slovakia 25%
1half

 :x  :x
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Ching1670 on March 02, 2006, 01:16:07 AM
I watched the England game
It was quite boring in the first part of the first half, but after Uruguay scored the first goal, the tempo had picked up.
England had so many chances during the game, if they could capitalize couple of them, they ll be winning by 2-3 goals
But it was quite dramatic how England's COle scored in the extra time  :lol:

GO ENGLAND!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Thimas X on March 02, 2006, 02:34:41 AM
USA beat Poland 1-0 in a snowstorm! I thought they canceled the match if it was snowing.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on March 04, 2006, 06:14:53 AM
Quote
Olympique Marseille have announced on Friday they will sent a reserve team to play arch-rivals Paris Saint Germain in Paris on Sunday. Marseille's president Pape Diouf also decided that none of the club's supporters would travel to the capital for the game after a row over security in the stadium.

The Southern club's manager Jean Fernandez had announced his 17-men squad for the weekend, but Pape Diouf has decided that only a reserve team would feature at the Parc des Princes.

"To prove our determination and show to both the PSG directors and the French football authorities we disagree with their decisions (...), we have decided to not to send our professional squad to the match," said Diouf during a press conference on Friday.

"We will send a team composed of young players and professionals but not in any case can the players be considered as regular starters," he added.

Diouf also announced that the club had asked their supporters not to travel for the game.

"We have had talks with our supporters ever since the beginning of this row. We had decided to come to Paris if two conditions were met. Firstly, that our supporters would be recover the number of tickets that they should have been granted with. And secondly that their security would be ensured," Diouf explained.

"The supporters understood our decision," the chairman concluded.

Paris' president Pierre Blayau refused to make any comments of this decision.

This decision comes after a long argument between the two clubs that took its roots in the number of tickets reserved for the travelling supporters.

Marseille had first asked for 1,000 tickets to be awarded for their supporters. They were. But three days later, Marseille asked for 1,000 more.

The capital club refused to meet their demand, arguing that the deadline was passed, and soon Blayau's club was accused of having sold those same tickets to their own supporters, jeopardising the security of the OM supporters.

"PSG made a heavy mistake which was to sell tickets reseerved for the visitors' supporters to their own fans. They had no right to do so, and did it exclusively for commercial means," Diouf accused.

PSG answered through a statement in which the club strongly denied these allegations.

Later on Friday, PSG announced having given the Southern club 307 extra tickets.


http://www.eurosport.com/football/ligue-1/2005-2006/sport_sto844296.shtml

PSG >>>>>> OM
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on March 06, 2006, 05:55:24 PM
PSG can't beat the OM reserve team........ pathetic  :evil:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on March 08, 2006, 10:39:32 PM
CHAMPION'S LEAGUE !!

LYON FC. 4 vs. 0 PSV EINDHOVEN !!!!

MILAN AC 4 vs. 1 BAYERN MUNICH

ARSENAL 0 vs. 0 REAL MADRID

LIVERPOOL 0 vs. 2 BENFICA

Qualified
Lyon
Milan
Arsenal
Benfica
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: maliciel on March 28, 2006, 10:44:02 PM
Juventus vs Arsenal = 0 : 2

11 men down to 9 in the space of 3 minutes 8 minutes from time. Awesome, Juve. Fuckin' awesome. They started out great, would've even said they were dominating in the first 30 minutes. Then Arsenal scored, and the defence totally broke down. Not to mention, the total lack of counter-offence..
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: aimaime on March 29, 2006, 02:37:16 AM
yup i just saw the arsenal - juve game. wow juve was really destroyed. this is the first time in a long time i've seen them beaten this badly. they couldn't keep up with the pace at all. henry was like, hi vieira.. ZOOoOoOM! bye bye vieira..

too bad they didn't win by a larger margin esp when juve were down to 9 men though. juve still has a chance of catching up..
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: maliciel on March 29, 2006, 08:06:27 AM
Vieira wouldn't be able to keep up with Henry, but the back of the defence sucked ass. What, they couldn't even stop Henry most of the time without fouling. And the ref was pretty card-happy :/
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: jimmy on March 30, 2006, 06:29:59 PM
Man, Arsenal have really been bringing their A game to the Champions League this year. Wish they would play like that in the Premiership, their form there has been pretty weak all season. They probably won't even qualify for next years Champions League unless they win it this year like Liverpool, which is pretty depressing if you're an Arsenal fan.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on April 01, 2006, 10:02:05 AM
Yeah because


HENRY IS JUST TOO AWESOME FOR FOOTBALL
 :bounce:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on April 03, 2006, 07:03:32 PM
PSG 3 vs. 1 Bordeaux

Hat Trick By..........PAULETA !  :w00t:

No one care but.............I care !!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Stone_Bone on April 04, 2006, 07:20:56 PM
Any Hamburger SV Fans here ? I really love this
Team cause i live in Hamburg and cause it's the best ^^
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: dark_shuyin on April 04, 2006, 09:51:52 PM
i used to play football
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on April 19, 2006, 02:24:24 PM
BARCELONA 1 vs. 0 MILAN !!!!

Goal: Giuly !!!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on April 19, 2006, 11:42:55 PM
Yay for Barca!! Damn arsenal won against the yellow submarines...
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on April 20, 2006, 12:14:06 AM
Quote from: jimmy
Man, Arsenal have really been bringing their A game to the Champions League this year. Wish they would play like that in the Premiership, their form there has been pretty weak all season. They probably won't even qualify for next years Champions League unless they win it this year like Liverpool, which is pretty depressing if you're an Arsenal fan.


 But if they do win, something that is quite possible, it would be more depressing to Tottenham Hotspurs. They have been magnificient this season and worked hard to stay at the 4th spot and to have that taken away from them is very disheartening...even more so to the fans. Everton was lucky last season..
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 20, 2006, 08:14:48 AM
Post clip of Ronaldhino's pass!!! PLZ :cry:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on April 20, 2006, 08:27:47 AM
Quote from: daigong
Post clip of Ronaldhino's pass!!! PLZ :cry:


about the goal ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceiMvx3HoYg&search=barcelona%20milan
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: daigong on April 20, 2006, 09:08:09 AM
Quote from: Tettekete v.2
about the goal ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceiMvx3HoYg&search=barcelona%20milan


:thumbsup coolin. the Brit on the radio described  it oh wicked good.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on April 20, 2006, 11:04:15 AM
Quote from: daigong
:thumbsup coolin. the Brit on the radio described  it oh wicked good.


It was wicked good..it took great technique and vision to open up the defence and find Giuly like that. He's just AMAZING. Imagine what would happen if Henry joined Barcalona..SCARY isn't it?
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: amuse on April 20, 2006, 06:16:29 PM
Or imagine how amazing Brazil will be at the World Cup :D!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on April 20, 2006, 10:29:36 PM
Quote from: amuse
Or imagine how amazing Brazil will be at the World Cup :D!


Earlier this year, i was afraid..but now it seems that Ronaldinho is the only one performing consistantly. There are speculations about the quality of the other 1st team players, namely Adriano, Ronaldo and Kaka (who missed a great chance to equalise againts Barca) and not forgetting that Brazil's defensive players which were just okay to begin with are either unfit and old (Cafu,Serginho) or underperforming (Roberto Carlos, Roque Junior)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on April 20, 2006, 10:38:14 PM
I think the Brazil's coach should choose one of the best defenser of the world : Cris (from Lyon F.C)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on April 20, 2006, 10:49:15 PM
Quote from: Tettekete v.2
I think the Brazil's coach should choose one of the best defenser of the world : Cris (from Lyon F.C)



____________________

Final of the french cup:

PARIS ST-GERMAIN vs. MARSEILLE !!!!

for french, this is like Barcelona.Real Madrid, MilanAc.InterMilan and Arsenal.ManU
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on April 23, 2006, 11:21:14 AM
Tottenham is a shame.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on April 23, 2006, 11:30:31 AM
^ and why do you think so?
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on April 23, 2006, 11:37:35 AM
You havnt see the match? There was two players injured on the ground but they continued to play and goaled.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on April 23, 2006, 11:57:38 AM
I haven't...That is a shame..
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on April 25, 2006, 10:50:54 AM
I actually didn't think it was that bad (the tottenham vs arsenal thing), the two arsenal ran into each other, by the time Carrick passed the ball Gilberto was up and Eboue didn't look injured at all after (Eboue was sprinting up and down the pitch with ease). If Carrick actually fouled one of the two players, then it's a different matter, but I don't really see much problems with that particular Tottenham goal.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on April 25, 2006, 12:08:09 PM
I've seen it and i think it's really unsportsmanlike(?) to keep on playing when the other team's player or in this case two players are obviously down and injured..You can see the fury in Wenger's eyes. But when i think of it again, Arsenal has been culprits of these sorts of behaviours before (Henry's early freekicks, the Nistelrooy incident..) and i guess it's karma's way of getting back at them (i've been watching too much of My Name Is Earl..:P)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on April 25, 2006, 12:54:42 PM
Yeah, it's hard to tell really, Arsenal were themselve the recepient of some balant fake injuries to waste time (against Villareal). But for me, it's more unsportsman for people to fake injury (which I thought was the case here, from what I saw, Eboue was about to get up, saw the ball had travel down field, then rolled around again). I'm neither a Tottenham or Arsenal fan, so I'm just stating my prespective of the incident.

I'm more pissed off about serial divers and hand ball specialists (which is seemingly on the rise these days) and people that rolled around in the ground seemingly in pain, then sprints all over the pitch normally after 30 seconds (if they are tough enough to run around after an injury, then they must be tough enough not to roll around in seemingly agony - eg. Del Horno style).
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on April 25, 2006, 01:39:37 PM
Del Horno is the King of Fakes
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on April 25, 2006, 07:35:29 PM
So is Inzaghi :P
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on April 25, 2006, 11:21:02 PM
Oh my god, i just wasted 90 mins of my life watching the Villareal-Arsenal game..I'd take the Gatas junior team matches ANYTIME over it. At least they'd score..
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on April 25, 2006, 11:21:11 PM
Got to agree, Inzaghi is the king of divers, he can dive anywhere, anytime, with or without the ball. The master of the modern era.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on April 25, 2006, 11:28:44 PM
Quote from: ew0923
Got to agree, Inzaghi is the king of divers, he can dive anywhere, anytime, with or without the ball. The master of the modern era.


 He's too lazy to even get the ball to dive with..
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on April 26, 2006, 07:31:26 PM
BYE BYE ZIDANE !

http://www.eurosport.com/football/la-liga/2005-2006/sport_sto874578.shtml
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on April 26, 2006, 10:36:41 PM
FINAL OF THE CHAMPION'S LEAGUE

FC. BARCELONA vs. ARSENAL FC.

Henry vs. Ronaldinho zOMG
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on April 26, 2006, 11:49:47 PM
Yay! Glad Barca went through, hopefully it would be an action-packed final. Definitely going for barca though :)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on April 27, 2006, 08:27:00 AM
I never thought this would ever happen, but i'd be a neutral on the final..I hope it's gonna be a cracking game!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Thimas X on April 27, 2006, 01:42:49 PM
That goal should've counted. That dude tripped over himself and exaggerated the fall.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on April 28, 2006, 12:53:23 AM
Yeah, Puyol dived, but I wanted Barca to go through. MIlan's team is getting so old, how in the world did they play a 39 year old (costacurta) in a Champions League semi-final really bugs me. And Barca was the better side, generally.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on April 29, 2006, 01:18:17 PM
FINAL OF THE FRENCH CUP:

Paris St-Germain vs. Olympic de Marseille (in Stade de France)

= 2300 policemens
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on April 29, 2006, 10:46:37 PM
PARIS ST-GERMAIN WON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


PARIS 2 vs. 1 MARSEILLE

Goal:
(Paris) Kalou, Dhorasoo
(Marseille) Mahoulida
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on May 08, 2006, 03:04:15 AM
The last match of ZINEDINE ZIDANE with Real Madrid today

http://www.eurosport.com/football/la-liga/2005-2006/sport_sto880665.shtml
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: aimaime on May 08, 2006, 03:14:57 AM
sad.. goodbye to the most complete player of this generation. hope he shines in the world cup..
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on May 08, 2006, 05:29:43 AM
I actually think he's the most unorthodox of midfielders (I would hardly call him complete, he hardly tackled anyone since he was 25), but he is a magician capable of absolutely miraculous things. And congras to him for retiring as a legend and on his own terms (unlike people like Best or Gazza that stayed on way past their use-by dates).
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on May 15, 2006, 11:29:10 PM
Bloody hell! Ballack's heading for Chelsea and there are rumours that Sheva's following suit...Imagine that..
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on May 16, 2006, 01:15:26 AM
Quote from: huggumwuggums
Bloody hell! Ballack's heading for Chelsea and there are rumours that Sheva's following suit...Imagine that..


I actually don't mind that (and I'm a Man Utd fan), for me, it's better if they spend ridiculous money/wages on 29/30 years than younger alternatives at 25/26. As good as Sheva is, his body is starting to reveal the wears and tears from all the battling in Europe for all these years (when was the last year that he didn't play European football?). And I really don't see how Lampard can co-exist with Ballack on the pitch at the same time (look at the combination of Gerrard and Lampard for England...it just doesn't work). And Ballack isn't the type to sit quietly on the bench (like the 24 million dolloar man, SWP).

If chelsea then spends 25 mil on Diarra and 20 Mil on Torres as suggested by some tabloids, I would be very happy (since it'll just be a waste of money with a lot of bench warmers with a 20 mil + dollar tag on their shoulders).
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: aimaime on May 16, 2006, 01:34:34 AM
yeah they are spending like nobody's business. last year i thought they paid way too much for wright-phillips and del horno.

however i think ballack & lampard combo could be very deadly if they played with one striker up front and a holding def mid like makalele to back them up..
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: amuse on May 16, 2006, 09:00:59 AM
All that money and talent but got owned in Champions League :D :D :D. ......kinda like Real Madrid
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on May 16, 2006, 06:57:48 PM
Well.....Chelsea sucks, i don't like the team. I hate Drogba since he was in Marseille.

Who do you think will win the Champion's league ? For real, i can't decide.
Arsenal has Henry and Barcelona has Ronaldinho.
Arsenal has Fabregas, Pires, Hleb.
Barcelona has Eto'o, Deco, Messi.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on May 16, 2006, 07:58:43 PM
I think it's going to be a really really close match, and Ronaldinho and Henry might just be the only players that might make or break it for their teams.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: elgie on May 17, 2006, 11:11:12 PM
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[size=20]YES!!![/size]
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on May 17, 2006, 11:34:44 PM
GO barca! I was a bit worried when Sol Campbell scored and Arsenal playing men behind ball...But deserved victory to the best team in European football this year!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: bluenana on May 18, 2006, 12:20:31 AM
You never walk alone. I like Liverpool.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on May 18, 2006, 05:42:42 AM
Quote from: bluenana
You never walk alone. I like Liverpool.


I'm a huge fan of Liverpool myself! *Gives High Five*

 Now about last night's match, all i can say it Arsenal lost with pride and Barcelona derserved to win it (i've not seen a lot of matches like that).

But that's from a neutral's point of view..what about you Arsenal fans out there? Any thoughts about the results?
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: bluenana on May 19, 2006, 05:10:00 PM
If new season Henry joint Liverpool I think it so cool.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: bluenana on May 19, 2006, 05:11:27 PM
My life for Liverpool.FA Cup Champion.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: bluenana on May 19, 2006, 05:15:01 PM
Sorry if you hate my team Liverpool what team you supported.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on May 19, 2006, 09:36:05 PM
Henry will stay in London in Arsenal
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on May 19, 2006, 11:40:42 PM
Quote from: bluenana
If new season Henry joint Liverpool I think it so cool.


He just pledged his future to the club. Arsenal won't be the same without him. Can you imagine what would happen to Liverpool if Gerrard left?
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 22, 2006, 11:49:26 PM
Italian football heavyweights Juventus, AC Milan, Lazio and Fiorentina will all face a sports court over allegations of corruption in the game. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/4993482.stm)

I don't think they'll be relegated to the lowest division. Just think of how damaging that would be to Italian football. I say they'll all get fines and a slap on the wrist.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on June 23, 2006, 07:21:02 AM
If I'm not mistaken, a club has been relegated to Serie C last season. I forgot their name and reason though. But yeah, if they do get relegated it's gonna be really damaging to Italian football. Here's what i know:
AC Milan--> Serie B
Juventus--> Serie C

It's my understanding that some clubs has already "booked" some of the players from Juventus if they do get relegated. Might be wrong though.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: batistuta on June 24, 2006, 10:08:01 AM
If Gerard leave Liverpool and the Liverpool goes to degradation, I'm very sure of it, Gerard have perfect long strike and of course VERY HUGE LUCK
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 26, 2006, 12:25:26 PM
Manchester United and Chelsea are locked in a £25million battle for the signature of World Cup sensation Fernando Torres. (http://www.sundaymirror.co.uk/sport/football/tm_objectid=17289298%26method=full%26siteid=62484%26headline=exclusive%2d%2djose%2djumps%2dfor%2dtorres-name_page.html)

Argh go away :evil: You've got Drogba, Crespo and Shevchenko, you don't need another striker to fill up your bench space. Still, I'm more comfortable by reading this:

Quote
Sources close to the player insist he would want assurances about his role at any club wishing to buy him.

Making those assurances may be a problem for Mourinho, given his track record of dumping big-money signings on the bench regardless of reputation.

And with United looking to rebuild their attack following Ferguson's decision to expel Van Nistelrooy, the Spaniard may feel his best option would be to move to Old Trafford.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: schol3s on June 28, 2006, 02:11:44 PM
Oh my god... C.ronaldo wan to leave ManU to play for Real

 ---> http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=372673&cc=4716 (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=372673&cc=4716)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on July 14, 2006, 09:34:07 PM
Serie A sides Juventus, Lazio and Fiorentina have been demoted to the second division for their involvement in Italy's match-fixing scandal.

AC Milan will stay in Serie A but will lose 15 points and will be kicked out of the Champions League. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/5164194.stm)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ctz on July 14, 2006, 10:36:01 PM
Definitely not the most gentle judgement.

But I guess they deserved it. I wonder what fans would think about this.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on July 28, 2006, 05:42:49 PM
In the most entertaining transfer news I've probably ever heard:

Leyton Orient are hoping to sign Ronaldo (http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2002390000-2006340410,00.html)

The only thing is, is Ronaldo fit enough to play for them? :P
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: VagrantSpook on July 30, 2006, 06:20:19 AM
It's a crock of shit that the Italian FA have virtually reversed all of the decisions regarding the punishment of AC, Fiorentina, Lazio and Juve.

Only Juve have been really punished severly now - in Seria B - with a 17 points handicap start.

Milan only have an 8 point handicap start in Seria A, with Lazio 11 points handicap and Fiorentina 17 points handicap - and even more idiotic is that AC will be allowed (if UEFA agree) to play in the Champions League in the forthcoming season.


It's Stupid - they have been presumed and proven guilty - so why is the sentence so lenient? - I know it wasn't a positively direct way to fix matches but never the less they have cheated - and them being punished by the FA proves that the ruling officials also beleive that the clubs are guilty, so 8 points for max fixing?! it would be worth doing it every year for AC as they would gain more than 8 points by fixing some more matches. AC must be laughing their socks off.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: maliciel on July 30, 2006, 10:27:00 AM
Yeah, I thought that was bullshit. Punish one, punish all, imo.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Ruffy on July 30, 2006, 01:09:58 PM
I'm a AC Milan fan but I also thinnk that the new decisions are crap. the management has done fucking wrong and the clubs must feel that they have been punished so they think twice if they want to do it again..seriously..milan can win the league this year with only -8 points from start..

the first decision was good, but after the clubs complained it all just turned crap :(
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on July 30, 2006, 03:01:14 PM
That's Italian football for you
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Ruffy on July 30, 2006, 07:15:53 PM
they should give chelsea some minus points in the english league..else they will win easily again :P
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on July 31, 2006, 02:17:28 PM
Quote from: Ruffy
they should give chelsea some minus points in the english league..else they will win easily again :P

Actually, that's already happened. Chelsea already have a three point penalty hanging over them following their illegal approach for Arsenal defender Ashley Cole. And according to Ken Bates, he wants 12 more (http://www.sundaymirror.co.uk/sport/tm_objectid=17473047%26method=full%26siteid=62484%26headline=exclusive%2d%2dromshell%2d%2d%2dbates%2d%2dultimatum%2dto%2dchelsea-name_page.html) or 24 million in cash
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Ruffy on July 31, 2006, 11:08:51 PM
hmm..didn't know that they still are talking about that attempt to get cole..well..hope they get punished, just to make the league more exiting :P

and read a rumore about milan preparing a 120 million euro bid on ronaldinho. will probably not happen but quite sick amount of money for one player if they even are considering it..
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 01, 2006, 10:56:52 AM
^ Oh wow, that is sick. No current player anywhere in the world is worth that much. Thank God United signed somebody! I was getting worried we weren't going to. And I particularly liked Carrick from his performance in the World Cup. But I still say we need to buy another striker. Now I hear Torres secretly admits that he would like to play for United, and I still hope that's the case after Chelsea have now placed a 30 million bid for him

GO AWAY CHELSEA!!! :evil:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Ruffy on August 01, 2006, 06:48:31 PM
yeah. no player is worth that much money.

and for united I agree with you, they still need to buy another good striker, especially now after ruud left. but kinda feels like many clubs are in need of a striker in world class. the clubs that I think need another good striker would be liverpool, Milan, Roma, Valencia to name a few..so ManU will probably have to play lots of money.
and for Torres, i think he will stay in Atletico, they won't sell him, no matter ho wmuch money that the clubs bid on him. and why does chelsea need him? they seem to bid on every player..
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 01, 2006, 06:58:44 PM
Chelsea are just like Real Madrid, they want anyone that's oh so hot right now. The only reason Chelsea are interested in Torres, is because United want him.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Ruffy on August 01, 2006, 11:45:53 PM
chelsea is even worse then real. real only bought one megastar per year, chelsea buys like a new team filled with new superstars every season :P
roman should give me some of the money instead :P
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on August 02, 2006, 06:25:05 AM
One thing I do like about Chelsea is that I can really see that Abrahamovic is really passionate about football, Real on the other hand just seems like a company just trying to make more money. It's also fun having Chelsea during the last two seasons because I was getting tired of either Man United or Arsenal winning the league every season.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Ruffy on August 02, 2006, 05:37:37 PM
yeah, the last two years chelsea was good to have in the league because they managed to breake the two big teams' "dictatorship". but those years they didn't go after every possible player, they bought players they needed. now they just seem to buy because they can..it's a bit sad.

and Milan seems to be allowed to play in the chamions league now..and rumors say that they have an agreement with zlatan ibrahimovic about a contract..
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 02, 2006, 06:08:18 PM
Quote from: huggumwuggums
It's also fun having Chelsea during the last two seasons because I was getting tired of either Man United or Arsenal winning the league every season.

I wonder how long it will be before people will complain about the predictability of the Premiership with the rate Chelsea is going at. Besides, it wasn't Man Utd's or Arsenal's fault that no other club was good enough to compete with them. Unfortunately that's how it is now with Chelsea, but they bought their way to the top spot. Eventually though, Chelsea will lose (I got a good feeling this year :D). And judging by their signings, I think the saying 'form is temporary, class is permanent' has never rung truer.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on August 02, 2006, 06:17:16 PM
Quote from: Tuffty
Eventually though, Chelsea will lose (I got a good feeling this year :D). And judging by their signings, I think the saying 'form is temporary, class is permanent has never rung truer.


You took the words right out of my mouth.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Ruffy on August 02, 2006, 08:35:07 PM
the bigg differance between chelseas successfull period and arsenal/manu is that chelsea has bought most players, the two other clubs have used many players they formed since junoir time or that they bought cheap and made into stars. that is probably another reason why people tend to like the two other clubs better then chelsea.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Match on August 02, 2006, 10:55:34 PM
Quote from: Tuffty
I wonder how long it will be before people will complain about the predictability of the Premiership with the rate Chelsea is going at.

They already have:)

I think EPL fans have actually complained that the owner of Chelsea should "stop ruining the game by buying everyone" and that he should get banned.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on August 03, 2006, 02:33:36 AM
I see it as a new challenge in the premiership. Look at Real Madrid, they have a shitload of stars but they're not winning the La Liga every season. So that means that Chelsea's not that invincible as well, are they? It's just because they are consistent in the premiership and still has the momentum since 2 seasons ago, one day they WILL run out of steam.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Ruffy on August 03, 2006, 02:21:35 PM
I guess the biggest reason why chelsea has won the championships while real has been struggling are the coaches. mourinho seems to be a genius at making his team play effectiv.
interesting to see what capello can do with real..
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on August 06, 2006, 12:29:37 PM
Paris SG, c'est honteux.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: 18seconds on August 09, 2006, 03:41:53 PM
There are always eras for a certain team in the Premiership. Man United - people thought they couldn't be beaten for the league. During Arsenal's unbeaten streak it looked like they would never crack. Chelsea can't keep a grip for ever.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on August 09, 2006, 03:55:43 PM
The question is, how long? Both Man Utd and Arsenal dominated the league for about 6 seasons before Chelsea did.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: 18seconds on August 09, 2006, 06:21:00 PM
I don't think it will be too long. The other teams are playing catch up but money can only buy you so much. Eventually they will catch them - not this season and probably not the next. I don't have my crystal ball on me but I don't expect to see Chel$ki dominate as they have done in the 2008/09 season.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 10, 2006, 12:05:48 PM
lol I'm sure Ashley Cole isn't too pleased. Chelsea have given up going after him and the Arsenal chairman has stated that he'll never play in the club again, and with 2 years still left on his contract, he may be twiddling his thumbs for some time. Just as well, I don't like him anyway
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: 18seconds on August 10, 2006, 07:51:32 PM
That's what he deserves for putting money before loyalty in my opinion.

Manchester City (my team) keeper David James is looking for a move to Portsmouth because he's got a girlfriend down there.. leaves us a bit stuck. If he does go soon I can see us having a keeper crisis throughout the season.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Ruffy on August 10, 2006, 11:21:32 PM
Quote from: 18seconds
Manchester City (my team) keeper David James is looking for a move to Portsmouth because he's got a girlfriend down there.. leaves us a bit stuck. If he does go soon I can see us having a keeper crisis throughout the season.

I don't think there will be a big problem since they seem to sign Andreas Isaksson from Rennes. He's a great keeper and hasn't disappointed yet in the swedish national team or in the teams he's played in up till now.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: daigong on August 11, 2006, 01:33:26 AM
This still has to my favorite line of the year:

 Zidane's mother has declared she wants Materazzi's "balls on a platter" after he allegedly called Zidane the "son of a terrorist whore" in the World Cup final.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Ruffy on August 11, 2006, 04:11:49 PM
yeah, that line is already a classic daigong :) she was sick in the hospital just some days before that and like the first thing she says is that she wants materazzi's balls on a platter xD
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on August 12, 2006, 01:57:22 AM
Charity Shield baaaabyyyy! Chelsea's going down! Without Cech in between the posts, Liverpool's chances are looking bright. That is if  Benitez doesn't use the dreaded 4-5-1...We need more people in the box dammit.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: kazitakato on August 12, 2006, 03:48:01 AM
Big Anti-Chelsea Fan. Cech was never a good keeper. If it weren't for John Terry, R.Carvalho and all of Chelsea playing defence, he wouldn't have such a reputation. Don't believe me? World Cup performance tells all!!!

Wonder how Bellamy is going to change the front? Hopefully he's got the goal scoring touches Liverpool needs. As for Cisse, got milk?
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on August 12, 2006, 05:54:10 AM
Quote from: kazitakato
Big Anti-Chelsea Fan. Cech was never a good keeper. If it weren't for John Terry, R.Carvalho and all of Chelsea playing defence, he wouldn't have such a reputation. Don't believe me? World Cup performance tells all!!!

Wonder how Bellamy is going to change the front? Hopefully he's got the goal scoring touches Liverpool needs. As for Cisse, got milk?

From what I've seen during the friendlies and the latest game againts Maccabi Haifa, he's injecting a lot of pace to Liverpool's game, I mean Cisse was fast, but Bellamy makes more intelligent (fast) runs while Cisse gets caught offside far too often for my tastes.

Can't wait till Fowler gets fit because I think that Bellamy and Fowler could make a deadly combination up front.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on August 12, 2006, 04:55:32 PM
I'm a huge Chelsea hater, but I don't Cech is that bad. In my view, the most over-rated player in Chelsea is Lampard, I mean he's only good on paper because Makelele does all the crappy stuff and Drogba creates so much chances for him. I'm looking forward for Chelsea to crumble in the premiership this year.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Ruffy on August 12, 2006, 05:46:07 PM
from my point of view cech is one of the 3 best keepers in the world (based on last season). that he didn't perfrom well in the world cup is also becuase the tjech team wasn't as good as people expected them to be. their defence wasn't too good.

och bellamy has never been a great scorer. he's incredibly fast and when he's on fir ehe can score a lot but I've often seen him miss open chances. but I'm sure he can contribute to liverpools team this year. crouch as target and bellamy running around will cause problems for the opponent defence :) and with 30 minutes left of the game they can put in old fowler and let him score some easy goals :D

and Inter bought both Crespo and Ibrahimovic..damn..I wanted Ibra to join milan :( now my milan has to continue the searc hfor a world class striker. hope the rumores of them wanting fatso Ronaldo isn't true T_T
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on August 13, 2006, 06:01:27 PM
Shevchenko is a man to be feared in the premiership.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Ruffy on August 13, 2006, 10:32:55 PM
yeah, as a milan fan I know how good sheva is and heäll surly score lots of goals also in england.
but I was surprised that liverpool won the charity shield game today..and even uglyboy crouch scored a goal :D
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on August 14, 2006, 03:37:09 AM
Anyone who was in position could've scored the goal as It was a free header and it was mostly Bellamy's work. Crouch's still a waste of money IMO.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 14, 2006, 12:17:15 PM
Quote from: huggumwuggums
Anyone who was in position could've scored the goal as It was a free header and it was mostly Bellamy's work.


Being around 13 feet tall also helps! As much as I hate Liverpool, I am glad to see Chelsea get off to a bad start and have another trophy scalped away from them.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: idiotboy on August 14, 2006, 01:18:36 PM
Quote from: huggumwuggums
I mean Cisse was fast, but Bellamy makes more intelligent (fast) runs while Cisse gets caught offside far too often for my tastes.

Can't wait till Fowler gets fit because I think that Bellamy and Fowler could make a deadly combination up front.

Cisse also has an appalling first touch for a player of his stature. true, he was cursed with bad luck whilst with our lot (ie, the Reds), and he plays better in a 4-4-2 (which he never had much opportunity to do )and he was bought by Houllier after a very long chase, and i have the strong impression Rafa held that against him, but still: his first touch was so often poor it's just not funny. he'd sprint past a defender to run onto a thru ball and then... knock the ball out for a goal kick :tumble:

i can't say i'm hugely pleased about Rafa's purchases - Bellamy and Pennant have more than a little form, y'know - but if the result is that we play 4-4-2 with two wingers more frequently this season, i won't care.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on August 17, 2006, 10:39:18 AM
English Premier League starts in 2 days.. go Arsenal!

Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on August 17, 2006, 08:27:43 PM
Liverpool's agreed to the fee of Dirk FUCKING Kuyt!!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 19, 2006, 05:04:31 PM
Not a good start to my fantasy football team. :( Not that I'm doing bad, but Fowler's penalty put a few rivals ahead of me. What I'm surprised at is how many people thought Fowler was actually first team worthy! :lol:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 24, 2006, 04:18:12 PM
I hear people are saying it's early days, but at the end of the day, 3 points can make all the difference. United are doing brilliantly so far. I hope this talk of signing Tevez still comes through though. I only hope Fergie hasn't seen the performances of Saha and Solskjaer last night and thought we could do without a forward. I'm happy with them sure, but my mind will be more at ease if we do get another forward to rely on. Champions League draw at 5 tonight!

Plus Roy Keane is named new manager of Sunderland. I think my face was something like this when I heard the news :o

P.P.S. in a rather unexpected turnaround, I'm now top of the league table! I brought Berbatov to the team, and his goal and assist to a goal on Tuesday night did the world of good!

*EDIT*

The Champions League draw:

Group A
Barcelona
Chelsea
Werder Bremen
Levski Sofia

Group B
Inter Milan
Bayern Munich
Sporting Lisbon
Spartak Moscow

Group C
Liverpool
PSV Eindhoven
Bordeaux
Galatasaray

Group D
Valencia
Roma
Olympiakos
Shakhtar Donetsk

Group E
REal Madrid
Lyon
Steaua Bucharest
Dynamo Kiev

Group F
Manchester United
Celtic
Benfica
FC Copenhagen

Group G
Arsenal
Porto
CSKA Moscow
Hamburg

Group H
AC Milan
Lille
AEK Athens
Anderlecht
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on August 24, 2006, 08:08:01 PM
My 1cent bet:

Group A : 1. Chelsea, 2. Barcelona
Group B : 1. Inter Milan, 2. Bayern Munich
Group C : 1. Liverpool, 2. Bordeaux
Group D : 1. Roma, 2. Valencia
Group E : 1. Lyon, 2. Real Madrid
Group F : 1. Manchester U, 2. Benfica
Group G : 1. Arsenal, 2. CSK Moscou
Group H : 1. AC Milan, 2. Lille
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on August 25, 2006, 02:43:18 AM
I think we definitely need a new striker, Saha had been very. very good thus far (two games), but I'm really concerned that Solksjaer is our back-up striker (he's been great for us, but frankly, I want to see him as a coach rather than a player) and as much as I like Alan Smith, I really think that his striking days are over.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 25, 2006, 11:41:32 AM
^ Don't forget Rossi, who looks very promising. I believe he was the highest scoring player in the reserve league last year? And of course, Alex wants Rooney playing directly up front, which, personally, I think is the wrong position for him to play in. Our strike force right now seems to be going quite well with the players we have (8 goals in 2 games), but I'd still be happier with a Shevchenko or a Henry class player up there.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Ruffy on August 25, 2006, 03:37:27 PM
Tuffty, you also play fantasy premier league? nice :)
my team hasn't scored much yet, mostly because half of my team didn't play in the latest round :(

and ManU is kinda in a similar situation like my favourite team, AC Milan. at least one highly ranked striker would b needed. but I don't want milan to buy Ronaldo..he's too fat :P some guy like Torres or similar would be much more nice..
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 25, 2006, 05:01:22 PM
^ Get your hands off Torres!! He or Tevez is ours dammit! :P

I was forced to remove De La Cruz and Warnock from my team last night. Cruz was dismissed and Warnock's got an ankle injury! I brought in Bridge and Johnson instead, so that's 4 points deducted, bringing me down to 4th place. :evil:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: kazitakato on August 26, 2006, 11:53:22 AM
hey guys, i wanna join the fantasy footbal league, but i can't enter. got sum errors...says the league is full, wakanai.........help~
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 26, 2006, 11:23:26 PM
^ hmm sorry mate. I don't know what the problem could be. By looking at the FAQ section, it says:

Quote
Is there any limit on the number of teams in a private league?

No, the more the merrier. Only 50 teams will be show at once though and you'll have to use the back and forward links to navigate through your table.

Boy that was a close game United had today. Watford are a pretty choppy team, don't see them in the Premiership next year tbh.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 28, 2006, 02:19:38 PM
Woo, I'm top of the private league I'm in!

Apparently Tevez's agent has said that 'he's very close to moving to a European club'. Unfortunately, I've also heard rumours that Chelsea are looking to buy him, and then put him on loan to another club! Seriously, is that even allowed? It's like Chelsea will do whatever they can to ensure big name players won't play for rival clubs. If it's true, then it is sickening.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on August 28, 2006, 02:22:33 PM
Well I guess that's possible since Liverpool's Mark Gonzalez went through the same thing, he wasn't able to get a work permit to play in England so Liverpool loaned him out to a Spanish team(Real Sociedad I think).
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 28, 2006, 02:30:54 PM
But as far as I'm aware, Tevez is capable of playing in England at this moment of time.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on August 28, 2006, 02:45:28 PM
%&#%^#@& Chelsea..
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: kazitakato on August 28, 2006, 11:24:42 PM
Chelsea s**** big time. Just coz Abrahamovic has tonnes of money, they think they can do anything they want to. And then that boring style of play....my God. And Mourinho has the guts to say Liverpool's style of playing is boring...wtf !!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 31, 2006, 10:51:20 AM
Argentina striker Carlos Tevez says he and team-mate Javier Mascherano have agreed to sign for West Ham.

The World Cup duo, who both play for Corinthians in Brazil, are set to move to Upton Park on a year-long loan. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/west_ham_utd/5301068.stm)

I....I'm stunned, I'm literally stunned. Why couldn't we have signed them on a year loan? How does a club like West Ham manage to sign them and not the biggest football club in the world? What is wrong with us?! *sigh* It's almost like things can't get any...

Newcastle boss Glenn Roeder has signed Manchester United striker Giuseppe Rossi on loan until January as he looks to bolster his strikeforce. (http://msn.foxsports.com/soccer/story/5921038)

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on August 31, 2006, 11:22:16 AM
West Ham?!?!? Wow..
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on August 31, 2006, 02:36:41 PM
Yeah, I'm a bit shocked that West Ham pulled off such a move. Hopefully, the bit about Mascherano isn't true though, still kind of hopeful to get him...
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 31, 2006, 03:53:51 PM
I doubt pundits and cynics would be happy with anybody United signed anyway. The only way I think we could win them over is if we signed Ronaldinho, have Zidane to come out of retirement to play for us and travel back in time to have 1970's Pele come play for us.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 31, 2006, 06:41:49 PM
 West Ham United have completed the signings of Argentina duo Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano from Corinthians for undisclosed fees.

The pair have both agreed permanent switches to Upton Park after the club agreed a fee with the company that own the players' transfer rights, Media Sports Investments. (http://home.skysports.com/list.aspx?hlid=413424&CPID=8&clid=21&lid=4161&title=HAMMERS+COMPLETE+HUGE+COUP)

Permanent switches?! Seriously, it's like the twilight zone! Can West Ham even afford their weekly wages? :evil:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on September 01, 2006, 09:00:18 AM
The market players ended:

-So finally Gallas joins Arsenal :D but Ashley Cole joins Chelsea in exchange. (Chealsea bought Asley Cole for 7.5M € + Gallas lol)
-Reyes joins Real Madrid for one year on loan. (in exchange, Julio Baptista joins Arsenal)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 01, 2006, 11:10:20 AM
As far as I'm aware we might be the only club not to buy a player yesterday. :(
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on September 06, 2006, 10:58:00 PM
FRANCE 3 vs. 1 ITALIA

Goal : Govou x2, Henry, Gilardino

:D
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 07, 2006, 01:02:39 PM
Northern Ireland 3 vs 2 Spain!!!! Healey! Healey! I'm still shocked that he's not playing in the Premiership. Even more shocked when you know he's playing in the reserves. He's more than capable of doing well for a Premiership club. I know I certainly wouldn't mind him coming to Utd.

Oh Steven Gerrard. Stevie, Stevie, Stevie. I like to think you are a pretty decent footballer and a somewhat decent guy.

And then you go and spoil it all, by saying something stupid like Peter Crouch is a 'frightenly great finisher' and can beat Bobby Charlton's record of 49 goals for England (http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/tm_objectid=17674720&method=full&siteid=94762&headline=gerrard--pete-can-beat-bobby-s-record-name_page.html)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: brbr520 on September 10, 2006, 08:14:19 AM
Chinese football is ugly,although there are so many players,I'm honest.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on September 10, 2006, 08:28:03 AM
Quote from: Tuffty
Oh Steven Gerrard. Stevie, Stevie, Stevie. I like to think you are a pretty decent footballer and a somewhat decent guy.

And then you go and spoil it all, by saying something stupid like Peter Crouch is a 'frightenly great finisher' and can beat Bobby Charlton's record of 49 goals for England (http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/tm_objectid=17674720&method=full&siteid=94762&headline=gerrard--pete-can-beat-bobby-s-record-name_page.html)

Sadly, even as Liverpool fan, I agree.

EDIT: With you, not Gerrard.

EDIT 2: Fuck Everton..
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on September 10, 2006, 01:37:49 PM
Wow, it's four out of four for us, it's been a while since we had a start like that, with Rooney and scholes back, hopefully we can keep it up!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 10, 2006, 02:20:54 PM
Giggs FTW!! I can't believe how after 12 or so years, this is the first time he's ever won the 'Player Of The Month' award :lol: Tough matches coming up this week. Celtic on Wednesday and Arsenal on Sun. Although with the way they're playing, Arsenal shouldn't be much of a problem :P
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on September 10, 2006, 04:42:05 PM
I can't help but feel excited about the West Ham vs Aston Villa fixture tonight/this evening.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on September 11, 2006, 09:09:02 AM
Villa and West Ham tied. awesome save by Tyrone Mears


man, Arsenal isn't doing that well. they're playing Man U next, damn.


Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 11, 2006, 04:07:26 PM
Ashley Cole claims he joined Chelsea because he was angry that Arsenal made no serious attempt to keep him.

The England defender wanted £60,000 a week but says the Gunners board were only prepared to offer him £55,000.  (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/arsenal/5333884.stm)

Guess what Cole? Nobody gives a shit.

Quote
Cole also felt he had been poorly treated in comparison to striker Thierry Henry, who eventually signed a new deal with the Gunners despite interest from Barcelona.

"The club made Thierry feel wanted and special, wooing him, wining and dining him, speaking in public about how much they wanted him to stay, going on a deliberate charm offensive," stated Cole.

"But me? I didn't have one dinner, one meeting or one phone call from anyone."

*plays the worlds saddest song on the world's smallest violin*

Yeah well when you become an international football icon, a world class striker and the club's most iconic player, you can expect that kind of behaviour. As for you, you're a crap left-back defender who's only claim to fame as of late is the amount of tabloid press you've got for marrying a member of a girl pop group. Oh, and you've got a girl's name.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on September 13, 2006, 11:22:48 PM
damn, Park Ji-Sung's out for three months...
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 14, 2006, 04:58:54 PM
^ Not only that, but Giggs is out for 3 weeks. :evil: We better be at our best against Arsenal. After all, Liverpool is playing Chelsea, and Liverpool are one of the few teams that Chelsea can't seem to beat. If we win and Chelsea lose, then that's 6 points ahead, plus more misery to Arsenal, which I'll be fine with. :D
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on September 15, 2006, 02:20:07 AM
yess, some advantage to Arsenal.

what happened to Park btw?


Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 15, 2006, 11:08:29 AM
^ He got a 'knock' in training to his ankle, and recieved ankle ligament damage. The operation means he'll have to be sidelined for three months.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: idiotboy on September 17, 2006, 06:26:38 PM
:sigh: one day my lot will a: buy a striker who can score; b: beat chelski in the premier league. 1-0 to chelski, and kuyt and stevie g missed bagfuls of chances.

still, momo sissoko didn't get sent off when he fully deserved it, and ballack did get sent off, and arsenal are holding man u: so it's not all bad :)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on September 17, 2006, 07:02:16 PM
Kuyt, Bellamy and Crouch can score goals. Just not today >_>
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Aesthete on September 17, 2006, 07:26:25 PM
Quote from: huggumwuggums
Kuyt, Bellamy and Crouch can score goals. Just not today >_>


Arse beat Manure! woohoo! great stuff from the youthful arse team.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 17, 2006, 07:57:41 PM
That was easily one of the worst performances I've seen from United. First things first, what the hell was our 18m signing doing on the bench? Secondly, I love Ronaldo but when he starts faffing around doing tricks, in his own half of all places, it can be so frustrating to watch, and it lead to Arsenal scoring the goal. Substitutions were also stupid. You take off two of our best attacking players in Rooney and Scholes, rather than someone like Fletcher and O'Shea? No, sorry, I don't see the logic. Maybe if we were up 3-0 at that time, but not when it's still all to play for. And the passing was so pathetic, that I reckon all of our players were color-blind. I don't even think we made more than 3 successful passes. On a slightly more positive note, I was impressed by Kuszczak today, but really that's about it. I could have gone down to the local park and seen a better side than today.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on September 17, 2006, 08:07:07 PM
damn, I didn't get to see the game..

but yay Arsenal!

Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 30, 2006, 09:39:04 PM
This topic is on the 2nd page?! That won't do!

With regards on Utd, we're playing.....well. I still live in fear of the day we play Chelsea but who isn't nowadays? And Rooney will be back on form before you know it. And I like how the media did a 180 and now they lurve Ronaldo.  :roll:

I just don't understand the fascination with Peter Crouch recently. He's distinctly and obviously average. Although I could just be prejudiced because of who he plays for  :P

In the funniest news I've heard all week, Arsene Wenger said that too many foreign players were bad for the English game. I shit you not, Arsene Wenger said that. He of course back tracked a bit later, but he says that in five years, at least half of his first team squad will be English (you know, that is probably when the foreigners have taken up British citizenship)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on October 02, 2006, 07:59:21 PM
Oh my god, did wenger really said that? When he famously fielded a starting 11 without any englishmen at all? Peter Crouch...he's just funny, the way he runs, fall over...it's like watching a freak show I guess :) But somehow he's scoring.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on October 02, 2006, 08:41:35 PM
^ Daddy long legs my mate calls him :P

Come on United! Back on top of the league (as you would expect) :D

*EDIT*

Manchester United is linked to a fresh move with Torres, after rumours that Alex Ferguson has made a 5 million down payment on the star. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS (http://www.teamtalk.com/football/story/0,16368,2483_1566134,00.html) :D
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on October 04, 2006, 03:17:35 AM
26 Mil is a far more sensible price than the 40 mil mentioned before, and if he's really that passionate about playing united as reported, then it would be great if we get him. Having only Ole as a backup in the forwards is scaring me me a bit.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on October 04, 2006, 07:05:30 PM
Portsmouth are keen to tie up a club record £7million transfer of Portuguese ace Manuel Fernandes - and fend off Manchester United. (http://www.mirror.co.uk/northernireland/sport/tm_method=full%26objectid=17867006%26siteid=94762-name_page.html)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on October 05, 2006, 12:27:04 AM
lol, I can't believe Wenger said that. I think Crouch is good, its just weird, and kindof funny, seeing him run around. Nice goal against Galatasaray though.





Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on October 06, 2006, 10:13:31 PM
Atletico Madrid have once again told Manchester United that Fernando Torres is not for sale..

"Atletico is a club that doesn't speak about rumours, but I insist that we have not received any proposition from United or any other club in recent times for Torres.

"For us this subject is closed. El Nino is our player and has just signed a contract with Atletico for a long time and it is our intention not to sell him." (http://www.sportinglife.com/football/overseas/spain/news/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=soccer/06/10/05/manual_131612.html)

Oh, goddammit all :evil:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on October 11, 2006, 11:38:34 PM
Muh ha ha ha. N.Ireland FTW! Denmark are tied with us for 2nd place at the moment purely on goal difference. We're in a good position now regardless. And as for England...well, the less said the better.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on October 13, 2006, 04:48:40 AM
Quote from: Tuffty
And as for England...well, the less said the better.


:lol: :lol:

I didn't get to see the game, but the sports news showed the results and I was quite surprised.

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Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on October 15, 2006, 10:53:35 PM
Rooney was back to his best against Wigan...and what a difference Giggs made to our structure when he came on! We really can't afford to have both Giggsy and ronaldo out of the side
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on October 16, 2006, 09:13:31 PM
So much for Rooney's loss of form...

And apparently the tabloids have already got their headlines at the ready if Chelsea's 3rd choice goalkeeper 'Hilario' makes any mistakes on Wed. Wouldn't be hard though :lol:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: panida on October 21, 2006, 05:30:06 PM
I think Rooney is the most dangerous in ManU squad
If Liverpool want to win in Red War Match they must marking he tightly
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on October 22, 2006, 04:15:25 PM
Huh? What did pundits say before the start of the season? Liverpool were the only team that looked strong enough to compete with Chelsea? Man United has a faulty team? That we had no hope of winning the title? Uh, I think the result from today shows otherwise. 2-0 to United, who are top of the Premiership, tied with Chelsea, and Liverpool are in 11th place with 11 points behind us. Early days but I can safely say Liverpools title run is over.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: panida on October 22, 2006, 06:41:09 PM
Um I think It's not over
Like Petr Cech said "A real rival will be appear in New Year"
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on October 22, 2006, 11:34:41 PM
^ The way I see it, Liverpool are 11 points behind Man Utd/Chelsea. Both teams are on top form at the minute with consecutive wins both home and away. It's safe to say, Liverpool haven't been that lucky this season. Both Chelsea and United will have to make some serious slip ups of epic proportions, just for Liverpool to catch up.

Chelsea believe they have hijacked Manchester United's £25m move for Spanish striker Fernando Torres. (The People) (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/gossip_and_transfers/6074386.stm)

God, I REALLY hate Chelsea.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on November 03, 2006, 12:24:33 PM
I already know the winner of the Champion's League :

LYON

with their B-team, they beat easily Kiev :D
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on November 04, 2006, 07:11:48 PM
^ I know I wouldn't want United to play Lyon in a hurry. Very strong side, I think, and could go a long way.

3-0! Far too easy. Here I was, knowing Ronaldo prefers power over accuracy would do another kick that lands into Row Z, but that free kick was a peach.

I read the biggest pile of crap on Wednesday from a newspaper sports 'journalist' who said Sir (note Oliver Holt: Sir) Alex Ferguson achieved little after the 1999 treble and should have resigned after that. Who are journalists and chairman alike so trigger happy to say when a manager should resign or get fired? Ferguson clearly has a love for the club, the players and most importantly, the game, so why should he be forced to leave if he loves what he's doing? He's one of United's greatest managers and whom even rival managers like Wenger and Mourinho have the utmost respect for, and I find it disgusting the way this journalist and others like him are talking about Ferguson in that manner.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on November 06, 2006, 11:12:50 AM
Good on Lennon for terrrorising the Chelsea defence and getting a win off Chelsea!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on November 06, 2006, 09:50:04 PM
Great weekend for United. Not only did Chelsea lose but so did Arsenal. :D
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on November 13, 2006, 08:32:42 AM
Bad luck for you Man U supporters

4 goals for Van Nistelrooy yesterday :lol:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on November 13, 2006, 09:42:22 PM
^ Hardly! United are having the best start to the season since they've ever been in the Premiership, are top of the table, 3 points ahead of Chelsea and have the best attacking and defensive record of anyone in the Premiership. Yes I'll always miss Ruud, but this team seems better suited without him with Saha and Rooney up front (certainly something I didn't expect to see). :D

What do you Liverpool supporters have to say about your title bid now? :P
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on November 13, 2006, 09:57:30 PM
RVN is thirty and had looked uninspired at times last year, what Saha gives us is much greater mobility through his endless running. So even when he's not scoring goals, he gives us much better link play makes our attack much better.

As good as RVN was, he was a predator and a predator only, so in hindsight, it was a good for both sides. What cocnerns me more is loaning out Smith, for goodness sake, that leaves Ole as our only backup!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on November 13, 2006, 10:07:22 PM
Quote from: ew0923;234527
As good as RVN was, he was a predator and a predator only, so in hindsight, it was a good for both sides. What cocnerns me more is loaning out Smith, for goodness sake, that leaves Ole as our only backup!


I bet when Smith is on loan, Saha will get injured the very next day :P. Well we still have Rossi to come back in Jan, I think. And if the rumours are true we could have some extra support (http://forum.football.co.uk/about19885.html)

I'm wondering if Freddy Adu will make an impression on Ferguson during his 2 week training session. Certainly looks United worthy to me, but I did hear him say he would go the club that would offer the most money. Knowing Chelsea, they'll simply buy out of spite.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sakurasake on November 26, 2006, 10:51:14 AM
man... why did arsenal keep losing... sigh...

cant wait to see tom's chelsea vs man utd match... it's going to be so awesome...
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on November 26, 2006, 04:21:02 PM
40 mins till kick off! Come on United!!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on November 26, 2006, 10:51:55 PM
......draw
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on November 27, 2006, 01:26:11 AM
Best result.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on November 27, 2006, 12:36:40 PM
WHO WILL GET THE 2007 BALLON D'OR ?????

pronostic : Thierry Henry


LIST :
Michael Ballack (Bayern Munich puis Chelsea), Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus Turin), Tim Cahill (Everton), Fabio Cannavaro (Juventus Turin puis Real Madrid), Andreï Chevtchenko (Milan AC puis Chelsea), Joe Cole (Chelsea), Grégory Coupet (Lyon), Cris (Lyon), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Deco (FC Barcelone), Mahamadou Diarra (Lyon puis Real Madrid), Didier Drogba (Chelsea), Michael Essien (Chelsea), Samuel Eto'o (FC Barcelone), Francesco Fabregas (Arsenal), William Gallas (Arsenal), Gennaro Gattuso (Milan AC), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Ludovic Giuly (FC Barcelone), Fabio Grosso (Palerme puis Inter Milan), Thierry Henry (Arsenal), Juninho (Lyon), Kakà (Milan AC), Miroslav Klose (Werder Brême),
Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Jens Lehmann (Arsenal), Claude Makelele (Chelsea), Florent Malouda (Lyon), Edison Mendez (LDU Quito puis PSV Eindhoven), Lionel Andres Messi (FC Barcelone), Andrea Pirlo (Milan AC), Lukas Podolski (Cologne puis Bayern Munich), Carles Puyol (FC Barcelone), Franck Ribéry (Marseille), Ronaldinho (FC Barcelone), Juan Roman Riquelme (Villarreal), Arjen Robben (Chelsea), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Willy Sagnol (Bayern Munich), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich),
John Terry (Chelsea), Lilian Thuram (Juventus Turin puis FC Barcelone), Tiago (Lyon), Luca Toni (Fiorentina), José Fernando Torres (Atletico Madrid), Patrick Vieira (Juventus Turin puis Inter Milan), David Villa (Valence CF), Gianluca Zambrotta (Juventus Turin puis FC Barcelone), Zinédine Zidane (Real Madrid puis arrêt).

11 frenchies
8 italians
4 brazilians (only?!)
6 spanish
6 germans
4 english
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferumz on November 27, 2006, 07:43:02 PM
I guess Kaka or Cannavaro will get the throphy...however I will never ever forget Steven Gerrard...yes!! Stevie G...you'll never walk alone..hehe..
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on November 27, 2006, 08:50:00 PM
I'm satisfied with the result. Sure I wouldn't mind 3 points off Chelsea but a draw's satisfactory enough for me. Shevchenko was once again, dissapointing. The commentator said that when he joined Chelsea he wasn't 100% fit and has struggled to go back to complete fitness. That's bollocks. He's a professional footballer who, I would imagine, trains day in and day out, 7 days a week, and is 4 months into the league. He's not adapting to the English game well, simple. But both him and Ballack are a waste of money so far, and hasn't made as big an impact as Chelsea would like you to believe.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on November 27, 2006, 08:51:43 PM
So Fabio Crapnavaro got it >_<
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on November 27, 2006, 09:25:23 PM
It seems that players have a lot of trouble adjusting to English Football, especially those that were star strikers from the Serie A, we had our own bust in Veron (though he was a midfielder), Crespo was a 20+ goals striker before he joined Chelsea, Mutu struggled before his self-destruction.

If we look back a bit, Blackburn played something like 8 Million pounds for Grabbi- who made like 2 appearances before he disappeared, Marracone was a huge disappointment for Boro. Whereas players that struggled in the Serie A like Henry and Berkhamp blossomed in the Premiership.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 01, 2006, 04:28:56 PM
Henrik Larsson admits it will be 'fun' to play for Manchester United after agreeing a loan move to Old Trafford. (http://home.skysports.com/list.aspx?hlid=432507)

[size=8]WHA?![/size]
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 04, 2006, 10:48:03 PM
I like how everyone keeps slamming C.Ronaldo for single handedly ruining the premiership for diving. Not. I remember the exact same thing happened to Gerrard last Monday, but did anyone cry dive then? Not one. But now everyone's oh ban him, cry, cry. Wish these idiots would get over the fact that England lost.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on December 12, 2006, 01:45:23 AM
Quote from: Tuffty;250740
Wish these idiots would get over the fact that England lost.

Quoted for truth.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 12, 2006, 04:24:48 PM
West Ham United have sacked manager Alan Pardew following a poor run of results. (http://home.skysports.com/list.aspx?hlid=434581&CPID=8&clid=21&lid=&title=Hammers+axe+falls+on+Pardew)

Madness. West Ham are awful this season. While normally they're usually a comfortable mid-table team, there's a very real possibility they could get relegated unless something is done soon.. I was secretly hoping this would happen though. I felt really pissed off when I heard West Ham got Tevez and Mascherano before us and all this talk of Abramovich being involved. As it turns out, we were better off without them!

West Ham have made an approach to hold talks with Alan Curbishley about the vacant managerial position at the club. (http://home.skysports.com/list.aspx?hlid=434788&CPID=8&clid=21&lid=2&title=Hammers+make+Curbs+approach)

Probably the right man to get at this stage.
Title: English Premier League
Post by: lifemuslim92 on December 13, 2006, 02:39:23 PM
well i am an english premier league fan XD and i made a thread for this football league and i hope this thread will always be updated.

Official Website : The F.A Premier League (http://www.premierleague.com)

Wed - 13 Dec 06

COMING SOON!
   
 Chelsea        v        Newcastle       
 Wigan Athletic       v        Arsenal FC       
   

Sat - 16 Dec 06
   
 Charlton        v        Liverpool       
 Arsenal FC        v        Portsmouth       
 Newcastle        v        Watford       
 Reading        v        Blackburn Rovers       
 Wigan Athletic        v        Sheffield United       
 Aston Villa        v        Bolton Wanderers

And post if you all like EPL!!!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 13, 2006, 02:47:26 PM
Manchester United have joined the hunt for Sevilla starlet Antonio Puerta after his contract talks stalled. (http://home.skysports.com/list.aspx?hlid=434949&CPID=23&clid=179&lid=2&title=United+join+Puerta+race)

West Ham United have called a press conference for Wednesday, where they will confirm the appointment of Alan Curbishley as their new manager. (http://home.skysports.com/list.aspx?hlid=435005&CPID=8&clid=21&lid=2&title=Hammers+set+to+parade+Curbs)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 13, 2006, 02:49:15 PM
The Premiership is my reason for living (as well as Ayaka). But, we already have a thread for Premiership and football talk in general here:

http://forum.jphip.com/showthread.php?t=253
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: lifemuslim92 on December 13, 2006, 03:03:02 PM
sorry dude,i thought there was no thread like this...

oh man...
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 13, 2006, 03:32:42 PM
^ No worries dude, just wanted to let you know. :)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: lifemuslim92 on December 13, 2006, 04:59:49 PM
Latest Results :

13 Dec 2006

Wigan Athletics 0 Arsenal 1
                                              Adebayor 88'
Chelsea 1 Newcastle Utd 0
Drogba 74'
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on December 14, 2006, 11:21:29 PM
Real Madrid are on the verge of agreeing a deal to sign Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain for a reported fee of 13 million euros from River Plate, a representative of the Argentine club said on Thursday. (http://www.eurosport.com/football/la-liga/2006-2007/sport_sto1032799.shtml)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: supereasy on December 15, 2006, 01:11:40 AM
I wonder if Curbishley can revive West Ham. I doubt it to be honest. And i really wonder why West Ham played so horrible this season. Mascherano-Tevez effect?
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 15, 2006, 11:50:56 AM
hmm. yeah, so I'm a merge this into the FOOTBALL thread so u can keep discussions fresh with EVERYONE. no point editing ur posts :P

What about Freddy Adu being traded to freaking Salt Lake WTF? HMM! When's he going to Europe, Beckham ain't coming to the MLS any time soon lmao
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 15, 2006, 05:52:52 PM
Champions League Draw

PSV - Arsenal   
Lille -   Man. United   
Real Madrid - Bayern Munich
Celtic - Milan
Roma - Lyon   
Barcelona - Liverpool   
Internazionale - Valencia   
Porto -   Chelsea


Yes! I was hoping for this draw. Some would say we get the easiest draw and I guess they're right. I'm only cautious because Lille played a part in putting us out of the competition last year. But we're a much stronger side now, so this should be relatively easy for us. Still, can't be worse than Liverpool playing Barcelona :lol:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on December 15, 2006, 06:02:30 PM
...BARCELONA

I knew we were jinxed the moment Alonso said "I hope we don't get Barcelona"
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: lifemuslim92 on December 15, 2006, 06:32:20 PM
every match has 2 legs right,first leg group runner-up's place,then second leg on the group winner's place...they are many interesting matches,id like to watch bayern munich vs real madrid ...
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on December 15, 2006, 10:34:49 PM
Quote from: Tuffty;259206

Yes! I was hoping for this draw. Some would say we get the easiest draw and I guess they're right. I'm only cautious because Lille played a part in putting us out of the competition last year. But we're a much stronger side now, so this should be relatively easy for us. Still, can't be worse than Liverpool playing Barcelona :lol:


Hmm..be carefull boy...be carefull...they beat AC Milan :P

:lol:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 15, 2006, 11:17:01 PM
^ Tch. Milan are 15th in Serie A. They're on a bad run lately. Guess they can't win matches without an envelope full of money sent to the right person:P
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: supereasy on December 16, 2006, 12:26:03 AM
Oh great, we are drawn against Barcelona. It is a make or break tie i think, for Liverpool. If we won, there's a good chance we will go straight to the final. If we lose then obviously...that's the end of this year's Champions League journey.

Despite the risk, i still fancy this tie. If we really are the material to win the cup, then this is a good time to get us started. Go Liverpool!!

Btw, will Eto'o be fit again by the time they play?
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 16, 2006, 11:58:31 AM
^ Yeah the majority of responses I've read from Liverpool fans are always 'Good Christ, we're screwed' and more like that. But let's face it, the Champions League is all about playing against the best clubs in Europe, so at some point, you will have to play against one of the best clubs so I say don't cry about it and support your club throught thick and thin.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on December 17, 2006, 07:00:05 PM
Amazing what a change of managers can do. West Ham played a great game.


Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 17, 2006, 07:48:55 PM
:( :( :( :(

I have to admit, what a cracking goal by Drogba.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: lifemuslim92 on December 18, 2006, 11:24:38 AM
everton nearly win againts chelsea,but at last minutes,their defence became poor.no one really blocking drogba's shot and then,the goal scored..

west ham played a great game against man utd and their keeper sure blocked most shots,keep going!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: supereasy on December 19, 2006, 01:49:15 AM
Yes, and Liverpool won again. :)

Chelsea was saved by 3 great goals. I don't like to say it, but all three of them were superb.

The lost of Mancs is a bit surprising. Wonder if they can get back on their feet after this defeat.
Title: Vatican to field a team?
Post by: Kulkulkan on December 19, 2006, 06:31:06 AM
Let us win or we excommunicate you!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061218/od_afp/vaticanfbloffbeat_061218172447
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Waseem on December 22, 2006, 04:11:43 AM
If man u dont win this year i might cry

Cant stand the new kit though
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 23, 2006, 10:28:52 PM
Ugh, Chelsea are such scum :evil:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on December 24, 2006, 02:37:54 AM
Man, and Wigan did so well to level out the score. Pretty nice strike from Robben, though. As soon as he started moving forward I knew it was gonna hit the net.

And what a stunner to Blackburn! Yay Arsenal.


Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 26, 2006, 09:14:22 PM
This is the best Christmas ever. Chelsea only drew today, and all because of an absolutely hilarious own goal by Ashley Cole. And I am so freaking pleased with it, because I really don't like Ashley. On top of that, United won so now we're 4 points ahead!! :D :D
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on December 30, 2006, 04:45:30 AM
Yeah, that own goal was hilarious. And serves them right for all the tapping they've done. And probably it's because I'm a bad person or something, but I'm really enjoying the sight of Mr. Obi MIkel rotting on the Chelsea bench.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 31, 2006, 05:46:20 PM
Quote from: ew0923;270431
And probably it's because I'm a bad person or something, but I'm really enjoying the sight of Mr. Obi MIkel rotting on the Chelsea bench.


You're not the only one! :D Mikel's a money-hungry scum bag who didn't want to play for us as soon as he heard Chelsea might add a few more nought's to the pay-cheque. Same as Ashley Cole. Apparently Mikel doesn't show up to training sessions either, so really, it was the best deal we made this season! Judging from his performances (I can count them on one hand) it doesn't look like he's worth the money either.

6 points ahead! That's the problem with Chelsea, all style, no substance. Even Mourinho knows it. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/chelsea/6220849.stm)

Ronaldo is on fire at the minute. Absolutely sensational. Looks like he'll get that £50 off Fergie soon! :D Apparently, with the transfer window opening tomorrow, we'll offer a £20 mil move for Hargreaves, despite the fact that he's injured. But apparently, Bayern want Heinze as part of the deal. That, I don't know what to think of. Sure, Evra's looking like an amazing signing lately, so maybe we can go without him, but, Heinze is an incredible defender and someone I enjoy seeing him play.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: chaz9891 on January 01, 2007, 09:39:09 PM
I can't believe Man U didn't win against Newcastle today, we had loads of chances to score but just couldn't get the third. Newcastle had hardly any chances yet they scored 2. The first from milner was a good goal but the 2nd from Edgar was so lucky.

Let's hope that chelsea slip up again against Aston Villa.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on January 02, 2007, 02:26:45 PM
I don't see how a draw leads to a 'massive boost' for Chelsea. They still have to win today and even if they do, we still have 4 points ahead.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on January 03, 2007, 12:42:04 PM
Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United have wasted a golden opportunity to open an almost unassailable lead over Chelsea in the race for the Barclays Premiership title. (http://www.football365.com/story/0,17033,8652_1812810,00.html)

hmm, I can think of another team that failed to grasp an opportunity to play catch up to the league leaders just last night...
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on January 06, 2007, 06:36:24 PM
I said it before and I'll say it again. Shevchenko is rubbish playing in the English League. One on one against the goalkeeper, who wasn't even a goalkeeper to start with, Macclesfield's goalkeeper was sent off earlier and the team captain replaced him after finding they didn't have a sub goalie, and Shevchenko still couldn't score. But anyway, Chelsea still win 6-1. Must be hard playing against a club who's in the relegation zone of one of the very bottom lower leagues and didn't even have a certified goalkeeper in nets.

I was sooo close to winning over £100 on the bets today. My predictions just kept going true, Portsmouth, Fulham, Hearts and Boston were all winning. Then in the final minutes of injury time, Leicester equalise against Fulham. Gutted. Never been so close to winning in my life. I'm never buying Walker's Crisps again :P

Larsonn's first game for United tomorrow!! Cannot wait
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on January 08, 2007, 09:28:41 PM
The FA Cup Round Fourth Round Draw

Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers
West Ham United v Watford
Bristol City or Coventry City v Hull City or Middlesbrough
Chelsea v Nottingham Forest
Chester City or Ipswich Town v Swansea City
Cardiff City or Tottenham Hotspur v Southend United or Barnsley
Barnet or Colchester United v Peterborough United or Plymouth Argyle
Birmingham City or Newcastle United v Reading or Burnley
Derby County v Bristol Rovers
Sheffield Wednesday or Manchester City v Southampton
Crystal Palace v Preston North End
Manchester United v Portsmouth
Blackpool v Norwich City
Queens Park Rangers or Luton Town v Blackburn Rovers
Wolverhampton Wanderers or Oldham Athletic v WBA
Leicester City or Fulham v Stoke City

hmmm, Portsmouth are proving themselves to be a really good side. At least  we're at home.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: earth_boy on January 09, 2007, 02:06:51 AM
plenty of united fans here! =)
wonder if you guys do visit redcafe.. one of the best united forums out there..

I've just found out about this forum while looking for tegami... really good stuff here!

I like the JPH!P radio and the wide range of stuff here.. =)

Hopefully rooney wakes up and play like the player he was a year back.. FEARLESS! grrrr... still.. larsson looks class! =)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on January 09, 2007, 03:05:32 AM
OOh tough draw. Man u likes to draw premiership sides eh!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on January 09, 2007, 03:10:52 PM
Quote from: earth_boy;278283

I've just found out about this forum while looking for tegami... really good stuff here!

Hopefully rooney wakes up and play like the player he was a year back.. FEARLESS! grrrr... still.. larsson looks class! =)

Always good to see a United fan who also likes good music! :D I think Rooney is playing well enough at the moment. I've always said Rooney's not an all-and-out goalscorer, he provides helpful support to those who can (Ruud, Saha, Solskjaer and now Larssonn)

Quote from: ferrar1;278316
OOh tough draw. Man u likes to draw premiership sides eh!

Fergie says United always goes through life the hard way. That way, at least we earn the trophy as opposed to cruising through by playing clubs in the Lower Leagues (ahem). Exciting to play bigger clubs if anything.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on January 10, 2007, 12:48:04 AM
Arsenal 6 - 3 Liverpool

Frightening. Arsenal's team consisted mainly of youth team players and Liverpool had the majority of their first team players out. Judging by the performance tonight, if that squad sticks together for the next few years...Oh Christ.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on January 10, 2007, 02:33:43 AM
^ yeap crazy match, i went for a draw but when i saw the half time score, i just went back to sleep :x

but i don't think baptista will continue to be there if they don't play him regularly in the EPL this season.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: earth_boy on January 10, 2007, 04:08:21 AM
Quote from: Tuffty;279047
Arsenal 6 - 3 Liverpool

Frightening. Arsenal's team consisted mainly of youth team players and Liverpool had the majority of their first team players out. Judging by the performance tonight, if that squad sticks together for the next few years...Oh Christ.


Liverfool is just shite.. hahaha.. bar his wonder goal, gerrard was crap.. =)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: daigong on January 11, 2007, 06:17:21 PM
Beckham to join LA Galaxy?!?!
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-01/11/content_5595584.htm

Guess he wants to live in obscurity where no one will bother him :lol:

Reportedly 250 million over 5 years WTF? :shocked:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on January 12, 2007, 03:00:46 PM
NO! NO! NO! GET THE FUCK AWAY YOU BASTARDS!! (http://www.football365.com/story/0,17033,8652_1831962,00.html)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on January 12, 2007, 07:37:25 PM
Well, I always thought that after he lost his place at madrid, the only place left for him would be LA, though I was still amazed by the huge amount of money the Americans offered him. Good lcuk to him, after all, he've served us really well for a good seven/eight years. And I'm sure that Posh would love his new work environment.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on January 12, 2007, 07:44:05 PM
Quote from: ew0923;281256
And I'm sure that Posh would love his new work environment.


L.A envrionment you mean. Even better to live in Tinseltown when you've got friends in high places, even if they are scientologists.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on January 12, 2007, 08:12:58 PM
^ They are going to trade their remaining available winger for heargreaves who is still injured? Chelsea must be desperate to stop Man u from signing anyone.. geez
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on January 12, 2007, 08:18:06 PM
^ It's just that Peter Kenyon. Screws us around by dilly dallying on Ronaldinho etc then stabs us in the back with a dagger made out of £ at his new joint every chance he gets.

But thinking about it, and after hearing about what other people have said, I'm no longer worried, why would he want to go to a team in disarray and made up of 19 central midfielders anyway when he can join the team at the top of the table who's displayed a further interest?
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on January 12, 2007, 08:50:31 PM
^add to e fact that he WANTS to play for man u, i say he's not going to agree moving to chelsea even if bayern agrees.

If the deal do go through, ill love to see who supplies those crosses for ballack to head in, who will weave and cut defences apart :lol: Then we'll see chelsea only attacking head front from the centre making them 2 dimensional team.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on January 12, 2007, 09:53:59 PM
I'm half sitting on the fence on this one, while he was really good at the world cup, the inflated value placed on him is starting to freak me out, we've already paid too much for carrick, do we really need another high-priced central midfielder?

And him moving to Chelsea, would probably just create more unrest in that Chelsea side, Makelele is probably still the best defensive midfielder in the premiership, Lampard has to start, so it'll be essien, ballack and Hargreaves fighting for one position? (not to mention Mr. Mikel)

ANd he could well be another flop lke Sheva, so I don't know, maybe it is best if Chelsea gets him for liek 26+ mil pounds.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on January 13, 2007, 07:02:54 PM
Easy win. Another 3 points for the Champs. But I'm never watching Man Utd on RTE (Irish TV station) again. Or if so, it will be on mute. Because the commentary is so anti-United I'm surprised they're even allowed on. Here's a couple of highlights:

- "Carrick isn't playing well today.." (This was after Carrick had scored a goal and assisted the 3rd)

- "Poor effort by Rooney.." (This was after Rooney took a shot from the edge of the penalty box and hit the crossbar)

- "That's good, we needed that.." (When Aston Villa scored)

Pathetic. The whole match it was bitch, bitch, bitch about how United doesn't play as well as they could do. If our worst is to win and score 3 goals, I wouldn't worry about it.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on January 13, 2007, 08:02:55 PM
:lol: i could have imagined

try listening to chinese commentators, they were probably betting on the game. e.g Italy scored. " GOAL !! What a beautiful goal by the empire of ITALY !! bla bla" and he shouted around 4 more minutes before deciding to continue.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on January 20, 2007, 01:32:04 PM
Get seated people !!

Part 1 of the Big Match Weekend is starting soon.

Grab your nachos, popcorns, hotdogs and drinks and watch it !!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on January 20, 2007, 04:41:13 PM
First time in my life I have to congratulate Liverpool on something! :P Perfect result for us, because even if we lose tomorrow we still maintain the same lead. But we won't lose anyway. :D Plus it's always nice to see Chelsea going further down and down!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on January 21, 2007, 08:36:41 PM
Argh! :evil: We was robbed! Robbed I tells ya! But that's the nature of football. I'm not worried, playing away to Arsenal is always tough business, I'm just glad that's over. We're still 12 points ahead of the Gunners and still 6 ahead of Chelski so I'm not overly worried.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on January 21, 2007, 11:49:55 PM
ARSENAL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on January 22, 2007, 02:28:38 AM
Lol i slept right after rooney's goal and predicted arsenal to get a late equaliser but damn were they greedy :ROFL
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on January 24, 2007, 12:56:48 PM
Chelsea win 4-0 with Shevchenko scoring 2 goals after around 8 hrs of not scoring. Well it's always good to know he can score at home. Against Wycombe. :roll:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on January 26, 2007, 03:23:02 PM
MANCHESTER United's secret training sessions have been filmed by a hi-tech spy plane.

The light aircraft packed with specialist camera gear made sorties 1,500ft overhead as stars such as Wayne Rooney worked on team tactics below.

After the covert mission the footage - that could be vital to rival clubs - was whisked from an airfield in Derbyshire to a service station near Heathrow airport and handed to a mystery client.

Four spy missions are thought to have been made this season. An aviation expert said: "The plane was equipped for the best in surveillance operations."  (http://www.mirror.co.uk/northernireland/news/tm_method=full%26objectid=18527408%26siteid=94762-name_page.html)

Ridiculous. And what revolutionary tactics were we working on?

Quote
'One player in a red bib prepares to deliver an inswinging cross with his left foot while another lurks by the penalty area.'

Genius
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: chaz9891 on January 27, 2007, 08:24:44 PM
What a goal by rooney, pure class! He came on and changed the matched for us
but we should have been 2-0 ahead if we didn't get 2 goals wrongly disallowed
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on January 27, 2007, 08:30:17 PM
4-1, oh I'm sorry, I mean 2-1 to United! Stupid referrees, sometimes I wonder where they get them. Lovely 2nd goal by Rooney too.

I was this close yet again to winning in the bets! Just one team from Scotland who I can't even remember lost, like last time. I'm never picking Scottish football again.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on January 27, 2007, 09:08:54 PM
yay rooney starts scoring again just when ronaldo starts to slow down. I believe it was due to larsson pulling defenders wide and letting rooney come down thru the middle. Classy performance, a win was never in doubt :D
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: kaminokami2086 on January 30, 2007, 06:34:35 PM
who wants to see materazzi get headbutted, again?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSLWMmiya9M
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on January 30, 2007, 11:36:37 PM
Quote from: kaminokami2086;297431
who wants to see materazzi get headbutted, again?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSLWMmiya9M


ahah this guy deserves more headbutts
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sicness on January 31, 2007, 10:16:26 AM
Haha I had never seen that. Zidane has started a trend XD .

The commentry for that video was so darn annoying lol.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: maliciel on January 31, 2007, 11:43:20 AM
Singapore vs Thailand today! :lol:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on February 01, 2007, 06:32:39 AM
^ Lol drama !! One of the more dramatic event i've seen in a football game. For those who don't know, Thailand players decided to abandon the match after the ref awarded a penalty against them at the 83rd min when scores were tied @ 1-1.

In the end, after 15+ odds minutes, they managed to convince Thailand to play again and Singapore duly converted the penalty for a 2-1 win for the 1st leg of the ASEAN cup finals.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 01, 2007, 03:00:33 PM
^ lol how weird!

Dubai International Capital have pulled the plug on their proposed takeover of Liverpool. (http://home.skysports.com/list.aspx?hlid=445306&CPID=8&clid=14&lid=&title=DIC+pull+out+of+Reds+deal&channel=&)

:lol: :lol:

And Ashley Cole could be out for the rest of the season after injuring his knee by himself. Fantastic.

Man Utd completely owned Watford yesterday with their 4-0 win. Easily could have been 9 if we took a couple of chances and been more fortunate. Ronaldo and Rooney was sensational. Must be demoralising to Chelsea too. They win 3-0, we go and win 4 :D
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: rappizit on February 03, 2007, 03:20:00 AM
Ronadio from Birzil is the master of football,haha!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 03, 2007, 06:58:12 PM
Never heard of 'Ronadio' or even of this, 'Birzil' before so I can't comment on how good they are :P

Dammit, lost in my bets again. All of them were right except Blackpool v Brentford. Brentford are bottom of the League Two table and Blackpool have gone 18 games unbeaten, and wouldn't you know it, Brentford go and beat them 3-0 :evil:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Maxis on February 07, 2007, 09:57:06 AM
Quote from: Tuffty;298781
^ lol how weird!

Dubai International Capital have pulled the plug on their proposed takeover of Liverpool. (http://home.skysports.com/list.aspx?hlid=445306&CPID=8&clid=14&lid=&title=DIC+pull+out+of+Reds+deal&channel=&)
:lol: :lol:
They win 3-0, we go and win 4 :D
life is like a box of chocolate eh ? guess tat dubai shaik just wasn't mean to be the true custodian of LFC. now that the deal is finally done and tom and gillet becoming the new owner of LFC, we could go back to business again ~ YNWA
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 07, 2007, 03:03:54 PM
I'm just wondering what Liverpool fans will chant at us now instead of "USA! USA!"

Pretty dull friendly yesterday with N.Ireland and Wales. Admittedly we are pretty timid without David Healey
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 10, 2007, 06:18:29 PM
Good weekend for football, Chelsea may have won 3-0 against the Boro (although one was an own-goal so that doesn't count) but we won 2-0 with the goal scoring machines that are Park Ji-Sung and Darren Fletcher. And I just have to laugh at Liverpool losing to Newcastle, what with this talk of a title push. What was that Gerrard? You can prove yourselves and win the Premiership by winning all of your games? I think 1 point out of a possible 6 would indicate that you don't have what it takes.

On the other hand, it was my worst week ever with the betting. Only my Reading win prediction was right out of my 6 choices. Every other team lost. :(
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on February 11, 2007, 10:15:59 PM
we didn't play particularly well (against one of the bottom sides of the comp), but we got the three points that we needed - only 11 games to go (and nine more wins will do!)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 14, 2007, 02:41:56 PM
Quote from: Luis Figo
"In individual terms I think Cristiano could win every title going because he has the quality to do so. But equally I think it depends on the club where he is at to live up to his standards."

Are we one of the biggest clubs in the world consistently competing for the most prestigious trophies or Madrid's feeder? There is no club in the world you could leave us for and justifibly say 'they're bigger'. Maybe what he really means is 'we're a bunch of pussies who don't like hard tackles' (despite the fact that's what they get in bed).

Quote from: Hugo Viana
"He won't be at United for much longer. It's complicated for them to keep him now...Ronaldo has worked hard and, within a little time, he will be with another team more important than United."

If I was Ronaldo, I wouldn't take my advice from a player who is, well, frankly rubbish.

I'm getting sick of this Ronaldo speculation myself. If he wants to go in 3-5 years time, I have no issue with that at all. But not when he's at 22 and is one of our best players. My take on it is 50 million plus Messi otherwse no deal and fuck off, stop tapping up our own player.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on February 14, 2007, 11:53:26 PM
Gunners are into the next round of the FA cup. Sweet, but damn what a ridiculous game! It didn't need to go into extra time. Bolton took it to the wire. We had so many chances to score. Two missed penalties :( That breakaway by Adebayor should have been it, but he managed to screw it up. :lol: Glad to have Ljungberg back.




Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: dat on February 16, 2007, 01:26:31 AM
yea arsenal is unbeaten in 11 games
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on February 16, 2007, 02:10:06 AM
All I can do is hope and pray that Man u aren't gonna win the title, but let's face it, it's gonna happen. Shame really.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 16, 2007, 02:12:04 PM
^ As opposed to Chelsea winning it for the 3rd year in a row? Boring. Better for the game if someone else wins it for a change (even better if it's the team I support). And it's also good to know that despite having a seemingly unlimited bank balance, all the money in the world still can't buy you a great team.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on February 16, 2007, 02:19:19 PM
Although you raise a very good point, which I do agree with, I'm a  Liverpool fan, therefore I'd rather Chelsea win for the next 100 years than Man U win once. No offence. :)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 16, 2007, 02:26:20 PM
^ XD None taken. Much in the same way I'd rather like to see your team fail at every opportunity :P
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on February 16, 2007, 02:30:12 PM
Well this year's been a good one for you I guess... :(
Bring on Bracelona is all I can say I guess....but I don't really mean it.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 17, 2007, 09:25:51 PM
Drew against Reading today so we have to go and replay the match away. Not surprising really, we always seem to do things the hard way...

I see the debate on the number of foreign players has intensified lately, probably because of the state of the England team, saying no potential world-class players aren't coming from England and given opportunites. And while yes, there are a large number of foreign players in the League, I don't think they should be blamed because the England team is in a bad run of form. There's a number of factors that contribute to the problem, the decline of nuclear families, the rising levels in child obesity (UK is the highest in Europe I believe), lack of government support etc. And without foreign players you wouldn't have the same level of excitement from enjoyment in watching the Premiership over the last 15 years. If the likes of Cantona, Zola, Bergkamp and Henry doesn't motivate you as a kid, then I don't know what will.

Nevermind the issues of diving, racism, bung culture, rising ticket prices and the existence of Peter Kenyon, FIFA delegates found time to bring in new laws for next season that will see a player celebrating a goal booked for such things as 'cupping his ear with his hand or holding a finger across his mouth in a 'Silence, please' gesture, Klinsmann-type dives or dancing round the corner flag.'

Seriously lads. Well done.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on February 21, 2007, 04:08:57 AM
Quote from: ferrar1;298533
^ Lol drama !! One of the more dramatic event i've seen in a football game. For those who don't know, Thailand players decided to abandon the match after the ref awarded a penalty against them at the 83rd min when scores were tied @ 1-1.

In the end, after 15+ odds minutes, they managed to convince Thailand to play again and Singapore duly converted the penalty for a 2-1 win for the 1st leg of the ASEAN cup finals.

Never imagined i'll quote myself but Lille almost did the same thing at the champs league game against Man Utd this morning.

For full drama, click here (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=409892&cc=4716)

Edit: I just realised both happened @ 83rd min !! Coincidence ?!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 21, 2007, 04:01:20 PM
Madness last night. Lille were stupid enough to almost walk off the pitch and could get kicked out of the competition as a result. Feyenoord were kicked out of the UEFA Cup this season after crowd trouble marred their tie against Nancy, so perhaps United can get a bye into the next round :D

Not a great performance overall though.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on February 21, 2007, 06:32:26 PM
Only saw the odd bit as I was flicking over from the Real game, that wasn't half bad either. It was pretty gutting for me actually, turned over just as Lille scored...brilliant, only to be ruled out. Cunt. I'm more worried about tonight though tbh, I feel a bit sick.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on February 22, 2007, 02:28:07 AM
^ CONGRATS !! Giant killing in Barcelona :D
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on February 22, 2007, 03:26:36 AM
OMG, I really don't know what to say.That was genuinely shocking, more than I could ever have hoped for, 1-0 to Barcelona would hav been a godsend. Loving Bellamy's celebration I have to say!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on February 22, 2007, 04:17:18 AM
Wow, what a shocker. Congrats Liverpool. I didn't get to see the game, so I'm looking for highlights videos.


Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on February 22, 2007, 04:58:54 AM
To be compltely honest we were lucky to be drawing at half time, but we did play well in the second half. It was a pretty good match actually, but I don't really know what went on in the other games, I only saw the goals (or lack of).
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on February 22, 2007, 05:49:03 AM
but too bad for me, i went for a draw for that game sob sob :cry:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: madambaster on February 22, 2007, 09:29:04 AM
If anyone cares about the CONCACAF Champions' Cup (or CONCACAF at all), here are today's results:
Olimpia 1-4 DC United
Puntarenas 1-0 Houston Dynamo
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 22, 2007, 03:05:20 PM
Barcelona were a very poor shadow of their former selves last night. Got what they deserved.

So rumours are Platini is going to force a replay of the first leg game between us and Lille. Fucking ridiculous. Lille intimidates the ref and threatens to walk off the pitch and we get punished for it.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on February 22, 2007, 03:44:20 PM
i wouldn't mind if Ferguson doesn't mind. We'll trash them 0-3 at their home ground and make them forget about the 2nd league.

Then we'll just throw in subs and still trash them 3-0 at home. bah
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on February 23, 2007, 12:12:39 AM
I can't believe that there is still idiots that have issues with the goal. When you concede a free kick, of course the advantage is given to the attacking side, not the defending side. There's only two things that the person with the free kick has to consider - that the referee is ready and that the ball is stationary. Why people think that for some bizarre reason that Giggs have to wait and let the keeper organise his wall is ridiculous.

If a quick free kick can be taken the some way 30 metres up the pitch, why can't it be done the same when it's near goal?
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 23, 2007, 11:29:51 AM
^ Absolutely, I totally agree. All I will say is this, created by a Frenchman, perfected by a Welshman :P
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on February 23, 2007, 04:39:05 PM
Happy birthday butty, eh tuffty XD

Giggs goal was a little early for a present eh :ROFL
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 23, 2007, 05:10:45 PM
^ Thanks ferrar! Yeah it was a little early but I won't be truly happy unless we win against Fulham tomorrow and extend our lead to 9 points! :lol: :D
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 24, 2007, 04:26:33 PM
"Hey Mourinho, are you listening?
You better keep that trophy glistening..."


Oh we absolutely stole that result today! We admittedly played fairly poorly, but full credit to Fulham for sticking it to us and playing superbly throughout the match and right to the end. But just what you'd know, Ronaldo goes and gives me a belated birthday gift and creates a moment of individual genius that leads to a goal and our victory. My pick for man of the match though is surely Van Der Sar, who, despite creating an early blunder which lead to Fulham's goal, created some top-drawer saves that kept us in the game. I know critics are going to say we didn't deserve it, but that's the appeal of football ain't it? A funny old game, where not even the best team throughout the match can win it. Besides, Chelsea did it the last two years and still won. 9 points clear, and winning even though we weren't at our best can only mean one thing. It's coming home boys.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: jimmydotnet on February 25, 2007, 01:33:25 AM
it keeps man utd far far away from chelsea....hope can win against liverpool:)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 25, 2007, 02:29:56 PM
^ We won't. Neville won't let us lose to those scum. :D
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: pokki on February 27, 2007, 08:44:59 AM
wow, man u fans!!! im starting to like this forum more and more, so many things i like are here!
yeah, man u will triumph at liverpool!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: jimmydotnet on February 27, 2007, 09:34:56 AM
chelsea lost their terry bear....hahaha:P
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ggliff on February 27, 2007, 09:13:18 PM
5 mins, 3 goals, GO REDS

Man-U FTW

EDIT
What a cracking cup tie, Reading did really well not to fold, and came back well, but the win will do nicely ta
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 27, 2007, 11:11:11 PM
The last 10 mins was nail-biting stuff, we really do need to sort out defense at times, but no doubt the first 5 mins was a peach! :D Next match is away to either West Brom or the Boro. Easy enough either way :D

Mourinho, shut your fucking mouth. I think Football 365 says it best:

Quote from: Football 365"
When asked last year how he would like to be remembered in England, Jose Mourinho's answer was surprising. "As not a hypocrite," he replied forcibly. "I am not a hypocrite."

Fortunately, there's not even the faintest whiff of hypocrisy in his latest outburst in which he accuses ManYoo of being lucky to lead the Premiership by nine points.

"This is a season in which United have had no injuries and every player is fine to play.

They go [to] the Champions League and have a disallowed goal for the opponent [Lille] and their goal is that goal. They go to Fulham and it looks like they deserve to lose and they win. They play at Tottenham, it's 0-0 and Cristiano dives, they get a penalty and win 4-0. I didn't see the Fulham game, but the information I have is it was completely undeserved. It's a game they could have lost and in the end they win it."

Where to start with this particular tirade?

Is it by pointing out that during the previous two seasons the only injury Chelski suffered was a broken fingernail? Or is it by musing just where Jose would be now if Paul Scholes' goal against Porto in the Champions Leauge in 2004 wasn't wrongly disallowed for offside? Or perhaps it is by reminding Jose that his side contains such acoustic foul artists as Joe Cole, Arjen Robben and Didier Drogba?

But if we're looking to win the argument, there's only one suitable response. As Jose himself said this weekend after Chelski prevailed despite being given the run-around by Arsenal's youth team, "Football is all about winning." It's just jolly unfair when another side does it.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: pokki on February 28, 2007, 08:24:08 AM
somehow mourinho is sounding like a sore loser even before the titile race is over, he is giving excuses for his current situation, but he forgets that his chelsea FC has a second team that also has capable players that can compete in the premier league... all he can do is whim... he is a big time pussy
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: jimmydotnet on March 01, 2007, 02:38:40 AM
chelsea had admitted lose to manutd...hahahaha...btw chelsea's terry is not injured at all...how come??? i have to admit that manu has better luck for this season...no injuries...no suspended...btw if we look back 2 years later...manutd can fight chelsea until the end...wif second team player...
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on March 01, 2007, 04:19:06 AM
Goddammit we're out of the cup race. Now a three game losing streak. But the young Gunners did well despite being pretty disjointed in the first half and giving up some pretty good chances. Freddy should have gotten that penalty :/ They started making big moves at the last 20 minutes or so of the game. Though in the end, Blackburn came out on top. Excellent goal by McCarthy.
I guess I'll have to root for ManU to the end. I want to also see Chelsea make it to the finals, to lose to ManU

And about the Premiership, how many games are left?

Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on March 01, 2007, 05:04:00 AM
Probably 10 left, now its 27th or 28th game.

This thread is becoming like a Man u supporters thread :lol:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 01, 2007, 06:52:42 PM
^ Not our fault if people start supporting the right club and seeing some common sense! :lol:

Arsenal better hope they don't lose against Reading this weekend. If they do, they'll become the first English team to lose 4 successive games in 4 different competitions. Not to rub salt in the wounds Arsenal fans, but that would be pretty funny :P

Gerrard says Liverpool won't let Utd win on Saturday and hopes to blow the title race 'wide open'. Sure you will Gerrard, and you'll win the Treble while you're at it. :roll: Besides, we're not going to lose, Neville won't let us lose to those dirty scousers :P If Ryan Giggs plays for starts for us, he will become only the second player in United's history to make 700 appearances for us, after Bobby Charlton. Giggs is an absolute legend. Can't imagine United without him.

Some more confirmed names for the Man Utd against Lippi coached Europe All-Star XII:

Ronaldinho
David Beckham
Steven Gerrard
Jamie Carragher
Carles Puyol
Lilian Thuram
Gianluca Zambrotta

Should be soo good. Interesting to see what the reaction for Beckham will be like
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on March 01, 2007, 07:17:46 PM
Quote from: Tuffty;320174


Arsenal better hope they don't lose against Reading this weekend. If they do, they'll become the first English team to lose 4 successive games in 4 different competitions. Not to rub salt in the wounds Arsenal fans, but that would be pretty funny :P

Some more confirmed names for the Man Utd against Lippi coached Europe All-Star XII:

Ronaldinho
David Beckham
Steven Gerrard
Jamie Carragher
Carles Puyol
Lilian Thuram
Gianluca Zambrotta

Should be soo good. Interesting to see what the reaction for Beckham will be like


Not to worry! Arsenal creamed Reading the first time they met. Can't be too careful though, Reading almost equalized after going 3-0 against Utd.
Anyway about those names, are those players for the All-Star team? or is Beckham playing for Utd?

Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 01, 2007, 07:24:50 PM
^ Reading gave us a scare, so I'd be afraid if I were you :P

That's the All-Stars team as it is at the minute. I wonder who the other 4 will be.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: pokki on March 01, 2007, 10:44:51 PM
haha this thread shld be renamed man u fans
anyways, yeah utd played badly in the second half against reading...
but hopefully their premiership form carries on
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sakurasake on March 02, 2007, 09:58:57 AM
i'm kinda worried about sat's game now... since henry and rosicky arent going to be playing... i hope arsenal will win though...

and man utd better win... dont want arsenal and liverpool to be too far apart from each other... haha...
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: jimmydotnet on March 02, 2007, 07:53:50 PM
lets hope chelsea lose to portsmouth and man city...btw chelsea is getting stronger with petr cech on goal...look at the carling cup final...there are many arsenal's goal have been denied by cech...wat a great goalkeeper...ive been wondering if man utd bought him 1st...:roll:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 03, 2007, 08:14:08 PM
The Cat's gone and won us the Premiership! :w00t:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: pokki on March 04, 2007, 03:17:31 AM
utd won!!! even though they were the second best team.. lucky!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 04, 2007, 07:21:45 PM
Well that match said it all. Just as much as we will win the league, West Ham are destined to be relegated. Went into the 2nd half with a 2-0 lead, Spurs go and win the match 4-3, with the winning goal scored in the 95th minute. Unbelieveable match which shows how cruel football can be.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: pokki on March 05, 2007, 08:08:36 AM
yeah... reminds me of the european cup final we had with bayern munich
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on March 05, 2007, 08:30:28 AM
^ That was amazing. I couldn't sleep after that match digesting what happened.

Back to sat's match. I was happy we won, but unsure now on how the race for the title will unfold. Though i'm glad we don't play chelsea immediately as scholes will be back by then. I hope rooney as well.

On the other hand, i'm not afraid of our team not being able to score. The greatness of Man U lies in their ability to score from anywhere. Who needs a striker when our midfielders are getting double digits in goals. And our 2 full backs are heading in timely goals.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on March 06, 2007, 08:50:19 PM
damn Juninho is really good *_* he must be my new favorite player now.
I don't understand why he is in the A-team of Brazil.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 06, 2007, 11:28:54 PM
Oh man, what a crazy night and one I'm sure will cause UEFA more headaches:

- Barcelona beat Liverpool but the scousers win on aggregate so at least there will be a new name on the trophy.

- Chelsea went through a rubbish 1st half to win through luck, apparently, with 2-1. Of course Mourinho will see no problem in that when his own team wins even through a poor performance, but it's just jolly unfair when someone else does it.

- Lyon are out!! In the biggest shocker for me, Roma beat Lyon 2-0. Fair play to Roma though, their second goal was an absolute peach. But controversy struck when Juninho went for a high, and almost certainly deliberate tackle. Then Fred, cowardly struck a player in the face with his elbow and didn't even get a booking.

- But the craziest event of the night was Valencia v Inter. Valencia got through, but when they started celebrating, Inter started causing a huge fight with Valencia. David Navarro rushed onto the pitch and struck an Inter player in the face which then evolved into a kiss chase between the Spaniard and the Italians.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Sev on March 07, 2007, 12:21:32 AM
What happened after Valencia vs Inter was crazy indeed. It's saddening to see stuff like that. Good game though! I'm biased, but I think Inter deserved a win there. Nice to see Matrix making a good game, and from what I saw he didn't even participate in the chaos after the game, rather the opposite, he shook hands and thanked the Valencia players. It doesn't really surprise me though. He is one of those players that will do crazy shit during a game, whatever it takes to win, but he leaves it there.

Lyon vs Roma sure was exciting too. Lyon weren't that far away a couple of times. The elbow however was nasty.. real nasty. Only Matrix should be able to get away with stuff like that. :P

I'm looking forward for tomorrows matches. Man Utd will walk through them french. The other matches might very well be slightly more even.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: pokki on March 07, 2007, 02:42:07 AM
my my players these days are getting dirtier arent they?
i think soon, even fights are going to be common if UEFA doesnt do something soon
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on March 07, 2007, 04:47:45 AM
Wow, what a night...it can never be easy can it? Liverpool always feel tehy have to make things that bit more "interesting" for you.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: pokki on March 07, 2007, 04:47:11 PM
haha but one day, it will not be that interesting if liverpool needs to win, and they played really only for the other team to score at the end....
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on March 07, 2007, 04:55:01 PM
Y'know it's funny you should say that...
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on March 07, 2007, 05:46:16 PM
LOL at the fight in Inter vs. Valence match.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5abnn1kPONo

And Ferguson's behavior is starting to get on my nerves.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Sev on March 07, 2007, 11:01:41 PM
Henke is God! Unexciting match however. But Utd surely walked through them french like I said. Not much of a match. :(
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: pokki on March 08, 2007, 02:20:53 AM
hail the new king! King Larsson!!!
pls dun go back to sweden!!!! utd needs u now!!!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: lemonado on March 08, 2007, 06:30:46 AM
WooHoo Henrik Larsson~!!! Nice dribble by C. Ronaldo too~!!!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 08, 2007, 08:17:50 PM
Not the best performance ever, but a results a result, and no matter how you look at it, every club or supporter will be happy to come away with a win. What a fitting end to Larsson's stay. Top quality player, I'll really miss him, as will the club. Especially after hearing Saha and Solskjaer are injured and only have an inexperienced Alan Smith to rely on. Still, Smith's no layabout, we have the 2nd highest goalscorer in the Premiership (Ronaldo), the tenacity of Rooney, the option to recall Rossi back from his loan spell and the ability to spread goals around to goal-scoring machines like John O'Shea :P

Just right. Like I said, I have no doubt he will play for Spain down the line, and I have no problem with that, just not now. Not when he's as young as he is. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/6431151.stm)

Also it's hilarious to see Arsenal's silverware chances over in the space of 10 days. Sounds harsh I know, but I still don't like you guys for beating us twice this season :P
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: pokki on March 08, 2007, 10:24:34 PM
haha somehow i have to agree with you on arsenal's plight... but still i reckon they will be contenders for the champions league in a few yrs..
but now, its man u all the way!~
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on March 09, 2007, 01:54:35 AM
Damn, we're out. Nothing much to say though, PSV played better. Many chances, but didn't take them. Hell, even the one goal was an own goal. Gomes played really good. How did he block that Henry special >_<

Now I'll go support Liverpool :lol:


Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 09, 2007, 03:06:30 PM
The quarter finals of the Champions League:

1.AC Milan v Bayern Munich
2.PSV v Liverpool
3.Roma v Manchester United
4.Chelsea v Valencia


The semi-finals are:

Winners of Match 3 v Winners of Match 1
Winners of Match 4 v Winners of Match 2


I'm happy enough. No point in saying I wish we could have drawn someone easier, cause there are no weak teams left at this stage. Roma are a good side, but we're away for the first leg which is always good. Milan or Munich will be the kick in the teeth though. But who knows, it could be a Chelsea v Liverpool semi-final and an all English final.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on March 09, 2007, 03:50:09 PM
Oh look, Cheslea v Liverpool again for the semis anyone?
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: jimmydotnet on March 09, 2007, 05:53:28 PM
man utd and liverpool to final...all english team!!!hope so!!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on March 09, 2007, 07:01:09 PM
If that happened I'd be sick, I couldn't watch. That would just be way too much.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: pokki on March 10, 2007, 11:09:18 AM
either way i think this is good for the epl
english football!!! although the national team is bad, at least the league is performing
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 10, 2007, 08:39:55 PM
Draw. That's fine, at least we play them at home next leg. There was a bit of time when I was shitting myself but draws seem to be what we do best at the FA Cup :P

Is it just me, or is the BBC commentary getting worse? Mark Lawrenson in particular, is becoming increasingly grating. I mean, here's some statements I had issue with:

"That was a controversial penalty...

Sorry? Since when did the ball hitting both hands in a penalty box, not constitute a penalty?

"Well Larsson is going back and Solskjaer and Saha are injured, besides from that they have Smith, and United don't really have much else apart from that"

You can say that for any team. If Chelsea lose Drogba to injury, can you really say they have as much depth to pick from? No team has a multitude of strikers to choose from, at will, that can keep up with the goalscoring abilities as first team players because they won't have the opportunity to play, otherwise if they do, the team will be labelled as 'second rate' by media types such as yourselves. Give me a break.

And I had to laugh at this statement:

I'm just worried because the replay is on the Monday and a lot of the English players in the United squad like Rooney, Neville and Ferdinand will be used and have no time to rest for the England international on Saturday

Nobody cares about England anymore, fool :lol:
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on March 10, 2007, 09:08:18 PM
I woke up late so I only caught the last 40 minutes (well, I was planning to watch the replay, because the match was too early for me), but how was that a controversal penalty? He hacked the ball with both hands!!!

But have to agree with the strikers department, we are pretty thin there. But if anything, we are in better shape that department then pre-jan when we basically only had rooney and saha (and we were lucky that saha stayed injury free all through that time, I can't what kind of formation we would have to put out if saha was injured say from oct-dec). But at least we have Smith to try out, hey, we might even try the Chinese dude and see if he's actually any good.

But it's still a pain to see O'shea playing in central midfield.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: pokki on March 11, 2007, 12:16:15 AM
yeah agree with you on o'shea's contribution, or the lack of it.
I though the commentator for bbc sports was pretty dull, unlike gary lineker in the talk show... with his witty comments and all...
but today, united showed that defence lapses are costly errors, especially when boro equalised at the very very end of first half... my my it was painful seeing the epl's best defence this season making such errors...
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 11, 2007, 04:45:21 PM
Argh fuck fuck fuck!!! I fucking hate Chelsea. They were down 3-1 at half time and went to draw it in the final minutes forcing a replay. Although it was poor for Martin Jol to take off Berbatov and Lennon when Mourinho decided to leave two/three defenders on and forced everyone to go on the offensive. Here's hoping White Hart Lane will be the killing ground for Chelsea's boasts of a quad.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ggliff on March 11, 2007, 06:21:28 PM
Tuffty, great great FA cup game though. For a neutral like me it was fantastic to watch.

PS
ENGLAND rock at rugby, wonderful win :D
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 11, 2007, 06:45:07 PM
No doubt, it was an exciting game to watch, it's just a shame about the result :P

P.S. Not as much as Ireland :D
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on March 12, 2007, 06:03:34 AM
The good thing is that Chelsea has to play an extra game like we do, so hopefully they'll struggle in the league games (especially since Terry is still half buggered). ANd it might work out well for us since Scholes will now only miss league game (because of the extra FA cup match) I think.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 12, 2007, 08:36:49 PM
The full Europe XI squad
Goalkeepers: Oliver Kahn, Grégory Coupet, Iker Casillas.
Defenders: Paolo Maldini, Jamie Carragher, Eric Abidal, Lilan Thuram, Carles Puyol, Marco Materazzi, Fabio Grosso.
Midfielders: Gianluca Zambrotta, Steven Gerrard, Juninho Pernambucano, Florent Malouda, Luis Miguel, Gennaro Gattuso, Andrea Pirlo.
Strikers: Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Alessandro Mancini, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrik Larsson.


Wow, I never noticed that Mr.Hollywood has been excluded until today. Weird. How come he's not in the squad? Which do you think Victoria is more likely to have told him? That it wasn't profitable enough or not glamarous enough?  :P
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on March 12, 2007, 10:12:36 PM
4 players from Lyon :D
Juninho, Abidal, Malouda, Coupet
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on March 12, 2007, 11:36:19 PM
Maybe he's playing with United.


Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: chaz9891 on March 13, 2007, 12:40:30 AM
beckham is injured so he can't play, he's gonna watch in the stands
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Decimal on March 13, 2007, 04:50:26 PM
Who's your favorite top5 futbol players ?
Teddy Sheringham
Steven Gerard
Alessandro Del Piero
-end of list-

Who's your favorite top5 teams ?
Manchester United
Tottenham Hotspurs
-end of list-
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Sev on March 13, 2007, 06:13:59 PM
I hope we'll be given great football tonight. Matches like this can be anything from awfully boring to extremely entertaining. Not many hours left now until it's on.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 13, 2007, 11:19:46 PM
Manchester United 4-3 Europe XI

Muhahahaha not even the Europe elect can stop us! :P What a free kick from Ronaldo though. Just as a reminder on how much that contract is worth :D Yeah so what if there were no challenges or it wasn't competitive enough. None of this players want to get injured in a friendly (certainly not us), 7 goals were scored and over 70,000 people raised money for charity.

So cool to see Cole in a Utd shirt again! And I'm really pleased with the reception he got too. Legend in my eyes. Mr.Hollywood came on and waved at the crowd for a bit, which was nice. Would have been better to seen him in a Utd shirt again though.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on March 14, 2007, 11:15:56 PM
Who actually played for Europe XI? I watched some highlights on YouTube and didn't see the big name Brazilian players, though I did see Diouf and some more Liverpool players, who weren't on the list. I assume there was a lot of last minute changes.

It looked to be a good game. Awesome free kick from Ronaldo, though all the United fans boo'd the Liverpool players, lol.

Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Sev on March 14, 2007, 11:43:31 PM
I can't remember all of the players and I'm too lazy to look it up. But i know Zambrotta, Matrix, Zlatan, Larrson, Källström, Stelios, Diouf (wich you mentioned) aswell as them liverpool dudes. And some other players aswell. They made lots of substitutions in half time. As did Utd, wich totally turned the match. It was great the first 45 and then it was just more or less boring. It was close however that Dong would make a goal. I think that'd be good for him.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: pokki on March 16, 2007, 01:49:12 AM
what the hell happen to newcastle??? going into the match with a 4-2 agg lead then only to lose eventually to away goals??? oh man big time headache for roeder....
hmm Dong still is pretty much an unknown product now i guess..... hopefully he can live up fergie's expectations
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 16, 2007, 02:43:57 PM
^ Apparently, Dong has a lot of pace to him. Might as well give him a chance.

I imagine the Ronaldo rumours will just not go away until he actually goes and plays for La Liga. If he's playing well it's, "BARCELONA WILL SELL RONALDINHO FOR RONALDO!" And if there's any hint he's unhappy its "REAL MADRID STEP UP OFFER!" Lippi says it would be a huge mistake for Ronaldo to leave, but Diego (woah oh) Forlan says Ronaldo should move. Is there something about playing in Spain that's so mesmerising? Something we don't perhaps know about? Maybe they've secretly discovered Atlantis or something? Cause the way I see it, the Premiership is the best league, with the best teams, and the best players. 3 English clubs in this stage of the Champions League should signify that when compared to Spain's 1.


Football League clubs have agreed to consider a revolutionary proposal for penalty shoot-outs to decide all drawn matches as part of a wider review aimed at making the game more entertaining.  (http://www.football365.com/story/0,17033,8652_1985120,00.html)

What the hell were these guys smoking when they came up with this crackpot idea? It's encouraging to see a lot of managers slam the idea too. There's nothing wrong with the system as it is. This was tried in America and that got abandoned very quickly too. There's virtually no guarantee it would make things exciting anyway. Defensive teams will simply play away and play defensively throughout the whole match, willing to take their chances with the shootout.

In the most bizarre news of today, Chelsea have banned celery from Stamford Bridge (http://www.football365.com/story/0,17033,8652_1987330,00.html)
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on March 16, 2007, 09:11:41 PM
I saw that on the sports news yesterday. Plymouth's manager totally thrashed the idea. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13aTzAPKvlc haha. A few other mangers did too.

Well, I agree with them, the idea is totally retarded.


Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: pokki on March 17, 2007, 01:29:31 AM
haha that would signify the end of FIFA if such an idiotic idea was approved.....
anyways, apparently, the main idea is that Spanish leagues are more for dribblers than the English game, or so i heard. Still, i wont say that makes the whole game more exciting, the unpredictable nature of the English is wad makes it so damn entertaining!!!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 17, 2007, 04:12:34 PM
Manchester United 4 - 1 Bolton

'United won't cope without Larsson'. Yeah it really looks like it :roll: I notice Park's becoming a better player lately (as if 2 goals today wouldn't tell you that). Ronaldo, once again, a genius at what he does.

So you Chelsea can go and play your little game with Sheffield Utd. We put the ball back in your court now.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on March 17, 2007, 04:31:45 PM
Park becoming a better player? He's always been fantastic, he simply hasn't been given the chance properly yet as he was used as an impact player originally and then injuries bogged him down. Sure he hasn't scored many goals (with the exception of today obviously) but he's oneof the most consistent, hard-working players around. I can tell you he's always been a good 'un from his days at Purple Sanga all those years ago!
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 17, 2007, 06:13:20 PM
^ I've always had faith in the Parkster! I'm saying he's playing even better now, than his previous performances, which were also good! :D
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on March 17, 2007, 06:22:25 PM
Yeah he really is a great player, even when he seems to be doing little in a match if you watch him off the ball he's fantastic, always getting in a tackle or disrupting play and then making himself available as soon as his team have the ball back.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Demanding More Makoto on March 17, 2007, 10:08:59 PM
Parks a great player He truly deserves to be a Man Utd player
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: pokki on March 18, 2007, 02:52:58 AM
looks like larsson's departure has accentuate park's status in the team =)
he is like an oxygen tank that keeps running and running... the role model of all asian players who are breaking into european football....
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 21, 2007, 07:34:52 PM
Quote from: Gareth Southgate
"We've played them three times and had three controversial penalties"

I have the solution. Don't tell your players to make sliding tackles to the oppositon deep in the penalty area. Sorted. Christ, I like how everyone bitches about Ronaldo at every opportunity they can, but you just know they wouldn't if he was on their team. Or if he was English.

And here's another bit of good news:

Quote from: C.Ron
The 22-year-old has been heavily linked with moves to both Real and Barcelona in recent weeks but Barca claimed on Tuesday they have made no approach, and Real's hopes of signing him now appear to have been dashed.

The Portuguese winger said: "I consider myself a United footballer who is playing well and trying to help the team.

"If things keep going well, I want to stay here. I'm not a Galactico.

"I'm only thinking about United and I want to stay here for more than two more years.

"I want to leave my mark on this era, win titles and be a figure in the history of this club."

http://www.football365.com/story/0,17033,8668_2007643,00.html

You're not far off :D

In other news, wouldn't it have been hilarious if Frank Lampard did get knocked out by the raging fan? The only downside about the whole thing was that he missed.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on March 22, 2007, 02:40:45 AM
^ Then Chelsea would have another reason to add if they fail to retain the premiership title.

Singapore did infact enforced that stupid "penalty-after-a-draw-game" rule and needless to say [exageratted]weak teams playing away played 11 men inside their own penalty box [/exageratted]. Even when they had the ball, they were unwilling to run up xD
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: thehell on March 24, 2007, 05:36:46 PM
Who's your favorite top futbol players ?  -- Ronaldo (Brazil)
Who's your favorite top teams ? Brazil :D
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 24, 2007, 09:50:17 PM
N.Ireland 4 - 1 Lichtenstein Healey's a legend!! :D

England 0 - 0 Israel

Oh dear. 5 games without a win and only 1 goal scored by England in those games. Their worst run in 50 years or something like that. Bad for them. Hilarious for the rest of us :D England just doesn't work as an international team. Gerrard and Lampard doesn't work together. Safe to say, McClaren's gone. And when did Sky Sports become the BNP channel? "England plays the fairest football in the world"? "If that was a foreign player he'd be diving and rolling 3 times over"? Come on Sky, I know you have to show support for your country, but to sugarcoat over the truth is just pathetic.
Title: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on March 24, 2007, 11:54:50 PM
France 1 vs. 0 Lituanie

Anelka (79mn)

Damn frenchies play mike shit >>
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on April 04, 2007, 01:11:59 AM
Damn PSV was trashed 0-3 in their home ground by Liverpool. Good luck to them in their next week's travel to Anfield.

AC Milan 2 -2 Bayern Munich. Bayern's lucky to get that last minute goal, but i have a feeling Milan will get some away goals as well in the reverse fixture.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 04, 2007, 09:18:56 PM
Roma 2 - 1 Manchester Utd

Looking at it, you'd think it was a bad result. But, with 10 men for 60 mins, a crucial away goal and the 2nd leg to be played at Old Trafford, I'll happily take that. All it needs is a goal from us to get through. Should be no problem. What a lovely goal from Rooney too. And I haven't been so frustrated with a ref for a long time. It was like playing against 12 men, and I was wondering if his arm only ever went in the one direction. I mean he just didn't let any flow to the game at all. Roma player goes down, instant free kick. Not arguing that Scholes should have been sent off though, he should have. Scholes is just no good with tackles at all. No need to make a 2nd tackle like that when he was already on a yellow.

Oh and I was so surprised there was a riot in the crowds. Yep, realllly surprised. Diddn't see that one coming. I saw footage of it, and the police were just hopeless. Roma fans taunted Utd fans and began fighting them, causing one guy to be bleeding quite severly from his forehead. Police stepped in but were joining in with it rather than supress it. Utd scores and the fans celebrate in their section and what do Roma fans do? Hurl projectiles at them. And what did the police do? Nothing. Classy.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on April 05, 2007, 05:25:38 AM
In the end I was quite happy with the result, as fergie had said, we played 10 versus 12. That ref was simply hopeless, scholes was sent off with two bookable offences (his lack of timing on his tackles are coming back), but not one card was shown to the tackles on Ronaldo and the free kicks given to Rooney for 'pushing' when the ball is in the air was really puzzling. And Heinze got a stupid yellow for not placing the ball in the right spot (and he wasn't even the one taking it!) while nothing happened to Vicinic for kicking the ball away. Apparently this was the dude that bought all the diving and play-acting by the Mourinho Porto side that we lost to.

The positive is that we produced a very good goal and 2-1 is a lot better than 1 - 0 and given our atricious record in Italy, this was okay. Hope we step it up though. And I'm very worried about Mancini or Taddei running at O'Shea, he just doesn't have the agility to cover them. Because of our injury list, can we do something weird like trying Park Ji-Sung at right back? In the world cup, England played Hargreaves out of position at right back, yet he was their best player (in the early games).
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on April 05, 2007, 06:22:47 AM
I'd rather have Park playing a free role and shadowing Mancini all the way.

I didn't expect Man Utd to go in and grab a win though considering that they are a little bit light in attack right now. But the away goal looks good and i expect them to swallow AS Roma back in Old Trafford.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 05, 2007, 12:09:24 PM
The problem is, Park has a knee injury, otherwise I would have expected him to be playing last night.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: freakz on April 05, 2007, 03:19:02 PM
my favo club: only inter milan

my favourite soccer player: always adriano with powerfull kick ^^
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on April 05, 2007, 09:41:32 PM
I'd rather have Park playing a free role and shadowing Mancini all the way.


That's basically what I meant, when he's not injured, he's one of our very few players who has the pace to combat such an unorthodox system. In our squad only a few can be considered as 'pacy', you got Ronaldo, Rooney, Park and Rio (he's pretty quick for a defender) and the first two is our most potent attacking weapon, so you really don't want them to do defensive work. I like that man-marking idea, but United haven't played man-to-man for a long time, in England, every team seems to play zonal defence. BUt nevertheless, if we stay with the same formation, o'shea will get caught out for sure.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 05, 2007, 10:51:46 PM
lol wtf? Not to be outdone by their Roman counterparts, there was also crowd trouble tonight in the Tottenham v Sevilla game. Tottenham fans hitting riot police, seats thrown and apparently one policeman sent to hospital. Crazy. With regards to the Utd game, I think all sides were at fault. There's always a handful of holligans that ruin it for everyone by acting like an arrogant prick and go creating riots whether their team wins or loses, in every country. Roma fans certainly started it as they scored first, but the Utd fans there weren't content in letting it go and started to fight back. And whenever Rooney scored, you can't say the Utd fans celebrated calmly. They did the same thing as Roma did earlier. The police were also to blame. When they entered during the first riot, they went for the Utd fans and started joining in with the fighting, not trying to supress them. I saw footage of an officer clubbing a guy with a baton, even when he was down. And when Roma started throwing the projectiles, they did nothing.

I think Italy especially, has a terrible rioting problem. Roma in particular. One referee got struck with a projectile and had to call the match off. Even worse, was when a police officer was killed. English supporters aren't also the most curteous fans. We've seen it before, they go into foreign countries and expect the same culture, same pace of football and see it as an excuse to act like drunken neanderthals, and it's those few that let the rest of us down. Whenever these two meet, well it's always going to go down pretty badly.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 07, 2007, 07:00:59 PM
Portsmouth 2 - 1 Manchester Utd

Forgive me for ranting, but I've had a bad day today, and this result did not help. But there was a number of people that I can't help but be angry at:

Keiran Richardson - Always thought he was our worst player. Sloppy and, in today's case, loses the ball way too easily. "Oh I'll chest the ball down, all the time in the world". Wrong, dickhead. Get him out. Not Utd material. No wonder he was taken off in the 2nd half.

Edwin Van Der Sar - Why? Why do you make the same mistake twice in the same game? When the ball's just hit you, hit it away to the back or to the side, not 6 inches in front of you. Roma capatilised on it, and so did Portsmouth.

The ref - Someone skipped some lessons in referee school. Even so, it doesn't take a genius to know that a player deliberately and clearly taken down in the penalty box results in a penalty.

Louis Saha - Just recovered from injury, so what happens in Roma? Goes and injures himself again. I've had enough. I do like Saha, but there's no point keeping him if he spends more time on the sidelines than on the pitch. I say we sell him and get Klaas Jan Huntelaar, who we allegedly have an interest in. 33 goals in one season ain't too bad compared to someone who needs 33 stitches every game.

Rio Ferdinand - Don't. Just. Don't.

So the gap is 3 points (4 counting superior goal difference). Make no mistake about it, we have to win our remaining matches. If Chelsea win the Premiership, I do not want to look back on this season, and see that an own goal decided the title to Chelsea.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on April 08, 2007, 07:10:26 AM
What is the deal with Richardson? How can someone so untalented and undetermined still be in our side? He was slow, unskilled and despite the only person not to have played mid-week in the starting lineup, refuse to help at the back and ultimatedly directly responsible for the opening goal? That guy doesn't even deserve to be playing in the premiership, why on earth is he still in our first team squad?

The ref was atrocious, they were times as though I was watching a rugby league match, Ronaldo got absolutely molested out there, yet we hardly got any free-kicks. Saha's out injured again? Crap.

I'm not too sure about Huntelaar, I saw a few Ajax games this year, and he really didn't stand out, he's not overly quick or skilful, just decent in the air with decent work rate, he's like a slightly worse version of Kuyt. I guess the good thing is that he should be a lot cheaper than our other targets like Torres (I'm slightly alergic to Spanish Strikers after seeing how Luque turned out for Newcastle).
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 08, 2007, 12:05:48 PM
I wouldn't mind Huntelaar. His scoring rate ain't bad for Ajax, last season he scored 24 goals in 25 appearances and currently in this season, 30 goals in 40. Already broken Ruud's record I heard. One to keep an eye out for, at least.

Ain't it funny how karma works? Just yesterday, watching the Chelsea v Spurs game, I mentioned to my dad, 'Wasn't it all for the better that we didn't sign Defoe?'. And wouldn't you know it, the Sunday papers go and bite me in the ass (http://www.sundaymirror.co.uk/sport/tm_headline=fergie-eyes-defoe%26method=full%26objectid=18876577%26siteid=98487-name_page.html)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on April 10, 2007, 05:05:35 AM
^ Defoe ain't a bad choice for late substitution as he can take advantage of tired legs. But i'd rather start with Keane + Berbatov anytime.

Now let's see 2 defeats in a row by Roma and Porty. Devils are you ready to fight !! Yeeeeeeahh Tonight we'll have the Romans for dinner :stuffed:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 10, 2007, 12:09:50 PM
Even Jose wants us to win today! (although for entirely different reasons)

Well I can safely say Sunderland are going to get automatic promotion. No stopping them now at the minute. But what a season for them. Starts off 2nd from last under Mick McCarthy, then they hire a rookie manager in Roy Keane, and now they're top of the table. I see a potential Utd manager in the making!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on April 10, 2007, 12:25:19 PM
^ Let's see whether Keane can keep sunderland in the premiership next season :)

i wanna watch champs league but i'm so tired.. damn..
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 10, 2007, 09:00:08 PM
Manchester Utd 7 - 1 Roma

Holy shit. I would have counted my blessings with just 1 goal. 7?! We absolutely thrashed Roma. What a message to send out to other clubs too. And what amazing goals each one of them was. Best of the night had to be Alan Smith's. 5 first touch passes and a lovely finish from Smith to close it off. Carrick goals were absolute gems as well. But this was a night where every player shone. Headlines tomorrow will be on Rooney, Ronaldo, Giggs, but it was Fletcher, O'Shea, Heinze, they all played fantastic. Best performance I've seen yet, and this season, there have been many. I'm so pleased to see Smith score again. So pleased to see Ronaldo score 2 goals in the Champions League when he looked like he wouldn't score at all. That will shut up those pundits as well. 'Oh United don't have strength in depth to win'. Wrong. This was the best way to respond after losing on Sat. Still though, how could we have lost against Pompy after seeing that?! I presume they would have won 12-0 :P

And Chelsea scored at the last minute (surprising) to qualify for the semi's. And with Liverpool going tomorrow against PSV with 3 away goals, it's safe to say that it will be 3 English clubs in the semi's and not a Spanish team at all. Proof that La Liga isn't as high and mighty as many would claim. Especially after today's result, you think Ronaldo will want to go anywhere else?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Sev on April 10, 2007, 09:06:44 PM
Oh my. That might seriously have been the most entertaining match I've seen in many years. Carrick's second goal was just amazing. I'm totally stunned.. Can't close my mouth.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on April 10, 2007, 10:38:02 PM
Holy crap 7-1, haha. I always miss all the good matches. Now to wait for highlights.

Three English clubs in the semi's, awesome. Premiership is the best.


Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on April 10, 2007, 10:59:19 PM
Yep, the second Carrick is amazing! But to be fair the best goal of the night actually came from De Rossi, with back to goal, he hit a first time volley that was unstoppable...and he hit it with his weaker foot as well. Ronaldo was excellent as always and Giggs was able to turn around the atrocious form he showed in Rome to set up some beautiful plays (and goals), but Fletcher and Smith were really impressive with their work rate in the first half, they really disrupted the flow of Roma by constantly pressuring the player with the ball.

For once I'm gald that Chelsea won (though I wanted that to goto extra time), so we're pretty on level terms with them (in terms of matches left to play). Just hope that nothing's wrong with Rio and taking him off was just a pre-caution thing, the last thing we need is to lose another defender. But brilliant match!

And hopefully we'll get to see Roy Keane in the premiership next year. But If he have hang onto Evans, he would be extremely useful to us right now.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on April 11, 2007, 01:31:18 AM

i wanna watch champs league but i'm so tired.. damn..

Arghhh should have stayed up and watched !!!

Quote from: ferrar1
Devils are you ready to fight !! Yeeeeeeahh Tonight we'll have the Romans for dinner


Looks like we had the Romans for supper and dessert too  >:D
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on April 11, 2007, 07:58:37 AM
I can only say "OUCH" for AS. ROMA

 :o MAN U 7.1 ROMA  :o

Carrick (11e, 60e), Smith (17e), Rooney (19e), C.Ronaldo (44e, 49e), Evra (81e) pour Manchester for Man.U
De Rossi (69e) for Roma

GG Man U
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 11, 2007, 12:41:58 PM
Well, Rome wasn't built in a day, but it certainly came crashing onto it's knees in 90 minutes!  ;D Quite frankly, I don't know how a neutral fan can support Chelsea over Utd. You won't see Chelsea playing a game with a scoreline like that. Sorry, but you won't. We're playing brilliant attacking football, and our vastly superior goal difference over Chelsea would prove that. Chelsea just go out to games to win it, 1 goal normally, 2 if they're up for it. Nothing wrong with that, winning games is the most important, but it is boring to watch. Whenever Utd play, they make quality football that looks so simple, and so very sexy.

Totti says last night was the biggest humilation of his life. That statement was made all the more sweeter when he said 'people will know my name' before the match. ;D
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on April 11, 2007, 12:51:10 PM
If you joined those 2 sentences, it would be "People would know my name because i had the biggest humiliation last night"
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 11, 2007, 01:08:20 PM
haha. But with his performance last night, you'd wonder if he was even on the pitch at all.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on April 14, 2007, 01:51:23 AM
Wow i just realised after reading an article that we have the chance to fight against Chelsea on 3 fronts for the Champs league, Premiership and the FA cup. I'm relishing the thought of that yummy :D

First up is tonight's FA Cup semis against Watford. Watford looks destined for the drop and they might give up on the premiership so they might go all out on this match. That's probably the only danger for us. If Man U can just play 1/2 like what they did against Roma, this should be settled easily.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 14, 2007, 11:37:59 AM
It should be a walkthrough. However, we always seem to do things the hard way when it comes to the FA Cup. I do feel we'll get through to the final, I'm just saying I won't be surprised if it goes to a 2nd leg.

EDIT

Manchester Utd 4 - 1 Watford

Woops. Silly me for thinking there would be a 2nd leg. Again, too easy a performance. Even Richardson scored :o But I was disappointed Fletcher didn't get the penalty. Cleanly taken out and the Watford player didn't even touch the ball, but the referee was too much of a coward to give it. I don't care if you're winning 4-1 or 40-1, a penalty is a penalty. Let's hope Blackburn does us a favour tomorrow and ruins Chelsea's quad hopes. Although I do think a Utd v Chelsea final is the best you can ask for.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: babydoll on April 15, 2007, 12:20:32 AM
Football isn't really my favorite sport but I found it to be very interesting.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 15, 2007, 05:45:00 PM
So the FA get the Cup final they wanted. United v Chelsea, two of the best clubs in the country, for the cup. It'll be sweet. Also, those extra 30 minutes Chelsea played might do us nicely in the long run :)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on April 15, 2007, 08:37:37 PM
Imagine if we play Chelsea in the Champion's league final as well? All three titles could be decided by the two teams in the least week of the season...
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 17, 2007, 09:07:56 PM
Manchester Utd 2 - 0 Sheffield Utd

I feared the worst when Richardson played in defence :s Good performance, not the most thrilling of matches, but the gap is back to 6 points, and tomorrow could be a great match. West Ham need to win and I think, because Fat Frank and Joe Cole will be returning back to a hostile reception at Upton Park, they'll push Chelsea. I personally don't think they will win, but at this stage, I'd be happy with any team getting a draw against Chelsea.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on April 17, 2007, 09:17:05 PM
We got the three points, so it's was good for us. Sheffield played in their own half so we just kept possession. Hopefully Evra is okay, I don't Richardson on the pitch in any position. In hindsight, it could have gone a lot worse for us, imagine if Heinze gets sent off for that clean-cut penalty and Rio can't get back for the Everton match (that's our next match right?)

So, good night for us and good luck to West Ham. It's still a bit of a shame to see West Ham, who played such entertaining football last season, became such a mess this time around. Hopefully they pull off something special (like they did against us).
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 17, 2007, 10:12:21 PM
^ It's home to Middlesborough (again?!) on Sat. Might be tough, and I hope Southgate doesn't bear too much of a grudge and hope to do Chelsea any favours. You know what will happen though, any time Ronaldo is tackled the boro players will all be shouting 'Cheat' 'Cheat', and we may have a potential explosive situation.

It's weird actually, because in Sept, I loathed West Ham for signing Tevez and Mascherano from under us. At the time, ther e was speculation that Abramovich was behind it all, and signing for West Ham was seen as potential 'grooming' for the pair to get accustomed to the English game and leave them open for Chelsea to buy them at a discount price. And after the whole Mikel situation, it just made me all the more angry, and I wished the worst against West Ham. And wouldn't you know it, Chelsea may not have been behind it after all, but Tevez is unsettled, Mascherano has barely touched a ball and West Ham are precariously close to being relegated! That's karma for you :P

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on April 18, 2007, 01:13:47 AM
That's right, it's Boro again (how many times have we played them this season? it seems we play them every second weak), playing Boro away is always difficult, if I remember correctly, our record against them in the league for the past few years isn't great, and especially against Southgate's "9 hackers behind ball strategy". I hope Ronaldo give them a flogging.

I've almost forgotten about the two argentines...I'm very happy with Carrick right now, and glad that we didn't sign Mascherano after all (though too be fair, he was never really given the time to settle, and played on the right wing quite often when he did have a chance to play), has Liverpool signed him up already? I'm quite confused about that.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on April 18, 2007, 01:38:38 AM
Tevez would still have been a good signing, he's similar to Saha, fast and finishes well but he is much stronger and his shots are mean.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on April 18, 2007, 02:46:57 AM
I still have my doubts about Tevez, if anything he's much too similar to the role that Rooney plays (if we were to sign him), and having Veron and Forlan (and Angel for Villa and Crespo) as previous examples, I'm a bit reserved on the impact of South American strikers in the premiership (though Veron's a midfielder). Saha, when he's not injured, has a huge engine and run selflessly to create space for himself and others (and Smith is proving me wrong and doing a great job doing the same at the moment).
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on April 18, 2007, 09:29:26 PM
dammit, west ham are useless, I was really hoping that they could scrap a draw against Chelsea...Dammit.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on April 19, 2007, 03:51:32 AM
At least Tevez scores.

I hope to see him stay @ the premiership next season with other clubs if west ham unfortunately get relegated.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 19, 2007, 04:54:28 PM
Why is the media praising Wright-Phillips? He scored 2 goals, woop-de-doo. I'm sure that makes up for spending most of the season as a reserve. And his interview was a load of nonsense too. 'Oh I'm improving, I feel so good etc etc'. Why not have the balls to say 'I made a mistake by joining Chelski for big money to play in the reserves and force me back two years in development'?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on April 19, 2007, 09:16:21 PM
Well, obviously he's kissing Mourinho's butt and possibly doing other stuff (and I'm not going to suggest what) to hopefully remain on the first team sheet.

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 21, 2007, 06:56:09 PM
Manchester Utd 1 - 1 Middlesborough

Fuck, fuck, fucking fuck. Not a good enough performance today. 15 attempts on goal, and 1 on target will tell you that. Newcastle better be in the mood tomorrow to give Chelsea a tough game, only so we can look at it as a point gained, rather than 2 points lost.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on April 22, 2007, 07:22:27 AM
^ As much as i hoped for Newcastle to cream Chelsea, Chelsea knows that this is the only chance they have to turn the tide and will be as motivated as a kid being offered a lifetime worth of candy stick.

Now we have to travel to stamford bridge and create miracles there.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 22, 2007, 12:17:09 PM
Newcastle can have a chance though right? Right?....Oh who am I kidding?

According to the tabloids, United are "certain" to sign Berbatov for £20 and possibly using Saha as "bait". We're also apparently interested in Tevez. Seems like there's a new transfer rumour everyday. We're already linked with Hargreaves, Torres, Nani and Huntelaar. Now these 2? Out of the 2 I would say Berbatov would be an amazing signing. He's my favourite non-Utd player this season (and not just because he's doing wonders for my Fantasy Football Team). Although Tevez seems to be doing well lately. Perhaps he'll improve when he's around better players. Also, Real says they still want to sign Ronaldo in the summer. *sigh*

Tonight's the night they announce the footballer of the year, as chosen by Premiership players. The nominees are:

- Christiano Ronaldo
- Paul Scholes
- Ryan Giggs
- Didier Drogba
- Steven Gerrard
- Cesc Fabregas

For me, it has to be for Ronaldo. He shrugged off the abuse hurled at him from fans and media alike after the World Cup because they always need a scapegoat to blame, and answered his critics in the best possible way. Our driving force behind this season, and is the main reason why there's real belief we can win the Treble. Of course Giggs and Scholes have been like new signings for us this season, but Ronaldo has shown great maturity and confidence this season, and has emerged as one of the world's most exciting players.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on April 22, 2007, 02:48:16 PM
^ Ronaldo is the only logical choice this year, Drogba's amazing at scoring goals but that's it. Ronaldo scores and set up countless goals. But since it's chosen by the premiership players, his constant diving might make his popularity dive as well.

I'm sure Ferguson is interested in Tevez, he has always loved the hardworking and tough tackling players. He doesn't usually sign stylish attacking players and i don't see Berbatov playing a part in United's way of play of fast counter attacking. Tevez is my choice, he's similar to Saha and he shoots better though his finishing is still questionable due to lack of chances.

AND the plot thickens. It seems like lady luck is still in doubt on who she should choose.

Newcastle 0-0 Chelsea

Newcastle had more chances to win but i'm sure they were glad that they grabbed a point off Chelsea. Chelsea on the other hand struggled to create chances but had the chance to win it if Joe Cole got his shot on target. Drogba was just meh.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 22, 2007, 02:54:29 PM
Well thank God for that!! Once again, I love any situation that gives a 'FU' to the media. Papers today were saying 'Utd leave title race open', 'Chelsea go to reduce gap to 1 point', bullshit. Anything can happen at this stage, and I expect both teams to flounder at this stage. The post-match interview with Jose was hilarious. Apparently there are 2 new rules in football. One being you do not give penalties against Utd, second, you don't give penalties in favour of Chelsea. I would have been more worried about Chelsea's attacking play rather than a 'what-if' scenario.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: freakz on April 22, 2007, 03:14:22 PM
WTF 7-1????
what did Roma do then???? very crappy!!!!
i thought ROMA would lost only 1 or 2  goal!!!!!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on April 23, 2007, 01:13:09 AM
^ Wow you were just lagging by a few weeks lol XD

But still Man U need to get a result @ Stamford Bridge. It'll be hell if they need to face west ham who's fighting for relegation on their last match and needing a win.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: hellriser on April 23, 2007, 04:35:13 AM
chelsea draws with newcastle..wahahaha now man u just need to maintain  this to grab the title..all 3 hopefully..
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: draco_brazil on April 23, 2007, 04:40:17 AM
Ronaldinho is the best soccer player of the planet...

brazilian guy...
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on April 23, 2007, 11:25:34 AM
Thank you Newcastle! The bad thing is now our entire starting backline is out, will Gary Neville be back in time? We need as many bodies as we can in the backline against Milan.

And Congras to Ronaldo, he truly deserved them for having the best season by an individual United player since the Roy Keane days.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 23, 2007, 06:21:57 PM
RONALDO WINS THE DOUBLE!!

(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42833000/jpg/_42833539_ronaldo_awards203.jpg)

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year by the Professional Footballers' Association. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/6582201.stm)

Deserved both. Drogba apparently isn't too happy, but who cares, best man did win.

Also, take a look at the PFA Premiership Team Of The Year:

GK: Edwin Van Der Sar
LB: Patrice Evra
CB: Rio Ferdinand
CB: Nemanja Vidic
RB: Gary Neville
LW: Ryan Giggs
CM: Paul Scholes

CM: Steven Gerrard
RW: Christiano Ronaldo
CF: Didier Drogba
CF: Dimitar Berbatov

Notice anything about it? That's right, 8 United players on the team! :D I thought it was a joke when my brother told me!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on April 24, 2007, 01:25:30 AM
This was voted during Christmas where Man Utd were storming up the table. Therefore 8 Utd players is logical. But if you look through the whole season, some like Ferdinand, Evra, Giggs, Neville don't really deserve to be up there.

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on April 24, 2007, 06:04:36 AM
Damn, no Gunners on there? lol. Oh well, looking back at the season, none of the players really deserve it or out due to injury. Props to Berbatov, though. He's seriously underrated. And congrats 8 Utd players, haha.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 24, 2007, 09:12:40 PM
Manchester Utd 3 - 2 AC Milan

United can do it to you everytime. Responded to 2-1 down at half time with the perfect response. Showed real strength, determination and character to go out and win it. Rooney is a true genius. Although the score is slightly still in Milan's favour, we can even settle for a draw if it comes down to it. And after thinking about it, we're just 2 matches away from possibly winning the Champions League. And from tonight's performance, who's to say we can't?
 
Moaninho just hasn't stopped whinging since Kenyon said to the media is job is safe. 'Chelsea have played 27 matches in 4 months, Liverpool have played 4'. Just an ever so slight exaggeration there. And if the number of matches is bothering you, then simply don't progress through the tournaments. And he also said he wouldn't be surprised if Liverpool try and get several key players booked, thus missing the 2nd leg. But Benitez came back with the perfect response saying "It had not crossed my mind, but maybe it has Mourinho's because that is what Chelsea did two seasons ago to Xabi Alonso."
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on April 25, 2007, 01:40:16 AM
Good spirit by Man Utd to come back from the dead. IMO it was never a case of who can defend better as Man Utd lacks too much 1st team defenders, and i was glad they managed to score 3 against Milan. Our offense will have to win the next game for us as well.

Quote from: ESPNsoccernet
Essien arrested on drink-driving charge
....
'He has been bailed to July pending inquiries.'

Wow, bailed just nicely to July so that he can take part till the season ends.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Ching1670 on April 25, 2007, 07:27:13 AM
I just finished watching the game, a hack of a game.
Dida was saving almost everything, this goal keeper is insane.

Wayen Rooney had a great game, include the go-ahead goal in 90 minute, all MU players played a full game.
The only problem is that CR7 was trying to dribble the ball too much in the 1st half, fortunately in the 2nd half, he was willing to pass the ball more, and MU played better with all the ball movement.

Good stuff.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Sev on April 25, 2007, 09:57:29 AM
Scholes lil thing there that lead to the 2 - 2 goal was pretty freaking awsome.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on April 25, 2007, 01:04:03 PM
And Kaka is a fucking awesome player
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 25, 2007, 04:54:02 PM
^ The Scholes chip was pretty fucking sweet and Kaka is a fucking awesome player. I'm a Utd supporter, but I have no problem saying Kaka was the best player on the pitch last night. Seems that gives fuel to anti-Utd supporters though, saying that Ronaldo was shit in comparison. Jeez, let it be. He's not going to put in PFA award winning performances every night, and last night's performance was good. Everytime he got the ball, 2 Milan players were around him. That's not an excuse for his sub-due performance last night, but by doing this, he took one for the team and used the space to pass the ball to Giggs or Fletcher. So there's my 2 cents.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on April 25, 2007, 09:33:01 PM
Great Solo goal by Rooney at the end, I was fearing the worst after a relatively disappointing first half. Ronaldo didn't really look himself in the second half, give some credit to him though, he did carry us for most of the season and must be getting tired.

On the other hand I was really impressed with Carrick and Fletcher in the second half, Fletcher was everywhere, giving a lot of help to O'Shea while Carrick was throwing first time 50 yard long balls straight to the feet of Rooney and Ronaldo (though he did miss that sitter in the first half). Schole's assist was magic, but in general play, he was keep pretty quiet though.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 25, 2007, 09:49:47 PM
Chelsea 1 - 0 Liverpool

Yawn. How boring. I gave up watching soon after the start of the 2nd half and watched the Apprentice instead.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on April 25, 2007, 10:31:59 PM
I wish I'd had the sense to do the same. We had a good spell for about 15 minutes and the nwere back to shite again, neither team impressed at all, Chelsea could have had it wrapped up 3-0 in the first half but they spurned their chances.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: kaminokami2086 on April 26, 2007, 04:48:32 AM
You know a lot of people stupify me when Ronaldo was chosen as the PFA player of the year. A lot of people were saying why did he win he's not as good as (insert name of player who is not in the Premiereship here).  Do people realize that the award is for Premiership players?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: panida on April 27, 2007, 05:10:23 AM
Chelsea 1 - 0 Liverpool

Yawn. How boring. I gave up watching soon after the start of the 2nd half and watched the Apprentice instead.
Liverpool striker can't hold up ball, I think in Anfield will be difference
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: freakz on April 27, 2007, 12:06:47 PM
yeaaahh........ finally man  utd won that game........
really exciting game...... christian ronaldo's skilll superb..........
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 27, 2007, 12:30:19 PM
Moaninho's lost it. We all know he moans a lot (sorry, a hell of a lot) but it's getting ridiculous now. He complained Chelsea didn't get a penalty when a handball was conceded two yards from the penalty box. And now he's ranting at Ronaldo, saying he will never be a great player because 'he's a liar'. Where did the lies come from? Apparently it follows a denial by Ronaldo that United enjoy special treatment from referees which Jose has accused him of being a liar. Could this be mind games? Or is he cracking up like Keegan and Wenger have done before when feeling the pressure against Fergie? You ask me, this could be some form of exit strategy from Moaninho. I can't explain it, but it seems like he wants the Chelsea board to sack him by making these ridiculous comments.

Nooo! Utd have confirmed that Park's knee injury may be more serious than they first thought, and is sent to America for tests. That means he will be out for the rest of the season. I wish he was coming back soon. :( All the best Park!!

Also, watch this cringe-worthy, yet hilarious video of Chelsea being asked who's the best looking player in the team. Cudicini seems the most popular amongst the lads. There's nervous glances, pauses and hesitations galore, but Fat Frank seems to have no trouble answering the question. (http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/2007/04/frank_lampard_c.html) :D
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on April 27, 2007, 02:44:00 PM
Well taking Mourinho's comments seriously is something I learnt not to bother doing after his first month in the country, though saying that I wouldn't say Fergie's comments are any less ridiculous when he's in top form (we all remember the grey shirts incident I'm sure).

That video is simply awesome, the music in the background makes it.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on April 27, 2007, 08:55:45 PM
Fat Lampard is just....fat. I's funny to see Cashley Cole getting very uncomfortable with the question, if memory servs me right, they were a lot of rumours that he's gay when he was still at arsenal.

And bad luck to Park, I thought he was really starting to get into form before he got injured. His energy and enthusiasm will be missed, hopefully he makes a full recovery soon.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on April 28, 2007, 12:20:16 AM
Cole? Gay? He's married to Cheryl Tweedy, what reason would he have to be gay?!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: tedsuism on April 28, 2007, 09:29:18 AM
Fat Lampard is just....fat.

haha i saw his picture when he was a kid, he looks fat, so he doesnt really change haha
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 28, 2007, 02:40:33 PM
Everton 2 - 4 Manchester Utd

Chelsea 2 - 2 Bolton

Well we celebrated like we won the league, and frankly, can you blame them? To go 2 goals down and score 4 goals in 30 mins is amazing. Still 3 matches to go, but if we win against Man City, and Chelsea even draw against Arsenal, we've won the Premiership next week. Come on Utd!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on April 28, 2007, 02:48:05 PM
Everton 2 - 4 Manchester Utd

Chelsea 2 - 2 Bolton

Well we celebrated like we won the league

That's because you have now. Damn them.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on April 28, 2007, 03:44:15 PM
I'll only begin to pop the champagne after i see the results next week. If that last 30 mins could happen to Everton, it could happen to any soccer team.

BUT i'm uber delighted tonight after enduring the taunting for the whole 1st half from my pub mates. XD
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on April 28, 2007, 05:53:38 PM
Nah, Everton are shit.

No bias here... ::)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on April 28, 2007, 09:09:20 PM
I thought we have lost the title at half time when we were playing like a sunday pub team and our oldies simply had nothing in the tank (and Chelsea coming back to lead 2-1), and when it was 2-0, I thought we were giving up, but then the luck of the Irish strikes again (the luck factor of O'shea is so high that it's not funny). The our old mate phil gave us a hand (though Ronaldo's header was going in, but we shouhld sent him a replica of the premiership medal if we win it - he deserved one  :p). Rooney pulled off soemthing special when I thought he was absolutely out of gas after running like a mad cow ever since...I can't even recall the last we subbed him.

And even Eagles got on the score sheet, what a finish! (But he looked so unco-oordinated that he looks as though he's about to fall over any minute).

Everton is one of the better sides outside the top four, they have a steady backline of Lescott, Stubbs, Yobo and Hibbet the best defensive record outside the top four (I think) . A steady DM in Neville and a classy playmaker in Arteta. They are a lot better than Bolton  :p

If we win at Man C and Chelsea draws, theat means we get the guard of honour at Stamford bridge  right? How sweet would that be?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on April 30, 2007, 08:09:34 AM
I met the god of Manchester United this Saturday : i mean Eric Cantona :D
He was at the Eiffel Tower with his two childrens buying some ice creams and all.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on April 30, 2007, 10:19:58 AM
I met the god of Manchester United this Saturday : i mean Eric Cantona :D
He was at the Eiffel Tower with his two childrens buying some ice creams and all.

Wow, that's absolutely amazing (he's the reason why I got into football).
Has he grown even fatter?
 O0
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 30, 2007, 12:45:05 PM
You should have got an autograph giving a shout out to JPH!P! Although, I know I would feel anxious if I saw one of my football heroes a few feet away from me! :D
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on April 30, 2007, 02:07:55 PM
I met the god of Manchester United this Saturday : i mean Eric Cantona :D
He was at the Eiffel Tower with his two childrens buying some ice creams and all.

Damn! he is my favourite French player !! ahhh did he prop up his collar :D
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on April 30, 2007, 06:35:12 PM
lol i just served him his 2 ice creams  ;D
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on May 01, 2007, 06:14:02 AM
Haha, nice T.

Utd has won the league. Chelsea has to play Arsenal. I know all you Utd guys will cheer for us, lol.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 01, 2007, 09:41:09 PM
Liverpool 1 - 0 Chelsea (1-1 agg) - Liverpool win 4-1 on penalties

I know I was going to hate whoever got through either way, but I am glad this talk of a Quad is now definately over. Finished. Finito. Was getting sick of hearing it. And with the scousers in the final, it will make it all the easier for us! The title's ours for the taking! Also, because of this result, who here thinks Moaninho is getting the sack? Everyone knows Abrahmovic wants the Champions League trophy more than any other, and with no successes so far, I imagine it will only add fuel to the fire.

So Neville's out for the rest of the season, but Vidic and Ferdinand have travelled to Italy. Might be a gamble, but all we need is a draw. COME ON UTD!!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on May 02, 2007, 01:38:39 AM
Moaninho is still saying his team was the better of the 2 tonight, maybe better than the Reds, but still boring.

Abramovich won't dare to sack him, Chelsea stands to lose at least 3 of their best persons if he leaves. But if Abramovich is looking at a long term future, he might give the sack, and will pump in more $$ for the next manager to regroup his squad.

Ferguson won't play Vidic and Ferdinand, i think he just want to play mind games with Milan. As i've said again our attack will hand us the cup not our defence, considering it has been badly decapitated after the loss of the 2 central backs.

I just hope it won't be a boring night because i plan to watch the match :D

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 02, 2007, 11:43:55 AM
God it was so boring to watch last night! All they did was play long balls and after the 1st goal, neither team was even trying. This talk of Anfield atmosphere winning the game is rubbish too. The fans didn't inspire Liverpol to rip Chelsea apart in a flawless display, they won on penalties.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on May 02, 2007, 11:46:39 PM
Fucking penalties! Why are we so damn good at them? If we get one during a match it's always spooned, but Reina is a penalty god!

In other good news Kaka gets me United knocked out and £60 for scoring the first goal..what a guy, now if he'd just get injured...Seriously though it is satisfying now that Man U fans won't be constantly be going on day and night about the treble again, time to get texting...oh I'm taking so much pleasure from this. Still shitting myself about the final though.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on May 03, 2007, 01:17:13 AM
Well the European dream is over for us x_________X;;

Sad to see Kaka demolishing our defence as if no ones there. I hope the boys can get the act back together for the derby, the premiership champion is the 1 we aimed for from the beginning.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sakurasake on May 03, 2007, 07:11:32 AM
i seriously thought chelsea would make it to the final... but then... sigh.

oh well... i'm happy that milan won.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: jimmydotnet on May 03, 2007, 07:17:53 AM
yesterday i was feeling bad for man utd as i see rain is pouring down...my feelin keep sayin that united would lose this game....too bad it becomes reality....but milan played very well yesterday...kaka and gattuso was the winning key player last night...without them both i think united can win the game...after concede 3 goals...united had show some great passing...but that wasnt enough to put a shot to dida...too bad for man united...but we still have 2 cup to go... ::)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 03, 2007, 08:56:47 AM
Agh. Kick in the teeth. If Heinze hadn't had made that mistake it may be a different story. Maybe. Ah well, I can put my hands up and say we were beaten fair and square on the night. We've got the Double to go for.

Seriously though it is satisfying now that Man U fans won't be constantly be going on day and night about the treble again

Yes cause Liverpool fans never go on about past glories  ::)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on May 03, 2007, 10:28:33 AM
Hats off to Milan, they played a much better game than we did and we simply struggled in the rain.
We lost the game in the midfield where Scholes and Giggs, after a brilliant first half in the season, but
the age of their legs have probably caught up to them.

And the impact Kaka had in the CL is quite remarkable. I'm hoping Milan will win the final and give
Maldini a great sending off (He is still to me, one of the best players never to have won anything
internationally).
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 04, 2007, 11:09:48 AM
 AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has dismissed Champions League final opponents Liverpool as a "long ball" side...

"What they have is a way of playing as a team. They are like an Italian team of 10 years ago. All they try to do is defend together, with everybody behind the ball and just one striker. Every ball is a long ball." (http://www.football365.com/story/0,17033,8652_2105617,00.html)

Gattuso has just gone and given Liverpool their final match team-talk. May as well just print it out and hand it to each of the players before the match. I think what Gattuso forgot to say is that Italian football now consists of a large envelope with a couple of hundred pound notes in it :P I really couldn't care less about this final. On one hand, you've got the scousers, who don't even seem to deserve to go through, judging by Tuesday's performance. And then you've got Milan who shouldn't even be in the competition after being kicked out for bribery and corruption (although they do have one of the best players in the world at the minute). But surely, after all those games we have approaching, surely you don't think we care that you scousers are in the Champions League Final and we're not? So you guys can have your "big" final in 3 weeks, and taunt and tease each other all you like. I'm more interested in the prospect of potentially winning a trophy tomorrow.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: jimmydotnet on May 04, 2007, 11:35:41 AM
i think liverpool will win the champions league....go go liverpool !!!!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on May 04, 2007, 12:31:51 PM
But surely, after all those games we have approaching, surely you don't think we care that you scousers are in the Champions League Final and we're not?

That was a silly thing to say, let's be honest.

I'm not one for constantly going on about how brilliant our team may have been in the past (I wasn't even here when the apparant "glory days" were) and I'll only ever mention any current competitions if someone else mentions it first. I guess I'm actually a bit of a naive football fan, so much so that I used to actually like Everton. Then I went to Liverpool and saw just exactly how bitter Everton fans were, needless to say my thoughts on Everton changed slightly.

Okay enough rambling on...We've obviously got a chance in the final, we may not have been playing fantastic recently but I think we deserve some credit in the fact that we virtually destrpyed Barcelona, I hate to brag about things like this but the scoreline really was unfortunate on our part. Credit goes to Barce for their efficiency on the break but for the majority of the second leg we really did dominate. Hopefully we can raise our game for the final, it's gonna be tough after the result they maanegd against United, but one thing I would say is that our squad is stronger than 2 years ago, wheareas Milans isn't. Only this time we don't have Hamann to take Kaka out of the game, I'm not confident but you never know. I just hope it goes to penalties, then we've got it wraped up.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: panida on May 04, 2007, 05:03:35 PM
i believe that liverpool can win the UCL again
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on May 04, 2007, 09:41:10 PM
If Liverpool were to win, it would be in a penalty, in my opinion.

Milan was very good against us, but it was similar to how we destroyed Roma, it was a day that everything worked out, so Liverpool does have a chance. And to be honest, the Liverpool side is probably more suited to the possession chess game then our swashbuckling style. But the scoreline, if Liverpool were to win, will be much closer to 1-1 or 0-0 then the scoreline last time.

But Kaka had been on fire, as has Gattuso and Ambrosini, and I don't see the Liverpool midfield winning out for now. If Milan play to their standards, I'll say 2-0 to Milan, and Maldini signs off his career with a CL trophy.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 05, 2007, 08:08:57 PM
Manchester City 0 - 1 Manchester Utd

A tale of two penalties. Ronaldo scored one, Edwin saved one. 8 points clear baby! Now Chelsea have to win against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, otherwise we have won the title! This result also means that Man City now have the worst record of goals scored at home in history :D

Can't believe Fulham beat Liverpool. It looked like it would be all over for them. If Fulham stay up, Lawrie Sanchez is getting a huge payoff for it, £500,000 I think. West Ham are now 3 points clear of the relegation zone after beating newly managed Bolton 3-1 and Wigan losing to Middlesborough. I really thought they were going down, and in a way, they really should after many claim they should have been penalised points from the signings of Tevez and Mascherano. But I don't mind. I'd actually prefer it if Wigan go down now. Always complaining about something, and their stadiums never sell out. May as well give the spot to a team in the lower league that deserves it and has a loyal fanbase.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on May 05, 2007, 11:10:51 PM
And I hope something happens to that cowardly Michael Ball, he should be have sent off a few times, and that second penalty was just pathetic. If only Keane was still playing for us, then he can do to him what he did to Haaland again!

 O0
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 06, 2007, 05:07:02 PM
Arsenal 1 - 1 Chelsea

[size=8]MAN UTD ARE CHAMPIONS!![/size] :wahaha:

Happy days are here again! I feel we fully deserved it. The squad have been top quality in every aspect. The defense with Ferdinand and Vidic has been the strongest yet. Both Vidic and Evra came onto their own this season. Carrick's improving with every match. Scholes and Giggs are like new signings. Ronaldo and Rooney are wonderboys and even without a certified out and out striker, like Ruud, we still come through. Larssoon certainly helped and was a great signing if only for a few months. Just brilliant all round.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on May 06, 2007, 09:10:13 PM
Yeaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's been way too long since we've won the title, but I guess that makes it even sweeter!
Well done to the lads, because of our injury problems, it's fair to say that everyone in the first team have played a part in making this happen.

Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 07, 2007, 02:05:37 PM
 Jose Mourinho has promised Manchester United a guard of honour at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday - but pledged the new Premiership champions can expect a major battle to retain their crown next season. (http://www.football365.com/story/0,17033,8652_2111385,00.html)

Only seems fair. We did it for them when they won, I would expect nothing less than to return the favour. We'll officially lift the trophy after the game against West Ham on Sunday. And apparently, Fergie has 3 targets he wants to sign during the summer. We all know about Hargreaves, but the 2 others? Rumours suggest it's Berbatov and Micah Richards. I don't think Berbatov will go so easy, and I don't know much about Richards. It'll be interesting anyway that's for sure.

Oh and John Obi Mikel? I hope your recent claim that Chelsea "is a better team than Man Utd" isn't some form of justification to help you sleep at night. I'd hate to think you switched clubs only for the money. That is all.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on May 07, 2007, 03:13:10 PM
I only knew now that Man Utd are champions because i was too busy this whole week !!! I can't find local papers to read on man !!!

Buzz off Mikel, we wanted you, you wanted $$. Your comments are as sour as rotten grapes, look at the charts, we played almost the same amt of games as you did.

AND HAIL THE CHAMPIONS!!!

Congratulations SAF and Man Utd. You did well this season, especially the backline. Most of the accolades belongs to you guys for keeping us safe from goals. Of course the 2Rs deserve it for the contribution to the front line. Not to forget our midfield trio S.G.C

Congrats once again and i look forward to seeing the championship ceremony and the new season. Till then see you jphip-sters.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: marktobias on May 07, 2007, 04:54:36 PM
Did anyone watch the women's FA Cup final today? The goalkeepers are terrible. No wonder Arsenal have score about 150 goals in 40 games.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 07, 2007, 05:01:23 PM
haha women's football. The only trophy Arsenal have won this season :P
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on May 07, 2007, 06:52:44 PM
Well congratulations to United, I think we all knew it was over when Chelsea drew on the same day as them really. Although United have has a few lucky results this season there isn't a team who hasn't so you can't really argue, though it would have been nice for the end of the season to be a bit more dramatic. Ronaldo has deserved all the praise he's got this season and Giggs has been superb as well. The only flaw that seemed clear to me in the team this year was Vidic: great in the air, but if someone runs at him with the ball he doesn't seem to know what to do.

Congratulations to them.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on May 08, 2007, 03:24:32 AM
Vidic does struggle against players with extreme pace and acceleration like Bellamy, but luckily, there's only a handful of them the premiership. Vassel and Mpenza (probably due to their team's severe lack of form and lack of quality midfielders) are meant to be pacy, but barely troubled us. I would rather have Vidic in the side than without him any day of the week.

And it'll be interesting to see what we do with Pique and Evans, Pique had been outstanding in Spain and more likely than not, he will not be back. Evans had been very good for sunderland, and he's a pacy, classier version of O'Shea and could easily slot into defensive midfield and Fletcher is forming a great combination with Carrick. Foster had another outstanding game for Watford, Lee Martin is often injured but should be a lot better than Richardson if he reaches his potential. Depending on whether the oldies trio of Giggs, Scholes and Van Der Sar will keep playing or not, if not, I want these guys to have a first crack at first team rather spending Millions on players that are worse or of equal skills.

Though we really do need an extra striker to take the work load off Rooney (when's the last time he've taken a break?)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 09, 2007, 01:33:08 PM
So if we put all the newspaper transfer rumours together, we'll be signing:

- Berbatov
- Eto
- Nani
- Hargreaves
- Owen
- Richards
- Bale
- Huntelaar
- Ribery
- Babel

Someone's gotta be right XD
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: jimmydotnet on May 09, 2007, 03:03:27 PM
So if we put all the newspaper transfer rumours together, we'll be signing:

- Berbatov
- Eto
- Nani
- Hargreaves
- Owen
- Richards
- Bale
- Huntelaar
- Ribery
- Babel

Someone's gotta be right XD


hope we gonna sign hargreaves and berbatov/eto
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on May 09, 2007, 09:19:11 PM
Just finish watching the match between Chelsea and United, it was a good game to let our younger guys have a run. Dong made his debut and showed glimpses of his change of pace and has a eye for goal, but clearly struggled in the out-and-out striker role (though the lack of service didn't help), hopefully he'll get more experience. Realistically, he's more suited to the attacking midfielder role as backup to Ronaldo and Giggs.

Eagles played pretty well, I thought, he has this off-balanced dribbling style that glides him past defenders (as opposed to Ronaldo who simply spilts them with skill and Rooney with acceleration and power), a bit like Le Tessier? But his decision-making is questionable and his final ball was quite horrible.

Richardson actually had a decent game when his started in the central attacking midfielder role. Again, I was quite impressed by Fletcher, it seems that he had finally shrugged off the pressures of being tagged as the next 'Giggs' ever since he was 17 and find a way to play within his limitations. His short passing was crisp, his decisions were good and his determination and stamina excellent. As seen in the games against Milan and Roma, I can actually see Carrick and Fletcher working really well together.

Kieran Lee was solid, but at just 18 and without much experience, he didn't have the energy to provide support on the flanks. Kruczak made a few good saves, but was caught in no-man's land on more than a few set-pieces and we were very lucky to keep a clean sheet.

As for new signings, I want Nani and Richards and maybe Babel and/or Huntelaar. I'm actually not that keen on Hargreaves but he will be over-priced and unless Giggs Scholes retires, we have a lot of people in central midfield. I've watched a few matches that Bale played in and he really doesn't seem that special to me (he has a nice left-foot but his defending is not that great). I would stay away from Berbatov, we saw what happened to Carrick in terms of transfer fee and though he's a good player, isn't worth that kind of money. Hopefully Chelsea buys him for 20 million pounds and he fights with Shevchenko for a spot (on the bench).
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on May 10, 2007, 01:16:43 AM
Well the main transfer talks over at Liverpool that have caught my eye are Eto'o, Owen and Simao. Eto'o would obviously be a welcome addition, having the cash to play for such players now is certainly a good feeling. However, we may get him thanks to a cheap get-out clause but I would never want Micheal Owen back at Liverpool. Obviously he's a fantastic striker who's sure to get you goals, but his injury problems are a worry and he's already shown he isn't exactly the most loyal player in the world. Apparantly Benfica will negotiate for Simao if Cisse is included in the deal, although I wouldn't be aginast giving Cisse a second chance I'm sure Rafa is, therefore it seems like that'll be a good deal to offload him and bring in a top quality player.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 10, 2007, 09:08:10 AM
Guess Eto'o is out:

Quote from: Football 365
FORTY MILLION REASON WHY ETO'O DEAL IS UNLIKELY
'Manchester United have inquired about the availability of Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o - but have been put off by the £40m transfer fee they were quoted,' is the headline-grabbing back-page revelation of The Independent.

Just a day after the newspaper reported that Michael Owen 'will be the first target for Sir Alex Ferguson this summer', it now reckons that ManYoo chief executive David Gill made an approach to Barca last month over the striker.

But the complications don't just end with a hefty transfer fee. Apparently, 'Eto'o is unsure whether he really wants to leave Barça and come to the Premiership' and has 'recently sacked his long-standing lawyer, Jose Maria Mesalles, who also acts as his agent, and is himself conducting negotiations over his future'.

I thought we did fine against Chelsea, seeing as we fielded a team who had little to no Premiership experience, and have probably never played together before.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 11, 2007, 02:24:19 PM
Lawrie NOOOOOO!! (http://www.football365.com/story/0,17033,8652_2120652,00.html)

Damn, I was hoping he would stay on. I hope we get a qualified manager soon. Not looking for big names, just someone capable who can, at least, finish off Lawrie's job and take us through to the Euro championship.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on May 11, 2007, 03:01:38 PM
Shocking, though why they got rid of Coleman inthe first place I just don't know.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: schol3s on May 13, 2007, 10:03:25 AM
To ALL ManU fans out there....

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Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: jimmydotnet on May 13, 2007, 01:35:47 PM
another 20 minutes for the last game of EPL... :)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on May 13, 2007, 01:56:44 PM
To ALL ManU fans out there....


Awww look at the last shot :D

Thanks for the wallpapers !!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 13, 2007, 05:17:04 PM
Manchester United 0 - 1 West Ham

Ah well, can't win them all. The disappointment of losing a match was quickly forgotten when Neville and Giggs got their hands on the trophy. Hilarious to see Richardson kiss the trophy, it was just so wrong. :D

But that's the Premiership over!! What will I do?! How will I cope?! Sure there's the FA Cup Final and the Champions League Final, but then what? I guess there's Euro qualifing matches still to play. N.Ireland will hopefully get through, and watching England struggle is always hilarious.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: schol3s on May 14, 2007, 03:11:03 PM
another to add to your collection....

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Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 15, 2007, 10:34:32 PM
Derby 2 - 3 Southampton (4-4 on aggregate - Derby win 4-2 on penalties)

This is why I love watching playoffs. For the fans it must be hell, but the high stakes of the game ensure it will be a cracking game. And it sure lived up to the expectation. Derby fans were going mental like they won the Champions League :D Seeing the interview with the manager and the players made me like the team, I would like to see them through to the Premiership. But they have to get through West Brom or Wolves at Wembley first. West Brom won the 1st leg 2-3 away, so I'd favour them to go through to Wembley also.

Also, what did you guys think of 'Manic Monday'? Paul Jewell resigned, his assistant (sorry, can't remember his name) took his place, and Stewart Pearce got the sack! And Sheffield Utd have called a press conference tomorrow morning, could Warnock be going too?!  :o
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on May 15, 2007, 11:06:30 PM
^ Well I think Warnock may be on his way out since the board said that if he wasn't promted last year he was getting the sack...as for Jewell and Pearce I'm not too bothered. Pearece was a bit shit in the end really and apparantly Jewell is oing for the Newcastle job which I can understand with the extra cash available.

I hope Derby get promotion as it'll be good to welcome them back seeing as the others have all been in the Premiership very recently, though it was funny to watch one Derby fan throw a table across the bar.

PS: No-one set up a birthday thread for me, you cunts.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on May 16, 2007, 02:30:58 AM
^ HAPPY BIRTHDAY COOKIE MONSTER ;D

Back to footbal xD

^ I thought Big Sam already landed the Newcastle job? Jewell doesn't have what it takes to motivate his players, he's still too inexperienced.

Warnock did a fairly good job, the crazy thing is no 1 expected them to go down at all. So i guessed the players & manager took the game too lightly.

Stuart oh Stuart, he reminds me of SGE.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on May 16, 2007, 03:49:43 AM
Oh I am a fool boy....I'm getting my stories mixed up. Yeah it was Fat Sam linked with Newcastle...something I was talking about not long ago so I got muddled up, sorry. Yeah Man City is apparantly who Jewell is linked with, I'm guessing Pearce will stick with his U21 job and maybe jsut leave it at that.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 16, 2007, 11:31:45 AM
Happy Birthday Cookie Monster!!

Oh man, who needs football!? Warnock has left Sheffield Utd, Joey Barton has been arrested after his assault with Ousmane Dabo, but that's not the best and weirdest piece of news, as Mourinho has been arrested and then cautioned over an argument with the police over his pet dog! :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 19, 2007, 11:47:08 AM
To get you all pumped up before the match kicks off, here's a video of Utd players celebrating after winning the Premiership by singing Utd songs in a pub :D :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyWtSGRbErg&mode=related&search=

There was another video I saw after they won the Premiership, in the changing rooms. It was hilarious, and not because of Ferdinand pouring champagne everywhere, not because of Richardson unexpectantly getting soaked in the face, no it's all because of Park, who screams like a little girl when he's getting champagne poured over him :lol: Have to find that again.

Anyway:

[size=8]COME ON YOU REDS!![/size]

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 19, 2007, 04:38:54 PM
Chelsea 0 - 0 Manchester Utd (Chelsea win 1-0 at extra time)

:( Well, that's football I guess. In what was an otherwise entirely forgettable game, Chelsea win at at the last minutes with a bit of brilliance from Drogba. I think this game highlighted the fact that both teams were actually running on empty after fighting on all fronts. Can you imagine what it would be like if both were in the Champions League on Wed? Ah well. It's now officially the end of the season for us and I couldn't be more pleased with the team.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on May 19, 2007, 05:42:37 PM
Unlucky on that one...though as you probably know I'm not exactly disappointed. No fan of Chelsea but they are the team I'd rather have won, still I can't exactly feel happy about it either. I actually gave up on the match in the second half and only saw about 10 minutes of it as it wasn't exactly the most inspiring match to watch. I don't think there would have been too many complaints whichever way the match had gone as from what I saw it was fairly even.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 20, 2007, 02:50:35 PM
Bayern Munich have agreed to sell Owen Hargreaves to Manchester United.

Club president Franz Beckenbauer told German TV: "Owen is leaving. That was the player's wish. It's a good match and it's also a good deal financially."

Beckenbauer said the transfer fee was "around" £17m - which would be a record for a Bundesliga player.  (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/6546939.stm)

Finally! There's that rumour done and dusted! We'll have to wait and see just what formation Ferguson will adopt. At the minute I think a 4-3-3 may work best, but we know Fergie likes the 4-5-1 (look how well that worked out yesterday). Of course, if we get a new striker, the formation may change yet again, and certain players could be left out. This signing suggests Owen could be the long-term replacement for Scholes.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: conannd on May 21, 2007, 01:46:06 AM
first... i'm sooo happy that chelsea can gain double this seson by conquering the fa cup...... moreover this fa cup is where the teams play in new wembley... and chelsea the winner..... that would be a history.......

and second

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Bayern Munich have agreed to sell Owen Hargreaves to Manchester United.
Finally! There's that rumour done and dusted! We'll have to wait and see just what formation Ferguson will adopt. At the minute I think a 4-3-3 may work best, but we know Fergie likes the 4-5-1 (look how well that worked out yesterday)

hmmmm.... is ferguson trying to make a formation like what chelsea did in 2005/2006??? yeahh... with hargreaves man u will be more powerfull in the middle...
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on May 21, 2007, 04:44:55 AM
I could be proven wrong, but I reckon that's a poor buy on Man Utd's part. Hargreaves has certainly been both hero and zero in his England career but I believe even when he was the hero he wasn't that fantastic, yes he was our best player, but that didn't take much. What I have seen of him at Bayern (though admitedly is quite little) didn't exactly wow me either. I could be wrong, but personally I'd be gutted if Liverpool bought him at all, nevermind for £17million.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 21, 2007, 02:28:27 PM
^ Now it's not fair to judge English players based on their national performance! :P Everyone knows they play much better for their respective clubs than in internationals. Look at Rooney. Hasn't scored for England since 2004 (I think), yet he's one of our top goalscorers this season.

Hargreaves will make United a lot more difficult to beat.

This season United have struggled against the big teams. It could be due to the fact that they have been largely anonymous in midfield. Against the smaller sides it is possible to have the game plan of all out attack. Against the bigger sides you have defensive duties which are not adequately met by Fletcher, Carrick and Scholes. With Hargreaves it will be possible to stop the likes of AC and Arsenal from playing.

People have said what a waste of money Carrick was as well. One season, one Premiership winners medal? Seems like a pretty good average for me. With Hargreaves beside/behind him, guarding the back 4, and with that awkward first season under his belt, Carrick will really shine now, relax and play to his strengths.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: panida on May 21, 2007, 02:37:16 PM
Bayern Munich have agreed to sell Owen Hargreaves to Manchester United.

Club president Franz Beckenbauer told German TV: "Owen is leaving. That was the player's wish. It's a good match and it's also a good deal financially."

Beckenbauer said the transfer fee was "around" £17m - which would be a record for a Bundesliga player.  (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/6546939.stm)

Finally! There's that rumour done and dusted! We'll have to wait and see just what formation Ferguson will adopt. At the minute I think a 4-3-3 may work best, but we know Fergie likes the 4-5-1 (look how well that worked out yesterday). Of course, if we get a new striker, the formation may change yet again, and certain players could be left out. This signing suggests Owen could be the long-term replacement for Scholes.
I think Hargreaves will be a leading star in EPL
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on May 23, 2007, 06:48:58 AM
Hargreaves was England's best player by far in the 2006 world cup (and playing a fair bit of right back). 17 mil is a bit steep, but the good thing is that he seems as though he geniunely wants to play for us (And not get stolen by Chelsea). I'm expecting Giggs to play a much lesser role next year and I have my doubts on whether Scholes will return next year (no evidence, just a feeling I have), he's the type to try to go out in his terms rather than being pushed out when his boy can't cope anymore.

Another point is that for Munich, he've actually line-up on the left wing a few times and looked very capable out there (thought he game I saw was when he was against Becks, so...), I really don't think he'll be that much worse than Gerrald playing on the right wing if he is deployed there (Gerrald is a super player - that's wasted on the right and wasted for England because of Fat Lampard). If fat Lampard is valued at 20 mil +, then 17 mil is decent enough.

As Tuffty had mentioned, it'll be interesting to see what kind of formation we put out next season. The 4-2-3-1 formation worked wonders for us in the premiership, especially when Rooney is played as one of the attacking midfielders/supporting strikers rather than as the out-and-out striker (I thought he's much more effective when Saha or Smith is the starting line-up). We used more of a 4-5-1 against Milan and in the FA cup final partly because we didn't trust Brown or O'Shea and need a runner in Fletcher to help them out - but to me, our players stuggled in the 4-5-1. I guess it would depend on who we get as our new forward (we better get one!) And I hope we get a more traditional no.9 type like Huntaleer rather than a Tevez type for balance. That way, it would free Rooney and allowing him to do his work deeper and receive the ball on the flanks and get behind the defender.

An interesting transfer gossip target is Viduka, while he's 31 and lumbering, he's very good with his back to goal and is great in releasing the runners from midfield. In the world cup, Australia played 3-4-2-1 or a 4-2-3-1 and while he didn't score, he created a lot of opportunities for his attacking midfielders, so he might be very handy against the Europeans teams that plays a much slower tempo. And he's on a free transfer so he'll be good insurance on the bench and he did chip in with 19 goals in all comps last year. I would be really happy if we get Darren Bent or Huntalaar and have him as insurance (presuming someone will take Saha off our books).

Right now, I'm not too optimistic about getting Etoo or Torres, if we do, it would be at an ridiculous price anyway. Even if we sell Heinze, I think we're fine with our backs, I really look forward to see whether Evans or Simpson can break into our first team. I'm very high on Evans, I think he's a much better player than O'Shea and Brown right now. And we still have to figure out what to do with Pique, who's doing really well in Spain (and I suspect he would want to stay there).

I'll also like to see Foster taking over from Van Der Sar, Foster is clearly a talented keeper, if Van Der Sar is willing to take a more backseat role and help develop him, than he might be pushing for Robinson's spot in a few years. Rossi is another loanee who has done really well at Parma, if we keep him, maybe we can develop him into a scholes-like player as I see a lot of similarities between them - smiliar statue/built, great technically, good vision and passing, and remember Scholes starting out as a forward before becoming a star midfielder.

Giggs and Scholes have clearly struggled in the last 3-4 weeks of the campaign, so I hope they play a far smaller role next year. I definitely think it would be a much tighter contest next year in the premiership and I think we actually have a lot of talent youngsters on our payroll and hopefully we'll see them develop and erasing the likes of Richardson from our first team sheet all together - (Robson has a job! Maybe he'll bid for Richardson because he likes him so much - we can always hope.)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 23, 2007, 08:54:56 AM
^ Some very interesting points you've raised there. I forgot all about Evans and Simpson until you mentioned them. From what I saw in international matches, Evans does a good job for us in N.Ireland. I'd like to see him play more often. Rossi is someone who I'd also like to see back. Doing a fairly good job at Parma from what I hear. We also have Dong Fangzhou if the worst comes to the worst, but we've hardly seen enough of him in any given match to know what his strengths and weaknesses are. It would be sad to see Heinze go, I do really like him, but I suppose he might not have been the same since his knee injury.

I was wondering if we would need Kuszczak now with Foster and Van Der Sar, but rumours have it, that we could put him on loan to...take a guess....that's right, SUNDERLAND!

In other news, the rumours of us being linked to Steve Sidwell can now come to an end. He's committed career suicide, but gotten rich quick by joining Chelski.

So Champions League Final is tonight, the last football match before the almost agonising drought of the summer. So who will be the winner? I hear Benitez will be looking at his notes from Istanbul for help. If they're along the lines of 'Give the ball to Gerrard and pray', I'll be worried about how enjoyable this match may be for the neutrals. I do hope Milan win. The media is going on about how great it would be for an English club to win it, and would show how the Premiership is the best league in the world, but I don't share that opinion. Regardless of who would be playing against the Scousers, I'd be cheering them on. :D
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: schol3s on May 23, 2007, 09:48:38 AM
some information for all ManU fans out there....
ManU will be travlling around Asia during July....

Matches/Places:
ManU vs. Urawa Red Diamonds (Japan) on 17th July
ManU vs. FC Seoul (Korea) 20th July
ManU vs. ShenZhen Xiangxue Eisiti (China) 23t July
ManU vs. Malaysia XI (obviously Malaysia) 27th July
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on May 23, 2007, 02:45:10 PM
it'd be nice to see Milan winning it since they played very well throughout the whole CL tourney. Of course i'm happy if Gerrard leads Pool to victory as i'm a fan of him.

With what Tuffty and ew has summarised Man U's next season probable squad, i really like the look of it. It's such a nice balance between youth and experience. I do also agree that Rossi should come back, primarily because he needs the experience in playing in a physical league like EPL. I hope to see him shine in 1-2 years time when he gets used to EPL.

Foster is 110% coming home after his phenomenal season sans the overhead robinsons's goal XD and a blunder against west ham. He will keep VDS on his toes and take over when VDS needs rest or gets injured.

However i don't see how heargreaves could fit into the team right now. I ain't seeing it but SAF seems to so i'll stick with his decision as he seldom fails us, the fans ;D
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: JaisBane on May 23, 2007, 07:36:37 PM
*spoilers*
boo, mlian scores first just before the half off a free kick
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: jimmy on May 23, 2007, 08:31:24 PM
*spoilers*
boo, mlian scores first just before the half off a free kick

Just scored again, the match is pretty over now :(
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: hellriser on May 23, 2007, 08:47:39 PM
have so many great chances..but why liverpool...why??????damn it...
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 23, 2007, 09:07:05 PM
Milan were a much better side when they played against us. Pool were the superior side but they rarely threatened. Too cautious perhaps? Ah well, that's football. The team that plays the best football doesn't necessarily win it. I bet Fergie must be drinking merrily tonight.

I'm not too much of a Platini supporter, but I did like it when Milan had to recieve the trophy up the stairs. It's vintage, and I agree with him in that recieving the trophy in the middle of the pitch is kind of, showbiz-esque and a little bit Americanised.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on May 23, 2007, 11:42:39 PM
Well, I'm glad that Liverpool lost simply because they put out that ridiculous six-defenders formation in the first half. While it effectively rubbed out Kaka's influence in the first half, you almost rely sole on four players to get your goals. Gerrald played out of his skin tonight, as did Pennant, but there just isn't even bodies in the attacking third to mount clear scoring chances. They had a few half chances from outside the penalty area but that's really about it. And it was quite clear that Kuyt and Pennant were pretty much spent from all the work they put in during the first half.

Milan didn't play well at all and I have no doubts that Liverpool would have a better chance of winning if they had a second striker, or freed up Alonso more in the first half as Maldini had one of his worst games.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on May 24, 2007, 03:16:34 PM
I thought Pool played very well in the 1st half (that's all i managed to watch)

Milan's possession i'm sure was less than 30%, Gatusso getting booked, Kaka not getting past the midfield. And then it had to happen, Pippo came and disturb the party ;D The deflected free kick was like a slap that came out of nowhere.

Anyway congrats to Milan for winning the CL, congrats to Maldini as well.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 25, 2007, 09:17:29 AM
Well the Daily Mirror's top story is that the Glazers are ready to sell Man Utd. But they 'in the strongest terms possible, refute that idea' (http://www.football365.com/story/0,17033,8652_2147152,00.html) :s

In other news, Fergie is apparently going to splash BIG money on Berbatov. Mainly, £27.5m cold hard cash - nearly three times what they paid for Berbatov last summer - as well as throwing in Louis Saha.

All in all, The Sun tots the bid up to a whopping £39m (http://www.football365.com/story/0,17033,8671_2147339,00.html)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: schol3s on May 26, 2007, 10:10:52 AM
DAMN IT!!! Bale sign for Tottenham...
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 26, 2007, 11:54:51 AM
^ Could be a mistake on our part. We may yet sign him, but depending on his performance, he'll certainly be worth more than £8mil

In other news, Steve McClown has put David Beckham back into the England squad :roll:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on May 26, 2007, 05:58:28 PM
Well the less said about the CL the better, I'll just say I'm not too aggreived seeing as AC were the better team when we won 2 years ago, so I guess it's karma.

I guess that means that the next few months of football is going to be....terrible. I gave up following international football pretty much about a year ago as England are goddam awful. The only team I get any real joy form watching is Japan (for obvious reasons), they're more interesting to watch at least....shame they're pretty rubbish really.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: conannd on May 27, 2007, 03:47:57 AM
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Steve McClown has put David Beckham back into the England squad :roll:
hahahah... yeah... why he put becks back??? but gladly... he call joe cole again..... that's the good point  ;D
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: schol3s on May 27, 2007, 07:58:18 AM
oh yeah... Smith score on his return for England... WOOW!!!!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: lifemuslim92 on May 28, 2007, 04:50:27 PM
i cant wait to see France Vs Ukraine Euro Qualifying and Friendly match England vs Brazil....
which teams will win on these matches?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 28, 2007, 05:32:59 PM
Derby 1 - 0 West Brom

So there we go, the last 'serious' match of the season and Derby are now in the Premiership. Was an ok game. Although miles better than the FA Cup Final.

I say France and definately Brazil. Can you really see the current England team beating the likes of Kaka? I just don't see it. You can have the whole team full of David Beckhams and they still wouldn't win.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on May 29, 2007, 01:35:53 AM
Brazil will have tired legs as most of their starters are from Serie A which just ended last week and Spanish league which is still going on.

I'm gonna go for a draw ;D

Congrats to Derby for making it to the premiership, i wanted to see Philips return to premiership though XD
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 29, 2007, 09:50:58 AM
According to the news, Berbatov looks set to extend his contract with Spurs. I knew it was never gonna happen anyway. Joining a club for a year, doing really well for them and then leave so soon? Anyway, apparently Fergie is now interested in Huntelaar, who's scored 60 goals in 74 appearances for Ajax and also in his replacement for former cllub Heerenveen, Alfonso Alves, who's scored 34 goals in 31 games, with 5 hat-tricks. Not bad. Oh, and Reo-Coker is fending off talks from Spurs in the hope that we will sign him for £9mil. Not worth it.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on May 29, 2007, 10:20:03 AM
I actually really like that Afonso Alves guy, but the catch is there he's a Brazilian, and without any international caps, so it'll be hard getting a work permit for him (like Dong before).
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: chaz9891 on May 31, 2007, 03:11:20 AM
Manchester United have agreed deals to sign Sporting Lisbon's Nani and Porto starlet Anderson!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 31, 2007, 08:23:57 AM
^ Yay! I've never actually heard of this Anderson guy before today, although apparently he is the bee's knees. I'll have to look up more info about him. And Nani is hailed as 'the new C.Ronaldo'. I'm not one for overhype, but the both of them appear to be promising players. So with Hargreaves and the two new midfielders, our transfer costs are sitting around £50mil :o I still won't really be happy until we get a striker though, but apparently Fergie is still interested in one.

Actually, I'll tell you what, if you want a striker, you could do no worse than getting David Healey for a supposed £1m. Fulham are apparently interested in him, and that's because Lawrie Sanchez, former manager of N.Ireland, knows just how good this guy is at scoring goals. For N.Ireland he's scored 29 goals in 56 games, and I have no doubt he could do the same for a better club (and from Leeds, it wouldn't be hard). People say that he hasn't been consistent for Leeds, and that is true, but a player is only as good as those around him. Leeds are a rubbish club, we're not. With the support we have, Healey would definately score us goals. I think it would be a super signing.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on June 01, 2007, 02:15:32 AM
Hmmm, about David Healy...I'm not entirely sure that when he left us on good terms though.
(Some people just doesn't want to go back to their old clubs)
But it'll be an interesting signing, at least as insurance.

My guess it's that, there's a good chance that we'll play Ronaldo more as a striker next year...
or to do without an orthodox striker all together. With these signings, it suggest to me that
Fergie may four 'floaters' in the attacking third, similar to the Brazilian traditional setup? So
instread of launching long balls, we may play a lot more short passing and have the likes of
Nani, Rooney, Ronaldo and Anderson (if he gets his work permit) inter-changing and running
defences rugged. Persuming Hargreaves will most likely take over from Scholes - that would
leave us the likes of Giggs, Park, Dong, Rossi and Scholes backing up the quartet and have
O'shea and Fletcher covering for Carrick and Hargreaves. And of course Smith.

Not bad, in my opinion  XD
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 01, 2007, 09:00:04 AM
^ lol not bad at all!

According to the press, we've already made enquiries on a £8mil Nicholas Anelka. Don't know how I feel about 'Le Sulk' though. Oh, and the FA are probing our deal with Anderson, but that's only because they don't want another Tevez scenario. I wouldn't worry about it.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: schol3s on June 01, 2007, 03:09:06 PM
i don't understand...
WHY ANELKA!!! i never want to see him in a ManU shirt....
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on June 02, 2007, 05:59:25 PM
Anyone catch the friendly? lol. England was the better team during the second half but they were slacking off the last minute.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: jimmy on June 03, 2007, 01:46:26 AM
Anyone catch the friendly? lol. England was the better team during the second half but they were slacking off the last minute.

Yeah, I saw it. England were probably the better team of the 90 minutes, but not by much, so a draw was about right. Beckham was good though, making McLaren look pretty stupid for not using him since he became manager.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: conannd on June 03, 2007, 03:35:57 AM
yeah... terry score for england match againts brazil... nice goal from nice assist............ and anyway.. claudio pizzaro has been confirmed to move to chelsea for next season......  :D
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on June 03, 2007, 04:00:40 AM
Beckham was good though, making McLaren look pretty stupid for not using him since he became manager.

McLaren picked Beckham for the match because of his current form with Real Madrid. He said something along the lines of "I'd be stupid not to notice."

yeah... terry score for england match againts brazil... nice goal from nice assist............ and anyway.. claudio pizzaro has been confirmed to move to chelsea for next season......  :D

Wow, a big name signing for Chelski. What else is new?

Talking about transfers, I'm pretty frustrated at the rate Liverpool are going. The only signings so far are just 3 so called "promising" youngsters. Where are the Premiership-challenging ones?? Man U has made 3 great signings just like that...
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 03, 2007, 01:01:16 PM
Beckham was the best player on the pitch, no doubt about it. You do have to applaud him to come back at all, but then you remember he's moving to LA Galaxy, and then any positive opinion of him suddenly drops. You have to laugh when Fat Frank gets booed. As anyone who's seen England over the past couple of years know, Gerrard/Fat Frank do not work together. So Pizarro is joining Chelski? Seems to be a good player, I wonder how he will perform. But here's another bit of interesting news for Utd fans, Saviola has confrimed he is leaving Barca this summer when his contract expires, and guess where he wants to go? (http://www.football365.com/story/0,17033,8652_2164298,00.html)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on June 03, 2007, 01:14:00 PM
Saviola as well? Damn.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Ruffy on June 03, 2007, 03:26:19 PM
did anyone see the denmark - sweden game? first sweden led 3-0. then denmark cought up to 3-3. then sweden was given a penalty after poulsen punched rosenberg. a guy from the crowd stormed the field and attacked the ref so they aboarted the game and gave sweden a 3-0 victory..totally chaotic..but entertaing until the guy stormed the field. would had been more fun if sweden had scored on the penalty or something so it was decided on real terms and not because som dick decides to go berserk..
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: conannd on June 04, 2007, 07:58:16 AM
did anyone see the denmark - sweden game? first sweden led 3-0. then denmark cought up to 3-3. then sweden was given a penalty after poulsen punched rosenberg. a guy from the crowd stormed the field and attacked the ref so they aboarted the game and gave sweden a 3-0 victory..totally chaotic..but entertaing until the guy stormed the field. would had been more fun if sweden had scored on the penalty or something so it was decided on real terms and not because som dick decides to go berserk..
ohh.. damn i didn't watch the match... yeahh.. i heard about it from the newspaper... it is said that uefa hasn't been decide what kind of punishment for denmark.... but... what i confused was... why there is no punishment at all for the man who storm the match??? it is said that he is under alcohol so he can sentence as not guilty........wtf....
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Ruffy on June 04, 2007, 08:54:15 AM
but... what i confused was... why there is no punishment at all for the man who storm the match??? it is said that he is under alcohol so he can sentence as not guilty........wtf....
i'm confused too. they let him go because they don't think he won't do it again or something..that's kinda rediculous. seriously..he did do it and should be punshed for it. it's like letting a mass murderer go because you think he won't redo it..stupid idiots at the police :P
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on June 07, 2007, 05:57:41 AM
Glad to hear that Becks did well (even though it was only against Estonia), only saw the goals though.
Anyone see the whole match? Was Fatty Lampard crap as always?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 07, 2007, 09:34:19 AM
I lost all interest after Joe Cole scored tbh. As soon as it was in I thought the match was over and watched The Apprentice instead.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on June 07, 2007, 10:01:49 AM
^ I thought so as well. I went right to bed after he scored. Great goal. XD

"Why Frank Lampard?" is still one of life's greatest mysteries.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 07, 2007, 12:36:27 PM
A friend of mine actually made a very good point to me. The England World Cup team was villified for being a long ball team (Beckham was called out on this too by the same media that demanded his return), and not creating passing and moving play. Beckham's dropped, and England still can't create flowing football. McClown is criticised for dropping Beckham. He comes back, no improvement to Beckham's play as some would have you believe, and suddenly, being a long ball team is 'good enough'. Don't get me wrong, Beckham's inclusion makes sense in some way. Play tight, uninspiring football and there's every chance Beckham can score with a free kick or a well placed cross. But that only gets you so far as..well....the quarter-finals of any tournament, by a team who can play flowing football. I know the cycle well enough. England will qualify, skin of their teeth probably, there will be a lot of hype before the tournament, England progress to the quarter-finals, lose, everyone demands a new manager repeat ad nauseum. :sleep:

Despite Fergie's claims that he's "mellowed out", C.Ron says he still gives out the hairdryer treatment :lol: Why am I not surprised?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on June 08, 2007, 08:06:01 AM
Dammit, work permit problems for Mr. Anderson - as expected. I wonder how they are going to argue it(to be honest, I still no idea how Tim Howard got his work permit).
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 12, 2007, 10:11:07 AM
The 'will he won't he' saga looks like it will be resolved one way or another, because

Torres will be up for sale starting next week (http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/2007/06/12/liberty-for-fernando-89520-19282422/)

There will be a lot of competition. Us, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, West Ham, Spurs and Newcastle are the English clubs wanting him, and I'm sure there's more foreign clubs interested as well. Looks like Tevez is out of the picture for us, as he's around £40 mil (!!!) and Inter Milan have reportedly got him in a season loan.

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 13, 2007, 06:04:25 PM
Well that's Saha gone then. Injured yet again, and could be ruled out until Nov. I know Fergie likes to stick by players who are struggling to come back, like Ole and Alan, but he's bound to have his limits. This season Saha has spent more time off it than on it. And it's pre-season! How could he possibly injure himself till November?! Would be funny if it was a David James type of excuse and blame it on Playstation. But it's 2007 now....he'll blame it on the Wii!  :lol:

So another striker is on the cards. I'd like an athletic type to complement our skilled guys. I don't think we would get Torres. Darren Bent would be good I think. Shouldn't be grossly expensive, although I heard £18mil when he was mentioned.   :-\
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: chaz9891 on June 14, 2007, 04:20:26 PM
According to the Sun, Darren Bent is going to move to West Ham for around £18 million. He is going to be offered a contract of £75,000 a week! :shocked:

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 14, 2007, 05:33:45 PM
West Ham lol. Personally I wouldn't want to move to a club that ranked below your current one from last season. I'd stay away.

Nani was apparently the undisputed man of the match last night against Holland. Able to play in a number of positions, setting up goalscoring opportunites and entertaining. Sounds like another Portugese star I know of :D

Next season's fixtures have been announced! We've got Reading at home on the first game. Not bad. Sunderland is the 5th game we have got. Keano going back to OT! Can't wait to see it. Tough run in at the last 5 games though, Arsenal, Blackburn, Chelsea, West Ham and Wigan. For the full list go here:

http://www.manutd.com/default.sps?pagegid={B4CEE8FA-9A47-47BC-B069-3F7A2F35DB70}&newsid=435543
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 17, 2007, 09:49:18 PM
Read Madrid 3 - 1 Mallorca (Real Madrid win league title)

So Beckham got a medal after all. Didn't look that way at the start though! Barca were winning 4-0 and Madrid were getting beaten at one stage! But Madrid have made a habit of really going all out in the final 15 minutes of a match, and they did it yet again, with super sub Reyes.

People have been asking if Beckham had known that Madrid would still want him, would he have taken the offer to play pub football for Galaxy? My answer is yes, he still would have taken it. Because Victoria would want to. She's always made the decisions in his life for him, and that wouldn't be any different if Madrid had asked him to extend his contract at the time he decided to sign for Galaxy.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: reyfer on June 18, 2007, 04:57:41 PM
Oh man, the only thing I asked for my birthday was for Real Madrid NOT to win the Liga.... I didn't care who won as far as it was not Real Madrid.....And on my birthday....... :angry: :angry:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 21, 2007, 07:30:35 PM
Quote from: Athole Still
"There has not been any kind of meeting or contact between Sven-Goran Eriksson, myself or anyone purporting to represent us with either Thaksin Shinawatra himself or any of his representatives, or anyone purporting to be. It's just nonsense and I haven't the vaguest idea where these stories come from - but I can tell you categorically it is absolutely untrue. "

Quote from: Thaksin Shinawatra
""I have my advisors working on it, Sven is one of the names they have given me...I met him once, last week

Can things go worse for Man City fans? :lol: To be fair, Eriksson has had success at club level before, and despite what the media tells you, his record with England isn't that bad. It's just the football played was bloddy awful.

And I'm sure you guys are aware of Torres probably going to Liverpool at around £20mil. Possibly Diego Forlan could go to the Kop as well. I always knew Torres wasn't coming here anyway when there was a photograph taken of him with 'You'll Never Walk Alone' printed on the reverse of his captain's armband. Oh well, if he wants to commit career suicide by joining Liverpool that's fine by me :P
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on June 21, 2007, 09:46:45 PM
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Oh well, if he wants to commit career suicide by joining Liverpool that's fine by me

OOH BUUUURN!! XD
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 22, 2007, 01:10:49 PM
And so, our first sale of the summer, Smith will be going to Newcastle for around 3 mil (http://www.football365.com/story/0,17033,8652_2442325,00.html)

All the best for him. I imagine he'll get more first team matches than he would have done at Utd. I would still like a certified goalscorer joining our team soon though, especially now that our only available striker has been sold. Rossi and Dong have potential, but don't have enough Premiership experience yet IMO.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on June 22, 2007, 10:39:41 PM
How about Henry in Barcelone FC. for 24M €.

OMG the trio Eto'o - Henry - Ronaldinho
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 22, 2007, 11:06:38 PM
^ I just heard. For £16mil too? That's a bargain price for him IMO. On paper it sounds like the best strikeforce in the world :O
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on June 25, 2007, 05:38:37 AM
Dammit nnooooooo! I just heard about this today. Surprised at the £16 mil too. Ugh. We suddenly have a deficit of strikers, with Aliadiere moving to Middlesborough. And Madrid will probably buy Reyes.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: katamari-san on July 03, 2007, 10:43:16 AM
It's a start of a new era at Arsenal. Crotian Striker Da Silva gets bought by Arsenal for around 8m, not Henry's replacement but definitely a boost in the striker department. Still need a left winger though since Reyes left.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on July 03, 2007, 11:36:10 AM
Never really heard of Da Silva, but he sounds promising. 30 odd goals in 34 league matches. I see the Arsenal fans are split at the minute because it's not a big name certified goal scorer they were hoping for, while others are excited by him. Then again, you'll always get that with any player signed. I wouldn't mind a striker of his capibility myself (or any certified striker for that matter!). Good thing to hear Anderson got his work permit too.

I just wish Torres would hurry up and put pen to paper, because I'm sick about hearing it every day. And Lampard as well. Depending on what paper you read, he's either playing hardball (which he presumably does better than he plays football) or is desperate to sign, but either way won't be leaving. And if Liverpool do sign Heinze I swear to God, I will kill someone.

In other news, H-O-L-Y S-H-I-T!! (http://videos.icnetwork.co.uk/sundaymail2/Rooney_Target_lg.mpeg) :rockon:

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on July 03, 2007, 12:13:24 PM
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And if Liverpool do sign Heinze I swear to God, I will kill someone.

XD

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In other news, H-O-L-Y S-H-I-T!!

Awesome! and man, those new boots(cleats) are fookin' sexy.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on July 04, 2007, 04:53:56 PM
Quote from: Rafa Benitez
"We needed to work hard because there were other clubs who wanted him [Torres] that we knew about"

Yeah, better ones :P

So that's it, Torres signs a 6 year contract with the Kop, breaking their club transfer record at £26.5 mil. How many years do you think it will be before he leaves Pool as a failure and explodes somewhere else?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on July 05, 2007, 09:16:17 AM
^ hmm i have faith in Torres though, he really looks good

BUT

*drum roll * hold your breath boys, TEVEZ might be a devil soon

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/index?cc=4716

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on July 05, 2007, 09:57:02 AM
So I hear! And at 20mil (at least, that's what the Mirror reports), it's a wild step down from the supposed 50mil he was worth, hell it's even below what Torres cost. The Times however say it's a season loan worth 4mil at first, with a possible permanent contract at the end of season, which would be even better.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on July 05, 2007, 05:10:45 PM
yeap, and tevez will lower the average age of our squad even more.

this is making me nostalgic of the beginning of ferguson's fledglings again :D
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on July 06, 2007, 12:46:57 PM
So apparently, the Premier League is resisting the move of Tevez (http://home.skysports.com/list.aspx?hlid=475419&CPID=8&clid=1&lid=2&title=League+may+block+Tevez+move). That's just slightly (okay, massively) hypocritical as Mascherano was bought by Liverpool in a way that pleased everybody. The clubs, the players, any thrid parties, the Premier League, FIFA everybody. We're following the same method Liverpool have done and now they want to stop us? Nope, won't happen.

In fact, reports say that Tevez has agreed to join us! (http://www.football365.com/story/0,17033,8652_2474320,00.html). Good show! People, fans included, are doubting whether we need Tevez or not, but look at it this way. We coped, fairly well last season without an out-and-out goalscorer, but actually having one brings a sense of security to the fans, at least that's what I believe. Tevez has already had a year to settle into the Premiership, and was scoring goals in almost every match for West Ham towards the latter stage of the season. I think, for a 2-year loan, that's a damn pretty good deal. And with Rooney, Ronaldo, Giggs, Scholes, Anderson, Nani, Carrick, Hargreaves, well, that's a damn impressive squad, with plenty of attacking options available, and the best part is, the players are known to play in a variety of positions, making play that much more fluid.

Now you can say that we've essentially bought the League title, but that's not the case. For a start, the damn league hasn't even started yet. Second of all, Andy Gray actually brought up the point that we're buying big now, so that in the next couple of years, we don't have to. As much as we hate to think it, Giggs, Scholes and Neville won't be around forever. Which is why Nani and Anderson were brought in as their replacements. I think the first year for them will be an easing in period, getting to grips with the Premiership and adapting. I'm not expecting huge things from them straight away. The Premiership is one of the hardest leagues in the world to adapt to. It took Vidic and Evra the best part of 6 months or so to  get used to it, and now they're heralded as some of the best defenders in Europe.

Sorry about that. Just had to get it off my chest! :lol: ROLL ON AUGUST!!!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on July 10, 2007, 09:56:33 AM
Malouda joined Chelsea for 20M €.

The famous duo Drogba-Malouda is back :O
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on July 11, 2007, 07:22:21 PM
The whole Tevez saga is getting better, or worse if you're West Ham/Premier League. Rumours have it that Tevez's agent, Kia Joorabchian has prepared to hand papers to Sheffield Utd that provides 'damning' evidence against the Hammers and the League and is prepared to use them in order to make Tevez move to Utd. The whole things getting ridiculous now. Mascherano moved to Liverpool in a fashion where every involved party was happy, we're following the same and suddenly it's all stopped? The Premier League are making themselves look like fools.

This certainly raises the eyebrows. According to reports, and these are only just reports, AC Milan are looking to buy Ronaldinho, even if it means forking over the £89 million (125 million euros) to trigger his buy-out clause (http://www.football365.com/story/0,17033,8652_2490447,00.html)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on July 12, 2007, 08:15:32 AM
COPA AMERICA 2007
Mexique - Argentine : 0-3
Heinze (45), Messi (61) & Riquelme (66 p)

Final : Argentina - Brasil
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on July 16, 2007, 12:26:39 PM
Brazil 3 - 0 Argentina : Brazil win Copa America

Brazil totally outplayed Argentina with better tactics, teamwork, players and formation, despite the fact that Argentina had more possession throughout the match. It was pretty odd of Argentina to play with 5 central midfielders, no wingers and to finish the match without a striker. People say that the Brazil squad isn't as stylish as what they would like to see, but regardless, they are a very very good team.

So with that over Tevez looks set for a medical on Wed, but I don't see the deal reaching the conclusion anytime soon. And now we're starting to clean up the roster a bit with Richardson supposedly going to either Sunderland or Man City. I'll always thank Richardson for his part in the Utd squad, but surely, he knows himself that he has no chance with Nani and Anderson coming in. Disturbingly, Fergie has said that Heinze's agent has told him that he has intentions of leaving Utd, with the front-runner being Liverpool. I think Heinze is a great player, but if he crosses the great divide, I won't know what to believe anymore :o

Also, Milan vice-president, Adriano Galliani has assured that they will buy a top-class striker, out of Drogba, Shevchenko, Ronaldinho, Eto'o or Alexandre Pato. Who would you rather have?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on July 17, 2007, 01:46:36 AM
Drogba won't be allowed to leave, Ronaldinho is too expensive.

Would be either Shevchenko @ half price, Eto @ 20M +-

I've never heard of Pato though -_-;;
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on July 23, 2007, 04:43:04 AM
Pato is labelled as a up and coming Brazilian striker, but apparently he's quite similar to Saviola in terms of skills at this age. While a Saviola is a decent/good player, it falls a bit short of the expectations (unrealistic) placed on him.

I can't believe the Tevez thing is still going on...I still think we'll be better off without him, I want an out-and-out striker type for that money rather than the in-and-out type which we have a lot of (and which Rooney excels at). I want to see Heinze in Spain, not in Liverpool!  :angry:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on July 23, 2007, 09:55:18 AM
So apparently, Benitez is working with lawyers to try and get Heinze, despite what Fergie has clearly stated. I really hope he doesn't go, period. I think he's a great player to have, but there is that trouble of not getting much first team games with Evra on. And the likes of Brown or Silvestre are happy enough to fill in if necessary. What is it with Argentinian players and their transfers? Do they always drag on this long? :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on July 23, 2007, 09:14:27 PM
Not been here in a while either...
Well as I expected all the talk is of Tevez and Heinze, but I'm not really too concerned about either of them at the mo. Obviously I'm hoping that United don't get Tevez (and even though I hate to speculate, last week it looked like a dead cert they would, now it sorta hangs in the balance...but obviously a lot can change in football real quick so I guess we'll just wait and see). Though I do agree that Mascherano was allowed to come to us pretty easily considering, though obviously the Premier League want to take a more hard-line approach to sop stuff like this happening again.

As for Heinze, well I'm not gonna cry over the outcome whatever it is. I can't see him staying at United seeing as he seems to want out so badly, I have always rated him highly though so it would be...hm, ok for him to come to us. Only okay as he'd still be ex-United. Like my brother said I think I'd have to forgive him if things did go to court as it shows he really does want to leave. But if he doesn't come then I ain't gonna be upset really, whatever happens happens.

As for da 'pools signings...well Benayoun I'm unsure about, not a bad little player but I would have counted on Benitez going for someone bigger with the cash now. Babel sounds promising but he didn't do much against Auxerre...and Torres, well i jsut hope he isn't another Morientes.

Da Silva is probably who I'm most curious to see in the new season, he's got a great record so it'll be interesting to see how he does in the Prem...would still be funny to see Arsenal get relegated though (nowhere near as funny as Newcastle, however).
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on July 24, 2007, 10:34:51 AM
^ I would laugh if Man City were relegated, quite frankly. Though Newcastle would be hilarious as well.

Asia Tour going pretty well for us I think. We won 6-0 against Shenzhen FC yesterday, with new signing Nani scoring on his debut. I was worried he got injured though when he landed somewhat awkwardly after his celebration :lol: Unfortunately, Schole's is injured, and has to have an operation which will put him out for a month at least. That adds to the injury list of Hargreaves, Saha and Solskjaer. Where is Anderson though? I take it he's still resting from Copa America? I can't wait to see him play.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on July 25, 2007, 03:31:03 AM
^ I think he's still waiting for his work permit
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on July 25, 2007, 05:58:28 AM
We won the appeal, so he's ours.

I think Fergie is giving him a bit of a break because of the Copa America (after all, he was injured for half a season when playing for Portal), Dong is having a break as well.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on July 27, 2007, 03:35:12 PM
Right, Heinze (or his agent, whatever) is being a cock now.. (http://www.football365.com/story/0,17033,8652_2622773,00.html)

This whole situation is ridiculous now. And saying Man U should let him go just because Liverpool met the asking fee is beside the point. If United ever made a bid for Steven Gerrard for a world record fee and given the assumption that Stevie wants to leave the club, do you think Liverpool will sell? Hell no! I find all this total bollocks! The reasoning behind leaving is poor too. Apparently it's because he won't be a first choice left-back, but does he think he will replace Riise? Don't see it. I want Heinze himself to speak about the situation, because this is not reflecting well on him. Utd fans are turning against him (rightfully so for someone who's showing such disregard for the club and the fans) and Liverpool fans don't want to get caught in this legal wrangle. God help him if he stays though, cause Fergie would likely let him rot in the reserves, and should Evra get injured, would rely on either Silvestre or O'Shea. Heinze would then waste the two remaining years of his contract and become a slower player.

United finished off the Asia Tour with a 3-0 win over Guangzhou, with Nani scoring yet again, showing himself to be worth the money. Apparently though, Fergie has told him in no uncertain terms to cut out the elaborate celebration for fear of injuring his ankle. Makes sense but what are the odds he'll do it anyway? XD 
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 02, 2007, 01:50:03 PM
Well quite a lot has happened lately! Where do I start?

I suppose with the recent news that Rossi and Smith have been sold to Villareal and Newcastle respectively. Each around £6 mil and with Rossi's contract we have a buy back clause. I just worry that we don't have enough available strikers at the moment. Saha and Solskjaer are both injured which only leaves Rooney, Tevez (eventually) and Fangzhou. Still, we have enough quality in attacking midfield, and we did pretty well for a squad who won the Premiership and scored the most goals of the season.

Looks like it's D-Day in the Tevez-gate scandal. Hope it gets sorted out. Ex-United player Veron says that he told Tevez that it will be very difficult for him and even he had trouble with us. But then again, he had trouble with Chelsea too. And Heinze could indeed just rot in the reserves by the sounds of it. Although there's a rumour that we can do a swap deal with Juventus for Giorgio Chiellini, an under-21 left sided player. Never heard of him though, so I can't comment.

On the other hand, we've bought a real whizz kid. Literally! Say hello to Rhain Davis the 9 yr old Australian who's been signed for Man Utd's youth academy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG47FDenyXw). Interesting :o

The Milk Cup has been running all this week here in N.Ireland. It's a youth football tournament where clubs and international squads like Man Utd, Chelsea, Benfica, Bayern Munich send their youth teams to compete in a tournament basis. Fergie is a big fan of the tournament and it's here where the likes of David Beckham and Wayne Rooney broke through. Best thing about it is, one of the stadiums that hosts the matches, is only a 5 min drive from my house :D I've been to see 2 matches already. The first being Israel against Denmark, in which Israel absolutely thumped Denmark with a 5-1 victory, the first goal being hugely impressive. One player scored 4 of Israels goals for them. And yesterday it was N.Ireland against Chile, which good ol Norn Iron won 3-2 :D So it's shaped up for an Israel v Norn Iron final tonight but unfortunately it's at a different stadium. I expect Israel to win. They beat Wales 5-0 yesterday XD Now tonight looks more interesting. 2 semi finals with Fluminese v Brussels and the most important one Benfica against....MAN UTD!! Going to see both. Come on Utd!! :D
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on August 03, 2007, 03:12:19 PM
So finally Tevez in ManU.
I dont know why but i wont give many hopes on him
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on August 06, 2007, 06:29:07 PM
Obviously I'm hoping Tevez is gonna turn out like Veron did, but I'm not too sure that'll happen.

Swapping Heinze for Chiellini sounds like a fair deal, I'd say Heinze is a better player but like you say; he's had a bust-up with Ferguson so it's unlikely he'll feature much 'cause he won't put up with his attitude. If Heinze is still potentially coming to us then meh, good or bad? Not relaly bothered. Good to see a bit of competition for Riise with the genius that is Aurelio injured, though I would preferred to have ahd Baines, that won't be happening now though.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 06, 2007, 07:44:54 PM
Well from what I hear, Chiellini sounds like a good player who'd be a good prospect for the future. I don't know how Heinze will manage now. The fans appear to be against him, and his lack of committment could lead to him being set to rot in the reserves.

Thank God the Premiership starts this week. The Copa America certainly kept the engine running, but the only other football news of late was always on LA Galaxy/Beckham, and you know how I feel about that. Time to get back to real football.

I'm interested to know, what do you guys think will happen this season? Who will win the league? Will the top 4 be the same? Can Spurs fight their way into the top 4? Who will offer the most surprises? Who will struggle? Who do you see going down? And which transfers will be a hit or miss?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on August 10, 2007, 08:49:39 AM
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what do you guys think will happen this season?
nothing special, the 4 first place will be the same Liverpool, Man u, Chelsea and Arsenal

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Who will win the league?
betting for Liverpool

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Will the top 4 be the same?
yes

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Can Spurs fight their way into the top 4?
no way  :lol:

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Who will offer the most surprises?
Arsenal with their young players (bad or good surprise i dont know)

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Who do you see going down?
Arsenal without Henry

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And which transfers will be a hit or miss?
A HIT : Malouda at Chelsea, Nani at Man U
A MISS : Fernando Torres at Liverpool, Tevez at Man U
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 10, 2007, 03:12:39 PM
I know it's been a long time since it happened but I have to get it off my chest. Last season, Rooney got a red card in a pre-season match which the Premier League saw fit to ban him for 3 matches at the start of the season. Recently, Gerrard punched a player in the face in a pre-season friendly and nothing happens to him. Talk about double standards. Had it been someone like Barton who did it, he'd get punished immediately, but no, can't let anything happen to one of England's golden boys.

FINALLY. Tevez is now an official registered Utd player, shirt no 32, and it only took the whole summer to do it. Now that the Premier League and the FA are happy with the deal, can we all just forget about it? Fergie says he's been very impressed with his performance at training last week, but is not expected to play against Reading on Sun, instead maybe playing in the Manchester derby the following week. However, I think, if the scoreline happens to go widely in our favour against Reading, you may see an appearance in the last 10 mins.

As for my predictions, the winner will be Man Utd (obviously :P) and the top 4 will remain the same, with Spurs likely pushing for the 4th spot towards the end of season. The possible big signings I imagine could be De Silva for Arsenal, Healey for Fulham, Nani for Utd. I see Van Persie having a good season for Arsenal.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on August 11, 2007, 02:02:53 PM
Recently, Gerrard punched a player in the face in a pre-season friendly and nothing happens to him.

Haha, I'll be the first person to agree that Gerrard acted like an idiot, but if you watch he didn't throw a punch or anything quite that bad. There was a bit of a shoulder involved but that was it, personally I recvkon a yellow should have at least been shown, though it is the kind of thing you do see get a red sometimes, though that would have been way harsh.

Well Sunderland and Tottenham has just finished and I only missed about 10mins of the game, nothing spectacular but the finish was certainly worth the wait. Chopra took the goal well as he stayed calm and controlled the ball from the cross brilliantly.

Who will win the league? Will the top 4 be the same? Can Spurs fight their way into the top 4? Who will offer the most surprises? Who will struggle? Who do you see going down? And which transfers will be a hit or miss?

Obviously I want Liverpool to win the league, but realistically that won't happen. I want to see Chelsea pushing for it but my head says United.
Top four...I would say that Tottenham will be pushing Arsenall all the way, but after the first fixture I reckon Arsenal are looking pretty safe (only one game I know but considering the strength Tottenham have up front they still seemed pretty toothless).
Again, from that first game it looks like Sunderland could cause a few upsets, I'm still expecting 12th as the highest they'll finish but they could pull off some more great results.
Birmingham, Wigan and Derby I reckon will take the plunge, and as for transfers...well I reckon Da Silva is gonna be damn good, but whether or not there's too many comparisons to Henry may make people look down on him a little. I reckon Healy is either gonna be real good or real bad, could swing either way. The one I'm keeping my eye on most though is Nani, people seem to think he'll be amazing, and Ferguson usually gets his stuff right, but in all honesty I haven't seen much for him. I'll be honest and say that yes his goals have been damn good, and I guess that's all you can ask really but I just wonder how often he can emulate his pre-season performances. I though he was one of the worst players at the U-21 championship and I knew about him when he was back at Benfica, he certainly is a similar player to Ronaldo, the only difference I've seen is that when Ronaldo tries the tricks and flair, he can actually pull it off. Saying that, Ronaldo was shocking in his first couple of seasons with his double takes and diving which was unecessary, now he's stamped it out he's fantastic so I guess it may be a matter of time to see.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 11, 2007, 02:10:36 PM
God what an awful start to the Premiership. That's 92 mins I'll never get back. I mean in the first half Spurs had one chance on goal. One!! Needless to say, Sunderland had none. Only redeemed by the last minute goal for Sunderland. I can see them causing a few upsets, as Cookie has said. I think the better team won IMO. For a team that is supposed to be knocking the goals in this season, Spurs were awful. And all of their strikeforce was used in Berbatov, Keane, Bent and Defoe. There's a problem Jol will have. He has to appease all of the strikers. I don't see him dropping Berbatov for the fear he'll get the hump and leave, while Bent is just £18mil sitting on the bench. I can see all four playing a part in almost every match they're in the squad for, which probably isn't a good idea. Definately not the best start, and they really do need to improve their away form if they want in the Top 4 so badly. Foolishly I had them down for a win in the pools, so now they've destroyed my chances of winning £450!!  :banghead:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on August 12, 2007, 07:41:21 AM
Gerrard's free kick was pretty damn brilliant. With that said, I only saw the Liverpool game.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on August 12, 2007, 05:01:25 PM
Surprising United couldn't score with all the possession they had. Gotta give it to Reading though, still keeping that defense even with 10 men.

Damn what is going on with Lehmann. His first touch let Fulham get a goal. -_-;
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 12, 2007, 05:29:20 PM
Not the start we wanted at all :( Disappointing to say the least, I mean we we had about over 75% of possession and they were down to 10 men and we still couldn't score. Fair play to Reading for coming with a plan and sticking to it, even if it is get all your players in defence and hoof the ball skywards when you've got it lol. I really thought we should have had Tevez on the bench. I mean O'Shea as a make shift striker? Sorry, he's a good defender, midfielder and even goalkeeper, but it was too much to ask for. What would have been the harm in putting Tevez on for 10 mins anyway? And Rooney seems to have got an injury as well. *sigh* Richard Keys was saying it's a vital 2 points lost. Let's not carried away. It's the first game of the season.

Happy that Healey scored though! Even if it was comically held by Lehmann. :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on August 12, 2007, 06:11:10 PM
Certainly the highlight of the day seeing Lehmann coming up with the comedy gold yet again. I had my hopes up that the others in the big three would all drop points today as it was looking dangerous for 'em all until very late that's for sure. None of the top four have started very convincingly at all but credit to Chelsea for the way they struck back at Birmingham each time. Good to see Liverpool get the away result even if they did have mixed luck, it's not usual you say them win away matches in the past few years and Villa will be a tough place to go for any team this season me thinks.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 15, 2007, 01:45:36 PM
Let's all laugh at Spurs :lol: Seems like buying Bent has disrupted the strikeforce somewhat. And there's no-one in midfield that looks creative enough to slip chances to them. And the defense is also lacking, although several key players in that aspect are injured. Hope the form continues when we play them soon!

Good ol' Keano. Tells it exactly how it is. He went on a tirade against football WAG's and the developing attitude of players who go to clubs near the big cities, in particular London, because of the shops available, condemning that attitude as a lifestyle choice and not a football one. Anyone footballer who does this is led by his wife/girlfriend. And I agree with it. Now I've heard in defence that players like John Terry, Wayne Rooney, or Steven Gerrard play for football alone, and are not swayed by their WAG's. That may be, but their high paying salaries aren't just for themselves...Fact of the matter is, the WAG's would not go anywhere near a guy working a 9-5 job. They're drawn to the players because of money, media attention, photoshoots and maybe a column in Heat magazine. If a player's wife is more interested in shopping than enhancing her husband's career and he goes along with that, then they are both idiots.

***EDIT***

AH SHIT!!  :banghead: :banghead: We need to step up a couple of gears quick :(

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on August 16, 2007, 07:46:50 AM
Amical game between Barcelona FC and Bayern Munich was really interesing.
Full of stars, the Barca team is orgasmik  :lol:, even if they change 5 players, the team looks like a A team everytime.

Ronaldinho => Giovanni
Eto'o => Messi
Thuram => Milito
Oleger => Belletti

Messi goal was really nice


BAYERN 0.1 BARCELONA
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 20, 2007, 12:24:34 PM
FUCK!! What do we have to do to get a goal nowadays?! :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on August 21, 2007, 10:46:08 AM
^
Well, we have a chance if we actually start an out-and-out forward. Ooops, we sold half of them and the other half are injured.

Close to disastrous start, though it might be karma coming back to haunt us (everytime we spend huge, we play crap that year. The Rio year, The Veron and RVN year, the Rooney year...). I don't like Tevez, and especially when we isolate him as a lone striker. But the good thing is that Hargreaves had a very good debut. Showed great ball winning ability, good passing and dribbles well too.

We probably have more of a chance in the CL than the league this year.
And Chelsea's dodgy penalty *shakes head*, then again, they were playing Liverpool, so that's okay  XD
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 21, 2007, 11:12:21 AM
Funny enough, everytime we win the Charity shield we don't seem to play well the rest of the year. Oh please don't let it be true this time!! I agree, Hargreaves was brilliant on Sunday. Very impressive. But there's no point in trying to cover it up, it's not a good start. It didn't bode well when John O'Shea came on as a makeshift striker. Tevez is good, but he's like Rooney, not an out and out forward. Works better by playing off the ball. Our best form of last season was when Saha was in the squad, so we need him to come back quickly and get into the flow of things, or we need a make do striker. Preferably not too expensive. We may even need 'Le Sulk' as much as I hate to say it. Knowing our bad karma, he may get signed by a foreign club and then he'll put us out of the CL. The frustrating thing is, we are playing well, there's just no end result. God help me for saying it, but we're becoming like Arsenal. Still, have to have faith. Our worst start of the Premiership led us to win the Treble that year :D

That penalty decision was so wrong! But it gave us the desired result in the end :lol: It's funny seeing Gerrard complain about Chelsea players pushing the ref to make decisions that lead to match winning scenarios, when just last week he went to the ground and was 'Hey ref, I'm Steven Gerrard. Where's MY free-kick?!' which lead to him winning the match.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 26, 2007, 05:26:21 PM
Manchester Utd 1 - 0 Spurs

Phew. Everything seemed going against us. We were playing decently, Evra for me was our best player, dominating possession and making some nice tackles, but just weren't getting any end result, and it wasn't like Spurs were playing badly either. Then that penalty claim was raised, and tbh, on any given day I would say it was too. Then Nani goes and makes a superstrike that hits the back of the net :o But all the same, against a team that has theoretically a 2nd rate defence, we should be scoring 2+ goals. Spurs played well too but only when after we scored. Had they done that before then, they could have caused us problems.

There's reports that Chelski (read: Abramovich) is set to buy Ronaldinho for £85 mil (http://www.football365.com/story/0,17033,8652_2688511,00.html). God, please be true. I would love to watch how he flops in the EPL. It will be a disaster of epic proportions.

*EDIT*

Ole no! :( :(
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on August 28, 2007, 03:00:56 PM
Sevilla defender Antonio Puerta dies ( 22yo )

Quote from: International Herald Tribune
Sevilla defender Antonio Puerta died Tuesday, three days after collapsing on the field during his team's Spanish league match against Getafe, Spanish news reports said.

The 22-year-old Puerta had been in an intensive care unit since Saturday and had been given assisted ventilation but his condition worsened Tuesday, the Virgen del Rocio hospital said.

A statement by his managers was expected to be released shortly.

Puerta lost consciousness and fell near his own goal Saturday in the 31st minute, but was able to walk off minutes later after being treated by team doctors.

He collapsed again in the locker room before being taken to the hospital, where he has been since.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 28, 2007, 03:12:11 PM
^ Oh my God, that's awful :( My condolences go out to his familiy and friends
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on August 29, 2007, 09:58:52 PM
O__O

Hapoel Beersheba player dies after collapsing during soccer practice
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A Hapoel Beersheba soccer player died minutes after collapsing during a practice session Wednesday.

Chaswe Nsofwa, a 26-year-old striker, formerly played for Zambia's national team. Rescue workers tried to restart his heart for several minutes on the field before taking him to Soroka Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on August 30, 2007, 03:09:28 AM
That's really sad.
Unlike what some extremists may want to believe, football shouldn't be a matter of life and death.
It's sad to see young talent passing away like that, RIP to both.

And I really hope we don't start hitting the panic and buy Le sulk. Never liked him and talk about possible dressing room issues. No, I don't want Defoe either - in my view, small goal-proachers are getting rubbed out of the game...pace alone doesn't get you anywhere like you're used to (unlike the good old Owen days).

I'm start pissed off about letting Smith go.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on August 30, 2007, 07:41:00 AM
T.Gamper: Barcelone-Inter (5-0)
Ronaldinho (6, p), Dos Santos (11), Touré (37), Iniesta (56), Motta (78) for Barcelone


C1: Slavia Prague     2-1 / 1-0    Ajax Amsterdam  ; Ajax won't play the champions league ...
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 30, 2007, 05:22:08 PM
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW

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Group A
Liverpool
Porto
Marseille
Besiktas

Group B
Chelsea
Valencia
Schalke 04
Rosenborg

Group C
Real Madrid
Werder Bremen
Lazio
Olympiakos

Group D
AC Milan
Benfica
Celtic
Shakhtar Donetsk

Group E
Barcelona
Lyon
Stuttgart
Rangers

Group F
Manchester United
Roma
Sporting Lisbon
Dynamo Kiev

Group G
Inter Milan
PSV Eindhoven
CSKA Moscow
Fenerbahce

Group H
Arsenal
Sevilla/AEK Athens
Steau Bucharest
Slavia Prague

Rangers are fucked :lol: They've drawn with the French league champions, the German league champions and Barcelona who's, well you don't need me to explain that one. That's the group of death right there.

Although we've got it the hardest of the English clubs I think. Roma will look for revenge, both on and off pitch, Lisbon are a great side and nobody likes going to play Dynamo Kiev.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on August 31, 2007, 01:31:29 AM
on paper it does seem that way, but i reckon if they take their chances at home, they might scrape throught considering barca doesn't play well away.

man u vs roma round 2 eh, this time it would be harder but nonetheless the devils will prevail ;D and yeah going to kiev during the winter season would be automatic lost pts for man u
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: conannd on August 31, 2007, 02:06:44 PM
wow...CL draw has been decided...hmm.. i've got a prediction for those who go to the next round....

group A: (1)liverpool (2)porto
group B: (1)chelsea (2)valencia
group c: (1)madrid (2)lazio
group d: (1)milan (2)celtic
group e: (1)barca (2)lyon
group f: (1)man u (2)lisbon
group g: (1)inter (2)cska
group h: (1)arsenal (2)sevilla
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 08, 2007, 12:21:32 PM
Oh how funny would it be for England to lose tonight? Even a draw. But of course, they'll play rubbish and yet still scrape a win through. Still, one can hope...And come on N.Ireland! It's a must win for us as well against Latvia! But not only that, I put money on them to win XD
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on September 08, 2007, 01:11:58 PM
I'm hoping that England loses...that fact that they drafted in Emile "needs to work on..well...pretty much everything" Heskey, they deserve to lose.

And hopefully N. Ireland gets through, it'll be cool seeing the likes of Healy and Evans
in a major International competition.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: THUNDERDUCK on September 09, 2007, 09:41:46 AM
Seoul's World Cup Stadium
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y52/thunderduck13/DSC01244.jpg)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on September 10, 2007, 05:37:27 PM
Well though I have absoloutely nothing against N.Ireland it was ncie to se them lose after the bashing their fans gave England! Saying that though I got no satisfaction from watching England, partly because I didn't bother to watch much of it, but mainly because as I've said before I couldn't care less about the international stage. The way I see it internationals are just putting the real football on hold and I just can't wait until next Saturday.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 10, 2007, 05:50:00 PM
^ I'm not one of these fans surely? :P To be fair though, we were ranked 140th in the world or something like that and we did beat a team that was in the top 10. Continuing to go onwards and upwards from that point on it seems. It was a shame we lost, but we can take consolation in the fact that Spain only drew. Have to win these next games.

Why is everyone shocked about the empty seats at Wembley though? They're corporate seats. The answer lies in the title.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: reyfer on September 10, 2007, 06:08:09 PM
Is anyone here following the FIFA Women's World Cup that started today in Shanghai, China? As you know, since last year Yossi is the Official supporter of the japanese team, dubbed Nadeshiko Japan. Anyway, these are the groups:
GROUP A: Germany - England - Japan - Argentina

GROUP B: North Korea - Nigeria - Sweden - USA

GROUP C: Australia - Canada - Ghana - Norway

GROUP D: Brazil - China - Denmark - New Zealand

The inaugural game was defending champions Germany against Argentina, Germany won 11-0

Japan plays tomorrow against England.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on September 10, 2007, 06:22:23 PM
I heard it mentioned yesterday on Sky Sports but wasn't taking much interest really. This is 11-a-side right? And Germany won 11-0? Ouch.

Oh and don't worry about it Tuffty, I thought it was pretty damn funny when N.Ireland beat England myself. ;)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on September 10, 2007, 06:33:21 PM
The inaugural game was defending champions Germany against Argentina, Germany won 11-0

with 2 own goals of Correa xD



About Euro 2008, Italy - France was fine ( Lassana Diarra was impressively good ) but I'm waiting for France ( without Henry ) - Scotland and Ukraine - Italy ( without Gattuzo ).
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 10, 2007, 06:38:38 PM
The inaugural game was defending champions Germany against Argentina, Germany won 11-0

Oh dear. Woman's football is pretty bad, but didn't know it was to that extent. Purely because of Yossi, I'm backing Japan. I'd laugh if Yossi was shown on the BBC :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: reyfer on September 10, 2007, 07:59:14 PM
The inaugural game was defending champions Germany against Argentina, Germany won 11-0

Oh dear. Woman's football is pretty bad, but didn't know it was to that extent. Purely because of Yossi, I'm backing Japan. I'd laugh if Yossi was shown on the BBC :lol:
Well, I watched the game, and I can tell you that these women play better than some men's teams (and I mean professional national teams).
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: kwanleekwan on September 11, 2007, 01:53:02 PM
The inaugural game was defending champions Germany against Argentina, Germany won 11-0

Oh dear. Woman's football is pretty bad, but didn't know it was to that extent. Purely because of Yossi, I'm backing Japan. I'd laugh if Yossi was shown on the BBC :lol:
Well, I watched the game, and I can tell you that these women play better than some men's teams (and I mean professional national teams).

quite impossible
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: reyfer on September 11, 2007, 01:55:59 PM
quite impossible
I see, sexism is alive and well, isn't it?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on September 11, 2007, 02:01:55 PM
Japan - England : 2-2
Miyama (55, 95)
K.Smith (81, 83)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Sev on September 11, 2007, 02:53:51 PM
I missed the Jap vs Eng game. Was it any good?

More results from today's matches:
DPRK 2 - 2 USA
Sweden 1 - 1 Nigeria

The North Koreans impressed me alot. I thought the U.S girls would run them over, but it looks like the Korean held the game in their hands (or at their feet), atleast during the parts I saw. Sweden wasn't impressive at all. They played way below their normal level. The U.S, DPRK, Nigeria Sweden group will be a tight one for sure. Interesting to that 3 out of 4 matches have ended in a tie. And the one that didn't was a total blow-out!

And I'm sad that the matches are played when I'm working. Luckily there's always streaming online, too bad that I've just found chinese streams. T_T
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on September 12, 2007, 08:53:27 AM
But England deserves to be bagged out.  XD
For goodness sake, they called Heskey into the squad....HESKEY!?
They hired a crap manager (even though he was a very good no.2 for us, he really stank in his years as a manager at Boro) that insisted on play fat Lampard and Gerrard together. Glad to see Barry doing well (well, it was only one game, but hey), as one of the few decent English left-footers around, it was strange that he gets so little opportunities.

Let's be honest, it's a up-hilll battle for England, and I'm tipping the Hiddink-led Russians to 'upset' them.

I like watching women's football, but saying that they play better than some men's pro teams...
well, I guess they must be pretty bad teams then (like Sunderland a few years ago).  :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on September 13, 2007, 02:03:52 AM
After watching Sky Three the other night I think Alessandro Zarelli may be my new hero. ;)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Sev on September 13, 2007, 09:40:52 AM
Yesterdays games were nice. Weren't able to watch that much of Norway - Canada and Ghana - Australia. Did however watch Brazil - New Zealand, wich was ok. Our girl Marta (plays in the club team of my town) scored two goals, but didn't perform at her top level imo. The oceanic ladies didn't have much to put against the well playing brazilians. Entertaining to say the least.

Now the game of the day was most certainly China - Denmark. Lot of pressure on the young Chinese ladies, and it was most certainly a thriller right to the end. How about it, I was stunned. That one event totally blew me away. Xiaoli Song, the 26 year old substitute from Jiangsu Shuntian with no 5 on her back put up an amazing performance between woman and ball, in perfect harmony, which definitly made every guy in the audience drop his jaw. The girls are without doubt used to taking good care of balls, but such technique and feeling.. I'm blown away. It sorta felt like a relief that China pulled it off. Always lots of pressure on the hosting country, and always fun to see them perform well.

Results:
Ghana 1 - 4 Australia
Norway 2 - 1 Canada
New Zealand 0 - 5 Brazil
China 3 - 2 Denmark

No matches today. The girls need to rest from all the ball kickin'. :D
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 13, 2007, 06:01:58 PM
Either N.Ireland just can't win games away from home (where admittedly, Windsor Park does act as a 12th man, home crowd pride etc) or we've gone backwards 3 years in the space of a week.

The hunger and attitude has been stripped from the players and replaced with putulence and lazyness. We pushed the ball around in the midfield in front of them for about 40 minutes last night. Passes went sideways all evening.

There was no heart and no effort. And now I hear Gillespie and McCartney got into a fight on the plane :scolding:

Kudos to Scotland for beating France. And as always, 2 wins and the media has very few complaints despite the fact that from what I saw of the 2nd half yesterday, they were playing in the same way they had done for the World Cup i.e making long passes up front where they hope Heskey can take the ball. It's just so one-dimensional, boring and predictable. No wonder some teams find it easy to play against England, they know what's coming everytime. It will be interesting to see how McClaren will handle the return of Lampard, Hargreaves, Rooney and Neville. Will he make some changes to an already winning team? Will he drop the likes of Barry, who reportedly is forming a good partnership with Gerrard, hoping to satisfy a few egos?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on September 16, 2007, 02:02:20 AM
Horay we won the derby. Good chances by Tottenham, but never managed to capitalize. And great last minute tackle save by Toure.

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on September 20, 2007, 07:16:26 AM
Quote from: AFP
Controversial Mourinho exits Chelsea the only way he knows how
 LONDON (AFP) — Jose Mourinho was only ever going to leave Chelsea one way and so it proved on Thursday morning as the Portuguese coach departed in a blaze of controversy.

Mourinho's brash personality ensured he quickly became the Premier League's most talked-about figure after his arrival three years ago.

At the press conference to announce his appointment at Chelsea, Mourinho insisted his impressive achievements at Porto meant he should be seen as 'a special one'.

That tongue in cheek comment set the tone for one of the most dramatic managerial reigns in the history of English football

In the space of three seasons, Mourinho ended Chelsea's 50-year wait for a league title, won it again 12 months later and added two League Cups and an FA Cup to the Stamford Bridge trophy room.


[...]
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5h-xsiidamJi6Ht-NQ5FcQs9ZdfPQ (http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5h-xsiidamJi6Ht-NQ5FcQs9ZdfPQ)


oO
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 21, 2007, 12:53:49 PM
When push comes to shove I'll admit, as a football fan, I will miss Mourinho. Nobody could deny he was a character, and his arrival practically spurned on Fergie to continue as manager. The decision is absolutely crazy. Just think, there was a poll running at the start of the season on which manager would get the sack. Who would have ever expected Mourinho to be the first name? Regardless of playing styles, 6 trophies in 3 years is something any manager would be pleased to have. But now Abramovich has got what he wanted all along, a management under his control. Avahm Grant isn't the answer though. A personal favourite quote of mine is

"Avahm Grant isn't even a household name in his living room"

Mourinho could stay in the Premiership though. We all know Martin Jol's got several games in which to impress the Spurs board, so perhaps he can move there. But I think it's unlikely.

Which is what makes it so funny as a Utd fan. Let's face it, for Mourinho to leave in such an unexpected fashion is bound to cause rifts between the team, the fans and the board. The fans are already chanting 'Sack the board' and 'Who the fuck is Avahm Grant?' and reportedly, Terry, Lampard, Drogba, Carvaliho, Essien and Makelele are looking to leave. It's hilarious to watch Chelsea go through this exodus and already writing off their season ambitions.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on September 21, 2007, 01:47:23 PM
I just wanna watch Chelsea self-implode now, I'd love to see Grant fail miserably which leads to Abramovich getting the hump and packing his backs. There's Chelsea left with a ton of debt and a massive wage bill...step up Ken Bates!

Everton though, my heroes. Andy Johnson; what a legend!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 21, 2007, 01:57:05 PM
^ haha I watched that match last night. Talk about drama! Now Everton must score in the 2nd leg. And they're away! No chance :lol: Still have to wonder about it all. They could have been 2-0 up and gone to the 2nd leg with ease, but now it's a must win game. Football, bloody hell!

Biggest laugh of this whole Chelsea exodus saga is that someone suggested Dennis Wise and Gus Poyet should be the new managers! And Jamie Redknapp is approached to be Grant's assistant manager! :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 23, 2007, 05:55:09 PM
Manchester Utd 2 - 0 Chelsea

Tevez! Get in you beauty!  :w00t: About Saha's penalty claim, well, yeh it was pretty theatrical, but there was contact made so it was the right decision. Ref got it wrong quite a few times though. How the hell was Cole not sent off for his two footed tackle on Ronaldo? He had no intention of playing for the ball and was more of a red than Utd reject Mikel's tackle. Will be interesting to see how Chelsea cope now.

I hear that Abramovich has given Avram the funds necessary to buy both Ronaldinho AND Kaka. The sad thing about that is, he could easily buy them. That's loose change for Abramovich. He just thinks he can solve his problems by throwing whatever players he wants in there and expect an all star performance. And after Chelsea's game on Tues, he was supposedly giving Essien advice on how to play the game! :lol: Too funny.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on September 26, 2007, 09:37:50 PM
Torres: awesome. Nothing else to say really is there? Not just for the goals but his whole performance, he should have had a pellaty as well! There's been idiots saying we can' win without Gerrard for the past few years now, I'm guessing they may turn their attention to Torres soon.

Other highlights have got to include Leicester and Coventry raping the big boys up the bum, loving it.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 27, 2007, 05:46:18 PM
^ Now if only your manager can play him in the League, you guys might become more than a cup team :P

Ah well. What can you say. Fair play to Coventry for beating an admitttedly second rate performance from a second rate squad on the night. And I am sad about going out. Fans would dismiss the Worthless Cup, but I think it gives our young players the experience they need to develop and grow. Just look at the big name players who developed from Cup games. Just means we'll have to focus our attention elsewhere now.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 30, 2007, 12:56:00 PM
The demise of Chelsea gets funnier:

- They drew 0-0 at home to Fulham yesterday, extending it to 7 hours without a league goal
- Terry gets himself injured and is sure to miss upcoming games, including the England qualifing matches
- Drogba gets himself sent off, so will miss 3 matches
- Shevchenko got booed at by his own fans, and on his 31st birthday
- Peter Kenyon was spat at
- Chelsea fans let it be known to Abramovich that they're not happy (although many did not leave at half time as was largely suggested)

And we won! Coolly taken goal by Ronaldo. But again, still not quite hitting the perfect form. I don't know how we will fare playing Roma tbh. Totti has made it clear that he wants revenge.

See Portsmouth v Reading?! 7-4?!?! :o
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on October 01, 2007, 12:26:30 PM
I can't believe I'm going to say this but I was actually disappointed with an 11 goal match...If I'd watched it in real time then I'm sure ti would have been awesome but seeing as I watched the extended highlights and already knew the score it seemed quite dull. I was shocked too...
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on October 03, 2007, 09:32:19 PM
Some surprises in the Champions League! Utd won (no surprise there), but Rangers won 2-0 against Lyon away, and Celtic won 2-1 against AC Milan. Kaka acted like a sore loser though. And a Celtic fan ran onto the pitch and touched Dida around the face laughing at him, Dida gave chase then 3 secs later, dived to the floor and had to be substituted :lol: Quite funny to see, but the fan made contact with Dida, and that's always a big no-no. And Liverpool played, judging from these match stats at least, (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/l/liverpool/live_text/5260928.stm) awful against a Marseille side who sit fourth place from bottom in the French league resulting in a 1-0 loss. And this was with Torres starting.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on October 03, 2007, 10:10:12 PM
[...] but Rangers won 2-0 against Lyon away,
0 - 3!
Lyon: GS = 0 , GA = 6 xD

And Liverpool played, judging from these match stats at least, (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/l/liverpool/live_text/5260928.stm) awful against a Marseille side who sit fourth place from bottom in the French league resulting in a 1-0 loss. And this was with Torres starting.
the match was nice, and Valbuena's goal is ... wow.

fourth place from bottom in the French league as you said, and Lyon is first from the top :X
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on October 03, 2007, 10:18:58 PM
Well that's the worst I've seen Liverpool play in a long time, I don't want to take anything away from Marseille ebcause they kicked our ass but if Liverpool had been on form they would have blown them away. This ebcame apprant after Marseille and Liverpool completely dominated, which annoys me much more because it shows that we could have won this game so easily. Sissoko was v.poor and his mistake led to the goal...which was unsaveable, but I'm not sure it was such a great goal. Simply because Valbuena (something like that) fell over as he took it, though maybe I'm being a little harsh. Overall I'm not annoyed at Marseille for winning as they took an oppourtunity that was presented to them (even if they should have scored earlier than they did...wow I've sued a lot of brackets here), I'm more annoyed at the fact that Liverpool even proved at the end of the game that they should have had no problems with this tie whatsoever. Oh well, it'll still be us and AC in the final...speaking of which I wanna see the highlights of AC's game, sounds interesting from what I've heard.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on October 07, 2007, 04:48:17 AM
We finally managed to post more than one goal on the board! XD

I was particularly pleased in the peformance of our youngsters.
Anderson was very impressive on his debut - creative, strong and what a pass to Tevez.
Looks to struggle a bit while people run at him, but his ball distribution is absolutely superb, and absolutely inch-perfect pass to Rooney to setup Ronaldo.
Simpkin wasn't really tested because not for the first time this year, Wigan played ten men behind ball for 60 minutes of the match.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on October 07, 2007, 12:37:05 PM
^ The youngsters showed quite a bit of promise indeed. People were expecting the next Ronaldinho with Anderson, but instead we got a Brazilian Paul Scholes :lol: Pique played well and finally we get a RB who can make decent crosses, in Danny Simpson. Man of the match was certainly Tevez. Never stopped running the whole match, and was so glad to see him score. I bet guest of honour, Maradona was ecstatic.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on October 07, 2007, 12:58:52 PM
Anderson really looks like a good buy and yesterday confirmed that, I'm still on the fence about Nano though. He just seems to be lacking in the brains department of the game and that seems to drag him down. It'll be interesting to see Tevez in games now, he's played well in the last couple of games now but his early form wasn't so great. It's likely he was just settling in but I am interested to see whether the can keep some consistency; something he sturggled to do at West Ham until the end of the season.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on October 17, 2007, 05:47:33 PM
Russia 2 - 1 England

So who's going to get the blame this time? The pitch? The dodgy penalty decision (which evened out Rooney's allowed goal despite the fact he was offside)? McClaren? All 3? Regardless, with the group that Englands in, there's really no excuses.

England are virtually not qualifying. They have to depend on Israel beating Russia, so it's out of their hands. At any rate, McClaren's gone. I mean, how could he stay on?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on October 17, 2007, 06:20:58 PM
Never bothered watching, but I have to say I'm happy with the result; this way they'll show matches oher than England when it comes to the real thing. Might be enjoyable ones for a change too.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on October 25, 2007, 11:04:25 PM
Well it's over and done with. Martin Jol resigned before Spur's game against Getafe. Ramos is expected to take control. Shame really, I liked Jol. I think getting 5th place for two years running isn't bad at all. I say it's slightly unrealistic to expect anything else.

Wooo for Man U! We seem to be finding our form once again, with Tevez impressing me. Still not sure if he and Rooney will form an attacking duo on par with the likes of Cole and Yorke that Fergie thinks, but they're young yet, they got plenty of time :D The thing I like about Tevez is what I also like in Park, he'll run all day for you if necessary. And Arsenal thrashing their opponents 7-0. :o

I'm curious as to what the Liverpool fans think of their situation so far. Obviously qualifying for the CL is a major part of the season, but would you mind if you got an early exit? Do you think it would allow Rafa to concentrate on the League title which I know the fans sorely crave more than any other tophy? What about the upcoming match on Sunday against Arsenal? Do you agree with Rafa's level of rotation? Can anyone tell me Liverpool's best XI? :lol: Rafa must have something about him that holds him so dearly to the American owners. Had it been any other club, I would imagine the widely mixed results would see Benitez out already.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on October 26, 2007, 05:19:05 AM
^ I'll say realistically, it's much far easier to aim for 1 huge cup (CL, UEFA, domestic league cup) with the amount of injuries footballers are exposed to in this era. Unless your team is so blessed with no major injuries like 1999 Man U for example.

So it is a good thing if Liverpool could concentrate on 1 cup and get that elusive premiership title that would ensure RB another 4-5 years as manager. As for this week's clash of the titans, I'd go for Liverpool because they do quite well against Arsenal (not looking at last year's result).

As for Man U, YAY that goals are coming back and the players are peaking perfectly before Christmas season comes. I'm still not convinced that Tevez-Rooney combi will work against better European opponents, but it's definetely good enough for the premiership. Let's grab that top spot this week !! (If arsenal loses :D)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on October 26, 2007, 05:43:54 AM
I know it's only a few games, but how good has Mr. Anderson been in the central of midfield? Energetic, demands the ball, good and quick decisions, moves the ball quickly and showed a great range of passing - A complete different player to the struggling supporting striker role he played in the Carling Cup match.

I'm going to jump on the Anderson bandwagon.  XD
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on October 26, 2007, 10:42:56 AM
he needs scholes guidance. if he can absorb scholes shooting skills and vision (not those rash tackles please !!) to add on to his own potential, then it would be great.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on October 27, 2007, 04:15:01 PM
I eat my words back, ROONEY - TEVEZ partnership works :D
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on October 28, 2007, 12:49:15 PM
So that's the first time in 100 years than Utd have won 4 consecutive matches with 4 goals scored in each! :D

What goals they were too. Nani doesn't look like the gentle tap-in guy to me, that's 2 thunderstrike goals in his premiership career so far, and there were goals like that in the friendlies as well :D

And what a run of form Rooney and Tevez are in at the minute. They're pleasantly surprising everyone with the fact that they can work together and Tevez's first goal was evidence of that.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on October 28, 2007, 01:03:40 PM
I'm curious as to what the Liverpool fans think of their situation so far. Obviously qualifying for the CL is a major part of the season, but would you mind if you got an early exit? Do you think it would allow Rafa to concentrate on the League title which I know the fans sorely crave more than any other tophy? What about the upcoming match on Sunday against Arsenal? Do you agree with Rafa's level of rotation? Can anyone tell me Liverpool's best XI? :lol: Rafa must have something about him that holds him so dearly to the American owners. Had it been any other club, I would imagine the widely mixed results would see Benitez out already.

Like you say I'd rather it be all about the Premiership but even before the start of this campaign I didn't think we were quite ready for that yet so meh. Performances in the Champions league this year have been the worst I've seen since Benitez took over and they really have been godawful. It isn't really that what annoys me though, what annoys me is that as soon as we went one down to Marseille we had about ten shots on target in the last minute and when we went two down to Besiktas we suddenly decidede to try...shit it is.

As for the Arsenal match, yeah I'm usually pretty confident when it comes to Arsenal as we do fair well against them but with the form they're in I will be surprised if we win...I expect a draw at th very least though as it's home turf.

Best XI? Well if it were up to me they'd line-up like this:

GK: Reina
LB:Aurelio
RB: Arbeloa (Finnan has been great for us and he goes unappreciated but his form this year has been awful)
CB: Carragher
CB: Agger
DM: Mascherano
DM: Alonso
CMF: Leiva
AMF: Gerrard
FC: Kuyt
FC: Torres

Of course, I'm no manager though...

Personally I think that no manager would have gone with the reults Liverpool have been getting other than maybe someone at Chelsea and that's because Abramovich is a cock. Liverpool still need to work on their consistency and their performances against the others in the top four definately need work. I think progress has been made this year though and although we've hit a shit piece of form at the moment if we can drag ourselves out of it forr this Arsenal game hopefully that will get us back on track.

Lastly, Tevez's goal from Rooney's back heel was fucking good.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on November 03, 2007, 02:24:53 PM
Arsenal 2 -2 Manchester Utd

Why were the Arsenal fans celebrating like they won the league? They drew. At home. :lol: Still, I think they deserved at least a draw in the end. Not to say that we played poorly, not at all, but I can say that Arsenal did play a tad better than us today. Still, was always going to be a tough match, always is, and a draw isn't the worst result in the world. At least that match is done and dusted nice and early in the season.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on November 03, 2007, 03:54:12 PM
Electrifying game when you watch this with thousands of people at the pub :D

Although the game was scrappy at times, it was still entertaining to watch. I am silently happy with the result as at least we did not lose this game though the defending was really untidy in the 2nd half.

Yeah Arsenal, watch out when we have all our midfielders fit :)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Maxis on November 04, 2007, 09:07:04 AM
a very good game for the neutral indeed right to the final whistle .. althou it truns to be a draw and a point each for both clubs, football is the winner yesterday  :yep:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on November 04, 2007, 09:45:39 AM
The most tense match I've seen for a while. Especially in the second half when you really feel as though a goal (for either side) might came every other minute - good football all around. A few negatives though - O'Shea is now a liability every time he's on the pitch and Giggs seems to have more ineffective than effective games nowadays.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on November 04, 2007, 02:35:33 PM
O'shea was brought on because brown had a knock. luckily Vidic was fine if not we'll be caught dead with all subs used up.

Ferguson is not naive. He used Giggs instead of Nani because Giggs is the only 1 with big match experience and he is very good at reading play. Yesterday his job imo was to patrol the midfield and break up Arsenal's play and he did a fine job in the 1st half.

But in the 2nd half, i guess he got too tired. Even Clichy looked lightning fast zooming past him and he gave away a lot of balls needlessly. I thought at this time Ferguson should have brought on Nani to replace him, instead he brought on Carrick for Anderson which i thought was pointless. Anderson does a better job roughing Arsenal's players imo.

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on November 05, 2007, 06:57:57 AM
Giggs had been a great player for the club, but his ineffective games now out-number his effective ones. In fact, this had been the case since the second half of last season. I noticed that Giggs played a more withdrawn role in midfield in the first half and I don't think he was effective at all at breaking up play - his role mainly was to be the first distributor taking the ball off the defenders - scholes' main role this season to take pressure off Anderson (who is young) and Hargraves (who had been injured and is rusty). But Giggs offered little in both attack and defence in either half in my opinion.

I agree that he should have been subbed off earlier, but Anderson was probably taken off because of his yellow card (Fergie always liked to protect his younger players, like Rooney in the past few years). In my opinion, there are much more effective defenders than O'Shea that should have been in place of him on the bench (eg. Simpson or Pique). 
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: AzN_DreaMerS on November 21, 2007, 09:05:45 PM
England is out  :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on November 21, 2007, 10:11:44 PM
Spain 1 - 0 Northern Ireland - N.Ireland fail to qualify for Euro 2008

What a shame. But realistically, the chances of qualifying tonight were slim. Not only did we have to beat Spain, but Latvia had to beat Sweden. If only we beat Iceland those 2 times. Oh well, I feel for the guys in the team, played our hearts out through and through and I do feel proud to be a N.Ireland fan now. No matter what happens, the fans and even the media get right behind the team and cheer them on. And David Healey's just incredible during the campaign. Top goalscorer of all time in a European qualifying campaign with 13 goals. :bow: Again, just feel disappointed.

On the flipside...

ENGLAND ARE OUT!! :lol: :lol:

Too funny. McClaren made his first mistake putting Scott Carson in goals over Robinson. For all his faults, Robinson was an experienced player and shouldn't have been dropped so suddenly. McClaren's a decent guy, and a good No.2 manager. But he's just not cut out for it. He'll be gone, regardless of whether he says he wants to stay. But I am in full 100% support for Croatia. They could have sat back and played a reserve team as they already qualified, hell they could have sat back at 2-2, but no, playing at all costs for the win. And the Croatian coach, what a legend he is. No soundbites to speak of, just told it like it is:

Quote
"I say to the England team, wake up. Even with two guys up front, you still would not have scored, we were simply the better team. I love England - but we were better."

He also talked about how he told the players to not mark Lescott and Campbell, insinuating that they're fucking donkeys :lol: It was honestly the first England match I watched and actually enjoyed!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on November 21, 2007, 10:33:06 PM
Good, that means our English players will be rested and fresh for the 2008-2009 season!
 :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on November 21, 2007, 11:06:11 PM
Thank god for that, so far I've only met one person who isn't glad England are out...and he's a tit; if any of the British teams would have qualified I think I might have died.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on November 23, 2007, 02:32:26 PM
Much lulz:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/7109058.stm
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on November 29, 2007, 07:08:45 PM
Woah what a week it's been. First there's Benitez's bizarre attack on the new owners (not a wise move whoever the manager, the owners or the club), Harry Redknapp is arrested on charges of corruption, 3 managers gone, new managers coming in and most surprising, Aston Villa have equal points with Liverpool, and are only 3 points behind us! :lol: Shaping up to be a great season if it stays like this, probably won't though. And go on Utd! Only team in the Champions League with a 100% win record in the qualifying stages. Makes our next match with Roma pointless as they have automatically qualified as well. Supposedly if we were in this situation we were going to ask UEFA if the next match could be called off as it doesn't matter who wins or loses and what with the shape the Italian football is in at the minute...
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tomo_e on December 02, 2007, 11:42:38 AM
EURO 2008 Drawings

Group A
Switzerland
Czech Republic
Portugal
Turkey

Group B
Austria
Croatia
Germany
Poland

Group C
Netherlands
Italy
Romania
France

Group D
Greece
Sweden
Spain
Russia
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on December 02, 2007, 12:13:23 PM
EURO 2008 Drawings

Group C
Netherlands
Italy
Romania
France

I know France has to be able to beat every teams to be champion but what a f***ing group xD
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 02, 2007, 12:53:58 PM
Jeez, group of death or what?! And congratulations to Kaka in winning the award for Europe's Footballer of the Year. Well earned. :bow:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on December 04, 2007, 12:37:21 AM
Haha.
[youtube=425,350]YE_mVzRTpus[/youtube]

Terrible mistake by both sides, but how can Anelka miss that. I like how the Liverpool crowd cheered like it was a goal.



Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 09, 2007, 06:54:35 PM
Good weekend for us. Arsenal lost today as did other contenders including Liverpool & Man City. Shame that Chelsea won then, and I'm sure Shevchenko's earned his £100,000 a week with a goal against Sunderland. That brings the total up to what, double figures now? Oh not quite there yet? Ok :D

Rumours are abound that Ronaldinho is set to join Chelsea during the transfer window in Jan, especially now that Drogba is injured and will be out for the African Nations Cup which rules him out to Feb. But interestingly, sources close to him say that Ronaldinho much prefers the thought of joining Utd (who could blame him?) As Nike are the kit manufacturers for both Utd and Barca, I imagine they will be backing this move. If it goes ahead of course. Which I doubt. Besides, I'm not sure about it. He's not in the best of form this season and as with any foreign player, it takes time to adapt to the Premiership. What a signing it would be though :lol:

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on December 09, 2007, 07:24:59 PM
Yep, definitely a good week for us. Pity Rooney hit the post though, it would have ease his frustrations and his amazing first touch deserves to end up with a goal.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 16, 2007, 06:26:43 PM
Liverpool 0 - 1 Manchester Utd

Woo! :D Pretty uneventful game in all, but then it usually is between these two, as it was for the Arsenal v Chelsea game later. Oh well, 3 points does us nicely. 
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: huggumwuggums on December 16, 2007, 06:31:13 PM
^ I almost cried after the game ;_;
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 21, 2007, 11:55:24 AM
Champions League Last 16 Draw

Celtic v Barcelona
Lyon v Manchester United
Schalke v Porto
Liverpool v Inter Milan
Roma v Real Madrid
Arsenal v AC Milan
Olympiakos v Chelsea
Fenerbahce v Sevilla

Not a bad pairing for us. Lyon probably will prove a challenge but regardless, I'm confident there's a good chance of us making it to the quarter finals. Shame about Liverpool and Arsenal though. :lol: Ouch, what great matches though. Chelsea as usual get they bye into the next stage :angry:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on January 01, 2008, 12:22:56 PM
From today's edition of the Daily Mirror:

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Real Madrid are willing to pay £45 mil for Ronaldo...Real's No.1 target had been AC Milan's Brazil star Kaka, but they believe they have a better chance of luring Ronaldo.

How about they just fuck off? If they will accept that AC don't want to sell Kaka, then why do they think they have a better chance of getting Ronaldo? We are not a selling club.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on January 05, 2008, 06:42:24 PM
FA Cup 3rd Round Tie - Aston Villa 0 - 2 Manchester Utd

Pretty uneventful, but again Villa Park is fast becoming our stomping ground XD A lot of upsets for other Premiership clubs though! Everton, Blackburn, Birmingham, Wigan, Bolton, all put out by lower league clubs. And the respective English managers of those clubs wonder why they never got the call to be England manager. Might help if you don't underestimate clubs and put out weakened sides against them. :roll:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on January 13, 2008, 02:16:59 PM
Manchester Utd 6 - 0 Newcastle

Best 2nd half performance from any club I've seen in ages! Ronaldo got the hat trick, Tevez scored 2 and worked really well and even Ferdinand was a commanding presence and highlighted to Cappello of his strengths, but my man of the match was Carrick. If he can take control of a game like he did last night, then we work wonders. Just look at the last time he gave that sort of performance, and it was against the 7-0 beating of Roma.

On the subject of Newcastle, what an absolute crazy club to be involved with. Why any manager would take on that poison chalice of a club is beyond me. When you think about it, this new manager will be brought in, merely weeks before the transfer window closes and into a team racked with injury problems. Thus I would expect performances to be lacking on the pitch and before the manager can build up a decent squad, the fans will call for his head on a platter. And talk about fan delusion. You just have to laugh when they mention Mourinho or Lippi as a possible appointment. Better yet the dream appointment is Alan Shearer! A man with no managerial experience whatsoever, and they expect he can right all their problems and become their messiah? That's 8 or so managers sacked or left now in the Premiership because of less than adequate results or on a bad run and in some cases only months into the job (Big Sam, Sanchez, Hutchings). It's out of order.

The Newcastle chairman should just appoint a manager and say to the fans, we've taken this guy on and he will not be leaving in no uncertain terms for a good 2-3 years as his contract states. He'll have time to build up a team that he wants and maybe then you can see results. It's this idea of getting a manager in and expecting results and all done in sexy football too. Newcastle fans say they want to be entertained during matches, but I guarantee if Sam stayed and won the Premiership with them, then they would simply not care how they went about it.

So Le Sulk's been to Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City and now Chelsea, making him the most expensive player ever at £85mil from all of his club transfers. Will be interesting to see how he fares at a bigger club than Bolton.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 16, 2008, 08:31:18 PM
Manchester Utd 4 - 0 Arsenal

You know a side is playing badly when Fletcher can score 2 goals against you. :lol: Solid performance all round and without the likes of Ronaldo or Tevez. No doubt after our loss last week, Rooney is a key player. Oh and:

(http://i31.tinypic.com/xantr6.gif)

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on February 18, 2008, 03:23:08 AM
Great game!
With all respects to Giggsy and Scholes who have been great servants, but we seem to move the ball quicker and play with more energy when they are out of the side. Carrick had a great game (actually he has been on fairly good form for a while now).

On a sidenote, any knew about a Brazilian that we just brought in? Rodrigo Possemon (or something similar). Just started a reserves game for us, and look very, very talented. He's like a combination of Anderson and Carrick (and the good bits from them too!)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 19, 2008, 12:28:12 AM
Carrick does seem to be improving somewhat, not quite so many side passes as before now. And I kinda agree with Giggs and Scholes, but you simply can't deny their quality and experience. Anderson is really some player. Appraisal from all fans from every club, which is rare. I'm so excited to see him in the squad. They say his lack of goals prevent him from becoming a great, but that will come in time. As for Nani, people forget it's his first season here in the Premiership, and from what I remember, he's having a better first season than Ronaldo had, which can only be a good thing. I don't even know why people argue about Nani's showboating, and I think any professional that does is really out of touch with the fans. I understand Fergie saying it could make him lose possession in his own half, but if I was in a team 4-0 against our rivals, I'd do the same as Nani (well, make a fair attempt at it anyway...). Fans want to see skill with the ball, if the likes of Kaka had done it people would be falling over themselves to praise it.

Fuck me, how's this even possible? Another Premiership club drawn for the FA Cup! And Chelsea get lower league opposition, yet again! It's absolutely ridiculous, assuming it's a Utd v Chelsea final, one team will have played against top league opposition while the other will have coasted their way through to it. It's a disgrace.

Never heard of this new guy! Sound's amazing :o Only latest additions I have heard is the Brazilian equivalent of the Neville brothers, 19yr old twins, and both LB and RB.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on February 20, 2008, 04:10:17 AM
I just knew we were going to draw Portsmouth  XD I think it's starting to approach Lottery winning odds the way we keep drawing Premiership clubs in the FA cup (thank god we're at home). Anderson is an amazing player - I can't think of a stronger central midfielder in the league right now, let alone a 19 year old. Nani is another amazing, his set-piece delivery is already one of the best in the side (if not the best), especially from corners - I actually love the show-boating, it's a sign of confidence, I guess there's always people that love the old-fashioned rugby-type games (Especially if they are Boro or Fulham supporters) and 0-0 bruising draws instead of watching actually football.

Here's a video or our new talent I found on youtube, it's just a reserves game, but god he looks talented:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z68bnW2rnEA
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on February 20, 2008, 10:42:59 PM
jeez ...
OL 1  -  1 MU

I can't believe Lyon still use Fred ...
Benzema FTW :muffin:

and damn Nani/Tevez è_é
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Sev on February 21, 2008, 01:15:55 AM
Shieeeet, good thing Utd got that goal, Tevez you beast! Fucking devestating coming out of an away match without scoring, it was a real relief. Will we see a Utd - Roma from last year on Old Trafford? Lol.

'N how about that header in the crossbar in the last second between Arsenal and Milan. Dang, in the crossbar. :D Can't get much closer.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on February 24, 2008, 07:34:51 AM
Fuck, Eduardo is out for more than a season because of that ridiculous tackle by Martin Taylor. Hope he makes a good recovery.



Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Mugen on February 24, 2008, 11:13:07 AM
GRAPHIC!!!
[youtube=425,350]9vP1C3J_iU4[/youtube]



Dont think it was intentional though. The tackle looks harmless from afar.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on February 24, 2008, 12:24:26 PM
the vid is no longer available but I'm not sure I want to see it :/
painful (http://cache.20minutes.fr/img/photos/20mn/2008-02/2008-02-23/article_eduardo.jpg)  :bleed eyes:



lol I just learnt the Dida's injury from bench XD
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“Dida’s back seized up and it is quite a serious problem.” The Brazilian was stretchered off at half-time after finding he couldn’t get up off the bench.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 24, 2008, 01:20:15 PM
You knew there was a problem when the ref immediately called for the stretcher. I don't believe it was an intentional tackle,  I thought it would be a booking at least when I first saw it. Just ill timed and ill judged. Seeing Eduardo's foot flap around lifelessly like that in midair *shudder*. Looks absolutely agonising. I hear he's out for the rest of the season and potentially more than that. I hope his playing career isn't badly affected. Yes he plays for Arsenal but I like him, he's a great player, and no matter who plays for which team, you just don't want to see a skilled player like him go out like that. Hope he recovers soon.

But it wasn't just Arsenal that felt the pain yesterday, it was Newcastle! :lol:

Another link to the tackle if you're interested, but be warned, there is a reason why Sky chose not to replay it yesterday:

http://www.dailymotion.com/search/eduardo/video/x4h8tt_blessure-eduardo_

*EDIT*

Chelsea 1 - 2 Tottenham - Tottenham are winners of the Carling Cup

Wayhey! No quad for Chelsea this season, or any other season for that matter! Spurs deserved it to be fair, were definately the better team on the day.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 24, 2008, 12:28:05 AM
No posts for a month?! Disgraceful!

Manchester Utd 3 - 0 Liverpool

Yay :D What a fool Mascherano was for giving off the ref. If you are going to give off to the ref I suggest two things:

a) Don't be questioning his decisions at any point before
b) Don't do it when you're already on a yellow card

Completely unnecessary to run 20 yards to do that. And after what Cashley Cole did to the ref (oh God, I didn't think it was possible to hate him more, but his treatment to the ref on Wed took it to a whole new level) it was natural that certain refs were going to act tough. Andy Gray stuck up for Mascherano, saying giving a yellow card for that is killing the passion of the game. Bollocks. You can be passionate without being dissident towards officials. And what would Andy Gray suggest be a suitable punishment instead?

And now Arsenal have lost, leaving Chelsea with a 5 point gap behind us. I definately would not leave Arsenal out of the title race though. Sure they ran out of steam at the worst time, but there's still too much quality in that team not to fight back.

Oh and Ronaldo can be summed up in one word. Superstar. Surely the best player of the season? I know, I know Kaka and Messi are some of the names you could also throw in contention but they've had to struggle with injuries, something which Ronaldo hasn't. Let's face it, it's a rare occurrence for any player to score 25 league goals in 25 appearances, particularly if your official position is a midfielder.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on March 24, 2008, 01:18:07 AM
Mascherano is a tool.
What else did he expect? His team mates should let him know how much he let them down by
making them play the entire second half with ten men.

It's a pity that Ronaldo and Rooney's finishing weren't upto scratch, otherwise we would have
scored 4 or 5 today. They both played well and Nani made a huge impact once he's on (his
corners are just so much better than Giggs' efforts - and the lack of it throughout the match).

Anderson was pretty poor today (seem to have hit the rookie brick wall in the past few weeks),
I won't be surprised to see Fletcher in for the Roma games, he was brilliant against them last
year.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 24, 2008, 02:12:29 PM
Rooney was our best player yesterday, of that I had no doubt. People can criticise his lack of goals, but he contributes so much during each match. I'm sure Fergie keeps telling him to keep doing what he's doing cause he does create chances and is, naturally, more than capable of scoring.

Nani's very impressive, and I'm not talking about his goal celebrations. Never is one to score goals from tap in's, but loves to blast it from outside the box. Always good to see :D Great at set-pieces too. And I :heart: Anderson. You ask any fan from any club and they'll tell you he's a huge talent. I thought he played well yesterday, if only for his lovely pass to Rooney in the opening 10 mins that could have been a goal. Great vision, balance, speed and passing ability, top quality player. Even if he is in a slump of form, it's something all players go through.

Although I do agree that Fletcher could be brought in against Roma.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on March 30, 2008, 12:58:58 AM
Anderson is a good and have the potential of being a great if he keeps improve (and it's remarkable that he's holding his own in the centre of midfield at just 19), but his energy level and decision-making have been in decline for the past few weeks, he's still creative in his shorter passing, but he tries way too many diagonal cross-field passes that are some 10 metres short of his intended target that results in direct turnovers - I don't mind him taking a risk every now and then, but he tries way too many - and most of them are ineffective.

On a much happier note, it was perhaps our best attacking performance of the season, our passing was crisp and could easily have scored 6,7 goals today. Ronaldo and Rooney were amazing, and especially Ronaldo's creativity and passing - he gets perfect weight on his passes more often than not and this area of his game is under-rated. I still have problems with Giggsy starting on the left, he makes a lot of mistakes on the wing these days. I think he's more effective in the central midfield these days as he have slowed but still have good vision.

Carrick was masterful as well. Tevez I think we can put back on the bench against. Scored a sitter, missed a sitter, had a couple of good one-twos with Rooney, but in too much of a Rambo mode through out (though his tracking back is world-class for a striker). Too bad Fletcher is out, otherwise I would put out the formation we played aginst Arsenal in the FA cup out there against Roma...
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 30, 2008, 02:38:43 PM
Great performance yesterday. Ronaldo again doing incredibly well and Rooney should deserve the plaudits as well. Glad that Tevez scored, I could sense he was being frustrated at not scoring in a while. Shame about Fletcher and Nani is out for 2 weeks or so as well, I understand. Still, I have great confidence going to play Roma this week.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 07, 2008, 08:46:16 PM
Middlesbrough 2 - 2 Manchester United

A minor setback is all! Though I'm strongly getting a sense of deja vu. A loss in the match after the 1st leg of the CL quarter-final, 3 points clear of Chelsea (4 if you count the vastly superior goal difference), tough away fixtures (including an away game to Chelsea) and Ferdinand and Vidic injured. It's just like last year! And I suspect the same result will follow :D

Middlesbrough are always a bogey club for us. Though if I was a Middlesborough fan I'd honestly feel cheated. No other club has taken more points off the top 4, and yesterday's performance was full of spirited, attacking football. So why can't they play like that every week and not just against the top 4? They'd certainly be in a much better position than where they currently are now. Middlesbrough fans are among the most 'plastic' I feel. Only showing up against the big clubs, and never in home or away matches where there are empty seats aplenty.

And despite the papers saying we have had an injury free season, I beg to differ. Saha, Silvestre, Park, Rooney, Scholes, Neville, Solskjaer and Foster are among some of our casalties this year.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on April 09, 2008, 12:49:49 AM
Peuuh .... i was rooting for Arsenal  :thumbdown:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 10, 2008, 03:56:33 PM
Manchester Utd 1 - 0 Roma (Man Utd win 3-0 on aggregate)

Who says we're nothing without Ronaldo? :D Best ever performance from Hargreaves. And we attacked well without Rooney and Ronaldo. That penalty could have made a bit of difference though :o

Now say it with me people. Man Utd vs Barcelona :drool: :drool: Can. Not. Wait.

Not all that surprising to see Liverpool get a soft penalty. Shame really cause the run by Walcott from the halfway point to the penalty area was quite sublime. Oh well, will make it easier when we play them or Chelsea in the final :o I'm getting excited now, it may just be our year.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on April 13, 2008, 07:02:47 PM
Bah, out of the title race. Really disappointing, considering how well we were doing on the first half of the season. It's all about consistency, I guess.

Brilliant free kick from Hargreaves, though.


Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 13, 2008, 07:27:37 PM
[size=8]WOOHOO!![/size]

Sorry boykun :( It was a great match to be fair, Arsenal played really well in the 1st half and had those crazy Ferdinand and Brown misplaced shots had gone in, it could have been a very different game.  Although I will say that Adebayor's crazy handball goal shouldn't have been allowed, but that's just me being picky. I felt we played much better with Tevez and Anderson on.

I concur, brilliant free kick.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ew0923 on April 16, 2008, 06:31:53 AM
Great free-kick!  O0
The Arsenal goal was fairly dodgy, though it took VDS a few great saves to let the score remain at 2-1 (especially that wes brown deflection). Hargreaves was good throughout...Scholesy wasn't.  :'(
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 16, 2008, 03:37:37 PM
Avram Grant is likely to keep his position next season with apparently £100 mil to burn during the summer on transfer targets (http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/2008/04/16/avram-grant-to-be-handed-100m-spending-kitty-89520-20384606/)

The most hilarious are the 3 targets. Ribery, Messi and Kaka.  :lol: What on earth would persuade the likes of Messi to join Chelsea?  Talk about career suicide. Of course this may be all tabloid specualation, but sounds like Chelsea, or rather, Abramovic doesn't it? Also heard that reportedly 10 players will leave Chelsea, including Drogba, Shevchenko (best. buy. ever), Sidwell (another great buy), Kalou and some others. Don't know why Sidwell would though, seems to me like he left to join Chelsea for the money and he's getting it anyway despite not playing or even being on the bench at times.

And according to the Sun, Ronaldo is 'sick and tired' of having to repeat the fact that he's perfectly happy at United. And why wouldn't he be? One of the biggest clubs in the world, winning medals and having the best season of his life. Even the Real Madrid president admits it is impossible to sign Ronaldo.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 18, 2008, 03:58:14 PM
Quote from: Fernando Torres
"I watch Ronaldo every weekend and he is massively impressive. He carries United on his back in some matches. Barca have no idea how spectacular Ronaldo is or how far ahead of every other player in the world he is right now.But if they keep the ball away from him Barca will get to the Champions League final. "

Pot. Kettle. Black. Fernando mate, don't you think that teams have had this idea all along when playing against us? The strength with our team however is if you single out one attacking player, another will have to space to do what they wish i.e. Rooney or Tevez. Torres obviously knows all about how to make United suffer with his experience gained from the two defeats his team have had against them this season...

Reportedly, Ronaldinho is set to move to AC Milan on a £200,000 a week salary :o Kinda adds fuel to the fire of Chelsea signing Kaka cause really AC Milan probably need the money. They may not even make it to Champions League next year and thus not produce the same level of income as normal. And people also say Kaka doesn't want to be with a club that could play in UEFA cup football next season.

Hope he doesn't go though. Would destroy his talent to play for Chelsea and I understand he loves AC Milan. Would be a shame.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 26, 2008, 04:02:13 PM
Chelsea 2 - 1 Man Utd - Chelsea are joint first but Utd have greater goal difference

Fuck, fuck, fuck. Someone needs a kick up the Ballacks me thinks. Bit worried about our form at the minute...
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 29, 2008, 10:59:38 PM
Manchester Utd 1 - 0 Barcelona : MAN UTD ARE GOING TO MOSCOW!!

Bring on Liverpool or Chelsea! I don't care anymore! :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on April 30, 2008, 12:33:42 AM
PARK IS 1337 !!

even if i was rooting for Barca  :thumbdown:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on April 30, 2008, 01:15:16 AM
Wel, we're boned either way now...I still have confidence we can beat Chelsea, after all we did have to score for them in the last leg...If we do get through though I can't see us beating United in the final, still the cash we'd get for even getting to the final certainly wouldn't go amiss.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 03, 2008, 05:35:22 PM
Manchester Utd 4 - 1 West Ham - One hand on the trophy...

Come on guys, just one more game left. I don't care what anyone says, Newcastle are in a good run of form at the moment so I doubt it will be as easy for Chelsea as people make it out to be.

Great performance allround today, Ronaldo hitting 30+ leage goals this season. Stunning goal return for someone who's officially a winger. It would be a  travesty if he didn't win World Player of the Year this year. Stunning strike from Tevez that even the Hammers supporters applauded, though you could see today that Tevez feels strongly for West Ham and it's supporters. A nice touch.

The downside would simply have to be one person. Nani. Fergie summed it up best, immaturity. Lucas Neil did instigate the confrontation by nipping Nani on the leg, and a shame he didn't get repramanded, but I won't sugarcoat it, it was just wrong, wrong, wrong for Nani to retailate by giving him a Glasgow kiss and then fall to the ground like he was the one who got hurt. It's just a relief that we were already winning the match comfortably by that point, otherwise who knows what may have happened. Reminded me of the pathetic clashing of heads between Drogba and Lehmann (though not nearly as funny)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on May 09, 2008, 12:56:38 AM
Reminded me of the pathetic clashing of heads between Drogba and Lehmann (though not nearly as funny)

Nothing is that funny.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eDxn_mCr_o
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on May 11, 2008, 06:45:32 PM
Tufty, sorry for leaving you here to fend this thread. I totally forgot about this.

Anyway congratulations 07/08 champions. I'm encouraging everyone to put up this " (6) EPL 07/08 Champions " as MSN sub nick for the whole day tomorrow. Let's join in.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 11, 2008, 07:06:47 PM
[size=8]MANCHESTER UNITED PREMIER LEAGUE 07/08 CHAMPIONS!!!![/size]

THAT'S WHY WE'RE CHAMPIONS! THAT'S WHY WE'RE CHAMPIONS! :D :D

A tough game for sure. Fair play to Wigan, they didn't lie down and take it, they fought hard. A couple of dodgy decisions by the ref I will admit to, but all in all, a deserved victory for us. Would have been all wrong if Chelsea won the title. And if you ask me, if you can't beat Bolton at home, you don't deserve to be champions. :P Bring on Moscow.

Elsewhere, Reading, Birmingham and Derby are the relegated clubs. Fulham got the right results towards the end and made it just through on goal difference. Good to see the likes of Bullard and Healy (even if the latter never gets a game) stay up. Kind of sympathetic to Birmingham for going down, McLeish seems a decent enough manager, Reading however I don't have any patience for. Since they said the FA Cup means nothing to them, I've just had a strong dislike for them. They're not going to be Top 4 finishers and if they're not challenging for the FA Cup, then just what is the point of that club? You can't honestly tell me a Reading fan could look back and go 'Yeah getting to the FA Cup final was good, but I'll tell you what was even better, finishing 15th in the Premiership'.

And 8-1 to Middlesborough against Man City :lol: I think Sven is getting the sack now, as much as I disagree with the notion of sacking a manager who took a club from lower table obscurity into mid-level heights in a season. Made some good buys with Elano and Petrov who had a good first half of the season, but then I haven't heard anything from them in the second half.

I'm definately putting that in my sub-title ferrar! Don't worry about not posting here, just show the support and I'll be happy! :D

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on May 11, 2008, 11:12:54 PM
Well wasn't a good day for me, seeing the old rivals win the tie AND seeing Everton get into the UEFA cup spot was ideal,still congratulations to them both I guess. Hard luck to both Chelsea and Aston Villa for at least keeping my hopes alive right until the very end.

Glad to see Fulham stay up (though I still know I've been proven right that letting Coleman go was the biggest mistake they could possible have made) but sorry to see Reading go. Coppell is a good manager imo and I think he's adone adamn good job at the club. No real feeling for the other relegated teams though as Derby didn't really ever show any signs of NOT being relegated and I can't stand Birmingham as they're one of the most boring teams in the world.

It was always going to be bye bye to Sven even before todays game but I guess that just put the icing on the cake for it...anyway MOTD in 10 minutes so I'm off...

Oh, one last thing; Voronin's goal today better not get him a new contract. :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on May 12, 2008, 11:48:38 PM
Oyeah FELICITATION MANCHESTER UNITED !!!
Now You need to kick Chelsea in the Champion's League !
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 13, 2008, 07:06:51 PM
Plenty of interesting gossip emerging today. Real Madrid stated that they would pay £100 mil for Ronaldo. Never learn do they? :roll: No need to worry, Ronaldo said, in a fresh statement today, that there was no way he would be leaving United. And why would he? He's got friends in the squad, particularly Nani and Anderson, earning good money and playing great football. Besides, there's no way we'd ever get the supposed £100 mil up-front, it's a load of bull.

Rather interestingly we've very close to signing Cardiff City whizzkid, Aaron Ramsey, ahead of Arsenal and Chelsea. Also, the Daily Mail suggests that we're also looking into buying Micah Richards from Manchester City and Fabinho from Sevilla.

And rather more interestingly, it's emerged today that Chelsea put in a £40 mil offer for Fernando Torres, with Avram Grant even going so far as to get fellow countryman, Benayoun, to tell Torres of how much he's liked in Chelsea in a bid to unsettle him. Needless to say, the offer was turned down by the club.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: daigong on May 14, 2008, 08:16:04 AM
Beckham makes it north of the border lol

(http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/2605/r3300508802lw3.jpg)(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/8941/galaxywhitecapssocceredue6.jpg)

David Beckham - bum foot and all - put on a show Tuesday, but it was the Vancouver Whitecaps who took care of the bottom line.

Forward Eduardo Sebrango scored on a picture-perfect cross in the 66th minute to propel the Whitecaps to a 2-1 win over Beckham's LA Galaxy before 37,104 fans in an exhibition game at Commonwealth Stadium. Beckham played 75 minutes, recording one assist and two shots on net.

He said afterward he had injured his foot in a recent Major League Soccer game against Salt Lake when another player ran through him as he prepared to strike the ball.

"I just caught the bottom of his studs. It's just bruising. There's a slight lump on the top of my foot," he said.

"I've played with that for three games since, so it's just one of those things that are going to be there."

He said he didn't want to miss the game.

"People to want you to perform, whether it's a friendly match or an MLS game or whether you're playing for your country. People expect to see something. You try to do that in every game. (http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5j_5R1Gw48EJHWEEBOgvKNU_gVG3w)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on May 14, 2008, 10:34:34 PM
Plenty of interesting gossip emerging today. Real Madrid stated that they would pay £100 mil for Ronaldo. Never learn do they? :roll: No need to worry, Ronaldo said, in a fresh statement today, that there was no way he would be leaving United. And why would he? He's got friends in the squad, particularly Nani and Anderson, earning good money and playing great football. Besides, there's no way we'd ever get the supposed £100 mil up-front, it's a load of bull.

I don't see any reason why Ronaldo would leave either and I really can't see it happening, but just because Ronaldo's said he won't be going doesn't mean a thing to me. Honestly, the amount of statements that get issued by a player or a club saying they're going nowehere and then less than a week later they're playing for a new club is unreal.

Rather interestingly we've very close to signing Cardiff City whizzkid, Aaron Ramsey, ahead of Arsenal and Chelsea. Also, the Daily Mail suggests that we're also looking into buying Micah Richards from Manchester City and Fabinho from Sevilla.

That is pretty shocking considering the names that have been linked to said players in the past, I'd be surprised to see United go for them. Good luck to Micah Richards and surviving in Manchester if he ever did make the switch.

And rather more interestingly, it's emerged today that Chelsea put in a £40 mil offer for Fernando Torres, with Avram Grant even going so far as to get fellow countryman, Benayoun, to tell Torres of how much he's liked in Chelsea in a bid to unsettle him. Needless to say, the offer was turned down by the club.

As funy as this would be if it was true I can't see it, this would be big big news if this was found to betrue, turned down or not. I can't really find anything on it so yeah, I think this one is a rumour, I'd hope so for Grant's sake and his credibility at least.

I've only just learned that Flamini is going to Milan, a bit behind I know but what can you do? Bad for Arsenal as I think he's been superb forthem this season. When we played them in the Champions League I was more than happy to see Flamini pick up an injury early on as he was controlling everything that came his way. Not bad for free.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 15, 2008, 12:37:31 AM
^ It does raise an important issue of club loyalty in modern football, particularly for foreign players. Let's not shy around it, the main draw for playing for the big clubs is the money, everything else follows. English players definately seem to have a lot of loyalty, that's why you rarely see them playing abroad and I don't think it's because they're unwanted by foreign clubs. I don't think many would turn down the opportunity to have Rooney or Gerrard or Terry in their squad. I don't doubt Ronaldo's commitment though. This isn't a one off statement, he's said many times now already that he's happy playing for United and the only downside is the Manchester weather. :lol:

Yeh Flamini's gone and Hleb too by the sounds of it. Was funny reading Arsenal fans comments. On Flamini it was genuine disapointment, with Hleb it was a distinctive 'meh'. Naturally, Real are now touting up Fabregas with some price tag of £40-50 mil. I understand Hleb and Flamini were 2 of his closest friends, so I wonder what he'll do?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on May 21, 2008, 11:35:36 PM
CONGRATULATIONNN MANCHESTER UNITED !!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 22, 2008, 12:23:55 AM
[size=8]MANCHESTER UNITED, CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/SIZE]

[size=8]YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/size] :w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t:

Van Der Sar, my hero. As is John Terry :P How fitting that an ex-scouse and ex-Man City player wins us the cup! :lol:

Could not be more pleased at this moment. I know penalties is a harsh way to decide the title, but I did feel United were the better team overall. Fair play to Chelsea though, as always, gave us a run for our money. Fantastic match

And there is just no way Ronaldo would want to leave now.

And Drogba :lol: :lol: Hope that's his swansong for Chelsea, it's the fitting way to go out, the scumbag.

Now if you'll excuse me, I plan to be celebrating well for the whole of this week. Got an exam tomorrow, but I don't care! :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on May 22, 2008, 04:04:18 AM
Congrats everyone its time to change my nick again YAYAYAYAYA
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 02, 2008, 02:10:25 PM
Thought I'd contribute to the topic by posting some of the latest transfer gossip:

- Ronaldo is set to make an announcement of his future in 2-3 days. The announcement of the announcement has apparently taken the figureheads at Old Trafford completely off-guard. Could he really be going?
- Robinho has claimed he's happy with staying at Real Madrid, however he wouldn't mind if he left, something which may look likely due to his uneasy relationship with the manager. He has said that Man Utd are interested in doing a deal with Real for him i.e. Utd takes Robinho, Real takes Ronaldo. Naturally, other big name clubs are also in contention for him
- The Chelsea management spot could be taken by any available big name manager you can think of :roll: Apparently it's wittled down to either Phil Scolari, Frank Rijkaard or Mark Hughes.
- Speaking of Hughsey, he's been given permission by Blackburn to speak to Man City, after Erikkson got to 9th with Man City, a club flirting with relegation last season. I expect Shinawatra wants Hughes to win the title :roll:
- Quaresma has allegedly stated he would be keen to join Liverpool
- Riise could be moving to Roma in a £5 mil deal

Interesting stuff. I'll keep it updated with more transfer gossip as the days go on. But I'll leave you now with a selection of my favourite John Terry jokes:

- The good news is that Josef Fritzel is getting the death penalty. Bad news is that John Terry's taking it.
- They've made a new drink in Russia based on John Terry. It's called 'Bottled In Moscow'
- After Ryan Giggs lifted the Champions League cup for a second time he had a peek inside and there was a Chocolate Orange in it. He   
  said - "It's not Terry's, it's mine!"
- Samaritans are offering counselling to all Chelsea fans. Call 0800 101010 – that’s 08000 won nothing won nothing won nothing.

And also have to post this. Absolutely hilarious, yeah?:

[youtube=425,350]oW7l8JyyMJw[/youtube]

:lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on June 08, 2008, 11:14:56 AM
yesterday during the 1st match of Euro, Arsene Wenger talked about a possible move of ronaldinho @ Man City ...


ok I know England is not there but ...
nobody cares about the Euro '08 xD ?
SWITZERLAND 0-1 CZECH REPUBLIC
PORTUGAL 2-0 TURKEY



go Benzema ! go Ribery ! go France !
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 08, 2008, 03:01:47 PM
yesterday during the 1st match of Euro, Arsene Wenger talked about a possible move of ronaldinho @ Man City ...

According to the Sunday Mirror, it's indeed a done deal. They say the asking fee was never a problem, the problem was sorting out a weekly salary which they both parties have agreed to at £200,000 a week. Ridiculous amount of money for someone who hasn't performed as well as he could over the past season.

These Ronaldo rumours are getting out of hand now. Apparently his mum says he's staying at United, whilst I also hear he's planning on going on strike with United if he doesn't get the move to Madrid he wants. I just want this all done and dusted as soon as possible.

Naturally the Portugal match was more entertaining last night, pretty strong squad they have there, could maybe see them going all the way to the final.

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on June 09, 2008, 07:26:42 AM
Portugal do have a chance but i hated the way they played. Everyone seems to have shakey knees and falling down at every chance. Ironically Ronaldo was one of the few who stood when tackles were thrown at him. And they paid for it when somebody had their studs on the sides of Nani's leg and the Ref thought he was acting and no cards were given.

Today's Result:

Austria 0 - 1 Croatia

Germany 2 - 0 Poland
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on June 09, 2008, 10:42:49 PM
France 0 - 0 Roumania
ewww no comment...

Italy 0 - 3 Netherlands
wow best match. Holland is quite impressive

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 09, 2008, 10:49:23 PM
France v Romania - Oh dear God, it would be nice in advance to know which matches are just not worth watching. That's 90 minutes I'll never get back.

But the Italy - Holland match, by far the best game of the tournament, and perhaps when it's all done and dusted, the best. Some sublime team goals from Holland even though Ruud's was miles offside. Italy don't look as tight defensively without Cannavaro it has to be said.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: SomethingWild on June 09, 2008, 10:51:37 PM
Woohoo, we won 3-0  :lol: who whould've thought.

I actually 'betted' on Italy haha.. guess I should've had more faith in our team.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Stryfe on June 09, 2008, 11:24:13 PM
Italy-Holland was an awesome match. Regarding that first goal, they were debating on it in our studio segments... there was one Italian player below the goalie, outside the field, that the goalie himself "knocked out" and in that case, the goalie would be considered the "lowest player" and so there wasn't an offside.

Or something like that.. man it was confusing.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Ayabie on June 09, 2008, 11:34:23 PM
I never saw the second half, but the first one was far from a snore fest, compared to France-Romania.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on June 10, 2008, 08:44:26 AM
Italy-Holland was an awesome match. Regarding that first goal, they were debating on it in our studio segments... there was one Italian player below the goalie, outside the field, that the goalie himself "knocked out" and in that case, the goalie would be considered the "lowest player" and so there wasn't an offside.
Only if the player left the game himself to set Van Nistelrooy offside ( and got a yellow card for that ) so I think there was offside ( even Van Nistelrooy checked the referee just after the goal because he was surprised )... dunno.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 10, 2008, 08:15:46 PM
Well that's David Villa's transfer fee kicked up a couple of zero's. :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on June 11, 2008, 07:33:19 AM
Arsenal should have grabbed him when valencia was in trouble last season.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on June 11, 2008, 10:58:30 PM
Scolari is confirmed as Chelsea's new manager  =O
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 12, 2008, 12:11:15 AM
^ About time. Tabloids kept projecting every big name manager under the sun for weeks now, you could sense a lot of it was pure conjecture.

What a crazy match the Turkey v Switzerland match was. Pitch was so flooded the ball stopped halfway through the shortest of passes. :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: SomethingWild on June 13, 2008, 10:45:12 PM
haha! We (the Netherlands) won again!  :lol: on friday the 13th no less  :P
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 13, 2008, 10:54:26 PM
^ Surely the favourites now. Beating both recent World Cup finalists quite comfortably in each could do that I think. Now this is the best match of the tournament lol The upcoming France v Italy match should be good, if only because the stakes are so high for both clubs.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Ayabie on June 13, 2008, 11:12:22 PM
Sad to see France go down like that. Makes you wonder if that penalty kick would've made a difference.

Anyway, Holland are on fucking fire! All I could do was laugh every time they scored. Epic.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: SomethingWild on June 13, 2008, 11:16:12 PM
I laughed when Robben scored the 3-1 just a minute after Henry scored :lol: that was the best moment in the game.

Turkey - Switzerland was fun too, because of the soaked field like Tuffty mentioned.

Anyway, I hope France does well against Italy. Should be a great match with a lot at stake.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on June 14, 2008, 12:00:28 AM
can't believe we've lost xD

some regrets about the penalty ...

Anyway, Holland is the 1st team to scored 4 times against France in 26 years,
stalkers are awesome but honestly the defenders are quite average :/
congrats to Holland and see you in Semi-Final ( except if you want to eliminate Italy & France and let Roumania win :s )

fuck, now we have to beat Italy .....
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 14, 2008, 01:34:10 PM
The penalty claim is a bit harsh in my eyes. Henry hit the ball at such pace it gave the defender very little time to react and his arms weren't even in front of his body anyway.

On to the lattest transfer gossip and with Scolari as the new Chelsea manager, he's been apparently been given a blank cheque, i.e. he can go for who he wants and Abrahmovich will give him the necessary funds. So if the papers are to be believed, he'll buy Kaka (hah!), Messi, Villa, Torres, Ribery, Benzema, Quaresma, Lahm, Ronaldinho and even Ronaldo (:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: good luck with that). So yeh, virtually every big name player under the sun. When will Abrahmovich learn that if your put together a club full of stars, it doesn't necessarily make a great team. :roll: For Villa alone the price tag has been inflated to £30 mil.

Elsewhere, still no conclusion to Ronaldo-gate, Aston Villa still won't yield and sell Barry to Liverpool (personally think Barry should stay where he is) and Veloso, Ramos and Berbatov are the latest in line for Man Utd.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 16, 2008, 01:54:34 AM
What a turnaround :o Another great match. This tournament is really good!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on June 17, 2008, 10:48:10 PM
lol @ France - Italy xD
nothing special to say about the French team though...

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: SomethingWild on June 18, 2008, 12:22:22 AM
lol @ France - Italy xD


I missed it. My friends insisted we watched the Netherlands  :oops: and their team of B-choice players.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Ayabie on June 18, 2008, 10:52:50 PM
Wow, I'm not sure what I just watched, but apparently Sweden are out...

I'm fucking embarrassed.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Stryfe on June 18, 2008, 11:07:10 PM
Yeah it was pretty brutal... Sweden got pretty much dominated, and I think the Russians wasted a ton of goals on greed alone. Will be interesting to see if the Russkis can put up a fight against Holland.

So the quarterfinals will be:

Portugal - Germany
Croatia - Turkey
Netherlands - Russia
Spain - Italy

I see the first team of each matchup (the group winners) advancing... just based on what I've seen.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on June 19, 2008, 04:08:04 AM
Germany
Turkey
Netherlands
Spain

are my picks, can't wait for the quarters to begin!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on June 19, 2008, 04:08:44 AM
Wow, I'm not sure what I just watched, but apparently Sweden are out...

I'm fucking embarrassed.

Sweden were too light upfront with just 2 big names.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 19, 2008, 02:32:23 PM
^ Having the average age of the squad being around 31/32 probably didn't help. Felt sorry for Larsson though, the legend.

So Torres, Villa and Kaka have all turned Chelsea down. But this is what annoys me. Why is it that these players can say they're happy at the club and will stay and the pursuing club goes 'oh all right then, sorry for the hassle'. But Real constantly pursue Ronaldo despite making claims throughout the season that he's happy at United?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on June 20, 2008, 09:40:41 AM
Cristinao Ronaldo choses Real Madrid.   :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 20, 2008, 12:50:36 PM
^ Well you know what? I really want to see United test Real's resolve and see if they really are prepared to dish out £50+ mil for him. He's still signed to us for 4 more years so we're in no hurry. A couple of months ago I would have fought tooth and nail to keep him, and I really do want him to stay, but he his own desires and I'm sure Fergie wouldn't put up with a player who doesn't want to stay. In fact, he never has done. Fergie turned him from a riverdance impersonator into the world's best player and he shows his gratitude by leaving when Real flashes a cheque under his nose and he suddenly decides he's better than staying for the European champions.

The fact that he's been quoted as saying that Scolari's advice was decisive for him really infuriates me. Of course Scolari would want him to go, he's the new Chelsea manager ffs. Hope he backfires and gets no trophies next season either, falling out of the quarter finals in the Champions League would be good. Seems to fall out of contention a lot now recently anyway the overrated pillock.

It would be a massive blow for the Premiership to see him go. Rival fans will disagree I'm sure.

EDIT

lol what a finish to tonight's match :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: SomethingWild on June 21, 2008, 11:22:43 PM
Finally, the madness is done. Hooray for Russia. They deserved it. Especially Arshevin was really good. And Hiddink is Dutch, so we still got someone running for the victory  :lol:

Props to Van de Sar though, he made many nice rescues.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Ayabie on June 21, 2008, 11:26:13 PM
(http://xs228.xs.to/xs228/08256/1214082524330353.jpg)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 22, 2008, 12:46:14 AM
On one hand I was going to say it was a shock result but really, Russia were the better team on the night and have improved a lot since their defeat to Spain. No doubt about it Hiddink's an incredible manager. next Utd manager please...

Besides any squad that has a player's name like Arshevin (Arse Shaven as I call him) deserves to go through :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: SomethingWild on June 22, 2008, 12:49:29 AM
I made the same joke, Arse Shaving, many times tonight too  :lol:

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ctz on June 22, 2008, 09:46:48 PM
What a shock that Russia won :(

Netherlands has always been my favorite team, and now when they're actually playing well they don't even make it to the semi-finals :( But what can you do when Russia was so much better in every way.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 22, 2008, 11:39:10 PM
Oh thank God for that. Would have been a travesty if Italy had gone through. Yes Spain weren't that great either on the night but at least they tried to attack, whilst Italy were content on letting it go to penalties. Don't get me wrong, they've got a system and it works but it's just so boring to watch. I think Russia will be looking at this with no real worry.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on June 23, 2008, 03:26:30 AM
Germany
Turkey
Netherlands
Spain

are my picks, can't wait for the quarters to begin!

Damn missed prediction by one.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: SomethingWild on June 23, 2008, 03:11:05 PM
Italy vs Spain was so boring I went to sleep after 90 minutes.. glad i didn't sit through 30 more minutes of overtime. I hope Russia will kick their asses with interesting football.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on June 26, 2008, 01:02:59 AM
Germany 3 - 2 Turkey

nothing to say except YAY
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 26, 2008, 01:51:58 AM
Germany were lucky tonight, the defense was not at that game in the 1st half. Most of the 2nd half wasn't shown because of some thunderstorm messing up the direct feed from the game. And what was Lehmann smoking before the match? Though to be fair, the Turkish goalkeeper wasn't the greatest either.

All in all, despite some moments of individual brilliance (Lahm's run which lead to the winning goal for one), it's a very average German side that got through to the final and Turkey should have been the deserved winners IMO.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on June 26, 2008, 02:00:47 AM
Yay Germany, but I agree, Turkey played better.

Good game though, despite the feed cutting off and missing 2 goals, it was still exciting.

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Asmodai on June 27, 2008, 02:56:30 AM
Fun game today - though I only managed to catch from 70 minutes and on. Spain was really dominant atthe end. It's going to be a good game on Sunday too. Personally I'm guessing Spain 2-1.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on June 27, 2008, 03:50:22 AM
wow will Spain finally win the Euro again after a long time?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 27, 2008, 02:36:32 PM
Spain looks like they could win it but as I said before, Germany are quite dodgy. A deflected shot in the 90th min will probably win it for them. Personally I want Spain to win, would be funny for Ballack. Carling Cup final, Premier League final day, Champions League final and European Tournament final all lost in. :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 29, 2008, 11:58:20 PM
Spain crowned the champions of Europe

Deserved it based on tonight's performance alone. As I said before, it's a very average German side that made it to the final, and they showed it against a better team.

Although technically, N.Ireland beat Spain in the tournament qualifying stages so technically, we're better than the champions :lol: jk

Elsewhere on the football front, things are heating up for Adebayor who apparently is chased after by AC Milan and now Barcelona. Gareth Barry has said in no uncertain terms that he wants to leave Aston Villa, and the papers are more interested in Ronaldo's new Spanish girlfriend than his transfer saga. Platini's now said he thinks Ronaldo should join Madrid. :roll: Yeah yeah mate, we all know you have it in for English football, give it a rest already.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: SomethingWild on June 30, 2008, 11:23:37 AM
Congrats to Spain, definitely the better team last night.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on June 30, 2008, 09:52:42 PM
congrats to Spain. One of the most pleasant team of the Euro for sure.


Quote
CHELSEA SIGN DECO
Chelsea Football Club is delighted to confirm the signing of Deco from FC Barcelona.
what a surprise ...
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on July 01, 2008, 01:38:14 PM
^ Only throws fuel to the fire that Lampard will go.

In other news, Fergie has said he only intends to sign one player this season, meaning it's most likely a striker in Berbatov, Santa Cruz or according to the papers, Pavlyuchenko. Robbie Keane has reportedly thrown Spurs into disarray by handing in a transfer request. That's the way I like it, no mucking about and none of these 'will he won't he' rumours flying around in the press like with Ronaldo or Adebayor or Barry. If Berbatov should leave for either Utd or Barca, it only leaves Spurs with one striker, Darren Bent, cause he made a huge impact last season :roll: And Robinho is apparently not happy that Real are treating him as some bargaining chip in order to get Ronaldo. Not that he wants to join us either, but reportedly, Chelsea. :roll:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on July 11, 2008, 01:55:20 PM
I may be ever so slightly late, but:

What. A. Cock. (http://www.football365.com/story/0,17033,8652_3800222,00.html)

Quote
FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes Cristiano Ronaldo should be allowed to leave Manchester United for Real Madrid if he so desires, criticising a trend towards "modern slavery" in football.

The Portugal winger is one of the hottest properties in the sport after a superb season at Old Trafford last term and speculation about a move to the Spanish side has dominated the summer's transfer gossip.

There has been an ongoing war of whispers emanating from both clubs for several weeks and when asked about the protracted wrangle over the 23-year-old's future, Blatter insisted players should be allowed to leave with impunity when they want to move clubs.

"The important thing is, we should also protect the player," he told Sky News.

"If the player wants to play somewhere else, then a solution should be found because if he stays in a club where he does not feel comfortable to play then it's not good for the player and for the club.

"I'm always in favour of protecting the player and if the player, he wants to leave, let him leave."

Blatter believes the issue raises interesting questions about the way transfers and contracts are dealt with in the game.

"I think in football there's too much modern slavery in transferring players or buying players here and there, and putting them somewhere," he continued.

"We are trying now to intervene in such cases. The reaction to the Bosman law is to make long-lasting contacts in order to keep the players and then if he wants to leave, then there is only one solution, he has to pay his contract." 

There's a number of issues I have with his claim of 'slavery':

1. Footballers are only hired to play football for as long as their playing careers (10-20 years or so). It's very much unlike slavery when entire lives were bought and were ordered to fulfill any of their master's wishes.

2. Slavery gives an indication that none of the slaves are paid for their services. Footballers are quite handsomely paid to do a job that they (supposedly) love. A modern day footballer in the top flight could earn at least £20k a week.

3. Footballers are never ever forced into a club. They are perfectly entitled to stay at their club and should the club no longer want them, they leave to find a different well paid job.

Today, Ronaldo has backed Blatter's claim that he is a slave. I suggest he write it on his cheek whilst he's playing, much like Prince. Personally I think the pair of them should read a history book to find out what slavery really is and stop comparing what was a despicable practice which left scars on the histories of many countries, to a job that many people would kill to have.

Ronaldo is supposedly injured til October, but after this I could hardly care less anymore, which I'm sorry to say.

Oh but wait, hold on! David Beckham is putting his weight into this transfer saga. Having left on rather controversial terms himself, it'll be interesting to hear what he has to say...

Quote from: David Beckham
"Living in Madrid and playing for Madrid - there's not many better clubs than that apart from Manchester United, which is equal"

Uh....yeh.....cheers for that David....
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: ferrar1 on July 12, 2008, 09:37:58 PM
Honestly Blatter has been so biased against England and English teams that i wasn't surprised he made those comments.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 07, 2008, 11:11:35 PM
Well the longest saga of the transfer season is finally at a close. For now. Ronaldo's staying for next season. (http://www.football365.com/story/0,17033,8652_3944183,00.html)

But then he will go. He says it himself, he wants to join Real. Which I've come to accept. 5 years of service for the club, you just have to appreciate the things he's done for the club, the good times you've had and accept that he will go.

So who's with me in agreeing that it's been the worst transfer season they can remember? Little activity full of rumours, speculation, tapping up (from managers and players) with nearly no end result. Let's run through some of the changes for this season:

- Scolari is new manager of Chelsea. Deco joins in so Chelsea can now fund his party time outings.
- Crouch joins Portsmouth
- Keane joins Liverpool (in which Benitez will probably play him out of position and rotate him on a regular basis :P). Fair play to him though for how he went about it. No bullshiting, no hinting in interviews of how great it would be if he could join Liverpool, no tabloid rumours, nice and simple handing in a transfer request to Spurs.
- Bentley & Modric join  Spurs. Arshavin (Arse-shaven as I call him), has now joined the Blatter band wagon and claimed Zenit St Petersburg are treating him as a slave (http://www.football365.com/story/0,17033,8652_3944289,00.html) by not allowing him to join Spurs.
- Nasri joins Arsenal but faced a huge exodus from players like Flamini, Hleb (funny enough Hleb said he left Arsenal because the city life didn't suit him. So what does he think Barcelona is?! :lol:) and close to losing Adebayor who begged and pleaded for any other club to take him, only to do a 180 and claim he'd be more than happy to stay at Arsenal provided they give him a ridiculously large pay check for someone who went missing in the 2nd half of last season.
- Robinson joins Blackburn
- Friedel joins Villa
- Mark Hughes becomes Man City manager. Which I'm sure he'll be pleased of after hearing the club owner, Shinawatra, has had no success in gaining possession of his accounts and the money is still frozen by the government. Not only that but his wife is in jail for 3 years.
- Paul Ince becomes Blackburn manager and the first black manager in Premier League history.

And that's really it. This whole Barry saga has bored me to tears as well, but fair play to Martin O'Neill. What he's done is send a message out to other clubs, if you're going to tap up any of my star players, I will reject it or force the transfer out for as long as possible. And well done to Barry. 10 years of service at Villa and you flush all the respect and admiration the fans had for you by openly criticising your manager and trying to join Liverpool in the seediest way possible. Not cool.

We've lost more players than we've taken in, and as much as I like Berbatov, I don't think he's worth £30 mil. Though if we can get him, then it's good news for me. God knows we need someone. Start of the season and Ronaldo's injured til November, Rooney's out with a virus, Saha is still as fragile as ever (I love the guy, great player, I feel so sorry for him, but he just has to be sold) and new guy Manucho hasn't got a work permit. If it stays like this Giggs will have to be paired up with Tevez up front. It's quite worrying.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 10, 2008, 06:41:47 PM
Manchester Utd 0 - 0 Portsmouth (Man Utd win 3-1 on penalites) - COMMUNITY SHIELD WINNERS!!

Always nice to get off to a good start! :D
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 17, 2008, 07:23:37 PM
[size=8]THE PREMIER LEAGUE HAS KICKED OFF!![/size]

Manchester Utd 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd

Damn, not the best of starts but I'm not too worried. We drew on the opening day last season as well and look where that got us.
:D Premier League is always a marathon, not a sprint despite what the media tells you. It's painfully clear though, we do need a striker. With Ronaldo injured, Nani suspended, Anderson at the Olympics, Tevez away for famliy reasons and Hargreaves injured, we can't rest on our laurels too much. Rumours are flying around that the Berbatov deal is done and dusted and he'll officially be a player this week. Fergie has made it clear that he's bringing in a striker soon. He was captured watching the Blackburn v Everton game yesterday. Could there be a twist in the tale by signing Santa Cruz?

Elsewhere, expect the media tomorrow to fawn all over Chelsea's 4-0 win at Portsmouth. "Scolari finally brings the attacking flair to Chelsea!", "Abramovich's dream is realised", "Scolari makes a statement of intent". I heard the Sky Sports commentator today say:

'They're just like Brazil!'

[size=8]BOLLOCKS[/size]

Don't make me laugh! The so called experts and panelists are falling all over themselves to declare Chelsea the new champions. Which will make it all the more sweeter when we win it again.

Arsenal won with a decent debut from Nasri, although West Brom didn't do that badly to lose just 1-0, and they say we're a one man team with Ronaldo? Then WTF does that make Liverpool? Without Torres (surely the best striker in the world right now), Liverpool wouldn't have won yesterday. Expect that to be true many times this season. It just gets worse at Man City with a 4-2 loss adding to the rumours and speculation that Mark Hughes was threatening to leave already over the owner's financial crisis. And congratulations to Hull City who won their match against Fulham. They only have to win 4 more matches and they'll have eclipsed Derby's dismal score at the end of last season XD

Ah it's good to have football back!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on August 17, 2008, 08:08:08 PM
^ I couldn't agree more with that last line...though as a Liverpool fan it's about the only thing I did agree with. :lol:

If Liverpool are anything at all then they're most certainly a TWO man team, at the very least. Why? Because when we had just Gerrard everyone called us a one man team so Torres makes us a two man team right?

Sarcasm doesn't travel well across the Internets.

Alonso won MOTD yesterday and why? Because he was far better than anyone else on the pitch, forget Torres and Gerrard; yes good goal by Torres obviously but Alonso's vision throughout the second half was back to his old self from hsi first year at Anfield.

It may as easrly in the season as it can be but I'm alrady predicting a swift return to the Championship for Stoke and WBA really look like they'll struggle as well as they simply don't look good enough up front. Hull are my favourites to stay up out of the three teams that have been promoted this season but I'm still not quite sure what to make of them.

Arsenal were very much how I expected them and although I'm not predicting a strong challenge from them this season (though I did say that last year too...) I think they'll get 3rd or 4th simply because no-one is anywhere near the top four. Sorry Spurs fans, sorry Villa fans but the consistency leveles are what are missing right now and it may take a couple of years to fix that.

Or they could go the way of Eveton, which is seemingly right downhill this year (not that I'm complaining about that! XD). No new players and no money to buy anyone? That is shocking, I thought Liverpool's financial situation was disgusting but that really takes it...I jsut hope they buy Alan Smith to go alongside the likes of Neville and Hibbert. :lol:

As for Chelsea, well sorry Tuffty but I tip them to win it this year and I hope to god that they do. They have by far the strongest squad, perhaps not the strongest starting eleven but not even United comes close to Chelsea's squad this year.

Hopes for the season? Chelsea to win; oh, why not Liverpool? Because unlike most typical football fans I'm a realist and not biased as fuck, Liverpool will not win the league this year; ambition is to finish third and with a great amount of luck possible possibly second. Frouth would be disappointing as it would represent exactly what we've done in the transfer market: bugger all. As I said a couple of months ago a lot of Liverpools ambitions have to lie with what other teams do, not themselves. It's a sad state to be in but it's true, if Ronaldo, Lampard and Drogba had all moved on and Liverpool had brought in two wide men like they had originally intended things would be very different...but they're not.

...and I'm not going to mention Adebayor moving on for Arsenal because despite what other people may think he is awful; jus the luckiest striker in the world.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 17, 2008, 11:29:58 PM
And funnily enough the last line of your post was the only one I could agree with! :P

Alonso's a decent player I will admit, but what do you think of the rumours that he could be on the way out after hearing how adamant Benitez wants Barry? Not likely that Barry will join the Liverpool squad now, but these Alonso leaving rumours seem pretty fresh:

http://www.football365.com/story/0,17033,8652_4000998,00.html

For the record, I think it's a lot of media speculation, I don't think Alonso would go. The fans seem to endear to him quite strongly and I'm sure Benitez realises this.

And you're right, Chelsea do have a full squad. A squad full of complete cocks. Now I can appreciate the talents of say Drogba and Carvalho, but do I respect them? Hell no. To name a few, Drogba falls down if a butterfly lands on him, Cashley Cole is a money grabbing cheat (both on and off the pitch), and the less said about the 9/11 taunting, disabled bay parking prick that is John Terry the better. Now I know you'll probably raise the argument that these are against the people and not the players, but I just can't distinguish between the two anymore. Maybe because it's easier as they are our main rivals, but I feel they sum up what's wrong with modern football. I'm sure you dislike some of our players for similar reasons. Maybe Rooney's berating of the ref, which I can throw my hands up and say it's pretty unnecessary. And God only knows what you think of Ronaldo :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on August 17, 2008, 11:48:26 PM
Didn't realize the games started already.

Horay. Good start for the Gunners. The Frenchman doing what he's paid to do.

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on August 17, 2008, 11:50:27 PM
Like a lot of people have been saying, there doesn't seem much of a difference in terms of quality between Alonso and Barry; and you're right there, I can't see Barry coming now. I suppose if Alonso had gone and Barry had come in then I could have compared the two a bit better but...

If Alonso does go and no new faces come in I think that'd be a poor poor decision for obvious reasons. Yeah we've got al lot of players who play in the centre of the park but he's scertainly one of our better ones; and sticking central players like Benayoun on the side is an awful decision as the Sunderland game proved. So yeah, I don't think he'll go, especially with Arsenal being the main team linked with him, I jsut can't see that myself.

As for that link you've provided, I'm sure Benitez doesn't really believe Plessis is an adequete replacement for Alonso should he go...I hope not anyway.

One thing we can certainly agree on are that Chelsea are complete arseholes, and in my opinion more so than United. The sheer lack of respect they showed to referees over the past number of seaons is just the start of it but I won't go into other stuff as we both know all about what other shit they do. I also think you named the three Chelsea players I can't stand either and for pretty much the same reasons. Carvalho has to get away with more blatant fouls than any players in the history of the Premiership too.

One thing I will say about Chelsea's squad which is really the only weakness I can see is the lack of a holding player. Against Portsmouth it didn't really matter too much but in games were they won't be completely dominant I think that'll be a massive miss for them. Saying that, it was right to let Makelele move on as his best uyears are behind him now but they should certainly have replaced him with some one. Who's going to go there? Mikel? :lol:

You're right too that I'd say the same things about some of the United players, though not all. After all there are players like Paul Scholes who are United through and through yet I don't really have anything against him as he hasn't really done anything offensive like some of the Chelsea players have. If anyone annoys me it's Gary Neville,; his constant remarks about Liverpool just make you kind of feel sorry for him as it sounds that's all he cares about. XD

Ronaldo, well a few months ago yeah I'd probably say I hated him but now...not really. The whole thing that went on with Real Madrid made me realise that if he did go to Madrid then I wouldn't hate him anymore, the only thing I don't like about Ronaldo is the fact he plays for United! Oh, and the fact that if he gets tackled by anyone he complains as if football is a non-contact sport...which must be annoying as a United fan as he doesn't even attempt to win the ball back half the time. It surprises me that a lot of United fans I speak to hate Ronaldo too, obviously for his attitude rather than his skill but still...a bit odd. Well it'll be interesting to see the fans reactions when he does come back from injury.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 02, 2008, 01:37:44 AM
[size=8]TRANSFER WINDOW CLOSED - BERBATOV FOR MAN UTD!!, ROBINHO GOES TO MAN CITY?![/size]

(http://i37.tinypic.com/acpk6o.jpg)

Just typing this now at 30 minutes past midnight, so I'm only going to talk about what's confirmed at this moment of time.

Bloody hell what a crazy day. In the space of 18 hrs, Man City go from a club in some kind of crisis, to perhaps one of the most financially powerful football clubs in the world. Abu Gharib is about 10x richer than Abramovich, and it showed today as they outbid Robinho for £34mil :o Apparently when Calderon told Robinho he was going to the blue half of Manchester instead of say, the red half, or his desired destination of blue London, he started to cry! And threatened to move to Brazil and never come back! Well you would too if you found out you were playing for Man City right? :lol: :lol: :lol:

More important though, naturally, is Berbatov going to Utd. As I'm typing, Spurs have confirmed the deal has gone through for £30mil :D :D :D
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on September 04, 2008, 05:52:02 PM
fucking rich people they don't know what to do to avoid drowning in their money so they expend lots and lots in football \o/ premier league now is an multimillionaire egos battle... I think that the FIFA needs to top salaries cuz the ammounts moved for every pair of legs is insanely huge!!

saying that i just have to say that FUCK THEM ALL Manchester will owns everything once again XD
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 04, 2008, 06:50:16 PM
Robinho's transfer has caused quite the controversy in Brazil. Pele claims the boy needs counselling and that Chelsea were very lucky not to have him. Other important Brazilian football figureheads also say that Robinho's brought disgrace upon Brazil, that he's purely moved for the money and that he's no longer considered a rolemodel. Apparently Brazil wasn't even aware there was a Man City and simply referred to Man Utd as just Manchester. :lol: The best thing about the whole saga comes from Robinho himself.

Quote
The Brazilian stunned football by making a £32.5m move to Eastlands and not, as expected, to Londoners Chelsea.

However, it appeared the 24-year-old's deadline day move had still to sink in when he said: "On the last day, Chelsea made a great proposal and I accepted."

To this a reporter replied: "You mean Manchester, right?". "Yeah, Manchester, sorry!" answered Robinho.


:lol: :lol:  Call me Captain Obvious, but I'm going to declare that this will get ugly XD
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: JDAckers on October 13, 2008, 02:09:17 PM
lol, now the season has started this thread has dried up :lol: Hull for Champions League? There can't be many teams that have picked up 6 points in North London in a season, let alone one week! The mighty Milton Keynes Dons have made a good start and are currently holding a play-off place :D (they are in League 1 if you have never heard of them, which is 2 leagues lower than the Premiership :))
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: JDAckers on October 21, 2008, 11:26:40 PM
Fenerbahçe S.K. 2 - 5 Arsenal

[ARS] Adebayor 10
[ARS] Walcott 11
[FEN] Silvestre 19 (o.g.)
[ARS] Diaby 21
[ARS] Song 49
[FEN] Güiza 78
[ARS] Ramsey 90

What a game! Silk Arsenal attacks, against a team that are very hard to beat at home!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on October 27, 2008, 12:39:41 AM
PARIS S.G 4 vs. 2 MARSEILLE

 :muffin: :muffin: :muffin: :muffin: :muffin: :muffin: :muffin: :muffin: :muffin:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on October 28, 2008, 10:56:12 PM
^ R O F L
( enfin bon ... pas grand chose à dire sur Nantes xD )




— Maradona to coach Argentina —
Incredible but apparently true —
Diego Maradona is to be the new coach of the Argentine national team.

That is according to reports running on Argentine TV at the moment and the news has apparently been confirmed by the 1986 World Cup winning coach Carlos Bilardo, who may be signing up as part of Maradona’s staff.

Maradona, as we all know, has had a colourful past (to put it mildly) and if true it must go down as one of the biggest gambles taken by a major national association.
 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on October 29, 2008, 09:19:42 PM
^ Gamble? Yes of course, but Maradona has something that other coaches do not.

He's Maradona.

If the Argentine squad keeps in mind they're playing for one of the greatest footballers ever, they'll obviously set out to do well. But then he could be a shambles as a coach, no-one can know.

Now I could have sworn I made an epic post of all the events that have happened since I last made a post here. Oh well, I'll just go over it briefly once again

- Hull :o What a run they're on. Don't see it lasting though, injuries, suspensions can all play their part on the 2nd half of the season. Incredible work though, a real credit to them for even being in the Top 3. Fuck, even I'm not looking forward to Utd playing them on Sat! :lol:
- Spurs :lol: :lol: What an utter shambles. Ramos sacked after 7 months and Spurs at rock bottom with 5 points in 9 games. A comedy club and a mistake on Harry Redknapp's part for joining them IMO
- Speaking of comedy clubs, Newcastle! Keegan leaving, Kinnear entering without even knowing how long he'll stay, Joey Barton just being Joey Barton, fans boycotting the club and an owner who just can't seem to sell it on lead to Newcastle having a bad time as well
- Fortress Stamford Bridge is no more. Pains me to say Liverpool broke it though :(
- What's the deal with these 'problems' Utd have with Tevez? A load of conjecture over his 'unhappiness', Fergie would gladly pay over £30 mil for him and he's being rested is all. Gotta love the experts though. Before Berbatov we had 'too few strikers' and that 'we'd suffer as a result'. Berbatov comes in and now it's 'oh they have too many strikers'. What crap.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: JDAckers on October 30, 2008, 04:08:25 PM
Well they do already worship Maradona in Argentina, so it will do wonders for the team spirit. Not sure how good he is on the tactical front though, seeing as all he did was attack as a player :P

Ramos got 2 pts from 8 games, Harry Redknapp has now got 4 pts from 2 games, with the same squad! I can't believe Arsenal let in two late goals against Spurs, I was speech-less. Harry moved there because that was the first club he ever played for as a school-boy. Although it means that Tony Adams now gets his chance at the big time! He was terrible at Wycombe Wanderers, but that was about 4 years ago, and he has spent two years coaching in Holland and two being #2 at Pompy since then - so I hope he does well, but it will be hard.




Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on December 22, 2008, 05:40:44 PM
What the hell...it's been quite some time since this place has seen the light of day hasn't it?

I'm expecting that to change pretty soon with the January window coming up.
Let's hope we get to see Adriano at Chelsea! :lol:

...and so people know, I'm still not holding my breath at a shot at the title this year...
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 22, 2008, 07:29:09 PM
Bloody hell so it has! Guess the biggest news is:

[size=8]Man Utd - WORLD CHAMPIONS[/size] :k-thrilled:

yeh it's a pithy tournament but still! :D

Elsewhere, Keane and Ince have gone, with Ince only 3 months into the job. Shame really, as it's not always the manager's problem in some cases, but the attitude of the players, which I think Blackburn definately had with Ince. So funny what happened with Oliver Holt, the sports columnist. Prior to Ince's sacking, he claimed that the reason why Ince is getting so much stick is because he's black. Not taking into consideration that there was no large movement of a racist attitude from Blackburn supporters (though I'm sure there's been a few idiots who have) and not taking into account that any manager gets blamed by the press when they've lost games. Sells more copies that way you see. Anyway back on topic, Holt made this his big campaign, appearing on tv to talk about it and stir up the PC brigade. But on the same week that Ince was sacked, Holt opened his column with "I don't think Ince was sacked on racism, he was sacked because he won 3 points from 18" Uh, cheers for that Holt. Idiot.

Pool top of the table, even if it's been somewhat shaky staying up there and Chelsea, Man Utd and even Aston Villa playing catch up. Have to say it's been great seeing Aston Villa do well. I'd like it as much as anyone for the top 4 monopoly to be broken and I hugely admire Martin O'Neill as a manager:

Quote
Reporter: Martin, do you think you can win the Premiership?
Martin: Have you been drinking?

:lol: :lol:

Getting a bit tired of this Tevez transfer talk. As if we'd sell him to Liverpool or Arsenal when I bet there's interest overseas. Wait, what am I saying?! He's not leaving. Period! Berbatov looks a great player, just needs a bit more time to adjust is all. Some players hit the ground running in the Premiership, like Torres or Deco, and suddenly every player match their success to be considered a good signing. It's what I dislike the most about the Premiership.

Some cracking matches in the Champions League though. Fergie v Mourinho, Scolari v Ranieri, Rafa v Ramos (that is if Real decide to keep him that long). Should be pretty good, a real test of character for English clubs and would suit us pretty nicely if the likes of Real Madrid, or Juventus were knocked out at this stage.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on January 17, 2009, 03:17:05 PM
Surprising nobody's been talking about this in here. But

[size=8]Is Kaka going to Man Shitty (sorry, City) for £100mil?![/size]

What was first a rumour no doubt fuelled by media speculation to sell more copies of newspapers has gained momentum to become global headlines. Reportedly it would be £100mil+ plus an extra £10mil for Kaka's personal use if he signs on top of £500,000 a week. Yes, a week. And all to kick a football about.

Now Kaka is fastly denying he's going anywhere and wants to grow old with the club and become it's captain one day. An admirable quality I feel, I personally would like to see more players stay loyal to their clubs and not just become turncoats the second a big money offer comes through. However, AC Milan are bound to think otherwise, with a transfer fee that not only breaks the world record, it grabs it by the throat and smashes it over it's knee before pissing on it's remains. Shame really, Kaka's a loyal player for AC Milan and it would appear they're going to be the ones selling him down the river.

It's an absolutely ludicrous sum for any player and as Arsene Wenger put it, "an inflatory price in a deflationary market". Kaka seems a sensible guy who would rather play for a big name club for footballing reasons rather than financial. Let's face it, why on earth would you leave a world renowned club like AC to a club that's not even the best in their city, and currently fighting to avoid relegation? The Arab owner says he would like John Terry for £40 mil, Messi, Mourinho as coach. It's pure fantasy football and reality will sink in at some point. Buying the best players in the world and sticking them in a team does not make them immediate winners as seen many times over.

In other news, Utd have their eyes on the top of the Premiership this weekend, gaining momentum after their 3-0 thrashing of non-existant Chelsea last Sunday and Benitez's now infamous rant on Fergie. Villa look good to grab 4th place this season and from 11th place downwards, it's anyone's game when it comes to the relegation zone.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: champloofan on January 17, 2009, 07:15:51 PM
Fuck Manchester United. :yep:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on January 17, 2009, 07:18:12 PM
^i wonder if transfer success... i actually hope he stay on the ACMilan but we will see
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on January 17, 2009, 09:19:52 PM
Fuck Manchester United. :yep:

Ooooooh! Them's fighting words!  :grr:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on January 26, 2009, 06:36:25 PM
My god Barcelona FC is a fucking beast team. Winning with more than 3goals per match.

Can't wait to see Lyon defeated by Barca  :love:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on January 26, 2009, 06:51:37 PM
My god Barcelona FC is a fucking beast team. Winning with more than 3goals per match.

Can't wait to see Lyon defeated by Barca  :love:
lol it's gonna be epic xD

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on January 26, 2009, 07:56:28 PM
heh, strangley enough, a mate of mine doesn't rate Barcelona's current form :roll:

So, Man City go for Kaka and they get Craig Bellamy instead. Fantastic :D Mark my words, they'll be harping on about signing Messi but eventually wind up with Titus Bramble.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on January 26, 2009, 10:03:18 PM
Messi won't go anywhere ! He loves his club and the club loves him.  :D

Messi said : "I don't know how all this came out, but I never wanted to quit this club. If I would leave, it would only be the club's decision. Barcelona have been extraordinary with me and with my family, I am grateful to them".
Yeah Barca paid for his medical thingy and all when nobody wants to care for him.

About Manchester City. . I hope they will stay in the 3 last of the english championship. I don't want another Chelskea team seriously. . . killing the market.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on January 27, 2009, 12:14:44 AM
^ On the plus side though, other clubs are well aware of City's wealth and are already trying to exploit as much as possible for players. Obviously Kaka at £50 mil was one, but look at their recent signing, De Jong is it? What £17 mil they bought him for? They could have got him for £2.5 if they waited til the end of the season. Santa Cruz is touted as being £20mil and Bellamy's transfer is incredibly flattering for someone who's spent most of his time injured and only scored 2 goals last season.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 09, 2009, 08:06:27 PM
[size=8]Scolari's been sacked!![/size]

Chelsea :lol: :lol: :lol:

Just what does that accomplish exactly? If the rumours are to be believed then he didn't have the support of the dressing room and not getting the desired results he wanted. Perhaps the day-to-day workings of a club were at odds with his recent experience at coaching on a national level. But still, 4th in the league and still challenging for the FA Cup and Champions League. And to get rid of him at this stage? How many managers do you think would be lined up for the job? Supposedly they're looking for a double team of Hiddink and Grant oh dear, some horrible images in my mind there Yeh that works. Replacing one national manager with another. Too funny :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on February 20, 2009, 12:29:01 AM
Olympiakos Le Pirée    (GRE)        1-3          Saint-Etienne  (FRA)
Paris-SG   (FRA)    2-0             VfL Wolfsburg  (ALL)
Zénith St-Petersbourg   (RUS)    2-1        VfB Stuttgart  (ALL)
NEC Nimègue   (HOL)    0-3        Hambourg SV  (ALL)
Chakhtior Donetsk   (UKR)    2-0       Tottenham Hotspur  (ANG)
AaB Aalborg   (DAN)    3-0        Deportivo La Corogne  (ESP)
Dynamo Kiev   (UKR)    1-1        Valence CF  (ESP)
Lech Poznan   (POL)    2-2        Udinese  (ITA)
Werder Brême   (ALL)    1-1        Milan AC  (ITA)
Bordeaux   (FRA)    0-0        Galatasaray  (TUR)
Fiorentina   (ITA)    0-1        Ajax Amsterdam  (HOL)
Aston Villa   (ANG)    1-1        CSKA Moscou  (RUS)
FC Copenhague   (DAN)    2-2        Manchester City  (ANG)
Marseille   (FRA)    0-1        FC Twente  (HOL)
Sporting Braga   (POR)    3-0        Standard de Liège  (BEL)
Sampdoria Gênes   (ITA)    0-1     Metalist Kharkov  (UKR)

Proud of the team of my town  :twothumbs :twothumbs even with an A' team, we still won !
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on February 24, 2009, 10:53:39 PM
CHAMPION's LEAGUE MATCH RESULT :

Atlético Madrid    2 - 2    FC Porto
Lyon    1 - 1    FC Barcelona
Arsenal   1 - 0           AS Roma
Inter Milan   0 - 0    Manchester United

I watch Lyon vs. Barcelona, pretty intense match, can't wait for the other match
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on February 26, 2009, 11:03:21 PM
 Saint-Etienne        2-1        3-1        Olympiakos Le Pirée
VfL Wolfsburg    1-3    0-2    Paris-SG
VfB Stuttgart    1-2    1-2    Zénith St-Petersbourg
Hambourg SV    1-0    3-0    NEC Nimègue
Tottenham Hotspur    1-1    0-2    Chakhtior Donetsk
Deportivo La Corogne    1-3    0-3    AaB Aalborg
Valence CF    Reprise    1-1    Dynamo Kiev
Udinese    2-1    2-2    Lech Poznan
Milan AC    2-2    1-1    Werder Brême
Galatasaray    4-3    0-0    Bordeaux
Ajax Amsterdam    1-1    1-0    Fiorentina
CSKA Moscou    2-0    1-1    Aston Villa
Manchester City    2-1    2-2    FC Copenhague
FC Twente    0-1  6 tab 7    1-0    Marseille
Standard de Liège    1-1    0-3    Sporting Braga
Metalist Kharkov    2-0    1-0    Sampdoria Gênes

3frenchies nice  :)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on February 27, 2009, 11:59:42 AM

3frenchies nice  :)

too bad for Bordeaux xD

so, we're going to have:
Paris Saint-Germain - Sporting Braga (POR)
Hambourg (ALL) - Galatasaray (TUR)
Marseille - Ajax Amsterdam (PBS)
Udinese (ITA) - Zenit Saint-Pétersbourg (RUS)
Werder Brême (ALL) - Saint-Etienne
CSKA Moscou (RUS) - Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
Manchester City (ANG) - Aalborg (DAN)
Dynamo Kiev (UKR) - Metalist Kharkov (UKR)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 01, 2009, 08:09:33 PM
Pretty good weekend for United supporters (apart from Chelsea's late goal). Most important of all is the Carling Cup win today which sees us with 3 trophies already this season (Community Shield, World Club Cup and Carling Cup) and the talk is getting stronger of us landing a Quintuple of trophies.

I personally don't think we will be that lucky. Not saying we won't win any more trophies, I think our squads the strongest I've ever seen it and we're in for a shout for the League being 10pts clear. However there's still a while to go, some injuries may damage the squad and you can never tell what will happen in Cup tournaments, you need a bit of luck with you as well as the ability. I think it's a little too close to call between us and Inter for example.

On another note, while Giggs rightly deserves the plaudits he's getting, I think Vidic should rightly be given the Player of the Year award this season. :D
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on March 10, 2009, 10:39:19 PM
4 matches : 19 goals
awesome  :lol:

Liverpool 4 - 0 Madrid
Juventus Turin 2 - 2 Chelsea
Panathinaikos 1 - 2 Villareal
Bayern Munich 7 - 1 Sporting Portugal


Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 11, 2009, 12:12:33 AM
Hold on. Bayern won 7-1 in this leg too? So their aggregate is 12-1?!?! :lol: :lol: That must be a record. Thank the lord I'm not a Sporting Lisbon fan :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on March 11, 2009, 10:37:55 PM
My god Barcelona FC is a fucking beast team. Winning with more than 3goals per match.

Can't wait to see Lyon defeated by Barca  :love:

LYON FC 1 vs. 1 BARCELONA
BARCELONA FC 5 vs. 2 LYON FC

Thanks Barca !
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on March 11, 2009, 11:19:24 PM
no way that Barca (or any spanish club) would be interested in Benzema now :lol:

can't wait to see next turn!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 12, 2009, 12:25:57 AM
^ Yeh if Benzema is holding good on his promise to not leave Lyon until they win the CL, he could be there for a some time :lol:

And hooray for us! Inter gave us a couple of scares in the game, but we were fortunate that Ibramovich bottled it :lol: Bring on the scousers on Sat.

With all 8 clubs confirmed shall we take a guess at the Quarter Finals? When is the draw for that btw? Friday? Anyway:

Man Utd v Liverpool (I can feel it)
Bayern Munich v Arsenal
Chelsea v Villareal
Barcelona v Porto
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on March 12, 2009, 12:58:54 AM
I want a :

Arsenal vs. Liverpool
Man U vs. Chelsea
Barcelona vs. Porto
Bayern vs. Villareal

 :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: champloofan on March 14, 2009, 03:51:51 PM
Liverpool! 4-1!  :grin:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 14, 2009, 05:06:05 PM
Ugh why must we make such stupid defensive errors against Liverpool this season? First it's Brown and Van Der Sar colliding into each other, now it's a moment of madness from Vidic and Evra. Oh well, for the performances he's put in for the season so far, I can allow Vidic to make a few mistakes. Shame it has to be against our biggest rivals for the league.

Can't complain about the ref, he got all the big decisions right I think. And while Vidic messed up, Torres did incredibly well to pick up the pace and score.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on March 20, 2009, 01:22:12 PM
 :cow:

Champions League quarters
Villarreal - Arsenal
Manchester United - Porto
Liverpool - Chelsea
Barcelone - Bayern Munich


UEFA quarters
Hambourg - Manchester City
PSG - Dynamo Kiev
Shakhtar Donetsk - Marseille
Werder Brême - Udinese

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 20, 2009, 08:26:03 PM
Pool v Chelsea again??  :thumbdown: Although that's a good way of getting one of the strong teams out.

You forgot to list the semis as well:

Arsenal/Villareal v Manchester Utd/Porto
Liverpool/Chelsea v Barcelona/Bayern Munich

Good draw from our perspective, although judging by our recent efforts against Villareal it could be one that goes to penalties. Well, presuming they go through that is.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on April 02, 2009, 06:10:37 AM
BOLIVIA 6 - ARGENTINA 1

is not a joke!!! oh and btw my team lost again (not surprising at all)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 03, 2009, 12:28:21 AM
^ Crazy. Great game to watch though. But it wasn't even the most high scoring game last night, that honor went to Poland who beat San Marino 10-0 :lol:

Come on N.Ireland. Top of the group (for now) :D Just what is it about football fans that attract the worst kind of people? Before kick off in England's game, there was a min's silence for the England team doctor of 16 years who passed away. And I knew, I damn well knew it wasn't going to end well. Had to cut it short because of a group of people chanting and jeering during it. Whether it was the English or the Ukranians, you just don't do that.

Alan Shearer manager of Newcastle? Win-win situation for him. If he keeps them up, then he'll be considered the Messiah. If they go down, he has the excuse of not having enough games to make an impact. Which I don't consider a legitmate excuse btw. You can't have that double standard when modern day Premier League managers are hanged by media and fans for losing a couple of games. 
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on April 03, 2009, 05:52:33 AM
^ werd, Poland game was very cool to watch but imo Bolivia trashing Maraadona All-Stars was very epic.

lol this new wave of managers... Maradona is like the worst example of this
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 03, 2009, 07:53:09 PM
^ Interesting comparison actually. Argentina appoint a hero, feted by all and who achieved glorious things as a player, but who has no coaching experience whatsoever as their manager, and they lose 6-1 to Bolivia.

Remind you of anyone Alan Shearer? :lol: Still don't understand the association that great players go on to become great managers.

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 05, 2009, 07:52:20 PM
Manchester Utd 3 - 2 Aston Villa

I..I'm still in shock. There's still tears on my face thinking about that goal :lol: God I love life. Where did Macheda come from anyway?! :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on April 05, 2009, 09:02:50 PM
What a huge win for United. That goal came out of nowhere.

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 07, 2009, 11:04:45 PM
Manchester Utd 2 - 2 Porto FC

Oh United...

Probably our worst performance of the season, and as much as I hate to say it, the legend that is the Neviller shouldn't start a game any longer. Silly goal to concede in the last minutes of the game. Goes without saying we have to win now.

And Benitez running his mouth again. :thumbdown: Funny how he says Ferguson should be more focused on his team when all I hear from him and the Liverpool players lately is how Utd will falter.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on April 12, 2009, 08:19:16 PM
still can't believe Barcelona owning Bayer that badly... it sucks too much... oh buy i do think it was a amusing first time. DAMM
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on May 04, 2009, 04:03:29 AM
supposedly to be a tought game but...


REAL MADRID 2 - 6 BARCELONA

SCARY!!!  :tama-mad:

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Sev on May 04, 2009, 02:12:00 PM
^ Lol.

Arsenal - United tomorrow. CL semi #2. My prediction; Utd will make Francenal look like a Div 4 team again. It's just what they do. Outplay you to the point where you lose all your hope. You can't beat the best. It's as simple as that.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 04, 2009, 02:26:31 PM
^ :D

Chelsea v Barcelona is a tougher game to call though. Something tells me Chelsea are only too happy to put 11 men behing the ball like they did on Tuesday. Ironic how when Man Utd did a similar thing last year they were accussed of parking the bus and showed no attacking initiative. But when Chelsea do it, it's a defensive masterclass. :roll: It's not. It's like the Italian clubs of the 60's, highly defensive but highly negative tactics.

So I see it going to ET with Chelsea maybe just stealing it. But I do hope Barca go through. I'd rather not have to play Chelsea again but instead test our mettle against the best club in Europe. Would make a better final.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 05, 2009, 11:14:20 PM
:w00t: [size=8]Man Utd are going to Rome!![/size] :w00t:

Shame about Fletcher though. He got the ball first and was unfairly sent off, and with no way to appeal against the decision, you have to feel for him.

Bittersweet victory then. But bring on Barca or Chelski. Can't wait.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on May 06, 2009, 03:26:21 AM
Ah well. I wasn't expecting a win anyway, but at least a closer scoreline, lol.

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on May 06, 2009, 03:42:37 AM
the finalv MUST be MANCHESTER vs BARCELONA

man, hope that happen it would be too awesome.

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 06, 2009, 10:57:10 PM
^ :w00t: [size=8]UNITED V BARCA BABY!!![/size] :w00t:

Football. Bloody hell. :lol: What a finish. That's why I love football. And now we get the Hollywood final as a result. Of course, that's not how Chelsea fans will see it and the debate over the supposed penalties will continue long after this.

On that note, what a fucking disgrace Chelsea are as a team. Ballack damn well near pulled the referee back hurling abuse at him over a supposed handball that actually hit the Barca player in the armpit. And after the final whistle, Terry, Lampard and most notably Drogba, all venting their anger and looked on the brink of attacking the ref. UEFA better do something about that and throw the book at Chelsea. This ain't the first time it's happened with these players and as Drogba so eloquently put it to the camera, "It's a fucking disgrace!" :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: tenkei on May 06, 2009, 11:02:45 PM
you have to admit the ref sucked though. argue about that last handball, but he let 2 other clear handballs go by. and the red on abidal was bullshit (see i can be unbiased).

chelsea wasnt professional with ref at all (lol i was actually like :o @ ballack), i admit, but theyre pissed. not excusing it, just saying i understand it. barca played like shit anyway, which was a shame after that brilliant stomping they gave to RM this past weekend.

i need some cheering up now that my lads arent going to rome
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Sev on May 06, 2009, 11:54:06 PM
Lol drogba.

Surely there was moment where the ref was checking out some chick in the audience or merely forgot the rules. Can't blame the loss (tie) on him however. Chelsea slipped up. Barca took advantage. They had 0 shots on goal before they scored. But 1 was enough.

In a way I'm happy. I'm tired of the downtalk about United. They'll claim the league for the 3rd time in a row. They're on their way to winning their 2nd CL in a row. Still people are all like "omg, barca is the best club team." Well yeah, now we'll see if they can beat the what's really the best club team of this millennium.

Finally the hype will calm and people will stfu about nonsense.

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 07, 2009, 12:23:34 AM
tenkei: Guess I should probably be objective in hindsight. After all, a poor referee decision has lead to Darren Fletcher getting an ill-deserved red card and missing the CL final. And to be fair, it was a poor performance from the ref and I can understand a player's frustration, even I as a spectator, can feel it. But it doesn't justify being physically and verbally threatened. Remember the last time a ref looked over a Chelsea/Barca match? The ref quit for good because of the death threats sent by fans. Not good nights to be a CL ref.

I don't think Barca played that badly really. 268 completed passes in the first 40 mins?! :o But Chelsea did seem to hold their nerve for long spells of the game and credit to them again for keeping them out of contention for long spells. You write Barcelona off at your peril, cause as evidenced, by Essien and by Iniesta, one player's moment of genius (I could watch that Essien volley again and again) can change the course of a game.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on May 07, 2009, 02:48:31 AM
those two penalty... damm Barca was so much fail during the game but it ended almost like it started, i mean chelsea´s goal was pure luck, the same with barca's goal; nothing genius with that.

BUT THE FUCK the game was fucking amazing, i usually never watch the whole game but this time i did... everything change in a fucking instant, that's why i love this game.

oh but i'm so pissed that i never really make a bet about my prediction


ps: Barca will miss a few key players for the next match so imo that final will be the hottest game of the year (lol champions league is much more amusing that the world cup)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on May 07, 2009, 02:58:18 AM
Great goals by both sides, but there was a bit of luck on both too. Iniesta's goal could have totally been prevented if Essien didn't miss kick that clearance, lol.

Chelsea held out pretty good with their defense but they should have gone for that cushion with a second goal. Seemed like they took it way easy on stoppage time. You really cant write off a team like Barca, even at the very end.
I guess I'm satisfied. I was looking towards a United vs. Barca final.

I was wondering why Henry wasn't playing. Will he miss the final game too? or was Barca so confident to win that they rested him for the final.

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: KLSADAKO on May 07, 2009, 05:09:55 AM
so who's ur pick to win the final Man U or Barca?

It's a tough one to choose, Messi vs Ronaldo ^^
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Sev on May 07, 2009, 10:04:59 AM
United is a team that revolves around player roles unlike Barca that focuses on players. Barcas O is at times spotless, but Uniteds D and hard work is unmatched by any other team. As I see it there are two possibilities of United losing. One, Barca scores early, United cant get their O going. Two, United scores early goes into D mode (like Chelsea) but gets overwhelmed and someone slips up, resulting in a goal in the back or two. Fletcher is important, having him gone sucks. As for Barca Abidal wont play, however Poyol is back. Park impressed against Arsenal, nobody works as hard as him.

To sum it up. As long as United plays like they did against Arsenal with tons of players helping in the back, getting their passing game on and are able to finish (which they usually do), there's no chance Barca can take this.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on May 07, 2009, 06:07:49 PM
Barca will have a chance if Messi is on fire but i also seriously doubt about Man.U taking this in 90 minutes... i just hope it ends before penalties because i hate that, is all on the luck (better use the coin and decide)

the major menace for barca is not the team itself but the puppetmaster behind... dammit, Sir Ferguson is one of the greatest ever unlike the other one that can't even decide on making changes after that lucky goal (he should'nt imo)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 07, 2009, 08:36:49 PM
Park impressed against Arsenal, nobody works as hard as him.

Fergie has come out now and said that Park's one of the most under-rated players in the game and to quote, "He won't be disappointed this year". So count him in as part of the first team already. It's true though. While not technically the most skillful player around, you just can't question his work ethic.

I would say it would be more likely that we could lose the game if Barcelona score first and we can't build the tempo rather than being complacent. This isn't Utd v Hull, this is CL Final we're talking about. If anyone slacks, Fergie will surely go through them. However, there's been occassions this season where we've gone down and still managed to come back and win it, most notably against Tottenham. 2-0 down at half-time, 5-2 at full-time. Of course that's not to suggest Barca are anything like Tottenham, the poor man's Arsenal :lol:

The danger is Messi. He doesn't posses the capacity of Ronaldo to turn a match with a single lash of the boot but he should not be under-estimated or under-appreciated just because he was muted by the mass of Chelsea or overshadowed this week by Ronaldo's silky skills.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: KLSADAKO on May 08, 2009, 05:15:39 AM
The final could be very similar to the 2nd leg semi last year with Man U and Barca?

The English teams are fairing pretty well in the CL now, thats 6 teams from England in the past 5 CL finals ^^
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 08, 2009, 08:48:33 PM
^ I wouldn't think so. Remember last year involved us playing in 2 legs, Utd in particular playing cautiously in the Nou Camp so as not to concede any goals. This year, it's a neutral ground and only one match with the trophy to play for.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: KLSADAKO on May 10, 2009, 02:01:16 PM
What are the chances of my team (Newcastle United) staying up ^^

I think if we win on Monday we might just survive, lose or draw and that is it, we are going to the championship ^^
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on May 10, 2009, 10:21:36 PM
Damn, took a beating from Chelsea. Wenger needs to fix that back four.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: KLSADAKO on May 11, 2009, 05:13:15 PM
Damn, took a beating from Chelsea. Wenger needs to fix that back four.

Add the midfielders in there as well, none of them ever tracked back ^^
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: champloofan on May 15, 2009, 04:22:58 AM
(http://i40.tinypic.com/30sa4b8.gif)
 :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 15, 2009, 08:50:18 PM
^ :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Shame to see the Tevez affair is getting more headlines than Utd potentially winning the Premiership title tomorrow against Arsenal. Love how Benitez is playing the 'what if' game now thinking what if Gerrard or Torres weren't injured when the fact is that Gerrard's played in around 30 league games, 80% of Liverpool's league games. Not a bad run I think. ...Deary me Rafa, your team scored 7 more goals, wow, we should hand over the trophy. Imagine if Rooney was fit for the whole season, and Ronaldo, and Anderson, and Ferdinand, oh and Vidic too, and Brown, and Neville, and Evra, all players who missed significant portions of the season not just a couple of weeks or a month. :roll:

In other transfer news, the transfer window could be another long and arduous one after learning Man City want Ronaldinho for £10m, Real Madrid want Ronaldo for £70m and Adebayor could move to Chelsea.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 27, 2009, 10:44:19 PM
Fuck, I am never wearing my Utd shirt again! We always play bad when I wear it :lol:

Think it's fair to say that, on the night, we were just not good enough. I still think we have the strongest squad in the world, but tonight we were just beaten by a better team. Our passing wasn't crucial, our defense lacking and didn't create key opportunities. Shame cause the 1st half started so well.

Decent final though, fair play to Barcelona, gotta give them credit for what's been an amazing season for them. Imagine winning the treble as your first season as manager.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: champloofan on May 28, 2009, 04:30:07 AM
Good thing Barcelona won!  8)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: elgie on May 28, 2009, 09:41:28 AM
WE ARE THE EFFIN' CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!
Guardiola's simply the best. He's the real champion of this year, I knew from the beginning he was going to take the Barça into shape again! And he's still hot damn!!!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: chaz9891 on June 11, 2009, 11:44:56 AM
Man Utd have accepted a world record, unconditional offer of £80million for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Now I hope the money can be used to get Tevez on a permanent deal and buy a replacement for him
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on June 11, 2009, 12:46:36 PM
94M€  :shocked

10M€ / year  :shocked

kaka must be frustrated now :lol:

and now who ? Ribery ?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 11, 2009, 08:13:23 PM
Dammit. No use in me pretending like we're not gonna miss him. Proven 20+ goalscorer and has the skills to match, of course I'm gonna miss him. Sure he was an egotistical, preening twat at times but he was our egotistical, preening twat. You'd be a fool to turn down £80 mil for a player who seems like he doesn't want to play for the club anymore. Farewell Ronaldo, you've been a fantastic addition to the team and the fans will always appreciate the effort you put into the team.

Madrid are idiots though. 2nd highest team in La Liga last season to concede goals and what do they put money into? The attack. Makes sense. :roll:

So with £80 mil supposedly in transfer fees (I don't think it will go straight to our debt as suggested), who could be our next signing? Ribery would slot in nicely in Ronaldo's position but at £65 mil? Not at that price. We need another prolific goalscorer, Benzema seems to be the favourite but I wouldn't mind seeing Aguero or Villa in a Utd kit. As an aside I've always been a fan of Ashley Young, get him in!! :lol:

At least now with Barry gone to City and Ronaldo to Madrid, the transfer season's biggest potential bores are over and done with. It just got exciting again! :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: chaz9891 on June 20, 2009, 01:09:41 PM
Tevez has rejected a 5 yr contract offer from Man Utd and now City are favourites to sign him.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: francesc on July 09, 2009, 06:42:26 PM
Arsenal to sign Matuidi is nearly completed
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on July 09, 2009, 07:12:53 PM
Madrid are idiots though. 2nd highest team in La Liga last season to concede goals and what do they put money into? The attack. Makes sense. :roll:
lmao you are so right, i was thinking the same thing... apparently they are going to use the "who scores more goals in 90 minutes" tactic.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on July 09, 2009, 07:41:25 PM
Quote from: Christiano Ronaldo
"Of course the club can pay £80m for me. Or more. I think I'm worth more. Everyone says 'no' but I say 'yes'. Somebody will have to evaluate me"

Oh dear....

So Benzema's off to Madrid as well huh? Strange. When we, supposedly, come asking Lyon, they and Benzema have turned us down, reportedly on the grounds that "he's invaluable" or "he wants to play at Lyon so he can secure a spot in the French national team for next year's WC". But Madrid make an enquiry, and he's only too happy to join them for the same reason? Total BS if you ask me. I don't fault players wanting to play in certain leagues for personal reasons or otherwise, but I'm trying to place myself in the mindset of a pro footballer here and I can't understand why you'd chose Madrid over Utd. Last time I checked, Madrid achieved nothing of worth last year, going out in the 2nd round of the CL. Whereas Utd, successive league titles, club world champions and even got into the CL final in the past two years. Whenever I hear a player say they're joining Madrid because of their belief that they can challenge for the top prizes in football, I can't help but laugh. Perez says he wants a European League where the "best" teams in Europe can play each other on a weekly basis. Surely by "best" he means the richest clubs. Because honestly, if we're talking about quality, Madrid would be nowhere near that league.

Tevez, seriously, just shut the hell up right now. Don't know if you guys have heard, but Tevez has been on a verbal rampage against Utd and Ferguson describing his time there as "hell" or that if he joined City and scored against Utd, he would personally run to the touchline and scream into Feguson's face. And here's the best one, he says that if he joined City, the Utd fans would understand, as it was the team that forced him out. Uh, no Carlos. Utd made a public statement before you said this claiming that they would meet your offer of £32 mil yet you turned it down. Hardly sounds like you were dragged out kicking and screaming now does it?

Also, Owen?!?! :o :o When I first heard, I thought they chopped off my arm, sold it off and used the money to fund Liverpool's new stadium. But you never know, could be a good move. If they keep him injury free that is, which is a challenge in itself. If he even scores a few goals, he would be value for money (free transfer after all). Utd also signed Obertan, left winger from Bordeux. Never heard of him til now so I can't possibly comment. Papers today claim that Utd are interested in getting Ibrahimovic which is just.....lol....no. No way is it happening, and in no way do I want him as he's the most overrated player in the planet. I've yet to see a good performance. You think Berbatov in lazy? :lol:

Other news? Terry's head is apparently turned at joining City who it's reported was willing to pay him £300,000 a week. For a defender. Ludicrous. Liverpool are supposedly struggling to keep a hold of Alonso and Mascherano. And....that's as much as I know XD
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: champloofan on July 14, 2009, 07:49:07 AM
Liverpool needs to hold on to Alonso for sure. I can't imagine not rooting for him- he's one of my favorite Liverpool players. :(
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on July 14, 2009, 04:51:05 PM
^ Strangely though Benitez seems to value him a lesser player than Gareth Barry, which is entirely wrong in my eyes as Alonso is a better player. The only thing that annoys me about him is he always tries to score those goals from the half-way line, even if the keeper isn't off his line XD It's like, uh no, you did it once don't think you can keep on doing it :lol: Not looking good though, Alonso apparently will have to put in a written transfer request (http://football365.com/story/0,17033,8652_5432609,00.html) which would suggest he's already set his mind elsewhere, be it Madrid or whoever else.

Man, City splashing the cash here. Tevez is set to be unveiled today, Terry still seemingly tempted to join them and now it's strongly hinted that they've made a £25m bid for Adebayor on a deal worth £170,000 a week. So thats, Tevez, Adebayor, Robinho, Bellamy..hmmm..how is Hughes going to make them happy? Could they challenge the Top 4 at all?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: champloofan on July 15, 2009, 11:42:51 PM
Man City is looking scary next season, that's for sure. I heard Liverpool are looking into getting Ashley Young if Alonso is to go, which I think would be OK. Alonso is irreplaceable but I have been thinking Young would look good in a Liverpool kit.  8)

Alonso won LFC fans' player of the season honors and apparently does not want to make public his desire to leave. I wish it wasn't so. :(
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on July 18, 2009, 04:27:22 AM
Zlatan joining Barcelona and Eto'o to Inter... dammit!!!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on July 18, 2009, 08:38:08 PM
^ Huge transfer news :o I think Inter getting Eto'o was the better deal. Don't rate Zlatan at all.

It's confirmed that Adebayor's money is now the color of sky blue as he joins City in an undisclosed deal. Santa Cruz must be thinking 'why the hell did I join?!' :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on August 03, 2009, 01:21:57 AM
Well it's been a while since this place got any action isn't it? Not too surprised though as it's been remarkably quiet on the transfer front other than Real and Man City of course. Looked as though things were going to get really really out of hand early on rather than jsut really out of hand with the amount of money being splashed out for some players, seems toe have calmed down a bit now though...famous last words.

I'm not going to try and put my thoughts on every major transfer that's happened so far as there are way too many that I've missed since I was last here but I am hoping there'll be plenty more on the way too. No doubt I'll soon change my mind though and be saying how annoyed I am at some of the deals going through.Balague seems to think that Alonso is a done deal for starters.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on August 06, 2009, 03:31:39 AM
Okay double post, but who cares? As far as I'm concerned there's some major news even if others don't agree with me!  :P

Alonso gone...Aquilani in? Well I hope so, providing two things: He can stay fit and he can adapt.

I'm always wary of Italian plays due to their nature to *ahem* fall over, and I hope that he can show enough strength on the ball when he needs to. Obviously his ankle injury is a bit of a concern too, though as far as I'm aware this isn't a recurring niggle and hopefully is jsut a one off. Of course we haven't actually got ihm yet but I'm willing to put my neck on the line and say it's likely that we will as I'm sure there wouldn't be so much coverage if he was unlikely to agree personal terms; still it is the club he grew up with so you never know...

""He has good passing - the final ball is good - and he also works. If he can settle down properly in England he can be a very good addition."

Those were Rafa's words and they don't comfort me? Surely you wouldn't sign someone you're not sure can adapt?  :smhid

Is he what we're looking for to bridge the gap this year? Well unlike most football fans I'm a realist and so I'll say no. I know a little bit a bout him and I know that he does have the quallity to become a great player, my biggest concern is that England may not be his rightful place. I don't think Alonso going will effect us too much though; yes he was a great player for us and I lvoed him to bits but he only played a few minutes for us in ourr first three months and we did fine without him then. This was his best season with us and so at least we can say we got the best out of him before letting him go.

In truth though if we really do want to push on we need more than a right back and a midfielder; they're both great players that we've added but what we need is another striker. Wishful thinking I know, but Villa's name keeps popping up and obviously I'd love to see it happen. If it doesn't well I won't be annoyed or surprised but I do want a decent striker in the squad so that if he or Torres gets injured Gerrard can push up again with the role he had last year rather than drop off. It would give us the versatility we're craving.

Silva has been linked with us too and obivously it'd be great to see him here and up until last week he would have been my preferred choice. I knwo I'm being slightly conceited here by saying we get to choose one of them, its unlikely either will come. I'd just prefer to have the second stiker so we can mix things up again rather be stuck in a rigid formation and rely on Torres too mcuh in case he gets injured.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on August 06, 2009, 06:53:31 AM
all-around midfielder. XABI ALONSO brings first-class playmaking skills, veteran like experience and vision for the game to Real Madrid... LOOOOL that chairman plays hard O_O but i still wondering WTF they are gonna do without defense? play the i can score more that you strategy? gimme a break, i'm a Real madrid follower but seriously i don't like this.

btw i'm interested in what Rooney and Owen can do playing together in Manchester since i think both are very good forwards.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 10, 2009, 12:07:35 AM
No joke, I have a friend who think Real can dominate for years to come under the principal that they will score more goals than the opposing team. Come on, they say the same about Man Utd, but I can admit that's never gonna happen! Once I pointed out that Real conceded a goal against Shamrock Rovers however, he quickly shut up :lol:

Funny story about Aquilini. Someone phoned into a radio station here to discuss Aquilini and how he could play with Liverpool. And the guy was quite convincing, he talked about how he saw Aquilini had great vision, can exploit defences, great crosser of the ball. Even the radio host was impressed and he told the guy he must have been a very astute observer of Italian football. The 'expert' said no, he only has this opinion after seeing a montage of clips on YouTube :lol: :lol: :lol: Let's put it this way, I can knock a ball about in my back garden for a half hour, edit it, upload it to YouTube and people will think I'm the next Lionel Messi :lol:

Shame about the result today. What's the point in linesmen or a 4th official if they're not going to call a clear foul to the ref like Ballack made on Evra? How could the ref book Evra for that tackle against Ballack, in which he cleanly won the ball first, yet Ballack completely obstructs him and goes unpunished? *sigh* Having said that, why Evra is a 1st choice for penalty kicks I simply do not know. Even worse than Berbatov's pk last season.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on August 11, 2009, 02:24:48 AM
^ I always remember when we first confirmed the deal to sign Voronin; Sky Sports was saying how he'd agreed terms to join us at the end of the season blah blah blah while showing a clip of a player dribbling his way through another teams defence. Whoever he was seemed pretty impressive as he took on three defenders no problem, he got to the keeper but he managed to save the shot...Voronin went in for the rebound....On reflection though I suppose it was a fair clip to show considering how good bad he is.

Ballack fouled Evra, simple as, hell he even admitted it himself. In the referees defence though if you see the clip he did have his back turned so really it was the linesmans job to give the foul. Obviously I'm being completely biased here but you have to say that even after the challenege United still had the ball and were in a pretty good position so it was actually inadvertently good advantage play.

I didn't see a lot of the match as father dearest was kind enough ot put rugby on instead but I saw the penalties and deary me, I have no idea what Evra was doing. I actually can't think of a worse penalty that I've ever seen; Martins was pretty bad a few years ago for Newcastle but at least he can use the excuse that he used his weaker foot.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 28, 2009, 02:45:23 AM
Gotta love pundits and sports columnists. In the space of 2 weeks, Arsenal have gone from no-hopers to champions elect with Spurs at a close second and the likes of Liverpool & Man Utd have gone from winning it, not winning it, winning it to definately not winning it after that performance and all this in the space of what, 2 or 3 games into the season? I realise this is their jobs and they have to go with the sway of the game but they do more 180 shifts than politicians for crying out loud.

Oh and nice work to the football holligans at the West Ham v Millwall match. Thanks to them I think they knocked back English football by about 25 years or so to the eyes of Europe. No wonder England can't get a shot at hosting the World Cup. I would call these people neanderthals, but seeing as they were a species who managed to survive through the worst ravages of the Ice Age, it implies that they're a species with intelligence and great adaptability. Something I think these thugs clearly lack.

What do you all think of the CL draw?

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Group A

Bayern Munich
Juventus
Bordeaux
Maccabi Haifa

Group B

Manchester United
CSKA Moscow
Besiktas
Wolfsburg

Group C

AC Milan
Real Madrid
Marseille
FC Zurich

Group D

Chelsea
Porto
Atletico Madrid
Apoel Nicosia

Group E

Liverpool
Lyon
Fiorentina
Debrecen

Group F

Barcelona
Inter Milan
Dinamo Kiev
Rubin Kazan

Group G

Sevilla
Rangers
Stuttgart
Unirea Urziceni

Group H

Arsenal
AZ Alkmaar
Olympiakos
Standard Liege

Inter v Barca :w00t: Messi! Cambiasso! Xavi! Stanković! Ibrahimovic......ok not him :P Should be a good match. I think we got the hardest draw of the English clubs. Travelling to Moscow and Turkey? Drawing against the Bundesliga Champions? Makes harder reading than Arsenal being drawn against AZ Alkmaar don't you think? XD
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on August 29, 2009, 08:42:19 AM
Oh and nice work to the football holligans at the West Ham v Millwall match. Thanks to them I think they knocked back English football by about 25 years or so to the eyes of Europe. No wonder England can't get a shot at hosting the World Cup. I would call these people neanderthals, but seeing as they were a species who managed to survive through the worst ravages of the Ice Age, it implies that they're a species with intelligence and great adaptability. Something I think these thugs clearly lack.
In south america we have the "Barras Bravas" which in reality are delinquent groups in football fans disguise... most people never think about going to the stadium because of those bad elements.

so FUCK YEAH groups are looking very good, i expect close calls in every of them and of course i'm looking forward for a Zlatan vs Eto'o just so Barça can cry out loud how they dropped a quality player in that bad way.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 03, 2009, 07:26:11 PM
Zlatan's the kinda player who could lose you a title.

HOLY CRAP!! :o :o :o

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Chelsea banned from signing players until 2011

 Chelsea have been banned from registering any new players for the next two transfer windows after FIFA found them guilty of inducing a French teenager to breach his contract with another club.

Gael Kakuta, 18, joined Chelsea from Lens two years ago but the French club lodged a complaint with the sport's world governing body.

Now FIFA's dispute resolution chamber (DRC) has ruled that Kakuta breached his contract with Lens and that Chelsea induced him to do so.

FIFA said in a statement: "The French club had lodged a claim with FIFA seeking compensation for breach of contract from the player and requesting also sporting sanctions to be imposed on the player and the English club for breach of contract and inducement to breach of contract respectively.

"The DRC found that the player had indeed breached a contract signed with the French club. Equally, the DRC deemed it to be established that the English club induced the player to such breach.

"As a result the player was condemned to pay compensation in the amount of 780,000 euros (£680,995), for which the club, Chelsea, is jointly and severally liable, and sporting sanctions were imposed on both the player and Chelsea in accordance with art. 17 par. 3 and 4 of the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players.

"A restriction of four months on his eligibility to play in official matches is imposed on the player Gael Kakuta while the club Chelsea is banned from registering any new players, either nationally or internationally, for the two next entire and consecutive registration periods following the notification of the present decision.

"Furthermore, Chelsea, has to pay RC Lens training compensation in the amount of 130,000 euros (£113,498)."

Chelsea have the right to appeal against the decision and take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne.

It is almost certain that Chelsea will exercise that right and the club are expected to release a response to the guilty verdict.

Kakuta, a skilful left winger, is viewed as Chelsea's most promising young player. He ended his first season as top scorer in the youth side and was voted the academy's player of the year.

His second season was brought to an end in February by a double fracture of his ankle.

Chelsea have at least signed a number of their key existing players up on to long-term contracts, with Ashley Cole, John Terry and Didier Drogba all agreeing new deals recently.

Chief executive Peter Kenyon says the new deals were a key part of Chelsea's summer activity and hinted that England midfielder Joe Cole would be next to sign a contract extension.

"We've concentrated very hard this summer in retaining the players we have. Inevitably in a transfer window it is all about who you bring in but we shouldn't overlook who we have got," said Kenyon.

"If you look at Drogba, Terry or Cole, they are world-class players that could walk into any other team in Europe and I am delighted that we have retained them."

Kenyon is confident Joe Cole will be next. He has been out of action since January following knee ligament damage and his current contract expires next June.

"Joe is just back in training and we are all delighted to see that. We want - and he wants - to remain at Chelsea," Kenyon added.

Chelsea are not the first club to have been punished in such a way.

Roma were also given a ban for two transfer windows following defender Philippe Mexes' move from Auxerre in 2004.

Roma appealed to the CAS and had the ban cut to one transfer window.

If the same situation was repeated it would mean Chelsea being unable to sign players until next summer.

http://www.football365.com/story/0,17033,8652_5535789,00.html (http://www.football365.com/story/0,17033,8652_5535789,00.html)

It would be funny if this ruling stuck, but I doubt it will.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on September 03, 2009, 08:29:01 PM
WOW Chelsea have a good team but is not young anymore, i wonder if they can resist two years like that.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on September 05, 2009, 08:37:20 PM
tomorrow!!!

ARGENTINA vs BRASIL

i go with Brasil since i can stand the people from argentina (maradrug and messy D:)... however i awin from the locals seems more accurate  :thumbdown:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 13, 2009, 07:51:29 PM
DAMMIT EVERTON!! If they had only won, I would have netted a cool £40+. Down there among the last 3 of the league? You damn well deserve it! :banghead: :banghead:

Funny, someone pointed this out to me after the Man City v Arsenal match

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The chairs and other small objects may not have hit him but the power of the internet may have if only for a brief moment :lol: Deserves a 3 match ban for that stamp on Van Persie as well as being a complete tit. Would suit us fine for next week, that would only leave us with the immense striking power of...Craig Bellamy :lol: In all seriousness, I expect it to be close, derbies usually are, and City in particular have a point to prove after their spending spree and wanting to push into the Top 4, but I think we have the quality to beat them. On the matter of City's spending power, I read an article yesterday suggesting the money in acquiring Tevez, taking into account the money to the club and to the third party owners etc, actually comes to the region of £70+ mil. :o

Weird insight into the mind of Patrice Evra this week. When asked what he would do when his football career is over he'd either front a comedy TV show with Park Ji-Sung or be a babysitter XD :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on September 15, 2009, 09:33:13 PM
^ Everton might fails but you must agree that they have the funkiest player in the league (Fellaini and his afro)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on September 23, 2009, 12:08:47 PM
FUCK YEAH BARCA

All Zlatan.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on October 10, 2009, 09:53:00 PM
How about those WCQ? Not especially surprising, unfortunately.

Also, FM2010 drops in two weeks, can't wait for that shit
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on October 11, 2009, 04:43:37 AM
Argentina won... Ecuador lost against Uruguay... in the next match Ecuador need to win in Chile and also there is Argentina vs Uruguay,imo a draw is the worst result for them.


also... if Peru wins against Bolivia we will leave the bottom... but seriously i doubt we can win D:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Sayange on October 11, 2009, 05:56:48 AM
Chile wins!!!!!!! We are going to the world cup!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :cow:


Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Colombia 2-4 Chile 10/10/2009 Chile Clasifica al Mundial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdHK6dZeFkc#normal)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on October 11, 2009, 06:12:46 AM
^ Congrats! I have to say I've missed you guys from the World Cup, even if it was only because of the funny way Des Lynam used to say the name of the country. :p
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on October 11, 2009, 06:14:23 AM
^
^
chevere tio!! Bielsa hizo un trabajo de la PM en su selección... no como el Chemo XD lol
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Sayange on October 12, 2009, 01:02:29 AM
^ Congrats! I have to say I've missed you guys from the World Cup, even if it was only because of the funny way Des Lynam used to say the name of the country. :p

Ahahahaha  XD
^
^
chevere tio!! Bielsa hizo un trabajo de la PM en su selección... no como el Chemo XD lol

Sí, todo el mundo quiere hacer santo a Bielsa ahora. San Bielsa...  XD

Pobre Chemo, a mi me da pena, si no es mal entrenador, cuando entrenaba a un equipo acá le iba súper bien  :twothumbs
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on October 12, 2009, 01:13:39 AM
Goddamn that Argentina match was crazy! All those missed chances, the heavy rain, the last min goals. And that Maradona body slide at the end! XD I'd love to see the match against Uraguay on Thurs night. 11PM it starts here but I don't care when there's this much at stake. Can you imagine a WC without Messi? Or even Ronaldo considering Portugal's form?

Also a great match with the Republic of Ireland v Italy. Last, and I mean last, minute equaliser for Italy to make it 2-2. Crazy.

Man England can't go one match without finding a scapegoat can they? They've pinned the defeat largely on Rio, with papers and experts alike questioning his form and wanting him axed from the squad. Damn people, the WC isn't until next year, chill out already. You want to axe a proven CB cause of a questionable form of late?

But then I know that one good performance from Rio soon will completely change opinion. After all, England were going to win the WC before Sat and now they have no hope. Expect Rio to not only be hailed as the best defender in the country, but an appeal for Capello to make him captain :roll:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on October 15, 2009, 03:50:05 AM
ARGENTINA TO THE WORLD CUP

(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/228/65174.jpg)

also Chile destroyed Ecuador chances... in other news, Peru win against Bolivia in a boring match (thank god is finally over)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Sayange on October 15, 2009, 04:11:09 AM
Well, Argentina didn't need our help to go to the cup. Haha.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on October 15, 2009, 04:49:41 AM
^ Bielsa never forgive, plus Chile is obviously superior this season.


i watched the goals from Spain against Bosnia&H. (since i'm an Casillas fan) but LOL those two goals against... man, so lame, so lame... more like bloopers, specially the second one.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: daigong on October 18, 2009, 12:02:30 PM
Chile wins!!!!!!! We are going to the world cup!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :cow:


Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[size=8]CONCHETUMADRE![/size] :lol:

Where's the Pink Peru players?

Canada is so bad, they didn't even get to sniff at a chance. We're #53  :fap
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on October 18, 2009, 05:56:33 PM
SPORT BOYS ASSOCIATION

(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/499/3e0eeef027394b7996bfffa.jpg)
LOS ROSADOS DEL CALLAO

hope they can get enough money to play next season :lol: that was the main reason they went down.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: chaz9891 on October 18, 2009, 06:03:35 PM
(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/8987/redfz.jpg)
 :lol: :lol: :lol:
I like how Reina is looking at the beach ball rather than the football and also the fact that the ball belongs to a liverpool fan.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on October 18, 2009, 06:26:24 PM
Even I thought conceding that goal yesterday was harsh :lol: Gotta feel for the Pool supporter who threw it onto the pitch too. From the video I saw, it looked like a kid threw it onto the pitch and I guess that's why they had his face blurred out. Must be awful to know that you were the cause of your team losing that day. You can guarantee that had it been an adult, he wouldn't have had his face censored, and the papers would be hounding him, getting his backstory and dedicating a 4 page spread to him.

As an open question to pool supporters, not that I think it will or indeed should happen, what do you think Benitez's chances are of lasting until the end of the season? You know pressure and criticism by the tabloids will be great and from what I gather, support is at an all time low. To be fair, Pool didn't have Torres or Gerrard yesterday, and you can't realistically hope Voronin will win the match :lol:

I think the match against Utd will be key. Neither team is playing great at the moment, Pool have injuries for key players and Utd's defence is shaky to say the least. I think if Pool lose, the amount of pundit columns on Benitez's sacking will come thick and fast.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on October 18, 2009, 06:41:57 PM
haha wow, I didn't see about that at the Liverpool game. :doh:

In other news, FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU Barca, too bad.. Not fun when they win every time, I guess.

http://www.goal.com/en/news/9/england/2009/10/18/1568911/manchester-united-manager-sir-alex-ferguson-facing-possible-five- (http://www.goal.com/en/news/9/england/2009/10/18/1568911/manchester-united-manager-sir-alex-ferguson-facing-possible-five-) ? :lol: What a nice pic of him, too
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on October 18, 2009, 07:08:32 PM
Last I heard, they were talking the big talk of having Fergie sacked. Good luck with that...

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Manchester City to bid 30M Pounds for the Beachball after it has scored more goals than Robinho and Roque Santa Cruz combined

http://football365.com/mailbox/story/0,17033,8744_5635736,00.html (http://football365.com/mailbox/story/0,17033,8744_5635736,00.html)

:lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on October 19, 2009, 02:55:29 PM
for the 4 last european team; World Cup play-off draw

Republic of Ireland - France (14th & 18th november)
Portugal - Bosnia-Herzegovina
Greece - Ukraine
Russia - Slovenia

at least it's not Ukraine for France  :nervous
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on October 21, 2009, 12:15:01 PM

Liverpool (minus Torres & Gerrard) 1 - 2 OL   :w00t:
Barcelona 1 - 2 Rubin Kazan xD




and the last Stojkovic's goal :3
A nice goal by Manager, Dragan Stojkovic ejected him out from the pitch. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QUINdfStzc#ws-normal)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on October 21, 2009, 07:47:50 PM
Even I thought conceding that goal yesterday was harsh :lol: Gotta feel for the Pool supporter who threw it onto the pitch too. From the video I saw, it looked like a kid threw it onto the pitch and I guess that's why they had his face blurred out. Must be awful to know that you were the cause of your team losing that day. You can guarantee that had it been an adult, he wouldn't have had his face censored, and the papers would be hounding him, getting his backstory and dedicating a 4 page spread to him.

As an open question to pool supporters, not that I think it will or indeed should happen, what do you think Benitez's chances are of lasting until the end of the season? You know pressure and criticism by the tabloids will be great and from what I gather, support is at an all time low. To be fair, Pool didn't have Torres or Gerrard yesterday, and you can't realistically hope Voronin will win the match :lol:

I think the match against Utd will be key. Neither team is playing great at the moment, Pool have injuries for key players and Utd's defence is shaky to say the least. I think if Pool lose, the amount of pundit columns on Benitez's sacking will come thick and fast.

I guess at times like this you just have to laugh don't you? I'd find it funny if happened to any other team but yeah, the whole beachball goal was ridiculous to have been allowed.

As for Benitez, well I'll be honest and say that I don't have access to a TV and haven't for a good few months now so I'm not actually sure how much pressure he's mean to be under. All I can say though is that it would be stupid to sack him. First reason being the rubbish one: injuries, I never consider that an excuse though as all teams get them and you should be good enough to cope with them. Second reason being that there is nobody out there to replace him, things would jsut go from bad to worse. Lastly I don't blame him in the slightest, most of out current problems come from our owners; I;m sure Benitez is well aware that our squad lacks depth but he's simply not being given the funds to bring anyone in so what the hell is he supposed to do?

I was surprised to see Liverpool even score agaisnt Lyon so I wasn't too upset when they ended up losing as I was expecting 0-2 or 1-3.

I also think we'll lose the game against United, our injuries right now are a little bit worse and although both teams aren't playing well I think United step up to the challenge far better. I'd also much rather have Torres fit than Gerrard if I had the choice as Gerrard isn't as great in big matches as people seem to think.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on October 21, 2009, 11:35:53 PM
Liverpool fans booing the team after the match - 'Walk on through the wind and the rain' huh? Best fans in the world my arse :lol:

Readl Madrid 2 - 3 AC Milan

Best match all season. Goalkeeping clusterfucks aplenty on both sides which led to the goals, some cracking goals by Pirlo and Pato, controversy of Milan's disallowed goal (how the hell was that not given?!?!). Can't wait for the rematch, I will definately be watching. Ronaldinho doesn't look like he cares anymore from what I saw.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on October 22, 2009, 12:06:49 AM
^ should be 2- 4 because that goal was totally legitimate... fuck real is playing nothing, a bunch of stars can't make a team :(

oh yeah the match was great
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on October 25, 2009, 12:13:08 AM
OMFG Matthäus is Racing Club de Argentina new coach

http://momento24.com/en/2009/10/24/confirmed-lothar-matthaus-will-be-racings-new-coach/ (http://momento24.com/en/2009/10/24/confirmed-lothar-matthaus-will-be-racings-new-coach/)

you know, is nothing against him but WOW he can't talk spanish!! is going to be very hard... but i wish him good luck since he used to be one of my favorite players.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on October 25, 2009, 07:37:32 PM
Liverpool 2 - 0 Man Utd

Even those balloons the Utd fans brought in couldn't save us :( I don't think we should have been beaten, but at the same time not so surprised we lost. And Vidic, the absolute legend he is, shouldn't play against Liverpool. 3 red cards in a row :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: chaz9891 on October 25, 2009, 08:15:31 PM
I thought it was a very lacklustre performance from us, I think we really missed Fletcher's energy in midfield. I thought Vidic did alright for most of the match and his first yellow card was a bit harsh.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on October 25, 2009, 08:23:49 PM
I thought it was a very lacklustre performance from us, I think we really missed Fletcher's energy in midfield. I thought Vidic did alright for most of the match and his first yellow card was a bit harsh.

I thought both sides made it hard for the ref. Though how they missed Torres' blatant and incredibly obvious dive when Evra was nowhere near making any contact will forever remain a mystery. But that's just me nitpicking.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on October 25, 2009, 08:27:01 PM
Great result for us but I'm not going to get carried away and say this our seasons turning point like most people already seem to be doing.
I was surprised at the result but obviously pleasantly surprised as it was a game we more than deserved to win. Hopefully it will show people that we don't rely on Gerrard all the time though I doubt it very much. Good goal from Torres but I'm happier that N'Gog carried on his good record from coming off the bench to score, hopefully he can become a bit more important for us in the future.
Still further behind in the league than we should be at this stage but can't really complain about the majority of other results that went on over the weekend.

Oh, and Carragher should have been sent off, still like it was mentioned, we actually got some luck for the first time in months.
Vidic is quickly becoming one of my favourite players along with Phil Neville and Tony Hibbert. :lol:

^ Also I wouldnt say Torres dived, in a few cases he does but that time he actually looked like he just fell over himself.  :banghead:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on October 28, 2009, 06:29:07 PM
FOR THE SAKE OF THE AIBUTT!!!! i can't imagine how bad Real Madrid played to end 0-4 against an amateur team... i'm so embarrassed :(

lol i bet that the other club already think they players are heroes :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on October 28, 2009, 06:38:09 PM
Football just seems completely fucked this season :cokecat:

 :bow: Go make it right (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=21571.0) -- TWO DAYS
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on November 01, 2009, 10:15:20 PM
Damn, I guess it's not so surprising that the papers have done a complete u-turn on Benitez in the space of a week. I will say, that the moment he took Torres off, you knew straight away that he was going to settle for a draw. And while it's understandable considering they have a literal must-win CL game against Lyon midweek, you'd think he would focus on the match at hand and keep up the pressure on us. As it stands, the points advantage they gained over us last week has just been lost. Doesn't help Benitez's standing with the fans when he comes up with post-match statements like, "Don't measure our success with trophies" Cause if the worst comes to the worst and the form continues, the FA Cup is the only trophy they have a realistic chance of winning.

If backpage talk is anything to go by, Utd are interested in Luis Suarez for £35mil, Jack Rodwell as a replacement for Ferdinand (lol wut?) and Neuer to succees VDS as opposed to Foster. Also in talks about making changes to Hargreaves (or Der Harg as I like to call him) contract on a pay as you play basis. Which seems like the easiest choice Fergie will make all season :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on November 03, 2009, 12:13:10 PM
Can't wait for the CL business today and tomorrow, going to be awesome. Hoping Barcelona makes up for the last game against Rubin :lol: Inter-Kiev will probably be intense. Be nice if Inter would finally pick up some European wins - love me some Inter :heart: Also hoping that Milan can give another upset to Madrid (DO IT PATO :bow:)

really hoping that lyon pull another win, too

Roberto Mancini Linked With Liverpool Job - Report (http://www.goal.com/en/news/10/italy/2009/11/03/1600576/roberto-mancini-linked-with-liverpool-job-report) -- Oh ho

And if you haven't gotten around to it yet, hit up the Football Managers thread in Akihabara! (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=21571.0)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on November 03, 2009, 10:42:03 PM
w00t bordeaux did it again!

Bayern Munich 0 - 2 Bordeaux
Marseille 6 - 1 Zurich

MU 3 - 3 CSKA Moscow
Milan 1 - 1 Real Madrid (Benzema!)

Maccabi Haifa 0 - 1 Juventus
APOEL Nicosia 0 - 1 FC Porto
Atlético Madrid 2 - 2 Chelsea
Besiktas 0 - 3 VfL Wolfsburg
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on November 03, 2009, 10:46:48 PM
Unbelievable, that's just amazing. Even despite securing Man Utd's qualification place, Antonio Valencia still doesn't smile! :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: chaz9891 on November 04, 2009, 01:44:12 AM
^This is what he said in an interview - "You might not be able to tell from my face but I promise I’m celebrating inside,". "I’m trying to work on a celebration. I’ve been listening to a lot of music at home so maybe when I score again you’ll see a little dance."

United's defending was dreadful once again but I'm pleased that we've qualified. I have no idea how Fletcher didn't get a penalty :shocked. Shocking decision :smhid
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on November 04, 2009, 08:18:12 AM
Milan-Madrid match was infuriating at times :mon mad: :mon mad:

Bayern has been doing terribly lately, fully expected Bourdeaux and Marseille to both win (fuck yeah, go French clubs). Thought Chelsea could have picked up a win, probably the only surprise of the night.

Time for the real games tonight baby :jerk:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on November 05, 2009, 12:58:12 AM
Lolz at Ryan Babel. Scored a screamer of a goal but no less than 2 minutes later, he puts in a "cross" that reminds everyone why people don't rate him so highly.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on November 08, 2009, 12:27:58 PM
http://www.goal.com/en/news/9/england/2009/11/08/1611460/barcelona-in-shock-85m-swoop-for-manchester-united-star (http://www.goal.com/en/news/9/england/2009/11/08/1611460/barcelona-in-shock-85m-swoop-for-manchester-united-star)
Because Barca isn't packing enough firepower already. The source is.. :rofl: at best anyway. They'd be better off spending that dough on Pato, Villa, Robinho, or someone else, as far as I see it.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on November 08, 2009, 12:42:46 PM
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Sir Alex Ferguson is yet to reinvest the money brought in from his Portuguese protege's departure, and it is thought that the Old Trafford club's debts are preventing him from doing so.

If the owners, apparently, kept all the money from the Ronaldo signing to themselves to pay off debt, what's going to stop them when an even bigger offer comes along? I love Rooney (no homo), works hard, great finisher and looks like he'd give heart and soul to the club, but £85 mil?

Big match tonight. While I don't see it as a title decider as so many would have you believe, it would still be good to get a win at Stamford Bridge and bring Chelsea down a peg. But it doesn't look good. Whilst I would takena fully fit Jonny Evans over a 90% fit Rio Ferdinand any day of the week, our defence has been left wanting at times and I'm sure it must be hard enough keeping out an in-form striker from scoring, but when you have two i.e. Drogba and Anelka, it's bound to cause trouble. I say a 2-1 win to Chelsea and I feel disgusted at myself for saying so.

*EDIT*

Chelsea 1 - 0 Man Utd

hmmm, I didn't realise we would lose thanks to an offside Drogba and John Terry's shoulder. Also, how was Terry's tackle on Valencia not a penalty? Is shirt pulling down to the ground a legal move nowadays?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on November 08, 2009, 08:57:59 PM
i comfess that i lold when i read in the news that the son of Drogba is ashamed of the stupidity his dad make on the field
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on November 11, 2009, 06:51:53 PM
I'm gonna throw my neck out and say the title is going to be Chelsea's this year, and Arsenal have an outside chacne so long as they don't implode like they have done in recent years.

Chelsea are the only team that seem to be able to have a soild defence, everyone else in the league this eyar has been awful; I wouldn't say Chelsea have beena wesome, just better than everyone else. I want to see Arsenal's defence tested a bit more though since they did leak four against city.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on November 11, 2009, 10:52:16 PM
I'm shocked with this news, Enke was an star player and most that probably would be the main goalkeeper in the world cup... this is very sad, a big lost for Germany squad and football in general. Apparently he never forgive himself about her daughter dead... might he finally rest in peace.

Country in shock as star player dies under train
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2009/nov/11/robert-enke-hannover-96-germany (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2009/nov/11/robert-enke-hannover-96-germany)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on November 12, 2009, 05:23:21 AM
Damn, somehow I forgot to mention that myself, heard about it shortly after it got reported on the net, not what I was expecting, or anyone I think tbh. I remember him all the way back to his days with Barcelona and didn't actually know he was the number one naitonal goalkeeper as I hadn't been paying much attention to international football as usual. Shocking to hear about it, kind of makes you feel a bit weird that it's obviously something so sad but when something like that happens to your kid then it's gotta be messing you up inside.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on November 12, 2009, 04:45:21 PM
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Keeper badly hurt in bike smash

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini has suffered "potentially life-changing injuries" in a motorbike accident in east London, police said.

He was taken to hospital after his BMW bike was involved in a collision with a car in Walthamstow at about 1030 GMT.

He has fractured his wrists and injured his pelvis but a spokesman for the north London club said they were still waiting for hospital test results.

The Italian, 36, signed from London rivals Chelsea in January this year.

The female driver and a child passenger walked away from the Ford Fiesta Cudicini was in collision with and did not need hospital treatment.

No arrests

The accident happened on Forest Road.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: "A 36-year-old male suffered injuries described by the London Ambulance Service as possibly life-changing and was taken to an east London hospital for further assessment and treatment.

"No arrests have been made."

A statement on Tottenham's website said: "Carlo Cudicini has fractured his wrists and injured his pelvis after being involved in a road accident this morning.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8357262.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8357262.stm)

What is it with these guys recently? "Potentially life changing" may well mean we won't see him playing again since he's only a reserve keeper at the moment anyway.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: rebornsoul on November 15, 2009, 01:07:44 PM
y are goalkeepers grabbing the headlines everyday
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on November 18, 2009, 11:42:05 PM
France 1 - 1 Ireland : France is finally qualified.

great hand by Henry  :smhid  fuckin' disgrace...

too bad, Ireland is a great team, Trapatoni is good ...

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on November 18, 2009, 11:46:51 PM
Everytime I like and respect Henry for his football skills, he does something like, I dunno, concede a handball then handle it a 2nd time to set upa goal. Call it an accident, instinctive, intuition, however you want, France cheated their way to the WC, pure and simple.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on November 19, 2009, 12:06:15 AM
still can't believe it ...
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w179/sh15uy4/henry.jpg)


Ireland totally deserved to win this match.
Henry should have tell the referee about his double hand ... I totally feel uncomfortable about this qualification and I'm not alone ...
Diarra (x2), Gignac, Gourcuff... were shit ... only Lloris was good
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on November 19, 2009, 12:22:07 AM
Watched the final part of the game... this reminds me the time when Barcelona defeated Chelsea thanks to the referee blindness  :tama-mad: i'm seriously getting tired of the "well, this is part of the game" shit


URUGUAY 1 - 1 COSTA RICA
La Celeste win the last ticket to the WC. in a very poor match with an attempt of a serious fight by the last... oh and 7 extra minutes in a game? IS A LOT
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on November 19, 2009, 01:21:27 PM
GG Henry
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Blacky- on November 21, 2009, 02:02:09 AM
Henry did a big hand (he's not the first, by example :

 Messi scores with his left hand (Diego Maradona cover) WATCH (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frnyf666z0s&feature=related#normal) :lol: )

but the referee didn't see 2 penalty against Ireland ... Ireland was better than France which was pathetic, :( but Lloris was here !
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on November 22, 2009, 06:05:21 PM
oh fuck;
Tottenham 9 - 1 Wigan :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on November 22, 2009, 06:14:29 PM
^ SHOCKING

not a fan of those teams but WHAT A MATCH, a goal galore with 5 goals for Defoe and surely one of the worst humiliations for a Premier team o_o
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on November 22, 2009, 06:34:19 PM
Incredible scoreline, but let's be honest, it wasn't due to an unstoppable blitzkreig from the Spur's offence, more like Wigan's defence was slapstick comedy at best, and truly woeful. Wigan's goal shouldn't have been allowed either, with a handball that looked Henry-esque. Ref must have given it for sympathy :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: paihchenko on November 26, 2009, 04:27:44 AM
what happen to liverpool??

and MU..how sad, lost to besiktas..
but we noe already, they are moved to higher level..
hahaha
   :grin:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on November 26, 2009, 11:27:30 AM
... and Bordeaux 2 - 0 Juventus

w00t !

too bad for Marseille T.T
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on November 27, 2009, 06:30:45 AM
LDU thrash Flu in Sudamericana final first leg

LDU de Quito of Ecuador have opened up a hefty lead in the two-legged Copa Sudamericana final after thrashing Brazilian club Fluminense 5-1 in Quito on Wednesday.

Incredibly, Fluminense led after less than a minute through Marquinho before Edison Mendez notched a hat-trick by the hour mark. Substitute Franklin Salas and former Aston Villa defender Ulises de la Cruz added further goals late in the match to leave Fluminense with a mountain to climb in the reverse fixture next Wednesday.

Marquinho pounced on a parried shot in the opening moments of the game to give the visitors a precious lead in the altitude of Quito, but they struggled from that point on, with Mendez unleashing two long-range thunderbolts to swing the advantage in LDU's favour before half time.

He completed his hat-trick with a 60th minute header and then assisted Salas for his side's fourth, before de la Cruz put the icing on the cake with a 30-metre strike of his own in the dying minutes. (http://soccernet-assets.espn.go.com/news/story?id=704108&sec=global&cc=3888)

nowadays Liga de Quito is one of the top teams in south america, they won Libertadores not so far ago and now they are really close to winning the Sudamericana... the thing is that Libertadores final was also against Fluminense  :P2
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: airiRin on November 30, 2009, 11:17:56 AM
Barcelona 1-0 Real Madrid

It's unlucky for Real that Puyol and Pique are in their best form.
I'm sure without them Barca will lose the match. It's not Barca best performance.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Masa on December 02, 2009, 10:34:01 AM
Rocky Baptiste - The Miss of the Century (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvYOA4BXIqk#normal)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on December 02, 2009, 03:56:43 PM
^ ROFL second part is useless  :rofl: ... finnish?  :grin:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on December 03, 2009, 12:00:41 PM
How did that guy miss? I'd probably do that :lol:

Had some hot Barca and EL action last night, can't wait for the rest of the EL matches tonight
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Sayange on December 04, 2009, 08:27:16 PM
The groups for the World Cup have been defined!


GROUP A
South Africa
Mexico
Uruguay
France


GROUP B
Argentina
Nigeria
South Korea
Greece


GROUP C
England
USA
Algeria
Slovenia


GROUP D
Germany
Australia
Serbia
Ghana


GROUP E
Netherlands
Denmark
Japan
Cameroon


GROUP F
Italy
Paraguay
New Zealand
Slovakia


GROUP G
Brazil
North Korea
Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Portugal

GROUP H
Spain
Switzerland
Honduras
Chile


This is... madness.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 04, 2009, 08:49:01 PM
Group G is far and away the group of death. England have a rather easy group to contend with. Other than that, it's all good. Looking forward to the WC already.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Sayange on December 04, 2009, 09:01:13 PM
Group A is somehow scary, too.


I'm sad for Chile, though. If logic works here, we should go to the second round as second in our group (after Spain) and then we would play with Group G's first, which should logically be... Brazil. :bleed eyes:

Well, miracles can happen  :grin:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: kuro_808 on December 04, 2009, 09:15:17 PM
U.S. got shit lucky, Group G is the group of death, and I hoe France doesn't past the round robin

then this http://g.sports.yahoo.com/soccer/world-cup/news/blatter-says-irish-deserve-moral-compensation--fbintl,ap-wcup-ireland-blatter.html (http://g.sports.yahoo.com/soccer/world-cup/news/blatter-says-irish-deserve-moral-compensation--fbintl,ap-wcup-ireland-blatter.html)



ROBBEN ISLAND, South Africa (AP) -- FIFA president Sepp Blatter is considering a special award for Ireland after it lost out on a World Cup spot to France when a handball from Thierry Henry led to a decisive goal.

He ruled out financial compensation after it was announced that World Cup teams will receive at least $9 million for taking part in the competition.

Blatter said Thursday he would back Ireland receiving "moral compensation" for its elimination following the handball.

He said paying Ireland would lead to more teams seeking compensation.

Really WTF
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on December 05, 2009, 01:04:57 AM
group A looks very hard O_O but i think almost all groups are very balanced... expect the group G (that one is hell)

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Ireland receiving "moral compensation"
WTF man WTF, seriously WTF... moral compensation sounds like a handshake or a free soda coupon or shit  :lol: while reading the news i was thinking in a big ass trophy as compensation for Ireland (the you got robbed award? oh man, so lame)


Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 05, 2009, 02:28:51 AM
Blatter has no shame. Though neither do the FAI for begging to be the 33rd team in the tournament. They'd command respect if they just accepted it now and moved on. Receiving some sort of moral compensation now is too little, too late and hugely embarrasing to the country.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: kuro_808 on December 05, 2009, 02:36:58 AM
well I think Group G gives N. Korea some chance  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on December 05, 2009, 03:08:15 AM
as always a group of hell ... and hopefully (or not) France isn't there

seriously we're fucking lucky but it doesn't mean we'll get the 1st place xD ... (just remembered the '02 world cup xD)




totally loved the Charlize Theron's joke during rehearsal XD
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on December 05, 2009, 07:54:01 AM
At first, i was sad for the Ireland and how France got their qualification.
I was like WTF, France doesnt deserve their qualification. France sucks, Henry sucks BOOO
But now, i still think they doesnt deserve their place but Ireland should stop crying at the corner and stop asking to go to the WC because they should know that is impossible. ( How about the penalty for Evra ? And another one for Anelka i think ?)
People they it's Henry's fault, he is a cheater. I was thinking the same. But who should be blamed ? The referees of Henry ? I want to say the referee.
Henry should have say that he cheated ? How about Robbie Keanes and the penalty against Georgia ? He also didnt say anything even if he know there was no penalty
Ireland - Georgia RIDICULOUS Penalty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf9fx4ipF4Q#normal)
How about Maradona and Messi and the "Hand of God "?
I think if people wants to complain, they should complain against Platini  :lol: this man is an asshole, he should do something about all those referee's mistake
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on December 06, 2009, 04:09:56 AM
^ i'm sure many people think that they are helping France because of who Platini in the FIFA XD... but ok, the only option was to play again, didn't happen so let it go, right? the extra place theory was idiotic... but nothing like the moral compensation WTF means that :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: donysaurus on December 09, 2009, 03:25:45 AM
Soccer Player :

1. Sinisa Mihajlovic
2. Lionel Messi
3. Sergio Conceicao
4. Cristophe Dughary
5. Juan Sebastian Veron

Team :

1. SS. Lazio
2. Manchested City
3. Ajax Amsterdam
4. Valencia
5. River Plate
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on December 10, 2009, 06:49:58 PM
^River? pero si ya casi está en segunda...

nature was calling :lol:
Jens Lehmann pee's during the game (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbibMk6gq58#)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on December 11, 2009, 07:55:35 PM
Worst tackle ever: Nuno Claro almost kills Georgian Paun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM1SPwPbcDc#)

 :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on December 13, 2009, 02:10:59 PM

Golazo hondurenho Figueroa - Stoke vs Wigan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPQ5dGYUnok#)
 :O2
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on December 13, 2009, 06:14:36 PM
:rofl: the goalie was buying coffee or something
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on December 15, 2009, 02:37:00 PM
http://www.goal.com/en/news/10/italy/2009/12/15/1688313/inter-coach-jose-mourinho-faces-one-month-ban-sack-for (http://www.goal.com/en/news/10/italy/2009/12/15/1688313/inter-coach-jose-mourinho-faces-one-month-ban-sack-for) :shocked:

Not that he wouldn't have a job in a week. Love Mourinho :heart:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on December 18, 2009, 06:09:07 PM
Champions League Knockout Stage

Stuttgart vs Barcelona
Olympiakos FC vs Bordeaux
Inter Milan vs Chelsea
Bayern Munich vs Fiorentina
CSKA Moscow vs Sevilla
Lyon vs Real Madrid
FC Porto vs Arsenal
AC Milan vs Manchester United

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on December 18, 2009, 06:27:28 PM
WOW they all look well balanced (well almost)

for me this are the ones that i'm interested in watch
Inter Milan vs Chelsea (sounds like awesome football)
Bayern Munich vs Fiorentina (go Fiore, must support Vargas)
AC Milan vs Manchester United (8-D)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on December 18, 2009, 06:43:51 PM
let's say Lyon has a chance xD



Europa League
Rubin Kazan v Hapoel Tel Aviv
Athletic Bilbao v Anderlecht
FC Copenhagen v Marseille
Panathinaikos v Roma
Atletico Madrid v Galatasaray
Ajax v Juventus
Club Brugge v Valencia
Fulham v Shakhtar Donetsk
Liverpool v Unirea Urziceni
Hamburg v PSv Eindhoven
Villarreal v Wolfsburg
Standard Liege v FC Salzburg
FC Twente v Werder Bremen
Lille v Fenerbahce
Everton v Sporting Lisbon
Hertha Berlin v Benfica


Ajax - Juve sounds cool :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Blacky- on December 19, 2009, 07:41:07 PM
It was very hard against Estudiantes but Barcelona is world champion ! :) Messi didn't play very well but he scored a great goal. :bow:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on December 19, 2009, 08:53:15 PM
Good stuff, Barcelona!


English Prems

Arsenal 3 - 0 Hull City  :twothumbs
Fulham 3 - 0 Manchester United  :shocked:


Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 19, 2009, 09:02:41 PM
Argh United :( Not even Liverpool losing the Portsmouth can cheer me up after that.

Mark Hughes has been sacked as Man City manager. Mancini has signed on as replacement.

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Mark Hughes has been sacked as Manchester City manager, paying the price for a run of two wins in 11 games.

Roberto Mancini has already been installed as Hughes' replacement, with Brian Kidd as his number two, in a move which confirmed speculation that a decision had already been taken before Saturday's 4-3 win over Sunderland.

Wednesday's three-goal hammering at Tottenham convinced owner Sheikh Mansour and chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak that Hughes could not steer City into the top four, as had been expected following a summer outlay of £120million.

"A return of two wins in 11 Premier League games is clearly not in line with the targets that were agreed and set," said Khaldoon, in a statement.

"Sheikh Mansour and the board felt there was no evidence that the situation would fundamentally change."

Knew this would happen. Well good luck to Mancini trying to secure the Premiership for them. Probably get the sack if he doesn't. The dressing room bust up mid-week only seemed to speed up the process I bet.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: redux on December 19, 2009, 09:27:15 PM
I'm a very happy man, I knew when I saw the 9/2 odds on Fulham in the paper it was more than worth a bet, in fact I'd have been stupid not to. Thankfully I'm not stupid...well not THAT stupid.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on December 19, 2009, 09:29:45 PM
gg barca, even if you did pull it out of your asses at the last minute

also, good luck mancini :cokecat:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on December 20, 2009, 07:18:15 AM
FKN BARCA!!! surely this team will pass to history as one of the greatest... is madness!!!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 21, 2009, 11:53:24 PM
Pep Guardiola's Barca future could be in doubt (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=716592&sec=europe&campaign=rss&source=soccernet&cc=5739)

When I first saw the headline, I thought the Barca owners had gone batshit loco. :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on December 22, 2009, 07:23:33 AM
taking a rest??? are you fkn serious? WTF PEP WTF...
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on January 03, 2010, 04:06:32 PM
United got dumped out of the FA Cup in the early stages by Leeds. :( Which particularly annoys me as I've yet to meet or see a Leeds fan who isn't a chav, rude, argumentative bastard.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on January 04, 2010, 06:10:11 AM
FUCK!!! my favorite soccer team already announced that they aren't hiring any more payers... this sucks, half of the team was kicked out (including the top goalscorer) and the only decent additions are the goalkeeper fan and this striker with too much experience... i have no hopes for my peruvian team *cries*
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: THUNDERDUCK on January 17, 2010, 03:16:32 PM
thimmy, how bout them cowboys?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on January 31, 2010, 08:30:49 PM
wow congrats egypt, 3 in a row  :panic:

not the most exciting Cup of the African nations tho
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 06, 2010, 03:30:56 PM
So John Terry has been given the sack as England captian over the revelations popping up over his affair with Wayne Bridge's missus behind his wife's back. Just as well really, the sporting media seems to denounce the decision by Capello, citing it as a cop out and that what a player does off the pitch should have no reflection on them as a player. Which stikes me as a bit rich as the same journalists which I know, have no trouble using Ashley Cole's speeding tickets at any opportunity to take a dig at him or talk about how other player's misdemenours off the pitch have an impact on it. Perhaps the rules are different for the England captain which is why I think the sacking is the result of a special circumstance. Terry was captain of the national squad and Capello knows such a role demands someone to be professional on and off the pitch and also has the responsibility of acting as a role model. I would feel ill to see someone like Terry stay as captain and see lift that World Cup. If I was an England fan, I'd even feel downright ashamed.

If Terry was the capable leader, or honest professional he said he was, then he would have given up the captain role by his own volition. Instead he hung onto it, claiming he's done nothing wrong, and he hasn't even made a public apology over his actions. What an absolute dickhead.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on February 07, 2010, 01:10:59 PM
^
agree with you


Euro 2012 Qualifying Draw
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w179/sh15uy4/euro2012.jpg)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 07, 2010, 02:51:09 PM
If N.Ireland can't beat the Feroe Islands over both legs, then I'm already calling off our chances of qualification :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 14, 2010, 02:06:31 PM
Quote
Cristiano Ronaldo may play for Manchester United again one day, saying: "Maybe in the future I could return."

The 25-year-old departed for Real Madrid in a world record £80million deal last summer after six seasons at Old Trafford, which yielded three Barclays Premier League titles, a Champions League crown and numerous other team and personal honours.

The move was long mooted, with Ronaldo's desire to play in Spain and the astronomical transfer fee eventually seeing the forward switch to the Bernabeu.

Ronaldo, who joined United for £12.24m from Sporting Lisbon aged 18, has made a strong start to his Real career, scoring 11 times in 13 Primera Division appearances - including two goals in last night's win over Xerez - and six times in four Champions League appearances.

But he may pull on a Red Devils shirt again.

"Of course I miss playing for Manchester United," Ronaldo said in The News of the World.

"I played there for six years and that's a long time.

"I am still interested in watching Manchester United and, you never know, maybe in the future I could return to play there.

"It's always possible."

Ronaldo has a long-term contract at Real which he plans to honour, but he stressed his fondness for Sir Alex Ferguson, his former United team-mates and the Old Trafford club.

"I want to fulfil my contract here but, in the future, only God knows," he added.

"I will not say I am not happy here at Real Madrid.

"I am really happy and everyone knows this is my club but, of course, I miss Manchester United, the boss, the players, because I left family there."

While it's nice to hear that he thinks about playing for us again, and I have no reason to doubt him, I'm aware now to know Ronaldo's market speak. This was unlikely a spontaneous response to say he wants to play for Utd, but rather the interviewer asked him outright if he would ever go back, in which he has to say yes but in a way that satisfies both Utd and Madrid fans. Which is cool, I hardly expect him to say that he isn't happy at Madrid and is begging to play for us again. Besides, the transfer fee to get him back would be :o :o And we just can't handle that right now with our financial situation :lol:

On a slightly related topic, wtf is wrong with WAGS? John Terry's wife is taking him back despite the most recent affair on top of a history of affairs with her. And that greasy, slimy prick Cashley Cole was caught sending nude photos of himself to a glamour model, and Cheryl Cole isn't doing a thing! Cheryl Cole is successful in her own right to live a champagne lifestyle but other WAG's aren't which is why I guess they're willing to put up with it.

And only in football could you cheat on a best friend, be publically accused and ridiculed for it and have it affect your job performance and yet still get days off to fly to Dubai.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on February 16, 2010, 10:40:07 PM
FUCK YEAH !!!!
LYON 1 - 0 Real Madrid
:muffin:
congrats guys, nice game !


Milan 2 - 3 MU
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 16, 2010, 10:41:58 PM
Great game at the San Siro. But was so nervous in the last 10 mins. And Carrick's sending off WTF? :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Blacky- on February 20, 2010, 12:55:07 AM
FUCK YEAH !!!!
LYON 1 - 0 Real Madrid
:muffin:
congrats guys, nice game !

Yeah, they played so well !! I hope this game will help the team for the championship.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on February 23, 2010, 10:46:58 PM
VfB Stuttgart  1 - 1  FC Barcelona
Olympiacos 0 - 1 Girondins Bordeaux

haven't seen any of those match lol

I thought Bordeaux could have done better  :panic: nice result tho
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Blacky- on February 24, 2010, 01:03:58 AM
 :twothumbs pour Bordeaux.

Barcelona played very badly ! :shocked It's a very good result for them, ^^ Stuttgart missed two or three times the 2-0 in first half.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 28, 2010, 03:51:13 PM
Fair play to Bridge for refusing to shake Terry's hand yesterday:

Bridge snubs Terry (http://www.youtube.com/watch#v=Yfjy5vfFeMY&feature=related)

Also, if you look closely as Craig Bellamy shakes Terry's hand, Bellamy clearly says 'twat' :lol:

Add to this Cashley Cole being dumped by his pretty missus for sleeping around behind her back and things are getting hilarious. Cashley even said that his cheating was his wife's fault! Shows how classy he is.

Though I can't quite get over this particular sports columnist, Oliver Holt, I read in the daily newspaper. He doesn't blame Terry or Bridge for this whole media scandal. No, apparently it's all Capello's fault.

Quote
'If he had backed his captain and said that whatever happens in a player's private life is not relevant to his performance on the pitch, things might have been a lot different.

'That would have damped down the flames of scandal, not fanned them.'

Uh sure Oliver, cause that's exactly how the media works. He goes on to say how Capello has now destoryed England's chances of WC success by not having Terry as captain and how he created a minefield if he doesn't apply the same punishment to Cole. News flash, COLE IS NOT THE NATIONAL CAPTAIN. How can you expect to follow a man when he's directly lied to you and slept with your gf behind your back? /facepalm

Back to actual football however, and did anyone else hear about the tackle on Aaron Ramsey?

Ramsey tackle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaFo5BlBNmk#ws)

Looked pretty bad, Sky even went and outright refused to show a close up cause they considered it too horrific. Hopefully it's not as bad as it appears, Ramsey looks like a young promising talent who we even tried to sign up at one stage. Just makes you wonder though cause the same thing happened to Eduardo, maybe two years ago? Sheer coincidence or is it because of the constant quotes from managers and players claiming that the only way to break Arsenal's flow in a game is to go at them directly and tackle them, which in turn, has some kind of hidden influence over opposing teams thinking this is the only way to stop Arsenal? I tend not to watch Stoke unless the alternative is a prostate exam, but I don't really think the tackle was deliberate. They both went for the ball and well the worst happened. You can see the distress on Shawcross's face as he left.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on March 02, 2010, 07:09:38 PM
Damn that was an ugly tackle! They wouldn't even show a replay. It's a double break in his right leg, both tibia and fibula. Sad to see this happen to a young player, but I'm sure he can come back. Same thing happened to Eduardo. I hope our boys can rally back strong for the next matches.

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on March 10, 2010, 10:39:28 PM
OL JE T'AIME ! XD

Real Madrid 1 - 1 OL

w00t !!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on March 11, 2010, 01:59:49 AM
OL JE T'AIME ! XD

Real Madrid 1 - 1 OL

w00t !!


 :yep: :yep: :jerk: :jerk: :yossi: :yossi: :otomerika: :otomerika: :shakeit: :shakeit: :rofl: :rofl: :thumbup :thumbup
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 13, 2010, 09:25:09 PM
United through, Madrid's not and Liverpool doesn't look good to progress in the Europa League. Things can't get better than that! :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tai on March 19, 2010, 03:57:39 AM
I hope Arsenal reach the final! :cow:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tai on March 20, 2010, 01:31:49 PM
Arsenal VS Barcelona  :banghead:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on March 23, 2010, 11:45:32 AM
^
bordeaux vs ol isn't better :/
at least we're going to have a french team in semi...


Amazing Goalkeeper Goal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akHfueLnXok#)
:lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Blacky- on March 26, 2010, 07:52:42 PM
Allez Lyon ! XD
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: kuro_808 on March 26, 2010, 11:59:39 PM
Portsmouth 0 - 1 Chelsea (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xcp9u0)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on March 31, 2010, 12:45:40 AM
Bayern Munich   2 - 1   Man Utd :jerk: :jerk: :jerk: :jerk: :jerk: :jerk:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 31, 2010, 01:18:40 AM
Well no two ways about it, Bayern were the better team on the night. Fucking hell Evra just hoof the ball when there's 1 min to go :banghead:

I'm more worried about the state of Rooney though more than the 2nd leg :(
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on March 31, 2010, 03:55:18 PM
Rooney out for 2 to 4 weeks D:
at least he'll enjoy the World Cup...

OL 3 - 1 Bordeaux
awesome match \o/ ... the Bordeaux's def was pretty weak tho. And what a fabulous one-handed save by Lloris!
Lopez & Govou won't play the 2nd leg .... so Bordeaux can still do it.


Go Arsenal :lol: !
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Xroth on April 03, 2010, 01:28:49 PM
Chelsea ftw tonight. man u is going downnnnnnn
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 03, 2010, 03:45:07 PM
Oh wow. Wow, that linesman...fuck. me. Clearly offside, but no. I imagine he'll be getting a brown envelope full of money from a certain Russian billionaire soon enough.

But we just didn't play well today either. Hell I was a little embarrased at Macheda's goal but I'll take it.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Blacky- on April 04, 2010, 12:20:29 AM
Rennes 1-2 Lyon

Lyon takes the lead ! (http://yelims5.free.fr/TopOuNul/Applaudissements01.gif) :twothumbs
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 06, 2010, 09:46:42 PM
At the risk of my eating my own words. I can say Barcelona are through to the next round.

No doubt about it, Barcelona have some squad. And yet, the number of comments I've read over here in the UK all refer to them as a 'one man team', i.e. without Messi they're nothing. Which just makes me laugh out loud. I can imagine those comments were made from quite a few Arsenal supporters, who oddly enough were praising that team as being the best in the world when they beat us last year. And funny, for all their dismissive comments of Barca being a one man team, they're not doing a very good job at containing him are they?

Having said that, the commentators here are heaping super latives over him. It's getting rather annoying.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on April 06, 2010, 10:48:13 PM
BARZA (MESSI) 4 - 1 ARSENAL


the little dude from argentina is one fire
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on April 06, 2010, 11:16:42 PM
haaa too bad, I thought Arsenal could do it ... but Messi was God tonight



anyway,

Showbol - Djalminha inova na batida de pênalti, mas acaba se dando mal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UC6kq9m12Mw#)

XD



Rennes 1-2 Lyon

Lyon takes the lead ! (http://yelims5.free.fr/TopOuNul/Applaudissements01.gif) :twothumbs
... temporary ( Bordeaux has still 2 matches to go )
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 07, 2010, 12:02:33 AM
Check this out for one superb goal:

Frankfurt - Leverkusen 2:2 Amazing 30 Meter Goal by Caio (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJvj_TASq1I#ws)

And here's a video showing why Chris Kamara is the best damn sports reporter on the planet. Absolutely hilarious :lol: :lol::

Chris Kamara misses the sending off at Portsmouth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bCYy_7CiVg#)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on April 07, 2010, 04:59:36 AM
DO IT BAYERN

NO MORE EPL IN THE CL, DO IT

JOIN THE MLS FANTASY LEAGUE (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=1009.msg702335#msg702335)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on April 07, 2010, 07:10:10 AM
anybody still plays this? http://uk.premiership.fantasysports.yahoo.com/football (http://uk.premiership.fantasysports.yahoo.com/football)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on April 07, 2010, 10:47:48 PM
congrats OL !

MU out and Rooney played ... something's wrong


OL - Bayern for the semi \o/
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on April 07, 2010, 11:02:05 PM
BAYERN UBER ALLES
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: BakHamNoi on April 17, 2010, 01:19:07 AM
BARRRRCELONAAA BABY !!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Foxy Brown on April 21, 2010, 08:42:47 PM
Dong takes on women's No 1 squad  (http://www.nhandan.com.vn/english/sport/020410/sport_dt.htm)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: pikapikapika on April 21, 2010, 08:45:23 PM
god speed, dong.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on April 22, 2010, 03:15:54 PM
(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/7347/95314.jpg)

Lyon and Inter (http://www.goal.com/en/news/1716/champions-league/2010/04/20/1886259/inter-3-1-barcelona-the-nerazzurri-storm-back-to-stun) in the final, please. No hate for BM or Barca, but it needs something a bit fresher. :yep:

also: http://www.goal.com/en/news/10/italy/2010/04/22/1889938/agent-mino-raiola-inters-marco-materazzi-kicked-mario (http://www.goal.com/en/news/10/italy/2010/04/22/1889938/agent-mino-raiola-inters-marco-materazzi-kicked-mario)
http://www.goal.com/en/news/1716/champions-league/2010/04/20/1887759/mario-balotelli-storms-off-pitch-after-inter-victory (http://www.goal.com/en/news/1716/champions-league/2010/04/20/1887759/mario-balotelli-storms-off-pitch-after-inter-victory)

what. balotelli needs to chill out.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on April 25, 2010, 12:02:01 AM
Guys, I know you've all been waiting to play FM with JPH!P in some ungodly super-league. Now is the time. (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=21571.msg710301#msg710301)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on April 26, 2010, 01:49:47 PM
http://www.goal.com/en/match/31713/chelsea-vs-stoke/lineup-stats (http://www.goal.com/en/match/31713/chelsea-vs-stoke/lineup-stats) - Seriously? :bleed eyes:

Also: Can't wait for the CL matches this week. Read that Bayern might be down a few, and Inter is probably out Snejder and is missing Stankovic. :panic:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on April 27, 2010, 11:12:22 PM
(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/1314/ivicaolic153533.jpg)

Sorry Lyon. (http://www.goal.com/en/news/1716/champions-league/2010/04/27/1897904/olympique-lyonnais-0-3-bayern-munich-ivica-olic-hat-trick)

YOU CAN DO IT INTER :yep:

also: still taking sign-ups for the JPH!P Football Manager league. Check hit up the link in my sig! 6 of us already, don't miss it!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: whorocks on April 28, 2010, 03:12:29 AM
yet another drama epl for the weekend.
that is if Man U wins and chelsea draws  :smhid
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: airiRin on April 28, 2010, 08:28:28 AM
Bayern dominated the match [again].
I think all they need is Robben, not Ribery.
Altintop quite good last night, replacing Ribery.

Also I'm not expecting Olic will be important player this season.
He's Bayern CL top scorer.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on April 28, 2010, 10:46:01 PM
(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/3341/1272486194175.jpg)

(http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/280/1272482349513.jpg)

(http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/6219/1272483670692.jpg)(http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/6219/1272483670692.jpg)(http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/6219/1272483670692.jpg)

GOTY
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Sev on April 28, 2010, 10:48:06 PM
So awesome!!! I'm happy!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: airiRin on April 28, 2010, 10:48:35 PM
Only 1-0.
Good job by Zanetti in the left side. It's a quiet match again for Messi.
Messi can do nothing when he meet Mourinho.

Robben and Sneijder back to Bernabeu.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 28, 2010, 11:26:03 PM
Should be an interesting final if nothing else. 9 times out of 10 I'll put my money on Inter to win but, I'm of the firm mind that any club that beats us in a competition should have to be the winners of it XD
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on April 29, 2010, 12:11:40 AM
(http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/2223/a095b62ba601cdf2e9b5ff3p.gif)

. . .

Barcelona had possession for 75% of the match.
Xavi (153) made 37 more passes on his own than the whole Inter Milan team (116).
Barcelona (1372 passes) completed 999 more passes than Inter Milan (373) over the two legs.

:rofl:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on April 30, 2010, 01:54:57 PM
http://www.goal.com/en/news/166/europa-league/2010/04/30/1901264/liverpool-2-1-atletico-madrid-agg-2-2-late-forlan-goal-sends (http://www.goal.com/en/news/166/europa-league/2010/04/30/1901264/liverpool-2-1-atletico-madrid-agg-2-2-late-forlan-goal-sends) - congrats to Atletico and Fulham.

Also: Valencia And Barcelona Agree On Transfer Of David Villa - Report (http://www.goal.com/en/news/11/transfer-zone/2010/04/30/1902010/valencia-and-barcelona-agree-on-transfer-of-david-villa)
Quote
Marca reports that the deal will be in the €40 million range and that two Barca players could also be included, namely Aliaksandr Hleb (currently on loan at Stuttgart) and youngster Bojan Krkic.
Wonder if they'll sell Zlatan now :rofl:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: airiRin on April 30, 2010, 03:17:11 PM
Villa out.
Silva next? or Mata?

Barcelona get better striker, they have no reason to keep Ibra. :P
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: airiRin on May 02, 2010, 10:53:35 PM
Lazio vs Inter is a disgrace.
I don't want Roma get the scudetto too but I don't expect the match (and the fans) to be like that.
Lazio fans become Inter fans and Lazio didn't show any fighting spirit.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on May 02, 2010, 11:12:07 PM
Lazio vs Inter is a disgrace.
I don't want Roma get the scudetto too but I don't expect the match (and the fans) to be like that.
Lazio fans become Inter fans and Lazio didn't show any fighting spirit.
That is pretty nuts. (http://www.goal.com/en/news/10/italy/2010/05/02/1904846/lazio-0-2-inter-walter-samuel-and-thiago-motta-delight) It would be nice if Roma picked up the Scudetto, if just for a change of pace.

Quote
The introduction of Cordoba in Inter's final change prompted anguish across the face of unused substitute Mario Balotelli on the Nerazzurri bench. The youngster has still to play a minute for the club since his petulant exit against Barcelona 12 days ago.
Ouch
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 03, 2010, 03:26:51 PM
Sounds like the situation yesterday in the Premier League. As it was yesterday, Chelsea needed to win against Liverpool to maintain their lead in the title race and with only 1 more game to play afterwards in the season. United were behind them by just 1 point. Conspiracy theorists all around were claiming how Liverpool would throw away the game. After all, there's nothing for them to play for and a mate of mine told me he would rather see Liverpool relegated than watch Utd lift a record 19th league title. But no, Liverpool players and the manager claimed they'd give it their all and how honor was more important to them. Well what happens? That's right an incredibly weak performance with a, some might call calculated, error by Mr.Liverpool himself Steven Gerrard, makes a pass back to Reina from around 30 yrds away straight to Drogba's feet for the 1st goal. Now I don't believe Gerrard was handed an envelope full of money under his door but well, it was a moment of madness that I've never seen Gerrard do before in that area of the pitch. Honestly wouldn't be surprised if he went to Chelsea in the summer. He's been bad this season, not because luck hasn't found him any favours, but I've never seen him play with any kind of interest.

I could claim that they intentionally threw the game but, it was actually a poor sign of the Liverpool squad. Incredibly lacklustre performance that was indicitive of their season as a whole, and the strength of the substitute bench was laughable. El Zhar? Degen? Lucas? Gotta say, as a Utd supporter, I'll miss Benitez. :lol:

I live in hope for a miracle this weekend. Should Chelsea win I'll just accept it (through clenched teeth) as they had beaten us which created their lead in the first place. The thought of Terry or Cashley Cole lifting that trophy though just repulses me. Bastards.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Overmars on May 05, 2010, 06:21:11 AM
I don't think Liverpool did throw the game.
Consider how they try to fight for 4th place.
Moreover, Do U guy remember what they did in 94-95 season ?
They beat Blackburn in the last match even if it's mean Man UTD would won that season.
Unfortunaetly,(for Man UTD's fans ; of course  :lol:) Man UTD can't win in the last match too.

Liverpool cann't fight Chelsea because Chelsea is the better team in that match and nothing more.
Considered that they just played 120 min match against Atletico Madrid.
Their players must have not much energy to fight Chelsea.

And for Gerrard, This is not his first mistake like this.
I remember he did the same mistake when he play for England.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on May 06, 2010, 08:45:26 PM
Wonder if they'll sell Zlatan now :rofl:

they might after this :rofl: too much guy love

(http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/5732/140604.jpg) (http://img683.imageshack.us/i/140604.jpg/)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on May 07, 2010, 02:59:50 AM
Wonder if they'll sell Zlatan now :rofl:
they might after this :rofl: too much guy love

(http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/5732/140604.jpg) (http://img683.imageshack.us/i/140604.jpg/)

:rofl: :rofl:

Grats to Inter :thumbup
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: airiRin on May 09, 2010, 06:52:37 PM
Chelsea is the better team this season.
They deserve their title.
They have 100 per cent record against the big four teams and the 103 goals record too.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 09, 2010, 07:02:37 PM
Yeh can't really say much more than that. We were beaten twice by Chelsea and although some would say that wouldn't have happened if not for dodgy refereeing, you could nitpick forever about that sort of stuff. I believe that we should have been good enough to see them off regardless. So yeh, fair play, always next season and all that. A few additions to the squad and we'll have a crack at it again I'm sure.

Doesn't change the fact that although part of a championship winning squad, John Terry and Cashley Cole are disgusting human beings :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on May 09, 2010, 08:10:33 PM
lol @ blowout matches in the EPL today.

Inter almost blew it against Chievo. Still hope for Roma to pick up the Scudetto this season.

Also read that Juventus might try to get Zlatan back :shocked:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: hide_toyotomi on May 12, 2010, 01:49:33 AM
lol @ blowout matches in the EPL today.

Inter almost blew it against Chievo. Still hope for Roma to pick up the Scudetto this season.

Also read that Juventus might try to get Zlatan back :shocked:

ahaha.. I think Barca could sell Zlatan as a exchange player for lowering Fabregas' price. But do Arsenal have the money to pay his wage?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 12, 2010, 11:32:57 PM
Athletico Madrid 1 - 1 Fulham (Athletico Madrid win 2-1 in Extra Time)

Unlucky Fulham. Would have liked to have seen them succeed.

A funnier situation happened in the Cardiff v Leicester playoff semi final. It went to penalties, the winner getting a place in Wembley to play in the final and a possible place in the Premiership. 3v3 on penalties and a player from Leicester lined up to take the penalty. And he tried to chip the keeper and failed spectacularly. Cardiff went on to win it as a result :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: hide_toyotomi on May 14, 2010, 01:12:48 AM
Athletico Madrid 1 - 1 Fulham (Athletico Madrid win 2-1 in Extra Time)

Unlucky Fulham. Would have liked to have seen them succeed.

A funnier situation happened in the Cardiff v Leicester playoff semi final. It went to penalties, the winner getting a place in Wembley to play in the final and a possible place in the Premiership. 3v3 on penalties and a player from Leicester lined up to take the penalty. And he tried to chip the keeper and failed spectacularly. Cardiff went on to win it as a result :lol:

The true England representative finally lose. Hopefully Roy Hodgson won't be take Rafa's seat next season.
And news from serie a : Internazionale boss Jose Mourinho has said he "will coach Real Madrid" but insisted speculation linking him with the Spanish giants this summer is premature.
If this news become reality, I'll bet he won't be taking charge for more than 2 season. The way Mou's method of coaching is totally different with Perez' or Madridista's expectation.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 14, 2010, 01:23:33 AM
^ Mourinho's style is totally against what Madrid want anyway. Hell, Capello won La Liga with them using a style of football that Madrid didn't consider pure sex and they still sacked him! But if anyone can massage those egos in the Real Madrid squad I can't think of a better person :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: hide_toyotomi on May 15, 2010, 05:57:36 PM
 :lol:
Actually, the ego that should been controlled is Perez' and their supporter's ego.

Chelsea - Portsmouth (1-0, goal by Didier Drogba)
2 penalties (1 blocked & 1 missed), what a weird match. Anyway, congrats to Chelsea for retaining the F.A. Cup.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: hide_toyotomi on May 16, 2010, 05:43:40 PM
Final day of the Italian League :
Siena-Inter (0-1)
Chievo-Roma (0-2)

Inter get their 4th consecutive title.
Congrats!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: airiRin on May 17, 2010, 04:35:27 AM
Chelsea - Portsmouth (1-0, goal by Didier Drogba)
2 penalties (1 blocked & 1 missed), what a weird match. Anyway, congrats to Chelsea for retaining the F.A. Cup.
Chelsea hit the woodwork five times and Kalou made the miss of the season. :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: nimrod on May 17, 2010, 10:57:56 PM
My local Club FC Hansa Rostock http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hansa_Rostock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hansa_Rostock) has just slipped to the 3rd League and the other Team is going to the 2nd League now.   :shocked

TBH they earned it, they just sucked  :D

We were first league, and now this  :banghead:

But I actually dont care, because its all the same in football and elsewere:  its all about the money, if you have much you can buy good players from everywhere (other town, foreign countries..) and I dont think that this is the spirit of a fair competition.
They should only allow local players in the clubs
IMHO  :panic:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on May 18, 2010, 01:47:19 PM
Ribery is going to miss the CL final :sweatdrop: (http://www.goal.com/en/news/1716/champions-league/2010/05/17/1929379/cas-dismiss-bayern-munich-appeal-for-franck-ribery-to-play)

But so may Balotelli (http://www.goal.com/en/news/1716/champions-league/2010/05/18/1930444/inter-striker-mario-balotelli-could-miss-champions-league) :panic:

Unfortunately, Ballack is going to miss the WC with an injury :bleed eyes:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on May 19, 2010, 01:24:16 PM
ewww to the french list for WC :/ ( no Benzema, Nasri, Ben Arfa .... )

Unfortunately, Ballack is going to miss the WC with an injury :bleed eyes:
... and decided to sue Boateng
irony ... I don't think Ballack is the most kindest player in the world <.<




kaboom ! :w00t:
Quote from: http://www.goal.com/en/news/12/spain/2010/05/19/1931910/breaking-news-official-barcelona-sign-david-villa-from (http://www.goal.com/en/news/12/spain/2010/05/19/1931910/breaking-news-official-barcelona-sign-david-villa-from)
BREAKING NEWS: OFFICIAL: Barcelona Sign David Villa From Valencia
The Catalans have secured the services of David Villa from Valencia...
By Stefan Coerts
May 19, 2010 12:00:00 PM

Reigning Spanish champions Barcelona have completed the transfer of prolific hitman David Villa from fellow La Liga outfit Valencia for a fee of €40 million. The striker has signed a four-year deal at his new club with an option to extend his stay for a further year.

The Spanish international had continually been linked with a move away from Valencia in the past couple of weeks and a transfer only appeared to be a matter of time when Barcelona president Joan Laporta confirmed earlier this week that negotiations between the Blaugrana and Los Che were ongoing.

The two parties have now reached an agreement over the transfer of the highly rated attacker, as Valencia confirmed on their official website on Wednesday, and Villa will ply his trade at Barcelona next term. The Spanish champions confirmed on their own website that Villa will travel to Barcelona on Thursday evening to undergo a medical, and will attend his official presentation at 13:30 CET on Friday.

Villa joined Valencia from Real Zaragoza in the summer of 2005 and has since developed into one of the best strikers around in the Primera Division. The 28-year-old has so far scored 109 league goals in 166 appearances.

The arrival of Villa could very well mean the end of Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the Catalan powerhouse. The former Inter star has failed to find his best form at Barcelona since joining the club last summer and has been linked with a move away from the Spanish champions more than once in the past couple of weeks.

Villa has been in superb form all season and currently sits sixth in the Castrol Rankings.

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on May 19, 2010, 01:31:22 PM
That's nuts. Barca could use replacements for Henry, Bojan. I bought Villa in my FCB Football Manager run, and he score 40 goals/season :shocked: Here's hoping for a repeat :thumbup

Quote
Barcelona could tempt Arsenal to let go of prized asset Cesc Fabregas by offering last summer's big money signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic in part-exchange.
http://www.goal.com/en/news/11/transfer-zone/2010/05/18/1930753/barcelona-striker-zlatan-ibrahimovic-to-be-offered-as-make (http://www.goal.com/en/news/11/transfer-zone/2010/05/18/1930753/barcelona-striker-zlatan-ibrahimovic-to-be-offered-as-make) :panic:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 19, 2010, 01:45:21 PM
Well that's my ideal next Man Utd player out the window :( Fergie apparently says he'd only ever break the bank for one player and that's Ronaldo. I think we need another striker. Could go for Suarez but I imagine being one of Europes top goal scorers this season has bumped his price tag up. Need someone in centre mid, cause Carrick, legend that he is, hasn't been turning it on for us lately.

Fabregas will go. I'm sure he's thinking 'wtf am I doing in Arsenal when Barca want me?!'
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on May 22, 2010, 11:09:29 PM
INTER 2 - 0 ROBBEN F.C.

that's all
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 22, 2010, 11:28:04 PM
It's funny cause it's true.

So Mourinho's bound to be going for Real then. Thing is are they prepared to swallow some humble pie and concede that you can't win on attacking force alone and have to accept a more (much more in Real's case) defensive style of play? Are they willing to let their star man Ronaldo do more running back than usual?

So that's everything wrapped up then. Bring on the World Cup. Cannot wait for it.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on May 23, 2010, 06:48:41 AM
Mourinho on Real Madrid... i can't imagine how many changes that team can have for next season with this crazy manager
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: hide_toyotomi on May 23, 2010, 07:17:50 AM
congrats for inter..

News Flash :
- Blackpool reached the Premier League with a 3-2 victory over Cardiff
- West Ham have made a bid to sign Thierry Henry in a move which would see the Frenchman become the highest-paid player in their history
- Jose Mourinho has revealed that leading Internazionale to Champions League glory is likely to be his last act as the club's manager.
- Arsenal have signed Morocco's 26-year-old striker Marouane Chamakh on a long-term contract from Girondins Bordeaux.
- Chelsea have entered into a bidding war with Manchester City for Aston Villa midfielder James Milner


Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 23, 2010, 12:50:36 PM
So that's us, Chelsea and Man City all apparently interested in signing Miller with an estimated price tag of around £30 mil. £30 mil. Has the world gone mad?

There's no way Ibrahimovic is going though, despite all the paper talk. Barca are hardly unlikely to offer £40 mil plus Eto for him and then dispose of his services after one year. They're not Real or City! Also, where is all this money supposedly coming from?! £35 mil or so for Villa, £40 mil for Fabregas, £70 mil for Torres, £80 mil for Rooney! Papers talk so much crap XD
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on May 25, 2010, 01:39:16 AM
Argentina vs Canada (5-0) All Goals & Full Highlights International Friendly - 24/05/2010 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFds_iTHzm0#)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on May 27, 2010, 05:16:54 PM
Mou to Real Madrid. It's over, Barcelona is finished.

In other news: WC needs to start finally
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on May 28, 2010, 08:03:09 PM
OFFICIAL: Jose Mourinho Deal With Inter Resolved; Signing For Real Madrid On Monday (http://www.goal.com/en/news/article?contentId=1947450)  :shocked:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on May 28, 2010, 08:36:56 PM


Quote from: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/europe/8711016.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/europe/8711016.stm)
France have beaten Turkey and Italy for the right to stage the European Championship in 2016.

France previously staged the tournament in 1960 and were hosts again in 1984, winning it with a team captained by Michel Platini, the Uefa president.

The French, hosts and winners of the 1998 World Cup, beat Turkey by just a single vote after Italy were eliminated in the first round of voting.

Euro 2016 will feature 24 countries playing 51 matches over one month.
\o/
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on May 29, 2010, 08:55:05 AM
Mou to Real Madrid. It's over, Barcelona is finished.

only if they sell Messi to Inter... bitches those two teams are going to own the league just like this year with no opposition at all, maybe is time for one of those arabic or whatever to buy a team in Spain XD
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 30, 2010, 01:24:43 PM
Apparently in one of the sunday tabloids today, it's reported that Mourinho has a get out clause in his contract that will allow him to leave after two years to go to Manchester United, supposedly the only club he's admitted in private that he would next like to manage. The reasoning is that Fergie is likely to retire in a couple of years and Mourinho would like to be the next successor.

But it's still tabloids. I think the same paper mentioned that that Kevin Keegan would be likely to manage Liverpool :lol: :lol:

Here's some fake footage of Aston Villa's Carlos Cuellar getting annoyed with the groundsman :lol:

AMAZING! Villa's Cuellar picks fight with groundsman! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paicpehekps#ws)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on June 03, 2010, 06:32:21 PM
Liverpool FC today confirmed that Rafael Benitez is to leave the club by mutual consent. (http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/latest-news/liverpool-fc-statement-1)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on June 03, 2010, 06:37:03 PM
is he going to Inter?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on June 03, 2010, 11:18:06 PM
GG Bosnia, giving away two penalities in the last 15 against Germany. Final was 3-1.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 04, 2010, 12:33:52 AM
Aw I wanted the Spanish waiter to stay. Liverpool were doing so well with him. Now who's the caretaker manager for the time being? Let's see...Kenny Dalglish?! That's like Newcastle wanting Kevin Keegan back :lol: :lol: :lol:

But I'm confused, if Liverpool are in financial difficulties, as it's been reported, and Benitez is being coveted by numerous other top clubs, as it's been reported, then why even sack him? Why not wait until one of these other clubs makes their interest public, agree to let him go whilst at the same time demanding compensation for losing his services? If Liverpool are planning to release him anyway, why not make money out of the situation rather than losing it?

Just a thought....
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on June 08, 2010, 07:41:55 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soccer_Aid#2010:_Series_3 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soccer_Aid#2010:_Series_3) - Anyone else watch this? Was fairly entertaining. Great ending, too :rofl:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on June 09, 2010, 03:53:04 PM
Quote
Chelsea have confirmed that both Joe Cole and Michael Ballack will be departing from Stamford Bridge at the end of the month.

The two midfielders' contracts are set to expire and they have not signed new deals.
http://www.goal.com/en/news/9/england/2010/06/09/1966475/chelsea-confirm-joe-cole-michael-ballack-to-leave-club-at-end-of- (http://www.goal.com/en/news/9/england/2010/06/09/1966475/chelsea-confirm-joe-cole-michael-ballack-to-leave-club-at-end-of-)

Quote
Inter president Massimo Moratti has confirmed the club have agreed a contract with former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez, confirming the Spaniard will be officially unveiled as the club’s new coach tomorrow at a press conference in Milan.
http://www.goal.com/en/news/10/italy/2010/06/08/1965631/massimo-moratti-confirms-rafa-benitez-will-be-presented-as (http://www.goal.com/en/news/10/italy/2010/06/08/1965631/massimo-moratti-confirms-rafa-benitez-will-be-presented-as)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on June 25, 2010, 04:29:47 PM
Quote
Germany international Michael Ballack has inked a two-year deal at Bayer Leverkusen after his release by Chelsea, the club announced today.

http://www.goal.com/en/news/15/germany/2010/06/25/1994882/breaking-news-ex-chelsea-star-michael-ballack-signs-two-year (http://www.goal.com/en/news/15/germany/2010/06/25/1994882/breaking-news-ex-chelsea-star-michael-ballack-signs-two-year)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: daigong on July 22, 2010, 11:50:29 PM
lol Henry. Have fun with the Red Bulls XD

Thierry Henry interviewed by two morons (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tULSYW5NbnU#ws)

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on July 25, 2010, 03:51:46 PM
Amazing Calvente Penalty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBOGfg6YhaU#)

under 19 , spain-italy ...
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on July 25, 2010, 04:15:33 PM
So Liverpool have sold Benayoun to Chelsea and got Joe Cole plus £5 mil for him? They basicially just got the same player but with bigger wages and dodgy knees :lol:

There's a youth football tournament starting this week here in N.Ireland called the Milk Cup. Love it, it's where teams, both clubs and international, send their youth divisions over to play. David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Wayne Rooney all got a run over here, so it's good to see any prospecting players and Man Utd always come over so it's a good chance to see who they've got their eye on. And it's not just teams from Europe but also from S.America and for the first time starting this year, from Asia. Best thing about it all is that games are played in the stadium about 5 mins from where I live and it's dirt cheap.

So starting tomorrow I'll go take a run out and see USA v China, and on Tuesday I'll go watch Mexico v Japan. And also for the first time, the final for both international and club level teams are held where I live as well, so I'll definately go. :thumbsup
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: helldom on July 26, 2010, 08:35:51 AM
^

Personally, I find Joe Cole to be a superior player to Benayoun(not that benayoun's not good).

Joe cole has that few yards more in terms of pace and let's be honest, liverpool's not very fast overall.

Also, joe cole being a good 3 years younger sure doesn't hurt.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 14, 2010, 01:40:19 PM
Premier League seasons starts today! :twothumbs: Man City v Spurs in 10 mins, Chelsea v West Brom on at tea time, Liverpool v Arsenal tomorrow and Man Utd v Newcastle on Mon. Gotta love it :D

Who do you guys think will win it this season?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: sh15uya on August 14, 2010, 01:57:43 PM
^
too early to guess for me
can't wait to see Arsenal tho

I heard about the new rules for premier league, the 25 pro players and everything ; what do you think about it guys ?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 14, 2010, 03:16:04 PM
25 players, 8 of which have to English. Man City apparently are almost going to have a fire sale and have to release 11 players apparently they can afford to let Adebayor go. Can afford to! How many other clubs can say that? lol

Well I'm biased so I'm gonna say Man U :P I'm most curious about Everton. They had a bad start last season due to a number of injuries, but came back big time to do well in the latter half of the season. With no such problem this time, I wonder how they will do. Interested in Arsenal to see how well they can play or how interested Fabregas is in playing for them. And also interested in Man City to see if £100 mil in the transfer market equates to a good team or a collection of highly paid individuals.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 26, 2010, 08:04:35 PM
Champions League Draw!

Group A
Inter Milan
Werder Bremen
Tottenham
FC Twente

Group B
Lyon
Benfica
Schalke
Hapoel Tel Aviv

Group C
Manchester United
Valencia
Rangers
Bursaspor

Group D
Barcelona
Panathinaikos
FC Copenhagen
Rubin Kazan

Group E
Bayern Munich
Roma
Basle
CFR Cluj

Group F
Chelsea
Marseille
Spartak Moscow
MSK Zilina

Group G
AC Milan
Real Madrid
Ajax
Auxerre

Group H
Arsenal
Shakhtar Donetsk
Braga
Partizan

Fixtures to be played on: September 14/15, September 28/29, October 19/20, November 2/3, November 23/24 and December 7/8.

Happy enough with our group, I predict a riot when Rangers fans come to visit Manchester though XD
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on September 18, 2010, 07:37:02 PM
rofl once again HENRY
Thierry Henry injures FC Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman while celebrating a team-mate's goal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlpSk0XctZY#ws)

that deserved a yellow at least
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 19, 2010, 04:55:10 PM
Dimitar Berbatov :rockon: Watch the critics suddenly praise Berbatov as the new Cantona even though they labelled him as United's most expensive failure ever last season. I always kept the faith that he would come good, a player with that skill, in a team like Utd, is always bound to shine eventually and after spending time to gel in the team, maybe now his quality will make a distinct impression on the team as it did today. :D
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on October 17, 2010, 05:16:05 PM
Lot happened since I last posted here! :o Man Utd still can't continue to hold onto a lead and are stupidly throwing away points :banghead: But hey, least we aren't Liverpool.

So now they have new owners in New England Sports Ventures, who also own the Boston Red Sox. In doing so, they force out Hicks and Gillette, personally losing £160 mil or so, and any debt Liverpool had was completely wiped off with this new deal. So, at least now they can't use off-pitch problems as an excuse for shockingly poor performances this season. Today, they lost 2-0 to Everton in the Merseyside derby and they were just so bad. There's too much criticism levelled at Torres when he can't exactly score goals if the players around him, the ones meant to be providing the ball to him, are complete and utter gash. Liverpool fans have to be optimistic with him though, cause his replacement is N'Gog, who doesn't inspire any bit of confidence in anybody, only indifference. Liverpool now sit 19th in a 20 team league. Even I considered it unthinkable. Feel bad for Hodgson cause again, the players he inherited are poor. I don't think for one minute that Liverpool will be relegated but they don't exactly do themselves any favours.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on October 27, 2010, 02:33:55 AM
So how about the Ballon D'or shortlist?

Quote
Who will claim the FIFA Ballon d’Or and the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year awards for 2010? Who will be the first to win the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men’s Football award and the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women’s Football award? FIFA and France Football have today announced the names of the players and coaches on the shortlists for these awards (see below), and the final decisions will be made by the captains and head coaches of the men’s and women’s national teams as well as by international media representatives selected by France Football.

The winners will be revealed at the first FIFA Ballon d’Or gala as part of a televised ceremony at the Zurich Kongresshaus on 10 January 2011, during which the FIFA/FIFPro World XI and the FIFA Puskás Award for the most beautiful goal of the year will also be announced for the second year running. The FIFA Presidential Award and the FIFA Fair Play Award will also be presented during the gala.

The lists of 23 male and ten female candidates, as well as the two lists of ten coaches, have been drawn up by football experts from the Football Committee, the Technical and Development Committee and the Committee for Women’s Football and the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, as well as by a group of experts from France Football.

The alliance between FIFA and the Amaury Group to create the FIFA Ballon d’Or was signed in Johannesburg on 5 July 2010. The award is a combination of the FIFA World Player of the Year award and the France Football Ballon d’Or.

Meanwhile, the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men’s Football award and the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women’s Football award will be presented for the first time.

On 6 December 2010, FIFA and France Football will announce at a media event in Paris the names of the three men and three women, as well as the three men’s coaches and three women’s coaches, who have received the most votes.

Shortlists for the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala 2010

The following 23 men (in alphabetical order) are in contention for the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2010:
Xabi Alonso (Spain), Daniel Alves (Brazil), Iker Casillas (Spain), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Didier Drogba (Côte d’Ivoire), Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon), Cesc Fabregas (Spain), Diego Forlán (Uruguay), Asamoah Gyan (Ghana), Andrés Iniesta (Spain), Júlio César (Brazil), Miroslav Klose (Germany), Philipp Lahm (Germany), Maicon (Brazil), Lionel Messi (Argentina), Thomas Müller (Germany), Mesut Özil (Germany), Carles Puyol (Spain), Arjen Robben (Netherlands), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany), Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands), David Villa (Spain) and Xavi (Spain).

The following ten coaches (in alphabetical order, first nationality and then team) are in contention for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men’s Football 2010:
Carlo Ancelotti (Italy/Chelsea FC), Vicente del Bosque (Spain/Spain national team), Alex Ferguson (Scotland/Manchester United), Pep Guardiola (Spain/FC Barcelona), Joachim Löw (Germany/Germany national team), José Mourinho (Portugal/FC Internazionale Milano and Real Madrid CF), Oscar Tabárez (Uruguay/Uruguay national team), Louis Van Gaal (Netherlands, FC Bayern Munich), Bert Van Marwijk (Netherlands/Netherlands national team) and Arsène Wenger (France/Arsenal).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_FIFA_Ballon_d'Or (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_FIFA_Ballon_d'Or)
http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/releases/newsid=1323915.html (http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/releases/newsid=1323915.html)
http://www.goal.com/en/news/2724/ballon-dor/2010/10/26/2183592/fifa-ballon-dor-shortlist-announced (http://www.goal.com/en/news/2724/ballon-dor/2010/10/26/2183592/fifa-ballon-dor-shortlist-announced)

If Schweinsteiger & Sneijder don't top the votes this year, it'll be a crime.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on October 30, 2010, 01:56:35 AM
Inter pulled the 1-0 against Genoa outta their asses for sure. Had to sub out Cambiasso and Cesar :rofl: One hell of a mistake by Genoa's keeper to let Muntari get that goal. If Inter's passing had been better they probably would have won by a larger margin.

Have some goals:
Javier Chicharito Hernandez HD - Goles Octubre 24, del 2010 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MgrvKOCf3E&hd=1#)

Also: Bayern :heart:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on October 30, 2010, 02:20:03 AM
Chicharito  :jerk:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on October 30, 2010, 09:01:43 PM
Wow, that's probably the most bizarre goal this season. So uh, let me try and set this up for you.

United are winning 1-0 against Spurs. 85th min, Nani runs into the box and is brought down/dives and perhaps most importantly in this whole thing, handles the ball as he's down, meaning the ball never goes outside of play. So Gomes picks it up, assuming it's a free kick, but when Gomes put it down, the referee gestured that the ball was in open play. So Nani just runs up, pauses, sees the ref calling it, and hits the ball into the goal, making it 2-0. The linesman definately did not want it to stand, the ref disagrees. Crazy :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on November 03, 2010, 03:18:10 PM
Dat Champion's League

I really can't stand Barcelona anymore. Shameful performances, shit like this:
Victor Valdes hard foul on N'Doye (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jNmlDI8XEY#)

Like, what the fuck. :catglare:

Not surprised that Inter was rocked. Can't say any of the results we're really surprising. Here's hoping Bayern and Basel pull out wins :thumbup Think I'll watch the Madrid - Milan game, though.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on November 03, 2010, 10:49:57 PM
Bayern with a glorious 4-0 over Cluj, perfect run so far in the CL. Now if Robben could get back to fitness.. :doh:

Madrid-Milan was alright, Madrid got real lucky. Disappointed Basel couldn't beat Roma, though

Also: Arsenal :rofl:

"Maicon's Day":
(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/936/6yztq.png)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on November 03, 2010, 11:24:45 PM
^ :lol: :lol:

Bale just added another £10 mil onto his player value based off that performance last night. I predict a lot of people buying him in Football Manager :lol:

I knew this would happen. Rumours are growing that Mancini will be given the sack pretty soon after players aren't happy with training methods and his 'harsh' guidelines of not drinking alcohol. I don't think it will happen even if we beat them in a week's time, but perhaps before or just after Christmas, City will be looking for a world class manager left in their stocking.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: bray on November 05, 2010, 09:39:46 AM
nica cartoon..
bale outrun maicon, and he admitted it.
inter should sell him last summer to madrid.

and milan...? inzaghi borned off-side.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on November 06, 2010, 12:50:26 PM
Read a couple reports that Onyewu and Ibra got into a fight during training :rofl:

Europa League didn't have many surprises, save for Man City getting told :cokecat:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: bray on November 07, 2010, 07:56:01 PM
Roma rules rome and they played better without totti...
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on November 08, 2010, 02:09:13 AM
FUCKING TORRES

Stuttgart rolled out Bremen 6-0, crazy shit. Bundesliga :jerk:

Leverkusen Kaiserslautern 3:1 Traumtor Sidney Sam 11.Spieltag 07.11.2010 / 2011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eYf0h3EPhA#)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on November 14, 2010, 11:47:20 PM
Elmander vs Wolves - Amazing goal! 13th november 2010 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJNqxQBLeQk#)

lol @ chelsea
FUCK YEAH BAYERN
Milan derby was entertaining, lulz-worthy for Zlatan getting the only goal from a PK.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on November 15, 2010, 12:07:59 AM
Chelsea lol. Great performance from Sunderland though. 19 attempts on goal at Stamford Bridge, crazy. Gotta love Gyan's goal celebration :lol:

Scoring an own goal is embarrassing. Scoring an own goal off the back of your own head is really embarrassing. Scoring an own goal off the back of your own head and getting knocked out at the same time is really, really embarrassing.

Hilarious own goal (http://www.sportpost.com/video/view/Hillarious+own+goal+and+team+mate+knock+out)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: bray on November 15, 2010, 05:48:01 AM
stupid matrix...!!!  :rock:  :angry:
Inter finally lost @ home after two years...
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on November 17, 2010, 05:43:38 AM
CASILLAS WIN

Iker Casillas great reaction save on...newspaper attack ! © (Sporting vs Real Madrid 11/14) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUL3R1OrVlg#)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on November 17, 2010, 06:56:52 AM
^ lol what a baller.


Aw yeahh Gunners victory over Everton. North London Derby next match!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on November 21, 2010, 12:00:53 AM
Ibrahimovic fantastic goal AC Milan vs Fioerentina 20.11.2010 HD !!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQqyp1AkvQ8#ws)

Spanish league, why so lame?

FUCK YEAH MAINZ
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on November 26, 2010, 05:49:03 AM
spanish league is Real Madrid and Barcelona, the rest are way too far in level... i think english league is still superior
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on November 28, 2010, 03:48:58 PM
Dimitar Berbatov scored five as Manchester United saw off Blackburn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOjf4KFHyWU#ws)

Fuckin Berbatov :shocked:

Inter just picked up a 5-2 over Parma, with a Stankovic hattrick :rofl:
Bayern and Dortmund both won their matches 4-1. Dortmund is looking real good this season :yep: Meanwhile, Schalke lost 5-0 to Kaiserslautern :doh: Just waiting for them to be relegated now. Feel bad for Raul, Huntelaar. My boys Mainz won 3-0 :jerk:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on November 28, 2010, 06:59:00 PM
Fuckin Berbatov :shocked:

:jerk: What a player. Should have been 6 were it not for a wonder save from Robinson. Also contributed to the team, and was totally unselfish towards the end in trying to provide Rooney with a goal.

Chelsea drew earlier and as I write this, Spurs have just come from behind again to beat Liverpool 2-1. :twothumbs What are the odds that either manager will get the sack first?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on November 30, 2010, 01:11:31 PM
WHY MADRID, WHY?

I lol'd so much when Ronaldo gave Pep a tap for being a douche.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on November 30, 2010, 05:01:22 PM
Madrid played like crap ;__; i still don't believe it, it could be much worse that 5-0
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on November 30, 2010, 10:18:01 PM
Speaking of playing crap, 70 minutes into the Carling Cup quarter final and Man Utd are getting beaten by West Ham. 4-0. Let me remind you, West Ham are bottom of the league. Admittedly it is by no means our first team squad but still. *sigh* I think Evans is gone in the summer, he has been very poor this season.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on November 30, 2010, 11:14:24 PM
^That's pretty intense

Goal.com also didn't think much of Evans: http://www.goal.com/en/match/54421/west-ham-vs-man-utd/report (http://www.goal.com/en/match/54421/west-ham-vs-man-utd/report)
Title: Russia & Qatar will host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups
Post by: Amplifier on December 02, 2010, 08:33:45 PM
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Russia and Qatar have been chosen to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cup finals respectively after a secret ballot of Fifa's 22 executive members in Zurich.

Russia was selected ahead of co-bidders Spain-Portugal and Holland-Belgium and England, which won only two votes.

Qatar defeated bids from South Korea, Japan, Australia and the United States.

Source: BBC Sport - Football - Russia & Qatar will host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/9250612.stm#id9250000/9252100/9252156)



NO FIFA, BAD FIFA :catglare:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 02, 2010, 09:13:18 PM
I wasn't all that behind England 2018 but don't tell me that not even making it past Round 1 with only 2 votes wasn't related to those media reports. There will be lots of finger pointing at the BBC and the Sunday Times for running those reports on FIFA corruption, but well. I'm not really that surprised by FIFA to be honest. When I heard Blatter say England is 'the mother of football', I knew they wouldn't get it.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on December 02, 2010, 09:35:59 PM
SOVIET WORLD CUP???? seriously... USA would be great but i think Qatar can pay those "hpotetical" loses under the table (if you know what i mean).... arrrrrk a WC in the middle of the dessert
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 02, 2010, 10:07:15 PM
In Soviet Russia, card reds you!!

USA would be great but i think Qatar can pay those "hpotetical" loses under the table (if you know what i mean).... arrrrrk a WC in the middle of the dessert

Sure they'll just tear the stadiums down again once it's over...
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: daigong on December 03, 2010, 06:04:49 AM
Qatar?! Really?

Man, wonder how they'll build air conditioned stadiums.

2026 gonna be in Antarctica!
Title: Barcelona trio Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi are the final three in the
Post by: Amplifier on December 06, 2010, 07:27:56 PM
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French football magazine France Football has announced the names of the final three players who are in the running to win the FIFA Ballon D'Or for their performances in 2010.

It was revealed in a press conference that Barcelona trio Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi are the three players who are still in the race to lift the trophy during a ceremony in Zurich on January 10. The trio played a major role in Barcelona's Primera Division title in 2009-10.

Source: http://www.goal.com/en/news/2724/ballon-dor/2010/12/06/2247995/barcelona-trio-xavi-andres-iniesta-lionel-messi-make-fifa-ballon- (http://www.goal.com/en/news/2724/ballon-dor/2010/12/06/2247995/barcelona-trio-xavi-andres-iniesta-lionel-messi-make-fifa-ballon-)



FIFA is fucking hilarious. :catglare:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on December 10, 2010, 06:19:31 AM
^ word man... WHERE THE FUCK IS THE DUTCH BALDIE????


also fuckin Goias couldn't defend the 2-0 advantage and finished losing in penatlies against this shitty team from argentina that isn't Boca Juniors D: ... and btw River and Boca are closer to going to second division that winning anything FUUUUUUUUU
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on December 11, 2010, 06:33:32 AM
peruvian football is such a mess that in the first game of the finals the referee showed a red card to 4 players but weirdly one (recently named the best of the league) is going to play the next game... Justice Commission shitty fail ignores the referee decision by a mile and the tv replays and the player comments and etc.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on December 11, 2010, 04:06:32 PM
EXCLUSIVE: Manchester United Hold Talks Over Sensational Move For Bayern Munich Star Bastian Schweinsteiger

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Manchester United have opened talks over an £18 million move for Bayern Munich star Bastian Schweinsteiger after club officials flew out to Germany, Goal.com UK can reveal.

United executives held talks with Schweinsteiger's representatives in Munich on Thursday and were still in the German city on Friday as they look to beat Chelsea and Real Madrid to his signature next summer.

Schweinsteiger's contract at Bayern Munich expires in June 2012 and speculation has intensified over his future as he has so far rejected the German club's attempts to persuade him to sign a new contract.

United have indicated that they are willing to match Bayern's offer of £140,000-a-week in wages over a five-year contract, and Goal.com UK understands Schweinsteiger has indicated he is keen to take on a new challenge away from the Bundesliga.

Source: http://www.goal.com/en/news/11/transfer-zone/2010/12/11/2256099/exclusive-manchester-united-hold-talks-over-sensational-move-for- (http://www.goal.com/en/news/11/transfer-zone/2010/12/11/2256099/exclusive-manchester-united-hold-talks-over-sensational-move-for-)

 :shocked: :shocked:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 11, 2010, 04:32:09 PM
I see FIFA's touching themselves over Barca again? What else is new?

Fuck yeh Schweinsteiger! With Scholes time coming to an end and the fact that Carrick is only good nowadays at passing a ball sideways, we need another player for that role. Would be great :D

Absolute shambles over at Newcastle FC. They finally got a manager who players and fans liked, playing decent football and doing well for themselves having got themselves promoted out of the Championship last year, with the same manager I might add. Doing well for themselves as well, and certainly looked comfortable in surviving their first season pack in the Premiership. What happens? The owner sacks him cause he thinks the club should be higher up in the league. Does he honestly think the club can compete with the likes of Man City, Spurs, Liverpool etc for the top 4 spot? Worse still the replacement is Alan Pardew, a manager synonomous with taking clubs into relegation. I hope it happens. Chris Houghton seemed like a sound manager, there was absolutely no need for his sacking, caused no trouble at all. It's a gross injustice. If I was Pardew I would have told the owner where to shove his job cause it wouldn't be worth it.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on December 11, 2010, 06:55:09 PM
Bastian Schweinsteiger Announces Four-Year Contract Extension At Bayern Munich

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Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has put to rest all rumours concerning his future. Moments after referee Babak Rafati blew the final whistle to seal die Roten's 3-0 victory over St Pauli, the 26-year old grabbed the microphone from announcer Stephan Lehmann announced to a packed crowd at the Allianz Arena:

"I have extended my contract and will stay at FC Bayern until 2016. Long live Bayern!"

Source: http://www.goal.com/en/news/15/germany/2010/12/11/2256485/bastian-schweinsteiger-announces-four-year-contract-extension-at- (http://www.goal.com/en/news/15/germany/2010/12/11/2256485/bastian-schweinsteiger-announces-four-year-contract-extension-at-)

 :catglare:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 11, 2010, 07:05:40 PM
I should learn to keep my mouth shut...
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Marian on December 22, 2010, 01:48:49 PM
Inter Coach Rafael Benitez Sacked By Email; Leonardo In Pole For Job  :shocked :shocked :shocked

Leonardo is one step away from replacing Rafael Benitez at Inter.

Benitez seems likely to leave the champions as his relations at club level have caused a cocktail of concern among the chiefs, despite Massimo Moratti claiming there was no drastic action in place on Tuesday night.

La Gazzetta dello Sport claims Inter have sacked Benitez by email after the club's lawyer sent him a note making it clear he was no longer required.

That leaves former Milan man Leonardo as favourite to come in and take the reins on a two-year deal.

Luciano Spalletti has also been linked with the job, but the Russian club already said their coach was staying.

However, there is another candidate. Goal.com Arabic edition sources claim Al Naser coach Walter Zenga is about to leave the Saudi club and head to Milan.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on January 08, 2011, 01:02:41 PM
Well it's been written on the wall for some time now and it's come to pass, Roy Hodgson has left Liverpool. Can't really blame him, the world class players he does have in that squad aren't playing for him (what's happened to Torres?) and everyone else is just shite he inherited from Benitez's bad buys. Though having said that, Joe Cole has not been that vital spark that many thought he would be. Liverpool fans still hold onto this ridiculous notion they can finish top 4 this season, even so far as to say they can compete for the title. With that squad? You have to be kidding me. They've brough in fan's choice Kenny Daglish as replacement for the rest of the season. A man out of the management game for years! :lol: I genuinely believe that this sentiment that fans hold for a respected player won't do them any favours. Look at Newcastle with Kevin Keegan. Silly scousers :lol:

So one down, a potential three more to go. Ancelotti, Houllier and Grant all PL manager under the firing line due to a string of poor performances and more importantly, losing points. My money's on Grant being the next one.

FA Cup 3rd Round starts this weekend. Utd v Liverpool? Let's get torn into them! :D
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on January 10, 2011, 11:23:19 PM
OFFICIAL: Manchester City Complete Signing Of Edin Dzeko From Wolfsburg For €32.5m (http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/69/transfer-zone/2011/01/07/2295161/official-manchester-city-complete-signing-of-edin-dzeko-from)

My poor Bundesliga, can't keep quality players from joining rich teams :catglare:



Goal.com Special: Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Has Spent Over £1 Billion Since Arriving At Manchester City (http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/85/england/2011/01/08/2296420/goalcom-special-sheikh-mansour-bin-zayed-has-spent-over-1)

Dedication, or just an idiot? :shocked:



EXCLUSIVE: Tottenham Hotspur To Make Formal Approach For Luis Suarez After Being Told Ajax Star Available For £16.8 Million (http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/85/england/2011/01/08/2295580/exclusive-tottenham-hotspur-to-make-formal-approach-for-luis)

Spurs looking to take a bite out of the competition? :grin:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on January 11, 2011, 02:18:29 AM
Goal.com Special: Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Has Spent Over £1 Billion Since Arriving At Manchester City (http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/85/england/2011/01/08/2296420/goalcom-special-sheikh-mansour-bin-zayed-has-spent-over-1)

Dedication, or just an idiot? :shocked:
lol is that a real billion? or just an american billion?  :?


EXCLUSIVE: Tottenham Hotspur To Make Formal Approach For Luis Suarez After Being Told Ajax Star Available For £16.8 Million (http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/85/england/2011/01/08/2295580/exclusive-tottenham-hotspur-to-make-formal-approach-for-luis)

Spurs looking to take a bite out of the competition? :grin:
football manager never lies, he is going to finish in Chelsea  :rofl:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: kuro_808 on January 13, 2011, 11:57:55 PM
http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/1110/major-league-soccer/2011/01/12/2303047/philadelphia-union-announce-bimbo-as-shirt-sponsors (http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/1110/major-league-soccer/2011/01/12/2303047/philadelphia-union-announce-bimbo-as-shirt-sponsors)

I heard this on ESPN and I laughed, I do know what the company is about so its just unfortunate in one language it means a dumb, attractive woman
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on January 14, 2011, 12:42:59 AM
^ :lol:

Nice to see Dalglish's reign kicking off in the worst way possible. For all their talk about how the match against us wasn't a 'real' test for them, they were obviously expecting to use Dalglish's return and playing at home to see off Blackpool. Didn't turn out that way though, Blackpool continuing to surprise people this season with a 2-1 win. I still don't care what anyone says though, Liverpool aren't getting relegated.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on January 15, 2011, 08:06:24 PM
http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/1110/major-league-soccer/2011/01/12/2303047/philadelphia-union-announce-bimbo-as-shirt-sponsors (http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/1110/major-league-soccer/2011/01/12/2303047/philadelphia-union-announce-bimbo-as-shirt-sponsors)

I heard this on ESPN and I laughed, I do know what the company is about so its just unfortunate in one language it means a dumb, attractive woman
all i know is that Bimbo is the major company dedicated to the preparation and distribution of foodstuffs like bread, cakes and all that stuff with presence all over latinamerica (and maybe other parts of the world, not sure)... doesn't mean anything in spanish

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on January 16, 2011, 01:35:09 PM
^We don't have Bimbo stuffs here, but I'm sure the name will go over well either way. Too bad Union isn't that great.. Still haven't made it out to one of their games, sadly.

Rumours of van Bommel, Nistelrooy transferring. y u no take young players??

This is my expression when Dortmund fields a team with an average age of 23, and is dominating the Bundesliga this season:
(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/3341/1272486194175.jpg)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: cumigosong on January 23, 2011, 05:27:12 AM
Just wait till Arsenal FC conquer the world.
All the players are still very young. I am sure in 2 years, we'll win UEFA Champions League title.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on January 23, 2011, 02:21:32 PM
How many times have I heard that from Arsenal fans over the past few years? Granted, they're at their strongest now than they've ever been, and a very formidable side, but I just don't see them becoming the best in the world.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: cumigosong on January 24, 2011, 12:02:48 AM
LOL, we don't have any fund to buy a good defender. We still have big debt since the construction of Emirates Stadium :(
At least we are the only big team that play original Total Football, even Barcelona style is not truly a total football. They're more passive possession football.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on January 24, 2011, 01:03:50 AM
Won't do you any good when you go to play them in the CL soon though ;)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: cumigosong on January 24, 2011, 06:18:01 AM
Yeah, correct... Unfortunately Barcelona's style is the most stable style to win the game if you have good strikers and a lot of patience to keep the ball. That's why Real Madrid never won against Barcelona... Even though Real Madrid has their own Los Galacticos, it seems useless when they have to play Barcelona with possession football.

Actually, you can break Barcelona possession if you mark their key player with 3 players of yours, just like Inter Milan did in the previous CL. Messi, Xavi, and Iniesta each marked with at least 2 players at the time they got the ball. However, you must be really good at defending since Barcelona's offensives are world class.

I can't even believe Arsenal would be able to beat Barcelona with our current squad. We need CB like Chiellini or Bonucci from Juventus, Per Mertesacker and striker like our living legend, Thierry Henry.

It was really disappointing though when we were once so close to win the UEFA Champions League title. It was so unfortunate since in the beginning we had to play with only 10 man because we got our Goalkeeper sent off. Then, came the foolish Goalie sub that led us to a big losing game although we had done our best at defending.

I still feel so upset every time I remember that match... Damn it...
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on January 28, 2011, 12:55:25 AM
Well you've got Birmingham in the Carling Cup Final so you've essentially got one hand on the trophy already. You never know, it may open up the floodgates and more trophies can keep coming in.

I never want to go through Tues night again. Jeez that was harsh watching us 2-0 down to Blackpool at Half-time. Luckily Berbatov is as composed and gifted a player as ever and Hernandez is a sheer legend. What is happening with Rooney though?! Now he is making assists, running at the ball, making decent crosses and what have you but, it's not what his new contract is paying him for. Hope he gets a goal soon, it will do him the power of confidence. Also, for all this talk of going the whole season unbeaten? No chance.

You might not have heard about if you live outside the UK but a scandal emerged over two of the biggest names in football presenting/punditry over the weekend. Richard Keys and Andy Gray were caught off camera commentating on the female assistant referee at the Liverpool game, saying that she wouldn't know the offside rule cause she's a woman. That led to more leaked footage:

Would you smash it? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxr79eRSbNk#)
ANDY GRAY SEXISM TO CHARLOTTE JACKSON (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuPMFvuYcvk#)

Which led to one of them getting sacked, the other into forced retirement. Crazy really, the whole thing's gone out of proportion in my opinion. What should have happened was the pair of them apologise, to the assistant ref and to the public and just move on. They were pretty scathing about the female assistant ref though, they weren't saying she didn't know the offside rule in a jovial manner, it was pretty menacing. But then they didn't know they were being recorded, and let's be honest, we've all said a few things in private we'd rather not get out into the open. I dunno, I'm not upset the pair of them are gone or anything, I think there are better people who do their job which Sky Sports can easily fill, I just think the whole thing's an overreaction and a ridiculous case of double standards considering there's a midday TV show over here called 'Loose Women' which happily broadcasts middle aged women picking apart men and using stereotypes to describe and belittle them.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: muppet on January 30, 2011, 05:33:09 AM
A brilliant game winning overtime goal by Tadanari Lee (who was not being covered) after a great cross from Yuto Nagatomo gives Japan a 1-0 victory over Australia, and  a record 4th Asian Cup title.
The commentator, speaking in Arabic, is excited, to put it mildly.....Qatar and it's people were excellent hosts to this event.

اليابان واستراليا نهائي آسيا Japan vs Australia Final (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IXnBxk7xW4#ws)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 02, 2011, 12:03:02 AM
^ From what I heard, people were complaining about it. Something like how large numbers of people were outright refused entry into the stadium. Still think having the Wrold Cup in Qatar is a dodgy decision.

So if you haven't heard already yesterday was the final day in the Premier League transfer window. And it got pretty crazy. Most notable of all with Fernando Torres £50mil move to Chelsea. For a man who proclaimed undying loyalty to the club as recently as last week, he soon changed his tune when he realised Chelsea were seriously knocking on his door. He probably had thought about leaving for a while, it's not an impulsive decision, but Liverpool fans, needless to say, are not happy, some burning their replica shirts outside the stadium. It's a particular sting in the tail knowing Torres himself handed in a transfer request and in his first interview yesterday said "it's every footballer's dream to play for a top club". Ouch.

But Liverpool bought replacements. £27mil for Luis Suarez which I'm kind of annoyed at. Would have liked him playing for us. And £35 mil for..Andy Caroll....yep. That's right, Andy Carroll. Newcastle's talisman for oh, let's say a year. Injured, unproven and a good striker at best, and somehow he becomes the 7th most expensive player in football history. More than Robinho. More than Ibrahimovic. More than David Villa. Absolutely ludicrous. Not blaming him, if someone offers to triple your wages, of course you'll take it. But there's already so much pressure on someone like him, how could he possibly satisfy everyone without some unrealistic goal tally expected from him?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on February 03, 2011, 02:09:01 AM
I take a break from football, and come back to that :cokecat:

Not really surprised Torres left Liverpool, think Chelsea is silly for burning that much on him, and laughed good at his comment. And then Liverpool picks up Caroll.. I don't even know what they were thinking. Nice that Suarez moved up to a bigger league, and scored in his first game.



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Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has conceded that he intends to hang up his gloves at the end of the season.
About time :shocked:



Also: Madrid - Barca Cup Final

 :shocked: :jerk:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on February 04, 2011, 01:07:39 AM
Chivu Punches Rossi in the face!! Bari 0-3 Inter Milan 03/02/2011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7pzyySmBJw#)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on February 04, 2011, 05:02:28 PM
^
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Inter defender Cristian Chivu has been handed a four-match ban after punching an opponent during Thursday's 3-0 victory over Bari.

Source: http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/875745/inter-milan-defender-cristian-chivu-banned-for-four-games?cc=5901 (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/875745/inter-milan-defender-cristian-chivu-banned-for-four-games?cc=5901)

Good times :rock:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 04, 2011, 09:20:43 PM
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Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has conceded that he intends to hang up his gloves at the end of the season.
About time :shocked:

And Gary Neville has retired effectivel immediately :( I mean, it's probably a bit presumptious of me for thinking like this but, will we ever see a player like him ever again? As in, a player that loyal to a club that they only play there for their whole career or who won't stamp their feet in the hopes of landing more money or a move elsewhere (yes, Rooney, I'm looking at you). I dunno, there's probably examples in the lower leagues I'm unaware of, but I mean in the top level of football, will we ever see it again? Gary's an absolute legend and if anything can be taken away from his career, it's that us United fans will always love his passion and that he's the epitomy of any football fan's dream, playing for the club you love.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on February 05, 2011, 03:28:24 PM
BVB Dortmund 0 0 FC Schalke 04 21.Spieltag 1.Bundesliga 2011 Manuel Neuer 04/02/2011 04-02-2011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bahrTOYwqAY#ws)

DAT NEUER

That game was so :doh: :doh: :doh:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on February 05, 2011, 05:49:27 PM
FUCKING NEWCASTLE
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 05, 2011, 07:15:35 PM
Arsenal :lol:

Though I'm one to talk, winning 1-0 after 3 mins and now losing 2-1 at half time.  :angry: :angry:

Oh my God are you kidding me? Unbeaten run ended by the team in bottom place. Fuck my life.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on February 06, 2011, 11:17:14 PM
Chelsea :rofl: :rofl:

The Inter-Roma game didn't disappoint. Thought Roma was going to pull a Newcastle, but they just couldn't get it out.

Also:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PbZaEwM7tA&feature=player_embedded#t=00m52s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PbZaEwM7tA&feature=player_embedded#t=00m52s)
(skip to the end)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: yoonyulsicfany on February 11, 2011, 07:55:06 AM
anybody a manchester united fan? GGMU!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 12, 2011, 01:39:15 PM
^ Fuck yeh!!

Manchester derby in a few mins time. I predict a win for Utd. :D
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on February 12, 2011, 01:41:25 PM
I'll root for Man City, just to be different

edit: DAT ROONEY

(http://i.imgur.com/O94gr.gif)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 12, 2011, 05:19:08 PM
Holy shit what a goal. The pundits are already touching themselves over it. Mark my words the English press will label it as a turning point for Rooney, but more importantly, a sign of what's to come for the England national team. Fuck off.

Absolute cracking goal. It's hard enough to do a bicycle kick if the ball is just descending down to the ground, but from a cross which has pace behind it? It's one of those rare instances of it actually working, but good on Rooney for pulling it off. :w00t:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on February 13, 2011, 12:58:57 AM
Good shit Rooney. Great win Utd cus I don't like Manchester City :lol:

Champions league fixtures, exciting. Barcelona is gonna get shot down! but that's just me being very hopeful and wishing luck is on our side.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: jupreng on February 13, 2011, 09:13:35 AM
I'll root for Man City, just to be different

edit: DAT ROONEY

(http://i.imgur.com/O94gr.gif)
hahaha great gif! this is the best goal so far in 2011..
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on February 15, 2011, 10:35:23 PM
(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ampliferr/1297805412737.gif)

I CAME :shocked:

fuck your shit, milan
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 15, 2011, 11:16:01 PM
Can't beat Lennon for pace that's for sure. Looked like the match could have cut up at any moment. I'd like to see Gattuso vs Joe Jordan. Talk about a dirty fight haha
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on February 15, 2011, 11:45:42 PM
(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ampliferr/1297807937371.jpg)

that "respect" tag :rofl:



(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ampliferr/1297807573876.gif) (http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ampliferr/th_1297808016720.gif) (http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ampliferr/1297808016720.gif) (http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ampliferr/th_1297808601487.gif) (http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ampliferr/1297808601487.gif) (http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ampliferr/th_1297810067381.gif) (http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ampliferr/1297810067381.gif)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on February 16, 2011, 10:39:36 PM
Man I was honestly expecting defeat. Good shit bringing it back in the 2nd half, Gunners. Great match.

Go London! :lol:


Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on February 16, 2011, 10:42:12 PM
My expression when Arsenal

(http://picroda.jphip.com/akb48/jphip55460.jpg)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on February 19, 2011, 03:06:04 AM
lol i just watched this on the news

Grant Wahl Interview on Bloomberg Television (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il9h-GRJwr0#)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on February 19, 2011, 08:50:20 PM
Chelsea 1-1 Everton (AET, 3-4 pens): Anelka & Cole Miss From The Spot As Holders Crash Out Of FA Cup (http://www.goal.com/en/match/57783/chelsea-vs-everton/report)

:grin:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 19, 2011, 09:09:45 PM
What a match! Anelka fucked over the team big time. Why do players think they need such a short run up for penalties? It rarely, if ever, works. And then Cashley Cole missed the last one for Chelsea, oh it was glorious.

Man Utd beat Crawley today 1-0 with a 3rd rate team so we're still in the tournament! :twothumbs
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on February 20, 2011, 08:11:02 PM
Oh football..

Leyton Orient 1-1 Arsenal
Lecce 2-0 Juventus
Genoa 4-3 Roma

Milan pulling one outta their asses :rofl:

Good times :thumbup
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on February 21, 2011, 02:02:35 AM
I cant believe we gave up the lead. :doh: I am so disappoint.

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on February 27, 2011, 04:27:53 PM
Hernandez :heart: After our borefest on Wed, we needed a result like that to lift the spirits a bit ahead of our away game to Chelsea on Tues, and to Liverpool on Sat.

Arsenal v Birmingham this afternoon for the Carling Cup final. Arsenal looking to get their first trophy in 5 years, but I don't think Brimingham will make it easy for them.

Also, I pose a hypothetical question here. Is there no limit to Ashley Cole's stupidity?

Quote
Football star Ashley Cole shot and wounded a work experience student while messing around with an air rifle at Chelsea FC's training ground.

The controversial left back, 30, was joking with teammates when he fired the powerful .22 air gun.

The pellet hit the 21-year-old student who was just five feet away. Injured Tom Cowan was left writhing in agony with blood pouring from his side.

The incident happened last Sunday when Cole brought the weapon into Chelsea's training centre at Cobham, Surrey, and started larking about with it in the changing room.

What a twat :lol:

*EDIT*

Fuckin Birmingham!!!  :twothumbs
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on March 01, 2011, 02:21:54 AM
(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ampliferr/qEAHG.jpg)

Arsenal :doh: :rofl:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 01, 2011, 11:48:37 PM
I cannot even properly vent my frustration right now at those fucking scumbags without sounding completely incoherent. All I'll say is, Chelsea cheated to get that penalty, and the referee fell for it, ruining a perfectly good match.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on March 06, 2011, 06:55:40 PM
That Liverpool :shocked:

FUCKING WOLVES :catglare:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: daigong on March 08, 2011, 09:11:51 AM
Yuto Nagatomo got the mad respect!

(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/7813/soccer81960.jpg)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: boykun on March 08, 2011, 10:50:27 PM
Stopped at the Nou Camp again :doh: Gonna blame it on the ref and that call :smhid

Good job holding with 10 though, could have been way more goals. Bendtner, I am disappoint.

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 08, 2011, 11:08:36 PM
Bendtner missed the opportunity to become a hero and nobody to blame but himself. Where does he get off calling himself one of the best strikers in the world? Barca were just all over Arsenal tonight. Didn't help that Arsenal didn't take any shots, or Fabregas tries to impress in front of a home crowd by doing a stupid backheel attempt that led to Messi's first.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on March 09, 2011, 10:36:29 PM
:deco: :deco: TOTTENHAM :deco: :deco:

Sandro and Lennon both put up great shows. Milan players kept up the standard diving action in the meantime. FUCK YEAH :cokecat:

Apparently the Schalke - Valencia game was crazy, I'll have to download that then. Nice to be rid of Milan & a Spanish club in the same day :cokecat:

Schalke Vs Valencia 3 : 1 - Alle Tore / Goals !! ( 9.3.2011 ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26kv0sw4nOY#)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on March 14, 2011, 08:26:28 PM
I think Sergio Busquets is my least favorite player in all of football. Every time I see a Barcelona game, he just pisses me off. His ridiculous show back in the CL game against Inter last year ruined him forever in my eyes :sweatdrop:

Looking forward to the CL matches this week, they should be great. Really hoping Bayern and Marseille pull through (sorry Tuffty!). Wouldn't mind if Madrid goes on, like Mourinho and a lot of the players (Ozil :deco:). Don't have much hope for Copenhagen, though.

Also: http://www.goal.com/en/news/9/england/2011/03/14/2394370/jens-lehmann-in-talks-to-sign-short-term-contract-at-arsenal (http://www.goal.com/en/news/9/england/2011/03/14/2394370/jens-lehmann-in-talks-to-sign-short-term-contract-at-arsenal)

Poor Arsenal
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 14, 2011, 08:50:19 PM
Really hoping Bayern and Marseille pull through (sorry Tuffty!).

:scolding:

But to be honest, I'm not even all that confident with tomorrow. I don't care how we do it, I just wanna progress. :nervous
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on March 15, 2011, 10:42:46 PM
BAYERN WTF RU DOING

They looked so good all game, and blew it in the last five. I hate football :sweatdrop:

Congrats to ManU, though :thumbup

Not like it matters anyway, Tottenham has this under control :yep:

I hate Italian clubs so much. More than Spanish clubs, more than ANYTHING. :catglare:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 15, 2011, 11:20:05 PM
That was a nervous final 5 mins :nervous But Hernandez is just too good!

Looking forward to the draw on Fri. Some great potential matches, but I'm hoping for someone like Schalke or Shaktar XD
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on March 15, 2011, 11:42:55 PM
That was a nervous final 5 mins :nervous But Hernandez is just too good!

Looking forward to the draw on Fri. Some great potential matches, but I'm hoping for someone like Schalke or Shaktar XD

Woulda been some shit if Marseille had won that game, especially with the OG.

But you'd really want to take on Schalke, with that Neuer? :rofl:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 16, 2011, 12:01:16 AM
Well more so than any of the other clubs! XD I'd put money on our next match is with Real though.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on March 18, 2011, 02:56:34 PM
CL:
Real Madrid v Tottenham
Chelsea  v Man Utd
Barcelona v Shakhtar
Inter  v Schalke

EL:
Porto v Spartak Moscow      
Benfica v PSV Eindhoven      
Villarreal v Twente      
Braga v Dynamo Kyiv

Madrid v Tottenham :drool:

I'm glad the Chelsea & Man U game will knock one of them out :deco: Hopefully Schalke can keep their shit together better than Bayern. Can't wait for more heroics from Neuer. Not really expecting Shakhtar to move on, but who knows? Maybe the CL & EL winners this year will both be Ukrainian? :cokecat:

Robben vs Neuer "Bayern München 0-1 Schalke" (DFB-Pokal 02.03.2011) "HD" (Kung Fu Kick) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aczn4h2DvkM#ws)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on March 18, 2011, 09:08:21 PM
I'm confident enough with Chelsea. David Luiz is cup tied so he won't play a part. And it'll be nice to have a neutral ref for once! :P

Not for the first time this season, Mario Balotelli makes himself look like a right tit

Balotelli v. Bib (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAtYlc1BsK8#)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 03, 2011, 05:48:42 PM
Oh of course! Of course this was bound to happen! United come down from 2-0 at halftime to win 4-2 thanks to a Rooney hat-trick and Hernandez. But is the attention on the score? Nope. You're probably thinking it was the decision to give Vidic a yellow card rather than a red? No. Instead, it's on Rooney's 4 letter word tirade at the camera. Papers everywhere talking about it and saying it was out of order. For so called sport pundits, have these people ever been to a football match? You hear much worse coming from the fans every minute. I suppose the defense is, 'oh but he's a role model he should know better' yeh well they also don't seem to realise emotions run high in a football match. Especially if you come from behind to take the lead, and maintain your teams overall title run and to do it with a hat-trick in the process. So go ahead and charge him if you want, probably won't stop him. The only difference with this incident is that it was audible on camera. Pretty much every match I see players giving foul mouthed abuse at other players and the ref.

And to cap off a good day yesterday, Chelsea and Arsenal drew and Liverpool lost to West Brom, a side now managed by Roy Hodgson :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on April 05, 2011, 02:41:35 AM
TOTTENHAM COME ON
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on April 05, 2011, 11:01:07 PM
FUCK

Crouch, son.. Tottenham in general. Fuck that game. Didn't finish watching, was too tired of it after Adebayor scored the second.

In other news:

Schalke :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: I didn't watch that game, but I have to download that shit. 5-2? Inter has to pull one hell of a win out of their asses in Germany next week :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Inter-Schalke 04 2-5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0fQaNg0lnQ#ws)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on April 06, 2011, 08:44:17 AM
FUCK YEAH SCHALKE +1 for my fellow peruvian party boy Jefferson Farfan (what a shame Inter... must try to recover and die fighting)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 12, 2011, 01:33:12 AM
So for anyone keeping score that's..

Carroll 2 - 0 Torres :lol:

Liverpool played Man City today. Both teams are scum of the earth in my eyes, but I guess at this stage a Liverpool win was the lesser of two evils. Puts City down to 4th and in an uncomfortable position having to fight for their CL spot with 5th placed Tottenham only a few points behind.

Best part about tonight though? A Tevez injury forced Balotelli to come off the bench. Only to have the indignity of being substituted himself by Nigel De Jong for being completely anonomous up front :lol: Ineffective displays, petulant attitude plus bad press off the pitch with his womanising, car crashing ways means he'll be gone in the summer, I promise you that. :lol: I'd be surprised if any top club wants him.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on April 12, 2011, 01:49:56 AM
Liverpool was looking good, Man City not so much. Balotelli just can't keep his shit together, when he's had so much promise and potential.

>>>>>Torres - Let's see if he can do anything tomorrow :grin:. Would prefer ManU to take it, though.

Just waiting for the Schalke and Tottenham games on Wednesday, that's the real meat.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 12, 2011, 02:06:42 AM
Also have to laugh at Ibrahimovic for getting a red card, only after returning from his previous red card suspension :lol:

But what really annoys me though is that Peter Crouch, quite clearly, swore and it was picked up by the cameras. Does the FA put the boot down on him like they did with Rooney? Did they fuck! Nothing done whatsoever and said they won't act further. What an absolute disgrace.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on April 12, 2011, 01:57:09 PM
People know better than to mess with Crouch:

(http://i.imgur.com/5MgpB.jpg)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 12, 2011, 11:38:32 PM
Dat Hernandez! Dat Park! Dat Giggs!! :heart: :heart: :heart:

So barring a miracle performance tomorrow, Schalke it is then. Don't like us playing German teams (excluding the 1999 CL final obviously) so I think it'll be hard going. But for now, I can revel in us denying Chelsea another opportunity to win the CL :thumbsup
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on April 13, 2011, 12:50:55 AM
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Torres :cathappy:

Even though I feel bad for Shakhtar, the four-something games Barca and Madrid will play within a month should be a laugh riot (assuming my boys in London can't make magic happen (Bale :jerk:)).

I can not wait for the Schalke game, though. I'd really love to see Inter out, and at least one German club go on. Hopefully things keep going well with Magath gone. Gimmie some of that Neuer magic :deco:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 13, 2011, 11:47:13 PM
Always was going to be a tall ask for both Spurs and Inter tonight and well...it was. So it's an El Classico final and us against a very convincing looking Schalke side. Should be great matches! :D
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on April 14, 2011, 01:15:47 AM
I would pay every dollar I have for a Schalke - Madrid final.

my expression when raul scores the winner:
(http://i.imgur.com/1cR3W.jpg)

BELIEVE IT :cathappy:

what the fuck was that shit when stankovic plowed into neuer
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: alex_revan on April 14, 2011, 05:24:04 AM
Schalke 2-1 Inter
goals by Raul, Howedes and Thiago Motta

Tottenham 0 - 1 Internazionale
goal by CR7

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 16, 2011, 08:39:28 PM
Look...I know Michael Carrick's role isn't meant to be romantic. He's not mean to hit 30 yard screamers. He's not meant to weave in and out of defenders. He is however meant to retain possession and pass the ball. And he's been fucking that up for this past season now. And another mistake this season has resulted in Man City going through to the FA Cup final at our expense. He's been a great service to the club, and I'll respect him for his role in landing us the CL trophy in 2008 and any other trophy we've won since he's joined. But his time is up. Please get someone else Fergie. Please.

ITV commentary just baffles and amazes me anytime I hear it:

Quote
"Man City fans there using their famous celebration which they brought back from Poland but has now become their own trademark celebration"

Uh....say what? How the hell is it a trademark celebration if they copied it exactly? I can take a bottle of Coke, call it Tuffty's Power Juice and stick a trademark on it, but it's still fucking Coke at the end of the day. Don't be a dick Andy Townsend, you can't possibly say anything more stupid can you?

Quote
"There's talk about this being Paul Scholes' last season. I just wonder when he made that tackle, he thought his time was up."

Oh! Mind reader now are you Andy?! Shouldn't you be using those powers of yours for the greater good rather than wasting them on football commentary?! Fuck off.  :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 17, 2011, 01:57:36 AM
I propose PL teams do something to celebrate like the Portland Timbers XD

Timber Joey lets loose with the chainsaw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-GmHcmdYBo#ws)

I don't know whether this is completely stupid or the greatest celebration ever?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on April 20, 2011, 10:41:56 PM
Arsenal :rofl:

Spurs :deco:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 20, 2011, 11:04:03 PM
That was probably the best match I've seen this season. Back and forth, with loads of chances. Good stuff. And a good result for us too. We struggled yesterday against a well organised Newcastle. Now Chelsea are in 2nd place. 6 points behind and we still have to play them. Title race is still on...
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on April 21, 2011, 07:32:53 AM
Real Madrid wins the Copa del Rey and broke the curse of 18 years... they broke the cup too btw :cokecat:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 26, 2011, 09:00:07 PM
^ Good thing Ramos wasn't a keeper! :lol: After dropping the cup, I heard he was looking for a move to Arsenal. So he can be sure it will never happen again. :P :lol:

CL baby! It's on! Come on United!!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on April 26, 2011, 10:58:19 PM
schalke did nothing at all... only the goalkeeper that was so lucky

ManU rules... FUCK YEAH
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 27, 2011, 01:02:42 AM
Fucking hell Neuer's pretty good isn't he?

A rather surprising performance by Schalke. I would have expected more but they rarely even went out of their own half and defended terribly. I never thought we'd have the luxury to rest players like Hernandez or Rooney :o But then we were pretty good tonight, we may have scored more had it not been for Neuer.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on April 27, 2011, 10:42:58 PM
Some real pantomime football in that match. Laughable really and that red card just simply was not. I've noticed Barca doing this against most big teams anytime I see them. Hope they don't try it against us. Scholes or Fabio is bound to get sent off if they try lol And let's face it, it's mostly likely it will be a Man U v Barca final.

But dat Messi. He's some player isn't he?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on April 28, 2011, 04:24:32 AM
fuck fuck fuck madrid played bad, the first time was good for a nap and nothing else... and damn this barca have some fine actors :\

ManU vs Barca ... ... ... not easy at all
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on April 30, 2011, 09:35:44 AM
Dany Alves deserves an oscar for his amazing acting skills... actually i think that all those actors deserve at least a fine for forving the referee to error (srsly i don't like all this telenovela drama in my football)


Pepe no tocó a Alves en la entrada - Champions League (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2oRXFRl6QE#ws)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 01, 2011, 12:58:41 PM
Alves and Busquets are two of the biggest actors around.

Nothing left me more upset than yesterday's match with Chelsea v Tottenham. Santos scored an absolute peach of a goal to take the lead. Then Lampard at the end of the 1st half, takes a shot, Gomes does his usual clanger cause he can't go one game without doing one, but he recovers and clearly, CLEARLY stops the ball from crossing the line. The assistant ref however, AT AN ANGLE gives it a goal. The ref even said to the linesman later in the match that he made a mistake. And then, Kalou scores the 2nd, but is clearly offside! And Chelsea win! The must ludicrous match I've seen in some time, even more so with the fact that it's had a huge impact on the title race with Chelsea now 3 points behind us and we have to play them next week.

Come on United. We have to win today. Have to. Otherwise we end up playing Chelsea next week and pressure gets to us and we hand them the lead.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: kinsei on May 03, 2011, 06:51:12 PM
I'm a Real Madrid fan, but i hate Mourinho and don't really like how they have been playing, so i really hope Schalke fights till the end and wins the Champions
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on May 04, 2011, 08:32:16 PM
My poor Tottenham :doh:

Fuck Barcelona :catglare: :thumbdown: :angry: :angry: :angry:

DO IT SCHALKE :deco:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 04, 2011, 10:58:52 PM
I feel for ya Amp. Schalke looked all out of sorts on both legs. Christ we even put Owen on. That was just insulting  :nervous

But look on the bright side, now you can support Man Utd to win! Like me! :deco:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on May 05, 2011, 06:45:52 AM
Christ we even put Owen on. That was just insulting  :nervous
ORLY? :cokecat:

srsly... Scholes started the game... just missed Kuszczak XD


Also... what a sissy this Mascherano, he wasn't like that in England :\ i mean c'mon, Barza is a drama school or what?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on May 05, 2011, 12:12:31 PM
Geez looks like I'm gonna be hated here (Chelsea and Barca for the win!)

Although I dislike Man United AND Real Madrid, I won't try to offend people with people with my first post in this thread, so how about we all just bag out Inter?

That's like the one team I truly despise. Actually, more generally, I hate Italian teams. I think European premier division leagues fit in this order in terms of awesomeness:

1. La Liga
2. EPL
3. Bundesliga
4. Serie A

And I seriously WTFed when Italy won 2006 world cup - they didn't deserve it.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on May 05, 2011, 05:49:44 PM
1. La Liga
2. EPL
3. Bundesliga
4. Serie A
mmm i put the English Premier in the top because for me La Liga is Barza, Real and the rest... oh btw i don't hate any team i'm just fan of Real Madrid

And I seriously WTFed when Italy won 2006 world cup - they didn't deserve it.
i didn't enjoyed that WC either
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on May 05, 2011, 07:44:50 PM
But look on the bright side, now you can support Man Utd to win! Like me! :deco:

:cathappy: :deco:

Schalke did about as best they could at this point, I reckon. They've been all out of whack this season. Just wait for Dortmund next season :germany:

I think I enjoy EPL & Bundesliga equally. Haven't really settled on a German club to support to go with Tottenham, but in the meantime, I champion Mainz 05, cuz my great-grandma was from nearby :germany:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 07, 2011, 02:48:48 PM
(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/1637/tumblrlacu20gl1b1qafnx3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/855/tumblrlacu20gl1b1qafnx3.jpg/)




I see the French national side has got itself into another dispute, this time over race. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/29/french-football-race-row)

Quote
France has been plunged into a fresh race crisis after claims that football officials tried to limit black and Arab players on youth training schemes to make the French team more white.

The French football federation has opened an internal investigation after website Mediapart reported that top management approved a quota system to limit young black players and those of north African origin emerging as candidates for the national team. The alleged plan involved limiting non-white youngsters as young as 12 or 13 from entering the selection process through training centres and academies.

"For the top brass in French football, the issue is settled: there are too many blacks, too many Arabs, and not enough white players in French football," the website said.

With this and the burka ban as well, it seems like this is the French government's way of telling certain people that they're not wanted in the country. It's a tricky issue, but purely on my gut instinct, I think players should be able to decide which country they want to play for if they have ties to another country through their parents. I'm sure they might be happier to do it than they are now, where they're subject to critique and racism from the French public.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on May 08, 2011, 02:06:28 AM
No surprises there. The French team itself is decent, but their chances last year were ruined by the bureaucrats trying to control what the team did.

Still can't believe they banned Anelka, but then again he would have left on his own accord.

And in other news, today's match at Old Trafford is pivotal in deciding who wins EPL this season. If Man U. loses, they'll probably lose UEFA as well from reduced morale.

But then again, Barca's too awesome anyway.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 08, 2011, 02:48:48 AM
I won't concede that we'll lose the league if we lose today. Alternatively, I won't think we've won if we do beat Chelsea. Cause God knows we can stumble against Blackburn or Blackpool (probably due to a referee blunder the way things are going) and hand points to Chelsea.

Still, I'm pretty fucking pissed Chelsea are even in the position that they are in considering they won their last match because of gifted goals from referee blunders. I heard good ol Frankie Lampard said he deserved his goal cause he had a similar one disallowed in the World Cup. Key difference Frankie? THE ONE AT THE WC WAS LEGIT, YOUR RECENT ONE DIDN'T EVEN FULLY CROSS THE LINE. I'm pretty sure he wouldn't be saying that if a player in a rival team did the same against Cech. Fucking idiot.  :angry:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on May 08, 2011, 03:03:19 AM
Man. U has had a pretty good run recently (like ripping Schalke to pieces) so I doubt they'll lose against Blackburn or Blackpool. And seeing as how they did beat Chelsea twice in UEFA, things aren't looking up for us.

I won't make any calls about the match results for now. We'll just have to wait and see.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on May 09, 2011, 08:42:05 AM
Damn, I'm so disappointed.

2-1 was closer than a lot of other possibilities, but arghh that 3 points was pretty important.

Guess Man. U wins another EPL title. Congrats to you guys. Now let's just wait for the next season, or for soccer aficionados like me the upcoming Stoke City vs Man. City FA Cup final might be interesting.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on May 10, 2011, 07:44:48 AM
i saw first half of Liverpool game and... i'm shocked how they managed to allow 2 goals in the second half

btw

Rubin Goalkeeper FAIL Worst ever 2011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UR-37tobGcA#)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on May 11, 2011, 08:01:49 PM
Crouch  :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh:

Liverpool looked good out there, at least.

dat map :grin:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on May 16, 2011, 02:35:46 PM
Looks like the EPL season is about to end. And as everyone now knows ,Manchester United claim their 19th title, beating Liverpool's record.

And Chelsea looks set to be in 2nd place. But Man. City have a game in hand and might overtake Arsenal affecting next year's UEFA Champions League Qualifications.

However, what I'm really looking at right now is player transfers next season...I'm somewhat wishing that Neymar would break his contract with Santos to come over and play with the Blues for next season. But that's probably not going to happen soon enough.

I still think though that we need younger players.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 16, 2011, 10:41:04 PM
19 league titles!! :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: PL champions baby! Though we didn't play like ones on Sat XD

Bring on Barca!! :D
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on May 16, 2011, 11:16:18 PM
Tottenham better not blow it next week.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on May 21, 2011, 12:51:47 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/spzqF.gif)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on May 21, 2011, 09:54:35 PM
Real Madrid 8 - 1 Almeria... and 40 goals for CR7 :cokecat:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 22, 2011, 09:17:52 PM
MAN UTD ARE PL CHAMPIONS!!

We can go into the CL Final on Sat full of confidence now. A shame Blackpool were relegated as a result. They've been a great addition to the PL and if you look back on this season at the high scoring games and even the most exciting games, Blackpool will usually be in there.

In other news, Carlo Ancelotti has either been sacked as Chelsea manager or he's left of his own volition, but he's definately gone. What a shambles of a club. Who on Earth would want the Chelsea job? Has to be Hiddink cause he's mates with Ancelotti cause I'm sure nobody else would touch it.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on May 22, 2011, 10:06:49 PM
TOTTENHAAAAAAAAAAAAAM :deco: :deco: :deco:

LIVERPOOL :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on May 23, 2011, 12:05:47 AM
TOTTENHAAAAAAAAAAAAAM :deco: :deco: :deco:

LIVERPOOL :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
heartless russian dude make the B'ham fans cry out loud... Liverpool :rofl:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 27, 2011, 09:49:40 PM
Might as well get non-CL discussion out of the way first. With Hiddink now saying he's committed to the Turkish national team, apparently bookies have stopped taking in bids for Harry Redknapp to be the next Chelsea manager. I don't see it happening, but it's interesting at least. Who would then replace him for Spurs? I was thinking David Moyes. Who knows? Schneijder says he's staying while De Gea has said he's received no word from Utd about a deal. The talk at the moment is of Samri Nasri being swooped up by Utd as he has a year left on his contract. But again, doubtful that would actually happen.

I'm fucking pumped for tomorrow. We just received today a party package from Sky. Three large packets of crisps (Cheese & Onion, Salt & Vinegar, Steak if you're wondering) but what's more impressive is that we got a 5 litre keg of Heineken with it. Awesome. :w00t:

I'm not buying into the hype that tomorrow's match will be one of the greatest of all time. I think it will be a close affair. Barca players will probably dive around and hold up play, probably hoping someone like Vidic or Rafael will get a red card. Ideally, that won't happen and instead we get a good match. My head says Barca will win, but my heart says Man U all the way.

COME ON YOU REDS!!!!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on May 29, 2011, 02:30:39 AM
DAMN BARCELONA
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on May 29, 2011, 12:12:00 PM
Indeed. I think we did better than in Rome 2009, but it's still not enough. To be fair, I don't think anyone would have beaten them yesterday, so to hear my Liverpool/Arsenal/Chelsea supporting friends laugh at me is just something I don't take to heart cause they wouldn't have done any better. The commentator wankfest is obviously going to be focused on Messi but the best players last night were once again Xavi and Iniesta. Just could not get the ball off them. It's a big ask to beat the Barca team as it stands. They're not unbeatable, but they're the closest I've seen to it.

But as I mentioned before, if I hear the word 'special' to describe that team once more, I will go insane. Yesterday they proclaimed Barca as the best team ever, including club and interational level. Fuck off. How about we just revive the Brazil team of the 70's in their prime and play them against this Barca side? It'll be a lot more productive rather than constantly debating in this needless, pointless and futile comparison? Pisses me right off.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on May 30, 2011, 02:54:46 AM
^ word, word barcelona have no chance against a team of killer zombies :cokecat:

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: elricfree on May 31, 2011, 12:11:49 PM
All Hail Barcelona!!!!! XD
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on June 04, 2011, 06:02:58 PM
Hooray for Germany beating Austria, and France not winning against Belarus :cokecat:

edit:
England draw Switzerland, Rooney hair transplant :cathappy:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Benz_kaka on June 06, 2011, 05:30:33 PM
Man Utd 555+
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: 13 on June 07, 2011, 12:22:35 AM
Hooray for Germany beating Austria, and France not winning against Belarus :cokecat:

edit:
England draw Switzerland, Rooney hair transplant :cathappy:
Hooray indeed! It was a tough game though. Nice to see Gómez scoring some goals for Die Mannschaft. Euro 2012 seems to be the perfect tournament for Mario to make up for his terrible Euro 2008.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on June 10, 2011, 09:33:56 AM
Indeed. I think we did better than in Rome 2009, but it's still not enough. To be fair, I don't think anyone would have beaten them yesterday, so to hear my Liverpool/Arsenal/Chelsea supporting friends laugh at me is just something I don't take to heart cause they wouldn't have done any better. The commentator wankfest is obviously going to be focused on Messi but the best players last night were once again Xavi and Iniesta. Just could not get the ball off them. It's a big ask to beat the Barca team as it stands. They're not unbeatable, but they're the closest I've seen to it.

But as I mentioned before, if I hear the word 'special' to describe that team once more, I will go insane. Yesterday they proclaimed Barca as the best team ever, including club and interational level. Fuck off. How about we just revive the Brazil team of the 70's in their prime and play them against this Barca side? It'll be a lot more productive rather than constantly debating in this needless, pointless and futile comparison? Pisses me right off.

LOL. I heard millions watched this year's final (excluding me, getting me to wake up at 4am is near impossible). Mwahahaha a 3-1 win was indeed a THRASHING.

Anyway about Chelsea, I hear Drogba might be leaving. But yes Ancelotti's moving out.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 11, 2011, 11:04:46 AM
So if we're keeping track now, in terms of transfer fees we're looking at:

Man City: £0
Chelsea: £0
Arsenal: £1mil
Man Utd: £55mil

Da fuck?! :lol: Phil Jones, a young CB from Blackburn has officially been signed up, with David De Gea and Ashley Young looking to be players within a matter of weeks. The talk of Schneijder coming is still ongoing (but highly unlikely) and surprisingly, we're also linked with Nasri from Arsenal. A good player with only a year left on his contract, he could be sold for as much as £10mil. That would be good.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on June 24, 2011, 09:20:50 AM
WOW the Copa Libertadores Final was awesome!!!

Santos beat Penarol 2-1 to clinch the title and....then...

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/06/23/article-0-0CB06B1700000578-348_634x463.jpg)

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/06/23/article-0-0CB096E700000578-515_306x423.jpg)

...things like that happened. A massive brawl between the players even though Pele was watching the entire thing.

BUT SERIOUSLY NEYMAR IS GOD!!!!!

The proof is this:

Gol de Neymar, do Santos, contra o Peñarol pela final da Libertadores 2011 - Oscar Ulisses (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIr6GOMOewo#)

This kid seriously needs to go to Chelsea where it's confirmed 33-yr-old Andre Villas-Boas is to become the new manager.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: naren on June 25, 2011, 12:35:21 PM
neymar trully amazing wonderkid... hmm.. and the rumour beside chelsea there are barcelona who willing to sign him too.. imagine it messi + neymar ...
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on June 26, 2011, 12:31:55 PM
Barca is already the best team in the world so that'd be kind of overkill.

However, Santos and Barca have a big chance of facing off later this year for the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup, so things will get really interesting if Ganso and Neymar stay on til then.

If the 2 teams do clash, I really won't know who I should support.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on June 27, 2011, 02:13:18 AM
RIVER PLATE LOST THE PROMOTION!!!! they are going to play in second division for the first time in 110 years of history o____o what a shock specialy because they only needed to win a game from the last 2 o 3 to be safe... argentina is in shock, srsly.


in other news Universitario from Peru won the Copa Libertadores sub-20 (experimental tournament played in Peru) \o/ WE HAVE WON THE COPA LIBERTADOES sub-20 .... SO MUCH WIN
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Blacky- on June 28, 2011, 10:23:49 PM
Nobody's watching the Women's World Cup ? I watched some games and Japanese team played very well, especially the young Iwabuchi who is only 18. North koreans have also surprised me, they were better than USA during 45 minutes, but they finally lost 2-0. Germany is the big favorite, and they play at home ...
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on June 29, 2011, 11:45:28 PM
I don't mind Women's Football, I have no problem with people who play it or support it but.. as a spectator sport, it's pretty dire

I really hope Arsenal just count their blessings that Barca are even interested in Fabregas after the season he's had and just accepts the £35mil offer. I'm sick of hearing about it all the time. United signed David de Gea, whose name I finally learned how to pronounce properly. Some other tasty targets and rumours thrown out there as well, Nasri for Utd/Barca, Benzema/Villa to Chelsea, Sanchez to City. Personally, I'll be happier when we get a CM player. De Rossi pretty please!

Also, I seriously laughed hard at Sky Sports news drawing up a comparison between De Gea and Van Der Sar. Their comparison stats fall over pretty quickly when you consider that one's 20, the other's 45. Guess who's won more medals in that time? Could it be the guy who's twice the age of the other guy?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on June 30, 2011, 06:36:22 AM
Women's Football? wtf since when they are allowed to leave the kitchen???... lol j/k btw

lol Fabrebas to barcelona?? i can't see it happening because is just a whim adn the player doesn't really care... what i read is that Chelsea is interested in Pastore... well he is a gifted player but over 50 millions is wau too much for him so i think he won't move from Italy


you know, i've been playing football manager for a while and in 2030 ManCity builds a new stadium, the Tevez Stadium XD i found that very funny
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Blacky- on June 30, 2011, 02:26:24 PM
 :grin:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on July 02, 2011, 07:14:04 AM
Copa America started with Argentina vs Bolivia game... ROFL argentina played bad for the category of their players (messi, tevez, agüero, di maria, etc) and almost lost!!! i was so happy when Bolivia scored coz game was very boring, then they almost scored the second goal but in the end argentina saved the day (kinda) 1- 1 with a tremendous goal by agüero (what a goal, srsly)... and Messi???? lol he barely did shit at all.



Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: clockface on July 04, 2011, 09:11:52 PM
This will/has been blowing up lately.

Absurdo, zagueira defende bola com as duas mãos e árbitra não marca pênalti. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODYky4xNH7A#ws)

I guess this is FIFA's answer to criticisms of female GKs, defenders can now handle the ball too!

Overall the tournament has been pretty well fought out. A couple of 4-0s but not for a lack of fighting spirit.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on July 04, 2011, 10:20:01 PM
Most interesting thing I've heard come out of the Womens World Cup is the news that Larissa Riquelme will strip naked if Paraguay wins it.


COME ON PARAGUAY!!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on July 09, 2011, 07:18:28 AM
^don't trust that trap


FUCK YEAH COPA AMERICA

Argentina can't win \o/  they want messi's head (poor dude, srsly) and also PERU WON!!!! lol i'm so excited because we played good enough to desserve that win and also because it's been a while without a win in a real competition.

in other related things i hope Colombia can reach to the finals :D

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: nimrod on July 09, 2011, 11:22:02 PM
Japan has kicked out Germany @ Fifa Women's World Cup (http://www.affenclub.com/smilies/54.png)

http://www.fifa.com/live/competitions/womensworldcup/matchday=11/day=1/match=300144431/index.html (http://www.fifa.com/live/competitions/womensworldcup/matchday=11/day=1/match=300144431/index.html)

(http://www.affenclub.com/smilies/welt/85.png)


(http://img7.imagebanana.com/img/4kgmuq17/laudehroje.png)  :lol: (http://www.gif-paradies.de/gifs/flaggen-der-welt/japan/japan_0007.gif) (http://www.affenclub.com/smilies/deutschland/44.png)
Fotostrecke: Japan schockiert Deutschland. http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-70246.html (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-70246.html) (http://www.affenclub.com/smilies/1101/lulz-cat.png)

Germany vs Japan (0-1) Karina Maruyama Goal HD - FIFA Womens World Cup 2011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Xeb3yD9eZc#ws)

(http://www.affenclub.com/smilies/1101/netzer_lulz.png)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on July 10, 2011, 12:04:32 AM
OHHHHH VAMOS NIPPON........ NIPPON NIPPON VAMOS NIPPON

日本代表チャント「VAMOS NIPPON」 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhTFSScVQ9E#)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on July 10, 2011, 02:48:15 PM
Yeah the Japan win was a BIG upset alright and that was a pretty good strike for a women's match (like Kaka's(?) goal against DPRK last year in men's WCup).

However, they should seriously stop using that matchball in world matches...I swear that thing is so unreliable.

And btw, Brazil drew 2-2 with Paraguay in Copa America and Neymar still hasn't scored (nooooo).

I'm not surprised Messi hasn't scored either; he didn't score in last year's world cup with the Argentine national team (must be lack of coherence or something).
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on July 11, 2011, 07:33:12 AM
And btw, Brazil drew 2-2 with Paraguay in Copa America and Neymar still hasn't scored (nooooo).
plus Venezuela is so far the leader of that group :cokecat: ... so Colombia win over Bolivia was also win for Peru since it allowed us to move to the next round... no matter which rival we get is not going to be an easy game (please jebus make that costa rica draws with argentina 8D )
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on July 11, 2011, 08:32:37 AM
Man I lol'd so hard at when I saw the Australia vs Sweden match on the news:

Sweden Vs Australia (3-1) | All Goals & Highlights | Womens World Cup (7-10-2011) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzDB9k5YiTE#)

The 3rd Swedish goal was so HILARIOUS because of extremely bad judgement on the part of one of the Australian defenders in passing it back to the goalie. And what made it worse was the lack of firmness in the pass.

And to think that my fellow Australians thought our team was on par with Brazil's before the tournament started...yeah right keep dreaming folks.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tripitaka on July 13, 2011, 02:51:08 AM
BOOOOOOOOO ! To McCallum's backpass - she didn't even hit it with any power !
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: nimrod on July 13, 2011, 10:54:33 PM
Japan has kicked out sweden   :w00t:

3:1
http://www.fifa.com/live/competitions/womensworldcup/matchday=13/day=1/match=300144455/index.html (http://www.fifa.com/live/competitions/womensworldcup/matchday=13/day=1/match=300144455/index.html)

(http://www.affenclub.com/smilies/1101/kahn8lju.png)

lets hope that they will win against the US in the final (http://www.affenclub.com/smilies/1101/mihiro_happy.png)(http://www.affenclub.com/smilies/1101/Hg2.png)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on July 14, 2011, 12:47:36 PM
In Copa America news:

Paraguay drew Venezuela 3-3 to progress to quarterfinals.

They'll be versing Brazil who owned Ecuador 4-2 (braces by Pato and Neymar!!).

And on the weekend we'll see Argentina vs Uruguay (something to watch).
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Blacky- on July 14, 2011, 07:11:15 PM
Japan has kicked out sweden   :w00t:

3:1
http://www.fifa.com/live/competitions/womensworldcup/matchday=13/day=1/match=300144455/index.html (http://www.fifa.com/live/competitions/womensworldcup/matchday=13/day=1/match=300144455/index.html)

(http://www.affenclub.com/smilies/1101/kahn8lju.png)

lets hope that they will win against the US in the final (http://www.affenclub.com/smilies/1101/mihiro_happy.png)(http://www.affenclub.com/smilies/1101/Hg2.png)
Yes, Japaneses play good football. France was nice too, but sadly lost against USA. :(
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on July 14, 2011, 08:15:55 PM
Peru vs Colombia --- Colombia favorite by far but my homies are playing with discipline and order... wishing a miracle for Peru here
Argentina vs Uruguay --- i just wish uruguay to win this just to upset the gauchos xD lol
Venezuela vs Chile --- Venezuela is going to give the surprise and pwns chile... srsly, they are playing good football
Paraguay vs Brasil --- i hope lots of goals in this one


Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on July 15, 2011, 01:41:17 PM
Haha apparently from the news here Argentina's attacking formation is worth $320 million Australian dollars (about 340 million US).

And I'm looking forward to a thriller between Argentina and Brazil (come on guys Messi vs Neymar) so I hope they both progress.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on July 16, 2011, 11:53:25 PM
PERU 2 - 0 COLOMBIA  :w00t:

(http://e.elcomercio.pe/66/ima/0/0/3/7/0/370420.jpg)

yeaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh  :thumbup :fap


ARGENTINA OUT...  :lol:
(http://i.imgur.com/lQcHr.gif)

Uruguay played with 10 most of the game but still no one noticed the difference

so the gauchos lose in penalties and Uruguay moves forward to the semifinal against Peru
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on July 17, 2011, 01:06:46 PM
yeah I watched the 1st half; Perez got red-carded

but i thought argentina also got reduced to 10 men later on (didn't mascherano get a red card as well?)

anyway tevez got denied in the penalties so uruguay won (LOL the crowd must not be pleased)

Such a disappointment for Argentina because they're hosting the comp

But then again Uruguay also made the biggest punch in defeating Brazil a few decades ago in the final of a world cup hosted by Brazil, didn't they?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on July 17, 2011, 06:05:01 PM
just wait until venezuela choke force chile and make them hit the dust XD ...

but i thought argentina also got reduced to 10 men later on (didn't mascherano get a red card as well?)
yeah but almost at the end of second time... a good game but is so weird watching argentina losing those goals... in the other hand muslera must be the goalkeeper of the cup after this
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: nimrod on July 17, 2011, 10:56:37 PM
Japan won the FIFA World cup w00000t (*^▽^*)  :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :cow: :cow: :cow: :cow:

(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/7382/image238492galleryv9mpj.jpg)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on July 17, 2011, 11:29:21 PM
EPIC WIN

(http://i.imgur.com/VwjXk.jpg)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on July 18, 2011, 03:38:44 AM
The Good News - YESSS JAPAN GO YOU GIRLS HOPE YOU WIN THE NEXT WORLD CUP AS WELL!

The Bad News - Now both Brazil and Argentina are out of Copa America...what on earth happened with Brazil's penalties?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on July 18, 2011, 07:09:31 AM
The Bad News - Now both Brazil and Argentina are out of Copa America...what on earth happened with Brazil's penalties?
bad news for you maybe, for me is party time... Argentina tried hard but Brazil... ROFL EPIC FAIL i'm loving it

oh you forgot that Venezuela owned Chile :D the only team that won in regular time wooot... la vinotinto is playing good football, so much that it shouldn't be a surprise if they reach the finals, srsly
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: nimrod on July 18, 2011, 05:46:00 PM
FIFA 女子ワールドサッカー 日本優勝 ALL GOAL!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPj4Veu3sis#)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on July 19, 2011, 12:06:40 PM
from here on in, i declare my support will go to uruguay to win the copa america.

they took 3rd place in last year's world cup so i'm sure they'll go far in this one.

Especially if Forlan keeps up those magnificent set pieces (free kicks).
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on July 20, 2011, 06:18:37 AM
FUCKIN URUGUAY... oh well i think paraguay vs uruguay will go to the finals but i still support venezuela... if they lose then i'm not watching the final game


edit: FUCK!!! Paraguay to the finals without winning a single match in regular time... so sad... now let's see if Peru can beat Venezuela for the 3rd place
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on July 23, 2011, 11:46:13 PM
PERU 4 - 1 VENEZUELA
(http://e.elcomercio.pe/66/ima/0/0/3/7/3/373289.jpg)

good game, Venezuela played very good even with 10 players but they couldn't stop Guerrero that was on fire today... 3 goals   :fap
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on July 24, 2011, 03:48:29 AM
http://uk.premiership.fantasysports.yahoo.com/football (http://uk.premiership.fantasysports.yahoo.com/football)
Group ID#: 2224
Password: rikasbutt69
Just name team, click join group :jphip:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: daigong on July 24, 2011, 05:07:07 AM
FUCK GJ SHURA + AMP!

Let's play this shit. Tapuma Sato :yep:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on July 24, 2011, 05:49:19 AM
http://uk.premiership.fantasysports.yahoo.com/football (http://uk.premiership.fantasysports.yahoo.com/football)
Group ID#: 2224
Password: rikasbutt69
Just name team, click join group :jphip:
why not... i join
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on July 25, 2011, 10:47:04 PM
I always tend to lose interest in Fantasy Football after two weeks or so. But screw it! I'm gonna join just to prove I'm better than all y'all! :P
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on July 26, 2011, 05:56:25 AM
Copa America:

the best player award to Suarez (imo Guerrero was the best by far and second Forlan)
the most beaten goalkeeper won the best goalie award (but i think is fair enough)
the team with most cards (uruguay)won the Fair Play award... Abreu said that given the fair play to Lugano was like giving the peace nobel to binladen rofl

i lol'd so hard when they booed fifa chairman and peruvian one (when he recieved guerrero's  golden boot award


Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on July 28, 2011, 12:49:46 AM
Philadelphia Union 1-2 Real Madrid - All Goals 24-7-2011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMy8yeGihD8#ws)

I wish I had been able to go :doh: Hope I can see my boys in Philly play soon :usa:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on July 29, 2011, 09:50:17 PM
Official: Jurgen Klinsmann named USA coach

http://www.goal.com/en/news/13/united-states/2011/07/29/2596326/official-jurgen-klinsmann-named-usa-coach (http://www.goal.com/en/news/13/united-states/2011/07/29/2596326/official-jurgen-klinsmann-named-usa-coach)

You afraid, rest of the world? :usa:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on July 30, 2011, 10:26:38 AM
Since you guys seem like you've missed it,

here's Wednesday's match between Santos vs Flamengo. The score was 4-5...

but for me it was THE MATCH OF THE YEAR. Seriously not kidding here.

The highlights is 15 min long but I guarantee you it is worth EVERY second of your time.

In fact it's so good, I advise you to dl it and save it to your HDD.

Quick summary: Neymar vs Ronaldinho

Santos vs Flamengo (4-5) All goals and Match Highlights 28/7/2011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56G9w-sIbqo#)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on August 04, 2011, 05:22:04 PM
Barcelona :rofl:

Dat Fabian :shocked:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on August 05, 2011, 06:40:23 AM
R.I.P. Naoki Matsuda

(http://e.peru21.pe/102/ima/0/0/3/7/7/377918.jpg)

Former Japan defender Naoki Matsuda dies of heart attack aged 34

• Matsuda collapsed during training on Tuesday
• Player won 40 caps, playing for Japan at 2002 World Cup
 (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2011/aug/04/japan-naoki-matsuda-dies-heart-attack)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: muppet on August 05, 2011, 08:17:34 PM
Really sad news....Rest in Peace, Naoki kun    I BELIEVE 松田直樹 【Tribute to Naoki Matsuda】 {With thanks to tightpizza69} (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HxUB_87DeI)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on August 07, 2011, 08:03:25 PM
>Man City blowing it
>Mainz winning
>Bayern losing

I'm ok with this.

edit: Wao
http://www.goal.com/en/news/755/europe/2011/08/06/2309519/meet-romelu-lukaku-the-chelsea-bound-belgian-starlet-who (http://www.goal.com/en/news/755/europe/2011/08/06/2309519/meet-romelu-lukaku-the-chelsea-bound-belgian-starlet-who)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: pandabiscuit on August 08, 2011, 09:47:04 AM
Man United's second goal left me still buzzing.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 08, 2011, 10:22:09 PM
Cracking match yesterday irrespective of which 2 teams were playing. Gotta say, I've left the match feeling very excited about the current lineup we have. Granted, Man City were completely uninspiring in the 2nd half (Blue Brazil? Really City fans? lol) which allowed us to go out and attack, but Utd showed that 'never say never' attitude with the subs we had made. Young looked like he'd been playing in the squad for a few years already. Anderson was immense. Welbeck showed huge promise and Jones and Smalling showed Ferdinand and Vidic they may have to play harder than ever to keep their roles (always a nice thing to have in a team). Gotta say though, Cleverly was a big interest for me, showed great awareness on the ball, pressing forward and had great vision. Bit of a rough day for De Gea but I have every confidence that our GK coaches will make him better. And considering the average age of our team yesterday was about 22? Exciting times.

A Dutch journalist has stated that Sneijder will sign for us on Thurs. Lots of Utd fans now saying we don't need him after Cleverly's performance yesterday, but I say get him. You'd get another world class talent there in the squad. And who's to say they can't play together? Can you imagine a midfield of Young/Cleverly/Sneijder/Nani? Sounds pretty good to me.

Also, Rafael De Silva was captain for all of 20 mins yesterday, and he's already won more trophies than Fabregas has for Arsenal :D
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on August 11, 2011, 01:21:04 PM
Quote
Fabregas close to sealing Barcelona move
Thank fuck, I can finally stop seeing this transfer story plague sites every summer :tama-mad:

USA 1-1 MEX, FUCK YEAH :usa:

How about that Germany manhandling Brazil yesterday? :germany: Germany was pretty spectacular, in the first half especially. Lahm got real unlucky with his tackle on Alves, I reckon. THAT GOTZE :rock:
Germany vs Brazil 3:2 ALL GOALS (Friendly, 10.8.2011) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p62_7LzSAAc#ws)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: muppet on August 11, 2011, 05:51:18 PM
Not a post about anything current, but always have liked Dave Clark 5, and Blackpool FC fans are "Glad All Over"  and do the song justice.....
Blackpool FC GLAD ALL OVER WEMBLEY 2010 {With thanks to reachthepromiseland} (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMcSs7lt-tk)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: pandabiscuit on August 14, 2011, 05:13:35 AM
Looks like it'll be an exciting season ahead of us. Liverpool fans are delusional if they think they're anywhere near ready to make a challenge for the title. 
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on August 14, 2011, 01:17:13 PM
FC Schalke 04 vs FC Köln 5:1 Alle Tore & Highlights 13.8.2011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u__wBP-MkZY#ws)

Huntelaar styling all over Koln with a hattrick :thumbup
Mainz top of the Bundesliga currently :thumbup
Liverpool drawing Sunderland :thumbup

Dortmund losing :hand:

Spurs game delayed :angry:

Madrid - Barca in the Spanish Super Cup tonight :jerk:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: pandabiscuit on August 14, 2011, 07:15:44 PM
Great to start the season with a win, especially an away one. Seems like a rarity last season.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 14, 2011, 07:42:05 PM
Good match today. Press will be all over De Gea after his blunder, but I'm not worried. Goalkeepers are so hard to judge anyway, and aside from long range efforts, he's a good kicker of the ball. And people forget that he made a brilliant close range save just minutes before West Brom's goal. Besides, he's at Utd now where he'll get better training than he did at Madrid, and he's still young enough that he'll only get better.

Ashley Young, my word what a player. It's funny, cause of all the players we bought this summer, Young is one I tend to forget about. But he's already incredibly promising. Playing like he's been in the squad for a while already. Very excited about having him in the team now. Welbeck also playing well. Hope Rio and Vidic are gonna be ok. But again, I have faith in Smalling and Jones (or Evans if need be) to cover well.

In other news, rumour has it that Tevez will be going to Arsenal which is just the biggest pile of nonsense. Barton once again showing yesterday that for all of his philosophical (and often misattributed) quotes on Twitter, he's nothing but a faux-intelligentsia when he got into a row with Gervinho yesterday on the pitch. No wonder Newcastle are finding it hard to get rid of him. Plus, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea all drawing yesterday. I'll take that! :D
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on August 16, 2011, 09:08:25 AM
Real Madrid drew 2-2 with Barca in the Super Cup. Thus the critics who were telling us that Barca's poorer international friendly results would affect this season's La Liga have been proven wrong.

And to Man City I must give due credit for signing Aguero for 38 million pounds. He was MVP in the 4-0 win over Swansea yesterday. Scored a double and had one epic assist I reckon.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_7QNCZTB1Y (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_7QNCZTB1Y#)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on August 16, 2011, 01:00:12 PM
^Madrid looked a bit better during the first leg of the Super Cup. MY BOYS OZIL AND KHEDIRA :rock:

The first hour of the Mancity match was pretty ???. Mancity had tons of chances, but finally scored 2/3 of the way through. Aguero, Dzeko, Silva, and Toure all looked good. Vorm was real impressive for Swansea too.

Just want to see my Spurs in action on Thursday, now :hump:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on August 16, 2011, 07:03:51 PM
EPL Fantasy: http://fantasy.premierleague.com/ (http://fantasy.premierleague.com/)
JPH!P League: 1746814-407097

I likeit a little more than the Yahoo Fantasy. GET IN THERE :on redcard:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on August 17, 2011, 01:54:57 PM
Tottenham confident of sealing Emmanuel Adebayor loan deal in next 48 hours - so striker can make debut against Manchester United (http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/2896/premier-league/2011/08/16/2622317/tottenham-confident-of-sealing-emmanuel-adebayor-loan-deal)

GET HIM :hump:

On a related note, I happened to sign Adebayor in my new Football Manager 2011 Tottenham game. He's been incredible for the team, and leading the scoring. Partnered with Defoe (who is in good form in my game), and I'm top of the EPL :cokecat:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on August 18, 2011, 01:57:29 AM
YES!!! Barca has triumphed over Real in second leg of super cup!! The 3-2 win set up a final aggregate score of 5-4!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoeDft-w1tA&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoeDft-w1tA&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on August 18, 2011, 11:45:08 PM
HJK Helsinki 2-0 Schalke - Europa League Qualifikation Highlights (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK-xAPxPLKM#ws)

Helsinki 2 - 0 Schalke
Hearts 0 - 5 Spurs
Hannover 2 - 1 Sevilla
Bratislava 1 - 0 Roma

and every other europa game today (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/results/_/league/uefa.europa/uefa-europa-league?cc=5901) :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Spurs are ready for Manchester :cokecat:

Also: Sell Modric, secure Adebayor and Diarra already, Levy :doh:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: pandabiscuit on August 20, 2011, 04:41:46 PM
Wow, that was the weakest Arsenal side in years and Liverpool only scored after they got the numerical advantage and only through two dodgy goals. Feel sad for Arsene Wenger though.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 20, 2011, 05:08:47 PM
To be fair, with injuries and some of their best players leaving, Arsene could never really win with whichever side he chose. Was a closely fought game until Suarez and Meireles came on and from there it was just one-way traffic. I liked how Liverpool fans were moaning about us scoring an own goal last week, but they're strangely not saying the same about Ramsey's OG this time round. Wonder why that is? Can't be because an OG benefits them this time when they needed it most is it? Surely not!

Don't know what Arsenal's doing at the moment when it comes to transfers. How can you sell so many players, some real quality players too, and not find a replacement? They already have to turn to unproven teenagers and 2nd choice defenders for their defense and it's already stretched to breaking point as it is. But then you absolutely need quality up front as well to pass and deliver the ball and with Fabregas gone, you lose the lynchpin that's made Arsenal a strong team over the past few years. Granted they can focus to build around Jack Wilshire, but it's not enough.  It baffles me.

Reports have it that Nasri's deal to City has fallen through, but no more word other than that. Nasri must be on his knees praying for a switch right now. Although if rumours were to be believed, Nasri wanted to come to Utd rather than City and he was telling his mates and all how much he was coming to us and really wanted to join us. Reminds me of when Robinho was told he was going to City rather than Utd :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on August 21, 2011, 06:59:07 AM
guess arsenal is trying to keep the numbers in blue... let's see if they keep without doing any major transfer to build the team after half season
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on August 21, 2011, 11:05:01 AM
uhhh arsenal's going down I think. Fabregas has gone to Barca!!! :) (where he got tackled nastily by a vicious Marcelo)

anyway I'm happy with Chelsea's 2-1 win but I'm also surprised at QPR's 1-0 win over Everton after they got thrashed 4-0 last week.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on August 22, 2011, 11:57:38 PM
Spurs :doh: :doh: Please, sell Defoe, Pav, and Crouch for anything you can get. Get Adebayor & someone else decent. Sell Modric. At least Freidel put up a MOTM performance :usa:

and at least de gea got me mad points in fantasy football
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 23, 2011, 12:47:30 AM
Man, when Redknapp and Bale was talking mess in yesterdays and todays papers about testing De Gea out at long range I was hoping for a convincing win. So to win 3-0 is great. Especially as I dislike Redknapp more and more lately with all his bitching and moaning about transfers, who he wants etc, then when some news comes up from White Heart Lane he shoulders any responsibility on his chairman, absolving himself of any blame if the deal should fall through. Of course it doesn't stop him from being a rent-a-quote manager about anything or any player at all. Though to be fair, when he asks his players to test the keeper out at a long range, I'm pretty sure he didn't mean from 45 yrds out. Seriously VDV, WTF?

Another convincing win with the youngsters. Fucking Jones and Smalling is the future of our defense right there. Welbeck getting more confident the more games he plays in and Cleverley continues to impress. Nice to see Hernandez out there on the pitch too.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: devil13 on August 23, 2011, 09:32:36 AM
Manu Rocked . . . Nothing else . . . Thanks all the player for great performance
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: pandabiscuit on August 23, 2011, 01:48:53 PM
The irony in Spurs trying to test De Gea from far helped our young defence settled much easier. The likes of Bale, Van Der Vaart and Lennon would give our first choice defenders a hard game, let alone our young backups who barely played much with each other before, and their tactic of peppering De Gea with far range shots meant their players had hardly enough of the ball to get into any rhythm and made this match much easier.

Thanks Redknapp :D
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 25, 2011, 09:04:15 PM
Arsenal avoid criticism for a time after their win yesterday. Should they lose against us over the weekend, you can expect the criticism to come back thick and heavy once more.

So the Champions League groups have been decided:

Group A: Bayern Munich, Villarreal, Manchester City, Napoli.

Group B: Inter Milan, CSKA Moscow, Lille, Trabzonspor.

Group C: Manchester United, Benfica, Basle, Otelul.

Group D: Real Madrid, Lyon, Ajax, Dinamo Zagreb.

Group E: Chelsea, Valencia, Bayer Leverkusen, Genk.

Group F: Arsenal, Marseille, Olympiacos, Borussia Dortmund.

Group G: Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Zenit St Petersburg, Apoel

Group H: Barcelona, AC Milan, BATE Borisov, Plzen.

The first round of fixtures will be played on September 13/14. Somehow, I really don't think I'll be watching matches from Group G

Nasri (finally) made his move to City yesterday and as to be expected lately, he made a parting shot at the club who supported him, calling City a bigger club and that the fans were more passionate and loyal. Figured that out on your own after being in the stadium for a few hours Nasri? City made a rather pathetic headline on their official site in which it said 'Nasri scores his 1st goal for City!' Turns out, City got EA Sports to do a mock screenshot of Nasri scoring against Utd at the Etihad Stadium. Leaving aside the hilarity of something so pathetic, I found it funnier that City don't expect Nasri to find the back of the net until April 28th.

City posted a weird link on their Facebook page of Nasri walking through the clubs offices. A surreal moment happens when he has a 'chance' meeting with Vieira emerging out of an office, like he had been doing some photocopying or something. And then he walks into Garry Cook's office where Cook greets him with 'How are you brother?'

Samir Nasri arrives at Manchester City FC (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vRj1U1PRLc#ws)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on August 26, 2011, 10:03:29 AM
Lol I watched the highlights for that 2nd leg between Arsenal and Udinese...Arsenal could've easily lost that game if it wasn't for some brilliant football (and fast runs) from Walcott and to an extent, van Persie and Gervinho.

Di Natale from Udinese had so many chances and in my opinion, played even better football but was denied a few times from bad luck.

Now my opinion as to the predicted results from the group stage are:

Group A - Bayern wins, Man City 2nd

Group B - Inter Milan wins, CSKA Moscow 2nd

Group C - Man. U wins, Benfica 2nd (although I really hope it'll be the other way around :))

Group D - Real Madrid wins, Lyon 2nd

Group E - Chelsea wins, Lyon 2nd

Group F - [Not too sure about this one] Three-way fight between Dortmund, Arsenal and Marseille will probably get really close

Group G - Porto wins, Shaktar Donetsk 2nd (might well be switched seeing as how Donetsk performed last year)

Group H - Barca wins, Milan 2nd

Anyway don't forget to watch European Super Cup Barca vs Porto!!!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: pandabiscuit on August 27, 2011, 02:49:45 PM
Excited for the game against Arsenal tmr, hope we'll not be over-confident and play to our best.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on August 27, 2011, 09:45:02 PM
JEBUS!!! DROGBA was knocked down with an elbow uppercut (unintentional of course) hope isn't too serious because he is a good player...
Lesión de Drogba (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQwHzqNSkiY#)

man goalkeeper must feel like shit



Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 27, 2011, 10:04:08 PM
He may play for a rival team, and be completely detestable with how he can carry on but I would not wish that upon anyone Cashley Cole however.... Villas-Boas says he's recovering well so it seems like he's fine, but still, hope he recovers soon.

If my facebook is anything to go by, then Liverpool fans are going crazy that they're top of the table. I don't...even.....:lol: :lol: :lol:

Some crazy stuff happening with Arsenal. Looks like they are on the verge of signing Park Chu Young, who was meant to sign a contract with Lille today. Except he got up and left the hotel in France, presumably heading to London, and he never told Lille about it. The Lille manager doesn't even know what's going on. Still, he was some player for my Master League team in PES 07 so maybe he can turn out to be a beast for the Gunners! :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on August 28, 2011, 11:57:45 AM
Looked pretty rough for Drogba there, hope there's no further problems from that.

Spurs - City, ManU - Arsenal both today? :ondick: Amplifier needs some more points on his Fantasy Football teams :ondick:

Too bad Adebayor can't play today for Spurs :doh:

edit: 7400 posts for the glorious spurs
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on August 28, 2011, 06:56:01 PM
Spurs crushed
Arsenal completely annihilated

When are Modric and Wenger leaving their respective clubs? :cathappy:

A good, good day for my fantasy teams, at least.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 28, 2011, 07:36:38 PM
Fuck why don't I have Rooney in my Fantasy team. Sheer madness.

Man we just completely fucked Arsenal up today. Nobody could have expected that. I think Arsenal just weren't there today, and Utd's dominance only highlighted the flaws that Arsenal team have. They can't expect to play the 'Arsenal' way lately if their best players are gone and the replacements they have are simply inexperienced or just not good enough. As I've said, how can you lose players like Fabregas and Nasri and not bring in adequate replacements? With 2 days left, it's unlikely Arsene will sign a world class player or players so soon, so he needs to think long and hard about how to motivate his team and how best to play them. Arsenal fans need to concede that they have a long time ahead of them, and shouldn't expect miracles this season. I don't think sacking Arsene is the best move. Who could you replace him with, other than say Ancelotti? And who's to say Ancelotti would even go, with the team he has to inherit?

Oh well, doesn't matter to me, as that scoreline did wonders for us. Some absolutely cracking goals today, both of Young's being my favourites. Rooney showing the Samson effect with a hat trick and De Gea making some fine saves. Yep, it's a good day to be a Utd fan :D
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on August 28, 2011, 09:07:27 PM
poor arsenal... Wilshere out, Diaby out, Gervinho out, Vermaelen out and Gibbs out... GOING DOWN
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on August 29, 2011, 08:22:03 AM
Like I said before, arsenal are going down. A 8-2 loss to Man U is a big sign about their loss of players to Man City. Man City's 5-1 win over Tottenham also proves Tottenham won't be a team to watch this season either.

Guess it'll probably be a Manchester-dominated season this time around.

In other news over the weekend, Barca beat a 9-man Porto 2-0 with Fabregas scoring the 2nd goal.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on August 29, 2011, 09:35:01 AM
2 games and 2 trophies for Fabregas :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: pandabiscuit on August 31, 2011, 12:34:58 PM
Ashley Young and Rooney tormented the Arsenal team, our men tore their boys a new hole, and the irony is that our boys are younger than theirs :lol:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 01, 2011, 12:35:31 AM
Transfer deadline day in the EPL has officially closed. Among the last minute signings of worth is Arsenal getting Arteta from Everton as well as Benayoun on season long loan. 'The Nutter with the Putter' Craig Bellamy is back at Liverpool. Chelsea got Raul Meireles for £12m in a big left-field deal. Perhaps the most left-field deal was hearing that Man City signed Owen Hargreaves on a year's contract. Guess that Youtube video paid off. Hope he does well for them, I always liked Der Harg, and could only wish he played more games for us.

Amp will be happy to hear that Modric isn't going anywhere, after Spurs reportedly turned down a renewed £40m (!) offer for him. But is it good for Spurs to have a player, good as he is, to be left in the squad and totally uninterested in the team and even after his fellow teammates have come out and talked mess about him to the press, thinking he was gonna go? I wouldn't say the Modric situation is derailing the club, those are deeper problems, but having a player like that in the dressing room can't help.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 08, 2011, 12:23:49 AM
And you though England were bad at penalties:

ضربة جزاء امير سعيود الكوميدية في مباراة كيما اسوان (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZguFvYS6Lk#)

N.Ireland knocked out of Euro 2012 qualification last night. I don't think I'll see them qualify for a major tournament in my lifetime. How the fuck can we not even get past the Faroe Islands?!
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 11, 2011, 12:43:20 AM
Another comfortable win for United today. 5-0 over Bolton with a Rooney hat-trick (making him only the 4th player to get hat-tricks in 2 consecutive games in the Premier League) and Hernandez with 2 goals, his first starting appearance since his injury. Great play today once again, only let down by the bad tackle to Cleverley, which could see him out for a number of weeks. After today's match, United have broken a PL record, with the most number of goals scored (18) since the season started 4 weeks ago.

Man City played well today to get a 3-0 win, Silva and Aguero looking super impressive. People and pundits immediately saying it'll be between us 2 this season but they forget that for one, it's only been 4 games in the season and secondly, Chelsea are 2 points from going top. Last season, Chelsea also came firing on all cylinders at the start of the season but burned out a bit, the same could happen with City.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on September 11, 2011, 10:08:35 AM
Wow what is with the 2 Manchester clubs?

They're both going crazy this season. Hope Chelsea can catch up though.

I reckon Chelsea should keep Sturridge...his record at the club seems better than Torres'.

Oh well, we'll see what happens.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: 13 on September 11, 2011, 01:04:54 PM
Wow what is with the 2 Manchester clubs?

They're both going crazy this season. Hope Chelsea can catch up though.

I reckon Chelsea should keep Sturridge...his record at the club seems better than Torres'.

Oh well, we'll see what happens.
The Torres signing is one big fail. If he didn't cost so much he would have been given up already. And lol, whose scoring record isn't better than Torres'?  :P

City is strong indeed. They may finally win the league now. Dzeko finally showing at City he is an excellent striker. I knew he had it in him.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on September 11, 2011, 06:05:09 PM
lol Torres... using that money to buy Suarez was the best deal for Liverpool

Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 11, 2011, 07:48:07 PM
You know, I can't think of a better deal in football right now. I mean buying Cantona off Leeds or Henry going to Arsenal will always be the iconic landmark decisions, but the Torres deal is just so striking. At the time you thought Liverpool were crazy to let him go, but as it turns out, they offloaded a player who's well past it and for crazy money. Plus they got a new player in Suarez that's a huge success, fans love him, plays well. Meanwhile Torres is rotting on the bench, out of form and out of favour with 2 managers.

Just shows the hard swings in the press though. In his last match he was 'back on form' and 'rediscovering his ability' despite not scoring. Yet he's brought on as a sub and now the press are just predicting how long it will be until Torres is offloaded. Remarkable, I think Villas-Boas is just right for not bowing to play him just cause he's a big name. Sturridge is more impressive right now than Torres.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: 13 on September 12, 2011, 08:28:13 PM
lol Torres... using that money to buy Suarez was the best deal for Liverpool
Suárez was an obvious good buy for them. I know Suárez since he was playing from FC Groningen, he was brilliant there. Then he was brilliant at Ajax. That Carroll signing is a 'bit' expensive one though. Suárez obviously was worth the money. Ha, such a good deal for them to sell Torres, and buy Suárez indeed. Don't get how Carroll was so expensive. But that's sooooooooooooo EPL-ish, to spend so much money on transfers inside the EPL.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on September 16, 2011, 10:25:51 AM
UEFA news: Barca drew 2-2 against AC Milan

Chelsea won 2-0 against Leverkusen

Benfica drew 1-1 against United (Benfica should've won that game; they were playing better)

Man. City drew 1-1 against Napoli

Dortmund drew 1-1 against Arsenal

Porto won 2-1 against Shaktar

and so on (cbfed listing all that happened; a lot of draws though)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 18, 2011, 12:05:30 PM
I'll concede that Benfica were the better team on the night, thanks in no small part to Carrick's improving ability to lose possession and misplace passes and Evans wearing boots that must have been 2 sizes too big for him and constantly falling over. No discredit to Benfica though, I think they're a class wee team, loads of attacking flair but none of this diving that you would see.

Shock result yesterday when Blackburn beat Arsenal 4-3 thanks to 2 own goals and one controversial goal that could have been offside. Utd play Chelsea today, I don't think it'll decide the season at this stage, just like how I don't think our match with City in a few weeks will be decisive. But it's always good to put one over Chelsea so I'm hoping for a win.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on September 18, 2011, 05:05:31 PM
barcelona 8 - 0 some other team

lol this just keep confirming that La Liga is going down, down, down... they need petro-dollars to try compete with those 2 bad ass teams
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 18, 2011, 05:15:10 PM
What's funnier was prior to last night's match, the amount of pundits claiming Barca were showing signs of weakness, that their squad was aging and they could struggle this season. Of course after this match, they're suddenly the best team in the world again. Fucking hypocrites.

Amp will be happy to see Spurs thrash Liverpool 4-0 earlier. Aguero's scored 2 more goals, and Smalling's kicked off the Utd v Chelsea game with a goal in the first 10 mins.

*EDIT*

Torres :lol: :lol::lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: 
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on September 18, 2011, 09:21:59 PM
ole ole ole ole TORRES TORRES}
Torres miss against Manchester United 2011/09/18 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZSikdQkugQ#ws)


damn that was such a huge mistake... wtf torres are you cursed or what?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 19, 2011, 09:06:38 PM
I'll say that Chelsea played well yesterday but....they were the better team because they had more chances? Hmmm.

Let's look at it like this. Say there's two guys at a bar both looking to pull a woman. One guy goes over and immediately pulls with the first girl he comes across. The other guy goes and tries to do the same, but misses the target each time until he leaves the place dejected.

Which one do you think is more successful? Answers on a postcard please.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: daigong on September 21, 2011, 08:35:43 AM

Newcastle United baby!
港女高海寧串爆 - 會考有冇 'C'? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPePvjDaGz0#)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 24, 2011, 11:13:04 PM
Drew 1-1 with Stoke today. Unfortunate, but Stoke are a decent squad. The way they play sure is effective but dear lord it is painful to watch. City, Chelski, Arsenal and Pool all won. City fans creaming themselves over our draw as to be expected. :rolleyes:

Torres got sent off the Chelsea game with a shockingly bad tackle. It's 43 secs into this vid (http://www.101greatgoals.com/videodisplay/chelsea-swansea-15451462/). Could have easily ended up in a broken leg. Terry there still acting and behaving like a dickhead for arguing with the ref. Didn't stop the fans from applauding him off the pitch either. Fucking hate Chelski so much.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on September 26, 2011, 01:12:14 AM
>spurs
>>bale
>>>crouch letting united know the score
>>>>cruising to glory in the fantasy yahoo league

Good times :cathappy:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 26, 2011, 08:54:16 PM
Getting a grilling from journalists is hard enough at the best of times, but Espanyol striker, Walter Pandiani, takes it to a whole new level. It's 8 mins long, but all you need is to skip at 30 sec intervals :lol:

Walter Pandiani (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhFXb6OJh_w#)

Also Olhanense forward Salvador Agra was knocked out in a rather nasty-looking collision in their game against Uniao Leiria and stretchers came on just as expected. However, he didn't expect them to drop him. It's so wrong, but you have to laugh :lol:

Jogador inconsciente cai de maca !!! Olhanense 2 - União de Leiria 1 Jornada 6 - 25/09/11 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Bf7fr_Czyw#)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on September 27, 2011, 10:53:36 PM
Christ we were lucky to come out of that game with a draw. Holy good fuck. That game has really exposed our defensive issues that were seen against Chelsea. We've got a point, I'm just more disappointed in the fact that we were winning 2-0 and conceeded 3. Worst of all, it could have been more.

Full results from the CL games tonight:

Bayern Munich 2-0 Man City
CSKA Moscow 2-3 Inter Milan
Lyon 2-0 Dinamo Zagreb
Man Utd 3-3 Basel
Napoli 2-0 Villarreal
Real Madrid 3-0 Ajax
SC Otelul Galati 0-1 Benfica
Trabzonspor 1-1 Lille

Reports from the Bayern v M.City game are that Tevez refused to warm up when asked to come on during the second half. What a complete utter twat, but then I already knew that. He hates being a two bit player. Throw the fucking book at his head, fine him and don't play him. He's doing himself no favours for the City fans, nor to any prospective clubs that he's angling for a move to. Prick.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on September 29, 2011, 07:22:38 AM
Tevez on strike!!!! lol totally true, he refused to enter the game desite the dt order and now city is going to give him a 2 weeks fine according to my local news... or was 2 weeks of suspension...)

anyways barcelona won again... nothing new in that, i'm so bored of them... also i wonder about how much of mou trolling at the press conference happened XDDD
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on September 29, 2011, 09:40:02 AM
Yeah Tevez was being a dickhead. Must've been pissed off at Aguero's success as Man. City's new striker.

Hope Mancini does what he says and asks the club's owners to terminate Tevez's contract.

Chelsea drew 1-1 with Valencia by the way.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on October 02, 2011, 03:07:59 PM
Tottenham - Arsenal today :fap

Hope Adebayor styles all over them :cokecat:

edit: Glorious Spurs victory.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on October 03, 2011, 04:04:50 AM
Tottenham beat Arsenal 2-1.

Chelsea thrashed Bolton 5-1. Haven't seen that kind of form for a while from us. Nice hat-trick from Lampard and a double from Sturridge.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on October 08, 2011, 06:09:50 PM
road to world cup 2014 started yesterday, the 4 loccal teams in SA won their matches but the biggest surprise for me was Argentina owning Chile 4-1 ... big surprise how Chile couldn't hande it, they use to be stronger but guess without Bielsa they changed

PERU 2 . 0 Parauay

Peruvian team played good football with good attitud that we fans always require from the national teams... we surey love football, yesterday, every web and tv news was flooded with info related to the game during the whole day :cokecat: and who can't blame us if eveery 4 years we ahve almost 50% of possibilities (hope we can make it this time of course, i always hope so)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: pandabiscuit on October 22, 2011, 06:29:49 PM
Anyone else hyped for the Manchester Derby tmr?
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on October 22, 2011, 08:56:47 PM
Indeed! I think we'll be ok. If not a win then at least a draw. You can see Mancini going 5-5-0 to cancel us out and play for a draw too.

So amongst all the rumours and speculation it turns out Tevez is only fined and not released. Surprise surprise. But then, you're hardly gonna let a £35m play go or rot in the reserves, as much as he deserves it.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on October 23, 2011, 04:06:38 PM
Vidic. Jones. But you put Evans on to start? Ahead of Balotelli for the ball yet still beaten to it. Sent off and there was no way back from that point. Don't care if he is from N.Ireland, I've lost all patience for him. Not that we played well today anyway, but I don't think City would score 3 against us if we had all 11 men. So depressing.

Worst part about this is the amount of hyperbole around the City team will be unbearable. It's hard to like a team that has an infinite money cheat.

*EDIT*

Now it's 6-1? Fuck my life.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on October 26, 2011, 05:06:03 AM
Indeed! I think we'll be ok. If not a win then at least a draw. You can see Mancini going 5-5-0 to cancel us out and play for a draw too.

So amongst all the rumours and speculation it turns out Tevez is only fined and not released. Surprise surprise. But then, you're hardly gonna let a £35m play go or rot in the reserves, as much as he deserves it.

LOL. Very nice prediction there (pity it didn't come true). Maybe I should switch allegiances to Man City to see Man United get thrashed more often. hehe.

Nah kidding. But still we lost a major chance to overtake you guys by losing to QPR. Questionable penalty off Luiz's contact though.

But still, Man City is the team to win this year. With Nasri, Silva, Aguero, Dzeko, Balotelli -in short they're awesome. And they'll most likely stay that way.

Oh and we beat Genk 5-0. How interesting.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on October 31, 2011, 05:43:38 AM
lol i'm very surprised with arsenal victory against chelsea... and also Mata clearly is doing it much better that Torres.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on November 04, 2011, 12:17:27 AM
SPURS :doh: :doh: :doh:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on November 05, 2011, 05:51:44 AM
lol i'm very surprised with arsenal victory against chelsea... and also Mata clearly is doing it much better that Torres.

makes me wonder exactly what keeps van Persie at Arsenal besides his captainship...clearly Arsenal was a sinking ship a month ago.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on November 05, 2011, 10:33:10 AM
^ A month ago yes, but they've been on a winning streak (thanks to RVP) to suggest that writing them off was premature. Just seems that Arsenal, along with other clubs this season already, have forgotten how to defend.

Anyone else really dislike Andre Villas Boas? I wish I didn't, I thought he could be a young, charismatic guy but every match now has him bitch about referees. He always thinks his way is the right way, like a child. At least with Mourinho he had a bit of humour to him.

I do hope Terry is convicted. for what he said to Ferdinand. What a grade A knob of a man.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on November 05, 2011, 02:33:44 PM
↑Few bad results, people ready to scream murder

→Newcastle doing so well this season

Quote
The Manchester United striker lashed out and kicked Miodrag Dzudovic during the game in Podgorica and is set to miss all three of the Three Lion’s group stage games if the ruling for the ban is not appealed against successfully.
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Here's hoping Spurs put on a good show tomorrow. Wanna see some fine football from that midfield :kickass:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on November 05, 2011, 04:40:29 PM
Crazy to think that Sir Alex has been in charge of Man Utd longer than I've been alive. People talk about Keane, Schmeichel, Cantona, Ronaldo as some of Utd's best ever signings. But surely, the best one has to be that man from Glasgow that led Utd to years and years of success.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on November 06, 2011, 07:14:55 PM
Spurs looked pretty iffy overall. Only because of Friedel being an amazing keeper did they not lose that game hard.

Bale, Lennon, and the back line were looking pretty good throughout, at least. Too bad Modric and VDV couldn't get much done. I'll slap Adebayor silly for his perf, though. At least Defoe is scoring em again :thumbup
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on November 06, 2011, 08:27:57 PM
It really was a game of two halves because Spurs looked like they could have scored goals for fun in the 1st half. Fulham went firing on all cylinders for the 2nd and as you said, Friedel was the deserving man of the match to keep the lead.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on November 21, 2011, 10:57:27 PM
Spurs 3rd in the table with a game in hand, HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGH YEAH :hump: :hump: :hump:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on November 24, 2011, 12:24:39 AM
Barca's shit win is offset by Leverkusen's and Napoli's :yuki:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on November 26, 2011, 06:04:48 PM
My Spurs :hump: I just stuck Adebayor on my fantasy team, too. Third in the table, 2 points behind United, with a game in hand :rockon:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on November 26, 2011, 06:39:57 PM
FFS United.  *sigh*
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on November 27, 2011, 11:52:14 PM
Almost feel bad for Balotelli. Liverpool were unlucky to not take three points from that game, though, I reckon. Was an entertaining game, at any rate.

My boys Mainz in Germany took down Bayern :hump: The German and Italian leagues both look good this year. Much better than SpaiZzzzzzz
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on December 01, 2011, 01:40:14 AM
Upset of the Carling Cup: Crystal Palace beats Man. U 2-1 at Old Trafford.

Palace's 1st goal was without a doubt a beautiful one.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on December 03, 2011, 10:02:30 PM
City :hand:
Chelsea beating Newcastle :thumbup
Spurs clobbering Bolton :thumbup
United eeking out a win over Villa :hand:

Was sorry to see Chicharito go off like that. Hope he's not too bad off.

I hope you guys are watching Bundesliga too.
I would give all my monies for Inter to get relegated this season.
Cruise control in the Yahoo Fantasy league
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 04, 2011, 12:06:37 AM
Upset of the Carling Cup: Crystal Palace beats Man. U 2-1 at Old Trafford.

Palace's 1st goal was without a doubt a beautiful one.

It was stunning. We were anything but. Hugely disappointing considering there were players in that team who always talk about wanting to prove themselves for a 1st team spot. Not likely. When Darren Gibson looks good, you know it was a bad performance. I'm increasingly worried about the De Silva twins, they're more of a liability as they just always seem to get perma-crocked in any match they play. I want them to stay, they're decent LB/RB's who can attack, but when they're so susceptible to injury, then you have situations like on that night where you have to effectively waste 2 substitution spots just to cover defence when it should be on attack. And this news on Chicharito coming off isn't good either, as he's probably our best player at the minute (or at anytime :heart:)

Should have updated the thread earlier but here's who was drawn for the Euro 2012 group stages

Group A

Poland
Greece
Russia
Czech Republic

Group B

Holland
Denmark
Germany
Portugal

Group C

Spain
Italy
Republic of Ireland
Croatia

Group D

Ukraine
Sweden
France
England

Group B  :hump:
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on December 05, 2011, 06:10:24 PM
^Group B is gonna be intense. I'll be mildly surprised if England makes it out of Group D. I'll put my money in Italy and Croatia in Group C, too.


In the meantime, FIFA and the media keep up their ridiculously massive boners over Messi & Ronaldo, and the shitty La Liga.

Finalists for 2011 FIFA Ballon d'Or award
Quote
FIFA BALLON D'OR
Lionel Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo
Xavi

FIFA WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Marta
Homare Sawa
Abby Wambach

FIFA MEN'S COACH OF THE YEAR
Alex Ferguson
Jose Mourinho
Pep Guardiola

FIFA WOMEN'S COACH OF THE YEAR
Bruno Bini
Norio Sasaki
Pia Sundhage
Source (http://www.goal.com/en/news/1785/fifa-world-player-award/2011/12/05/2788523/barcelonas-lionel-messi-xavi-and-real-madrids-cristiano)
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on December 05, 2011, 06:33:13 PM
wondre how would be if Messi starts playing in the Premier League... La Liga is just a joke
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on December 07, 2011, 10:54:46 PM
City out :thumbup
United out :thumbup

My boys in Switzerland :rockon: Was real hard to watch the last five minutes of that game. United just looked terrible, though, if I'm honest. I don't imagine Vidic clumsily injuring himself helped either.

Lyon pulled off a 7-1 win over Dinamo Zagreb, knocking out Ajax, which is pretty insane too (considering their previous form).
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 07, 2011, 11:05:56 PM
Well that was awful.

I haven't enjoyed a single CL game we've played in this season. Granted in this match our injury list is as long as your arm, but FFS we should beat Basel. Ultimately it just wasn't our night at all. Hit the woodwork on numerous occasions and some real opportunities that should have been handled better. But then we wouldn't have got into this situation had we killed our match against Basel at OT earlier. I'm not even angry, just really disappointed we didn't do better. We do need to look at some midfield signings in Jan. Cleverley, Anderson, Carrick and Fletcher are all injured (and don't forget Vidic, the De Silva twins, Berbatov, Hernandez!!) and at this stage, we can't depend on our reserves so much. Christ, Welbeck had to come on and cover in midfield.

Also, it's not just England, Spain have 2 teams out as well. Maybe it's a strong showing of European football? /looking for excuses
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on December 08, 2011, 12:04:13 AM
but FFS we should beat Basel.
The Spanish thought the same thing about Switzerland back in 2010.. :V

Also, it's not just England, Spain have 2 teams out as well. Maybe it's a strong showing of European football? /looking for excuses

Gets tiring with the same faces every year, right? Couple oddball clubs made it through this year. Any any rate, I'll put my money on GermanyBayern, assuming they stay injury free.

Final games for Europa League group stage next week! PAOK needs to do Spurs a favor, and Spurs in turn need to pull a Lyon. Now let's see if Harry plays a real squad, or throws the game to get them out of Europe, so they can focus on the PL. I've been enjoying EL at least as much as CL this year, all these small time clubs with a point to prove :thumbup
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on December 09, 2011, 05:44:03 AM
unstoppable U. de Chile defeated Liga de Quito on Ecuador fro the first game of the Copa Sudamericana finals... doubt that Liga can reverse the story on Chile
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on December 11, 2011, 07:46:53 PM
It's a good thing Spurs weren't ruined by some of the worst refereeing I've seen since the World Cup. Obviously legit goal called offside, two handballs in the box with nothing done about it? :jerk:

But anyway, saw Kashiwa Reysol win over Monterrey in their Club World Cup game this morning. Went to penalties, but Kashiwa had that squared away. Not sure about their chances against Santos next, though. If they do win, they'd be playing the winner of Al-Sadd - Barcelona :thumbup
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: shurastriker on December 12, 2011, 04:53:33 AM
BARCELONA CAN GO TO HELL

HALA MADRID
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Amplifier on December 12, 2011, 12:52:25 PM
Official: Shanghai Shenhua sign Chelsea's Nicolas Anelka (http://www.goal.com/en/news/14/asia/2011/12/12/2798831/official-shanghai-shenhua-sign-chelseas-nicolas-anelka)

Better than going to play in Qatar or something, I reckon. Might have to start a new Football Manager game with Shanghai..

But speaking of Chelsea: Even if they're the cross-town rivals of Spurs, I sure hope they can put City in their place today.
Title: Re: Official FOOTBALL Thread
Post by: Tuffty on December 18, 2011, 12:47:04 AM
^ And you were right! :lol: Lampard's a disgrace though. With all the talk beforehand on being dropped by Villas-Boas in a previous game, he obviously stepped up for the penalty so he could write the headlines for the day after. I wanted Chelsea to win the match, but I hoped Lampard wasn't going to be the one to do it. Then he comes out and says "I don't know why Villas-Boas has dropped me, you should ask him." No, you should ask him Frank. Rather than conduct your business through the media, how about you talk to your manager. Everyone talks about how intelligent Frank is, so if he thought about it some more, maybe he'd realise that he's getting older and losing pace, whereas Villas-Boas has other options in those roles that are better suited for certain games. You never saw Giggs complain to the media when he wasn't starting every game, he got up, adapted and he's done good for us since. Bout time you did the same Frank. Thanks for doing a job for us against City, I was super glad to see your defence frailities rear their head once again this evening when you drew against Wigan 1-1.

The Anelka deal is interesting too. Especially when you consider that when January rolls round, not only is Anelka going, but Drogba and Kalou are heading to the African Cup of Nations. Which really only leaves Sturridge (who's been in great form) and Torres (who's......not). I say it's Torres big chance to assert himself back as a goal threat. He has to, Chelsea really have nobody else at that time (unless they buy another striker in Jan for cover)

The next round for the Champions League draw was made yesterday, with both English clubs getting an Italian job:

Lyon v Apoel Nicosia
Napoli v Chelsea
AC Milan v Arsenal
FC Basle v Bayern Munich
Bayer Leverkusen v Barcelona
CSKA Moscow v Real Madrid
Zenit St Petersburg v Benfica
Marseille v Inter Milan

Tough one to call, I could quite easily see Chelsea and Arsenal out. Also, now that I have a vested interest in it thanks to Utd's embarrasment, the Europa League draw was also made:

Porto v Manchester City
Ajax v Manchester United
Lokomotiv Moscow v Athletic Bilbao
Salzburg v Metalist