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Andreas_Hansen
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 6:33 pm 
 

Unity wrote:
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That might actually be the reason why it's forbidden in Portugal. And I don't know about yours but here some things upset me like the fans who can be reaaaally stupid just for supporting their team... Like there is always a strong opposition between Paris and Marseille (the 2nd or 3rd biggest city) and fans of both clubs completely despise each others.


You wouldn't believe what goes on here. Ultra groups traffic drugs and guns, people get killed and the government does nothing.


Wow that's terrible. I didn't know at all there was such problems in your country.
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Conan Troutman
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 5:03 am 
 

tomcat_ha wrote:
my team the no 4 team historically speaking of the netherlands fc twente got relegated. I blame the semi panicky coach switch early this season combined with a bloated selection of too many players reliant on skill and lacking real fighters.


My team were relegated too. We finished third bottom of the Championship with just 41 points from 46 games.

We didn't have any players with skill or fight. Well, we had one but he was on loan from Swansea City.

Sometimes football is just really really shite.

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Dembo
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:58 am 
 

Juventus have bought Cristiano Ronaldo for 100 million euro plus some other fees, making it the fourth most expensive transfer in football history.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_m ... _transfers

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tomcat_ha
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:35 pm 
 

i am not quite sure if that its a wise move by either party but we shall see.

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Dembo
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:00 am 
 

Maurizio Sarri is the new manager of Chelsea, which will be very interesting. And from Napoli, which since some time is managed by Carlo Ancelotti, he brings with him the midfielder Jorginho.

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Terri23
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:51 am 
 

Juventus cannot lose with signing Ronaldo. Higuain will leave.

Nabil Fekir deal to Liverpool seems to be back on. I'd like to see us pick up a goalkeeper also, but it looks like it won't happen.
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Sepulchrave
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:50 pm 
 

I was really pleasantly surprised by Atletico's performance last night. Never quite thought of following them.

So Mandžukić, Ćorluka and Subašić are retiring from Croatia's national team and there are rumours Modrić and Rakitić will do the same later on this week. Wonder what the younger players will be like under Dalić but I don't have high hopes, still.
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Dembo
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:57 am 
 

Hehe, various European clubs were represented on a tifo painting from my club's victorious derby two days ago. It refers to their (Hammarby's) eagerness to establish "friendships" with other teams supporters:

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The other parts of our tifo from the derby:

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kellyon
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Location: Auckland
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:43 am 
 

I'm a big fan of Man Utl. Romelu Lukaku is just incredible. He just cannot stop scoring. I'm planning to visit old trafford manchester in the near future. It's gonna be unforgettable journey. Want to see some major attractions including The National Football Museum, Town Hall Manchester and Museum of Science.

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Dembo
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:51 am 
 

Speaking of scoring... In case anyone have missed the astonishing goal by Fabio Quagliarella for Sampdoria against Napoli some weeks ago, it's one of the sickest goals I've seen. And I've seen alot of goals in my life as a football nerd.

Youtube: show


Also, what's upp with Schalke? They are in the Champions League, but in the Bundesliga they have zero points after five games...

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Unity
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:43 am 
 

Luckily I watched yesterday of the better matches I've ever seen: BVB beat Nuremberg 7-0! :D
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Dembo
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:40 pm 
 

Germany will host the UEFA Euro 2024. A bit boring with a country that's already hosted big tournaments in the past, like the World Cup 2006.

Speaking of yesterday, something very unusual happened: both Barcelona and Real Madrid lost, to Leganés and Sevilla respectively.

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tomcat_ha
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:48 pm 
 

there is no way they were going to let turkey host.

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Dembo
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:40 pm 
 

I know, but still it's boring that no other, more possible country was a candidate. Then again, if FIFA can place a WC in Qatar, then Turkey could have hosted the Euro.

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tomcat_ha
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:40 am 
 

its not about human rights, that's just an superficial excuse.

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Dembo
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:49 am 
 

From the latest round in Bundesliga... ooops:

Youtube: show

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Dembo
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:38 am 
 

So Barcelona without Messi defeated Real Madrid in El Clasico with 5-1 after a hattrick by Suarez. This means that after ten games, Real Madrid are down on 9th place!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8jMLaLNAPE

And Leicester's owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, died in a helicopter crash after their last game.

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Unity
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:30 pm 
 

And it seems Lopetegui will be sacked. Apparently Conti will be his replacement.
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Dembo
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:55 am 
 

Lopetegui is now indeed sacked.

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Dembo
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:24 am 
 

It's not going well for Thierry Henry in his first attempt as manager. His Monaco keep going bad in the league, and in the two games against Club Brügge in the CL, they only got 1-1 away before losing at home yesterday with 0-4!

Another surprising result yesterday was Red Star defeating Liverpool with 2-0. Liverpool left Xherdan Shaqiri at home due to not wanting to stir up political emotions if he were to play in Serbia, since he and Granit Xhaka did some Albanian eagle gesture when celebrating goals in the World Cup this Summer.

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ambientsorrow
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:27 am 
 

Anyone been following the Man City and PSG leaks of late? Absolute disgraces of clubs they are. I've only been closely looking at Man City, but they've clearly been rorting the system and then bullied UEFA over it. Things like Ethiad only contributing £8m of a £68m "Ethiad" deal and setting up a company that would buy player image rights for £30m. Who was pumping the money into the new company? Abu Dhabi. They should both be punished heavily like banned from Champions League for 2 or 3 years because no monetary fine is going to do anything to them.

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tomcat_ha
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:43 am 
 

i dont believe anything will happen

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ambientsorrow
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:13 pm 
 

Yeah, sadly I don't think anything will be done either. They'll follow up on their threats of taking UEFA to court if they try to impose any punishment. It's a complete farce, the rules were implemented for a reason and Man City as well as PSG are unashamedly exploiting it any way they can. They're definitely not interested in acting in good faith. Although would it surprise anyone since City are openly associating themselves with a company that exploits human rights that involves slave labour?

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FunkyBurlin
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:31 pm 
 

UEFA still cannot get anything done. I've been out of touch a little, but how legitimate are the leaks?

Also USA sucks. Pulisic is a stud. We have some below average young players, that is cool to imagine one day being good. That's it. We were lucky we didn't get killed by England in that game. 3-0 could have been a lot worse.

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tomcat_ha
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:08 pm 
 

so the netherlands beat france 2-0 in a one sided game, i guess we are back boys.

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Dembo
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:56 am 
 

tomcat_ha wrote:
so the netherlands beat france 2-0 in a one sided game, i guess we are back boys.

I doubt it. Nations League is still a competition where it's a bit uncertain how motivated the teams are in various games. And one game don't mean much regardless. The Netherlands squad is far from the quality it used to have, and the Dutch clubs don't perform as well in the European cups as they used to.

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ambientsorrow
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:06 pm 
 

Scotland beating Albania 0-4. What a result!

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tomcat_ha
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:51 pm 
 

Dembo wrote:
tomcat_ha wrote:
so the netherlands beat france 2-0 in a one sided game, i guess we are back boys.

I doubt it. Nations League is still a competition where it's a bit uncertain how motivated the teams are in various games. And one game don't mean much regardless. The Netherlands squad is far from the quality it used to have, and the Dutch clubs don't perform as well in the European cups as they used to.


I think the quality is there but the squad is mostly too young to be a consistent top rate team. I also think that the problem we had the past 4 was not the quality of the individual players but not having the right balance in the team and with some new (young) players the balance has been found.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:49 pm 
 

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