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Title: UEFA Champions League Thread
Post by: Youth Baller on April 27, 2005, 07:46:22 PM
Who will win the Champions League? with the first legs of the semi-finals completed

 HOME      vs     AWAY

AC Milan 2 - 0 PSV Eindhoven ( 1st Leg)
Chelsea  0 - 0 Liverpool (1st Leg)
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Winner?
Post by: NC on April 27, 2005, 07:50:26 PM
AC Milan
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Winner?
Post by: Cowen on April 28, 2005, 06:17:36 AM
Chelsea
Title: UEFA Champions League Thread
Post by: Andre on August 30, 2006, 01:01:24 PM
ESPN International holds exclusive pay video rights throughout the Americas, in all languages across all pay video distribution platforms (pay TV, broadband Internet, and mobile devices), to the UEFA Champions League from Match Day 1 through the Final, for the 2006-2007 through the 2008-2009 seasons, for a period of 24 hours after kickoff of each match, via an agreement with Swiss sports marketing agency TEAM Marketing AG.

In the US, ESPN2 is required to air at least 13 matches live each season, with first pick of live match telecasts on each match day. ESPN360.com will simulcast each ESPN2 live telecast via broadband Internet.

ESPN International has sublicensed the second pick of live match telecasts in the US on each match day to Setanta Sports North America. Setanta Sports USA and Setanta Broadband will air the second choice live match.

ESPN Deportes will air 77 matches each season in the US in Spanish, with up to 25 matches live. ESPN Deportes will have the third pick of live match telecasts. ESPN360.com will simulcast each ESPN Deportes live telecast via broadband Internet.

Setanta Premium will offer matches involving Celtic of Scotland, plus matches involving Portuguese and Greek clubs, via closed-circuit TV to commercial establishments in the US and Canada if ESPN2 does not pick one of those matches for live broadcast.

In Canada, TSN (English) and RDS (French) will each air at least 25 matches, while TLN (Italian) will air all matches involving Italian teams plus the final.

After the exclusive 24-hour window has expired, each team is allowed by UEFA to distribute its UEFA Champions League matches on its own team-branded TV and broadband video networks to viewers worldwide.
Title: UEFA Champions League Thread
Post by: Andre on August 14, 2007, 02:24:21 PM
adu getting sweat a benefica @ 37'.

http://home.skysports.com/livescores/football/

lazio & benefica getting a run 4 their $.
Title: UEFA Champions League qualifying stage
Post by: freakazoid on August 15, 2007, 08:36:17 AM
Toulouse planning hot reception for Liverpool

Liverpool have been told they will be made to 'suffer' in the heat by Toulouse skipper Nicolas Dieuze ahead of their Champions League qualifier.

Last season's beaten finalists face a tough test in south France in the hottest part of the day, mid-afternoon, on Wednesday.

Considering Toulouse are are two games into their league programme - and arguably ahead of Liverpool in terms of preparation - the temperature could be a significant factor in the third qualifying round first leg.

Dieuze said: 'Given how hot it will be, and the fact we have had more preparation time than them, we hope we can make them suffer.'

Dieuze added that he believes Toulouse can produce 'something special' having beaten French champions Lyon 1-0 in the Municipal Stadium on Saturday.

It is Toulouse's first foray into European competition for 20 years after Elie Baup guided them to third place in the French league last term.

Dieuze added: 'We have great faith in our coach, we will follow his instructions. Baup knows all about European football and he can guide us to something special.'

Toulouse are looking to make the most of their day in the sun. The rugby town has not felt such excitement about a football fixture since Diego Maradona's Napoli were knocked out of the UEFA Cup in 1986-87 - and the locals are hoping for a similar upset.

With striker Johan Elmander back in form after scoring on Saturday, Baup's biggest concern comes at centre-back where regular pairing Dominique Arribage and Daniel Congre have long-term injuries and Hirita Ilunga is suspended.

Dieuze should partner Mauro Cetto, though the pair have never played together before. Midfielder Fabinho, meanwhile, is doubtful after sustaining a neck injury in training today.

Young goalkeeper Nicolas Douchez has impressed this term, along with Cameroon midfielder Achille Emana.

For Toulouse, it is their first time in the Champions League, and they qualified in controversial circumstances as they moved from seventh to third on the last day.

They had a poor run-in, losing four on the trot but their luck turned on the penultimate weekend of the campaign.

They were drawing 0-0 with now-relegated Nantes when the match was called off with four minutes remaining after a pitch invasion. Toulouse were later awarded all three points.

They then duly won their final game and their third-placed finish was assured when Lille scored an added-time equaliser to rob Rennes of a top-three spot.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League qualifying stage
Post by: Trini Madness on August 15, 2007, 11:17:46 AM
licks for toulouse
Title: UEFA Champions League (for gamers) 2006-2007
Post by: davidephraim on August 28, 2007, 07:54:19 AM
torrent site have PC game  - UEFA champions league 2006-2007

for all downloaders....

http://acetorrents.net/details.php?id=8497&hit=1
Title: UEFA Champions League for Sept. 16, 08
Post by: Andre on September 16, 2008, 01:26:57 PM
well i can't stream video at work so is back to text commentary. all slow in english so i gone to yahoo spain.

i like it! much more flvour than the english text commentators.

http://es.eurosport.yahoo.com/futbol/multiplex/30180.html

"Barcelona-Sporting
21’
¡¡¡¡¡GOOOOOOOL DEL BARÇAAAAA!!!!! ¡¡¡GOOOOOOL DE MÁRQUEEEEEZ!!! Balón de Xavi para Márquez y el mejicano con un testarazo perfecto pone el primero en el marcador..."

latest scores:
PSV
0
-
2
Atlético de Madrid


Agüero 8’
Olympique Marsella
1
-
2
Liverpool

Cana 23’

Gerrard 26’, 32’ (pen.)
Chelsea
1
-
0
Girondins de Burdeos

Lampard 13’
Cole 30’

Roma
1
-
1
CFR Ecomax Cluj

Panucci 17’

Culio 27’
Panathinaikos
0
-
1
Inter
Panathinaikos

Mancini 27’
Werder Bremen
0
-
0
Anorthosis Famagusta FC


Basilea
0
-
1
Shakhtar Donetsk


Fernandinho 25’
Barcelona
1
-
0
Sporting
Title: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bakes on August 18, 2010, 10:37:48 AM
I know the tournament already start but I didn't see another thread... Mods if there is one, feel free to merge.


Rosenborg Ballklub (Norway) vs. FC Copenhagen (Denmark) right now on FSC

2-0 Rosenborg as I type, in the opening leg in Trondheim, Norway, with the return leg scheduled for next Tuesday in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Ghanaian international Anthony Annan is one of the stars for Rosenborg.


The Champions League is experimenting with five officials this season, with an extra official on each goal line.  A little weird seeing them there... but I for one welcome it.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bakes on August 18, 2010, 10:47:13 AM
Rosenborg throw 'way about two clear goals and now Copenhagen pull one back in the 83', getting a crucial away goal to make the tie interesting again.

Make matters worse, Annan will miss the return leg on account of accumulation of yellow cards.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: mukumsplau on August 18, 2010, 11:09:43 AM
ah sweet clash dis evenin between sampdoria and bremen...forza serie a!! altho i like d bundesliga, we need to do everything better than the germans this year to tie up that 4th CL spot for serie a
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bakes on August 18, 2010, 11:18:41 AM
ah sweet clash dis evenin between sampdoria and bremen...forza serie a!! altho i like d bundesliga, we need to do everything better than the germans this year to tie up that 4th CL spot for serie a

Showing at 2:30 pm on FSC... in glorious HD.  Still can't believe FSC finally broadcasting in HD...  God is Good.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: DeSoWa on August 18, 2010, 11:49:26 AM
ah sweet clash dis evenin between sampdoria and bremen...forza serie a!! altho i like d bundesliga, we need to do everything better than the germans this year to tie up that 4th CL spot for serie a

Showing at 2:30 pm on FSC... in glorious HD.  Still can't believe FSC finally broadcasting in HD...  God is Good.

Yeah, but COMCAST here in Seattle still broadcasting it in SD  >:( Steupssss and dey ent know when they going to roll out the HD version  :-\

Big Up!
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: kicker on August 18, 2010, 11:56:09 AM

Showing at 2:30 pm on FSC... in glorious HD.  Still can't believe FSC finally broadcasting in HD...  God is Good.

No doubt- makes such a difference. 

Yuh believe Gol TV is in HD as well this season (for those games filmed in HD that is)...

That is the ultimate shocker because GolTV is as ghetto as it gets...
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bakes on August 18, 2010, 12:05:18 PM

Showing at 2:30 pm on FSC... in glorious HD.  Still can't believe FSC finally broadcasting in HD...  God is Good.

No doubt- makes such a difference. 

Yuh believe Gol TV is in HD as well this season (for those games filmed in HD that is)...

That is the ultimate shocker because GolTV is as ghetto as it gets...

Yeah I noticed Gol in HD some weeks back.  FSC actually rolled out their HD broadcasts back in February, but DirecTV only kick it off last week Tuesday, in time for the new EPL season.  Lol@ them being "ghetto" doh.  I swear it always seem like dem fellas does be liming in ah booth watching de game on TV as they  broadcast.  Quiet quiet... and zero stadium ambience.

DeSoWa ah think that's what going on with Comcast... they ent decide if they want to go thru the hassle and expense of HD broadcast yet.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Blue on August 18, 2010, 12:33:22 PM
Bakes, yuh sure it wasn't a Europa League thread yuh meant to start?  :devil:
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bakes on August 18, 2010, 01:58:02 PM
Bakes, yuh sure it wasn't a Europa League thread yuh meant to start?  :devil:

??


...any ways, good game between Sampdoria and Bremen.  All Bremen doh, even if the score ent reflecting it.

1-0 Werder Bremen 55' (Fritz)


EDIT:  2-0 Bremen 67'; Frings with a penalty after Lucchini was ejected for his second yellow card offense in the box.

--------------------------------------

EDIT: 3-0 Bremen 68', Pizarro skin open de defense like ah Trini Slap Chop to put the game away.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Blue on August 18, 2010, 02:20:51 PM
Bakes, yuh sure it wasn't a Europa League thread yuh meant to start?  :devil:

??

(http://assets2.liverpoolfc.tv/uploads/teams/lfc_shaded_hres_60X.png)

Good luck against Trabzonspor
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bakes on August 18, 2010, 02:32:02 PM
Bakes, yuh sure it wasn't a Europa League thread yuh meant to start?  :devil:

??

(http://assets2.liverpoolfc.tv/uploads/teams/lfc_shaded_hres_60X.png)

Good luck against Trabzonspor


LOL... like allyuh selves pardna.  We have to take what we could get dis rounds.

--------------------------

EDIT: Pazzini juss pull one back in de dregs fuh Sampdoria 3-1 Werder Bremen 91'
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: mukumsplau on August 18, 2010, 02:42:22 PM
samp disappoint meh today...no scn...i see dem runnin riot at d marassi next leg
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bakes on August 18, 2010, 03:03:24 PM
samp disappoint meh today...no scn...i see dem runnin riot at d marassi next leg

Well they need to win by what... at least one clear goal?  And hope Bremen ent score, which judging by the way they rip them up today, keeping a clean sheet not likely to happen.


----------------------------

FC Braga (Portugal) vs. Sevilla (Spain) up next on FSC.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Marcos on August 20, 2010, 08:42:02 AM

Showing at 2:30 pm on FSC... in glorious HD.  Still can't believe FSC finally broadcasting in HD...  God is Good.

No doubt- makes such a difference. 

Yuh believe Gol TV is in HD as well this season (for those games filmed in HD that is)...

That is the ultimate shocker because GolTV is as ghetto as it gets...

Dred i see dat last weekend too and real start to smile.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bitter on August 24, 2010, 01:28:32 PM
Like Sampdoria wake up this week.
2-0 in the first 20 mins
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Observer on August 24, 2010, 02:33:15 PM
Braga tapping up Seville again. Sloppy sloppy defending by the Spaniards backed up by a  shyte goalkeeper. At least shyte on today's performance
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bitter on August 24, 2010, 02:35:35 PM
This game is drama.
Sampdoria go up 3-0 and Bremen score in the 93rd to pull it back to 4-4 on aggregate. Each side with an away goal.  Extra time coming up.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bitter on August 24, 2010, 02:50:42 PM
 Bremen Scores again!!!!

5-4 on aggregate
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bakes on August 24, 2010, 05:15:17 PM
I hoping to check out these tonight, had tuh record them since ah know ah would be out.  Will still check them out even though ah dun know the scores, sounds like that Bremen-Sampdoria game was tears.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: mukumsplau on August 24, 2010, 07:09:26 PM
jaaahhh boy..now come home to see dis sampdoria result...look like it was ah bess game...real hard luck for sampdoria...as i said theyd have come out firing on all cylinders..tuff luck wit d injury time tie-equalizer..steups..still...forza serie a!
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Jah Gol on August 24, 2010, 07:46:23 PM
Braga tapping up Seville again. Sloppy sloppy defending by the Spaniards backed up by a  shyte goalkeeper. At least shyte on today's performance
http://video.rutube.ru/01750a2fe9b5d46e5ae27ad896c5635b
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on August 25, 2010, 07:56:25 AM
Bremen Scores again!!!!

5-4 on aggregate

   ....watched this game twice, fus' it was a bess game!!  Marko Marin come and put tears in dem italian eyes. 
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bakes on August 25, 2010, 08:40:56 AM
Braga looked really good going forward... but as good as they looked on offense, they have some serious issues to sort out at the back, including shaky goalkeeping and a defense which only seems to focus in spurts.  Kanoute was wide open by himself on his goal and Seville in general was getting opportunity after opportunity on every cross ball.

Seville themselves only have themselves to blame with their own poor defending... and Palop was even worse than Felipe in goal yesterday.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Andre DosSantos on August 25, 2010, 10:34:06 AM
FC Barcelona Vs AC Milan Kicks off at 1:45 pm.

Can be found on www.atdhe.net
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bitter on August 25, 2010, 11:07:53 AM
Bremen Scores again!!!!

5-4 on aggregate

   ....watched this game twice, fus' it was a bess game!!  Marko Marin come and put tears in dem italian eyes. 

The men on TV was real bad-talking him eh, you could imagine them steupsin and throwing up they hands at the start. At the end they was like "give him the ball!"
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bitter on August 25, 2010, 12:52:06 PM
Hotspurs vs Young Boys.
Should be entertaining. No Defoe. Crouch starting.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: FF on August 25, 2010, 12:52:56 PM
Hotspurs vs Young Boys.
Should be entertaining. No Defoe. Crouch starting.

I believe Defoe is indeed starting as well


Crouch score 5min
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bitter on August 25, 2010, 12:55:38 PM
Hotspurs vs Young Boys.
Should be entertaining. No Defoe. Crouch starting.

I believe Defoe is indeed starting as well


Crouch score 5min

Yeah, is Pavlyuchenko who on the bench. I thought Defoe was going for groin surgery?
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: FF on August 25, 2010, 12:56:36 PM
Hotspurs vs Young Boys.
Should be entertaining. No Defoe. Crouch starting.

I believe Defoe is indeed starting as well


Crouch score 5min

Yeah, is Pavlyuchenko who on the bench. I thought Defoe was going for groin surgery?

straight after the game apparently... he not expected to run the whole game too
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bitter on August 25, 2010, 01:03:26 PM
Hotspurs vs Young Boys.
Should be entertaining. No Defoe. Crouch starting.

I believe Defoe is indeed starting as well


Crouch score 5min

Yeah, is Pavlyuchenko who on the bench. I thought Defoe was going for groin surgery?

straight after the game apparently... he not expected to run the whole game too

I say madness. But a ball ho is a ball ho. I know a fella who almost slice off his foot with a circular saw. and then weeks later I see the man limping around sweating. When I ask him what de ass? he say "If I don't play, I will Die!"  Cyah argue with that nah.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on August 25, 2010, 01:17:52 PM
Bremen Scores again!!!!

5-4 on aggregate

   ....watched this game twice, fus' it was a bess game!!  Marko Marin come and put tears in dem italian eyes. 

The men on TV was real bad-talking him eh, you could imagine them steupsin and throwing up they hands at the start. At the end they was like "give him the ball!"

Ah swear, de boy look like Boris Becker lil brudder wit a Messi mindset just runnin' at Sampdoria defense.  Game was waaay better than the Seville - Braga game.

Hotspurs vs Young Boys.
Should be entertaining. No Defoe. Crouch starting.

I believe Defoe is indeed starting as well


Crouch score 5min

Yeah, is Pavlyuchenko who on the bench. I thought Defoe was going for groin surgery?

straight after the game apparently... he not expected to run the whole game too

I say madness. But a ball ho is a ball ho. I know a fella who almost slice off his foot with a circular saw. and then weeks later I see the man limping around sweating. When I ask him what de ass? he say "If I don't play, I will Die!"  Cyah argue with that nah.


   Is big munney dem playin' for oui!  The only way Defoe was going to be on de bench today is if he had nearly cut uff he foot wit a circular saw last week, too.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bitter on August 25, 2010, 01:20:20 PM
So much for a groin problem.

No problem with his arm either...
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: palos on August 25, 2010, 01:22:11 PM
GOLASSSSOOOOOOfrom Pipo Inghazhi!!!!

WOW!!!!

1-1 Milan vs Barca
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on August 25, 2010, 01:25:57 PM
GOLASSSSOOOOOOfrom Pipo Inghazhi!!!!

WOW!!!!

1-1 Milan vs Barca

   What game is this???  ???
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: palos on August 25, 2010, 01:28:16 PM
GOLASSSSOOOOOOfrom Pipo Inghazhi!!!!

WOW!!!!

1-1 Milan vs Barca

   What game is this???  ???

THIS ONE (http://www.atdhe.net/23070/watch-barcelona-vs-ac-milan)
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on August 25, 2010, 02:42:24 PM
GOLASSSSOOOOOOfrom Pipo Inghazhi!!!!

WOW!!!!

1-1 Milan vs Barca

   What game is this???  ???


  OK.....a club friendly....tanx.
THIS ONE (http://www.atdhe.net/23070/watch-barcelona-vs-ac-milan)
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on August 26, 2010, 04:18:22 AM
....Spurs really put on a display yesterday.  Happy for their fans (of which I used to be one.....too bad Hoddle, Villa, Crooks, Aleksic, Ardiles & Co. had to age) and happy, too for my fellow Ajax fans....too bad theat '95 team couldn't stay together.   :devil:
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: FF on August 26, 2010, 10:29:18 AM
THE DRAW GOING ON LIVE FELLAS!!!


So far: (I go update the pots)

Group A: Inter, Werder Bremen, Tottenham, FC Twente

Group B: Lyon, Benfica, Schalke, Hapoel Tel-Aviv

Group C: Manchester United, Valencia, Rangers
, Bursaspor

Group D: Barcelona, Panathinaikos, Copenhagen
, Rubin Kazan

Group E: Bayern Munich, Roma, FC Basel, FC Cluj

Group F: Chelsea, Marseille, Spartak Moscow, MSK Zilina

Group G: AC Milan, Real Madrid
, Ajax , Auxerre (Group of Death!!)

Group H: Arsenal, Shakhtar Donetsk, SC Braga, FK Partizan

Steups dey now bawl Solskjaer was known as the Smiling Assasin back in 99... WRONG!!!
He was the Babyfaced Assasin... I say is Yorkie coming out to present yes
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Marcos on August 26, 2010, 10:50:29 AM
AC Milan lookin to go out first rounds steupssssssssss
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: D.H.W on August 26, 2010, 10:59:37 AM
when is second rounds  :beermug:  :devil:
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on August 26, 2010, 11:08:43 AM
f**k, Rubin Kazan again.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on August 26, 2010, 11:15:46 AM
Nice group for United...some good games

Easy group for Barca once again

Milan,Real,Ajax,Auxerre... that is going to be EPIC
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: jai john on August 26, 2010, 11:17:25 AM
Well ah jumpin up to de ceilin .....Spurs overturned the defeat and taught dem Youngboys a lesson !! ...and I get a chance to rub salt in Omardinho's face everytime Inzaghi scores another .... his strike yesterday showed why at 37 he is still a force for AC milan in Serie A and in european competition.

Higuain and cristiano have a lot to learn before dey could class wid dat fella yes ! one chance is all he needs to make you say ...if I had known ! :devil:

All who want to write of Ac Milan could do dat ..not me !  :devil:they at times matched the greatest team in world football yesterday....and scored when Barcelona was up to full strength ...it was one of the best games I have had the pleasure to watch .....if you had any technical deficiencies as a player in that game ..you could not hide ...man was on you in a flash on both sides ....

Dat Boeteng fella really impressed me sah .....he ready !
I go say it ...if Guardola coaches Argentina no team would be able to stop Messi ....no club team can anyway ....is just dat he is more Catalan than argentinian , because he has been living in Spain  since the age of 12.  Dat boy sick !! Barcelona could field two teams in La liga or any league for that matter with both contending for the title !
who can stop them ???

Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: D.H.W on August 26, 2010, 11:26:17 AM
who bet Real getting knock out group stage?
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on August 26, 2010, 11:33:35 AM
who bet Real getting knock out group stage?

never

AC Milan might be the major upset in that group If they dont refresh that shit squad they have
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Marcos on August 26, 2010, 12:56:54 PM
who bet Real getting knock out group stage?

never

AC Milan might be the major upset in that group If they dont refresh that shit squad they have

We workin on it brodda. Prince is step one. Top class (not Klaas) striker is step 2
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: STEUPS!! on August 26, 2010, 01:28:42 PM
who bet Real getting knock out group stage?

never

AC Milan might be the major upset in that group If they dont refresh that shit squad they have

We workin on it brodda. Prince is step one. Top class (not Klaas) striker is step 2

boateng? for real? nice

chelsea group lookin nice  :beermug:

just like d world cup, group G  is d group of death. hard luck auxerre :-\
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: trinipepper on August 27, 2010, 10:00:03 AM
All eyes on you real... that is the hardest group. It seem Jose you will have to start with a bang. AC Milian you go really need to load up and get robinho and that swedish dude..Ajax youre always a hard working team... As for Man u and Barca nice... let the games begin...

Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bakes on August 27, 2010, 01:12:23 PM
THE DRAW GOING ON LIVE FELLAS!!!


Group G: AC Milan, Real Madrid
, Ajax , Auxerre (Group of Death!!)

You ain't never lie...  Group E (Bayern Munich, Roma, FC Basel, FC Cluj) a close second.





UEFA Super Cup going on right now on FSC... Inter vs. Atletico


EDIT:


2-0 Atletico in the 87'... Kun Aguero with a brace.
0-0 in the 27'
Title: Champions League
Post by: Observer on September 14, 2010, 01:34:53 PM
If allyuh eh watching Barca yuh missing a treat.
Lard the other half of the field man could use for a small goal sweat.

I must say I cant take these ex-English players as commentators. Is like them never make a mistake when they played. Is almost like they can't just watch the football, enjoy and commentate. Like they have to find something negative when a move or play don't come off. No wonder young English players eh have no imagination
Title: Re: Champions League
Post by: Blue on September 14, 2010, 02:01:35 PM
Antonia Valencia looks badly injured...broken leg probably....from d players' reactiion yuh wud swear de man dead...much respect to him though, no screaming or nothing, de man hardly flinched.
Title: Re: Champions League
Post by: FF on September 14, 2010, 02:04:21 PM
Antonia Valencia looks badly injured...broken leg probably....from d players' reactiion yuh wud swear de man dead...much respect to him though, no screaming or nothing, de man hardly flinched.

they not allowed to show de replays on Sky... sounding like some gruesome sh!t... de tackle itself was innocuous
Title: Re: Champions League
Post by: Blue on September 14, 2010, 02:07:50 PM
Antonia Valencia looks badly injured...broken leg probably....from d players' reactiion yuh wud swear de man dead...much respect to him though, no screaming or nothing, de man hardly flinched.

they not allowed to show de replays on Sky... sounding like some gruesome sh!t... de tackle itself was innocuous

I re-wound it - his leg is broken near the ankle...his foot was hanging sideways, Eduardo-stylee
Title: Re: Champions League
Post by: FF on September 14, 2010, 02:08:24 PM
Antonia Valencia looks badly injured...broken leg probably....from d players' reactiion yuh wud swear de man dead...much respect to him though, no screaming or nothing, de man hardly flinched.

they not allowed to show de replays on Sky... sounding like some gruesome sh!t... de tackle itself was innocuous

I re-wound it - his leg is broken near the ankle...his foot was hanging sideways, Eduardo-stylee


oh geeeeeed *shudder*
Title: Re: Champions League
Post by: DeSoWa on September 14, 2010, 02:15:26 PM
Antonia Valencia looks badly injured...broken leg probably....from d players' reactiion yuh wud swear de man dead...much respect to him though, no screaming or nothing, de man hardly flinched.

they not allowed to show de replays on Sky... sounding like some gruesome sh!t... de tackle itself was innocuous

Yeah, it did not even look like he touched him, i think his foot got stuck in the grass or something... :-\

Big Up!
Title: Re: Champions League
Post by: Observer on September 14, 2010, 02:21:06 PM
Antonia Valencia looks badly injured...broken leg probably....from d players' reactiion yuh wud swear de man dead...much respect to him though, no screaming or nothing, de man hardly flinched.

Dam! I hate to see players get injured. Wishing him a speedy recovery
Title: Re: Champions League
Post by: Blue on September 14, 2010, 02:22:45 PM
Antonia Valencia looks badly injured...broken leg probably....from d players' reactiion yuh wud swear de man dead...much respect to him though, no screaming or nothing, de man hardly flinched.

they not allowed to show de replays on Sky... sounding like some gruesome sh!t... de tackle itself was innocuous

Yeah, it did not even look like he touched him, i think his foot got stuck in the grass or something... :-\

Big Up!

Yeah, Broadfoot won the ball very cleanly as he slid in. I think maybe Broadfoot's leg trapped Valencia's ankle. But Valencia is a boss, he signalled to d bench, cupped his hands around his mouth and laid back and waited for help...no drama. :beermug:
Title: Re: Champions League
Post by: Blue on September 14, 2010, 02:24:43 PM
On another note, Rangers deserve nothing from this game....flat back 9.

I literally do not know who is in goal for United.
Title: Re: Champions League
Post by: DeSoWa on September 14, 2010, 02:25:10 PM
Antonia Valencia looks badly injured...broken leg probably....from d players' reactiion yuh wud swear de man dead...much respect to him though, no screaming or nothing, de man hardly flinched.

they not allowed to show de replays on Sky... sounding like some gruesome sh!t... de tackle itself was innocuous

Yeah, it did not even look like he touched him, i think his foot got stuck in the grass or something... :-\

Big Up!

Yeah, Broadfoot won the ball very cleanly as he slid in. I think maybe Broadfoot's leg trapped Valencia's ankle. But Valencia is a boss, he signalled to d bench, cupped his hands around his mouth and laid back and waited for help...no drama. :beermug:

Everyone kept a level head...props to Valencia, hope he recovers quickly!  :beermug:

Big Up!
Title: Re: Champions League
Post by: Observer on September 14, 2010, 02:46:04 PM
On another note, Rangers deserve nothing from this game....flat back 9.

I literally do not know who is in goal for United.

 :rotfl: flat back 9
They did the same a few years ago against Barca.

Check the stats 1 shot
Title: Re: Champions League
Post by: FF on September 14, 2010, 02:49:57 PM
On another note, Rangers deserve nothing from this game....flat back 9.

I literally do not know who is in goal for United.

allyuh feel is kicks... they play 5 across the back and maintain a defensive width equal to the penalty area...

5 defenders squeeze up in front de goal... dat is parking de bus
Title: Re: Champions League
Post by: palos on September 14, 2010, 03:19:36 PM
On another note, Rangers deserve nothing from this game....flat back 9.

I literally do not know who is in goal for United.

allyuh feel is kicks... they play 5 across the back and maintain a defensive width equal to the penalty area...

5 defenders squeeze up in front de goal... dat is parking de bus

Dey will say dey got de result they came for.

And based on dey celebrations when de final whistle blow, yuh woulda swear dem win de CL

And de ting is....if Man U did score late, dey manager woulda be cryin bout how unfair football is and how dem deserve sumting from de game

Me eh like Man U but I detest teams (other than T&T) that "play" the way Rangers did today
Title: Re: Champions League
Post by: giggsy11 on September 14, 2010, 04:59:41 PM
Antonia Valencia looks badly injured...broken leg probably....from d players' reactiion yuh wud swear de man dead...much respect to him though, no screaming or nothing, de man hardly flinched.

they not allowed to show de replays on Sky... sounding like some gruesome sh!t... de tackle itself was innocuous

I re-wound it - his leg is broken near the ankle...his foot was hanging sideways, Eduardo-stylee


Looked the way mine was.
Title: Re: Champions League
Post by: D.H.W on September 14, 2010, 06:14:04 PM
Antonia Valencia looks badly injured...broken leg probably....from d players' reactiion yuh wud swear de man dead...much respect to him though, no screaming or nothing, de man hardly flinched.

they not allowed to show de replays on Sky... sounding like some gruesome sh!t... de tackle itself was innocuous

I re-wound it - his leg is broken near the ankle...his foot was hanging sideways, Eduardo-stylee

(http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/incoming/article579795.ece/ALTERNATES/gallery-large/Picture+6.png)
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Jah Gol on September 14, 2010, 08:00:26 PM
http://rd3.videos.sapo.pt/play?file=http://rd3.videos.sapo.pt/vJ0TQzR9kUsDeCg7y46K/mov/1

Watch Messi's second goal. It looks like the team just sat back and watched him play.

Just bounce it back for him and he'll do the rest.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Blue on September 14, 2010, 11:43:23 PM
http://rd3.videos.sapo.pt/play?file=http://rd3.videos.sapo.pt/vJ0TQzR9kUsDeCg7y46K/mov/1

Watch Messi's second goal it looks like the team just sat back and watch him play.

Just bounce it back him and he'll do the rest.

mesmerizing...i lost track of where d ball was  :beermug:
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: kicker on September 15, 2010, 08:06:08 AM

Watch Messi's second goal. It looks like the team just sat back and watched him play.

Just bounce it back for him and he'll do the rest.

Some breathtaking stuff from Barca going forward.  In attack they bounce the ball around in a sequence of continuously morphing and recalculated triangles- looks almost impossible to defend against. 

Messi's second goal and Dani Alves' icer were works of art...
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on September 15, 2010, 01:14:22 PM
Like we could hit ah team ah 6-0 tonight!
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: elan on September 15, 2010, 01:17:55 PM
Real Madrid 1-Ajax 0 Higauin 31'
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: elan on September 15, 2010, 01:18:45 PM
Chelsea Game

http://atdhe.net/24138/watch-zilina-vs-chelsea (http://atdhe.net/24138/watch-zilina-vs-chelsea)
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: DeSoWa on September 15, 2010, 02:28:14 PM
Like we could hit ah team ah 6-0 tonight!

Yes "WE" did!  :devil:  ::)

Big Up!
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: 100% Barataria on September 15, 2010, 04:27:29 PM

Watch Messi's second goal. It looks like the team just sat back and watched him play.

Just bounce it back for him and he'll do the rest.

Some breathtaking stuff from Barca going forward.  In attack they bounce the ball around in a sequence of continuously morphing and recalculated triangles- looks almost impossible to defend against. 

Messi's second goal and Dani Alves' icer were works of art...


Barca!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: SWO_TNTFAN on September 15, 2010, 04:35:09 PM
Inter won't win again, they are my side win lose or draw but Benitez is not the coach to suceed Jose, not even close.

Madrid on the other hand will win the domestic league but not claim the CL title this year but they can, maybe next time.

Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Jah Gol on September 15, 2010, 04:38:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/eHvUNYrXkN0
http://www.youtube.com/v/Q7w2pMK-YVk
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Peong on September 15, 2010, 05:02:04 PM
Ronaldinho shoulda been at the WC.
Eff Dunga, he make me miss out on seein Ronnie do dat in the WC.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Observer on September 16, 2010, 09:27:08 AM
Anyone see Bayern second goal by Klose. Why is action in the box treated differently than on other parts of the field. Klose foot (studs) was as high as the keeper face. If it was in midfield and it was half as high it would have been called as a foul.  ???
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: palos on September 16, 2010, 10:04:45 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/Q7w2pMK-YVk

OH GEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDD!!!

Ah tinkin dat last roly at 26 seconds in de clip is de STINKEST beat ah ever see a man take at dat level of de game.

NAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on September 16, 2010, 04:53:57 PM
Anyone see Bayern second goal by Klose. Why is action in the box treated differently than on other parts of the field. Klose foot (studs) was as high as the keeper face. If it was in midfield and it was half as high it would have been called as a foul.  ???
0


Observer I SWEAR I now see the goal on FSC and couldn't believe it and come on here to complain jes' like you did but obviously yuh beat meh to it.  I rel glad fuh dat Brazilian 'keeper that he hadn't decided to actually attack the ball as opposed to wait for it like he did.  He mighta gotten seriously hurt and I don't understand these referees boy.  SMDH. 
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: dinho on September 16, 2010, 05:19:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/Q7w2pMK-YVk

OH GEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDD!!!

Ah tinkin dat last roly at 26 seconds in de clip is de STINKEST beat ah ever see a man take at dat level of de game.

NAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

ah wouldnt go as far as to say de stinkest ever, but de stinkest for the season so far yeah...

is de man reaction when he get it too, it was like, "aight, ah just get breed" and the man start to trot yes.. lolol
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on September 16, 2010, 06:13:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/Q7w2pMK-YVk

OH GEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDD!!!

Ah tinkin dat last roly at 26 seconds in de clip is de STINKEST beat ah ever see a man take at dat level of de game.

NAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

ah wouldnt go as far as to say de stinkest ever, but de stinkest for the season so far yeah...

is de man reaction when he get it too, it was like, "aight, ah just get breed" and the man start to trot yes.. lolol

I wouldn't be surprised if, 9 months from now, dah man become the first man to give birth,  Oh LAWWWWD, dat was stink!!  :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Deeks on September 16, 2010, 10:08:51 PM
ok, who is the better dribbler Diego or Dinho??
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on September 16, 2010, 10:45:00 PM
ok, who is the better dribbler Diego or Dinho??

DINHO!!! (by a toe)
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on September 17, 2010, 01:11:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/Q7w2pMK-YVk

OH GEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDD!!!

Ah tinkin dat last roly at 26 seconds in de clip is de STINKEST beat ah ever see a man take at dat level of de game.

NAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:


NAH DAWG!!

I was taking dat jes so.


(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/x610.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/x610-10.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/x610-4.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/610x-131.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/x610-2.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/610x-20.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/610x-5.jpg)
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on September 18, 2010, 02:15:44 PM
Ah know this doh belong on here but Dinho now sex a Catania man easy, easy, easy.....even when he is not playin' his best, at this stage of his career (which is not his best stage) the man is still, easily one of the best players in the world!  Hands down!
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bitter on September 28, 2010, 01:38:36 PM
These Arsenal fellas like to play with they food too much. They was in total control of this game and still manage to find themselves even at the break.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on September 29, 2010, 08:21:15 AM
Rubin Kazan v FC Barcelona • 29 Sep 2010

Wednesday, 29 September 2010, 12:30 PM

Central Stadium, Kazan, Russia

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/76-480x372.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/91-480x529.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/175.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/57-480x356.jpg)


The squad list has been announced;

Valdés, Pinto
Alves, Piqué, Puyol, Milito, Maxwell, Abidal
Busquets, Mascherano, Keita, Xavi, Iniesta, Thiago
Pedro, Jeffren, Bojan, Villa and Messi.


One player of the 19 man squad will have to be discarded before the game.

Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on September 29, 2010, 11:47:39 AM
1-1 in the 60th.

Penalty for either side.

Messi on for Mascherano.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: elan on September 29, 2010, 12:20:57 PM
Stress for Barcelona.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Ngozi on September 29, 2010, 12:30:59 PM
If dinho had do that to me signal (quietly) that yuh get injured and then call a cab and leave the stadium ................................ and never return ever to any stadium ever.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: D.H.W on September 29, 2010, 12:33:14 PM
UTD UTD!!! :D
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Peong on September 29, 2010, 02:15:36 PM
I here hopin Valencia score a late goal.  Vidic now get some stud marks on he belly.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: D.H.W on September 29, 2010, 02:26:18 PM
 :wavetowel: :wavetowel: Boom!!! UTD UTD
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: elan on September 29, 2010, 02:26:39 PM
Man United 1- Valencia 0 Chicharito 85'
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: elan on September 29, 2010, 02:27:10 PM
As soon as they sub Bitching Berbatov.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: D.H.W on September 29, 2010, 02:34:23 PM
As soon as they sub Bitching Berbatov.

ent!
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Coop's on September 29, 2010, 04:39:07 PM
As soon as they sub Bitching Berbatov.

ent!
    Aye,aye, allyu leave Berbatov alone,when you ignore him he does well.One question i have,how all these English teams do so well in this league?some how their game improves when they play against teams from the other major leagues.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: AirMan on September 29, 2010, 04:40:42 PM
MAN UTD !!..We go do some damage this year AS USUAL  ;D
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Peong on September 30, 2010, 07:10:24 AM
Chicharron's goal was impressive!  Perfect touch and shot.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: dinho on October 20, 2010, 01:02:06 PM
Spurs getting skin outtt from inter...

3-0 in 15'
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Jumbie on October 20, 2010, 01:20:41 PM
Spurs getting skin outtt from inter...

3-0 in 15'

fack, say it ain't so. now looking for ah link to check the game. wheys dat is early wood. did they ever romance them ah lil bit first?

Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bitter on October 20, 2010, 01:31:14 PM
Spurs getting skin outtt from inter...

Dey ent sparkle?
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: dinho on October 20, 2010, 01:36:36 PM
Spurs getting skin outtt from inter...

Dey ent sparkle?

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

4-0 now and Spurs down to 10 men with Gomes sent off...

It not looking too good for Spurs.

Pieces...... Pieces!!
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bourbon on October 20, 2010, 01:37:36 PM
Hard lucks spurs.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: dinho on October 20, 2010, 01:55:48 PM
Bale just score a world class goal..

pick it up in the left back, run through the side and slap against the far post to leave Julio Cesar frozen.

Cesar look like he grow roots dey.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on October 20, 2010, 02:02:38 PM
Messi's goal, don't know how long the link will last.

http://www.youtube.com/v/px0ufsRdxsk
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bourbon on October 20, 2010, 02:12:06 PM
Messi's goal, don't know how long the link will last.

http://www.youtube.com/v/px0ufsRdxsk


Every one of dem defenders should be shot for leaving him wide open like dat. Keeper had no chance with a bullet like dat. None.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: PantherX on October 20, 2010, 02:15:36 PM
Spurs getting skin outtt from inter...

Dey ent sparkle?

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

4-0 now and Spurs down to 10 men with Gomes sent off...

It not looking too good for Spurs.

Pieces...... Pieces!!

Inter score a goal in the 2'nd minute and then 5 minutes after that Gomes give up a penalty and get a red card.  Pretty much game over from that point.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on October 20, 2010, 02:33:35 PM
Bais ah f**kin terrariss jedd!!  :o
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Jumbie on October 20, 2010, 02:33:42 PM
bale show!
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: dinho on October 20, 2010, 02:33:51 PM
Bale Hattrick..

All with the left foot and all far post.

Great finishing
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bourbon on October 20, 2010, 02:46:59 PM
Aye i wonder how my fantasy football side looking.....
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on October 20, 2010, 02:48:57 PM
Aye i wonder how my fantasy football side looking.....

shitty :devil:
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: dinho on October 20, 2010, 02:53:29 PM
Aye i wonder how my fantasy football side looking.....

i ripping up.. feeling lil prophetic
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bourbon on October 20, 2010, 03:07:56 PM
Aye i wonder how my fantasy football side looking.....

shitty :devil:

Piles and piles.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: D.H.W on October 20, 2010, 03:14:31 PM
We win today eh....  :'(
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Deeks on October 20, 2010, 03:37:28 PM
Messi's goal, don't know how long the link will last.

http://www.youtube.com/v/px0ufsRdxsk


Every one of dem defenders should be shot for leaving him wide open like dat. Keeper had no chance with a bullet like dat. None.

How is the defenders to be blamed. Did you see the distance from where the shot was taken.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bourbon on October 20, 2010, 03:48:07 PM
Messi's goal, don't know how long the link will last.

http://www.youtube.com/v/px0ufsRdxsk


Every one of dem defenders should be shot for leaving him wide open like dat. Keeper had no chance with a bullet like dat. None.

How is the defenders to be blamed. Did you see the distance from where the shot was taken.

Where was the closest defender to messi when he got the ball before he shot? Not even one there looking to intercept the pass or at least make life difficult. Dey all focused on the ball..and paid the price.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: PantherX on October 20, 2010, 03:56:10 PM
Final Score Inter 4 -Spurs 3

Amazing fightback in the second half but 4 goals was just too much to overcome....Gareth Bale is on an amazing run of form though.  Now only if we can get our first half issues in away games we'd bet set.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: dinho on October 20, 2010, 03:57:45 PM
Bale first goal v Spurs (it doesn't show where he picked up that ball from).

http://www.youtube.com/v/jeAZin-y92o
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Deeks on October 20, 2010, 04:09:38 PM
Messi's goal, don't know how long the link will last.

http://www.youtube.com/v/px0ufsRdxsk


Every one of dem defenders should be shot for leaving him wide open like dat. Keeper had no chance with a bullet like dat. None.

How is the defenders to be blamed. Did you see the distance from where the shot was taken.

Where was the closest defender to messi when he got the ball before he shot? Not even one there looking to intercept the pass or at least make life difficult. Dey all focused on the ball..and paid the price.

Well it should be a defensive mid should be shadowing him
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bourbon on October 20, 2010, 04:24:14 PM
Messi's goal, don't know how long the link will last.

http://www.youtube.com/v/px0ufsRdxsk


Every one of dem defenders should be shot for leaving him wide open like dat. Keeper had no chance with a bullet like dat. None.

How is the defenders to be blamed. Did you see the distance from where the shot was taken.

Where was the closest defender to messi when he got the ball before he shot? Not even one there looking to intercept the pass or at least make life difficult. Dey all focused on the ball..and paid the price.

Well it should be a defensive mid should be shadowing him

From how it looked...a defender at the top of the screen stopped following a man who made a run into the box. Messi dropped off a defender..who was confused by the man who made the run in.....and the defender decided to shadow the player making the run in...leaving messi with acres of space..and the defender who stopped following as a spectator along with everyone else.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bitter on October 20, 2010, 06:19:02 PM
Final Score Inter 4 -Spurs 3

Amazing fightback in the second half but 4 goals was just too much to overcome....Gareth Bale is on an amazing run of form though.  Now only if we can get our first half issues in away games we'd bet set.

They sparkle a little, but still end up in ... pieces!
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: PantherX on October 20, 2010, 06:33:18 PM
Final Score Inter 4 -Spurs 3

Amazing fightback in the second half but 4 goals was just too much to overcome....Gareth Bale is on an amazing run of form though.  Now only if we can get our first half issues in away games we'd bet set.

They sparkle a little, but still end up in ... pieces!

10 men pull back 3 goals against the defending champions and that's 'sparkle a little'?   Allyuh men is kicks yes.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on October 22, 2010, 11:57:38 AM
FC Barcelona 2-0 FC Kopenhagen
1-0 : Messi 19'
2-0 : Messi 90+2'

Messi also scored his 137th goal with Barça and he is now the 5th best scorer of all time.

Ahead of him now are only Escolà (164), Samitier (178), Kubala (196) and César (235).

(http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/4849/barca2011kopenhagencl3b.jpg)
(http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/1835/barca2011kopenhagencl3c.jpg)
(http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/5756/barca2011kopenhagencl3d.jpg)

Raul also scored 2 on Wed night. Class player!!

(http://soccernet-assets.espn.go.com/design05/images/2010/1020/raulscoresvhap20101020_350x197.jpg)
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bitter on October 22, 2010, 12:01:07 PM
Final Score Inter 4 -Spurs 3

Amazing fightback in the second half but 4 goals was just too much to overcome....Gareth Bale is on an amazing run of form though.  Now only if we can get our first half issues in away games we'd bet set.

They sparkle a little, but still end up in ... pieces!

10 men pull back 3 goals against the defending champions and that's 'sparkle a little'?   Allyuh men is kicks yes.

If yuh ent realize it was kicks...

http://www.socawarriors.net/forum/index.php?topic=50342.0
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on November 02, 2010, 10:33:36 AM
FC København vs FC Barcelona [R]

Tuesday, 2 November 2010, 2:45, Trinidad Time

Parken Stadium Copenhagen, Denmark

København have never beaten Spanish opponents in home European matches, losing two and drawing one of the three games. Only the 1-1 draw with Real Betis Balompié in the 1997/98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup second round offers them some respite from Spanish supremacy.

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/Pedro-480x306.jpg)
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/Milito-Mascherano-Mino-Thiago-480x313.jpg)
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/Xavi-Busquets-Valdes-480x373.jpg)
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/Messi-480x334.jpg)

Leo Messi is one goal away from setting two records, one personal and one historical on the club level.  Should he score today, it will be his 100th goal under his current coach, Josep Guardiola. In addition, he would become FC Barcelona’s leading goal scorer in international competitions. Currently, he is tied with Brazilian Rivaldo, at 31. Should he score his 32nd goal, he will have scored more times in international competitions than anyone else in the history of FC Barcelona.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bitter on November 02, 2010, 02:11:52 PM
Right now Gareth Bale telling Maicon, I is not yuh daddy, I is just the milkman...
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on November 02, 2010, 02:46:29 PM
Right now Gareth Bale telling Maicon, I is not yuh daddy, I is just the milkman...

Meh padna now text meh and say Bale have Maicon looking like an orthodox RB and if he was the coach he would ah take him off. Fuss Bale have him looking ordinary.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Peong on November 02, 2010, 03:03:03 PM
Bale at it again.  Ghost past somebody dey I couldn't see who but it wasn't Maicon.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Coop's on November 02, 2010, 03:08:29 PM
Right now Gareth Bale telling Maicon, I is not yuh daddy, I is just the milkman...

Meh padna now text meh and say Bale have Maicon looking like an orthodox RB and if he was the coach he would ah take him off. Fuss Bale have him looking ordinary.
      Is not only Maicon,that whole Inter defence need to be subed,Crouch looking like Messi today.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Peong on November 02, 2010, 03:34:09 PM
So Bale has completely and utterly dominated Inter tonight.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: dinho on November 02, 2010, 09:50:43 PM
I never thought I would see the day a British player abuse a Brazilian like that... all the more stunning that is Maicon.

Last goal he give Lucio a size 58' belt.. Longest belt i see in years.

Spurs better break the bank and give this man a big contract fast.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: richpy on November 02, 2010, 09:51:02 PM
You up 4-0 in a 1st leg, and still lose the tie. Inter want licks!

It was painful to see Maicon today.  Never thought ah woulda see a big defender look bad so, but then again, same thing I said about Desailly, Thuram, Blanc, Maldini.

Ah hoping he just going tru a bad patch, but he may be washed up. To make it worse, nobody ain't even come across to help. Maybe they too used to seeing him dominate people.


Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: masterblaster on November 02, 2010, 11:03:48 PM
You up 4-0 in a 1st leg, and still lose the tie. Inter want licks!

It was painful to see Maicon today.  Never thought ah woulda see a big defender look bad so, but then again, same thing I said about Desailly, Thuram, Blanc, Maldini.

Ah hoping he just going tru a bad patch, but he may be washed up. To make it worse, nobody ain't even come across to help. Maybe they too used to seeing him dominate people.
Well Well Well....Bale officially bump himself up to beast status wit dat one today.....I have never in all the years of watching football see a top defender get totally and utterly abused so throughout the whole game....ah mean not playing good on occasion is one thing but LAWD...what was dat??? And sadly the man is still a great defender, is just Bale finally figure out dat he is not to fear defenders but make defenders fear him....ALLYUH see the fear in the Inter defenders eyes when homeboy start to run wit de ball....WOW!!!!
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: sammy on November 03, 2010, 06:30:15 AM
I never thought I would see the day a British player abuse a Brazilian like that... all the more stunning that is Maicon.

Last goal he give Lucio a size 58' belt.. Longest belt i see in years.

Spurs better break the bank and give this man a big contract fast.

Comn Fergie, this fella showing u what hes got  ;D
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: JDB on November 03, 2010, 06:46:27 AM
I never thought I would see the day a British player abuse a Brazilian like that... all the more stunning that is Maicon.

Last goal he give Lucio a size 58' belt.. Longest belt i see in years.

Spurs better break the bank and give this man a big contract fast.

Comn Fergie, this fella showing u what hes got  ;D

Ferguson was a Bale fan from long time. Bale turn down United to take the Spurs offer
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: jai john on November 03, 2010, 07:04:44 AM
Spurs !!! CLASS is class ...dais why I like dis team ...over the years they have played continental football ...the razzle and the dazzle with Villa, Ardiles  and Hoddle ....now Bale and Lennon ...dont change allyuh style boys .... your time will come again . Ever since I saw that 3 touch Hoddle goal when the ball never touched the ground from de goal kick ...I backing spurs in England !!
Football is style ....results are forgotten ....Style is always remembered !
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: College on November 03, 2010, 07:11:26 AM
Gotta love Spurs fans, chanting "Taxi for Maicon" after the game .....lol Go Spurs!!!
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: jai john on November 03, 2010, 07:31:54 AM
Check meh boy pre match comments ....


Champions League holders Inter beat Tottenham Hotspur 4-3 two weeks ago at San Siro, but former England international Glenn Hoddle has voiced his opinion that Spurs could cause the Nerazzurri all kinds of trouble in Tuesday's game at White Hart Lane.

"White Hart Lane only holds 36,000, it isn’t like playing in front of 90,000, but the way the ground is, and how compact and how snug it is the place will be rocking and I think that will raise the Spurs players," Hoddle said, according to fifa.com.

"Not many teams like going to White Hart Lane with that sort of atmosphere and I think Spurs’ players will have a much bigger and better stride to their play, and they’ll raise their game without a shadow of a doubt.

"It won’t be an easy match for Inter. They’ll come away, whatever result they get, saying that it was a tough game."

Inter have collected seven points from their opening three games, while Tottenham have accumulated four points.

Never can forget seeing hoddle in Trinidad ...man could thread ah needle with ah pass !! his free kicks and corners were unbelievebe ...he would kick a corner with no run and from an impossible angle .... the zidane of english football and a Spurs legend !

Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: kicker on November 03, 2010, 07:51:09 AM
Maicon's weakness(es) got exposed yesterday.  It had been said before that positionally he's not a great defender, and yesterday we saw it.  Maicon is also not the quickest- not slow but not so quick either....  Bale is younger and quicker than Maicon, and it was that simple.  Bale didn't use too much guile or imagination to get past him - just a good turn of pace, and always around the outside......if a defender gives you too much yards on your strong side, a good turn of pace is all you need and it's lights out...(for Bale the strong side is the outside- notice how he hardly ever goes inside because he's one-footed)... And Maicon didn't know how to position himself to avoid the foot race (e.g. force him on the inside, and stand on his left) ...Easier said than done of course...

Inter also did a poor job of providing cover for Maicon when they realized that he was coming 2nd in the foot race every time....

10 out of 10 performance by Bale at the end of the day....After this two-legged tie, Inter will remember him for a long time to come. 
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on November 03, 2010, 08:44:59 AM
Benitez should've change tactics after the first 20 minutes. Mourinho is a master tactician and would've made that adjustment early o' clock.

They should've forced Spurs to play in the center channel and stifle the wings. Early high pressure from Muntari and Zanetti to prevent Bale from getting the pass in such open space to be able to run at Maicon.

Give jack his jacket though, I eh see ah big tall winger run so fast with the ball in a while. Giggs natural successor maybe? Time will tell. An all out winger is a dying breed and being able to run at that speed and send in a telling cross is another thing, and he did it time after time.

Maybe with Cambiasso and Cesar, it may have been a different game, good 3 points for Spurs nonetheless.

Expect the ManUre's to be knocking on Spurs' door come January.

Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Peong on November 03, 2010, 08:54:32 AM
Bale was a joy to watch yesterday.
Last time I see a one-man show like that was Ronaldinho in the Classico a few years ago.
This man must play CL football for years to come.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Peong on November 03, 2010, 02:01:32 PM
Somebody shinin lasers on Mourinho.

Pirlo with a double save!!

Lovely assist by Di Maria, he findin his groove.  Real up 1 zip.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: elan on November 03, 2010, 03:25:45 PM
2-1 Milan

Inzaghi with the double.  :devil:

Ronaldinho get sub.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: elan on November 03, 2010, 03:32:23 PM
Meanwhile,

Chelsea is winning 3-1

Arsenal Down 2-1

Gomes clouting up Cluj witha Hattrick for Bayern
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: giggsy11 on November 03, 2010, 03:35:12 PM
Spurs !!! CLASS is class ...dais why I like dis team ...over the years they have played continental football ...the razzle and the dazzle with Villa, Ardiles  and Hoddle ....now Bale and Lennon ...dont change allyuh style boys .... your time will come again . Ever since I saw that 3 touch Hoddle goal when the ball never touched the ground from de goal kick ...I backing spurs in England !!
Football is style ....results are forgotten ....Style is always remembered !


I really respect how Spurs have always attempted to play the game their style; very entertaining and swashbuckling. I also think they deserve to have and keep talented players like Modric and Bale so they can build on what they have. I don't support the cry for United to go in for them let Spurs enjoy their players.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: elan on November 03, 2010, 03:35:43 PM
Chelsea 4 - Spartak Moscow 1
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: elan on November 03, 2010, 03:40:33 PM
Poison in the death.

Milan-2 Real v Madrid-2  Pedro Leon 
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: jai john on November 03, 2010, 06:03:13 PM
Inzaghi with the double .....Dinho must have loved to see that ...
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Peong on November 03, 2010, 08:05:21 PM
Inzaghi's second was real offside.  I doh know what the linesman was seein nah.
That goal should not have stood.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: kicker on November 04, 2010, 07:43:54 AM
Inzaghi's second was real offside.  I doh know what the linesman was seein nah.
That goal should not have stood.

Someone was saying in another thread that Real Madrid is consistently the beneficiary of questionable calls..
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Midknight on November 04, 2010, 07:52:48 AM
Inzaghi's second was real offside.  I doh know what the linesman was seein nah.
That goal should not have stood.

Someone was saying in another thread that Real Madrid is consistently the beneficiary of questionable calls..

an exception proves the rule...
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Midknight on November 04, 2010, 07:57:19 AM
You up 4-0 in a 1st leg, and still lose the tie. Inter want licks!

Middlesborough didn't poison somebody like that in the uefa cup knockouts a few years back?
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: dinho on November 04, 2010, 07:57:56 AM
Inzaghi's second was real offside.  I doh know what the linesman was seein nah.
That goal should not have stood.

Someone was saying in another thread that Real Madrid is consistently the beneficiary of questionable calls..

I should have been clearer..

Domestically!
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: kicker on November 04, 2010, 08:08:44 AM
an exception proves the rule...

lol  ;D


I should have been clearer..

Domestically!

Arrite arrite.... :beermug:
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: jai john on November 04, 2010, 09:59:30 AM
Inzaghi's second was real offside.  I doh know what the linesman was seein nah.
That goal should not have stood.

Someone was saying in another thread that Real Madrid is consistently the beneficiary of questionable calls..

I should have been clearer..

Domestically!

dinho comment on old inzaghi now nah ....
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: dinho on November 04, 2010, 10:01:50 AM
Inzaghi's second was real offside.  I doh know what the linesman was seein nah.
That goal should not have stood.

Someone was saying in another thread that Real Madrid is consistently the beneficiary of questionable calls..

I should have been clearer..

Domestically!

dinho comment on old inzaghi now nah ....

steups... Inzaghi could be 70 years old and grey with a walking cane, and score a goal in a geriatrics league and yuh go make sure and hadda let me know about that eh?!  ::)
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: jai john on November 04, 2010, 10:05:38 AM
Inzaghi's second was real offside.  I doh know what the linesman was seein nah.
That goal should not have stood.

Someone was saying in another thread that Real Madrid is consistently the beneficiary of questionable calls..

I should have been clearer..

Domestically!

dinho comment on old inzaghi now nah ....

steups... Inzaghi could be 70 years old and grey with a walking cane, and score a goal in a geriatrics league and yuh go make sure and hadda let me know about that eh?!  ::)

ha ha ha ha ..yeah I go rub it een every time ..... until you admit that Pippo is one of the best finishers in football , especially in the box... you know just what I was telling you ..... so long ago ...and it still so ... ha ha ha  You mean ah have to wait til he 70 before you go admit dat  :beermug:
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: dinho on November 04, 2010, 10:09:28 AM
Inzaghi's second was real offside.  I doh know what the linesman was seein nah.
That goal should not have stood.

Someone was saying in another thread that Real Madrid is consistently the beneficiary of questionable calls..

I should have been clearer..

Domestically!

dinho comment on old inzaghi now nah ....

steups... Inzaghi could be 70 years old and grey with a walking cane, and score a goal in a geriatrics league and yuh go make sure and hadda let me know about that eh?!  ::)

ha ha ha ha ..yeah I go rub it een every time ..... until you admit that Pippo is one of the best finishers in football , especially in the box... you know just what I was telling you ..... so long ago ...and it still so ... ha ha ha  You mean ah have to wait til he 70 before you go admit dat  :beermug:

No, no, no lewwe doh twist it.. You said Pippo was one of the best strikers in football all when he was scrubbing bench for Milan and that is how the argument start. Doh lemme hadda go and dig it up!

It have nobody love a goal more than Pippo and few are as positionally good as he is, but the man game is very limited. At least lewwe agree on that.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: kicker on November 04, 2010, 10:24:31 AM
Pippo is the garbage goal specialist...and he will celebrate tapping in ball from 3 yards out after a goal mouth scramble and a goalkeeping blunder against a 3rd division team in the coppa italia, as if he'd scored the winner in a world cup final off a solo run in injury time.

He has a sixth sense for the ball in dangerous territory- that in itself is a skill. 

He is also 37 years old and still doesn't know the offside rule.  To this day he will passionately argue an offside call in which he was about 5 yards off.... each time like it's the first time he's ever been called offside. 
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: elan on November 04, 2010, 10:24:50 AM
Inzaghi's second was real offside.  I doh know what the linesman was seein nah.
That goal should not have stood.

I don't know what alyuh watching but that goal was not offside. The furthest CB dropped from the line. Good goal.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: kicker on November 04, 2010, 10:26:06 AM

I don't know what alyuh watching but that goal was not offside. The furthest CB dropped from the line. Good goal.

Watch again...
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Peong on November 04, 2010, 10:30:09 AM
It have nobody love a goal more than Pippo and few are as positionally good as he is, but the man game is very limited. At least lewwe agree on that.

Limited to bussin net all how?  Of course!
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on November 04, 2010, 10:35:04 AM
Inzaghi's second was real offside.  I doh know what the linesman was seein nah.
That goal should not have stood.

I don't know what alyuh watching but that goal was not offside. The furthest CB dropped from the line. Good goal.

If ever anyone needed proof how much a shithong Elan is..look it right here
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Peong on November 04, 2010, 10:42:20 AM
Inzaghi's second was real offside.  I doh know what the linesman was seein nah.
That goal should not have stood.

I don't know what alyuh watching but that goal was not offside. The furthest CB dropped from the line. Good goal.
(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa133/peong21/inzaghi.jpg?t=1288889581)

Inzaghi is up top.


Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: dinho on November 04, 2010, 10:50:54 AM
Pippo is the garbage goal specialist...and he will celebrate tapping in ball from 3 yards out after a goal mouth scramble and a goalkeeping blunder against a 3rd division team in the coppa italia, as if he'd scored the winner in a world cup final off a solo run in injury time.

He has a sixth sense for the ball in dangerous territory- that in itself is a skill. 

He is also 37 years old and still doesn't know the offside rule.  To this day he will passionately argue an offside call in which he was about 5 yards off.... each time like it's the first time he's ever been called offside. 


i read an article about Inzaghi one time...

it say that man does actually practice for hours where to be in the box during goalmouth action.. So if an attacker cutting from the right and shooting across the keeper, he know he have to be off to the keeper left before anybody else to be first for the scraps... Or if it have a goalmouth scramble, he practicing where to be for the highest likelihood that the ball will end up there.. A real Dennis Rodman kinda maths..

Also it say he doesnt only eat level pasta, and when a few games pass and he ent score a goal or he miss, he does have sleepless nights. He likens scoring a goal to an orgasm.

the man different.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: elan on November 04, 2010, 11:08:30 AM
Inzaghi's second was real offside.  I doh know what the linesman was seein nah.
That goal should not have stood.

I don't know what alyuh watching but that goal was not offside. The furthest CB dropped from the line. Good goal.
(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa133/peong21/inzaghi.jpg?t=1288889581)

Inzaghi is up top.




That was not when the ball was passed, the ball was passed on the next touch and the 2nd Cb dropped.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: elan on November 04, 2010, 11:09:37 AM
Inzaghi's second was real offside.  I doh know what the linesman was seein nah.
That goal should not have stood.

I don't know what alyuh watching but that goal was not offside. The furthest CB dropped from the line. Good goal.

If ever anyone needed proof how much a shithong Elan is..look it right here

You can only talk yuteman. You don't even have a clue. Try passing a coaching course or referee course and then talk to me. I am not proficient at Wiki or google.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Peong on November 04, 2010, 11:32:37 AM
That was not when the ball was passed, the ball was passed on the next touch and the 2nd Cb dropped.

Well the next touch of the ball after this pic is the kick, so yeah it was passed on the next touch, which was a split second after this frame, but I'm sure that's not what you mean.
Though the pic is blurry, what you see is the leg at the top of the backswing about to come forward to strike the ball.  There was no additional touch.

The linesman had Inzaghi on the grass-roller line, and all the defenders behind the line and he still couldn't get it right.

http://video.rutube.ru/b41e128723e40f15a22933682468c0f5]
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: kicker on November 04, 2010, 11:33:44 AM
Madrid shoulda had that game dead and buried long before that stuff anyway...They let Milan hang around for too long, and every once in a while Milan was sneaking behind their back 4 and looking dangerous...In the end they nearly threw away 3 points...
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on November 04, 2010, 11:33:53 AM
Inzaghi's second was real offside.  I doh know what the linesman was seein nah.
That goal should not have stood.

I don't know what alyuh watching but that goal was not offside. The furthest CB dropped from the line. Good goal.

If ever anyone needed proof how much a shithong Elan is..look it right here

You can only talk yuteman. You don't even have a clue. Try passing a coaching course or referee course and then talk to me. I am not proficient at Wiki or google.

I can guarantee I am more knowledagble about Football... on this forum is mainly shit talk but when I am serious you cannot come close

And at 20 years old I have 2 coaching certificates and a National license and references from many top coaches locally who have congratulated me on my success at youth level coaching which I have been doing since 19 and I'm currently coaching with Queens Park u12 and u14 and the assistant for Maple Leaf u19 with the head coach(my Dad) and Maple Leaf won the 1st division North Zone Title on Tuesday

Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: elan on November 04, 2010, 11:38:27 AM
Inzaghi's second was real offside.  I doh know what the linesman was seein nah.
That goal should not have stood.

I don't know what alyuh watching but that goal was not offside. The furthest CB dropped from the line. Good goal.

If ever anyone needed proof how much a shithong Elan is..look it right here

You can only talk yuteman. You don't even have a clue. Try passing a coaching course or referee course and then talk to me. I am not proficient at Wiki or google.

I can guarantee I am more knowledagble about Football... on this forum is mainly shit talk but when I am serious you cannot come close

And at 20 years old I have 2 coaching certificates and a National license and references from many top coaches locally who have congratulated me on my success at youth level coaching which I have been doing since 19 and I'm currently coaching with Queens Park u12 and u14 and the assistant for Maple Leaf u19 with the head coach(my Dad) and Maple Leaf won the 1st division North Zone Title on Tuesday and we play St Anthonys in the Intercol today...unfortunately the lads arent fit enough and it will be a harsh lesson today but that's the bonus of being Champions..getting the chance to play at a higher level and learn... we play Malick in the promotion playoff next week to decide who comes up..that is the big picture..not today




Good for you.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: elan on November 04, 2010, 12:04:38 PM
That was not when the ball was passed, the ball was passed on the next touch and the 2nd Cb dropped.

Well the next touch of the ball after this pic is the kick, so yeah it was passed on the next touch, which was a split second after this frame, but I'm sure that's not what you mean.
Though the pic is blurry, what you see is the leg at the top of the backswing about to come forward to strike the ball.  There was no additional touch.

The linesman had Inzaghi on the grass-roller line, and all the defenders behind the line and he still couldn't get it right.

http://video.rutube.ru/b41e128723e40f15a22933682468c0f5]

I saying not offside because of how the CB was leaning, my thinking is that from the linesman view he saw them even. If you look at the lines on the field then yes you can say he is offside. I am looking at the players and their body position. I can be just as wrong as the linesman, but I feel he is kept honest by the bald head dude leaning towards his goal.


First off, they should have never played the line in that situation. The position of the ball allowed for a good timing run with a proper pass to catch them. The minute the passer had all that room the line should have dropped an forced the pass to play feet in front the defense, play the ball wider behind them, dribble or if he played that same ball over, the keeper would have a better chance of coming of his line to secure the ball. I have not heard Jose complain too much about the goal, cause I suspect he knew they should not have defended that situation like they did.

That was poor choice of defending.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: palos on November 04, 2010, 12:22:01 PM
Nice piece a shit talk

Alex Ferguson say Inzaghi was born offside  :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: jai john on November 04, 2010, 12:42:51 PM
Inzaghi's second was real offside.  I doh know what the linesman was seein nah.
That goal should not have stood.

Someone was saying in another thread that Real Madrid is consistently the beneficiary of questionable calls..

I should have been clearer..

Domestically!

dinho comment on old inzaghi now nah ....

steups... Inzaghi could be 70 years old and grey with a walking cane, and score a goal in a geriatrics league and yuh go make sure and hadda let me know about that eh?!  ::)

ha ha ha ha ..yeah I go rub it een every time ..... until you admit that Pippo is one of the best finishers in football , especially in the box... you know just what I was telling you ..... so long ago ...and it still so ... ha ha ha  You mean ah have to wait til he 70 before you go admit dat  :beermug:

No, no, no lewwe doh twist it.. You said Pippo was one of the best strikers in football all when he was scrubbing bench for Milan and that is how the argument start. Doh lemme hadda go and dig it up!

It have nobody love a goal more than Pippo and few are as positionally good as he is, but the man game is very limited. At least lewwe agree on that.

You eh read my post properly ......until you admit that Pippo is one of the best finishers in football , is that different from one of the best strikers in football ?  ...so I used the word finisher ...and you said before I said striker ...same ting ...as meh chihee partner used to say !

he was scrubbing bench because he had an injury but returned to score the winning goals for Milan in the european cup final ..after that you changed your name !! ha ha ha ha ... from omardinho to dinho ! is who forgetting now ?

..and remember I never rate Inzaghi as any complete player ..a la zidane etc. but I said as a striker ( finisher) he was as good as any on the planet, especially in the box. Something he proved then and is still demonstrating now .
Ian rush for liverpool ..remember him ? ...Liverpool eh scoring a goal and leaving out Rush ..... all kinda men in de build up and you only used to hear ...RUSHHH !! once ! and you know the score. Give Inzaghi  he Pipps ...if you eh get meh pun ... I done !
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: sammy on November 04, 2010, 02:12:25 PM
offside or not, u cant blame pipo for that. the man make a bess finish, and he changed with his intensity when he came on.


Allyuh see the push he hit a fella?  :rotfl:

Pipo dread.......wheeeeeeyy......i always want to see him score.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: SWO_TNTFAN on November 04, 2010, 02:22:43 PM
While everyone checking out the offside.. anyone saw the smooch zagi put on ibra... kinda creepy :/
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on November 04, 2010, 02:53:02 PM
I now watch da clip, Elan you cah be friggin serious fella.  Dat is undoubtedly offsides and is ah blown call by the line official.  Still Pippo ha to be de bess poacha on de planet jedd!!  He always does find heself in de mix fuh goals!
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: palos on November 04, 2010, 03:07:27 PM
Pippo is a boss.

EVERY MANAGER wishes they had somebody like him in dem team

Defenders have to be on dem toes when Pippo on de field.  Yuh cyah relax...not fuh a moment

And linesmen hate him wit a passion because he does mek dem WUK
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: triniairman on November 04, 2010, 03:43:08 PM
Nice piece a shit talk

Alex Ferguson say Inzaghi was born offside  :rotfl: :rotfl:
:rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: elan on November 04, 2010, 03:54:41 PM
Nice piece a shit talk

Alex Ferguson say Inzaghi was born offside  :rotfl: :rotfl:

He eh kno nutten he buy Owen and ah fella of ah youtube video.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: dinho on November 11, 2010, 02:52:55 PM

You eh read my post properly ......until you admit that Pippo is one of the best finishers in football , is that different from one of the best strikers in football ?  ...so I used the word finisher ...and you said before I said striker ...same ting ...as meh chihee partner used to say !

he was scrubbing bench because he had an injury but returned to score the winning goals for Milan in the european cup final ..after that you changed your name !! ha ha ha ha ... from omardinho to dinho ! is who forgetting now ?

..and remember I never rate Inzaghi as any complete player ..a la zidane etc. but I said as a striker ( finisher) he was as good as any on the planet, especially in the box. Something he proved then and is still demonstrating now .
Ian rush for liverpool ..remember him ? ...Liverpool eh scoring a goal and leaving out Rush ..... all kinda men in de build up and you only used to hear ...RUSHHH !! once ! and you know the score. Give Inzaghi  he Pipps ...if you eh get meh pun ... I done !

Sad new boy Jai... Yuh boy Inzaghi looking like he done for the season with a cruciate knee injury..

Hopefully this eh the end of the road.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/feedarticle/9355760
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: jai john on November 11, 2010, 08:05:56 PM

You eh read my post properly ......until you admit that Pippo is one of the best finishers in football , is that different from one of the best strikers in football ?  ...so I used the word finisher ...and you said before I said striker ...same ting ...as meh chihee partner used to say !

he was scrubbing bench because he had an injury but returned to score the winning goals for Milan in the european cup final ..after that you changed your name !! ha ha ha ha ... from omardinho to dinho ! is who forgetting now ?

..and remember I never rate Inzaghi as any complete player ..a la zidane etc. but I said as a striker ( finisher) he was as good as any on the planet, especially in the box. Something he proved then and is still demonstrating now .
Ian rush for liverpool ..remember him ? ...Liverpool eh scoring a goal and leaving out Rush ..... all kinda men in de build up and you only used to hear ...RUSHHH !! once ! and you know the score. Give Inzaghi  he Pipps ...if you eh get meh pun ... I done !

Sad new boy Jai... Yuh boy Inzaghi looking like he done for the season with a cruciate knee injury..

Hopefully this eh the end of the road.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/feedarticle/9355760

It would be a real shame if that is the way he has to call time on his career... a younger player may recover ...but in a rebuilding team like Milan he may not get another comeback chance .... and I really cant see him playing for any other team ...but Italians seem to be ageless when it comes to football so I am not giving up on him yet.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: giggsy11 on November 24, 2010, 02:06:45 PM
United v Rangers- Berbatov have the gall tuh buff Scholes cause he gave him a bad pass! Wey he does got off; he cah not even productive enough tuh sniff Scholes jock strap! And it appears that he dosen't like tuh pass tuh Nani.I personally think Rooney has lost his appetite to play football even if he coming off a long lay off.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on November 24, 2010, 02:21:21 PM
Pavlo does rell do shit when he ready oui!! ::)
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bakes on November 24, 2010, 02:45:43 PM
Pavlo does rell do shit when he ready oui!! ::)

What Spurs doing against Bremen?


Rangers playing ah 8-2-0 lol
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Fyzoman on November 24, 2010, 03:29:40 PM
How de ass Naismith really arguing dat foul on Fabio, ah mean really?
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: D.H.W on November 24, 2010, 03:30:39 PM
ROONEY!!!
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bakes on November 24, 2010, 03:46:16 PM
How de ass Naismith really arguing dat foul on Fabio, ah mean really?

Lol... and blue mad too yes.  Rangers played a bit more positively in the second half, but nobody could really argue with the result.  Rooney easily could have added two more goals.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Jah Gol on November 24, 2010, 07:16:08 PM
How to play football, by Barcelona

http://rd3.videos.sapo.pt/play?file=http://rd3.videos.sapo.pt/6alcWDmTGKtouTqz4QSt/mov/1
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: kicker on November 24, 2010, 07:46:48 PM
Never had a team in England but starting to like Spurs...

Good footballing squad both on and off the ball.  Could use an injection of quality and some depth but they attempt to play football for the people who pay to see them... and not just the the people who see them as a business.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Coop's on November 24, 2010, 09:50:54 PM
How de ass Naismith really arguing dat foul on Fabio, ah mean really?

Lol... and blue mad too yes.  Rangers played a bit more positively in the second half, but nobody could really argue with the result.  Rooney easily could have added two more goals.
        Just for discussion sake,as a Coach knowing what Rooney have been through the past couple of weeks and now finding his way back into the game/team,would you feel comfortable letting him take that penalty?
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bakes on November 24, 2010, 11:37:10 PM
        Just for discussion sake,as a Coach knowing what Rooney have been through the past couple of weeks and now finding his way back into the game/team,would you feel comfortable letting him take that penalty?

Absolutely!  I'm not a Fergie fan, but yuh have to give de man his due... he's a boss tactician and he knows how to wrangle all them conflicting egos in the locker room.  I like the move for three reasons:

a) Yuh telling him that he's really back in yuh good graces, that all the drama of the past month is water under the bridge.

b) Yuh telling him yuh have faith in him taking and making the penalty... especially with Giggsy on the pitch beside him.

c) Yuh giving him a chance to just see the ball bulge the back of the net... help him get back in goal-scoring form.


What about you, what are your thoughts?
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on November 24, 2010, 11:45:16 PM
How de ass Naismith really arguing dat foul on Fabio, ah mean really?

Lol... and blue mad too yes.  Rangers played a bit more positively in the second half, but nobody could really argue with the result.  Rooney easily could have added two more goals.
        Just for discussion sake,as a Coach knowing what Rooney have been through the past couple of weeks and now finding his way back into the game/team,would you feel comfortable letting him take that penalty?

   Easy decision for a number of reasons, not least of which being that rooney takes really good pk's.  I actually like (and hate to admit this) to see him take pk's.  His lil' sideways steps for momentum does look rel cool.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on November 24, 2010, 11:49:48 PM
Never had a team in England but starting to like Spurs...

Good footballing squad both on and off the ball.  Could use an injection of quality and some depth but they attempt to play football for the people who pay to see them... and not just the the people who see them as a business.

   Very dangerous side indeed and they startin' to look like the team I used to like back in the early 80's, a team that could win or go long and play spoiler in any cup competition.  I don't see them having the consistency to win the league, for possibly the needs you pointed out, but they lookin' to do some serious damage in the CL.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Coop's on November 25, 2010, 05:44:06 AM
        Just for discussion sake,as a Coach knowing what Rooney have been through the past couple of weeks and now finding his way back into the game/team,would you feel comfortable letting him take that penalty?

Absolutely!  I'm not a Fergie fan, but yuh have to give de man his due... he's a boss tactician and he knows how to wrangle all them conflicting egos in the locker room.  I like the move for three reasons:

a) Yuh telling him that he's really back in yuh good graces, that all the drama of the past month is water under the bridge.

b) Yuh telling him yuh have faith in him taking and making the penalty... especially with Giggsy on the pitch beside him.

c) Yuh giving him a chance to just see the ball bulge the back of the net... help him get back in goal-scoring form.


What about you, what are your thoughts?
     First off i like your thoughts.The reason i brought this up is because i thought it was a gutsy decision by Fergie,this is what makes guys like him the managers they are,it's about knowing and having confidence in the players you have.
     The hang up i may have had would be if that penalty did not score what adverse effects it would have within the team but this is what this game is all about,a Coach has to go with his best instincts.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Toppa on November 25, 2010, 09:42:59 AM
So UEFA launches an investigation into Ramos and Xabi allegedly deliberately getting themselves second yellows so they would miss the last group game and have a clean slate coming into the knock-out rounds.

http://www.youtube.com/v/62Eoj8zBadw
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bakes on November 25, 2010, 10:06:53 AM
     First off i like your thoughts.The reason i brought this up is because i thought it was a gutsy decision by Fergie,this is what makes guys like him the managers they are,it's about knowing and having confidence in the players you have.
     The hang up i may have had would be if that penalty did not score what adverse effects it would have within the team but this is what this game is all about,a Coach has to go with his best instincts.

I think the team woulda handle it fine man.  If anything ah woulda been worried about the adverse effects the miss mighta had on Rooney himself.  But that is such a veteran team that I think them fellas woulda been fine man.  
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: kicker on November 25, 2010, 10:23:54 AM
So UEFA launches an investigation into Ramos and Xabi allegedly deliberately getting themselves second yellows so they would miss the last group game and have a clean slate coming into the knock-out rounds.


Is that against the law or will it just go down as nasty gamesmanship. 

Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Toppa on November 25, 2010, 10:59:19 AM
So UEFA launches an investigation into Ramos and Xabi allegedly deliberately getting themselves second yellows so they would miss the last group game and have a clean slate coming into the knock-out rounds.


Is that against the law or will it just go down as nasty gamesmanship. 



Well I don't see how it could go down as 'nasty gamemanship' because nothing was done against Ajax. They were just being 'clever' and UEFA are less than amused but I don't see what they could legitimately charge them with.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on November 25, 2010, 11:04:30 AM
So UEFA launches an investigation into Ramos and Xabi allegedly deliberately getting themselves second yellows so they would miss the last group game and have a clean slate coming into the knock-out rounds.


Is that against the law or will it just go down as nasty gamesmanship. 



  I wouldn't even go as far as to call it nasty, either.  It's all strategic and I have far less problem with it (I actually have NO problem with it)  than I do with men divin' for penalties, free kicks and opponents' punishment.  Nobody was harmed, nobody was fouled, no immediate gain for RM other than to have a full squad for the start of the knockout stage.  This form of strategizing goes on all the time, it's just not always made tolook as obvious.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bakes on November 25, 2010, 11:12:38 AM

Well I don't see how it could go down as 'nasty gamemanship' because nothing was done against Ajax. They were just being 'clever' and UEFA are less than amused but I don't see what they could legitimately charge them with.

Being the hypocrites that they are I'm sure they'll come up with something.  I don't like the move because to me it's against the spirit of the game... but in today's game where so many other issues that are similarly "against the spirit of the game" (England's non-goal against Germany in S. Africa, Suarez' handball goal, Materazzi baiting Zidane etc., the continued abuse of black players on European pitches) being allowed to have an impact on scorelines... something like this seems positively innocuous in comparison.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: kicker on November 25, 2010, 12:25:09 PM
Being the hypocrites that they are I'm sure they'll come up with something.  I don't like the move because to me it's against the spirit of the game... but in today's game where so many other issues that are similarly "against the spirit of the game" (England's non-goal against Germany in S. Africa, Suarez' handball goal, Materazzi baiting Zidane etc., the continued abuse of black players on European pitches) being allowed to have an impact on scorelines... something like this seems positively innocuous in comparison.

I wouldn't class what RM allegedly did with racism or gross unsportsmanlike conduct (i.e. an intentional hand ball that directly affects the scoreline of a game)....but I agree it doesn't smell like roses. 

As Chow stated you could probably look at it as a merely strategic move which benefits RM without harming anyone else.  They didn't get the red cards by endangering the opposition, and the game was dead and buried when they started the gross time wasting. 

I chalk it up to gamesmanship on a higher level, not because it's necessarily more egregious than other forms of gamesmanship, but because it seems so premeditated.   
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bakes on November 25, 2010, 05:46:04 PM
I'm not classing anything with anything... obviously certain actions will be more egregious than others. I mentioned other acts that I similarly have taken issue withover the years, mentioning them as they came to mind. Irrespective as to how you want to rank or class them, to me they all violate the mythical "spirit of the game."
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: dinho on November 25, 2010, 06:08:45 PM
UEFA need to do something about it, or change a rule or make a new one or something.

Look at the bigger picture. Yuh let this slide and next year at this stage of the group games, a team could theoretically have their whole side take intentional yellows to protect them from suspension without any consequences. This kinda 'gamesmanship' if left unchecked could descend into the farcical and at the end of the day this is football not NFL.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on November 26, 2010, 04:39:09 AM
UEFA need to do something about it, or change a rule or make a new one or something.

Look at the bigger picture. Yuh let this slide and next year at this stage of the group games, a team could theoretically have their whole side take intentional yellows to protect them from suspension without any consequences. This kinda 'gamesmanship' if left unchecked could descend into the farcical and at the end of the day this is football not NFL.

   As far as this sport's decendency into the farcical is concerned, hasn't it done that already?  With all the: diving in football; the referees' inability to tell the difference between a player who is fouled and a player who has blatantly, in esscence, "fouled the opponent" to make her/himself look like they've been fouled; habitual and strategic time wasting by managers and players alike (edwin van der saar is the first name that comes to mind) when their teams are leading but the games are still within reach of the opponent; and the constant incredible comments by managers that come after the games, I think uefa have enough means to that end that need to be addressed.    As far as I am concerned, what RM did the other day paled in comparison to these other issues.  I am willing to bet that players are quite often instructed by their coaches to pick up them yellow cards when it strategically benefits the team.  Every body knows it and the commentators and pre-game analysts quite often allude to it before the games even start.  What RM did was make it look more than obvious.  Big deal.  Ajax had absolutely no chance of staging a comeback and none of their players got hurt.  By uefa launching an investigation, to me, really shows what a farc[e they really are.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: grassrotts on November 26, 2010, 06:06:42 AM
I think mourinho had the right idea but execution was too blatant. I doh like this yellow card accumulation rule anyway. 3 petty bookings in 3 different games over 270 minutes of football and yuh miss de final!! Big strikers who does hardly tackle does get catch with dat. :bs:
And dis group of death was disappointing. More bullying by de big boys as usual. :devil:
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: jai john on November 26, 2010, 12:33:38 PM
Mourinho just exposing the stupidity of this rule and how easily it can be exploited ...what dey go charge him for when there is no rule against what he did ...he made his players do it blatant ..he could have made them tackle late etc...but he wanted to show how foolish this rule is ...bet they change it now !
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: jai john on November 26, 2010, 12:39:47 PM
Mourinho always takes the heat on himself before a big game ...that is how he psychologically rests his players ...Hate me !! I am the villain ! so his players are under less scrutiny ..... opponents look to break team spirit by attacking players off the field ....look how Man U has suffered because of Rooney ...

Mourinho counters that by offering himself as the sacrificial lamb . He knows players read papers and are affected by what is said about them ...so instead of reading about Ronaldo's one night stand love child and how he is as a father ..we read about how Mourinho committed a distasteful act ..and is not remorseful about it ...small price to pay for the possible gains to be derived I say ..
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on November 26, 2010, 01:57:01 PM
Mourinho just exposing the stupidity of this rule and how easily it can be exploited ...what dey go charge him for when there is no rule against what he did ...he made his players do it blatant ..he could have made them tackle late etc...but he wanted to show how foolish this rule is ...bet they change it now !

I was really thinkin' this morning how Jose likes to be a thorn in the side of the establishment, if you will and I do think that, apart from the strategy of having his full squad for the first of the knockout stages, I'm sure he was having a laugh at the mockery of the rules they were displaying.  I doubt they will change the rule, though, as much as they may decide to carry out punishment to teams that do what Jose did.

  I find the rule itself is fair as it is applied in the various leagues and tournaments when you have men like joey barton, nigel dejong, steven gerrard, paul scholes, johnny evans, (the old) Michael Essien, and them types of players as well as the (literal) blast from the past, claudio gentile, who does play that style of football that is a constant threat to people's safety, and the refs get the calls right.  However, I have seen men get yellow cards for the slightest of fouls+embellishment that have adversely affected their teams and you have men like steven gerrard who does be gettin' away wit some borderline break-foot tackles that does boggle my mind......and the epl in particular, doesn't have a system in place to correct certain mistakes.   
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bakes on November 30, 2010, 10:34:10 PM
November 30, 2010

Madrid's Mourinho Banned for Deliberate Red Cards


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has been banned for one Champions League match for instructing players to get deliberate red cards so they could serve suspensions in a meaningless game.

Mourinho also was fined 40,000 euros ($51,990) Tuesday by the Union of European Football Associations for instructing Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos to get ejected against Ajax last week.

Alonso and Ramos were fined 20,000 euros ($25,990). They already were suspended from Real's final first-round match, against Auxerre on Dec. 8, but are free to play in the second round.

Madrid has clinched first place in Group G.

Mourinho also was given a further one-match suspension to be imposed if he is found guilty within the next three years of what UEFA calls "improper conduct."

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/11/30/sports/soccer/AP-SOC-Real-Madrid-Mourinho-Banned.html?ref=sports


-------------------------------------
EDIT:

[rant]

The word "banned" is the second-most overused/misused word in football, after the word "dropped".  The man wasn't "banned" he was suspended one game.  Same way a player isn't "dropped" from a national team just because he's not selected.  "Banned" and "dropped" imply a permanence that just isn't there.

[/rant]
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: kicker on December 01, 2010, 08:23:13 AM
Does this mean that he's not allowed in the stadium at all or just not in the dugout and dressing room?  Can he communicate at all with the players and staff during the game?   Curious about this "ban". 

I also wonder how they proved it. 
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Peong on December 01, 2010, 08:59:49 AM
So the next time he will issue instructions more discreetly and the players will find a less obvious way of earning a card.   I don't see how FIFA can do anything to stop this.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Peong on December 07, 2010, 02:58:45 PM
I watchin a real tight game here, Man U gettin the better knocks but Valencia absorbin pressure and then scored straight from a counter attack.  Valencia keep came up with some big saves, one to deny Berbatov in a 1-vs-1 and a knee save from somebody's volley, I think it was Park.

1-1 Anderson.

Valencia's keeper pullin off some beauties boy.  He just made a save off Berbatov again, low to his left.  I thought it was goal for sure.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: FF on December 07, 2010, 03:12:59 PM
you watching the wrong game!

tottenham-twente is high octane action and entertainment

66 min: Spurs go on the attack again, obviously conscious of the fact they haven't scored a goal away from home in Europe for almost 10 minutes, and that wouldn't do   :rotfl:

twente ent looking too bad themselves
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Peong on December 07, 2010, 03:30:26 PM
Inter losin 3-0.  Benitez..............

There's a rat on the field at Old Trafford.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bakes on December 07, 2010, 04:40:57 PM
There's a rat on the field at Old Trafford.

Who Sir Alex went out to talk to?
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: giggsy11 on December 07, 2010, 04:42:44 PM
spurs match- what makes these players think they can raise their hands or arms to protect their faces from the ball. Who is the genius that decide that is a smart play- I am happy the refs callin it. If yuh studyin tuh protect yuh pretty face duck or don't stand in the wall!
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Deeks on December 07, 2010, 05:02:52 PM
spurs match- what makes these players think they can raise their hands or arms to protect their faces from the ball. Who is the genius that decide that is a smart play- I am happy the refs callin it. If yuh studyin tuh protect yuh pretty face duck or don't stand in the wall!

I don't think the guy was in a wall. The Twente player shot from close range. The Spurs guy actually turned his face while trying to jump away from the ball. Unfortunately his arm was up and the ball struck on the elbow.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: giggsy11 on December 07, 2010, 05:24:58 PM
spurs match- what makes these players think they can raise their hands or arms to protect their faces from the ball. Who is the genius that decide that is a smart play- I am happy the refs callin it. If yuh studyin tuh protect yuh pretty face duck or don't stand in the wall!

I don't think the guy was in a wall. The Twente player shot from close range. The Spurs guy actually turned his face while trying to jump away from the ball. Unfortunately his arm was up and the ball struck on the elbow.

 I know the guy was not in a wall but Fabergas, Ronaldo, the Liverpool player just to name a few who have done it when in a wall.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on December 07, 2010, 06:18:17 PM
that was a good double header

United Valencia..we were rusty .. most the players didnt play since the 7-1 on the 27th... I personally found we werent good..only Park Rooney Anderson and Vidic had worthy games... the rest were poor... but we got the draw needed to finish on top... terrible error by Carrick for Valencia's goal.. shocking....  pitch looked icy and everyone seemed to be uncomfortable... anyway onto to the 2 big games..Arsenal at OT and then to the Bridge

Twente Spurs...well that was fun .. Spurs werent at their best yet produced 3 goals on the road... the ref was terrible..absolute shit call to give twente a free kick which they scored to make it 3-3... Assou Ekotto is a let down for Spurs.. he loses the ball 3/4 of the time..they need to get in a big LB, RB and CM to have a real go at the prem

Special notice to Spurs for topping their group with the reigning champions...EPL Strength..yea I know yall hate it but take note.. If Arsenal didnt f**k up all 4 EPL teams would have topped their group

The draw should be very very interesting... hoping for Barca Inter and Real Arsenal.. and I'll take anyone but I rather not get the both Milans...
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: giggsy11 on December 07, 2010, 06:32:38 PM
Berbatov is a teaser and he must had a few smokes before the game! Ando tryin tuh use the right foot more, good to see! And for a Brizilian he does well handle the cold like a man; no gloves, long sleeves,tights or neck warmer!
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: elan on December 08, 2010, 03:44:44 PM
That is rel shyte from Chelsea and the subs rel mind boggling. Don't know what going on, like some of them players not even interested in playing. No effort nutten.   :-\
Title: Champions League first round draw - Arsenal to face Barcelona
Post by: Jumbie on December 17, 2010, 06:26:54 AM
AS Roma    v    Shakhtar Donetsk
AC Milan    v    Tottenham Hotspur
Valencia    v    FC Schalke
Inter Milan    v    Bayern Munich
Lyon    v    Real Madrid
Arsenal    v    Barcelona
Marseille    v    Manchester United
Copenhagen    v    Chelsea

Arsenal will renew their Champions League rivalry with Barcelona after being pitted against the favourites to win the competition during Friday's draw in Switzerland.

Barcelona knocked the Gunners out at the quarter-final stage last season and beat them in the final in 2006. They currently sit top of La Liga, having recently trounced arch-rivals Real Madrid 5-0 in El Clasico.

However, the outcome of the draw will come as no surprise to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who predicted who his opponents would be on Thursday.

"I know who we will get," Wenger said. "If I say we want Barcelona, you won't believe me. I don't even think about it. I hope we get who I feel we will get."

Tottenham, top scorers in the group stage, also face a stiff test, against AC Milan, in their first experience of the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Milan are currently six points clear at the top of Serie A and with plenty of Champions League experience in their ranks.

At his press conference on Friday, Spurs boss Harry Redknapp said: "It's a great draw. I would have taken AC Milan before the draw. Whoever you draw is going to be tough. They're leading the league, the top team in Italy. It's a fantastic game to look forward to. It's a great challenge for us."

Chelsea were given arguably the easiest draw of the round, up against Danish champions FC Copenhagen, while Manchester United will play French side Marseille.

The other ties see Lyon take on Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid, while holders Inter, now managed by Rafa Benitez, will face Bayern Munich. Valencia will play Schalke and Roma have to overcome Shakhtar Donetsk.

There will be two games on each matchday. The matchdays are:
First Legs: February 15 & 16 and 22 & 23
Second Legs: March 8 & 9 and 15 & 16

Source: http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/851008?cc=5901
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: grimm01 on December 17, 2010, 07:23:14 AM
oh sh!t man...
if Arsene want silverware, Arsenal better win the Carling Cup.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Touches on December 17, 2010, 07:24:39 AM
Doh worry...we go deal with that Argentinian Hobbit.

BENDTNER to purge dem.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: kicker on December 17, 2010, 08:06:50 AM
Geez Lyon again!!!... They are they are Madrid's bogey team- can't remember ever beating the in Champions' League...

Arsenal - Barcelona will be the matchup of the first round & Milan- Tott 2nd...
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Peong on December 17, 2010, 08:33:56 AM
Inter vs Bayern Munich, a repeat of the last final is the biggest matchup.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: RehanaOmardeenfan on December 17, 2010, 08:36:36 AM
R.I.P Arsenal :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on December 17, 2010, 08:50:24 AM
Doh worry...we go deal with that Argentinian Hobbit.

BENDTNER to purge dem.

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/34024999_l.gif)
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: kicker on December 17, 2010, 09:03:11 AM
Inter vs Bayern Munich, a repeat of the last final is the biggest matchup.

Except both of those teams are in a mess this season. 
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Peong on December 17, 2010, 10:19:10 AM
Inter vs Bayern Munich, a repeat of the last final is the biggest matchup.

Except both of those teams are in a mess this season. 

True, but at least that means they are evenly matched.  Arsenal gonna get steamrolled.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: kicker on December 17, 2010, 11:35:56 AM

True, but at least that means they are evenly matched.  Arsenal gonna get steamrolled.

lol...

Wenger said he wanted Barca, so maybe he has a plan. 
Title: Re: Champions League first round draw - Arsenal to face Barcelona
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on December 17, 2010, 11:47:40 AM
AS Roma    v    Shakhtar Donetsk
AC Milan    v    Tottenham Hotspur
Valencia    v    FC Schalke
Inter Milan    v    Bayern Munich
Lyon    v    Real Madrid
Arsenal    v    Barcelona
Marseille    v    Manchester United
Copenhagen    v    Chelsea



Some great games.. United and Chelsea got good draws..still cant underestimate nobody

predictions:

Shakhtar...Spurs...Valencia...Inter...Real...Barca(would prefer Arsenal)....United...Chelsea
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: sammy on December 17, 2010, 11:57:17 AM
arsenal beating barca this time fer shore.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: D.H.W on December 17, 2010, 11:57:58 AM
arsenal beating barca this time fer shore.

 :whistling:
Title: Re: Champions League first round draw - Arsenal to face Barcelona
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on December 17, 2010, 11:59:23 AM

Some great games.. United and Chelsea got good draws..still cant underestimate nobody


as phoqing usual

tell we something new
Title: Re: Champions League first round draw - Arsenal to face Barcelona
Post by: kicker on December 17, 2010, 12:02:01 PM

as phoqing usual

tell we something new

 :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: Champions League first round draw - Arsenal to face Barcelona
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on December 17, 2010, 12:04:47 PM

Some great games.. United and Chelsea got good draws..still cant underestimate nobody


as phoqing usual

tell we something new

I guess AC Milan last year and Inter the year before in the RO16 can be called easy draws for United  ::) ::)

asshole

Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: grassrotts on December 17, 2010, 12:09:30 PM
Geez Lyon again!!!... They are they are Madrid's bogey team- can't remember ever beating the in Champions' League...

Arsenal - Barcelona will be the matchup of the first round & Milan- Tott 2nd...

Higuain does rehl choke in champions league. He rehl throw way against lyon last year :-\. Honestly if he doh score against lyon dis time I say get a new stiker. I doh care how much goals he does score vs la liga teams.
I know he score vs milan dis year but das not enough IMO.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: kicker on December 17, 2010, 12:19:40 PM

Higuain does rehl choke in champions league. He rehl throw way against lyon last year :-\. Honestly if he doh score against lyon dis time I say get a new stiker. I doh care how much goals he does score vs la liga teams.
I know he score vs milan dis year but das not enough IMO.

Yeah he didn't perform in the CL last season, and last season, when he played poorly...Madrid played poorly- it was a pretty clear correlation. 

Lyon has been a jumbie side for Madrid from before Higuain was a factor though.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: 100% Barataria on December 17, 2010, 01:35:09 PM

Higuain does rehl choke in champions league. He rehl throw way against lyon last year :-\. Honestly if he doh score against lyon dis time I say get a new stiker. I doh care how much goals he does score vs la liga teams.
I know he score vs milan dis year but das not enough IMO.

Yeah he didn't perform in the CL last season, and last season, when he played poorly...Madrid played poorly- it was a pretty clear correlation. 

Lyon has been a jumbie side for Madrid from before Higuain was a factor though.

More lix for los putos blancos  :devil:
Title: Re: Champions League first round draw - Arsenal to face Barcelona
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on December 17, 2010, 01:39:28 PM

Some great games.. United and Chelsea got good draws..still cant underestimate nobody


as phoqing usual

tell we something new

I guess AC Milan last year and Inter the year before in the RO16 can be called easy draws for United  ::) ::)

asshole



you bias knows no bounds
Title: Re: Champions League first round draw - Arsenal to face Barcelona
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on December 17, 2010, 04:46:11 PM

Some great games.. United and Chelsea got good draws..still cant underestimate nobody


as phoqing usual

tell we something new

I guess AC Milan last year and Inter the year before in the RO16 can be called easy draws for United  ::) ::)

asshole



you bias knows no bounds

hoss be serious... you bawl out United gets easy draws.... AC Milan and Inter the year before are easy draws? and Bayern, Arsenal, Roma in that mix too... where in that can you have the nerve to bawl out "as phoqing usual" to united getting a good draw..

this is our first good draw since Lille in 07... and Marseille ent that easy.. that will be a hard game

I hope Arsenal bury allyuh

Title: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on February 15, 2011, 09:28:24 AM
Date
Wednesday the 16th of February 2011

Time
20:45, Barcelona Time (CET)
3:45, Trinidad

Where
Emirates Stadium, London
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y191/kammourewa/Emirates-Stadium-1.jpg)


Team Ties

• In addition to their meetings during the 1999/2000 season, the rival coaches also lined up against each other when Wenger was coach of AS Monaco FC and Guardiola a player at Barcelona. Guardiola came out on top with Barcelona winning home (2-0) and away (1-0) in the 1993/94 UEFA Champions League group stage.

• Guardiola was in the Barcelona team which won the European Cup for the first time on English soil with a 1-0 extra-time victory against UC Sampdoria in the 1992 final at Wembley.

• Thierry Henry, a UEFA Champions League winner with Barcelona in 2009, is Arsenal's record league scorer. He hit 174 goals in 254 Premier League appearances, and 226 in 369 matches overall, between 1999 and 2007, when he left for Spain, winnng two league titles and three FA Cups during his time in north London. His first coach when he joined Monaco as a teenager was Wenger.

• Fàbregas left Barcelona's youth ranks to join Arsenal as a 16-year-old in September 2003.

• Andrey Arshavin was in the Russia side beaten 3-0 in the UEFA EURO 2008 semi-final by a Spain team including Puyol, Xavi Hernández and Andrés Iniesta along with Fàbregas.

• Seydou Keita scored the opening goal for Sevilla FC when they beat Arsenal 3-1 in the UEFA Champions League group stage in November 2007. Daniel Alves and Adriano also played for the Andalusian side that night, while both Alves and Keita were involved in Sevilla's 3-0 reverse at Arsenal two months earlier.

• Javier Mascherano was in the Liverpool FC team that opened the Premier League season with a 1-1 home draw against Arsenal on 15 August. He played against them on seven previous occasions – including a 2007/08 UEFA Champions League quarter-final which Liverpool won 5-3 on aggregate – but won just two of those encounters.

• During two seasons with Sevilla, Sébastien Squillaci was on the losing side against Barcelona on three occasions in the Liga, his team shipping a total of ten goals.


Previous Meetings

Arsenal recovered from 2-0 down to force a 2-2 home draw in last season's quarter-final first leg against the then holders. Zlatan Ibrahimović (46, 59) put Barcelona in charge before Arsenal replied through Theo Walcott (69) and Cesc Fàbregas' 85th-minute penalty following a professional foul by Carles Puyol, for which he was sent off. Arsène Wenger's team went ahead in the return through Nicklas Bendtner's 18th-minute effort only for Lionel Messi to take matters in his own hands, scoring all Barça's goals in a 4-1 victory.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y191/kammourewa/Arsenal-v-Barcelona-023.jpg)
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on February 15, 2011, 09:43:32 AM
Guardiola will take all of his available first team players to London for the first leg of the Champions League knockout stages. Thiago has also been called up, while the injured pair of Puyol and Jeffren will not travel with the team.

Although the game will take place in London, Guardiola has decided that the training before the match of the Champions League where the media can observe the team for the first quarter of an hour, would be done at home. This is a rare option used today by Guardiola. So the first team trained on Tuesday at noon on field no. 1 of the Ciutat Esportiva.

The training involved all 18 available first team players. The only absences were Carles Puyol and Jeffren Suarez, who continue with their recovery.

The squad will travel to London this afternoon. Also making the trip with the first team is Barça B midfielder Thiago Alcantara. While he is the only player making the squad for Wednesday, some other B team players were involved in training on Tuesday, namely Marc Muniesa, Victor Vasquez and Marc Bartra.

After the session, the players had lunch together at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper before leaving for London. Their plane will take off with the Barça party at 4 pm and will land in London at 17:50 hours (local time). The team will head to their hotel, except coach Pep Guardiola and Andres Iniesta, who will head to the Emirates Stadium, where they will give a press conference prior to the clash with Arsenal beginning at 19:50 (local time).

Squad list for Arsenal: Valdés, Pinto, Adriano, Alves, Piqué, Maxwell, Milito, Abidal, Sergio Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta, Keita, Messi, Bojan, Afellay, Pedro, Villa, Mascherano and Thiago.

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/19-480x320.jpg)
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/20-480x595.jpg)
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/109-480x324-1.jpg)
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/127-480x340-1.jpg)
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/158-1.jpg)
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/166-480x303-1.jpg)
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/messi.jpg)
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/174.jpg)
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/181-480x531.jpg)
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on February 15, 2011, 10:12:45 AM
I hope Barca put this talented team of whiners to the sword very early.  Let tomorrow be the wake for next Tuesday's funeral......and also....I really hope arsenal ask way too much for fabergas because he really doh belong in a Barca uniform.  He's a real asshole on the pitch that fits in perfectly with the team he already on.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: davidephraim on February 15, 2011, 11:13:29 AM
Hope Arsenal bring out their A game today and at least make this an entertaining game unlike the last encounter when they put their tails between their legs and held their breath.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Lower St. John on February 15, 2011, 12:03:13 PM
This has the potential to be an open game with some excellent passing football on display.  If that is the case, I am not sure that my beloved Arsenal could win against Barca.  But then again that is why the game is played.

Go Arsenal!!!

Blessing
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: kicker on February 15, 2011, 12:18:27 PM
I think Arsenal is stronger than last season, and Barca is weaker than last season- so it will be closer than last year

The Spanish league is kind of a joke so far this season- Barca hasn't really been pushed.  Their defensive work rate isn't near what it was last season...and that is what has set them apart from the rest in the past 2 - 3 seasons

I have to say, the last time I claimed  that Barca isn't as good as last season they dropped 5 on Madrid in Camp Nou- so I hope I didn't goat mouth the Arsenal faithful. 
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Touches on February 15, 2011, 12:19:50 PM
We beating Barca...1-0.

Goal N.Bendtner 73'

 :devil:
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on February 15, 2011, 12:49:26 PM
We beating Barca...1-0.

Goal N.Bendtner 73'

 :devil:

you trying to irritate me.


Nasri named in Arsenal squad

Arsenal have included Samir Nasri in the squad to face Barcelona at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.

Nasri suffered a hamstring injury in the FA Cup victory over Huddersfield at the end of January, and it was believed he had little hope of recovering in time for the Champions League second round first leg against Barca.

Having taken part in a training session on Tuesday morning, though, Arsene Wenger has now confirmed he is in contention to feature against the Spanish champions.

"Samir is in the squad and the starting line-up will be decided tomorrow," Wenger told a press conference on Tuesday. "I will take no medical risk. It's good to have him in the squad.

"He's recovered quicker than expected. I said it would be 21 days but it will be only 17 days. Everybody's absolutely adamant that he's completely medically available. It's down to me to make the decision."

Nasri confirmed on his Twitter page: "Hi tweeps good session today im fully fit and back with the squad looking forward to it."

Wenger also said Tomas Rosicky will be available but there is no place for Abou Diaby, who missed Tuesday's training session.

"Rosicky is available as well," he said. "He is in the squad, but there is no Diaby. He has a calf problem that he did against Brazil with the French national team."

Arsenal were dumped out of last season's competition at the quarter-final stage by Barcelona but Wenger is adamant his side has what it takes to get the better of the "best team in the world".

"It's one of the toughest tests," he said. "Barcelona at the moment are the best team in the world. If you knock Barcelona out you have straight away a good chance to win the competition. It is the toughest test in the European Cup, certainly.

"We have a good opportunity to show we are not anymore the team that played against them last year. We have the belief and strong togetherness to show that. I belief in my players, I believe 100% they have the quality to do it."

One player who should be full of confidence heading into Wednesday's clash is Robin van Persie, who has scored ten goals in nine games in 2011.

"I'm very happy because I've always been a fan of Robin," Wenger said. "I bought him at a time when not everyone was convinced, and when he has been fit he has never disappointed me. I've always been very happy that he's here because he's a world class player.

"You exist in our job at the top, top level because you have specific qualities that belong to you. You survive at our level or you make your career at our level because it's you, you have your own qualities and Robin has exceptional qualities."
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: FF on February 15, 2011, 12:52:39 PM
We beating Barca...1-0.

Goal N.Bendtner 73'

 :devil:

(http://upshizzle.com/pfiles/6235/tard.jpg)
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: dwn on February 15, 2011, 01:55:50 PM
I think Arsenal is stronger than last season, and Barca is weaker than last season- so it will be closer than last year

Can't comment on how strong Barca is but Arsenal is definitely stronger. The team that lost 4-1 didn't have van Persie, Fabregas, Arshavin & Song - and included players like Denilson, Bendtner, and Silvestre.

Going to Barca is hard enough. Going with Silvestre in the central defence and Denilson as your holding mid ..... you get the point

 
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on February 15, 2011, 01:59:46 PM
Is only Van Persie I fraid on that side.

The little half chances that Bendtner got and wasted, he would of definitely scored those.

Guardiola may have to release Mascherano on him and share some blade.
Title: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • AC Milan vs Tottenham • 15 Feb 2011
Post by: kicker on February 15, 2011, 04:06:34 PM
No thread for this game?

Was a good one- Milan did all the running particularly in the 2nd half and really should have put one or two away, but Tott caught them on the break with a swift counter. 

Tott played a smart away team game without Bale and eked out a big win

1-0 Spurs 
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: giggsy11 on February 15, 2011, 04:10:08 PM
I hope Barca put this talented team of whiners to the sword very early.  Let tomorrow be the wake for next Tuesday's funeral......and also....I really hope arsenal ask way too much for fabergas because he really doh belong in a Barca uniform.  He's a real asshole on the pitch that fits in perfectly with the team he already on.


If again! All this talk about Arsenal being the English version my arse, Barca is a side of winners who has an end product that results in trophies.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • AC Milan vs Tottenham • 15 Feb 2011
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on February 15, 2011, 04:12:49 PM
FORZA EPL!

No Bale, VDV for 60 minutes a half fit Luka for 30 minutes

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA  :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

I think I will always have a soft spot for Spurs..they real brave and bold.. Hope they crush them like we did last season

ENTER BALE
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: GunnerStunner on February 15, 2011, 04:13:22 PM
I think Arsenal is stronger than last season, and Barca is weaker than last season- so it will be closer than last year

The Spanish league is kind of a joke so far this season- Barca hasn't really been pushed.  Their defensive work rate isn't near what it was last season...and that is what has set them apart from the rest in the past 2 - 3 seasons

I have to say, the last time I claimed  that Barca isn't as good as last season they dropped 5 on Madrid in Camp Nou- so I hope I didn't goat mouth the Arsenal faithful. 

right i know who tuh cus after the games :rotfl: :devil: :rotfl: :beermug:
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Bakes on February 15, 2011, 04:19:57 PM
(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Football/Pix/pictures/2011/2/15/1297801302413/AC-Milan-v-Tottenham-Hots-007.jpg)

Spurs just undress Milan.  The score was only 1-0 with Crouch scoring in the 80'... but the score doesn't tell the full story.  Madman Gattuso in the thick of things.  Flamini mash up Corluka on what should have been a straight red card two-footed tackle.  Corluka was thrashing around in obvious agony while being treated... but apparently Robinho, Grosso and a couple others thought Spurs was wasting time.   They rush the fourth official complaining and then Grosso inexplicably... and completely unsportingly start having words with Spurs assistant, Joe Jordan.  Next thing yuh know Grosso mush de man in his face... and get away with it.  Completely unnecessary... completely disrespectful.

Throughout the entire second half Gattuso carrying on like he on crystal meth... hard kick, shove, tongue-lashing all kinda madness... all without reproach from the ref.  Finally he run thru Pienaar on what was ah hardluck 50-50 ball and get ah yellow.  My man explode... he start to cuff the ground and get up refusing to acknowledge the French ref (hmmmnn may dai's why Flamini stay on de field), finally he turn around to get he yellow and start to fling he arm dismissing the ref and obviously cussing him.

Fast-forward to the goal... Gattuso again, give away the ball to Modric, who pass it to Lennon 10 meters in the Spurs half.  Lennon turn on the jets and race the entire length of the field in a 2 v 2 with Crouch.  Crouch stayed wide to keep Nesta honest while Yepes beating ah furious backpedal towards his own box.  Lennon do ah push and run past just outside the box, with Yepes doing everything he could to try and take him out... but speed burns as Yepes find out.  Now Nesta must cover Lennon, who then pass to the wide open Crouch for the slotted goal into the left side of the goal.

This is where the action start... Milan equalize in stoppage time from a ah nice overhead by Ibrahe'sabitch ala Rooney, but ref (correctly) blow fuh ah foul.  Zlatan with a clear two-handed shove on Dawson to get both the ball and space to execute the kick.  No goal.  Seconds later game done... and Gattuso v. Jordan II start.  During the handshakes Gattuso gone to the Spurs bench, shake 'Arry hand and then gone up in Jordan face... they exchange words and Gattuso HEADBUTTS the man!  He then shove aside Flamini and one of the Milan assistants and try to attack Jordan again... even taking a swing at a Spurs reserve, Bassong.  Completely out of control... and accumulation of yellows done mean he'll miss the return leg at White Hart Lane, but it will be interesting to see UEFA's response to his disgraceful conduct in this match.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: sammy on February 15, 2011, 05:44:47 PM
sorry i didnt see the first half.....but everyone saying that Tottenham played all over AC........all this without Bale. I gald they went and got Pinaar.

If any team have to win CL or EPL besides utd, should be Tottenham.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Ngozi on February 15, 2011, 09:00:06 PM
All this flippin Talk, talk, nuff talk nah  leh we just wait and put this f**king barca team to the sword.....
Arsenal all the way!
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bourbon on February 15, 2011, 09:36:09 PM
All this flippin Talk, talk, nuff talk nah  leh we just wait and put this f**king barca team to the sword.....
Arsenal all the way!

You sound like you could have a bright future as a suicide bomber.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on February 16, 2011, 08:19:02 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/pXZ_UWOEsDo
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: 100% Barataria on February 16, 2011, 09:04:22 AM
I think Arsenal is stronger than last season, and Barca is weaker than last season- so it will be closer than last year

The Spanish league is kind of a joke so far this season- Barca hasn't really been pushed.  Their defensive work rate isn't near what it was last season...and that is what has set them apart from the rest in the past 2 - 3 seasons

I have to say, the last time I claimed  that Barca isn't as good as last season they dropped 5 on Madrid in Camp Nou- so I hope I didn't goat mouth the Arsenal faithful. 

 :violin:  Kicker, yuh must stop postin in yuh sleep
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: GunnerStunner on February 16, 2011, 11:54:45 AM
ARSENAL FOREVER!
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: D.H.W on February 16, 2011, 12:03:41 PM
fork barca
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bitter on February 16, 2011, 01:43:10 PM
Who come up with these teal uniforms?
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: D.H.W on February 16, 2011, 01:52:35 PM
lord look at pretty football :o
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bitter on February 16, 2011, 01:54:06 PM
De flikin FSC commentary slightly ahead of the picture.
Arsenal look up for this one. I wonder if they could keep it up.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on February 16, 2011, 02:01:55 PM
De WHOLE ah London get quiet on that miss by Messi.......
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Peong on February 16, 2011, 02:07:10 PM
Arsenal keeper did very well on that 1-on-1 with Messi.  His position was perfect and Messi got the angle wrong.
And then he came out correctly to stop Villa running on to a pass.
Good play so far.
Arsenal timid, Barca probing.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bakes on February 16, 2011, 02:08:11 PM
Barca is mih team in Europe but ah supporting Arsenal in this matchup... Barca deserve licks just fuh dem ugly kit dey does be rocking away from home.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on February 16, 2011, 02:11:17 PM
If song keep actin' (and lookin') like Urko, he SURE to get a nex' yellow!
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Peong on February 16, 2011, 02:12:25 PM
Uno a cero!

Against Barca yuh can't make those seemingly little slip ups.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bitter on February 16, 2011, 02:12:41 PM
Clichy pulling stones.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: D.H.W on February 16, 2011, 02:13:35 PM
lol Arsenal
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: kaliman2006 on February 16, 2011, 02:14:39 PM
Good goal by Villa. The referee's assistant got it exactly right
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Peong on February 16, 2011, 02:15:51 PM
Bad miss by V.P.  At least hit the target.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bitter on February 16, 2011, 02:17:11 PM
Bad miss by V.P.  At least hit the target.

Bendner woulda score that!  :devil:
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: D.H.W on February 16, 2011, 02:19:13 PM
hahaha look passing . Arsenal cah touch d ball
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bakes on February 16, 2011, 02:21:14 PM
Barca playing the type of football Arsenal aspires to.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Observer on February 16, 2011, 02:33:26 PM
Barca playing the type of football Arsenal aspires to.

I would dear say "All teams aspire to"  ;D
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bitter on February 16, 2011, 02:34:00 PM
Entertaining half.
Is not like Arsenal cyah make a note, they apparently just cyah get a shot on frame.
I do think that the yellow to Song was harsh. I suppose the ref wanted to set the tone.

Barca look like they targeting Clichy, he looks like he's playing too far off Alves, and then getting caught in a run-around. I suppose he cheating inside to be able to run down Messi.

Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on February 16, 2011, 02:34:46 PM
hahaha look passing . Arsenal cah touch d ball

Men amongst boys.  Yet again.  
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bakes on February 16, 2011, 02:39:29 PM
Barca playing the type of football Arsenal aspires to.

I would dear say "All teams aspire to"  ;D

True... but I know Arsene watching on and say... "see, dai'z what I does be talking about in practice".
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Observer on February 16, 2011, 02:53:04 PM
Barca playing the type of football Arsenal aspires to.

I would dear say "All teams aspire to"  ;D

True... but I know Arsene watching on and say... "see, dai'z what I does be talking about in practice".


Seriously though, Barca has an exceptional genius that can create and destroy by himself.
They have a more complete striker / finisher.
A ball winner who can win balls without fouling and can pass
Then two of the most creative footballers in terms of passing the ball, on the planet = A more balanced, dynamic team

PS I eh even reach the defense yet
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: D.H.W on February 16, 2011, 03:13:24 PM
yawn, i cah see Arsenal winning this home or away , sad to say  :-\
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: D.H.W on February 16, 2011, 03:19:24 PM
holy shit , persie score !  :o
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bitter on February 16, 2011, 03:19:26 PM
yawn, i cah see Arsenal winning this home or away , sad to say  :-\

What about a tie?
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: JDB on February 16, 2011, 03:20:57 PM
Marco Van Persie
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bitter on February 16, 2011, 03:21:03 PM
That was a shot.
Remind me of Maicon in the world cup.
Valdes get caught leaning.

Is Bendtner cause that though  ;D
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: kaliman2006 on February 16, 2011, 03:21:27 PM
Wow! Disrespectful by Van Persie

Valdes get beaten near post!

Valdes mussbe feeling like ah bottom
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bitter on February 16, 2011, 03:24:08 PM
ARSHAVINNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: D.H.W on February 16, 2011, 03:24:16 PM
oh shit they score 2  :o
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: JDB on February 16, 2011, 03:24:53 PM
WDMC
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: D.H.W on February 16, 2011, 03:26:10 PM
like ah bring Arsenal luck, now as i say they cah win they score 2  :heehee:
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: GunnerStunner on February 16, 2011, 03:26:48 PM
WDMC

you mean WDMCAA! where yuh been hiding son?
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: D.H.W on February 16, 2011, 03:27:23 PM
BAH DOW BAH DOW guns firing!!!!!!!  :devil:
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: GunnerStunner on February 16, 2011, 03:29:16 PM
can we score one more?
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bitter on February 16, 2011, 03:32:03 PM
Men amongst boys.  Yet again.  

Ent!
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bitter on February 16, 2011, 03:34:37 PM
To all the non-believers!

http://www.youtube.com/v/QJshw2Axsqc
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Cantona007 on February 16, 2011, 03:35:27 PM
Queue English journalists falling over themselves to proclaim the "arrival" of this Arsenal team and the genius of Wenger...
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: D.H.W on February 16, 2011, 03:35:59 PM
Arsenal put the hurt on Barca yes, 2 quick goal  :rotfl: last goal was bess
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Peong on February 16, 2011, 03:36:34 PM
I real enjoy dat game.  Great goin by Arsenal.  The two goals were SWEET!
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Observer on February 16, 2011, 03:37:02 PM
Great result! They worked for it and got it. Very surprised by Pep's decision on the sub. Looks as though he was satisfied with the away goal. But who am I to question Pep. Well done Gunners!

Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: GunnerStunner on February 16, 2011, 03:37:53 PM
bendtner greedy!

he coulda cut back to rvp but he try an dscore like rvp

that boy is frustrating
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: kaliman2006 on February 16, 2011, 03:38:13 PM
Great performance by the gunners. This is the kind of resilience they need if they want to challenge for the Premiership this season.

Having said that, Barcelona still have an away goal and the Arsenal have to face the intimidating atmosphere of the Nou Camp.

So, needless to say, Arsenal still have a lot of work to do.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bakes on February 16, 2011, 03:39:33 PM
I wanted to come post since Van Persie goal... but didn't want to turn away from the screen.  Boss response by Arsenal.  Clichy made a sweet chip pass right over the top of the defense... and I agree, that was a shot.  Van Persie make Valdes look ordinary.  Then on the counter... Wilshire to Fabregas to Nasri... to Arshavin.  Nice one time finish.  But I agree with Tyler... Wilshire was MOM for his play in the middle all day.  Kosczielny and Clichy also had great games, even though Clichy kept Villa onside on the Barca goal.  Great game for the neutral fan.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Peong on February 16, 2011, 03:40:45 PM
bendtner greedy!

he coulda cut back to rvp but he try an dscore like rvp

that boy is frustrating

Yep saw that.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on February 16, 2011, 03:42:50 PM
SELL ARSHAVIN..SELL HIM... EVERYTIME HE TOUCH THE BALL WE WILL BOO HIM.. THAT WASTE OF TIME..SELL HIM

Arsenal fans during the season

Sing his song you c**ts.. trust your players
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: kicker on February 16, 2011, 03:43:38 PM
Good come back win for the gunners - sets up a nailbiting finale at Camp Nou.  

I think 2-1 is a dangerous score to carry into Barca but a win is better than any other result.  

Barca shut down way way way too early.  They were too casual with the ball, and at times instead of going for the jugular, they were toying with the ball.... Arsenal fought with purpose until the final whistle- that was pretty much it.  

Barca's 2nd goal that was called back was not offside. If anything it was a handball by Djourou....but that's the game...

Kosczielny was the man of the match. 

The return leg will be epic.

Now on to bigger and better things - Madrid to beat Lyon next week.   ;D
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: GunnerStunner on February 16, 2011, 03:47:20 PM
Good come back win for the gunners - sets up a nailbiting finale at Camp Nou.  

I think 2-1 is a dangerous score to carry into Barca but a win is better than any other result.  

Barca shut down way way way too early.  They were too casual with the ball, and at times instead of going for the jugular, they were toying with the ball.... Arsenal fought with purpose until the final whistle- that was pretty much it.  

Barca's 2nd goal that was called back was not offside. If anything it was a handball by Djourou....but that's the game...

Kosczielny was the man of the match. 

The return leg will be epic.

Now on to bigger and better things - Madrid to beat Lyon next week.   ;D
though Jack Wilshire was huge in the middle
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on February 16, 2011, 03:48:10 PM

Kosczielny was the man of the match. 



He and Wilshere were tops today

I think bringing on Keita and taking off Villa allowed Arsenal more of the ball and gave them the upper hand... it was understandable..but costly
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: GunnerStunner on February 16, 2011, 03:48:23 PM
SELL ARSHAVIN..SELL HIM... EVERYTIME HE TOUCH THE BALL WE WILL BOO HIM.. THAT WASTE OF TIME..SELL HIM

Arsenal fans during the season

Sing his song you c**ts.. trust your players

nah you c**ts can sing his name when he puts 3 past you lot
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: kicker on February 16, 2011, 03:54:25 PM

He and Wilshere were tops today

I think bringing on Keita and taking off Villa allowed Arsenal more of the ball and gave them the upper hand... it was understandable..but costly

Yeah- Wilshere was a very solid...but Kos really did it for me...he was everywhere....

Barca played like they didn't want to finish off the game- both in their subs and in their manner of play...it was like they were happy with the away goal and didn't respect Arsenal enough to think that one goal may not be enough.  They were  literally walking around with the ball for long periods, even at times when the forward channels were wide open- strange

Watching the game neutrally I think  Barca is the better side, but Arsenal wanted it ALOT ALOT more...and that might just be the difference in this tie. 
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on February 16, 2011, 04:04:51 PM
Hear my theory...

Did La Liga's lack of competitiveness bite Barca in the ass (or the Arse) today?

They play such a simple game where the ball does the work and they never need to go past 3rd gear in La Liga unless it is against Real and about 3 other teams

They had won 16 in a row before the weekend and then a draw and maybe they got so comfortable

even today they never really hit their top gear and when they made the sub majority of the players were getting tired especially Messi as Arsenal's intensity and fitness kicked on... Arsenal however play in a competitive league where it has been proven as a fact that anyone can beat anyone so generally you have to be good in all your games and they never really have an easy game where you hit 3rd gear and cruise through everytime...generally you have to be at your best

I would say Barca were in control for 70 minutes and then when Arsenal raised a gear in fitness, intensity and desire and they(Barca) couldnt find those heights to be on par with them

2 superpowers in La Liga doesnt make it the best league in the world ... They might be in the top 3 teams in the world but in terms of competitiveness week in week out they are 3rd behind EPL and Serie A

The danger however for Arsenal is they will meet a hungry, intense and ready to up those gears Barca in 3 weeks... and the superpower we know will show exactly why they are billed the best team on Earth

I cannot wait for the second leg

Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: triniairman on February 16, 2011, 04:10:45 PM
The Russians know how to beat Barcelona!!
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: kicker on February 16, 2011, 04:23:18 PM
Hear my theory...

Did La Liga's lack of competitiveness bite Barca in the ass (or the Arse) today?

They play such a simple game where the ball does the work and they never need to go past 3rd gear in La Liga unless it is against Real and about 3 other teams

They had won 16 in a row before the weekend and then a draw and maybe they got so comfortable

even today they never really hit their top gear and when they made the sub majority of the players were getting tired especially Messi as Arsenal's intensity and fitness kicked on... Arsenal however play in a competitive league where it has been proven as a fact that anyone can beat anyone so generally you have to be good in all your games and they never really have an easy game where you hit 3rd gear and cruise through everytime...generally you have to be at your best

I would say Barca were in control for 70 minutes and then when Arsenal raised a gear in fitness, intensity and desire they couldnt find those heights to be on par with them

2 superpowers in La Liga doesnt make it the best league in the world ... They might be in the top 3 teams in the world but in terms of competitiveness week in week out they are 3rd behind EPL and Serie A

The danger however for Arsenal is they will meet a hungry, intense and ready to up those gears Barca in 3 weeks... and the superpower we know will show exactly why they are billed the best team on Earth

I cannot wait for the second leg



Interesting view Small Mag- I do think that Arsenal pressured Barca off the ball more than any team in la liga has, and I think Barca recognized the physical test that they had to deal with...and respected that it's at a higher level of intensity than they're used to... but I also think Barca has enough quality around the field to manage that...and in all fairness to them today- they handled it well and they dominated most of the game- they ended with 66% possesison- no team in the EPL outpossess Arsenal like that.  

For most of the game they didn't look stretched.  I would say that Arsenal just had alot more desire to win, and in the end that's what won them the game- Arsenal did the little things better.  Barca was a bit complacent (apparently overconfident) at times.  They seemed to coast on the ball as if they were saying - here try and take it from me....  When Barca pushed forward they didn't respect Arsenal enough to keep cover in the defensive middle which is why every Arsenal counter attack looked like a goal scoring opportunity.  

These little things made the difference I think- I think Barca is as fit as the fittest team in Europe, but mentally they came 2nd today.  They shut down early mentally, they were a little cocky in their play and they couldn't bounce back when things got tough.  

I've seen the EPL intensity advantage play its part in some of these games but I dunno if Barca falls into that category.  I think in foobtalling terms they can handle whatever you throw at them, but today definitely shows that you can beat them in the department of desire.  

Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Observer on February 16, 2011, 05:23:11 PM
SELL ARSHAVIN..SELL HIM... EVERYTIME HE TOUCH THE BALL WE WILL BOO HIM.. THAT WASTE OF TIME..SELL HIM

Arsenal fans during the season

Sing his song you c**ts.. trust your players

You could look at it another way. It's probably the first time in his career he has been criticised and it sparked him to get his ass in gear.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: GunnerStunner on February 16, 2011, 05:32:11 PM
now watching the game

e.first half so far arsenal looking good on the counter

a lil bit wasteful on chances and chlichy error for the goal

barca and arsenal knocking so wonderful ball
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on February 16, 2011, 06:16:20 PM
SELL ARSHAVIN..SELL HIM... EVERYTIME HE TOUCH THE BALL WE WILL BOO HIM.. THAT WASTE OF TIME..SELL HIM

Arsenal fans during the season

Sing his song you c**ts.. trust your players

You could look at it another way. It's probably the first time in his career he has been criticised and it sparked him to get his ass in gear.

there is a difference in Constructive criticism vs Destructive criticism.. and booing your own player and making him the scapegoat and completely crippling his confidence is completely wrong

Gibson can play all the shit in the world but while he is on the pitch at Old Trafford I can guarantee you wouldnt hear the crowd booing him and chanting together "get him off" and applauding his withdrawal

It was disgusting.. just like when they went after Eboue

Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on February 16, 2011, 06:56:22 PM
WDF?!?!  :o  Is WAR in two weeks....I doubt seriously that arsenal will be able to outscore Barca by 2 goals at Camp Nou.  We go see. Well done, today, arsenal, but without having seen the second half, I suspect that Barca shut down and give allyuh a lifeline......false hope, if you will.
*****************************************************************************************
 Yeah, Valdes messed up on that first goal....he was cheatin' fuh de cross and yuh cyah do that especially how MUCH he was cheatin' but in all fairness, I doh think ANYBODY was expectin' van persie to shoot from dey and it was a great shot. Messi, apart from a few moments in the first half, didn't have the best game....he gave up possession quite a few times but even so, Barca had their chances to put this game away and they will have some more in the second leg.  Couldn't call a penalty against arshavin dey, dat was ball-to-hand.   
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Ngozi on February 16, 2011, 09:01:50 PM
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http://www.freshwap.net/forums/tv-shows/3208072-football-ucl-arsenal-v-barcelona-16-02-2011-a.html
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: DeSoWa on February 16, 2011, 09:52:28 PM
Yes! 2 sweet goals... ;D

Big Up!
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: elan on February 16, 2011, 10:03:52 PM
Hear my theory...

Did La Liga's lack of competitiveness bite Barca in the ass (or the Arse) today?

They play such a simple game where the ball does the work and they never need to go past 3rd gear in La Liga unless it is against Real and about 3 other teams

They had won 16 in a row before the weekend and then a draw and maybe they got so comfortable

even today they never really hit their top gear and when they made the sub majority of the players were getting tired especially Messi as Arsenal's intensity and fitness kicked on... Arsenal however play in a competitive league where it has been proven as a fact that anyone can beat anyone so generally you have to be good in all your games and they never really have an easy game where you hit 3rd gear and cruise through everytime...generally you have to be at your best

I would say Barca were in control for 70 minutes and then when Arsenal raised a gear in fitness, intensity and desire and they(Barca) couldnt find those heights to be on par with them

2 superpowers in La Liga doesnt make it the best league in the world ... They might be in the top 3 teams in the world but in terms of competitiveness week in week out they are 3rd behind EPL and Serie A

The danger however for Arsenal is they will meet a hungry, intense and ready to up those gears Barca in 3 weeks... and the superpower we know will show exactly why they are billed the best team on Earth

I cannot wait for the second leg



All that analysis, 3-0 at Camp Nou on the return. Not even a sweat.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Fyzoman on February 16, 2011, 10:34:24 PM
Arshavin was dong de tunnel after de game like if Arsenal loss yes.....was that an 'eff you' to de fans???
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Touches on February 17, 2011, 06:10:19 AM
We ent even have to win at the Nou Camp.

a draw will suffice.

Arsenal will advance to the next round.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: jr sams on February 17, 2011, 08:49:31 AM
We ent even have to win at the Nou Camp.

a draw will suffice.

Arsenal will advance to the next round.
Even an Arsenal 3-2 loss will send them through, but honestly, playing at the Nou is pressure...I feelin a 3-1 to Barca in the return leg.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on February 17, 2011, 09:11:02 AM
We ent even have to win at the Nou Camp.

a draw will suffice.

Arsenal will advance to the next round.
Even an Arsenal 3-2 loss will send them through, but honestly, playing at the Nou is pressure...I feelin a 3-1 to Barca in the return leg.

  arsenal gettin' "4 Nou ones" in Barcelona! I giddem dey credit, they scored two of their fastbreak goals and defended well (they used a method form of parkin' the bus)....but even with a lacklustre sceond half, Barca was still the dominant team that didn't put away enough of their chances.   Messi eh havin' two bad games against this side but missin' Pique is a bit of a worry. 
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Coop's on February 17, 2011, 09:33:16 AM
We does try to rate the different leagues but it seems to me that teams from the EPL do quite well against teams from the other leagues,peeps are always surprised when they do well,i think the paste and style of the EPL teams create problems for these teams.I watch that game yesterday and realize if you try to play like Barcelona you don't stand a chance,you got to win playing your game,i enjoyed the way Arsenal played.   
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on February 17, 2011, 09:51:02 AM
We does try to rate the different leagues but it seems to me that teams from the EPL do quite well against teams from the other leagues,peeps are always surprised when they do well,i think the paste and style of the EPL teams create problems for these teams.I watch that game yesterday and realize if you try to play like Barcelona you don't stand a chance,you got to win playing your game,i enjoyed the way Arsenal played.   

one of the characteristics of english teams, especially in these tournaments, is committed and desparate defending and arsenal were no different yesterday.  They were still essentially "parking the bus" with practically all hands in their defensive third, but they have the speed and skill to make their counterattacks a little more troubling for Barca than most teams, even more than manu. 
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg ? Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona ? 16 Feb 2011
Post by: GunnerStunner on February 17, 2011, 10:18:23 AM
Park what buss? We held a high defensive line most of the game, but barca has us pegged back a lot
Once we got the ball we broke out quickly
If we sat back and defended they would have killed us
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: kicker on February 17, 2011, 10:26:24 AM
yeah Arsenal didn't park the bus....that's not fair.  They possessed the ball when they had it and they created chances- not only on the break.  Park the bus is sit deep, block the channels, hoof it out and recover your shape for the next onslaught...that was not nearly how the game went. 

They got numbers behind the ball when they had to because against Barca you have to close all the channels, or you will be destroyed. 

Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on February 17, 2011, 10:42:39 AM
Hear my theory...

Did La Liga's lack of competitiveness bite Barca in the ass (or the Arse) today?

They play such a simple game where the ball does the work and they never need to go past 3rd gear in La Liga unless it is against Real and about 3 other teams

They had won 16 in a row before the weekend and then a draw and maybe they got so comfortable

even today they never really hit their top gear and when they made the sub majority of the players were getting tired especially Messi as Arsenal's intensity and fitness kicked on... Arsenal however play in a competitive league where it has been proven as a fact that anyone can beat anyone so generally you have to be good in all your games and they never really have an easy game where you hit 3rd gear and cruise through everytime...generally you have to be at your best

I would say Barca were in control for 70 minutes and then when Arsenal raised a gear in fitness, intensity and desire and they(Barca) couldnt find those heights to be on par with them

2 superpowers in La Liga doesnt make it the best league in the world ... They might be in the top 3 teams in the world but in terms of competitiveness week in week out they are 3rd behind EPL and Serie A

The danger however for Arsenal is they will meet a hungry, intense and ready to up those gears Barca in 3 weeks... and the superpower we know will show exactly why they are billed the best team on Earth

I cannot wait for the second leg



When yuh leave out all the cussing, lads, mates, Scholesy, Fergie, Berby and Giggsy yuh does actually make a good point. Who knew? Didn't agree with all that you said, but it's food for thought.

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20110216/capt.5d0ff4dbe36f4800931f442ff718254a-5d0ff4dbe36f4800931f442ff718254a-0.jpg)

Arsenal 2-1 FC Barcelona
0-1 : Villa 26'
1-1 : van Persie 78'
2-1 : Arshavin 83'

Second leg in Barcelona on Tuesday 8 March.

LINEUPS:

Arsenal FC: Szczęsny, Eboué, Djourou, Koscielny, Clichy, Song, Wilshere, Fàbregas, Walcott, Nasri and van Persie

FC Barcelona: Valdés, Alves, Piqué, Abidal, Maxwell, Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta, Pedro, Messi and Villa

Highlights
http://www.youtube.com/v/83hbFui5Rtw

Messi called offside??
http://www.youtube.com/v/vl3jgy0fKrI
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on February 17, 2011, 10:47:18 AM
yeah Arsenal didn't park the bus....that's not fair.  They possessed the ball when they had it and they created chances- not only on the break.  Park the bus is sit deep, block the channels, hoof it out and recover your shape for the next onslaught...that was not nearly how the game went. 

They got numbers behind the ball when they had to because against Barca you have to close all the channels, or you will be destroyed. 



 They didn't park the bus in the true sense of the word and they did play a high line, which made it very unique.  But they did throw heavy numbers behind the ball every cance they got and as much as they possessed the ball as you say, the majority of their chances as well as the best of them did come on the break.  Maybe it's unfair to expext that they would have much choice considering the competition, but "essentially" it is still a variation of the same theme.  Everybody saying "if they try to play Barca's style, Barca will kill them" well, what exactly is "Barca's style" not playin' open, free-flowing football?  The only team that really tried to play "Barca's style"and go toe-to-toe with them over the years is RM.  
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bitter on February 17, 2011, 10:59:56 AM
Barca style is not just open football, and tika-taka posession.
The thing that make Barca unique and dangerous is the fight to get back the ball when they lose it.

Arsenal was doing the same thing last night, which is what stood out for me in the 1st half especially. You could see Barca knocking it around and Arsenal mids and forwards moving toward the ball in twos and threes trying to get it back (with the inevitable foul by Song)

But then, Barca does the same thing. is just that they usually have so much possession. They make opposing teams play quicker than they want to, and then get the ball back.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on February 17, 2011, 11:02:43 AM
....when people talk about the "best league in the world" I think they talkin' more from an artistic "beautiful game" perspective than anything else, and the Spanish league has a right to boast that.  When men like small mag trowin' out numbers, they can only mean but so much.  Yes, the epl is crash and burn high intensity physical football all day long.  And when it comes to these knockout competitions, a lot of that goes a long way for them in that regard and that is all good.  However, you cannot watch some of the mid to lower tiered teams in the EPL and tell me that them is some skilled players that utilize the art of the deft touch to maneouver the abll around the park.  No way.  Maybe some of these other leagues might not  know how be as competitive against the crash and burn british style but as skill and technical ability go, england still have a long way to go.  
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: kicker on February 17, 2011, 11:06:21 AM
They didn't park the bus in the true sense of the word and they did play a high line, which made it very unique.  But they did throw heavy numbers behind the ball every cance they got and as much as they possessed the ball as you say, the majority of their chances as well as the best of them did come on the break.  Maybe it's unfair to expext that they would have much choice considering the competition, but "essentially" it is still a variation of the same theme.  Everybody saying "if they try to play Barca's style, Barca will kill them" well, what exactly is "Barca's style" not playin' open, free-flowing football?  The only team that really tried to play "Barca's style"and go toe-to-toe with them over the years is RM.  

Well with Madrid it's more pride than anything else... the one time they  "semi" parked the bus was under Juande Ramos because they were depleted by injuries and had to reach into their B-team in Camp Nou of all places... and still lost 2-0.  What Arsenal did is barely a variation of parking the bus in my opinion.  They conceded possession because they don't have the players to possess the ball against Barca...and it doh make sense chasing shadows looking like an arse and tiring out yuhself while Xavi, Iniesta, Messi, Pedro twist and turn yuh into a pretzel just tuh end up getting skin out in the end...so they set up a disciplined formation and croweded the channels...but when they got the ball, they worked with it, and they were patient and they created.  They worked the counter attack because the space was there and they have the pace to exploit it...Brazil kill Argentina like that nuff times- allow them possession then skin them out on the counter.  A park de bus side eh using that space like that...A park de bus side would hoof the ball up to their big man up top for him to hold up the play while they regain formation to defend the next onslaught
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: kicker on February 17, 2011, 11:08:38 AM
Barca style is not just open football, and tika-taka posession.
The thing that make Barca unique and dangerous is the fight to get back the ball when they lose it.

Very true but they haven't done it as well this season...relatively speaking that is... It's one of their biggest criticims this year.  Some are saying that they are too tired after a World Cup year to keep that work rate up.  It's not an easy game to play - Thierry said that he's never worked as hard in life without the ball, as when he was with Barca. 
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Big Magician on February 17, 2011, 11:12:20 AM
allyuh ever see people run in at the opening bell and pelt hand at Mike Tyson ??..come na...

even Ali had to park the bus versus foreman... 8th round knockout..Ali Ali Ali

be serious
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on February 17, 2011, 11:12:57 AM
Barca style is not just open football, and tika-taka posession.
The thing that make Barca unique and dangerous is the fight to get back the ball when they lose it.

Arsenal was doing the same thing last night, which is what stood out for me in the 1st half especially. You could see Barca knocking it around and Arsenal mids and forwards moving toward the ball in twos and threes trying to get it back (with the inevitable foul by Song)

But then, Barca does the same thing. is just that they usually have so much possession. They make opposing teams play quicker than they want to, and then get the ball back.

  ..essentially, Barca is not dropping back to crowd their defense with numbers and crowd the box.  they hare playing their "high line" and having the nearest man pressure the ball wherever they lose possession as opposed to collapsing numbers on the ball.  That is the way it should be played (if only Chelsea would get the memo).  The one thing that stnds out with Barca players is that they will play that ball to each other even with a defender rushin een from two to three feet away.  They are far more comfortable in some of the most confined spaces than anybody else out there.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: FF on February 17, 2011, 11:15:16 AM
allyuh ever see people run in at the opening bell and pelt hand at Mike Tyson ??..come na...

even Ali had to park the bus versus foreman... 8th round knockout..Ali Ali Ali

be serious

End de thread right here!  :beermug:
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: kicker on February 17, 2011, 11:15:45 AM
allyuh ever see people run in at the opening bell and pelt hand at Mike Tyson ??..come na...

even Ali had to park the bus versus foreman... 8th round knockout..Ali Ali Ali

be serious

In a nutshell...
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on February 17, 2011, 11:23:15 AM
allyuh ever see people run in at the opening bell and pelt hand at Mike Tyson ??..come na...

even Ali had to park the bus versus foreman... 8th round knockout..Ali Ali Ali

be serious

In a nutshell...

...so y'all are essentially sayin that arsenal didn't quite park the bus but they left it idling and rev it up every now and then?  Same ting ah was tryin' to say.  Tanx, BM.  :beermug:
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bakes on February 17, 2011, 11:46:01 AM
one of the characteristics of english teams, especially in these tournaments, is committed and desparate defending and arsenal were no different yesterday.  They were still essentially "parking the bus" with practically all hands in their defensive third, but they have the speed and skill to make their counterattacks a little more troubling for Barca than most teams, even more than manu. 

You musse watch the wrong game b/c Arsenal di'n park no bus... Van Persie miss two or three good chances, failing to even force a save, before he finally connected.  Wilshire was a maestro in midfield and even wildman Song put in a good shift (to complement his clumsy challenges) and was trying to get forward.  Theo on the right and Nasri on the left made constant raids down the flanks.  Clichy and Kosczielny stood out in the back but that didn't stop Arsenal from getting exposed time and time again.  It is unlikely that Villa, Messi and later in the second half, Pedro... would be slicing apart the defense as they did throughout the game if all Arsenal did was park the proverbial bus.  In addition to that Dani Alves had room on the right side time after time... Barca had plenty chances but just couldn't capitalize... in no way did Arsenal play the brand of cynical defensive football as you suggesting.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on February 17, 2011, 12:21:26 PM
one of the characteristics of english teams, especially in these tournaments, is committed and desparate defending and arsenal were no different yesterday.  They were still essentially "parking the bus" with practically all hands in their defensive third, but they have the speed and skill to make their counterattacks a little more troubling for Barca than most teams, even more than manu. 

You musse watch the wrong game b/c Arsenal di'n park no bus... Van Persie miss two or three good chances, failing to even force a save, before he finally connected.  Wilshire was a maestro in midfield and even wildman Song put in a good shift (to complement his clumsy challenges) and was trying to get forward.  Theo on the right and Nasri on the left made constant raids down the flanks.  Clichy and Kosczielny stood out in the back but that didn't stop Arsenal from getting exposed time and time again.  It is unlikely that Villa, Messi and later in the second half, Pedro... would be slicing apart the defense as they did throughout the game if all Arsenal did was park the proverbial bus.  In addition to that Dani Alves had room on the right side time after time... Barca had plenty chances but just couldn't capitalize... in no way did Arsenal play the brand of cynical defensive football as you suggesting.

........again, english teams are very good at collapsing numbers in the box when their opponent start getting behind their defence and when it came down to it, arsenal were no exception. For all his forays Alves had up the right side and chances Barca had in the second half, they still were met with a phalanx of defenders to gang-tackle and clear out and all them raids by walcott and nasri and all the chances you say van persie had, most of them came on the counter after Barca lost possession.  I agree, wilshire had a good game, but most times that Messi himself lost possession was because he had to or chose to try and go through 3 men converging on him.   I am in no way saying that arsenal sat back and outright defended whole game, but they made sure they always had numbers in the back to prepare for Barca.     
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bakes on February 17, 2011, 12:30:12 PM
one of the characteristics of english teams, especially in these tournaments, is committed and desparate defending and arsenal were no different yesterday.  They were still essentially "parking the bus" with practically all hands in their defensive third, but they have the speed and skill to make their counterattacks a little more troubling for Barca than most teams, even more than manu. 

You musse watch the wrong game b/c Arsenal di'n park no bus... Van Persie miss two or three good chances, failing to even force a save, before he finally connected.  Wilshire was a maestro in midfield and even wildman Song put in a good shift (to complement his clumsy challenges) and was trying to get forward.  Theo on the right and Nasri on the left made constant raids down the flanks.  Clichy and Kosczielny stood out in the back but that didn't stop Arsenal from getting exposed time and time again.  It is unlikely that Villa, Messi and later in the second half, Pedro... would be slicing apart the defense as they did throughout the game if all Arsenal did was park the proverbial bus.  In addition to that Dani Alves had room on the right side time after time... Barca had plenty chances but just couldn't capitalize... in no way did Arsenal play the brand of cynical defensive football as you suggesting.

........again, english teams are very good at collapsing numbers in the box when their opponent start getting behind their defence and when it came down to it, arsenal were no exception. For all his forays Alves had up the right side and chances Barca had in the second half, they still were met with a phalanx of defenders to gang-tackle and clear out and all them raids by walcott and nasri and all the chances you say van persie had, most of them came on the counter after Barca lost possession.  I agree, wilshire had a good game, but most times that Messi himself lost possession was because he had to or chose to try and go through 3 men converging on him.   I am in no way saying that arsenal sat back and outright defended whole game, but they made sure they always had numbers in the back to prepare for Barca.     

With regards to Messi... he seemed to be targeted for extra special attention... three, four men at a time.  Maybe that is what created space for Villa and Pedro... but to my novice eye Arsenal didn't just sit back and defend and hope for a lucky counter... as I said Wilshire was creating play after play right thru the heart of the Barca defense.  If not for stellar play by Pique on Nasri and Van Persie Arsenal might have scored more.   

If yuh trying to give Arsenal credit for playing good defense then I might agree (although it was far from great), but to me the term "parking the bus" conjures images of a team well aware of their talent limitations and just happy to play defensive football.  That is not what I saw yesterday... but as others have pointed out on numerous occasions I know nothing about football... so maybe was all the pretty colors on de field that just had mih bazodee *shrug*
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: dwn on February 17, 2011, 12:33:12 PM
I am in no way saying that arsenal sat back and outright defended whole game, but they made sure they always had numbers in the back to prepare for Barca.     

But when you use the expression "park the bus" it comes across like you are.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: dwn on February 17, 2011, 12:43:36 PM
The difference between the games this year and last year is that Arsenal was often able to get out of Barcelona's pressing trap. Whether it's because Barcelona isn't doing it as well this year, or it's because Arsenal's midfield is better technically than it was last year, I don't know.

I think Barcelona are still clear enough favorites to advance. But it could be harder than last year. Remember that Arsenal went to Barcelona without Fabregas, Song and van Persie last season; and also played with Silvestre in central defence, and played with Denilson (who is not capable of playing under the pressurizing defence of Barcelona) as one of the holding midfielders. Also consider the emergence of Djourou, Wilshere and Szczesny plus the good form of Nasri as positive improvements for Arsenal.

I don't watch enough of Barcelona to assess their differences between last year and now, but I think if Arsenal doesn't concede early that it will be a much closer game.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: kicker on February 17, 2011, 12:53:27 PM
The difference between the games this year and last year is that Arsenal was often able to get out of Barcelona's pressing trap. Whether it's because Barcelona isn't doing it as well this year, or it's because Arsenal's midfield is better technically than it was last year, I don't know.

It's a bit of both.  Arsenal was shell shocked last year- they didn't expect that level of intensity- this year they were more prepared and dealt with it better, plus they are a better side this year overall

I think Barcelona are still clear enough favorites to advance.

Don't agree.  I think it's almost dead even -might even give Arsenal the edge because they drew first blood.  If Arsenal can score at Camp Nou, (which they even did last year), they are fully in the driver's seat   
 but I think if Arsenal doesn't concede early that it will be a close game.

A nail biter!!

Madrid winnin' CL after all the ole talk though  ;D
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on February 17, 2011, 01:44:32 PM
I am in no way saying that arsenal sat back and outright defended whole game, but they made sure they always had numbers in the back to prepare for Barca.     

But when you use the expression "park the bus" it comes across like you are.

....and it WILL "come across" that way if you choose to ignore the fact that I used it in quotations.  I was never trying to say that that is all arsenal did.   
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: dwn on February 17, 2011, 02:02:16 PM
I think Barcelona are still clear enough favorites to advance.

Don't agree.  I think it's almost dead even -might even give Arsenal the edge because they drew first blood.  If Arsenal can score at Camp Nou, (which they even did last year), they are fully in the driver's seat   

yesterday's first half is the reason i say Barcelona are still favorites. if messi had scored, or if that goal wasn't disallowed, the game would have been over. that's not to say that arsenal didn't have chances, but they were a bit lucky to still be in the game at half time.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on February 17, 2011, 02:07:53 PM
I think Barcelona are still clear enough favorites to advance.

Don't agree.  I think it's almost dead even -might even give Arsenal the edge because they drew first blood.  If Arsenal can score at Camp Nou, (which they even did last year), they are fully in the driver's seat   

yesterday's first half is the reason i say Barcelona are still favorites. if messi had scored, or if that goal wasn't disallowed, the game would have been over. that's not to say that arsenal didn't have chances, but they were a bit lucky. on most other days messi was scoring that, and i don't see how that was offside.

...best of my rememberance I think the disallowed goal was a legit call...but you are right, don't expext Messi to miss them kinda chances too often and y'all better hope that Barca don't score first either.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on February 17, 2011, 02:16:59 PM

...best of my rememberance I think the disallowed goal was a legit call...but you are right, don't expext Messi to miss them kinda chances too often and y'all better hope that Barca don't score first either.


see my usual postmortem post a few pages back and watch the youtube vid.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: kicker on February 17, 2011, 02:27:04 PM
Yeah Arse dodge a few bullets- the Messi goal was not offside... but dem bullets done get dodge - Arse in pole position until further notice. 
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Jayerson on February 17, 2011, 02:40:17 PM
Yeah Arse dodge a few bullets- the Messi goal was not offside... but dem bullets done get dodge - Arse in pole position until further notice. 


Based on the new rule I think the goal was indeed offside, in the second sequence of the play, he was offside At least that's what the Chelsea mena and Barca men watching with me all agreed on. Lol. The video link is no longer available, so I can't review.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on February 17, 2011, 02:43:12 PM

...best of my rememberance I think the disallowed goal was a legit call...but you are right, don't expext Messi to miss them kinda chances too often and y'all better hope that Barca don't score first either.


see my usual postmortem post a few pages back and watch the youtube vid.

I eh get to see it but I had recalled accepting the broadcast evaluation while watchin' de game....small ting.  arsenal still gettin' wax in Barcelona.......pole position or not.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bakes on February 17, 2011, 02:53:06 PM
Yeah Arse dodge a few bullets- the Messi goal was not offside... but dem bullets done get dodge - Arse in pole position until further notice. 


Come on man kicker...that was clear offside.  Messi collect that ball and only the keeper was between him and the endline.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: kicker on February 17, 2011, 02:56:21 PM

I eh get to see it but I had recalled accepting the broadcast evaluation while watchin' de game....small ting.  arsenal still gettin' wax in Barcelona.......pole position or not.


Arsenal fans are very cautious about the upper hand they have going into the next game....and I suppose for good reason....plus it's always easier being the underdog.  

As a RM fan, no matter how good Barca is, no matter how much I respect them, and no matter how much breathless cutarse we get in recent years I always want a shot at the Blaugrana... My season revolves around that match up....so if I back Barca in the return is primarily because I want Madrid to get a chance at taking them down....of course we hadda shake that Monkey O.Lyon off our back first lol... (admittedly nervous about that game) ;D
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: kicker on February 17, 2011, 02:58:03 PM

Come on man kicker...that was clear offside.  Messi collect that ball and only the keeper was between him and the endline.

Watch the replay good...when the pass was made (not when he collected the ball) he was not off...It was not even as close as the goal that stood.

That's what I remember watching it over... and alot seem to agree... but wateva....

 
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bakes on February 17, 2011, 03:03:35 PM

Come on man kicker...that was clear offside.  Messi collect that ball and only the keeper was between him and the endline.

Watch the replay good...when the pass was made (not when he collected the ball) he was not off...It was not even as close as the goal that stood.

That's what I remember watching it over... and alot seem to agree... but wateva....

 

I was watching that link that get pull up to this morning...  ball came square to him and seemed beyond a doubt that there was a triangle between him, Villa and the keeper.  Closest defender was a step behind him.  Tried looking but can't find another vid of the disallowed goal.  But as yuh say, minus visual evidence we go have to leave it as is.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on February 17, 2011, 03:21:05 PM

I eh get to see it but I had recalled accepting the broadcast evaluation while watchin' de game....small ting.  arsenal still gettin' wax in Barcelona.......pole position or not.


Arsenal fans are very cautious about the upper hand they have going into the next game....and I suppose for good reason....plus it's always easier being the underdog.  

As a RM fan, no matter how good Barca is, no matter how much I respect them, and no matter how much breathless cutarse we get in recent years I always want a shot at the Blaugrana... My season revolves around that match up....so if I back Barca in the return is primarily because I want Madrid to get a chance at taking them down....of course we hadda shake that Monkey O.Lyon off our back first lol... (admittedly nervous about that game) ;D

Yeah, because a 2-1 lead is by no means safe at all.  arsenal's CL Final was Tuesday.  They eh go be able to hold up nor will Barca (or Messi) be as wasteful two straight games against this same team. (and between song, clichy and eboue, one ah dem BONG to f**k up!)   As far as RM...I really don't see Lyon breakin' that curse that these French teams does have in the CL.....not against this Real side.......besides, as much as ah hate metronaldo, ah still rather see RM walk away wit the trophy than any of the other english teams.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: elan on February 17, 2011, 03:33:02 PM
Yeah Arse dodge a few bullets- the Messi goal was not offside... but dem bullets done get dodge - Arse in pole position until further notice. 


Come on man kicker...that was clear offside.  Messi collect that ball and only the keeper was between him and the endline.

Messi never got ahead of the ball. He initially played the ball forward and was onside when the ball passed the last defender, therefore, after that sequence the ball is used to judge the offside. Not the defender.


Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bakes on February 17, 2011, 04:03:14 PM
Yeah Arse dodge a few bullets- the Messi goal was not offside... but dem bullets done get dodge - Arse in pole position until further notice. 


Come on man kicker...that was clear offside.  Messi collect that ball and only the keeper was between him and the endline.

Messi never got ahead of the ball. He initially played the ball forward and was onside when the ball passed the last defender, therefore, after that sequence the ball is used to judge the offside. Not the defender.




I really not following yuh dey nah... sorry.  Too bad the link wasn't still up.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bitter on February 17, 2011, 05:32:45 PM
De Russians always have highlights.

http://video.rutube.ru/2922e1d9475226c22d700b3aa755ab37?hfull=true
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Peong on February 17, 2011, 07:48:32 PM
Yeah Arse dodge a few bullets- the Messi goal was not offside... but dem bullets done get dodge - Arse in pole position until further notice. 


Come on man kicker...that was clear offside.  Messi collect that ball and only the keeper was between him and the endline.

Messi never got ahead of the ball. He initially played the ball forward and was onside when the ball passed the last defender, therefore, after that sequence the ball is used to judge the offside. Not the defender.




I really not following yuh dey nah... sorry.  Too bad the link wasn't still up.

If yuh level or behind the ball, the two defender part of the rule is irrelevant.
When the ball rebounded off Pedro, Messi was level or behind the ball.  It shouldn't have been called offside.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bakes on February 17, 2011, 09:07:27 PM
If yuh level or behind the ball, the two defender part of the rule is irrelevant.
When the ball rebounded off Pedro, Messi was level or behind the ball.  It shouldn't have been called offside.


I agree with this... maybe is my recollection of the sequence that wrong if what you, Kicker and Elan saying, but I seem to recall him being ahead of the ball and the next to last defender when it was initially played towards Pedro.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: dumpalewie on February 17, 2011, 10:48:10 PM
Chow all that talk about parking the bus is just you hating as a Chelsea fan. Exactly what Barca does, attacking the ball while on defense, is exactly what Arsenal did. Fact is, Arsenal outshot Barca. If RVP was his usual more clinical self it could have been more. The first chance of the game is something he would normally score.
Barca had more possession as you would expect but you have to consider where that possession was. Mostly at the middle and back. I saw someone say that Barca didn't respect Arsenal so they left the middle open. In the same vein you could say that Arsenal didn't respect Barca so they gave Villa a free run on goal. Arsenal's possession is much more direct than Barca. Besides Messi and to some extent Alves, no Barca player really attempted to take on their defenders. Nasri and Walcott ran at defenders with every chance. Fact is, Fabregas and RVP didn't have their best games overall and will improve for the next game. Nasri will improve, Song will improve, Sagna will replace Eboue. The better team won.

See you guys on Carnival Tuesday.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on February 18, 2011, 07:29:50 AM

Allyuh men does really see what yuh want to see and run wit it oui....arsenal's play is always going to be more "direct" because at the core, it is still the basic counterattacking style that is english football.  What they DO have is skilled players with an abundance of speed (more than the average english team) that allows them to develop or aspire for, an attacking game that is more artful.....like Barca's. But at the end of the day, they still use the collapsing of numbers on defense when teams get behind them.  (and Barca don't do that so it gives teams more incentive to go hard on the counter).  As far as Messi being the "only" man that was "taking on defenders" as you say, he is always the main man that is going to that  but Barca is not particularly a team of dribblers, they are a tem of passers and that is how they come at defenses.  nasri and walcott are always goig to "take on defenders" because that is simly what works best for them as individuals and on that team.
  And as far as the shooting stats is concerned, it remind me of a debate some time ago where men were using raw stats to say that cronaldo was a "better header" of the ball than Messi...well, again I say, Barca is not particulalry a shooting team, (or a heading team) they are a passing team so take them shooting stats and go so---->wit dem.  You say Barca "didn't respect" arsenal by leaving the middle open.  I don't think it's a disrespect thing as much as it is that Barca are confident they are going to control the middle through possession.  Nor do I think that arsenal "didn't respect" Barca either, they used the high line and offside trap to negate Villa's strengths......except the few times it didn't work. 
fabregas and van persie can only improve but so much because they both had good games.  van persie's first chance wasn't as much that he didn't put it away as it was that valdes made a good save.  van persie couldn't have done anything else with that shot or put it anywhere else.  valdes just made a good save that had a little luck involved with it. Nasri is likely to have a good game on the return because Pique is out.  Sagna is always an improvement on eboue and song....is song.  He is a good player but your biggest disciplinary liability.   All dat other sit about me hatin' 'cause I is a Chelsea fan and the "better team" winnin' is just nonsense.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: JDB on February 18, 2011, 09:35:20 AM
Forgive me fellas if I retread any turf because I only scan the last 2 pages.

I wouldn't say that Arsenal parked the bus. They not capable of doing what Inter, Chelsea and United did in recent years. To be honest though Barcelona didn't force them to either. I was listening to the game in the car and when I reach the bar at around the 30 minute mark I was surprised at how casual Barcelona were. for that 30-45 minute period it was like a trainig match. Barcelona had all the possession but they were not stretching Arsenal or really causing them to exert themselves. Fabregas barely had to jog to cover the movement of the ball infront of him. It was very different to how Spain had Germany going for 90 minutes with Spain always one pass or dribble away from the breakthrough, or how Barcelona attack Inter in the second leg last year.

Is only then I realize that Barcelona score in the time it take meh to reach the spot. Barclona at 1-0 felt very superior to Arsenal. They seem to up it in the second half a bit, probably expectng Arsenal to be tired and more prone to a lapse but they still seemed happy to go home with the 1-0 until the RVP thunderbolt.

I happy for Arsenal but a lot of the praise is revisionism based on the result. Barcelona still dominated the game. Both goals were deserved but Van Persie's was freakish. Great talent but yuh can't expect soemthing like that all the time.

The good thing for Arsenal is that when Barcelona did decide to turn it back on in th elast 10 minutes they were good enough to hit them on the break. That is a consololation for Arsenal considering what they will face in the Nou Camp. I still think Barcelona are favourites but obviously not as much as last year.

As for players Wiltshire was good, very good, but the hype machine done gone into overdrive in England.

Also the disallowed goal was not offside. Just like Inter 3rd home goal last year was not a real goal, Barca get a raw deal. Strange that they don't complain as much but then after the calls they get against Chelsea in '09 they probably taking these bad calls in stride. Also curious that none of the English press on the radio even mentioning the false offside call.

Agree with kicker that Koscielny was immense, despite the hairstyle. He work real hard to cover the space next to Clichy, and keep a lid on Messi.

Walcott will be the key. He disciplined, almost too much so because was obsessed with the space behind hima t all times and didn't stretch Barca. His pace is Arsenal best hope.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Peong on February 18, 2011, 09:44:05 AM
fabregas and van persie can only improve but so much because they both had good games.  van persie's first chance wasn't as much that he didn't put it away as it was that valdes made a good save.  van persie couldn't have done anything else with that shot or put it anywhere else.  valdes just made a good save that had a little luck involved with it. Nasri is likely to have a good game on the return because Pique is out.  Sagna is always an improvement on eboue and song....is song.  He is a good player but your biggest disciplinary liability.   All dat other sit about me hatin' 'cause I is a Chelsea fan and the "better team" winnin' is just nonsense.

Good save?  You really only see what you want to see.  The ball hit Valdez in the chest. He didn't know much about that at all. 
The second bolded sentence calls your kicking knowledge into question. :devil: If Van Persie was at full stretch, then yuh could say that he couldn't put the ball anywhere else, but that was not the case.
He hit it flush with the top of his foot, but also had the angle and space to hit it with some slice on the outside of his foot, which would send the ball nearer the first post and higher up.

Three plays really annoyed me:
Walcott made a pass to Van Persie on the right when he had Nasri I believe in acres of space on the left.  Bad decision.
Also Van Persie had a shot on the left when Toure was coming across to him that went wide.  He had no reason to miss the target on that one.
Then Bendtner with his greedy play when he went to the near post.
Messi had about 3 misses that we would expect him to score.  The 1-v-1 that he chipped wide, the time he chipped it straight at the keeper, and the one he hit into the side netting.  If it was the usual Messi he would have buried those.

I think the Nou Camp will be a slaughterhouse.

Edit:  What Toure I talkin about dey?   Now ketch myself.  :rotfl:
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Touches on February 18, 2011, 10:09:05 AM
It's amazing how all these Barca fans are adamant that Barca will do the deed in the Nou Camp and Arsenal will get 3-4 goals past them etc.

That is not a given. It is an assumption and it seems this is the mantra they all have to cling to and say to themselves to console the fact that they just get LIX.

While Barca is capable of scoring....So can Arsenal.

It is not cut and clear and easy like that.

As it stands Arsenal can lose 4-3 and still qualify or even draw no matter what the scoreline.

a 2-1 result will send the tie to extra time and then penalties so all Barca Massive Cool alyuhself.

Take yuh two goals in yuh pwefin. Chill till Carnival tuesday and hope for the best.

Passes and Possession does not always equal goals...all dem small triangle and tock tock across the park counts for nothing if the scoreline is not in your favour.

Anyhow...Barca faithfull, mind Bendtner ent purge alyuh in the 2nd leg.  :devil:
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: DeSoWa on February 18, 2011, 10:22:18 AM
Another thing I find funny...is the same men who does come on here and knock Arsenal for their pretty brand of passing and keeping possession, even against teams like ManU and Chelsea and still end up losing...now it happened to Barcelona and they tune change and saying all kinda thing like Arsenal was too defensive...the 1st goal what RVP scored was not a counter goal...it was a nice build up...the 2nd goal was a semi counter goal, it still took about 4 passes to make that goal happen!

Big Up!
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bakes on February 18, 2011, 10:31:46 AM
It's amazing how all these Barca fans are adamant that Barca will do the deed in the Nou Camp and Arsenal will get 3-4 goals past them etc.

That is not a given. It is an assumption and it seems this is the mantra they all have to cling to and say to themselves to console the fact that they just get LIX.

What's even funnier is that some of them ent even Barca fans.  Some rating Barca because they genuinely think Barca is legions better than Arsenal... but others, yuh could tell is just thinly-veiled dislike fuh the Gunners.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bitter on February 18, 2011, 10:34:47 AM
All the back and forth just prove that it was a good game. I could watch them 2 teams play each other 10 times and the 10th would probably be a good match.

Just a couple of points to add.
1. No matter how good a team is, the opposing side is actively trying to disrupt what they are best at. Some are more capable than others, whether it be game plan or personnel. Arsenal used it's strengths to (somewhat) negate Barca. Barca will adjust in the return leg to do the same to Arsenal.

2. If you want to talk about parking the bus, look no further than Man U vs Arsenal. Of course, the pundits soften it by saying the man U allows Arsenal to possess the ball in the middle 3rd while closing down the channels in the defensive third. then everyone talks about how Arsenal have no edge. I remarked to my father last year that Man U was playing like a bottom-of-the-league side, no adventure (like Man City this year as well)
His reply: Why should you let them do what they want to do? Park the bus, hit them on the counter, take the 3 points. Style does only count in figure skating.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: kicker on February 18, 2011, 11:02:33 AM
It's amazing how all these Barca fans are adamant that Barca will do the deed in the Nou Camp and Arsenal will get 3-4 goals past them etc.

Based on how the first game went, I doh really see Barca blowing away the 2nd game.  I think it's advantage Arsenal and Barca have a little uphill to climb.  Barca has alot of quality and Camp Nou is a tough place to get a result as an away team- so they have something going for them, but the home crowd pressure could work both ways...The away goal helps too...

Arsenal is playing well, they have the underdog label and everyone expecting them to lose, not to mention they are already one goal up- to me that's a better situation going into this game... Difficult to see them folding to a large loss...


This coming from a RM fan- so discount as you see fit  ;D ;D
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Dansteel - The Iceman on February 18, 2011, 11:57:38 AM
I think the formation Barcelona started with (which looks like a diamond) makes them too dependent on Messi in the playmaker position. Sure he's a brilliant player but he wasn't at his best Wednesday. Fortunately their fullbacks provide width like nobody else, so it gives them an alternate attack in the formation. I think that with the rise and rise of Messi, the team is becoming more dependent on him.

Arsenal did a lot right this game, but their offside line, while the right idea, wasn't executed particularly well. They were lucky a few times. Like the 2 goals Ibra scored at the Emirates last year, they played the high line, but then gave the Barca midfielder with the ball too little pressure, allowing him to pick out the through ball.

Offensively Arsenal wasted too much time trying to short pass their way through midfield, which just invited pressure and kept costing them possession. When they played longer balls to the front lines. I think that's why Bendtner was put on. They bypassed the pressure and exposed Barca’s weak(ish) defence. The Arsenal Plan B highlighted in the recent Everton game paid dividends here, under slightly different circumstances. This was augmented by Wilshere’s runs through midfield. I don't know why I never realised how strong he is when running with the ball.

Finally I think Barca, as good as they are, are becoming a little too predictable for top level competitors. Pep will have to figure out a way to adjust his formation or tactics for Carnival Tuesday. Arsenal is still obviously a work in progress, but their progress is undeniable.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: kicker on February 18, 2011, 12:43:22 PM
I think the formation Barcelona started with (which looks like a diamond) makes them too dependent on Messi in the playmaker position. Sure he's a brilliant player but he wasn't at his best Wednesday. Fortunately their fullbacks provide width like nobody else, so it gives them an alternate attack in the formation. I think that with the rise and rise of Messi, the team is becoming more dependent on him.

Arsenal did a lot right this game, but their offside line, while the right idea, wasn't executed particularly well. They were lucky a few times. Like the 2 goals Ibra scored at the Emirates last year, they played the high line, but then gave the Barca midfielder with the ball too little pressure, allowing him to pick out the through ball.

Offensively Arsenal wasted too much time trying to short pass their way through midfield, which just invited pressure and kept costing them possession. When they played longer balls to the front lines. I think that's why Bendtner was put on. They bypassed the pressure and exposed Barca’s weak(ish) defence. The Arsenal Plan B highlighted in the recent Everton game paid dividends here, under slightly different circumstances. This was augmented by Wilshere’s runs through midfield. I don't know why I never realised how strong he is when running with the ball.

Finally I think Barca, as good as they are, are becoming a little too predictable for top level competitors. Pep will have to figure out a way to adjust his formation or tactics for Carnival Tuesday. Arsenal is still obviously a work in progress, but their progress is undeniable.

Barca's line up is confusing and I'm not sure it it's a traditional diamond, and some would argue that they often have no real out and out forward... Even D. Villa who is their most out and out forward takes up a wide withdrawn position.  Messi, Iniesta and Xavi are the creative engines - Xavi the purest playmaker of them all, with Messi being the most advanced, and sometimes even as a pure striker... Along with the wingbacks, Pedro gives width to the midfield creative trio and is a more direct type of player...Busquets is the protector.  If Puyol was fit, Abidal and Alves would be the wide threat...but instead it's Maxwell who to me is neither here nor there as an attacking wing back - I think Arsenal benefitted from that. 

Barca might be predictable in what they do because they don't have the big man option and they don't stray from their core philosophy in building the play up...but they are certainly not predictable in how they do what they do...the angles at which they attack and the runs they make are pretty confusing....The big difference was that in the Arsenal game after they were one goal up they didn't go for the jugular and exploit the forward channels in a direct enough manner, and many times I think they let Arsenal off the hook after the play broke down by being a bit too casual, and not direct enough...I expect that will change in Camp Nou.  Arsenal will have to play the same game they played at Emirates, disciplined at the back, and speedy in attack...just finish a bit better....Whether or not you get the lucky breaks is under no one's control...
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Dansteel - The Iceman on February 18, 2011, 01:38:52 PM
I think the formation Barcelona started with (which looks like a diamond) makes them too dependent on Messi in the playmaker position. Sure he's a brilliant player but he wasn't at his best Wednesday. Fortunately their fullbacks provide width like nobody else, so it gives them an alternate attack in the formation. I think that with the rise and rise of Messi, the team is becoming more dependent on him.

Arsenal did a lot right this game, but their offside line, while the right idea, wasn't executed particularly well. They were lucky a few times. Like the 2 goals Ibra scored at the Emirates last year, they played the high line, but then gave the Barca midfielder with the ball too little pressure, allowing him to pick out the through ball.

Offensively Arsenal wasted too much time trying to short pass their way through midfield, which just invited pressure and kept costing them possession. When they played longer balls to the front lines. I think that's why Bendtner was put on. They bypassed the pressure and exposed Barca’s weak(ish) defence. The Arsenal Plan B highlighted in the recent Everton game paid dividends here, under slightly different circumstances. This was augmented by Wilshere’s runs through midfield. I don't know why I never realised how strong he is when running with the ball.

Finally I think Barca, as good as they are, are becoming a little too predictable for top level competitors. Pep will have to figure out a way to adjust his formation or tactics for Carnival Tuesday. Arsenal is still obviously a work in progress, but their progress is undeniable.

Barca's line up is confusing and I'm not sure it it's a traditional diamond, and some would argue that they often have no real out and out forward... Even D. Villa who is their most out and out forward takes up a wide withdrawn position.  Messi, Iniesta and Xavi are the creative engines - Xavi the purest playmaker of them all, with Messi being the most advanced, and sometimes even as a pure striker... Along with the wingbacks, Pedro gives width to the midfield creative trio and is a more direct type of player...Busquets is the protector.  If Puyol was fit, Abidal and Alves would be the wide threat...but instead it's Maxwell who to me is neither here nor there as an attacking wing back - I think Arsenal benefitted from that. 

Barca might be predictable in what they do because they don't have the big man option and they don't stray from their core philosophy in building the play up...but they are certainly not predictable in how they do what they do...the angles at which they attack and the runs they make are pretty confusing....The big difference was that in the Arsenal game after they were one goal up they didn't go for the jugular and exploit the forward channels in a direct enough manner, and many times I think they let Arsenal off the hook after the play broke down by being a bit too casual, and not direct enough...I expect that will change in Camp Nou.  Arsenal will have to play the same game they played at Emirates, disciplined at the back, and speedy in attack...just finish a bit better....Whether or not you get the lucky breaks is under no one's control...

No it’s not a traditional diamond. It just looks like one. They play a narrow 433, but when they play teams who have a high offside line, one forward (normally Messi) drops off a little to lure a center back higher up the pitch. This leaves a big gap in the defences offside line to get through balls for the other 2 to run on to. Barca destroyed Espanyol 5-1 earlier this year doing that. They also did it a few times in the Madrid game. So Messi isn’t a playmaker in that formation, like Seedorf on Tuesday. I guess it’s a type of 4312, which is broadly similar to a diamond. The difference is that in this, the -1- is not a playmaker, but a forward who drops deep to disrupt the offside line. The similarity to the diamond means that they depend on the wingbacks a lot, and yeah, Maxwell is no Abidal, but he did a decent job.

Any team that uses core beliefs or systems becomes predictable eventually. Guardiola has been brilliant at tweaking it to counter different responses to it. And they are technically superb, which means it still works against most opposition. Arsenal, as you said, has to stay disciplined at the back, but they need to put more pressure on the Barca midfielders instead of standing off. And yeah, van Persie needs to bring his finishing back up to it’s usual level. Walcott too. He’s regressing in that department.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: dwn on February 18, 2011, 03:23:17 PM
Another thing I find funny...is the same men who does come on here and knock Arsenal for their pretty brand of passing and keeping possession, even against teams like ManU and Chelsea and still end up losing...now it happened to Barcelona and they tune change and saying all kinda thing like Arsenal was too defensive...

ent  :beermug: had the same thought after the game. expect it.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Fyzoman on February 18, 2011, 04:21:17 PM
Iz ah Manu man!!!
I glad Arsenal win, and ah rel like Barcelona.
I like Wileshire, Nasri, Robin, Cesc, et al from Arsenal
I like Messi, Alves, Xavi, et al from Barca
Do I think Barca will win at home? With madmen Song and Eboue playing for Arsenal, HELLS YES THEY WILL!!!

Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Dansteel - The Iceman on February 18, 2011, 04:37:18 PM
Iz ah Manu man!!!
I glad Arsenal win, and ah rel like Barcelona.
I like Wileshire, Nasri, Robin, Cesc, et al from Arsenal
I like Messi, Alves, Xavi, et al from Barca
Do I think Barca will win at home? With madmen Song and Eboue playing for Arsenal, HELLS YES THEY WILL!!!


Song go play, but Sagna suspension was just for dis game. So Eboue go bench.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Dansteel - The Iceman on February 18, 2011, 05:12:59 PM
I have to say, I was real vex with the Gooners in de stadium whistling at de ref in stoppage time. Like they was scared Barca go come back and tief a draw. Have some dignity nah! Dat was embarrassing.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: RehanaOmardeenfan on February 18, 2011, 05:28:30 PM
I have to say, I was real vex with the Gooners in de stadium whistling at de ref in stoppage time. Like they was scared Barca go come back and tief a draw. Have some dignity nah! Dat was embarrassing.

They were :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: 100% Barataria on February 18, 2011, 06:04:18 PM
It's amazing how all these Barca fans are adamant that Barca will do the deed in the Nou Camp and Arsenal will get 3-4 goals past them etc.


Maybe I don't know all the Barca fans on the forum, but so far I eh read one Barca fan comment on dis result, but again, I concede maybe I don't know all th Barca faithful on de forum.

At any rate, congrats Arsenal, it's half time, see you for the 2nd half at de nou camp  :beermug:
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on February 18, 2011, 07:08:20 PM
fabregas and van persie can only improve but so much because they both had good games.  van persie's first chance wasn't as much that he didn't put it away as it was that valdes made a good save.  van persie couldn't have done anything else with that shot or put it anywhere else.  valdes just made a good save that had a little luck involved with it. Nasri is likely to have a good game on the return because Pique is out.  Sagna is always an improvement on eboue and song....is song.  He is a good player but your biggest disciplinary liability.   All dat other sit about me hatin' 'cause I is a Chelsea fan and the "better team" winnin' is just nonsense.

Good save?  You really only see what you want to see.  The ball hit Valdez in the chest. He didn't know much about that at all. 
The second bolded sentence calls your kicking knowledge into question. :devil: If Van Persie was at full stretch, then yuh could say that he couldn't put the ball anywhere else, but that was not the case.
He hit it flush with the top of his foot, but also had the angle and space to hit it with some slice on the outside of his foot, which would send the ball nearer the first post and higher up.

Three plays really annoyed me:
Walcott made a pass to Van Persie on the right when he had Nasri I believe in acres of space on the left.  Bad decision.
Also Van Persie had a shot on the left when Toure was coming across to him that went wide.  He had no reason to miss the target on that one.
Then Bendtner with his greedy play when he went to the near post.
Messi had about 3 misses that we would expect him to score.  The 1-v-1 that he chipped wide, the time he chipped it straight at the keeper, and the one he hit into the side netting.  If it was the usual Messi he would have buried those.

I think the Nou Camp will be a slaughterhouse.

Edit:  What Toure I talkin about dey?   Now ketch myself.  :rotfl:

 Yuh forgetting that van persie had a defender closing down on him as well as the 'keeper charging from in front of him.  That is why I said he coulda only kick the ball when and where he did....I wasn't talking about his kicking ability.  He didn't have time to do all that fancy stuff you want to conjure up.  The ball hit Valdes just as much as he reacted to it, that is why I said there was a little bit of LUCK involved.  Maybe is YOU who seein' what you want to see.   :devil:



It's amazing how all these Barca fans are adamant that Barca will do the deed in the Nou Camp and Arsenal will get 3-4 goals past them etc.

That is not a given. It is an assumption and it seems this is the mantra they all have to cling to and say to themselves to console the fact that they just get LIX.

What's even funnier is that some of them ent even Barca fans.  Some rating Barca because they genuinely think Barca is legions better than Arsenal... but others, yuh could tell is just thinly-veiled dislike fuh the Gunners.


...and I guess YOUR crystal ball tells you all who is fans of what team and whatnot eh, merlin?
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bakes on February 18, 2011, 07:39:57 PM
...and I guess YOUR crystal ball tells you all who is fans of what team and whatnot eh, merlin?

If you had a proper grasp of reading comprehension, or a functional brain for that matter... you too would be able to use YOUR "crystal ball."
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on February 18, 2011, 07:52:13 PM
...and I guess YOUR crystal ball tells you all who is fans of what team and whatnot eh, merlin?

If you had a proper grasp of reading comprehension, or a functional brain for that matter... you too would be able to use YOUR "crystal ball."


 
You swear that your pseudo-knowledge is superior to every one elses and always end up exposin' yuh self to be nothing more than an educated phony.  Your posture is old now, sonny.  Try something new. 
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bakes on February 18, 2011, 09:48:05 PM
You swear that your pseudo-knowledge is superior to every one elses and always end up exposin' yuh self to be nothing more than an educated phony.  Your posture is old now, sonny.  Try something new. 

Whatever soothes your fragile ego  :beermug:
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on February 19, 2011, 07:23:40 AM
You swear that your pseudo-knowledge is superior to every one elses and always end up exposin' yuh self to be nothing more than an educated phony.  Your posture is old now, sonny.  Try something new. 

Whatever soothes your fragile ego  :beermug:

Anyting you say, xerxes.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Peong on February 19, 2011, 10:37:31 AM
Yuh forgetting that van persie had a defender closing down on him as well as the 'keeper charging from in front of him.  That is why I said he coulda only kick the ball when and where he did....I wasn't talking about his kicking ability.  He didn't have time to do all that fancy stuff you want to conjure up.  The ball hit Valdes just as much as he reacted to it, that is why I said there was a little bit of LUCK involved.  Maybe is YOU who seein' what you want to see.   :devil:

You soundin more and more like yuh doh know how to play football.  He didn't need any additional time to hit it differently, just needed to change the arc of his swing slightly.

And I can't give Valdez the credit for that save, he could have closed his eyes and the ball would have still hit him. 
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on February 19, 2011, 12:17:37 PM
You soundin more and more like yuh doh know how to play football.  He didn't need any additional time to hit it differently, just needed to change the arc of his swing slightly.

And I can't give Valdez the credit for that save, he could have closed his eyes and the ball would have still hit him. 

 Arright, Mr. Alvin "Football Made Simple" Corneal.  The man get a ball played to him, angling him diagonally away from the goal to his left, (with Pique bearin' down on him) and you find he coulda slice dah ball wit de outside o' he left foot to beat an advancing Valdes'.  Ok, jed. You take yuh kickin' knowledge and keep dah one.  I go stick wit de actual shot that he DID take which was practically identical to the one he scored with, main difference being, he actually had everything set up for him better on the goal to do what you find he shoulda do on the Valdes save.   
 As far as the save Valdes made, you don't have to give him the credit.  Fact is, vp took the shot, Valdes reacted to the shot/ball and the ball hit him or his hand hit the ball: good save, Victor Valdes!! You are just one of a minority holding that opinion.


Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: kicker on February 19, 2011, 01:39:02 PM
That Valdez save was nothing special.  He just had to stay on his near post, and exhibit the goalkeeping reflexes that are expected of someone at his level.  If he got beaten by that shot, it would have been characterized as a goalkeeping gaffe (sp?)..just as Van P.'s first goal is being characterized by many...Was a good strike but should have been saved. 

As far as the shot, it was a good shot- it was cleanly hit and it was hit on target. It was about all he could do from that angle with the pressure that was being put on him...Many strikers woulda splice, mishit across goal or hit the upper deck, so it was a good shot but I consider that a half chance more than a real chance because yuh could not really expect him to score from that angle on a first class gk. 
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on February 19, 2011, 02:19:35 PM
That Valdez save was nothing special.  He just had to stay on his near post, and exhibit the goalkeeping reflexes that are expected of someone at his level.  If he got beaten by that shot, it would have been characterized as a goalkeeping gaffe (sp?)..just as Van P.'s first goal is being characterized by many...Was a good strike but should have been saved. 

As far as the shot, it was a good shot- it was cleanly hit and it was hit on target. It was about all he could do from that angle with the pressure that was being put on him...Many strikers woulda splice, mishit across goal or hit the upper deck, so it was a good shot but I consider that a half chance more than a real chance because yuh could not really expect him to score from that angle on a first class gk. 

I eh tink anybody was tryin' to make it anything overly special, but it was a good save and possibly a vital one.  At the end of the day, regardless of ones expectations, he still hade to make the save and you credit him if he does just like you criticize him when he doesn't.  Couldn't agree wit yuh more on your second point.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: JDB on February 19, 2011, 10:00:53 PM
....The big difference was that in the Arsenal game after they were one goal up they didn't go for the jugular and exploit the forward channels in a direct enough manner, and many times I think they let Arsenal off the hook after the play broke down by being a bit too casual, and not direct enough...I expect that will change in Camp Nou.  Arsenal will have to play the same game they played at Emirates, disciplined at the back, and speedy in attack...just finish a bit better....Whether or not you get the lucky breaks is under no one's control...


That is pretty much how I see it, Barca didn't press home their advantage. Taking off Villa was the clearest indication of this. Without Villa on the pitch Barcelona late push suffered for lack of personnel. Arsenal took their opportunity very well though and they work hard to keep it at 0-1.

Also agree that anything could happen in the 2nd leg. Inter benefit from facing a 10 man Barcelona last year, Arsenal suffer from injuries catching Messi on the wrong day.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Peong on February 19, 2011, 10:22:39 PM
You soundin more and more like yuh doh know how to play football.  He didn't need any additional time to hit it differently, just needed to change the arc of his swing slightly.

And I can't give Valdez the credit for that save, he could have closed his eyes and the ball would have still hit him. 

 Arright, Mr. Alvin "Football Made Simple" Corneal.  The man get a ball played to him, angling him diagonally away from the goal to his left, (with Pique bearin' down on him) and you find he coulda slice dah ball wit de outside o' he left foot to beat an advancing Valdes'.  Ok, jed. You take yuh kickin' knowledge and keep dah one.  I go stick wit de actual shot that he DID take which was practically identical to the one he scored with, main difference being, he actually had everything set up for him better on the goal to do what you find he shoulda do on the Valdes save.  
 As far as the save Valdes made, you don't have to give him the credit.  Fact is, vp took the shot, Valdes reacted to the shot/ball and the ball hit him or his hand hit the ball: good save, Victor Valdes!! You are just one of a minority holding that opinion.

Alright I thought it hit him in his chest.  I watched it again and I can't really tell, but the commentators didn't mention anything about chest so I'll go with it being a hand save.  If he saved with his hand then it's a good save.

If yuh have room to hit a ball full-on then yuh have room to slice it.
I think he went with the safe shot and hoped for the best. If he tried to slice it to hit it differently then the chances of mis-hitting it would be greater.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: kicker on February 20, 2011, 11:13:54 AM
Inter benefit from facing a 10 man Barcelona last year, Arsenal suffer from injuries catching Messi on the wrong day.

I thought it was Inter who were down to 10 men after having Motta sent off....and pretty much had to park the bus at the Nou Camp to come out alive.

Inter benefited from Barca having to take a 14 hour bus to Milan for the game because of some volcano eruption that screwed up the other transit options. 
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: jai john on February 20, 2011, 07:12:08 PM
Inter benefit from facing a 10 man Barcelona last year, Arsenal suffer from injuries catching Messi on the wrong day.

I thought it was Inter who were down to 10 men after having Motta sent off....and pretty much had to park the bus at the Nou Camp to come out alive.

Inter benefited from Barca having to take a 14 hour bus to Milan for the game because of some volcano eruption that screwed up the other transit options. 

I eh a Barca supporter ..dey doh need me . However that is the best team I have ever seen play football ...and I eh young ...sooner or later some other team will take over they wont last forever...but their legacy will last a long time ...I might never see such domination of the football by another  team in my lifetime . That said I also want to say that I believed Diego was the best I had seen ...but Messi is now causing me doubts  :beermug:
As long as he plays in the return ...fit or not ...Arsenal goes home empty handed ...I saying it now !
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: 100% Barataria on March 08, 2011, 10:59:11 AM
Okay, 2nd leg thread time and a link please for our viewing pleasure
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 08, 2011, 11:11:16 AM
Inter benefit from facing a 10 man Barcelona last year, Arsenal suffer from injuries catching Messi on the wrong day.

I thought it was Inter who were down to 10 men after having Motta sent off....and pretty much had to park the bus at the Nou Camp to come out alive.

Inter benefited from Barca having to take a 14 hour bus to Milan for the game because of some volcano eruption that screwed up the other transit options. 

I eh a Barca supporter ..dey doh need me . However that is the best team I have ever seen play football ...and I eh young ...sooner or later some other team will take over they wont last forever...but their legacy will last a long time ...I might never see such domination of the football by another  team in my lifetime . That said I also want to say that I believed Diego was the best I had seen ...but Messi is now causing me doubts  :beermug:
As long as he plays in the return ...fit or not ...Arsenal goes home empty handed ...I saying it now !

...Honesty and sincerity is a refrehing thing to see.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bakes on March 08, 2011, 02:06:56 PM
That whistling by the Barca fans whenever Arsenal has the ball is about the most obnoxious thing I've seen in a while.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 08, 2011, 02:11:30 PM
That whistling by the Barca fans whenever Arsenal has the ball is about the most obnoxious thing I've seen in a while.

 oh well....you'll just have to get over it.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bakes on March 08, 2011, 02:25:54 PM
That whistling by the Barca fans whenever Arsenal has the ball is about the most obnoxious thing I've seen in a while.

 oh well....you'll just have to get over it.

Nah... I think I'll complain about it some more... give you something to do with yuh life.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: DeSoWa on March 08, 2011, 02:31:56 PM
That whistling by the Barca fans whenever Arsenal has the ball is about the most obnoxious thing I've seen in a while.

 oh well....you'll just have to get over it.

Nah... I think I'll complain about it some more... give you something to do with yuh life.

You 2 does remind me ah Tobago Love  ;D  :devil:

Big Up!
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bakes on March 08, 2011, 02:34:13 PM

You 2 does remind me ah Tobago Love  ;D  :devil:

Big Up!

Is that the new term for "attention seeking"?

Okay.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Blue on March 08, 2011, 02:35:14 PM
Golaso
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: D.H.W on March 08, 2011, 02:38:07 PM
lord keeper get cap on d floor hmmm
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Daft Trini on March 08, 2011, 02:38:35 PM
Loud forking steups.... Come on Gunners...
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: DeSoWa on March 08, 2011, 02:39:38 PM
No time to panic Arsenal...there is still hope!

Big Up!
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Jah Gol on March 08, 2011, 02:44:12 PM
Keeper get cyap, boom goal. Messi !
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: mukumsplau on March 08, 2011, 02:45:12 PM
golaso from pass to finish...i had actually thought it was a deflection from d keeper but shhhiiittt is cyap d man get cyap!!
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: D.H.W on March 08, 2011, 02:49:46 PM
golaso from pass to finish...i had actually thought it was a deflection from d keeper but shhhiiittt is cyap d man get cyap!!

ent!

BTW who is d fool who back heel d ball that cause d goal
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: kicker on March 08, 2011, 02:51:05 PM
That whistling by the Barca fans whenever Arsenal has the ball is about the most obnoxious thing I've seen in a while.

Really? Didn't make much of an impression on me...

They only do it when the opposition has the ball for a period of time without advancing.  It's like "do something with it, or give it back"...lol....

I've def heard that sorta thing before...In Italy and Spain.  
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Jah Gol on March 08, 2011, 02:55:49 PM
That whistling by the Barca fans whenever Arsenal has the ball is about the most obnoxious thing I've seen in a while.

Really? Didn't make much of an impression on me...

They only do it when the opposition has the ball for a period of time without advancing.  It's like "do something with it, or give it back"...lol....

I've def heard that sorta thing before...In Italy and Spain.  
It is very normal.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: DeSoWa on March 08, 2011, 02:57:21 PM
golaso from pass to finish...i had actually thought it was a deflection from d keeper but shhhiiittt is cyap d man get cyap!!

ent!

BTW who is d fool who back heel d ball that cause d goal

Ah think it was Fab  :(

Big Up!
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bakes on March 08, 2011, 03:00:40 PM
Really? Didn't make much of an impression on me...

They only do it when the opposition has the ball for a period of time without advancing.  It's like "do something with it, or give it back"...lol....

I've def heard that sorta thing before...In Italy and Spain.  

Didn't make much of an impression because Arsenal didn't have the ball much, lol.  But nah... they was doing it whenever Arsenal had the ball for more than one or two touches... not "for a while" and not doing anything with it (aka negative football)... that I have heard whistling for before.  This was as soon as Arsenal got the ball... even the commentators made mention of it jokingly.


EDIT:  Fabregas gift Barca a goal... Busquets return the favor.

1-1 52' (3-2 Arsenal on aggregate)

EDIT:


This ref is a backside... red card for Van Persie
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: D.H.W on March 08, 2011, 03:02:23 PM
Arsenal score  :o

own goal  :devil:
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: D.H.W on March 08, 2011, 03:05:39 PM
wth wrong with this ref? d man just spoil d game yes
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: DeSoWa on March 08, 2011, 03:07:48 PM
f**kery!!!!!  >:(  :(  ???

Big Up!
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Daft Trini on March 08, 2011, 03:09:30 PM
Dat ref is Disgruntled Disciple yes....
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: D.H.W on March 08, 2011, 03:17:42 PM
Arsenal best hope is to pull off a INTER and defend. Ref probably make it harder for Barca because arsenal go bunker up now.

edit: Nope spoke to soon, ref mess up d game , goal barca.

Total shit game now because of the ref
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Peong on March 08, 2011, 03:19:50 PM
The ref fork it up bad. 
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Andre on March 08, 2011, 03:22:00 PM
i hope this eh going into extra time. i only set the DVR for a 90 min game.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bakes on March 08, 2011, 03:22:27 PM
15 mins after the sending off... 2 goals for Barca.

Total f**kery!
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: D.H.W on March 08, 2011, 03:24:35 PM
stueps waste of time to watch this game now.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Observer on March 08, 2011, 03:30:04 PM
Real kaka hole call by the referee. Again refs influencing the outcome of games, shit man use common sense nah. Call him give him a last chance warning with authority and lets play
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Blue on March 08, 2011, 03:34:45 PM
Awful call by the ref

But for all those feelin sorry for Arsenal:

Van Persie shots on target: 0
Van Persie shots off target: 0

and wid 80 minutes gone:

Arsenal shots on target: 0
Arsenal shots off target: 0

Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bakes on March 08, 2011, 03:36:37 PM
Awful call by the ref

But for all those feelin sorry for Arsenal:

Van Persie shots on target: 0
Van Persie shots off target: 0

and wid 80 minutes gone:

Arsenal shots on target: 0
Arsenal shots off target: 0



The only stats that count is Barca 12: Arsenal 10


EDIT:

Wilshire= boss player

Bentner= shitsnake
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Peong on March 08, 2011, 03:39:14 PM
Abidal playin like a boss though, he catchin everyting in de back.  
Look Bendtner put down a pile in front d goal.

It was always goin to be hard for Arsenal but why de damn ref have to dig de grave for dem?  Steups.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Blue on March 08, 2011, 03:39:52 PM
Awful call by the ref

But for all those feelin sorry for Arsenal:

Van Persie shots on target: 0
Van Persie shots off target: 0

and wid 80 minutes gone:

Arsenal shots on target: 0
Arsenal shots off target: 0



The only stats that count is Barca 12: Arsenal 10

At least it lets the Arsenal fans save face, so everyone's happy
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: DeSoWa on March 08, 2011, 03:41:04 PM
Awful call by the ref

But for all those feelin sorry for Arsenal:

Van Persie shots on target: 0
Van Persie shots off target: 0

and wid 80 minutes gone:

Arsenal shots on target: 0
Arsenal shots off target: 0



But still after 54 mins it was Barca 1 Arsenal 1 with 11 vs 11  :( With 11 vs 10 it's 2-0!

Big Up!
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Observer on March 08, 2011, 03:42:30 PM
Barca does defend like pothong when food reach. Dam!
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: D.H.W on March 08, 2011, 03:44:04 PM
Ref helping barca again.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: futbolfan on March 08, 2011, 03:49:30 PM
Ref helping barca again.

hmmm.....barca and man u have de same payment system  8)
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: D.H.W on March 08, 2011, 03:50:45 PM
Ref helping barca again.

hmmm.....barca and man u have de same payment system  8)

 :waiting:
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: kicker on March 08, 2011, 03:55:58 PM
Barca does defend like pothong when food reach. Dam!

If...talk bout hustle, and every man just nippin at yuh ankles jed...
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: kicker on March 08, 2011, 04:05:08 PM
Barca was the only team on the field playing football today, and you have to hand it to them over the 180 minutes...They deserved it....They absolutely schooled Arsenal today even when it was 11 v 11.... I don't think Arsenal managed a shot on goal....BUT....after all that, it was a shame to see the ref ruin a match like that... Based on the run of play, I woulda had my money on Barca to go on and win it even after the own goal...but seriously ref....seriously!!
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Daft Trini on March 08, 2011, 05:19:52 PM
Platini and UEFA strike again... we cannot have all those english teams advancing now...  >:(

Yet another year Barca is advancing on dodgy officiating...
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bitter on March 08, 2011, 06:17:51 PM
BTW, *that* was parking the bus.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bakes on March 08, 2011, 06:26:07 PM
BTW, *that* was parking the bus.

Arsenal had no choice... Barca block de exit.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Sam on March 08, 2011, 07:10:04 PM
Samir Nasri, Jack Wilshere, Manuel Almunia and Abou Diaby impress me. Nasri is a boss player.

Cesc Fàbregas was a waste today, Bacary Sagna played without a brain and Laurent Koscielny is scary to watch.

Robin van Persie is a idiot, the second yellow probably wasn't his fault, but his stupidity on the first one came back and haunt him.

Arsenal suprise me, Arsène Wenger didn't do a good job, Arsenal should have came out and attack and not try to defend all the time, Barca defence was ripe for the picking but Arsenal made them build confidence because they didn't give them a fight.

Arsenal defence made Daniel Alves look like Ronaldhino, they give this man roon to build house.

Éric Abidal looked decent, Lionel Messi just to dam good and Andrés Iniesta is a wicked player.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: giggsy11 on March 08, 2011, 07:17:54 PM
golaso from pass to finish...i had actually thought it was a deflection from d keeper but shhhiiittt is cyap d man get cyap!!

ent!

BTW who is d fool who back heel d ball that cause d goal

!Martin Tyler's call on that play was classic! " Oh,you can't do that there, that's Fabregas"!
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: giggsy11 on March 08, 2011, 07:32:55 PM
I don't expect any English to go far in this CL; they all have been very shitty this season! I would love to see a Barca vs Real final or any of those sides against Bayern. I think Bayern, Real and Barca are the three best teams in the CL.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Feliziano on March 08, 2011, 08:14:54 PM
The Van Persie sending off kinda spoiled the game but in my opinion he deserved to get a yellow card for kicking the ball away...referee was just following the law and typically without any common sense.
allyuh TIVO people..looking at the play from just before the offside whistle to when the ball hit the billboards, look at the way he composed himself to hit the 'shot' at goal...that wasn't an attempt by a striker who was trying to score..he knew he was offside.
I'm sure this has to be at least the 3rd time I see him get book in the past 12 months for something similar.

on another note seems like Arsenal players didn't realize all they needed was another goal to take control of the tie until the last 3 minutes.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bakes on March 08, 2011, 08:46:19 PM
The Van Persie sending off kinda spoiled the game but in my opinion he deserved to get a yellow card for kicking the ball away...referee was just following the law and typically without any common sense.
allyuh TIVO people..looking at the play from just before the offside whistle to when the ball hit the billboards, look at the way he composed himself to hit the 'shot' at goal...that wasn't an attempt by a striker who was trying to score..he knew he was offside.I'm sure this has to be at least the 3rd time I see him get book in the past 12 months for something similar.

on another note seems like Arsenal players didn't realize all they needed was another goal to take control of the tie until the last 3 minutes.

Two things to remember... Van Persie is naturally left-footed and not as accurate with his right, so how he "composed" himself might be deceptive on that particular shot.  Also, the commentary team said that there was a delay of only a second between the whistle and him striking the ball... is not like he had a whole lot of time to process the whistle, assuming he heard it. 

A final consideration would be the crowd noise, as I commented at the start, anytime Arsenal were in possession, no matter for how long or with what purpose (whether trying to score or trying to kill time) the crowd got on them and started whistling.  Even under normal circumstances with just "regular" crowd noise it would be hard to hear the whistle, let alone when the crowd whistling too.  There were many times I see men stop playing, only to realize the ref blew his whistle... even the commentators said they couldn't hear the whistle.  The ref make ah jackass call, there really is no other way to put it.  You know a man's on a yellow and you'll give him a second yellow for kicking the ball 1 second after you blow your whistle?  That's craziness.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: kicker on March 08, 2011, 08:55:59 PM
You know a man's on a yellow and you'll give him a second yellow for kicking the ball 1 second after you blow your whistle?  That's craziness.

That's really the key there... a yellow is one thing, but a 2nd yellow fuh dat?  ridiculous. 
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: giggsy11 on March 08, 2011, 09:02:17 PM
Maybe when Cesc set up the first goal he thought he was  already playing for Barca. Or may be he was auditioning for their bench!
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bakes on March 08, 2011, 09:04:38 PM
That's really the key there... a yellow is one thing, but a 2nd yellow fuh dat?  ridiculous. 

Arsene Wenger's the greatest yes, lol

Quote
Guardiola said the Arsenal manager had one request for him.

"Wenger told me to congratulate the referee," he said.



Barca outshot Arsenal 19-0... but there was one category where Arsenal outgained them... 5-0 on yellow cards. 

That ref is a joke.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: giggsy11 on March 08, 2011, 09:09:33 PM
I think Van Persie does always make stupid and selfish plays on the field; either he hurting himself tryin tuh make a spiteful tackle or he picking up dotish cards. If you know ref callin the game a certain way and you already on a yellow why give him another reason to show you another yellow? The Arsenal players were not helping their cause with their attempts to rile the Barca players with their persistent fouling. I think players do a poor job of adjusting to how a ref may be calling a game.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 08, 2011, 09:37:24 PM
The Van Persie sending off kinda spoiled the game but in my opinion he deserved to get a yellow card for kicking the ball away...referee was just following the law and typically without any common sense.
allyuh TIVO people..looking at the play from just before the offside whistle to when the ball hit the billboards, look at the way he composed himself to hit the 'shot' at goal...that wasn't an attempt by a striker who was trying to score..he knew he was offside.I'm sure this has to be at least the 3rd time I see him get book in the past 12 months for something similar.

on another note seems like Arsenal players didn't realize all they needed was another goal to take control of the tie until the last 3 minutes.

Two things to remember... Van Persie is naturally left-footed and not as accurate with his right, so how he "composed" himself might be deceptive on that particular shot.  Also, the commentary team said that there was a delay of only a second between the whistle and him striking the ball... is not like he had a whole lot of time to process the whistle, assuming he heard it. 

A final consideration would be the crowd noise, as I commented at the start, anytime Arsenal were in possession, no matter for how long or with what purpose (whether trying to score or trying to kill time) the crowd got on them and started whistling.  Even under normal circumstances with just "regular" crowd noise it would be hard to hear the whistle, let alone when the crowd whistling too.  There were many times I see men stop playing, only to realize the ref blew his whistle... even the commentators said they couldn't hear the whistle.  The ref make ah jackass call, there really is no other way to put it.  You know a man's on a yellow and you'll give him a second yellow for kicking the ball 1 second after you blow your whistle?  That's craziness.

  Talk all de shit yuh want.  He's an ass.  van persie knows he's on a yellow and it is up to him to comport himself accordingly, not the ref's responsibility to have consideration for him. Yellow cards have been given for time wasting before and not only could he have heard the whistle but he saw the linesman raise his flag.   You claimin' he couldn't hear de whistle like you is de wax in he ears one day yuh "seein" fuh maxi, today yuh hearin' fuh van persie.  Next ting yuh go be "feelin" fuh Vanessa Del Rio, too....he didn't hear that whistle but he managed to hear all the others before it though, didn't he? 
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Dansteel - The Iceman on March 08, 2011, 09:39:57 PM
I think Arsenal played poorly because they defended too deep. The only times Arsenal has played well v Barca was with a high defensive line to squeeze the space for Barca to pick out through balls. They also couldn't get going because they ...kept trying to pass through Barca's midfield, a game they were never going to win. Fabregas couldn't get on the ball and would have needed to sit deep and play longer balls to the strikers and flanks. He didn't look fit anyway. Taking off a central midfielder and playing Bendtner and van Persie in a 442 might have worked (that ploy led to Arsenal's only realistic chance in the game anyway) but by then van Persie had been sent off. So their standard plan B was wrecked. Barca played a nearly flawless game but Arsenal could have done a LOT better with more tactical awareness. At least it wasn't a total embarrassment like last year. They still had a shot in the tournament until that sending off destroyed any hope of a recovery.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: kicker on March 08, 2011, 10:14:25 PM
Talk all de shit yuh want.  He's an ass.  van persie knows he's on a yellow and it is up to him to comport himself accordingly, not the ref's responsibility to have consideration for him. Yellow cards have been given for time wasting before and not only could he have heard the whistle but he saw the linesman raise his flag.   You claimin' he couldn't hear de whistle like you is de wax in he ears one day yuh "seein" fuh maxi, today yuh hearin' fuh van persie.  Next ting yuh go be "feelin" fuh Vanessa Del Rio, too....he didn't hear that whistle but he managed to hear all the others before it though, didn't he? 

Mango, good refs are known to use sensible discretion in moments like that... No one is saying it's the ref's "responsibility to have consideration" for him...but a ref is well within is rights to consider the circumstances before making big calls like that... the "time wasting" infraction was not worthy of dismissal...It just wasn't.

Carragher and dem fellas was peltin' dey blade breathless over the weekend and nuttin', Flamini break Corluka foot wid a two footed blade in the last Milan- Tott game and nuttin' Men like De Jong iz be peltin' blade without consequence normal normal throughout a game and nuttin'...then a man go try and take a few seconds off the clock (if that was what he was doing- I don't think he was) and get send off...Refs hadda be smarter jed...fuh de good of the game....it eh right Mango, you self.     

In general, I personally think that most red cards are too cheap...and some of the worst infractions somehow go unpunished....  A red card most time has a big big effect on a game, and many times the offense isn't commensurate with the punishment.  Even if Van P was intentionally trying to waste a minute or so, it wasn't worthy or punishing a team to the extent that they were punished.  The ref coulda used more common sense, and issue a warning, and let the game play on.   
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 08, 2011, 10:48:08 PM
Kicker, I agree that refs have to should use some discretion and it is quite possible that this ref did.  I can only wonder if in his mind he thought that van persie saw and knew that the linesman's flag went up (just wondering) and that may have exacerbated his situation......remember, also, arsenal were wasting time every chance they got.  They wasn't as bad as van der saar, but they were doing it all the same.  I think Sagna got a yellow card for the same offence (and roscky should have, too) Also, you have to remember, van persie didn't get sent off for kicking the ball.  It wasn't a straight red.  He got a yellow card. for kicking away the ball, and a red card for an accumulation of yellows.  Maybe the ref could have used a little more discretion.  Maybe van persie could have exercised better judgment.   But the ref was getting calls wrong on both sides today and it's quite possible that he used his discretion in not awarding Messi a penalty in the first half. 

 Another thing yuh cyah do...yuh cyah compare what goes on in the english league and what te refs allow there with what goes on on the continent and in the Champions' League.  Two different entities, and even so, I still think the english teams get to play a style of physical football that borders on the illegal that the continental teams can't always adapt to.  It seems to backfire when they try.  van persie's claim that he couldn't hear the whistle, though, is BS.  He played a whole 55 minutes and showed no signs of being affected by crowd noise.  In fact, no matter how noisy it gets in these stadia, the referee's whistle is still distinctive enough to be heard on the field, so ah cyah feel too sorry fuh him.   
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Bakes on March 08, 2011, 11:27:01 PM
  Talk all de shit yuh want.  He's an ass.  van persie knows he's on a yellow and it is up to him to comport himself accordingly, not the ref's responsibility to have consideration for him. Yellow cards have been given for time wasting before and not only could he have heard the whistle but he saw the linesman raise his flag.   You claimin' he couldn't hear de whistle like you is de wax in he ears one day yuh "seein" fuh maxi, today yuh hearin' fuh van persie.  Next ting yuh go be "feelin" fuh Vanessa Del Rio, too....he didn't hear that whistle but he managed to hear all the others before it though, didn't he? 

"Not because a man ears long and he teet' long dat it make him a Jackass!" 

... in your case even without de long ears and teeth you are clearly a jackass... and an illiterate one at that.  Find for me anywhere where I claim Van Persie "couldn't hear de whistle"?  Or where I claim to be seeing fuh anybody for that matter.  Nobody said that a ref has "responsibility" to have consideration for anybody on the pitch... you musta scratch yuh head and end up fishing dat from yuh ass in the process. 

A ref needs to exercise proper discretion and the fact is the prior yellow notwithstanding Van Persie wasn't warned at anytime before for time wasting... so he was essentially given a straight booking for that offense.  There is nothing from the footage to indicate that Van Persie had even seen the flag... he kicked the ball right after the whistle was blown... and kicked it into the sign board at that.  "I just spoke to UEFA people, and they are shocked as well," Wenger said (http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/03/08/sports/soccer/AP-SOC-Arsenal-Barcelona-Rdp.html?ref=soccerg).  The decision was obviously an unusual, if not irrational one... you'd have to be a total tun tun to be defending the ref on that call, but that's being redundant anyways.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 09, 2011, 12:16:59 AM
  Talk all de shit yuh want.  He's an ass.  van persie knows he's on a yellow and it is up to him to comport himself accordingly, not the ref's responsibility to have consideration for him. Yellow cards have been given for time wasting before and not only could he have heard the whistle but he saw the linesman raise his flag.   You claimin' he couldn't hear de whistle like you is de wax in he ears one day yuh "seein" fuh maxi, today yuh hearin' fuh van persie.  Next ting yuh go be "feelin" fuh Vanessa Del Rio, too....he didn't hear that whistle but he managed to hear all the others before it though, didn't he? 

"Not because a man ears long and he teet' long dat it make him a Jackass!" 

... in your case even without de long ears and teeth you are clearly a jackass... and an illiterate one at that.  Find for me anywhere where I claim Van Persie "couldn't hear de whistle"?  Or where I claim to be seeing fuh anybody for that matter.  Nobody said that a ref has "responsibility" to have consideration for anybody on the pitch... you musta scratch yuh head and end up fishing dat from yuh ass in the process. 

A ref needs to exercise proper discretion and the fact is the prior yellow notwithstanding Van Persie wasn't warned at anytime before for time wasting... so he was essentially given a straight booking for that offense.  There is nothing from the footage to indicate that Van Persie had even seen the flag... he kicked the ball right after the whistle was blown... and kicked it into the sign board at that.  "I just spoke to UEFA people, and they are shocked as well," Wenger said (http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/03/08/sports/soccer/AP-SOC-Arsenal-Barcelona-Rdp.html?ref=soccerg).  The decision was obviously an unusual, if not irrational one... you'd have to be a total tun tun to be defending the ref on that call, but that's being redundant anyways.

  What is "proper discretion", bitch,  and where in the rule book does it say about the hows, wheres and whys of warning a player?  van persie wasn't "warned" for time wasting, yuh dumb c**t, any more than sagna was "warned" before HE was given a yellow for the same offense. (so much for it being an "unusual" call in this game.)   A referee's "discretion" is just that.  His and his alone, and if he felt that arsenal were displaying time-wasting tactics when the score was in their favor and hustlin' to play when it wasn't, then it's his "discretion" to apply the rules accordingly.  cunnyhole, play the game for five miutes and you will know, instead of runnin' yuh mudder cunny on here.  When van persie was receiving the ball, he and the linesman were in full view of each other and the linesman already had his flag up.  So I don't give a f**k how much worth you put into wnger's "discussion" with who he talk to on the phone.  He coulda be talkin' to yuh mudder fuh all I care.  The ref made the call according to the f**kin' rules.  I don't have to f**kin' "defend" that.    Today, "discretion" wass comfort for a fool.  You keep waitin' fuh it. and bitchin' about it. 
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Ngozi on March 09, 2011, 02:01:50 AM
Barca does defend like pothong when food reach. Dam!

lol they close down space so quickly it is amazing
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: mukumsplau on March 09, 2011, 07:19:08 AM
steups..allyuh goin on about that second yellow as if it wudve made a fuggin difference...if arsenal woulda get thru wid 10 men bet yuh wouldna see all d essay and thesis men postin...barca was hungry
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: GunnerStunner on March 09, 2011, 08:18:10 AM
i have no idea why wenger started rosicky before AA


none


nothing


rosicky have no assist all season

one goal

AA would have been a better start
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Dansteel - The Iceman on March 09, 2011, 10:38:28 AM
I don't expect any English to go far in this CL; they all have been very shitty this season! I would love to see a Barca vs Real final or any of those sides against Bayern. I think Bayern, Real and Barca are the three best teams in the CL.
I doh know bout Bayern nuh. Their defence has actually gotten worse. And that's after they sold Martin Demichelis. Yuh can't test Robben and Ribery but that leaky defence go kill dem.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Dansteel - The Iceman on March 09, 2011, 10:50:47 AM
steups..allyuh goin on about that second yellow as if it wudve made a fuggin difference...if arsenal woulda get thru wid 10 men bet yuh wouldna see all d essay and thesis men postin...barca was hungry
Not so sure bout dat one. Before de sending off it was 1-1 and Barca was gettin knock out for all the possession and shots they had. Anybody can tell you you can outshoot the other team completely and dominate possession and still lose. Look at the Carling Cup final. After the red card Barca score 2. At dat point even Abidal start to make runs into the penalty box. Not sayin Barca wouldn'a win it but definitely a game changer. They had 8 shots in the 56 minutes before the red card and 11 in the 34 minutes after. Plus ALL their second half shots came after the sending off.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: kicker on March 09, 2011, 11:17:12 AM
Barca may well have won the game...and they "deserved" to....They were wearing Arsenal out, and the gaps were starting to open up...

Maybe more so than the physical disadvantage of being down a man, I think the red knocked the wind out of Arsenal's sails - it was probably a huge mental blow after the renewed hope following a fortuitous equalizer... Not to mention the mental boost it gave to Barca, as their spirits probably got a little rattled after the own goal as well.... and even as comfortable as Barca looked (and probably felt) in the run of play, the game still balanced on a knife edge until the final minute as Arsenal just needed a goal...

There are alot of big IFs and psychological implications, which is why big refereeing calls need to be spot on, and cannot be taken lightly.....

In the end positive football (and poor refereeing) won...

Time to move on....
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 09, 2011, 11:59:13 AM
To be quite honest, I eh so sure that Barca mighta pulled it out after conceding that goal....arsenal were too well entrenched in their defensive shape and the fact that they came so close to turning the tie on it's head, even down a man, speaks volumes to that.  What is lost in all this so-called "poor refereeing" is that Barca could have very well gone up 2-0 if the ref had made the "proper call" on the penalty that could have been awarded to Barca.....there was "poor refereeing" decisions, I guess, made against both teams.


**at the end of the day, players have to know when they skatin' on thin ice with a referee.  If as van persie say, the ref was whistling against his team for the whole game, then he cannot leave his conduct up to that same referee's discretion.**
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on March 09, 2011, 04:41:18 PM
Milan out.. couldnt score against a team that leaks goals

they went there to lock Spurs down and forgot they had to score

 :rotfl:

Forza EPL
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: giggsy11 on March 09, 2011, 04:48:02 PM
Doh sleep on FC Shalke 04!
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Dansteel - The Iceman on March 09, 2011, 04:58:00 PM
Milan out.. couldnt score against a team that leaks goals

they went there to lock Spurs down and forgot they had to score

 :rotfl:

Forza EPL
Milan, like every other team in Serie A besides Napoli and Juve, struggle against teams with wingers. Like dey cyah handle it because dey play too narrow. Serie A going backwards, which is why dey lose dey 4th CL spot to Bundesliga. Inter only manage to mash up last year because they have hardworking strikers who could play on de wings, but with injuries and Leonardo dunce formations dey right back to square 1. Is only because dey less shi++y and backwards than the rest of Serie A that Milan winning the league.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Peong on March 09, 2011, 05:57:43 PM
Schalke play good ball today.  That was a tough 2nd half, yuh could see everybody was bun but they still runnin hard.  Valencia had enough possession to score another goal but Schalke looked experienced, soakin up pressure and then launching the counter.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: kicker on March 09, 2011, 10:28:21 PM
Milan out.. couldnt score against a team that leaks goals

they went there to lock Spurs down and forgot they had to score

 :rotfl:

Forza EPL

You obviously didn't watch the match...Milan didn't go out to lock down anybody...Milan created all the chances (more so in the 1st half), and Spurs were lucky to not concede...2nd half was more even but Spurs was the team that went out for the draw (understandably so).... it was not convincing, but I like the Spurs spirit, and I like how their fans get behind them even when they're playing poorly like they did tonight.   

Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on March 09, 2011, 10:57:25 PM
Milan out.. couldnt score against a team that leaks goals

they went there to lock Spurs down and forgot they had to score

 :rotfl:

Forza EPL

You obviously didn't watch the match...Milan didn't go out to lock down anybody...Milan created all the chances (more so in the 1st half), and Spurs were lucky to not concede...2nd half was more even but Spurs was the team that went out for the draw (understandably so).... it was not convincing, but I like the Spurs spirit, and I like how their fans get behind them even when they're playing poorly like they did tonight.   



yea they dominated possession and had like really only 1 real chance when Gallas cleared off the line.. the other attempts were half chances... when I meant they went there to lock down Spurs was evident by them doubling up on the wingers and covering the danger areas for when Crouch would nod down the diagonals.. and it felt like they spent at least half the game doing that which was very admirable because they are the only team to lock down Spurs attack since I think United went there and drew 0-0 with 10 men... but with all that possession they hardly created chances and only had the one golden opportunity.

I just glad that stink Italian team out.. my best friend is an AC fan and an avid Serie A believer...  he's probably drunk out of his mind right now... it's too early 4 banter with him
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: kicker on March 10, 2011, 08:56:27 AM

yea they dominated possession and had like really only 1 real chance when Gallas cleared off the line.. the other attempts were half chances... when I meant they went there to lock down Spurs was evident by them doubling up on the wingers and covering the danger areas for when Crouch would nod down the diagonals.. and it felt like they spent at least half the game doing that which was very admirable because they are the only team to lock down Spurs attack since I think United went there and drew 0-0 with 10 men... but with all that possession they hardly created chances and only had the one golden opportunity.

I just glad that stink Italian team out.. my best friend is an AC fan and an avid Serie A believer...  he's probably drunk out of his mind right now... it's too early 4 banter with him


lol I usually like Milan through the years but they lacked punch in the final 3rd.  As you say, most of their chances were 1/2 chances.  In fairness Robinho had a good one in the 2nd half that Gomes saved well and Tott had to scramble away... There were a fair share of nervous moments for Spurs and I don't think they expected to be bossed around like that on their home pitch, so credit to Milan for stepping up i the away game...They did what they had to do away, just didn't do it at home. To your locking down point, they had to keep one eye on the counter because that's how they got burned in the 1st leg...Once Lennon gets going there's no catching him - same goes for Bale (luckily for Milan he was not fit)...

Tott is a decent squad but last night they were poor- As much as Palacios gives the ball away in posession, his presence as a bruiser in the middle of the field was sorely missed yesterday -He makes the game alot easier for Modric....Also as good a motivator as Redknapp is, he seems to lack tactical variation...If his speedy wingers aren't fit or on their game, Tott is very very predictable goin forward.  I think they will need a very favorable draw in the next round to advance any further than this...They've already overachieved.
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on March 10, 2011, 11:15:20 AM
UEFA Champions League - Round of 16, 2nd Leg
Barcelona - Camp Nou (95.486)

FC Barcelona 3-1 Arsenal FC
1-0 : Messi 45+3'
1-1 : Busquets (o.g.) 53'
56' van Persie expelled (double booking)
2-1 : Xavi 69'
3-1 : Messi (pen) 71'

Barcelona advances 4-3 on aggregate.

(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/1587/barca2011arsenalcl8a.jpg)
(http://www.elmundodeportivo.es/gif/20110308/OMEDES%20(1).jpg)
(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/8176/barca2011arsenalcl8b.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/v/d4zwOCVykP8&tracker=False

Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on March 10, 2011, 11:21:43 AM
Been saying this a while now.

Failure in philosophy sees Arsenal exit

"I'm very proud because everybody urged us to play differently to our nature. We can be proud of the result, but more than pride it can strengthen the belief in our philosophy."

Arsene Wenger's words after the first leg victory over Barcelona were laced with more than a hint of personal triumph. His use of "we" and "us" failed to conceal what he undoubtedly felt was his own victory in a battle he believes he has been fighting for many years. Nicknamed 'the Professor' in his early years at Arsenal, the Premier League masses have been lectured for some time by a man who seems intent on preserving his own legacy.

But his crusade to educate English football's 'ignorant' majority about the value of wholesome football has been consistently undermined by his failure to claim trophies. For the past few years, Arsenal fans and football onlookers alike have had to sit and listen to the same stale rhetoric from Wenger. How his players are finally ready to step up to the plate; how they have matured and learned from their disappointments, and are both physically and mentally ready to move onto the next level. The trouble is that Wenger's faith in his players appears totally misguided.

The Carling Cup final provided a perfect opportunity for Arsenal's trophy-shy personnel to justify their manager's unshakable faith. But they again left their boss looking like a fool. At the Camp Nou on Wednesday, the taste of failure was once again on Wenger's lips, but a more repugnant flavour was present because of the spineless manner of the defeat. He and his players may have at least emerged with some credit against one of the world's greatest ever club sides, had they adhered to the Frenchman's oft-preached 'philosophy'. They didn't.

Gunners' supporters will inevitably be irate with Robin van Persie's 56th-minute dismissal and many will insist it was the moment that changed the course of their side's Champions League fate this season. But those claims will merely be the latest in a string of desperate attempts to explain away their side's inability to shed their reputation as bottlers.

While Arsenal fans can understandably be perturbed by the Dutchman's ridiculous dismissal by a referee who showed not one iota of common sense, they should be more concerned by the key statistic to emerge from their second successive European exit to Barcelona. Quite simply, no side can expect to progress in the Champions League without posting a single shot on, or even off, goal.

"We played awesome" was Pep Guardiola's post-match assessment, and it is difficult to disagree with a coach who oversaw the complete domination of an Arsenal outfit lauded week-in week-out for their proclivity to thread their way through teams with the intricacy of, well, Barcelona. One can only imagine the personal torment that Guardiola's achievements in Catalonia have caused Wenger. That the Spaniard has put together a side that combines both exceptional football and extraordinary success must rile the Frenchman, who had the chance to create a similar legacy with his 'Invincibles', but whose stubborn principles prevented that legacy from being cemented.

One cannot understate the role that Barcelona played in stifling this Arsenal crop: the Gunners were chasing shadows and just couldn't get near Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi as they dictated play in their inimitable style. But it was embarrassing to watch at times. When Arsenal did get the ball, Messrs Wilshere, Nasri and Fabregas were not afforded any space to prove their highly-acclaimed ball-playing abilities and Barca's high pressing game ensured that possession was always quickly stolen back. Fabregas apologised for his personal performance after the game, though all of the players should be penning rueful remarks to Arsenal's success-starved supporters.

Unlike last season's semi-final against Inter Milan, when Jose Mourinho's midfield biters Esteban Cambiasso and Javier Zanetti frustrated the Catalans, Guardiola's side remained calm and patient against Arsenal and their belief that the breakthrough would come appeared unwavering. Arsenal had no players of a similar ilk to upset Barca's rhythm and while the absence of Alex Song will be lamented, he would not have possessed the necessary influence to block, obstruct and hinder the Catalans' multiple creative threats.

That Arsenal didn't have the personnel to compete is a fault of Wenger. Barcelona also lost their chief defensive midfielder in Sergio Busquets, who was forced to play as a makeshift centre-back, but they were able to call on the superb Javier Mascherano. Wenger did not have any other options in his squad, though the inclusion of Denilson may have at least afforded some protection of a back four exposed by the defensive failings of midfielders Fabregas, Wilshere and Diaby. Wenger may also bemoan the absence of injured centre-back Thomas Vermaelen, but he is deluded if he believes that either Laurent Koscielny and Johann Djourou are good enough to join the Belgian as the bedrock of a defence good enough to win top honours.

Barcelona must rightly be praised for a stunning performance - a complete destruction of a collection of such talented players - but Arsenal's third defeat to the Blaugranas in the past five years will be remembered as their worst, a night when Wenger's proud philosophy went AWOL.

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/columns/story/_/id/891601/failure-in-philosophy-facilitates-gunners-exit?cc=3888
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Fyzoman on March 10, 2011, 01:19:26 PM
Yo! ah know we beat dis to death, but ah just get ah chance to watch dis whole game.
On de Van Persie sending off? De ref is ah C*&T!!!!!

Me eh believe in dem conspiracy thing and ref and all dem thing, but waayyyy!!!

Unless de whistle i hear was from de crowd, dat whislte blow when Van Persie leg was on de backswing to take dat shot!!!!! Unbelievable!!!!

Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: College on March 10, 2011, 02:07:19 PM
go spurs!
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on March 10, 2011, 06:56:00 PM
just came across this... I thought it was awesome.. really highlighted the kid's 2 epic games.

http://www.youtube.com/v/cRZMjHzWXQc
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 10, 2011, 08:50:32 PM
Yo! ah know we beat dis to death, but ah just get ah chance to watch dis whole game.
On de Van Persie sending off? De ref is ah C*&T!!!!!

Me eh believe in dem conspiracy thing and ref and all dem thing, but waayyyy!!!

Unless de whistle i hear was from de crowd, dat whislte blow when Van Persie leg was on de backswing to take dat shot!!!!! Unbelievable!!!!



Well look I goin' and take de whip from yuh "cold, dead hands" and swing some more.....de ref sarted blowing his whistle just as van persie was about to collect de ball with he left foot and it wasn't no short puff.  What you talkin' about is when the whistle had stop blowing, and by this time van persie had done take about 4-5 quick stutter-steps before shooting.  Funny how he take a lame right-footed shot to nowhere but he didn't hear the whistle.  Funny how the defender that trailed off him (and didn't bother to tackle him) and Valdes heard it but not him.

Iniesta is really sumting else, though....that pass he make to set up Messi was priceless. 
Title: Re: 1/8 UCL 1st Leg • Arsenal FC vs FC Barcelona • 16 Feb 2011
Post by: jr sams on March 10, 2011, 10:16:32 PM
We ent even have to win at the Nou Camp.

a draw will suffice.

Arsenal will advance to the next round.
Even an Arsenal 3-2 loss will send them through, but honestly, playing at the Nou is pressure...I feelin a 3-1 to Barca in the return leg.
definitely playing lotto max tomorrow
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Peong on March 15, 2011, 02:49:05 PM
Bayern in control of their tie.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: NYtriniwhiteboy.. on March 15, 2011, 03:15:16 PM
not anymore...2-2
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Peong on March 15, 2011, 03:33:21 PM
Inter goal!!!!!!!
Bayern have to score 2!

Edit: That's wrong Bayern need one.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: NYtriniwhiteboy.. on March 15, 2011, 03:36:34 PM
bayern shudda put away that game long time..
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: D.H.W on March 15, 2011, 03:39:08 PM
yesss bayern out ! owned !
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: giggsy11 on March 15, 2011, 03:45:08 PM
yesss bayern out ! owned !

Great day! Dat side is poison!
Title: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: Flex on March 15, 2011, 04:24:11 PM
Champions League quarter-finals

Teams

Tottenham Hotspur FC (England)
Manchester United (England)
Chelsea FC (England)
FC Barcelona (Spain)
Real Madrid CF (Spain)
Inter Milan FC (Italy)
FC Schalke 04 (Germany)
FC Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine)

Quarter-final schedule: 5-6 April 2011

Quarter-final schedule: 12-13 April 2011

Note: - The draws for the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the 2010/11 UEFA club competitions will take place on Friday 18 March at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.
Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: giggsy11 on March 15, 2011, 04:27:49 PM
Champions League quarter-finals

Teams

Barcelona
Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester United
Inter Milan

Awaiting winners from the Real Madrid v Lyon and Chelsea v FC Copenhagen.

Quarter-final schedule: 5-6 April 2011

Quarter-final schedule: 12-13 April 2011

Note: - The draws for the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the 2010/11 UEFA club competitions will take place on Friday 18 March at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.

Spurs v United

Chelski v Barca

Inter v Lyon

or


United v Inter
Spurs v Barca
Chelski v Lyon
Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: D.H.W on March 15, 2011, 04:33:42 PM
Real Madrid vs Barcelona  :devil:
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: giggsy11 on March 15, 2011, 05:30:36 PM
What th e hell was Schweinsteiger trying to do when he stuck his foot out on the shot for Inter's second goal? Talk about half arse effort!
Maicon look like he bun for the season; who ever gets Inter will be able to score goals on dem! There defence lookin like dey overwork! Eto'o is an impressive player, I would have loved to have had him at United!
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: 100% Barataria on March 15, 2011, 07:57:59 PM
What th e hell was Schweinsteiger trying to do when he stuck his foot out on the shot for Inter's second goal? Talk about half arse effort!
Maicon look like he bun for the season; who ever gets Inter will be able to score goals on dem! There defence lookin like dey overwork! Eto'o is an impressive player, I would have loved to have had him at United!

That would be a retrograde move, after the last one
Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: elan on March 16, 2011, 10:25:59 AM
Is there a reason Man United cyah be paired with Barca?
Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: Coop's on March 16, 2011, 10:48:06 AM
Is there a reason Man United cyah be paired with Barca?
        They trying to keep Barca in the league as long as possible and is more money to make. :devil:
Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 16, 2011, 10:52:47 AM
Is there a reason Man United cyah be paired with Barca?

  they both may be "top seeds"  :devil:
Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: giggsy11 on March 16, 2011, 10:58:47 AM
Is there a reason Man United cyah be paired with Barca?

  they both may be "top seeds"  :devil:

 ;D
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: elan on March 16, 2011, 03:56:06 PM
Real Madrid 3 - Lyon 0
Marcelo
Benzema
Di Maria
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: elan on March 16, 2011, 03:57:20 PM
Chelsea 0 - FC Copenhagen 0

Agg. 2-0
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on March 16, 2011, 04:01:03 PM
2140: And so we now know our Champions League quarter-finalists - Barcelona, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Man Utd, Real Madrid, Schalke, Shakhtar and Tottenham.

Draw is Friday 1100GMT.. That is 7am our time ? correct?

I would prefer Schalke, Shaktar, Spurs in that order.. I'd like to avoud the bigger clubs but If we get them so be it.
my dream pairings
United Schalke
Barca Chelsea
Real Inter
Spurs Shaktar

Who do you want?

Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Blue on March 16, 2011, 04:52:17 PM
2140: And so we now know our Champions League quarter-finalists - Barcelona, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Man Utd, Real Madrid, Schalke, Shakhtar and Tottenham.

Draw is Friday 1100GMT.. That is 7am our time ? correct?

I would prefer Schalke, Shaktar, Spurs in that order.. I'd like to avoud the bigger clubs but If we get them so be it.
my dream pairings
United Schalke
Barca Chelsea
Real Inter
Spurs Shaktar

Who do you want?



I dont want Barca, Arsenal or Spurs, anyone else if fine at this stage of the competition. Barca are too good for us, Spurs fans are just annoying.

Even if we do get Barca I won't be too disappointed, it'll be a great tie.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on March 16, 2011, 04:58:14 PM
2140: And so we now know our Champions League quarter-finalists - Barcelona, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Man Utd, Real Madrid, Schalke, Shakhtar and Tottenham.

Draw is Friday 1100GMT.. That is 7am our time ? correct?

I would prefer Schalke, Shaktar, Spurs in that order.. I'd like to avoud the bigger clubs but If we get them so be it.
my dream pairings
United Schalke
Barca Chelsea
Real Inter
Spurs Shaktar

Who do you want?



I dont want Barca, Arsenal or Spurs, anyone else if fine at this stage of the competition. Barca are too good for us, Spurs fans are just annoying.

Even if we do get Barca I won't be too disappointed, it'll be a great tie.

I think Chelsea can beat Barca.. thats why I want to see them paired to get Barca out because on our day we can beat Chelsea in 2 legs or a final.. I think we can beat Barca too but I'd rather yall give it a go lol

Cech.. Ivanovic, Terry, Alex, Cole .. Luiz(defensive mid), Essien, Lampard.. Anelka Drogba Malouda

that have real strength and ability in there.. try to get a good result away and over power at home

If United played Barca I would want:

VDS, Rafael,Rio,Vidic,Evra.. Scholes, Fletcher, Carrick..Valencia Rooney Nani
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: jr sams on March 16, 2011, 06:57:49 PM
Just curious, is there any "seeding" in the draw that attempts to lower the odds of teams from the same domestic league playing each other in the quarters or is it just free for all?
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 16, 2011, 08:13:54 PM
2140: And so we now know our Champions League quarter-finalists - Barcelona, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Man Utd, Real Madrid, Schalke, Shakhtar and Tottenham.

Draw is Friday 1100GMT.. That is 7am our time ? correct?

I would prefer Schalke, Shaktar, Spurs in that order.. I'd like to avoud the bigger clubs but If we get them so be it.
my dream pairings
United Schalke
Barca Chelsea
Real Inter
Spurs Shaktar

Who do you want?



I dont want Barca, Arsenal or Spurs, anyone else if fine at this stage of the competition. Barca are too good for us, Spurs fans are just annoying.

Even if we do get Barca I won't be too disappointed, it'll be a great tie.

I think Chelsea can beat Barca.. thats why I want to see them paired to get Barca out because on our day we can beat Chelsea in 2 legs or a final.. I think we can beat Barca too but I'd rather yall give it a go lol

Cech.. Ivanovic, Terry, Alex, Cole .. Luiz(defensive mid), Essien, Lampard.. Anelka Drogba Malouda

that have real strength and ability in there.. try to get a good result away and over power at home

If United played Barca I would want:

VDS, Rafael,Rio,Vidic,Evra.. Scholes, Fletcher, Carrick..Valencia Rooney Nani




 :rotfl: "..I think Chelsea can beat Barca.." :rotfl: "...I think we can beat Barca too..." :rotfl: :rotfl:  :rotfl:
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on March 16, 2011, 09:19:01 PM
2140: And so we now know our Champions League quarter-finalists - Barcelona, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Man Utd, Real Madrid, Schalke, Shakhtar and Tottenham.

Draw is Friday 1100GMT.. That is 7am our time ? correct?

I would prefer Schalke, Shaktar, Spurs in that order.. I'd like to avoud the bigger clubs but If we get them so be it.
my dream pairings
United Schalke
Barca Chelsea
Real Inter
Spurs Shaktar

Who do you want?



I dont want Barca, Arsenal or Spurs, anyone else if fine at this stage of the competition. Barca are too good for us, Spurs fans are just annoying.

Even if we do get Barca I won't be too disappointed, it'll be a great tie.

I think Chelsea can beat Barca.. thats why I want to see them paired to get Barca out because on our day we can beat Chelsea in 2 legs or a final.. I think we can beat Barca too but I'd rather yall give it a go lol

Cech.. Ivanovic, Terry, Alex, Cole .. Luiz(defensive mid), Essien, Lampard.. Anelka Drogba Malouda

that have real strength and ability in there.. try to get a good result away and over power at home

If United played Barca I would want:

VDS, Rafael,Rio,Vidic,Evra.. Scholes, Fletcher, Carrick..Valencia Rooney Nani




 :rotfl: "..I think Chelsea can beat Barca.." :rotfl: "...I think we can beat Barca too..." :rotfl: :rotfl:  :rotfl:

I dont know if your saying Barca are unbeatable..because they are not and If you think I meant Chelsea has a better chance of beating Barca than United then you are mistaken

What I'm saying is I think of all the remaining teams United and Chelsea boast the strongest chance to beat them down to the balance in the squad.. Inter too, but they are very different to last season's Inter... Real I think has no chance vs Barca... only teams with strong defensive mids and a very top class back 4 will stand a chance.. and with the pace of Nani Rooney Valencia in attack our counterattack is probably the fastest available with technical ability to score and win against Barcelona as they keep a high line.

As much as United and Chelsea dont want to face Barca.. Barca does not want to face either because they know it will be 10X harder than the Arsenal game and 5x harder than any of the other teams left

Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: jai john on March 16, 2011, 09:19:32 PM
2140: And so we now know our Champions League quarter-finalists - Barcelona, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Man Utd, Real Madrid, Schalke, Shakhtar and Tottenham.

Draw is Friday 1100GMT.. That is 7am our time ? correct?

I would prefer Schalke, Shaktar, Spurs in that order.. I'd like to avoud the bigger clubs but If we get them so be it.
my dream pairings
United Schalke
Barca Chelsea
Real Inter
Spurs Shaktar

Who do you want?



I dont want Barca, Arsenal or Spurs, anyone else if fine at this stage of the competition. Barca are too good for us, Spurs fans are just annoying.

Even if we do get Barca I won't be too disappointed, it'll be a great tie.

I think Chelsea can beat Barca.. thats why I want to see them paired to get Barca out because on our day we can beat Chelsea in 2 legs or a final.. I think we can beat Barca too but I'd rather yall give it a go lol

Cech.. Ivanovic, Terry, Alex, Cole .. Luiz(defensive mid), Essien, Lampard.. Anelka Drogba Malouda

that have real strength and ability in there.. try to get a good result away and over power at home

If United played Barca I would want:

VDS, Rafael,Rio,Vidic,Evra.. Scholes, Fletcher, Carrick..Valencia Rooney Nani

Smalls ...you know you can call all dem names but the one that really matters is Messi ...once he plays barsa wins !!! against any opponent in this 8 . get him sick or injured and Barsa will die fast ...all dem names dey like to call who around Messi ...let him not play and dem fellas not so strong . Messi is " El Cid " to this team .
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Toppa on March 16, 2011, 10:03:56 PM
 :wavetowel: :wavetowel: :wavetowel:
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 17, 2011, 06:26:27 AM
Small mag, the main thing that any of the remaining teams have going for them against Barca right now is that Barca have some inconvenient injury worries coming at the worst time.  Ah know yuh love yuh manu and yuh epl, but how in de WORLD you could say Chelsea and manu have the best chances of :rotfl: beating Barca and RM have none?!  You mad or wha?! Yuh should change your name to "Small Mad" oui!  Allyuh does really get tie up with how easy it does look when manu defending angainst these epl teams and others that 'fraid dem but....what you really think go happen when Messi pick up dah ball and start runnin', full speed, at the collective clumsiness that is carrick, fletcher, c**tmouth rio, Mr. "we don't like pretty football" thug-vidic, and the nex' wannabe thug evra and hot-headed raphael? (not to mention if he go back and pick up de ball anywhere NEAR rooney or paul "Swing Blade" scholes?) Please!  Pedro alone go give allyuh beans and doh let Pep give a hungry, bench-ridden Bojan a sweat either nuh.  Barca would be buzzin' 'round that defense like marabunta and van der saar would get abused. 
  Maybe valencia could provide allyuh wit a few seconds of relief when he get the ball and try to take on Adriano, and maybe ronani could feel he could take on Alves and then Pique but that is if allyuh midfield would even get a chance to relay the ball to either of them......wait, ah forget....scholes and he long-ball passes.  (Duhh!!....silly :nailbiting: me)
  Inter is the team with the best chance of beating Barca, jed and I would never say RM "have no chance" without wearin' a straight jacket......shit, if yuh sleep on Shaktar and all allyuh might end up wit bad dreams and as for Chelsea? we not on the best form to take on Barca right now so yuh could forget dat, too. (but we beatin' allyuh shit side, though)  :devil:
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on March 17, 2011, 07:39:45 AM
right right Jai and Mango...  so once Messi playing they automatically winning..  I hope Fergie, Carlo, Jose and Leonardo know that too... I bet the pre match speech is "fellas they have messi.. thats it.. we had a good run"

He is the best in the world and they are the best but If you wanna be the best you got to take out the best and thankfully me and United and any of the other teams arent pussies like allyuh. 

We welcome challenge and think on ways and formations and details how to get past not fold up and say they have messi ... f**k messi and f**k off
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Peong on March 17, 2011, 07:52:21 AM
I didn't realize that Real have had such a bad run, 7 years since the last 1/4 final spot!
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on March 17, 2011, 07:53:07 AM

I think Chelsea can beat Barca.. thats why I want to see them paired to get Barca out because on our day we can beat Chelsea in 2 legs or a final.. I think we can beat Barca too but I'd rather yall give it a go lol

VDS, Rafael,Rio,Vidic,Evra.. Scholes, Fletcher, Carrick..Valencia Rooney Nani


(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/121btci.gif)

Small Mad, the only difference between that back 4 and the back 4 that get the cutarse in 2009 is Rafael. Whereas O'Shea started in that game at RB.

A fully fit and running Villa • Messi • Pedro combo will run rings around that back 4 any day of the week.

This is not West Brom and Wigan yuh defending against. It is only in England that Ferdinand is regarded as a world class defender, any other league in the world he will get eat up and Vidic is ah mad man that good for a penalty against a skillful team.

Man U reached the final in 2009 on the strength of a phenomenal C. Ronaldo, who, at that time was nullified by the Barca midfield and now you want to bring Nani and Valencia into this argument who are nowhere near the class of Ronaldo......steups, come nuh man Small Mad.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Peong on March 17, 2011, 07:59:16 AM
Allyuh doh get on Small back for dat comment, he said Chelsea and Man U have the best chance, not that they have a good chance.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on March 17, 2011, 08:02:33 AM
Allyuh doh get on Small back for dat comment, he said Chelsea and Man U have the best chance, not that they have a good chance.

exactly.. I agree they are the best and most probable to win it but 'm not scared of them or embarrassed to lose to them..I would like to challenge them and give them a go... it's football anything can happen

"2+2 in football isnt always 4..its mostly 3 or 5" - Don Leo

also from Fergie's mouth:
11:30 The boss was also asked about the possibility of been drawn with Barcelona in tomorrow's Champions League draw. He's a huge admirer of the Spanish champions, but says it's important not to fear them. "I don't think it's good tactics to go into how good they are and show a trepidation and apprehension about it. I don't think it's our way. You have to face the hurdle as it comes along. We've got the experience of playing against them recently - we knocked them out in the semi-final [in 2008] and lost the final in Rome [in 2009]. And it's virtually all the same players. It's an amazing thing that they very rarely change their team. That's a fantastic feat when you think of the number of games you play nowadays." (GT)
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: GunnerStunner on March 17, 2011, 08:37:15 AM
i backing Shahktar!

if i were to back anyone else now that Arsenal have bowed out

Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 17, 2011, 08:47:04 AM
Allyuh doh get on Small back for dat comment, he said Chelsea and Man U have the best chance, not that they have a good chance.

   .....and even when yuh drawing from short straws for the longest one, it is neither manu nor Chelsea that draw the longest one.  I still saybelieve it is Inter that have the "best" chance to beat Barca.

   Small Mad....I quoted more than just Messi eh, so doh have me dong as sayin' that Messi is going to single-handedly beat any side....but he IS Barca's key to success, so interpret it how yuh want.  But yuh better hope that all them yellow/red/cards/mistakeswes brown-waiting-to-happen defense bring they best game, no matter WHO allyuh draw.

    Also, it is funny, ironic hypocritical and downright pitiful of alex feruson to talk about not playin' Barca like they 'fraid dem and mention the 2008 victory over them.  They get a nice/lucky goal off scholes shot and park up de bus in de second leg.  c'mon, SON!  Wha happ'm, fergie gettin' senile or wha?!  They didn't only just "lose" to Barca in '09, they got washed, hung out to dry and sent to the cleaners as well. (and still come back dutty.)
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on March 17, 2011, 09:46:28 AM
Nuff respect Real and Lyon.

After UEFA did not allow players in the Real Madrid vs Lyon match to wear shirts showing support for Abidal, who is going through treatment for a liver tumour, the players put on shirts after the match to demonstrate their support and good wishes for Eric Abidal.

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/Real-Abi-gesture.jpg)
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/Real-Abi-gesture2.jpg)
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: giggsy11 on March 17, 2011, 11:16:54 AM
Well done Real; after all is just a game!
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Observer on March 17, 2011, 11:25:26 AM
Real showed Real Class in support of Abidal  :applause: :applause:

Real are the first Mourinho team that plays with absolute style & "only for me" really worth watching. They were magnificent against Lyon.

As for the draw only a hunch but look for an Inter vs Real too appetizing for UEFA to ignore
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 17, 2011, 12:02:12 PM
Real showed Real Class in support of Abidal  :applause: :applause:

Real are the first Mourinho team that plays with absolute style & "only for me" really worth watching. They were magnificent against Lyon.

As for the draw only a hunch but look for an Inter vs Real too appetizing for UEFA to ignore

Real classy move by Jose and his team and I dare say maybe even a necessary and well-timed one after the frayed nerve endings following Inter's elimination of Barca in the CL last year......I missed the game but I happy for Marcello....me and my Brejin (Real fan) been goin' back and forth for a long time about his worth.....I doh find the boy is as bad as people make 'im out...I always like him. (shit!  I like ANY dam Brazilian!  :D)
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Blue on March 17, 2011, 01:26:24 PM
Current odds to win the CL

1. Barcelona 5/4
2. Real 9/2
3. Chelsea 6/1
4. Man U 15/2
5. Inter 10/1
6. Spurs 12/1
7. Shaktar 25/1
8. Schalke 50/1
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Jah Gol on March 17, 2011, 07:31:43 PM
Real Respect .
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Raul on March 17, 2011, 09:34:46 PM
I wonder if the tables were turned, if a man like Messi would wear an 'Animo Ramos' jersey?

What a display of class and maturity... Proud day to be a Real fan!
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: 100% Barataria on March 17, 2011, 09:40:04 PM
I wonder if the tables were turned, if a man like Messi would wear an 'Animo Ramos' jersey?

What a display of class and maturity... Proud day to be a Real fan!

Why do you think the club slogan is "Mas que un club"?
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Big Magician on March 17, 2011, 10:36:27 PM
what you really think go happen when Messi pick up dah ball and start runnin', full speed, at the collective clumsiness that is carrick, fletcher, c**tmouth rio, Mr. "we don't like pretty football" thug-vidic, and the nex' wannabe thug evra and hot-headed raphael? (not to mention if he go back and pick up de ball anywhere NEAR rooney or paul "Swing Blade" scholes?) Please!  Pedro alone go give allyuh beans and doh let Pep give a hungry, bench-ridden Bojan a sweat either nuh.  Barca would be buzzin' 'round that defense like marabunta and van der saar would get abused.

like in the world cup ??
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 18, 2011, 04:22:53 AM
what you really think go happen when Messi pick up dah ball and start runnin', full speed, at the collective clumsiness that is carrick, fletcher, c**tmouth rio, Mr. "we don't like pretty football" thug-vidic, and the nex' wannabe thug evra and hot-headed raphael? (not to mention if he go back and pick up de ball anywhere NEAR rooney or paul "Swing Blade" scholes?) Please!  Pedro alone go give allyuh beans and doh let Pep give a hungry, bench-ridden Bojan a sweat either nuh.  Barca would be buzzin' 'round that defense like marabunta and van der saar would get abused.

like in the world cup ??

What about the World Cup, Big Mag?  You really still tryin' to use the World Cup to compare a Maradonna-run Argentina team against international opponents (cassava) to a Pep Guardiola-managed Barcelona at club level (pone) to say what?  To say that Messi running at defenders has no influence on his team's success?  I eh sure ah follow....help meh out nuh...what am I missing?
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Jumbie on March 18, 2011, 05:19:55 AM
Inter Milan/Schalke
Chelsea/Man Utd
Real Madrid/Tottenham
Barcelona/Shakhtar
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on March 18, 2011, 05:30:50 AM
Real vs Spurs    vs  Barca vs Shaktar

Inter vs Schalke vs  Chelsea vs United

Tough draw but same for the rent boys... at least we go back to OT in the QF and SF should we get there

Lets have it!

MASSIVE
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 18, 2011, 05:41:02 AM
Inter Milan/Schalke
Chelsea/Man Utd
Real Madrid/Tottenham
Barcelona/Shakhtar

  Yuh eh waste no time!  Shalke havin' a good tournament but after what i see Inter pull off against Bayern, I eh seein' Shalke get past this experienced team. Chelsea will triumph over manu if we get we forwards to finish and we midfielders stay disciplined and don't give in to the battle atmosphere and rack up yellows and reds. Real will mash up Spurs' fairy tale run and make dem look bad in de process and Shaktar will give Barca some trouble but the weather will become less of a factor and Barca still comin' out on top.
  Unless my side improve thier current form drastically, Inter beatin' we and amazingly, another mourinho-coached team will meet Barca in a back-to-back semi-final.  Them two will pull out all the stops and will be the real "Final".  Barca, eventual champions.
  


Barca eking out a victory in the final.



  
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 18, 2011, 05:45:46 AM

Tough draw but same for the rent boys... at least we go back to OT in the QF and SF should we get there
Lets have it!

MASSIVE

  Doh worry...we go gih yuh it and gih yuh it good! Yuh eh hadda beg!
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: D.H.W on March 18, 2011, 05:53:47 AM
hard luck chelsea  :devil:
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 18, 2011, 06:39:08 AM
hard luck chelsea  :devil:

 :D
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: doublet750 on March 18, 2011, 07:09:56 AM
all my united bredrin dont count yuh chicks b4 they hatch.....was ah lickin alyuh plan to give we 2weeks ago and instead yuh suffer back to back PL defeats to spark talk of chelsea still having ah outside chance in d league still
so as far as CL all d banter and ting is normal but with chelsea squad @ full fitness and yours hitting ther bad patch of the season and with injuries i would be more cautious with d talk than usual.

All chelsea has to do is WIN d midfield battle ...cant allow Scholes to dictate the game as he is so good at doing and while i know nani and valencia more than capable i believe the wide tandems of malouda/cole and movement of anelka/torres along with the POWER of drogba against a depleted back line of Utd could be the difference maker. But like i say United cannot be allowed to dominate the midfield battle as they did first half at the bridge.

Not even that 2-1 score is satisfactory ....


ALL THAT BEING SAID....THE ATMOSPHERE @ THE BRIDGE and OLD TRAFFORD FOR THOSE 3 MEETINGS IN THAT MONTH WILL BE ELECTRIC.

Cheers fellas good luck to both teams and jus remember is just FOOTBALL
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on March 18, 2011, 08:21:10 AM
Should Barca and Real progress to the semi-final round they would meet one another.

That is 2 games, plus El Clasico and the Copa Del Rey final still to be played.

Good time to be a spanish football fan.

Edit:
APRIL
Sun 3: J30 (A) Villarreal
Wed 6 Apr: UCL Qf-1L (H) Shakhtar Donetsk
Sat 9: J31 (H) Almería
Tue 12 Apr: UCL Qf-2L (A) Shakhtar Donetsk
Sun 17: J32 (A) Real Madrid
Wed 20: Copa del Rey final (N) Real Madrid
Sun 24: J33 (H) Osasuna (Valencia v LPB)
Tue/Wed 26/27 Apr: UCL Sf-1L (A) Real Madrid/Tottenham

MAY
Sun 1: J34 (A) Real Sociedad (LPB v Zaragoza)
Tue/Wed 3/4 May: UCL Sf-2L (H) Real Madrid/Tottenham
Sun 8: J35 (H) Espanyol (Sevilla v LPB)
Wed 11: J36 (A) Levante
Sun 15: J37 (H) Deportivo
Wed 18: UEFA Europa League Final in Dublin
Sun 22: J38 (A) Málaga
Sat 28: UEFA Champions League Final in London (Wembley) Inter/Schalke/Chelsea/ManUtd
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on March 18, 2011, 08:24:27 AM
Possibly 4 Classicos in 19 days.. drama

Hoping for Shaktar  vs Spurs in Semi 1 and United v Schalke in Semi 2

 ;D
Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: Sam on March 18, 2011, 08:44:21 AM
Quarter-final draw (5/6 and 12/13 April)

Real Madrid CF (ESP) v Tottenham Hotspur FC (ENG)
Chelsea FC (ENG) v Manchester United FC (ENG)
FC Barcelona (ESP) v FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
FC Internazionale Milano (ITA) v FC Schalke 04 (GER)

Semi-final draw (26/27 April and 3/4 May)

1: Inter/Schalke v Chelsea /Manchester United
2: Madrid/Tottenham v Barcelona/Shakhtar

Final (28 May, Wembley)

Winner semi-final 2 v Winner semi-final 1

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=1609215.html
Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: Sam on March 18, 2011, 08:48:47 AM
1st leg - Tuesday 5 April 2011
Real Madrid CF - Tottenham Hotspur FC
FC Internazionale Milano - FC Schalke 04

1st leg - Wednesday 6 April 2011
Chelsea FC - Manchester United FC
FC Barcelona - FC Shakhtar Donetsk

2nd leg - Tuesday 12 April 2011
Manchester United FC - Chelsea FC
FC Shakhtar Donetsk - FC Barcelona

2nd leg - Wednesday 13 April 2011
Tottenham Hotspur FC - Real Madrid CF
FC Schalke 04 - FC Internazionale Milano

1st leg - Tuesday 26 April 2011
FC Internazionale Milano or FC Schalke 04 - Chelsea FC or Manchester United FC

1st leg - Wednesday 27 April 2011
Real Madrid CF or Tottenham Hotspur FC - FC Barcelona or FC Shakhtar Donetsk

2nd leg - Tuesday 3 May 2011
FC Barcelona or FC Shakhtar Donetsk - Real Madrid CF or Tottenham Hotspur FC

2nd leg - Wednesday 4 May 2011
Chelsea FC or Manchester United FC - FC Internazionale Milano or FC Schalke 04
Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: KND2 on March 18, 2011, 08:49:41 AM
All London final in Wembley

Tot vs Che

 :rotfl:
Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: Sando on March 18, 2011, 08:51:18 AM
Inter and FC Barcelona have it easy boy...
Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: weary1969 on March 18, 2011, 08:53:20 AM
All London final in Wembley

Tot vs Che

 :rotfl:

Dreams are free y not have a BIG 1
Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: elan on March 18, 2011, 10:31:58 AM
:duel:

:whip:

:flamethrower:
Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: lefty on March 18, 2011, 10:41:41 AM
chelsea!!! but given dey performances dese days if dey eh get thru, ah feelin Tottenham as a dark horse contender......we go see
Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: Blue on March 18, 2011, 12:54:44 PM
If Tottenham win dis tournament, noone cud say dey eh deserve it...dey have no luck  :rotfl: :rotfl:

Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Blue on March 18, 2011, 12:56:36 PM
yawn....how many times in a row do we have to beat dis man u side before dey give up and go away...jeez
Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: 100% Barataria on March 18, 2011, 01:07:21 PM
Inter and FC Barcelona have it easy boy...

Would be to either team's peril to underestimate their opponents, at this level of the tournament, so-called small teams might just step it up due to the whole occasion
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on March 18, 2011, 01:31:59 PM
English media (including Yorke) hyping up dey self once again.

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid29318049001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAAAnV5Z0~,xyoxShbYDLH15l1vwIIVsop0qj9qrqRT&bctid=835273860001

Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 18, 2011, 01:34:51 PM
Inter and FC Barcelona have it easy boy...

Would be to either team's peril to underestimate their opponents, at this level of the tournament, so-called small teams might just step it up due to the whole occasion

a this stage of the game I think all the coaches acknowledge that there is no easy game and Barca is familiar enough with Shaktar than to make that mistake.  They are VERY tough at home....especially in the colder months.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 18, 2011, 01:36:59 PM
English media (including Yorke) hyping up dey self once again.

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid29318049001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAAAnV5Z0~,xyoxShbYDLH15l1vwIIVsop0qj9qrqRT&bctid=835273860001



  Ah bet they was hypin' up liverpool and mancity before the beginning o' this month, too!   :rotfl:
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Jah Gol on March 18, 2011, 01:38:17 PM
English media (including Yorke) hyping up dey self once again.

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid29318049001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAAAnV5Z0~,xyoxShbYDLH15l1vwIIVsop0qj9qrqRT&bctid=835273860001


Real winning both legs of that tie.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: 100% Barataria on March 18, 2011, 01:44:01 PM
English media (including Yorke) hyping up dey self once again.

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid29318049001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAAAnV5Z0~,xyoxShbYDLH15l1vwIIVsop0qj9qrqRT&bctid=835273860001


Real winning both legs of that tie.

Ah have a feelin so, Jose guh de de macarena
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 18, 2011, 01:47:37 PM
Real will DEMOLISH Spurs.  I wish Real woulda get manu instead.....Ah woulda like to see the cronalda-man drama and Jose bussin' yet anudder whine at ole trafford.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: sammy on March 18, 2011, 04:28:14 PM
Real will DEMOLISH Spurs.  I wish Real woulda get manu instead.....Ah woulda like to see the cronalda-man drama and Jose bussin' yet anudder whine at ole trafford.

doh worry i sure he saving a wine for the camp nou
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 18, 2011, 05:08:58 PM
English media (including Yorke) hyping up dey self once again.

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid29318049001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAAAnV5Z0~,xyoxShbYDLH15l1vwIIVsop0qj9qrqRT&bctid=835273860001



It go be interesting to see what these same ones (especially jamie redknapp) have to say after Real buss dey ass. At least Dwight, in the end, try to temper the enthusiasm by reminding them that Real is going to be going after spurs' defence, too.

Real will DEMOLISH Spurs.  I wish Real woulda get manu instead.....Ah woulda like to see the cronalda-man drama and Jose bussin' yet anudder whine at ole trafford.

doh worry i sure he saving a wine for the camp nou

...not if his team look like anything they did last time they was there.    ;D 
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: giggsy11 on March 18, 2011, 06:22:22 PM
We have a chance since Martin Atkinson will not be reffin!
Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: giggsy11 on March 19, 2011, 07:44:14 AM
Marcello will outshine Bale in the Real v Spurs match up.
Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: College on March 20, 2011, 05:08:09 PM
Go Spurs!
Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: giggsy11 on April 02, 2011, 09:58:41 AM
Glad Chelski get a hard game today. Ah hope Stoke soften up some of these players so we can finish dem off!
Title: 1/4 UCL 1st Leg • FC Barcelona v Shakhtar Donetsk • 6 April 2011
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on April 05, 2011, 08:04:17 AM
Date
Wednesday the 6th of April 2011

Time
20:45, Barcelona Time (CEST)
2:45, Trinidad

Where
Camp Nou, Barcelona

Previous meetings
• This is the eighth encounter between the respective Spanish and Ukrainian champions and Barcelona have recorded four wins to Shakhtar's two with one draw.

• Barcelona won the most recent meeting at the Stade Louis II in Monaco where substitute Pedro Rodríguez's 115th-minute goal won them the UEFA Super Cup on 28 August 2009.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y191/kammourewa/f99764eb811af07026680f4fa9bad6f8-getty-fbl-fra-eur-c3-supercup-fc-barcelona-shakhtar_donetsk.jpg)

Players who are one booking away from missing the second leg
Barcelona: Iniesta
Shakhtar: Chygrynskiy, Gai, Luiz Adriano, Mkhitaryan, Raţ, Srna

Probable starting lineup:
               Valdes
Alves - Pique - Busquets - Adriano
      Xavi - Mascherano - Iniesta
        Pedro - Messi - Villa

http://www.youtube.com/v/grdDY68jkEU
Title: Real Madrid vs Tottenham QF 1st Leg
Post by: Toppa on April 05, 2011, 01:10:28 PM
1 - 0 Madrid

Spurs down to 10 mem with Crouch being sent off.

Title: Re: Real Madrid vs Tottenham QF 1st Leg
Post by: 100% Barataria on April 05, 2011, 01:33:33 PM
Biter at San Siro, 2-2 at HT
Title: Re: Real Madrid vs Tottenham QF 1st Leg
Post by: Bakes on April 05, 2011, 01:36:48 PM
I miss whey Adebayor join Madrid...  shithong, doh even know how he was ever EPL material.
Title: Re: Real Madrid vs Tottenham QF 1st Leg
Post by: kicker on April 05, 2011, 01:43:45 PM
Harsh but "fair" red for Crouch.  Personally I woulda let him off the hook- warning on the first, yellow on the 2nd...

Madrid walking on a tight-rope leaving the back open...could be 2 or 3 up, could be tied or a goal down

Still a competitive game though- Spurs staying tight and disciplined at the back, and Madrid not letting the possession count. 

Madrid shoulda had a penalty- I guess the ref felt sorry for the harsh call on the red....
Title: Re: Real Madrid vs Tottenham QF 1st Leg
Post by: kicker on April 05, 2011, 01:46:20 PM
I miss whey Adebayor join Madrid...  shithong, doh even know how he was ever EPL material.

He joined on loan.  I like him as a target man- Madrid never had a big target man like that- varies up their approach play. 
Title: Re: Real Madrid vs Tottenham QF 1st Leg
Post by: madness on April 05, 2011, 01:53:48 PM
where can i find d game online
Title: Re: Real Madrid vs Tottenham QF 1st Leg
Post by: NYtriniwhiteboy.. on April 05, 2011, 02:16:21 PM
try here
http://lets-kickoff.blogspot.com/
they have a couple links
Title: Re: Real Madrid vs Tottenham QF 1st Leg
Post by: FF on April 05, 2011, 02:22:13 PM
Inter getting blaze  :'(

at least Real doing de ting
Title: Re: Real Madrid vs Tottenham QF 1st Leg
Post by: supporter on April 05, 2011, 02:27:30 PM
That Crouch sending off was for Sancho!

And im not surprised Schalke is tearing up Inter. They are a very underrated side.
Title: Re: Real Madrid vs Tottenham QF 1st Leg
Post by: futbolfan on April 05, 2011, 02:31:07 PM
Inter getting blaze  :'(

at least Real doing de ting

It look as though Inter eh recover from de cutarse dey get from Milan over de weekend....is 8 goal dey collect in 2 games, heads go roll...
Title: Inter vs Schalke
Post by: Observer on April 05, 2011, 02:32:56 PM
Wow! Inter getting sampat!
Title: Re: Real Madrid vs Tottenham QF 1st Leg
Post by: Toppa on April 05, 2011, 02:47:39 PM
What part of Crouch's sending off was harsh?????

Kicker you like to be too much of a diplomat sometimes, yes.
Title: Re: Real Madrid vs Tottenham QF 1st Leg
Post by: kicker on April 05, 2011, 02:53:40 PM
What part of Crouch's sending off was harsh?????

Kicker you like to be too much of a diplomat sometimes, yes.

15 mins in is harsh, especially when he didn't really make contact with either of the tackles...It was reckless and by the rule book, the red was fair, but I personally think red cards are too cheap- been saying it for a long time...

That aside, Madrid knock a nice brand today, and they took the game to Spurs from the 1st minute, and they kept searching for a goal til the 90th - Text book, lethal, open & positive football - was really nice to watch. 
Title: Re: Inter vs Schalke
Post by: Bakes on April 05, 2011, 03:13:13 PM
Hardluck for Inter supporters like me... but this goal alone was probably worth the price of admission.

What a strike by Stankovic, after 30 secs... from midfield!


http://www.youtube.com/v/Xyobvv-HbHI
Title: Re: Inter vs Schalke
Post by: Jah Gol on April 05, 2011, 03:14:56 PM
Hardluck for Inter supporters like me... but this goal alone was probably worth the price of admission.

What a strike by Stankovic, after 30 secs... from midfield!


http://www.youtube.com/v/Qkzf4uRmCeI
wtf !
Title: Re: Inter vs Schalke
Post by: E-man on April 05, 2011, 03:40:52 PM
That was awesome

Football!!
Title: Re: Inter vs Schalke
Post by: giggsy11 on April 05, 2011, 04:07:30 PM
Inter's 1st goal was pure Stank!
Title: Re: Inter vs Schalke
Post by: sinned on April 05, 2011, 04:58:25 PM
Stankovic is the master of this

http://www.youtube.com/v/22aXZQt14SA
Title: Re: Inter vs Schalke
Post by: Bourbon on April 05, 2011, 05:55:19 PM
My brethrin who is an inter fan have as he facebook status:

Quote
Dis hadda be the feeling you get when yuh son tell yuh he's a macomeman


 :rotfl:
Title: Re: Real Madrid vs Tottenham QF 1st Leg
Post by: Mango Chow! on April 06, 2011, 03:03:01 AM
What part of Crouch's sending off was harsh?????

Kicker you like to be too much of a diplomat sometimes, yes.

15 mins in is harsh, especially when he didn't really make contact with either of the tackles...It was reckless and by the rule book, the red was fair, but I personally think red cards are too cheap- been saying it for a long time...

kicker, yuh cannot "didn't really" make contact yuh know...is either yuh make contact or yu didn't and I eh know if the highlights was different from the actual game, but the first tackle, from what I see, crouch did make contact and coulda break de man foot.  The second one is kinda hard to tell if there was actual contact but, according to "sir" alex, "...you could see the intent..." but BOTH challenges were easy yellows.  You have been saying that red cards are going to cheap for a long time and a long time ago I asked a question that still remains unanswered: if you find that 15 mins in the game is "harsh" for two yellows on them two tackles, then at what point should the referee really start applying the laws of the game and to which team or player?  I mean, if Marcello had made a similar tackle to crouch second one at 20 minutes (after yuh spare crouch a second yellow and allow him to remain on the pitch) do you look at your clock and say "ok, it's time.  Marcello, you gettin' a yellow now."...or do you wait another 5 mintes for the next man to make a bad tackle?   The game starts and the rules apply from the time the referee blow his whistle to start the game up to the point that he blows it to end it....as a matter of fact, men could even get penalized for infractions committed on either side of them whistles, too, all in the tunnel.  PLAYERS are responsible for their play and conduct on the field.  The referee is there to see that the rules are followed and apply the laws when they are not.  The referee is not a bail bondsman.
Title: Re: 1/4 UCL 1st Leg • FC Barcelona v Shakhtar Donetsk • 6 April 2011
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on April 06, 2011, 08:48:22 AM
Sometimes I feel sw.net and soccernet.com cut from the same cloth, one set ah phoqing bias garbage about ManU and the EPL. I had to dig up on soccernet to find anything about Barcelona, it's like they are not even playing today.

Nothing about Stankovic's goal, or the fact that the beloved EPL's Cinderlla team Spurs, had their ass handed to them yesterday.

Instead on the homepage them have a story about cussbud Rooney and other EPL drivel.

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/Screenshot2011-04-06at102755AM.png)

Anyhow, back to the business of good football.

Barca v Shakhtar at 2:30 today.

Some pick of the last training session for the Barca fans.

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/messi-1.jpg)
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/111-480x600.jpg)
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/101.jpg)
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/71.jpg)
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/62-480x541.jpg)
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/42.jpg)
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/14-480x559.jpg)
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/12.jpg)
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/3-480x579.jpg)
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/1-1.jpg)


SW.NET and SOCCERNET.COM have been given:
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/1Nizam.jpg)
Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: kicker on April 06, 2011, 09:51:45 AM
Mango- My first post on the topic said that by the laws of the game the red was "fair"  - which is exactly what you're saying.

I think though that the punishment of playing a man down for 75 mins is alot more severe than the actual infraction committed.  Ultimately no one was hurt.  The first 15-20 mins of such a high stakes game is always a frantic affair, adrenaline pumpin', bamsee twitchin, legs fresh, man now come out of the dressing room rah rah, man blood hot etc... dem tings go happen- unless the ref was convinced that Crouch went out to intentionally damage the man...or unless he actually did cause some serious harm, I think the ref coulda let one of them slide...possibly just issue a warning on the first one understanding that Crouch was just a little too eager- but that's just me.  Maybe from the ref's vantage point it looked like Crouch was tryin' tuh break Marcelo foot...from the replays it look like he was just clumsy and late in trying to needlessly lunge in at a "loose" ball.

I eh tellin' FIFA to change the rules- just an opinion.  Ricardo Carvalho in a post match interview expressed the same sentiment (in a lot less words)...He's a respected, seasoned veteran in the game so I eh feel like I being that unreasonable in my assessment of the situation. 
Title: Re: 1/4 UCL 1st Leg • FC Barcelona v Shakhtar Donetsk • 6 April 2011
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on April 06, 2011, 12:23:26 PM
Barcelona line-up (official): Valdes - Alves Busquets Pique Adriano - Xavi Mascherano Keita - Iniesta Messi Villa

No Pedro.
Title: Re: 1/4 UCL 1st Leg • FC Barcelona v Shakhtar Donetsk • 6 April 2011
Post by: kicker on April 06, 2011, 12:49:15 PM
Looks like Barca is on the board already - Iniesta 2nd minute
Title: Re: 1/4 UCL 1st Leg • FC Barcelona v Shakhtar Donetsk • 6 April 2011
Post by: Peong on April 06, 2011, 01:11:29 PM
So how this shit game goin? :)
I takin in the EPL game.
Title: Re: 1/4 UCL 1st Leg • FC Barcelona v Shakhtar Donetsk • 6 April 2011
Post by: NYtriniwhiteboy.. on April 06, 2011, 01:29:34 PM
2-0 now
Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: Socapro on April 06, 2011, 04:27:50 PM
Spurs collected 4 from Real and Crouch got sent off!  :D

I think we should make that chap who exaggerated his dive from that 2nd foul Crouch committed against him just to ensure Crouch got sent off for a 2nd yellow, an honorary Trini!

What goes around Mr Crouch comes around, learn that!
Wonder what Crouch had to say to his teammates on the Tottenham bus back? ;D
Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: Dansteel - The Iceman on April 06, 2011, 05:05:33 PM
I think we should make that chap who exaggerated his dive from that 2nd foul Crouch committed against him just to ensure Crouch got sent off for a 2nd yellow, an honorary Trini!
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: Inter vs Schalke
Post by: Toppa on April 06, 2011, 05:33:32 PM
My brethrin who is an inter fan have as he facebook status:

Quote
Dis hadda be the feeling you get when yuh son tell yuh he's a macomeman


 :rotfl:

 :rotfl:
Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: sammy on April 06, 2011, 05:42:40 PM
allyuh still on that Peter crouch WC stupidness?
Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: Socapro on April 06, 2011, 06:21:45 PM
allyuh still on that Peter crouch WC stupidness?

Who here is talking bout World Cup? You are the only one going off topic!

We are talking hear about Champions league quarter-finals and specifically about Crouch’s beautiful sending off!
Didn't you enjoy it?  :)

If not then you must be a Spurs fan in which case I can understand your annoyance but what goes around comes around! ;)
Title: Re: 1/4 UCL 1st Leg • FC Barcelona v Shakhtar Donetsk • 6 April 2011
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on April 07, 2011, 10:10:39 AM
So how this shit game goin? :)
I takin in the EPL game.

How that went down. I took in the highlights last night, took al of 15 secs. Seemed like end to end action.


Fulltime

FC Barcelona 5-1 Shakhtar
1-0 : Iniesta 2'
2-0 : Alves 34'
3-0 : Piqué 53'
3-1 : Rakitskiy 59'
4-1 : Keita 60'
5-1 : Xavi 86'

Second leg in Donetsk on Tuesday 12 April.

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/a1b990677937510120ef555b6555f0a4-getty-fbl-eur-c1-barcelona-shakhtar.jpg)
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/ap-c40fb6f0737f4af6b3a3dfb1b7582c8e.jpg)
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/3bfd595be96415103b4ac6652138f896-getty-fbl-eur-c1-barcelona-shakhtar.jpg)
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/4ff4b4ef0cf0874c698ba85736ea6e84-getty-fbl-eur-c1-barcelona-shakhtar.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/v/w6uZlA6_Z4Y
Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on April 12, 2011, 01:43:57 PM
Starting Lineup

Mascherano playing centre back.

1-0 Barca (Messi) at the half.

Messi scores his 48th goal for his club this season, a record in Spanish football.

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/4b/fullj.fbf0f77bd41c2a26d4c74d7dabbb5238/fbf0f77bd41c2a26d4c74d7dabbb5238-getty-fbl-eur-c1-shakhtar-barcelona.jpg)
Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: Daft Trini on April 12, 2011, 01:48:10 PM
Dat Uniform real distracting but what messi have on he feet that ball does stick on it so... he's football's Jerry Rice yes..
Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on April 12, 2011, 01:57:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/dYVlscv7frs

4.5°C and them bareback normal.
(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/ff/fullj.e2c2b66c6c682fc6d903a9c834235eb1/e2c2b66c6c682fc6d903a9c834235eb1-getty-fbl-eur-c1-shakhtar-barcelona.jpg)

Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: Mango Chow! on April 13, 2011, 03:18:36 AM
Dat Uniform real distracting but what messi have on he feet that ball does stick on it so... he's football's Jerry Rice yes..

  I find Shakhtar uniforms is worse.  Maybe ah jes used to Barca's kit but Shakhtar uniform does hit yuh eyes, too, like salt water.
Title: Re: Champions League quarter-finals Thread.
Post by: capodetutticapi on April 13, 2011, 01:11:21 PM
any links fur the spurs game
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Observer on May 01, 2011, 03:17:05 PM
Allyuh notice every Champions League team lost this weakend.

Real, Barca, ManU ans Schalke lost in their respective leagues  ???
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: 100% Barataria on May 01, 2011, 04:26:32 PM
Allyuh notice every Champions League team lost this weakend.

Real, Barca, ManU ans Schalke lost in their respective leagues  ???

On de real, ah know dem men is professionals, but dais real football around dis time ah de season, league, cup, CL, wow, hard to maintain focus, zest, and fitness through all dat football, even when yuh have a deep bench.  Tip meh hat to dem fellas, not easy to do
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: kicker on May 01, 2011, 05:28:04 PM
Allyuh notice every Champions League team lost this weakend.

Real, Barca, ManU ans Schalke lost in their respective leagues  ???

Both Barca and Madrid fielded a fair amount of non regular starters. 
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Peong on May 01, 2011, 05:52:07 PM
Real Madrid did it last weekend and handed Valencia a record loss.
Not so luck this week I guess.  CL on Tuesday!! I can't wait.
Title: Re: UEFA Champions League Thread 2010-2011
Post by: Deeks on July 20, 2011, 05:28:44 PM
Is Bangor that bad. 10 ZIP

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport/

HJK Helsinki cruised into the Champions League third qualifying round with a devastating display against Bangor.

The Finnish champions led 3-0 from the first leg in Wales and it took 37 minutes for Alex Ring to break Bangor's resistance at the Finnair Stadium.

Berat Sadik added a second goal before the floodgates opened after half-time.

Helsinki's Erfan Zeneli, Teemu Pukki and substitute Kastriot Kastrati all scored a brace of goals to book a clash with Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb.

Almeida Rafinha and Jarno Parikka claimed the other goals for the Finns.

Teams:
 
HJK Helsinki: Ville Wallén (capt), Valtteri Moren, Alexander Ring, Rafinha, Berat Sadik, Mathias Lindström, Dawda Bah, Aki Riihilahti, Teemu Pukki, Mikko Sumusalo, Erfan Zeneli.

Subs: Saku-Pekka Sahlgren, Tuomas Kansikas, Cheyne Fowler, Sebastian Mannström, Akseli Pelvas, Jarno Parikka, Kastriot Kastrati.

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Title: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: FF on August 25, 2011, 08:27:55 AM
Khaleem Hyland and Genk could find themselves in one hell of a group.
Man City in de 3rd pot... dat could create a serious group of death

Draw is at 12 PM EST

Pots for the Champions League draw

Pot one: Man Utd, Barcelona, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Porto, Inter.

Pot two: Shakhtar Donetsk, Lyon, Villarreal, Milan, Valencia, Marseille, CSKA Moscow, Benfica.

Pot three: Zenit St Petersburg, Man City, Olympiakos, Ajax, Bayer Leverkusen, Basle, Lille, BATE.

Pot four: Borussia Dortmund, Dinamo Zagreb, Napoli, Apoel, Genk, Trabzonspor, Otelul Galati, Viktoria Plzen.
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: Peong on August 25, 2011, 09:36:46 AM
And Dortmund in pot 4.  Trouble for so.
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: palos on August 25, 2011, 09:42:53 AM
Can the teams in the same pot play each other when the draw comes out?

I should think not.

I'm thinking is 8 groups of 4 teams each

which would mean Genk could theoretically be in a group like

Chelsea, CSKA Moscow, and Man City.

But Dortmund in Pot 4 will be trouble indeed.  Napoli too.
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: FF on August 25, 2011, 10:06:04 AM
Updating Pots

Group A: Bayern Munich, Villarreal, Manchester City, Napoli.

Group B: Inter, CSKA Moscow, Lille, Trabzonspor.

Group C: Manchester United, Benfica, FC Basel, Otelul Galati.

Group D: Real Madrid, Lyon, Ajax, Dinamo Zagreb.

Group E: Chelsea, Valencia, Bayer Leverkusen, Genk.

Group F: Arsenal, Marseille, Olympiakos, Borussia Dortmund.

Group G: FC Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Zenit St. Petersburg, FC Apoel.

Group H: Barcelona, Milan, FC BATE Borisov, Viktoria Plzen.
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: dinho on August 25, 2011, 10:07:23 AM
I hope Hyland draw big teams like a Barca or Real Madrid, Chelsea or Man Utd..

Genk aint going nowhere anyhow, best he get to run out against the best for the experience of it. He will be the better for that.
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: FF on August 25, 2011, 10:16:51 AM
de arse i seeing here??

Real Madrid get Lyon again??!!!  >:( AND AJAX AGAIN TOO

oh garrdoo... Barcelona and Milan... group of death shaping up

Group G = suckeye group so far... oops my bad MAN U getting the suckeye group

sorry MAN U fans... group G is indeed a joke lol

oh god MAN U lol as soon as I say that OTel Galuli?? really?

HYland and Genk get de Chelsea Valencia group
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: elan on August 25, 2011, 10:31:33 AM
Group C: Manchester United, Benfica, Basel

Group E: Chelsea, Valencia, Bayer Leverkusen
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on August 25, 2011, 10:33:31 AM
Coefficient aside!!

Arsenal have no right being in the pot with the No.1 seeds.

Dem rubbing shoulders with past winners except Chelsea, who at least won their league within recent times.

Really UEFA....really??
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: palos on August 25, 2011, 10:43:26 AM
Group A is a rough group

If there's any group that is a group of death, Group A is it.  By some distance too.  All quality teams and all difficult to beat at home.
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: elan on August 25, 2011, 10:46:51 AM
Blind Draw my arse. :bs:

Feeling sorry for Arsenal, can't just catch a break.


Group A, E and F are the tough groups. Group C lol
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: Touches on August 25, 2011, 10:47:21 AM
1740: Group F: ARSENAL, Marseille, Olympiakos, Borussia Dortmund

1739: Group B: Inter Milan, CSKA Moscow, Lille, Trabzonspor

1738: Group E: CHELSEA, Valencia, Bayer Leverkusen, Genk

1737: Group H: Barcelona, AC Milan, BATE Borisov, Viktoria Plzen

1736: Group D: Real Madrid, Lyon, Ajax, Dinamo Zagreb

1735: Group C: MAN UTD, Benfica, Basle, Otelul Galati

1734: Group G: FC Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Zenit, Apoel FC

1734: Group A: Bayern Munich, Villarreal, MAN CITY, Napoli

2011/12 UEFA Champions League group stage

Group A
FC Bayern München (GER)
Villarreal CF (ESP)
Manchester City FC (ENG)
SSC Napoli (ITA)

Group B
FC Internazionale Milano (ITA)
PFC CSKA Moskva (RUS)
LOSC Lille Métropole (FRA)
Trabzonspor AŞ (TUR)

Group C
Manchester United FC (ENG)
SL Benfica (POR)
FC Basel 1893 (SUI)
FC Oţelul Galaţi (ROU)

Group D
Real Madrid CF (ESP)
Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)
AFC Ajax (NED)
GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)

Group E
Chelsea FC (ENG)
Valencia CF (ESP)
Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER)
KRC Genk (BEL)

Group F
Arsenal FC (ENG)
Olympique de Marseille (FRA)
Olympiacos FC (GRE)
Borussia Dortmund (GER)

Group G
FC Porto (POR)
FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
FC Zenit St Petersburg (RUS)
APOEL FC (CYP)

Group H
FC Barcelona (ESP)
AC Milan (ITA)
FC BATE Borisov (BLR)
FC Viktoria Plzeň (CZE)
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: kicker on August 25, 2011, 10:55:13 AM
Man U get a pre-season warm up group lol...
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: palos on August 25, 2011, 11:00:33 AM
Coefficient aside!!

Arsenal have no right being in the pot with the No.1 seeds.

Dem rubbing shoulders with past winners except Chelsea, who at least won their league within recent times.

Really UEFA....really??

Arsenal has a better record than Porto, Inter, and Bayern Munich

They've consistently finished in the top 3 in England.

Have consistenly made it to the CL knockout stages and have a final and 2 semi final appearances in the past 6 years.  Out of the other 3 years, they've lost to the eventual CL winners twice in the knockout stage with Barca barely scraping past them 4-3 in last year's tournament.

Arsenal more than merit their place in pot 1.  Ketch yuhself.
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: kicker on August 25, 2011, 11:03:43 AM
Coefficient aside!!

Arsenal have no right being in the pot with the No.1 seeds.

Dem rubbing shoulders with past winners except Chelsea, who at least won their league within recent times.

Really UEFA....really??

Who shoulda gotten it instead? 
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on August 25, 2011, 11:13:58 AM

Arsenal has a better record than Porto, Inter, and Bayern Munich

They've consistently finished in the top 3 in England.

Have consistenly made it to the CL knockout stages and have a final and 2 semi final appearances in the past 6 years.  Out of the other 3 years, they've lost to the eventual CL winners twice in the knockout stage with Barca barely scraping past them 4-3 in last year's tournament.

Arsenal more than merit their place in pot 1.  Ketch yuhself.


Me eh really business wid all dem stats nuh.

At face value, dem eh deserve to be dey, which is why I said coefficient aside.

AC win their league outright and have the dubious honour of facing Barca, Arsenal scrape through by the skin ah dey teeth, and haven't done phoq-all in their league or the CL except flatter to deceive in my opinion. Yet they rubbing shoulders with past winners. BULL$HIT.

So all that you telling me bout record eh mean nothing to me, dem other sides actually win a CL medal.
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: kicker on August 25, 2011, 11:25:48 AM
Ok Goofy so yuh toting feelings fuh Milan- that's what I thought, because other than that, I can't see who else should be dey in their place. 
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on August 25, 2011, 11:29:28 AM
Walk in the park

HAHAHA @ City...  I still think they will win that group though but its good for United because it can affect their league performances... Chelsea and Arsenal have tricky groups too

f**k off haha
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: FF on August 25, 2011, 11:43:51 AM
Walk in the park

HAHAHA @ City...  I still think they will win that group though but its good for United because it can affect their league performances... Chelsea and Arsenal have tricky groups too

f**k off haha

Michael Owen might even get a game or two in that group
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: D.H.W on August 25, 2011, 11:49:46 AM
(Bayern Munich, Villarreal, Manchester City, Napoli.)

LOL
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on August 25, 2011, 11:58:46 AM
Ok Goofy so yuh toting feelings fuh Milan- that's what I thought, because other than that, I can't see who else should be dey in their place. 

First off I eh toting feeling for no side besides Barca.

What Arsenal do to be a No. 1 seed?

And doh tell meh reaching the same stage in a competition over and over is enough, while another side who win their league and has won the CL (numerous times) is a 13th seed.

NAH MAN!!
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: STEUPS!! on August 25, 2011, 12:03:22 PM
Man U get FOOD as usual.  ::)

Chelsea will have it rough
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: Arazi on August 25, 2011, 12:05:29 PM
Walk in the park

HAHAHA @ City...  I still think they will win that group though but its good for United because it can affect their league performances... Chelsea and Arsenal have tricky groups too

f**k off haha

I hope your team really consider Benfica and Basle walks in the park, that way I''l enjoy it when alyuh get poison...
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: davidephraim on August 25, 2011, 12:07:40 PM
Group A is a rough group

If there's any group that is a group of death, Group A is it.  By some distance too.  All quality teams and all difficult to beat at home.

 :beermug: :beermug:
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: giggsy11 on August 25, 2011, 12:35:25 PM
Blind Draw my arse. :bs:

Feeling sorry for Arsenal, can't just catch a break.


Group A, E and F are the tough groups. Group C lol

Arsenal shouldn't have played the arse and comin 4th.
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: giggsy11 on August 25, 2011, 12:36:44 PM
Walk in the park

HAHAHA @ City...  I still think they will win that group though but its good for United because it can affect their league performances... Chelsea and Arsenal have tricky groups too

f**k off haha

Watch the goat; to much could happen involving players! So don't be crowin yet; leh we get tru first nah!
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: giggsy11 on August 25, 2011, 12:38:24 PM
(Bayern Munich, Villarreal, Manchester City, Napoli.)

LOL

The only thing is if dey fail then their whole focus will be on winning the league!
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: Controversial on August 25, 2011, 12:40:45 PM
Updating Pots

Group A: Bayern Munich, Villarreal, Manchester City, Napoli.

Group B: Inter, CSKA Moscow, Lille, Trabzonspor.

Group C: Manchester United, Benfica, FC Basel, Otelul Galati.

Group D: Real Madrid, Lyon, Ajax, Dinamo Zagreb.

Group E: Chelsea, Valencia, Bayer Leverkusen, Genk.

Group F: Arsenal, Marseille, Olympiakos, Borussia Dortmund.

Group G: FC Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Zenit St. Petersburg, FC Apoel.

Group H: Barcelona, Milan, FC BATE Borisov, Viktoria Plzen.

group a and e is pressuh
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: Blue on August 25, 2011, 12:44:28 PM
I happy enuf wid Chelsea's group...I dont really wanna go and see some game against some team I never heard of....we had some eastern european team last year in the group stages....I went to the match and we won but up to now I dont know the team's name or what country they were from.....

Bayern Leverkusen...the return of Ballack
Valencia...Mata taking on his old team
Genk....hopefully Hyland is playing

None of these teams are our equals. Group E is a very winnable group for us :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: DeSoWa on August 25, 2011, 12:52:45 PM
Blind Draw my arse. :bs:

Feeling sorry for Arsenal, can't just catch a break.


Group A, E and F are the tough groups. Group C lol

Arsenal shouldn't have played the arse and comin 4th.

Sorry hun, but coming in 4th had no effect on this draw, we were all placed in the same pot. It was just the "luck" of the draw  ;D

Big Up!
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: elan on August 25, 2011, 12:54:45 PM
Blind Draw my arse. :bs:

Feeling sorry for Arsenal, can't just catch a break.


Group A, E and F are the tough groups. Group C lol

Arsenal shouldn't have played the arse and comin 4th.

That too.
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: futbolfan on August 25, 2011, 12:55:15 PM
Ah could see the headline now. 'Hyland hit John Terry ah spannah' and a  move to the premier league is imminent.  8)
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: injunchile on August 25, 2011, 12:58:00 PM
Group A and F are the difficult groups. The big boys coming out easy in the other grouping
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: giggsy11 on August 25, 2011, 01:16:46 PM
Blind Draw my arse. :bs:

Feeling sorry for Arsenal, can't just catch a break.


Group A, E and F are the tough groups. Group C lol

Arsenal shouldn't have played the arse and comin 4th.

Sorry hun, but coming in 4th had no effect on this draw, we were all placed in the same pot. It was just the "luck" of the draw  ;D

Big Up!

Big up! ;D
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: Toppa on August 25, 2011, 03:15:12 PM
Coefficient aside!!

Arsenal have no right being in the pot with the No.1 seeds.

Dem rubbing shoulders with past winners except Chelsea, who at least won their league within recent times.

Really UEFA....really??

Arsenal has a better record than Porto, Inter, and Bayern Munich

They've consistently finished in the top 3 in England.

Have consistenly made it to the CL knockout stages and have a final and 2 semi final appearances in the past 6 years.  Out of the other 3 years, they've lost to the eventual CL winners twice in the knockout stage with Barca barely scraping past them 4-3 in last year's tournament.

Arsenal more than merit their place in pot 1.  Ketch yuhself.


 :D
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: Cocorite on August 25, 2011, 03:31:06 PM
Ah could see the headline now. 'Hyland hit John Terry ah spannah' and a  move to the premier league is imminent.  8)

 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: Champions League Draw 2011/2012
Post by: mukumsplau on August 25, 2011, 06:44:02 PM
Group A and F are the difficult groups. The big boys coming out easy in the other grouping

allyuh doh sleep on that dortmund side...klopp is a very good tactician and that gotze is beastly...the team operates as one dred unit..

forza napoli im looking out for big tings (doh bring up d barca cutass please)...forza all serie a sides...leh we start to repair dis coefficient na man...
Title: UEFA CL • FC Barcelona v AC Milan
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on September 13, 2011, 10:53:27 AM
Tuesday 13th of September 2011

Time:
Barcelona (CEST), 20:45
Trinidad, 2:45

Stadium:
Camp Nou, Barcelona


Previous meetings

• The sides have met 11 times in UEFA competition, recording four wins each and three draws. Barcelona's record in five home games against Milan reads W2 D2 L1.

• Their most memorable encounter was the 1994 UEFA Champions League final in Athens, which Milan won.

• The clubs also contested the 1989 UEFA Super Cup; Milan prevailed again, winning 1-0 at home following a 1-1 draw at the Camp Nou.

• Milan have not won in their last two visits to the Camp Nou, recording a defeat and a draw since a 2-0 win in Barcelona in the 2000/01 first group stage.

• Xavi, Andrés Iniesta, Carles Puyol and Víctor Valdés were on the losing side as Milan claimed a 1-0 group stage victory against Barcelona on 20 October 2004. The Spanish internationals were 2-1 winners when the sides met again a month later at the Camp Nou.

• The teams last met in the 2005/06 UEFA Champions League semi-finals, Ludovic Giuly scoring in Milan to give Frank Rijkaard's side a 1-0 first-leg lead. The return fixture finished goalless, taking Barcelona into the final.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y191/kammourewa/RonaldinhoBarcelonavACMilanJoanGamperb2NQ8PPeEXml.jpg)

Barca squad list:
The squad list:

Valdés, Pinto
Alves, Maxwell, Adriano, Abidal, Fontàs, Puyol
Fàbregas, Xavi, Afellay, Iniesta, Thiago, Mascherano, Keita, Busquets
Messi, Pedro, Villa

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Barcelona/acbarcacl.jpg)
Title: Re: UEFA CL • FC Barcelona v AC Milan
Post by: gothic on September 13, 2011, 12:52:12 PM
0-1 Milan, Pato in the first minute ;D
Title: Racing Genk v Valencia CF Champion League
Post by: madness on September 13, 2011, 01:33:30 PM
http://livetv.ru/webplayer2.php?t=mips&c=71286&lang=en&eid=85055&lid=114842&ci=7&si=1
Title: Re: UEFA CL • FC Barcelona v AC Milan
Post by: Bitter on September 13, 2011, 01:46:26 PM
That goal seems so long ago for Milan, they spend the rest of the half defending like a relegation side. The inevitable happened. 1-1
Title: Re: UEFA CL • FC Barcelona v AC Milan
Post by: Bakes on September 13, 2011, 01:48:50 PM
That goal seems so long ago for Milan, they spend the rest of the half defending like a relegation side. The inevitable happened. 1-1

Not true... Barca just enjoy the bulk of possession.  Better first touch by pato around the half hour mark and he should have had two.  Before that Boateng coming in from the wing, put a great opportunity into the rafters.
Title: Re: UEFA CL • FC Barcelona v AC Milan
Post by: Bitter on September 13, 2011, 01:55:36 PM
That goal seems so long ago for Milan, they spend the rest of the half defending like a relegation side. The inevitable happened. 1-1

Not true... Barca just enjoy the bulk of possession.  Better first touch by pato around the half hour mark and he should have had two.  Before that Boateng coming in from the wing, put a great opportunity into the rafters.

Relegation sides does get 2 or 3 chances in a half as well.

Speaking of the inevitable 2-1
Title: Re: UEFA CL • FC Barcelona v AC Milan
Post by: Bakes on September 13, 2011, 02:32:36 PM
Relegation sides does get 2 or 3 chances in a half as well.

Speaking of the inevitable 2-1


You wasn't giving Milan enough credit though... making it sound like they was playing negative football.  Problem is they only had 31% possession thru 75 mins... 16 shots to 2.  Was only a matter of time as you suggest... heckuva free kick by Villa.


EDIT:  Look ting... Thiago at de death ;D

2-2
Title: Re: Racing Genk v Valencia CF Champion League
Post by: FF on September 13, 2011, 02:35:18 PM
well... Khaleem keep de bench nice and warm dis evening... in a 0-0 tie at home...

with injuries and cards etc... I am sure he will get a good run out in de Champions League group stage at one point or the other.
Title: Re: UEFA CL • FC Barcelona v AC Milan
Post by: Bitter on September 13, 2011, 02:43:32 PM
Relegation sides does get 2 or 3 chances in a half as well.

Speaking of the inevitable 2-1


You wasn't giving Milan enough credit though... making it sound like they was playing negative football.  Problem is they only had 31% possession thru 75 mins... 16 shots to 2.  Was only a matter of time as you suggest... heckuva free kick by Villa.


EDIT:  Look ting... Thiago at de death ;D

2-2

Nah, they sit back in the 1st half and let barca play the ball around in front of the 18.

The 2nd half was much better. Barca ent do anything to be sitting back like that in the 1st. I'm pretty sure is the defender who cross the ball for Pedro to score.
Title: Re: UEFA CL • FC Barcelona v AC Milan
Post by: kicker on September 13, 2011, 03:25:33 PM
I was just telling some fellas Milan played a good away team game - they get "lucky" scoring at an improbable time, and they defended with good discipline...and they were efficient with their chances. 

Barca on their day can beat anybody, I eh go hate, but so far this season they looking a lil more vulnerable than in the recent past - IMO they too reliant on Messi, Xavi and Iniesta for the cut and thrust.  Their fluidity and dangerousness drops off significantly when they lose either of those 3 guys.  Fabregas also eh no Barca player to me... He have quality, and he already start tuh chip in on goals, but he not nearly as fluid with his play as the old Barca playmakers and he not cohesive with the rest of the squad yet... Also Barca high impact team defense is very effective when the ball on the ground and in front of them...put the ball behind them, and chase it with Pato kinda pace... or over their heads, and all of a sudden they look a lil shaky...

7 times outta ten Barca woulda win that game today, but I hadda give Milan some pips - they real stick to their task and were able to grind out a result in a stadium where most teams doh come out alive. 
Title: Re: UEFA CL • FC Barcelona v AC Milan
Post by: injunchile on September 13, 2011, 06:59:58 PM
Well said Kicker- Tall players will give barca problems and they look suspect with a fast counter attack. they are still in another sphere where control of the ball on the ground and finding their man is concern.
 Well Messi is Messi and he continues to show his class
Title: Re: Racing Genk v Valencia CF Champion League
Post by: madness on September 13, 2011, 11:54:30 PM
that true, he will need to get match fit soon.
Title: Re: UEFA CL • FC Barcelona v AC Milan
Post by: Toppa on September 14, 2011, 02:48:17 AM
I was just telling some fellas Milan played a good away team game - they get "lucky" scoring at an improbable time, and they defended with good discipline...and they were efficient with their chances. 

Barca on their day can beat anybody, I eh go hate, but so far this season they looking a lil more vulnerable than in the recent past - IMO they too reliant on Messi, Xavi and Iniesta for the cut and thrust.  Their fluidity and dangerousness drops off significantly when they lose either of those 3 guys.  Fabregas also eh no Barca player to me... He have quality, and he already start tuh chip in on goals, but he not nearly as fluid with his play as the old Barca playmakers and he not cohesive with the rest of the squad yet... Also Barca high impact team defense is very effective when the ball on the ground and in front of them...put the ball behind them, and chase it with Pato kinda pace... or over their heads, and all of a sudden they look a lil shaky...

7 times outta ten Barca woulda win that game today, but I hadda give Milan some pips - they real stick to their task and were able to grind out a result in a stadium where most teams doh come out alive. 

Seven out of ten? Not nine? haaaaa! Milan scored two away goals...whomp, whomp, whomp.

FINAL

Barcelona 2 - 2 AC Milan
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Marcos on September 14, 2011, 07:25:38 AM
I find y'all not giving Milan enough credit. This was a classic Italian strategy. I also think tey did well in the few moments that they did in fact have the ball.

PS Seedorf has been a liability for the last 3 years.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: kicker on September 14, 2011, 08:40:01 AM

Seven out of ten? Not nine? haaaaa! Milan scored two away goals...whomp, whomp, whomp.

FINAL

Barcelona 2 - 2 AC Milan

two draws and a fluke Milan win  ;D
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: capodetutticapi on September 14, 2011, 09:48:02 AM
porto vs shaktar real physical......hulk livin up to he name boi,what ah rocket.tied @ 1 with 4 mins to go in de half.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on September 14, 2011, 10:22:46 AM
FC Barcelona 2-2 AC Milan
0-1 : Pato 1'
1-1 : Pedro 36'
2-1 : Villa 50'
2-2 : Thiago Silva 90+2'

Result:
Viktoria Plzen 1-1 BATE Borisov
1-0 Bakos 45+1'
1-1 Renan Bressan 69'


Highlights:
http://www.youtube.com/v/NyKIjdfFx40
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: kicker on September 14, 2011, 10:35:40 AM
Pato pace jed...
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Peong on September 14, 2011, 12:26:16 PM
Hulk smash that ball  ;D
Bend back de keeper hand all kinda ting.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: DeSoWa on September 14, 2011, 01:36:33 PM
ManU does really get a lot of help from them refs boi...wayss. That's why they always have the confidence to play they game and come back, whilst the other team always gets frustrated when the calls not going their way!  :cursing:

Big Up!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: masterblaster on September 14, 2011, 01:44:25 PM
ManU does really get a lot of help from them refs boi...wayss. That's why they always have the confidence to play they game and come back, whilst the other team always gets frustrated when the calls not going their way!  :cursing:

Big Up!
WHAT A$$NESS YOU REALLY TALKIN MAN?!?! Every call of question was shown on instant replay and look legit.  The only call that wasn't called in the whole half was Evans hand ball and that was because the referee was blind-sided.  And what dat have to wit Ryan Giggs equalizing goal.  Both teams score good goals...I don't see your point!!!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: DeSoWa on September 14, 2011, 01:49:29 PM
ManU does really get a lot of help from them refs boi...wayss. That's why they always have the confidence to play they game and come back, whilst the other team always gets frustrated when the calls not going their way!  :cursing:

Big Up!
WHAT A$$NESS YOU REALLY TALKIN MAN?!?! Every call of question was shown on instant replay and look legit.  The only call that wasn't called in the whole half was Evans hand ball and that was because the referee was blind-sided.  And what dat have to wit Ryan Giggs equalizing goal.  Both teams score good goals...I don't see your point!!!

Ofcourse you won't see my point  ;) But carry on. Game start back  ;D

Big Up!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: D.H.W on September 14, 2011, 02:01:52 PM
Haters alive and well . Good to see lol
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Bakes on September 14, 2011, 02:09:17 PM
ManU does really get a lot of help from them refs boi...wayss. That's why they always have the confidence to play they game and come back, whilst the other team always gets frustrated when the calls not going their way!  :cursing:

Big Up!
WHAT A$$NESS YOU REALLY TALKIN MAN?!?! Every call of question was shown on instant replay and look legit.  The only call that wasn't called in the whole half was Evans hand ball and that was because the referee was blind-sided.  And what dat have to wit Ryan Giggs equalizing goal.  Both teams score good goals...I don't see your point!!!

Ref wasn't blindsided... he waved play on.  I think the letter of the law states that there must be intent for a handball to be called.  If that's the case then the argument can be made that there was no intent by Evans... but he had the ball trapped for about a second w/o making any attempt to move it out of the way.  If "intent" is not required then that's a clear hand ball... and should have been called.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Peong on September 14, 2011, 02:12:25 PM
Cavani!!!!!!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: mukumsplau on September 14, 2011, 02:14:26 PM
never ever ever sleep on cavani
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: D.H.W on September 14, 2011, 02:21:46 PM
lindegaard looking better than Da Gea
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: masterblaster on September 14, 2011, 02:40:30 PM
ManU does really get a lot of help from them refs boi...wayss. That's why they always have the confidence to play they game and come back, whilst the other team always gets frustrated when the calls not going their way!  :cursing:

Big Up!
WHAT A$$NESS YOU REALLY TALKIN MAN?!?! Every call of question was shown on instant replay and look legit.  The only call that wasn't called in the whole half was Evans hand ball and that was because the referee was blind-sided.  And what dat have to wit Ryan Giggs equalizing goal.  Both teams score good goals...I don't see your point!!!

Ref wasn't blindsided... he waved play on.  I think the letter of the law states that there must be intent for a handball to be called.  If that's the case then the argument can be made that there was no intent by Evans... but he had the ball trapped for about a second w/o making any attempt to move it out of the way.  If "intent" is not required then that's a clear hand ball... and should have been called.
D ref wave play on because he didn't see the hand ball and benfica players were calling for the freekick.  So he needed to let them know that they should continue playin
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on September 14, 2011, 02:42:42 PM
ManU does really get a lot of help from them refs boi...wayss. That's why they always have the confidence to play they game and come back, whilst the other team always gets frustrated when the calls not going their way!  :cursing:

Big Up!
WHAT A$$NESS YOU REALLY TALKIN MAN?!?! Every call of question was shown on instant replay and look legit.  The only call that wasn't called in the whole half was Evans hand ball and that was because the referee was blind-sided.  And what dat have to wit Ryan Giggs equalizing goal.  Both teams score good goals...I don't see your point!!!

Ref wasn't blindsided... he waved play on.  I think the letter of the law states that there must be intent for a handball to be called.  If that's the case then the argument can be made that there was no intent by Evans... but he had the ball trapped for about a second w/o making any attempt to move it out of the way.  If "intent" is not required then that's a clear hand ball... and should have been called.
D ref wave play on because he didn't see the hand ball and benfica players were calling for the freekick.  So he needed to let them know that they should continue playin

That makes no sense fella, refs usually wave play on because of how they interpret an event or advantage.  If he didn't see he wouldnt have anything to wave play on in response to.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Observer on September 14, 2011, 03:01:38 PM
Some nail biting from ManU. Benfica have a wicked Counter attack. Good game!

Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Dansteel - The Iceman on September 27, 2011, 03:08:03 PM
Like Man U choking on dey food boy! 2 draws?

Allyuh realise Bayern has conceded 1 goal this season in all competitions? That's 11 clean sheets in a row after 12 games!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: grimm01 on September 27, 2011, 03:19:24 PM
oh Man City...
How bout Carlos refuse to come on at half-time... these men have life sweet too bad yes.

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/962673/roberto-mancini:-carlos-tevez-%27refused%27-to-play-for-city?cc=5901

Tevez 'refused' to play for City
September 27, 2011
 
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Roberto Mancini has claimed striker Carlos Tevez refused to come on as a substitute for Manchester City in their 2-0 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Mancini turned to Tevez in the second half of City's European match at the Allianz Arena as his side trailed 2-0 following a first-half brace from Bayern forward Mario Gomez.

But, speaking after the defeat, the Italian coach has suggested Tevez, who was linked with a move away from the club in the summer although a move failed to materialise, would not enter the fray when Mancini looked to alter City's fortunes.

More to follow...
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Dansteel - The Iceman on September 27, 2011, 03:32:15 PM
I wonder how United shaky defence will look when Vidic come back boy?
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: DeSoWa on September 27, 2011, 04:13:09 PM
I thought Man U was in ah easy group?  ;D

Big Up!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: mukumsplau on September 27, 2011, 04:20:50 PM
dat de gea fella....lol...
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: giggsy11 on September 27, 2011, 04:25:11 PM
I thought Man U was in ah easy group?  ;D

Big Up!

Dem fellas who dos be bleeting that stuff dos forget players dos get injured, lose form or play good shit when dey ready. I don't under estimate any side before we get the win. 
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: giggsy11 on September 27, 2011, 04:29:02 PM
dat de gea fella....lol...

What did he do for you tuh be ridin his jock so hard?
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: giggsy11 on September 27, 2011, 05:48:59 PM
oh Man City...
How bout Carlos refuse to come on at half-time... these men have life sweet too bad yes.

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/962673/roberto-mancini:-carlos-tevez-%27refused%27-to-play-for-city?cc=5901

Tevez 'refused' to play for City
September 27, 2011
 
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Roberto Mancini has claimed striker Carlos Tevez refused to come on as a substitute for Manchester City in their 2-0 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Mancini turned to Tevez in the second half of City's European match at the Allianz Arena as his side trailed 2-0 following a first-half brace from Bayern forward Mario Gomez.

But, speaking after the defeat, the Italian coach has suggested Tevez, who was linked with a move away from the club in the summer although a move failed to materialise, would not enter the fray when Mancini looked to alter City's fortunes.

More to follow...

I like Mancini as a manager. He pulls not punches with his players and he holds them accountable. And he is not afraid to stand up to dem. Tevez is 4th choice after he thought he was indespensable.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Andre on September 27, 2011, 06:29:05 PM
expert analysis on the tevez situation from dwight yorke.

http://www.youtube.com/v/SSAC14bAnNU
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: D.H.W on September 27, 2011, 07:37:33 PM
tevez playing days will be over soon , if he carries on like that. He like a spoil child
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Arazi on September 27, 2011, 07:41:50 PM
Walk in the park

HAHAHA @ City...  I still think they will win that group though but its good for United because it can affect their league performances... Chelsea and Arsenal have tricky groups too

f**k off haha

I hope your team really consider Benfica and Basle walks in the park, that way I''l enjoy it when alyuh get poison...

Man U fans..don't say i didn't warn y'all
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: D.H.W on September 27, 2011, 07:46:31 PM
Walk in the park

HAHAHA @ City...  I still think they will win that group though but its good for United because it can affect their league performances... Chelsea and Arsenal have tricky groups too

f**k off haha

I hope your team really consider Benfica and Basle walks in the park, that way I''l enjoy it when alyuh get poison...

Man U fans..don't say i didn't warn y'all

Doh study we business nah , we will take care of our self  :yellowcard:
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Bakes on September 27, 2011, 08:20:21 PM
Shocked to see Yorke and Souness side by side  like nutten ever happen between dem, lol


...but in all seriousness, real poor by Tevez.  I dunno, call me old school, but these players don't realize what a privilege it is to be playing a child's game at it's highest level and being paid a king's ransom to do it.  Doesn't mean you put up with anything to keep enjoying that privilege, but yuh have to have respect for the game and for your club.  You can't undermine yuh manager and disrespect yuh team mates like that... nothing good can ever come of that.  Same issue I had with KJ not wanting to suit up for Southampton when he forced the transfer to Sunderland.  Certain things yuh juss doh do, and if I was Mancini he was getting buried on the bench... or better yet, on the first bus out ah town.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: kicker on September 27, 2011, 08:36:09 PM
Shocked to see Yorke and Souness side by side  like nutten ever happen between dem, lol


...but in all seriousness, real poor by Tevez.  I dunno, call me old school, but these players don't realize what a privilege it is to be playing a child's game at it's highest level and being paid a king's ransom to do it.  Doesn't mean you put up with anything to keep enjoying that privilege, but yuh have to have respect for the game and for your club.  You can't undermine yuh manager and disrespect yuh team mates like that... nothing good can ever come of that.  Same issue I had with KJ not wanting to suit up for Southampton when he forced the transfer to Sunderland.  Certain things yuh juss doh do, and if I was Mancini he was getting buried on the bench... or better yet, on the first bus out ah town.

That eh old skool....that's just reasonable.  The guy is not grounded and clearly has attitude problems
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Cantona007 on September 27, 2011, 11:34:42 PM
expert analysis on the tevez situation from dwight yorke.


Quite good analysis from Souness. You HAVE to want to help your team. Also, the bit about being a disruptive influence; whispering in the other players' ears is spot on. He also briefly alludes to the fact that Fergie did not sign Tevez for a reason... He figured out that Tevez, Jaroobchian (sp?) et al were too much trouble to deal with. Can you imagine Tevez as an influence on the younger players? City is trying to build something real and Mancini needs to show a firm hand. I suspect the owners will back him on this and Tevez will be on his way. The only problem is getting someone to take him on.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: FF on September 28, 2011, 01:03:08 PM
Hyland on de bench again against Bayer Leverkusen...

However Genk travel with a few injured men out so I confident in him getting a few minutes tonight at least
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: mukumsplau on September 28, 2011, 02:11:12 PM
was hopin hyland come on so bad that i blight a man...look like a horrible injury..now hyland is on..make it count!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: masterblaster on September 28, 2011, 02:13:04 PM
Hyland just come on dey...Let's see him in the last 20 mins
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: mukumsplau on September 28, 2011, 02:14:31 PM
is hyland playin CB?
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: masterblaster on September 28, 2011, 02:16:02 PM
is hyland playin CB?
Yeh it look like it to me....WOW!!!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: FF on September 28, 2011, 02:31:38 PM
is hyland playin CB?
Yeh it look like it to me....WOW!!!

not too, too surprising... as Genk had several injuries plus now as mukumsplau say ah man get a horrific injury.

de coach musbe watching Hyland as ah utility man.. and send him to fill a gap
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: JDB on September 28, 2011, 02:34:45 PM
expert analysis on the tevez situation from dwight yorke.

Dwight answering like a beauty pageant contestant. One long answer that have nothing to do with the question.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Bakes on September 28, 2011, 02:38:46 PM
^^^ and de man edit it too yes, LOL


Anyways... Kalou, WOW!  Then the meltdown after the whistle.


EDIT:

Lampard just say all the right things with regards to not playing de other day... denies being upset at the manager.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: madness on September 28, 2011, 03:03:33 PM
de CB got injuried, but in a few minutes he played his position.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: theworm2345 on September 28, 2011, 04:05:13 PM
Hyland came on in the 69th minute today against Leverkusen, does anyone know how he did?
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Mango Chow! on September 29, 2011, 03:02:42 AM
ManCity coulda and shoulda  and woulda been wise to have gotten rid of Tevez during the off season when he was clamoring to leave.  They went and got another Argentinian who, currently, seems to be a better fit for the team and what they are "trying to build" (with money) and who seems more than happy to live and play in the city of Manchester, with or without his family.  Corinthians wanted him back and mancity tell dem to ride out.  What did Mancini and them expect after he was making all the noise he made in the off season?  Tevez just decide that he go do what he hvta do to get to hell outta dodge.  He say he missin' he famalee, who knows, maybe it's the truth.  I would like to think that he went to the team long before all this got to this point and asked to leave and I'm willing to bet that the team could have gotten the rid of him and not lost a step in their "building process".   
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: mukumsplau on September 29, 2011, 04:15:19 AM
Hyland came on in the 69th minute today against Leverkusen, does anyone know how he did?

meh..nothing to talk about..he couldve put in a better tackle on the second goal
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Dansteel - The Iceman on September 29, 2011, 06:49:22 AM
ManCity coulda and shoulda  and woulda been wise to have gotten rid of Tevez during the off season when he was clamoring to leave.  They went and got another Argentinian who, currently, seems to be a better fit for the team and what they are "trying to build" (with money) and who seems more than happy to live and play in the city of Manchester, with or without his family.  Corinthians wanted him back and mancity tell dem to ride out.  What did Mancini and them expect after he was making all the noise he made in the off season?  Tevez just decide that he go do what he hvta do to get to hell outta dodge.  He say he missin' he famalee, who knows, maybe it's the truth.  I would like to think that he went to the team long before all this got to this point and asked to leave and I'm willing to bet that the team could have gotten the rid of him and not lost a step in their "building process".   

You right Chow but there are things yuh jes don't do. I sure he was happy to take de people 200K a week while he was missing he family and hating Manchester. This is the man job and while City shoulda resolve this months ago, he went too far.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Touches on September 29, 2011, 08:50:10 AM
Watch Hyland...he bummy


(http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0a039QL4kGeRn/610x.jpg)


(http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/01Zv0nM4zHbg8/610x.jpg)
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Dansteel - The Iceman on September 29, 2011, 09:59:58 AM
I have to say, I very happy to see Ranieri end this idiotic high defensive line Benitez had bring to Inter. Them old fogeys in their back line was real struggling. Now they just need to cut out the stupid mistakes.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Peong on September 29, 2011, 11:43:35 AM
Hyland came on in the 69th minute today against Leverkusen, does anyone know how he did?

meh..nothing to talk about..he couldve put in a better tackle on the second goal

Hyland played about ten minutes as a center back until the coach made some shuffles. Then they put him in his usual central midfield spot.
He had a curling shot on target but from about 30 yards he needed to really pound it to beat the keeper.

On the 2nd goal he was man-marking Ballack, but did some ball-watching and then the clearance fell straight to Ballack.  However, that goal was never scoring if the defender didn't deflect it away from the keeper.  Hard luck.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Tallman on September 29, 2011, 12:14:09 PM
Hyland came on in the 69th minute today against Leverkusen, does anyone know how he did?

meh..nothing to talk about..he couldve put in a better tackle on the second goal

(http://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Photo/competitions/Comp_Matches/01/68/92/59/1689259_w1.jpg)
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Dansteel - The Iceman on October 18, 2011, 02:50:10 PM
Come nah man Bayern? After 12 straight clean sheets allyuh give up ah own goal? Steuuuuuuups!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: dinho on October 18, 2011, 03:14:02 PM
Tough luck for Villareal today, excellent performance defensively and structure-wise to keep City on the ropes before Aguero poison them at the death.

I can't say enough about how much I admire Villareal...

Season after season they have to deal with adversity.. From their best players being taken to their coaches leaving to lack of funds available.... and yet season after season they more than acquit themselves.

They have a 2 touch kinda knock since back in the Riquelme heyday that they adhere to.. Never forcing the play too much, always calm and under control. Borja Valero, ah real like that player brand and Rossi is ah boss. Love to watch the yellow submarine play.

I think i heard the commentator say they had 17 away fans at the game tonight.

Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Mango Chow! on October 18, 2011, 03:20:36 PM
Come nah man Bayern? After 12 straight clean sheets allyuh give up ah own goal? Steuuuuuuups!

doh worry 'bout it, they still playin' Barca (to no avail, though) in de Final.  ;D
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Dansteel - The Iceman on October 18, 2011, 08:15:06 PM
Yuh never know. The thought of defensively rank sh!thongs like Adriano and Dani Alves defending against Robben and Ribery fills me with laughter (if Bayern can actually get the ball). Even more than the thought of Pique and Puyol defending against Gomez. Maybe if they had Casillas. Of course Bayern need another big defender...
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Toppa on October 18, 2011, 10:16:07 PM
steups

Anyway!

Real Madrid 4 - 0 Lyon
Title: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: Flex on October 19, 2011, 05:34:47 AM
(http://www.krcgenk.be/images/website/intro/image_chelsea.jpg)

This thread will be merged (http://www.socawarriors.net/forum/index.php?topic=54677.msg762252#msg762252) after the game.

UEFA Champions League

Group A
2:45 PM AC Milan v BATE Borisov

Group E
2:45 PM Bayer Leverkusen v Valencia
2:45 PM Chelsea v Racing Genk

Group F
2:45 PM Marseille v Arsenal
2:45 PM Olympiakos v Borussia Dortmund

Group G
2:45 PM FC Porto v Apoel Nicosia
2:45 PM Shakhtar Donetsk v Zenit St Petersburg

Group H
2:45 PM Barcelona v Viktoria Plzen

I think after today's game Chelsea may sign Hyland....  ;D
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: Tallman on October 19, 2011, 06:01:19 AM
Hyland in training yesterday

(http://www.krcgenk.be/images/gallery/album_97/800X600/779458bfa57ad284d546cf98767dfea6.jpg)
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: trini_stallion on October 19, 2011, 07:20:05 AM
boss yuh know if it showing on fsc o espn?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: Tallman on October 19, 2011, 07:22:51 AM
boss yuh know if it showing on fsc o espn?

It showing on:
Al Jazeera Sports +5, Directv Soccer, ESPN2 Australia, Fox Soccer Plus, FoxSoccer.tv, Sky Sports 2, Sky Sports HD 2, Sport.TV3, Sportsnet World, SuperSport 5
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: trini_stallion on October 19, 2011, 07:34:52 AM
tanks! :beermug:
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: Mango Chow! on October 19, 2011, 11:57:05 AM
....easy win fuh my side, no matter what channel it showin' on!  ;D
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: Jayerson on October 19, 2011, 12:26:27 PM
Hyland starting
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: Peong on October 19, 2011, 12:47:54 PM
Yes, GO HYLAND!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: theworm2345 on October 19, 2011, 12:52:43 PM
 :rotfl: Torres

Hyland needs to start making some challenges and getting stuck in

Hyland should've closed Meireles down there, 1-0
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: supporter on October 19, 2011, 12:53:42 PM
Hyland at fault for that goal
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: Peong on October 19, 2011, 01:01:06 PM
Nice tackle Hyland!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: theworm2345 on October 19, 2011, 01:01:15 PM
Hyland gets booked, he has looked too slow so far.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: futbolfan on October 19, 2011, 01:01:53 PM
Racing Genk coach go pull ah Pfister and pull Hyland off before de half...he is ah step slow and making ah setta bad pass....and as ah type he pick up ah yellow card...
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: FF on October 19, 2011, 01:10:46 PM
De man look like he now settle down

25 mins in... trini style
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: Peong on October 19, 2011, 01:12:19 PM
Torres is possessed! 
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: Dynamite Warrior on October 19, 2011, 01:20:00 PM
Anyone have a good stream
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: fish on October 19, 2011, 01:21:01 PM
http://atdhenet.tv/
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: Dynamite Warrior on October 19, 2011, 01:22:13 PM
thanks
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: andre samuel on October 19, 2011, 01:24:41 PM
The whole side started the game nervous.............give the man a blasted break nah!!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: fish on October 19, 2011, 01:26:05 PM
Hyland playing REAL timid!!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: andre samuel on October 19, 2011, 01:28:04 PM
Go chelsea!!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: theworm2345 on October 19, 2011, 01:28:26 PM
Hyland is playing better, Genk's defense is all over the place.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: FF on October 19, 2011, 01:28:43 PM
damn 4-0... they ent really looking poor... they just totally out of they weight class here
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: Peong on October 19, 2011, 01:29:55 PM
Real licks sharin boy.  Genk better pull a couple back.  Hyland can do better.  I see a nice pass just now.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: futbolfan on October 19, 2011, 01:31:46 PM
The whole side started the game nervous.............give the man a blasted break nah!!

Yeah if ah did not know better, I woulda think Chelsea playing Joe Public...
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: ZURITRESS on October 19, 2011, 01:35:23 PM
Hyland playing at one pace, cant make it at this level when playing at one pace and not when the one pace is slow motion.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: futbolfan on October 19, 2011, 01:40:43 PM
Hyland playing at one pace, cant make it at this level when playing at one pace and not when the one pace is slow motion.

On ah serious note, I just glad he getting de opportunity to play champions league ball. He will gain much needed experience and knowledge at this competitive level.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: FF on October 19, 2011, 01:46:17 PM
He gone back into the stopper position, it look like to me
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: dinho on October 19, 2011, 01:48:30 PM
They have hyland playing CB now.. Look pressure.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: theworm2345 on October 19, 2011, 01:48:49 PM
He gone back into the stopper position, it look like to me

Looks more like just a center back in a flat back four.  I wonder if its because of his bad passing or not.

EDIT: Hes actually looking decent so far at CB
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: futbolfan on October 19, 2011, 01:54:44 PM
In true Trini fashion, me eh care if Genk collect 6 and lorse, as long as Hyland hit Lampard or Bosingwa ah spanner.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: FF on October 19, 2011, 01:55:34 PM
He gone back into the stopper position, it look like to me

Looks more like just a center back in a flat back four.  I wonder if its because of his bad passing or not.

de stopper come out for a midfielder... so de manager feel hyland could do a better job back dey..

Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: kicker on October 19, 2011, 01:56:07 PM
In true Trini fashion, me eh care if Genk collect 6 and lorse, as long as Hyland hit Lampard or Bosingwa ah spanner.

or a drag
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: elan on October 19, 2011, 01:56:16 PM
From Barbados to Chelsea  :-\

The man finish the half real strong and made song nice passes in possession and in going forward. I love this fella as a player, but most teams won't have space for his type.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: dinho on October 19, 2011, 01:59:44 PM
Yo forget Hyland dread, apart from the De Bruen fella the rest ah this Genk side rhell shitty..

He cyah look too good amongst that.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: dinho on October 19, 2011, 02:05:29 PM
Hyland having a very good 2nd half.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: FF on October 19, 2011, 02:05:49 PM
Yo forget Hyland dread, apart from the De Bruen fella the rest ah this Genk side rhell shitty..

He cyah look too good amongst that.

Hyland ent put ah foot wrong since about de 30th min... but everything just pedestrian and ordinary

de coach might leave him CB for de rest of de season though
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: Mango Chow! on October 19, 2011, 02:13:21 PM
In true Trini fashion, me eh care if Genk collect 6 and lorse, as long as Hyland hit Lampard or Bosingwa ah spanner.

or a drag

 :laugh:  I would prefer a draag, meh self.....as long as Mikel stay on de bench and eh d one to ketch it.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: ZANDOLIE on October 19, 2011, 02:14:28 PM
this just embarrasing now
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: theworm2345 on October 19, 2011, 02:16:09 PM
this just embarrasing now
Yeah I turned on the Arsenal game
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: lil damo on October 19, 2011, 02:17:43 PM
Watched Hyland play on the weekend as well as today and its the same thing, SLOW SLOW SLOWWWWWWWW. He isn't aggressive at all and uses little or no pace.

He needs a coach to help him define his style and use his tools better. Alarming that this coach keeps putting him in the back line bec he's really not a CB. He's big but not a defender. Looks like the coach sees a little CB in him tho.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: Dynamite Warrior on October 19, 2011, 02:18:46 PM
Yo forget Hyland dread, apart from the De Bruen fella the rest ah this Genk side rhell shitty..

He cyah look too good amongst that.

Hyland ent put ah foot wrong since about de 30th min... but everything just pedestrian and ordinary

de coach might leave him CB for de rest of de season though

Well Mascherano plays CB for Barca but DM for Argentina so Hyland could do the same aswell.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: lil damo on October 19, 2011, 02:22:44 PM
the difference between Masch and Hyland is Masch is a veteran who good enough to play either while Hyland is a young player who now looking to establish himself
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: ZANDOLIE on October 19, 2011, 02:22:51 PM
this just embarrasing now
Yeah I turned on the Arsenal game
i'm sticking this one out to the bitter end :devil:
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: futbolfan on October 19, 2011, 02:24:40 PM
this just embarrasing now

True talk, I feel de '87 Signal Hill team with Yorke and Hutchinson coulda beat this team... :)
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: andre samuel on October 19, 2011, 02:25:30 PM


He needs a coach to help him define his style and use his tools better. Alarming that this coach keeps putting him in the back line bec he's really not a CB. He's big but not a defender. Looks like the coach sees a little CB in him tho.

So his coach who is with him in training week in week out thinks he could play centre back but you think that is alarming because he is not one by your estimation??
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: elan on October 19, 2011, 02:34:18 PM
Watched Hyland play on the weekend as well as today and its the same thing, SLOW SLOW SLOWWWWWWWW. He isn't aggressive at all and uses little or no pace.

He needs a coach to help him define his style and use his tools better. Alarming that this coach keeps putting him in the back line bec he's really not a CB. He's big but not a defender. Looks like the coach sees a little CB in him tho.

Hyland is an old school TRUE CM. Stays in the middle of the field and recieves passes and distributes passes. No set of work, no set of tackles. There is no place in the game (not really anyway) for a player like him.

http://www.zonalmarking.net/2010/05/04/how-the-2000s-changed-tactics-1-the-fall-and-rise-of-the-passing-midfielder/ (http://www.zonalmarking.net/2010/05/04/how-the-2000s-changed-tactics-1-the-fall-and-rise-of-the-passing-midfielder/)
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: madness on October 19, 2011, 02:37:37 PM
Genk coach is not good. the team has no style, and creative. they need a coach,
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: theworm2345 on October 19, 2011, 02:38:52 PM
Well only 1-0 after Hyland switched to CB so thats good.  I turned it off after 75 minutes but he looked OK.  Then again it seemed Chelsea sort of took their foot of the pedal.  Hopefully he plays in the return fixture.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: dinho on October 19, 2011, 02:39:07 PM
the difference between Masch and Hyland is Masch is a veteran who good enough to play either while Hyland is a young player who now looking to establish himself

Whatever fellah that is just bs talk.. 

Mascherano filled into the Barcelona backline under pretty much the same circumstances as Hyland... Injuries! Have nothing to do with him being a veteran or his experience, because he never filled in there for Liverpool, West Ham or Corinthians before that. The fact is that when you have no CB's available a DM is usually the next best option because of their positional awareness and obviously the coach sees Hyland as the best candidate among his squad.

The Genk back line looked more solid with Hyland in the back. Positionally he was decent, he distributed very well when in possession and he did the simple things right. The plain and simple fact is that they came up against a team that was miles better than them in every position on the field and it showed.

Happy for Hyland, for the experience gained and the opportunity to play against some world stars.

One to tell the kids about.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: madness on October 19, 2011, 02:41:22 PM
true, some of the players on genk is shitty....
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: ironman on October 19, 2011, 02:44:15 PM
A start is a start .....with hard work and determination you will improve!Hyland little stones fill the basket,Champion League is no joke!!and I could say anything from my sofa!!!!!! here look some positive energy meh boy!!!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: ZURITRESS on October 19, 2011, 02:49:10 PM
I from old school and playing at one pace is not old school, the kid has talent but it is suprising that his coaches have not addressed his speed of game. The first thing i noticed when playing abroad is the speed of the game and had to address it and it starts in training. I have not seen the kid play much but he looks like he has good touches and composure but even Socates, falco, platini etc and i am not comparing ability  just style, they had change of pace. I guarantee if he adds that he will be at a better level of play than Belgium.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: ZANDOLIE on October 19, 2011, 02:51:50 PM
at least we have another cb option in a pinch. chelsea step off the brakes. this genk side was good for about 7 this evening.


Hyland is an old school TRUE CM. Stays in the middle of the field and recieves passes and distributes passes. No set of work, no set of tackles. There is no place in the game (not really anyway) for a player like him.


disagree somewhat. his strength is in his versatility. i think what you are seeing here is him being pegged into a limited role by genk. against england he showed good movement and roamed forward a lot. under latas and mats he also pushed up in attack frequently. you are correct that he is a true CM in aptitude but his IMO size, tackling, shielding, positioning and  passing ability makes him is a good candidate to mould into a deep playing DM. For T&T anyway.



Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: lil damo on October 19, 2011, 02:54:55 PM
the difference between Masch and Hyland is Masch is a veteran who good enough to play either while Hyland is a young player who now looking to establish himself

Whatever fellah that is just bs talk.. 

Mascherano filled into the Barcelona backline under pretty much the same circumstances as Hyland... Injuries! Have nothing to do with him being a veteran or his experience, because he never filled in there for Liverpool, West Ham or Corinthians before that. The fact is that when you have no CB's available a DM is usually the next best option because of their positional awareness and obviously the coach sees Hyland as the best candidate among his squad.

The Genk back line looked more solid with Hyland in the back. Positionally he was decent, he distributed very well when in possession and he did the simple things right. The plain and simple fact is that they came up against a team that was miles better than them in every position on the field and it showed.

Happy for Hyland, for the experience gained and the opportunity to play against some world stars.

One to tell the kids about.
Won't agrue with u but anybody can look at Hyland and see he's not a CB. If he was he'd be playing there from time. You comparing Hyland to a big player like Masch tells me we can't continue this discussion. Have a good one.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: elan on October 19, 2011, 03:07:22 PM
at least we have another cb option in a pinch. chelsea step off the brakes. this genk side was good for about 7 this evening.


Hyland is an old school TRUE CM. Stays in the middle of the field and recieves passes and distributes passes. No set of work, no set of tackles. There is no place in the game (not really anyway) for a player like him.


disagree somewhat. his strength is in his versatility. i think what you are seeing here is him being pegged into a limited role by genk. against england he showed good movement and roamed forward a lot. under latas and mats he also pushed up in attack frequently. you are correct that he is a true CM in aptitude but his IMO size, tackling, shielding, positioning and  passing ability makes him is a good candidate to mould into a deep playing DM. For T&T anyway.



Tackling is not a strength of Hyland. He may look like it in T&T, but his lack of speed and his natural inclination for positioning rather than outright confrontation makes him a true CM. He will struggle in an outright DCM position against fast teams and teams that playing a player in the hole. If he plays as a DCM then it will have to be in a 4-2-3-1 or 4-2-1-2-1 as he will need help in tackling. Looking at him for T&T you can see this.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: theworm2345 on October 19, 2011, 03:08:34 PM
Only one bright spot in the game (and I'm not talking about Villas-Boas)
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Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: elan on October 19, 2011, 03:09:23 PM
I from old school and playing at one pace is not old school, the kid has talent but it is suprising that his coaches have not addressed his speed of game. The first thing i noticed when playing abroad is the speed of the game and had to address it and it starts in training. I have not seen the kid play much but he looks like he has good touches and composure but even Socates, falco, platini etc and i am not comparing ability  just style, they had change of pace. I guarantee if he adds that he will be at a better level of play than Belgium.

You missed the point. Not saying he cannot change speed, he can, but even if he changed speed or got faster and attempts to play like that he will struggle big time as it's not his Natural attributes. Read the articles and maybe you will understand.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: lil damo on October 19, 2011, 03:12:09 PM
Only one bright spot in the game (and I'm not talking about Villas-Boas)
(http://i51.tinypic.com/11tpwzq.png)

I always wondered who that sexy medic was. She sweet
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: injunchile on October 19, 2011, 03:19:32 PM
Trinidad & Tobago has found a new Centre Back to partner with Julius James. Sorry Powers the man take yuh spot.
 Otto must be a nappy man. Now he has one less player to fill the midfield position as there are many contenders.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: Tallman on October 19, 2011, 03:36:41 PM
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Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: Deeks on October 19, 2011, 04:38:46 PM
rough afternoon, Mr Hyland?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: davidephraim on October 19, 2011, 04:52:03 PM
In all fairness I think that hyland had a good run out. For a first timer at this level I was really impressed with his composure on de ball. As was noted, he started slow and is slow and was left for pace on a couple of occasions however a smart coach could use him correctly and minimize de fallout. I also felt that his teammates at times denied him the ball even when in better space than others.. If he got more starts for his team, had a coach like tony Pulis and was able to play at a high level I believe this man could do great things. Hey mikel nor Makalele was that quick but rely more on reading the play and decisive tackles and passes. All in all I was pretty impressed and in my opinion, he looked a touch better than most of his teammates.  Ah going to sleep now!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Racing Genk Thread (19-Oct-2011).
Post by: fatimarima on October 19, 2011, 04:57:31 PM
what was the final score?
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Observer on October 19, 2011, 06:04:29 PM
Football funny in truth yes. All game Arsenal hitting crosses into the box with one man waiting for the cross. Nutten happen. No time left Marseille bunker down with 10, cross come in and three men attacking it, goal to the Arsenal. Hint hint!!! ;D
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Flex on October 19, 2011, 06:24:12 PM
what was the final score?

Group E
FT Bayer Leverkusen 2 - 1 Valencia
FT Chelsea 5 - 0 Racing Genk

Group F
FT Marseille 0 - 1 Arsenal
FT Olympiakos 3 - 1 Borussia Dortmund

Group G
FT FC Porto 1 - 1 Apoel Nicosia
FT Shakhtar Donetsk 2 - 2 Zenit St Petersburg

Group H
FT AC Milan 2 - 0 BATE Borisov
FT Barcelona 2 - 0 Viktoria Plzen
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Big Magician on October 19, 2011, 06:28:49 PM
play de CL fittball... learn as you go kid...

like DeBruyn...

also...that shit coach allyuh talking bout... was'nt Mario Been part of Don Leo's staff at the world cup 2006 ??... did he not come in as our " dead ball " coach ???
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Peong on October 19, 2011, 07:02:54 PM
He had a decent game.  He just need to put hard pressure on the opposition at all times, no trotting across to block a shot, he has to get there.
A little more determination will help him a lot.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: ZANDOLIE on October 19, 2011, 10:54:51 PM

Tackling is not a strength of Hyland. He may look like it in T&T, but his lack of speed and his natural inclination for positioning rather than outright confrontation makes him a true CM. He will struggle in an outright DCM position against fast teams and teams that playing a player in the hole. If he plays as a DCM then it will have to be in a 4-2-3-1 or 4-2-1-2-1 as he will need help in tackling. Looking at him for T&T you can see this.

from what i saw of him in this game and in the past think he can develop confrontation ability enough under a decent coach to hold it down in a 4-2-3-1. obviously the speed is the limiting factor here. if he had peltier's legs he probably would probably be at Championship level by now.

i think in T&T he had enough to be a 'star' with little competition. fenwick used to say he could play hyland effectively from DM all the way up the pitch to striker. if he grew up in europe or s. america his limits would be more apparent and his deficiencies worked on a lot sooner.

same with shadon winchester who could play well as a striker in T&T but seem to be ketching hell outside
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: andre samuel on October 20, 2011, 03:55:36 AM
also...that shit coach allyuh talking bout... was'nt Mario Been part of Don Leo's staff at the world cup 2006 ??... did he not come in as our " dead ball " coach ???

Correct Big Mag!! He was one of Leo's assistants in the 2006 campaign.  This man coach in the Eredivisie for over 6 years but all of a sudden, somebody from find that Genk aint go toe-toe with one of the best teams in the world and now he is a shit coach! LOL.

Dinho, yuh talkin sense, but doh waste yuh time!!

Hyland cyar do this and Hyland cyar do dat!! How much ah allyuh does train in Belgium with the man to see what he does do in training??  I read where a man say that the coach put Hyland as a CB because he was passing shit in de midfield ??? what kind of nonsense is that?? What this forum coming to?

The whole Genk side started off nervously, it is expected, it was Chelsea they were playing.  This same Genk side drew 0-0 with Valencia under this same coach..........so Valencia shitty too?

Some ah dese fellas doh know when to shut up!! LOL. 

This was the biggest game of Hyland's young career and in all honesty, he had a decent game.

ps: My only concern with us (T&T) playing Hyland as a CB is the strength of his heading ability.

ah love it!!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Mose on October 20, 2011, 08:09:30 AM
also...that shit coach allyuh talking bout... was'nt Mario Been part of Don Leo's staff at the world cup 2006 ??... did he not come in as our " dead ball " coach ???

Correct Big Mag!! He was one of Leo's assistants in the 2006 campaign.  This man coach in the Eredivisie for over 6 years but all of a sudden, somebody from find that Genk aint go toe-toe with one of the best teams in the world and now he is a shit coach! LOL.

Dinho, yuh talkin sense, but doh waste yuh time!!

Hyland cyar do this and Hyland cyar do dat!! How much ah allyuh does train in Belgium with the man to see what he does do in training??  I read where a man say that the coach put Hyland as a CB because he was passing shit in de midfield ??? what kind of nonsense is that?? What this forum coming to?

The whole Genk side started off nervously, it is expected, it was Chelsea they were playing.  This same Genk side drew 0-0 with Valencia under this same coach..........so Valencia shitty too?

Some ah dese fellas doh know when to shut up!! LOL. 

This was the biggest game of Hyland's young career and in all honesty, he had a decent game.

ps: My only concern with us (T&T) playing Hyland as a CB is the strength of his heading ability.

ah love it!!
:beermug: :beermug: :beermug:
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: kicker on October 20, 2011, 08:20:49 AM
I read where a man say that the coach put Hyland as a CB because he was passing shit in de midfield ??? what kind of nonsense is that??

Iz like a small goal sweat where a man pullin' stones and a man bawl take a shift in the back and take bang lol...
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: FF on November 01, 2011, 12:37:20 PM
Hyland Watch

Once again in de starting line-up against Chelsea
Either Genk going with a 3-4-3 or he will be playing center back once more  :beermug:

Genk Koteles, Vanden Borre, Hyland, Nadson, Ngcongca, Tozser, Buffel, Camus, De Bruyne, Vossen, Nwanganga
Subs Sandomierski,Barda, Dugary, Sarr, Durwael, Limbombe, Ofori-Appiah
Chelsea Cech, Bosingwa, Luiz, Ivanovic, Cole, Ramires, Romeu, Meireles, Malouda, Torres, Anelka.
Subs Turnbull, Lampard, Mata, McEachran, Kalou, Sturridge, Terry
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: mukumsplau on November 01, 2011, 12:56:35 PM
I read where a man say that the coach put Hyland as a CB because he was passing shit in de midfield ??? what kind of nonsense is that??

Iz like a small goal sweat where a man pullin' stones and a man bawl take a shift in the back and take bang lol...

 :rotfl:
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: dinho on November 01, 2011, 01:29:53 PM
Look like Hyland starting at CB...

Hyland versus Torres.. Papa yo!

If he hold it down here i will join the chorus to have him play CB against Guyana.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: theworm2345 on November 01, 2011, 01:30:39 PM
If he hold it down here i will join the chorus to have him play CB against Guyana.
I don't know, Ricky Shakes has more goals this season than Torres  ;D
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: FF on November 01, 2011, 01:37:01 PM
well... it go free up a spot in midfield...

lord knows we have birchall, hector, molino, keon daniel etc etc fighting for spots...

anybody link streaming good? I ent getting through on atdhenet.tv
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: masterblaster on November 01, 2011, 01:58:14 PM
sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/106491
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: masterblaster on November 01, 2011, 02:12:12 PM
Goal Chelsea...Ramires!!!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: de_redman on November 01, 2011, 02:12:50 PM
That's 1 for Chelsea but hyland looking good so far...
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on November 01, 2011, 02:25:44 PM
well... it go free up a spot in midfield...

lord knows we have birchall, hector, molino, keon daniel etc etc fighting for spots...

anybody link streaming good? I ent getting through on atdhenet.tv


thought was just me.  Mine eh wukkin atall
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: de_redman on November 01, 2011, 02:26:42 PM
David luiz penalty saved by genk keeper
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: dinho on November 01, 2011, 02:45:31 PM
Hyland playing well so far. Can't fault him for the Chelsea goal, it was a quick, very good one touch pass by Torres just as Hyland was closing him down.

Distributing the ball very well out of defence too, not looking to hoof it out when in possession.

Genk look a much more solid prospect this game, although admittedly Chelsea is resting some of the big guns.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: de_redman on November 01, 2011, 02:52:51 PM
Hyland dealing well with Torres one on one!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: de_redman on November 01, 2011, 03:04:05 PM
Goal for Genk... 1 - 1
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: theworm2345 on November 01, 2011, 03:36:32 PM
Goal for Genk... 1 - 1
Thats how it ended, didn't see any of the match but a good result for them and Hyland.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: de_redman on November 01, 2011, 03:42:41 PM
Very good game from hyland. Closed down and distributed well. Genk played better than Chelsea in the 2nd.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: saint27 on November 01, 2011, 03:55:51 PM
Hyland look good in the two games vs Chelsea while he was in d back ...... He would more than be an asset for us in d back they way he was playing ...with a whole season under his belt in that position he shud start for us there
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on November 01, 2011, 04:03:19 PM
starboy hyland not coming down here to play CB vs Guyana etc.. you wouldnt get the same intensity or desire from him.. "they bring me down here to play CB? " 

Maybe If we reach the bigger stage and things tough we could look at it but he have alot to offer as a midfielder for us... also his Ego too big to play CB..
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Big Magician on November 01, 2011, 04:10:53 PM
I agree Small Mag...
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: College on November 01, 2011, 04:24:14 PM
I agree Small Mag...

Hyland spoke about his unwillingness to play CB for T&T, or is this just more speculation?  I know he spoke openly about his liking to play end to end but I dont see him putting in less effort in a crucial WCQ if asked by Otto to play CB...
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on November 01, 2011, 04:33:53 PM
just speculation..  you forget the man is 21 and paying CL making money against Chelsea.. he will play anywhere but to come home and play CB vs Guyana, I sorry to judge but I get the feeling he is a starboy and I just cant see him putting in the same shift that he would for Torres vs f**king Jackie Chan of Guyana

I dont want the risk.. Power James played everygame under Otto.. he not going to change that now.. Birchall Hyland go sit and protect and Hector on top of them with Jones ST and Peltier Molino on the wings
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Deeks on November 01, 2011, 04:48:20 PM
I dont want the risk.. Power James played everygame under Otto.. he not going to change that now.. Birchall Hyland go sit and protect and Hector on top of them with Jones ST and Peltier Molino on the wings


I agree with you for now. I doubt Otto going to put him in CB unless we real desperate. So I expect him at mid for the next match against GT. But it damn nice to know he is very capable at CB. We have options now. As far being a Starboy, I can't tell. I really have not  seen much of him except the odd games we were lucky to see. Does he smoke(both kinds), drink, party, have plenty women. If one of allyuh know, pass it on the forum. Inquirings minds want to know.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: injunchile on November 01, 2011, 08:41:14 PM
Hyland looked composed and closed down Torres and found himself positioning well, Easy on the passing and no bum kick artist. He did not look overwhelmed and showed some confidence. However I agree with the above posters and will play him as a holding midfielder for T&T. The Question is how effective will Hyland and Birchill be in the centre of midfield.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Ngozi on November 02, 2011, 02:46:28 AM
We doh need him at CB its good to know he can play that position tho .... we need him and birchy to form a midfield duo like Song and Arteta from Arsenal!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Mango Chow! on November 02, 2011, 03:16:08 AM
Chelsea play rel shit.  :frustrated: Lampard need to quit now!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: injunchile on November 02, 2011, 05:34:51 AM
Mata and Sturridge need to be on this side. The luck was not with Chelsea today- Hit post , penalty throw away and ball  not wanting to go in the net not to mention Lampard cannot get a toe in. Well as Otto said you win- lose- draw. My concern is the regularity with which we concede goals.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: giggsy11 on November 02, 2011, 06:15:19 AM
Chelsea play rel shit.  :frustrated: Lampard need to quit now!

Did you him sitting on the bench with his legs crossed like he at a tea party? So proper!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: FF on November 02, 2011, 08:09:34 AM
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Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: kicker on November 02, 2011, 10:23:32 AM
Cool to see Hyland putting in a full 90 min shift in Champions League...regardless of his performance.

He hadda be getting better getting exposure to this level of football.  The question is whether or not he can make enough of an impression to elevate himself to be playing this kind of football more regularly.  That real hard because the crop of regular Champions Legaue teams is a very small crop of very high profile clubs... very tough if not impossible nut to crack for a man from T&T putting in an average shift at a club like Genk...
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Raul on November 02, 2011, 06:58:45 PM
Madrid with 4 victories and 4 clean sheets in as many games...
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Toppa on November 02, 2011, 07:56:58 PM
Madrid with 4 victories and 4 clean sheets in as many games...

It is heartening to see another active Real Madrid fan round these parts.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: trini_stallion on November 03, 2011, 11:54:07 AM
Hyland....hmphhhh...happy he score..but i share the same sentiment, the man jess slow.....and does be watching ball....on de other hand, when he does have the ball he distributes very well....

He eh no defense man tho....i eh no coach, but you could kinda tell he ent experience in that aspect of the game...he doh be locking dong man fast, and he dont anticipate an attacker well....he does wait last minute, by the time de shot done fire, he now running in....

BUttt, that same ball placement he has, if he played his central midfield position, he could touch in some nice passes towards the box....

Still feels like he hadda rise to the occassion nevertheless....big up star! :beermug:
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: de_redman on November 03, 2011, 12:03:42 PM
Hyland....hmphhhh...happy he score..but i share the same sentiment, the man jess slow.....and does be watching ball....on de other hand, when he does have the ball he distributes very well....

He eh no defense man tho....i eh no coach, but you could kinda tell he ent experience in that aspect of the game...he doh be locking dong man fast, and he dont anticipate an attacker well....he does wait last minute, by the time de shot done fire, he now running in....

BUttt, that same ball placement he has, if he played his central midfield position, he could touch in some nice passes towards the box....

Still feels like he hadda rise to the occassion nevertheless....big up star! :beermug:

Did you see the game? Obviously not...
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: trini_stallion on November 04, 2011, 12:16:03 PM
Hyland....hmphhhh...happy he score..but i share the same sentiment, the man jess slow.....and does be watching ball....on de other hand, when he does have the ball he distributes very well....

He eh no defense man tho....i eh no coach, but you could kinda tell he ent experience in that aspect of the game...he doh be locking dong man fast, and he dont anticipate an attacker well....he does wait last minute, by the time de shot done fire, he now running in....

BUttt, that same ball placement he has, if he played his central midfield position, he could touch in some nice passes towards the box....

Still feels like he hadda rise to the occassion nevertheless....big up star! :beermug:

Did you see the game? Obviously not...

Yea i see de game...so obiviously you need to be speaking for yuhself! ;D

I jess fine de man doesnt move around enough...that game he hadda ah better showing...dais just one game tho...maybe is ah taste ah tings to come....hope so. :beermug:
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: giggsy11 on November 23, 2011, 03:00:56 PM
Edinson Cavani!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: giggsy11 on November 23, 2011, 03:02:26 PM
F*ckin Milan takin it tuh Barca! Sweet goal by the Prince! As usual Barca players acting like dey shouldn't geh tackled/touched!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: soccerman on November 23, 2011, 03:37:27 PM
Poor Chelsea....heartbreaker!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: soccerman on November 23, 2011, 03:42:32 PM
Genk collect 7 from Valencia...7-0
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Deeks on November 23, 2011, 04:08:25 PM
How Hyland played?
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: soccerman on November 23, 2011, 04:48:46 PM
How Hyland played?
I just saw the highlights after the Chelsea game, so I can't comment on his play.

Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: fari on November 23, 2011, 07:01:34 PM
I happy enuf wid Chelsea's group...I dont really wanna go and see some game against some team I never heard of....we had some eastern european team last year in the group stages....I went to the match and we won but up to now I dont know the team's name or what country they were from.....

Bayern Leverkusen...the return of Ballack
Valencia...Mata taking on his old team
Genk....hopefully Hyland is playing

None of these teams are our equals. Group E is a very winnable group for us :thumbsup:

on paper yes...reality is a different story.   nex few games go have real drama oui
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: DeSoWa on November 23, 2011, 09:38:39 PM
Blind Draw my arse. :bs:

Feeling sorry for Arsenal, can't just catch a break.


Group A, E and F are the tough groups. Group C lol

Still feeling sorry for Arsenal?  ;D

Walk in the park

HAHAHA @ City...  I still think they will win that group though but its good for United because it can affect their league performances... Chelsea and Arsenal have tricky groups too

f**k off haha

 ::)

Big Up!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: giggsy11 on November 24, 2011, 10:01:52 AM
Blind Draw my arse. :bs:

Feeling sorry for Arsenal, can't just catch a break.


Group A, E and F are the tough groups. Group C lol

Still feeling sorry for Arsenal?  ;D

Walk in the park

HAHAHA @ City...  I still think they will win that group though but its good for United because it can affect their league performances... Chelsea and Arsenal have tricky groups too

f**k off haha

 ::)

Big Up!

Lol! Yuh have every right tuh gloat! People dos forget the game is not played on paper and players still have to go out an play. This is not Playstation! Good for Arsenal!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: blurros on November 24, 2011, 03:25:56 PM
APOEL to the next round?? What a suprise!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: elan on December 06, 2011, 03:07:33 PM
Anyone just see Pedro goal?
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: FF on December 06, 2011, 03:11:57 PM
Allyuh look Genk beating people! Hyland not even on de bench though.

Also in the Chelsea game Eva looking good!  :-*

(http://sinuniforme.com/media/upload/2011/09/eva620.png)
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Andre DosSantos on December 06, 2011, 07:30:50 PM
just saw the pedro goal very boss
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Daft Trini on December 07, 2011, 02:02:20 PM
Man U down 1-0
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: elan on December 07, 2011, 02:02:40 PM
Man Utd down 1-0

Wild man Vidic take out Smalling with an elbow to the eye.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Daft Trini on December 07, 2011, 02:08:43 PM
quote from soccernet.com

"Basel goalkeeper plucks a Smalling cross out of the air in a way that De Gea can only dream about."  :pissedoff:
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: elan on December 07, 2011, 02:10:47 PM
Is Rooney playing  ???
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: elan on December 07, 2011, 02:13:10 PM
Ok just saw him
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: elan on December 07, 2011, 02:15:20 PM
The Spanish commentary say Chichario would have scored that.  ;D
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Cocorite on December 07, 2011, 02:15:49 PM
Like Rooney go miss he own funeral? ooh Guude
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Daft Trini on December 07, 2011, 02:18:31 PM
rooney what a waste...
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: elan on December 07, 2011, 02:21:01 PM
This team working hard to give the game to Man United. Wouldn't suprise if it finished 4-1 Man Utd.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Cocorite on December 07, 2011, 02:21:33 PM
Nani put dong some serious work to get that cross in dread
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Daft Trini on December 07, 2011, 02:25:17 PM
anyone with a link? thanks
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: elan on December 07, 2011, 02:29:13 PM
What a stupid tackle to hurt yuhself on. Vidic them to wild yes.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: elan on December 07, 2011, 02:31:37 PM
Try this

http://atdhenet.tv/41733/watch-basel-vs-manchester-united (http://atdhenet.tv/41733/watch-basel-vs-manchester-united)
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: giggsy11 on December 07, 2011, 02:46:16 PM
Is Rooney playing  ???

Yes-the arse!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: giggsy11 on December 07, 2011, 02:47:43 PM
rooney what a waste...

If again! Arry's misses would have scored that in her sleep!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: giggsy11 on December 07, 2011, 02:52:23 PM
By the way, when going tuh get rid off dem blight white shirts? Three years in a row we wearing dat
sh!ite!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: giggsy11 on December 07, 2011, 02:57:36 PM
I would take Park off, play Nani behind Rooney and bring on Valencia to play on the right. Somebody need tuh tell Ashley Young the plane land.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Daft Trini on December 07, 2011, 03:00:58 PM
Fergie miss de memo since rome... with that white shirt
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Daft Trini on December 07, 2011, 03:19:39 PM
this game is so frustrating
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: elan on December 07, 2011, 03:25:00 PM
I would take Park off, play Nani behind Rooney and bring on Valencia to play on the right. Somebody need tuh tell Ashley Young the plane land.

Nah......this is one reason for having Berbatov on the field.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on December 07, 2011, 03:28:17 PM
Not looking good ManUre!!!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Bitter on December 07, 2011, 03:28:21 PM
Cook and Curry

Too bad Howard Webb wasn't there to call that offside!  :devil:
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: futbolfan on December 07, 2011, 03:30:04 PM
Is ah screen, Smalling try in de 6 yard box dey.....stupesss.....clear de damn ball....
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: elan on December 07, 2011, 03:30:33 PM
Shaqini is Man Utd Daddy all game
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: elan on December 07, 2011, 03:31:00 PM
Cook and Curry

Too bad Howard Webb wasn't there to call that offside!  :devil:

What offside?
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: mukumsplau on December 07, 2011, 03:31:43 PM
lyon beastin tonight!

and forza napoli!

mancity & manure go d fleck home!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Daft Trini on December 07, 2011, 03:32:25 PM
time to sell granny shagger rooney
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: giggsy11 on December 07, 2011, 03:32:33 PM
this game is so frustrating

This side has been frustrating. Playing stupid football-we got what we deserved! Rooney is sh!te, Giggs needs tuh retire-his passing has been awful! Fergie got what he deserved for not buying a decent midfielder in the off season!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on December 07, 2011, 03:33:18 PM
De Jumbie trying to take ManUre through lol
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: giggsy11 on December 07, 2011, 03:34:00 PM
time to sell granny shagger rooney

Yep-like the hair plugs sqeezing his brains!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: elan on December 07, 2011, 03:34:46 PM
3 minutes out of thin air
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: elan on December 07, 2011, 03:37:16 PM
Adios
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Mr Fix-it on December 07, 2011, 03:37:35 PM
WTF :bs: :banginghead:
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Andre DosSantos on December 07, 2011, 03:39:20 PM
lyon beastin tonight!

and forza napoli!

mancity & manure go d fleck home!
true but at least man city won, but i think that any team that relying on another team to tie or win for them to make it thru don't deserve to be in it because you should win convincinly
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: futbolfan on December 07, 2011, 03:39:34 PM
Nah....first Trinidad now Man U...
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Bitter on December 07, 2011, 03:39:51 PM
 ;D  :rotfl:
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Daft Trini on December 07, 2011, 03:39:59 PM
time to sell granny shagger rooney

Yep-like the hair plugs sqeezing his brains!

I hope he is also omitted from the Euro team
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: giggsy11 on December 07, 2011, 03:40:29 PM
Wey that little prick Wazza wanna be, Rooney jockey shorts wearing douche? Wasn't he who said the group was going tuh be easy/walk in the park? Dumb arse!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Bitter on December 07, 2011, 03:40:34 PM
Cook and Curry

Too bad Howard Webb wasn't there to call that offside!  :devil:

What offside?

I eh say it had offside, I say Howard Webb woulda call it offside.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Arazi on December 07, 2011, 03:41:15 PM
Walk in the park

HAHAHA @ City...  I still think they will win that group though but its good for United because it can affect their league performances... Chelsea and Arsenal have tricky groups too

f**k off haha

I hope your team really consider Benfica and Basle walks in the park, that way I''l enjoy it when alyuh get poison...

Remember where you heard it first ladies and gentlemen
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Blue on December 07, 2011, 03:41:25 PM
Nah....first Trinidad now Man U...

doh study it, United will beat Guyana in de nex rounds of de Europa League for us  :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on December 07, 2011, 03:42:01 PM
Wey that little prick Wazza wanna be, Rooney pajamas wearing douche? Wasn't he who said the group was going tuh be easy? Dumb arse!

oh jeezas! Like yuh rell vex Giggsy :rotfl:
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Andre DosSantos on December 07, 2011, 03:42:04 PM
question does this mean that they will enter the Europa league now or no?
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: mukumsplau on December 07, 2011, 03:42:17 PM
lyon beastin tonight!

and forza napoli!

mancity & manure go d fleck home!
true but at least man city won, but i think that any team that relying on another team to tie or win for them to make it thru don't deserve to be in it because you should win convincinly

ah think some matchfixing investigation shud be in order fuh dat lyon game tho...is d goal diff that having them move on ahead of ajax
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: giggsy11 on December 07, 2011, 03:45:39 PM
Wey that little prick Wazza wanna be, Rooney pajamas wearing douche? Wasn't he who said the group was going tuh be easy? Dumb arse!

oh jeezas! Like yuh rell vex Giggsy :rotfl:

Yeah oui! He does come on and talk ah pack ah sh!te, like this is play station we talkin about. And he boy Rooney playin a pack of sh!te!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: elan on December 07, 2011, 03:49:53 PM
Wey that little prick Wazza wanna be, Rooney jockey shorts wearing douche? Wasn't he who said the group was going tuh be easy/walk in the park? Dumb arse!

He must be on the MUFC message board looking for things to come and say here for men to call him big coach.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on December 07, 2011, 03:50:29 PM
Wey that little prick Wazza wanna be, Rooney pajamas wearing douche? Wasn't he who said the group was going tuh be easy? Dumb arse!

oh jeezas! Like yuh rell vex Giggsy :rotfl:

Yeah oui! He does common and talk sh!te, like this is play station we talkin about. And he boy Rooney playin a pack of sh!te!

I eh go lie Rooney lookin like rell shyte in troot dis rongz.  Magi go be MIA nursin he wounds fuh ah lil bit ah sure doh.  Too early to come and say how "gutted" he feels :rotfl:
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: MEP on December 07, 2011, 03:51:07 PM
who care bout champions league.....champion league is crap...dem Spanish drug lords pay orf de refs...



MEP
aka














very sore loser
so haul allyuh dutty stinkin mudder arse
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Daft Trini on December 07, 2011, 03:51:37 PM
Wey that little prick Wazza wanna be, Rooney jockey shorts wearing douche? Wasn't he who said the group was going tuh be easy/walk in the park? Dumb arse!

He must be on the MUFC message board looking for things to come and say here for men to call him big coach.

as much as ah doh want to laugh....
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Bitter on December 07, 2011, 03:52:36 PM
Wey that little prick Wazza wanna be, Rooney jockey shorts wearing douche? Wasn't he who said the group was going tuh be easy/walk in the park? Dumb arse!

He must be on the MUFC message board looking for things to come and say here for men to call him big coach.

He might be composing a few Intertoto UEFA cup Europa League chants...
Under all the ole talk, I find Europa league matches to be entertaining eh
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: STEUPS!! on December 07, 2011, 03:54:39 PM
WOOOOWWWWWWWWWW


 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: MEP on December 07, 2011, 03:58:56 PM
ok so in all seriousness ....United been playing crap so I'm not totally surprised.



BTW ah hope one of allyuh have a pacifier for small mag
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: mukumsplau on December 07, 2011, 04:08:29 PM
Wey that little prick Wazza wanna be, Rooney jockey shorts wearing douche? Wasn't he who said the group was going tuh be easy/walk in the park? Dumb arse!

He must be on the MUFC message board looking for things to come and say here for men to call him big coach.

 :rotfl: :rotfl:

and look out for excessive use of the word "gutted"
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: JDB on December 07, 2011, 04:51:45 PM
Wey that little prick Wazza wanna be, Rooney jockey shorts wearing douche? Wasn't he who said the group was going tuh be easy/walk in the park? Dumb arse!

He must be on the MUFC message board looking for things to come and say here for men to call him big coach.

 :rotfl: :rotfl:

and look out for excessive use of the word "gutted"

allyuh ent playing nice at all.

United was too casual all through the CL. Despite the current problems they shoulda come through this group.

People need to calm down though, still plenty to play for and time for the team to improve.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: palos on December 07, 2011, 05:10:44 PM
Quote from a United blog

"ATTENTION all utd fans if you turn over to ITV+1 you are still in the champions league!"

 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: DeSoWa on December 07, 2011, 06:24:45 PM
Ah hear if you are in EUROPE and trying to get OUT, the quickest way is through MANCHESTER!  :rotfl:

Big Up!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Toppa on December 07, 2011, 06:44:16 PM
Wey that little prick Wazza wanna be, Rooney jockey shorts wearing douche? Wasn't he who said the group was going tuh be easy/walk in the park? Dumb arse!

 :rotfl:
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Toppa on December 07, 2011, 06:44:54 PM
Ah hear if you are in EUROPE and trying to get OUT, the quickest way is through MANCHESTER!  :rotfl:

Big Up!

LOL!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: kicker on December 07, 2011, 07:02:35 PM
United has had enough recent European success to afford a blip in their record- nothing to really be learned here for them...just hadda pick themselves up - City on the other hand - this is the growing pains they hadda go through to cross the threshold into big side business.... Money cyar do it alone.  Better luck next year Blue moon...
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Dansteel - The Iceman on December 07, 2011, 09:00:19 PM
Wey that little prick Wazza wanna be, Rooney jockey shorts wearing douche? Wasn't he who said the group was going tuh be easy/walk in the park? Dumb arse!

Allyuh sure he didn't drink some Gramoxone? Somebody go and check on de man nah.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: mukumsplau on December 07, 2011, 10:05:24 PM
i relly relly feel dis match should be investigated...out of nowhere lyon smash d goal difference tp qualify ahead of ajax...and it should be known that the zagreb club president is a dictatorial mafia boss and d club fans want him out for d longest while..

check d zagreb player winking after a goal lyon scored

(http://www.ajaxshowtime.com/uploads/news/1fec2ee27ed94937a42956baef17ee1d3c75753d.jpg)
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Daft Trini on December 07, 2011, 10:59:54 PM
2 london teams qualify, while de two manchester team bow out... steups.... such is life... :rotfl:

how much ah chelski juzzy does sell for?
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Peong on December 07, 2011, 11:02:23 PM
Christmas come early!
Man U is shite.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Mango Chow! on December 08, 2011, 04:22:30 AM
i relly relly feel dis match should be investigated...out of nowhere lyon smash d goal difference tp qualify ahead of ajax...and it should be known that the zagreb club president is a dictatorial mafia boss and d club fans want him out for d longest while..

check d zagreb player winking after a goal lyon scored

(http://www.ajaxshowtime.com/uploads/news/1fec2ee27ed94937a42956baef17ee1d3c75753d.jpg)

between this/ajax game and manu gettin' eliminated, yesterday couldn't be a more bittersweet day fuh me.  Ajax jot jobbed by the officials!! and this Lyon result is pure  :bs:.  This is only a still photograph so ah would rather see the video to capture the context of the zagreb player's demeanour......but usually when a side score on you and you rush d net to grab d ball, is to stall the other team and it doh be no smile and wink moment.  Is pre fight and jostle does be goin' on.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Mango Chow! on December 08, 2011, 04:29:09 AM
Wey that little prick Wazza wanna be, Rooney jockey shorts wearing douche? Wasn't he who said the group was going tuh be easy/walk in the park? Dumb arse!

 Allyuh people wasn't bitin' nice boy!  :rotfl:  "...jockey shorts wearing douche?"  Ah see some rel nice quotes....but this  one hadda take d cake!! PRICELESS!!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: doc on December 08, 2011, 07:00:09 AM
"Man U to d WORLD!!" ... "Men versus boy""!!!
 :frustrated:
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: elan on December 08, 2011, 07:22:36 AM
Like the Man United message board down.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: jr sams on December 08, 2011, 08:54:25 AM
Wey that little prick Wazza wanna be, Rooney jockey shorts wearing douche? Wasn't he who said the group was going tuh be easy/walk in the park? Dumb arse!

 Allyuh people wasn't bitin' nice boy!  :rotfl:  "...jockey shorts wearing douche?"  Ah see some rel nice quotes....but this  one hadda take d cake!! PRICELESS!!
Well throw it up on Tallman Quotes of Month nah
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: elan on December 08, 2011, 05:09:47 PM
i relly relly feel dis match should be investigated...out of nowhere lyon smash d goal difference tp qualify ahead of ajax...and it should be known that the zagreb club president is a dictatorial mafia boss and d club fans want him out for d longest while..

check d zagreb player winking after a goal lyon scored

(http://www.ajaxshowtime.com/uploads/news/1fec2ee27ed94937a42956baef17ee1d3c75753d.jpg)

between this/ajax game and manu gettin' eliminated, yesterday couldn't be a more bittersweet day fuh me.  Ajax jot jobbed by the officials!! and this Lyon result is pure  :bs:.  This is only a still photograph so ah would rather see the video to capture the context of the zagreb player's demeanour......but usually when a side score on you and you rush d net to grab d ball, is to stall the other team and it doh be no smile and wink moment.  Is pre fight and jostle does be goin' on.

Check the highlights here (http://www.tvgolo.com/football.php?subaction=showfull&id=1320606056&archive=&start_from=&ucat=50&). Something wrong.
Title: Fergie's voicemail after Basle
Post by: palos on December 10, 2011, 05:46:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/WNdakb96MPY
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Daft Trini on December 15, 2011, 10:59:36 AM
Barca cruise into Club World Cup final

Adriano scored twice as Barcelona brushed aside the feeble challenge of Al-Sadd in Yokohama to set up a FIFA Club World Cup final meeting with Santos - but the win was overshadowed by a serious injury to David Villa.

• Barca hit by Villa leg break
The European champions were in complete control from the first whistle to the last, although they were given a helping hand by Al-Sadd goalkeeper Mohamed Saqr.
Saqr's hesitation presented the opener to Adriano, who fired a second under the body of the keeper to make it 2-0 at the break.
Seydou Keita and Maxwell added another two in the second half to complete a comprehensive win, but it was not all good news for the Catalans with Villa, who had been linked with a move away from the Nou Camp next month, taken off in the first half after suffering a fractured shinbone in his left leg.
Barcelona dominated possession early on, but their moves kept breaking down on the edge of the area as Al-Sadd defended deep and in numbers.
Villa almost capitalised on a defensive mistake when a poor clearance let him in, but his shot was weak and saved by Saqr. And the goal when it came in the 25th minute was a gift.
Pedro's cross from the left was too long and touched back to Saqr by Nadir Belhadj at the far post.
Perhaps expecting the former Portsmouth man to just clear the danger, which would have been the sensible option, Saqr hesitated and when he did finally react could only stab his clearance into the legs of the onrushing Adriano and the ball rebounded into the net.
Villa followed in to score after Andres Iniesta's fierce shot had been pushed away by Saqr, but the effort was correctly ruled out for offside.
The Spain forward then had to go off after picking up an injury in a tackle - later diagnosed as a fractured left tibia - with Alexis Sanchez coming on. The Qataris could barely get a touch and Adriano grabbed his second two minutes before the break with Saqr again at fault.
Thiago Alcantara played him in down the right of the area and Adriano cut inside and fired home a shot which crept under the keeper's dive.
Barca's concentration wandered at the end of the half and former Marseille striker Mamadou Niang almost caught them out twice, but was unable to test Victor Valdes.
Lionel Messi was finding plenty of space and danced through tackles before shooting just wide of the far post at the start of the second half.
Iniesta then had an attempt blocked after fashioning a shooting chance, while Saqr went some way to making up for his first-half mistake with a flying save to keep out Messi's free-kick.
But he was beaten again in the 64th minute when the Argentinian slipped in Keita to make it 3-0.
Maxwell added a fourth in the 81st minute when he fired home from a tight angle, with the unorthodox Saqr trying, and failing, to save the shot with his feet.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Mango Chow! on December 15, 2011, 01:06:38 PM
...was thinking earlier of starting a "FIFA Club World Cup" thread, but yuh kinda beat meh to it....anybody see dem goals Santos scored yesterday?  all three of them was some top class goals!! 
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: kicker on December 15, 2011, 04:56:39 PM
...was thinking earlier of starting a "FIFA Club World Cup" thread, but yuh kinda beat meh to it....anybody see dem goals Santos scored yesterday?  all three of them was some top class goals!! 

That tournament is sh*t.  They should leave the big dogs out, and let the smaller feds showcase their talent to the big team scouts.  Look how David gonna miss out on the rest of the season, and possibly Euro '12 for a trophy that the club probably doesn't care about.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Mango Chow! on December 15, 2011, 09:49:03 PM
...was thinking earlier of starting a "FIFA Club World Cup" thread, but yuh kinda beat meh to it....anybody see dem goals Santos scored yesterday?  all three of them was some top class goals!! 

That tournament is sh*t.  They should leave the big dogs out, and let the smaller feds showcase their talent to the big team scouts.  Look how David gonna miss out on the rest of the season, and possibly Euro '12 for a trophy that the club probably doesn't care about.

I guess it's all part of the price to be paid.  Football, to those that "own" it and run it, is a product to be packaged, marketed and sold, to every one willing to buy it in every corner of the globe so they pushin' it every chance and means they can and those of us that are buying it can't seem to get enough of it.  While I agree that Silva getting injured in a tournament that isn't as important as the one you mentioned is not good for the team, (ah cyah speak fuh d club to say how much they do or don't care for said trophy) the football displayed by both top teams can't hurt the game any.  Unfortunately, the powers-that-be, see too much profits in this tournament than to exclude the giants from it.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: STEUPS!! on December 16, 2011, 05:30:46 AM
Champions league draw

Lyon vs Apoel

Chelsea vs Napoli

AC Milan vs Arsenal (Hard luck arsenal)

Basel vs Bayern Munich

Leverkusen vs Barcelona

CSKA Moscow vs Real Madrid

Zenit St Petersburg vs Benfica

Marseilles vs Inter


Interesting
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: giggsy11 on December 16, 2011, 05:58:52 AM
I want a Bayern v Real final!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Raul on December 16, 2011, 07:14:59 AM
...was thinking earlier of starting a "FIFA Club World Cup" thread, but yuh kinda beat meh to it....anybody see dem goals Santos scored yesterday?  all three of them was some top class goals!! 

That tournament is sh*t.  They should leave the big dogs out, and let the smaller feds showcase their talent to the big team scouts.  Look how David gonna miss out on the rest of the season, and possibly Euro '12 for a trophy that the club probably doesn't care about.

I guess it's all part of the price to be paid.  Football, to those that "own" it and run it, is a product to be packaged, marketed and sold, to every one willing to buy it in every corner of the globe so they pushin' it every chance and means they can and those of us that are buying it can't seem to get enough of it.  While I agree that Silva getting injured in a tournament that isn't as important as the one you mentioned is not good for the team, (ah cyah speak fuh d club to say how much they do or don't care for said trophy) the football displayed by both top teams can't hurt the game any.  Unfortunately, the powers-that-be, see too much profits in this tournament than to exclude the giants

Guess I missed when David Silva left ManC for Barca...    ;D
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: mukumsplau on December 16, 2011, 07:55:27 AM
Champions league draw

Lyon vs Apoel

Chelsea vs Napoli

AC Milan vs Arsenal (Hard luck arsenal)

Basel vs Bayern Munich

Leverkusen vs Barcelona

CSKA Moscow vs Real Madrid

Zenit St Petersburg vs Benfica

Marseilles vs Inter


Interesting

hard luck chelsea..

and as for arsenal...silvaa wud manhandle van persie...

forza serie a!


...bitches
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Dansteel - The Iceman on December 16, 2011, 08:28:07 AM
Interesting draw. Milan is a tough opponent but Arsenal should go through. Should be a good tie though.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Bitter on December 16, 2011, 08:50:40 AM
...was thinking earlier of starting a "FIFA Club World Cup" thread, but yuh kinda beat meh to it....anybody see dem goals Santos scored yesterday?  all three of them was some top class goals!! 

That tournament is sh*t.  They should leave the big dogs out, and let the smaller feds showcase their talent to the big team scouts.  Look how David gonna miss out on the rest of the season, and possibly Euro '12 for a trophy that the club probably doesn't care about.

I guess it's all part of the price to be paid.  Football, to those that "own" it and run it, is a product to be packaged, marketed and sold, to every one willing to buy it in every corner of the globe so they pushin' it every chance and means they can and those of us that are buying it can't seem to get enough of it.  While I agree that Silva getting injured in a tournament that isn't as important as the one you mentioned is not good for the team, (ah cyah speak fuh d club to say how much they do or don't care for said trophy) the football displayed by both top teams can't hurt the game any.  Unfortunately, the powers-that-be, see too much profits in this tournament than to exclude the giants from it.

The intercontinental cup has been contested since 1960. It was merged with the Fifa world club cup in 2005. Funny enough, there are those who think that it should go back to the intercontinenal cup and drop the other federations until they can compete. Won't happen.

In any case, it wasnt' like if the man get kick down, he was running and step funny. That could happen in practice, ask Arsenal
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: FF on December 16, 2011, 09:43:26 AM

The intercontinental cup has been contested since 1960. It was merged with the Fifa world club cup in 2005. Funny enough, there are those who think that it should go back to the intercontinenal cup and drop the other federations until they can compete. Won't happen.

In any case, it wasnt' like if the man get kick down, he was running and step funny. That could happen in practice, ask Arsenal

From what I read he has been playing with shin pain for months... it turn out it was a small fissure in de tibia...
so this was bound to happen without proper rest... it coulda happen in de Clasico.. it coulda happen running down some stairs
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Marcos on December 16, 2011, 10:48:50 AM
...was thinking earlier of starting a "FIFA Club World Cup" thread, but yuh kinda beat meh to it....anybody see dem goals Santos scored yesterday?  all three of them was some top class goals!! 

That tournament is sh*t.  They should leave the big dogs out, and let the smaller feds showcase their talent to the big team scouts.  Look how David gonna miss out on the rest of the season, and possibly Euro '12 for a trophy that the club probably doesn't care about.

Nah bro. Them clubs care about $$$$$. This tournament is big money for them
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: kicker on December 16, 2011, 10:51:09 AM
Fair points on the tournament and the nature of D.Villa's injury. 
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on December 16, 2011, 12:09:02 PM
hard luck chelsea..
and as for arsenal...silvaa wud manhandle van persie...

forza serie a!


...bitches

SMH
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Mango Chow! on December 18, 2011, 11:26:17 AM
...was thinking earlier of starting a "FIFA Club World Cup" thread, but yuh kinda beat meh to it....anybody see dem goals Santos scored yesterday?  all three of them was some top class goals!! 

That tournament is sh*t.  They should leave the big dogs out, and let the smaller feds showcase their talent to the big team scouts.  Look how David gonna miss out on the rest of the season, and possibly Euro '12 for a trophy that the club probably doesn't care about.

I guess it's all part of the price to be paid.  Football, to those that "own" it and run it, is a product to be packaged, marketed and sold, to every one willing to buy it in every corner of the globe so they pushin' it every chance and means they can and those of us that are buying it can't seem to get enough of it.  While I agree that Silva getting injured in a tournament that isn't as important as the one you mentioned is not good for the team, (ah cyah speak fuh d club to say how much they do or don't care for said trophy) the football displayed by both top teams can't hurt the game any.  Unfortunately, the powers-that-be, see too much profits in this tournament than to exclude the giants

Guess I missed when David Silva left ManC for Barca...    ;D


Yeah, like yuh miss it....like he slip tru a lil' crack in de transfer window. Like ize d only one who eh miss it!  :D
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Observer on February 14, 2012, 07:15:10 PM
Imagine the commentator today telling Josep Pep Guardiola  how to Coach Barca and where Busquetts and Fabragas should play????  ::)
Title: Fox Soccer TV Online - Free Stream of ACM vs. Arsenal Today
Post by: Andre on February 15, 2012, 01:28:27 PM
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Title: Re: Fox Soccer TV Online - Free Stream of ACM vs. Arsenal Today
Post by: D.H.W on February 15, 2012, 01:56:30 PM
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Title: Re: Fox Soccer TV Online - Free Stream of ACM vs. Arsenal Today
Post by: Andre on February 15, 2012, 01:59:20 PM
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Title: Re: Fox Soccer TV Online - Free Stream of ACM vs. Arsenal Today
Post by: Bakes on February 15, 2012, 02:15:20 PM
well if you in trinidad, you should be aspiring to do and achieving de people work and not watching football. maintain the greatness of T&T.

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Title: Champions League Draw
Post by: JDB on March 16, 2012, 05:33:28 AM
Not a bad draw for Chelsea.

Champions League: Chelsea face Benfica in quarter-finals (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17396635)

Chelsea have been drawn to face Benfica in the Champions League quarter-finals, playing away in the first leg
.
If Chelsea triumph, they will meet the winners of the quarter-final between AC Milan and Barcelona with the first leg on home soil.

In the other last-eight ties, Apoel Nicosia play Real Madrid and Marseille take on Bayern Munich.
The quarter-final first legs will be played on 27 and 28 March with the second legs following on 3 and 4 April.

Uefa Champions League quarter-final draw in full
APOEL v Real Madrid
Marseille v Bayern Munich
Benfica v Chelsea
AC Milan v Barcelona
Title: Re: Champions League Draw
Post by: andre samuel on March 16, 2012, 05:51:15 AM
Interestingly enough, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Barcelona are all playing @ home for the 2nd legs of their ties.
Title: Re: Champions League Draw
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 16, 2012, 05:56:58 AM
Way, back, early in the season, ah pick de final to be between Barca and Bayern...it lookin' possible. Ac Milan vs Barcelona go be the best games of the quarters, this isn't necessarily going to be a stroll in the park for Barca. 
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Bitter on March 28, 2012, 02:07:45 PM
Inesta pulling stones in this game.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on March 28, 2012, 02:38:44 PM
Milan defended well constantly harrassing Messi whenever he get near the ball, and getting key blocks.  That long ball to Ibra cah wuk doh.  All in all it was a good game and good result for Milan not conceeding any goals.  Emanuelson rell gih wey da ball doh!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: dinho on March 28, 2012, 03:22:33 PM
Ibrahimovic showed once again, that when the occasion is grand he does fold up like a Patraj roti..

2 good chances that had to be taken and he fluff..

Ibra is a goat.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: kicker on March 29, 2012, 07:51:40 AM
Milan defended well constantly harrassing Messi whenever he get near the ball, and getting key blocks.  That long ball to Ibra cah wuk doh.  All in all it was a good game and good result for Milan not conceeding any goals.  Emanuelson rell gih wey da ball doh!

Milan prepared their pitch "well" for the game - was clear that they soaked it and made it heavy - Barca could not find their usual passing rhythm and speed... Effective gamesmanship I suppose. 
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Toppa on March 29, 2012, 09:07:26 AM
Milan defended well constantly harrassing Messi whenever he get near the ball, and getting key blocks.  That long ball to Ibra cah wuk doh.  All in all it was a good game and good result for Milan not conceeding any goals.  Emanuelson rell gih wey da ball doh!

Milan prepared their pitch "well" for the game - was clear that they soaked it and made it heavy - Barca could not find their usual passing rhythm and speed... Effective gamesmanship I suppose. 

Soaked it and made it heavy? Barca said that they refused to water it. Anyway, Barca went and complained to UEFA. Boo hoo hoo!!!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on March 29, 2012, 10:01:20 AM
Milan defended well constantly harrassing Messi whenever he get near the ball, and getting key blocks.  That long ball to Ibra cah wuk doh.  All in all it was a good game and good result for Milan not conceeding any goals.  Emanuelson rell gih wey da ball doh!

Milan prepared their pitch "well" for the game - was clear that they soaked it and made it heavy - Barca could not find their usual passing rhythm and speed... Effective gamesmanship I suppose. 

Soaked it and made it heavy? Barca said that they refused to water it. Anyway, Barca went and complained to UEFA. Boo hoo hoo!!!

Well I eh no expert but it had plenty slippin an slidin and de ball did move slower on the ground than expected when Barca play.  So to me it indeed look like it was heavily watered.  Barca need to stop wgining and just handle business at home.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: giggsy11 on April 03, 2012, 12:53:28 PM
 Milan to inconsistent to be trusted tuh beat whoever they play if they move on. I want a Bayern v Barca final or a Bayern v Real final. I have looked at the match ups to see if either is possible.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: giggsy11 on April 03, 2012, 12:57:37 PM
Before the penalty call ah thought Messi was going tuh bust the net! Barca lucky they came away with a penalty and a goal after they overpassed!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: kaliman2006 on April 03, 2012, 01:28:32 PM
Steups. What a stupid penalty for Milan to give away after all the work that went into getting back on level terms.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: giggsy11 on April 03, 2012, 02:38:37 PM
Phillipe Mexus looks like a French wino who stumbled out of a trailer home on tuh the Nou Camp field! Pato needs a bush bathe or leave Milan just tuh try somethin new. Ibra get off the bus yet?

Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Observer on April 03, 2012, 02:39:41 PM
Steups. What a stupid penalty for Milan to give away after all the work that went into getting back on level terms.

Ent! Freakin idot
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: dinho on April 03, 2012, 04:07:38 PM
Plenty Milan fans grumbling about the 2nd penalty award.

I would say by the letter of the law it was a pk, but in the context of the game it was a favorable call for Barca. Dunno if i was the ref, if i would have given that especially as they got one already but that is just me.

I see Zlatan did his ghost impersonation in a big game again.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Savannah boy on April 03, 2012, 05:35:45 PM
Dat is ah blasted foul oui. Dey eh leave de ref no choice. Let go de man jersey and we eh go be talking bout dis. Dat is one long ass hold boy.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Observer on April 04, 2012, 05:19:22 AM
As a long time Milan fan and someone who hates what happens in the penalty box on corners; I have to say
it was a good call by the referee. The fact that most referees today ignore these situations on corners, the reality
is that, it is a foul. If more refs begin calling these fouls, it will soon be a thing of the past
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: kicker on April 04, 2012, 07:58:16 AM
Barca was gonna win that game with the PK or not - If it wasn't that goal there woulda been others - they dominated the game from minute 1 to the end...Milan set themselves up well tactically to make it difficult for them but the spaces were opening up this time around unlike at San Siro and it's only so long you can chase the ball before you lose your shape, discipline,...get tired, make mistakes etc...

My observation is that Barca is a lil tired though.... By their standards they not connecting the dots as quickly and sharply as they have done in the Pep era - Messi needs a little rest and they need to get an out and out striker back in form - With Pedro invisible, and Villa of course injured they lacking a target and they kinda prone to being a bit static when the ball gets to the front line...It's starting to show...It's become a game of pass it til you get to the front line, then Messi take them on... Not sure if that's the ideal way for them but it's working so far I suppose.  Pique picked up a knock last night and Xavi nursing something...Abidal out for the rest of the season... Barca not at their best right now. 
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Andre on April 04, 2012, 02:11:45 PM
now it look like barca vs. chelski in the semis.

death sentence for the londoners?
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: D.H.W on April 04, 2012, 02:16:52 PM
 :devil: :devil: Great !
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: D.H.W on April 04, 2012, 02:28:18 PM
Come on Benfica !!!
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: Toppa on April 04, 2012, 02:53:31 PM
Come on Benfica !!!

Patience, grasshopper, patience.
Title: Re: Champions League Thread, 2011/2012
Post by: dinho on April 04, 2012, 04:20:59 PM
Come on Benfica !!!

Allyuh fans of non-Europe teams is really something else yes... smh
Title: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: Flex on April 06, 2012, 06:50:05 PM
Bayern Munich v Real Madrid.
Tuesday, 17-Apr-2012.

Real Madrid v Bayern Munich.
Wednesday, 25-Apr-2012.

Thread will be merged after both legs.


Title: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Flex on April 06, 2012, 06:50:09 PM
Chelsea v Barcelona.
Wednesday, 18-Apr-2012.

Barcelona v Chelsea.
Tuesday, 24-Apr-2012.

Thread will be merged after both legs.


Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 06, 2012, 09:26:59 PM
Real Madrid vs Barcelona Final, i called it first !
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Mango Chow! on April 06, 2012, 09:46:11 PM
Real Madrid vs Barcelona Final, i called it first !

I callin' a Bayern Munich vs Barcelona Final. Barca go demolish Chelsea (and I go be cool wit dat) and Bayern is quite capable of defeating Real.  Doh geh tie up!
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: Mango Chow! on April 06, 2012, 09:46:52 PM
Bayern could pull dis orff! I hope they do.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: Toppa on April 06, 2012, 09:59:30 PM
Bayern could pull dis orff! I hope they do.

What!  >:(
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: Mango Chow! on April 06, 2012, 10:08:34 PM
Bayern could pull dis orff! I hope they do.

What!  >:(

  No offense, Toppa, but ah did call a Barca-Bayern Final since damned near the beginning of the CL campaign and yuh know ize a forumite doh change meh tune....ah respeck RM, ah love meh Jose and Kaka and Casillas and ting....but ah "hate" metro more, so it rel easy fuh meh to be backin' BM on dis one.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: Toppa on April 06, 2012, 10:14:14 PM
Bayern could pull dis orff! I hope they do.

What!  >:(

  No offense, Toppa, but ah did call a Barca-Bayern Final since damned near the beginning of the CL campaign and yuh know ize a forumite doh change meh tune....ah respeck RM, ah love meh Jose and Kaka and Casillas and ting....but ah "hate" metro more, so it rel easy fuh meh to be backin' BM on dis one.

Ok, Bayern *could* beat Madrid, but they won't. :)
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: Mango Chow! on April 06, 2012, 10:35:58 PM
Bayern could pull dis orff! I hope they do.

What!  >:(

  No offense, Toppa, but ah did call a Barca-Bayern Final since damned near the beginning of the CL campaign and yuh know ize a forumite doh change meh tune....ah respeck RM, ah love meh Jose and Kaka and Casillas and ting....but ah "hate" metro more, so it rel easy fuh meh to be backin' BM on dis one.

Ok, Bayern *could* beat Madrid, but they won't. :)

(*cough*bullshit!*cough* ::))
Yes, Ma'am!  ;D
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Sam on April 07, 2012, 03:21:44 AM
Chelsea move on in penalties.

Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: giggsy11 on April 07, 2012, 08:53:07 AM
I would love to see a Bayern v Barca just to see how each team's style match up against each other. No Don't need to see or want to see another Real v Barca match up. Bayern's have the talent and mentality to take Barca. Barca may not be able to dominate possession like they usually do.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: giggsy11 on April 07, 2012, 08:55:23 AM
Bayern to win! Don't want to see another Real v Barca match up. All hype with the same outcome-Barca win.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: Toppa on April 07, 2012, 10:06:19 AM
Champions League: Real Madrid and Bayern Munich revive bitter battle
The Champions League semi-final has thrown up a familiar rivalry, historically full of walk-offs, stand-offs and sendings-off

The phoney war is over. Now the actual war starts, and for Real Madrid there are few battles more bitter, few duels as destructive. CSKA Moscow and Apoel have been dispatched, as were Dinamo Zagreb, Lyon and Ajax. Madrid have reached the semi-final without facing a team from Spain, Germany, Italy or England. Now, a fearful and familiar rival awaits and at a familiar stage too. Real Madrid v Bayern Munich feels like a proper European Cup semi-final. Timeless.

They have met four times in European Cup semi-finals. Yet even the "friendlies" have ended badly. There have been walk-offs, stand-offs and plenty of sending-offs.

This may well be the only genuine, cross-border rivalry in Europe. Sure, there have been isolated moments – Chelsea supporters will probably never forgive Barcelona, for a start – and, sure, the Spanish dislike the Italians. But Manchester United still seek enemies in England, while Internazionale and Milan still seek theirs in the same city. The enemy within is the real enemy. Madrid-Bayern is different. Barcelona apart, no one gets the Bernabéu really roaring like the "teutonic" team.

Between them they have won 13 European Cups. Historically, they are their country's richest, most successful and best-supported sides and they know it. They are also their countries' most despised. Dominating and domineering, two behemoths snarling at each other. Two giants that, for all their similarities, could hardly imagine a club more different. When they confront each other they really confront each other – and they have confronted each other often.

They first met in the European Cup semi-final in 1976. A Bayern team boasting Müller, Maier, Rummenigge, Hoeness and Beckenbauer went on to win their third consecutive European Cup; Madrid went on to a five-year ban after a fan – for ever known as El loco del Bernabéu – ran on and attacked the linesman and Müller. The ban was later reduced to three matches played away, but the seed was sown.

Four years later, they met in a pre-season friendly and Bayern won 9-1, prompting the Madrid manager Vujadin Boskov to shrug: "I'd rather lose by nine once than by one nine times." If that sounds like perspective, think again. The following summer, Bayern were invited to Madrid's pre-season Trofeo Bernabéu. Klaus Augenthaler was sent off for making offensive gestures towards the fans. His team-mates walked off the pitch in protest; the game was abandoned.

More semi-finals arrived. The Quinta del Buitre may be the second-best team in Real Madrid's history but the thorn in their side was a big one: they never won the European Cup or even made the final. They made three semi-finals. Milan did them most damage, PSV Eindhoven too. But Bayern helped stick the knife in. In 1988, Madrid defeated Bayern in the quarter-finals; the previous year, 1987, they had lost to them in the semi-final. After a penalty was awarded to the Germans, Juanito lost his head and stamped on Lothar Matthäus's. Repentant, he later apologised in person, but he got a five-year ban. It was the last European game he played.

Bad memories for Madrid, but there were good ones too: the last two times they won the European Cup, they beat Bayern in the semi-finals. An omen?

Bayern could hardly believe they had been beaten: frankly they were the better team. Between 1999 and 2004, the two sides faced each other in three out of four seasons. In 1999-2000, they played four times. Bayern won three and lost one of them, beating Madrid 4-2 and 4-1 in the group. Yet it was Madrid who reached the final and won it. Just as Madrid won the European Cup in 1998, ending a 32-year wait. Their manager? The current Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes. He was sacked immediately.

During the galácticos era, the tension soared. Both sides saw provocation in every act. When Claudio Pizarro joked, "We're going to put five past those clowns!", Spain's best-selling newspaper, Marca, flew into a fit of righteous indignation. Oliver Kahn became a comic bad guy. Bayern were portrayed as snarling animals, anti-footballers, lacking respect. In Germany, Madrid were posers, equally disrespectful. Hoeness dismissed Madrid as a "circus".

"They were performing flicks and back-heels, showboating, not playing football. A complete lack of respect," recalled Kahn in 2002. "It wound us up, so we really went for them – and they didn't like it." Bayern won 2-1. When Kahn then added: "No one can get two past me in the second leg," Marca responded: "One's enough, smarty pants!" Anyway, Madrid did get two.

As if all that were not enough, now there is Arjen Robben, the former Madrid player forced out and with a point to prove, and the Mourinho factor. "Just because you wear cashmere sweaters, doesn't make you a gentleman," bristled the Bayern grandee Beckenbauer. "He is rude and loutish." Between Madrid and Bayern, the feeling is mutual.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2012/apr/05/real-madrid-bayern-munich-champions-league
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: Toppa on April 07, 2012, 10:06:41 AM
Bayern to win! Don't want to see another Real v Barca match up. All hype with the same outcome-Barca win.

So why yuh'n say Real-Chelsea?  >:(
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: giggsy11 on April 07, 2012, 10:32:26 AM
Bayern to win! Don't want to see another Real v Barca match up. All hype with the same outcome-Barca win.

So why yuh'n say Real-Chelsea?  >:(

Nothing against Real, but I would prefer to see a Barca v Bayern final. Just to see the challenges Bayern posses to Barca. Listen if Chelsea beat Barca to advance, I will stop posting on this forum!
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: Toppa on April 07, 2012, 10:35:15 AM
Bayern to win! Don't want to see another Real v Barca match up. All hype with the same outcome-Barca win.

So why yuh'n say Real-Chelsea?  >:(

Nothing against Real, but I would prefer to see a Barca v Bayern final. Just to see the challenges Bayern posses to Barca. Listen if Chelsea beat Barca to advance, I will stop posting on this forum!

hahahahaha!!
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: doublet750 on April 07, 2012, 10:57:46 AM
wheyysss boy alyuh men REALLY RULE OUT CHELSEA QUICK?....i feel some of the MAN U fans would find it a hard pill to swallow if Chelsea beat barca considering that United failed to do so in their last 2 UCL meetings with the blaugrana....other than that lets all admit its been a while since we had 4 STRONG teams in the semis and the excitement from the games should be great....provided certain teams ont receive preferable treatment from the officials (even my own)
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: giggsy11 on April 07, 2012, 11:38:41 AM
wheyysss boy alyuh men REALLY RULE OUT CHELSEA QUICK?....i feel some of the MAN U fans would find it a hard pill to swallow if Chelsea beat barca considering that United failed to do so in their last 2 UCL meetings with the blaugrana....other than that lets all admit its been a while since we had 4 STRONG teams in the semis and the excitement from the games should be great....provided certain teams ont receive preferable treatment from the officials (even my own)

I don't like Chelski. I respected their abilities when they were good. I don't respect their players or organization; more so after how some of their players handled themselves when AVB was manager. I don't route for Chelski to win unless them getting a result benefits my team and that aint going to change now. I have no problem with anyone who chooses to support them; to each his/her own. If you manage to beat Barca, I would give your side credit same as I did after they beat Napoli.  :beermug:
Title: Re: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 07, 2012, 12:44:13 PM
wheyysss boy alyuh men REALLY RULE OUT CHELSEA QUICK?....i feel some of the MAN U fans would find it a hard pill to swallow if Chelsea beat barca considering that United failed to do so in their last 2 UCL meetings with the blaugrana....other than that lets all admit its been a while since we had 4 STRONG teams in the semis and the excitement from the games should be great....provided certain teams ont receive preferable treatment from the officials (even my own)

Lol, Alyuh not beating barca end of story. I hating strong this rounds.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: D.H.W on April 07, 2012, 01:11:16 PM
Bayern to win! Don't want to see another Real v Barca match up. All hype with the same outcome-Barca win.

So why yuh'n say Real-Chelsea?  >:(
Listen if Chelsea beat Barca to advance, I will stop posting on this forum!

Lol, doh worry yuh safe.  :devil:
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: giggsy11 on April 07, 2012, 01:34:08 PM
Bayern to win! Don't want to see another Real v Barca match up. All hype with the same outcome-Barca win.

So why yuh'n say Real-Chelsea?  >:(
Listen if Chelsea beat Barca to advance, I will stop posting on this forum!

Lol, doh worry yuh safe.  :devil:

Lol! Hope dat wasn't the kiss of death!  ;D
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: 100% Barataria on April 07, 2012, 03:58:27 PM
Smelling an upset for this one, though it would only be a mini upset, CL final is in Munich, cyar see Bayern not possibly taking the whole thing, though of course a Barca RM final is more likely
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: kicker on April 07, 2012, 04:34:53 PM
I think this match will be more competitive than most are assuming.

Barca is the better side but they not in the invincible form that we've seen so much of in the last few years...the right match prep and some luck and this one could be very tricky.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: kicker on April 07, 2012, 04:36:48 PM
Any other manager and I woulda been nervous about this one - I feel Jose will prepare the team well for this one and we will come out alive and well...
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: 100% Barataria on April 07, 2012, 04:41:12 PM
Any other manager and I woulda been nervous about this one - I feel Jose will prepare the team well for this one and we will come out alive and well...

Highly likely, but BM is pressha right now, for any one of the other 3 finalists
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: Toppa on April 07, 2012, 05:56:50 PM
Not directed at you in particular eh Barataria, but everybody talking about the final being in Munich being a crucial factor to give Bayern more impetus and make them more of a threat but hello - the final was in Madrid just two years ago and real crashed out normal normal. So that final stadium ting doh really matter nah.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: Mango Chow! on April 07, 2012, 06:12:30 PM
Not directed at you in particular eh Barataria, but everybody talking about the final being in Munich being a crucial factor to give Bayern more impetus and make them more of a threat but hello - the final was in Madrid just two years ago and real crashed out normal normal. So that final stadium ting doh really matter nah.

Fully agree with you even though it is the very same factor I used for determining from since the start of the season that BM would make the final....their exit from the tournament last season was an obvious bitter one and I knew they would be detemined to make the Final this year....still left to be seen, of course but they come out the blocks rel good this year. These 2 games are going to be great!!
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: Toppa on April 07, 2012, 06:33:21 PM
Yeah, it'll be classic. My father buying Bayern to win the whole thing. He like 'bound-to-score Gomez'. I trying to explain to the man that yes, Bayern have bound-to-score, but he's only one - whereas Real have about five bound-to-scores!
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: 100% Barataria on April 08, 2012, 06:23:41 AM
Yeah, it'll be classic. My father buying Bayern to win the whole thing. He like 'bound-to-score Gomez'. I trying to explain to the man that yes, Bayern have bound-to-score, but he's only one - whereas Real have about five bound-to-scores!

Yeah, hear yuh loud and clear and no seen, on form de final is Barca vs RM, but hey, dais why we play games, here's to two epic semis next week  :beermug:
Title: UEFA CL Semifinal 1st Leg • Chelsea FC v FC Barcelona • 18 April 2012
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on April 16, 2012, 03:36:54 PM
Wednesday the 18th of April 2012

Stamford Bridge

2:45pm

http://www.youtube.com/v/FCGRyOJB6Ms

• Oriol Romeu made 41 league appearances for Barcelona's B team between 2009 and 2011. For the senior side he played twice – once in the Liga, and another time in the Spanish Super Cup.

• Torres and Javier Mascherano were team-mates at Liverpool (2007-10); Mata and David Villa played together for Valencia (2007-10); Cole and Cesc Fàbregas were Arsenal colleagues (2003-06).

• Mascherano played against Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League with Liverpool – winning the 2006/07 semi-final, losing at the same stage in 2007/08 and in the last eight in 2008/09. His overall record for Liverpool against the London club was W3 D3 L4.

• Fàbregas took on Chelsea 16 times during his eight years as an Arsenal FC player, recording three wins, four draws and nine defeats in Premier League and cup matches. He scored twice, including on his last Arsenal appearance against the Blues, a 3-1 league win in December 2010.

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/strenkt/Qnb2n.jpg)

Wednesday April 18: Chelsea V Barcelona
Saturday April 21: Barcelona V Real Madrid
Tuesday April 24: Barcelona V Chelsea

BIG BOY FOOTBALL TIME
Title: Re: UEFA CL Semifinal 1st Leg • Chelsea FC v FC Barcelona • 18 April 2012
Post by: D.H.W on April 16, 2012, 03:56:07 PM
Licks!!! for Chelsea
Title: Re: UEFA CL Semifinal 1st Leg • Chelsea FC v FC Barcelona • 18 April 2012
Post by: Toppa on April 16, 2012, 04:29:05 PM
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Title: Re: UEFA CL Semifinal 1st Leg • Chelsea FC v FC Barcelona • 18 April 2012
Post by: Mango Chow! on April 17, 2012, 03:16:00 AM
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 :rotfl: Toppa....this look like allyuh RM fans done sayin' d grapes sour before allyuh even taste them.  :rotfl:

Quite frankly, even with Chelsea playing better than we have been earlier in the season.....well...kinda better....and with Barca not necessarily playing as good as we have played in the past....well...sort of....I still doh see Chelsea advancing to the Finals.  It go be some hard tackling and plenty back and forth, but I think this is where Our (Chelsea) CL run ends.  Especially if we have to do without our resident and vilified "clown"  ::) David Luiz.
Title: Re: UEFA CL Semifinal 1st Leg • Chelsea FC v FC Barcelona • 18 April 2012
Post by: dinho on April 17, 2012, 07:26:40 AM

http://www.youtube.com/v/FCGRyOJB6Ms


Disgruntled.... HYMC hoss.
Title: Re: UEFA CL Semifinal 1st Leg • Chelsea FC v FC Barcelona • 18 April 2012
Post by: D.H.W on April 17, 2012, 07:47:35 AM
haha  :devil:
Title: Re: UEFA CL Semifinal 1st Leg • Chelsea FC v FC Barcelona • 18 April 2012
Post by: Toppa on April 17, 2012, 10:01:17 AM
But Disgruntled, it have ah thread fuh dis ahready eh know. MODS!!! Merge!
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Toppa on April 17, 2012, 10:06:28 AM
Like a boss!
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: Toppa on April 17, 2012, 10:13:48 AM
This is the real final right here!!!
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: D.H.W on April 17, 2012, 11:12:19 AM
Hattrick for Rolando
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: dinho on April 17, 2012, 12:07:54 PM
Madrid: Casillas, Pepe, Ramos, Coentrão, Arbeloa, Khedira, Özil, Alonso, Di María, Ronaldo, Benzema SUBS: Adán, Marcelo, Albiol, Varane, Kaká, Granero, Higuaín.

Bayern: Neuer, Boateng, Lahm, Badstuber, Ribéry, Robben, Alaba, Gustavo, Schweinsteiger, Kroos, Gomez SUBS: Butt, Rafinha, Contento, Pranjić, Tymoshchuk, Olić, Müller.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: D.H.W on April 17, 2012, 12:46:40 PM
Real!
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: E-man on April 17, 2012, 01:03:32 PM
Bayern strikes first!
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: D.H.W on April 17, 2012, 01:03:50 PM
Ah shite!
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: elan on April 17, 2012, 01:08:43 PM
Ribery!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: D.H.W on April 17, 2012, 01:56:40 PM
Ha! Bess touch. 1-1
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: Peong on April 17, 2012, 01:58:18 PM
Ball by Ronaldo to save that chance and make up for de miss.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: E-man on April 17, 2012, 02:33:00 PM
oh yeah...!
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: D.H.W on April 17, 2012, 02:33:44 PM
Stueps. Man give a Shit tackle on d line.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: TdotTrini on April 17, 2012, 02:34:47 PM
das gut.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: D.H.W on April 17, 2012, 02:37:20 PM
Bayern keeper gloves rel dutty. He saving in mud? Time for a new one.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: kicker on April 17, 2012, 03:01:24 PM
arsehole Mourinho and his negative tactics gone wrong...

clearly was happy with 1-1 and decided to sit back, but Madrid not built to sit back...coulda lost by more actually...oh well.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: Toppa on April 17, 2012, 03:08:48 PM
arsehole Mourinho and his negative tactics gone wrong...

clearly was happy with 1-1 and decided to sit back, but Madrid not built to sit back...coulda lost by more actually...oh well.

 :frustrated:
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: FF on April 17, 2012, 03:20:06 PM
Half time... i go take it
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: kicker on April 17, 2012, 03:27:05 PM
yeah 2-1 is a good losing score....3-2 or 4-3 even better but those are low percentage scorelines...so yeah I'll take 2-1 but it still gives us plenty work to do...
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: Toppa on April 17, 2012, 03:36:11 PM
yeah 2-1 is a good losing score....3-2 or 4-3 even better but those are low percentage scorelines...so yeah I'll take 2-1 but it still gives us plenty work to do...

I wanted at least a 2-2 draw. steups

There's no way Madrid team designed to score an early goal and defend a 1-0 lead at home.

Second leg will be...interesting.

I hate it when Mourinho tries his 'tactics'. Gah.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: kicker on April 17, 2012, 03:42:13 PM
yeah 2-1 is a good losing score....3-2 or 4-3 even better but those are low percentage scorelines...so yeah I'll take 2-1 but it still gives us plenty work to do...

I wanted at least a 2-2 draw. steups

There's no way Madrid team designed to score an early goal and defend a 1-0 lead at home.

Second leg will be...interesting.

I hate it when Mourinho tries his 'tactics'. Gah.

I was happy ok at 1-1 and at that point we weres starting to control the match...I was sure we were gonna keep going for it and eventually sneak a winner in... then I see dem men drop deep and just start giving Bayern the ball...I shake my head 'cause I knew what was coming. 
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on April 17, 2012, 03:50:36 PM

Disgruntled.... HYMC hoss.


I taking dat!!!


But Disgruntled, it have ah thread fuh dis ahready eh know. MODS!!! Merge!


Didn't see it, apologies.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: davidephraim on April 18, 2012, 12:18:21 AM
Is not The Special One fault, It's the tenacity of Bayern. Dat is de only side ah fraid and as for allyuh Beloved barca.. We go fix dat in Stamford Bridge tonight! Now everybody doh come rushing to the wagon all at de same time after Chelsea do it to dem tonight. Stand in line and be orderly. Coops woulda rather it dat way!

 THE BEAST HAS BEEN UNLEASHED SUNDAY GONE!


CHELSEA WAR MACHINE!
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: Raul on April 18, 2012, 02:49:59 AM
Mourinho's continuous use of Coentrao instead of Marcelo in the UCL has me confused... In the first game against Apoel, the game only turned for the better when Marcelo and Kaka were brought in simultaneously... And last night again Coentrao was at fault on Bayern's second goal.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: lefty on April 18, 2012, 05:52:30 AM
when dis startin (trinidad time) a have to calculate when to fake ah sick an give mihself enough time to reach home ::)
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Toppa on April 18, 2012, 07:13:34 AM
when dis startin (trinidad time) a have to calculate when to fake ah sick an give mihself enough time to reach home ::)

Quarter to three.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: lefty on April 18, 2012, 07:17:16 AM
when dis startin (trinidad time) a have to calculate when to fake ah sick an give mihself enough time to reach home ::)

Quarter to three.

thank you kindly :beermug:
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: dinho on April 18, 2012, 08:02:58 AM
Ovrebo: My errors cost Chelsea in 2009

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1050513/tom-henning-ovrebo:-my-refereeing-errors-cost-chelsea-in-2009?campaign=rss&source=soccernet&cc=3888

Tom Henning Ovrebo, the referee of the controversial Champions League semi-final between Chelsea and Barcelona in 2009, has admitted that he made mistakes in the game that denied the Premier League side a place in the final.

(http://soccernet-assets.espn.go.com/design05/images/2011/0406/didierdrogbatomhenningovrebo2009_275x155.jpg)
Tom Henning Ovrebo, Didier Drogba
AssociatedDidier Drogba was incensed by the decisions of referee Tom Henning Ovrebo in 2009

Ovrebo found himself at the centre of a firestorm at Stamford Bridge at the end of the second leg three years ago, having rejected four reasonable penalty claims from the home side - then managed by Guus Hiddink - during the 90 minutes, as they eventually went out to Andres Iniesta's last-minute strike.

The Norwegian official was confronted by Michael Ballack and Didier Drogba even before the final whistle, and subsequently received death threats from a section of irate Chelsea fans. Ovrebo has now revealed that he still receives threatening messages, and has admitted that he did not enforce the laws correctly during the game at Stamford Bridge.

"I still get a few death threats, but they go straight into the garbage box. I don't take them seriously, although sometimes I wonder about the people who send them," Ovrebo told The Times. "Just yesterday I got an email from a Chelsea fan saying he wanted to kill me and my family.

"Everyone who knows the laws of the game knows I should have done things differently, but that's the life of a referee. In a strange way, I was actually satisfied with the way we all managed to keep calm in a tense situation."

He added: "On the pitch I did my best. I shouldn't have to apologise as mistakes are part of the game."

Drogba was subsequently given a five-game ban by UEFA for his outburst at the final whistle, with team-mate Jose Bosingwa given a three-game suspension. Ovrebo feels no ill-will towards the Ivorian, however, after the pair reconciled their differences at the disciplinary hearing.

"It was a very challenging match and with the angry scenes after the final whistle it became less enjoyable," Ovrebo noted. "Some players got too emotional and behaved badly, but no one got killed. It's important to put it into perspective.

"It helped me as a referee ... if I can cope with Drogba screaming at me, I can cope with anything - although he's a nice guy, really."

The Blues have the chance to gain revenge on the Spanish club, as they face them in the Champions League semi-finals again this season. The first leg takes place at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 18, 2012, 08:42:46 AM
My errors cost Chelsea in 2008


Fixed

http://www.youtube.com/v/Vtdm3cuKCP4&
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Toppa on April 18, 2012, 08:56:48 AM
Sorry DHW, but I hadda go against you this rounds.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/398938_10101031028866782_10127346_58974368_1310379788_n.jpg)
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 18, 2012, 09:02:38 AM
STUEPS.  :frustrated:

Chelsea go loss in the final anyway. That go be sweeter
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: weary1969 on April 18, 2012, 09:28:34 AM
Sorry DHW, but I hadda go against you this rounds.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/398938_10101031028866782_10127346_58974368_1310379788_n.jpg)

 :rotfl:
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: fitzinho on April 18, 2012, 11:59:25 AM
Mourinho's continuous use of Coentrao instead of Marcelo in the UCL has me confused... In the first game against Apoel, the game only turned for the better when Marcelo and Kaka were brought in simultaneously... And last night again Coentrao was at fault on Bayern's second goal.
The running argument is that Coentrao more solid defensively and Marcelo is a more attacking option. Having said that I was puzzled as to why Marcelo come on for Ozil instead of Kaka. As some others said, we not designed to sit back on a lead. Madrid is an attacking force and should not be made to sit deep. Run up the score if possible!!
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: elan on April 18, 2012, 12:31:24 PM
Alyuh eh watch the power of Bayern? That team is absolutely POWERFUL and armed to the teeth. Plus that red kit make them look like they were playing with 20 players.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 18, 2012, 12:40:00 PM
Few more minutes  :whip:
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 18, 2012, 12:46:31 PM
Only good thing about that Chelsea Team is d woman on d bench
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: JDB on April 18, 2012, 12:50:22 PM
I think this match will be more competitive than most are assuming.

Barca is the better side but they not in the invincible form that we've seen so much of in the last few years...the right match prep and some luck and this one could be very tricky.


Chelsea have a chance in these games. When they get Benfica and then Barca I thought they had a good draw.

If yuh want to win this CL thing yuh better off playing Barca in a two leg tie in the middle of a season, when they studying Classico, league and treble rather than at the end of the season when they have two weeks to rest and prepare.

United and Inter win CL going past Barca in that way, CL come close. Madrid beat them in a Cup final in between some CL and league games. Once yuh playing them in that end of season final yuh could forget it.

That being said, Barcelona seems really up for this game. They have a heated rivalry with Chelsea so they not likely to get caught sleeping. Still if Chelsea want to win this thing yuh better playing them now.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 18, 2012, 01:01:21 PM
Barca has taken over the play after the quick start from chealsea.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: elan on April 18, 2012, 01:12:12 PM
Alyuh se what Iniesta do Cahil on the line....laawwddd
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 18, 2012, 01:15:17 PM
Lol nasty..
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Toppa on April 18, 2012, 01:21:06 PM
Alyuh se what Iniesta do Cahil on the line....laawwddd


No, but you made me laugh. hahahaha!
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 18, 2012, 01:21:08 PM
They mashing up Drogba
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: Trini on April 18, 2012, 01:21:53 PM
best football game sI seen in a while. Top class quality.

Laverkusen hadda be real good to be winning the Bundesliga ahead of Bayern.
I rememebr at one point last year, Bayern went almost 10 game without Neuer conceeding a goal.

Would love to see them in the final..
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Tallman on April 18, 2012, 01:29:22 PM
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Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Bitter on April 18, 2012, 01:33:01 PM
Feed the Drog!
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: elan on April 18, 2012, 01:33:21 PM
Unleash the Drogs......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: lefty on April 18, 2012, 01:33:26 PM
gooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: trinipoolsupporter on April 18, 2012, 01:33:57 PM
any one with a link ... at work and can't get out
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 18, 2012, 01:34:10 PM
Stueps barca scoring 2 to win..
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: lefty on April 18, 2012, 01:36:32 PM
me eh cater we in front.........but d mission has only just begun :worried: :worried:
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: JRtheWriter on April 18, 2012, 01:54:26 PM
Stueps barca scoring 2 to win..
http://www.vipbox.tv/watch/47062/3/chelsea-vs-barcelona-live-stream-online.html  :beermug:
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: elan on April 18, 2012, 02:18:03 PM
Ashley Cole, is having a Monster game. Dani Alves frustrated.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Bitter on April 18, 2012, 02:18:52 PM
Chelsea playing backs and Drogba right now.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 18, 2012, 02:20:29 PM
Lol d barca fans sad in d stands. If Chelsea pull of this win, it go be rel hard defending that lead in Spain.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 18, 2012, 02:30:12 PM
Chelsea cram that box.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 18, 2012, 02:38:14 PM
Barca will fix that next week. Good defending Chelsea.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Bitter on April 18, 2012, 02:38:29 PM
We might be watching the game plan vs Arsenal this weekend too...
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: lefty on April 18, 2012, 02:40:11 PM
 :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: Drogba :beermug: :beermug: :beermug:  :whew: :whew: :whew: :whew: :whew: :whew: :whew: :whew: :whew:
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Toppa on April 18, 2012, 02:44:22 PM
Blue is the colour!
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on April 18, 2012, 02:44:55 PM
best defensive display of the season... scary thing is they will have to better it next week...will be a tough task but good luck
Title: Re: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 18, 2012, 02:48:02 PM
Blue is the colour!

Hush!
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Toppa on April 18, 2012, 02:49:36 PM
Blue is the colour!

Hush!

lol Boy the enemy of your enemy is your friend! You and I simply have different enemies.

This is excellent for Madrid!
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: dinho on April 18, 2012, 03:11:20 PM
BIG, BIG, CHELSEA FC..

Job only half done but excellent result.

Was happy with the lineup Di Matteo put out and they played well and to instructions.

Need to put in a goal in the Nou Camp though.

Stay calm and trust in the Drogs.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Toppa on April 18, 2012, 03:14:57 PM
BIG, BIG, CHELSEA FC..

Job only half done but excellent result.

Was happy with the lineup Di Matteo put out and they played well and to instructions.

Need to put in a goal in the Nou Camp though.

Stay calm and trust in the Drogs.

I'm a Chelsea fan today.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/538782_351324871581394_175913989122484_869394_1000009932_n.jpg)
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: STEUPS!! on April 18, 2012, 05:22:01 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s320x320/575703_404463779573072_100000283604946_1504013_919732217_n.jpg)

Hahahahahahaha.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: STEUPS!! on April 18, 2012, 05:23:18 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s320x320/523730_318363228229765_142111015854988_746227_1531280311_n.jpg)

His drought at the Bridge continues. Cahill was all over him like a boss. couldn't make a note
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Toppa on April 18, 2012, 05:39:07 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s320x320/575703_404463779573072_100000283604946_1504013_919732217_n.jpg)

Hahahahahahaha.

hahaha! That was a good one!
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 18, 2012, 05:57:49 PM
Stueps... I have Kleenex for alyuh next week
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: STEUPS!! on April 18, 2012, 06:16:08 PM
Stueps... I have Kleenex for alyuh next week

 Still have remaining after Basel? thought u used all?  :devil:
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: lefty on April 18, 2012, 06:29:45 PM
Stueps... I have Kleenex for alyuh next week

(http://www.brainlesstales.com/images/2011/Mar/sour-grapes.jpg)
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: kicker on April 18, 2012, 06:53:30 PM
Don't usually applaud the kinda football Chelsea played today but when the plan works it hard to vex wid dem...

That last sequence Barca had when it hit the post then Busquets throw way summed up the game.  It was just Chelsea's night tonight. 

Both semi final return legs will be insane. 
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Tallman on April 18, 2012, 06:59:53 PM
Whey Disgruntled? :devil:
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: kicker on April 18, 2012, 08:15:19 PM
best football game sI seen in a while. Top class quality.

Laverkusen hadda be real good to be winning the Bundesliga ahead of Bayern.
I rememebr at one point last year, Bayern went almost 10 game without Neuer conceeding a goal.

Would love to see them in the final..

Dortmund not Leverkusen. 
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Bakes on April 19, 2012, 12:22:05 AM
Don't usually applaud the kinda football Chelsea played today but when the plan works it hard to vex wid dem...

That last sequence Barca had when it hit the post then Busquets throw way summed up the game.  It was just Chelsea's night tonight. 

Both semi final return legs will be insane. 

Chelsea executed and Bayern didn't... simple story.  Not counting Cech's late save on Puyol and Cole's clearance off the line early.  Fabregas scuffed a shot wide, Busquets throw way that rebound yuh mention, and Adriano(?) hit the crossbar in the earlies, to go with that late shot that hit the upright.  Score should easily have been 3-1 Barca...
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Mango Chow! on April 19, 2012, 01:26:37 AM
Stueps... I have Kleenex for alyuh next week

 Still have remaining after Basel? thought u used all?  :devil:

 :rotfl: :rotfl:

Great game today, surprise result as far as I am concerned.  90+ minutes to go and anything can happen.  I expect Barca to still pll it off on Tuesday and stand better chances to win the final but I don't mind wither way......as long as the winner of this semi is healthy and strong enough to win the final (especially if it's against RM) I doh mind.  :beermug:
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Observer on April 19, 2012, 01:56:22 AM
Congrats Chelsea! Not the football I admire, but say wha!

Barca look a tired team and yet should have won comfortably. Xavi had very little
influence and still looks out of soughts. Barca back line is very vulnerable in the air
and when people run at them. The trick is to get the ball to run at them??
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: dinho on April 19, 2012, 01:54:17 PM
I think this match will be more competitive than most are assuming.

Barca is the better side but they not in the invincible form that we've seen so much of in the last few years...the right match prep and some luck and this one could be very tricky.


Chelsea have a chance in these games. When they get Benfica and then Barca I thought they had a good draw.

If yuh want to win this CL thing yuh better off playing Barca in a two leg tie in the middle of a season, when they studying Classico, league and treble rather than at the end of the season when they have two weeks to rest and prepare.

United and Inter win CL going past Barca in that way, CL come close. Madrid beat them in a Cup final in between some CL and league games. Once yuh playing them in that end of season final yuh could forget it.

That being said, Barcelona seems really up for this game. They have a heated rivalry with Chelsea so they not likely to get caught sleeping. Still if Chelsea want to win this thing yuh better playing them now.


I strongly disagree with this, in fact this sounds alot like something a Man Utd fan would say to take the sting off their lopsided loss in the final.

At this late stage of the season, most teams who have reached the semi-final stage of the CL also have important games in other competitions. They are probably playing for the title so every league game is key, and they are probably at the latter stages of cup competiton. Barca is not at a sole disadvantage in that respect.

Playing them over 2 legs is more difficult because yuh over the course of 2 legs luck will average out. You could park the bus, hold them off and ride yuh luck in yuh home leg like Chelsea and Milan did, but then you have to go and do it all over again on a big wet pitch in Barca with the ball moving at pace. That makes it a much more monumental task.

In a one-off final however anything can happen, and with the right tactics and most importantly, on a neutral venue, yuh could play a tactical game, frustrate them and wait for yuh opportunity to come. Holland versus Spain in the World Cup final was a prime example, Spain (which is a Barcelona clone) knock all the ball on the field, but Holland soak up the pressure and even had genuine opportunities to hit them on the break with Robben and steal the final. You could get a jumbie goal like in the 70th minute from a corner or free kick and then batten down the hatches for the last 20... Now picture that Holland v Spain fixture now being played over 2 legs, Spain is more likely to prevail.

The mistake Manchester United make in last year final was to try to match them toe for toe thinking that their brand could somehow overcome Barcelona. Only Alex Ferguson could explain how a 4-4-2 featuring a centre midfield of Giggs and Carrick was supposed to counteract Xavi, Iniesta and co. Impossible.

To beat Barcelona, the key is to relax yuh ego and cede the midfield, soak up pressure, frustrate them and then hit them on the break. Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid have done this and shown the way to do it.. Manchester United and Arsenal have shown what happens when you stick to your methods.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on April 19, 2012, 02:38:02 PM
Ah bitter!!

We rock dey post, miss from point blank range and as usual had the lion's share of possession.

LORD HAVE MERCY

A mountain to climb next Tue.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: kicker on April 19, 2012, 03:25:20 PM
Ah bitter!!

We rock dey post, miss from point blank range and as usual had the lion's share of possession.

LORD HAVE MERCY

A mountain to climb next Tue.

In theory, if yuh truly better than them, yuh should be able to beat them at home by more than they beat you at home....

But this is where the psychology of the home and away system comes into effect.  Up to recently I woulda say that I always preferred to have the home game last -but recently I startin' to figure that the advantage is held by the team that plays at home first...I think it's easier to win at home when yuh don't HAVE to win at home -that added pressure, plus the away team's driver seat position established in the first leg makes it really difficult for real. 
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: FF on April 19, 2012, 03:44:57 PM
Ah bitter!!

We rock dey post, miss from point blank range and as usual had the lion's share of possession.

LORD HAVE MERCY

A mountain to climb next Tue.

In theory, if yuh truly better than them, yuh should be able to beat them at home by more than they beat you at home....

But this is where the psychology of the home and away system comes into effect.  Up to recently I woulda say that I always preferred to have the home game last -but recently I startin' to figure that the advantage is held by the team that plays at home first...I think it's easier to win at home when yuh don't HAVE to win at home -that added pressure, plus the away team's driver seat position established in the first leg makes it really difficult for real. 

plus if barca (the home team) leading 1-0 after 90 mins... chelsea (the away team) will then have 30 more mins than barca had to get an away goal...

... if that making sense
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on April 19, 2012, 03:56:38 PM
Say wha all yuh want....I missing David Villa.

He definitely wasn't missing them chances.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: kicker on April 19, 2012, 04:02:55 PM
Ah bitter!!

We rock dey post, miss from point blank range and as usual had the lion's share of possession.

LORD HAVE MERCY

A mountain to climb next Tue.

In theory, if yuh truly better than them, yuh should be able to beat them at home by more than they beat you at home....

But this is where the psychology of the home and away system comes into effect.  Up to recently I woulda say that I always preferred to have the home game last -but recently I startin' to figure that the advantage is held by the team that plays at home first...I think it's easier to win at home when yuh don't HAVE to win at home -that added pressure, plus the away team's driver seat position established in the first leg makes it really difficult for real. 

plus if barca (the home team) leading 1-0 after 90 mins... chelsea (the away team) will then have 30 more mins than barca had to get an away goal...

... if that making sense

yup...
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: 100% Barataria on April 20, 2012, 01:15:30 PM
Say wha all yuh want....I missing David Villa.

He definitely wasn't missing them chances.

Relax yuhself rastaman, this is not for the faint of heart, drink a shandy and relax over de weekend, come Tuesday is war
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Toppa on April 20, 2012, 03:24:04 PM
Say wha all yuh want....I missing David Villa.

He definitely wasn't missing them chances.

Relax yuhself rastaman, this is not for the faint of heart, drink a shandy and relax over de weekend, come Tuesday is war

Allyuh barca men is a bunch ah weak-hearts. :)
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Mango Chow! on April 20, 2012, 10:32:39 PM
Ah bitter!!

We rock dey post, miss from point blank range and as usual had the lion's share of possession.

LORD HAVE MERCY

A mountain to climb next Tue.

In theory, if yuh truly better than them, yuh should be able to beat them at home by more than they beat you at home....

But this is where the psychology of the home and away system comes into effect.  Up to recently I woulda say that I always preferred to have the home game last -but recently I startin' to figure that the advantage is held by the team that plays at home first...I think it's easier to win at home when yuh don't HAVE to win at home -that added pressure, plus the away team's driver seat position established in the first leg makes it really difficult for real. 

plus if barca (the home team) leading 1-0 after 90 mins... chelsea (the away team) will then have 30 more mins than barca had to get an away goal...

... if that making sense

yup...

To be honest,the word "if" have a big say in any theory about which is more advantageous but the advantages does really start to play out when the first team score.  "If" Barca woulda score any or all of them (easy) chances they had, nobody would be talkin' 'bout them having any kinda advantage now nuh.     
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: giggsy11 on April 21, 2012, 11:12:51 AM
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This is why I don't want neither of them on my team-selfish both!

Updated Apr 21, 2012 11:43 AM ET       

Bayern Munich are refusing to confirm an alleged dressing room bust-up between Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben took place at half-time in Tuesday night's 2-1 win over Real Madrid in the Champions League.

The pair are reported to have had a heated debate in the dressing room after discussing who should take a free-kick late in the first half.

Sport Bild magazine claims Ribery punched Robben in the face and pictures appeared after the game of Robben with a cut under his right eye.

On Saturday, the Bild newspaper claims Ribery was fined 50,000 euros for the incident while the pair rarely exchanged glances, let alone passes, in Friday's final training session ahead of the trip to Werder Bremen.

Coach Jupp Heynckes was diplomatic when pressed on the matter at Friday's pre-match press conference, neither confirming nor denying the incident.

"There are taboo zones within a football team," he is quoted as saying by the Bild.

"Given the huge media presence, that is also necessary. I believe that internal matters must remain internal, whether that is here at our training ground or in the dressing room.

"Everything else is speculation and I will not respond to that."
 


 
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: giggsy11 on April 21, 2012, 11:17:59 AM
Oh by the way, the second leg on Wednesday will be showing, on the FX channel, not FSC or FSCPlus. Not sure why, since all they will being showing is the replay of the EPL match between Spurs and QPR that playing today.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 21, 2012, 06:16:29 PM
Go Chelsea!!  :wavetowel:
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: giggsy11 on April 21, 2012, 06:38:22 PM
Go Chelsea!!  :wavetowel:

Yes sir, I have seen the light! I am on that Chelsea bandwagon too! Let's go Chelsea!
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: kicker on April 21, 2012, 06:46:03 PM

To be honest,the word "if" have a big say in any theory about which is more advantageous but the advantages does really start to play out when the first team score.  "If" Barca woulda score any or all of them (easy) chances they had, nobody would be talkin' 'bout them having any kinda advantage now nuh.     

Yeah first goal very crucial.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 21, 2012, 07:35:18 PM
Go Chelsea!!  :wavetowel:

Yes sir, I have seen the light! I am on that Chelsea bandwagon too! Let's go Chelsea!

D spirit of 2011 women world cup has returned
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Z6OyJfBKnXk/SxX6moJDZOI/AAAAAAAAKGA/hkaCqsKjKG8/s400/goat+mouth.jpg)
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Toppa on April 21, 2012, 07:40:58 PM
Hahahaha
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: STEUPS!! on April 22, 2012, 09:26:31 AM
Go Chelsea!!  :wavetowel:

Yes sir, I have seen the light! I am on that Chelsea bandwagon too! Let's go Chelsea!

Come offfffff. We doh need allyuh blight nah  :shameonyou:
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 22, 2012, 10:01:02 AM
Go Chelsea!!  :wavetowel:

Yes sir, I have seen the light! I am on that Chelsea bandwagon too! Let's go Chelsea!

Come offfffff. We doh need allyuh blight nah  :shameonyou:

Too Late  :devil:
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Mango Chow! on April 22, 2012, 12:17:34 PM
Go Chelsea!!  :wavetowel:

Yes sir, I have seen the light! I am on that Chelsea bandwagon too! Let's go Chelsea!

Come offfffff. We doh need allyuh blight nah  :shameonyou:

Too Late  :devil:

   Look like allyuh go hadda get on mancity bandwagon, too. Just two weeks ago the manchester derby was a non-issue.  Now, allyuh squeezin' allyuh bamcee tight like crapaud own!

On another note, Happy Birthday to two of my favourite Chelsea Big players!!
Much maligned and underappreciated John Obi Mikel and David Luiz.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: STEUPS!! on April 22, 2012, 12:59:23 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s320x320/582234_214642061979601_139636416146833_346092_1688333412_n.jpg)

aka Sideshow Bob
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 06:45:17 AM
Today is the day  :devil:
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: giggsy11 on April 24, 2012, 06:53:48 AM
Today is the day  :devil:


Chelsea all the way! :wavetowel:
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Jah Gol on April 24, 2012, 07:03:23 AM
(http://www.cedar.hr/slike_str/Croatian_edged_oak_wood-kilndried_web.jpg) for Chelsea today.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: dinho on April 24, 2012, 07:57:23 AM
For today only...

(http://futaball.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/osdkfaskdlaskd.jpg)

I only ask for a fair referee and no controversy whatever the end result.

Let's go Chelsea!
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Andre on April 24, 2012, 10:35:37 AM
roman should give mourinho a one-match deal to try to replicate what happen with real last weekend.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 12:42:42 PM
Tick Tock.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Andre on April 24, 2012, 12:43:57 PM
lineups.

Barcelona: Valdés, Piqué, Puyol, Fàbregas, Xavi, Iniesta, Mascherano, Busquets, Alexis Sánchez, Messi, Cuenca SUBS: Pinto, Alves, Thiago Alcántara, Keita, Adriano, Pedro Rodríguez, Tello.

Chelsea: Čech, Ivanović, Cole, Cahill, Terry, Ramires, Lampard, Mikel, Meireles, Mata, Drogba SUBS: Turnbull, Bosingwa, Essien, Malouda, Torres, Kalou, Sturridge.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: lefty on April 24, 2012, 12:52:33 PM
any good links
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Bakes on April 24, 2012, 01:00:11 PM
Cahill off injured in the 12'.. Bosingwa on.  Still nil nil (0-1 Chelsea on aggregate)



As much as I'm sick of the midget bastards... Barcelona short-passing game is something to behold boy, especially around the box.  They play the way Arsenal imagine they play.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Bakes on April 24, 2012, 01:04:22 PM
Pique just collect ah Huntelaar from Valdes...
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Preacher on April 24, 2012, 01:19:49 PM
Dang!!!!   
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 01:22:46 PM
And so it begins, 1 nil barca
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 01:23:28 PM
Stop parking the bus and play Chelsea
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 01:23:50 PM
Red card Chelsea terry
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 01:24:39 PM
Knee d man in back dry so?

Edit : terry is a rel imps yes.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Preacher on April 24, 2012, 01:29:30 PM
Barca does play like ants.  Boy!!!
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 01:30:40 PM
2 nil barca. This could get ugly
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Socafan on April 24, 2012, 01:31:31 PM
Steups...I eh go lie...John Terry just ruin a great Champions League semi- fuh me boy..JAH!! That was just plain stupid.

Next goal just score now......they getting about 6

Steups....alright...might as well get some work done
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Preacher on April 24, 2012, 01:31:39 PM
Dang!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: grimm01 on April 24, 2012, 01:33:15 PM
Game on boy
Ramires yes
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 01:33:51 PM


2-2 aggregate. Now Chelsea score
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: soccerman on April 24, 2012, 01:33:59 PM
Game on!
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Preacher on April 24, 2012, 01:34:16 PM
GOAL!!!!!

Grimm call it.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 01:35:54 PM
45 minutes of bambsey squeezing for Chelsea. Barcelona will finish them still 10 men will be hard
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Bakes on April 24, 2012, 01:36:09 PM
Sweet composed finished by Ramires... Terry inhale some ah Scholesy 'red mist' apparently.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: grimm01 on April 24, 2012, 01:38:42 PM
Chelsea get the away goal... The game now start.

England's Brave and Loyal John Terry, what a clown.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: masterblaster on April 24, 2012, 01:41:23 PM
I think this is the first time I ever support Chelsea in my life......not only because they are underdogs (especially now with 10 men), but because I am soooooo sick of Barcelona......GO CHELSEA!!!.....frustrate dey a$$ in d second half please!!!
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: kaliman2006 on April 24, 2012, 01:44:48 PM
Buh John Terry is some kinda idiot or wha'? I jess see the replay of the red card (I tuned in late).

Steups.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 01:45:10 PM
Go Chelsea! , grins silently...
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Post by: Bitter on April 24, 2012, 01:46:19 PM
Like Terry was hanging out with Metta World Peace
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Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 01:47:11 PM
With 11 men I would of give Chelsea a chance, but it would take a miracle now.
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Post by: MEP on April 24, 2012, 01:48:26 PM
kinda ah funny but dey eh really downcryin Terry, yes they are criticizing him but the tone and tenor is rather subdued had that been Balotelli...just wanted to highlight that.
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Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 01:52:22 PM
Hahaha penalty.
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Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 01:53:21 PM
Lol Messi miss
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Post by: MEP on April 24, 2012, 01:53:29 PM
wow
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Post by: masterblaster on April 24, 2012, 01:53:33 PM
WOW!!!!!
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Post by: kaliman2006 on April 24, 2012, 01:54:02 PM
Like Chelsea wukk ah obeah or what?
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Post by: Preacher on April 24, 2012, 01:54:25 PM
Cheaters....Doh prosper
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Post by: FF on April 24, 2012, 01:56:05 PM
Is this real life??
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Post by: Blue on April 24, 2012, 01:57:49 PM
Mata is crucial here for us....I eh seeing him at all...
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Post by: Socafan on April 24, 2012, 01:58:17 PM
Hahahaha...John Terry off the field,  complaining and saying that he did not deliberately knee Sanchez in the back, "just look at my record, I would never do something like that!".....LOL.

Meanwhile, onscreen, they showing the man just walking forward, Terry reach forward, grab him by the shoulder, pull him back and knee the hell out of him.

Some people mad oui..
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Post by: Toppa on April 24, 2012, 02:00:47 PM
Hahahaha...John Terry off the field,  complaining and saying that he did not deliberately knee Sanchez in the back, "just look at my record, I would never do something like that!".....LOL.

Meanwhile, onscreen, they showing the man just walking forward, Terry reach forward, grab him by the shoulder, pull him back and knee the hell out of him.

Some people mad oui..

 :rotfl:

Media comments so far...

What a vicious, preposterous, pathetic red card that was from John Terry. What an oaf. He should be ashamed of himself, but knowing him he won't think he's done anything wrong. Sanchez was minding his own business and suddenly Terry had booted him up the backside. If Chelsea go out, he won't be able to look any of his team-mates in the eye again.

OHN TERRY IS SENT OFF! LIGHT THE BLUE TOUCHPAPER! It's all gone wrong for Chelsea in the space of two minutes, but they can't have too many complaints about this. It was a staggering piece of stupidity from the Chelsea captain who, for no apparent reason, kneed Sanchez in the back just outside the area with play going on elsewhere. The referee didn't see it, but his assistant did. Terry lost his head completely. A moment of madness and while there will be talk of Barcelona getting all the decisions in these big games, what on earth was the eedjit thinking of? Chelsea have lost one centre-back, Gary Cahill, to injury and the other to a moronic red card.
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Post by: FF on April 24, 2012, 02:01:43 PM
or is this a fanta sea  ???
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Post by: Preacher on April 24, 2012, 02:02:25 PM
Drogba!!!!!!     ;D
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Post by: soccerman on April 24, 2012, 02:02:30 PM
Like Terry was hanging out with Metta World Peace
:rotfl: Good one!
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Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 02:02:57 PM
Biggest waste since 09 penalty miss in the final
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Post by: Toppa on April 24, 2012, 02:03:03 PM
Dey quick yes.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/546036_355010914546123_175913989122484_879105_1147425671_n.jpg)
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Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 02:04:14 PM
Dey quick yes.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/546036_355010914546123_175913989122484_879105_1147425671_n.jpg)

Lol,
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Post by: Preacher on April 24, 2012, 02:14:54 PM
What a great game.
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Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 02:16:27 PM
Barca fraid to shoot
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Post by: Andre on April 24, 2012, 02:19:18 PM
wha going on allyuh? i in work and following via text commentary.

is barca shooting practice or wha?
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Post by: Bakes on April 24, 2012, 02:21:03 PM
Barca only shifting dey pawns arung de chessboard... while Chelsea have all nine men in the box in front ah Cech.
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Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 02:23:44 PM
Lord barca change alyuh tactics nah!
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Post by: elan on April 24, 2012, 02:24:12 PM
Barca is shyte, they eh doing nutten. Chelsea letting them beat they head against the wall. NO ideas or creativity coming forward (from players). Disappointing games both ways.
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Post by: soccerman on April 24, 2012, 02:24:55 PM
Tores???
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Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 02:26:28 PM
Barca playing d same way right through.
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Post by: Andre on April 24, 2012, 02:27:14 PM
torres go score and make the spain euro 2012 side.
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Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 02:27:38 PM
If Chelsea go through they deserve it
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Post by: Preacher on April 24, 2012, 02:29:39 PM
Ref better not give no 10min.  ET
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Post by: elan on April 24, 2012, 02:30:43 PM
Torres eh learning nutten from Drogba  ???
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Post by: kaliman2006 on April 24, 2012, 02:30:52 PM
Chelsea rell riding that luck. That was a very marginal offside call.
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Post by: soccerman on April 24, 2012, 02:31:23 PM
coach stripping down and ting yes...pressure lol
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Post by: elan on April 24, 2012, 02:33:54 PM
We eh have no players if we reach de finals   :devil:
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Post by: Toppa on April 24, 2012, 02:34:23 PM
We eh have no players if we reach de finals   :devil:

lmao!!
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Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 02:34:43 PM
Barca want to walk d ball into d goal
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Post by: ribbit on April 24, 2012, 02:35:29 PM
espn on chelsea -- "If they do make it, the youth squad will be delighted. Most of them will be playing."
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Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 02:35:44 PM
Hahaha wtf torres score
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Post by: Preacher on April 24, 2012, 02:35:47 PM
TORRESSS!!!!!!!!!!     
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Post by: elan on April 24, 2012, 02:36:13 PM
Drogba not on the field, Terry not on the field and Barca not pumping balls in the box from the side.
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Post by: lefty on April 24, 2012, 02:36:17 PM
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL
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Post by: Andre on April 24, 2012, 02:36:24 PM
WDMC!

wha i tell allyuh! torres going euro 2012!
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Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 02:36:24 PM
Torres is a big player. Lol
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Post by: soccerman on April 24, 2012, 02:36:28 PM
torres go score and make the spain euro 2012 side.
Yuh right hoss...ahi take it back, he's ah hero now :wavetowel:
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Post by: Bakes on April 24, 2012, 02:36:40 PM
torres go score and make the spain euro 2012 side.

Leh we see how Euro 2012 selection shake out...
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Post by: kaliman2006 on April 24, 2012, 02:37:30 PM
LOL!!!!!!! Well look ting!!!

El Niño come through yess!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, the irony.

Ah guess Torres start to justify his contract...
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Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 02:37:31 PM
Barca is rel shit. One style right through.
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Post by: FF on April 24, 2012, 02:37:44 PM
this is definitely fanta sea lol  :rotfl:
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Post by: elan on April 24, 2012, 02:38:05 PM
Ah ref eh getting pay tonight!!!!!
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Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 02:38:40 PM
Ok Chelsea deserve that, I concede
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Post by: lefty on April 24, 2012, 02:39:03 PM
To all D Naysayers hold dat
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Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 02:39:30 PM
Real or Germans waiting...
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Post by: FF on April 24, 2012, 02:39:57 PM
Torres always used to poison Barca for Atletico...

like he see the barca stripes and snap out of it!!  ;D
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Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 02:40:05 PM
To all D Naysayers hold dat

I will hush sir.
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Post by: Toppa on April 24, 2012, 02:40:24 PM
A truly fantastic match!!! Congrats Chelsea!
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Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 02:40:45 PM
Terry is still a c**t though
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Post by: Socafan on April 24, 2012, 02:41:52 PM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????WWAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!! SAAAHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: JDB on April 24, 2012, 02:42:34 PM
Ramirez, Cech, Messi win that tie for Chelsea
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Post by: FF on April 24, 2012, 02:42:59 PM
Terry is still a c**t though

thank you for taking the time to point this out during this evening of madness... i salute you sir!
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Post by: lefty on April 24, 2012, 02:46:02 PM
Terry is still a c**t though

thank you for taking the time to point this out during this evening of madness... i salute you sir!

cant deny that taut it was play acting until ah see dat replay Terry is ah mad man or what............steups :frustrated: we have CL final with no first call CBs steups
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Post by: davidephraim on April 24, 2012, 02:46:27 PM
To all D Naysayers hold dat

Mek dem know!
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Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 02:48:04 PM
Barca is a one dimensional team. The bitches aint even change they style of attack even though it clearly was not working
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Post by: FF on April 24, 2012, 02:50:53 PM
Barca is a one dimensional team. The bitches aint even change they style of attack even though it clearly was not working

Pride comes before a fall... arrogant belief that your way is the only way and infallible... however you cyah blame them, they win everthing playing that way.
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Post by: elan on April 24, 2012, 02:52:11 PM
Terry is still a c**t though

thank you for taking the time to point this out during this evening of madness... i salute you sir!

cant deny that taut it was play acting until ah see dat replay Terry is ah mad man or what............steups :frustrated: we have CL final with no first call CBs steups

Fellas I trying rel hard to see where Terry knee the player on purpose. None of the replays has shown anything. I would like to see that.  :-\
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Post by: samo on April 24, 2012, 02:53:04 PM
Let me hear all yu Bar a fans... a man here say if Chelsea knockout Barcelona, he will never post here goal...

Barcelona is total balls... they need to read the Tao jeet kun do...adaptabilt is key..
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Post by: kaliman2006 on April 24, 2012, 02:53:08 PM
Barca is a one dimensional team. The bitches aint even change they style of attack even though it clearly was not working

Pride comes before a fall... arrogant belief that your way is the only way and infallible... however you cyah blame them, they win everthing playing that way.

There is such a thing as over-passing. At one point, I thought Barca was trying to pass the ball into the goal.
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Post by: samo on April 24, 2012, 02:54:49 PM
As a Chelsea diehard... from what I see, I think Terry deserve the card.. not sure what lead to it, and I am sure he was provoked, but that is no excuse..
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Post by: Toppa on April 24, 2012, 02:55:14 PM
Barca trying to kill Dsigruntled oui.  ???
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Post by: lefty on April 24, 2012, 02:55:27 PM
Terry is still a c**t though

thank you for taking the time to point this out during this evening of madness... i salute you sir!

cant deny that taut it was play acting until ah see dat replay Terry is ah mad man or what............steups :frustrated: we have CL final with no first call CBs steups

Fellas I trying rel hard to see where Terry knee the player on purpose. None of the replays has shown anything. I would like to see that.  :-\

dread he give dem a reason even if yuh didn see d knee WDF he doin dey an d play done dead ...............seriously come on now
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Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 02:56:12 PM
Terry is still a c**t though

thank you for taking the time to point this out during this evening of madness... i salute you sir!

cant deny that taut it was play acting until ah see dat replay Terry is ah mad man or what............steups :frustrated: we have CL final with no first call CBs steups

Fellas I trying rel hard to see where Terry knee the player on purpose. None of the replays has shown anything. I would like to see that.  :-\

stueps you must say that
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Post by: lefty on April 24, 2012, 02:57:45 PM
SOS SOS SOS pagin Disgruntled.....Pagin Jahgol alyuh fellas OK ah seein movement on the twin towers nah....jus showin covcern ;D
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Post by: Dynamite Warrior on April 24, 2012, 02:59:03 PM
Barca had no real striker they missed Villa. I still believe they should have never sold Eto'o but that is for another day. And still at the end of the day you have to get lucky to beat Barca.
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Post by: Peong on April 24, 2012, 03:04:03 PM
That was an amazing game, count yourselves blessed to have witnessed it.
Disgruntled MUST POST!!!!
Time to sell Terry.  He bawl he is not that type of player, it looked bad on the replay. 
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Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 03:04:17 PM
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/575104_10151556645820656_631710655_12161338_1416604687_n.jpg)
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Post by: fari on April 24, 2012, 03:08:23 PM
if real wins tomorrow that will make this whole scenario very very interesting
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Post by: dinho on April 24, 2012, 03:09:01 PM
THE 10 MIGHTY MEN OF CHELSEA FC!!!

What a forkin game...

I too hype to post anything in detail right now, it more than likely will contain expletives... And we can't have the youths like D.H.W. seeing that sort of thing.

Jah Gol, take back yuh crate ah wood and Disgruntled, hold ah flickin burn.. I will post the highlights for you later.  :devil: :devil:

ALWAYS, BLUE IS THE COLOR!!

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Post by: Brownsugar on April 24, 2012, 03:11:38 PM
THE 10 MIGHTY MEN OF CHELSEA FC!!!

What a forkin game...

I too hype to post anything in detail right now

I surprised you even have the awareness right now to post in de first place, I say you passed out drunk somewhere.......... ;D   ;D
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Post by: Cocorite on April 24, 2012, 03:12:22 PM
Barca lose that game in their head. Chelsea won it from their heart.
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Post by: elan on April 24, 2012, 03:16:22 PM
Terry is still a c**t though

thank you for taking the time to point this out during this evening of madness... i salute you sir!

cant deny that taut it was play acting until ah see dat replay Terry is ah mad man or what............steups :frustrated: we have CL final with no first call CBs steups

Fellas I trying rel hard to see where Terry knee the player on purpose. None of the replays has shown anything. I would like to see that.  :-\

dread he give dem a reason even if yuh didn see d knee WDF he doin dey an d play done dead ...............seriously come on now

Alyuh could be rel chupidy when alyuh ready yes, I swear alyuh is 5. I did not see, not that it did not happen? Read slowly, I typed slowly.

Anyway, I just saw the full replay and Terry did hit him on purpose. A red card. However, dude made a meal of it.
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Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 03:16:46 PM
THE 10 MIGHTY MEN OF CHELSEA FC!!!

What a forkin game...

I too hype to post anything in detail right now, it more than likely will contain expletives... And we can't have the youths like D.H.W. seeing that sort of thing.

Jah Gol, take back yuh crate ah wood and Disgruntled, hold ah flickin burn.. I will post the highlights for you later.  :devil: :devil:

ALWAYS, BLUE IS THE COLOR!!

Stueps ah go take that.   :'(
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Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 03:17:48 PM
However, dude made a meal of it.

let me knee you in yuh back nah
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Post by: Cocorite on April 24, 2012, 03:18:08 PM
John Terry make Balotelli look like the Dali Lama when it comes to poise
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Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 03:18:50 PM
That game remind me of the quality of football back in the 98/99 CL . With UTD
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Post by: elan on April 24, 2012, 03:19:31 PM
Barca keeper is ah Clown, he eh no goalkeeper to have. I find he rel naive. That goal with Torres I drop kicking Torres in he chest. He pulling he hand away so as not to bring Torres down, did he not just saw Messi missed a PK. What a noob.
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Post by: Blue on April 24, 2012, 03:20:01 PM
What an epic game....Barca is still the best team in the world...but wow.....
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Post by: elan on April 24, 2012, 03:20:27 PM
However, dude made a meal of it.

let me knee you in yuh back nah

He hit him in the Bamsee, barely. As I said red card, yuh cyah do that.
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Post by: Dynamite Warrior on April 24, 2012, 03:22:29 PM
Barca keeper is ah Clown, he eh no goalkeeper to have. I find he rel naive. That goal with Torres I drop kicking Torres in he chest. He pulling he hand away so as not to bring Torres down, did he not just saw Messi missed a PK. What a noob.

I totally agree with you Elan i was thinking the same thing. I guess he aint a team player and the sad thing is he is the teams worst player. Man was thinking ill miss the final and not considering that if torres score there will be no final.
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Post by: dinho on April 24, 2012, 03:26:48 PM
Alexis made the most of it, it was a soft knee to the back but there is absolutely no excusing what Terry did..

Just when yuh think Terry can't take dotish any lower, he does come and discover all new depths.

That was an absolute bonehead play.
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Post by: Bitter on April 24, 2012, 03:41:06 PM
I just think Barca at the same stage as the end of the Rijkaard era. They win everything it had to win, players get old and stale and key injuries take a toll. I had mentioned to a die-hard Barca fan after the 3rd game of the season that they looked disinterested and playing like they could flip the switch.

Time to reboot.

As for the argument that they have no change of style. Them fellas ent win all those trophies by panicking. One of the strengths was/is always the belief that their way will prevail.

With all that, I fraid to see what will happen in the final now. Terry, Ivanovic, Meireles, Ramires and Ruiz out.
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Post by: Toppa on April 24, 2012, 03:46:24 PM
Terry is still a c**t though

thank you for taking the time to point this out during this evening of madness... i salute you sir!

cant deny that taut it was play acting until ah see dat replay Terry is ah mad man or what............steups :frustrated: we have CL final with no first call CBs steups

Fellas I trying rel hard to see where Terry knee the player on purpose. None of the replays has shown anything. I would like to see that.  :-\

dread he give dem a reason even if yuh didn see d knee WDF he doin dey an d play done dead ...............seriously come on now

Alyuh could be rel chupidy when alyuh ready yes, I swear alyuh is 5. I did not see, not that it did not happen? Read slowly, I typed slowly.

Anyway, I just saw the full replay and Terry did hit him on purpose. A red card. However, dude made a meal of it.

 ::)
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Post by: injunchile on April 24, 2012, 03:47:14 PM
Did I not say that it would be a Bayern - Chelsea final. Chelsea played heart and soul and that is what football is all about. Although I am a Chelsea /  Barca fan , I am one for the underdogs. Hopefully Torres will gain his confidence from this goal. When Messi missed the penalty I said the football gods are at work.
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Post by: Tallman on April 24, 2012, 03:48:25 PM
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/405009_355067451207136_175913989122484_879235_253274620_n.jpg)
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Post by: Toppa on April 24, 2012, 03:50:22 PM
Did I not say that it would be a Bayern - Chelsea final. Chelsea played heart and soul and that is what football is all about. Although I am a Chelsea /  Barca fan , I am one for the underdogs. Hopefully Torres will gain his confidence from this goal. When Messi missed the penalty I said the football gods are at work.

Mash yuh brakes with that Bayern - Chelsea final talk.
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Post by: Toppa on April 24, 2012, 03:51:02 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/577887_355058501208031_175913989122484_879215_1231107362_n.jpg)
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Post by: kaliman2006 on April 24, 2012, 04:05:22 PM
Did I not say that it would be a Bayern - Chelsea final. Chelsea played heart and soul and that is what football is all about. Although I am a Chelsea /  Barca fan , I am one for the underdogs. Hopefully Torres will gain his confidence from this goal. When Messi missed the penalty I said the football gods are at work.

Mash yuh brakes with that Bayern - Chelsea final talk.

You never know, Real could suffer from the same obeah that Barca suffer from. That said, they could get through by scoring one goal without reply. We'll see....

 ;D
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Post by: Toppa on April 24, 2012, 04:11:02 PM
Did I not say that it would be a Bayern - Chelsea final. Chelsea played heart and soul and that is what football is all about. Although I am a Chelsea /  Barca fan , I am one for the underdogs. Hopefully Torres will gain his confidence from this goal. When Messi missed the penalty I said the football gods are at work.

Mash yuh brakes with that Bayern - Chelsea final talk.

You never know, Real could suffer from the same obeah that Barca suffer from. That said, they could get through by scoring one goal without reply. We'll see....

 ;D

Lightning doh strike twice in the same place (that place being Spain).
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Post by: morvant on April 24, 2012, 04:13:10 PM
allyuh forget what van persie get a red for in barca
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: capodetutticapi on April 24, 2012, 04:39:12 PM
ah feel for meh boy messi but screw barca.......lookin like an english german finale.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: fitzinho on April 24, 2012, 05:23:06 PM
I find men talking like Real don't have a chance tomorow...real disrespectful.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Deeks on April 24, 2012, 05:23:57 PM
I feel for him too, but like I have said before, football can be a cruel game. But some  teams are slowly figuring out Barca type of play.  Not all teams can do it. And if they do it is a real dog fight like Saturday and today. But this is not taking anything away for Messi. He is only human.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: kaliman2006 on April 24, 2012, 05:27:18 PM
I feel for him too, but like I have said before, football can be a cruel game. But some  teams are slowly figuring out Barca type of play.  Not all teams can do it. And if they do it is a real dog fight like Saturday and today. But this is not taking anything away for Messi. He is only human.

In a way, missing a penalty by hitting the crossbar is worse than the keeper saving it, because, you could see that Cech was beaten; however, the trajectory of the ball was a few inches too high. I knew that it simply was not going to be Barcelona's day when I saw that ball hit the crossbar.

Oh well, such is football and such is life.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Toppa on April 24, 2012, 05:29:54 PM
I find men talking like Real don't have a chance tomorow...real disrespectful.

Leave dem nah.  :heehee:
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Socapro on April 24, 2012, 05:44:52 PM
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/575104_10151556645820656_631710655_12161338_1416604687_n.jpg)
:'( :devil: ;D
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Bayern Munich v Real Madrid).
Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 06:14:03 PM
Real Please don't pull a barca tomorrow
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Bitter on April 24, 2012, 07:34:21 PM
This game remind me of the Portugal - Greece Euro final. One team have the ball and can't get through the wall of players.
The 1st leg was backs and Drogba, this leg is just backs.

The concentration required is incredible. Barca just playing it around waiting for the mistake, or the one defender to fall asleep.
Title: Re: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: D.H.W on April 24, 2012, 07:44:57 PM
This game remind me of the Portugal - Greece Euro final. One team have the ball and can't get through the wall of players.
The 1st leg was backs and Drogba, this leg is just backs.

The concentration required is incredible. Barca just playing it around waiting for the mistake, or the one defender to fall asleep.

That mistake happened on the penalty call. Chelsea play a defensively sound game. To me barca needed to take shots, they seemed clueless, as though they didn't know any other way to play which is bad.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Coop's on April 24, 2012, 07:58:23 PM
This game remind me of the Portugal - Greece Euro final. One team have the ball and can't get through the wall of players.
The 1st leg was backs and Drogba, this leg is just backs.

The concentration required is incredible. Barca just playing it around waiting for the mistake, or the one defender to fall asleep.

That mistake happened on the penalty call. Chelsea play a defensively sound game. To me barca needed to take shots, they seemed clueless, as though they didn't know any other way to play which is bad.
        You can't say that about Barca,that's the best team is the world with the best player in the world  :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Bitter on April 24, 2012, 08:00:59 PM
This game remind me of the Portugal - Greece Euro final. One team have the ball and can't get through the wall of players.
The 1st leg was backs and Drogba, this leg is just backs.

The concentration required is incredible. Barca just playing it around waiting for the mistake, or the one defender to fall asleep.

That mistake happened on the penalty call. Chelsea play a defensively sound game. To me barca needed to take shots, they seemed clueless, as though they didn't know any other way to play which is bad.

They don't have the personnel to play any other way. Throwing crosses in vs 10 men in the box is as good as giving it away if you have nobody who could trouble the defense. And long range shooting (and there was more of it than normal for barca) needed someone who could produce that kinda result. Who was the last person in a barca shirt with a deadly long-range shot? Ronaldinho?

I also think Barca cause their own problems by crowding the area giving themselves no space to work.

A good indication of the discipline in defense was that there were no real free kick opportunities. With the exception of the penalty, no threatening dead-ball situations.

Barca clearly need a big body who could rumble with the fellas in the opponents area. I wonder if Kenwyne Jones could habla espanol?
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: davidephraim on April 24, 2012, 08:32:42 PM
Did I not say that it would be a Bayern - Chelsea final. Chelsea played heart and soul and that is what football is all about. Although I am a Chelsea /  Barca fan , I am one for the underdogs. Hopefully Torres will gain his confidence from this goal. When Messi missed the penalty I said the football gods are at work.

Mash yuh brakes with that Bayern - Chelsea final talk.
Well I for sure did say it and I even said that the only team ah fraid was Bayern so I go mash gas. With all de yellow cards ah dont know how we go pull it off but it have men to play is just where to make dem play. 
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: dinho on April 24, 2012, 08:55:03 PM
Just for you Disgruntled....

http://www.footytube.com/v/MTE1MzYy
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Savannah boy on April 24, 2012, 10:48:48 PM
83% possession and they lose to Chelsea. 72% possession and they lose to Real. David Villa had 12 goals in 26 games before he went down with injury. They keep relying on Messi to score all the time and now he is human for this week. They need another out and out striker. This is a Club dat does pelt way men like Et'o and Ibrahimovich without batting an eye lid.  Ah hope dey come down to earth now. At de same time, dat kinda dull football dat Real, Chelsea & AC Milan put down by playing so deep and stacking up defensively and being physical is de same damn thing dem Europeans does complain about when dey playing against lesser known countries in de World Cup. Is actually funny to see some of the best soccer brains in Europe using the same tactics and not putting their usual stamp on de game as they normally do offensively for fear of making mistakes and being punished by Barca. Jes an observation. Real smelling de Trophy now but dem Germans eh going down so easy. Dey going an play dull football too so dat dey could play at home in de Final. Dis game go be good too.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Mango Chow! on April 24, 2012, 11:33:32 PM
Great game and unbelievable result.  I woulda never in a million years seen this coming so congrats to both my teams for putting on a show.  The only sad part at this point is that Chelsea going in to the final with a LOT.....a LOT of players missing to to injuries and boneheaded-ness.  I still don't know what Ramires get a yellow card for but he will most definitely be missed.  There is still hope that Cahill and Luiz can get fit in time for the final because if is RM we facing.....dat go be worries! Hard luck, Barca, it just wasn't in the cards.  Cannot say enough about the performances that shithong, Petr Cech, put in over the two legs.  He was absolutely brilliant. 

Barca keeper is ah Clown, he eh no goalkeeper to have. I find he rel naive. That goal with Torres I drop kicking Torres in he chest. He pulling he hand away so as not to bring Torres down, did he not just saw Messi missed a PK. What a noob.

I totally agree with you Elan i was thinking the same thing. I guess he aint a team player and the sad thing is he is the teams worst player. Man was thinking ill miss the final and not considering that if torres score there will be no final.

  Your criticisms would be fair if there were more time on the clock and if Barca were only up 1-0 or 2-0 at that point.  If Valdes woulda fouled, conceded a penalty, had himself sent off for Pinto, have Pinto save the penalty.....chelsea were still going through at that point and the likelihood of Barca scoring at that point is no guarantee, so how is he at fault for anything there?  I doh understand how man could pointedly bypass calling John Terry a noob to come and call Valdes a noob under them circumstances.  That just not makin' any sense.   
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Peong on April 25, 2012, 12:05:58 AM
Great game and unbelievable result.  I woulda never in a million years seen this coming so congrats to both my teams for putting on a show.  The only sad part at this point is that Chelsea going in to the final with a LOT.....a LOT of players missing to to injuries and boneheaded-ness.  I still don't know what Ramires get a yellow card for but he will most definitely be missed.  There is still hope that Cahill and Luiz can get fit in time for the final because if is RM we facing.....dat go be worries! Hard luck, Barca, it just wasn't in the cards.  Cannot say enough about the performances that shithong, Petr Cech, put in over the two legs.  He was absolutely brilliant. 

Barca keeper is ah Clown, he eh no goalkeeper to have. I find he rel naive. That goal with Torres I drop kicking Torres in he chest. He pulling he hand away so as not to bring Torres down, did he not just saw Messi missed a PK. What a noob.

I totally agree with you Elan i was thinking the same thing. I guess he aint a team player and the sad thing is he is the teams worst player. Man was thinking ill miss the final and not considering that if torres score there will be no final.

  Your criticisms would be fair if there were more time on the clock and if Barca were only up 1-0 or 2-0 at that point.  If Valdes woulda fouled, conceded a penalty, had himself sent off for Pinto, have Pinto save the penalty.....chelsea were still going through at that point and the likelihood of Barca scoring at that point is no guarantee, so how is he at fault for anything there?  I doh understand how man could pointedly bypass calling John Terry a noob to come and call Valdes a noob under them circumstances.  That just not makin' any sense.   

It woulda been an outfield player in goal, Barca already made 3 subs.
They woulda loved to see Puyol suit up. :laugh:

Edit: I woulda loved.
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Blue on April 25, 2012, 12:28:14 AM
I've watched that Torres goal at least 25 time now, still gettin goosebumps  ;D

De funny ting is dat Torres played $hit last night, defensively he was getting mashup and de only reason he scored is cuz he was out of position lol. incredible night  :beermug:
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Mango Chow! on April 25, 2012, 12:31:24 AM
Great game and unbelievable result.  I woulda never in a million years seen this coming so congrats to both my teams for putting on a show.  The only sad part at this point is that Chelsea going in to the final with a LOT.....a LOT of players missing to to injuries and boneheaded-ness.  I still don't know what Ramires get a yellow card for but he will most definitely be missed.  There is still hope that Cahill and Luiz can get fit in time for the final because if is RM we facing.....dat go be worries! Hard luck, Barca, it just wasn't in the cards.  Cannot say enough about the performances that shithong, Petr Cech, put in over the two legs.  He was absolutely brilliant. 

Barca keeper is ah Clown, he eh no goalkeeper to have. I find he rel naive. That goal with Torres I drop kicking Torres in he chest. He pulling he hand away so as not to bring Torres down, did he not just saw Messi missed a PK. What a noob.

I totally agree with you Elan i was thinking the same thing. I guess he aint a team player and the sad thing is he is the teams worst player. Man was thinking ill miss the final and not considering that if torres score there will be no final.

  Your criticisms would be fair if there were more time on the clock and if Barca were only up 1-0 or 2-0 at that point.  If Valdes woulda fouled, conceded a penalty, had himself sent off for Pinto, have Pinto save the penalty.....chelsea were still going through at that point and the likelihood of Barca scoring at that point is no guarantee, so how is he at fault for anything there?  I doh understand how man could pointedly bypass calling John Terry a noob to come and call Valdes a noob under them circumstances.  That just not makin' any sense.   

It woulda been an outfield player in goal, Barca already made 3 subs.
They woulda loved to see Puyol suit up. :laugh:

tanx fuh d correction. Puyol mad enough to be d one to suit up!  :D
Title: Re: 2012 Champions League Thread (Chelsea v Barcelona).
Post by: Brownsugar on April 25, 2012, 05:06:03 AM
I watched the replay last night cuz I didn't see the first half live and wanted to take een the drama again from the start.  That was a game!!!.....oh lawd!!  THAT is why I love football!!......Messi hit the post twice, throw w