European Football Thread

Page 3 of 16 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4 ... 9 ... 16  Next

Go down

European Football Thread

Post by Fernando on Fri 09 Aug 2013, 8:30 pm

First topic message reminder :

To be used for discussing European transfers and matches from Anywhere but the PL

La Liga
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
Seria A etc

The Bundesliga & Ligue 1 start today with Big Spenders PSG in Action as are German Champions Bayern Munich

Fernando
Fernando
Fernando

Posts : 35974
Join date : 2011-01-26
Age : 27
Location : buckinghamshire

Back to top Go down


Re: European Football Thread

Post by Crimey on Sat 14 Sep 2013, 7:19 pm

Duty281 wrote:Since Bale is left-footed, and Ronaldo right-footed, wouldn't it be sensible to play Bale on the left and Ronaldo on the right?
Have you watched football in the last few years? Without wanting to sound pretentious, but wingers playing on their 'wrong' side is arguably more common than them playing on their 'right' side these days. Ribery and Robben, Eden Hazard, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ashley Young I could go on. Ronaldo and Bale are both not the kind of wingers who like to run down the by line and whip in crosses, and Benzema isn't the kind of striker to enjoy that kind of service. Both Bale and Ronaldo like to run inside and take shots at goal, or poke through balls into the striker's feet. 

To get the best out of Bale and Ronaldo, playing them on the right and the left respectively is easily the best option.

Crimey
Admin
Admin

Posts : 16397
Join date : 2011-02-14
Age : 24
Location : Galgate

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Duty281 on Sat 14 Sep 2013, 7:21 pm

Crimey wrote:
Duty281 wrote:Since Bale is left-footed, and Ronaldo right-footed, wouldn't it be sensible to play Bale on the left and Ronaldo on the right?
Have you watched football in the last few years? Without wanting to sound pretentious, but wingers playing on their 'wrong' side is arguably more common than them playing on their 'right' side these days. Ribery and Robben, Eden Hazard, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ashley Young I could go on. Ronaldo and Bale are both not the kind of wingers who like to run down the by line and whip in crosses, and Benzema isn't the kind of striker to enjoy that kind of service. Both Bale and Ronaldo like to run inside and take shots at goal, or poke through balls into the striker's feet. 

To get the best out of Bale and Ronaldo, playing them on the right and the left respectively is easily the best option.
Oh all right then. But neither striker exactly has a "weak foot" as such.

Duty281

Posts : 17695
Join date : 2011-06-06
Age : 23
Location : Not having Chance on here

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Crimey on Sat 14 Sep 2013, 7:24 pm

Duty281 wrote:
Crimey wrote:
Duty281 wrote:Since Bale is left-footed, and Ronaldo right-footed, wouldn't it be sensible to play Bale on the left and Ronaldo on the right?
Have you watched football in the last few years? Without wanting to sound pretentious, but wingers playing on their 'wrong' side is arguably more common than them playing on their 'right' side these days. Ribery and Robben, Eden Hazard, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ashley Young I could go on. Ronaldo and Bale are both not the kind of wingers who like to run down the by line and whip in crosses, and Benzema isn't the kind of striker to enjoy that kind of service. Both Bale and Ronaldo like to run inside and take shots at goal, or poke through balls into the striker's feet. 

To get the best out of Bale and Ronaldo, playing them on the right and the left respectively is easily the best option.
Oh all right then. But neither striker exactly has a "weak foot" as such.
Ronaldo is two-footed, but Bale really doesn't have a great right foot, I expect him to be better on the right for Madrid than he would be on the left, more freedom to cut across and shoot.

Crimey
Admin
Admin

Posts : 16397
Join date : 2011-02-14
Age : 24
Location : Galgate

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Hero on Sat 14 Sep 2013, 7:38 pm

Dortmund knocked 6 past Hamburg tonight, played 5 won 5, +12 GD, hope they give Bayern a real run this season.

Hero
Founder
Founder

Posts : 27498
Join date : 2012-03-02
Age : 42
Location : Work toilet

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Fernando on Sat 14 Sep 2013, 9:29 pm

Well it's not going well for Mr Bale this evening, Madrid lucky not to be more then 1-0 down.

Fernando
Fernando
Fernando

Posts : 35974
Join date : 2011-01-26
Age : 27
Location : buckinghamshire

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Fernando on Sat 14 Sep 2013, 9:38 pm

The worlds most expensive player is on the scoresheet 1-1.

Fernando
Fernando
Fernando

Posts : 35974
Join date : 2011-01-26
Age : 27
Location : buckinghamshire

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Champagne_Socialist on Sat 14 Sep 2013, 9:47 pm

Fernando wrote:Well it's not going well for Mr Bale this evening, Madrid lucky not to be more then 1-0 down.
You was saying...............

Champagne_Socialist

Posts : 4961
Join date : 2012-10-20
Age : 31

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Fernando on Sat 14 Sep 2013, 9:49 pm

Champagne_Socialist wrote:
Fernando wrote:Well it's not going well for Mr Bale this evening, Madrid lucky not to be more then 1-0 down.
You was saying...............
To be fair at the time they were Poopie, Could of easily been 3-4 down.

Fernando
Fernando
Fernando

Posts : 35974
Join date : 2011-01-26
Age : 27
Location : buckinghamshire

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Champagne_Socialist on Sat 14 Sep 2013, 9:53 pm

Fernando wrote:
Champagne_Socialist wrote:
Fernando wrote:Well it's not going well for Mr Bale this evening, Madrid lucky not to be more then 1-0 down.
You was saying...............
To be fair at the time they were Poopie, Could of easily been 3-4 down.
I really think madrid need a striker. just dont think benzema will get enough goals.

Champagne_Socialist

Posts : 4961
Join date : 2012-10-20
Age : 31

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by NickisBHAFC on Sat 14 Sep 2013, 9:53 pm

People already judging Bale. picard 

Point is, it doesn't matter. Worth 85 million. Its done, he is a class player, and just scored!

Legend Bale!!!!!

NickisBHAFC

Posts : 11645
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 24
Location : Sussex

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Champagne_Socialist on Sat 14 Sep 2013, 9:56 pm

NickisBHAFC wrote:People already judging Bale. picard 

Point is, it doesn't matter. Worth 85 million. Its done, he is a class player, and just scored!

Legend Bale!!!!!
So when can we judge him? Can you please give me a date that I am allowed to judge him on.


Champagne_Socialist

Posts : 4961
Join date : 2012-10-20
Age : 31

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Guest on Sat 14 Sep 2013, 10:00 pm

Delighted that he scored, should help him settle nicely. We don't need to judge him, we know he's got the ability, he's proven it in the EPL and he'll do the same in La Liga. I'm looking forward to seeing him in the Champions League, that's where his contribution will be more vital. As for tonight, Madrid been awful though and showcases why they will still find it difficult to win the Champions league. Benzema might appear sluggish but he'll still end up banging 20+ goals a season in this league.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Champagne_Socialist on Sat 14 Sep 2013, 10:28 pm

John wrote:Delighted that he scored, should help him settle nicely. We don't need to judge him, we know he's got the ability, he's proven it in the EPL and he'll do the same in La Liga. I'm looking forward to seeing him in the Champions League, that's where his contribution will be more vital. As for tonight, Madrid been awful though and showcases why they will still find it difficult to win the Champions league. Benzema might appear sluggish but he'll still end up banging 20+ goals a season in this league.

Yes no doubt he will get 20 goals ust like higuin used to get 20+ goals but they need a striker who will get 35+ goals. They seem over reliant on Ronaldo's goals.

Champagne_Socialist

Posts : 4961
Join date : 2012-10-20
Age : 31

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Kay Fabe on Sun 15 Sep 2013, 7:33 am

Of course they're over reliant on Ronaldo's goals, when you have someone score 50-60 goals a season you do rely on them far to much, the exaxt same way Barca over rely on Messi, iys impossible noy to over rely on players who score so many.

Benzema will get 20+ and so will Bale, the 3 of them won't be far off 100 goals this year, I think some people just criticise for the sake of it

Kay Fabe

Posts : 9682
Join date : 2011-03-16
Age : 36
Location : Glasgow

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Duty281 on Sun 15 Sep 2013, 10:29 am

In this weaker league than the EPL, Bale will score more than last season and pundits will rave about how much he's matured as a player since moving to Madrid.

Duty281

Posts : 17695
Join date : 2011-06-06
Age : 23
Location : Not having Chance on here

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Guest on Sun 15 Sep 2013, 10:53 am

Of course he's going to mature & gain experience playing in a different league with quality players. He`ll score 20+ no doubt & will improve, its just natural progression. Pundits can say what they want, I ain't listening, I'll judge players on my own.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Guest on Sun 15 Sep 2013, 11:07 am

I see Ronaldo has come oput and signed a new contract this morning

If they were worth the paper they were written on this contract would actually mean more than a wage hike to satisfy ronaldo ego

Still think he'll spit his dummy out at some point this year and leave next summer

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by kingraf on Wed 18 Sep 2013, 10:17 pm

I also dont think the Ronaldo contract means much, he needs the big ears to stay, for my mind.
avatar
kingraf
raf
raf

Posts : 16109
Join date : 2012-06-06
Age : 24
Location : To you I am there. To me I am here.... is it possible that I'm everywhere?

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by GSC on Wed 18 Sep 2013, 10:20 pm

I think these predictions of Ronaldo spitting his dummy out are more wishes of United fans. I could only see him returning for SAF
avatar
GSC

Posts : 38405
Join date : 2011-03-28
Age : 26
Location : Leicester

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by kingraf on Wed 18 Sep 2013, 10:29 pm

Signing a new contract is like the global signal that a major league player is for sale... Bale... Neymar. It helps his club demand more money knowing he wont just wait it out.
avatar
kingraf
raf
raf

Posts : 16109
Join date : 2012-06-06
Age : 24
Location : To you I am there. To me I am here.... is it possible that I'm everywhere?

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by GSC on Wed 18 Sep 2013, 10:31 pm

Or that his contract was about to expire. If the player intends to leave, he runs down his contract and forces the issue like RVP
avatar
GSC

Posts : 38405
Join date : 2011-03-28
Age : 26
Location : Leicester

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Guest on Wed 18 Sep 2013, 10:32 pm

yeah, i see your point. I mean one year or maybe two down the road, when florentino perez does the maths, he might realise, 'jeez, we gotta pay him that for another four of five years'. Plus, maybe ronaldo would be entering his thirties, they will want to get some kind of fee back for him.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by GSC on Wed 18 Sep 2013, 10:33 pm

Perez has never and will never care about the sums.
avatar
GSC

Posts : 38405
Join date : 2011-03-28
Age : 26
Location : Leicester

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Guest on Wed 18 Sep 2013, 10:41 pm

im sure he does. removing kaka was the way they upped ronaldo's deal.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by GSC on Wed 18 Sep 2013, 10:44 pm

And Bales 300k per week wages. Or the other 60m spent on Spanish midfielders.

The banks and sponsors fund Real.
avatar
GSC

Posts : 38405
Join date : 2011-03-28
Age : 26
Location : Leicester

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Guest on Wed 18 Sep 2013, 10:47 pm

yeah, im not denying that, everyone knows adidas have funded millions in these deals. im just saying it's unlikely ronaldo will see out his career there. with one or two years left they will want a return of some kind.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Nakatomi Plaza on Sat 21 Sep 2013, 5:58 pm

Watching Schalke-Bayern at the moment. 2-0 Bayern after 20 mins, even though Schalke probably had the better chances.

Nakatomi Plaza

Posts : 2812
Join date : 2012-07-27
Location : Suplex City

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Guest on Sat 21 Sep 2013, 9:09 pm

4-0 in the end. ridiculously easy against a fellow champions league team. Barcelona also won 4-0, Pedro hat-trick.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Nakatomi Plaza on Sun 22 Sep 2013, 9:59 pm

PSG - Monaco ended 1-1, Ibra opened the scoring for PSG, but Falcao equalised. Second half was a non event until injury time when Cavani had a couple of half chances, but he couldn't hit the target.

Napoli beat Milan 2-1 at the San Siro. Balotelli had a penalty saved by Reina. Benitez's boys look the real deal.

Nakatomi Plaza

Posts : 2812
Join date : 2012-07-27
Location : Suplex City

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by kingraf on Mon 23 Sep 2013, 8:48 am

Two goals Ronaldo yesterday. I still dont think he is going to catch Raul's goal total, but he looks like decent money whatever the odds.

Oh, and Real won 4-1...
avatar
kingraf
raf
raf

Posts : 16109
Join date : 2012-06-06
Age : 24
Location : To you I am there. To me I am here.... is it possible that I'm everywhere?

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Ent on Mon 23 Sep 2013, 3:12 pm

He needs what 120 goals to overtake Raul?

He's 28 at the moment, needs 3 more years of his current form to do it. Wouldn't be surprised.

Ent

Posts : 7337
Join date : 2011-05-02

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by monty junior on Tue 24 Sep 2013, 11:01 am

Nakatomi Plaza wrote:PSG - Monaco ended 1-1, Ibra opened the scoring for PSG, but Falcao equalised. Second half was a non event until injury time when Cavani had a couple of half chances, but he couldn't hit the target.

Napoli beat Milan 2-1 at the San Siro. Balotelli had a penalty saved by Reina. Benitez's boys look the real deal.
Yup I think the Serie A title title is Napoli's to lose to be honest, I think Juventus are decent but are far from unbeatable and with Pirlo really ageing I don't think they'll win the Scudetto again, It's between Napoli, Roma, Juventus and Fiorentina IMO, still early though. Good to see Guiseppe Rossi back and playing so well, he's been out for the best part of 3 years really, what a snip for Viola to get him for 10 million when he was probably worth 35ish a few years back.

monty junior

Posts : 1768
Join date : 2011-04-18

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by NickisBHAFC on Wed 25 Sep 2013, 10:35 pm

Elche giving it a right good go against Madrid. On sky sports 3 right now.

NickisBHAFC

Posts : 11645
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 24
Location : Sussex

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by NickisBHAFC on Wed 25 Sep 2013, 10:46 pm

GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

91st minute equalizer! 

1-1.

NickisBHAFC

Posts : 11645
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 24
Location : Sussex

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by NickisBHAFC on Wed 25 Sep 2013, 10:50 pm

Incredible. Madrid have a penalty in the 95th minute. 

Never a penalty, poor poor poor officiating. 

Ronaldo scores.

NickisBHAFC

Posts : 11645
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 24
Location : Sussex

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Wed 25 Sep 2013, 10:51 pm

Yes get in there got on Madrid at 10/1 when Elche equalised!
avatar
Good Golly I'm Olly

Posts : 44994
Join date : 2011-09-18
Age : 23
Location : Chris Woakes's wardrobe

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by NickisBHAFC on Wed 25 Sep 2013, 10:54 pm

How much you put on?!

NickisBHAFC

Posts : 11645
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 24
Location : Sussex

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Wed 25 Sep 2013, 10:57 pm

A quid Sad
avatar
Good Golly I'm Olly

Posts : 44994
Join date : 2011-09-18
Age : 23
Location : Chris Woakes's wardrobe

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by NickisBHAFC on Wed 25 Sep 2013, 10:58 pm

I remember my first bet Wink

NickisBHAFC

Posts : 11645
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 24
Location : Sussex

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Wed 25 Sep 2013, 11:02 pm

What was it?

I've had so many nearly moments already, so annoying
avatar
Good Golly I'm Olly

Posts : 44994
Join date : 2011-09-18
Age : 23
Location : Chris Woakes's wardrobe

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Guest on Thu 26 Sep 2013, 11:56 am

Falcao 7-3 Cavani

Looking forward to Real vs Atletico at the weekend. Best match on Sky this weekend.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by NickisBHAFC on Thu 26 Sep 2013, 3:46 pm

Olly wrote:What was it?

I've had so many nearly moments already, so annoying
A quid on one of the game's at Euro 2012. Forgotten what it was!

NickisBHAFC

Posts : 11645
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 24
Location : Sussex

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Guest on Thu 26 Sep 2013, 4:01 pm

NickisBHAFC wrote:Incredible. Madrid have a penalty in the 95th minute. 

Never a penalty, poor poor poor officiating. 

Ronaldo scores.
Yeah, saw the highlights last night but anyone who watches the league, understand this happens week-in-week out. Said it for a while, some of the officiating is quite frankly embarrassing. The favoritism shown towards Real/Barcelona is ridiculous. The league is a joke in terms of diving, play-acting & match officiating. Must be back-handers flying around throughout the league systems in Spain.

Further to this Gerard Pique tweeted: 'Watching a great comedy on Canal + #LaLiga..', in reference to the embarrassing officials performance. Later Portuguese defender, Pepe, had told other journalists that it had not been the right decision at all.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Guest on Sat 28 Sep 2013, 11:26 pm

Real Madrid 0-1 Atletico Madrid


Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Guest on Sat 05 Oct 2013, 8:43 pm

Real Madrid on the verge of losing. Looks like the league is already a dead duck.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by GSC on Sat 05 Oct 2013, 8:52 pm

Good call
avatar
GSC

Posts : 38405
Join date : 2011-03-28
Age : 26
Location : Leicester

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Guest on Sat 05 Oct 2013, 8:57 pm

Laugh  That's five 90th minute goals in their last 4 La Liga games.

Game on!

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Guest on Sat 05 Oct 2013, 9:01 pm

Unbelievable that injury time, you knew it was coming. Classic Ronaldo. Must admit though, Real don't look that great.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Fernando on Sat 05 Oct 2013, 9:07 pm

Gervinho taking Inter apart for Roma tonight 1 assist and got a penalty currently 0-3 HT

#TerribleStandards

Fernando
Fernando
Fernando

Posts : 35974
Join date : 2011-01-26
Age : 27
Location : buckinghamshire

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Guest on Sat 05 Oct 2013, 9:12 pm

Fernando wrote:Gervinho taking Inter apart for Roma tonight 1 assist and got a penalty currently 0-3 HT

#TerribleStandards
Is that serious. Shocking. How Inter have fallen, think Moratti the owner is selling up too or already has. Since Mourinho left, it's been a one way ticket downwards.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 3 of 16 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4 ... 9 ... 16  Next

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum