European Football Thread

Page 5 of 16 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ... 10 ... 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 socal1976 on Fri 17 Jan 2014, 4:40 am

Terrible looking ankle injury for Neymar against Getafe in the Copa Del Rey. He could not walk off the pitch or put any weight on it and his foot got bent back underneath his body. The way it looked and how he looked when he was carried off looks like it not only could threaten his season but also the world cup. No Neymar and brazil are not going to win the world cup, this is not your typical brazilian team with loads of great creative attackers waiting in the wings. There is no Garrincha waiting to carry this team if their Pele/Neymar is injured. Brazil over rely on Neymar to give them that X factor.

socal1976

Posts : 14212
Join date : 2011-03-18
Location : southern california

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by socal1976 on Fri 17 Jan 2014, 4:40 am

Have to wonder why he and Messi are out there with Barca up 4-0 in aggregate coming into the match.



PS Messi scores an absolute wonder goal for his second against Getafe, shades of Maradonna against England. He picks the ball up 40 yards away from goal dribbled by 4 defenders and then the goal keeper. A brace by Messi and if you see this goal you realize why this guy won 4 world player of the year awards in a row an absolute genius goal that really nobody but Messi in world football today could score.

This gif doesn't do it justice, but just so you see it
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1926311-gifs-lionel-messi-scores-a-golazo-at-getafe

socal1976

Posts : 14212
Join date : 2011-03-18
Location : southern california

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Guest on Fri 17 Jan 2014, 10:29 am

Their playing down the Neymar injury, apparently just minor ligament damage.


Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by socal1976 on Fri 17 Jan 2014, 6:50 pm

John wrote:Their playing down the Neymar injury, apparently just minor ligament damage.


That is good news it looked really bad the way his ankle turned and got caught under his body.

socal1976

Posts : 14212
Join date : 2011-03-18
Location : southern california

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by FootballLight on Fri 17 Jan 2014, 6:52 pm

That happened to someone I know. He was on crutches for 3 weeks and it didn't fully recover for 6 weeks. It's a nasty little injury.

FootballLight

Posts : 1331
Join date : 2014-01-17
Age : 34

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by socal1976 on Fri 17 Jan 2014, 8:30 pm

FootballLight wrote:That happened to someone I know. He was on crutches for 3 weeks and it didn't fully recover for 6 weeks. It's a nasty little injury.

It is a real shame because he was playing some beautiful stuff this season I want to see what he can do as he matures, he is younger than Bale, Messi, and Ronaldo and technically and pace wise he is already there. He not as physically developed as any of those three.

socal1976

Posts : 14212
Join date : 2011-03-18
Location : southern california

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by FootballLight on Fri 17 Jan 2014, 8:32 pm

I've heard from a few before (where I work) that Neymar is quite the overrated player? Surely not?

Just been reading the BBC Transfer Gossip page.

Look at the bottom, made me giggle.

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to be buy all the Real Madrid physio's new cars after they helped him keep fit throughout 2013 to help him win the Ballon D'or. (That he wasn't so fussed about he said).

FootballLight

Posts : 1331
Join date : 2014-01-17
Age : 34

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Guest on Fri 17 Jan 2014, 8:42 pm

Neymar is doing just fine. He's settling into new surroundings & getting to understand La Liga & it's style. He hasn't been sensational but it will take time. If anything, his arrival has sparked life into Alexis Sanchez & Pedro this season, who are playing very well.

As for Ronaldo, he could buy anything nowadays.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by socal1976 on Fri 17 Jan 2014, 9:13 pm

FootballLight wrote:I've heard from a few before (where I work) that Neymar is quite the overrated player? Surely not?

Just been reading the BBC Transfer Gossip page.

Look at the bottom, made me giggle.

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to be buy all the Real Madrid physio's new cars after they helped him keep fit throughout 2013 to help him win the Ballon D'or. (That he wasn't so fussed about he said).

I think Neymar is doing really well. He is not played through the middle he is played out left where with Santos and Brazil he played more centrally. He is still having a real impact out there as he just tears apart the fullback's in la liga, the only thing he has to think about is which dance move to use or to just run by him with pace. And I have been surprised by the quality of his crosses. If his body holds up I think he will be the best player in the world someday. And I am not a Barca or Neymar fan. He has that bit of Ronaldino to his game but is more naturally a goal scorer than a playmaker although he can do both.

socal1976

Posts : 14212
Join date : 2011-03-18
Location : southern california

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Fernando on Tue 21 Jan 2014, 9:26 pm

Roma 1-0 Juventus

Gervinho



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 socal1976 on Wed 22 Jan 2014, 7:55 pm

Fernando wrote:Roma 1-0 Juventus

Gervinho



I felt bad for Gervinho at Arsenal. He was being played out of position and people seemed to think that Gervinho was the reason we didn't buy a good striker and made him the focal point of fan's rage and frustration. The guy played well in france, has played well in Italy, and has performed well for his national team. And even at Arsenal he would have been a good squad player, because we didn't have better choices he was used at striker and became the focus of our attack and obviously he is not that quality of a player. Still he was not really good enough to be a consistent starter for Arsenal so I am glad he found a good home. Got to love Juve those cheats getting knocked out of the Italian cup.

socal1976

Posts : 14212
Join date : 2011-03-18
Location : southern california

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by The Special Juan on Wed 22 Jan 2014, 7:57 pm

socal1976 wrote:
Fernando wrote:Roma 1-0 Juventus

Gervinho



I felt bad for Gervinho at Arsenal. He was being played out of position and people seemed to think that Gervinho was the reason we didn't buy a good striker and made him the focal point of fan's rage and frustration. The guy played well in france, has played well in Italy, and has performed well for his national team. And even at Arsenal he would have been a good squad player, because we didn't have better choices he was used at striker and became the focus of our attack and obviously he is not that quality of a player. Still he was not really good enough to be a consistent starter for Arsenal so I am glad he found a good home. Got to love Juve those cheats getting knocked out of the Italian cup.

By another cheating club though.

But I do agree about Gervinho. It appears he was mis-managed at Arsenal because he's performed everywhere else (ie Lille and Roma).
avatar
The Special Juan

Posts : 20900
Join date : 2011-02-14
Location : Twatt

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by socal1976 on Wed 22 Jan 2014, 9:00 pm

The Special Juan wrote:
socal1976 wrote:
Fernando wrote:Roma 1-0 Juventus

Gervinho



I felt bad for Gervinho at Arsenal. He was being played out of position and people seemed to think that Gervinho was the reason we didn't buy a good striker and made him the focal point of fan's rage and frustration. The guy played well in france, has played well in Italy, and has performed well for his national team. And even at Arsenal he would have been a good squad player, because we didn't have better choices he was used at striker and became the focus of our attack and obviously he is not that quality of a player. Still he was not really good enough to be a consistent starter for Arsenal so I am glad he found a good home. Got to love Juve those cheats getting knocked out of the Italian cup.

By another cheating club though.

But I do agree about Gervinho.  It appears he was mis-managed at Arsenal because he's performed everywhere else (ie Lille and Roma).

That is true but Juve are sort of the heavyweight cheaters of Italy being relegated and stripped of two titles. In Italy they are more concerned with buying officials than players.

socal1976

Posts : 14212
Join date : 2011-03-18
Location : southern california

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Fernando on Thu 23 Jan 2014, 3:49 pm

Falcao out for 6-9 Months with Cruciate Injury

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 J.Benson II on Thu 23 Jan 2014, 7:51 pm

Ouch. Falcao out for the WC. Damn! I had Colombia as one of the dark horses too.

J.Benson II

Posts : 1258
Join date : 2011-02-26

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Thu 23 Jan 2014, 8:02 pm

Sandro Rossell resigns as Barca president. One feels this Neymar transfer stuff could get very very messy...

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 Hammersmith harrier on Thu 23 Jan 2014, 8:10 pm

Fifa should throw the book at them but a little slap on the wrist is all I expect to happen.

Hammersmith harrier

Posts : 12060
Join date : 2013-09-26

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Thu 23 Jan 2014, 9:20 pm

"@SkySportsNews: UEFA change the rules for Euro 2016 - hosts France will play qualifiers but there'll be no points at stake in their games! Details #SSN"

UEFA making changes for the benefit of the French, well I never
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 Thu 23 Jan 2014, 11:37 pm

That is just stupid.

NickisBHAFC

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

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Fernando on Sat 25 Jan 2014, 9:56 pm

Monaco can continue to play in France's Ligue 1 after agreeing to pay €50m for the right to remain exempt from the country's tax laws.

The club had been threatened with expulsion from the league after the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) voted last year to restrict admission, as of next season, to clubs whose head-offices are located in France. This decision was intended to strip Monaco of the privileges it enjoys by being based in a tax haven.

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 01 Feb 2014, 4:36 pm

Interesting game at the Camp Nou. Valencia lead 3-2 & Alba just sent off. Massive result in La Liga title fight, if it stays the same.

Barcelona just not the same outfit anymore.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Champagne_Socialist on Sat 01 Feb 2014, 5:08 pm

the la liga title will be heading to madrid this year, either real or athletico.

Champagne_Socialist

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

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Bianconeri on Fri 07 Feb 2014, 12:08 pm

Buongiorno

New member having a browse about. Massive Juve fan, so will be on this thread quite a bit!!

Bianconeri

Posts : 273
Join date : 2014-02-07
Age : 21

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Fernando on Sat 08 Feb 2014, 7:36 pm

Shaktar Donetsk Forward Maicon has been killed in a car accident 

 rose

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 Bianconeri on Mon 10 Feb 2014, 9:21 am

Disappointing Juve this weekend. 2-0 up and looking comfortable, only to concede the equaliser in injury time, and to Luca Toni too  Sad 

Still 9 points clear, so we can afford a few slips

Bianconeri

Posts : 273
Join date : 2014-02-07
Age : 21

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by CFCNick on Mon 10 Feb 2014, 6:38 pm

New law says Barca and Real can only earn up to four times the TV revenue of the smallest La Liga team. Apparently they currently earn 6.5 times more than some of the better teams.

CFCNick

Posts : 4180
Join date : 2011-04-04
Age : 28
Location : Bedford, England

http://pucksandpitchforks.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Fernando on Mon 10 Feb 2014, 9:26 pm

Franck Ribery has had surgery on his ass & will miss the CL game vs Le Arse

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 Bianconeri on Tue 11 Feb 2014, 1:36 pm

How did they tell which is his ass end and which is the head end?

Bianconeri

Posts : 273
Join date : 2014-02-07
Age : 21

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Bianconeri on Tue 11 Feb 2014, 4:01 pm

Juve have been linked with Iturbe.

I would very happy with that. He can replace Vucinic

Bianconeri

Posts : 273
Join date : 2014-02-07
Age : 21

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Guest on Wed 12 Feb 2014, 10:27 pm

Rafael Benitez into another cup final. Impressive.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Fernando on Wed 12 Feb 2014, 10:54 pm

They dispatched Roma pretty comfortably in time Strootman got sent off it was already game over.

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 Thu 13 Feb 2014, 11:44 am

I know he`s got his haters but Benitez is a brilliant manager. Can easily see them winning the Coppa & even Napoli could win the Europa League, therefore, Rafa effectively defending his title from last year with Chelsea. Throw in a top 3 in Serie A & a Champions League finish, all could add up to another brilliant year.

Also, Barcelona vs Real Madrid Spanish Cup final. Should be an entertaining affair at the Mestalla, Valencia.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Crimey on Thu 13 Feb 2014, 12:42 pm

He's probably one of the most underrated managers in world football, despite having success everywhere he has been (bar Inter) he's not as rated as highly as he should be.

The last year at Liverpool and the Inter Milan job ruined his reputation basically, which is really unfair. If you look at both of those sides after he left, it was clear they were on the downward trend and Benitez was unfairly tainted. Liverpool were being hurt by Hicks and Gillet while Mourinho had created a short-term squad at Inter and got the best he could out of them before leaving.

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 Guest on Sat 15 Feb 2014, 4:59 pm

Anyone see Balotelli's goal this weekend - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqcom-bfIM8

I see another defeat for Hamburg. Looks like relegation for them from the Bundesliga, never rated that manager & he was appalling for the Netherlands. I guess Rafael Van Der Vaart will be heading back to these shores, linked with many EPL sides again.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by socal1976 on Sun 16 Feb 2014, 9:04 am

Neymar's goal the last of six in Barca's league match this weak against Rayo Vallecano was ridiculous as well.

socal1976

Posts : 14212
Join date : 2011-03-18
Location : southern california

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by socal1976 on Sun 16 Feb 2014, 9:05 am

John wrote:Anyone see Balotelli's goal this weekend - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqcom-bfIM8

I see another defeat for Hamburg. Looks like relegation for them from the Bundesliga, never rated that manager & he was appalling for the Netherlands. I guess Rafael Van Der Vaart will be heading back to these shores, linked with many EPL sides again.

I would rather have Super Mario than RVP back as crazy as that sounds. I think Wenger would get the best out of him. Incredible goal.

socal1976

Posts : 14212
Join date : 2011-03-18
Location : southern california

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Guest on Sat 22 Feb 2014, 7:52 pm

3-0 Real Madrid win

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtnOKwI0290#t=55 - Bale goal.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Guest on Sat 22 Feb 2014, 7:59 pm

A ripper that John. Glad he's doing well out there.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Guest on Sat 22 Feb 2014, 8:28 pm

Barcelona 3-1 down away to Sociedad.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Guest on Sat 22 Feb 2014, 8:35 pm

Amazes me that Pellegrini altered City to a more defensive unit, instead of the 4-4-2 they had been accustomed to and had success all season. I think he showed too much respect to Barcelona, they aren't what they have been before, however, sitting back, just played into Barcelona's hands.

Doesn't surprise me that 3-1 scoreline, seen it a few times this season. Barcelona are there to be had, otherwise, they would be 10 points in the lead with another title on the way, which their not.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by kingraf on Sun 23 Feb 2014, 11:50 am

Barcelona are there to be had. I dont think any of their defenders would have been starters in an era where the defenders prime job was to, you know, defend. Technically they are all as skilled as anyone in history, but my god - are they diabolical at their primary job. If you had to design an elite team for Bayern to tear to shreds, they would look exactly like Barca. If you break fast enough, you have every chance, City simply werent fast enough to take them to town when they had the ball. Honestly, if Munich face Barcelona, it could be even more embarassing than last season
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 Fernando on Sun 23 Feb 2014, 7:25 pm

How to take a free kick from just inside the half

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 Mon 24 Feb 2014, 10:57 am

That was a huge win for Hamburg. More worryingly for Dortmund is that they are playing so badly now. Massive injuries, Sven Bender is now out for months to add to Gundogan, Hummels & Subotic etc. They might even fail to make Champions League qualification, if the bad form continues.

As for the European Golden Boot - Very Tight
Suarez - 23
Ronaldo - 22
Ibrahimovic - 22
Costa - 21


Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Crimey on Mon 24 Feb 2014, 11:35 am

Sturridge isn't that far behind on 18 considering his current scoring form, he could just about make the ground up. It shows how ridiculous Suarez' scoring rate was earlier in the season when he's had a poor run in front of goal for a couple of months now but is still top.

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 skyeman on Tue 25 Feb 2014, 3:37 pm

Just what his team need.

"Not something I would do in an official way in an interview. First of all, because I don't make fun. Secondly, because if there are managers in the world that really defend their players"

Don't make fun?  Is he for real.

skyeman

Posts : 4693
Join date : 2011-09-18
Location : Isle Of Skye

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by NickisBHAFC on Sun 02 Mar 2014, 4:19 pm

Athletico 0-1 Madrid. Quite a dirty game as far.

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 Sun 02 Mar 2014, 4:32 pm

1-1. Game is coming into life.

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 Sun 02 Mar 2014, 4:48 pm

Athletico 2-1 Madrid.

Wonder goal from Gabi.

NickisBHAFC

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

Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Fernando on Mon 03 Mar 2014, 10:56 am

Lovely picture from Olympiakos 0-3 Panathinakos




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 08 Mar 2014, 9:36 pm

Valladolid 1-0 Barcelona  picard 

Really don't see what Tata Martino has bought to Barcelona. Clearly not working, he's not getting the best out of Messi & it appears they are now folding in the league. Could be a big job available for someone in the summer.....

In other news Bayern won 6-1 vs Wolfburg. Oh dear Bundesliga, what has become of you. Shame  Sad 

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: European Football Thread

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 5 of 16 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ... 10 ... 16  Next

Back to top


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