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

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

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Post by Guest on Wed 21 Aug 2013, 11:13 pm

Is this not just some kind of PR exercise after it was claimed that Messi had a say in the appointment?


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Post by Crimey on Wed 21 Aug 2013, 11:16 pm

Apparently Messi would fall out with Guardiola about being rested, he just wants to play constantly, so it seems odd that Martino would even risk annoying him when he won't be totally secure in the job.

Commentators are saying he's either ill or got a knock which would make more sense, but he's so very rarely injured it is a bit weird.

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Post by Fernando on Wed 21 Aug 2013, 11:19 pm

Maybe he's still annoyed at being out-payed by Neymar.

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Post by The Special Juan on Wed 21 Aug 2013, 11:22 pm

Something's sticking in my mind about Messi's contract stating he has to be the highest paid player at the club. I'm guessing that's just rubbish then?
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Post by Guest on Wed 21 Aug 2013, 11:23 pm

The Special Juan wrote:Something's sticking in my mind about Messi's contract stating he has to be the highest paid player at the club.  I'm guessing that's just rubbish then?
That's your own works contract Juan!

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Post by NickisBHAFC on Wed 21 Aug 2013, 11:24 pm

Neymaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrr

1-1

Incredibly it was Barca's first shot on target!

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Post by The Special Juan on Wed 21 Aug 2013, 11:26 pm

FreekShow wrote:
The Special Juan wrote:Something's sticking in my mind about Messi's contract stating he has to be the highest paid player at the club.  I'm guessing that's just rubbish then?
That's your own works contract Juan!
Laugh I wish!!
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Post by Crimey on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 4:43 pm

Tottenham in a Europa League qualifier tonight, playing a pretty strong side.

Lloris, Naughton, Dawson, Kaboul, Rose, Paulinho, Dembele, Capoue, Sigurdsson, Townsend, Soldado


Should really be a comfortable win.

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Post by Guest on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 4:55 pm

Gus Poyet likes his TV work. It's on ITV 4 if anyones interested.

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Post by Guest on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 4:56 pm

AVB does seem to like this competition.

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Post by Crimey on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 4:57 pm

I don't like Gus Poyet as a pundit, he's quite hard to understand and never seems to give any particularly interesting insight.

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Post by Guest on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 4:59 pm

Yeah he's quite horrible to listen to at times.

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Post by Crimey on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 5:15 pm

Good goal from Townsend.

Who needs Gareth Bale? Cool

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Post by Guest on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 5:15 pm

I think they'll do just fine without him.

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Post by JamesLincs on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 5:45 pm

great performance from townsend so far

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Post by Guest on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 5:46 pm

Their guy up front looks anything but a footballer.

Looks a tad like Sir Clive Sinclair!

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Post by Guest on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 5:48 pm

Townsend looks very good.

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Post by Duty281 on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 5:48 pm

0-2 Tottenham, and the tie is virtually over already.

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Post by Guest on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 5:53 pm

Duty281 wrote:0-2 Tottenham, and the tie is virtually over already.
Bull disagrees.

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Post by Duty281 on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 5:55 pm

FreekShow wrote:
Duty281 wrote:0-2 Tottenham, and the tie is virtually over already.
Bull disagrees.
Probably. Laugh 

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Post by Crimey on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 6:06 pm

Townsend getting a lot of praise, but have to remember who they are playing. He's played well but there a lot of people getting a bit carried away with the performance. He'll push Chadil and Lennon for a place though I imagine.

Swansea are also playing a very strong squad, I do feel there has been a change of attitude towards the Europa League in recent years, still think there would be a lot more impetus to win if there was a Champions League place for the winner.

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Post by Crimey on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 6:08 pm

 Vorm, Rangel, Williams, Chico, Taylor, Hernandez, Britton, Shelvey, Routledge, Michu, Bony


Very strong Swansea line up. Expect them to win.

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Post by Duty281 on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 6:08 pm

Gary Lineker:

"I wonder how long it will be before Andros Townsend usurps Aaron Lennon from the first choice starting line-up. Not long I suspect."

Bit of an overreaction based on one half of football.

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Post by GSC on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 6:09 pm

Lennons hit his ceiling a while ago
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Post by Crimey on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 6:15 pm

Before I ever knew who Townsend was, just seeing his name on Football Manager and the like, I found his name hilarious because he was like a Spanish version of Andy Townsend. Laugh

I love Dembele, think he's such a good footballer.

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Post by Crimey on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 6:16 pm

Another assist for Andros Townsend, but he's given so much space, nice finish from Soldado.

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Post by Crimey on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 6:23 pm

Lovely finish by Danny Rose.

Weird that Kaboul has been given captaincy even though Michael Dawson is playing. I know it's not that important, but does seem very odd.

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Post by Crimey on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 6:30 pm

5-0 now

I've been impressed with Soldado in his first two games, looked really sharp. Can see him pushing Van Persie for the top scorer position.

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Post by Guest on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 6:38 pm

Crimey wrote:Lovely finish by Danny Rose.

Weird that Kaboul has been given captaincy even though Michael Dawson is playing. I know it's not that important, but does seem very odd.
I'm surprised Dawson is still there. AVB was desperate to get rid 12 months ago.

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Post by GSC on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 6:45 pm

He brought Dawson back and he was far better than everyone bar Vertonghen
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Post by Guest on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 6:47 pm

True.

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Post by Crimey on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 6:48 pm

I like all three Spurs centre backs.

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Post by Crimey on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 7:43 pm

It makes me sad that Swansea have replaced Joe Allen with Shelvey, can we not swap?

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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 8:13 pm

Jonjo is lucky to be on the field

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Post by Crimey on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 8:17 pm

He does have a habit of diving in like that, but so did Gerrard at his age.

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Post by Guest on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 8:31 pm

These Romanians are simply atrocious at defending. Hot knife through butter.

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Post by Crimey on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 8:49 pm

Excellent overhead kick there.

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Post by The Special Juan on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 8:57 pm

I really like Dawson as a footballer. He and Deadly Ledley were wonderful together but it was a shame both were never fit at the same time. Job done for everyone tonight but unfortunately I never saw the overhead kick because I was watching a clip of Nic Cage on YouTube picard
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Post by NickisBHAFC on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 10:29 pm

Good to see Tottenham and Swansea run riot in Euorpe Tonight Smile

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Post by The Special Juan on Fri 23 Aug 2013, 7:00 pm

Dortmund v Bremen is on tonight, 7pm BT Sport 2. The Rangers are on BT Sport 1 and no one wants to see that.
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Post by Guest on Fri 23 Aug 2013, 8:47 pm

Lewandowski, 1-0 so far

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Post by NickisBHAFC on Fri 23 Aug 2013, 9:06 pm

Getafe 2-2 Almeria

Bilbao vs Osasuna has just kicked off 

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Post by Duty281 on Sun 25 Aug 2013, 8:15 pm

Messi injured, and Neymar (damn cute Brazillian) left on the bench?

Why spend £50 million on him then?

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Post by Crimey on Mon 26 Aug 2013, 1:09 am

He spent most of pre-season unfit because he was anaemic. Apparently he's still recovering from it. 

It's not great to see though, seems a waste and Neymar will be furious if he doesn't grow into the team with the World Cup coming up and knowing he could have waited for the move.

Good result for Rafa's Napoli, 3-0 against Bologna, a nice contrast to his start at Inter which began with a disappointed 0-0 draw against the same side. Really hope to see him succeed, always seemed a really top bloke as well as an underrated manager.

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Post by CFCNick on Mon 26 Aug 2013, 10:07 am

I hated watching that game last night. There was nothing else on. All the diving from Barca and the commentator was so blind with his boner for them he even found an excuse for Dani Alves to be rolling around. Alexis was the worst offender and he even had the cheek to moan at the player the ref penalised. Also, the ref would blow for any contact on a Barca player.

Sooner or later I hope La Liga is torn open like Serie A was.

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Post by Crimey on Thu 29 Aug 2013, 8:46 pm

Nice goal from Tottenham. 

Holtby has looked really good and inventive, maybe Tottenham shouldn't bother spending money on Eriksen.

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Post by Crimey on Thu 29 Aug 2013, 9:32 pm

Lovely goal by Holtby, if it's true he's going to be allowed out on loan then Rodgers needs to be all over that.

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Post by Duty281 on Sat 14 Sep 2013, 5:58 pm

Villarreal v Real Madrid (2100 BST)

Gareth Bale to make his debut...on the right wing.

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Post by Crimey on Sat 14 Sep 2013, 6:56 pm

As expected, I'm pretty sure most people thought that's where he'd play when Madrid went in for him. 

The only other way I see it going is Ronaldo as a striker.

Saw a lot of columns about how Bale doesn't get his preferred slot on the left wing because of Ronaldo, but to be fair Bale hasn't been a left winger for a while, he's played mainly in the whole for Tottenham and coming in off of the right quite a bit as well. Ronaldo on the left and Bale on the right is obviously the best option.

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Post by Duty281 on Sat 14 Sep 2013, 7:16 pm

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?

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