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Post by Liam on Tue 18 Feb 2014, 1:01 pm

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Some cracking games this week, Barca/City and Bayern/Arsenal. Can't see past Bayern and Barca wins. Pellegrini has said he'll attack Barca and I say do so at your peril. This may not be the Barca side from 2010-2012 but its still a very very good side with players in form currently, namely Fabregas, Sanchez and with a returning Messi back in the goals. There's a chance that if they go in with two strikers that they could get torn to pieces. I think against Barca you have to play a 5 man midfield. They keep the ball too well and will just pass their way through you.

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Post by Soldier_Of_Fortune on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 1:06 pm

Sissoko and Finnan did not lack pace.

Man United wont get past Bayern. Not matter how you dress it up.

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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 1:08 pm

We won't know until the final whistle, hell your lot somehow won it in 2005 so nothing is for certain.

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Post by CFCNick on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 1:14 pm

Liverpool had a good last 16 and quarter final. They beat Leverkusen something like 6-3 on agg then knocked out Juve. Then they got the only goal scored by the kop end and had some of Michael Jordan's Secret Stuff at half time in Istanbul.

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Post by Soldier_Of_Fortune on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 1:45 pm

Hammersmith harrier wrote:We won't know until the final whistle, hell your lot somehow won it in 2005 so nothing is for certain.

If that Liverpool team was playing Bayern tonight, I would favour Bayern to go through.

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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 2:06 pm

Again there's a big difference between a team being a favourite to win and being assured of victory as you seem to be suggesting. Bayern are strong favourites but stranger things have happened in the past so i'm not completely writing off United's chances.

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Post by Soldier_Of_Fortune on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 3:44 pm

Hammersmith harrier wrote:Again there's a big difference between a team being a favourite to win and being assured of victory as you seem to be suggesting. Bayern are strong favourites but stranger things have happened in the past so i'm not completely writing off United's chances.
 
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Post by The Special Juan on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 7:46 pm

Bayern are almost as bad at the back as United. It's just their midfield that is far, far superior. Fergie will have given Moyes some tips on how to play a Guardiola team so you never know but I don't expect much.
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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 7:49 pm

How on earth is that a free kick, bloody awesome skill from Welbeck.

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Post by GSC on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 7:49 pm

Probably not worth listening to Fergies tips on Guardiola teams
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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 7:50 pm

Welbeck is growing on me, really like him now
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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 7:51 pm

And that was a goal, the defender lowering his head to the ball isn't a high foot
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Post by The Special Juan on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 7:58 pm

GSC wrote:Probably not worth listening to Fergies tips on Guardiola teams


Have you read his autobiography?
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Post by GSC on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:00 pm

Guardiolas yes
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Post by Champagne_Socialist on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:00 pm

The Special Juan wrote:Bayern are almost as bad at the back as United.  It's just their midfield that is far, far superior.  Fergie will have given Moyes some tips on how to play a Guardiola team so you never know but I don't expect much.

What are you basing munich's defence on? conceded only 16 goals in the bundasliga and only 5 goals in the CL....

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Post by The Special Juan on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:07 pm

Champagne_Socialist wrote:
The Special Juan wrote:Bayern are almost as bad at the back as United.  It's just their midfield that is far, far superior.  Fergie will have given Moyes some tips on how to play a Guardiola team so you never know but I don't expect much.

What are you basing munich's defence on? conceded only 16 goals in the bundasliga and only 5 goals in the CL....

The fact that van Buyten's pushing 90, Dante bricks himself when someone charges at him with pace and Boateng is a poor excuse for a footballer. Alaba's good but I'm undecided on the RB. The only reason they've conceded 21 goals this season is because they play in a walkover league (for them) and have had a relatively easy passage so far.
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Post by Champagne_Socialist on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:07 pm

this is just embarrassing for united, munich are just passing around them like utd are a sunday league team.

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Post by The Special Juan on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:08 pm

Imagine paying to watch this drudgery. Guardiola kills teams.
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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:10 pm

The Special Juan wrote:Imagine paying to watch this drudgery.  Guardiola kills teams.
They were good to watch last year, Mourinho and Chelsea will love seeing this style of play, suits them down to the ground, need a plan B Pep.

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Post by Champagne_Socialist on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:10 pm

The Special Juan wrote:
Champagne_Socialist wrote:
The Special Juan wrote:Bayern are almost as bad at the back as United.  It's just their midfield that is far, far superior.  Fergie will have given Moyes some tips on how to play a Guardiola team so you never know but I don't expect much.

What are you basing munich's defence on? conceded only 16 goals in the bundasliga and only 5 goals in the CL....

The fact that van Buyten's pushing 90, Dante bricks himself when someone charges at him with pace and Boateng is a poor excuse for a footballer.  Alaba's good but I'm undecided on the RB.  The only reason they've conceded 21 goals this season is because they play in a walkover league (for them) and have had a relatively easy passage so far.

relatively easy passage in the CL??? They had Man city in their group who were scoring goals for fun in the PL and had Arsenal in the KO stages.

Munich's defence whether you like the individual players or not performs great as a team, hence why they conceed so few goals. Football is a team game so if their defence is good as a team that's all that matters.

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Post by Champagne_Socialist on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:12 pm

The Special Juan wrote:Imagine paying to watch this drudgery.  Guardiola kills teams.

I used to live in Barcelona and i can tell you that their fans love the style of football that guardoila brought them. Different footballing culture to the UK where we play very direct.

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Post by The Special Juan on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:13 pm

Champagne_Socialist wrote:
The Special Juan wrote:
Champagne_Socialist wrote:
The Special Juan wrote:Bayern are almost as bad at the back as United.  It's just their midfield that is far, far superior.  Fergie will have given Moyes some tips on how to play a Guardiola team so you never know but I don't expect much.

What are you basing munich's defence on? conceded only 16 goals in the bundasliga and only 5 goals in the CL....

The fact that van Buyten's pushing 90, Dante bricks himself when someone charges at him with pace and Boateng is a poor excuse for a footballer.  Alaba's good but I'm undecided on the RB.  The only reason they've conceded 21 goals this season is because they play in a walkover league (for them) and have had a relatively easy passage so far.

relatively easy passage in the CL??? They had Man city in their group who were scoring goals for fun in the PL and had Arsenal in the KO stages.

Munich's defence whether you like the individual players or not performs great as a team, hence why they conceed so few goals. Football is a team game so if their defence is good as a team that's all that matters.

I must have missed the bit where Arsenal were a good team.

Valid point though, as players the back 4 are not the strongest but like Barcelona of a few years ago they don't need to be. The team does the defending by keeping the ball.
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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:14 pm

Champagne_Socialist wrote:this is just embarrassing for united, munich are just passing around them like utd are a sunday league team.

Its like watching Norwich play away Laugh
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Post by GSC on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:15 pm

I love the technical side of Guardiola teams
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Post by The Special Juan on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:15 pm

Sorry, I meant to put a Wink after the Arsenal comment.
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Post by Champagne_Socialist on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:16 pm

The Special Juan wrote:
Champagne_Socialist wrote:
The Special Juan wrote:
Champagne_Socialist wrote:
The Special Juan wrote:Bayern are almost as bad at the back as United.  It's just their midfield that is far, far superior.  Fergie will have given Moyes some tips on how to play a Guardiola team so you never know but I don't expect much.

What are you basing munich's defence on? conceded only 16 goals in the bundasliga and only 5 goals in the CL....

The fact that van Buyten's pushing 90, Dante bricks himself when someone charges at him with pace and Boateng is a poor excuse for a footballer.  Alaba's good but I'm undecided on the RB.  The only reason they've conceded 21 goals this season is because they play in a walkover league (for them) and have had a relatively easy passage so far.

relatively easy passage in the CL??? They had Man city in their group who were scoring goals for fun in the PL and had Arsenal in the KO stages.

Munich's defence whether you like the individual players or not performs great as a team, hence why they conceed so few goals. Football is a team game so if their defence is good as a team that's all that matters.

I must have missed the bit where Arsenal were a good team.

Valid point though, as players the back 4 are not the strongest but like Barcelona of a few years ago they don't need to be.  The team does the defending by keeping the ball.

At the time of the draw Arsenal were top of the PL.

Funniy enough the last time Munich failed to score in any game was against Arsenal in 2013 when we beat them 2-0 in Munich.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:16 pm

Good save De Gea
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Post by GSC on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:16 pm

Robben mixing it up, coming inside on his left foot and shooting across the keeper
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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:17 pm

Fascinating game this

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Post by GSC on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:17 pm

This is the type of game Moyesball is built for
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Post by Champagne_Socialist on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:18 pm

The Special Juan wrote:Sorry, I meant to put a ;)after the Arsenal comment.

I do actually thionk Munich have had the hardest route in the CL this season though. Man city in their groups, arsenal in 1st KO and now united in the 2nd KO.

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Post by kiakahaaotearoa on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:19 pm

Costa out with the same leg complaint he had in training yesterday. Huge blow for Atleti.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:19 pm

That was actually good defending by Jones before he turned into Bambi on ice
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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:21 pm

kiakahaaotearoa wrote:Costa out with the same leg complaint he had in training yesterday. Huge blow for Atleti.

Hopefully just a precaution
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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:25 pm

Since when did Utd decided to put a afro on Bradley Johnson
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Post by Champagne_Socialist on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:25 pm

Why is welbeck trying to chip???

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Post by The Special Juan on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:25 pm

Look at them. For all their possession, their best chance has come from a long range shot.
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Post by Soldier_Of_Fortune on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:26 pm

Welbeck Laugh

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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:27 pm

I will say now this Bayern team will not win the champions league this season, their centre backs are scared to death of pace; Bale and Ronaldo anyone?

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:28 pm

That was a bit of a silly finish but a very good save from Neuer, actually wasn't a bad chip by Welbeck...
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Post by Champagne_Socialist on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:28 pm

The Special Juan wrote:Look at them.  For all their possession, their best chance has come from a long range shot.

True but football is a 90 minute game, 2nd half united will be knackered having ran around for 75 minutes chasing the ball.

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Post by Guest on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:30 pm

Hammersmith harrier wrote:I will say now this Bayern team will not win the champions league this season, their centre backs are scared to death of pace; Bale and Ronaldo anyone?

Had a fancy for Madrid since the outset. No reason other than no team has ever defended the CL.

Wouldn't be surprised one bit though if Chelsea win it.

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Post by The Special Juan on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:31 pm

Hammersmith harrier wrote:I will say now this Bayern team will not win the champions league this season, their centre backs are scared to death of pace; Bale and Ronaldo anyone?

Hmm. On one hand you're right but on the other hand Pique and Puyol were hardly the quickest yet Pep managed them well against Madrid.
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Post by kingraf on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:32 pm

Welback's pace has been the only threat Munich has faced. Could be interesting to see Munich take on the counter attack that is Real Madrid
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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:33 pm

Utd certainly came back into that in the last 15 mins and Bayern haven't really broken them down yet

Gotta say I fancy Chelsea this year, had a flutter on it...
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Post by Champagne_Socialist on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:34 pm

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Hmm.  On one hand you're right but on the other hand Pique and Puyol were hardly the quickest yet Pep managed them well against Madrid.

yes I think barca had one of the slowest defences around, mascherano, pique and puyol were all snails.

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Post by The Special Juan on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:36 pm

As much as I hate how Utd are playing (I'd rather see them attack but as Fergie learned twice against Barca, it's suicide), it's the right way to play against this lot. I'll still criticise Chelsea when they do it though Smile
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Post by GSC on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:36 pm

Gotta have the ball to expose them unduly
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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:43 pm

The Special Juan wrote:
Hammersmith harrier wrote:I will say now this Bayern team will not win the champions league this season, their centre backs are scared to death of pace; Bale and Ronaldo anyone?

Hmm.  On one hand you're right but on the other hand Pique and Puyol were hardly the quickest yet Pep managed them well against Madrid.
Different Madrid side that was though Juan, they relied to heavily on Ronaldo a couple of seasons back now they have Bale to help out and in form Benzema. Dare I say it Modric has improved their midfield ever since he's become a first team player.

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Post by Champagne_Socialist on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:45 pm

pique has been injured, maybe out for the season

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:46 pm

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