Champion's League 18/19

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Re: Champion's League 18/19

Postby Rorschach » 17 Apr 2019, 11:20

Toby wrote:Ajax could win it. No team will want to play them.


I think any of the teams left in it could win, but Ajax have to be the neutral's favourites. Not only are they the proverbial minnows but they play such terrific football.
I reeeeeeally hope they win.
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Re: Champion's League 18/19

Postby Diamond Dog » 18 Apr 2019, 06:06

Fantastic for Spurs last night - there's no possible argument with a victory over two legs like that.

Great substitution too by Pocchetino - bringing on Llorente for the injured Sissoko. He's obviously listening to someone :)
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Re: Champion's League 18/19

Postby Rorschach » 18 Apr 2019, 11:41

I rarely get to watch football these days because my family have no interest and what little time we have for watching telly is used up with something we can all bear.
The last few days they went to Paris while I was working so I got to see Liverpool v Chelsea, Barça v Man U and Man City v Spurs.
Bloody hell. I don’t remember football being this good when I used to watch it regularly.
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Re: Champion's League 18/19

Postby Diamond Dog » 18 Apr 2019, 12:48

Rorschach wrote:The last few days they went to Paris while I was working so I got to see Liverpool v Chelsea, Barça v Man U and Man City v Spurs.
Bloody hell. I don’t remember football being this good when I used to watch it regularly.


That is really interesting Tym. I don't watch nearly as much as I once did either but this season I have seen some truly magnificent matches. The first half of the second Man City v Liverpool league match this season was the best 45 minutes I've ever seen in English football. And there have many more that were absolutely superb too.

Maybe the game has taken a turn for the better and, if it has, I think a lot of it is directly traceable to Guardiola and his insistence on playing open, attacking football to try to win every match.
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Re: Champion's League 18/19

Postby The Modernist » 19 Apr 2019, 12:12

Toby wrote:Ajax could win it. No team will want to play them.


I thought it was Juve and CR?

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Re: Champion's League 18/19

Postby Diamond Dog » 01 May 2019, 12:37

If Liverpool can score at least one goal tonight.... and not concede more than three... I think they'll consider it a job well done. 2-1 would be a great score for them and make them favourites to progress.
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Re: Champion's League 18/19

Postby Toby » 01 May 2019, 22:28

Felt a bit sorry for Liverpool. Undone by brilliance and just couldn't put the ball in the net. They could easily have drawn 2-2.

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Re: Champion's League 18/19

Postby trans-chigley express » 01 May 2019, 23:12

One of those games were nothing seemed to go right. An away goal could have given Liverpool a fighting chance.

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Re: Champion's League 18/19

Postby Diamond Dog » 02 May 2019, 09:19

We had a debate at work about the merit of the Liverpool forwards compared to Barca's yesterday..... I could only say that there isn't one of Mane, Salah & Firmino you would have over Suarez, let alone Messi (based purely on where they are as players now). Last night kind of confirmed that.
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Re: Champion's League 18/19

Postby trans-chigley express » 02 May 2019, 11:05

Diamond Dog wrote:We had a debate at work about the merit of the Liverpool forwards compared to Barca's yesterday..... I could only say that there isn't one of Mane, Salah & Firmino you would have over Suarez, let alone Messi (based purely on where they are as players now). Last night kind of confirmed that.

I’m surprised there’s any debate at all. I can’t believe anyone would choose any of Liverpool’s front three over Suárez, he’s on a level above those three.

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Re: Champion's League 18/19

Postby Diamond Dog » 02 May 2019, 12:33

Trust me, there was! :)
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Re: Champion's League 18/19

Postby Powehi » 02 May 2019, 15:06

Now I know why my post is always late

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Re: Champion's League 18/19

Postby Diamond Dog » 02 May 2019, 18:12

Powehi wrote:Now I know why my post is always late


No. I think that's because your postperson thinks your a miserable twat that would moan no matter what time you received it, so they think "Fuck him" and deliberately arrives late.

And who could blame them? :lol:
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Re: Champion's League 18/19

Postby clive gash » 02 May 2019, 20:34

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Re: Champion's League 18/19

Postby Powehi » 03 May 2019, 09:15

Diamond Dog wrote:
Powehi wrote:Now I know why my post is always late


No. I think that's because your postperson thinks your a miserable twat that would moan no matter what time you received it, so they think "Fuck him" and deliberately arrives late.

And who could blame them? :lol:


Yes, your colleagues have certainly got my cards marked, DD, as the grubby fingerprints from where my postie has been reading them show...

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Re: Champion's League 18/19

Postby Diamond Dog » 03 May 2019, 12:25

Perks of the job and all that.... ;)
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Re: Champion's League 18/19

Postby Powehi » 07 May 2019, 21:53

Fuck me sideways...

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Re: Champion's League 18/19

Postby clive gash » 07 May 2019, 22:01

Famous European night.
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Re: Champion's League 18/19

Postby Darkness_Fish » 07 May 2019, 22:20

trans-chigley express wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:We had a debate at work about the merit of the Liverpool forwards compared to Barca's yesterday..... I could only say that there isn't one of Mane, Salah & Firmino you would have over Suarez, let alone Messi (based purely on where they are as players now). Last night kind of confirmed that.

I’m surprised there’s any debate at all. I can’t believe anyone would choose any of Liverpool’s front three over Suárez, he’s on a level above those three.

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Re: Champion's League 18/19

Postby Diamond Dog » 08 May 2019, 06:03

Wow. :o
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