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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby Phil89 on Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:10 pm

SoF'nAwesome wrote:No love for the Embappe era, Phil? Thread fell off :lol:

I liked him, until he pulled a Durant and joined PSG.

Funnily enough Renato Sanches flopped at Bayern and is now on loan at Swansea :wink:
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby SoF'nAwesome on Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:58 pm

The PSG-Warriors comparison is not accurate, PSG ain't gonna beat Barca or Real when the time comes. They are juggernauts yes, but not unstoppable. It would actually be hilarious if they get knocked out by Barca.

My man Robben didn't deserve to go out like that. Don't know what the fuck has been up with that Netherlands team.

As for the leagues, I didn't expect Madrid to struggle like that after their last season. Bayern and Juve are not having it easy like they have for the past years. Mourinho still chasing Guardiola and my nigga Wenger still around, somehow :lol:
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby Phil89 on Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:01 pm

But they have dominated the French league recently and just took their rival's best player. That's all I meant.

They still suck in the champions league :mrgreen:


The Italian league actually looks interesting this year with Juventus not racing ahead. Napoli, Inter, Lazio and Roma all look like strong challengers. AC Milan's big spending hasn't really helped much though :wink:
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby SoF'nAwesome on Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:04 pm

Which team are you rooting for in the CL? :D
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby Phil89 on Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:46 pm

This is the first time in years that I'm actually following the CL closely, because Liverpool are finally back in it (Y)

I don't think we can win it because our defense is horrible. But our attackers (Coutinho, Salah, Mane, Firmino) are so fun to watch.
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby Phil89 on Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:35 pm

All the teams for the 2018 world cup are now decided.

Italy, Netherlands, USA and Chile are the biggest names who missed out


Asia: Australia, Iran, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea
Africa: Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia
North/Central America: Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama
South America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay, Peru
Europe: Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby [Q] on Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:52 pm

Sad to see the Netherlands not make it. USA sucks
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby SoF'nAwesome on Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:30 am

No Italy probably the biggest shocker of the qualifying stage.

Imma put my early bet on Germany or France for the WC, what about you guys?

Phil89, if Harry Kewell still played, I would have supported Australia and only Australia for the WC :lol:
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby Phil89 on Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:15 am

[Q] wrote:Sad to see the Netherlands not make it. USA sucks

I feel bad that Australia had to struggle through playoff games against Syria and Honduras to make it, but surely the USA only really had Mexico as competition. What happened there?

SoF'nAwesome wrote:No Italy probably the biggest shocker of the qualifying stage.

Imma put my early bet on Germany or France for the WC, what about you guys?

Phil89, if Harry Kewell still played, I would have supported Australia and only Australia for the WC :lol:

Kewell was a beast when he wasn't injured, which was sadly not often. As an Aussie and a Liverpool supporter his injuries were really frustrating to watch.

But we still have old man Tim Cahill carrying our team. We literally have no other competent goalscorers :oops:


I'd probably go with one of the regulars (Argentina, Germany, France). Not sure how Brazil will handle the weather in Russia.
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby [Q] on Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:38 am

USA didn't play with a sense of urgency and got outhustled and outplayed by Trinidad and Tobago and Honduras and Panama came back from deficits to seal the deal

It's difficult to say what needs to be done but this is seriously the 5th most popular sport in this country so no one really takes it seriously. We would've had a better shot bringing players from the women's team

I'm rooting for Ronaldo and Portugal to win
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby SoF'nAwesome on Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:36 pm

USA is light-years behind in terms of soccer. I cannot see them becoming an actual threat til 2030.

As for CR7, it seems unlikely. In this season, he just turned into an average player. I would like for Messi to win one but he chokes in the blue-white jersey so...
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