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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby Phil89 on Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:59 pm

Until something is announced on the Liverpool website I'm just going to ignore all the Coutinho speculation. It would make no sense to sell him halfway through the season.


Mo Salah has 17 goals and 5 assists in 21 league games now. He is basically playing at the same level as 2013-14 Suarez :bowdown2:
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby Phil89 on Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:56 pm

Phil89 wrote:Until something is announced on the Liverpool website I'm just going to ignore all the Coutinho speculation.

http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-t ... -leave-lfc
Liverpool Football Club today issued the following statement regarding the future of Philippe Coutinho.

Liverpool FC can confirm Philippe Coutinho will be leaving the club after a transfer agreement was reached with FC Barcelona, subject to medical and agreement of personal terms.

The player now has permission to complete the usual formalities to conclude the transfer immediately.


Well, there we go.


£142 million fee.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... -liverpool
Barcelona have put together a package worth a basic fee of £106m, plus a further £36m in variables of which £26m should be easily met. After the £105m basic, an additional £17m would be payable for the first 100 games Coutinho plays for Barcelona, £4.4m per 25 games. A further £4.4m would be paid for Champions League qualification in the first two seasons with a £4.4m bonus for winning the competition.



Apparently it was Klopp's decision to sell him because he didn't want the distraction in the dressing room. Now he has to sign a quality replacement to justify it.
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby shadowgrin on Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:09 pm

This transfer proves that money, especially £142m, will always make sense even if selling a player halfway in the season.
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby Phil89 on Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:45 pm

I read somewhere that the owners left the decision up to Klopp, and I guess that he figured that he can sign a quality replacement and it won't affect our top 4 chances.

Now for 3 weeks of media speculation about who we will sign :crazy:
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby SoF'nAwesome on Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:35 pm

i don't understand the barca perspective. they have already won the league and they won't be able to play coutinho in the cl, so why now?
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby Phil89 on Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:02 pm

SoF'nAwesome wrote:i don't understand the barca perspective. they have already won the league and they won't be able to play coutinho in the cl, so why now?

Who knows? Probably just because they could.


Liverpool ended Man City's unbeaten league run in typical fashion. Go 4-1 up playing brilliant football, then concede two late goals and almost choke the win away :lol: :applaud:
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby Phil89 on Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:46 pm

Phil89 wrote:Mo Salah has 17 goals and 5 assists in 21 league games now. He is basically playing at the same level as 2013-14 Suarez :bowdown2:

I never thought I'd see a Liverpool player have a better season than Luis Suarez did in 2013-14, but Mo Salah really has surpassed it. He is unstoppable right now. He's up to 28 goals and 9 assists in 30 league games.


The quarter finals in Europe have been drawn. In the CL it looks like two one-sided ties and two pretty even ties. I'd put my money on Atletico winning the Europa League now.

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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby Phil89 on Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:23 pm

CL Semi finals for Liverpool again after 10 years. Klopp owns Guardiola, with 3 wins in 4 games against his "unbeatable" team this season.

And what a result by Roma. Winning 3-0 in the second leg and knocking out Barcelona :o
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby Phil89 on Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:42 pm

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Not a bad effort :wink:

It's really impressive how guys like Ronaldo and LeBron are still playing at such a high level at age 33. Special athletes.
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby SoF'nAwesome on Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:44 pm

Phil89 and all Liverpool fans probably jerking off to Coutinho tears huh? :lol:
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby Phil89 on Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:00 pm

Not really. Most of us have moved on because we are still playing great without him.

The funny thing is he will get a winner's medal if Liverpool win the CL, but wouldn't have if Barca had won it.
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby Phil89 on Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:20 pm

Semi final draws have been made. Interesting that the two strongest teams in both competitions will be playing each other.

CL:
Liverpool vs Roma
Bayern vs Real Madrid

EL:
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Marseille vs RB Salzburg


I'm really happy to get Roma. Obviously they will still be tough games, but probably not as tough as playing Bayern or Madrid would have been.
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby Andrew on Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:14 pm

Since it helped get my hometown team into the A-League grand finals, might as well post it here.

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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby Phil89 on Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:20 pm

Love Ernie Merrick's reaction :lol:

It's refreshing to see Newcastle doing well again. Really hoping someone other than Sydney win the grand final.
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

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The Knights are off to a decent start in the NRL as well. Just a shame we don't have an NBL team.
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby Phil89 on Thu May 03, 2018 12:33 pm

Liverpool are into the champions league final :applaud: :bday: :dance:
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby Phil89 on Sun May 27, 2018 7:10 pm

Well, that was a disappointing way to end an exciting season :(

Two horrible errors from Karius and a world class goal from Bale killed us. But Ramos injuring Salah in the first half was the thing that really killed our chances.

Real Madrid have now won 3 CL in a row, and 4 of the last 5. They really own this tournament.


I wonder what the big transfer saga will be this year. Griezmann to Barca? Ronaldo or Bale leaving Madrid?
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby [Q] on Sun May 27, 2018 7:25 pm

It was Salah that initially hooked Ramos so you can't blame Ramos for finishing it
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby shadowgrin on Sun May 27, 2018 8:09 pm

Salah tried a sneaky tactic, Ramos retaliated and it backfired on Salah.

It's simply justice.

If you can dish it out you must also be able to take it, which unfortunately for Salah didn't work well for him.

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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby SoF'nAwesome on Mon May 28, 2018 7:31 pm

Bale leaving Madrid for sure. CR7 acting suspicious but I don't think he will leave this season. Going to PSG or MU isn't really a better option for him.

Neymar might join Madrid, that'll be fun to see.

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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby Phil89 on Tue May 29, 2018 4:10 pm

I think I saw Bayern linked with Bale. He would be a good replacement for the pensioners Ribery and Robben.


Liverpool are not waiting around after the loss. Just announced the signing of Fabinho from Monaco for about £40 million.

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I think it is an amazing signing. We needed a solid defensive midfielder and he is arguably top 10 in the world in that position.

With Naby Keita already joining, our midfield is looking so much stronger. Nabil Fekir from Lyon is supposedly close to signing as well, but that may not happen until after the World Cup.


Also, Liverpool are targeting Jan Oblak from Atletico or Alisson from Roma to replace Karius. I don't think either club would sell right now, and if they do it will be very expensive.
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby Phil89 on Thu May 31, 2018 10:38 pm

Zidane has resigned from Real Madrid. Weird timing just days after winning the CL again.

It's funny to me that I still think of him as a young and inexperienced manager, despite everything that he was won.

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I wonder who they will replace him with. I think Sam Allardyce is available :cheeky:
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby SoF'nAwesome on Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:19 am

If Wenger replaces him and wins a CL, Arsenal board might as well close the club :lol:

Zidane would have been the GOAT manager if he ended his career as a manager just after this stint. But he will most likely manage France.
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Re: General Football/Soccer Talk

Postby [Q] on Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:43 am

I didn't like zidanes style. He seemed a bit hard headed and managed to piss off great players like like James Rodríguez and Gareth Bale
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