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** European League Thread (Spain/Germany/France etc) **

Discussion in 'The Football Stadium' started by Trusty, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. nemtizz

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    Alba is so good.

    Barca are utterly boring without Messi. At least Ousmane would have provided some unpredictability.
     
  2. Andybtsn

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    Goodbye Lopetegui.
     
  3. nemtizz

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    Filthy from Suarez.
     
  4. Psycho Ned

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    So who’s gonna be the new Real manager then?

    Poch, Conte, Wenger, Jose?
     
  5. MissChief

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    Conte apparently now he's settled with Chelsea. If the Madrid players thought Jose or Julien were hard taskmasters they haven't seen anything yet.
     
  6. Pigeon_Killer

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    The odd supporter throwing a banana or shouting racist abuse at players in England is disgusting but still nothing compared to the Italians.

    1 supporter killed, 4 stabbed, Koulibaly suffered monkey chants from sections of the Inter support all night and was then sent off for clapping those that aimed the chants at him.

    Italian FA are now considering suspending Serie A.
     
  7. jonneymendoza

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    Shocking
     
  8. nemtizz

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    He wasn't applauding the fans, but the referee for making an awful decision. Understandably out of frustration after being racially abused the entire game without anything being done. Commentators on ElevenSports didn't mention it either but it was painfully obvious every time he had the ball.

    Of course the game should have been stopped as soon as the abuse started, but even under these circumstances he was having a blinder. Best player on the pitch.
     
  9. explicit4u

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    ITV4 are showing La Liga games for free until the end of the season, starting with the Real game tonight.
     
  10. MissChief

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    One per weekend, not including El Classico.
     
  11. chrismscotland

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    Premier Sports picking up the coverage of Serie A, Eredivise and La Liga games that Eleven Sports had before... my £80 season membership has certainly been value this year!
     
  12. nemtizz

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  13. explicit4u

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    Messi doing what messi does:

     
  14. nemtizz

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    Nobody will ever compare, not in this lifetime.
     
  15. Andybtsn

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    Is Messi finished though?
     
  16. The Running Man

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    Ronaldo?
     
  17. doodah

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    Perfect athlete vs perfect footballer?
     
  18. jonneymendoza

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    didn't you get the memo?

    His been finished for the past 4 years :D
     
  19. Steedie

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    At the risk of opening a can of worms. Ronaldo.

    I'd say a player that's proved himself in 3 leagues, banging in goals for fun and breaking records, as well as proving himself on the international stage and won things, far eclipses what Messi has done, who's only ever done it at one club and been a flop for Argentina. In my opinion*, Ronaldo is way ahead of Messi



    * please see the key word here, opinion.
     
  20. Fubsy

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    I'd agree. Messi is the greatest Barcelona footballer. Ronaldo is an absolute professional that has adapted to 3 major leagues, had success at international level (ok, he was off the pitch when they won it) and such achievements are what I feel the "better" player.

    Now, if only they'd join the same team and play together ffs.