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UEFA Champions League/Europa League 7/8/9 May *** Spoilers ***

Discussion in 'The Football Stadium' started by Cosimo, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. drunkenmaster

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    Aubacazette was amazing tonight. They both do so much work closing, tracking back and winning the ball all over the pitch which with our defence is vital as it helps out back line stay a bit closer and make less of the somewhat classic Arsenal panicky runs out of defence leaving massive gaps. They get everywhere all game long and their play, runs, movement in attack and the damn pace. They are a constant threat all game long even in periods we looked terrible and that's exactly what happened. First goal 100% against the run of play, we were being beaten around like little girls up to our first goal then almost out of nothing bam and it effected Valencia like a kick in the nuts, absolutely took the wind out of them.


    I don't think we could afford to refuse a huge fee for Laca, and business wise it could help replace almost the entire defence which all needs replacing (due to age, talent or both), but I feel like if no one goes with a stupid fee and we can keep them together if we get a couple of defenders in and build on what our offence is growing into they can grow into a really great team.
     
  2. Kenai

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    Don't get much closer than that :eek:
     
  3. drunkenmaster

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    and again, little less close, but still damn close.
     
  4. Kelt

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    Chelsea living dangerously at the moment.
     
  5. robfosters

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    Nice not to be one of the supporters hiding behind the sofa tonight.
     
  6. Yas786

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    I haven’t had a chance to watch the game but will watch the highlights at some point.

    If only we could have carried our European form in the PL, we would have had top 4. But if we win the EL then for me, it’s been a successful season even with our terrible PL away form.

    Can only hope this summer we get some decent players in and get rid of the trash ie Mustafi and Xhaka being the 2 worst culprits. Definitely need to hang onto Laca and Auba, those 2 when on song are absolutely devastating.
     
  7. robfosters

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    Ooh, controversial!
     
  8. mmj_uk

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    The keeper dropped the ball on his shoulder before there was even contact.
     
  9. Kenai

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    I suppose that possibly counts as closer lol
     
  10. Kelt

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    That was a goal surely?
     
  11. jonneymendoza

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    no i dont think it was.
     
  12. planty

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    Looked to me like azpilecueta may have touched/grabbed the keeper's arm before he dropped it the second time. Difficult one to judge though.
     
  13. Psycho Ned

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    Goalie hadn't got that but you can't touch a keeper these days without it being a foul so not sure they'd have given it even with VAR.
     
  14. drunkenmaster

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    lol, if you ignore the arm first pushing the keeper and then pushing his arm while he had both hands on the ball, doesn't matter if he let go and caught it again. It was in both hands, the only reason the ball came loose again is he pushed his arm, never in a million years a goal.
     
  15. robfosters

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    Pens it is :D
     
  16. Kelt

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    Massive amount at stake here.
     
  17. BaZ87

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    Disappointed Sarri didn't (try to) bring Caballero on for a laugh.
     
  18. Kelt

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    Yeh, on replay was a foul on the goalie.
     
  19. robfosters

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    Oooh!!!
     
  20. Purdy

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    We’ll just call im dayve