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Re: The Champions League Thread

Post by joep89 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:01 pm

Yeah I watched Real, great game and the last goal was a great finish by Pato

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Post by roverzealous » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:45 pm

HT: Man Utd 1-2 CSKA Moscow

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Re: The Champions League Thread

Post by joep89 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:47 pm

Watching Real Milan again and its an absolute stormer
1-1 half time, with Pellgrini placed to lose his job

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Post by roverzealous » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:50 pm

Man Utd 1-3 CSKA Moscow

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Re: The Champions League Thread

Post by joep89 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:52 pm

Oh this is excellent. We don't get updates here on spanish telly. And if we did I probably wouldn't understand them.

Why didn't we take points from an obviously poor united team?

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Post by roverzealous » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:24 pm

Utd are really going for it now, 8 mins left (expect at least 10 mins of injury time).

Edit: 2-3, Wes Brown
Edit #2: 3-3, Valencia (delfected shot :roll:)
Edit #3: FT: Man Utd 3-3 CSKA Moscow

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Re: The Champions League Thread

Post by joep89 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:41 pm

jammy buggers

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Post by roverzealous » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:36 pm

Wolfsburg 1-3 Man Utd

Michael Owen hat-trick :rofl:

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UEFA Champions League QF

Post by joep89 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:05 pm

Arsenal are playing Barca, and are getting absolutely battered. Some brilliant saves from Almunia but its only a matter of time until they get drubbed tonight. For me, they need a good two goal cushionb before they go to Spain, or else they have no chance whatsoever.

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Bayern Munich 2-1 Man United
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Post by Rover the Top » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:24 pm

Everytime I see Barcelona these days, I wonder what made Guardiola give Inter Eto'o and a massive sum of money for Ibrahimovic. But they've been miles better than arsenal so far. I can't help thinking the best of English football have fallen back over the past couple of years. I haven't seen Bayern yet, but Barca and Lyon both look better than anyone from England.

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Re: UEFA Champions League QF

Post by joep89 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:35 pm

In all fairness, Ibrahimovic has never performed well in the Champions league, but in the league he has been magnificent. I 'm not sure that English football has gone worse, its just the other teams have a lot more money nowadays to invest in the squad. Teams like Lyon and Inter have finally pulled their finger out and started to perform, which I think is quite healthy. It will make our teams evaluate their positions and improve as a result.

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Re: UEFA Champions League QF

Post by Joe » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:38 pm

This game is my dream tie. Really wish it was the final.

After Barcelona absolutely dominating the first 20 minutes, Arsenal are so lucky to go in at half time 0-0.

It just seems everything is going against Arsenal at the minute in terms of look. Fabregas doesn't look fit. Arshavin and Gallas injured. And now Fabregas is missing the return to the Nou Camp, which is a real shame.

I think the 2nd half will be a lot different. Arsenal know they HAVE to score. And they know they can't sit off Barca.

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Re: UEFA Champions League QF

Post by Rover the Top » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:50 pm

Dream tie? It's men against boys, always was going to be...

Ibrahimovic scores. :lol: I'd still rather have Eto'o. But then I'd have Villa ahead of both of them. :scratch:

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Re: UEFA Champions League QF

Post by Joe » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:43 pm

Rover the Top wrote:Dream tie? It's men against boys, always was going to be...

Ibrahimovic scores. :lol: I'd still rather have Eto'o. But then I'd have Villa ahead of both of them. :scratch:
Don't get me wrong, I think Barca are better than Arsenal. But I think Barca are better than every team in the world. The only way to play them is by attacking. And other than themselves, I think Arsenal are best at that. They needed to stop trying to contain Barca, and play their own game. Which eventually they did, and it worked. I said in the first half they should have brought on Walcott for the injured Arshavin. He made a big difference.

I would have said, even at 2-2, with no Fabregas Arsenal don't stand a chance at the Nou Camp. BUT seeing as Barca's defence pairing will be two players returning from long term injuries now, it could make an interesting game. The only worries will be the fitness of Gallas and Arshavin, and the return of Iniestia.

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Re: UEFA Champions League QF

Post by Rover the Top » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:18 am

Fabregas thinks he's broken his leg... :scratch: He's the first person I've ever seen able to walk on one if he has, most realise they can't stand because of the pain.

At least he admits he was the one who kicked Puyol, though... but still thinks he was fouled... :scratch:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/footbal ... 598122.stm

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