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Which team will win the Champions League?


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mandela

CHB Führer
May 16, 2013
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I was complaining about this chubby cunt Moss giving Man U absolutely everything and then he gives Arsenal that penalty :lol:

Auba should not be allowed near them though. Tried his best to miss and if that's anyone other keeper, like last week, it's saved easily.
 

Jay

May 31, 2012
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I think it's a mistake. It's a huge rebuilding job, and realistically, it's going to end with him fired. How many Real managers have left on their own terms, and as a winner at the top of their game?

He can go elsewhere and do a long term project or short term, but the expectations and mentality of Real will be so high, and it's unlikely he can repeat what he achieved there. He left at the perfect time, and should stay there.
 
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Jun 23, 2013
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I think it's a mistake. It's a huge rebuilding job, and realistically, it's going to end with him fired. How many Real managers have left on their own terms, and as a winner at the top of their game?

He can go elsewhere and do a long term project or short term, but the expectations and mentality of Real will be so high, and it's unlikely he can repeat what he achieved there. He left at the perfect time, and should stay there.
Agree. I was excited to see what he could do with another club. It's hard to see how he could improve his record with Madrid. Granted they will be looking to spend absolutely silly money in the summer and Barca have a job on their hands trying to replace Messi and Suarez in the coming years, to say the least, but it's unlikely that he will repeat anything close to what he did with Real in the CL during his previous stint..
 
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Jun 3, 2013
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I think it's a good move. No matter what happens it won't affect his reputation in a negative way but if he can turn things around and bag some trophies then his stature in the game only rises.

He clearly loves the club and has a feel for what works there. I'm pulling for him anyway.
 

Jay

May 31, 2012
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Has a team ever not won the league after only losing 1 match?
There's quite a few occasions where a team has gone undefeated and not won the league.


1977–78Benfica
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YesDid not win league title
1978–79Perugia
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NoDid not win league title
1985–86Galatasaray
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YesDid not win league title
2007–08Red Star
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NoDid not win league title


Can't find anything on only losing one game.
 
Jun 3, 2013
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My dopey takeaway driver had 200 on a treble of Roma, Benfica & Kilmarnock at 5/2. Benfica were a 1/4 shot and the only team that didn't win.

Like I said, dopey.
 
May 16, 2013
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There's quite a few occasions where a team has gone undefeated and not won the league.


1977–78Benfica
30​
YesDid not win league title
1978–79Perugia
30​
NoDid not win league title
1985–86Galatasaray
36​
YesDid not win league title
2007–08Red Star
33​
NoDid not win league title


Can't find anything on only losing one game.
Thanks Jay, I meant the Premier/First Division. (we have always just referred to it as 'the league')
 
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May 19, 2013
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Juve are going to go through, aren't they?

1-0 up at half time and dominating the game. Atletico only need one goal, though...
This is normally Atletico's bread and butter. Worst team you'd want to play in these circumstances.