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Who will win the 2019/20 PL??


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May 19, 2013
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The British players don’t have the technical ability to do that.
ive seen plenty of premier league teams warm up and the Brits don’t have that ability.
What?

It'd be a piece of piss to them.

The idea that Scholes, Le Tissier, Gerrard, Lampard, Rooney etc couldn't do that is laughable.

Guys like Foden, Grealish, Mount, Maddison etc could do that in their sleep.

There's semi pro footballers in England who could do that drill.
 

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May 14, 2013
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Castle Duckula.
You never seen prem players capable of doing that in the warm up. Not British anyway.

You could go to any semi pro side or ask any 40 year old former pro to do that and they do it piss easy. I've been stood next to two ex League Two players on the park while our kids played football and been amazed by how they can control and hit a ball, they did it pretty much every day forever so what you see in that video is nothing special. The weakness in British players isn't doing kick ups, ball skills then passing 40 yards. It is playing short passes while constantly moving and having eyes in the back of their heads, on their toes touch pass, touch pass, touch pass type of stuff. Things that take actual coaching and that take players needing to learn how to play risky football from a young age rather than just been fast and strong.
 
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You'd have to think that anything other than a win in the Manchester derby will be curtains for Ole.

Utd are becoming a mid table team, which is unprecedented in my lifetime. A disappointing result against city would be a pretty apt time to pull the trigger.
 

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This is or 1st choice right back
El Hamed
Frimpong
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Lee O Connor who made his debut ofr ROI is 4th
Frimpong El Hamed 18 yrs old is a close 1 and 2 . El Hamed is injured for the Rangers game Frimong starts but this big guy is a f----g unit signed him fromHapoel Ber Sheva
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I was actually at Celtic 7 St Johnstone 0. Right on the deck looking down the line. I spent the first 45 watching that big Jew charging down the line and it was fucking crazy. He is a unit. He had a great game.

Seems very injury prone though.
 
Jul 18, 2012
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Barca arent that great to watch these days outside of moments of individual brilliance same for Atletico too actually even though theyve always been defensive i used to love watching them couple years ago, theyre still organised and good but dont seem as intense and nasty as they used to be or maybe Ive just got bored of them

just as im typing that messi does his moment of individual brilliance :warren he is really very good
 
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The way the euros work is insane, England will play a 2nd placed team whether they finish 1st or 2nd in the group, if they finish 1st theyll play one of France/Germany/Portugal if they finish 2nd theyll likely play Sweden or Poland so its definitely a huge advantage to finish 2nd instead of 1st. Obviously theyll finish 3rd anyway but still.

Should just make it 32 teams and use the world cup format
 
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The way the euros work is insane, England will play a 2nd placed team whether they finish 1st or 2nd in the group, if they finish 1st theyll play one of France/Germany/Portugal if they finish 2nd theyll likely play Sweden or Poland so its definitely a huge advantage to finish 2nd instead of 1st. Obviously theyll finish 3rd anyway but still.

Should just make it 32 teams and use the world cup format

Or just run football in a sensible fashion. 16 teams was perfect. No need to be changed at all.


And that nations league bollocks....
 
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Or just run football in a sensible fashion. 16 teams was perfect. No need to be changed at all.


And that nations league bollocks....
The nations league is a bit of a mess as well but in terms of producing watchable competitive football it is a million times better than the friendlies it replaced. I treat international friendlies just as a weekend with no football, I was well up for watching the nations league games even if the tournament is overly complicated and doesnt mean much.