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Arena "The Beautiful Game" - The Official JCC Football (Soccer) Thread.

Discussion in 'Community' started by FORCE_SKIN, Feb 7, 2004.

  1. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Double post. Nothing to see here, please move on.
     
  2. Mustafar_66

    Mustafar_66 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Anything that paves the way more for a European Super League is bad in my books.
     
  3. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    The CL wouldn't be very long if only the champions of the major European leagues got in, and teams like Man City & Chelsea would likely hate playing in the Europa League.
     
  4. Mustafar_66

    Mustafar_66 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Well diddums. They'd just have to try harder to win their division, thereby making the domestic league more exciting and more competitive. Of course reducing the number of teams in the Champions League would most likely add to the prestige of the Europa League. If they were able to streamline it by cutting down on the number of games in it as well as increase the prize money as well, I see no reason why it couldn't become a decent competition again.
     
  5. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Playing later in the week is also a problem for many of the teams challenging for a league title, the other teams have enough problems with that already given their smaller squads.
     
  6. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    The major hurdle with the expanded Champions League plan is that the fixture list is already packed, not sure where you'd find time for the extra matches.
     
  7. Darth_Omega

    Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I don't see them doubling the number of participants of the CL, it basically means less money for the bigger clubs.
     
  8. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Plus it wouldn't then be an elite competition if a bunch of mid-table teams were allowed in.
     
  9. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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    It's just another stupid UEFA or FIFA idea that won't get adopted.
     
  10. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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    I think the only thing that could make me happy this season is for Benitez to get fired before the end of the season. I think I would be physically ill if Chelsea won anything with him in charge.
     
  11. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Would you really prefer they win nothing at all?
     
  12. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Chelsea being thrashed. LOL!
     
  13. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Sack Benitez
     
  14. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Two horse race
     
  15. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Most definitely. Won't even qualify for CL next year.
     
  16. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    lol @ ARSENAL

    United a goal down again


    lol
     
  17. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    This game is dull
     
  18. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'll be pissed if we don't win this. Should be 2 up at least.

    SAF needs to quit this keeper rotation. De Gea is our best keeper. PLAY HIM. I worry about Lindegaard's communication with his defence. He's been at sea today.
     
  19. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Both guys suffer from poor communication and command of their box, Lindegaard is picked because he tends to have fewer problems with balls delivered into his area.

    Terrible defending again, City will crush us (again) if we keep playing this badly at the back. I thought the return of guys like Jones & Smalling would help fix the problem, it has not though I'm not really sure what the problem is. It needs to stop, hopefully Vidic's return will ensure it does.

    Still, a win is a win.

    LOL @ Chelsea

    LOL @ Arsenal
     
  20. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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    lol @ me for having Michu as my first sub. :oops: :( :_|
     
  21. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Not for me, he's been my main midfield man since Chelsea went all fail (although Mata did score). Unfortunately I made RVP my captain and not him.
     
  22. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Damn you, Hereford! :p
     
  23. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    ManC about to crash out of CL with the lowest point total ever by a EPL side. Nice to see that sheik invested his money so wisely.
     
  24. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Man City have just crashed out of the CL with the lowest point total ever by a EPL side. Nice to see that sheik invested his money so wisely.
     
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  25. Darth_Omega

    Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Dortmund did really well in the group, finishing first and all. As did Ajax finishing third, City on the other hand... you know the "lack of European experience" argument which people keep bringing up really doesn't hold any water now.