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

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

  1. Darth Ibonek Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 11, 2013
    star 2
    I've been depressed the last 5 or so hours. But I have to admit we gave too much space to Aguero.
  2. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

    Chapter Rep
    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2003
    star 8
    Aguero doesn't need to be given space, he creates it for himself.

    Good Champions should go down swinging, which City did.
    Last edited by SithLordDarthRichie, Apr 9, 2013
  3. Darth_Omega Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 19, 2002
    star 6
    Reus's back heel pass leading to Dortmund's equalizer was lovely.
  4. Darth_Omega Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 19, 2002
    star 6
    Wow that final minute to the Dortmund game, unbelievable. I've seen it with my own eyes but I can't believe that happened.

    edit: lol @ Real Madrid
    Last edited by Darth_Omega, Apr 9, 2013
  5. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 13, 2005
    star 7
    Incredible finish for Dortmund. Simply stunning.

    Also, I really liked their Tifo today:

    [IMG]
  6. halibut Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 27, 2000
    star 8
  7. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

    Chapter Rep
    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2003
    star 8
    Neither Dortmund or Madrid had particularly convincing results but they got through and that is what matters.
  8. yankee8255 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 31, 2005
    star 6
    Incredible finished. I had actually given up turned it off after the second Malaga goal, switched back just as Reus scored to level.

    Which one? Two last night,plus Ibra and Müller last week.

    Much GIF goodness from 101GG:

    [IMG]

    The pre-match choreography:

    [IMG]

    The second Malaga goal (offside)

    [IMG]

    And the Santana winner, which doesn't show his offside position a second or two earlier

    [IMG]


    All in all, i think Dortmund deserved to advance as the better side over two legs. But still have to feel for Malaga, they executed their game plan perfectly last night.
    Last edited by yankee8255, Apr 9, 2013
  9. Darth_Omega Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 19, 2002
    star 6
    Both the final Malaga and Dortmund goal were offside, there was also Dortmund player who should have gotten sent off with a second yellow. I admit I started to root for Malaga (underdogs ftw) even though they were hopelessly ineffective under Dortmund's pressure for a good portion of the match.

    I have to say Ronaldo did the back heel pass better than Reus yesterday although Di Maria forgot to score. :p
  10. yankee8255 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 31, 2005
    star 6
    Thing is, it's hard to sympathize with Malaga as an underdog when you realize their owned by a sheikh who decided to stop paying his bills. And is now shouting racism all over twitter. Much of my sympathy for Pellegrini is gone, too, given his rant about the ref.

    On the missed sending off, I assume you mean Schmelzer bundling into Gamez? Schmelzer was certainly lucky to have stayed in the match, though I thought much of that was play acting on Gamez's part, which lead to the ref booking him.
    Last edited by yankee8255, Apr 10, 2013
  11. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

    Administrator
    Member Since:
    Nov 21, 2002
    star 8
    You only say that because you've never been to Málaga.
  12. yankee8255 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 31, 2005
    star 6
    IIRC, Málaga is in the south, so that your Catalonian sensibilities should want to shove them into the sea.
    Last edited by yankee8255, Apr 10, 2013
  13. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

    Administrator
    Member Since:
    Nov 21, 2002
    star 8
  14. yankee8255 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 31, 2005
    star 6
    Are you sure about that? :p I could swear you're from somewhere up near Zarazoga or Pamplona.[face_dunno]

    Which, I have now come to realize are not in Catalonia thanks to the wonder of google maps. Geography fail for me.
    Last edited by yankee8255, Apr 10, 2013
  15. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

    Administrator
    Member Since:
    Nov 21, 2002
    star 8
  16. Darth_Omega Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 19, 2002
    star 6
    Zaragoza is in Aragon (not to be confused with Aragorn a fictional character from Lord of the Rings saga) Kingdom of Aragon used to own Catalonia. Pamplona is in Navarre, which is Basque territory.
    True.
  17. yankee8255 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 31, 2005
    star 6
    Still not sure what to make of your Málaga comment, though. I'd assume it must be a pretty nice place to be being on the Sea.
  18. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

    Administrator
    Member Since:
    Nov 21, 2002
    star 8
    It is, and the genuine love they feel for Malaga FC is amazing and an example I'd like to see in my hometown.
  19. yankee8255 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 31, 2005
    star 6
    Thanks for the enlightenment. See, I tend to lump Malaga, Zarazoga and several other Spanish clubs into the the mass of second rate sides I somehow manage to lose to playing as Barcelona in FIFA13 on the hardest level. Thanks goodness the iPhone allows you to close out of an app and replay the match. :p
    JoinTheSchwarz likes this.
  20. yankee8255 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 31, 2005
    star 6
    Sorry to double-post, but can someone explain what thepoint is of the goal line refs. I don't think I've ever seen one actually contribute anyything to a match, and both offside goals should have been clear to them last night.
  21. halibut Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 27, 2000
    star 8
    I don't recall any of them doing anything ever
  22. Mustafar_66 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 20, 2005
    star 5
    They consult with the referee over microphone. It's not their job to make decisions, that's up to the ref.
  23. yankee8255 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 31, 2005
    star 6
    Soemthing to consider about the away goals rule: if the Dortmund match last night had ended 2-2, Dortmund would have been eliminated despite not losing a single match in the entire competition.
  24. halibut Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 27, 2000
    star 8
    The "Mourinho to Chelsea" rumours are showing no signs of slowing down...
  25. halibut Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 27, 2000
    star 8
    Going out without losing is not uncommon, away goals or not