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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. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Is there any way 6th place might be enough for a Europa League place?
     
  2. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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  3. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    So... no.
     
  4. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    PFA Team of the Year:

    David de Gea
    Leighton Baines
    Jan Vertonghen
    Rio Ferdinand
    Pablo Zabaleta
    Michael Carrick
    Juan Mata
    Gareth Bale
    Luis Suarez
    Eden Hazard
    Robin van Persie

    That's a fine team... except for anyone who isn't Leighton Baines.
     
  5. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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    [​IMG]

    Talk about shinning it*!



    *I suppose Bale's touch was more calf.
     
  6. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    I think that's an excellent squad. Maybe would have rather seen Gerrard over Carrick, since he's had such an excellent comeback- but that's small potatoes.

    Great job, Mata and Eden.
     
  7. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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    Joe Hart made a string of uncharacteristic mistakes to let de Gea into the team.
     
  8. Everton

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    I'm surprised to see de Gea in there, especially since he only has another year before SAF buys his replacement.
     
  9. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    De Gea has improved immensely, and can only get better.
    Hart has been uncharacteristically off-form this season, I guess that is reflected in City losing the league by so much.

    Good PFA team, same as I would have picked overall except maybe someone else in Carrick's position (Dembele maybe).

    Nice to see old Bobby Tambling turn up, he was very emotional. Pretty decent record he's got too, 202 goals in 370 games which is a better average than Lampard even though he is likely to beat the record.

    Bale has been excellent this year, fully deserving of the PFA Award.
     
  10. Mustafar_66

    Mustafar_66 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Carrick has been by far and away the best central midfielder in the league this year. I'm more puzzled by the inclusion of Hazard who, though being brilliant in patches, has been frustratingly inconsistent.
     
  11. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    There is an argument in favour of Carzola over Hazard, but both have shown their class this season and I think Hazard has more assists and goals.

    I hope Kagawa can be considered alongside them next season if he finds a role in the United team that brigs the best out of him.


    Carrick can be excellent, but I find him too inconsistent and found wanting in matches against opponents with tough or slick-passing midfielders since he simply can't push guys around enough. His passing range has been very good this season though, far better than it normally is.
     
  12. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Just a thought- if you could have one of any of those players (restricted to that chosen team) not currently on your squad, who would you take?

    I would probably go for Bale to the Bridge.
     
  13. Mustafar_66

    Mustafar_66 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'd take Michu over Hazard in team of the year straight away. Benteke for Young Player as well.

    As for Carrick, his role in the United side isn't to "push guys around". He's not a defensive midfielder. He's there to spray the ball around and start attacks. He's been United'd best player this season IMO. Sorely underrated.
     
  14. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Michu is definitely Bargain of the Year, but he's been used mainly as a striker for a while now and not a midfielder.
     
  15. Mustafar_66

    Mustafar_66 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The PFA team of the year has one central midfielder in it, I think they're doing a Garth Crooks.
     
  16. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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    I bet Everton says Baines anyways.


    And yeah, Bale.
     
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  17. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Baines.
     
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  18. epic

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    Bale. followed by one of Mata or Hazard.

    Carrick has indeed carried United's midfield this season and fully deserves his selection. further proof of the England squad's ridiculousness that Carrick is barely a guarenteed starter. Rio's rightful inclusion in the PFA team makes Hodgson look even stupider. "footballing reasons", lol.

    as for De Gea, i wouldn't swap him for any other keeper in world football. i would also note that Macheda, criminally, never made the PFA team of the year.
     
  19. halibut

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

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    LOL @ Blinkerman :p

    I agree with the majority of the PFA Team. I'd still put Cech above De Gea though. Cech has had by far his best season since his injury and has shown that his confidence is back. His save against Man U in the FA Cup is probably the save of the season. De Gea is still weak. He is good, don't get me wrong, and shows signs of becoming outstanding. But he's not there yet.

    In other news LOL @ Sunderland. That#s what happens when you sell your best player to Fulham
     
  20. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    They never should have got rid of Asamoah Gyan, although he did leave just for the money.
     
  21. Everton

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    Plus he wore an unacceptable shirt number for a forward player.
     
  22. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    So does Wigan's Kone, but I'm sure the fans don't mind if he scores a lot.
     
  23. Everton

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    Of course, but it still irks me. I was more relieved than I let anyone believe when Gareth Bale finally dropped the number three shirt in favour of eleven. :p
     
  24. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    I saw a player wearing 99 once, highly irregular.
     
  25. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    No circumstance should warrant that. Unless there are 98 other players in the squad.
     
  26. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Maybe the manager is a rebel, breaking with tradition and all that.

    I await the day someone who isn't a goalkeeper wears 1
     
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