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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. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Brazil were excellent, but it seemed clear Spain weren't up for it from the start. It was too hot and they were too tired, this will likely be where Brazil will do well in the WC since they have the climate and home nation advantage.

    Spain should at least have scored the penalty they got gifted.
     
  2. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    For all of Spain's midfield talent, when you're relying on Torres to lead the line... yeah, there's issues.
     
  3. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Villa is a much better striker, although in Spain's system they don't really have one.
     
  4. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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    Didn't Bayern beat them 7-0 over two legs?
     
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  5. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Indeed, the Spanish invincibility has been off for a little while now.

    Cardiff have signed striker Andreas Cornelius for a club record fee of £7.5million, although it seems likely Paul Ince might be going to the club for a rumoured £8million.
     
  6. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    He was a good player in his day, but that's ridiculous money for someone of his age
     
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  7. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Did I say Paul? I meant Tom Ince :oops:

    And Paulinho has confirmed he will leave Corinthians, presumably because he's going to sign for Spurs.
     
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  8. Shereshoy Cabur

    Shereshoy Cabur Jedi Knight star 3

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    Yeah it seems like it's for Spurs because apparently Besiktas is looking to pick up Adebayor
     
  9. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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    Paulinho? Are you sure you don't mean Tominho?
     
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  10. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Clearly I meant Incinho



    Chelsea holding talks with van Ginkel, Stoke have signed young defender Marc Muniesa free from Barca.

    Seeing as Schwarzer has left Fulham, maybe they will go for Julio Cesar?
     
  11. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    And who are the mighty Wigerton going to sign? Arouna Kone. [face_plain] Not only does he strike me as an aged lump, but he wears a completely inappropriate shirt number. This I cannot condone. Who else? A yes, Antolin Alcaraz. Probably because he's available on a free. Seems that his only redeeming feature will be on the odd occasion he has a good match, shackling a dangerous striker (such as Fernando Torres). Then we can say there was no escape from Alcaraz.
     
  12. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Just because he wore #2 at Wigan, doesn't mean he will at Everton.
    The team definitely needs a reliable striker, Jelavic does not appear to be that (although he might improve next season). If he doesn't cost very much and is good for 2 or 3 seasons I would think that is good business.

    But there are younger more cheaply available alternatives to Kone, just not sure who off the top of my head.
     
  13. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Jelavic is a spent force, I think. Last season was the test of him. Could he replicate the outrageous success he enjoyed in his first six months at the club? No. His touch and confidence deserted him, and even when he did have the chance to recover (Moyes handed him opportunity after opportunity) of score a goal, he failed to capitalise. A real shame.
     
  14. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    You never know, Hernandez had trouble in his second season at United, but he was very good last season when he played.

    Kone may not be the best striker around, but could Everton afford someone like Michu?
     
  15. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Depends. Does he cost more than 50p and a pound of grapes?
     
  16. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    ...packet of crisps... but yeah, precisely.
     
  17. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Lets go for a healthier lifestyle, Chrissy.
     
  18. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Seems to be some dithering by the FA over getting goal-line technology installed, typical.

    Hawkeye secured a deal to supply all Premiership clubs with the technology, but Wembley does not have it yet despite claims it would be ready in time for it to host the Community Shield.
     
  19. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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    I heard that you guys are getting Dwayne Johnson on a free as well.
     
  20. heels1785

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

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    Guardian saying PSG willing to go to 50 mil for Cavani and also want Cabaye. Laurent Blanc says wee wee.

    Still hoping Chelsea drops them all with a bid. Dunno who else is out there that we'd be waiting on.
     
  21. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Chelsea lost out of Falcao, they shouldn't lose out on Cavani given they have the financial muscle to afford him.
     
  22. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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    The Letter of Paulinho to the Corinthians:

    I want to play for Spurs. Thx.

     
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  23. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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  24. halibut

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

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    Moyes - "Wayne Rooney is not for sale. He's a Manchester United player and will remain a Manchester United player,"

    He'll be out by the end of the month
     
  25. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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    Utd to finish 4th?