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

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

  1. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Interested to see who Spurs bring on with the Bale money. Trash papers have mentioned Hulk as early name.

    This should be a great game vs. Swansea, too.

    Edit- What a save by Vorm. Wow!
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    They're already spending the Bale money, but guess they now have £30m spare seeing they've lost Willian. Lamela is a good buy if they get him.

    Come on Cardiff!
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  6. halibut Chosen One

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    Well played to Cardiff
  7. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Although City had a midfielder playing in defence (surprising given how much they spend that they don't have more depth in that area), that should not take anything away from Cardiff. A victory well deserved it seems, showing even the top teams can be got at if you have the right game plan.
  8. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    no out and out striker for Chelsea. Jose with a "come and fill the spot" note to Rooney.

    no Mata. Rooney starting.

    funny ol' game
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  9. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    worried about that Cleverley Carrick midfield. it's light.
  10. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    It did us OK last season, we'll have to do with it until tougher midfielders come along.

    City played with both Fernadinho & Yaya Toure in midfield against Cardiff and still lost.
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  12. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Zaha not even on the bench, seems a waste of his talent to leave him out.

    Rooney seems lively so far.
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    Interesting that Mata and Kagawa are both on the bench.
  14. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Has Kagawa even played under Moyes?

    Odd that Jose would leave out Mata, he has been Chelsea's best player the last two seasons.
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    Mata isn't really a Mourinho type of player.

    Moyes may think that the Chelsea game is a step up too far for Zaha at this stage of his development, I don't know if I'd agree with him if that's his belief but I can understand why he'd do it.
  16. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Maybe. Lets hope he gets more game time later on.

    Same with Kagawa, if he's not a fit for United he should be sold. If he is he should play, especially if Rooney is unsettled.
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    Jones is no full back.
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  19. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    If United must buy a defender, it should be another right-back. Jones is OK cover but he's obviously a central defender.
    This young guy Varela is a long-term prospect, so some solid cover for Rafael needs to come in.
  20. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    Jose doing United a favour by not playing a striker.
  21. FatBurt Force Ghost

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    Jose is trying to sell the striker role to Rooney.

    Rooney is however having a good game and on this basis isn't putting a performance that would make Moyes want to sell.

    Jones is adequate at RB but isn't fast enough to be a long term option, he is either a defensive midfielder or a center back, I'm not sure which yet though.
  22. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    i'd do a Rooney for Mata + £10m swap, or something to that effect.

    think Jones is best as a centreback. would like to see Fabio at RB while his brothers out - he's started a CL final for us in that position before (over Rafael).
  23. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    If need be play Valencia there and have someone else as right winger.
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  25. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Maybe also a bit lightweight for a match like this. Creative yes, but too easy to muscle off the ball. Rooney on the other hand is harder to push around.
  26. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    could do with a little bit of creativity out there tho, the game's running towards a lame draw