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

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

  1. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Ba is a decent striker, he should get more game time.

    Lukaku should too, but he's still more of a raw talent that needs refining.
  2. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Welcome, Eto'o. We may not pay 300K a week, but it'll be good to have you.

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  3. FatBurt Force Ghost

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    Flamini

    Lol @ arsenal
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  4. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    Arsenal with a tough CL group, too. Marseille, Dortmund and Napoli. Worst choices from the bottom two pots.

    Chelsea get another basic one. City get stuck with Munich. United with an average group.
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  5. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Madrid, Juventus, Galatasaray looks like the second toughest, Arsenal definitely got the group of death. Yeah, we didn't get a bad draw, although Basel is going to be out for blood after the Euro semis last year.
  6. Shereshoy Cabur Jedi Master

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    I'm actually pumped to see Sociedad play against Manchester United, don't know why...
  7. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    United apparently had a £25million bid for Ander Herrera rejected by Athletic Bilbao.
    Seems his release clause is around £30mil, which again begs the question why not just offer them enough to trigger the clause?

    Ok it's a lot for a player like him, but if he's a good long-term prospect you hope to make that back over time.
  8. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    hes a spanish midfielder. he'll do
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  9. Shereshoy Cabur Jedi Master

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    I would assume that it's the same reason why they made that unnecessary low bid for Felliani and Baines, trying to see if they can get them cheaper. At least that's the only reason I can think of. It's easy to forget that the highest they've ever paid for a player was 31 mil, so I think that just tells how hesitant they are to just break that record for a prospective player. Honestly as a United fan myself, I like that they don't pulled Chelsea or City moves by blowing a ton of money on players, but nowadays players don't really come at such fees. The times have caught up to United where they need to break their transfer record or else we'll be in the same boat as Arsenal, lack of fresh players.
  10. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    It's not true that you can't get good players cheap.

    Strootman & Thiago were both available for less than £20million each, in todays market that is cheap but United didn't go for them. Spurs bought Paulinho for around £17million and look set to get Eriksen for the bargain price of £10million. Heck even Fellaini would have been available for not that much had United bid for him before the end of July.
    There are cheap deals out there, but United have put themselves in a position where they really don't have much negotiating power and teams know they are running out of time. They should simply pay what is necessary if they want to get a player, otherwise they'll end up with nothing.
  11. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Time for the Super Cup. Not expecting a whole lot, Bayern is favored and should be.

    Lineups:
    Bayern Munich: Neuer, Rafinha, Boateng, Dante, Alaba, Lahm, Robben, Muller, Kroos, Ribery, Mandzukic.
    Subs: Starke, Van Buyten, Javi Martinez, Shaqiri, Pizarro, Gotze, Contento.

    Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Luiz, Cole, Ramires, Lampard, Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard, Torres.
    Subs: Schwarzer, Essien, Mata, Mikel, Lukaku, Terry, Azpilicueta.
  12. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Quality goal by Chelsea.

    They weren't this attacking against United, does Mourinho fear Bayern less?
  13. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Hot damn, what a match!!! :D Bayern was the epitome of "It ain't over till it's over". That goal in the last seconds of the extra time was amazing.
  14. halibut Chosen One

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  15. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Oooh, someone is a sore loser... :p
  16. Diggy Force Ghost

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    LOLOLOLOLOL@Chelsea
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  17. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Good game for sure, tough on Chelsea to concede at the last moment. Still, when you go down to 10 men it is that much harder.
  18. halibut Chosen One

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    MOTD will be a bit dull tonight
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  20. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Today's slate is a bit of a slog. Spurs-Arsenal should be good tomorrow.
  21. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    I was starting to think none of the 3PM kick-off teams in the EPL were going to score. Luckily Norwich & Stoke have managed it now :p
  22. halibut Chosen One

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  23. Everton Chosen One

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    So... will 38 points be enough to avoid relegation?
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  24. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    first win for Palace! every point is so important, particularly this early on. some very poor Holloway dancing after the 3rd.
  25. halibut Chosen One

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    Soft spot for Palace. Even more so with Holloway so great to see.

    In other news Mr Epic, do you accept my Chelsea based wager?