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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. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    You should pick the best players available so that the National team ALWAYS has the best possible chance.

    Some of players who are now 32+ are on the wane, unless they provide something spectacular over an upcoming younger players in their early 20's then I'd agree they can go but I'd rather see a young player with desire, talent and isn't jaded by the England scene step up and have a go at a tournament than take the same tired old faces who have failed time and time again.

    If come May/June next year and the likes of Morrison, Cleverley, Townsend, Rodwell and Barkley have had seasons that have pissed all over Carrick, Lampard, Milner and Gerrard. I would be more than happy for them to replace the older generation. If we decide that taking a couple of "old" heads for experience sake I would then take a couple of the younger "old" heads as a first option.

    Either way we need to start moving on from the "Golden Generation" accept that it wasn't that golden and aside from Rooney (Who has so far been indifferent at the tournaments but epic is qualifying) we need to realise that we really need to start again.
     
  2. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Rooney isn't old but he's got a lot of experience, as has Hart. They can be the veterans for the up-and-coming stars, so there is no need to include old squad members just for the sake of experience if they can no longer deliver and are taking places away from the future of the team.
     
  3. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Adnan Januzaj, officially the most amazing young player in the history of the world (at least, until the next under under 20 year old scores a goal in the Premier League) has signed a five year contract at Old Trafford.
     
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  4. halibut

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

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    Fantastic "goal" from Germany. It was given!

     
  5. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    it went through the net?

    i'd forgotten how incredibly frustrating it is watching streams on the internet. i give up.

    happy about Januzaj. least he won't be another Pogba. here's hoping he isn't another Macheda...
     
  6. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Best. Substitution. Ever.
     
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  7. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    EPIC.

    EPIC.

    EPIC.

    EPIC.
     
  8. halibut

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

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    We should have a meet-up at Old Trafford. We need a new photo.
     
  9. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Need to do it quickly, too. Moyes will be out of a job pretty soon. Although, I'd certainly back him to get United out of the Championship at the first attempt so he might stick around.
     
  10. heels1785

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

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    First Eto'o goal. Very pleased with the result considering the halftime score.
     
  11. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I seem to recall many a lament about Moyes' substitutions from yourself...

    but Smalling for Rooney? really? Giggs for Nani was bad enough
     
  12. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Only another 29 points to go!

    Yes. I was frustrated by Moyes' substitutions many times.
     
  13. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Southampton are not an easy side to play, that said United should not have conceded so easily and looked comfortable for most of the game.
     
  14. halibut

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

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    If Southampton are pushing for a Champions League spot, they should be beating these mid-table teams
     
  15. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Plagiarist! :p
     
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  16. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Hopefully Spurs & City will lose, which won't make United's position so bad. Those teams are currently all upper mid-table, but I don't think it's very likely come the end of the season that Southampton or Liverpool or Everton will be above them (Liverpool maybe, but only if Suarez & Sturridge stay on form).
     
  17. halibut

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

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    Liverpool are playing brilliantly, and that's hard to admit. They are right in the mix
     
  18. Mustafar_66

    Mustafar_66 Jedi Master star 5

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    Despite the fact we played like crap it was good to get an away point, especially after going behind twice. We'd have lost that last year.
     
  19. halibut

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

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    Didn't you win it 6-0 last year?
     
  20. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    I'm obliged to say / hope that it won't last.
     
  21. halibut

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

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    As am I, though your rivalry obviously goes back further than mine. But Liverpool is the only team that would cause me to disown my children should they say they want to support them.
     
  22. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    An entirely reasonable position.
     
  23. Mustafar_66

    Mustafar_66 Jedi Master star 5

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    I mean the whole 'going behind twice' thing. In that sort of scenario I don't think the team would have the mental strength to pull themselves up and get an equaliser.
     
  24. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    There are worse teams to support than Liverpool. I don't care much for their constant nostalgia for days long gone but they currently have an excellent team and have always had great passionate supporters.
     
  25. halibut

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

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    No. There aren't. Even Stoke are more acceptable.