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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. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I don't think it's attitude. I think it's talent, and a staggering lack of quality depth (that Conte expressed concerns about before the season started).

    City, Untied, Liverpool, and Spurs all field more talented sides. Probably Arsenal too. And depth is not a concern for any of them, outside of maybe Spurs.

    I don't fault locker room issues - no signs that he's lost anyone in it. He does make weird tactical adjustments from time-to-time. I think this goes back to what epic was saying about Roman, and the changed approach he has in paying for and pursuing top level talent. I think we'll be under different ownership within 5 years.
     
  2. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Most of that team won the league last season, there's a bunch of talented players.

    The instant impact mentality has hurt a lot of clubs and players, it's a shame it's become like that.

    Chelsea had De Bruyne & Salah at one stage & let them go, now they're world class.
    How many other Chelsea youth talents now play in the PL & Championship that were let go?

    José gets criticized for not developing youth talent for the same reasons, it takes too long to wait for talent to bloom when you can buy already world class players.

    Gone are the days of the Class of 92 & many other legendary in-house club talents that Liverpool & Chelsea & United used to bring in.
     
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  3. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Not so much youth talents. Guys (some young, some not) that we've given up on too early. Of which there are too many.
     
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  4. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    fitting that michy and schurrle would combine for 3 goals tonight

    whatever deity you believe in, he/she is not a chelsea fan
     
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  5. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    It's good to know the deity isn't a massively racist Brexiter.
     
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  6. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    @heels1785 and the other Chelsea supporters here, nice of you to help Inty's BVB out last night, Batshuayi started and scored twice.
     
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  7. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    That may have been mentioned...
     
  8. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'll leave it to the non-German-speakers among you to find a translation

     
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  9. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Was nice to see the attack actually clicking and look dangerous for once, as opposed to looking lost. Shame it's just a loan, as he seems a natural fit.

    Also, really loved the atmosphere that came through from Cologne last night as I was watching. Just phenomenal. Although, the FC Köln anthem has gotten stuck in my head pretty hardcore.
     
  10. bizzbizz

    bizzbizz Jedi Knight star 4

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    sterling's miss was a shocker bet every pool fan loved seeing him choke
     
  11. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    City dropping points means nothing if the chasing group can't win consistently.
     
  12. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Pogba dropped for who?
     
  13. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    They aren't going to be caught.

    They were chasing history. I suppose if they win a quad or treble, they can still argue about their place in the echelon of great PL teams.
     
  14. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    but that treble won't include the community shield
     
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  15. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    True

    I should have said

    Treble*
     
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  16. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Domestic Treble would be impressive certainly.

    Possible to win the CL, but will be tough
     
  17. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    This may be premature, but I'm going to go ahead and lol @Everton
     
  18. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Ramsey has a hat trick


    Does this now mean three celebrities are doomed rather than just one?
     
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  19. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    It's the poor innocent gorillas I fear for. Although I look forward to learning of their existence.
     
  20. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    alli can’t flop worth a ****

    acting classes, mate
     
  21. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Well, ****.
     
  22. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    horrific officiating. for that whole last stretch, just terrible.
     
  23. DarthTunick

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  24. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Cheating their way to a draw. Someone needs to check the refs bank account.
     
  25. DarthTunick

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