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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. darth_libido

    darth_libido Jedi Youngling star 3

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    it's wide open, especially the man utd /porto match! and the real /bayern match! and chelski /stuttgart and deportivo /lyon. arsenal /celta too! the only givens i think are, milan will win, juve will win, monaco will win.

    but, i'll take the bait.

    porto (man utd, see chelsea), real madrid, chelski (if they're in form), lyon, arsenal(same as chesea), juve, milan, and monaco.
     
  2. Kyp

    Kyp Jedi Master star 4

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    I say Porto and Deportivo will cause upsets.
     
  3. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    My guesses:

    Bold for tonight only.

    Red to progress to Quarter Finals.

    Tuesday 24th February
    Bayern Munich v Real Madrid
    Celta de Vigo v Arsenal draw
    Lokomotiv Moscow v Monaco
    Sparta Prague v Milan

    Wednesday 25th February
    Deportivo de La Coruña v Juventus draw
    FC Porto v Manchester United draw
    Real Sociedad v Lyon draw
    Stuttgart v Chelsea

    Generally, the last sixteen is fairly easy to predict. The majority of the favoured sides have the home leg last (how convenient). The draw makes sure that, barring a surprise, the favourites will progress.

    It's the last eight where it gets interesting. :)
     
  4. FORCE_SKIN

    FORCE_SKIN Jedi Master star 4

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    It's hard to predict United v Porto, as we (utd) are playing poo at the moment. I'd take a draw, and then we'll do em at OT. I hope Saha plays. He'll be well up for it, with it being his first Champions league game for United.

    [image=http://pub.tv2.no/multimedia/na/archive/00108/Louis_Saha_108348a.jpg]
     
  5. Spike2002

    Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Let's hope Utd's defence holds up after we lost Ferdinand and Silvestre in the centre.
     
  6. FORCE_SKIN

    FORCE_SKIN Jedi Master star 4

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    Ferguson has hinted that he might put keane in the centre of defence.
     
  7. Spike2002

    Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah, maybe put Kleberson or Djemba-Djemba in the holding position and let Scholes roam for the attack.
     
  8. FORCE_SKIN

    FORCE_SKIN Jedi Master star 4

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    What happened to djemba djemba???? He seems to have dissapeared off the face of the earth!
     
  9. DarthBurns

    DarthBurns Jedi Master star 4

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    I truly hope he doesn't play Djemba-Djemba or Kleberson, as they have both performed poorly since signing in the summer. Kleberson the more so. Nicky Butt does a decent job in midfield, although I wouldn't be surprised if Phil Neville starts in the middle of midfield.

    Ferguson's biggest mistake this season was not buying a decent defender in the January transfer market. Wes Brown was just coming back from a long lay-off and wasn't guaranteed to start playing well, which has been the case.

    I can't see Porto being a big threat. Although we haven't been playing well lately, we normally perform in the Champions League. When we get to the Quarter-Finals we'll start to struggle.
     
  10. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Wes Brown was just coming back from a long lay-off

    Wes Brown is always coming back from a long lay-off.
     
  11. DarthBurns

    DarthBurns Jedi Master star 4

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    Agreed, although so is Duncan Ferguson. ;)
     
  12. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Ah touché!
     
  13. FORCE_SKIN

    FORCE_SKIN Jedi Master star 4

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    How do we think Arsenal will do tonight?
     
  14. SLAVE2

    SLAVE2 Jedi Knight star 5

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    I hope Arsenal lose 10-0, have 4 players sent off, 4 players injured and Wenger sent from the touchline to the stands.

    They'll win about 2-0 though :(

    (By the way, maybe the thread title could include "..& UEFA Champions League thread"
     
  15. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Yeah, the thread should be re-titled.

    How about:

    "The Beautiful Game" - The Official YJCC Football (Soccer) Thread"

    Unfortunately, soccer should be in the title to avoid confusion with the various NFL threads.
     
  16. Kyp

    Kyp Jedi Master star 4

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    Bah, just keep it at "Football thread" or something.. why just concentrate on the EPL?
     
  17. FORCE_SKIN

    FORCE_SKIN Jedi Master star 4

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    "The Beautiful Game" - The Official YJCC Football (Soccer) Thread"

    I like that title. Blame me for the new, I didn't think it through :(
     
  18. EEK-TWANG-SWORDFISH

    EEK-TWANG-SWORDFISH Jedi Youngling

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    why just concentrate on the EPL?

    Because it's the best in the world!
     
  19. Spike2002

    Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I agree with the Beautiful Game title. Because the Champions League is a major tournament, plus we have people from Germany, Italy etc around here, and they might want to talk about their leagues.
     
  20. darth_libido

    darth_libido Jedi Youngling star 3

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    yeah, we have people from scotland too. who might want to talk about that top-notch domestic competition known as the spl!!! and the uefa cup chances of celtic v. teplice on thursday, hmmmmm. could the bhoys have another shot at cup final glory, and this time not get bad calls like the one against bobo balde last year? who knows, maybe we'll even make the champions league last 16, or at least not go out on goal difference again!
     
  21. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    "The Beautiful Game" - The Official YJCC Football (Soccer) Thread"

    So should someone PM a mod about it?
     
  22. Spike2002

    Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah, could be a good idea.
     
  23. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Well, since it's FORCE_SKIN'S thread, he should instigate any title change. :)
     
  24. Spike2002

    Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Champions League results:

    B Munich 1-1 R Madrid
    Celta Vigo 2-3 Arsenal
    Lokomotiv 2-1 Monaco
    Sparta Prague 0-0 AC Milan
     
  25. Mr_Mwindu

    Mr_Mwindu Jedi Master star 4

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    wow there is so much focus on man utd here.......last time i checked arsenal were on top. 7 points, and well deserved.

    still undefeated, which is amazing. an excellent win away to celta this morning, havin never one in spain is another excellent result.

    and with arsenal's money restraints compared to utd and chelsea, they must deserve respect for the brilliant football they play.

    henry is simply quite astonishing. he is the most complete striker in world football today, i rate him alongside gonzalez of madrid. henry is better then ruud as a lot of ruud's goals are from pinching inside the box and penalties, yet henry can glide over the pitch with the ball at his feet and he delivers more assists. as i said, he is the complete striker.