GWT: Champions League Semi-Finals

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  1. WhiskeySeven* Expect the expected

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    They'll never criticize Zizou.

    At this point, I think he's firmly in the overrated category of former players and his awful headbutt to cost his country and teammates the World fkn Cup has been entirely forgiven and at times even celebrated.
     
  2. Evilo Registered User

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    When I see him in the discussion for best ever, I'm laughing.
     
  3. Luigi Habs Captain Saku

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    As a player?

    He's definitely in the discussion for top 10. Not top 5 for sure. I'm not a big Zidane fan btw.
     
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    His record at club level is very average considering for who he played.
    1 league title in his last 8 years at Juventus and Real combined. But overall he was great for a good 10+ years which is quite rare for a midfielder.
     
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    But Materazzi deserved it!!!
     
  6. Scandale du Jour JordanStaal#1Fan

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    No, I don't. It is just that, outside of Benzema, you never have anything positive to say about RMCF.
     
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    Modric was tired

    James has had a ****** season overall but in the last few games he has been playing well

    Zidane has generally made good and timely subs as a RM coach

    And he outcoached Lucho in the latest Clasico
     
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    What else is new
     
  9. Evilo Registered User

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    What positive is there to say really? They have an awful president, they have had hated coaches except Ancelotti for a while, they have a very hated star player, and they buy new toys every summer, regardless of the price, of the necessity of it.
    Finally, all that money is spent and the final product on the field is putrid (compared to the cost).

    So once again, apart from Real fans, who can say anything positive?
     
  10. Vamos Rafa Registered User

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    I read that Spanish teams have eliminated English teams from CL 12 of the last 13 times. And that one time, of course, was Barcelona-Chelsea in 2012.
     
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    This is music to my ears
     
  12. hatterson Registered User

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    That's accurate, although it does cut the 2009 season in half to exclude the R16 victory of Liverpool over Real and the QF victory of Arsenal over Villareal.

    It's a tiny bit misleading since the only time it hasn't been Barca or Real in that time was Atleti over Chelsea 2 years ago and Arsenal over Villareal in 2009. So it's not like La Liga is lighting up the EPL in the CL. It's that RM and Barca are...which they've done to basically everyone the last several years.
     
  13. Scandale du Jour JordanStaal#1Fan

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    Anyone who is objective can find positive things to say from time to time. You are just hating on RMCF all the time. I mean, it doesn't matter, but, yeah, you're a hater ;)
     
  14. Scandale du Jour JordanStaal#1Fan

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    Spanish clubs are doing VERY well in EL.
     
  15. hatterson Registered User

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    Yea, I didn't look at the EL, but I know they've done extremely well recently. Not sure of the exact stats against English team though.
     
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    Well I do, I think Varane is gold, Marcelo's pretty good, and Benzema's workrate is great. Modric's good, James also, Isco I love.

    But they don't play great football together right now :D
     
  17. Scandale du Jour JordanStaal#1Fan

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    That's true.

    Glad that you are a proud member of the #FreeVarane society. Let's send feces to Perez.
     
  18. Evilo Registered User

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    Nah, just transfer him to a less hateable team :D
     
  19. Alex Jones BIG BOWL 'A CHILI!!

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    I mean really he did.....


    Dude was an all time loser.
     
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    So Guardiola blamed his med staff again for the semifinal loss.
    I read a stat that before his arrival Bayern had the lowest injury day per team in the BL. For the last 3 years Bayern have had the most injury per team in the CL.
    If true that says a lot.
     
  21. hatterson Registered User

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    Will be interesting if that suddenly drops when he leaves and if cities jumps.
     
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    Loser in what sense?
     
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    It says a lot that a locker room argument was once again leaked to the press. That's why Guardiola is leaving Bayern: too many people trying to undermine him in his view.

    But I agree that he deserves criticism for how his training contributes to injuries.
     
  24. WhiskeySeven* Expect the expected

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    I think Madrid are a shadow of what they could be - and I love and rate many of their players. Ronaldo, Isco, Benzema, my favourite player Kroos, Modric, Bale, etc.

    They just look like **** and it kinda pleases me.
     
  25. WhiskeySeven* Expect the expected

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    They have a mole problem, I guess many people in Bayern's hallways do not like Pep, but it's not why he's leaving.

    He's leaving because the Man City project is more prestigious.
     

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