GWT: Champions League Semifinals.

Discussion in 'Soccer' started by Halladay, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Savi

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    With Madrid that doesn't really matter though. They won so many games this season that they didn't deserve to
     
  2. maclean

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    cough cough
     
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    Both sides deserve to win it IMO. I like both sides. I just feel Juventus will lock it down and pull out a 1-0 or 2-0/2-1 victory. Only way I see Real Madrid winning is if Ronaldo is plays at his absolute best which is ALWAYS possible.
     
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    Forza Juve.

    Buffon hosting the trophy would make my day.

    Dani Alves has been unreal so far in this CL.
     
  5. les Habs

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    :facepalm:

    Seriously? For starters, such a hypocritical post coming from you. You refuse to cite sources for stats, which is something entirely different and easier, and then tell me to provide video from a specific moment in a match? Don't get me wrong, I'm not surprised, but that doesn't make it any less ridiculous. I mean, whatareyougonnado eh?

    :laugh: Reddit? Seriously? As much as you try to clean up the comments with the "neutral" and number of club supporters commentary, try actually reading the comments. The only sensible one, at least as far as I was bothered to read which most definitely was a big waste of my time as replying to you is, was from a Juventus supporter.

    As for the "guarding arm", he clearly extends it.
     
  6. Corto

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    What on earth are you talking about?
    I use whoscored and sofascore, as I said. But there's tons of sites you can pull stats from at this point.

    I'll leave the video link for the "Mandukic elbow to Roberto's face" one more time if anyone wants to comment.
    https://www.clippituser.tv/c/wgbnz
     
  7. bluesfan94

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    Yeah he proved me wrong real quick.
     
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    Real are clearly the favorites, but I think Juve will put up a good fight. Could see this going to penalties...
     
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    Clearly?
     
  10. Cassano

    Cassano nyeah eh

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    I hate Real as much as the next guy (maybe not les habs level, but close), but why couldn't the refs help them win a UCL during that 12 year drought?
     
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    Juventus is the favorite imo
     
  12. WhiskeySeven*

    WhiskeySeven* Expect the expected

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    Real are a scary good team with a lethal edge and nose for net.

    Godspeed Juve.
     
  13. les Habs

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    Well no, you didn't say that as you didn't specify.

    Don't be so sure about that. I would do a table if I could, but it'd look something like this:

    delusional: McSorely and Balestalker
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  14. Wee Baby Seamus

    Wee Baby Seamus Yo, Goober, where's the meat?

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    I thought Vas was a Barca supporter?
     
  15. Duchene2MacKinnon

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    He is... Les habs is just poking fun.
     
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    He dared to say nice things about Marcelo and some other Real players.
     
  17. les Habs

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    Am I?


    Interesting thought process considering I said "nice things" about Marcelo and other "Real" players.
     
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    I'm so confused.:laugh:
     
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    Felix Brych, a Bundesliga ref, is doing the CL final, for those that were curious.
     
  20. NHL Dude 120

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    Heres hoping Buffon wins it, really cheering for him, other than a champions league trophy he's got nothing else to lose.
     
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    He officiated an important match between Hoffenheim and Dortmund just a week ago and did his best to make Dortmund win, for those who believe the CL is rigged for the biggest club to win.
     
  22. maclean

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    I generally try to maintain the naive attitude that refs do their best and just have an unenviable job, but it does become hard when not a year goes by that there isn't a match-influencing or other football-related corruption scandal going on somewhere in Europe.
     
  23. Deficient Mode

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    My general outlook is that referees favor the bigger clubs subconsciously even if they aren't trying to.
     
  24. Evilo

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    Yeah, me too.
    Maybe some games are rigged, but at the highest level, that probably happenned 20-30 year ago, as Tapie immediately pointed out after his first CL final.
    These days, I think they make mistakes, and tend to favor big teams or home teams, not consciously however.
     
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    I think the truth is somewhere in between.

    PSG getting screwed over vs Barca, Real vs Bayern in Munich, Bayern vs Real in Madrid, Juve vs Bayern last year in Munich, etc.
    Those are all big clubs.
    In most cases though, the home side somehow gets the most calls.

    That said, the general atmosphere in stadiums, fans foaming at the mouth and jeering and booing a call going the other way no matter how obvious - and more importantly, players diving, cheating, whining, faking injuries, crowding the ref, etc.
    The football culture is in such a bad place, it's pretty disgusting to watch at times.
    Last week Atleti vs Real, every single decision the ref made he had 3-4, or more players in his face, crowding him. No matter how obvious the call was, no matter how benign - both teams did their best to squeeze out any possible advantage they could get with the ref... And basically pressure him into making mistakes for their side.

    I said a lot of times, video replays and retroactive bans for diving and faking injuries are a start; but the the whole can only be fully dealt with when crowding a ref, swearing at them, etc... Results in cards and, in case of swearing, etc.... Subsequent bans.

    If they want football to return to at least some form of a sport where respect is a thing, something like this has to be done.

    ...

    I do think first year with video refs will be hilarious at times, as I'm sure you'll have a lot of cases when players will be protesting and crowding the ref even AFTER video replays.
     

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