GWT: CL Matchweek 1

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  1. Live in the Now

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    People need to look at how easily Dortmund let him go compared to Dembele, Reus, Lewandowski, Hummels, Sancho, Gotze, Auba, etc. Says a lot about his talent level even though people don't want to believe that.
     
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    Meh...I think it's over, but it sucks to lose to an undeserved goal like that one.

    EDIT: That was before the Llorente goal.
     
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    Cause he sucks
     
  4. Live in the Now

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    That second goal was ridiculous. At least the hardest group game is one you expect to draw at best.
     
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    Lost this one last year, too. Well, now I'm more hopeful that the reverse fixture will be electric when I'm there : )
     
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    spintheblackcircle ...so that happened.

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    Guys if you don't think Pulisic is elite you are delusional.
     
  8. Wee Baby Seamus

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

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    Barkley is not gonna take nearly the shtick in the media that Pogba took, but he deserves far far more.
     
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    Napoli are bottlers. Still should win the group. But 2nd place is fine too.
     
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    Pavel Buchnevich AV AND GORTON OUT

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    I like how some Americans try to always distort when Pulisic struggles to get more credit with the anti-US crowd. Pulisic shouldn’t have started. He’s been average his last few games and therefore has found himself on the bench for a few games. Don’t make more of it than that. But no, he’s just an overrated American. Not any good obviously.
     
  11. Live in the Now

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    Lol.

    Has nothing to do with him being American. Everything to do with reality. He'll be a player about as good as Willian.
     
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    There's a difference between "Pulisic isn't good" and "Pulisic is an elite young player"

    He's a good young talent and has a lot of potential, but he's not an elite player and it doesn't look like he has the ability to really develop into a true top tier guy. Sure his transfer value was inflated by commercial concerns, but he's still a 20 year old who would probably be worth 40-45m euro if he was a random French dude or something, and that's not nothing.
     
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    This loss isn't the end of the world, but it still sucks. Firmino, Mane and Salah were all pretty off today and that made the difference. I wouldn't say Napoli outplayed Liverpool, but I hope Liverpool play better moving forward.

    Also I'm not sure Pulisic will be as good as Willian was at his peak. Willian was pretty damned good once upon a time.
     
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    Give it time, we just got to the 1st division & you're talking CL :laugh:
     
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  15. CapitalsCupReality

    CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    Don’t feel as bad losing to Valencia now....
     
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    I agree with this. He looked to have plateaued last season with BVB. Creates the occasional great chance but then can be average for a while. So glad we kept Sancho not him.
     
  17. Live in the Now

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    I thought we played really well, but we got screwed on the penalty and that took all the steam out of our game. But, at least again, you expect not to win away in the hardest CL group game.
     
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    Barca lucky to draw. Best team BVB has had in years.
     
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    Why’s that?
     
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    For the most part played well, and yeah that absolutely terrible peno took the wind out of our sails. That said the end product was pretty atrocious and while a win wasn't expected they shouldn't have dropped points there on the run of play. Still can't believe that penalty was called (or not overturned) but what can you do.
     
  21. CapitalsCupReality

    CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    Seems obvious...
     
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    Guess not to me.
     
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    Also Napoli are a very good team and have a very good coach. They'll be a tough game for anyone.
     
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    I feel like when there's an argument about who takes the penalty, a miss soon follows

    and Pulisic is not "elite," jeez.
    he's not even the best 20 year old on Chelsea...
     
  25. CapitalsCupReality

    CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    It’s cool...my feelings are my own.....no need to explain.
     

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