GWT: CL Matchweek 1

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  1. AB13

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    It seems like the VAR users both in Europe and the PL are way to reluctant on overturning penalties. United have had 3 extremely ridiculous and unfair penalties through dives already in 5 games.
     
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    When you get to 80th minute in a tie game when you’re playing relatively well (or at least even), you definitely expect a tie at worst at that point, and that’s what is disappointing about today. But it’s just one game, and Liverpool will be fine. Might give them a little extra boost to kick some extra ass this weekend :naughty:
     
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    It's actually impressive how wrong you are with every single post.

    It takes dedication to be this wrong about everything.
     
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    Sure, which makes even more sense considering you’re posting them on a message board for everyone to see.
     
  5. CapitalsCupReality

    CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    I expect Liverpool probably wins the rest of their group stage matches now after the early wake up call. It’s probably just what the Dr ordered for the defending Champs.

    Nice upset win for Napoli. They battled hard.
     
  6. CapitalsCupReality

    CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    Everyone didn’t request a clarification of the obvious. Thanks, moving on.
     
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    Well if it’s so obvious, you’d think you could just easily explain it instead of being weird about it. But alright.
     
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    Just need to start using Paco as a joker while you start Sancho, Brandt, Reus & Hazard as a free-floating front 4.
     
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    How is that wrong? The penalty against Wolves, the penalty against Palace and the one against Leicester last time out were all wrongfully given.

    And why on earth all you calling me wrong? There is not an objective way to judge what a dive is.
     
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    Lol
     
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    RB was fun for good & bad reasons. I get that those young CBs need an adult, but Orban is just so clearly substandard at the higher levels. Gotta give it to demme, he was one of their best performers alongside Haidara, Mukiele, Poulsen & Werner. Makes me wonder if Nagelsmann couldn't pull a Vogt & turn Demme into that grown up for the backline if they shifted to a back 3...
     
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    Clear and obvious error or whatever they call the standard of review is too high a bar. Because of this, it doesn't look like VAR will eradicate diving.
     
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    Is it really an upset. Liverpool lost in Naples last year as well.
     
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    Solskjär needs to talk to Håland about coming to OT in the summer.
     
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    Genk got raped by Salzburg, I really can't think of a nicer way to put it. That was a clinic in how to play vertical football. Genk and Salzburg are actually quite similar in their football philosophy, also both teams lost a bunch of their best players during the summer window and both teams are pretty young but Salzburg right now are miles ahead of Genk on the field.

    And yeah Håland looks like a special player. He reminds me of a young Luis Suarez actually. Same kind of hustle, hunger for the ball, goalscoring instinct. Kid seems to have huge potential.
     
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    A strong BVB can t gain 3 Points. Ter Stegen is Thema best German goalie.
     
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    What sorcery is this Salzburg start to the season? Is Jesse Marsch an offensive wizard? For old-timers, Håland's style reminds me of Preben Elkjaer,he's a tank. With the young talent Norway has, maybe they could thrill the world in the same way the Danish Dynamite did in the 1980's.
     
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    If you asked me which game in this congestion I’d want to lose, I’d probably have picked this tbh.
     
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    Pretty disappointing result for Chelsea. 60/40 possession for Chelsea, dominated shot attempts, had more shots on goal, but lost 1-0.

    Ross Barkley is the worst player to hit the field for Chelsea this season, and somehow he takes a penalty? Embarrassing.

    As for the Pulisic discussion, he's 20 years old. We all know the US media has way overhyped him, but he's still better than all but the very elite 20 year old players. As long as he keep developing, he's going to be a good player and has all the promise to be an elite player. I doubt he will ever be world class, but he's no Mbappe and no one reasonably thought that he was.
     
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    Iwobi is better than Pulisic IMO. But he's also 2 years older.

    He'll never be worth 60mil and only got that high of a transfer fee because he's American.
     
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    With the way prices are going, I wouldn't say he will never be worth 60mil. That's pretty much the price for a quality starting player who's under contract these days.
     
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    Also because Dortmund makes sure teams pay a lot. But they didn't fight it. Says it all. He is talented but has struggled to break out and score against good teams. I gotta be honest, I never saw him play a great game in the Champions League at any point. He also never nailed himself into the starting eleven, and the season he started the most they struggled very much.

    You can also look at the international goals he scored and it's the exact same thing. Goals against Bolivia, St. Vincent, Honduras, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Panama, Chile, and Jamaica. Only one of those is against a particularly good team.

    People shouldn't complain about him not playing the way some American fans are. If he's good in training he'll play. If he's not he's not good enough.
     
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    60m is more than any transfer fee paid for a forward on Spurs or Liverpool.
     
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    Prices have inflated over the last few years with all the new money in the sport. Neither team has bought a starting quality forward in at least 3 seasons. Let alone a 20 year old one who was already playing at least fairly regularly for a good team.

    Arsenal just paid £72m for Nicolas Pepe, who isn't exactly lighting the world on fire either. You also have mid table clubs like West Ham and others dropping £30-40m for forwards, so that's where the market is going.
     
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