Other Domestic Leagues 2019/20

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  1. Savi

    Savi Registered User

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    So, Mechelen did appeal, and today the Belgian Court of Arbitration overturned the decision to cancel Mechelen's promotion to the 1st division. It was overturned based on some vague rule which stated that the complaint against Mechelen wasn't filed in time :facepalm:

    To be clear: this doesn't mean Mechelen won't still be found guilty for matchfixing. It just means that even if they are guilty (and it seems pretty clear they are) they won't be punished by being relegated. So when the Belgian League season starts on July 27, Mechelen will be in 1st division, and Beerschot (who would have taken their place) will stay in the 2nd division.
    The arbitrage court will probably still punish them through fines, Cup ban, European ban or whatever though.
     
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    In Sweden, Malmö once again is on the way to win the league. that would be the 5th time in 7 years. pure domination. Malmö qualifed to euro league 2011,2018 and to cl 2014,2015...so MFF showed they can manage in Europe aswell. I would say the team MFF has this season is the best they had in a long time, so reaching Europa League group stage should be a very high possiblity once again.

    Its too bad Zlatan is wasting time in MLS when he could play for MFF, which is his home town team.
     
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    LA vs. Malmo.

    Yea I don't think its a hard choice for Zlatan. Not everyone wants to go back home.
     
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    Today the arbitrage court concluded that Mechelen will only be punished by being handed a 1 year Cup and European ban :laugh: no fines, no points deduction,..

    Well this sends an excellent message. Basically you can now bribe and fix your way up and you'll only be punished by not being allowed to play in the Cup for a year. Great job :facepalm:


    Also; saw this on reddit

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    Yanis Hagi scores his first goal in Belgium a minute after coming on to give Genk the lead in the season opener.
     
  6. Savi

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    Literally his first touch of the game as well. And with his parents in attendance. Nice moment :thumbu:

     
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    Ajax beat PSV 2-0 in the Supercup. Both teams not in their strongest line up though.
     
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    Ajacied Stay strong Appie! ❤

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    Meh game. Daley Blind was once again a stand out, this time at midfield. I also have watched Martinez for a few games now and I can't grasp how bigger teams have slept on him. Guy is a bull dog, but very capable with the ball as well. I like him better than Davinson Sanchez, even though it's only a been a small time frame.
     
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    I would love that. I think it would be better for all parties.
     
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    He should've gone to Stockholm and Djurgården instead

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    How has Marin been doing so far?
     
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    First game for player/manager Kompany at Anderlecht today as they start the league at home with an "easy" game against Oostende. It's pretty impossible to predict anything at this point as Kompany has used 50(!) players in preseason :laugh:
    One thing that seems to be clear so far is many veterans are cast aside and expected to be sold in the upcoming weeks. Not that surprising as most of those veterans were asked to lead the team last year and failed miserably. Also a lot of them are on big contracts which Anderlecht want to get rid of asap.

    The starting line up for today's game looks extremely young though with youth players Francis Amuzu (19), Yari Verschaeren (18), Hotman El Kababri (19), Jeremy Doku (17), Sebastien Bornauw (20) all starting the game, other young Belgians Pieter Gerkens (23) and Elias Cobbaut (21) and new signing Michel Vlap (22) from Heerenveen will play as well. Kompany is actually the only player over 26 y.o. in the line up.
     
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    Ajacied Stay strong Appie! ❤

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    He's more feisty than I expected. His two way game for a player his size is remarkable, but he hasn't been able to impress offensively just yet. Competition is stiff and he hasn't separated himself from the pack so far, so things will be interesting, especially if van de Beek and Ziyech stay.
     
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    Ajacied Stay strong Appie! ❤

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    I love Vlap. Such an elegant scorer. Not always very present or effective on the field, often even being very nonchalant, but he can change games singlehandedly out of of nowhere with the most beautiful touches - Bergkamp esque. Will be following Anderlecht more closely this season. They have an interesting side. I especially like Doku after having seen him live during prestige youth tournaments at De Toekomst, Ajax.
     
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    12 minutes in he already scored, and I see what you mean :D

    edit: scores again two minutes later but VAR takes it away.. was a beautiful move again tho
     
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    Ajacied Stay strong Appie! ❤

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    Haha yeah saw that. Sweet touch once again. I'm sure he'll quickly be a fan favorite (but also frustrate you at times) :)

    Heh, just scored again. Set him up himself and once again a very sweet finish. EDIT: VAR.
     
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    Ajacied Stay strong Appie! ❤

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    Offside? What was it?
     
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    Yeah clearly offside.
     
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    Oostende win lol, btw @HajdukSplit I'm guessing you're familiar with Ante Palaversa, impressive game from him today, looks very calm and smart, nice player
     
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    Yeah he was bought by Man City last season and Hajduk were hoping to keep him on loan until 2020 but he went to Oostende this summer. Certainly a good prospect but who knows if he has a future with Man City. Another former Hajduk player is on Oostende, Goran Milovic, though he has no NT hopes due to his age
     
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    El Kababri was terrible at right back and was yanked in the 2nd half. Even if Anderlecht have to get rid of the veteran contracts due to financial reasons, going out all youth, they might not even make the top 6.
     
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    Now they are tied with AIK and soon passed by Djurgården.
     
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    i still think we are going to win the gold, we got the best squad and the best coach. but if we dont win, i hope Djurgården takes it, AIK is extremely boring to watch, Djurgården have a good passing game.
     
  24. Duchene2MacKinnon

    Duchene2MacKinnon Dybalascibar

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    He’s a gem... Ascacibar is asking the same thing to be honest. He was used as a CB last game? Can he take that role over?
     
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    Not sure. Competition is so stiff right now, but I want him to play. His biggest chance might be at DM. Otherwise he'll likely be LB and CB's first backup option.
     

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