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Old 05-19-2012, 04:20 PM   #91
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Hahaha, Drogba is such a tool.
Nine cup finals, nine goals.

I guess he can afford to be a tool in some people's eyes.
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:17 PM   #92
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Out of sheer bloody mindedness, Chelsea should win this. It will go against all that's right beating Barcelona and Bayern who both played them off the pitch, but that's football.

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OMG!
Has there ever been a more undeserving team to win?
It only cost the Russian Mafia oil baron 2.6 billion dollars
to finally win. All in the money in the world won't bye
John Terry any class. I can live with Chelsky winning,
but the thought of Terrys' slimey hands on the trophy
makes me want to puke. Now a team that worked hard
to get a Champions league spot next season misses out
and Chelsky gets their spot. Sometimes life punishes the
ones that work hard and rewards the ones that don't
deserve anything.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:28 PM   #93
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That's why we love the game.

Still, you have to take your chances and goodness knows both Gomez and Robben should have put it away. I thought Drogba's goal was magnificent and has anyone looked more relaxed taking a penalty?

While I thought their knocking out Barcelona was a travesty, in a way perhaps it's the universe paying back the debt of 2009 - by any measure, Chelsea was robbed.

Man City last week and Chelsea this. It's been two nerve racking weekends.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:45 PM   #94
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That's why we love the game.

Still, you have to take your chances and goodness knows both Gomez and Robin should have put it away. I thought Drogba's goal was magnificent and has anyone looked more relaxed taking a penalty?

While I thought their knocking out Barcelona was a travesty, in a way perhaps it's the universe paying back the debt of 2009 - by any measure, Chelsea was robbed.

Man City last week and Chelsea this. It's been two nerve racking weekends.
Did I mention that I dislike Robben?

The tactic sheet at the start was wrong, too. Chelsea used their proven 9-0-1 system. I guess Chelsea used up their luck for the next 2 years. So I predict that they'll exit in the Champions League qualification.

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Old 05-20-2012, 02:15 AM   #95
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Has there ever been a more undeserving team to win?...
Oh yes, most notably Red Star Belgrade.

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... It only cost the Russian Mafia oil baron 2.6 billion dollars to finally win. All in the money in the world won't bye
John Terry any class. I can live with Chelsky winning,
but the thought of Terrys' slimey hands on the trophy
makes me want to puke...
Your panties are showing.

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...Now a team that worked hard
to get a Champions league spot next season misses out
and Chelsky gets their spot...
And to top it off, the team that misses out is Tottenham. Bonus!

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...Sometimes life punishes the
ones that work hard and rewards the ones that don't
deserve anything.
Too funny.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:30 AM   #96
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If there is a God then next season Chelsky will get relegated.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:38 AM   #97
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I guess Chelsea used up their luck for the next 2 years. So I predict that they'll exit in the Champions League qualification.
You might be right. The core of the team will not be there next year and with a nut case owner (who, according to the press reports at his recent trial, hardly speaks a word of English) can't keep a manager for more than a year. They might do a Liverpool and end-up mid-table. If DiMatteo doesn't get the job they'll rival Madrid for firing managers who've delivered.

If I was the Russian, I'd keep Drogba another year and transition out Terry and Lampard, etc. But he doesn't seem to have much of a strategic view. That's what happens when you luck into a few billion rather than earning it

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Merkel's summit just got worse.

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Old 05-20-2012, 10:06 AM   #98
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If there is a God then next season Chelsky will get relegated.
We're safe then.
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We're safe then.
You may be safe but you're still shit.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:37 PM   #100
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Chelsea's title was a long time coming, so in that case, I reckon it is deserved
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Switzerland 5 Germany 3



Spain didn't look all that good but still won. No Barcelona players due yesterdays cup final. David Silva looked sharp though.

I'm watching England - Norway and the only player who seems to have a football brain is Scott Parker. Why do England managers persist with Gerard? It's a mystery.
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Spain didn't look all that good but still won. No Barcelona players due yesterdays cup final. David Silva looked sharp though.

I'm watching England - Norway and the only player who seems to have a football brain is Scott Parker. Why do England managers persist with Gerard? It's a mystery.

In 2002 the Germans lost to the Wankers 5 to 0 in a World cup qualifier.
They made it all the way to the final that year. It seems like they always
have a shit game here and there but somehow pull it together come tournament time. I hope that is the case again in 2 weeks when they
play against Pretty Boy Ronaldo.
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In 2002 the Germans lost to the Wankers 5 to 0 in a World cup qualifier.
They made it all the way to the final that year. It seems like they always
have a shit game here and there but somehow pull it together come tournament time. I hope that is the case again in 2 weeks when they
play against Pretty Boy Ronaldo.
Löw was tinkering a lot in this game. There weren't any Bayern players in the game either. The defense was totally new with Hummels reserving the good games for yellow shirts. Mertesacker had his first game after a long injury and Höwedes is usually a center back.
Löw also somehow got it in his head that Khedira could play defensive midfield alone. He lacks the playmaking skills for that. Götze played the connection between him and attack... Gündogan and either Bender twin could play that role, he can't. He lacks the defensive ability. The team looked much more stable after Löw changed in Gündogan for Khedira and later added Lars Bender to the mix. Sven Bender came in as right fullback. Despite the reporter using the first names, I am not sure he got it right all the time.
They are simply indistinguable. They look the same, run the same (and both tirelessly) and play the same. I wait for a game where they both play defensive midfield. Getting harassed by the "same" guy all over the place would probably drive attackers mad.
Draxler and Reus added some spunk, too. There were probably only 4 or 5 players from the german starting XI in the game.

Just to add, Switzerland had a great game.

The game against Israel will be much more telling.

BTW. Group B collective lacked a win today. Netherlands lost against Bulgaria 1-2, Portugal 0-0 Macedonia, Denmark 1 -3 Brazil

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Lucky we're not in the Euro's we'd win it all.

Bradley's goal was special - to quote Alan Partridge, "he must have a foot like a traction engine". Liquid Football! (y'all).


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