Soccer/Fussball/Football/Calcio/Futbol 2017-18

Discussion in 'Sports' started by wxwax, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    FA Cup Final prediction

    MU 1 - 0 Chelsea

    In yet another rendition of the least exciting style of football, perfected by these two clubs. Parking 10 men behind the ball and hoping to catch a break.
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  2. Peels

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    *exaggerated yawn* :rofl
  3. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    :lol3
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    wxwax Excited Member

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    Well I guess it's time to be resigned to being a top 10 (at best) club for the foreseeable future. :cry The managerial search is going as expected ... Kroenke and his cronies aren't going to relinquish control of the purse strings and AFC are going to be run as simply a money making endeavor for a guy that has absolutely no passion for the club he owns. This is one of those instances where I am truly glad I don't live in the UK .... I would no longer be paying out for season tickets or matches at this point. Hope I'm wrong ... But I have the feeling that Arsenal are doomed until they get rid of the folks in the boardroom.
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  6. Peels

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    i don't know man...I say just be a fan. So much negativity over there, the arsenal comment boards are disgraceful, and that needs no more feeding into. Don't see Arsenal really having the same luck as United did with the big change. Alex left on a high. Wenger stayed past his prime..the game progressed without him. Gunners might slip a place or two, but it wont take as long to bounce back. I would be optimistic.
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  7. IndiBiker

    IndiBiker Been here awhile

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    Season finally done. I seriously had tears in my eyes for the last match against Huddersfield - when the crowd stood up and applauded Wenger in the 22nd minute. Such a nice gesture. Loads of respect for him all around. Love the man and will really miss him. He's been part of my interest in Football for such a long time now. Merci Arsene indeed!

    No idea who is replacing him. I am trying not to follow the news on that. Some say Allegri, some say Arteta. Some even say Viera. I would personally like to see Allegri take up the mantle but I don't think that is going to work out. The board being what they are. Anyways, I still predict Arsenal finishing 10th next season.

    Anyone off to the World Cup? Damn, a friend of mine had got tickets to 3 matches and is travelling. I couldn't because of work reasons.

    Predictions for the World Cup? Argentina fan forever and I hope they win this time.
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  8. gmk999

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    Yet still one of the winningest clubs in England..
    If i’m not mistaken head to head Liverpool are 66w 34d 50l to Chelsea with more top flight titles, more CL titles... bla bla bla..
    The thing about history is that if you are going to look back. You cannot just pick a random point and start counting forward again. You have to look All the way back. Or don’t look at all and go by curent season only.
  9. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    What do you think of the idea of Arteta? Seems crazy to me.
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    wxwax Excited Member

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    Or cherry pick.

  11. Icewalker

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    Arteta would be a big mistake IMHO .... Perhaps in a few years time when hes proved his mettle as a manager. Same with Henry ... although IMHO he should be bought in as an assistant mgr. Should have been Klopp when we had the chance. I still feel that Simeone would have been the best bet to follow Wenger. Interesting times at the Emirates.

    Now if we can just rid ourselves of Kroenke ....
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  12. Peels

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    dont feel bad....I got misty-eyed just listening to Michael Carrick give Old Trafford his farewell. LOL



    World Cup prediction.... I will begrudgingly watch every match I have time for. Thats all I got. hahahah

    From a crazed fan perspective....GO back and forth on picking Spain Or Argentina. Cant wait to watch the Portugal match. Outside chances for Belgium, and Brazil(will always put them in)

    But the coach in me says the Germans, who are scary good at team play, take it again.
  13. wxwax

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    If it makes you feel any better, Chelsea have corned themselves in the manager market as well. Conte probably can't stay, nobody with a prove record of success is out there. Sarri may stay at Napoli, and anyway it's hard to argue that he's better than Conte. At least we have an owner who wants to win, though. That helps. Kroenke is bloodless.
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    Montella, Bilic, Blanc .... Ancelotti? My guess is that Chelsea are going to have a better time of replacing Conte than Arsenal are replacing Wenger. Kroenke is the kiss of death for any manager.
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    What?! no mention of Van Gaal?

    :amazon
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    Rafa back to chelsea. He just passed the audition last week and certainly has his finger on the pulse of the fans.
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    I guess it's going to be Luis Enrique. So much for talk of exploring less-known options.
  18. Yossarian™

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    Sitting in the Munich airport. Anyone gotta have something from the Bayern FC shop?
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    to which team? Arsenal or Chelsea?
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    :lol3

    One from the rumor mill (just heard on the radio) .... Henry or Arteta in as manager overseen by (forgot the name) ... as an interim solution for a season - could be interesting or it could also be a complete disaster. On another note ... wonder if Wenger or Zizou is going to be the next boss of Frances National team?