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Old 10-29-2009, 02:03 PM   #2421 (permalink)
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ha. little late there TORap....
...but thanks for reminding me of that glorious match.

England do look really good this time around, but don't they usually qualify for the world cup with relative ease?

I'll say this, England is a team that usually is poorly managed and it looks like they've found the right man for the job.
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:21 PM   #2422 (permalink)
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ha. little late there TORap....
...but thanks for reminding me of that glorious match.

England do look really good this time around, but don't they usually qualify for the world cup with relative ease?

I'll say this, England is a team that usually is poorly managed and it looks like they've found the right man for the job.
Heh-heh... I sometimes forget that this thread is here.

Maybe in the past England qualified "with ease"... but after missing Euro I wasn't taking anything for granted. : |

They have the strikers (with skill, pace and toughness).

They have the midfielders.

They have the D.

No reason why they shouldn't make at LEAST final 4.

As long as it doesn't go to penalty kicks. : |

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Old 10-29-2009, 02:22 PM   #2423 (permalink)
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If England is going to be dangerous they need Walcott and Lennon to step out.

The pace of those two players carries them far.
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:42 PM   #2424 (permalink)
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If England is going to be dangerous they need Walcott and Lennon to step out.

The pace of those two players carries them far.
Agreed. I'm a big fan of Joe Cole too for that reason.

All 3 of those guys have game-breaking speed. I just hope that England utilizes them to the best of their abilities.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:04 PM   #2425 (permalink)
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ha. little late there TORap....
...but thanks for reminding me of that glorious match.

England do look really good this time around, but don't they usually qualify for the world cup with relative ease?

I'll say this, England is a team that usually is poorly managed and it looks like they've finally found someone who doeasn't insist on playing Gerrard and lampard together in the middle of the pitch.
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Actually, it'll be interesting to see what happens when Cole returns to full fitness. Capello's been playing Gerrard on the left but historically Joe cole's been a much better performer for England. He's not going to break up the well-balanced lampard/barry partnership (or lampard/hargreaves which is what he was using before the latter got injured) and he's got four right wingers so there's no way Gerrard plays there. If Cole can play like he did before the injury, it wouldn't surprise me at all if gerrard was dropped.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:12 PM   #2426 (permalink)
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I think Walcott is a little overrated. He didn't even step up in the Under21 tournament.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:21 PM   #2427 (permalink)
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Actually, it'll be interesting to see what happens when Cole returns to full fitness. Capello's been playing Gerrard on the left but historically Joe cole's been a much better performer for England. He's not going to break up the well-balanced lampard/barry partnership (or lampard/hargreaves which is what he was using before the latter got injured) and he's got four right wingers so there's no way Gerrard plays there. If Cole can play like he did before the injury, it wouldn't surprise me at all if gerrard was dropped.
I really have am not familiar with the intricacies of the english lineup, but Gerrard is far more effective in center midfield anyways, or playing behind the striker.

i would have hard time believing that arguably the best player in the premiership last season would be dropped from the squad, but i suppose it's a posibility (although i really don't follow England all that closely).

Not that it means that much to me personally as i certainly don't root for England.
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:32 AM   #2428 (permalink)
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As my Irish friend always says when his team has a bad loss ....

GUTTED

Up 2 nil at home my boy Giovinco scores an easy goal thinking Juve will have an cruise to the finish. Napoli scores 3 goals in 23 minutes. That one hurt esp since ALL my teams lost this weekend
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:01 PM   #2429 (permalink)
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:05 PM   #2430 (permalink)
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Fancy what are cheering about?

Didn't Liverpool shit the bed against Fulham this weekend?
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the top 4 always shit the bed against Fulham
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:09 PM   #2432 (permalink)
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Fancy what are cheering about?

Didn't Liverpool shit the bed against Fulham this weekend?
that's not cheering. that's me in a panic, going insane!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:46 PM   #2433 (permalink)
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that's not cheering. that's me in a panic, going insane!!!!!!!!!!!
Reina wants an extention Fancy how do you feel about that
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i love Reina and i think he's a great keeper.
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:56 PM   #2435 (permalink)
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Hopefully liverpool get relegated .

What they need is someone who can dribble the ball. Ronaldinho or Robinho would have helped them x100.
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Hopefully liverpool get relegated .

What they need is someone who can dribble the ball. Ronaldinho or Robinho would have helped them x100.
I think liverpool needs cash before getting another player.
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:29 PM   #2437 (permalink)
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I found this article quite interesting


ESPN Soccernet - Correspondents - Juventus FC - Three-Star Juve?





Three-Star Juve?
Posted by Sumeet Paul 1 day, 2 hours ago
Juventus President Jean-Claude Blanc caused quite a stir last week. Following comments made to the media, the Frenchman has stated his intent to embellish the Bianconeri jersey with a third star next season, provided his club successfully claim the Scudetto this term. Somewhat controversial when you consider his disregard of the decision made to rescind two Serie A titles following Juve’s alleged involvement in the Calciopoli scandal in 2006.

‘You know that on all our official documents there are 29 Scudetti, with two asterisks for those that they have taken away from us’.
As a Juventino, I fully support his plan to celebrate the success of this prestigious club, and I firmly back his decision.

As part of a proud footballing tradition for clubs in Italy, a commemorative golden star signifies 10 winning Scudetti titles, with Juventus currently the most successful side in history with 29, or 27 as it may be, Serie A titles to their name. Thus, on winning another title, Juve will be in line to add a third star to their collection. We all have our opinions on the scandal that rocked Italian football back in 2006, and we have dealt with the subsequent punishments. However, the fact remains that Juventus lifted the Serie A trophy on those two occasions and we are perfectly within our rights to celebrate a potential 30th Scudetti. There are no rules to prevent us from taking this action, and so it is perfectly acceptable that it should be considered for next year, depending on what happens on the pitch this season.

Expectedly, there will be many that object to this view, namely Inter’s tifosi who are chasing down our record, and fast. However, despite all the allegations, and I emphasise allegations, the players involved in those two years were good enough over a 38-match course, 76 in total, to clinch success. It is also worth noting that the evidence was inconclusive and the verdicts are still widely-debated today with recent civil appeals supporting the argument against any wrongdoing. Without solely re-opening the debate on the Calciopoli, there were sound reasons why Juve accepted their punishment at the time, none of them on the basis of guilt. In the eyes of many Bianconeri fans those titles should be counted, and I for one will proudly wear the black & white jersey next year, in the hope that there will be three stars emblazed on my chest.

Perhaps it was intended as a PR act, a gesture to gain the support of the Juve faithful. On deeper consideration, it is a very important statement from the club. All in all, my main concern is to first see a title winning campaign and worry about the implications as and when they arise. Despite the disappointment of succumbing to an enthralling comeback from Napoli last night, let us hope it will be a headache that we will have to consider next summer! Forza Juve!
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I think liverpool needs cash before getting another player.
they spent too much on ryan babel. and he's shit lol.
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Roberto Mancini in the frame to replace Rafa Benitez after Liverpool lose again | Mail Online


Roberto Mancini settles Inter severance as Italian's availability increases heat on under-fire Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez


By Sportsmail Reporter Last updated at 4:55 PM on 02nd November 2009
Comments (4) Add to My Stories Roberto Mancini has made himself available to replace beleaguered Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez.

The Italian has been linked to dozens of vacancies since being given the shove by Inter Milan in May 2008.

But Mancini had refused to settle his £5.5million a year contract with the Italians - until now.

Available: Former Inter boss Mancini
Up against it: Benitez
The 44-year-old has been linked with Benitez's job at Anfield, as well as Real Madrid, where Chilean Manuel Pellegrini is under huge pressure despite leading the club to within a point of the top of La Liga.

And Mancini has chosen now to put himself on the job market.

The former Leicester City player had been receiving full pay for doing nothing thanks to an Inter contract that ran till 2012. But he has accepted a pay-off of between £7m and £10m to tear it up.

Reports in Italy put Mancini as a frontrunner for the Madrid job, but sources in Spain say this is wide of the mark.

Benitez, who watched his Liverpool side lose 3-1 at Fulham at the weekend, has emerged in polls as the fans' favourite, but Madrid president Florentino Perez insists Pellegrini will be given time.

'There have appeared the names of great coaches in the papers, but we are happy with Pellegrini and we are sure that he will finish the season positively,' said Perez, who in his previous reign as president of Madrid employed six different coaches in a chaotic three-year period.

Dumped: Bobby Zamora was on target as Fulham beat Liverpool on Saturday
'Real Madrid respect the press and everything that they say, but it is the club who decide and we are happy how we are.

'There needs to be patience. Real Madrid will have a wonderful season.'

Madrid are second in the Spanish League after beating Getafe 2-0 on Saturday, while leaders Barcelona only drew 1-1 at Osasuna.

But Pellegrini would be back under intense pressure again if his side lose at AC Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday.
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Lol, Liverpool...hasn't done jack in the Premiership since it's existence. Mancini isn't the guy they need right now but they definitely gotta get rid of Benitez.

I love how Liverpool went from being one of the luckiest teams last season to one of the unluckiest teams this season (beach balls ftw!).
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