The Football Thread 2020/21: Messi Lingard strikes again

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: Aguerooooout
by Tomous » Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:09 pm

Such a confusing time to be fair :lol:

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: Aguerooooout
by Hypes » Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:37 am

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Drumstick wrote:I checked the draw earlier. If we win our group we then play the runners up of the group containing France, Germany, Portugal and Hungary.

If we finish runners up in the group stage, we then play the runners up of Spain, Poland, Sweden and Slovakia.

What?

Euro 2020.

Completely forgot that hasn't happened yet :lol: Thought it was some weird World Cup qualifying thing

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: Aguerooooout
by Rocsteady » Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:08 am

Lucky for you lot that Scotland will be winning the group

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: Aguerooooout
by Lotus » Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:04 am

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Lotus wrote:A boycott would be good, but this conversation is happening far too late. How many deaths could've been prevented by stripping them of hosting as soon as slavery, forced labour, etc were discovered? Not to mention the briberies and corruption in awarding them the tournament initially, and the sheet lunacy of trying to host a sporting tournament in the middle of summer in the middle east.

Norway and Germany wearing t-shirts is all well and good but won't actually affect anything. Football associations and other governing bodies need to be making a stand, not the players. If big footballing nations boycotted it would be great, but at that point you could almost ask what's the point - thousands have died already, not attending the tournament won't change that. If it can show that countries are willing to take a stand about issues like this though, it might prevent future cases happening.

It's just been a travesty right from the start. I honestly think nothing will change though and that the tournament will go ahead like usual. There's too much money and politics involved, and to the people who can actually affect the tournament and how it happens, where it's held, etc, those aspects are more important than people losing their lives or being used as slaves.


We might as well boycott, it's not like we're going to win the thing. Also I'm not sure we're big enough to make a difference. It'd take somebody like Brazil, Spain or France joining to have an effect.

I don't think any one team is big enough by themselves, but if some of Brazil, Italy, Germany, England, France, Spain, Portugal, etc boycotted, it would make a statement. What I said about players not being able to make an impact, I remembered that the t-shirts worn by some teams don't even mention Qatar or the World Cup specifically - just some vague message about human rights. What's the point. :fp: I think the only thing that would make an impact from a player's point of view was if somebody like Messi or Ronaldo said they weren't going to play, but that's very unlikely, and shouldn't even be down to them to make that kind of call anyway.

Good to see England win last night, but not a great performane. Always feels like we dominate in a really turgid, slow, boring way against the teams we'd be expected to beat, and then we come up against a half-decent or better team and it always feels like we scrape by. Always feels like we err on the side of caution, patience, and aim to do just enough.

Think Italy, Portugal, and France are probably the strongest teams at the moment (for Euro 2020) - I can see one of them winning. Denmark could be a dark horse though.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: Aguerooooout
by Dowbocop » Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:13 am

As an Ireland fan I'm really proud with how we're leading the way with boycotting the WC. We might even boycott the next tournament as well to really teach 'em a lesson...

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: Aguerooooout
by Jenuall » Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:13 am

The worst thing about the current England side is that not only are they a boring team, but that they are a gooseberry fool boring team. Like, it's fine if you haven't got creative players and want to play a conservative game, that's a valid option to take - but at least be strawberry floating good at it! Our defence is too flaky to be this kind of team and we lack discipline in the rest of the field when it comes to holding the ball and taking the few chances that come your way.

Given how gooseberry fool we are at playing the conservative game I'd rather just let the players we have take a crack at actually playing from positive football.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: Aguerooooout
by Photek » Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:17 am

Dowbocop wrote:As an Ireland fan I'm really proud with how we're leading the way with boycotting the WC. We might even boycott the next tournament as well to really teach 'em a lesson...

We even travelled to Qatar and let them score against us to underline this point. :shifty:

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: Aguerooooout
by Dowbocop » Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:18 am

Photek wrote:
Dowbocop wrote:As an Ireland fan I'm really proud with how we're leading the way with boycotting the WC. We might even boycott the next tournament as well to really teach 'em a lesson...

We even travelled to Qatar and let them score against us to underline this point. :shifty:

That was a protest performance artwork.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: Celtic open talks with Keane
by Preezy » Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:23 am

Finiarél wrote:

twitter.com/David_Ornstein/status/1376429333938573312


Konate has started just 18 games for Leipzig in the last two seasons, missing 79% of their fixtures through five different spells on the sidelines.

Just what Klopp needs :toot:

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: Aguerooooout
by Photek » Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:26 am

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: Aguerooooout
by Preezy » Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:35 am

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I just can't get enough of that Eau de Photek :datass:

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: Aguerooooout
by Buffalo » Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:46 am

Isn’t the defender they’ve signed recently a bit gooseberry fool as well? His win % was whack, what’s Klopp up to? I’m all for coaching average players into good ones, but...

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: Celtic open talks with Keane
by Tomous » Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:49 am

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Konate has started just 18 games for Leipzig in the last two seasons, missing 79% of their fixtures through five different spells on the sidelines.

Just what Klopp needs :toot:



Sign about 8 injury prone CBs and chances are at any one time 2 of them will be fit

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: Aguerooooout
by Tomous » Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:53 am

Buffalo wrote:Isn’t the defender they’ve signed recently a bit gooseberry fool as well? His win % was whack, what’s Klopp up to? I’m all for coaching average players into good ones, but...




They don't have money to splash because they went big a few years ago and also they've massively increased their wage bill over the last 5 years. They're not going to be able to make a VVD esque signing unless they sell someone for big money. But that just means the club is being run sustainably. They don't have the oil money cheat code.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: Celtic open talks with Keane
by Finiarél » Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:24 pm

Preezy wrote:
Finiarél wrote:

twitter.com/David_Ornstein/status/1376429333938573312


Konate has started just 18 games for Leipzig in the last two seasons, missing 79% of their fixtures through five different spells on the sidelines.

Just what Klopp needs :toot:


twitter.com/JamesPearceLFC/status/1376588196906156034



Buffalo wrote:Isn’t the defender they’ve signed recently a bit gooseberry fool as well? His win % was whack, what’s Klopp up to? I’m all for coaching average players into good ones, but...


Kabak? Yeah shite at Schalke. 21 though so definitely has time.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: Aguerooooout
by Photek » Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:33 pm

Robertson and Wijnaldum both got relegated, Hendo had a 'bad gait' according to red nose, Salah didn't impress at chelsea, Van Dijk/Alisson were over priced, Milner is past it etc.

I take no notice of the talking heads/Pundits from other clubs because they've been proven wrong.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: Aguerooooout
by Jenuall » Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:47 pm

I don't recall many calling Milner "past it" - he was always a canny signing

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: Aguerooooout
by Captain Kinopio » Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:15 pm

So is the Aguero out stuff just a prelude to City signing Haaland?

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: Aguerooooout
by Finiarél » Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:20 pm

Captain Kinopio wrote:So is the Aguero out stuff just a prelude to City signing Haaland?


Barca making moves for him going by the usual crowd on Twitter.

Think City will go after Kane.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: Aguerooooout
by PatSharpsMullet » Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:19 pm

Photek wrote:
Dowbocop wrote:As an Ireland fan I'm really proud with how we're leading the way with boycotting the WC. We might even boycott the next tournament as well to really teach 'em a lesson...

We even travelled to Qatar and let them score against us to underline this point. :shifty:

You did well to draw then given that the match was played in Hungary.

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