The Football Thread 2020/21: CL Matchday 4

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: England Fail to Reach Nations League Finals
by Moggy » Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:15 pm

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: England Fail to Reach Nations League Finals
by Curls » Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:56 pm

Yay for Ryan!

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: England Fail to Reach Nations League Finals
by Photek » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:30 am

Not sure Gigg's should be celebrated tbh...

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: England Fail to Reach Nations League Finals
by Drumstick » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:30 am


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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: England Fail to Reach Nations League Finals
by Tomous » Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:38 pm

Just ordered Sky with Sky Sports as part of Black Friday deal. Threw in the UHD package too and despite it being 50% off its still £45 a month which still feels too expensive :lol:

They really were taking the piss with the pay per view.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: England Fail to Reach Nations League Finals
by Finiarél » Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:48 pm

5 subs is a thing again in the Championship. Hopefully it won't be long until Premier League follows too.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: England Fail to Reach Nations League Finals
by Tomous » Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:58 pm

Utter madness theyre not doing 5 subs.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: England Fail to Reach Nations League Finals
by BOR » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:43 pm

Spain 6-0 Germany. :slol:

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: England Fail to Reach Nations League Finals
by KingK » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:48 pm

BOR wrote:Spain 6-0 Germany. :slol:

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: England Fail to Reach Nations League Finals
by Jenuall » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:34 pm

:lol:

Not a single shot on target from Germany apparently! :shock:

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: England Fail to Reach Nations League Finals
by Tomous » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:27 pm

Not exactly a weak side either.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: England Fail to Reach Nations League Finals
by Photek » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:40 am

Reading Melissa Reddy's book 'Believe Us' about Liverpool under Klopp and it's really good. Interesting tidbits from former particle physicists analyzing spacial awareness on the pitch and also identifying potential transfers under the direction of Michael Edwards (our director of football, poached from Spurs no less) to firing Buvac after he was arguing with Pep Linders (now his current number 2) and goal keeping coach John Achterberg. Klopp has no problem with arguments but Buvac was holding grudges and despite working with him for 30years Buvac had to go.

Also Ed Woodward meeting Klopp over a year before he signed for Liverpool during Moyes' decline and offering him the biggest transfer budget in the prem of that summer and went on about how big Old Trafford was, he didn't talk about the fans, the history, nothing else. Klopp refused this approach obviously.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: England Fail to Reach Nations League Finals
by Lotus » Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:12 am

City crying about Roy Keane's comment :lol: :fp:

Just remembered there's another England match tonight, I mean strawberry floating hell, how many do we need. :fp:
They really need to find a way to stop disrupting the season for pointless internationals all the time.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: England Fail to Reach Nations League Finals
by Corazon de Leon » Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:50 am

Lotus wrote:City crying about Roy Keane's comment :lol: :fp:

Just remembered there's another England match tonight, I mean strawberry floating hell, how many do we need. :fp:
They really need to find a way to stop disrupting the season for pointless internationals all the time.


I really don't understand why they don't do qualifying tournaments instead of stupid international breaks. Shorten the season by about a month and then have a month off for the players at the end.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: England Fail to Reach Nations League Finals
by DML » Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:59 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:
Lotus wrote:City crying about Roy Keane's comment :lol: :fp:

Just remembered there's another England match tonight, I mean strawberry floating hell, how many do we need. :fp:
They really need to find a way to stop disrupting the season for pointless internationals all the time.


I really don't understand why they don't do qualifying tournaments instead of stupid international breaks. Shorten the season by about a month and then have a month off for the players at the end.


Support a lower league side. You get your season carrying on AND the internationals. Ive had so much football this week! :toot:

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: England Fail to Reach Nations League Finals
by Corazon de Leon » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:32 pm

DML wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:
Lotus wrote:City crying about Roy Keane's comment :lol: :fp:

Just remembered there's another England match tonight, I mean strawberry floating hell, how many do we need. :fp:
They really need to find a way to stop disrupting the season for pointless internationals all the time.


I really don't understand why they don't do qualifying tournaments instead of stupid international breaks. Shorten the season by about a month and then have a month off for the players at the end.


Support a lower league side. You get your season carrying on AND the internationals. Ive had so much football this week! :toot:


Been there, quite happy not to have it happen again. My biggest bugbear at the moment is that players keep coming back from international duty riddled with Coronavirus, and it is disrupting the top division seasons much more than it usually does. The decision this season to keep them going has been nothing short of reprehensible.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: England Fail to Reach Nations League Finals
by DML » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:56 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:
DML wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:
Lotus wrote:City crying about Roy Keane's comment :lol: :fp:

Just remembered there's another England match tonight, I mean strawberry floating hell, how many do we need. :fp:
They really need to find a way to stop disrupting the season for pointless internationals all the time.


I really don't understand why they don't do qualifying tournaments instead of stupid international breaks. Shorten the season by about a month and then have a month off for the players at the end.


Support a lower league side. You get your season carrying on AND the internationals. Ive had so much football this week! :toot:


Been there, quite happy not to have it happen again. My biggest bugbear at the moment is that players keep coming back from international duty riddled with Coronavirus, and it is disrupting the top division seasons much more than it usually does. The decision this season to keep them going has been nothing short of reprehensible.


This is why when everyones riddled with the disease, Portsmouth will rise back into the Premier League having played the long game. :shifty:

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: England Fail to Reach Nations League Finals
by Ecno » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:45 pm

I imagine the Nations League (and the friendlies) have been kept going because all the broadcast rights have already been sold (and spent).

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: England Fail to Reach Nations League Finals
by Benzin » Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:09 pm

Ecno wrote:I imagine the Nations League (and the friendlies) have been kept going because all the broadcast rights have already been sold (and spent).


This, I think I saw somewhere that the FA would've been out of pocket considerably if England didn't play a friendly (after New Zealand pulled out). Hence the hasty arrangement of Ireland.

Absolute stupidity.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: England Fail to Reach Nations League Finals
by Drumstick » Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:19 pm

Who is excited for another round of Garyball tonight then? :toot:

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