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Too many important games !

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Posted: 28 Minutes ago by: MH

FA Cup on the weekend, postponed key fixtures on Tuesday, Europa league final Weds. Key relegation matches today in the EPL. It is too much to follow. Reminds me of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MusyO7J2inM

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 45 Minutes ago by: Futbolmetrix

A bit of schadenfreude: glad to see Aaron "I stole my salary from Juve for two years" Ramsey miss the decisive penalty

Re: 2022 Europa League Final [R] (thread)

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Posted: 1 Hour 18 Minutes ago by: MH

Rangers now one for five in European finals. The one they won, the fans trashed the place and they got punished (was there a ban ? I think so). Frankfurt two for three in finals. I remember 1980 quite well. Bum-Kun Cha was still playi

Re: The new CL thing... (thread)

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Posted: 1 Hour 27 Minutes ago by: MH

I always wonder about this. In the old days of the CL, CWC and UEFA cup, the next opponent was never determined until after the previous round. How would a true Swiss system differ from this? I guess there was more space between rounds

Re: 2022 Europa League Final [R] (thread)

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Posted: 3 Hours 23 Minutes ago by: Bruce Scott

This was a great match... Frankfurt optically dominant but not really, as Rangers had a good game plan, stuck to it, and got a massive chance at the end which could have won it but for a great save by Trapp. Then, to penalties. A bit l

Re: The new CL thing... (thread)

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Posted: 3 Hours 30 Minutes ago by: Bruce Scott

I agree, it was never going to be the system we use in Chess. Nobody could do the necessary travel planning with that. It's not the same thing as a chess tournament where everybody is all staying in the same hotel or just nearby. With

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 9 Minutes ago by: MH

So the Bundesliga gets 5 CL places next year in the group stage. And the associated bonus points in their coefficient. Also means Eintracht will seeded in pot one, right ? That is a bit unbalancing - I assume most pot 2 and 3 teams wi

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 33 Minutes ago by: Jesus Petry

A big hug to Matthias Mühlich, former RSSer (hopefully still a lurker) and Eintracht supporter, wherever he is these days! Tchau! Jesus Petry

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 5 Hours 59 Minutes ago by: Al Kamista

Very rude.

Re: WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE ME SERIOUSLY

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Posted: 17 Hours 2 Minutes ago by: Michael Falkner

Because your name is Robert McElwaine, and CHRISTIANS ARE BEING DUPED!! Mike (I actually went to school with that guy.)

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 20 Hours 13 Minutes ago by: The Doctor

Frankfurt 1st confirmed CL team in.

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 20 Hours 49 Minutes ago by: Binder Dundat

you are an idiot

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 20 Hours 49 Minutes ago by: Real Mardin

So as sure as the sun will rise tomorrow a German team will win on penalties? RM

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 20 Hours 59 Minutes ago by: Al Kamista

This part we do agree on. EF has a massive goalkeeper advantage. But then again, guessing right has more to do with saving penalties than supreme ability.

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 21 Hours 2 Minutes ago by: Al Kamista

He looked like a solid prospect but unfortunately he turned out to be the next Aaron Lennon. Quick as a rabbit and a bag of tricks, but little end product.

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 21 Hours 9 Minutes ago by: Al Kamista

That's probably because you are used to watching low quality football in the Bundesliga.

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 21 Hours 22 Minutes ago by: Binder Dundat

If you are playing FF, Knauff will be picked for Germany in the next international break. Glasgow got like a 40 year old keeper, you cant win a shoot out with an ole geezer. They gotta win it now And what i the deal with the dude sounds

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 21 Hours 26 Minutes ago by: Binder Dundat

Did an American just come on for them????? Ohhhhhh I hate them so muuuuch

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 21 Hours 39 Minutes ago by: Binder Dundat

Wait wahhaaat a Canadian is coming on for Glasgowers???? IOh well, I am all for them to win now

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Final and 3rd-7th (thread)

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Posted: 21 Hours 43 Minutes ago by: MH

I have not heard from Werner yet - did I miss something.

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 21 Hours 44 Minutes ago by: Binder Dundat

I was watching RTL initially and they said it was 30C at kick off. Rtl only once steered me wrong and it was when Pigman was pre maturely reported dead. but I thibk the quality of football has been good for what is a high pressure game

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 22 Hours 25 Minutes ago by: MH

Well 34 degrees in Sevilla does not help, probably. Tempo has been slow compared to all the Rangers games I have seen in this competition so far. As for quality, well, Rangers' best attacking player is Liverpool reject Ryan Kent, so

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 22 Hours 28 Minutes ago by: MH

Pretty sure that commentator is a woman. Don't like her voice or accent, but she if often on DAZN, and is on the ball and knowledgeable. A Rioja or a Guard's Heavy ?

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 22 Hours 51 Minutes ago by: Binder Dundat

You can not pick a winner based upon the 1st half. The ref is actually consistent in not calling anything. I have to laff at the WWEpl commentators goin on about how every foul against Rangers is a certain foul and poor reffin, while eve

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 23 Hours 13 Minutes ago by: Al Kamista

On the other hand, the quality of the football is extremely low.

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 23 Hours 31 Minutes ago by: Real Mardin

Have to say atmosphere wise this looks and sounds like a proper European final - unlike a certain other competition I could mention. RM

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 23 Hours 35 Minutes ago by: Real Mardin

100000 (one hundred thousand) Rangers fans in Seville but the stadium capacity is 42000 - you do the math! RM

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 23 Hours 49 Minutes ago by: Binder Dundat

Sevilla is full of Flamenco dancers, I remeber being in a taverna around Christmas and you had half the patrons able to do Flamenco( true story). this is like uncoordinated, fat children moving batons and trying to unveil banners. Just a

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day ago by: Binder Dundat

Prett sure it is in the bible and the Scottish book of facts, maybe Tucker Carlson's history of the world as well. I have just come in from sitting on a lake with a pole in the water and getting drunk, some people call it fishing, but I

2022 Europa League Final [R]

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Posted: 1 Day 1 Hour ago by: Al Kamista

A hipster's delight of a final? Eintracht Frankfurt - Rangers Two relatively small teams in the modern age (and one from a small league), both with a solitary European triumph over 40 years ago. It would be good to see the Scots win, mai

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 1 Hour ago by: MH

I would have expected Frankfurt to win this. But on the other hand, Rangers have got this far by winning unexpectedly against better Bundesliga opposition than Eintracht - Dortmund and RB Leipzig. 538 has Rangers as very slight favour

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 2 Hours ago by: MH

They didn't just invent England: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_the_Scots_Invented_the_Modern_World (but to do that they had to invent or rather reconfigure England first). Not sure how seriously to take it, the book is about the Sc

Re: Results: RSS Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 2 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

Updated after Blueshirt and Mark's picks: 1 Guardiola 9.75 1 Klopp 9.75 3 Mourinho 7.5 4 Ferguson 5.5 5 Ancelotti 5 6 Conte 3 7 Simone 2.75 8 Del Bosque 2.25 9 Bianchi 1.5 10 Tuchel 1.35 11 Montoya 1.2 12 Deschamps 1 12 Voller 1 12 Mets

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 6 Hours ago by: Mark

Sounds like the Copa Argentina! Talking of which, has Argentina officially gone back to a proper season that runs through the calendar year? On the other hand I was surprised that Rangers beat Red Bull. Red Bull just looked off in that

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Final and 3rd-7th (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 6 Hours ago by: Mark

Danubio and Defensor Sporting in 2020. Only Penarol and Nacional have won more Uruguayan Championships than them. And they both came straight back up in 2021.

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 6 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

So, for whatever reason , the Conference final is being played sometime in the middle of summer, like long after everyone has closed up the football club and gone on summer holidays. No one even knows where it is being played either, it

Re: RSS NHL playoff pool (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: MH

I got six out of 8 right in the NHL version of the bracket (predict the whole thing in one go - as opposed to the Sportsnet one where youn enter predictions round by round. Everything else was the same except I went with Rangers inst

Re: RSS NHL playoff pool (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 21 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

5/8 going to game 7 suggests it was tough to pick the winners.

Re: Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 21 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

Darmstadt quickly got a goal against Padborn, was up 3-0 at the break, and cruised to a safe win. HSV on the other hand, was a goal down in Rostock inside 15 minutes. At that point it looked like typical HSV. 1-1 at '50, 1-2 at '75, 1-3 a

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Final and 3rd-7th (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 21 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

Oh, that's what was bugging you... Because you were a bad winner. The Lancers (Clermont Foot) (which leads to the question: Ajax Amsterdam are known as "i Lancieri" in Italian, but the "Lancers" doesn't show up as one of their nickna

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Final and (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 22 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

These noon deadlines are killing me. Why am I playing some dross that lost last round? 1. The kids 2. Washington Football Team

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Final and 3rd-7th place matches (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 22 Hours ago by: ixion martin - GdBx

You are insane ! It is my club since forever. I never saw such a weak club. In French Cup, Brest won over Bordeaux 3-0 and in Ligue 1, Brest won 1-2 in Bordeaux. Bordeaux won only once in last 15 games, at home versus Metz, who was las

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Final and 3rd-7th (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: MH

Well they are wrong. There has been since 2020 there isn't a Nashville in MLS.

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Final and 3rd-7th (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: MH

It looks as though both they and St. Etienne, with 16 titles between them (les vert are tied with PSG for the most at 10) are both doomed to relegation. Trying to think of a parallel situation in another league where two clubs of simi

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Final and 3rd-7th (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mark

There's a problem. According to league321.com, there isn't a Nashville in MLS. I'll go for Lens in the other match, as they're my favourite French club.

Re: Unused Subs in World Cup finals matches (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 7 Hours ago by: Steve Flanagan

Good afternoon everyone Apologies for being out of the loop on this for a while (new job, other stuff going on, etc), so it fell quite a way down my list of priorities. I have managed to find the substitutes list for the Romania - Czech

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Semifinals (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: milivella

I don't disagree. However, it was not about the repechage, and you know it...

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Final and 3rd-7th (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: milivella

I pick Les Girondins, as they are my French club. -- Cheers milivella

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Final and 3rd-7th place matches (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 1 Hour ago by: ixion martin - GdBx

Osasuna.

Re: Sao Paulo v Cuiaba (R) (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jesus Petry

São Paulo turned it around, starting with a dodgy VAR penalty call. Tchau! Jesus Petry

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Final and 3rd-7th (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

Homer picks: 1. Brest 2. Barcelona

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Final and 3rd-7th (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Cagliari MAllorca.

Re: RSS NHL playoff pool (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: The Doctor

And 75% went beyong Game 5.

Re: RSS NHL playoff pool (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: The Doctor

rshh also exists.

Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Final and 3rd-7th

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Posted: 3 Days 5 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

What to do ----------- Look at the fixtures below: do you play home or away? In any case: remember that it's single-leg, and a draw qualifies the team with the X on its side. *Home* - Before Wednesday 2022-05-18, 11:59 GMT - Pick one tea

Re: RSS NHL playoff pool (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 5 Hours ago by: MH

I only got 5 out of 8 series right in the first round. I got all 4 right in the west, but only the inevitable demise of the Leafs in the east.

Sao Paulo v Cuiaba (R)

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Posted: 3 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mark

Well I saw the first half of this match. Half-time 0-1. I went out of the room at half-time, came back and found I'd lost the picture. Can anyone tell me what happened in the 2nd half?

Re: RSS NHL playoff pool (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

As a non-Albertan, I have joined. I was very tempted to just click Random, but in the end I exercised my deep hockey knowledge to submit the winning pick.

Re: RSS NHL playoff pool (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 7 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Albertans rejoice, if you want to play the last few rounds, here is the link. Non Albertans can also play. https://fantasy.sportsnet.ca/sportsnet/hkplayoffbracket22/promo created a public group called rss

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Semifinals (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 18 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Oof!

Re: Rocking Coppa Italia [R] (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 21 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

They have been bought by an American investment company a few years ago. I think they're OK, but they are not the financial powerhouse they used to be in the Berlusconi years. Hmm...did Inter eventually pay salaries to all of its playe

Re: Rocking Coppa Italia [R] (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 21 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

And that's the full time score. Next week: Inter-Sampdoria Sassuolo-Milan Sassuolo has been a bit of Milan's bogey team in recent years, so this isn't over yet.

Re: Rocking Coppa Italia [R] (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: Mark

How are Milan's finances? Does this mean their financial problems are over? I don't see how a team that's close to bankruptcy can win the Italian League Championship.

Re: Rocking Coppa Italia [R] (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

Cagliari-Inter 1-3 (Lautaro). It looks like the title race will go down to the last matchday (for the first time in a long while?)

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 34 (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: Mark

Wait a minute. Didn't he actually score in a European Cup Final without playing?

Re: Rocking Coppa Italia [R] (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

Live Standings: Milan 83 Inter 81 Interesting case for the debate between using GD or HTH to settle a championship. Inter has the clear GD advantage (+48 over +35), but Milan has the HTH advantage, so will take the title if they end up

Re: Rocking Coppa Italia [R] (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

Match Day 37: Milan again has to wait till the second half to break Atalanta's resistance.. Goals by Rafael Leao (who quietly has established himself as Milan's star) and Theo Hernandez with a coast-to-coast effort. A draw next week at S

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Semifinals (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

Semifinal results: Semifinals The Doctor 1 - 1 Werner Pichler (Atlético Madrid 1-Sevilla X2) Homer Simpson 2 - 3 MH (Udinese 1-Spezia X2) Late equalizer by Sevilla gives Werner the chance to go for the League+Cup double.

Re: Can any team be this year's Leicester ? [Some R implied]

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Posted: 4 Days 1 Hour ago by: MH

It was even looking as though Anderlecht might pip USG for the second place, but USG are currently ahead in that match. A point should be enough. Bruges already champions, I think, with their win today. (Because of the rounding issue -

Re: Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Should mention the after match scene in Bremen, looks like the whole pitch is full of fans and the party ha sstarted On Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 11:32:02 a.m. UTC-4, Binder Dundat wrote:

Re: Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Felix went to the wrong place. In the end HSV get the third spot and one might say everything predicted at the start of the season, actually happened.. I am not convinced HSV will beat Hertha, but you can never tell. Is the 2nd div good

Re: English Premier League 36 Reactions and Round 37 Preidciotns 2022/203[r] (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 6 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Ready to go! Will report Thursday!

Re: RSS NHL playoff pool (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 7 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

The curse of the Maple leaves strikes again, but not in Edmonton, do they even have Maple trees in Alberta? Oilers in Leafs out. How can the centre of the universe not even make it past the first round? On Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 9:57

Re: Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 7 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Super Sunday is so super that we are reporting sightings of Felix in Darmstadt. Which is kinda interesting, Felix knows everything there is to know about football, so that must mean that Darmstadt will get third place. Unless... Werder Br

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 34 (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 14 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

So wait, we could end up with a promotion/relegation playoff of Magath versus HSV? My head will explode...

Re: FA CUp 2022 [r] (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 21 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Burnley to beat spoofs tommorow!

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 34 [R] (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 21 Hours ago by: The Doctor

And red cards must have been flying.

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 34 [R] (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 22 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

All hail to Nate Silver! That parade on the Unter den Linden is definitely worth it! Why did I stop doing what I did in 2020/2021?

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 34 (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 22 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

And, he got Hertha on the verge of relegation. Bwahahahaha!

Re: FA CUp 2022 [r] (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 23 Hours ago by: Lily White

Is a gaffer blunder innnit, he kepa on Mendy fer de panlties innit, not a tactical gaffer innit, bluddy ruskies innit On Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 2:21:32 PM UTC-4, Lily White wrote:

Re: FA CUp 2022 [r] (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days ago by: Lily White

A ALAN LADD day in THE SMOKE is still better than a SHEPHERD'S PLAID day anywhere else. aye arry Kane would ave won dis match fer both teams, nary a goal scored in two days of football, maybe dey can sort penaties, but mees not sure dey

Re: Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

Elversberg won in the final round, and is officially promoted. FSV Frankfurt escaped relegation on GD, so that point was crucial. Former 3. Liga side Sonnenhof Großaspach relegated. Promoted. Both won their final match. Essen by 2 a

Re: Results: RSS Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 1 Hour ago by: Mark

Some of these had a lot of their success in the 20th century, so I was a bit unsure how to distribute the points. Here goes though: Luis Fernando Montoya 1.2 Rudi Voller 1 Bruno Metsu 1 Felipao 1 Guus Hiddink 0.8 Fabio Capello 1 Otto Re

Re: FA CUp 2022 [r] (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: Lily White

I'll pu' 'he malarkey in your snou', bu' 'his ma'ch is missin 'arry kane. be faahr goals faw 'arry by nah. On Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 12:25:49 PM UTC-4, Lily White wrote:

Re: FA CUp 2022 [r] (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: Lily White

de gaffer nows it too, puuls off Mose Salads fer not scorin fer 30 minutes. is proper gafferin innit.

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 34 (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: MH

Not only did Magath play a European cup final without scoring, he lost it 1-0 to Nottingham Forest. Has anyone played more than one European final and scored in all of them ? Well, Tommy Gemmell did in 1967 and 1970. Pretty good for

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 34 [R] (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

Leverkusen - Freiburg 2-1 (18) Bielefeld - Leipzig 1-1 (5) Stuttgart - Köln 2-1 (11) Gladbach - Hoffenheim 5-1 (7) Dortmund - Hertha 2-1 (19) Wolfsburg - Bayern 2-2 (8) Mainz - Frankfurt 2-2 (9) Unio

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 34 [R] (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

Changes on the last day: Union 6->5 Freiburg 5->6 Mainz 9->8 Hoffenheim 8->9 Frankfurt 12->11 Wolfsburg 13-12 Bochum 11->13 Stuttgart 16-15 Hertha 15->16 More than I thought, but only one was significant. Bielefeld & Fürth down, Hertha

Re: Ian Wright

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Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: Lily White

Those he never made it wit us, and ees a gooner mees sad to ear bout is passin on

Re: FA CUp 2022 [r] (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: Lily White

Yeah, bludd ell i' is no' a proper fa cup wi'hou' us in i'. wees is by far 'he bes' 'eam on paper, is a nursrey scoo kick a bout this un init. youse nos ous overrated, the bluddy cabbie Moe Salad. cudnt polish Greavsies boots.

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 34 [R] (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

FT Leverkusen - Freiburg 2-1 Bielefeld - Leipzig 1-1 Stuttgart - Köln 2-1 Gladbach - Hoffenheim 5-1 Dortmund - Hertha 2-1 Wolfsburg - Bayern 2-2 Mainz - Frankfurt 2-2 Union - Bochum 3-2 Augs

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 34 [R] (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

Midway through the second half Leverkusen - Freiburg 1-0 Bielefeld - Leipzig 0-0 Stuttgart - Köln 1-1 Gladbach - Hoffenheim 5-1 Dortmund - Hertha 0-1 Wolfsburg - Bayern

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 34 [R] (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

Halftime all around. In Wolfsburg where they're using smoke boms, kung-fu kicks and VARbots for their evil ends. Leverkusen - Freiburg 0-0 Bielefeld - Leipzig 0-0 Stuttgart - Köln 1-0 Gladbach - Hoffen

FA CUp 2022 [r]

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Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Chelsea vs Liverpool! Come on you Blues! Beat the overrated LOSERpool!!

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 34 [R] (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

The champagne sipping is over, and we're down to business. 20 minutes in: Leverkusen - Freiburg 0-0 Bielefeld - Leipzig 0-0 Stuttgart - Köln 1-0 Gladbach - Hoffenheim 0-1 Dortmund - Hertha 0-1 Wolfsburg - Bayern

Re: Ian Wright

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Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

Speaking of Ian Wright, his grandson made his professional debut last year. Just in case anyone who remember him as a player, wasn't feeling old already.

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 34 (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 6 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Can anyone else have that said about them? Truly a legend. Speaking of legends, this will be Micheal Zorc's farewell match(along with a bunch of players like Haaland and Hirtz and Schmelzer and others). Zorc really is Mr. BVB, having

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 34 (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: The Doctor

I still say 2- 2 and 50 red cards fly.

Re: English Premier League 36 Reactions and Round 37 Preidciotns 2022/203[r] (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Game on!

Re: English Premier League 36 Reactions and Round 37 Preidciotns (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Thank you!

Re: Ian Wright

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: The Doctor

And then there is tomorrow.

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 34 (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 22 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

Last day of the season is the opportunity to search for some glory on the Champs Elisees. I'm going to go all 538 with my predictions: 1X2 probabilities: 51-23-26 That's a 2-1 win for the Pretenders. 8-17-75 Ouch: 0-3 37-26-37 Th

Re: English Premier League 36 Reactions and Round 37 Preidciotns 2022/203[r] (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days ago by: Blueshirt

2-0 2-2 1-2 0-2 1-3 1-1 2-0 1-2 2-2 2-0 2-0 2-0

Re: English Premier League 36 Reactions and Round 37 Preidciotns (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days ago by: MH

2-1 2-0 1-1 1-3 1-1 3-1 2-1 1-1 1-4 2-2 2-2 2-0

Re: Results: RSS Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: Blueshirt

I didn't enter either, so here are the votes from the Blueshirt jury: Jose Mourinho 3 Carlo Ancelotti 2 Jurgen Klopp 2 Alex Ferguson 1.5 Pep Guardiola 1 Thomas Tuchel 0.5 All the rest: Nul Points

Re: Ian Wright

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: Blueshirt

Yes, Ian Wright was a guest presenter on TOTP for a while.

Re: The new CL thing... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: Blueshirt

I'd prefer a more 'open' draw where BIG teams can knock out BIG teams early on... I'm sure the new UEFA format will be 'managed' to ensure that that sort of malarkey doesn't go on. Yeah, once you lose in one European tournament you sho

Re: The new CL thing... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 6 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

The big clubs will end up in the latter stages simply because they are stronger, rather than any specific format. What I like the most about the revamp is that CL losers don't get a second bite of the apple in the EL. To me that really c

Re: Results: RSS Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 6 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

Go for it. I will update the numbers after you do.

Re: RSS NHL playoff pool (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 16 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Come on, do they use WWEpl refs in the NHL and what is the deal with allowing Russians to play. Nhl has lost any credibility they once had.

Re: RSS NHL playoff pool (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 17 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

They are hosting an ice hockey match party, the actual game is in Tampa Bay.. I thought they were saying it was the hottest ticket in the country, but that will be game 7.

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 34 (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 18 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

How about Lewandowski farewell match. Maybe make it a Catalan themed event..

Re: RSS NHL playoff pool (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Hot but dry, so quite nice for 33C, usually it can be very humid here. But, we are not the centre of the universe, the centre of the universe is hosting an ice hockey match, the centre of the universe is looking to win a playoff series f

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 34 (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

1-1 0-2 4-1 3-2 2-0 1-4 2-0 2-2 0-2 Ciao, Werner

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 34 (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: The Doctor

All games 2 - 2 and 50 red cards fly!

Re: Round 36 predictions 2021/2022 [r] (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: The Doctor

LOL!

English Premier League 36 Reactions and Round 37 Preidciotns 2022/203[r]

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Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Round 36 Me AT BS AK MH Average Results 201 48 273 26 268 Brentfd 1 2 1 1.3333 3 SotonFC 0 0 1 0.3333 0 Burnley 3 1 1 1.6667 1 Avilla_ 0 2 2 1.3333 3 Chelsea 1 2 2 1.6667 2 Wolves_ 0 0

Re: The new CL thing... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: MH

If it were a real Swiss system, I could get behind it a lot more. But it will be more like the qualifying round of the Concacaf nations league was - predetermined fixtures based on seeding into pots based on coefficients. Still migh

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 34 (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: MH

Not really. Not going to catch up now. 3-2 0-2 1-1 3-1 2-1 0-3 2-1 1-1 0-2

Re: Round 36 predictions 2021/2022 [r] (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: Blueshirt

Have you stopped crying yet?!

Re: The new CL thing... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: Blueshirt

Yeah, I'm also familiar with the Swiss-system tournament format through Chess, but this will be UEFA's 'version' of it. So expect something completely different!!! Call my cynical, but I still think whatever way UEFA proceed it'll still

Bundesliga 21/22 wk 34

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Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

Anything to play for? Sat Leverkusen - Freiburg Freiburg can still pipe Leipzig for CL, or lose EL to Köln. 2-1 Bielefeld - Leipzig Bielefeld win and a Stuttgart loss by a combined 8 goals.. If only Leipzig didn't have something to play

Re: Results: RSS Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: Mark

But I haven't voted yet. Anyway, no Carlos Bianchi? No Luis Fernando Montoya? No Bruno Metsu? No Jill Ellis? There's something wrong here.

Re: RSS Poll: Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: Mark

Thank you.

Re: The new CL thing... (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: Werner Pichler

It can't be a true Swiss system as the complete schedule will be known before the tournament starts. It's probably going to be a bit like the UEFA Cup was between 2004-05 and 2008-09. Also, I was against giving 2 extra CL wildcard spots

Re: Can any team be this year's Leicester ? [Some R implied]

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Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

Yep, Union SG lost both Championship Play-Off games against Brugge, and now the title's all but gone - they're 3.5 points back with two matches to go. Ciao, Werner

Re: The new CL thing... (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: HASM

Swiss pairings are OK (I used to play in chess tournaments), but is FIFA going to publish the rules ahead of time or are we in for a few surprises?

Results: RSS Greatest manager of the 21st century

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Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

So after a grand total of 4 entries, here are the final rankings. The top 7 were pretty predictable. Then it got messy. Guardiola 8.75 Klopp 7.75 Mourinho 4.5 Ferguson 4 Conte 3 Ancelotti 3 Simone 2.75 Deschamps 1 Tuchel 0.85 Zidane 0.75

Re: The new CL thing... (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

So basically in a 36 team league, each team gets 8 matches (4H & 4A) based on some unknown seeding system. The top 8 go straight to the R16, while the 9th-24th play a 2-legged playoff to determine the other 8 for the R16. R16 onwards foll

Re: The new CL thing... (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: Jesus Petry

Swiss system, widely used in chess tournaments, and once (somewhat) in a World Cup (which one? Of course, Switzerland 1954!). It makes for significant games in every round, and the strong teams tend to play each other more often than in

Re: The new CL thing... (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

https://letmegooglethat.com/?q=new+champions+league+format :-)

The new CL thing...

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Posted: 7 Days 6 Hours ago by: Bruce Scott

Lots of articles on the format, but the real stunner is the group stage, which is a league but _not_ a round-robin. So there are plenty of possibilities for unfair draws. I didn't see any information on scheduling or any pot divisions bet

Re: CONCACAF Champions League (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 6 Hours ago by: Bruce Scott

If you're a Portland fan, that's what the Sounders are :-) But this is the real reason for the name...

Re: Round 36 predictions 2021/2022 [r] (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 7 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Next up, the Big London Derby!

Re: Rocking Coppa Italia [R] (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 15 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

I don't know if it ever left. In any case, scoring in Serie A has been through the roof the past couple of years: more than 3 goals per game in 19/20 and 20/21. This year started with an even higher goalscoring rate, but things have sett

Re: Rocking Coppa Italia [R] (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 15 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

You misspelled "We wuz robbed, football sucks"

Re: RSS Poll: Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: MH

Also the coach of Bremen when they won a bundesliga championship (in the 80s I think, probably 88). But 2 out of 3 of his big accomplishments were before 2000. He also had many setbacks too. Yes, but most of his accomplishments (e

Re: Rocking Coppa Italia [R] (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: vedran

I was getting ready for this for days considering Brozo & Perisic vs Vlahovic, not a bad outcome. Serbia has better strikers now, at diving too.

Re: Rocking Coppa Italia [R] (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: Real Mardin

In the UK it was squirrelled away on Premier Sports (pay tv channel that most people don’t have due to subscription fatigue) but free to air on TRT Spor in Turkey. Heck of a final, the sort of match that screams “Italian football is b

Re: Rocking Coppa Italia [R] (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Not even showing on the radar here, really ppo how it is so WWEplcentric. I would get rid of all Asians and North Americans, just to give football a chance

Re: Rocking Coppa Italia [R] (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

And that's how it ends. 8 cup facts for Inter.

Re: RSS Poll: Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: Blueshirt

Freddy Ternero https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddy_Ternero Yes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Rehhagel Yes, he was.

Re: Rocking Coppa Italia [R] (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

Appearently there's a cup final tonight. Not that you could tell by browsing through my cable channels. Midway through ET: Juventus - Inter 2-4 Two penalty goals for Inter.

Re: Fantasy Football Fednesday (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Why do they even bother with the WWEpl when you know the winner every time?

Re: Fantasy Football Fednesday (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

how come the script writers dont like Sterling? Is it cus he is Gay?

Re: Fantasy Football Fednesday (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Roy Hodgson is loving this whole Manager dictates a team BS, this guy would not make it as a manager at burger King, yet he is getting money thrown at him every year in the WWEpl.

Re: Fantasy Football Fednesday (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Ok Limeys and Limeys wanna bees, but Sterling is the worst dvi er in football

Re: Fantasy Football Fednesday (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Vardy wa the way to go and I knew it, but I could not juggle the lineup to fit hin in

Re: Fantasy Football Fednesday (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Man city would have a million goals if they had Haaland. Oh wait they do. I dont think he is the force of nature he once was, though that may be due to injuries and his interest in Dungeouns and Dragons. Man City can not win the WWEUcl

Re: Fantasy Football Fednesday (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

what is grate about the WWEpl is that you can not call penals agaainst Ukranians. Proper!

Re: Fantasy Football Fednesday (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

i lost my title of Palau WWEFFCL king cus I did not stick with de Bruyne

Re: Fantasy Football Fednesday (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

I know none of you believe me, but I really had de Bruyne as capian up until the final day and then I picked Salah fro no really good eason.

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Semifinals (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: milivella

:) I pick Rennes. May the most unsophisticated player win. -- Cheers milivella

Re: Fantasy Football Fednesday (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

I knew it, I really did, I shoulda made beBruyne catian.

Re: RSS Poll: Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: Mark

Can someone remind me of the name of the coach who won the Copa Sudamericana with Cienciano in 2003 please? And any information on anything else he achieved as a manager would be appreciated too. Also, am I right in thinking Otto Rehaggel

Re: Fantasy Football Fednesday (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

I cant believe that the WWEpl is now forcing Man C vs Wolves on me, I dont have any players from those teams! and what ver happwnd to Chelsea/ sometem Di they woin it?

Re: Fantasy Football Fednesday (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

0-0 in both games, cmon what is this the Juliper liga

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Semifinals (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: Mark

Yeah I'd have gone for those 2, probably in the same order. I'll go for Espanyol then.

Re: Fantasy Football Fednesday (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

American coaches are just like the total American population, they want to kill and mame. That is why you should not have Americans in football. Terrible foul created by the Leeds coach, deserved red and expulsion for life

Re: Fantasy Football Fednesday (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days ago by: Binder Dundat

I was gonna pick Mount, I really was. Leeds have an American coach, is it Jimmy mouth of the South???? No self respecting liga would have an American coach!

Fantasy Football Fednesday

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Posted: 8 Days ago by: Binder Dundat

I dont know who came up with this theory that you always have to pick Salah? You have to pick Son, I knew that last year. It is like when people think you live on an Iceberg and it always has o be cold, it could be 29C in the shade here s

Re: Turkish Top Three and the "Big Three" (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: Werner Pichler

Trabzon lost the cup semifinal yesterday against Kayseri, and now Turkey's fifth European spot will not be assigned through the league (instead, one of Kayserispor (currently 14th in the league), Sivasspor (12th), or Alanyaspor (5th) will

Re: Marko Marin Watch Update

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Posted: 8 Days 7 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

Could be worse, he could be in a team with Jack Wilshere.

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tier Season 50 Cup: Quarterfinal Round (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 7 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

An unsophisticated game for unsophisticated minds.

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Semifinals (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 7 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

What kind of deadline is that? 1. Nice 2. Valencia

Re: RSS Poll: Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: MH

A ten game winning streak to start his first season, and a second place finish in the league each of his first two seasons (including CL qualification for the first time quite a few years). winning percent above 50 %. Not too shabby.

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Semifinals (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 21 Hours ago by: ixion martin - GdBx

Reims.

Re: RSS Poll: Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 23 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

But when Lille won in 2010/11 PSG weren't yet the unstoppable Qatar-fuelled machine they are today, and I've yet to meet a Roma supporter who remembers his time there fondly.... Ciao, Werner

Re: RSS Poll: Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 23 Hours ago by: MH

Yeah, Rudi. I perhaps attach too much significance to ANYONE who can coach an under-resourced team like Lille, that constantly has to sell its best players, to a championship in the face of competition from teams like PSG, Marseille a

Re: RSS Poll: Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days ago by: Werner Pichler

Not exactly comparable, but Dominik Thalhammer after a nine-year tenure with the Austrian women's NT (biggest success: semifinals of Euro 2017) had a semi-successful domestic stint with LASK (decent in Europe, e.g. a 4-1 win over Sporting

Re: Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 1 Hour ago by: Werner Pichler

And it might not get easier for Bayern II next season. Adeyemi from Salzburg to Dortmund for around 40m€, and Unterhaching will receive up to 8m€ from that transfer. On the Regionalliga Bayern level, that's an absolute fortune. Ciao

Re: RSS Poll: Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 1 Hour ago by: MH

Well does not look likely for the former, and the latter is completely out. So: Klopp 2 Guardiola 2 Mourinho 2 (mostly for what he did with Porto and first two Chelsea years Deschamps 1 (respectable league management with clubs, and kno

Re: Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 6 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

Come on, you Werder! Wait, what is this monstrosity? I thought HSV were down and out! No, they will easily clinch the playoff spot, and it's time that a 2.Bundesliga team wins promotion.

Re: SATELLITES ARE READING YOUR PRIVATE THOUGHTS

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Posted: 9 Days 21 Hours ago by: Michael Falkner

They aren't satellites, Mr. McElwaine. Mike

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Semifinals (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 23 Hours ago by: Jesus Petry

Saint Étienne and Newcastle. Tchau! Jesus Petry

Re: Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 23 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

Elversberg and former 2. Liga club FSV Frankfurt have come under some criticism because they played a Gijón-like 1-1 draw that saw the former promoted and the latter saved. Elversberg (near Saarbrücken) back in 3. Liga for the second t

Re: Marko Marin Watch Update

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Posted: 10 Days ago by: Werner Pichler

Max Meyer in a team with Vágner Love. Is that really what the famous Midtjylland algorithm came up with? Ciao, Werner

Re: Marko Marin Watch Update

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Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: Binder Dundat

We are looking at Max Meyer now replacing Marko Marin, saves us having to change our letterhead at the MMW.

Re: Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: Binder Dundat

They scored early in the 2nd half and coasted/hung on until the end. One point needed in the last match against the worst form team in the liga (1 win in the last 15 games or something like that), so what could possibly go wrong. HSV

Re: RSS NHL playoff pool (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 2 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Beautiful ice hockey weather here, looking at highs around 30C this week, so just perfect for ice hockey. But yeah, I dont know about the reg season, but outside of Colorado, every series looks like it will go at least 6 if not 7 games.

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Semifinals (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 2 Hours ago by: MH

Spezia.

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Semifinals (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 14 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

Sevilla Ciao, Werner

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Semifinals (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 15 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

But think of the possibilities: you pick the underdog and then they go on to win! It would give you unlimited bragging rights...it's a win-win situation for you. In fact, it's such a lose-lose situation for me that I'll revert to the pro

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Semifinals (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 17 Hours ago by: milivella

As you Italians say, the joke is good when it is short... -- Cheers milivella

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Semifinals (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 19 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Crystal and Madrid!

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tier Season 50 Cup: Quarterfinal Round (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 19 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Yes!!!

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Semifinals (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 19 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

Here is where I would typically announce the "real" fixtures, but why? Maybe I'll stick with these? 1. Manchester City 2. Paris St. Germain

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Semifinals (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 19 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

Homer picks: 1. Udinese 2. Everton

Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup Semifinals

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Posted: 10 Days 20 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

What to do ----------- Look at the fixtures below: do you play home or away? In any case: remember that it's single-leg, and a draw qualifies the team with the X on its side. *Home* - Before Wednesday 2022-05-11, 11:59 GMT - Pick one tea

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 33 [R] (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 20 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

Translation: if I had picked the Friday match with my boring 2-1, I would have won the stage.

Re: RSS NHL playoff pool (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 20 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

Could well be, another good thing killed off by COVID. Entered the NHL bracket as well, at the last possible moment (between Games 1 and 2, now that's lenient gamemastering). Let's compare results at the end. It's really been a weird s

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 33 [R] (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 21 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

Bochum - Bielefeld 2-1 (7) Freiburg - Union 1-4 (2) Köln - Wolfsburg 0-1 (7) Fürth - Dortmund 1-3 (20) Hoffenheim - Leverkusen 2-4 (12) Hertha - Mainz 1-2 (14) Frankfurt - Gladbach 1-1 (15) Bay

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tier Season 50 Cup: Quarterfinal Round (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 21 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

Cup QF results: Fixtures -------- QF1 Jesus Petry - The Doctor 2-6 (Mallorca 1 - Granada X2) QF2 Werner Pichler - ixion martin 1-0 (Napoli 2 - Torino 1X) QF3 Homer Simpson - Jesper Lauridsen 4-0 (Celta Vigo 1 - Alaves X2) QF

Re: Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

Kaiserslautern slipped up and Braunschweig is promoted. Regionalliga: South-West: Elversberg promoted unless they somehow lose a 19 goals GD lead in the last round. Bayern: Bayreuth 5 points up with 2 games to go. West: RW Essen and Mün

Re: Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

Gaining promotion in front of a full house, by turning 0-2 into 3-2 is very rocking. 0-3 FT. Last two goals in added time. Werder will be promoted if they can get a point in the final round. And they need the point, as they're behind o

Re: Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 6 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Slow, painful game to watch. How can Bremen compete against the likes of Augsburg,Union or Freiburg when they can not even beat Aue. 0-0 ht Nice little stadium in Aue, sort of cottage like surroundings

Re: The John De Lange RSS Sophisticated Prediction Contest European (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 6 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

So that one loses all the suspense and drama of revealing who the winner is? Ah, well... UCL Master sheet: https://www.dropbox.com/s/cgfc5g4zidpap9i/SophisticatedPredictionContest_UCL2022_Knockout_MASTER.xlsx?dl=0 EL Master sheet: https

Re: The John De Lange RSS Sophisticated Prediction Contest European Cups 2021-2022 Knockout Round (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 12 Hours ago by: anders t

That´s it. I´m done!

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 33 [R] (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 18 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

FT Bochum - Bielefeld 2-1 Freiburg - Union 1-4 Köln - Wolfsburg 0-1 Fürth - Dortmund 1-3 Hoffenheim - Leverkusen 2-4 Hertha - Mainz 1-2 Great week for away teams. FM 18 Jesper 16 Wer

Re: The John De Lange RSS Sophisticated Prediction Contest European (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 18 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

I have not seen any announcements of masters. My final score will be either -17,2215237092 or -16,9966425379 How is that possible with a 0.7 for a Rangers first round exit?

Re: Round 36 predictions 2021/2022 [r] (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 19 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Today confirms that Watford rops with Norwich. Next, Everton, I hope!

Re: Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Schalke turn it around in the 2nd half, a soft penalty in the first minute of the half started the comeback. St Paili also had two men sent off. Schalke are back in the 1st div next season. Werder should get the other automatic spot and

Re: Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 23 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Yes it was Jagermeister and I seem to recall they claimed that the Jagermeister emblem was the team logo. So it seems no team really wants to be promoted to the 1st div. Schalke 0 - 2 St Pauli HT If the Pauli goes on to win, Werder wi

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 1 Hour ago by: Al Kamista

While the Europa League has had finalists from 12 different countries in the same period. Keep mind that only 16 European countries have populations greater than 10 million. Every pipsqueak little nation does not have the divine right to

Re: Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 4 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

And Darmstadt lose to Fortuna, (who had nothing to play for) so now Werder once again can control their own destiny, just win on Super Sunday and then next week and they are promoted.

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 5 Hours ago by: ixion martin - GdBx

What ? Over more than 50 ? Except Paris in 2020, Monaco and Porto in 2004, all the finalists since 1997 come from *four* contries. 25 years, 56 countries playing, 50 finalists, 47 from only 4 countries : - Spain : 16 - England : 1

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 5 Hours ago by: ixion martin - GdBx

What ? Over more than 50 ? Except Paris in 2020, Monaco and Porto in 2004, all the finalists since 1997 come from *four* contries. 25 years, 56 countries playing, 50 finalists, 47 from only 4 countries : - Spain : 16 - England : 1

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 33 (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 5 Hours ago by: The Doctor

All fair games 2 - 2 and 50 red cards fly!

Re: Round 36 predictions 2021/2022 [r] (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 5 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Round 36 Me AT BS AK MH Average Results 201 48 2732 26 268 Brentfd 1 2 1 1.3333 SotonFC 0 0 1 0.3333 Burnley 3 1 1 1.6667 Avilla_ 0 2 2 1.3333 Chelsea 1 2 2 1.6667 Wolves_ 0 0 0

Re: The John De Lange RSS Sophisticated Prediction Contest European (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 6 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

I have kept track of all the predictions for the past 5-6 years. 538 does well, but as far as I remember ClubElo's predictions had a slight edge. Will post something at the end of the season. SophCon standings after the semifinals: Cha

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 6 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

Not only that, but a pure knockout format favors lesser teams. So the present day status quo is as much a result of the group stage format as it is of financial dispairty. Without a group stage I'm sure we'd see a lot more Villareal type

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 33 (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 6 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

Why do all the matches with the Friday kickoff that I miss end in the most boring of 2-1s? 2-1 1-2 0-3 2-2 1-2 3-2 4-1 3-1

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 7 Hours ago by: Real Mardin

Yeah exactly, I read years ago that it was Bayern Munich and Real Madrid getting each other in the first round of the European Cup in the late 80’s that inspired the creation of the Champions League. I actually watched said tie, or at

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 8 Hours ago by: Blueshirt

The fact that UEFA tournaments back then had open draws also helped the non-fashionable teams progress in the tournaments. Two BIG teams could draw each other in the early rounds of the European Cup and one would get knocked out. This wa

Re: Round 36 predictions 2021/2022 [r] (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 8 Hours ago by: Blueshirt

2-0 1-2 2-0 2-0 0-2 2-1 2-0 1-2 0-1 3-0 1-3 1-2 1-0 0-2 0-3 2-1

Re: Round 36 predictions 2021/2022 [r] (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 18 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Thank you!

Re: Round 36 predictions 2021/2022 [r] (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 18 Hours ago by: MH

1-1 1-2 2-0 2-2 1-1 2-1 3-1 2-2 2-1 3-1 2-3 1-2 3-1 1-2 1-2 1-1

Round 36 predictions 2021/2022 [r]

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Posted: 12 Days 20 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Round 36 predictions Saturday 7th May Brentford 15:00 Southampton Home 6/5 12/5 Away 9/4 1 - 0 Burnley 15:00 Aston Villa Home 19/10 23/10 Away 7/5 3 - 0 Chelsea 15:00 Wolverhampton Wanderers Home 1/3 19/5 Away 9/1 1- 0 Crystal Palac

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 21 Hours ago by: Real Mardin

What?!? There are 55 UEFA members. Granted some are bigger than others but if the finalists are mainly coming from the same 5 nations that means clubs from 89% of nations are in effect shut out of the final. We didn't have the footballi

Re: Inter - Empoli [R] (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days ago by: MH

Now 3-2 Inter I see. A few minutes left.

Re: Inter - Empoli [R] (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 1 Hour ago by: Al Kamista

And balance has been restored to the force, 2-2 in 44'. It was fun while it lasted. In continuing with my Italian themed rainy Friday afternoon, I will now switch to watching Gommorah season 3.

Inter - Empoli [R]

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Posted: 13 Days 1 Hour ago by: Al Kamista

The other close title race in Europe's Big 5. Milan ahead by 2 points with 3 games each. Currently 0-2 Empoli 30' Big upset in the making.

Re: Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: MH

I assume it was Jägermeister ? There was a point where they wanted to incorporate Jägermesiter into the official team name, but I think the DFB nixed that.

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: MH

It was a fun match to watch, from what I saw of it. Rangers punching way above their weight, and also riding their luck. Consider that RBL have got quite far in the CL in the recent past, and can count bona fide internationals from s

Re: RSS Poll: Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jesus Petry

Telê was big. But we had a good number of great coaches. Zagallo is one of them. I'll leave here Rubens Minelli, Ênio Andrade, Paulo César Carpegiani, early career Vanderlei Luxemburgo and, why not?, Scolari. On a next level there'

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 33 (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 4 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

Bleeping Google groups. Trying to post in desktop mode on my phone. Freiburg will beat Union by 2-1 or something. On Thursday, 5 May 2022 at 20:20:58 UTC+2, Jesper Lauridsen wrote:

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 5 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

5 leagues is still a lot. I am not sure what people want, the footballing equivalent of communism? It is at the end of the day, a commercial sport. And UEFA now has 3 tournaments, exactly for the reason that people are complaining - that

Re: Coefficients (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 6 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

In the aggregate 5-year-ranking, Salzburg accounts for roughly half (46.1%) of our points. That's middle of the road among comparable countries: Rangers 46.0% (Celtic 38.2%) Crvena zvezda 53.6% (Partizan 34.1%) Shakhtar Donetsk :( 46.9%

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 6 Hours ago by: Blueshirt

A minute is a long time in football! :-) No it's not inconceivable. But the way the tournament has been geared with all the changes over the years, it does favour the top teams from the big European leagues. What with seedings and 'this

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 33 (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 6 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

1-1 Missing a pick here* 1-0 3-1 0-3 2-1 1-3 2-2 4-1 3-0 Ciao, Werner *for once, the tables are turned!

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 6 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

The six finalists in the three European finals this year come from six different countries, two of them from outside the top 5 leagues. Realistically, it won't get better than that. Ajax were a minute away from reaching the final three

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 8 Hours ago by: Blueshirt

Nah, another trophy for Jose here I'd say... Tough one to call...

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 8 Hours ago by: Blueshirt

Why not eight or twelve?! ;-) Realistically, the winner of the European Super League, I mean UEFA Champions League, are always going to be one of the big teams from one of the 'big five' European leagues... the competition is designed

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 15 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Rotterdam! Rangers!

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 17 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

let me rephrase that from predictable to outrageous script writing, I mean c'mon, you kill the villians 3 times but they are still alive???? Not even the WWE does that! Roma v Rotterdam Frankfurt v Glasgow

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 18 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Going into the final Conference 18 v Europa 16 UCL have been eliminated and had all points deducted due to match fixing and predictable script writing.

Re: Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 18 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Eintracht Braunschweig is indeed the first German team to have a shirt sponsor. bonus points if you can name the sponsor. Extra bonus points if you can explain how they got away with it. It's now looking very Really hard to say, sin

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 19 Hours ago by: ixion martin - GdBx

Another problem is : if it was PSG instead of Madrid, the first goal would have disallowed for Asensio's offside (even if it is a passive offside) and the penalty not given. You can laugh but you know I'm right.

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 19 Hours ago by: ixion martin - GdBx

It is what I did... We had a true treasure 35 years ago and I miss it. We have seen that. How the hell Feyenoord could finish the match with 11 players ?

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 19 Hours ago by: ixion martin - GdBx

Why five ? And not ten or fifteen ? How many countries ?

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 20 Hours ago by: The Doctor

So who are your finalists and when?

Re: Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 20 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

Braunschweig is the original sugardaddy team. It's now looking very difficult for Kaiserlautern, but they should get the relegation match. Quite a Friday is was. Schalke with a late (90) winner in Sandhausen, Pauli losing a win equally

Re: Frankfurt [R] (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 21 Hours ago by: MH

Yes, fairly often I think. Though 1987 will not be a year fondly remembered by Bayern fans, we had Bayern Porto Ajax Lok Leipzig Dundee Utd. IFK Göteborg.

Coefficients

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Posted: 13 Days 21 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

For this season only https://kassiesa.net/uefa/data/method5/ccoef2022.html 1. England 2. Netherlands (no weak teams) 3. France (same here) 4. Spain 5. Germany (Union and Wolfsburg dragging them down) 6. Italy (Milan, LOL) 7. Portugal 8. Aus

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 21 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Bundesliga fans rejoice, Eintracht have made the Europa final and RedBull has not. On Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 5:11:56 p.m. UTC-4, Binder Dundat wrote:

Re: Frankfurt [R] (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 21 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

Very nervous performance from Frankfurt (second half, didn't see the first), with the fear of blowing the whole thing weighing down on them. 3 finals; 6 teams from 6 different leagues. Did we have that back when the Cup Winner's Cup was

Re: RSS Poll: Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 22 Hours ago by: MH

Would be interested to hear from Lleo/Clement/Jesus how they would rank him compared to eg. Zagalo and others. Definitely. Titles in multiple countries, decent results with national team, and two European cups as well as more appeara

Re: RSS Poll: Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 22 Hours ago by: Mark

And we can't forget Tele Santana. And maybe Ernst Happel.

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 33 (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 23 Hours ago by: MH

1-2 1-1 2-0 0-3 0-2 1-1 2-1 3-0 2-1

Bundesliga 21/22 wk 33

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Posted: 14 Days ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

For the first (ever?) games are not at the same time in the penultimate round. There will be no updates before Saturday. Fri Bochum - Bielefeld Public service notice: If Bielefeld ever turns up in UPT, I'll be calling them Hermann. 2-1

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days ago by: MH

Spurs, City and PSG were all making their first ever appearance in a final, it should be pointed out. Given that the finals have been restricted to teams from the "big 5" leagues since 2004, is that so suprising ? The problem is more

Re: CONCACAF Champions League (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 1 Hour ago by: MH

Isn't a sounder a collective name for a bunch of pigs or boars or something ? (Though I assume the team name relates to the Puget Sound)

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 1 Hour ago by: Al Kamista

That may be true, but the same applies in many American sporting leagues (which are the best comparison to the CL because they have similar big money teams). And as mentioned, American franchises are *all* loaded, because you need to mee

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 1 Hour ago by: Real Mardin

But go back another 5 years and Real have a further 3 finals, Atlético 2 and Juve 2. So there is some tendency to see the same teams return to the final. RM

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 1 Hour ago by: Al Kamista

NBA: Bucks - Suns Lakers - Heat Warriors - Raptors Warriors - Cavs Warriors - Cavs 7 different teams. Move along folks, nothing to see here.

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tier Season 50 Cup: Quarterfinal Round (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 1 Hour ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

Homer sucks. The glorious one.

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 1 Hour ago by: Al Kamista

For comparison, here's the Superbowl lineup: Rams - Bengals Bucs - Chiefs Chiefs - 49ers Pats - Rams Eagles - Pats 7 different teams. The NFL has a lot more financial parity, plus a draft system for further egalitarianism. But same resu

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 1 Hour ago by: MH

In the last five years we have had Liverpool - Real Madrid Spurs - Liverpool Bayern - PSG Chelsea - Man City Liverpool- Real Madrid 7 different teams for 10 finalist spots. I am not sure that constitutes "always the same teams".

Re: Managers with league titles with five or more different teams?

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Posted: 14 Days 2 Hours ago by: Bruce Scott

Ancelotti does it with very big teams in very big games, but with some others, not least Everton but also including us, it was a bit of a meh. In our case language was also a factor. When considering Heynckes, the fact that he doesn't

Re: Managers with league titles with five or more different teams?

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Posted: 14 Days 2 Hours ago by: Bruce Scott

I see you didn't mention Heynckes...

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 2 Hours ago by: Bruce Scott

This isn't the first time Ancelotti outsmarted Pep in a Semifinal! I was there for both matches in 2014, and the first one, when we still had all the chances, was the telling one. We suffocated them in the last 25m for 30 minutes but di

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 5 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

Yes, in ET games the home team has an additional 30 minute advantage. But AGR is not the right answer. I'd rather they went straight to penalties after 180 minutes than instill a random tiebreaker.

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 5 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

You always have the choice of not watching, so what's the problem? I don't watch motor sports and golf for the same reason. Marseilles is playing in the Conference League semifinals today. And as I type, Ceferin is probably telling the r

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 9 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

The same's true for penalties. It's perfectly natural for one team to get more penalties than another. Or several in one game. Or a couple of matches in a row. Don't know how often I've seen football fans argue about 'conspiracy' in cases

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 9 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

Karius is still on Liverpool's books. If Hollywood wrote the script, Alisson, Adrián, and Kelleher would all eat the wrong kind of sushi the day before the final. Ciao, Werner

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 12 Hours ago by: ixion martin - GdBx

Where is the difference. Always the same teams. Absolutely boring.

Re: CONCACAF Champions League (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 14 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

it is over now, 3-0

Re: CONCACAF Champions League (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 14 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Earlier today I said game over when their was 5 minutes left in a game and was wrong. Well, their is 10 minutes left and Seattle are up 2-0 (4-2 agg)and even though Pumas are all in white, just like Real, I will say game over and congrat

Re: CONCACAF Champions League (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 15 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Well this is it, the final, final game. Seattle stadium looks and sounds full. Seattle score a huge deflected shot goal right at the end of the half, which is usually a killer to the opposition, but I can see Pumas coming back in the 2n

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 16 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

Yes I agree that random things happen, even in abundance in clusters sometimes. I read a book in college (eons ago) on interesting statistical anomalies. It had an anecdote about an Amtrak train in the 80s that got into 4-5 accidents (som

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 19 Hours ago by: vedran

Don't wanna be annoying with this again (it can sound obnoxious, but it's just a fun fact), but football gods want another Croatian to lift the title and Modric was the only one left in a draw. Since you got rid of Lovren I'm not sure

Re: Fantasy Scout - Chat thread, May 2022 [R implied] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 19 Hours ago by: milivella

I have to confess that I was starting to think that, out of Binder Five's Fab Four, whereas Havertz, Foden and Sancho are undoubtedly great, Rodrygo was just a very good pick... Never doubt the Fab Four. -- Cheers milivella

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 19 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

Nah. There is a lot of this type of punditry going around tonight: https://xkcd.com/904/ It's not about Madrid's "DNA" or other such silliness. Sometimes, football happens. And some rarer times, it happens more than once in the same dir

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 20 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

LOL! I said earlier on a Liverpool board earlier today that while Real will be easier opponents than City, losing to Real will be more painful (after 2018).. There is something supernatural at play here. Not once, not twice, but thrice.

Re: UCL 2022/23 R16 2nd Legs [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 20 Hours ago by: Ion Saliu

Semifinals – 2nd leg ------------------------------------- 4 May • Real Madrid – Manchester City: 3 – 1, in overtime (aggregate: 6 – 5; Real Madrid advances to the final) • The most memorably-axiomatic event in the club-te

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

I don't particularly like Real Madrid, but I too am glad not to see an all-EPL final. Also, this is also Alkamista's fault: his poll and the overwhelming lead taken by Guardiola obviously angered the Weaufx Gods

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: Real Mardin

Believe and fight! RM

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: Blueshirt

Pep found wanting in the CL again! Real Madrid were the better team over the two legs.

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: Real Mardin

Madrid, Madrid, Maaaadrid,.........Maaaaaaaaadriiiiiiiiiid...................HALA MADRID!!!! No "FA Cup Final" in the Champions League! *Thank you* Real Madrid! RM

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Paris UCL game Liverpool vs RMadrid! Red vs White!

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Oh dear, Man City not only need to by Haaland, they need to buy new defenders.

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: Blueshirt

The way the two legs of this semi-final have gone absolutely ANYTHING could happen!!!

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

So now Ancelotti is the greatest manager of all time (if they hold on, of course...)

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

The good news for Mancity is they have almost 30 minutes to get it back

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: vedran

Where is AGR now when you need it...

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Finally some action in this tie. I think Real have subbed off all their old timers?

Re: Euro 2028 and 2032 bidding (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: Michael Falkner

Which means you can remove Russia from both lists. UEFA has disqualified both bids. Mike

Re: Euro 2028 and 2032 bidding (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: Michael Falkner

If Putin gets his way, this will all be moot. Mike

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

bleeping Real Madrid

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

They just won die.

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: Blueshirt

Well, compared to last week's match it probably is, but it has been end-to-end, just not at the frantic pace of the first leg. Maybe not just yet! ;-)

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

I find the pace of the game to be quite slow. Yeah, it is over, new money wins

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 22 Hours ago by: Blueshirt

I don't think it's a boring match, it looks like Real will regret their missed chances though. Another all-English Champions League Final is on the cards at this rate.

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Real are out passing and out possessing City right now, I think they are going to nick this. Not only can these teams make a 4-3 boring, they can make a 0-0 bring as well.

Re: RSS NHL playoff pool (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 23 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Ah yes, I remember that now. Toronto has to be the most boring centre of the universe in the history of the universe and I have spent quite a lot of time in TO. It is more boring and plaid than even Ottawa in my opinion and the outskirts

Re: RSS NHL playoff pool (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 23 Hours ago by: MH

It used to be pretty strictly every second day , but you are right that with adjustments to accommodate the TV schedule it has got away from that sometimes in the more recent past. Particularly when the series moves to the other city.

Re: RSS Poll: Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days ago by: MH

Is there a deadline? I would kind of like to wait for the end of the season. If Liverpool win the league and a treble of some type, I will upgrade my mark for Klopp. Ditto Guardiola if he wins the league and the CL.

Re: RSS Poll: Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days ago by: Al Kamista

How about making your picks?

Re: RSS NHL playoff pool (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 1 Hour ago by: Binder Dundat

Tampa Bay Florida won the last two Stanley Cups? That just seems weird. I thought it was every two or three days, it seems it is strictly every second day now. It used to be some players, mainly defenders played 30 minutes or more out

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 2 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

:-) Or their QA person.

Re: RSS NHL playoff pool (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 2 Hours ago by: MH

Playoffs are pretty chaotic and unpredictable. I still think the Lightning have a reasonable chance of getting three in a row, if everyone stays healthy. That has pretty much always been the case. which means they are going to be

Re: RSS Poll: Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 2 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

I would throw in here Trapattoni and Sacchi. Trapattoni because he won a lot, and with different teams. Sacchi had a very short peak, but hid ideas and style were transformative, and I put a lot of weight on that.

Re: RSS NHL playoff pool (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 3 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

I have not watched any NHL ice hockey this season, I have not really watched ice hockey since Gretzky played, so I have no opinion on who are the good teams or players, none of the scores mean anything to me. But, we went from teams like t

Re: RSS Poll: Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 5 Hours ago by: MH

Hard to establish, because the influence of earlier coaches is harder to document, but may have been much bigger than we realize. Plus the rate of hiring, firing and mobility of coaches in the last 20-30 years is so different than it

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tier Season 50 Cup: Quarterfinal Round (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 6 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

It will have to be the fatal Verona for me, then.

Re: RSS Poll: Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 6 Hours ago by: Mark

Maybe we should have a poll for greatest coach of all time.

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tier Season 50 Cup: Quarterfinal Round (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 6 Hours ago by: Mark

No confirmed participant here You just wanted to brag about having reached the quarter-final yourself didn't you? :-)

Re: Managers with league titles with five or more different teams? [R implied]

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Posted: 15 Days 8 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

German managers like Piontek and Derwall (and later Feldkamp) helped kick-start things in Denmark and Turkey. Ciao, Werner

Re: UCL 2022/23 R16 2nd Legs [R] (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 8 Hours ago by: Ion Saliu

Semifinals – 2nd leg ------------------------------------- 3 May • Villarreal – Liverpool: 2 – 3 (aggregate: 2 – 5; Liverpool advances to the final)

Re: What, no [R] thread Apr XXX, MMXXII? (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 8 Hours ago by: Ion Saliu

Thank you, aksiyomatik. All clear now.

Re: Euro 2028 and 2032 bidding (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 9 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

Update on Russia's suspension: https://www.uefa.com/insideuefa/mediaservices/mediareleases/news/0275-150c9887cacb-882c686f407f-1000--uefa-decisions-for-upcoming-competitions-relating-to-the-ongoin/ Ciao, Werner

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 20 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

Villarreal in red and Liverpool in yellow/gold? Someone should fire the Marca graphics person

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 20 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

xG fun https://phantom-marca.unidadeditorial.es/9ac3e3568006e9f5834e3608c92d09e3/resize/660/f/webp/assets/multimedia/imagenes/2022/05/03/16516115873479.png

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 20 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

In continuation of my Klopp worship, few managers show better in-game management than him. Most regular Liverpool watchers will attest that this happens time after time - a staid first half performance followed by fireworks in the second,

Re: RSS Poll: Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 20 Hours ago by: MH

Who do people think deserves consideration for the second half of the 20th Century. Lots of possibles: Helenio Herrera Bela Guttman Rinus Michels Johan Cruyff Jock Stein Matt Busby Bill Shankly Bob Paisley Brian Clough Udo Lattek Guy R

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tier Season 50 Cup: Quarterfinal Round (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 21 Hours ago by: ixion martin - GdBx

Torino.

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 21 Hours ago by: Real Mardin

And what's worse they brought in a Premier League refereeing team especially to ensure the highest standard of officiating in this promotion decider! Yeah I said the same - "Highway Maintenance" as they're referred to in the UK. Fores

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 21 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Loserpool marches on!

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Didn't any of you read " Team X never scores more than 2 goals and team Y never scores less than 1"?

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 22 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

Liverpool woke up in the second half. 2-2, tie over

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

A bit surprised by that scoreline, but totally deserved. At around the same time Villarreal got their second goal, Bournemouth got their first of the match, to assure them of WWEpl status next season. I think the rule is when Norwich go

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 22 Hours ago by: MH

Nope. Just in England Sheffield, Bradford and Bristol are all substantially bigger. Toulouse is a lot bigger. Likewise Zaragoza, Malaga, Palermo, Hamburg (sorry Sven !), Dresden, Bremen, Nürnberg, and at this point I stopped checkin

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 22 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

N.I.G.H.T.M.A.R.E.

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 23 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

And we have a semifinal on our hands...

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 23 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Better verify this equation.

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 23 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

0-0 ht. Forest need to win for a chance at direct promotion, I think they will be in the play off regardless of the score today. I guess they dont have the VARobots in the 2nd div. Forest denied a good chance and penalty due to a really b

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days ago by: Al Kamista

The old timers here will remember a Real Madrid fan on RSS called Raulinho7, who used to troll Barca by saying that they had won fewer European Cups than Nottingham Forest. Remarkably, that was true until 2006. It would be nice to see For

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days ago by: Binder Dundat

This tie is done according to the math equation I saw, but I will let you math nerds verify. If team X has never scored more than 2 goals in a match and team Y has never scored less than 1 goal in a match, can team X come back in the secon

Re: RSS Poll: Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 1 Hour ago by: Al Kamista

NT sure, women, up to you.

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tier Season 50 Cup: Quarterfinal Round (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 2 Hours ago by: MH

1. Leverkusen who still have something to play for. 2. The sleazy prostitutes, and I resent the fact you made me pick them.

Re: RSS Poll: Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 3 Hours ago by: MH

Are we restricting this to achievements with clubs, or are national team coaches fair game, even if they have done little (Löw) or a fair bit (Deschamps) at club level? Women's coaches ? I am half tempted to give some token credit t

Re: RSS NHL playoff pool (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 3 Hours ago by: MH

I looked for it last week and could find nothing except the bracket ones, which I did enter (one NHL, one Sportsnet). There is a regular season player draft type pool, and maybe you have to be in that to be part of the playoff one - if

Re: Managers with league titles with five or more different teams? [R

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Posted: 16 Days 3 Hours ago by: MH

It does introduce a certain bias. Until recently (OK, recently in old fogey relative terms), managers did not move around so much (particularly in Britain, or so it would seem). You had people like Ron Greenwood (13 years at West Ham

Re: RSS NHL playoff pool (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 3 Hours ago by: The Doctor

LA gets it game. Time to replace the goalie! Come on Dallas!

Re: RSS Poll: Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

Also, Sacchi is an idiot. Guardiola 1.75 Klopp 1.5 Ancelotti 1 Simeone 0.75 Del Bosque 0.75 Ferguson 0.75 Flick 0.75 Tuchel 0.75 Mourinho 0.5 Zidane 0.5 Heynckes 0.25 Emery 0.25 Conte 0.25 Gasperini 0.25 Ciao, Werner

Re: Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 6 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

The reality is, would/will Bremen even be able to compete with teams like Union or Freiburg or Augsburg, maybe it is better if they stay in div 2. Who sez teams like HSV and Werder have to be in the 1st div, who even likes the 1st div a

Re: RSS NHL playoff pool (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 6 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

That is pretty damn late, especially when you consider they will still be playing the ice hockey this year on Canada Day (July 1). As I recall, we have not done it since covid and they no longer have the actual fantasy pool anymore-I me

Re: RSS NHL playoff pool (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 7 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

Sorry Doc, I was too late this year to organize something. Same with the playoff bracket. Next year! Like the Maple Leafs! Ciao, Werner

Re: Managers with league titles with five or more different teams? [R implied]

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Posted: 16 Days 15 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

Whoa...you are wading into dangerous culture/generational war territory within the Juve fandom... Let's say that opinions about Sarri among Juve fans are...mixed. On the positive side, he of course did lead the team to its 9th consecuti

English Premier League Round 35 reactions and Round 36 predictions 2021/2022 [r]

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Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Round 35 reactions # Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts 1 ManCity 34 26 5 3 84 21 63 83 2 Liverpl 34 25 7 2 86 22 64 82 3 Chelsea 34 19 9 6 68 29 39 66 4 Arsenal 34 20 3 11 54 41 13 63 5 Hotspur 34

RSS NHL playoff pool

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Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Where is it?

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tier Season 50 Cup: Quarterfinal Round (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: The Doctor

I pick Granada.

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tier Season 50 Cup: Quarterfinal Round (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Granada!

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tier Season 50 Cup: Quarterfinal Round (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

Homer picks: 1. Celta 2. Freiburg

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tier Season 50 Cup: Quarterfinal Round (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

Reposting with the confirmed participants: What to do ----------- Look at the fixtures below: do you play home or away? In any case: remember that it's single-leg, and a draw qualifies the team with the X on its side. *Home* - Before W

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup: schedule and (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

Results: The Doctor - milivella 2-1 (Arsenal 2 - West Ham 1X) Mark - Futbolmetrix 1-3 ( RB Leipzig 2 - Borussia Borussia Mönchengladbach 1X)

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 32 [R] (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

Union - Fürth 1-1 (7) Bielefeld - Hertha 1-1 (18) Stuttgart - Wolfsburg 1-1 (16) Dortmund - Bochum 3-4 (3) Mainz - Bayern 3-1 (0) Augsburg - Köln 1-4 (10) Hoffenheim - Freiburg 3-4 (6) Leverkusen

Re: RSS Poll: Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

You made me realize that I completely overlooked Simone. As distasteful as his methods are, his results are undeniable. So my updated picks: Klopp 2.5 Mourinho 2 Guardiola 2 Ferguson 2 Conte 1 Simone 0.5

Re: RSS Poll: Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days ago by: Futbolmetrix

Great, SophCon rules! But I won't abuse it...or maybe I will Guardiola 3 Klopp 1.75 Conte 1.75 Simeone 1.5 Ancelotti 1 Zidane 0.25 Ferguson 0.25 Wenger 0.15 Tuchel 0.1 Gasperini 0.1 Emery 0.1 Pellegrini 0.05 By the way, here is

Re: RSS Poll: Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days ago by: Al Kamista

Ha, sure.

Re: RSS Poll: Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days ago by: Futbolmetrix

Are we allowed decimal points?

Re: RSS Poll: Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 1 Hour ago by: Al Kamista

Sorry but yet one more thought. Choices could be from anywhere in the world.. So if Jesus wants to pick a local South American, or Mark wants to pick a domestic Cameroonian coach, all good!

Re: RSS Poll: Greatest manager of the 21st century (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 1 Hour ago by: Al Kamista

One more thought - you can use whatever criteria makes most sense to you. So for example, going mainly by trophies, Ancelotti would be a good choice; going by influence on others, Bielsa might stand out; for punching above their $ weight,

RSS Poll: Greatest manager of the 21st century

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Posted: 17 Days 1 Hour ago by: Al Kamista

Following up on the Ancelotti thread, it would be interesting to see where we net out on who we perceive to be the best this millennium. Ground rules similar to the RSS Coach Sack competition. You get 10 weightage points which you can allo

Re: Women's Champions League [R] (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mark

So in 1956-60, Real Madrid were Champions of Europe 5 years in a row, and then Benfica were Champions in 1961. And in 1962 Benfica beat Real Madrid in the final. In 2016-20, Lyon won the women's champions league 5 years in a row, and then

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tier Season 50 Cup: Quarterfinal Round (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jesus Petry

1. Mallorca 2. West Ham Tchau! Jesus Petry

Re: Managers with league titles with five or more different teams? [R implied]

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Posted: 17 Days 3 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

I don't think it has ever been in dispute that Ancelotti is in the top echelon of managers. It's his reputation as one of the very best that I take strong exception to. In my opinion the 4 greatest managers of this millennium are Ferguson

Re: What, no [R] thread Apr XXX, MMXXII? (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 3 Hours ago by: Real Mardin

It stands for "Result" and has been used as a way of warning others that if they don't want the result of the match spoiling then they shouldn't open the thread. It was arguably relevant in the days when the North American contingent in

Re: Managers with league titles with five or more different teams? [R implied]

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Posted: 17 Days 3 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

I would argue that that's more a result of opportunity than anything else.

Re: What, no [R] thread Apr XXX, MMXXII? (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 9 Hours ago by: Ion Saliu

You, womanizer! Pussy always on your mind! Leave all that to Binder Dundat, the womanizer par excellence! On a serious note, I am puzzled by that [R] thingy. WTF does it stand for and who came up with it? I’ve participated in several n

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tier Season 50 Cup: Quarterfinal Round (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 10 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

1. Napoli 2. Elche Ciao, Werner

Re: Managers with league titles with five or more different teams? [R implied]

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Posted: 17 Days 10 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

He's had his fair share of disappointments in league seasons, too, not just when contending with Pep's Man City. In his first two seasons in Mainz, he missed out on promotion first by one point and then by one goal. But of course one of

Re: Managers with league titles with five or more different teams? [R implied]

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Posted: 17 Days 11 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

All from the top echelon of managers, no? I guess more enlightening would be a list of those coaches who failed to maintain an equal level of success after having taken over an established team. Just off the top of my head: Moyes, Emery

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup: schedule and (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 13 Hours ago by: The Doctor

I take it 2 - 1 !

Re: Managers with league titles with five or more different teams? [R

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Posted: 17 Days 14 Hours ago by: MH

None of those, but people like Mourinho, Trapattoni and Capello have done it with multiple teams, multiple times. Hitzfeld too, I suppose. And Conte.

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup: schedule and (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 16 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

Why unfortunately?

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup: schedule and (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 17 Hours ago by: milivella

Unfortunately, Doc was Arsenal, and I West Ham...

Re: [R/T] English League One Regular Season Done (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 19 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Come on LEeds, Burnley and Watford!

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tier Season 50 Cup: Quarterfinal Round (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 19 Hours ago by: The Doctor

I await Jesus!

Re: Managers with league titles with five or more different teams? [R implied]

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Posted: 17 Days 20 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

And how many of these have done it in more than one place?

Re: [R/T] English League One Regular Season Done (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 20 Hours ago by: Real Mardin

Indeed, but their next game is *Nottingham Forest* on Tuesday night, which sound be interesting. Draw and they still have the advantage, lose and the advantage shifts to Forest, who have done a remarkable job in climbing up from the releg

Re: Rocking Serie A [R] (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 21 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

Both the leaders held serve, even if Milan had to wait until the 80th minute and a gift from Fiorentina goalie Terraciano to break the viola resistance. Napoli and Juve have mathematically guaranteed a top-4 position and qualification to

[R/T] English League One Regular Season Done

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Posted: 17 Days 21 Hours ago by: Michael Falkner

Championship still in progress, 1-2 games left regular season for all teams.. Premier League: 4-5 Premier League -> Championship Norwich City was clinched this weekend. Watford is all but clinched. Third spot, for the moment, is Everto

Re: Managers with league titles with five or more different teams? [R implied]

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Posted: 17 Days 23 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

Honestly, and without trying to sound like I'm trolling, being a homer, or indulging in hyperbole, Ancelotti and Tuchel don't even belong in the same breath as Klopp. Klopp has exceeded expectations everywhere he has ever managed. He too

Re: Managers with league titles with five or more different teams? [R implied]

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Posted: 18 Days ago by: Werner Pichler

Bit of both. You worship Klopp, and got reasons to, but it doesn't quite square with you denigrating Tuchel and Ancelotti. Klopp's been through his fair share of disappointments, especially in finals. I guess you could say that I've co

Fantasy Scout - Chat thread, May 2022

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Posted: 18 Days 1 Hour ago by: milivella

[The rules of this thread are simple: write what you want, reply if you want, ignore if you have to.]

Re: Managers with league titles with five or more different teams? [R implied]

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Posted: 18 Days 1 Hour ago by: Werner Pichler

I would amend that to 'better than most'. Ciao, Werner

Re: Managers with league titles with five or more different teams? [R implied]

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Posted: 18 Days 1 Hour ago by: Al Kamista

I think we all agree that Ancelotti does well when he inherits a privileged situation.

Re: Managers with league titles with five or more different teams? [R implied]

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Posted: 18 Days 1 Hour ago by: Al Kamista

Is that a sincere comparison, or are you just being mischievous? Because I am pretty sure that you realize that there's a bit of a difference in the situations these two coaches inherited at their respective EPL clubs.

Unsophisticated Prediction Tier Season 50 Cup: Quarterfinal Round

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Posted: 18 Days 1 Hour ago by: Futbolmetrix

What to do ----------- Look at the fixtures below: do you play home or away? In any case: remember that it's single-leg, and a draw qualifies the team with the X on its side. *Home* - Before Wednesday 2022-05-04, 11:59 GMT - Pick one t

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup: schedule and (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 1 Hour ago by: Futbolmetrix

Play-in matches are: The Doctor - milivella (West Ham 1X - Arsenal 2) 1-1 at the half. Mark - Futbolmetrix (Borussia Mönchengladbach 1X - RB Leipzig 2) To be played on Monday

Re: Managers with league titles with five or more different teams? [R implied]

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Posted: 18 Days 2 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

I'll just leave that here https://i.redd.it/3z3yb9fxfvw81.jpg Ciao, Werner

Re: Managers with league titles with five or more different teams? [R implied]

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Posted: 18 Days 2 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

Not entirely Ancelotti's fault, though, as he came in mid-season to replace Lippi who had lost control of the dressing room. Also, this was the year that Del Piero tore his ACL, and Zinedine "only ever showed 75% of his true potential at

Re: Managers with league titles with five or more different teams? [R implied]

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Posted: 18 Days 2 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

The EPL is a 2 team league right now as well, and Klopp's honor list might look quite similar. Ciao, Werner

Re: Managers with league titles with five or more different teams? [R implied]

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Posted: 18 Days 2 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

:-(

Re: Managers with league titles with five or more different teams? [R implied]

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Posted: 18 Days 3 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

Talking of overrated coaches, Tuchel seems to be reverting to his mean after an impressive CL run last season.

Re: Managers with league titles with five or more different teams? [R implied]

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Posted: 18 Days 3 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

They won teh title the season before he joined. They finished 7th in his first season. Not too impressive. Below expectations (his CL exploits were very solid though). EPL was a 2 team league then, so about in line with minimum expect

Re: Managers with league titles with five or more different teams? [R implied]

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Posted: 18 Days 3 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

A bit spooky that this thread was being resurrected just the other day, because :'-( Ciao, Werner

Re: Women's Champions League [R] (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 4 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

So it will be the dream final between Barca and OL at the Allianz Stadium in Torino. Barca comfortably won the first leg 5-1 in front of a new 90,000 record crowd. Wolfsburg defense had no answer to Barca midfielders' late runs into t

Re: Managers with league titles with five or more different teams? [R implied]

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Posted: 18 Days 5 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

Agreed. What I meant to say was "manager of superstars", rather than superstar manager. He's been very good at getting teams full of egos to row in the same direction. I guess this is in part because, contrary to gurus such as Guardio

XanaNews Statistic for rec.sport.soccer. 5/1/2022 6:39:06 AM

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Posted: 18 Days 6 Hours ago by: The Doctor

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Re: Turkish Top Three and the "Big Three" (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 6 Hours ago by: Real Mardin

Given the size of their lead it was probably inevitable, but now it's official. After a 2-2 draw with Antalyaspor, Trabzonspor are the 2021/22 Turkish Super League Champions. Trabzon supporters had flown in from beyond Turkey to watch the

Re: Fantasy Scout - Chat thread, March 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days ago by: milivella

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Fantasy Scout - Chat thread, April 2022

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Posted: 19 Days ago by: milivella

[The rules of this thread are simple: write what you want, reply if you want, ignore if you have to.]

Re: What, no [R] thread Apr XXX, MMXXII? (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days ago by: Mark

Are you referring to the Women's Champions League?

Re: Managers with league titles with five or more different teams? [R

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Posted: 19 Days 1 Hour ago by: MH

I dunno, his record of winning league titles, given that he has managed so many elite teams, is not all that impressive. Has anyone ever done a "wins over replacement" type analysis for him. He managed only 50 % title wins with PSG (su

Re: Managers with league titles with five or more different teams? [R implied]

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Posted: 19 Days 1 Hour ago by: Futbolmetrix

Real Madrid captures the 2021-2022 La Liga title, and Ancelotti becomes the first manager to win in each one of the top 5 leagues. Best superstar manager out there?

Re: RIP: Mino Raiola (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 2 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

Looks like the guys upstairs got the fax machine working and the transfer went through after all. Ciao, Werner

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 32 [R] (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

FT Bielefeld - Hertha 1-1 Stuttgart - Wolfsburg 1-1 Dortmund - Bochum 3-4 Maybe Schalke can challenge Bochum for Ruhr dominance next season? Mainz - Bayern 3-1 Augsburg - Köln 1-4 Jesper 14 Doc 12 Werner

Re: English Premier LEague Round 34 reactons and Round 35 predictions (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 4 Hours ago by: The Doctor

0 - 1 FT

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 32 [R] (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 4 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

FT Union - Fürth 1-1 Everyone forgot about the relegated-team rule. HT Bielefeld - Hertha 0-0 Stuttgart - Wolfsburg 0-1 Dortmund - Bochum 2-2 Penalty merchants. Mainz - Bayern 2-1 The Ulrich effect. Augsbur

What, no [R] thread Apr XXX, MMXXII?

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Posted: 19 Days 8 Hours ago by: Ion Saliu

Really, (R)isters?

Re: Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days ago by: Werner Pichler

Did you find one? Ciao, Werner

Re: Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 1 Hour ago by: MH

I assume he was making reference to the "this year's Leicester" thread that has been going on for a while. The title of that thread derived from Leicester's very surprising run in 2016 - going from almost relegated to champions. So w

Re: Rocking Serie A [R] (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 1 Hour ago by: Werner Pichler

Two rounds to go Lecce 68 Cremonese 66 -- Monza 64 Benevento 63 Brescia 63 Pisa 63 In other news, after many years of trying, Bolzano/Bozen-based FC Südtirol got promoted to Serie B. Only once before, back in 1947-48, has a team from

Re: Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 2 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

I kinda dont understand the post from Mark about can someone be this year's Kaiserslautern, this year's Kaiserslautern means promotion to me. Unless it was reference to the team that got promoted and then won the 1st div that 1st season

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 32 (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 3 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

3-1 1-1 1-2 3-1 1-4 1-1 2-2 2-1 1-2

Frankfurt [R]

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Posted: 20 Days 7 Hours ago by: Bruce Scott

What a performance last night! Frankfurt went after it from the opening kick and scored after 50 seconds. But then West Ham, unlike Barcelona, didn't show shock and got back into the game within the first phase of the half at 21'. Afterw

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 32 (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 7 Hours ago by: Our Tools

If someone need to find the time or channels to watch a matches on tv this is the link https://fullmatchesreplay.net/soccer-on-tv/

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 32 (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 17 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

3-1 Which kind of guarantees they won't? 1-0 2-2 Missing Wattenscheid though. 4-0 1-3 'Auf die Zirbelnuss' really is one of the stranger club mottos around. 0-2 3-2 The German Bundesliga isn't used to still having teams in

Nerd set to become manager of underachieving Central European (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 17 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

I'm doing quite a bit of rejoicing. Ciao, Werner

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 32 (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 19 Hours ago by: The Doctor

All games 2-2 and 50 red cards fly!

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 32 (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 19 Hours ago by: MH

2-0 1-0 1-1 3-0 0-3 2-2 0-0 3-1 1-2

Re: Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 19 Hours ago by: MH

That's three storied teams. Two Bundesliga champions and a European trophy winner. I always had a soft spot for Kaiserslautern, so I kind of hope they make it back at least to BL2. Havelse relegated.

Re: RIP: Mino Raiola (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 20 Hours ago by: Blueshirt

Maybe tomorrow?

Re: RIP: Mino Raiola (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 20 Hours ago by: Michael Falkner

NOT SO FAST! Mike

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 21 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

If we include the pre scripted sports entertainment UCL made specifically for the American and Asian markets with the two real European cups, the fake liga wins, but it is not real, just including it cus I want to make everyone feel incl

Re: English Premier LEague Round 34 reactons and Round 35 predictions (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 21 Hours ago by: The Doctor

1 - 1 FT!!

Re: Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 21 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

At the other end Ingolstadt is relegated again, and Aue is as good as gone. Dredsen will go to the relegation match. In the third league, Magdeburg has won promotion. The second spot is between Kaiserslautern and Braunschweig. Havelse re

Re: RIP: Mino Raiola (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

Must have failed the medical.

Bundesliga 21/22 wk 32

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Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

Fri Union - Fürth 2-1 Sat Bielefeld - Hertha Hertha can espace direct relegation. 1-1 Stuttgart - Wolfsburg Wolfsburg with (realistically) nothing to play for. 2-1 Dortmund - Bochum Classic Ruhr derby. 3-1 Mainz - Bayern 2-4 Augsburg

Re: Rocking Serie A [R] (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

[Arnautovic] He also scored against Juve (and could have had more than one) putting the definitive nail in the coffin in any residual scudetto hopes we might have had. The irony is that a lot of the Inter fans were actually quite happy

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Plenty of possession for Red Bull, but not much else, 0-0 ht and 1-1 ht in the other game, the Conference league with way more goals, 2.5 times more goals to be exact.

Re: Europaliga vs Europa confrence (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

I think Red Bull vs West Ham and Eintracht v Rangers would have been better pairings, but we will see what happens. I am glad to see Szoboszlai finally getting a start, no less in the greatest, toughest, most prized European club competiti

Re: Women's Champions League [R] (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 1 Hour ago by: Bruce Scott

He'd be much better suited to a Guardiola or Leipzig-style Rangnick/ Nagelsmann type team, that doesn't use a big man in the middle. Indeed, some are speculating that's one reason why R Lewa is unhappy here: Nagelsmann's style. Adeyemi

Re: ManCity - Liverpool [R] (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 1 Hour ago by: Bruce Scott

I actually wonder if he doesn't really want to break Gerd Mueller's career goal record in the Bundesliga. If he stays 2 more years he might get it without a third. He's on 310 and needs 365 to equal it.

Re: RIP: Mino Raiola (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 2 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

Your numerous hissy fits here say otherwise.

Re: RIP: Mino Raiola (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 3 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

You are kinda full of yourself arent you, I dont really care about anything you or your ilk post.

Re: RIP: Mino Raiola (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 3 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

This guy will do anything to raise the transfer fees!

Re: RIP: Mino Raiola (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 4 Hours ago by: Jesus Petry

Apparently, news of his demise were greatly exaggerated. Tchau! Jesus Petry

Re: RIP: Mino Raiola (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 5 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

Oh god, you're butt-hurt again because I criticized the quality of the Bundesliga yesterday. You're as predictable as an 8 year old girl. Just for the record, I didn't "like" him. But that doesn't mean that his premature death brings me

Re: RIP: Mino Raiola (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 5 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

Transfer broke down, apparently https://twitter.com/MinoRaiola/status/1519657935193923584 Ciao, Werner

Re: RIP: Mino Raiola (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 5 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

No he was not, he was a greedy piggish man, he reflects all that is wrong in football and in this world. Not surprised you liked him.

Re: CONCACAF Champions League (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 5 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Very late games, with 10:30 kick off, I actually fell asleep and only woke up to see the last 30 mins, with Pumas leading 2-0. But, then two penals, one for a cheap handball and one in the 96 min, both taken by the same guy, means 2-2 he

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 5 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

It ended 2-0 and Liverpool are through to the final. In other football news, Pigman (the agent) just died, so who will be getting all that money from the Haaland transfer to Man City?

RIP: Mino Raiola

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Posted: 21 Days 5 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

Everyone's favorite villian passed away today after some unnamed illness. A true superagent, he was widely disliked due to outspoken comments and exorbitant agent fees. Nevertheless, this is very sad. He was only 54. The footballing world l

Re: Rocking Serie A [R] (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 6 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

Thanks to a crucial contribution by Zlatan, and in true Zlatan-style, too (back to the goal, feet coordination like a ballet dancer). He's been decent for them. Not great, also due to nagging injury problems, but decent. A random i

Re: Can any team be this year's Kaiserslautern? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 7 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

The interesting thing is that you don't seem to have the same problem with women's football, which is even more predictable and one-sided. Ciao, Werner

Re: Women's Champions League [R] (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 7 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

Nah, the Basel scenario was always on the cards and in the back of our heads. After all, 'you can't win anything with kids!' And then there was the Corona outbreak. I have a feeling Adeyemi will fail in Dortmund, too. He's no Haaland,

Re: UEFA Youthliga 22 Final (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 7 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

Quite the impressive way to (kind of - it's not senior football) end the Guttmann curse. This was Benfica's first win in their twelfth European final. The full list: - 5x European Cup 1963 1-2 v Milan 1965 0-1 v Inter 1968 1-4 v Manch

Re: Rocking Serie A [R] (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 8 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

After the high-noon robbery in the Derby d'Italia, Inter went back to winning ways, Napoli faded away with two defeats in their last three matches (at home to Fiorentina and away to Empoli, where they squandered a 2-0 lead in the 80th min

Re: UCL 2022/23 R16 2nd Legs [R] (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 11 Hours ago by: Ion Saliu

27 April • Liverpool – Villarreal: 2 – 0

Re: English Premier LEague Round 34 reactons and Round 35 predictions (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 20 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Under way!

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

If you are a Yellow submarine fan, so far it is going to plan. Liverpool should score at some point, but I think that is how it went for Bayern and Juve in the past rounds.

Re: Can any team be this year's Kaiserslautern? (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days ago by: MH

Well your predictions were made half way through the season (on Jan 14th) , so you had a lot of information to go by. Plus Inter is by no means guaranteed to win, and the EPL is still unresolved. And you had Rangers tipped to win the

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days ago by: Binder Dundat

One assumes it will be different today, with Villarreal playing ultra defensively and trying to keep this 0-0. Liverpool have too many ways to score, so I doubt they can do it. Also probably a bit more intensity than yesterday, just cus

Re: Can any team be this year's Kaiserslautern? (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 1 Hour ago by: Al Kamista

Who do you predict will win the He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named league title?

Can any team be this year's Kaiserslautern?

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Posted: 22 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mark

The top European leagues are as predictable as ever: as I predicted at the beginning of the season the champions in Spain, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, France and Portugal will be Real Madrid, Bayern Munchen, Inter, Ajax, PSG and Porto. It

Re: English Premier LEague Round 34 reactons and Round 35 predictions (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 2 Hours ago by: MH

0-3 1-2 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-2 1-4 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-2

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 2 Hours ago by: MH

Again, it could just be my state of mind, but it seemed to me the game lacked any sense of urgency. City could have picked up the pace after the second goal and put this thing out of reach, but they didn't. Real seemed happy to stay

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 3 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

Then you must be a hard man to please! It's not like the goals were low quality types - e.g. deflections, own goals, or corners. Almost all were technically well executed finishes, despite the defensive mistakes that led to them.

Re: ManCity - Liverpool [R] (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 3 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

That is not true. He left because he wanted to leave and Bayern cashed in because he had only 1 year left on his contract. It's the same reason Alaba left a year later, and Lewandowski might leave this summer, i.e. players get bored of B

Re: English Premier LEague Round 34 reactons and Round 35 predictions 2021/2022 [r] (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 4 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Thank you!

Re: English Premier LEague Round 34 reactons and Round 35 predictions 2021/2022 [r] (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 12 Hours ago by: Blueshirt

1-2 0-3 2-1 0-2 0-2 >Wolverhampton Wanderers 15:00 Brighton and Hove 2-2 0-3 1-2 2-0 2-1 Monday 2nd May 2-2

Re: [R implied/T implied] Some English end-of-regular-season stuff... (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 18 Hours ago by: The Doctor

No Sheff U! No Millwall! No Sheff W! GO Sunderland.

[R implied/T implied] Some English end-of-regular-season stuff...

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Posted: 22 Days 19 Hours ago by: Michael Falkner

Fulham and the Khans are back in the Premier League next year. Need only one point in their last two games to win the league, or AFC Bournemouth not to win their final three. Second auto-promote a bit closer: AFC Bournemouth 79 pts +30

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 21 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

It is not just you, for a "seven goal thriller" it was not only slow and dull, but not really high quality play from either team. I don't think I have ever seen a game with this many

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS [R] (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 21 Hours ago by: MH

??? Maybe it is just me and post-covid blahs, but I found this incredibly dull. I don't think I have ever seen a game with this many goals in it that engaged me less. Now you might say that this is because I don't really care who wi

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 21 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

A cheap handball pk gives the old timers hope. Carvahal was too hesitant and directly responsible for 3 goals. I am not just saying this cus I dont like Man City, but they really dont impress me. The passing and interplay is not as g

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 21 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

4-3 City final. City should never have let it get this close. Several golden chances spurned and sloppy defending on both second half Madrid goals. Great game to watch. Anyone's tie in the second leg.

Re: UCL 2022/23 R16 2nd Legs [R] (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 21 Hours ago by: Ion Saliu

Semifinals – 1st leg ------------------------------- 26 April • Manchester City – Real Madrid: 4 – 3 • A match for the history books! ---------------------------------

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 22 Hours ago by: MH

Some pretty sloppy defending at both ends, considering these are 2 of the top 5 teams in the world in many people's books. City look better but could easily lose this game or, more likely, the tie.

Re: ManCity - Liverpool [R] (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

No, Bayern had a better player in Kimmich, that is why he was left out and free to go, Bayern did not want him. He has good ball skills but bad decision making with the ball, never understood why he was so highly regarded and he is a bit

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

It looked like it was going to be a case of elder abuse, but the oldtimers got an away goal and New Money look shaky at the back, so I wont be surprised if Old Money ties this up in the 2nd half.

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 23 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

If City don't lose their heads like PSG and Chelsea, they will win comfortably. Casemiro is a big loss in the middle.

Re: UCL 22 SEMI FINALS (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days ago by: Binder Dundat

New Money vs Old Money, every one (except the bookies) knows that Old Money always wins. Pep with a real number 9 as the Jesus starts, which is just plain weird.

Re: UCL Q/Fs 22 R (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 3 Hours ago by: Bruce Scott

Yes, we just don't have the mental strength for this type of match under Nagelsmann... I was worried we'd go out like this even before the first leg of the tie.

Re: Women's Champions League [R] (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 3 Hours ago by: Bruce Scott

[...] Ah, you read too much into it... I guess you feel Salzburg could have gone on a long run had they beaten (the very beatable) us. BvB just aren't good enough. Look at the points in the league. We might just get 80, but they will

Re: What, no DFB-Pokal thread? [R] (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 3 Hours ago by: Bruce Scott

The last few years Spain has the most money and Barcelona became the best team in Europe a couple of years ago. Heavy favourites for the CL, once again.

Re: ManCity - Liverpool [R] (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 3 Hours ago by: Bruce Scott

No-one likes Thiago... if that's the case, can we have him back please? No matter what anyone says, we would never have finished 2020 the way we did without him.

Re: UCL 2022/23 R16 2nd Legs [R] (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 8 Hours ago by: Ion Saliu

Semifinals – 1st leg -------------------------- 26 April • Manchester City – Real Madrid: --------------------------

Re: #LIVEVE [R] (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 13 Hours ago by: anders t

Ah, so that´s why it´s been 14 months since the away team got a pen at Anfield.

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup: schedule and (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 14 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Arsenal is on a tare right now.

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup: schedule and (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 16 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

Not sure why Google (that has statrted doing probabilistic predictions) thinks last-placed Alaves has much of a chance. Then again, Villarreal will be distracted by its European Cup entanglements. Still, I pick Gladbach.

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup: schedule and (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 18 Hours ago by: milivella

West Ham. Bad luck, Doc! ;) -- Cheers milivella

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup: schedule and (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 18 Hours ago by: milivella

I'm both laughing and crying, but I'm not crying from laughing.

English Premier LEague Round 34 reactons and Round 35 predictions 2021/2022 [r]

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Posted: 23 Days 20 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Round 34 reactions Round 34 Me AT BS AK MH Average Results 189 48 256 26 250 Arsenal 3 1 2 2.0000 3 MAN U__ 1 2 1 1.3333 1 LCFC___ 3 2 1 2.0000 0 AVFC___ 0 2 1 1.0000 0 MCFC___ 1 4 3 2.66

UCL 22 SEMI FINALS

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Posted: 23 Days 20 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

for a semi finals, those some one-sided odds ManCity vs Real Madrid 1.46 4.50 7.00 FC Liverpool vs FC Villarreal 1.26 5.75 11.50

Re: CONCACAF Champions League (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Kinda weird warm humid day on the Iceberg,ok, the Iceberg has melted, so that would explain the humidity, but quite warm with no sunshine, i already planted Kale outside today. Cruz Azul and 2 MLS teams did make the semis, but the other

UEFA Youthliga 22 Final

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Posted: 24 Days 1 Hour ago by: Binder Dundat

What to do on a rainy humid monday on the Iceberg? If you were not so hungover, you might go trout fishing or, even better you might ake chili and watch the youth liga final between Casino Salzburg and Benfica. Casino had just beat Atleti

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup: schedule and (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mark

Villareal and RB Leipzig

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 31 [R] (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mark

What is red jersey, stage wins, and ruckrunde? I've never seen an explanation of the scoring system for this.

Re: #LIVEVE [R] (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 6 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

Have you noticed how United's results completely dried up once they stopped averaging one penalty award per game?

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup: schedule and (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 13 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Arsenal and ACM!

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup: schedule and (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 14 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

Play-in matches: What to do ----------- Look at the fixtures below: do you play home or away? In any case: remember that it's single-leg, and a draw qualifies the team with the X on its side. *Home* - Before Wednesday 2022-01-12, 11:

Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Cup: schedule and play-in matches

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Posted: 24 Days 15 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

We have 9 human players left in the Cup, it's tough to have a decent Cup schedule with an odd number of participants. Therefore, Homer, who gained promotion from Tier 3 to Tier 2 (where he will replace milivella) gets a slot. Schedule We

Re: Unsophisticated Prediction Tiers Season 50 Match Day 6 (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 18 Hours ago by: milivella

Thanks for managing all of this! Congratulations, Jesus! Mediocre. Apophatic injurology? Thanks for keeping me human company next season, Jesper... -- Cheers milivella

Re: Round 34 predictions 2021/2022 [r] (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 20 Hours ago by: The Doctor

2 - 2 1 - 0 1 - 0 1- 0

#LIVEVE [R]

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Posted: 24 Days 22 Hours ago by: anders t

Apparantly 14 months since the away team got a pen at Anfield.

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 31 [R] (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 23 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

Wolfsburg - Mainz 5-0 (6) Freiburg - Gladbach 3-3 (6) Köln - Bielefeld 3-1 (12) Frankfurt - Hoffenheim 2-2 (13) Fürth - Leverkusen 1-4 (20) Leipzig - Union 1-2 (8) Bayern - Dortmund 3-1 (16) Boc

Re: What, no DFB-Pokal thread? [R] (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 1 Hour ago by: Mark

How did that happen?! Are Barcelona better than I realised? And was it a world record attendance? Apparently there was a women's match in about 1971 that had a crowd of 110,000.

Re: Team relegates itself (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: Real Mardin

Indeed, it's automatic relegation. If we're following the club name then city naming convention it should be "Altay SK Izmir". RM

Re: Team relegates itself (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

As you said, the reality is they had an impossible task to get promoted. I have to admire their sportsmanship, but unfourtanetly we live in a world where you are more admired for selling your Mother down the river for a fiver. Do all 4

Re: Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 5 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

After Super Saturday and Sunday, we really are no closer to final promotion status 1 Werder Bremen (A) 31 16 9 6 58:40 18 57 2 FC Schalke 04 (A) 31 17 5 9 65:40 25 56 3 SV Darmstadt 98 31 16 6 9 61:44 17 54 4 FC

Re: Have we ever discussed the away goals rule on RSS? (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 14 Hours ago by: Sheridan Elliot

I'm very sorry to hear that. I was in Sligo town a few weeks ago, it's a very underrated place. Lots of dereliction (like every Irish town), but some stunning architecture. The 19th-century town hall is modelled on a Venetian palazzo. S

Re: Have we ever discussed the away goals rule on RSS? (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 15 Hours ago by: MH

Not really. It was going to require some big changes in the organization of the sport here, plus an exceptional crop of players to come along. Now if only Scotland could join them, though that seems unlikely. In 1986 I would not hav

Re: Have we ever discussed the away goals rule on RSS? (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 17 Hours ago by: Sheridan Elliot

Good, thanks! Well, the state of the world aside. Did you ever think back in the halcyon early-millennium RSS days that you'd be looking forward to Canada playing in the World Cup again?

Re: Round 34 predictions 2021/2022 [r] (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 19 Hours ago by: The Doctor

3 - 1 Ft 0 - 0 5 -1 :-( 0 -3 0 - 0

Re: Have we ever discussed the away goals rule on RSS? (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 20 Hours ago by: MH

Well there's a blast from the past ! How are you, Sheridan? I agree with you on the away goal rule, btw.

Re: Chelsea vs Arsenal [r] (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days ago by: The Doctor

Arsenal 3 MU 1 FT!

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 31 [R] (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 1 Hour ago by: Binder Dundat

No, of course not. 2-0 game over. It looks like it will be up to Werder next year to stop this Bayern reign of terror.

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 31 [R] (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 1 Hour ago by: Binder Dundat

Neuer doing his best to make things interesting, but Bayern score again, though VARobots call it back. So maybe hope for the New Pretenders?

Team relegates itself

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Posted: 26 Days 1 Hour ago by: Real Mardin

I don’t think I’ve ever quite seen anything like what I’m about to describe. The match was Gaziantep FK v Goztepe in the Turkish Super League. Goztepe started the game in the relegation zone 12 points behind Giresunspor, who were in

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 31 [R] (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 1 Hour ago by: Binder Dundat

It is official, BVB are the New Pretenders. Game over

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 31 [R] (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 2 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Freiburg were tired from the midweek, but recuperated for the 2nd half I watched this and I thought it was going to be a case of Bin der Dun dat, with a repeat of midweek, but two late gols gives power to the people! Zuper Klassiker line

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 31 [R] (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

FT Freiburg - Gladbach 3-3 Köln - Bielefeld 3-1 Frankfurt - Hoffenheim 2-2 Fürth - Leverkusen 1-4 Leipzig - Union 1-2 Very rocking with 27 goals in 6 matches. Jesper 15 MH 15 Werner 13 FM 1

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 31 [R] (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

Delayed HT post. On 2022-04-23, Binder Dundat <dundat@gmail.com> wrote: FT Wolfsburg - Mainz 5-0 HT Freiburg - Gladbach 0-2 Köln - Bielefeld 2-1 Frankfurt - Hoffenheim 1-1 Fürth - Leverkusen 1-2 Leipzig - U

Re: What, no DFB-Pokal thread? [R] (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 4 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

The Wolfsburg Women did not do so well vs Barca in the Euro Cup. The Camp Nou broke its own attendance world record for a women’s football match on Friday when 91,648 fans revelled in Barcelona’s 5-1 rout of Wolfsburg in the first l

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 31 (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 5 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

It only took about 4 minutes for NMA (or is it nme?)to work.

Re: Chelsea vs Arsenal [r] (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 5 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

OK, so they got lucky, but no possible way they can beat Man United.

Re: Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 5 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Werder with a convincing 4-1 win and retake the top of the table, 3 games, left one vs Aue, they have to get enough points for direct promotion. So yeah, we are projecting Bremen as finishing 1st or 2nd and direct promotion. HSV also wo

Re: Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 6 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Make it 0-3 make it 0-4 This kinda sounds like a Barca game with the away fans noisier and more visible than the home support

Re: Round 34 predictions 2021/2022 [r] (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 6 Hours ago by: The Doctor

2 - 1 HT. COYG!!

Re: Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 6 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

The Superness of my stream leaves a lot to be desired, but the superness of the ht score is pretty super Schalke 0 - 2 Werder

Re: Have we ever discussed the away goals rule on RSS? (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 14 Hours ago by: Sheridan Elliot

It's pretty simple really, any rule which incentivises a team to lose 2-1 rather than 5-4 is alien to the purpose of the game, particularly in an era where clubs are globalised multinational corporation fielding teams of influencer/entre

Re: What, no DFB-Pokal thread? [R] (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 22 Hours ago by: Mark

The women's quarter-final results were interesting: Carl Zeiss Jena 1 Bayern Munchen 9 SGS Essen 1 Bayer Leverkusen 2 (aet) VfL Wolfsburg 7 SC Sand 0 SV Henstedt-Ulzburg 0 Turbine Potsdam 7 The semi-final results: Bayern Munchen 1

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 31 (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 4 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

1-1 1-2 Stupid decision. 2-0 1-1 0-3 3-1 2-1 0-1 2-2 and 50 red cards fly Ciao, Werner

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 31 (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 16 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix

A conspiracy! 2-1 3-1 1-1 2-1 1-3 3-1 2-0 1-1 2-1

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 31 (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 21 Hours ago by: The Doctor

All games 2 - 2 and 50 red cads fly!

English Premier League Round 33 reactions and Round 34 predictions 2021/2022 [r]

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Posted: 27 Days 21 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Round 33 Me AT BS AK MH Average Results 186 48 247 26 238 Hotspur 3 3 1 2.3333 0 BHAFC__ 0 1 1 0.6667 1 Man U 1 2 2 1.6667 3 Norwich 3 0 0 1.0000 2 Soton__ 0 2 1 1.0000 1 Arsenal 2 1 2 1.

Re: Chelsea vs Arsenal [r] (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 21 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Chelsea 2 Arsenal 4 Thank you for playing!

Re: Bundesliga 21/22 wk 31 (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 22 Hours ago by: MH

1-1 3-2 That's another one I had picked to be fired in the coach sack thing. I knew it had to happen eventually 0-1 2-1 0-3 1-2 3-2 2-1 2-1

Bundesliga 21/22 wk 31

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Posted: 27 Days 22 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen

Hoping the encoding will work this week. Fri Wolfsburg - Mainz Yeah, Friday games are back. 2-1 Sat Freiburg - Gladbach CL vs relegation (not really). 2-1 Köln - Bielefeld Kramer now fired (and replaced with the goalkeeping coach?). Odd

Re: What, no DFB-Pokal thread? [R] (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days ago by: MH

Lukewarmest. I love it. Reminds me of the scene in Astérix Mission Cléopatra where they are preparing a bath (of ass's milk ?) and the young lady says "ooh, c'est tiède, très tiède) My son claims that when he was working in Ir

Re: Ukraine & Russia special transfer window (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 2 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

Fernando (ex-Palmeiras) from Shakhtar Donetsk to Salzburg, allegedly for 6m€. (officially in summer, but he starts training in Salzburg now) A bit of an unusual transfer for them. 23 is much too old. Ciao, Werner

Re: Chelsea vs Arsenal [r] (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 4 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Nope, impossible.

Bundesliga.2 Super Saturday

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Posted: 28 Days 4 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

In a couple of days time, we will know exactly how the 2nd div will end.. OK, OK, it will tell us absolutely nothing as far as who can mathematically still get promoted, but it will tell us who SHOULD get promoted. 1 FC Schalke 04 (A) 30

Re: What, no DFB-Pokal thread? [R] (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 6 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

Terrible, the Capitalists have once again crushed the Unionists, People power is dead. What is typical Red Bull style and how can there even be a typical style for a team that has been around for only 10 years? The only thing typical fo

Re: Chelsea vs Arsenal [r] (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 7 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Can't wait for Belgium vs Canada.

Re: Chelsea vs Arsenal [r] (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 7 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

Lukaku appears to have a psyche similar to Coutinho's. He needs to be loved and coddled by his coach and fans alike otherwise he descends into some kind of low confidence funk. Disastrous signing.

Re: Chelsea vs Arsenal [r] (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 19 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Interesting make up day.

Re: What, no DFB-Pokal thread? [R] (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 21 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

Last-minute header by Forsberg wins it for Rasenball. Under Tedesco RB appears to move ever further away from the 'typical' Red Bull style, and not to their detriment. Ciao, Werner

Re: Can any team be this year's Leicester ? [Some R implied]

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Posted: 28 Days 21 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

1-0 for Hajduk, decisive goal scored by sorry-but-no World Cup medalist Nikola Kalinić. 1 Dinamo Zagreb 66 2 Osijek 64 3 Hajduk Split 62 5 rounds to go. Dinamo still have to play both of their pursuers, but have both matches at home.

Re: Chelsea vs Arsenal [r] (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 21 Hours ago by: Blueshirt

<shrugs> Shit happens. Arsenal looked like they wanted it more, whilst Chelsea were poor ... especially Lukaku. (A return to Italy is on the cards for him this summer I'd say!)

Re: Chelsea vs Arsenal [r] (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 21 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Chelsea 2 Arsenal 4

Re: Chelsea vs Arsenal [r] (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 2 Hours ago by: MH

It would be fun if they did.

Chelsea vs Arsenal [r]

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Posted: 29 Days 4 Hours ago by: The Doctor

Can Arsenal win?

Re: Liverpool - Man U [R] (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 9 Hours ago by: Ion Saliu

Alkitser (et. al., for that matter) – What is an R? I reckon you don’t mean R, da programming language... If R = CR7, my condolences as well...

Re: Liverpool - Man U [R] (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 17 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

Disappointing for sure. But better to be there and not make the final hurdle, then to never even be in the conversation. The next month will be thrilling. NYC has a huge LFC fanbase. When we won the CL in 2019 there was mayhem (the good

Re: Liverpool - Man U [R] (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 17 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

Not at all. It's sheer joy being a Liverpool fan these days, and none of us takes these golden years for granted. It could all disappear very quickly when Klopp leaves in 2-3 years. Which one do you want the most ? If you offered me th

Re: Liverpool - Man U [R] (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 19 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler

Well, another question in return: You've been playing an incredible season. How much would it hurt if at the end you only had the Carabao Cup to show for it? Ciao, Werner

Re: Liverpool - Man U [R] (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 19 Hours ago by: MH

Except that beating Man City takes points away from them. For sure. But then I support Scotland, Canada, Arminia Bielefeld and so on so maybe I am a masochist as well. or even more, or is the destination all that matters in your book?

Re: Liverpool - Man U [R] (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 20 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

For a Liverpool fan having lived through 1993-2013, no. A win against Norwich nets you exactly the same number of points as a win against Man City. As for your question, we 'll have the answer in a month or so. Now let me ask you a qu

Re: Liverpool - Man U [R] (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 21 Hours ago by: MH

Does the word "Hubris" have any meaning to you at all :-) ? Does that really make up for an inability to get a single win so far against any of City, Chelsea, and Spurs so far this year - that is 10 points dropped, where even a couple

Liverpool - Man U [R]

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Posted: 29 Days 21 Hours ago by: Al Kamista

Is a R even needed? 4-0 today, 9-0 aggregate for the season. It was just sad, even if you are a Liverpool fan.

Re: What, no DFB-Pokal thread? [R] (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 21 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

I thought this game, between a first and second division team would be closer than Liverpool beating Man United. Apparently I was right. HSV 1 - 3 SCF FT Liv 4 - 0 MAN 88min Man U with apparently 28% posession

Re: What, no DFB-Pokal thread? [R] (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 23 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat

At the moment HSV fans are probably cursing VARobots. First goal was checked for an offisde that would have been called years ago, but the Robots judged the Freiburg player was not interfering, probably correct, but would not have been b

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