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Posted: 28 Minutes ago by: MHFA 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
Posted: 45 Minutes ago by: FutbolmetrixA bit of schadenfreude: glad to see Aaron "I stole my salary from Juve for two years" Ramsey miss the decisive penalty
Posted: 1 Hour 18 Minutes ago by: MHRangers 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
Posted: 1 Hour 27 Minutes ago by: MHI 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
Posted: 3 Hours 23 Minutes ago by: Bruce ScottThis 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
Posted: 3 Hours 30 Minutes ago by: Bruce ScottI 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
Posted: 4 Hours 9 Minutes ago by: MHSo 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
Posted: 4 Hours 33 Minutes ago by: Jesus PetryA big hug to Matthias Mühlich, former RSSer (hopefully still a lurker) and Eintracht supporter, wherever he is these days! Tchau! Jesus Petry
Posted: 5 Hours 59 Minutes ago by: Al KamistaVery rude.
Posted: 17 Hours 2 Minutes ago by: Michael FalknerBecause your name is Robert McElwaine, and CHRISTIANS ARE BEING DUPED!! Mike (I actually went to school with that guy.)
Posted: 20 Hours 13 Minutes ago by: The DoctorFrankfurt 1st confirmed CL team in.
Posted: 20 Hours 49 Minutes ago by: Binder Dundatyou are an idiot
Posted: 20 Hours 49 Minutes ago by: Real MardinSo as sure as the sun will rise tomorrow a German team will win on penalties? RM
Posted: 20 Hours 59 Minutes ago by: Al KamistaThis 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.
Posted: 21 Hours 2 Minutes ago by: Al KamistaHe 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.
Posted: 21 Hours 9 Minutes ago by: Al KamistaThat's probably because you are used to watching low quality football in the Bundesliga.
Posted: 21 Hours 22 Minutes ago by: Binder DundatIf 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
Posted: 21 Hours 26 Minutes ago by: Binder DundatDid an American just come on for them????? Ohhhhhh I hate them so muuuuch
Posted: 21 Hours 39 Minutes ago by: Binder DundatWait wahhaaat a Canadian is coming on for Glasgowers???? IOh well, I am all for them to win now
Posted: 21 Hours 43 Minutes ago by: MHI have not heard from Werner yet - did I miss something.
Posted: 21 Hours 44 Minutes ago by: Binder DundatI 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
Posted: 22 Hours 25 Minutes ago by: MHWell 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
Posted: 22 Hours 28 Minutes ago by: MHPretty 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 ?
Posted: 22 Hours 51 Minutes ago by: Binder DundatYou 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
Posted: 23 Hours 13 Minutes ago by: Al KamistaOn the other hand, the quality of the football is extremely low.
Posted: 23 Hours 31 Minutes ago by: Real MardinHave to say atmosphere wise this looks and sounds like a proper European final - unlike a certain other competition I could mention. RM
Posted: 23 Hours 35 Minutes ago by: Real Mardin100000 (one hundred thousand) Rangers fans in Seville but the stadium capacity is 42000 - you do the math! RM
Posted: 23 Hours 49 Minutes ago by: Binder DundatSevilla 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
Posted: 1 Day ago by: Binder DundatPrett 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
Posted: 1 Day 1 Hour ago by: Al KamistaA 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
Posted: 1 Day 1 Hour ago by: MHI 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
Posted: 1 Day 2 Hours ago by: MHThey 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
Posted: 1 Day 2 Hours ago by: Al KamistaUpdated 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
Posted: 1 Day 6 Hours ago by: MarkSounds 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
Posted: 1 Day 6 Hours ago by: MarkDanubio 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.
Posted: 1 Day 6 Hours ago by: Binder DundatSo, 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
Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: MHI 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
Posted: 1 Day 21 Hours ago by: Jesper Lauridsen5/8 going to game 7 suggests it was tough to pick the winners.
Posted: 1 Day 21 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenDarmstadt 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
Posted: 1 Day 21 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixOh, 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
Posted: 1 Day 22 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenThese noon deadlines are killing me. Why am I playing some dross that lost last round? 1. The kids 2. Washington Football Team
Posted: 1 Day 22 Hours ago by: ixion martin - GdBxYou 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
Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: MHWell they are wrong. There has been since 2020 there isn't a Nashville in MLS.
Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: MHIt 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
Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: MarkThere'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.
Posted: 2 Days 7 Hours ago by: Steve FlanaganGood 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
Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: milivellaI don't disagree. However, it was not about the repechage, and you know it...
Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: milivellaI pick Les Girondins, as they are my French club. -- Cheers milivella
Posted: 3 Days 1 Hour ago by: ixion martin - GdBxOsasuna.
Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jesus PetrySão Paulo turned it around, starting with a dodgy VAR penalty call. Tchau! Jesus Petry
Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixHomer picks: 1. Brest 2. Barcelona
Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: The DoctorCagliari MAllorca.
Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: The DoctorAnd 75% went beyong Game 5.
Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: The Doctorrshh also exists.
Posted: 3 Days 5 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixWhat 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
Posted: 3 Days 5 Hours ago by: MHI 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.
Posted: 3 Days 5 Hours ago by: MarkWell 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?
Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixAs 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.
Posted: 3 Days 7 Hours ago by: Binder DundatAlbertans 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
Posted: 3 Days 18 Hours ago by: The DoctorOof!
Posted: 3 Days 21 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixThey 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
Posted: 3 Days 21 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixAnd 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.
Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: MarkHow 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.
Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixCagliari-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?)
Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: MarkWait a minute. Didn't he actually score in a European Cup Final without playing?
Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixLive 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
Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixMatch 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
Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixSemifinal 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.
Posted: 4 Days 1 Hour ago by: MHIt 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 -
Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: Binder DundatShould 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:
Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: Binder DundatFelix 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
Posted: 4 Days 6 Hours ago by: The DoctorReady to go! Will report Thursday!
Posted: 4 Days 7 Hours ago by: Binder DundatThe 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
Posted: 4 Days 7 Hours ago by: Binder DundatSuper 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
Posted: 4 Days 14 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixSo wait, we could end up with a promotion/relegation playoff of Magath versus HSV? My head will explode...
Posted: 4 Days 21 Hours ago by: The DoctorBurnley to beat spoofs tommorow!
Posted: 4 Days 21 Hours ago by: The DoctorAnd red cards must have been flying.
Posted: 4 Days 22 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixAll 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?
Posted: 4 Days 22 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixAnd, he got Hertha on the verge of relegation. Bwahahahaha!
Posted: 4 Days 23 Hours ago by: Lily WhiteIs 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:
Posted: 5 Days ago by: Lily WhiteA 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
Posted: 5 Days ago by: Jesper LauridsenElversberg 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
Posted: 5 Days 1 Hour ago by: MarkSome 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
Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: Lily WhiteI'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:
Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: Lily Whitede gaffer nows it too, puuls off Mose Salads fer not scorin fer 30 minutes. is proper gafferin innit.
Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: MHNot 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
Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenLeverkusen - 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
Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenChanges 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
Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: Lily WhiteThose he never made it wit us, and ees a gooner mees sad to ear bout is passin on
Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: Lily WhiteYeah, 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.
Posted: 5 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenFT 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
Posted: 5 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenMidway 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
Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenHalftime 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
Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: The DoctorChelsea vs Liverpool! Come on you Blues! Beat the overrated LOSERpool!!
Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenThe 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
Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenSpeaking 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.
Posted: 5 Days 6 Hours ago by: Binder DundatCan 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
Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: The DoctorI still say 2- 2 and 50 red cards fly.
Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: The DoctorGame on!
Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: The DoctorThank you!
Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: The DoctorAnd then there is tomorrow.
Posted: 5 Days 22 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixLast 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
Posted: 6 Days ago by: Blueshirt2-0 2-2 1-2 0-2 1-3 1-1 2-0 1-2 2-2 2-0 2-0 2-0
Posted: 6 Days ago by: MH2-1 2-0 1-1 1-3 1-1 3-1 2-1 1-1 1-4 2-2 2-2 2-0
Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: BlueshirtI 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
Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: BlueshirtYes, Ian Wright was a guest presenter on TOTP for a while.
Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: BlueshirtI'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
Posted: 6 Days 6 Hours ago by: Al KamistaThe 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
Posted: 6 Days 6 Hours ago by: Al KamistaGo for it. I will update the numbers after you do.
Posted: 6 Days 16 Hours ago by: Binder DundatCome 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.
Posted: 6 Days 17 Hours ago by: Binder DundatThey 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.
Posted: 6 Days 18 Hours ago by: Binder DundatHow about Lewandowski farewell match. Maybe make it a Catalan themed event..
Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: Binder DundatHot 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
Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler1-1 0-2 4-1 3-2 2-0 1-4 2-0 2-2 0-2 Ciao, Werner
Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: The DoctorAll games 2 - 2 and 50 red cards fly!
Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: The DoctorLOL!
Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: The DoctorRound 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
Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: MHIf 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
Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: MHNot 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
Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: BlueshirtHave you stopped crying yet?!
Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: BlueshirtYeah, 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
Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenAnything 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
Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: MarkBut I haven't voted yet. Anyway, no Carlos Bianchi? No Luis Fernando Montoya? No Bruno Metsu? No Jill Ellis? There's something wrong here.
Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: MarkThank you.
Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: Werner PichlerIt 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
Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: Werner PichlerYep, 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
Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: HASMSwiss 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?
Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: Al KamistaSo 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
Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: Al KamistaSo 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
Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: Jesus PetrySwiss 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
Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: Al Kamistahttps://letmegooglethat.com/?q=new+champions+league+format :-)
Posted: 7 Days 6 Hours ago by: Bruce ScottLots 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
Posted: 7 Days 6 Hours ago by: Bruce ScottIf you're a Portland fan, that's what the Sounders are :-) But this is the real reason for the name...
Posted: 7 Days 7 Hours ago by: The DoctorNext up, the Big London Derby!
Posted: 7 Days 15 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixI 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
Posted: 7 Days 15 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixYou misspelled "We wuz robbed, football sucks"
Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: MHAlso 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
Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: vedranI was getting ready for this for days considering Brozo & Perisic vs Vlahovic, not a bad outcome. Serbia has better strikers now, at diving too.
Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: Real MardinIn 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
Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: Binder DundatNot 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
Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenAnd that's how it ends. 8 cup facts for Inter.
Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: BlueshirtFreddy Ternero https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddy_Ternero Yes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Rehhagel Yes, he was.
Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenAppearently 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.
Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: Binder DundatWhy do they even bother with the WWEpl when you know the winner every time?
Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: Binder Dundathow come the script writers dont like Sterling? Is it cus he is Gay?
Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder DundatRoy 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.
Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder DundatOk Limeys and Limeys wanna bees, but Sterling is the worst dvi er in football
Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder DundatVardy wa the way to go and I knew it, but I could not juggle the lineup to fit hin in
Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder DundatMan 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
Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder Dundatwhat is grate about the WWEpl is that you can not call penals agaainst Ukranians. Proper!
Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder Dundati lost my title of Palau WWEFFCL king cus I did not stick with de Bruyne
Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: Binder DundatI 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.
Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: milivella:) I pick Rennes. May the most unsophisticated player win. -- Cheers milivella
Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: Binder DundatI knew it, I really did, I shoulda made beBruyne catian.
Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: MarkCan 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
Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: Binder DundatI 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?
Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat0-0 in both games, cmon what is this the Juliper liga
Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: MarkYeah I'd have gone for those 2, probably in the same order. I'll go for Espanyol then.
Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: Binder DundatAmerican 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
Posted: 8 Days ago by: Binder DundatI 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!
Posted: 8 Days ago by: Binder DundatI 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
Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: Werner PichlerTrabzon 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
Posted: 8 Days 7 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenCould be worse, he could be in a team with Jack Wilshere.
Posted: 8 Days 7 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenAn unsophisticated game for unsophisticated minds.
Posted: 8 Days 7 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenWhat kind of deadline is that? 1. Nice 2. Valencia
Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: MHA 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.
Posted: 8 Days 21 Hours ago by: ixion martin - GdBxReims.
Posted: 8 Days 23 Hours ago by: Werner PichlerBut 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
Posted: 8 Days 23 Hours ago by: MHYeah, 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
Posted: 9 Days ago by: Werner PichlerNot 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
Posted: 9 Days 1 Hour ago by: Werner PichlerAnd 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
Posted: 9 Days 1 Hour ago by: MHWell 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
Posted: 9 Days 6 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixCome 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.
Posted: 9 Days 21 Hours ago by: Michael FalknerThey aren't satellites, Mr. McElwaine. Mike
Posted: 9 Days 23 Hours ago by: Jesus PetrySaint Étienne and Newcastle. Tchau! Jesus Petry
Posted: 9 Days 23 Hours ago by: Werner PichlerElversberg 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
Posted: 10 Days ago by: Werner PichlerMax Meyer in a team with Vágner Love. Is that really what the famous Midtjylland algorithm came up with? Ciao, Werner
Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: Binder DundatWe are looking at Max Meyer now replacing Marko Marin, saves us having to change our letterhead at the MMW.
Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: Binder DundatThey 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
Posted: 10 Days 2 Hours ago by: Binder DundatBeautiful 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.
Posted: 10 Days 2 Hours ago by: MHSpezia.
Posted: 10 Days 14 Hours ago by: Werner PichlerSevilla Ciao, Werner
Posted: 10 Days 15 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixBut 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
Posted: 10 Days 17 Hours ago by: milivellaAs you Italians say, the joke is good when it is short... -- Cheers milivella
Posted: 10 Days 19 Hours ago by: The DoctorCrystal and Madrid!
Posted: 10 Days 19 Hours ago by: The DoctorYes!!!
Posted: 10 Days 19 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixHere is where I would typically announce the "real" fixtures, but why? Maybe I'll stick with these? 1. Manchester City 2. Paris St. Germain
Posted: 10 Days 19 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixHomer picks: 1. Udinese 2. Everton
Posted: 10 Days 20 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixWhat 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
Posted: 10 Days 20 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixTranslation: if I had picked the Friday match with my boring 2-1, I would have won the stage.
Posted: 10 Days 20 Hours ago by: Werner PichlerCould 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
Posted: 10 Days 21 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenBochum - 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
Posted: 10 Days 21 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixCup 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
Posted: 11 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenKaiserslautern 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
Posted: 11 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenGaining 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
Posted: 11 Days 6 Hours ago by: Binder DundatSlow, 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
Posted: 11 Days 6 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixSo 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
Posted: 11 Days 12 Hours ago by: anders tThat´s it. I´m done!
Posted: 11 Days 18 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenFT 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
Posted: 11 Days 18 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenI 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?
Posted: 11 Days 19 Hours ago by: The DoctorToday confirms that Watford rops with Norwich. Next, Everton, I hope!
Posted: 11 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder DundatSchalke 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
Posted: 11 Days 23 Hours ago by: Binder DundatYes 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
Posted: 12 Days 1 Hour ago by: Al KamistaWhile 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
Posted: 12 Days 4 Hours ago by: Binder DundatAnd 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.
Posted: 12 Days 5 Hours ago by: ixion martin - GdBxWhat ? 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
Posted: 12 Days 5 Hours ago by: ixion martin - GdBxWhat ? 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
Posted: 12 Days 5 Hours ago by: The DoctorAll fair games 2 - 2 and 50 red cards fly!
Posted: 12 Days 5 Hours ago by: The DoctorRound 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
Posted: 12 Days 6 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixI 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
Posted: 12 Days 6 Hours ago by: Al KamistaNot 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
Posted: 12 Days 6 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixWhy 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
Posted: 12 Days 7 Hours ago by: Real MardinYeah 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
Posted: 12 Days 8 Hours ago by: BlueshirtThe 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
Posted: 12 Days 8 Hours ago by: Blueshirt2-0 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
Posted: 12 Days 18 Hours ago by: The DoctorThank you!
Posted: 12 Days 18 Hours ago by: MH1-1 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
Posted: 12 Days 20 Hours ago by: The DoctorRound 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
Posted: 12 Days 21 Hours ago by: Real MardinWhat?!? 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
Posted: 13 Days ago by: MHNow 3-2 Inter I see. A few minutes left.
Posted: 13 Days 1 Hour ago by: Al KamistaAnd 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.
Posted: 13 Days 1 Hour ago by: Al KamistaThe 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.
Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: MHI 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.
Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: MHIt 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
Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jesus PetryTelê 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'
Posted: 13 Days 4 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenBleeping 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:
Posted: 13 Days 5 Hours ago by: Al Kamista5 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
Posted: 13 Days 6 Hours ago by: Werner PichlerIn 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%
Posted: 13 Days 6 Hours ago by: BlueshirtA 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
Posted: 13 Days 6 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler1-1 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!
Posted: 13 Days 6 Hours ago by: Werner PichlerThe 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
Posted: 13 Days 8 Hours ago by: BlueshirtNah, another trophy for Jose here I'd say... Tough one to call...
Posted: 13 Days 8 Hours ago by: BlueshirtWhy 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
Posted: 13 Days 15 Hours ago by: The DoctorRotterdam! Rangers!
Posted: 13 Days 17 Hours ago by: Binder Dundatlet 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
Posted: 13 Days 18 Hours ago by: Binder DundatGoing 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.
Posted: 13 Days 18 Hours ago by: Binder DundatEintracht 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
Posted: 13 Days 19 Hours ago by: ixion martin - GdBxAnother 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.
Posted: 13 Days 19 Hours ago by: ixion martin - GdBxIt 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 ?
Posted: 13 Days 19 Hours ago by: ixion martin - GdBxWhy five ? And not ten or fifteen ? How many countries ?
Posted: 13 Days 20 Hours ago by: The DoctorSo who are your finalists and when?
Posted: 13 Days 20 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenBraunschweig 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
Posted: 13 Days 21 Hours ago by: MHYes, 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.
Posted: 13 Days 21 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenFor 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
Posted: 13 Days 21 Hours ago by: Binder DundatBundesliga 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:
Posted: 13 Days 21 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenVery 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
Posted: 13 Days 22 Hours ago by: MHWould 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
Posted: 13 Days 22 Hours ago by: MarkAnd we can't forget Tele Santana. And maybe Ernst Happel.
Posted: 13 Days 23 Hours ago by: MH1-2 1-1 2-0 0-3 0-2 1-1 2-1 3-0 2-1
Posted: 14 Days ago by: Jesper LauridsenFor 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
Posted: 14 Days ago by: MHSpurs, 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
Posted: 14 Days 1 Hour ago by: MHIsn'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)
Posted: 14 Days 1 Hour ago by: Al KamistaThat 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
Posted: 14 Days 1 Hour ago by: Real MardinBut 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
Posted: 14 Days 1 Hour ago by: Al KamistaNBA: Bucks - Suns Lakers - Heat Warriors - Raptors Warriors - Cavs Warriors - Cavs 7 different teams. Move along folks, nothing to see here.
Posted: 14 Days 1 Hour ago by: Jesper LauridsenHomer sucks. The glorious one.
Posted: 14 Days 1 Hour ago by: Al KamistaFor 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
Posted: 14 Days 1 Hour ago by: MHIn 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".
Posted: 14 Days 2 Hours ago by: Bruce ScottAncelotti 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
Posted: 14 Days 2 Hours ago by: Bruce ScottI see you didn't mention Heynckes...
Posted: 14 Days 2 Hours ago by: Bruce ScottThis 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
Posted: 14 Days 5 Hours ago by: Al KamistaYes, 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.
Posted: 14 Days 5 Hours ago by: Al KamistaYou 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
Posted: 14 Days 9 Hours ago by: Werner PichlerThe 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
Posted: 14 Days 9 Hours ago by: Werner PichlerKarius 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
Posted: 14 Days 12 Hours ago by: ixion martin - GdBxWhere is the difference. Always the same teams. Absolutely boring.
Posted: 14 Days 14 Hours ago by: Binder Dundatit is over now, 3-0
Posted: 14 Days 14 Hours ago by: Binder DundatEarlier 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
Posted: 14 Days 15 Hours ago by: Binder DundatWell 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
Posted: 14 Days 16 Hours ago by: Al KamistaYes 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
Posted: 14 Days 19 Hours ago by: vedranDon'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
Posted: 14 Days 19 Hours ago by: milivellaI 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
Posted: 14 Days 19 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixNah. 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
Posted: 14 Days 20 Hours ago by: Al KamistaLOL! 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.
Posted: 14 Days 20 Hours ago by: Ion SaliuSemifinals – 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
Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixI 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
Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: Real MardinBelieve and fight! RM
Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: BlueshirtPep found wanting in the CL again! Real Madrid were the better team over the two legs.
Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: Real MardinMadrid, Madrid, Maaaadrid,.........Maaaaaaaaadriiiiiiiiiid...................HALA MADRID!!!! No "FA Cup Final" in the Champions League! *Thank you* Real Madrid! RM
Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: The DoctorParis UCL game Liverpool vs RMadrid! Red vs White!
Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: Binder DundatOh dear, Man City not only need to by Haaland, they need to buy new defenders.
Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: BlueshirtThe way the two legs of this semi-final have gone absolutely ANYTHING could happen!!!
Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixSo now Ancelotti is the greatest manager of all time (if they hold on, of course...)
Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: Binder DundatThe good news for Mancity is they have almost 30 minutes to get it back
Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: vedranWhere is AGR now when you need it...
Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: Binder DundatFinally some action in this tie. I think Real have subbed off all their old timers?
Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: Michael FalknerWhich means you can remove Russia from both lists. UEFA has disqualified both bids. Mike
Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: Michael FalknerIf Putin gets his way, this will all be moot. Mike
Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrixbleeping Real Madrid
Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: Binder DundatThey just won die.
Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: BlueshirtWell, 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! ;-)
Posted: 14 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder DundatI find the pace of the game to be quite slow. Yeah, it is over, new money wins
Posted: 14 Days 22 Hours ago by: BlueshirtI 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.
Posted: 14 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder DundatReal 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.
Posted: 14 Days 23 Hours ago by: Binder DundatAh 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
Posted: 14 Days 23 Hours ago by: MHIt 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.
Posted: 15 Days ago by: MHIs 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.
Posted: 15 Days ago by: Al KamistaHow about making your picks?
Posted: 15 Days 1 Hour ago by: Binder DundatTampa 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
Posted: 15 Days 2 Hours ago by: Al Kamista:-) Or their QA person.
Posted: 15 Days 2 Hours ago by: MHPlayoffs 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
Posted: 15 Days 2 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixI 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.
Posted: 15 Days 3 Hours ago by: Binder DundatI 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
Posted: 15 Days 5 Hours ago by: MHHard 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
Posted: 15 Days 6 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixIt will have to be the fatal Verona for me, then.
Posted: 15 Days 6 Hours ago by: MarkMaybe we should have a poll for greatest coach of all time.
Posted: 15 Days 6 Hours ago by: MarkNo confirmed participant here You just wanted to brag about having reached the quarter-final yourself didn't you? :-)
Posted: 15 Days 8 Hours ago by: Werner PichlerGerman managers like Piontek and Derwall (and later Feldkamp) helped kick-start things in Denmark and Turkey. Ciao, Werner
Posted: 15 Days 8 Hours ago by: Ion SaliuSemifinals – 2nd leg ------------------------------------- 3 May • Villarreal – Liverpool: 2 – 3 (aggregate: 2 – 5; Liverpool advances to the final)
Posted: 15 Days 8 Hours ago by: Ion SaliuThank you, aksiyomatik. All clear now.
Posted: 15 Days 9 Hours ago by: Werner PichlerUpdate 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
Posted: 15 Days 20 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixVillarreal in red and Liverpool in yellow/gold? Someone should fire the Marca graphics person
Posted: 15 Days 20 Hours ago by: Al KamistaxG fun https://phantom-marca.unidadeditorial.es/9ac3e3568006e9f5834e3608c92d09e3/resize/660/f/webp/assets/multimedia/imagenes/2022/05/03/16516115873479.png
Posted: 15 Days 20 Hours ago by: Al KamistaIn 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,
Posted: 15 Days 20 Hours ago by: MHWho 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
Posted: 15 Days 21 Hours ago by: ixion martin - GdBxTorino.
Posted: 15 Days 21 Hours ago by: Real MardinAnd 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
Posted: 15 Days 21 Hours ago by: The DoctorLoserpool marches on!
Posted: 15 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder DundatDidn't any of you read " Team X never scores more than 2 goals and team Y never scores less than 1"?
Posted: 15 Days 22 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixLiverpool woke up in the second half. 2-2, tie over
Posted: 15 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder DundatA 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
Posted: 15 Days 22 Hours ago by: MHNope. 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
Posted: 15 Days 22 Hours ago by: Al KamistaN.I.G.H.T.M.A.R.E.
Posted: 15 Days 23 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixAnd we have a semifinal on our hands...
Posted: 15 Days 23 Hours ago by: Binder DundatBetter verify this equation.
Posted: 15 Days 23 Hours ago by: Binder Dundat0-0 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
Posted: 16 Days ago by: Al KamistaThe 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
Posted: 16 Days ago by: Binder DundatThis 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
Posted: 16 Days 1 Hour ago by: Al KamistaNT sure, women, up to you.
Posted: 16 Days 2 Hours ago by: MH1. Leverkusen who still have something to play for. 2. The sleazy prostitutes, and I resent the fact you made me pick them.
Posted: 16 Days 3 Hours ago by: MHAre 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
Posted: 16 Days 3 Hours ago by: MHI 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
Posted: 16 Days 3 Hours ago by: MHIt 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
Posted: 16 Days 3 Hours ago by: The DoctorLA gets it game. Time to replace the goalie! Come on Dallas!
Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: Werner PichlerAlso, 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
Posted: 16 Days 6 Hours ago by: Binder DundatThe 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
Posted: 16 Days 6 Hours ago by: Binder DundatThat 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
Posted: 16 Days 7 Hours ago by: Werner PichlerSorry Doc, I was too late this year to organize something. Same with the playoff bracket. Next year! Like the Maple Leafs! Ciao, Werner
Posted: 16 Days 15 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixWhoa...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
Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: The DoctorRound 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
Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: The DoctorWhere is it?
Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: The DoctorI pick Granada.
Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: The DoctorGranada!
Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixHomer picks: 1. Celta 2. Freiburg
Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixReposting 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
Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixResults: The Doctor - milivella 2-1 (Arsenal 2 - West Ham 1X) Mark - Futbolmetrix 1-3 ( RB Leipzig 2 - Borussia Borussia Mönchengladbach 1X)
Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenUnion - 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
Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: Al KamistaYou 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
Posted: 17 Days ago by: FutbolmetrixGreat, 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
Posted: 17 Days ago by: Al KamistaHa, sure.
Posted: 17 Days ago by: FutbolmetrixAre we allowed decimal points?
Posted: 17 Days 1 Hour ago by: Al KamistaSorry 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!
Posted: 17 Days 1 Hour ago by: Al KamistaOne 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,
Posted: 17 Days 1 Hour ago by: Al KamistaFollowing 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
Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: MarkSo 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
Posted: 17 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jesus Petry1. Mallorca 2. West Ham Tchau! Jesus Petry
Posted: 17 Days 3 Hours ago by: Al KamistaI 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
Posted: 17 Days 3 Hours ago by: Real MardinIt 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
Posted: 17 Days 3 Hours ago by: Al KamistaI would argue that that's more a result of opportunity than anything else.
Posted: 17 Days 9 Hours ago by: Ion SaliuYou, 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
Posted: 17 Days 10 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler1. Napoli 2. Elche Ciao, Werner
Posted: 17 Days 10 Hours ago by: Werner PichlerHe'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
Posted: 17 Days 11 Hours ago by: Werner PichlerAll 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
Posted: 17 Days 13 Hours ago by: The DoctorI take it 2 - 1 !
Posted: 17 Days 14 Hours ago by: MHNone of those, but people like Mourinho, Trapattoni and Capello have done it with multiple teams, multiple times. Hitzfeld too, I suppose. And Conte.
Posted: 17 Days 16 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixWhy unfortunately?
Posted: 17 Days 17 Hours ago by: milivellaUnfortunately, Doc was Arsenal, and I West Ham...
Posted: 17 Days 19 Hours ago by: The DoctorCome on LEeds, Burnley and Watford!
Posted: 17 Days 19 Hours ago by: The DoctorI await Jesus!
Posted: 17 Days 20 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixAnd how many of these have done it in more than one place?
Posted: 17 Days 20 Hours ago by: Real MardinIndeed, 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
Posted: 17 Days 21 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixBoth 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
Posted: 17 Days 21 Hours ago by: Michael FalknerChampionship 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
Posted: 17 Days 23 Hours ago by: Al KamistaHonestly, 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
Posted: 18 Days ago by: Werner PichlerBit 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
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.]
Posted: 18 Days 1 Hour ago by: Werner PichlerI would amend that to 'better than most'. Ciao, Werner
Posted: 18 Days 1 Hour ago by: Al KamistaI think we all agree that Ancelotti does well when he inherits a privileged situation.
Posted: 18 Days 1 Hour ago by: Al KamistaIs 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.
Posted: 18 Days 1 Hour ago by: FutbolmetrixWhat 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
Posted: 18 Days 1 Hour ago by: FutbolmetrixPlay-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
Posted: 18 Days 2 Hours ago by: Werner PichlerI'll just leave that here https://i.redd.it/3z3yb9fxfvw81.jpg Ciao, Werner
Posted: 18 Days 2 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixNot 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
Posted: 18 Days 2 Hours ago by: Werner PichlerThe EPL is a 2 team league right now as well, and Klopp's honor list might look quite similar. Ciao, Werner
Posted: 18 Days 2 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix:-(
Posted: 18 Days 3 Hours ago by: Al KamistaTalking of overrated coaches, Tuchel seems to be reverting to his mean after an impressive CL run last season.
Posted: 18 Days 3 Hours ago by: Al KamistaThey 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
Posted: 18 Days 3 Hours ago by: Werner PichlerA bit spooky that this thread was being resurrected just the other day, because :'-( Ciao, Werner
Posted: 18 Days 4 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixSo 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
Posted: 18 Days 5 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixAgreed. 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
Posted: 18 Days 6 Hours ago by: The DoctorXanaNews Statistic for rec.sport.soccer. 5/1/2022 6:39:06 AM From article 544163 (4/1/2022 1:03:39 AM) to article 544663 (4/30/2022 12:28:20 PM) Number of threads ................... 78 Number of articles .................. 506 Averag
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Posted: 18 Days 6 Hours ago by: Real MardinGiven 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
Posted: 19 Days ago by: milivellaTUg6DQoNCj4gV2hvIGlzIHN0aWxsIHNjb3JpbmcgZnJvbSBjeWNsZSBvbmUgP8KgIE5leW1h ciBmb3Igc3VyZS4gTWF5YmUgQnVzcXVldHMsIA0KPiBhbmQgTExvcmlzLCB0aG91Z2ggSSBp bWFnaW5lIGhlIGlzIGRvbmUgYWZ0ZXIgdGhlIFdDLiBOZXVlci7CoCBXaWpuYWxkdW0uIA0K PiAgwqBNdWxsZXIuIEltb
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.]
Posted: 19 Days ago by: MarkAre you referring to the Women's Champions League?
Posted: 19 Days 1 Hour ago by: MHI 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
Posted: 19 Days 1 Hour ago by: FutbolmetrixReal 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?
Posted: 19 Days 2 Hours ago by: Werner PichlerLooks like the guys upstairs got the fax machine working and the transfer went through after all. Ciao, Werner
Posted: 19 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenFT 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
Posted: 19 Days 4 Hours ago by: The Doctor0 - 1 FT
Posted: 19 Days 4 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenFT 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
Posted: 19 Days 8 Hours ago by: Ion SaliuReally, (R)isters?
Posted: 20 Days ago by: Werner PichlerDid you find one? Ciao, Werner
Posted: 20 Days 1 Hour ago by: MHI 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
Posted: 20 Days 1 Hour ago by: Werner PichlerTwo 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
Posted: 20 Days 2 Hours ago by: Binder DundatI 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
Posted: 20 Days 3 Hours ago by: Futbolmetrix3-1 1-1 1-2 3-1 1-4 1-1 2-2 2-1 1-2
Posted: 20 Days 7 Hours ago by: Bruce ScottWhat 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
Posted: 20 Days 7 Hours ago by: Our ToolsIf someone need to find the time or channels to watch a matches on tv this is the link https://fullmatchesreplay.net/soccer-on-tv/
Posted: 20 Days 17 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler3-1 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
Posted: 20 Days 17 Hours ago by: Werner PichlerI'm doing quite a bit of rejoicing. Ciao, Werner
Posted: 20 Days 19 Hours ago by: The DoctorAll games 2-2 and 50 red cards fly!
Posted: 20 Days 19 Hours ago by: MH2-0 1-0 1-1 3-0 0-3 2-2 0-0 3-1 1-2
Posted: 20 Days 19 Hours ago by: MHThat'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.
Posted: 20 Days 20 Hours ago by: BlueshirtMaybe tomorrow?
Posted: 20 Days 20 Hours ago by: Michael FalknerNOT SO FAST! Mike
Posted: 20 Days 21 Hours ago by: Binder DundatIf 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
Posted: 20 Days 21 Hours ago by: The Doctor1 - 1 FT!!
Posted: 20 Days 21 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenAt 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
Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenMust have failed the medical.
Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenFri 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
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
Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder DundatPlenty 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.
Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: Binder DundatI 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
Posted: 21 Days 1 Hour ago by: Bruce ScottHe'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
Posted: 21 Days 1 Hour ago by: Bruce ScottI 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.
Posted: 21 Days 2 Hours ago by: Al KamistaYour numerous hissy fits here say otherwise.
Posted: 21 Days 3 Hours ago by: Binder DundatYou are kinda full of yourself arent you, I dont really care about anything you or your ilk post.
Posted: 21 Days 3 Hours ago by: Binder DundatThis guy will do anything to raise the transfer fees!
Posted: 21 Days 4 Hours ago by: Jesus PetryApparently, news of his demise were greatly exaggerated. Tchau! Jesus Petry
Posted: 21 Days 5 Hours ago by: Al KamistaOh 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
Posted: 21 Days 5 Hours ago by: Werner PichlerTransfer broke down, apparently https://twitter.com/MinoRaiola/status/1519657935193923584 Ciao, Werner
Posted: 21 Days 5 Hours ago by: Binder DundatNo 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.
Posted: 21 Days 5 Hours ago by: Binder DundatVery 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
Posted: 21 Days 5 Hours ago by: Binder DundatIt 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?
Posted: 21 Days 5 Hours ago by: Al KamistaEveryone'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
Posted: 21 Days 6 Hours ago by: Werner PichlerThanks 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
Posted: 21 Days 7 Hours ago by: Werner PichlerThe 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
Posted: 21 Days 7 Hours ago by: Werner PichlerNah, 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,
Posted: 21 Days 7 Hours ago by: Werner PichlerQuite 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
Posted: 21 Days 8 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixAfter 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
Posted: 21 Days 11 Hours ago by: Ion Saliu27 April • Liverpool – Villarreal: 2 – 0
Posted: 21 Days 20 Hours ago by: The DoctorUnder way!
Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder DundatIf 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.
Posted: 22 Days ago by: MHWell 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
Posted: 22 Days ago by: Binder DundatOne 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
Posted: 22 Days 1 Hour ago by: Al KamistaWho do you predict will win the He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named league title?
Posted: 22 Days 2 Hours ago by: MarkThe 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
Posted: 22 Days 2 Hours ago by: MH0-3 1-2 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-2 1-4 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-2
Posted: 22 Days 2 Hours ago by: MHAgain, 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
Posted: 22 Days 3 Hours ago by: Al KamistaThen 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.
Posted: 22 Days 3 Hours ago by: Al KamistaThat 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
Posted: 22 Days 4 Hours ago by: The DoctorThank you!
Posted: 22 Days 12 Hours ago by: Blueshirt1-2 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
Posted: 22 Days 18 Hours ago by: The DoctorNo Sheff U! No Millwall! No Sheff W! GO Sunderland.
Posted: 22 Days 19 Hours ago by: Michael FalknerFulham 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
Posted: 22 Days 21 Hours ago by: Binder DundatIt 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
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
Posted: 22 Days 21 Hours ago by: Binder DundatA 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
Posted: 22 Days 21 Hours ago by: Al Kamista4-3 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.
Posted: 22 Days 21 Hours ago by: Ion SaliuSemifinals – 1st leg ------------------------------- 26 April • Manchester City – Real Madrid: 4 – 3 • A match for the history books! ---------------------------------
Posted: 22 Days 22 Hours ago by: MHSome 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.
Posted: 22 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder DundatNo, 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
Posted: 22 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder DundatIt 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.
Posted: 22 Days 23 Hours ago by: Al KamistaIf City don't lose their heads like PSG and Chelsea, they will win comfortably. Casemiro is a big loss in the middle.
Posted: 23 Days ago by: Binder DundatNew 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.
Posted: 23 Days 3 Hours ago by: Bruce ScottYes, 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.
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
Posted: 23 Days 3 Hours ago by: Bruce ScottThe 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.
Posted: 23 Days 3 Hours ago by: Bruce ScottNo-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.
Posted: 23 Days 8 Hours ago by: Ion SaliuSemifinals – 1st leg -------------------------- 26 April • Manchester City – Real Madrid: --------------------------
Posted: 23 Days 13 Hours ago by: anders tAh, so that´s why it´s been 14 months since the away team got a pen at Anfield.
Posted: 23 Days 14 Hours ago by: The DoctorArsenal is on a tare right now.
Posted: 23 Days 16 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixNot 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.
Posted: 23 Days 18 Hours ago by: milivellaWest Ham. Bad luck, Doc! ;) -- Cheers milivella
Posted: 23 Days 18 Hours ago by: milivellaI'm both laughing and crying, but I'm not crying from laughing.
Posted: 23 Days 20 Hours ago by: The DoctorRound 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
Posted: 23 Days 20 Hours ago by: Binder Dundatfor 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
Posted: 23 Days 22 Hours ago by: Binder DundatKinda 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
Posted: 24 Days 1 Hour ago by: Binder DundatWhat 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
Posted: 24 Days 2 Hours ago by: MarkVillareal and RB Leipzig
Posted: 24 Days 2 Hours ago by: MarkWhat is red jersey, stage wins, and ruckrunde? I've never seen an explanation of the scoring system for this.
Posted: 24 Days 6 Hours ago by: Al KamistaHave you noticed how United's results completely dried up once they stopped averaging one penalty award per game?
Posted: 24 Days 13 Hours ago by: The DoctorArsenal and ACM!
Posted: 24 Days 14 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixPlay-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:
Posted: 24 Days 15 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixWe 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
Posted: 24 Days 18 Hours ago by: milivellaThanks for managing all of this! Congratulations, Jesus! Mediocre. Apophatic injurology? Thanks for keeping me human company next season, Jesper... -- Cheers milivella
Posted: 24 Days 20 Hours ago by: The Doctor2 - 2 1 - 0 1 - 0 1- 0
Posted: 24 Days 22 Hours ago by: anders tApparantly 14 months since the away team got a pen at Anfield.
Posted: 24 Days 23 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenWolfsburg - 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
Posted: 25 Days 1 Hour ago by: MarkHow 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.
Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: Real MardinIndeed, it's automatic relegation. If we're following the club name then city naming convention it should be "Altay SK Izmir". RM
Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: Binder DundatAs 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
Posted: 25 Days 5 Hours ago by: Binder DundatAfter 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
Posted: 25 Days 14 Hours ago by: Sheridan ElliotI'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
Posted: 25 Days 15 Hours ago by: MHNot 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
Posted: 25 Days 17 Hours ago by: Sheridan ElliotGood, 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?
Posted: 25 Days 19 Hours ago by: The Doctor3 - 1 Ft 0 - 0 5 -1 :-( 0 -3 0 - 0
Posted: 25 Days 20 Hours ago by: MHWell there's a blast from the past ! How are you, Sheridan? I agree with you on the away goal rule, btw.
Posted: 26 Days ago by: The DoctorArsenal 3 MU 1 FT!
Posted: 26 Days 1 Hour ago by: Binder DundatNo, 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.
Posted: 26 Days 1 Hour ago by: Binder DundatNeuer doing his best to make things interesting, but Bayern score again, though VARobots call it back. So maybe hope for the New Pretenders?
Posted: 26 Days 1 Hour ago by: Real MardinI 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
Posted: 26 Days 1 Hour ago by: Binder DundatIt is official, BVB are the New Pretenders. Game over
Posted: 26 Days 2 Hours ago by: Binder DundatFreiburg 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
Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenFT 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
Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenDelayed HT post. On 2022-04-23, Binder Dundat <email@example.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
Posted: 26 Days 4 Hours ago by: Binder DundatThe 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
Posted: 26 Days 5 Hours ago by: Binder DundatIt only took about 4 minutes for NMA (or is it nme?)to work.
Posted: 26 Days 5 Hours ago by: Binder DundatOK, so they got lucky, but no possible way they can beat Man United.
Posted: 26 Days 5 Hours ago by: Binder DundatWerder 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
Posted: 26 Days 6 Hours ago by: Binder DundatMake 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
Posted: 26 Days 6 Hours ago by: The Doctor2 - 1 HT. COYG!!
Posted: 26 Days 6 Hours ago by: Binder DundatThe Superness of my stream leaves a lot to be desired, but the superness of the ht score is pretty super Schalke 0 - 2 Werder
Posted: 26 Days 14 Hours ago by: Sheridan ElliotIt'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
Posted: 26 Days 22 Hours ago by: MarkThe 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
Posted: 27 Days 4 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler1-1 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
Posted: 27 Days 16 Hours ago by: FutbolmetrixA conspiracy! 2-1 3-1 1-1 2-1 1-3 3-1 2-0 1-1 2-1
Posted: 27 Days 21 Hours ago by: The DoctorAll games 2 - 2 and 50 red cads fly!
Posted: 27 Days 21 Hours ago by: The DoctorRound 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.
Posted: 27 Days 21 Hours ago by: The DoctorChelsea 2 Arsenal 4 Thank you for playing!
Posted: 27 Days 22 Hours ago by: MH1-1 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
Posted: 27 Days 22 Hours ago by: Jesper LauridsenHoping 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
Posted: 28 Days ago by: MHLukewarmest. 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
Posted: 28 Days 2 Hours ago by: Werner PichlerFernando (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
Posted: 28 Days 4 Hours ago by: Binder DundatNope, impossible.
Posted: 28 Days 4 Hours ago by: Binder DundatIn 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
Posted: 28 Days 6 Hours ago by: Binder DundatTerrible, 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
Posted: 28 Days 7 Hours ago by: The DoctorCan't wait for Belgium vs Canada.
Posted: 28 Days 7 Hours ago by: Al KamistaLukaku 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.
Posted: 28 Days 19 Hours ago by: The DoctorInteresting make up day.
Posted: 28 Days 21 Hours ago by: Werner PichlerLast-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
Posted: 28 Days 21 Hours ago by: Werner Pichler1-0 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.
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!)
Posted: 28 Days 21 Hours ago by: The DoctorChelsea 2 Arsenal 4
Posted: 29 Days 2 Hours ago by: MHIt would be fun if they did.
Posted: 29 Days 4 Hours ago by: The DoctorCan Arsenal win?
Posted: 29 Days 9 Hours ago by: Ion SaliuAlkitser (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...
Posted: 29 Days 17 Hours ago by: Al KamistaDisappointing 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
Posted: 29 Days 17 Hours ago by: Al KamistaNot 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
Posted: 29 Days 19 Hours ago by: Werner PichlerWell, 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
Posted: 29 Days 19 Hours ago by: MHExcept 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?
Posted: 29 Days 20 Hours ago by: Al KamistaFor 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
Posted: 29 Days 21 Hours ago by: MHDoes 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
Posted: 29 Days 21 Hours ago by: Al KamistaIs a R even needed? 4-0 today, 9-0 aggregate for the season. It was just sad, even if you are a Liverpool fan.
Posted: 29 Days 21 Hours ago by: Binder DundatI 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
Posted: 29 Days 23 Hours ago by: Binder DundatAt 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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