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RealPunyParker

I read that it's the first season since 09-10 where Ronaldo finishes without a title. What did he win in 12/13...?


InSidious425

Maybe Ronaldo can come to Florida and watch his friend Brady play now


de_coherence

As a user said earlier: cristiaNO Consento will get arrested the moment he lands in the US


HippoBigga

Today I learned the NAC in NAC Breda stands for: Never give up, always persevere Pleasant for its entertainment and useful for its relaxation combination Amazing.


wonderful_mixture

genuinely thought you were kidding, esp. with the "never give up", but it's actually true


genk41

Inter really dropped point against torino..


Lyrical_Forklift

[I love reading about football on the front page](https://imgur.com/xHVk5aZ) *Response further down...* > He's having one of his best seasons ever, has evolved his gameplay and is elevating the team. That literally is what is happening.You on the other hand are talking out of your ass and trying to fabricate some alternate reality where this is not happening and trying to pass it off as real and then discrediting everybody who is telling you otherwise by saying they don't watch football. Yeah we are all wrong and your the only right one here...Please just.... shut the fuck up, it's the best thing you can do for your dignity at this moment. It's obvious that you're so far behind you think you're in first place. --------------------------------------- *The below is at -69 currently* > Hes not one of the best in the world anymore, sadly


LindseyNeagle

I can think of at least one person that doesn’t support Liverpool but hates Ronaldo.


Frijolitostado

On the popular threads there are a lot of casuals/stans/weirdos who will quickly banish you to Reddit Siberia if you disagree, I got similarly sent there with a -200 for saying that hiring Lampard was a stupid move.


Lyrical_Forklift

It's hilarious- I'm going to find some absolute gems in there


RomeoLavia

Is this because of the hattrick or are the takes on this sub just even worse outside of the DD?


Lyrical_Forklift

Yeah, was on a thread about his hattrick.


TheDavinci1998

I really don't get Atalanta. They can beat opponents while scoring 5 or 6 goals, they can dominate every team in the league, and every now and then they go and draw with Genoa lol


BI01

Most luckiest team in the PL this season? I think there's a case for lots of teams, whether its a last minute winner or poor referee decisions benefiting them.


CudaBarry

When city are losing/drawing they basically spam crosses until they get a penalty, so City


FaustRPeggi

Stats say Wolves. Unluckiest is Palace. Their last minute robbery at the hands of Neal Maupay sticks in my mind.


BI01

oh palace have defiantly had some poor luck i think have conceded about 5 90 min goals


Nivadas

Like 3 bounces in a different direction and Newcastle's great run doesn't look so brilliant.


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City. 7 pens in 11 games. Definition of luck


ComediaViva

Just saw that we are linked with Abel Ferreira. Jesus fucking Christ.


wildinout2233

YES, get that terrorist out of my city


ComediaViva

Nah, brasileirao tax is real


ManLikeNiz

Inzaghi was doing wonders with this Inter team in 2021, what happened?


TheDavinci1998

This shit new logo brought them down


GoatButton

Brozovic and De vrij injured and he thinks Vecino and Ranocciah are likd for like replacements instead of just changing the system every once in a while


nichodemus3

He's lost the plot. Always obsessed with this 3-5-2 nonsense and tactically inflexible. The pressure of winning got to him


Orcnick

I know his injury record is poor. But with Rashford loss of form and Greenwood gone, I am starting to think United picking up Dembele on a free wouldn't be too bad. When he plays and is fit he looks like a really good player. Considering United need 4-5 new players next year, him on free would be a good deal if they could keep him fit. Is he likely to re-sign for Barca now though?


GoatButton

I'm convinced Dembele's form is related to Dani Alves and Auba. United's dressing room and he's back to the same unmotivated shit


BI01

don't u want to try and improve the dressing room?


KimmyBoiUn

I feel like this transfer would epitomise United post-SAF.


Orcnick

I think his age is in his favour. A post fergi transfer would be like Neymar. 30 Year old past his peak. At 24 Dembele could still turn his career around. When he plays he looks really good.


KimmyBoiUn

His injury record stinks man, availability is the best trait a player can have.


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It would be a decent acquisition, preferably because he'd be the first right winger we've had in ages.


Frijolitostado

Right winger you say ? Incoming Nigel Farage on a free


entangled_dicks

eh? Sancho?


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Not a right winger.


entangled_dicks

what is he then


Itchy-Face791

He is 100% leaving in the summer Im also not sure signing Dembele would be smart considering his wage demands


Orcnick

Wages are not really a problem with us tbh. All our players are on inflated wages.


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Which is a huge fucking problem by the way


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Can't believe Hertha just appointed Felix Magath, out of all people in this world


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Lyrical_Forklift

Not even gonna look it up but Rossi?


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Buffon maybe


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never played with king


TheDavinci1998

I don't know who will win El Clasico next week, but it's shaping up to be a great, high scoring game


FIJIBOYFIJI

People been saying Sancho has beaten the Bundesliga Tax allegations. This mfer has 2 league goals and one of them was against Bielsa-ball, the equivalent of losing your virginity to a prostitute it's that fucking easy. Good thing Sancho wasn't a big money marquee signing or anything like that...


fuskarn_35

mfs in this section forgetting he scored against city ???


AnnieIWillKnow

Jorginho basically scored that


fuskarn_35

Huh?


ilovefeta

His other league goal was even more suspect, came off a calamitous mistake from Jorginho


xaviernoodlebrain

It takes more than that, look at the likes of KdB, Son and Firmino and what they’ve achieved, if he can start putting up those numbers, then we can talk


Nivadas

Don't think he played well in either league.


Lyrical_Forklift

He was so fucking shit to begin with that any tiny moment of quality is now blown out of proportion instead of what should be expected given his fee and wages (350k p/w)


Bonables

It's a good thing that football isn't played on an Excel spreadsheet then


sul01

That makes sense for a Dan James or a Willian type player - one who does a lot of gritty dirty work for the team whereas Sancho is the polar opposite of that. Granted he's been better than the start of the season recently but I wouldn't be raving about him.


BlursedLasagna1

Saw them claiming 75m was a bargain 😂


Any-Quarter-9474

[Certain people really think De Gea is better lol](https://twitter.com/afc_ah2/status/1503094314762653700?s=21) Edit: Watch the whole thing before commenting.


ibti77

Watched the whole thing. People have short attention spans, I swear, lmao. The point is obviously about the distribution plus the decent goalkeeping, along with claiming crosses, to spell it out.


Any-Quarter-9474

Not only did he prevent a shot, but the guy started an attack. People underestimate the importance of that.


BlursedLasagna1

I rate him highly but that save was bog standard


TheDavinci1998

What? Everyone would've saved that and them they passed to him from the corner 😂. Honestly, I think I would have a decent chance of replicating this in first try


Any-Quarter-9474

It’s not about the save, the video is 1 minute long. I suggest watch the whole thing.


TheDavinci1998

I did. What is it about then, about kicking the ball to Saka who failed to get it? Because that can also be done by literally every professional goalkeeper


Any-Quarter-9474

Lmao, alright.


TheDavinci1998

Was it really about that kick? Because that is even funnier than praising the initial save lmao


KimmyBoiUn

I'll be honest with you mate, that save isn't anything special.


Any-Quarter-9474

It’s not about the save, watch the whole clip.


KimmyBoiUn

Most of the clip was about that save though. It was a good pass out I'll give you that.


Any-Quarter-9474

That’s the thing, a pass like that is underrated. Not only did he prevent an attack but he started arsenals attack. These things may seem little but it’s a key part of why teams like Man City are successful.


matbezlima

For the good of Barcelona's rebuild, Messi coming back would be a regression


Popatraja

They'll be fucking stupid to let him back. Barca is playing so freely right now.


Itchy-Face791

We would be playing freely with him as well ,that's not an issue, he fits like a glove in this system. The issue is his age and the wages


ibti77

This basically.


CudaBarry

This is not basically


ComediaViva

We are linked with Di Maria and I was happy until I saw his wages. Fucking hell.


SherbertThis

Still a class player, would be fun to have him in the league


ComediaViva

Until we fail FFP


Sensitive-Talk-8487

Not ur money so


CudaBarry

Mate FFP actually works on Portuguese clubs


Exhibit101

Messi flops in Uber League , chokes against Madrid in CL then goes back to Barca. Perfect set of events.


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sul01

You say that but the Fabregas is magic chant (which is unrelated to the Chelsea current team) was sang today at the Bridge and Jorginho came up with a Fabregas esque pass sooo maybe it is helpful 🤷‍♂️ In all seriousness though like most chants are related to the team/squad - at a stretch legends or something or negative ones towards the opposition team. I mean I just don't see how you're saying that football chants negatively effect players like


YourPupilsDilated

>This talks so much about the fan base of PSG. One of the worst clubs in this aspect. If that happened to Madrid, Barca or Bayern the fans would be the first ones to motivate in the stadium to help the players. A comment by someone about PSG fans booing Messi. I can only assume this person must have had a lobotomy.


rho_93

Allianz Arena literally booed Sané into becoming a better player


oFFeRenDsTeam

Apparently this person hasn’t heard of Gareth Bale lmao. Dembele has also been booed every time he touched the ball recently.


Itchy-Face791

Ferran Torres was also getting whistled recently lol


AR5ENA1

Messi gets so coddled it’s insane.


AshkenaziTwink

obviously he’s a genius and he farms our team and yadda yadda but in a positional sense Klopp’s tactics really fail to excite me. 4-3-3 with inverted wingers + false 9 + crossing fullbacks + holding midfielder just makes me snore he really fails to execute it in a way which excites me either. every match i watch liverpool i understand it’s good football but i find myself falling asleep.


BI01

who are your favourite teams to watch?


AshkenaziTwink

not even gonna be coy about it Arsenal are probably #1. i like Lage’s Wolves as well + Southampton when they’re playing well. i’m not someone who watches many neutral matches though so take it with a grain of salt.


YourPupilsDilated

Because he wants to win. His teams in 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 were more exciting but they would never have won anything.


inspired_corn

I’ve never got the hype either to be honest (in terms of how good they are to watch) but that’s definitely an unpopular opinion. Entirely subjective though of course


MagicMagMM

We are literally one of the best teams to watch itw


AshkenaziTwink

it’s completely subjective dude, i literally mentioned a bunch of times in this comment that this is for me personally


matbezlima

I think you've just been unlucky with the Liverpool matches you ended up watching. They are a team that often also just barely grinds out many games too, like Alex Ferguson did too.


AshkenaziTwink

the matches in recent memory im using as reference are: - Spurs 2-2 Liverpool - Chelsea 2 - 2 Liverpool* - League cup final edit: i’d like to clarify i enjoyed these games thoroughly, but my point is Klopp’s tactics never popped up as reasons why i enjoyed those matches. edit 2: * i turned this game 15-20 minutes in so that may have skewed my opinion slightly


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You just hate football then


AshkenaziTwink

don’t get me wrong i enjoyed both our game and the league cup final, but Klopp’s tactics definitely weren’t the reason


[deleted]

I don’t think you understand what your saying


AshkenaziTwink

ahahaha how so?


matbezlima

All of those were amazing, fast-paced and electric games full of drama and amazing goal chances! The League Cup final was the best 0-0 I ever saw, it should have been 3-3 or 4-4! Though there are better pure Liverpool performances out there. Check out Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal this season, mainly the second half. I only dislike Liverpool when they abuse long balls and lack control in midfield. Hence why they almost always are better when Thiago plays.


sul01

They were all cracking games?? I'm genuinely baffed here like I don't want to be rude or anything but like do you need a dictionary or something? Literally every single one of those games was action packed footy


AshkenaziTwink

the spurs game i enjoyed but only cause of us creating a bunch of chances after our Nuno slump and obviously refereeing controversy i liked Kovacic’s shot in the new years game but it really went off the paces after HT league cup final i enjoyed thoroughly but it was mostly cause of all the comical misses + offsides + 3 chelsea players getting hit in the nuts + lolkepa all 3 were enjoyable games but never cause of Klopp’s tactics for me


matbezlima

Chelsea 2-2 Liverpool was amazing, electric and action-packed until minute 20 of the second half. It was only after that the game cooled down. Second half actually started as well as the first. And the first half was undoubtedly amazing.


AshkenaziTwink

for reference i turned that game on about 15 minutes in 😬


sul01

Really? For me it's the opposite- Liverpool are one of the few teams where I expect a decent watch each week and tend to get it. They're very good in attack and well drilled but they also have their weaknesses where you can get at them. One of if not the best team to watch as a 'neutral' imo.


rayray1899

Felix the goat Magath is mfin BACK! 😤😤😤


1PSW1CH

Aubameyang has scored more league goals for Barca than Arsenal this season


TheDavinci1998

Tbf it is harder for Arsenal to score goals for Barca


RaggedyCrown

Can someone explain why Felix Magath to Hertha is funny? In premier league term please


LindseyNeagle

Felix Magath to Fulham


suedney

Jealousy imo


SVWerder46

His nicknames included Saddam, "the last dictator in Europe", and Quälix (a mash of quälen, the German word for torture and his name Felix)


LordVelaryon

have you had a manager that for his methods to win the league was nicknamed Saddam?


wonderful_mixture

horrendously out of touch dinosaur akin to Steve Bruce is on the wheel at a club known for its comically bad coach hirings, like Everton


Logseman

Frankly at least Bruce is the laid-back sort of incompetent coach. Magath is a hard-ass.


wonderful_mixture

yeah thats true. Who would be the PL equivalent to Magath you reckon?


Logseman

It’s hard to say because Magath used to win stuff and had excellent seasons as well as a decent track record as a rescue buoy/fire extinguisher. PL managers tend to be way more relaxed and the player power in the PL is greater than in other leagues. Magath did coach Fulham but was a disaster and it did not take long for him to get he boot. Picture Paolo Di Canio but actually winning big games.


rho_93

Rafa Benitez to Everton


RaggedyCrown

I see haha


wonderful_mixture

name players you rate that no one else rates, and players you don't rate that everyone else rates for me: first one McTominay, second Dybala


TheDavinci1998

Busquets is the most overrated player ever


esqueesque1

Funny because Casemiro himself said that Busquets is the [best in the world in his position](https://www.fotmob.com/news/1ckvs4s5mrzdk18a8lpsndgawb/casemiro-busquets-is-worlds-best-in-my-position) A truly great defensive midfielder said he admires Busquets and you're saying he's overrated 💀💀 Some people don't understand football one percent and it shows


TheDavinci1998

And Messi voted for Neymar in FIFA Best awards. If you are really using this as an argument then you gotta claim either Neymar is the best in the world rn or Messi is not a "truly great" footballer. Footballers are wrong too, all the time. I'm aware that 95% of people rate Busquets and that used to shock me, because even people who know football very well and that I share opinions with, rate him high. I've seen over 100 of his games probably and I'd rate him as 7/10 or more in maybe 2-3 of them. He is just shit, as simple as that


esqueesque1

Voting someone on a award and admiring a footballer in your own position is way different brother but as you said you've already watched a lot of him and formed an educated opinion so that's fine, nothing to debate on it


TheDavinci1998

Voting for someone in "Best footballer" award literally means considering him the best btw


BigshlongPapi123

Not agreeing with the guy but you shouldnt hold what footballers say so high anymore. Like when the richards guy said “benzema has just gotten to kanes level”


esqueesque1

He admires the quality of Busquets, being DM himself. That's holds a lot of value. You learn a lot of analysing other top footballers, Busquets with his technique, reading of the game, positioning and passing is probably THE benchmark for a holding midfielder


HippoBigga

imagine being this blind 💀


TheDavinci1998

Imagine rating a guy who stands most of the time and 95% of things he does is passing the ball back to defenders


HippoBigga

I guess positioning, passing and tackling aren't really skills that are appreciated these days hahah It feels like you started watching football six to twelve months ago and it really shows lol


TheDavinci1998

I'll give him positioning, although it is not that hard to position yourself as a dm. He is average passer as he always chooses the easiest option, often passes back. And what tackling, he goes down more to dive and cry than to retrieve the ball. And if I did start watching football last year, my opinion would be even worse. I remember Busquets in his prime and he was at least average then, if current Busquets was the only one I've seen I'd be dumbfounded anyone let him on the pitch, because now his playing is just embarassing


xaviernoodlebrain

Skipp and J.Henderson


Orcnick

Luke Shaw - Still a good LB, he can defend and he can attack and always works hard. Struggling having Maguire next to him. Ederson - Plays for a dominating team so looks a lot better than he is. Stick him any other team isn't City and he would be exposed.


the_studge

Mings and Grealish


_cumblast_

I rate Mount I don't rate Stones


wonderful_mixture

I rate Mount too. Isn't particularly world class at anything but good at many things, so can put in a shift anywhere on the pitch and always gives 100%. I appreciate players like that


ibti77

McTominay, I agree. Dybala is also great.


wonderful_mixture

honestly think both McTominay and Fred are pretty decent midfielders that would look much better if they played next to a world class DM, it's just that they have atrocious chemistry when playing together because it's like they magnify each other's weaknesses. Kind of like a budget version of Lampard and Gerrard


GoatButton

I think Ben White is fantastic and Sergi Roberto will be loved by whatever team he moves to Lucas Hernández isn't talked about enough as an overpriced underperforming signing, last year people were saying Trincao is actually good but I think by now they know he's actually awful


AshkenaziTwink

1. Coady 2. KDB


BigshlongPapi123

Rate-Griezmann currently Dont rate-Christensen and frenkie ding dong


msf97

Wijnaldums time at Liverpool has suffered from revisionism, and i’m not quite sure what all the fuss is about for Mahrez. I think he’s worse than he was at Leicester, by a fair bit at that.


EgosJohnPolo

Disagree on Mahrez. He just has less of free role where at Leicester, he had the keys.


Itchy-Face791

Dembele De Jong


Fati25

😂


Yung2112

Gaston Edul (official NT reporter) is going full Messimp on twitter 😭😭😭


GoatButton

Knowing Napoli and Milan, Juve is somehow gonna win the league


entangled_dicks

Fati25 gonna stay really quite tomorrow


GoatButton

He'll find something to complain about don't you worry


ManLikeNiz

Simone Binzaghi


BaconNumBit

Apparently Neymar arrived at Barcelona for some business. I would only consider him for maybe a 4th of his current wages.


oFFeRenDsTeam

Would the fanbase even want him back? Not sure I would have forgiven him if I was a Barca fan. The way he left wasn’t exactly pretty and he even sued Barca iirc.


CruyffsPlan

There will never be another Busquets. I can see players like other players but I have never seen someone like Busquets play for any club at any point.


msf97

Rodri definitely has the potential. Been through Simeone school as well so he’s better at defending.


prathameshza_de

Pep had many qualities similar to Busquets but wasn't really as much creative as he is. Haven't seen the older guys from the 70s and 80s but from the games I've seen from other eras, busquets playstyle stands out. A very unique player indeed.


matbezlima

What about Redondo?


Random_Acquaintance

Rodri has the same mold. Not his elegance, but the manerism and the way to understand his role comes clearly from Busquets. Hell, Rodri himself says he's his role model on the field.


Tyrannosaurusallegri

How would Brazil national team look like if Jorginho never chose to represent Italy?


GoatButton

Not very different, they have Casemiro and Fabinho


nichodemus3

The same. Jorginho would not be starting for Brazil


TruestRepairman27

I thought he was the third best player in the world though…


Itchy-Face791

It would not look much different Casemiro and Fabinho would still be ahead of him in the pecking order


wildinout2233

The same


MariusFromNorway

Odegaard cost 30m are you having a laugh


zak33d

why is everyone jizzing over that Havertz goal? it's a clean finish for sure, but that's a touch you should expect from any half decent striker, I struggle to see anything too special about it


ADPTHEG

>but that's a touch you should expect from any half decent striker i.e Lukaku


1PSW1CH

Nah most strikers would struggle to make that touch, you’re underselling it a bit


ScorpiaHP

>that's a touch you should expect from any half decent striker Don't really see touches like that often though, there's no room for error there and not only was the first touch to control the ball excellent he immediately redirected it into goal.


Random_Acquaintance

It's incredible how Xavi has turned things around. I'm still on the fence to crown him for the job for the years to come, he already deserves next season. But the way the team is improving not just collectively but individually. Dembelé is finally showing signs of improvement for the first time since Dortmund. He's playing with 1-2 touches, understanding his role off-ball and integrating his decisions into what the team is asking for. He still has the bad game here and there, but now it's not 2/3 but rather 1/4. Also, Busquets was obviously the player that he was showing for the NT. Still one of the best in the business. Again though, I'm fairly convinced that this dramatic improvement is because the hasn't trained properly for 3-4 years.


kanavi36

Xavi 🤝 Arteta Trust the process fella, Barcelona are going to be competing for the league next season I think.


ibti77

Look in to the team structure on the pitch if you need more convincing.