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AnnieIWillKnow

Hello everyone! One of the themes we noted from our recent meta thread is the request from some that Free Talk Friday be posted at an earlier time than its current schedule - which is 12pm CET. The reason for this time slot is that we feel this best caters to the variety of users we have from various timezones - so although it’s not perfect, and doesn’t work for everyone, it’s the best compromise. One of the loudest voices on this matter is from people in European timezones, who would like to see the thread posted earlier. Before making any changes to the schedule, we wanted to consult the community and gather some feedback. As such… * Would you like to see FTF posted at a different time than 12pm CET, and if so what time do you think would work best? * One idea we’ve floated amongst the mod team is having two FTF threads, an “early” and a “late” thread. Example times would be 8am and 5pm CET. How would you feel about having two FTF threads, in order to “refresh” the chat? * Or do you think we’re best off leaving as it is? Please let us know your thoughts, and any other suggestions, by replying to this comment!


anusFati

This is what I said and got laughed at https://www.reddit.com/r/soccer/comments/tdgqxo/daily_discussion/i0l61hl/?context=3 Hopefully now everyone knows.


Lyrical_Forklift

Quiz: 1. Which club used to play at Filbert Street? 2. [Wordle](https://mywordle.strivemath.com/?word=oarvs) 3. Who was City's first signing under Sheikh Mansour's ownership? 4. I've played for the following clubs- Dynamo Dresden, Marconi Stallions, Leicester City, Middlesbrough, Kaiserslautern, Bradford City, Fulham and Chelsea. Who am I? 5. I've played with Fabinho, John Arne Riise, Michael Owen, Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba, Ricardo Carvalho, James Rodríguez, Dan Burn, Ben Foster, Jonathan Woodgate and Andriy Voronin. Who am I?


Cool-Dance5552

1. Leicester 2. Smash that's the only two I attempted


Lyrical_Forklift

And you got them both right, well done!


Cool-Dance5552

Nice! Thanks!


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https://imgur.com/xaUOEst


Lyrical_Forklift

Nice work!


Re-noire

1. >!Leicester!< 2. >!SMASH!< 3. >!Robinho?!< 4. >!Schwarzer!< 5. >!Berbatov?!<


Lyrical_Forklift

>!All correct- brilliant work again mate!<


LindseyNeagle

First one is >!leicester!<


Lyrical_Forklift

Correct!


MKtheMaestro

Grealish literally doesn’t do anything except get the ball on the left and pass it sideways. Either that or he keeps it for several seconds going nowhere and goes down.


ComprehensiveClick35

new DD btw


NudeTayne_

step ova step ova step ova step ova


ComediaViva

10 pounds for this??? Chelsea deserve all the sanctions https://twitter.com/footyscran/status/1503441312212828167?s=21


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ComediaViva

10 pounds though…


msf97

City look shit.


Echo361

Yeah you guys don’t even need to win on Wednesday


kdball

Dias can't come back quick enough. Need him at the backline.


addictedToArSocca

we’ll gladly take Laporte or Stones if you guys don’t like them


[deleted]

You look well open at the moment.


Luis_Carlos_Almeida

Hmmm lapornhub 🤔


Pigou07

Bonk


CptTonyStark

Simeone coming to Man Utd, tears in my eyes.


Brilliant-Win4152

Not happening


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[Has to be one of my favorite small football moments](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LqxPGuVGQY&ab_channel=BrunoSoares)


CptTonyStark

What is small football and how does it differ from regular football?


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A small moment in football


shmozey

Mahrez actually has the best touch of all time. You genuinely can’t change my mind about that.


rholding95

KDB gave him a brilliant pass under pressure from 3 palace players in behind the back line and Mahrez’s first touch took him back to Leicester


1PSW1CH

Maradona exists. Not anymore I guess


Savant_OW

Podence>>>


Cowdude179

Havertz 👍🏽


Echo361

He didn’t touch the ball basically at all against United because everything was going down the other flank and then scored that sexy ass goal.


BigshlongPapi123

Im sorry but marcelo>>>>>>>>>>


shmozey

Nah Marcelo’s touch is overrated by having two insane highlight touches that everyone has seen. Mahrez does those for breakfast week in week out.


BigshlongPapi123

Marcelo literally stop balls launched in the air by standing on it and even has fucking overhead first touches noone is close to him ever


shmozey

Yeah everyone has seen THAT touch. Mahrez career touch highlights can’t be touched.


BigshlongPapi123

Its not just one for marcelo i promise you.


InnaInnaInna

People didn't start rating his touch in 2017.


CudaBarry

Great Ball knowledge


CheChocolateChap

!flair :Canada:


xyz3940

I just wanna see takefusa Kubo become a successful footballer


Pigou07

Had so much potential. Do you think he would have been better off if he stayed in Barça?


esqueesque1

He would have gotten a lot of chances in the first team that's for sure


realbarcalounger

Gotta be exhausting rooting against City (or Bayern) You have to do it as much as rooting for your own team, because a single win by them and a loss for your team means the league is over. At the end of the day, they win and everyone does it all over again next week until they win the league.


Pigou07

True. It's the hope that kills you. The worse feeling is when you can't capitalise on their losses.


[deleted]

You mean in a title race? I "root" against City but them winning just does nothing because I expect it, when they bottle a game I just come in and laugh and it's free dopamine. It only works because there are few enough City fans that they don't penetrate my echo chambers though.


[deleted]

How hard is it. It's called Selhurst PARK Why does the yank feed keep saying Selhurst?


Manc_Twat

The stadium is located in Selhurst though.


wonderful_mixture

I thought they play in a crystal palace


Bolstex

Isn’t that the stadium in Ted Lasso 😮


anip94

who kept downvoting everytime i shit on micah for being a rubbish pundit, dont tell me has stans 💀💀


kdball

Hate people who cry about downvotes.


anip94

sorry its upset you, gonna moan more about it moving forward 👍👍


kdball

You can do whatever you want. And people can downvote you for crying about downvotes. Free world.


anip94

agree 👍 just like im free to tell you to fuck right off now


kdball

You can downvote me as well. Atleast I'm not going to cry about it on dd.


Pigou07

Imma upvote just to balance things out.


anip94

always rated and knew you were a real one


Ruben_Often_Cheats

Where do you guys draw the line between “modern football” and older football years wise?


7Burnt

2008


Cowdude179

2005


LindseyNeagle

2006.


[deleted]

Same as the rest of society and culture. 2008. It’s when the internet became mainstream on people’s phones, and the economic crash changed society In football terms, it’s when Pep was at Barcelona… changed the game


[deleted]

Essentially when Roman killed it.


CptTonyStark

Bosman


Lyrical_Forklift

I imagine it depends on people's age. I'm older than most on here so in my mind there's a cut off point where the Premier League started as the league become so much more money orientated then.


msf97

1992, but realistically there’s no such thing.


Dutch_Midget

*Thanos kidnaps Ancelotti* Thanos : play Gareth Bale or I'll snap half the universe away Ancelotti : *benches Bale*


CptTonyStark

Don Carlo is based


Pigou07

Thanks, Don.


Quab775

Best stadium with light show


MaicoTheMan

Best Game to watch now?


Pigou07

Palace


CptTonyStark

City


cuntsmen

Jesus fucking christ this twat of a manager of ours is saying that his starting 11 wasn't wrong when he made two subs in the 37th minute with no injuries whatsoever. Who the fuck even made this guy our manager?


Mr_XemiReR

I've just seen someone proposing this line-up to fit Mbappé, Haaland, Benzema and Vini in the same team: Mbappé-Benzema-Haaland Modric-Casemiro-Valverde Mendy-Alaba-Militao-Vini It's even worse than the one I see quite often: Mbappé-Haaland Benzema Vinicius-Modric-Casemiro-Valverde Mendy-Alaba-Militao


ibti77

Neither works - and nothing anyone else proposes will work either.


Jabari313

Football fans have forgotten about the 442 game is truly gone.


Re-noire

Funnily enough, they are switching to 442 from next season.


CptTonyStark

Vini - Haaland - Mbappe Benzema Kroos-Modric Casemiro Alaba - Militao - Valverde


anip94

chelsea fans are so defensive lately you'd thought they receive a direct instruction from tuchel and being partnered at the back with thiago silva.


de_coherence

Average effort but upvotes because it’s chelsea


anip94

sound mate 👍


xyz3940

Wow Athletic Bilbao really do have a fantastic crop of young players coming up. Also seems like the new generation of Spanish players are really good


JussVibes

First Christensen and now Mazroui, 2 players that have rejected Bayern to join Barca. Bayern can have the scores but they’ll never have the streets like Barca. Bigger club, bigger pull.


Waschkopfs

Romano said you made a much better offer for Christensen and he still only signed for three years. Bayern would never agree to a contract like that. And there was no offer to Mazraoui


[deleted]

Barca is objectively the streets club. Broke as fuck just pulling in players through the streets eternal memory.


addictedToArSocca

were we even interested in Mazraoui?


chirosen21

22h into DD. Should've picked a better time to bait my friend.


msf97

Bayern target better players.


ibti77

Three if you include Dest.


Iyumila

FM is so unrealistic. Burnley are sitting in 3rd behind me and Liverpool with Sean Dyche as manager. Not only that, they are the highest scoring team. Motherfuckers even scored 7 goals in one match 💀💀. We're 15 games into the season btw.


fatinternetcat

in my save Klopp got sacked by Liverpool after 12 games, went back to Dortmund, got sacked again, went back to Mainz, got sacked again and is currently unemployed


Iyumila

I wish he would get the sack in my save. The bastard keeps winning everything and refuses to let me win anything. Last season I lost Carabao, FA Cup and CL finals against him. I led the league the whole season until the last month or so and he overtook me. This year I had a 100% start to the season and they drew a couple of games, but then around the 12th game I visited Anfield and was 2-0 up at HT. They scored in the 86th minute before getting an equalizer in the 93rd by own goal from my keeper. I just can't get the better of them


kdball

The good timeline


northerncal

Who are you managing.


Iyumila

Bristol


L__McL

City or Rovers?


Iyumila

City


L__McL

I hope you treated Andy Weimann well


L__McL

City or Rovers?


northerncal

That part is realistic though of course. ;)


Iyumila

With me in charge? Of course


[deleted]

This is Sean Dyche with a top 15 budget.


THeScArYFAcE1

how good was xabi alonso for liverpool?


Wiseman-Dennis

Their best midfielder


CptTonyStark

Great


chirosen21

Good enough for Slippy G to kiss him on the lips 😘 that's all I'll say.


msf97

04/05 he was brilliant. 08/09 was brilliant. 05/06 and 07/08 were good seasons. 06/07 was awful.


Credk

04/05 he was definitely not brilliant, there were still some doubts and he took time to settle. 07/08 he wasn’t very good either, it’s why Rafa was so desperate to replace him with Barry that summer. It’s 05/06 and 08/09 from which were his best


msf97

He scored several important goals and was basically everything you could ask for in 04/05. Likely makes the team of the season if Lampard didn’t break his ankle.


Tyrannosaurusallegri

Best Spanish deep lying playmaker…


Impossible_Pen_9459

Excellent player. His departure lead to a period of decline


Credk

It was a combination of more things than that, injuries to Torres were I’d say an even bigger blow


non-relevant

when you think about it, it's a bit disappointing that the whole top 5 of the Eredivisie play in red (and white), and 6 of the top 7 do


northerncal

The Dutch have historically been very creative, so I know they have the ability to have more design variety than that! A little disappointing for them haha.


Any-Quarter-9474

[Carra spot on about Chelsea and Roman](https://twitter.com/theredmentv/status/1503454236826296322?s=21)


de_coherence

Need a mirror mate


BankDetails1234

Can't see it, what did he say?


nbaylor1

People who constantly moan about various pundits being shit but continue to watch them will never cease to amaze me. There's a very simple solution to the problem you have.


BlursedLasagna1

Can hardly go and ask the bloke behind the bar to mute it cos you don’t want to hear gnev can you


northerncal

Probably he is assuming everyone watches online streams by themselves.


CptTonyStark

Exactly. I just watch managers' press conferences, nothing else.


MauricioCappuccino

I don't like journo's either so I personally just watch Despacito remix compilations of my favourite players on Youtube


CptTonyStark

Good


Echo361

If you fall asleep during your teams games are you even a fan?


northerncal

I slept through an epic comeback by my team once because I was depressed and thought they had no chance, so I guess I'm not a fan. Tbf though that was at a bit of a low point personally.


Echo361

Im sorry you went through that man and hope things are better


northerncal

Haha thanks, it's all good now!


Luis_Carlos_Almeida

LVG ball was killing my soul


chirosen21

I never fall asleep during my teams games. I switch off the TV and pretend I don't care about football checking the score every 15 seconds.


tiorzol

Used to have a mate that was a proper sesh head who would literally fall asleep at Selhurst during games every Saturday. Nutter.


Serpico_98

We're getting Twenty Hag.


Jabari313

What do you need 20 old women for👀


msf97

Carraghers easily the best pundit. I don’t even think it’s close


kdball

Old Trafford about to be torn down? RIP bozo


Bolstex

There was a time last season where it felt like Liverpool would get Europa League, feels like a fever dream now.


Iyumila

I think most people knew it was just a bad patch and that they'd get out of it. Don't think it ever actually felt like they would go to the Europa League


Credk

Nah we went on some ridiculous run towards the end of the season, think we won the last 10 including away at Old Trafford. We were seemingly way out of it


Bolstex

I disagree, while they definitely deserved top 4 in the end, they only finished 3 pts ahead of 5th, and went on a crazy run (including their goalkeeper scoring a late winner) that might not have happened.


Iyumila

But weren't they like 1st in January? What I meant was that they started and finished the season strong and just had a bad spell in the middle, but I always felt like they would get out of that and at least get 4th.


msf97

We looked dead in the water after Fulham. We shouldn’t have got top four being that bad for 15 games


msf97

Klopp tactics found out. He’s burned out like at Dortmund!


Lyrical_Forklift

Lyrical Forklift's Daily Collection of Terrible Takes™ * Does nobody ever think that the fans in soccer as a whole are the worst in the world? Not in a passionate way I mean as actual supporters who go to games? They generally do not follow the game, cheer on the players etc. They spend most of their time singing silly songs, even during exciting plays. Obviously some teams are not as bad as others. It's (imo) a terrible culture, and can ruin a teams performance. * Anyone who thinks Messi is goat just doesn’t understand football. It’s just pure facts. * Dembélé is better than him (*on Salah going to Barca*) * Now should Liverpool and ManU managers be asked the same questions? As far as i know, there are exécutions in the US * 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. (*On Ronaldo*)


CornflakeNumber9

The last one is the worst take of them all. Take any decent striker who works hard and can create chances for himself and his teammates and we are instantly a more cohesive team than now.


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CornflakeNumber9

One game, which in all fairness was fantastic, and months of mediocrity never happened. The stans will call for the manager's head if he isn't the focal point at the age of 42.


northerncal

The first one sounds like a troll.


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Lyrical_Forklift

Oh it absolutely is and if Liverpool or United were owned by the American government then they should be under massive scrutiny too


[deleted]

Last one depends on who it is, if it's Messi or Ronaldo then damn.


Lyrical_Forklift

It's Ronaldo


[deleted]

damn... Thought it might be me responding to a Lacazette hater 😤


rxi71

Lord


Bolstex

Cool but what the hell is a lyrical forklift supposed to mean? My username comes from rearranging the letters of my lip balm.


Lyrical_Forklift

I had a dream about fifteen years ago that I was releasing music under that pseudonym and it was so ridiculous that it stuck with me


Bolstex

Haha that works


Iyumila

>Does nobody ever think that the fans in soccer as a whole are the worst in the world? Not in a passionate way I mean as actual supporters who go to games? They generally do not follow the game, cheer on the players etc. They spend most of their time singing silly songs, even during exciting plays. Obviously some teams are not as bad as others. It's (imo) a terrible culture, and can ruin a teams performance. We should learn real supporter culture from them and just shout "Defence!" And "Attack".


narutosama77

Which sport fandom does that?


Iyumila

The one that loves freedom my brother


narutosama77

US sports?


[deleted]

I don't know what's more sad - these takes or the fact that you wrote this post.


Lyrical_Forklift

You don't enjoy reading ridiculous takes?


[deleted]

I remember when Neville done that doc on Qatar and was practically pushing pro-Qatar propaganda. One of the strangest things I’ve seen.


FaustRPeggi

This is City's 2nd toughest game of the run-in. I make Wolves away 3rd, West Ham away 4th.


Tyrannosaurusallegri

The spoiler tag you click on has to score a penalty to save your life, are you safe? >!Willian!< >!Messi!< >!Kepa!< >! Cristiano Ronaldo!< >! De Gea!< >! Jorginho!<


BI01

jorginho will save me as long as its not an important game


[deleted]

If no one has me I know Willian got me.


nbaylor1

PR7 will save me


CptTonyStark

No, the ball hit me


[deleted]

I thought the one I chose was the worst, then I uncovered them all. 60/40 chance I live.


50shadesofcoco

only 2 guaranteed safes in there 🥵


northerncal

I clicked on a certain K, so I'm dead, but you need to fix your spoiler tags by removing the spaces.


Tyrannosaurusallegri

I want it to stay that way, so people can guess by choosing on what they think will save them.


mmmm321

De Gea. I'm done for


Iyumila

I clicked all of them


Tyrannosaurusallegri

Oh shit it doesn’t work?


Iyumila

It does. But I just clicked them all and then read your comment and by that point I had seen the answers


Bolstex

The Townsend screamer against City in 18/19 is one of my favourite PL goals of all time.


northerncal

Here's praying for a similar style goal against city again! 🙏🏻


msf97

Fodens had a bit of a mixed season. Really thought he’d explode


kdball

He has been more important to the team than ever, but his output has taken a hit. Don't know what it is.