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ninjapenguin12

u/lyrical_forklift we ever going to get your quiz's again or you gave up now


Lyrical_Forklift

They'll be back! I've had a busy few days


NeoIsJohnWick

> Antonio Rudiger: "For me Karim Benzema is currently the best striker. He has everything, his understanding of the game is incredible." @goal


adfdub

It's quite incredible the amount of chances Raheem Sterling has missed throughout the season, yet, he is still one of the top 10 scorers in the PL this season.


_stone_age

Not surprising at all tbh, he's someone who regularly gets into goal-scoring positions, so he scores a good number of goals


adfdub

Yeah sure xG blah blah. I still thinks it's incredible considering all the competition aka "world class strikers" in the PL.


burningbarn8

Sterling's a great player.


adfdub

Indeed he is.


_stone_age

I didn't mention xG at all lol. I don't disagree, he's pretty good at scoring goals, for how poor his finishing is


adfdub

You didnt literally mention "xG", but you indirectly alluded to it by what you said!


_stone_age

Maybe but I was just giving the practical explanation- he's shit at finishing, but his positioning is world class. But now that you mention it yeah his xG is fairly high lmao


NeoIsJohnWick

> @markgoldbridge on Jan 19, 2021. Alaba to Madrid is because of this dream many players have of playing for them because they are a big club. Modern reality is the Prem is better & Madrid are miles off being a European force any time soon. This aged well.


Username-_-Password

Barcelona Fans 🤝 Madrid Fans Not Liking Arrogant Prem Fans


Akshath321

i think no one likes arrogant prem fans or for that matter any arrogant fan


Username-_-Password

The arrogant prem fans are usually the loudest ones


NeoIsJohnWick

That is true as well.


NeoIsJohnWick

[Don Carlo asking Militao to be his assistant.](https://twitter.com/RMA_MM/status/1525191886335627266)


PlasticCitehOilSimp

I think everyone would agree that Liverpool finishing the season with 3 cups and +90 points in the league is a far more impressive achievement than United's treble or Arsenal's Invincibles


Muss99_

They’ll most likely end up with just a league cup, with asterisks next to it as well…


PlasticCitehOilSimp

Lmao Chelsea fans still crying over an offside goal. Ironic when you can put an asterisks next to every trophy your clubs one in the last 20 years since they were the result of financial doping from an oligarchs blood money, who has now been booted out of the country with his assets frozen.


Lyrical_Forklift

Very bizarre comment from a City supporter


adfdub

This is quite the defense mechanism


PlasticCitehOilSimp

Care to elaborate why you feel it isn't true? I'll edit it and include the centurions if that makes you feel better


adfdub

Nah I mean that you've already given up on your club in regard to winning the PL.


Lyrical_Forklift

He's a City supporter by the looks of it


adfdub

Hes a liverpool supporter obsessed with city by the looks of it (which brings me way back to my initial comment haha)


Lyrical_Forklift

Nah, he posts in the City sub. Either way, odd lad.


kyoshi_island

Liverpool's points are impressive because of their consistency, but I don't think a higher amount of points correlates to a "better" run in the PL in modern times since it shows that the league is now actually less competitive overall. The points in mid-table has stayed around the same while the points for lower and relegation teams have decreased, and in 98-99 the top 4 teams were almost neck and neck where as now there's close to a 20 point difference just between first and third.


mosalad29

by "everyone" do you mean yourself? haha of course not unfortunately


Lyrical_Forklift

Not United's treble. You could make the argument either way for the invincibles.


PlasticCitehOilSimp

Absolutely United's treble. Stop pandering to the masses to try receive the upvote karma.


Lyrical_Forklift

Lad, I give zero fucks about upvotes. United's treble would be more impressive if we don't win the league.


Nut-King-Call

No.


PlasticCitehOilSimp

United narrowly won the Prem with 79 points. Only beating Arsenal by a point. Yes.


Nut-King-Call

United won the Prem.* The number of points it's irrelevant.


PlasticCitehOilSimp

3 trophies = 3 trophies by your same logic. If it comes down to a tiebreaker then look at the quality of the opposition and the overall wins/draws/losses of the season. Liverpool are undoubtedly clear


Nut-King-Call

Imagine believing a secondary cup is worth as much as the league. My logic is that winning the League, regardless of the number of points, it's more valuable than winning the League Cup.


PlasticCitehOilSimp

Likewise imagine believing that narrowly winning the Premier league in 99 is a more impressive achievement than being in a title race until the final game of the season. Against Guardiolas powerhouse City team and their ridiculous financial backing nonetheless. It's about what the squad accomplished in a season, simple as, not the value of the trophies they won. Its the impressive season. I swear United fans would try claim that Liverpool winning the quadruple is still less impressive


bananabread_173

La Liga should also have an MOTM award like the Premier League.


NeoIsJohnWick

Not a fan of such awards.


ninjapenguin12

Good idea just dont have a (manager)otm it seems to be a curse in England


LampseederBroDude51

I think there used to be a manager of the month award, could be wrong


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adfdub

I'm so confused


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adfdub

Did the price go up or something?


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adfdub

Dear lord I'm so sorry...


Pasta_is_quite_nice

Absolutely fucking lathered after a big night out for my friend's birthday. But just want to say I genuinely feel this is the best subreddit and enjoy lurking and hearing all your dumb ass opions on kicking a ball about. Keep it up lads and enjoy your last game or two if you have something to play for.


ninjapenguin12

Nice glad you enjoyed a sick night out but football didnt happen this year we skipped it


Pasta_is_quite_nice

Agreed. Mentally chalked this season off about 8 weeks ago now, even when I've been at the games going through the motions. Here's to next season not being a write off pal 🍺


drossso

Hi guys, any one got a link to the RMC sport minifilm about real madrid vs man city game 🙏


NeoIsJohnWick

r/footballhighlights/ Here you go my man! [LINK](https://old.reddit.com/r/footballhighlights/comments/uidnm7/real_madrid_vs_manchester_city_champions_league/i7bs1s7/)


shlok440

PL TOTS Alisson. Trent Matip Thiago Silva Cancelo. De Bruyne Rice Silva. Son Ronaldo Salah


GTACOD

Why are Salah and Son on the wrong wings.


shlok440

Bad formatting on my side


PlasticCitehOilSimp

Thiago Silva over Van Dijk 😂 Also the Bernardo Silva shouts are hilarious, he only had a few world class games back in October/November and got a shiny Fifa card. He's not even nominated for POTY, whilst Saka and Bowen are (and rightfully so) Bowen is a far more deserving pick. Kane over Ronaldo is a more obvious choice too, showed real character fighting back to top 4 after their woeful start to the season and he's a far more complete forward and playmaker this season


_stone_age

>Also the Bernardo Silva shouts are hilarious, he only had a few world class games back in October/November and got a shiny Fifa card. He's not even nominated for POTY, whilst Saka and Bowen are (and rightfully so) Bowen is a far more deserving pick. Just isn't true at all, his form might have taken a slight dip but his contributions have been immense even if he's not getting G/A- his work rate and defensive contributions, his progression are all superb.


PlasticCitehOilSimp

Oh but it is. The modern game relies on any decent forward/midfielder to press and make tackles. Every advanced player in the top 10 teams do this. If you wanna take into account defensive and non g/a contributions then Mount, Saka, Bowen, JWP, Fabinho have all performed significantly better than Silva. They all have much higher average match ratings *at least* .30


_stone_age

Why would match ratings matter? What he does is world class, he's been one of City's best defensive contributors(tackles, interceptions) and he presses like a mad man. Every game he's running around and dropping deep to help Rodri in keeping the defence, at bay, and he's still going forward to progress the ball(one of the best dribblers, progressive carries etc.). He's had a few bad games, but he was overplayed. He's been exceptional these past few games. City aren't in this title race without him, there's no doubt about it at all(De Bruyne has been as important, but that's a different story).


shlok440

Kane took a little bit after Conte to get going also, bowencand Saka aren’t cms. If I were to switch Silva for anyone it would end up being Odegaard, if Eriksen performed like he had the whole season it would be him


ecocentric-ethics

If Ronaldo gets in over Kane for having similar output on a worse team, then I’d put Romero over one of the two CBs you’ve included. He’s been outstanding in every game he’s played and Spurs would be nowhere near the top 4 without him.


officiallyjax

What would be Brazil’s front 3 at the World Cup? So many players to choose from: Neymar, Jesus, Richarlison, Firmino, Vinicius, Antony, Raphinha.


YoungDawz

4-2-3-1. Vinicius on the left. Paqueta and Neymar as the 10 and false 9. Raphinha on the right and Antony rotating with him. Firmino hasn't been in the squad for a hot minute and has essentially lost his spot to Richarlison, Jesus and Cunha.


wildinout2233

Our best setup under Tite is a 4-2-3-1 so it’ll probably be Vini - Neymar(Paquetá)- Antony(Raphinha, maybe Jesus) with Jesus or Richarlison at the top. Our striker situation is a bit grim


officiallyjax

Interesting. I thought the consensus was that Paqueta is now a certain starter for Brazil and always does well on international duty. But that would also mean benching Vinicius unless you shoehorn him on the right, assuming Neymar plays LW.


wildinout2233

Vini hasn’t been anything special for the seleção yet but I have a feeling he’s going to start performing well soon. I don’t think that we have played Neymar and Vini together at the same time so it’ll be interesting to see. We could also set up a 4-3-3 and use him Neymar as a false nine, Paquetá is basically a nailed on starter currently so I wonder if Tite will try to accommodate both Neymar and Vini in Qatar


regreg77658

Vinicious, firmino, neymar


YoungDawz

If Leeds are relegated, is Kalvin Phillips staying or is he leaving? and if he's leaving, who is signing him?


wildinout2233

Leaving for sure, I see Villa signing him if Leeds get relieved


AnnieIWillKnow

I think he'll leave, as he'll want to be on the plane to Qatar - and that's tricky from the Championship. I can see him at anyone from Arsenal to Villa to Leicester. Maybe even West Ham, if Rice does go - and they want to make a statement.


officiallyjax

He’s obviously leaving if they get relegated. We’re linked with him, but I’m not too sure he would want to join us given the rivalry between us and Leeds. I think I read a couple of sources that said Villa were keen on him, so I’d assume he’ll land up there, if not a Big 6 club.


PlasticCitehOilSimp

Probably United for something ridiculous like £60 million and £275k per week wages. It's their speciality


AnnieIWillKnow

Doubt he signs for Man United, given he's a boyhood Leeds fan and an academy product. Yeah there's Alan Smith, but that was a big exception.


PlasticCitehOilSimp

World Cup is this December he needs to be in a Prem team if he wants a place in that squad Money talks, if Chelsea aren't interested I cant see him going anywhere else but United


AnnieIWillKnow

I can see him at more of an upper mid-range team, too, like Villa, Arsenal, Leicester or West Ham.


Superb-Barracuda-924

I have got an interesting bet, which is more likely to happen next season? Lukaku scoring over 10 goals in PL or Messi scoring 20 goals in Ligue 1?


AnnieIWillKnow

If he stays, Lukaku - but I think it's more likely we see Messi at PSG next year than we do Lukaku at Chelsea. Lukaku has managed 8 PL goals this year whilst being mainly shit. Could even break 10 this year. Ten next year wouldn't have to be a huge improvement - whereas for Messi to get 20 next year in Ligue 1, he'd have to hugely increase his output, and with being a year older.


ecocentric-ethics

Probably the latter, bc I don’t see Lukaku staying at Chelsea past this summer


mosalad29

Lukaku scoring over 10 goals in PL


Akshath321

have juventus increased their spending in the last few years? it feels like they target way too many people


OnOff58

Can someone inspect Tuchels underpants


AnnieIWillKnow

He's a European and hence probably uses a bidet, meaning they'd be squeaky clean.


OnOff58

I believe they’re called arse valets


AnnieIWillKnow

I thought that was that lot at the Emirates


Username-_-Password

Fun Fact: Marcelo has never played in a Copa America. He's one of the best Lb's of all time but his international career has been pretty lackluster.


asvpmamba

Really? I could’ve sworn I seen him play in one of the Copa’s during the 2010’s


Username-_-Password

2019: Filipe Luís & Alex Sandro 2016: Filipe Luís & Douglas Santos 2015: Filipe Luís & Geferson 2011: André Santos & Adriano Not called in 2007 or 2021 either


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matbezlima

Copa América is older than even the World Cup.


Superb-Barracuda-924

Oldest International cup competetion to be specific


AdvancedAnnual5388

In the 21-22 season so far, who do u think impacted Arsenal the most cuz smh they are 5th in the prem (Surely a lot of ppl is gonna say Saka or Ramsdale)


adfdub

4th lad lol


dltbgyd8731

Despite how things are being spoken about, arsenal are fourth.


kalyancr7

*4


AdvancedAnnual5388

Omg no way they are going to the UCL and Spurs are hoing to europa league


AnnieIWillKnow

There's still two games left to be played.


AdvancedAnnual5388

Ik but the chances are unpredictable and i think arsenal could win the next 2 games


AdvancedAnnual5388

WAIT WTF FR?


CumCumCumCum14

Yeah by one point. They have to win the rest of their games to secure it. If they draw or lose and spurs win all of their games, then Spurs get CL


HiImMeee

I'm sorry to beat the dead horse, but since we all do it, so will I; That statue is sooo shit


FuryOfOberon

It looks better than United’s future title chances


HiImMeee

1 United title > 5 City titles


Seanxprt

lol no


matbezlima

It doesn't work like that. Unless it's an underdog winning.


AnnieIWillKnow

I'd say given United's current state, then winning a league title in the next 5 years would be an underdog story. Which says a lot about how they've fallen.


FuryOfOberon

In fantasy land


AnnieIWillKnow

It feels really close as to who should win PL POTY this year. I'm genuinely not sure who I think it should be, and I feel you could make valid arguments for several players. No clear out and out candidate.


Itz_Galaxium

Salah might end the season with the most amount of Goals and Assists, it has to be him.


Lyrical_Forklift

I don't think either frontrunner (De Bruyne and Salah) really deserve it if I'm honest but there's no one else that's really put their hand up. Van Dijk would have been my nomination given he's actually been consistent but he didn't even get in the final list.


AnnieIWillKnow

From what I recall, Van Dijk had a bit of a slow start to the season, and really came into his own again from winter? Understandable given his injury, of course, That's it though, I feel every nominee has had a patch or so where they've not been quite at it - and then absolutely brilliant spells too. No single player has been consistently brilliant all season long. If it was divided into halves, Salah would be the easy winner for the first half, and then you could argue De Bruyne, Van Dijk or Mane for the second half.


Lyrical_Forklift

I think there were a couple of games where he showed a bit of rust but once he was match fit it was back to normal. I think De Bruyne and Salah were out of form for longer personally.


AnnieIWillKnow

Fair enough, you watch him more than me. Salah and De Bruyne's highs greater though - but such is the nature of attackers vs defenders in these discussions.


tdurdenftw

Personally think Alisson is the best player so far this season for us.


Lyrical_Forklift

I think that's a fair call too.


McNeng

Lmao, did PSG had a collaboration with Jay Chou?


roddysaint

Just got off a plane. As I climbed down the stairs, I flashed a cheeky thumbs up to no one in particular. I love pretending to be a millionaire superstar attacking midfielder touching down at a glitzy European capital for the CL final, instead of an unatheltic dude disembarking from a cramped economy flight on the muggy tarmac of a provincial resort town.


AnnieIWillKnow

Were you wearing Beats and carrying a Louis Vuitton washbag?


roddysaint

Close enough. Old Nike backpack and a pair of Miniso headphones.


diastolicduke

Arteta not making the MOTY is ridiculously blatant recency bias


dltbgyd8731

Yeah, shouldn’t win obviously but should be nominated considering expectations at the start


cr7momo16

[Lmfaooooo](https://twitter.com/tonikroos/status/1525225031747387396?s=21&t=tQWfwQDYyym5iKHHXuKCnw)


aceofmufc

Someone explain this to my dumb ass


ser_antonii

Looks like Kroos more than Aguero


_LebronsHairline_

Hahahaha that’s so unwarranted but funny af


ItsAllGoodMan47

LMAO


justanormalchat

Wtf


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Own_Solution4356

probably


tnweevnetsy

Can't believe Arsenal fans are still going on about the ref


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Undesirable_11

Ya let's let people throw elbows at other player's faces. If they can't take it they're just pussies


Akshath321

what's joe rodon up to, havent seen this guy in months


CumCumCumCum14

Played in the NLD for a few minutes Odd case since he hasn’t really voiced and displeasure and his family aren’t saying anything negative either


NotAnurag

Heard he does podcasts now


AnnieIWillKnow

Will he be allowed at the Spotify Camp Nou?


RomeoLavia

He played in the North London derby


Akshath321

i saw only the first half tbf


Princecoyote

He only came in the 82nd minute when the team was 3-0 and a man up. It was easy to miss even if you watched the whole match.


AnnieIWillKnow

I remember it precisely because it was such a rarity, and the sub reminded me of his existence


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In the Klopp vs Pep era, Chelsea have won more trophies than Liverpool


VinceRussoShoots

Enjoy 7th place


AnnieIWillKnow

You took the bait.


VinceRussoShoots

So?


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What a 2nd league title in 32 years!


VinceRussoShoots

Enjoy the Conference League and another decade of subpar mediocrity!


Lyrical_Forklift

Any Austrians in here? Decided I wanted a bit of a challenge in FM so am giving Austria Wein a go and these fuckers are a hundred million pounds in debt. How did this happen?!


Vic-Ier

Building a new expensive stadium, than bad transfers, missing out on european money many years and covid


Lyrical_Forklift

Pretty grim. Will they recover?


Vic-Ier

Oh and total mismanagement like a shady partnership with some georgian oligarchs who then decided to not even pay for the sponsorship I think they finally replaced the management and the new coach is also pretty successful with youngsters. They still have a chance to finish top 3 and can qualify for the Conference League.


deception42

/u/vic-ier /u/ambiguousboner


CumCumCumCum14

Is Mbappe the Giannis of football? Positively.


diastolicduke

Who tf is giannis


CumCumCumCum14

The best player in the NBA currently


BludFlairUpFam

In what way? I think he's more like Doncic career wise but he shares the athletic nature of his game with Giannis more


CumCumCumCum14

It’s more surface level in terms of two talents blowing up and winning the highest accolade so young while being the best player on their teams with little support (although obviously PSG’s recent transfer window diminishes that)


MJ9695

Kinda similar lol, though Giannis is more dominant in his sport


cr7momo16

What?


CumCumCumCum14

Kylian Mbappe is the Giannis Antentokoumpo of football.


cr7momo16

But how


Own_Solution4356

i guess you could say that, giannis broke out way later than mbappe tho


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abibyama

Release clause for Danjuma is 45m € / 38m £ is not a bad price at all.


FloppedYaYa

You know this sub is largely dominated by United, City and Arsenal fans when "Liverpool are supported by the British media" is somehow a take you cannot question on this sub without being downvoted Just pretend that Hillsborough never happened


CudaBarry

There are more Liverpool fans in here than any other fanbase, the British media is full of Liverpool and man united fans and that's a fact


CumCumCumCum14

I mean what makes it even clearer is the fact that Liverpool fans weirdly defend Arsenal fans’ delusion and egos


drwert

Manchester United fans largely grew up in a world where the media didn't have the balls to run anything that Ferguson might not like. The shock of not having that running in their favour must be incredible. Man could get away with boycotting the BBC for pointing out some dodgy shit.


Jazano107

Reddit made it so you can just keep pressing load more comments forever until you run out rather than 500 being the max. So now when I check here before going to sleep I end up scrolling way too far


drwert

I'm seriously falling out of love with the sport. It's dominated by teams floating on blood money, and there's no fun in that. Even the teams that aren't owned by tyrants (with government approved layers of indirection we're supposed to give a fuck about) are often sponsored to the gills by them or working to destroy the historic structure and legacy of the sport in the search for more money (hi, super league). It's all pretty fucking tawdry. Maybe I should just stick to Hartlepool.


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drwert

When we were very young my brother saw that Man Utd had won the league and decided he was now a fan. I announced that I was a Liverpool fan. It didn't really stick for me, and I definitely got the wrong end of that deal.


FaustRPeggi

I look forward to glossing over [this](https://twitter.com/flea333/status/1524878549672263680) when we win 4-0 today and I can resume listening to music I like.


kdk1157

Most overrated/underrated national team for the World Cup?


AnnieIWillKnow

Underrated: Spain, Germany Overrated: Argentina


YoungDawz

Underrated: Croatia or Senegal or Switzerland Overrated: Spain or France or Brazil We have the most talented squad, but we shouldn't be odds on favourites after the Euros we had. Especially with Varane, Kanté, Griezmann and Kimpembe not being at their best and being clear cut starters in Deschamps' eyes. Spain can go back to their non-scoring ways and they're out as quickly as their hype train started. Brazil is still very Neymar dependant despite all their offensive talent. They'll go as far as he'll carry them, but is that really to the final? With that said, I do still rate Brazil and France highly and hope they both reach the final, but people are being excessive with them that's all.


Superb-Barracuda-924

Overrated : Argentina Underrated : Spain


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Overrated: Southgate's England Underrated: Flick's Germany, Ghana and Senegal


TheMonkeyPrince

I'm curious why you think Ghana are underrated.


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they'll be getting Lamptey, Hudson-Odoi and Nketiah. They will be stacked in talent.


the_studge

This probably won't age greatly but I'm saying Qatar underrated.


lagaryes

They were alright in the gold cup last summer. Definitely not a pushover


NeoChrome75

Weren’t they really good the year they won the Asian cup then silently declined?