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happycloud8534

Is it weird that I wanted both teams to win tonight? Seeing “smaller” teams with amazing fans and good football is such a breath of fresh air. Hopefully we see a rematch in the champions league next year.


Lyrical_Forklift

> I think people are taking Gueye's gesture in the wrong manner. It is like alcohol consumption. Saying that alcohol is forbidden for us doesn't mean that we are against everyone who consumes alcohol. But don't expect us to openly support it [Seen a lot of comments like the above but never a response to this](https://i.imgur.com/zGbwBSV.jpeg)


ghettoyouthsrock

I wouldn’t say wearing the rainbow numbers on your jersey is openly supporting it because it’s the league making them wear it. Not wearing the jersey is actively not supporting it.


Lyrical_Forklift

If he could wear the shirt promoting alcohol then there's no reason he couldn't wear the rainbow one- neither indicates he drinks or is gay.


ghettoyouthsrock

Oh yea I agree. Didn’t click the link and read your comment wrong.


[deleted]

What’s the biggest team near Heidelberg? Hoffrnheim?


suedney

Waldhof Mannheim (3rd tier) are right next door


[deleted]

Was my answer correct?


suedney

Well not quite because Mannheim is closer to Heidelberg + they're bigger than Hoffenheim


Pedri20

Mourinho faced barca 27 times between 2005 and 2013 Crazy that Since he left madrid in 2013 he never faced barca anymore


YourPupilsDilated

He's generally not managed well enough or been in teams good enough to manage Barcelona since then.


SteinerElMagnifico42

More than anything , the 50+1 model proves its continued success with that Europa win


TheEmperorsWrath

My dream is still for 50+1 to be adopted Europe wide. It's a dream, it will never happen, but it would do so much to stop the current degradation of football.


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Is it me or is the Celtic vs Rangers banter abit.. weak?


addictedToArSocca

Fabrizio didn’t tweet about the EL final at all 🥴


iftair

Our President said Bellerin has to return to Arsenal. Fuck, that sucks. I don't wanna see Montoya play. At least his contract w/ Arsenal is done next year. Hopefully, we can get him after if we can't secure a RB.


Own_Solution4356

do you not have the money? because i doubt we’re trying to hold onto him


iftair

I hear Cedric is horrible and Arteta may use Bellerin as a backup RB to Tomiyasu. > do you not have the money? We don't.


[deleted]

Isn’t Bellerin poopoo?


iftair

(1) Our fanbase loves Bellerin. Also helps his dad's a Betico too. (2) He did pretty well for us. He was pacy and deliberate. Didn't make too mant errors. (3) You haven't seen Montoya.


Plenty_Sound_8425

I feel that pain for Rangers fans. Been down that road of losing a European final. All be it for the wrong reasons.


Mick4Audi

Wanted to see a club outside the big 5 leagues win a European competition Guess we still have Feyenoord next week


LuisFilipeVieira

There's bo such thing a big 5 leagues. There's top 4 and PSG


Mick4Audi

Fair


MaybeaMoron64

Both Mourinho and Feyenoord have apparently never lost a European final (not counting Super Cups).


addictedToArSocca

I really don’t like when penalties come down to 1 miss. must be such a shit feeling. had someone else missed as well at least the blame would be split


TheParaplegicPanda

The reason the Europa league seem like a tinpot competition is because Portuguese and French teams haven’t pulled their weight in that competition for years. Before this year German teams weren’t doing that well either


YourPupilsDilated

Mate do not insult Portuguese teams by putting them in the same sentence with French teams when it comes to European competition.


GreatSpaniard

Portuguese teams had done more than German teams for the last 20 years tbf. Schalke was the last German team to win the UEFA Cup and that was when there was still 2 legged finals


avolcando

Europa League isn't tinpot, take a look at the[ historical winners](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ef-ZIL9XoAgf_75.jpg), nearly all big clubs with the occasional Shakhtar or Chelsea


TheParaplegicPanda

I don’t think it’s tinpot, I’m just saying that reason it seems tinpot is because these clubs aren’t doing well.


MaybeaMoron64

10 of the past 12 winners either English or Spanish 💀


nichodemus3

6 of the past 16 winners are Sevilla


Rum114

it wasn’t always the europa league, and it’s gone through different changes to the structure and qualification


cheikhyourselfm8

Martin Luther rolling in his grave bc he didn’t add barring Aaron Ramsey from pens as his 96th theses


Cottonshopeburnfoot

Is that where all this thunders coming from?


CaptainGo

Probably been said a million times in here, but anyone else find it weird that the Europa final was before the Conference one?


Glass-Pick-5843

Was thinking the exact same thing. Very weird timeline.


icemankiller8

I certainly do


Lyrical_Forklift

**QUIZ** 1. I've played with Jermain Defoe, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Scott Parker, Teemu Tainio, Jonathan Woodgate, Robbie Keane, Michael Carrick, Rafael van der Vaart, and Christian Eriksen. Who am I? 2. There are ten players that have won the Copa-Libertadores and Champions League. Only three of which aren't Brazilian- can you guess who they are? (Hard) 3. [Wordle](https://mywordle.strivemath.com/?word=ohrwd) 4. Which player has lost the most Champions League finals? 5. "He cannot kick with his left foot, he cannot head a ball, he cannot tackle and he doesn't score many goals. Apart from that he's alright." Who said this and what player were they talking about?


AshkenaziTwink

1. >!Dawson?!<


Lyrical_Forklift

>!Not Dawson!<


AshkenaziTwink

>!Mason then?!<


Lyrical_Forklift

>!Just missed out on playing with Taino- good guess though!<


AshkenaziTwink

>!last try, Danny Rose?!<


Lyrical_Forklift

>!Haha it was actually Mido but I think your answer checks out too- well done!!<


AshkenaziTwink

>!Mido??? tbf was only thinking of people who spent all that time at Spurs, didn’t think about ajax too.!<


Lyrical_Forklift

>!Normally when I make these questions the answer actually hasn't played at the club where all the examples had (in this case Tottenham) but I thought I'd go for the double bluff but it didn't quite work haha!<


KensaiVG

2) >!Sorín, Tévez and Walter Samuel?!<


Lyrical_Forklift

>!All three are correct! Well done mate, great work!<


KensaiVG

I knew the first two, third one I wasn't SURE but was my best guess


the_studge

Is 1 >!Mido!


Lyrical_Forklift

>!It is, brilliant work!!<


Idislikemyroommate

1) >!Lennon?!< 2) Probably not worth me trying but >!Tevez, Milito, Cambiasso?!< 4) >!Evra!< 5) No idea. >! Harry Redknapp on Darren Bent?!<


Lyrical_Forklift

>!Q1- thought you had me there but he JUST missed out on playing with Alderwiereld. Great guess though. Q2 - Tevez is correct, the others two aren't. That's a hard question though so one right is great. Q4 is correct, well done! Q5 isn't but I could absolutely imagine Harry saying it. Correct answer is George Best on Beckham!<


Idislikemyroommate

Ah was so certain it was Lennon I didn't even double check them all. Will be >!Mido!< I'm pretty sure in that case.


Lyrical_Forklift

>!Mido is correct! Well done!<


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Is 1 >!Darren Bent!< ? 5 is >!David Beckham!<


Lyrical_Forklift

>!Bent didn't play with Eriksen but good guess! Q5 is correct- do you know who said it?!<


[deleted]

Was it >!Bobby Charlton!< ?


Lyrical_Forklift

>!So close! George Best!<


[deleted]

Ah I was actually torn between the two


MaybeaMoron64

4 is Evra I think. Lost with Monaco, Man United x2, and Juve.


Lyrical_Forklift

>!Well done, Evra is correct!!<


Brilliant-Win4152

Those Rangers and Galatasaray have some kind of rivalry that I dont know about? why is there more Galatsaray fans trolling Rangers than there is Celtic fans trolling? [example](https://twitter.com/guney3458/status/1527049712372797442?s=21&t=FTKeggOehS4Eg0Wq4pJaxA)


iftair

They faced each other in the EL playoff qualifiers last season. Rangers beat them 2 - 1, ending Galatasaray's European campaign.


Cottonshopeburnfoot

That’s such a low grade reason for them to be tweeting in number and posting dad-level images. All of which is a pettiness I can appreciate.


iftair

I'm pretty sure the match was toxic. I wanted those 2 to face off in the RO16.


ElKaddouriCSC

I mean there was just memes on Twitter mate. Not really toxic.


iftair

Ah. Well, either way, it is a delight to watch those 2 sets of fans go at each other.


addictedToArSocca

whoever gets Frankfurt in pot 1 will be more than happy


Cottonshopeburnfoot

Probably not Barca tbf


royaldocks

This man Ramsey is not getting out of Glasgow alive if he ends up scoring the winning goal to send Wales and knocks out Scotland to qualify for the World Cup lol


TheParaplegicPanda

The one time I’m rooting for Ramsay he bottles it. Kostic will be harder to sign now ffs


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InbredLegoExpress

I agree with this. Since the 2010s all teams that kicked Sevilla out of the EL should also be awarded EL trophys after the tournament (please)


SnarlsChickens

Just recalled Novak actually won the 2015 French Open men's singles.


YourPupilsDilated

Nothing annoys me more than the discourse after penalty shootouts. Just an orgy of confirmation bias. There's nothing revolutionary about anything that is said after it. Every single permutation or situation you suggest has happened before and there are a million examples to back it up. Think a player should have brought an ostrich to take his pen for him? I can assure you that it has been done in the past before. There is only one universal truth regarding penalties; if you score you're a genius and if you miss you're an idiot. The winning team did the right things and the losing team fucked up. If the roles are reversed the next time then the winning team did the right thing even if what they did is what a team that lost did previously. Football is already a game that involves big amounts of luck and penalties are the biggest lottery of them all.


[deleted]

Tavernier's penalty was also pretty bad but it went in, people say the penalties the keeper saves are poor and the ones that are poorly placed but go in anyway are fine, because they went in.


YourPupilsDilated

Exactly. Someone rolls a penalty down the center and people say 'Composure, he gave the keeper the eyes'. But if the keeper stayed in the middle and caught it then it's a poor penalty.


[deleted]

Thinking about it a bit more I think at least 2 of the takers hit the post.


xyz3940

What's the connection between Liverpool and Dua Lipa's One kiss?


OnOff58

Kyiv 2018


murrman104

Its a bop


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[Chad Norwich fan](https://www.reddit.com/r/NorwichCity/comments/ur6twl/we_love_you_norwich/i8vueao/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf&context=3)


uncreativeusername19

Glad Frankfurt won, I can’t take a club that has a picture of the queen in their dressing room seriously.


TheConundrum98

the video of them showing the dressing rooms to Gerrard is stuck in my mind, he just about holds himself together to not to burst out laughing at that


aaronod

Does anyone know why they decided to play the Europa League final before the Conference League? Surely it should build upwards to the Champions League


DuckBurner0000

Maybe because this is the inaugural Conference League final so they want to build up the hype a little more? No clue.


Pedri20

Hopefully the conference league will be a better final


Mick4Audi

Involves Mourinho so I wouldn’t hold my breath


sga1

Was alright tonight I thought - not exactly oozing quality football, but then these were very much two sides who've come this far through relentless energy and physicality.


OnOff58

What do you expect with a final haha. People expect non stop classics as if it isn’t their biggest games in their career and their underpants are filled with shit


sga1

Yeah, exactly. Found myself plenty entertained - rather watch this than something that's over within the first half hour.


Brilliant-Win4152

Mikael Lustig seemed to love the outcome of the final.


sexdrugsncarltoncole

So do we have a number on how many thousand rangers fans have been arrested yet


Lennon1004

Loved the BT commentators Kent and Bassey were the best players on the pitch when Kent did fuck all all game


avolcando

Kent was good imo, always active and looking to create something


Cowdude179

Tbf he could've won the game at the end, Bassey was unreal though


ElKaddouriCSC

Allan McGregor is one of the best at penalties in the world btw


1PSW1CH

As soon as Rangers lost the biggest thunderstorm I’ve ever seen broke out over me. They’re mad


nichodemus3

All the English monarchs since Alfred the Great are crying up in heaven


Cowdude179

Thank god Ramsey didn't score, because someone would've fallen to his curse


addictedToArSocca

Bayern Munich with Borre instead of Disney would have at least 1 more CL


junior150396

***\*Times being locked up by Yerry Mina*** Borre:0 Lewandowski:1


razorr29

Ramsey just doesn't have that Ross Barkley aura


royaldocks

My twitter feed : Rangers vs Frankfurt Comments : 90% Galatasaray fans trolling Rangers


Brilliant-Win4152

Turks are everywhere and I dont know how they do it.


iftair

Galatasaray fans are gleaming at Rangers losing. I can imagine all the "small club" and choke comments coming.


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PreachinMyOwnFuneral

Same...


LuisFilipeVieira

There was lightning in Lisbon??


PreachinMyOwnFuneral

Açores, São Miguel and yes we have internet here 😎


Lyrical_Forklift

You know about the Ramsey curse eh?


wbroniewski

Do you think it can be start of a bad series for British clubs? They lost Europa to German team and they will lose UCL to Spanish and Premier League to Arabic club?


avolcando

I'm personally fine with this


FlyingArab

Frankfurt and Barca in the same CL group incoming


inspired_corn

If English fans can’t stop being cunts we’re gonna end up with nets soon and we’ll deserve it. How hard is it to just *not* physically attack players? Majority of people seem to manage it okay


GTACOD

English football will never have nets or fences or anything like that. Not after Hillsborough.


sga1

Which to me feels a bit like missing the forest for the trees, really - can't have beer in the stands, can't have safe standing, can't have fences, but then the real failure was the policing, not any infrastructure or rules. I reckon it's not out of the question for players to get seriously injured during pitch evasions, especially with the scenes from Nottingham the other night, and I reckon it's a bit of a pisstake to have that happening when it's entirely and safely preventable.


sul01

Fwiw safe standing does now somewhat exist in some grounds "Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham and Championship side Cardiff have been approved to trial safe standing areas during the second half of this season." From a BBC article. Was supposed to be in place from January but was actually in place a while before at least for us.


Cottonshopeburnfoot

They’ll go the way of fines and making teams play behind closed doors.


saigool

Think we'll go for the stadium ban or some kind of punishment that would actually affect the club people support, rather than individuals, before anything that drastic


JackAndrewThorne

No government is going to introduce nets or fencing into Football. They will not risk a crushing hazard.


sga1

Don't think nets will make a difference for people rushing on the pitch, really - they're usually there to prevent stuff being thrown. Fences are what keeps the fans in the stands.


Cawn123

Fences will be an absolute no go from historical instances, at least in English football.


sga1

tbf those fences would have gates that open like they have anywhere else to avoid similar incidents, but then english football's always been a bit odd in that regard (see also: safe standing).


Cawn123

They'll just never be accepted into English football again, the risks associated far outweigh the benefits even if it was a different time back then.


JurtisCones

What do non Liverpool fans think of Konate?


icemankiller8

Very good player starts for basically every team in the league


f4riis99

Very good and has a bright future.


avolcando

Good player, but I also remember how Rashford ripped him apart last year


KimmyBoiUn

I thought that was Upamecano no?


avolcando

It was 5-0, at that point it's both


JurtisCones

I watched the highlights back and Upamecano is directly to blame for goals 1/2/3, 3 being the one where Rashford embarrasses him. 4 and 2 were counters, conceding due to suicidal high lines in possession. For 5 Konate along with 2 others can take blame - he dropped off Martial too far and Martial was able to cut in and square it. So I wouldn’t say Konate covered himself in glory but he doesn’t seem to be the critical player either. On top of that I’d be looking at the manager. 3 CBs on the halfway line vs Ole’s United was a stupid idea.


Cowdude179

Meh, Kounde is better


the_studge

He's 5'10"😭


Cowdude179

Silva's 5'11 😡 With Kounde's afro he's 6 ft


the_studge

Might as well sign Hasbulla while you're at it


Brilliant-Win4152

I think he is good but nowhere near the best in his position and he has had some absolute stinkers. He is saved by playing in a great team tho and if he played in a worse team he would get a lot more criticism.


Jabari313

Those performances were early though and can be chalked up to him adapting


Brilliant-Win4152

No, one of them was not long ago. He is still young and will probably improve even more.


JurtisCones

Do you remember some of those stinkers?


OnOff58

At Liverpool all I can remember is 20 minutes after half time against benfica


Brilliant-Win4152

No, I dont keep them memorised.


Lyrical_Forklift

> a worse team he would get a lot more criticism I actually think he'd look better in a worse side. Our centre backs are a lot more exposed than most given our ridiculously high line and fullbacks that bomb up the field. Put him in a side that sat deep and he'd look even better.


Brilliant-Win4152

Yeah, I agree. I meant his performances tho as in if he performed the same way for other teams he would get more critique.


BoydRivers

Someone who watches German football tell me, how are rangers beating Dortmund and Leipzig, champions league teams, then losing to 11th in the Bundesliga Frankfurt?


icemankiller8

Cup competitions and one off games happen


OnOff58

They lost on pens tbf and didn’t have Ibrox


ElKaddouriCSC

German teams are big clubs who dont care about EL until the final. Rangers are a small small club founded in 2012.


iftair

2012? What happened before?


ElKaddouriCSC

Liquidation mate


TheEmperorsWrath

Be nice to Leipzig, they aren't used to playing in-front of fans. It's scary to them


coolwool

Match day form.


LuisFilipeVieira

Dortmund is not a CL team. They were relegated to the EL for a reason


Cowdude179

Because Ramsey


FlyingArab

Dortmund are natural chokers, Leipzig were rattled by the Ibrox fans, but Frankfurt has a fantastic mentality in Europe and played realistic defensive football to absorb the pressure of those constant long balls by Rangers


avolcando

They let a former Arsenal player shoot a pen


sga1

Strikes me as a mix of getting up for big games (which they did tonight) and being happy to be the underdog (which they weren't tonight) - they've shown brilliant mentality to get past Dortmund and Leipzig, but it's always fine margins, and those sometimes break for you and sometimes they don't. I don't think Rangers were the worse side tonight, just lacked that tiny bit of luck to win it all, which Frankfurt had tonight.


HIGUAINS_DICKSUCKER

Because Frankfurt in Bundesliga isnt comparable to Frankfurt in EL. In EL they are one of the best teams in Europe. In Bundesliga, well, they are eleventh


genk41

Ibrox stadium


WhatWasThanosCooking

Frankfurt is a big club, Leipzig is a small club Dortmund squad filled with bottlers and weak mentality


nichodemus3

Magic of the Cup


MaybeaMoron64

Juve DNA


thepretzelking

Shoutout to my fellow arsenal and rangers fans this week. We've suffered enough


Pedri20

Frankfurt won their 2nd european trophy before arsenal won their first.


icemankiller8

Arsenal won the cup winners cup of third gonna count the Europa league


MrIrishman699

Respect the cup winners cup and/or the inter cities fairs cup please


AshkenaziTwink

~~Knauff~~ *Tuta is lucky Ramsey missed his pen, that slip was fucking diabolical. on a side note - Dear Levy, buy Kostic by any means necessary.


HIGUAINS_DICKSUCKER

You dont even know who Knauff is


OnOff58

Course he doesn’t


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Knauff said.


AshkenaziTwink

haven’t a fucking clue mate i’m reading off the team sheet


HIGUAINS_DICKSUCKER

It was Tuta


saigool

I wouldn't even call it a slip, more like getting your foot stuck in the ground which is something quite different and is more likely to cause an injury.


HIGUAINS_DICKSUCKER

It's fair to call it slip. Not going into detail, if a player goes down like that we might simplify by just calling it slipping


saigool

You can just say he fell over lol


AshkenaziTwink

really? thanks


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Man unites fans got some crazy flashbacks from tonight’s El final


ElKaddouriCSC

1 Scottish Champion in the Champions League next season. Diddy teams resigned to the Europa League and Conference League. As it should be.


wonderful_mixture

World is healing


Pedri20

Rangers fans are angry. Dont be suprised if they are going to rob some EL trophies from sevilla cabinet tonight