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ScorpiaHP

Man do I miss Giroud.


AnnieIWillKnow

Remember that poker?


ScorpiaHP

More or less as perfect as it gets. Left foot finish from inside the box, right foot chip after drawing the keeper, header and a penalty.


Daddyclaymore

If rice was available for 73 million pounds unjted would have already signed him. De jong is way better than rice


AnnieIWillKnow

There is no way in hell Rice is available for £73m


monsterm1dget

I think that's his point.


Daddyclaymore

Not what I’m saying just don’t like how long the deal is taking when even worst case scenario, we don’t negotiate the price down at all, de jong is still a good deal


HiImMeee

different players. Rice is more of a defensive midfielder and those are rare rn


Daddyclaymore

If we can only sign one. Would you rather we had rice fred and Bruno or de jong fred and Bruno in midfield


HiImMeee

with ETH as the manager the second one ofc. But I really like Rice as well. Would be amazing to get him in next season to have De Jong, Rice and Bruno. edit: Bruno would be the weak link there. Imagine that from our previous midfield of Pereira Fred and McTominay


Daddyclaymore

Rice and de jong as a pivot will be amazing we can dream. I see us getting linked to Bellingham as our long term signing goal which doesn’t make sense to me as I don’t think he fits with de jong in midfield. Reeks of us just wanting a big name


HiImMeee

Absolute dream. Age wise as well, 23 and 25


ScorpiaHP

Not even near Rice defensively. Better on the ball though. Problem with de Jong is you can't really play him as a lone DM but he's also not really an 8.


Daddyclaymore

I’m saying de jong is a better player in general than rice doesn’t matter if rice is better at defending. He plays in a double pivot which is what ten hag is going to play, I think if anyone knows what system de jong will do well in its ten hag.


MrDabollBlueSteppers

I know it's a lazy comparison and probably comes from my trauma rather than objective analysis but I will never shake the feeling that Nkunku is the black Timo Werner


Yeshuu

Do you have a favourite financial lever? Which financial lever do you think is most overrated? I think season tickets are an overrated financial lever. Lots of attention, but ultimately, nowhere near the biggest lever.


Endgame2648

Nkunku seems like another one of the BuLi merchants.


Wasserschloesschen

BuLi merchants don't really exist. It's just that 90% of the time PL clubs ignore system players being system players, cuz money. And of course you have shit like Weghorst. Like... did you really expect the guy to replicate his form from a top 4 side when joining fucking Burnley?


Modalchemist

He's not


ad1s6h

who is likely to get Nkunku next season?


mrscorchingtakes

PSG imo He already said he'd like to return, they can offer huge wages, Messi and Neymar might be gone next season (or at least 1 of them) so he'll be spearheading the attack with Mbappe


Modalchemist

He can be a rw but a two striker pair-up i'm not sure, maybe him as false 9


addictedToArSocca

apparently he has no rc in his new contract


ad1s6h

he has a rc of 60m in his new contract apparently


addictedToArSocca

https://twitter.com/schfer_g/status/1539901316335636480?s=21&t=h7h_GeJqLaqJl170BU9Kvw is your source u/ugotbaited on reddit?


ugotbaited

https://twitter.com/FabrizioRomano/status/1539898019461619712?t=YqFWRq0Hsr2M9ymGXq7AKA&s=19


addictedToArSocca

famously known for being a Leipzig insider


ugotbaited

It wouldn't make sense anyway. If he were to leave next summer, he won't go for less than 130-150m if he keeps up his performances. Who would pay that? Only 1 club


addictedToArSocca

yet there is no RC according to a guy whose job is to report on Leipzig


ugotbaited

Only time will tell


ndclippd

[TIL Besiktas had a kit with a cross design once](https://twitter.com/formakultur/status/1394383677140967424)


AnnieIWillKnow

[Inter's is better](https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-11AgdV3juD8/X4FsefjkqPI/AAAAAAACrGQ/MTWXhzcWgcUTG1OhHw4doHRKGL-kvrlvwCNcBGAsYHQ/s738/inter-20-21-fourth-kit%2B%25283%2529.jpg)


MotherweII

Your post needs a NSFW/L warning label, that's utterly revolting.


No-Shoe5382

I'm honestly fine with Mane leaving I dunno why so many of our online fans are getting so emotional about it, I'd be fine with Salah leaving next season as well. That's just how football works. Its either people getting too invested in parasocial relationships with football players or they're just lying/exaggerating how upset they actually are. Seen people on the Liverpool subreddit who claim to have cried because Mane left, fuck off you weird dickhead.


BuffaloCorrect5080

I tilt towards your viewpoint but a lot of people are in football for the emotional stimulation, it's not weird as such. People cry over soap operas, superhero schlock, videogames and stuff that goes on exclusively in their own heads. It's normal. Not understanding that is a bit weirder than the exhibition of emotion in itself tbh.


MrDabollBlueSteppers

That's just my armchair psychoanalysis but I think the rise of social media over the last 10 years strengthened fans' connection with the players at the cost of the connection with the club.


jim0wheel1

Typical plastic insecurity where they feel they have to go above and beyond to prove how big of a fan they are.


AnnieIWillKnow

Sobbing in my room rn when thinking about Rudi going to Real Madrid. Have bought all three of last season's kits with his name on the back to commemorate him and personally tweeted him to express my gratitude, plus commented on every single one of his Instagram posts since 2016 Rudi appreciation post here ---> ... What do you mean "have I ever been to the Bridge?? Mate look at my three Rudiger shirts..."


jim0wheel1

Excuse me, where's your terrible painting of him or photo of your cat called Toni? Call yourself a supporter, tut. (Shirts bought off DHGate too)


kjm911

We’re going into next season with Diaz, Jota, Firmino, Nunez, Salah. Of course we’re losing a proven quality player in Mane but the fact we’ve brought in Diaz and Nunez in the last 6 months is really positive. I’m excited as fuck for next season


[deleted]

You're a plastic if you don't have at least 3 days of mourning every time your club sells a player.


Dispari7y

still in tears from Beckham leaving


TheConundrum98

[I choose to believe this is true just based on how funny it is](https://twitter.com/RedorDead07/status/1539611549605761025)


AnnieIWillKnow

Why do people think defensive midfielders just need to be centre backs who can pass It's the same as the David Luiz nonsense Holding midfielder has to be one of the most disciplined and tactically-astute players on the pitch, not someone who is going to go on hare-brained runs, forget their positioning, and try endless Hollywood passes


zxenmed

Jesus, imagine


kjm911

Imagine they miss out on Frenkie De Jong and put Harry Maguire in that role


ugotbaited

60m RC for Nkunku, will be a war between clubs to get him.


Modalchemist

That's cheap


ad1s6h

why did RB renew his contract and put a 60m release clause on him


Good_Kev_M-A-N_City

So they wouldn't lose him for the coming season. I'm assuming that their scouting network just simply couldn't find a good enough replacement.


ugotbaited

It's probably what Nkunku desires because there's so many top clubs that want him, the year or two that they get from him are much better than whatever they'd get if they sold him now


ad1s6h

ahh makes sense


Good_Kev_M-A-N_City

Neymar under Pep would be a sight wouldn't it


MCII7

Yeah. Imagine him and Grealish on party mode.


Rava23

Question cause I feel stupid. Coach is just an American world? I know you English use manager for it but it has inside a managerial role in the British way of football. In Italy we use the word "allenatore" that translates into trainer. Is the world gaffer the one to mean it without the management thing?


Foreign-Complaint130

Gaffer is a colloquial way to say boss. there's a really informal (and traditionally working class) vibe to the term. Same as guv When my mother was (very briefly) in the police, she called her boss (who she saw every day but rarely spoke to directly) the gaffer, but if proper senior brass came down, you saluted and called them sir. That's kinda the vibe


okcomput3r

Coach is also used in England, just not used to describe the manager. The staff that the manager uses to train the players: they are the coaches


Idislikemyroommate

It's reference to training was used in England for people who helped carry people through exams in 1800s. This transferred to sports obviously and used for the trainers who often worked below the managers and has carried on ever since.


TheConundrum98

in England the word for trainer is coach (In Croatia we also use trainer (trener))


Rava23

The funny thing about Italian is that you call coaches "trainers" but you refer to them as "mister". That's because the first people to manage football teams here were British


TheDavinci1998

I usually use coach although I've never been to America


[deleted]

Coach is not just an american word.


PreachinMyOwnFuneral

I would like to see a paralell timeline where World Cup/Euro would have an inversed meaning for instance the this century's World Cup are played in 2000, 2004, 2008,2012...and Euro would be played 2002,2006,2010. Think there would be some quite differences in the respective winners


Rava23

Yeah, obviously. They would have even if you play them with a difference of a couple of months


PreachinMyOwnFuneral

By big differences I don't mean "oh X team doesn't win Y tournament" I mean there's whole golden generation that don't arise, and forgotten eras of some NT's that come together


ibse

Saw this asked on twitter and wanted to see more opinions. What's the easiest role in football?


okcomput3r

I still think it’s fullback and I won’t change my mind


Modalchemist

Little man CB when the other one is already very good CM in 3 5 2


No-Shoe5382

Manchester City's 3rd choice goalkeeper is literally the best job in any industry in any country


jim0wheel1

PSG manager or City third keeper.


Harrry-Otter

Unless you mean actual playing role, probably kitman. I wonder how hard being an agent is. They get paid a fuck load, and how hard can it be to negotiate a deal for some of the most in demand players around?


AnnieIWillKnow

If it was easy I don't think they'd be getting paid a fuck load


Harrry-Otter

That’s what I though as well, but at the same time getting paid £30m for taking one of the most in demand players around to a successful club with unlimited finances hardly sounds like the most difficult negotiation in the world.


msf97

Central in a back three.


okcomput3r

Depends on if you’re in a possession based team or not


Rava23

It depends. On the ball when you form the diamond with the goalie and the other 2 CBs its quite tough since you have to play with your back to the goal, something a defender is not used to do.


kjm911

No I would not agree. As someone who’s played CB and LB in a back 4 and CB and LCB in a back 3 the central player in a back 3 can be the hardest of all of those, especially in a more dominant team. You need to be more complete in that role than any other. You need to be more aggressive but at the same time know if you lose out then you’re seriously exposed. In a more defensive team where you settle into a back 5 it can be easier.


msf97

The wide CBs at least have to cover wide areas. A central CB in a three in pro football such as Christensen/Silva or Conor Coady don’t have to be very fast, don’t have to be brilliant on the ball as you get loads of time. Virtually never overloaded, meaning mistakes aren’t very punished. Relative to other positions it’s the easiest i’ve played personally.


ibse

I feel like that requires a heavy load of actions you have to complete and there's more room for error than someone playing winger/cf. If you lose the ball in attack it's fine but if you lose the ball as a cb you're pretty much screwed.


Destroyeh

probably back-up GK at a big club. make pretty good money, play few games and you dont really have to be much more than 'reliable' for a decently long career


[deleted]

Man United youth academy graduate. Just run around a bit and you get paid a shit ton until your late 20s.


harry234565

Who are you even referencing?


[deleted]

Jlingz


harry234565

Scored in 2 cup finals… and literally one player


[deleted]

McTominay, Gibson, Cleverley, Pereira...


harry234565

Mctominay is 25, cleverly left at 25, gibson left 24 and pereira is 26


[deleted]

So mid 20s rather than late 20s, my point still stands though.


SouthFromGranada

Pundit, string a coherent sentence together and not say something completely batshit and you'll be lauded as one of the best in the business. That or transfer rumour journalist.


AnnieIWillKnow

Only if you're male and an ex-player, otherwise you'll get lampooned even if you say something sensible


Rava23

Fullbacks and mezzalas. That's where you place the mandatory unders in low tiers. Also in goal.


AnnieIWillKnow

What's a mezzala?


_stone_age

As per my understanding it's someone who operates in the half-spaces, similar to how KDB and Silva operated in 2017/18.


Rava23

Lateral midfielder in a 433.


AnnieIWillKnow

Ah so the two either side of the central defensive midfielder?


Rava23

Exactly.


AnnieIWillKnow

Thank you! What do you call the central midfielder?


Rava23

In Italian "mediano" in English I just say central midfielder (or holding mid but its not always right)


tiorzol

Chelsea chief negotiator up until this year.


AnnieIWillKnow

I don't think it would be easy to deal with a constant wave of virgins hyperventilating everytime a photo of you is posted online


W1llF

City's is probably easier, just pay the release clause.


EyeSpyGuy

Third keeper at a club. Basically don’t have to ever play


MarcosSenesi

I feel like playing as a winger is easiest. Not a lot of responsibilities and less of a scoring burden as the striker. You're not even required to be good at tackling or defending, just press and cover for your fullback or midfielder. Not saying it's actually easy but it feels like it's the least challenging position on the pitch mentally.


okcomput3r

If you don’t produce output you’re on the bench. Scoring is the hardest thing in the game


[deleted]

I'm calling BS on that, winger probably requires the most running.


MarcosSenesi

There's far more difficult aspects in other positions than having to run a marginal amount more than other players. Besides, fullbacks and midfielders generally cover more ground than wingers.


bluegeronimo

Are we allowed to say a player isn't worth a certain amount of money in peace without being bombarded by 50 comments telling us "that's the point it's a fuck off price"? Such an annoying discussion-derailing thing that people are weirdly smug about.


jim0wheel1

It's like the "VAR isn't shit, it's the people using it" crowd - proper smug cunts who think they're the only ones who've realised that.


HaroldFinch2022

Video Assistant Referee is literally the person watching the replays


jim0wheel1

We know. When people slate VAR, they're talking about the whole process.


HaroldFinch2022

My point is that saying VAR is shit is correct, since it's about the people, but I know I'm being pedantic


MarcosSenesi

It's just disrespectful to the selling club to say a player isn't worth that money when he's worth exactly that to the club.


bluegeronimo

It's not anything to the selling club because it's not about them. Saying a player is or isn't worth something is about how they compare to other players on the market, how good a signing it would be... It's not a criticism of the selling team and I have no idea how you could even interpret it as that


LuisFilipeVieira

That's the thing. The worthness of a player to the selling club is always bigger than the buying club, given usually that the selling club won't find a replacement of a similar quality. In 2010 we sold Di Maria to Real Madrid for €30M, and to this day I've never seen a winger of similar quality at Benfica.


bluegeronimo

Yes literally everyone gets that. When someone says a player isn't worth a certain fee they're talking about how they stack up next to others on the market, how good a signing it would be. It's not an attack on the selling club for naming their price


AussieCrackhead

If Spurs get Richarlison they'll have the second best attack in England behind City imo. Kane/Son/Kulu/Rich is elite.


HaroldFinch2022

Good question Kane > Nunez Son < Salah Kulu = Diaz? Richarlison > Jota? Lucas < Firmino Or am I too far from reality?


AussieCrackhead

Position for Position. Kane > Nunez Son > Diaz Kulu < Salah Bench: Rich & Lucas = Jota & Firmino


HaroldFinch2022

Agree! Got confused with Son and Salah


TheConundrum98

I would rate it higher if they don't buy Richarlison get him out of the league


X-V-W

They probably do without Richarlison since we have lost Mane.


Modalchemist

Diaz Jota Firmino Nunez Salah is great lol


X-V-W

Tbf yeah, including depth, I'd take our attack. But Kane and Son walk into our starting 11.


LuisFilipeVieira

Ortega to City ffs. What a waste! He should be our starting keeper 😢


Good_Kev_M-A-N_City

Desperate to regain the Carabao. Getting that Yank off the team is the first step, can have him if you want.


wassupbruh12

Fucking city hoarding players


bpjker

He would be a starting keeper for a lot of teams, joining City to sit on the bench seems like a waste.


TheBurningStarIV

Started a save on football manager from the 16th tier of English football. I pretty much have a new starting XI every few weeks because everyone is amateur and they constantly move clubs


Rava23

Does a 16th tier even exists?


CritChanceZero

Goes further than that but I would guess there's simply not enough manpower or willpower to create a Football Manager database for it. The default database only goes to Tier 6 so it's already a fan made one to get down that far. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_football_league_system#Structure It's pretty interesting how far down it goes, pretty much every amateur club in a "Saturday League" rather than a "Sunday League" in the country is included within the same tier system as the Premier League clubs.


AnnieIWillKnow

English footballing pyramid is massive Puts Giza to shame


TheBurningStarIV

Yeah it’s all amateur. But theoretically a 16th tier team could get themselves promoted to the premier league, which is what I’m trying to do with Thornhill United.


Rava23

Here in Italy tiers stop at 9th. Then there are way more teams in every tier and that's the difference


TheDavinci1998

Are my quizzes getting easier? Looks like it, cause for the second time in a row someone's getting a max score! This time it is u/HaroldFinch2022 who is your Daily Quiz Champion with 14/14, getting the first ever win for Corinthians and South America at all, and 2nd ever win for someone with non European flair. Congrats! **Daily Quiz** 23.06. **1.** Since today is Father's Day in Poland... Name all 3 father and son duos, that both won Champions League/European Cup. (*1 point for each duo*) **2.** Finish the following sentence: Javier Zanetti, Karim Benzema, Cesar Azpilicueta and Peter Schmeichel are the only players ever to... (*3 points*) **3.** Similiar to yesterday's Q1, a particular set of seasons from 21st century was chosen. Number of titles won in those seasons: Prem - United (3), Arsenal (2), City (1); LaLiga - Barca (2), Madrid (2), Valencia (2); Serie A - Inter (2), Juve (2), Milan (2); Ligue 1 - Lyon (3), Bordeaux (1), Lille (1), Montpellier (1). How was the criterion chosen? (*3 points*) **4.** London is the only city in Europe that has 3 teams, who competed in CL final, but can you name 3 other cities that had 2 representatives in it? (*1 point each*, but 2 of them are pretty much free haha) **Edit: there are actually 4 cities. Max score is 4 in this question and 16 overall from now on** **5.** I played with Zlatan Ibrahimović, Alessandro Del Piero, Serdar Tasci, Gianluigi Buffon and Antonio Candreva. Who am I? (*3 points*) 5 questions, 3 points each, so ~~15~~ 16 to get. You know the rest, but I will still remind you how I want every single one of you to use spoilers correctly, and how I despise people that google answers. Have fun, and good luck! !PING TRIVIA


Wentzina_lifetime

>!1. Maldini, Busquets, don't think it's Zidane as his kids never played but I'll go Zizou!< >!2. Play every minute in a champions league win? Clutching at straws!< >!3. Non Bayern Munich bundesliga titles since 2000!< >!4. Madrid, Milan are obvious. Guessing Lisbon and Belgrade.!< >!5. No idea. Has to have played for Juve but then played for Stuttgart and then theirs nobody I can think of that fits both!<


TheDavinci1998

>!Q1 correct except Zidane. Q2 wrong. Q3 correct, Q4 correct except Lisbon (just like me when I first wrote this question, you forgot Manchester haha). Overall it's 8/16!<


SaBe_18

>!I was curious and I saw most of the answers, so I'm not participating today. (Would have got only 4 points anyways). However I came to make a question: is Luca Zidane not a UCL winner?!<


TheDavinci1998

>!He isn't. He wasn't appointed for CL squad in 2017/18. His brother, Enzo, was appointed in 2016/17, but he wasn't even on the bench once in CL either!<


nask00

>!1) Cesare and Paolo Maldini. I'll add more, if they come to mind later.!< >!2) I fucking suck at those!< >!3) As said above!< >!4) Madrid, Manchester, Milano, Belgrade!< >!5) Sami Khedira?!<


TheDavinci1998

>!All correct except Khedira, who never met Ibra. 5/16. Still less than 50% sadly!<


SupSiri

>!1. Maldinis, Busquets. The last one I'm not sure about the name, and I can't get it right without googling, so it's fine if you don't think this is enough—Both father and son won it RM, the son is a one-club man, I know the son as Honti... something!< >!2. A Captain in UCL's final with a foreign club?!< >!3. A year where Bayern isn't a Bundesliga Champ? Idk!< >!4. Milan, Manchester, Madrid, Belgrade? Did Partizan reach it in the past?!< >!5. Blank!<


TheDavinci1998

>!All correct! I honestly can't blame you for not remembering Hontiyuelo. We always call him Manolo Sanchis and his father Manuel Sanchis. Since 5 is blank, it gives you 13/16!<


SupSiri

Yeah, I only read about him after I went down the rabbit hole of father-son footballing pairs, luckily I still remember enough info, haha.


Billion34

1 >!Maldini!< 2 >!Win the CL while not playing for their NT ?, have no idea!< 4 >!Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Belgrade!< 5 >!Lichtsteiner?!<


TheDavinci1998

>!Maldini good, Q2 wrong, Q4 all correct, Q5 wrong, he never met Ibra. 5/16!<


el_rompe_toyotas-19

Haha, i missed this at first and had to look up your profile to answer. Here we go. >!Busquets duo, Maldini duo and Sanchis duo!< >!Foreign captains (captains who started the CL final, not actual captains), who won the Champions League!< >!Seasons where Bayern didn't win the Bundes!< >!Madrid, Manchester, Milan and Belgrade!< >!It's either Molinaro or Camoranesi. Tough one, but i am going with Camoranesi!<


TheDavinci1998

>!It is all correct. 16/16! I'll dm you in a minute!<


ankitm1

1. >!Cesar Maldini + Paolo Maldini, Enzo Zidane + Zinedine Zidane (both have a medal from 2018), Manuel Sanchis and Manolo Sanchis. (if you dont accept the Zidane answer - Carles and Sergio Busquets)!< 2. >!Players who played every minute in CL winning run?!< 3. >!just going by the seasons: 2001-02, 03-04 (only two titles for Valencia and Arsenal),08-09 (barca), 10-11(Milan's other title where United won),11-12 (City), and one of 06-07 or 07-08. Bayern not winning bundesliga maybe!< 4. >!Milan, Madrid, Manchester, Belgrade!< 5. >!Camoranesi fits? Others are Italian, and he had a stint at Stuttgart. Probably Zlatan at one of the three Italian clubs.!<


TheDavinci1998

>!I don't accept Zidanes, as Luca (not Enzo) didn't even appear on the bench in CL that season, so nice save with Busquetses. Q2 wrong. Q3 correct, French champions were easy giveaways of last 3 chronological seasons. Q4 all correct, Q5 correct as well, he met all of them at Juve, except Tasci who he met at Stuttgart. Very solid 13/16!<


ankitm1

>!Enzo has a CL medal. Not in 2018, but 2017 final. Luca I agree does not.!<


TheDavinci1998

>!Gotta admit, I had no recollection of Enzo playing a game for us even. I checked him and apparently he played one game for us in 2016/17, in CdR. Still didn't play a game in that season's CL, nor was he at the bench for any of them. I'm not denying he has a medal, he might have, but I wouldn't say he 'won the CL', but nevermind, doesn't change your score as you saved it with Busquets anyway!<


MotherweII

1. >!Maldini, Busquets, Zidane.!< 2. >!CL winning captains and played every game/minute?!< 3. >!I don't even know which particular seasons we're looking for as many clubs won multiple league titles in the same season during this period (Lyon, Man United, Inter, Real Madrid) so it's probably not possible without google tbh.!< 4. >!Milan, Madrid, Manchester, Belgrade!< 5. >!Christian Molinaro?!<


TheDavinci1998

>!Zidane wrong in 1st, Lucs wasn't appointed to CL team that season he didn't even play a minute. Rest correct. Q2 wrong, it has to do with winning captains, but something else. Q3 is possible - if you know who was the champion in particular years (especially France), you can get the exact set of seasons that were chosen by analyzing all 4 champions list, and from there it is an easy conclusion. Q4 correct. Molinaro was very close, but he never met Ibra. 6/15!<


MotherweII

>!I'm sure Enzo Zidane has won the Champions League, he was in the squad for the final in 2017 and got a medal and I'm sure Luca Zidane has a medal too. I can see why you don't count that though.!<


TheDavinci1998

>!2018 if anything, he was at Castilla earlier. I'm pretty sure he wasn't even on the bench for any of the games, definitely he didn't play a minute in that CL campaign!<


MotherweII

I guess it's kinda like that English guy that technically won the Champions League for Inter in 2010 even though he never played a game.


TheDavinci1998

Oh one thing. >!I was thinking about Luca all the time, not Enzo. Enzo in 2017 was at Madrid, but he still didn't play a game that campaign. I guess it kinda has to count, but it's stretched!<


CanLlorenteCarForMe

>!Busquets, Maldinis, maybe Zidanes if Luca counted as the 3rd goalie!< >!Foreign starting captains (and not actual captain, as Marcelo was the Captain this year) to win the CL.!< >!Only seasons this century which Bayern hasn't won the Bundesliga. Not including Bundesliga was an easy giveaway!< >!Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Belgrade!< >!Camoranesi!<


TheDavinci1998

>!First 2 correct in Q1, but Luca wasn't even appointed to CL team that season. Q2 correct! Q3 as well, but you're the 2nd one to get it, so it wasn't that easy giveaway apparently. Q4 and Q5 correct as well, 15/16, while previous leader had 7/16, smashed it!<


AnnieIWillKnow

1. >!The Alonsos, the Maldinis... and not sure!< 2. >!Something about winning the Champions League as captains!< 3. >!Okay you've definitely got 00/01 and 02/03, as well a 11/12... I'm going to say years in which the Champions League was won on penalties!< 4. >!Madrid, Milan, Manchester... Belgrade?!< 5. >!No idea, my Italian football knowledge is poor!<


TheDavinci1998

>!Alonsos not fit. Marcos' father lost his only EC final, his grandfather won 5 tho. Maldinis correct. Q2 correct but of course I need more specifics. Q3 wrong, 2016 CL was won on pens and Leicester was the champion then. Q4 all correct! Kudos for Belgrad especially. 5/15!<


halalcornflakes

>! 1. Maldini and his Father, Busquets and his Father !< >! 4. Manchester, Dundee, Milan !< >! 5. Cannavaro !< Nothing on the rest


TheDavinci1998

>!Q1 correct, Manchester and Milan correct in Q4 but none of Dundee teams reached CL final I think, definitely not both. Cannavaro never played with Tasci. 4/15!<


BendubzGaming

The only question I'm confident with today is Q4, where I'm definitely getting all 3 points, so this should be a disaster - 1 = >!The Maldinis seem a solid punt. Inzaghis and Laudrups are both brothers, so not them. Schmeichels Kasper hasn't won it as far as I'm aware. There's an outside chance you're including managerial titles in which case the Cloughs might make it. For a third I think I'm going to have to guess at the Mullers, even though I don't think Gerd and Thomas are related. So Maldinis, Cloughs and Mullers!< - 2 = >!I was going to say captain a CL/League/National Cup treble, but I don't think Benzema has and I think it would be missing a Bayern player. Maybe it's something like they're the only players to win all T1 trophies possible at one club. Win CL, win League, win National Cup, win Secondary National Cup, win National Supercup, win UEFA Supercup, and win CWC!< - 3 = >!Valencia, Arsenal and Lyon all push it back to an earlier year to start. No PSG either, and notably zero mention of the Bundesliga. I think it's logical to assume their complete emission is intentional. Are these 6 seasons the only 6 Bayern didn't finish top?!< - 4 = >!A nice and easy question. Madrid (Real and Atleti), Milan (Inter and AC) and Manchester (United and City) all fit the brief!< - 5 = >!Likely a Serie A journeyman. I think I'll go with someone that was an answer a couple of weeks back to a question about players who have played for all of Milan, Inter and Juve, and say Pirlo!<


TheDavinci1998

>!Maldinis correct in Q1. Q2 wrong, I meant completely different thing, and Benzema never won something like secondary national cup I think. Q3 correct! Q4 correct, but after edit I now require 4 cities (I actually forgot Manchester at first lol). Pirlo never played with Tasci and Candreva. 7/16 and the new leader!<


BendubzGaming

>!new leader!< surely not?! And for the extra Q4 is it >!Istanbul? Gala and Fener seem possible and I can't think of any other options in the top 7 leagues!<


TheDavinci1998

>!Not anymore, but you were at the time of my reply. Istanbul wrong, and it is not current top 7 leagues. It was Crvena Zvezda and Partizan of Belgrad!<


BendubzGaming

>!Partizan do surprise me. I knew Crvena Zvezda had, but I didn't think Partizan were that good. I see this as absolute win though!<


bringbring12

1. >!Maldini, feel like I'm missing an obvious one!< 2. >!Lift the Champions League as Vice Captain!< 3. >!Won the league in years where National Team lost a penalty shootout!< 4. >!Milan, Madrid, Lisbon !< 5. >!Glenn Whelan!<


TheDavinci1998

>!Correct, wrong, wrong, first two correct, but Sporting never reached a final, Q5 wrong of course haha. 3/15!<


HaroldFinch2022

>!1 - Maldini, Busquets, don't remember the others!< >!2 - They were captains of UCL winning teams, but I'm missing something special about it!< >!3 - Don't know :( !< >!4 - Milan, Madrid and Manchester?!< >!5 - Don't know :( !< Yesterday was easy, lol.


TheDavinci1998

>!Q1 correct, Q2 correct thinking but yeah, you missing one particular thing. Q4 correct, but there are actually 4 cities, I forgot about Manchester. 5/15!< Yeah after 2nd max score in the row I haf to change sth haha Also, spoilers don't work when you put double enters in between. You have to do them separately for every question


HaroldFinch2022

Sorry about the spoiler tags, fixed it.


TheDavinci1998

Works now, thanks!


bu5quets_

>Since today is Father's Day in Poland... Name all 3 father and son duos, that both won Champions League/European Cup. ( ​ >!Carles and Sergio Busquets, Cesare and Paolo Maldini and Marquitos and Marcos Alonso!< ​ >London is the only city in Europe that has 3 teams, who competed in CL final, but can you name 3 other cities that had 2 representatives in it? >!Milan, Madrid, Glasgow!< ​ I don't know any of the others


TheDavinci1998

>!First two in Q1 correct, but 3rd is wrong. Marquitos won 5 european cups with Real Madrid, Marcos Alonso won with Chelsea, but Alonso is Marquitos' grandson. His father, Marquitos' son, played football competetively as well, but never won EC. Same thing in the other question. Madrid and Milan correct, but Rangers never reached EC final. 4/15!<


Dispari7y

>!Marcos Alonso's dad lost the European Cup Final in 1986, was nearly 3 in a row in the lineage to win it - wonder if that'll ever happen. !<


TheDavinci1998

True, I guess the best shot is >!Maldini's son for now, but it's not very probable. Maybe Busquets' son? But Alonso doesn't count for a question of course, as his dad didn't win!<


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enazj

Genuinely surprised by how many of our fans are saying Pope isn’t better than Dubravka. He’s very clearly one of the best keepers in the league


TruestRepairman27

Tbf I understood once I saw the price you paid, but honestly I thought it was a bit weird just because Dubravka and Darlow are both decent keepers and there are other squad areas where upgrading would make more difference


TheBurningStarIV

He’s well clear of Dubravka. I actually hate playing against Nick Pope and I’m gutted he’s back in the league 😂


FloppedYaYa

Pope was crucial in Burnley getting to 7th and European football, but clearly he's a lower table goalkeeper


bpjker

How is that clear


FloppedYaYa

How did you miss the sarcasm?


bpjker

idk sarcasm anymore bro


Sir-Jarvis-

@ GOAL : "Christian Eriksen has rejected a move to Manchester United, according to the Guardian ❌" @ PoetsCornerUK : "You think god gave him a second chance for him to go there" I love the internet


el_rompe_toyotas-19

He wants UCL football


Daddyclaymore

He’s literally said it’s not essential for him


Orcnick

Firstly this post has already been discredited. Also all reports said he doesn't mind about champions league his main preference is game time. United believe we can give that to him.


defnot_ahmad

you know the GOAL post is fake, right?. Guardian didn't say he has rejected a move


lepakadmera

Why weren't arsenal in for bissouma and cucurella? Both seem good value for the price quoted.