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junior150396

Velez Sarsfield played the perfect game against River and won 1-0 but now they have to visit el Monumental to earn their pass to the quarter finals of the Copa Libertadores which is not and easy task. Cacique Medina after a failed stint in Brazil is finally showing some progress with this Velez team, again, the allegations of him being more sucesfull in clubs with lower expectations is gaining more and more strength. Side note, Velez today played with a bunch of their academy players: Garayalde (22yo), Francisco Ortega (23yo), Perrone (19yo), Julián Fernández (18yo), Osorio (20yo), Mulet (22yo). Santiago Castro (17yo)


Flamengo81-19

Was really impressed by Osorio when he came in. Shame that they couldn't score the second goal


junior150396

Osorio is a really complete player for his age. The Perrone-Garayalde partnership was impecable.


Flamengo81-19

I saw the commentators saying Garayalde was the best player of the match but I didn't pay much attention to him. Was trying to watch both games at once so not ideal


happywannabe7

At what price would arsenal fans be okay to let Saka go


Own_Solution4356

depends on who we are selling to. Within the PL, probably like 120m as he’s homegrown and we don’t want to sell to a rival. Outside of the PL (probably to Madrid), something closer to 100


happywannabe7

Alright....how would u compare him to other U23 wingers in PL? Do u think he is the best in that category?


Own_Solution4356

Yes


Grosly_Incandescent

Arsenal fans massively overhype their players so dont expect any sensible answers


Own_Solution4356

Weren’t you lot getting hyped over that mejbri kid for making a few poor tackles?


Flamengo81-19

Andreas Pereira is not my problem anymore. Life is good


junior150396

Boca fans after getting rid of Salvio be like


anakmager

loving the fact that Lukaku chose to wear #90-- roughly the amount we swindled from Chelsea


BringingGunsToArenas

Lukaku wearing 90 next season at Inter is so blatant that it’s fucking hilarious. Talk about an all time transfer scam, he isn’t even pretending to hide how he planned all of this


MrVegosh

Bruh it’s just because 90 is similar to 9


ZaDoruphin

I’m happy with Lenglet coming in on loan. He was genuinely a very good player for Barca before the 8-2 destroyed him mentally. If anyone can get him his confidence back, it’s Conte. He reminds me of how Davinson Sanchez used to make mistakes every game under Jose, but Conte ironed that out of him. And apparently he’s just a Davies backup and we’re going in for another CB too. Really can’t see a downside to this deal.


CrebTheBerc

Kind of seems like a win-win all around. You get a backup CB that hopefully Conte can get back on track. Barca get his wages off the books for a bit to help with their issues. Lenglet gets a change of scenery under a top tier coach. Then if he starts performing he can either go back to barca or try to stay at Tottenham. If not, he goes back to barca they'll probably try to offload him but that's the "worst case" really


Classic_Transition_7

I dont really follow Football during Rick Parry/Hicks and Gillet's reign at Liverpool as I was too young, thouhh I did follow football when Glazers+Woodward were in charge at Man. United. Which one is worse, Parry+Hicks and Gillet or Glazers+Woodward?


transtifa

Hicks and Gillet for sure. Almost bankrupted the club


WM-54-74-90-14

Hicks and Gillett were on a different level of a bad compared to Woodward and the Glazers.


EyeSpyGuy

Yup. Liverpool were hours away from being put into administration before FSG came in. Lots of infighting between the two owners, broken promises, sell to buy policy (which led to Alonso leaving) and Rafa having to bargain bin shop. Glazers used a leveraged takeover to acquire Man United yes but they would never let it suffer to that extent (because that wouldn’t make them money)


MyNewAccount77

> sell to buy policy It was worse than that as Hicks & Gillett were taking out loans to finance the transfers and the funds brought in went to try and pay the loans off and all the while they were doing this, they didn't allow Rafa to even spend how he wanted.


Classic_Transition_7

Weren't Liverpool under FSG (Especially in Klopp's era) using this sell to buy policy?


anakmager

What would happen next season if Lukaku plays badly at Inter?


cantsleep1112

Turkish league


bareaclampedlebron

Everton will pay 50M for him


WyboSF

Please lamps, help us again


NegativeHeli

If that happens, he's genuinely a finished player.


BI01

he will the follow the foot steps of Chelsea legend danny drinkwater


genk41

he'll return back to his dream club chelsea the next season cause he still got a point to prove


Wilbert_51

Is it fair to say Buffon probably the more iconic player but Neuer was better and has the accolades to support it?


RepresentativeBox881

Buffon should've retired in 2018.


lakers_ftw24

If Buffon retired earlier people would have such a better opinion of him imo. The fact that he stuck around past his prime imo hurts his perception. He had a top 3 peak as a keeper ever and was top level for 20 years pretty much without wavering, even won keeper of the year at 40. And had one of the most legendary wc performances in 06 + if he won the UCL in 2003 that save would have been immortalized. That being said, I don't blame anyone who rates Neuer higher.


AnnieBlackburnn

Goes both ways. Some people don't rate Casillas because he had less longevity (read: was good before Twitter)


lakers_ftw24

To be fair I personally think that's a bit more valid than penalizing someone for sticking around slightly too long but yeah, Casillas is up there too.


BoosterGoldGL

Neuer is probably the best keeper to ever live imo


StarTicYT

Terodde scored 6 goals in our game tonight, we’re waiting for the call up Flick


NegativeHeli

Are City selling Mahrez and Gundagon? I thought that they could leave City this window?


FuryOfOberon

No, we’re not selling them right now. There’s talk of Mahrez signing a contract extension.


Flamengo81-19

Didn't hear anything about that


NegativeHeli

No way Maguire has more WC KO stage goals than Messi and Ronaldo combined.


deception42

FC Cincinnati were up 3-0 on NYCFC 30 minutes in. NYCFC scored in the 45th minute, and twice in stoppage time. 3-3 at the half. What the fuck


PESSl

Didn’t something similar happen on Ibrahimovic’s MLS debut?


NegativeHeli

That's why I love football. Nothing is over until the final whistle.


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me1ina

https://twitter.com/haroidcunt/status/1542264314710880256?s=21&t=hBrsufK_r4HWcAC6Cjxd2g “Indian people, black people, normal people” ? 🤔


Lyrical_Forklift

Yaya was right


ory1994

Pulled a Biden


Own_Solution4356

sterling, jesus, ake, bazunu all on their way out🤨


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ChiAllTheTime

I hope he does. Once and for all putting this stupid debate to rest


WyboSF

It’s not a stupid debate, Jorginho should still clearly be considered as the goat Edit: I admit it’s close


-Saaremaa-

No chance, Arnie's Aussie DNA Roos will bring it home playing the worst football you've ever seen


GreatSpaniard

Winning Liga MX or MLS Cup is more prestigious, valuable and rewarding than winning the CONCACAF Gold Cup true or false?


AnnieBlackburnn

I don't think anyone outside US soccer fans know what the fuck the MLS Cup is. Is it a league cup?


OweKeyDoughKey

It means you win the league. It's decided by playoffs in the MLS instead of by full season record like everywhere else.


AnnieBlackburnn

Lots of places have playoffs, they just call it the league


transtifa

It’s to help Americans understand that it’s the same as the Super Bowl or the World Series.


OweKeyDoughKey

Do they? I hadn't heard of any leagues using that method so I suppose I was being a bit too general by saying "everywhere else". Either way the U.S. has a whole thing with winning a trophy instead of winning a "league" so they say you won the MLS Cup.


brazilian_liliger

Colombia had their league finals just last weekend.


AnnieBlackburnn

Mexico, Belgium, off the top of my head. Mexico calls it the liguilla but it's the same thing. Belgium's system is really stupid


OweKeyDoughKey

Wow you were not kidding about the Belgian system lmao. Two different playoffs incorporating some weird point system? I can't believe that's the format they decided on in 2009.


AnnieBlackburnn

I haven't spoken to a single Belgian who wouldn't rather have a regular league


EyeSpyGuy

Arguably the reason why USG didn’t end up winning what would have been a Cinderella story ala Leicester. Halving the points is much harder for a small team leading like that


golazao11

pendejo take


Fati25

The fact Danjuma is going for only €40M is crazy, in the same market where mid-table or relegation zone PL clubs are asking for £60m to even negotiate for some of their players who are much worse than Danjuma. It highlights the difference in the financial strength between PL and the other top 4 leagues.


mattisafootballguy

Danjuma is not that good


harry234565

He has a grand total 7 npgs in top 5 leagues at the age of 25


ale003X

Could Modric reach a Top 3 position at the next Ballon d'Or? I feel like this year the winner (Benzema) is certain as much as the other positions look unpredictable. Who will end up higher between Messi and CR7?


MKtheMaestro

Benzema, Lewandowski, and Salah, most likely.


WyboSF

He’s third on his team


kjm911

Will be Benzema, Salah and Mbappe top 3


Fati25

Salah? He fell off way too hard after December to be top 3.


DevilsOfLoudun

Benzema, Lewandowski, de Bruyne maybe? Can't see it for Modric but Madrid campaign for their players better than anyone else so it's a possibility I guess.


LampseederBroDude51

Mbappe instead of De Bruyne imo


DevilsOfLoudun

Everything I've learned about Tuchel makes him seem like a total douchebag. That quote about him and Lukaku on the front page paints him in the worse light than Lukaku imo.


WyboSF

Tf is this? He had some banter, lukaku is a big baby. By all accounts tuchel seems like a stand up guy


me1ina

based. lukaku is a baby but tuchel seems kind of psychotic honestly. didn’t he have a bunch of fall outs with ppl back in germany idk


Cowdude179

Nah Tuchel is a god, Lukaku just can't take a joke and is too sensitive. If he said that to Rudiger or James they'll laugh it off


Underrated_user20

A god??


justaregulargye

It’s an internal joke, within a squad. Try touching grass. If this is after his interview, Tuchel could very well be trying to put a comic spin after Lukaku insulted his entire squad in public. The least you as a player could do after your shitshow is take it in good spirit and laugh along.


transtifa

It’s literally just a joke lol like it’s funny


Own_Solution4356

nah, lukaku is just a big baby


IfISpeak_

any other player would have taken the comment on the chin i.e Rudiger, Mount, Reece James etc I fully imagine it was a joke in the moment, if he took it seriously then he's a tosser imo


DevilsOfLoudun

well I guess it depends on tone, body language, delivery etc, but I genuinly can't imagine Tuchel making jokes affectionately and good-naturedly. I can think of a lot of players who wouldn't take it kindly either.


Cawn123

He hardly said anything bad though, did he.


jucomsdn

He called the players pussies after the bus bombing happened before the UCL quarterfinal against Monaco in 16-17, he's definitely said bad stuff before


inspired_corn

I asked some Dortmund fans about that a while back and they told me that was never actually confirmed as true, is there a source for that claim?


LordVelaryon

I mean if you want explicit footage of what happened in the middle of a dressing room at a CL quarterfinal, no, there isn't. But that's what was leaked to the media as soon as it happened and makes complete sense to understand how the hell he lost the dressing room so suddenly.


inspired_corn

Last time I asked about it Dortmund fans told me that it turned out to be media bullshit so idk


LordVelaryon

Were the fans in question random-casual oneswho loved Tuchel because he was successful and can't even name our sportive director? because in my experience on the topic-that I guess you can realize it is a bit more extensive than anything you could have- those are the only ones who say that. Tuchel was infamous for clashing with people even before the bombing incident and in PSG he had his own similar issues. Maybe in Chelsea changed or maybe not and only when he leaves you will know the truth behind the scenes, but what happened here isn't truly open to discussion.


Own_Solution4356

Learned the sombrero flick in 30 minutes, Tite call me up


Xey2510

Challenge: Interviewing a new Dortmund coach without mentioning Klopp (impossible)


TBHBP

lack of footballs got me tuning into toronto vs columbus crew before i go to bed ffs


DiamondPittcairn

Copa Libertadores is on! Tasty matches coming up too.


CoconutHeadGuy

Hope lukaku scores for fun at Inter so they buy him and i never have to see this cunt in a Chelsea shirt again


DMC777

Apparently Nagelsmann is banging a Bayern reporter for Bild and she's stopped reporting for Bayern since. Someone said he should take one for the team and bang Falk 😭😭😭


asr010601

Bild now got an insider in our camp


jack64467

looks like that "rumor" about roma signing ronaldo on the 29th was fake


HaroldFinch2022

Just a reminder that we have more matches from Libertadores and Sudamericana now (2nd half) and later (in 1h)


Jabari313

With all the Lisandro Martinez height talk it reminded me that loads of the best CBs of all time were shorter than 6 foot. Moore, Baresi, Cannavaro, Beckenbauer, Puyol, Koeman, Passarella, Scirea, Santamaria, Gentile and even some guy named Billy Wright who I've never heard of but was 5'8 and well good. I know most of those names are ancient and 5'9 is particularly short but I find it odd that most of the people with strong opinions about his lack of height haven't even actually watched him.


ChopinsFlames

No surprising that CBs were shorter when wingers and strikers were on average much shorter than they are today as well. Gerd Muller, Romário, Pele, Cruyff...were all 1.75 or shorter. But what do you know, as time passes by so does the sport. At one point the average height for basketball players was 1.75. At one point that was also the average height for tennis players. Does that mean said plays of said height will succeed today where average heights exceed 1.90? No. Similarly, a CB that short won't succeed today against the players of today. And that's specifically why literally everyone in your list did not debut in this century. Once you can pick out 5 world class CBs playing in one of the best teams in Europe within the past 5 years, then you'll have a fucking point. But you won't even find one, because they don't exist.


Flamengo81-19

> Gerd Muller, Romário, Pele, Cruyff As if the best forward of the 2000s wasn't shorter than all of those!


Lyrical_Forklift

Cannavaro and Puyol wouldn't be any worse in this era imo.


ChopinsFlames

Would if, should if, could if If if if doesn't exist. Point is they debuted more than 22 years ago. If it's possible for someone of Lisandros height to succeed today then you shouldn't have any problems picking out a world class CB of his height from within the past 5 years.


Lyrical_Forklift

Kounde seems in pretty high demand to be fair and he's under six foot. Mascherano was playing at centre back for Barca and did an exceptional job and he's short too.


wizardkell3y

Finally gotten to the point of rating players based on height. Crouch>Cruyff


LDQQXDJ

Daniel Passarella has to be on that list


IfISpeak_

Tweet from Tariq Panja >Story about turmoil inside Chelsea’s marketing department, accusations of bullying, staff leaving on mental health concerns and a suicide of a popular and much loved employee. > >[This was tough to report. Thanks to people who spoke with me.](https://twitter.com/tariqpanja/status/1542258625627955201?s=20&t=Kvv6vAkn-n0WFVNzA_N9IA)


Lyrical_Forklift

It's no surprise [this man](https://cached.imagescaler.hbpl.co.uk/resize/scaleWidth/743/cached.offlinehbpl.hbpl.co.uk/news/OMC/GaryTwelvetree-20170214113058796.jpg) seems like the the root of the issue. Fucker looks like [Gargamel ](https://i1.sndcdn.com/avatars-9onmzPxFfF4f0BHZ-3XwD1g-t500x500.jpg)


EyeSpyGuy

Boehly surely has to consider letting him go if he’s the problem. No amount of culture reset will change the working environment if he’s still there


IfISpeak_

fucking hell what a spot


burningbarn8

Well that's fucking terrible.


IfISpeak_

its sad. I'm sure things like this happen in some capacity at other clubs and work places. But its sad that the employee felt there was no other way out of their struggles other than to take their own life.


ibse

Wonder if Spurs fans would get excited about Mustafi because 'Conte can make him look world class'


ChiAllTheTime

It's the Conte paradox, he can make any player world class (remember Victor Moses, and, yeah Victor Moses was world class for one season) but also requires a warchest to be successful in any club.


avolcando

As far as I can tell he's like Xhaka at CB, a complete bozo when it comes to defending but good at progressing the ball, could be useful vs bottom five teams


Own_Solution4356

xhaka good at progressing the ball?


Cowdude179

He couldn't make Emerson or Reguilon world class, Lenglet is a disaster 😭


TheBand1969

Just curious: what are Dortmund fans' opinions on Terzic being appointed manager on a permanent basis?


Xey2510

It's difficult to talk about Terzic. He is simply inexperienced and his short stint was a squad molded by Favre over two seasons that had a lot of players in bad form. Due to COVID there wasn't even a break to practice during winter. He started very weak but ended very strongly with a strong Sancho and Haaland. No one knows what he can do with a full season, if he can succeed without these star players and if it will be more like his first or last months in Dortmund. But he also did some stuff very well. He brought players like Sancho and Reus back in form, unlocked Dahoud, gave a lot of trust to young players like Moukoko or Knauff (who both suffered under Rose which the club really didn't like) and managed something Rose actually failed: do well in knockout games and make the squad fight like against City where Dortmund nearly advanced with Bellinghams goal being called off for no reason. People expected this from Rose but this was even worse than under Favre. The fans will always love a coach who is a longtime fan himself but wanting him to succeed and actually succeeding are different things. Edit: also in theory he should benefit greatly from fans being back. All his time as coach was without fans and arguably that is where his style would draw a lot of power from.


TheBand1969

Cheers man for the insightful reply! I hadn't watched Dortmund under his management, so it looked like a very odd decision to hand someone like him such a big job. Do you think he will be given a lot of time to prove himself or is it expected that he gets results from the start? With Lewandowski departing it seems like Dortmund have a much better chance of winning the league this season. You guys did lose Haaland of course, but hopefully Haller can grab a lot of goals and assists.


MystifiedMeat

https://twitter.com/inter_en/status/1542226397367861251?s=21&t=Zw7u52pvlLVd6yG1ssm4wA Hahaha love the shithousery from Inter


Cowdude179

Fuckers they stole that amount from us 😭


IfISpeak_

Transfer fee inflation is rigged to favour smaller clubs over big clubs. How can we rebalance the power to make it fairer for big clubs again? If its not fixed soon, Brentford are winning the league.


Dayandnight95

Can we like, forget Antony and use that money for another midfielder. Please. We cannot rely on McFred to partner De Jong, it's suicide.


transtifa

Sorry boss we only got Ajax players


avolcando

> Can we like, forget Antony and use that money for another midfielder. Please. What other former Ajax midfielders do you want


Lyrical_Forklift

What levers do I need to pull to get more money?


PESSl

Onlyfans.com


PumpedUpMatic

Show some love for Lisbon's biggest club and you are set to go


avolcando

You're the one who operates a forklift, you tell us


Lyrical_Forklift

I've never used a forklift in my life sadly. I just had a dream where I released an album under the name Lyrical Forklift and it was so absurd it stuck.


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IfISpeak_

>Ooh, I can't wait for Free talk Friday, I have so many questions regarding the G7 and the Nato summit!! Luckily redditors tend to be political nerds. Me too man. Yh don't care about your other comments


Spec1alistInFailure

Since he’s apparently got the chequebook open, Boehly should send us a cheeky bid for Joe Gomez. For you my friend? Kovacic + a discounted price of £20M.


burningbarn8

That's a no dawg.


BludFlairUpFam

Don't think Liverpool are in the position to be getting rid of CB depth or homegrown players


BabyKeith08

Want us to keep Gomez tbh. Matip and Konate both have been injury prone in the past and he can cover RB if needed. People forget how good he was in 18/19 and 19/20


Spec1alistInFailure

Feel like after the horrific injury season of 20/21, Matip Keita & Co had an unprecedented run of injury free matches. I’m expecting somewhat of a regression to the mean next season.


BabyKeith08

I hope you’re wrong but I agree. So far last season was the outlier in their injury records so I’m not to hopeful


Jakahimovic

What is it with Brazilian culture and tattoos? Especially awfully done tattoos. Someone fill me in


avolcando

[The call is coming from inside the house](https://twitter.com/XtraESR/status/1523967617656135681)


Elemayowe

[I’m fucking dead.](https://twitter.com/LukeWil47053903/status/1524033382245703682?s=20&t=sCDvdsqztoP4-Ri_4P97_A)


TheBand1969

Yikes, lmao


Jakahimovic

Fucking hell looks like every English aunt


DiamondPittcairn

I hate that I'll never know our true true level on the international stage. I'd love a match vs some european team, not a top one, just a random one. Like, could be beat Fiorentina? Hmmm... I think we could beat Everton. Wolves could be quite equal. Maybe we could play Celta (whom I think we beat) and hold up a banner thanking Coudet. So many choices.


obvioquenon1

Wolves equal to "La Gagoneta" I don't think so, you barely survived against one of the worst Independiente teams of all time


DiamondPittcairn

[Vos](https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSimpsons/comments/2n4dem/honestly_smithers_i_dont_know_why_harvard_even/)


obvioquenon1

[Literalmente toda la historia de Racing](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DuyDE1WXcAInPZ8.jpg)


DiamondPittcairn

[Abrazo fuerte](https://racingmaniacos.com.ar/2020/02/11/racing-9-jugadores-vencio-independiente-clasico-la-historia/)


obvioquenon1

Si tuviera que darte una lista de todas las veces que Independiente le gano a Racing de manera falopa estaria escribiendo aca hasta mañana. Segui disfrutando esa, yo voy a disfrutar de todas las otras que son muchas mas.


DiamondPittcairn

Totalmente de acuerdo. Ahora, desde 2002 (justo 20 añitos) no tenemos mucho que disfrutar, ¿no? qué cosas che.


obvioquenon1

Y en estos 20 años no hubo mucho, una sudamericana ganada en el maracana, todas las veces que les ganamos a ustedes y nada mas. Ahora, los peores 20 años con un descenso en el medio y seguimos siendo mil veces mas grandes que ustedes, que dice eso de Racing?


TheSingleMan27

Why do people take (too) low offers for their team's players so personal? Acting like someone insulted their mother when a club made an offer that is 10m€ too low for their own valuation, no one is objected to accept the offer, that's how negotiations work


f4riis99

I’m guilty of that :(


Csc108markguy

It’s offensive if another club does it but it’s good business if it’s their club


AnnieBlackburnn

Being a football fan is 95% hypocrisy.


Spec1alistInFailure

If they accept your first bid then you’re doing something wrong.


IfISpeak_

🤬 when another club does it 🥺 when their club does it


Sir_Psycho_Sexy_

especially first bids


AssFingerFuck3000

How come little to nobody is talking about PSG's new kit? Forget about googlefied redesigned club logos and questionable alternative shirts, that thing is the most hideous shit I've ever seen


Spec1alistInFailure

IMO their kits have taken a serious downgrade in quality since they moved on from the Fly Emirates sponsor.


Jakahimovic

I actually like it. Reminds me of their 2013 kit


Lyrical_Forklift

They used to have such nice kits too.


lamancha

Nobody cares about psg


AssFingerFuck3000

Everyone loves some PSG drama


AnnieIWillKnow

/r/soccer cares about few clubs more


AnnieBlackburnn

No, see, we care about PSG when there's an opportunity to shit on them. Nobody cares for the actual club


Omega_Kirby

Got my balls in my mouth. Dominican republic have a chance to get their first appearance in a world cup , even if its the u20 world cup, it might as well be the real one for us. 90 minutes against Jamaica, to see. Fuck im nervous as hell


rinthecity

Not related but does Dominican Republic and Dominica have any sort of heated rivalry in any sport?


Omega_Kirby

No, we dont care about each other


TheSmio

Don't ask me why and how, but I stumbled upon Transfermarkt page of Almere City's squad in Vincent Janssen's last season of playing for them. Surprisingly enough, they had Rodney Sneijder and Ronald Koeman Jr. playing for them, didn't even know these players existed.