By - 2soccer2bot
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)
Was really impressed by Osorio when he came in. Shame that they couldn't score the second goal
Osorio is a really complete player for his age. The Perrone-Garayalde partnership was impecable.
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
At what price would arsenal fans be okay to let Saka go
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
Alright....how would u compare him to other U23 wingers in PL? Do u think he is the best in that category?
Arsenal fans massively overhype their players so dont expect any sensible answers
Weren’t you lot getting hyped over that mejbri kid for making a few poor tackles?
Andreas Pereira is not my problem anymore. Life is good
Boca fans after getting rid of Salvio be like
loving the fact that Lukaku chose to wear #90-- roughly the amount we swindled from Chelsea
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
Bruh it’s just because 90 is similar to 9
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.
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
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?
Hicks and Gillet for sure. Almost bankrupted the club
Hicks and Gillett were on a different level of a bad compared to Woodward and the Glazers.
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)
> 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.
Weren't Liverpool under FSG (Especially in Klopp's era) using this sell to buy policy?
What would happen next season if Lukaku plays badly at Inter?
Everton will pay 50M for him
Please lamps, help us again
If that happens, he's genuinely a finished player.
he will the follow the foot steps of Chelsea legend danny drinkwater
he'll return back to his dream club chelsea the next season cause he still got a point to prove
Is it fair to say Buffon probably the more iconic player but Neuer was better and has the accolades to support it?
Buffon should've retired in 2018.
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.
Goes both ways. Some people don't rate Casillas because he had less longevity (read: was good before Twitter)
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.
Neuer is probably the best keeper to ever live imo
Terodde scored 6 goals in our game tonight, we’re waiting for the call up Flick
Are City selling Mahrez and Gundagon? I thought that they could leave City this window?
No, we’re not selling them right now. There’s talk of Mahrez signing a contract extension.
Didn't hear anything about that
No way Maguire has more WC KO stage goals than Messi and Ronaldo combined.
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
Didn’t something similar happen on Ibrahimovic’s MLS debut?
That's why I love football. Nothing is over until the final whistle.
https://twitter.com/haroidcunt/status/1542264314710880256?s=21&t=hBrsufK_r4HWcAC6Cjxd2g “Indian people, black people, normal people” ? 🤔
Yaya was right
Pulled a Biden
sterling, jesus, ake, bazunu all on their way out🤨
I hope he does. Once and for all putting this stupid debate to rest
It’s not a stupid debate, Jorginho should still clearly be considered as the goat
Edit: I admit it’s close
No chance, Arnie's Aussie DNA Roos will bring it home playing the worst football you've ever seen
Winning Liga MX or MLS Cup is more prestigious, valuable and rewarding than winning the CONCACAF Gold Cup true or false?
I don't think anyone outside US soccer fans know what the fuck the MLS Cup is.
Is it a league cup?
It means you win the league. It's decided by playoffs in the MLS instead of by full season record like everywhere else.
Lots of places have playoffs, they just call it the league
It’s to help Americans understand that it’s the same as the Super Bowl or the World Series.
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.
Colombia had their league finals just last weekend.
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
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.
I haven't spoken to a single Belgian who wouldn't rather have a regular league
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
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.
Danjuma is not that good
He has a grand total 7 npgs in top 5 leagues at the age of 25
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?
Benzema, Lewandowski, and Salah, most likely.
He’s third on his team
Will be Benzema, Salah and Mbappe top 3
Salah? He fell off way too hard after December to be top 3.
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.
Mbappe instead of De Bruyne imo
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.
Tf is this? He had some banter, lukaku is a big baby. By all accounts tuchel seems like a stand up guy
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
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
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.
It’s literally just a joke lol like it’s funny
nah, lukaku is just a big baby
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
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.
He hardly said anything bad though, did he.
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
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?
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.
Last time I asked about it Dortmund fans told me that it turned out to be media bullshit so idk
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.
Learned the sombrero flick in 30 minutes, Tite call me up
Challenge: Interviewing a new Dortmund coach without mentioning Klopp (impossible)
lack of footballs got me tuning into toronto vs columbus crew before i go to bed ffs
Copa Libertadores is on! Tasty matches coming up too.
Hope lukaku scores for fun at Inter so they buy him and i never have to see this cunt in a Chelsea shirt again
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 😭😭😭
Bild now got an insider in our camp
looks like that "rumor" about roma signing ronaldo on the 29th was fake
Just a reminder that we have more matches from Libertadores and Sudamericana now (2nd half) and later (in 1h)
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.
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.
> Gerd Muller, Romário, Pele, Cruyff
As if the best forward of the 2000s wasn't shorter than all of those!
Cannavaro and Puyol wouldn't be any worse in this era imo.
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.
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.
Finally gotten to the point of rating players based on height. Crouch>Cruyff
Daniel Passarella has to be on that list
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)
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)
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
fucking hell what a spot
Well that's fucking terrible.
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.
Wonder if Spurs fans would get excited about Mustafi because 'Conte can make him look world class'
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.
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
xhaka good at progressing the ball?
He couldn't make Emerson or Reguilon world class, Lenglet is a disaster 😭
Just curious: what are Dortmund fans' opinions on Terzic being appointed manager on a permanent basis?
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.
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.
Hahaha love the shithousery from Inter
Fuckers they stole that amount from us 😭
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.
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.
Sorry boss we only got Ajax players
> Can we like, forget Antony and use that money for another midfielder. Please.
What other former Ajax midfielders do you want
What levers do I need to pull to get more money?
Show some love for Lisbon's biggest club and you are set to go
You're the one who operates a forklift, you tell us
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.
>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
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.
That's a no dawg.
Don't think Liverpool are in the position to be getting rid of CB depth or homegrown players
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
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.
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
What is it with Brazilian culture and tattoos? Especially awfully done tattoos. Someone fill me in
[The call is coming from inside the house](https://twitter.com/XtraESR/status/1523967617656135681)
[I’m fucking dead.](https://twitter.com/LukeWil47053903/status/1524033382245703682?s=20&t=sCDvdsqztoP4-Ri_4P97_A)
Fucking hell looks like every English aunt
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.
Wolves equal to "La Gagoneta" I don't think so, you barely survived against one of the worst Independiente teams of all time
[Literalmente toda la historia de Racing](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DuyDE1WXcAInPZ8.jpg)
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.
Totalmente de acuerdo. Ahora, desde 2002 (justo 20 añitos) no tenemos mucho que disfrutar, ¿no? qué cosas che.
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?
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
I’m guilty of that :(
It’s offensive if another club does it but it’s good business if it’s their club
Being a football fan is 95% hypocrisy.
If they accept your first bid then you’re doing something wrong.
🤬 when another club does it
🥺 when their club does it
especially first bids
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
IMO their kits have taken a serious downgrade in quality since they moved on from the Fly Emirates sponsor.
I actually like it. Reminds me of their 2013 kit
They used to have such nice kits too.
Nobody cares about psg
Everyone loves some PSG drama
/r/soccer cares about few clubs more
No, see, we care about PSG when there's an opportunity to shit on them. Nobody cares for the actual club
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
Not related but does Dominican Republic and Dominica have any sort of heated rivalry in any sport?
No, we dont care about each other
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.