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Post by chemicalboy99 on Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:33 pm

Claudio Bravo FFS. Pity that Fifa XI team wasn't announced tomorrow because he would nailed on.

I tell's ya, Pep just improves EVERY* player he works with and that's why he's the GOAT.


*Except Mangala because no-one has the power to improve that great steaming pile of dog sh*t. File him under Lovren and Lindelof as trifecta of gash.



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Post by rincon on Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:02 am

Are you claiming that Pep has improved Bravo?
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Post by Hapless_Hans on Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:10 pm

@Jay29 wrote:
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@Jay29 wrote:Youth tournaments used it in the summer. I hate it too. Sucks a lot of the tension out of thing.


Yep. It completely deflates the grueling tension of steady, inevitable progression that makes pen shootouts so torturously suspenseful.

I really hope this will not become the standard for CL/WC etc


It was introduced because apparently the first team taking in the old format won 60% of the time or something or like that. They deemed it an unfair advantage and this is there solution. The idea being that by taking two pens in a row, you remove the pressure of having to score after the opposition has. But it just means you have to score your first pens now otherwise you're out of it.


Why do they have to change stuff that noones compaining about?
After losses, coaches and players complain about referee decisions, injuries, the pitch, the ball, the ballboys, the media, what have you.

I have NEVER ever ONCE heard someone complain that they lost because they had to take their penalties as 2nd Laughing

Why would you need to change something that has entertained and thrilled people for decades?
Just leave it be ffs.

I hate this.

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Post by Doc on Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:02 pm

The ballboy was a real issue. Osasuna ball boys would always keep the ball whenever the home side is having a favourable result.

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Post by CBarca on Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:49 pm

Tottenham winning 2-0 at half time against West Ham, don't look like they've gotten out of 3rd gear. West Ham are awful. Billic is gone imo

I think Chelsea are winning 1-0 against Everton atm

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Post by CBarca on Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:50 pm

Oh, and Sissoko scored rofl

He's coming good Proud

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Post by RealGunner on Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:17 pm

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Post by CBarca on Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:18 pm

Lmaooo west ham really going hard now

Spurs will win, lack of intensity atm

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Post by CBarca on Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:27 pm

Shouldn't be allowed to play a first XI and go this hard in a caraboo cup lol

Wouldn't mind Spurs being knocked out tbh

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Post by RealGunner on Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:28 pm

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Post by Unique on Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:36 pm

@NCbarca Laughing

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Post by CBarca on Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:42 pm

Understand it in the context, Billic needed his players to go all out but since all the big teams are going through, definitely think a win here for Tottenham is a loss

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Post by Hapless_Hans on Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:44 pm

@CBarca rofl rofl

conceding 3 goals at home vs West Ham

Where is @Unique ?!

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Post by Unique on Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:46 pm

@Hapless_Hans wrote:@CBarca rofl rofl

conceding 3 goals at home vs West Ham

Where is @Unique ?!
sup Cool

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Post by CBarca on Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:52 pm

Happy with the result all things considered

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Post by Firenze on Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:21 pm

@CBarca wrote:Tottenham winning 2-0 at half time against West Ham, don't look like they've gotten out of 3rd gear. West Ham are awful. Billic is gone imo


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Post by BarrileteCosmico on Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:40 pm

Just how good is Lanzini? Came back from injury and is already leading West Ham to epic comebacks. I''m convinced if he were at a liverpool-level club he would be outshining Coutinho.

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Post by Doc on Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:39 pm

Love the range of emotions cSpurs went through as the match went along. From looking down on WHU to considering a loss "given the circumstances" is a good result. I mean, given Spurs have lofty ambitions, guess this trophy is not a big deal to them so it wouldn't matter.

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Post by Kick on Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:44 pm

@BarrileteCosmico wrote:Just how good is Lanzini? Came back from injury and is already leading West Ham to epic comebacks. I''m convinced if he were at a liverpool-level club he would be outshining Coutinho.


Quality player, will move to better things in the summer.

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Post by M99 on Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:12 am

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@BarrileteCosmico wrote:Just how good is Lanzini? Came back from injury and is already leading West Ham to epic comebacks. I''m convinced if he were at a liverpool-level club he would be outshining Coutinho.


Quality player, will move to better things in the summer.


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Post by CBarca on Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:19 am

I'm kidding tbf Laughing of course I would have liked to go through

I don't mind much losing though, considering the competition. I care more about how the game was lost than the loss itself. It was complacency. They should know West Ham's biggest games of the year are against Spurs and they'll always go 120% in those games, especially with the managers job on the line. The goals given up themselves were defensive mistakes as opposed to good play from West Ham. I don't think Poch cares much for the cup but I guarantee he's fuming.

I do think that it will be a good reminder to keep feet on the ground though. I'd be wrong to mind the loss much when there are more important things at stake than a Caribbean cup match

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Post by Unique on Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:27 am

@BarrileteCosmico wrote:Just how good is Lanzini? Came back from injury and is already leading West Ham to epic comebacks. I''m convinced if he were at a liverpool-level club he would be outshining Coutinho.
he will move to Liverpool as a replacement for coutinho

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Post by Ganso on Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:07 am

Lanzini was garbage when he played in Brazil, really surprised on how he improved
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Post by Perucho21 on Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:52 am

@BarrileteCosmico wrote:Just how good is Lanzini? Came back from injury and is already leading West Ham to epic comebacks. I''m convinced if he were at a liverpool-level club he would be outshining Coutinho.


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Post by chemicalboy99 on Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:40 am

When's the draw for the quarters?

Hopefully it's United away.

Sick and tired of playing inferior teams who park the bus.

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Post by Glory on Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:23 am

^ You are tired of teams that park the bus and then wish you get us in the draw? scratch
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