⚽️The Footy Thread: German Super Cup, International Champions Cup, Copa Libertadores

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One last tidbit before bed. Just thought about it, Colin Dagba will suit that RWB role well when Dani Alves decides to hang up his boots. I envision Dagba being able to perform well in Sarri's system as well, if he did by chance become a Chelsea player. Spell "Dave" on the right. Can also play on the left, which is a spot in question given Marcos Alonso's porous campaign.
 
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I hope it burns his soul seeing the success after he left along with all the toxicity around the club he nurtured.

It looks like he'll be falling upwards somehow though...


Mendes really is the GOAT if he manages to get him the job as his stock is at an all time low and after his last 3 stops ending in shambles
 
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Until they fix or rewrite or clarify the handball rule (which is long overdue) I wonder if we are gonna start seeing more offensive playersjust straight up aiming for defenders hoping to hit their arm or hand. Since it seems like the refs will give and handball situation wether it be actual handball or ball to hand, arm away from body or arm close to body, close range or point blank range they just all being called as handballs now no matter the context or situation it seems. That Handball that was given against Alex Sandro vs Napoli was a really really bad decision imo. Nothing the defender can do in that situation.
Like Sandro is landing from jumping and the ball gets kicked into his arm at point blank range and that was given as a handball.
 
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:lol: It will be great to really expose just how bad a manager the dotard has become. Can Barca just take Vinicius now? That poor kid is going to have his confidence wrecked by that POS.

So after Ajax vanquished Madrid, all the top Barca brass were drooling over Dutch john stones. bart appeared on Cadena SER (Catalan radio), stating the club "believes" there is money to acquire him but the caveat was always if he had the desire to come to Camp Nou. He intimated that the Dutch kid wants to come to Barca now...

champcruthik champcruthik - My mans... :pimp: You made mention that john stone was a top CB in the league... He doesn't appear in any of the measurable statistical categories whatsoever... :lol: Some might like him & that's cool, but numbers are numbers... There are more defensive stats to (where his name also doesn't appear) but these were the more apropo.

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/outfielder_block

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/interception

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/total_tackle

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/last_man_tackle

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/total_clearance

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/aerial_won
 
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The morning after and I still can't believe Ole and the boys did that

Still in shock...

Easily the best European night for United since that rainy night in Moscow. They've gotten hard done over by away goal rule in the past,amazing to see them come out on the flip side for a change
 

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:lol: It will be great to really expose just how bad a manager the dotard has become. Can Barca just take Vinicius now? That poor kid is going to have his confidence wrecked by that POS.

So after Ajax vanquished Madrid, all the top Barca brass were drooling over Dutch john stones. bart appeared on Cadena SER (Catalan radio), stating the club "believes" there is money to acquire him but the caveat was always if he had the desire to come to Camp Nou. He intimated that the Dutch kid wants to come to Barca now...

champcruthik champcruthik - My mans... :pimp: You made mention that john stone was a top CB in the league... He doesn't appear in any of the measurable statistical categories whatsoever... :lol: Some might like him & that's cool, but numbers are numbers... There are more defensive stats to (where his name also doesn't appear) but these were the more apropo.

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/outfielder_block

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/interception

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/total_tackle

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/last_man_tackle

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/total_clearance

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/aerial_won
Don’t want to rain in on the De Ligt Parade but he’s gonna be a colchonero. Once Lucas was peels off to Bundes we’ll have the money for him.
 
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:lol: It will be great to really expose just how bad a manager the dotard has become. Can Barca just take Vinicius now? That poor kid is going to have his confidence wrecked by that POS.

So after Ajax vanquished Madrid, all the top Barca brass were drooling over Dutch john stones. bart appeared on Cadena SER (Catalan radio), stating the club "believes" there is money to acquire him but the caveat was always if he had the desire to come to Camp Nou. He intimated that the Dutch kid wants to come to Barca now...

champcruthik champcruthik - My mans... :pimp: You made mention that john stone was a top CB in the league... He doesn't appear in any of the measurable statistical categories whatsoever... :lol: Some might like him & that's cool, but numbers are numbers... There are more defensive stats to (where his name also doesn't appear) but these were the more apropo.

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/outfielder_block

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/interception

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/total_tackle

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/last_man_tackle

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/total_clearance

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/aerial_won
Anyone who has actually watched Stones play this season would know there have only been two defenders better than him in the league and that's Van Dijk and Laporte. Van Dijk only shows up in two of those measurables and thats clearances at 9th and aerial battles at 6th and Laporte shows up in none yet Va Dijk is the leader for player of the year in somes eyes and Laporte has been world class so what do those measurements actually mean what do they actually show....What those stats really show you is which teams and players have to sit back and defend alot of shots in matches so of course their last man tackles, interceptions and clearances will be higher. Its alot of Cardiff defenders at the top of those lists but last i checked they in the relegation zone and no one would say they have a good defense or any top defenders in the league. And you really cant measure defenders that play in sides that keep the ball the large majority of the time like City or Liverpool cause their defenders arent gonna show up as much in the top 10 of last man tackles and interceptions cause they have usually been dominating and controlling the ball the entire match from the back keeping and recycling possession like Van dijk, Stones and Laporte do.

So to use that as another way to try and say stones isnt actually that good doesnt make sense. By that logic, Van Dijk and Laporte haven’t been that good either
 
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Anyone who has actually watched Stones play this season would know there have only been two defenders better than him in the league and that's Van Dijk and Laporte. Van Dijk only shows up in two of those measurables and thats clearances at 9th and aerial battles at 6th and Laporte shows up in none yet Va Dijk is the leader for player of the year in somes eyes and Laporte has been world class so what do those measurements actually mean what do they actually show....What those stats really show you is which teams and players have to sit back and defend alot of shots in matches so of course their last man tackles, interceptions and clearances will be higher. Its alot of Cardiff defenders at the top of those lists but last i checked they in the relegation zone and no one would say they have a good defense or any top defenders in the league. And you really cant measure defenders that play in sides that keep the ball the large majority of the time like City or Liverpool cause their defenders arent gonna show up as much in the top 10 of last man tackles and interceptions cause they have usually been dominating and controlling the ball the entire match from the back keeping and recycling possession like Van dijk, Stones and Laporte do.

So to use that as another way to try and say stones isnt actually that good doesnt make sense
 
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Being a Pep fan, I peep City games from time to time especially CL games. He still shows terrible lapses in concentration especially clearing the ball. Absolute meathead of a kid. There is nothing you can do to convince me to make me think otherwise.

:rofl:Comparing him to VvD... It's evident when you watch VvD that he's a class CB in everything he does. There's just no comparison to make whatsoever.

I know you hate me Armada Armada , but this isn't an indictment on you. I think highly of you, but not this stones character...
 
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Being a Pep fan, I peep City games from time to time especially CL games. He still shows terrible lapses in concentration especially clearing the ball. Absolute meathead of a kid. There is nothing you can do to convince me to make me think otherwise.

:rofl:Comparing him to VvD... It's evident when you watch VvD that he's a class CB in everything he does. There's just no comparison to make whatsoever.

I know you hate me Armada Armada , but this isn't an indictment on you. I think highly of you, but not this stones character...
You peep city games from time to time I watch every single one I would say it’s fair to say someone that watches every game a player hasn’t played would be a better judge of their progression. Every defender has a lapse in concentration from time to time it’s impossible to make the right decision every single time throughout an entire season. But he has greatly minimized those lapses from early on his Everton days and his first season at city. And I didn’t compare him to Van Dijk I literally said Van Dijk is better as is Laporte. What I said was those are the only two better than him. I don’t hate you I just think you made up your mind early on about stones and refuse to acknowledge the clear as day progression in his development to being one of the top CBs in the premier league.
 
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You peep city games from time to time I watch every single one I would say it’s fair to say someone that watches every game a player hasn’t played would be a better judge of their progression. Every defender has a lapse in concentration from time to time it’s impossible to make the right decision every single time throughout an entire season. But he has greatly minimized those lapses from early on his Everton days and his first season at city. And I didn’t compare him to Van Dijk I literally said Van Dijk is better as is Laporte. What I said was those are the only two better than him. I don’t hate you I just think you made up your mind early on about stones and refuse to acknowledge the clear as day progression in his development to being one of the top CBs in the premier league.


Lads, Ole's at the wheel :pimp:
 
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:lol: It will be great to really expose just how bad a manager the dotard has become. Can Barca just take Vinicius now? That poor kid is going to have his confidence wrecked by that POS.

So after Ajax vanquished Madrid, all the top Barca brass were drooling over Dutch john stones. bart appeared on Cadena SER (Catalan radio), stating the club "believes" there is money to acquire him but the caveat was always if he had the desire to come to Camp Nou. He intimated that the Dutch kid wants to come to Barca now...

champcruthik champcruthik - My mans... :pimp: You made mention that john stone was a top CB in the league... He doesn't appear in any of the measurable statistical categories whatsoever... :lol: Some might like him & that's cool, but numbers are numbers... There are more defensive stats to (where his name also doesn't appear) but these were the more apropo.

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/outfielder_block

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/interception

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/total_tackle

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/last_man_tackle

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/total_clearance

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/aerial_won
Do you even realize the players with most tackles, interceptions, last man tackles all fall under the mid table to bottom table clubs? City possess 60%-70% how do you expect the numbers of City's defenders to be at the top when they dont even defend much? No top 6 clubs in the BPL's defenders are on those lists besides Robertson, VVD, and Azpi. What surprises me the most is Felipe Anderson is up there in tackles as a LW.

By your logic, the best defenders all belong to teams who are constantly defending to have those stats. But numbers are numbers :rolleyes
 
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