⚽️The Footy Thread: Lyon v Angers, Boca Jrs v Curato, Alaves v Valladolid, LA Galaxy v Houston

Discussion in 'Sports & Training' started by mastamind89, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. flyeed

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    It’s strange how CR7 didn’t retain his ability to strike the ball with that technique as well as he did at his peak of using it. It shows more on his free kicks. Dude used to be pretty deadly with the knuckle FK.
     
  2. Wouldn't put it past those bums to dive anyway
     
  3. Coupé It

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    I always through that too. Up into the age of about 29-30 he was much threatening from FK’s. Just lost it, out of no where. In Manchester and 1st half of RM he was deadly.

    Last year in the WC when he hit that Free Kick against Spain to tie it up, I was complaining to everyone in the room “let Raphael take it since he’s on the right side! Or Bruno! Ronaldo is gonna miss this straight into the wall!!!”

    He shut me up but up until that point his FK record last 4 years was abysmal. I don’t know what happened or how to explain it. Usually kicking gets better with age.

    It’s hard to explain because he practices so much, always in the gym and training ground. Very weird.
     
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  4. Coupé It

    Coupé It formerly coupeit88

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    Nah, I don’t see United diving. Too much at stake, they need that top 4.

    But that’s a good question. To you Manchester United fans!!!!

    Rather be top 4 and have Liverpool win the league orrrrrrrrrr out the top 4 and have Liverpool lose????
     
  5. haicheo

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    The botox gets in the way of his vision when the ball isn’t moving.
     
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  6. ROYGBiV

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    I'd rather see our pos neighbors win the the league then to have pos pool win it.

    Regardless I'm gonna be hurt.
     
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  7. Coupé It

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    You think he’s had Botox? :lol:

    Maybe he has, he owns a hair clinic without ever showing any signs of of balding who knows :lol:

    Watch tho, we’re talking all this stuff and being critical of his FK’s that it wouldn’t surprise me if he shuts us all up on Wednesday and hits a FK goal against Ajax
     
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  8. Coupé It

    Coupé It formerly coupeit88

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    United don’t really care about City winning the league tho, no one in the EPL really cares. (Besides Pool who want to win themselves)

    It literally goes to show you that City still aren’t on the big boy table. Everyone is like “let the UAE Princes take the league, just as long as it’s not a true rival”
     
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  9. Coupé It

    Coupé It formerly coupeit88

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    www.OJogo.pt a Portuguese paper (FC Porto leaning paper, must objectively said) has claimed Benfica turned down 75 million from Juventus for Felix.

    Take that for what it’s worth.

    If that’s even remotely true, and Juve are really after Felix, Dybala will definitely get sold. (I’d still give Dybala another year, I think Juve need central midfielders much more)

    Still think Felix should NOT join a big club. Not yet. As a Portuguese, I don’t want to see another Renato Sanches situation.

    But Juve in the market for Ruben Dias from Benfica at CB. Another position Juve desperately need since their CB’s are old. This goes to show me Jorge Mendes has now taken over Juve :lol:
     
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  10. @Coupé It, that reporting makes sense. If Joao Felix continues on his current trajectory, he's going to land Benfica a fee upwards of 100M euros before the lad even turns 21. I've said this before, see him more as baby Coutinho rather than the next CR7.
     
  11. mastamind89

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  12. ROYGBiV

    ROYGBiV formerly eyeseesoles

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    Agreed




    As for JF, if he jumps now he's gonna lose a lot of playing time. Realistically, what team that can afford him would start him?
     
  13. Coupé It

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    Baby Coutinho could be a good comparison. Felix might be more quicker and faster.

    But agreed on the “next CR7” BS narrative Benfica keeps pushing. Not even close. Way too different.

    That media driven headline needs to stop.
     
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  14. Armada

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    These next two week start will define our season most likely. Spurs at home in a high pressure 2nd leg with the semis on the line. High pressure game against spurs in the league with them fighting for their top 4 lives and game in hand against united at the swap fighting for their top 4 lives. Tough **** but I hope we can do it. I feel like if we can get through this week we should be able to retain the league l. Granted like was mentioned watford leicester and Burnley in the league won’t be push overs.
     
  15. sonoftony

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    looking at the schedule, there's no way Liverpool can blow their chances to win the League IMO.

    United need to win out to get spot #4 by any means
     
  16. Armada

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    Just read KDB's players tribune article. Very Very good read.


    the parts about his foster family situation and jose are interesting
     
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  18. Armada

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    This part is pretty funny. Not Jose using logic some of my homies do when they troll
     
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    Gotta love Jose :lol:
     
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  21. josh4523

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    I figured there would be rotation but mavropanos is a surprise. COYG
     
  22. vtotheinay

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    "you will be 5th choice instead of 6th" :rofl: :rofl:
     
  23. sfc415

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    Been hearing this "next CR7" nonsense for the past decade

    Remember how Nelson Oliveira was also supposed to be the "next CR7" :lol:

    Just let these young players develop naturally. We don't need them to be the "next CR7"; we just need them to be consistent and not fall off a cliff after 1-2 years of solid production

    I think a lot of big clubs get so thirsty for the "next CR7" that they swoop up these young Portuguese players that haven't fully developed their game yet, and then the clubs let them rot on the bench once the players obviously can't live up to that expectation
     
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