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    Sweatsock

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    Re: UEFA Champions League

    Post  Sweatsock on Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:45 am

    He asked for his account to be removed so he wouldn't be tempted to log in here when he should be studying/working.


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    Re: UEFA Champions League

    Post  showstealer on Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:20 am

    Sweatsock wrote:He asked for his account to be removed so he wouldn't be tempted to log in here when he should be studying/working.
    Laughing

    It looks like someone has developed an addiction to a web forum! Very Happy
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    MK

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    Re: UEFA Champions League

    Post  MK on Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:42 pm

    Certainly going to be fun to see Zlatan and Eto'o square off against their old teams. That looks to be the toughest of the groups.
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    Re: UEFA Champions League

    Post  Shaun2J on Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:38 pm

    Group Stage Draws

    Group A:
    Bayern Munich
    Juventus
    Bordeaux
    Maccabi Haifa

    Group B:
    Manchester United
    CSKA Moscow
    Besiktas
    Wolfsburg

    Group C:
    AC Milan
    Real Madrid
    Marseille
    FC Zrich

    Group D:
    Chelsea
    Porto,
    Atletico Madrid
    APOEL

    Group E:
    Liverpool
    Lyon
    Fiorentina
    Debrecen

    Group F:
    Barcalona
    Inter Milan
    Dynamo Kiev
    Rubin Kazan

    Group G:
    Sevilla
    Rangers
    Stuttgart
    Unirea Urziceni

    Group H:
    Arsenal
    AZ Alkamaar
    Olympiakos
    Standard De Liege
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    MK

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    Re: UEFA Champions League

    Post  MK on Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:49 pm

    Liverpool out after round 1. Wonder how long Rafa will be around for...
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    IOV

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    Re: UEFA Champions League

    Post  IOV on Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:50 pm

    MK wrote:Liverpool out after round 1. Wonder how long Rafa will be around for...

    ....or Gerrard...........or Torres
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    Outlaw2x4

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    Re: UEFA Champions League

    Post  Outlaw2x4 on Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:06 pm

    MK wrote:Liverpool out after round 1. Wonder how long Rafa will be around for...

    Apparently because of his new contract, it would cost Liverpool 18 million to release him from it, and all 50 members of the staff he brought in would have to go with him, costing them another 20m. Looks like Rafa's might be around for the long haul.

    On another note, Kieran Gibbs broke his foot tonight, right before we play Chelsea. So with Clichy injured, we have no left backs....
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    Post  showstealer on Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:45 am

    MK wrote:Liverpool out after round 1. Wonder how long Rafa will be around for...
    Man Utd got knocked out of the group stage a couple of seasons a go and didn't get to play in the then UEFA cup.

    I think the fans are more against the owners than the manager.
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    Re: UEFA Champions League

    Post  Garibaldi on Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:40 pm

    Outlaw2x4 wrote:
    MK wrote:Liverpool out after round 1. Wonder how long Rafa will be around for...

    Apparently because of his new contract, it would cost Liverpool 18 million to release him from it, and all 50 members of the staff he brought in would have to go with him, costing them another 20m. Looks like Rafa's might be around for the long haul.

    On another note, Kieran Gibbs broke his foot tonight, right before we play Chelsea. So with Clichy injured, we have no left backs....

    Trust me, you weren't exactly fantastic in the position before, and it wouldn't make a difference.

    And when this comes from a man whose team have relied on Justin Edinburgh (Great servant, great attitude, average player), Paulo Tramezzani and Timothee Atouba at LB over the years, I know a team with average LBs when I see one. Gibbs was a liability last year, yet everyone raved about him for no reason. I haven't seen anything this season to change that enough to consider him at the Edingurgh level yet.


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    IOV

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    Re: UEFA Champions League

    Post  IOV on Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:59 pm

    Poor result for United tonight, I thought the youngsters played well although they did over think it at times if they had pressed on a bit more rather than try for all the one-two's in cramped area's it could have been different. Rustu did pull off two fantastic saves at the end but it was too late by then.

    I expect to see a far stronger team in Germany against Wolfsburg which is probably what Fergie didnt want.
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    MK

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    Re: UEFA Champions League

    Post  MK on Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:16 am

    AC Milan v. Manchester United
    Lyon v. Real Madrid
    Bayern Munich v. Fiorentina
    FC Porto v. Arsenal
    Olympiakos v. Bordeaux
    Stuttgart v. Barcelona
    CSKA Moscow v. Sevilla
    Inter v. Chelsea

    Those are my predictions to make it to the Quarterfinals. Although Fiorentina hasn't been playing too well this season, I see that as a potential upset. Same thing with Olympiakos over Bordeaux.
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    Post  showstealer on Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:00 pm

    MK wrote:AC Milan v. Manchester United
    Lyon v. Real Madrid
    Bayern Munich v. Fiorentina
    FC Porto v. Arsenal
    Olympiakos v. Bordeaux
    Stuttgart v. Barcelona
    CSKA Moscow v. Sevilla
    Inter v. Chelsea

    Those are my predictions to make it to the Quarterfinals. Although Fiorentina hasn't been playing too well this season, I see that as a potential upset. Same thing with Olympiakos over Bordeaux.
    I might go to the bookies, you're getting quite good at predicting!
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    The Ayatollah

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    Re: UEFA Champions League

    Post  The Ayatollah on Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:28 pm

    Already been myself Stealer...Got Madrid and Man U to win, Everton to draw, West Brom and Forest to win...160 quid if it comes up Very Happy
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    MK

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    Re: UEFA Champions League

    Post  MK on Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:40 pm

    Not surprised by the outcome of ManU/Milan, though I do think that Seedorf's goal could be a possible swing of momentum for Milan heading to Old Trafford.

    Surprised, but not entirely, by Lyon's victory. Madrid hasn't played to its fullest potential this season. Happy to see that money may not be able to buy championships, though we'll have to see if that's true after the 2nd leg.
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    Re: UEFA Champions League

    Post  Outlaw2x4 on Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:27 am

    MK wrote:Not surprised by the outcome of ManU/Milan, though I do think that Seedorf's goal could be a possible swing of momentum for Milan heading to Old Trafford.

    Surprised, but not entirely, by Lyon's victory. Madrid hasn't played to its fullest potential this season. Happy to see that money may not be able to buy championships, though we'll have to see if that's true after the 2nd leg.

    AC will still need to score at least 2 goals at Old Trafford and I dont see them doing that. Not to mention with brutal defending like last night they haven't a hope of keepeing a clean sheet there either.

    Real have put themselves in an awkward postion now with no away goal. If Lyon score at the Bernabu they will be in serious trouble.
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    Post  IOV on Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:47 am

    It was a good second half performance from United last night but if Milan had taken proper advantage of how badly they defended in the first half the game would have been over. I know the press like to make out Rooney changed the game on his own but I thought Fletcher was amazing in the second half and the game shifted when he got about more involved in my opinion
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    Post  The Ayatollah on Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:55 am

    Agreed IOV, great in 2nd half but both Rio and Evans were shit, need Nemanja back! Fletcher was immense, and I thought Parky was fantastic, he never stops running!
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    Post  Outlaw2x4 on Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:18 am

    The Ayatollah wrote:Agreed IOV, great in 2nd half but both Rio and Evans were shit, need Nemanja back! Fletcher was immense, and I thought Parky was fantastic, he never stops running!

    Fletcher and Park really are the unsung heroes of United in my book.
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    IOV

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    Post  IOV on Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:46 am

    Park will run through a brick wall for United the problem is he doesnt always know what to do when he gets on the other side!
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    Post  MK on Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:05 pm

    Lol. Sol Campbell with a goal. Also, Arsenal needs to find a keeper. Almunia has been awful this year, and Fabianski's mishap wasn't very impressive, either.

    I take that back. TWO mishaps by Fabianski. Wow. This is turning out to be an odd game.
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    Post  MK on Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:27 pm

    Also, I'm still confused about what happened with the whole backpass by Campbell to Fabianski, then the free kick that turned into Porto's second goal.

    Can someone please explain to me what happened?
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    Post  The Ayatollah on Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:28 pm

    IOV wrote:Park will run through a brick wall for United the problem is he doesnt always know what to do when he gets on the other side!

    Thats true dude Laughing he's a great player to have in away games though. What have you made of Valencia?
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    Post  Shaun2J on Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:45 am

    MK wrote:Also, I'm still confused about what happened with the whole backpass by Campbell to Fabianski, then the free kick that turned into Porto's second goal.

    Can someone please explain to me what happened?

    A goalkeeper isn't allowed to take the ball in his hands after a player passes to him. Headers are OK but passes aren't.
    The ref can allow the free kick to be taken once he says and Porto used it to their advantage while Arsenal were sleeping.
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    Post  MK on Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:10 am

    Shaun2J wrote:
    MK wrote:Also, I'm still confused about what happened with the whole backpass by Campbell to Fabianski, then the free kick that turned into Porto's second goal.

    Can someone please explain to me what happened?

    A goalkeeper isn't allowed to take the ball in his hands after a player passes to him. Headers are OK but passes aren't.
    The ref can allow the free kick to be taken once he says and Porto used it to their advantage while Arsenal were sleeping.

    Ahhhh, got it. I was confused, because I wasn't aware that FK's could be given inside the box. I've always just assumed anything inside the box would be put on the penalty spot.
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    Post  IOV on Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:53 am

    The Ayatollah wrote:
    IOV wrote:Park will run through a brick wall for United the problem is he doesnt always know what to do when he gets on the other side!

    Thats true dude Laughing he's a great player to have in away games though. What have you made of Valencia?

    Cant complain about him, he's chipped in with a few goals and always looks to get the ball in the box which is always helpfull. Nani has improved a lot this year but he still isnt consisstent enough so if it were up to me Valencia would be starting most games with Nani replacing Giggs or Park or whoever is on the left with 20 mins to go
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    Post  The Ayatollah on Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:48 pm

    Yeah, Valencia is powerful and direct, liked what ive seen so far, Nani is hit and miss, Park is a tryer and will run his ass off for the team
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    Post  Outlaw2x4 on Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:41 pm

    Fantastic result for us there, and not just cause it gets us into the Quarter finals. It gives the whole team belief that we can keep going.

    Delighted for Bendtner, scoring Arsenals first Hattrick in Europe since Alan Smith! Also delighted for Eboue as well cause I think he's one of the most improved players at Arsenal.

    Nasri's goal was something else too, though the defending was horrible.

    Here's hoping we dont draw an English team in the next round!
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    Post  MK on Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:25 pm

    Nasri's goal was just pure class. Wow. Unbelievable footwork.
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    Post  IOV on Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:04 pm

    Interesting draw for the quarter finals. United will have to fancy their chances but any team with Ribery, Robben and Klose in it are going to be tough, Arsenal and Barcelona will be a wankathon for the media and hopefully will turn out to be a good match as well
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    Post  Outlaw2x4 on Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:40 pm

    Well that wasnt fun. We were well and truly exposed there. Our defence was run ragged, Theo was taken out of the game, and our midfield were outclassed. I was very disappointed with our second half display, as Barca sat back and Arsenal didn't take any advantage of it. Oh well, no shame in being beaten by the best I guess.

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