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 Post subject: Re: UEFA Champions League 2014/15
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:12 am 
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Thing is they can't use the money excuse anymore they've spent big money over the last 3 or 4 seasons and they aren't losing their top players every summer like they were a few years back the last big name to leave against their will was RVP.

IMO everyone is just to comfortable their Wenger knows there is no real pressure as do the players some players have been their for over 5 years consistently failing and have been rewarded with new contracts and not moved on. That club needs to finish 5th to focus minds and snap them into action.

I really think he should've gone with the FA Cup he won in 2014 that ended the throphy drought and he could've gone out a winner which is how a manager of his status deserves to go out like LVG did with us.


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 Post subject: Re: UEFA Champions League 2014/15
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:24 pm 
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Anyone watching the City vs Monaco game?

It's bonkers currently 4-3 to City and Monaco have missed a penalty both teams flying forward on each other and wide open at the back.

Falcao scored 2 great goals and missed a penalty looks like the striker he was at Porto/Atletico again those 2 years dossing in the PL seem to done his rehab


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 Post subject: Re: UEFA Champions League 2014/15
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:58 pm 
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Absolutely outrageous game. Game of the season contender. It had everything. 8 goals. 19 yellows. Goalkeeping mistakes. Refereeing mistakes. Missed penalty. An absolute worldie

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 Post subject: Re: UEFA Champions League 2014/15
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:33 pm 
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Like the perfect reverse park when nobody was watching and the perfect high note when nobody was listening, the perfect Champions League game (a 5-3 win for Manchester City) was wasted on a channel that almost nobody watches. A match that featured 90 minutes of ludicrous defending, ridiculous skill and relentless entertainment should have been watched by everybody who loves football and plenty of those with just a passing interest.

When the fourth goal was scored in the 58th minute, partners should have had books kicked from their grasp; when the fifth goal was scored in the 61st minute, kids should have been dragged from their beds. There should have already been a flurry of texts telling those without a Twitter habit to switch on their TVs because they were missing a classic. This was a genuine eight-goal thriller, with goalkeeping errors, goalkeeping heroics, amateurish defending, amateurish tactics, amateurish refereeing, sublime finishing and lashings and lashings of unadulterated fun.

And yet almost nobody I know was watching. It’s likely that under a million people saw the most entertaining game of the season so far, because it was tucked away on a channel available in a small minority of homes. There is nothing inherently wrong with BT Sport’s coverage but it is seen as a luxury that only few can afford, or at least justify. On Tuesday night it was a specialist channel broadcasting a game that would have had mass appeal.

Were that game on terrestrial TV, the audience might have started at five million but the graph would have soared as the half-interested became intrigued by the score. On Wednesday morning, commuter trains and workplaces would have been abuzz with talk of that mental game; “I don’t normally like Man City but…”

Some people will be screaming the word ‘streaming’, but the truth is that my father would not even understand the word and my neighbour would never dream of watching football on his laptop. These are the people that would have been watching this game if it were on ITV. They watched a man eating a pie during a one-sided FA Cup match on Monday night but as far as they were concerned, there was no football on the telly on Tuesday.

In February of last year, the Daily Telegraph reported that UEFA were ‘concerned’ by Champions League viewing figures that were described as ‘dismal’; by April, the Daily Mail claimed that UEFA were privately admitting they had made a ‘mistake’ to grant BT exclusive live rights. This week, we are reading that Channel 4 will join ITV in trying to ‘sub-let’ rights from a digital broadcaster. After 18 months when British interest in the world’s premier club competition has plummeted, UEFA need to consider something other than the final monstrous figure when listening to the next round of bids.

As much fun as we have had watching a wretched refereeing performance, a laughable display of ‘defending’ from John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi, an effervescent attacking display from Monaco, a demonstration of sublime finishing from Sergio Aguero and an unashamed outpouring of joy from Pep Guardiola, we do not want to selfishly keep that fun to ourselves.

The memes might tell us to dance like nobody’s watching, but football is undoubtedly better as a shared experience. For that, it needs an audience.

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I sat in a hotel last night trying to watch this game on my ipad with a dodgy Wifi connection it did nail home how ridiculous it is that European football isn't on free to air TV.

Their are rumours that channel 4 might approach BT about buying 1 of the games each week to show free to air.

The old system worked well with 1 game on ITV then the rest on Sky apparently their is a free BT channel you can get on your freeview box but they only show CL games for free in the group stage I don't think the knockout games involving british sides are chosen.


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 Post subject: Re: UEFA Champions League 2014/15
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:51 pm 
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Last weeks free game was Barca vs PSG couldn't ask for a better game really it was the tie of the draw. I streamed that also though as you can't get the free games on Sky.

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what a game and what a come back !

MSN turned up and how..

got to feel for Emery but that was a bottle job of epic proportions

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You know, I knew they would do it. Should have put a bet on :-(


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Not sure you can say the MSN turned up Neymar stole the show completely he was unreal in the 2nd half, Suarez just spent the whole game diving to get a penalty & Messi was actually pretty quiet.

PSG were a joke why did they try to play out just go long and the way they completly fell apart in the last 10 minutes just total panic and stopped doing the basics I think that panic feel came from the manager.


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Not sure you can say the MSN turned up Neymar stole the show completely he was unreal in the 2nd half, Suarez just spent the whole game diving to get a penalty & Messi was actually pretty quiet.

PSG were a joke why did they try to play out just go long and the way they completly fell apart in the last 10 minutes just total panic and stopped doing the basics I think that panic feel came from the manager.



He is not the best at penalties though, is he ? probably the reason Neymar took it the second time.

IFs, BUTs, but that early goal from Suzrez did make the difference. Had PSG hung on, heads would have dropped and the Barca players would have thrown in the towel.

So in terms of impact, I would say all key players turned up in arguably one of their most challenging ties, this stage of the competition

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He is not the best at penalties though, is he ? probably the reason Neymar took it the second time.

IFs, BUTs, but that early goal from Suzrez did make the difference. Had PSG hung on, heads would have dropped and the Barca players would have thrown in the towel.

So in terms of impact, I would say all key players turned up in arguably one of their most challenging ties, this stage of the competition


The best thing Messi did in that game was in the 2nd half he let Neymar take over he could see he was hot so all of a sudden Neymar was on set pieces and pens and the ball was always going out to Neymar they could tell he was on one so they just kept feeding him the ball which is the right thing to do when you've got a guy like that.


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Absolutely bottling job by PSG and some of decisions by refree were dodgy but Barcelona wont care they did the impossible and the way PSG set themselve they were bound to get punished .. first 2 goals were joke of defending ..

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Barca gave a master class in working the ref last night they built up the pressure on him over and over again by diving in the box or claiming handball every time a cross got blocked to the point where eventually he had to give one and he probably made a mistake.


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What abt msxherano on DiMaria ? that was clear Penalty aswell .. PSG were so horrendous defensively that even poor refree decision donot help their case.

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So true mate ...he is consistently inconsistent throughout his united career ..but what if he turns consistent ..he will get around 40 goals...ATM im waiting for that time as his age is 24/25 :wait: ... :|
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Paris St-Germain say a police investigation is under way after fans angrily confronted players at Bourget Airport following their Champions League elimination to Barcelona.

The French champions flew home from Catalonia after a 6-1 defeat which overturned their 4-0 first-leg win.

Fans insulted players and vandalised their cars in an "extremely hostile and aggressive climate", the club say.

PSG also claim one person was hit by a car during the incident.

A club statement read: "The players were confronted and threatened by several individuals at Bourget Airport, despite the club and authorities reinforcing security.

"These individuals verbally insulted the players before vandalising their cars. Several vehicles were damaged.

"One individual was struck by a car trying to escape the crowd that was physically threatening the players and their families. A police investigation is under way to establish exactly what happened.

"The club, and all those present, have informed the investigators of their readiness to help the investigation, to get to the bottom of this regrettable incident."


To be honest every player should've taken a free shot from one of the fans for that fanatical support works two ways you can't lap it up when you win and not expect that response when you lose like that.

Doesn't often happen in England as we don't have these Ultra style fans but it's very common on the continent


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Over 100,00+ petition for Replay of Barca vs PSG .. Not sure if its with worth discussing anyway barca lost 2-1 in league to Deportivo and madrid won late with another Ramos header but if Barca goes onto win the UCL it will another stained trophy..

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So true mate ...he is consistently inconsistent throughout his united career ..but what if he turns consistent ..he will get around 40 goals...ATM im waiting for that time as his age is 24/25 :wait: ... :|
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Over 100,00+ petition for Replay of Barca vs PSG .. Not sure if its with worth discussing anyway barca lost 2-1 in league to Deportivo and madrid won late with another Ramos header but if Barca goes onto win the UCL it will another stained trophy..


Petition who exactly?

That ref was weak but moaning about 1 bad call when you let in 5 other goals is laughable.

Barca are notorious cheats it's just part of football a stronger ref wouldn't have allowed it to escalate to that but this ref clearly lost control


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Paris Saint-Germain have complained to UEFA about the refereeing of their 6-1 Champions League defeat at Barcelona last Wednesday.

The French club are unhappy with the performance of German referee Deniz Aytekin and, in particular, his decision to award Barcelona a controversial late penalty.

Aytekin pointed to the spot in the 91st minute when Luis Suarez went down after what appeared to be minimal contact from PSG defender Marquinhos.

Barcelona scored three goals in the final seven minutes to come back from 4-0 down in the first leg to win 6-5 on aggregate.

The PSG players and their families were confronted on their return to the French capital by a mob of angry fans, with the club strongly condemning the behaviour of the supporters involved.

The club said players were insulted and had their cars vandalised as supporters waiting to confront the team at Bourget Airport created an "extremely hostile and aggressive climate".

PSG said one person was struck by a car during the incident, which is now the subject of a police investigation.


I doubt PSG will get anything for it in terms of compensation and there's zero chance of a replay but it might mean UEFA think twice about using that ref again as he clearly lost control of the game and it became a shambles.


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Leicester have actually turned it around

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2-0 63 min on the clock .. Sevilla havent been a mug this season ..

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So true mate ...he is consistently inconsistent throughout his united career ..but what if he turns consistent ..he will get around 40 goals...ATM im waiting for that time as his age is 24/25 :wait: ... :|
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Nasri sent off and now Sevilla won penalty and schemichel saved it ..incredible last 15 mins

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So true mate ...he is consistently inconsistent throughout his united career ..but what if he turns consistent ..he will get around 40 goals...ATM im waiting for that time as his age is 24/25 :wait: ... :|
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