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Post by Lilarcor » March 6th, 2019, 11:11 pm

There was also a bad VAR call at the end. The hands rule need to be rewritten, it's so vague that not even VAR helps.

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Post by bal3x » March 7th, 2019, 12:14 am

Well done AJAX, always liked that club that has produced so much young talent, they had been under the radar for far too long, perhaps a renaissance is overdue?

PSG will need to invest some more :lol: Poor Buffon though - as the commented said, - what club does he have to join to win the Champs League?

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Post by Cippenham » March 7th, 2019, 4:40 am

I am a United fan, it’s all about scoring goals and winning, they are on an amazing run. Yes PSG made mistakes, that is what pressure does.

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Post by Cippenham » March 7th, 2019, 4:42 am

bal3x wrote:
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Well done AJAX, always liked that club that has produced so much young talent, they had been under the radar for far too long, perhaps a renaissance is overdue?

PSG will need to invest some more :lol: Poor Buffon though - as the commented said, - what club does he have to join to win the Champs League?
An English one or Barcelona I would think this year. Probably won’t happen.

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Post by Traveller » March 7th, 2019, 5:46 am

Most exciting two days in CL in a long time.
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#3967

Post by Cippenham » March 7th, 2019, 9:17 am

Apparently nearly all referees think it was a penalty just because the hand goes up a bit. But most footballers or ex players think not.

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Post by flaiky » April 17th, 2019, 9:19 pm

Anyone watch the City-Spurs game? Totally insane!

Semi-finals, yeeeah baby :party:
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Post by Carmel1379 » April 17th, 2019, 9:29 pm

What a game, probably the best of the season.

Was more so supporting City though. :( But I like all semi-finalist teams this year for sure.
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Post by 72allinncallme » April 17th, 2019, 9:37 pm

What an absolute insane game indeed. Madness! :sweat:

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Post by bal3x » April 17th, 2019, 9:53 pm

Uuuh, crazy stuff indeed! VAR in action again, but seems this time right decisions were made.

Could we have a Barca vs Ajax final?! That would be a sensational Cruyff final :)

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Post by flaiky » April 17th, 2019, 9:56 pm

Whoever does the BBC online reporting has gone ahead and called it "The best game of football I have ever seen."

I'm sure it was intense even for a neutral, but as a Spurs fan, absolute madness. It played out like it was scripted for a film or something.
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Post by Cippenham » April 18th, 2019, 4:58 am

How about a Spurs Liverpool final? I mean Ajax are no match for Barcelona surely that would not be a good one? I am sorry Cruyff is not around any more. I don’t care who wins as long as it is not Liverpool.

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Post by Ivan0716 » April 18th, 2019, 5:36 am

^That would be a boring final. Surely you have to take Ajax seriously at this point?

Besides, both Liverpool and Spurs are bonafide bottlers, though Liverpool would be my preferred option if the cup had to go to an English team other than my own.

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Post by metaller » April 18th, 2019, 7:00 am

I met with non-football interested friends for dinner yesterday and missed that match. :(

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Post by Cippenham » April 18th, 2019, 8:41 am

I take Ajax seriously especially if they reach the final obvs.

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » April 18th, 2019, 9:03 am

bal3x wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 9:53 pm
Uuuh, crazy stuff indeed! VAR in action again, but seems this time right decisions were made.

Could we have a Barca vs Ajax final?! That would be a sensational Cruyff final :)
That would be a great final

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Post by bal3x » April 18th, 2019, 11:26 am

metaller wrote:
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I met with non-football interested friends for dinner yesterday and missed that match. :(
What is wrong with some people? There are human beings with pulses, hearts and brains, who do not like football. I have no idea how they even exist, but take care of them because they clearly cannot take care of themselves.
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Post by bal3x » April 18th, 2019, 11:33 am

Cippenham wrote:
April 18th, 2019, 4:58 am
How about a Spurs Liverpool final? I mean Ajax are no match for Barcelona surely that would not be a good one? I am sorry Cruyff is not around any more. I don’t care who wins as long as it is not Liverpool.
Don't underestimate Ajax, they have removed Real and Juventus... these are the teams who have either won it or played in the final for the past few years... Ajax actually have won this 4 times in their history, 3 times in the 70s and in 1995.

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » April 18th, 2019, 12:21 pm

bal3x wrote:
April 18th, 2019, 11:33 am
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April 18th, 2019, 4:58 am
How about a Spurs Liverpool final? I mean Ajax are no match for Barcelona surely that would not be a good one? I am sorry Cruyff is not around any more. I don’t care who wins as long as it is not Liverpool.
Don't underestimate Ajax, they have removed Real and Juventus...
Ajax also deservedly tied with Bayern in both group matches, also not the least of opponents. ;)
these are the teams who have either won it or played in the final for the past few years... Ajax actually have won this 4 times in their history, 3 times in the 70s and in 1995.

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Those historical statics say very little in the CL of the last decade in which a handful of teams dominate the league.

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Post by bal3x » April 18th, 2019, 1:14 pm

Sure, but the picture hasn't really changed that much, i.e. the same teams still dominate, i.e. Real, Bayern, Barca - except Milan perhaps. Didn't realize Nottingham Forrest were so strong in 1979 :lol: They're currently 11th in the Championship..

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Post by Cippenham » April 18th, 2019, 2:13 pm

Forest well that was the great Brian Clough who was not shown as his best in the Damned United film

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Post by Ivan0716 » April 21st, 2019, 5:27 pm

This top 4 race is absolutely hilarious, all four teams in the running lost their last match.

I didn't watch the Arsenal-Palace match but it looks like a complete shit show judging from the stats. 73/27 possession and 12/16 shots? How does that even work? Every time Palace touched the ball it resulted in a shot?

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Post by Armoreska » April 21st, 2019, 8:38 pm

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Post by Cippenham » April 22nd, 2019, 3:52 pm

United have reverted back to their negative outlook before Ole took over. That might mean they miss out.

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Post by Ivan0716 » April 29th, 2019, 3:33 pm

Did they change the qualification rules so that #6 gets a CL spot instead of #3 and #4 now? I find it hard to believe these teams aren't throwing points on purpose.

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Post by Cippenham » April 29th, 2019, 10:08 pm

No I think the European cup winners have priority even if outside the top four

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Post by Ivan0716 » April 30th, 2019, 9:19 pm

Ajax - Barcelona final is looking more likely now, hope Vertonghen is ok though, that looked bad.

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Post by flaiky » May 1st, 2019, 12:13 am

I think we still have a chance with Son back for the next leg. It won't be easy but we have a chance.

The Vertonghen stuff was scary, yeah. It's horrible seeing anyone like that.
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Post by Traveller » May 1st, 2019, 10:09 am

Didn't understand how the medical team could give the okay to put him back on the pitch. :shrug:
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#3991

Post by Lilarcor » May 7th, 2019, 9:00 pm

WHAT WAS THAT!!!!

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Post by bal3x » May 7th, 2019, 9:02 pm

WTF... I'm rather shocked... then again I'm sort of happy for Klopp, that guy truly deserves it.
That 4th goal from the corner was one of the most ridiculous things I've ever seen, at this level you expect such blunders not to happen............

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#3993

Post by Teproc » May 7th, 2019, 9:04 pm

That was insane.

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Post by Armoreska » May 7th, 2019, 9:06 pm

Looked it up :lol: You must be talking bout
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Post by flaiky » May 7th, 2019, 9:23 pm

Unbelievable!
bal3x wrote:
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That 4th goal from the corner was one of the most ridiculous things I've ever seen, at this level you expect such blunders not to happen............
TAA was super quick and sneaky though, not much Barca could do about it. It was rather genius, although I admit I'm surprised it's legal.
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Post by bal3x » May 7th, 2019, 9:56 pm

flaiky wrote:
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Unbelievable!
bal3x wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 9:02 pm
That 4th goal from the corner was one of the most ridiculous things I've ever seen, at this level you expect such blunders not to happen............
TAA was super quick and sneaky though, not much Barca could do about it. It was rather genius, although I admit I'm surprised it's legal.
Yeah, apparently legal, that was indeed rather brilliant, no questions there, just shows you cannot drop the ball in such situations...

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » May 7th, 2019, 10:11 pm

:woot:

Brilliantly sneaky goal indeed.

That other English team better not pull off a comeback tomorrow also :angry: (of course coming back from 1-0 against Ajax wouldn’t be as big a stunt as this)

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Post by Traveller » May 8th, 2019, 4:20 am

Incredible effort by Liverpool, but man, Barca bottled it big time. This season has been quite entertaining.
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Post by GruesomeTwosome » May 8th, 2019, 12:46 pm

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Post by bal3x » May 8th, 2019, 1:54 pm

Well, Pool vs Spurs final would be boring... I was so hoping to see Barca vs Ajax... alas, not happening.

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