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#61 Mr.J

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 06:17 AM

 

Among the Elite leagues i think the Bundesliga is the most one sided out there,

BvB are bit like Arsenal in the sense that they drop points all throughout the season when they are expected to win.its not like Bayern have always play exceptionally well to win the title.If you are Bayern and you lose point on X matchday,you still have the thought that BvB are gonna drop points here and there.There is always room for Bayern to make it up for the loss.

 

The problem is that unlike PL there is no other club that you can really count to beat the title challenger i.e Bayern in this case.

Even in Italy,Roma,Lazio and Napoli are very good teams.


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 06:35 AM

Just read that Ronaldo and Benzema have scored one goal each this season - is that right?! Finished!

In the premier league it seems: Moyes to West Ham and Allardyce to Everton. The managerial merry go round continues. Boring as hell, giving the same old guys the good jobs over and over.

*la liga season.

 

Big Sam is obvious choice considering EFC is in and around relegation spots.Best option is to sign him for the rest of the season.He saves them from relegation then leaves.

 

the worst mistake Moyes ever made to take up that sunderland job.That totally tarnished his image whatever was left of it.Rather he should throw his name out for Scotland job.A change in managerial scenery might help him.who knows.lol


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Posted 10 November 2017 - 11:20 PM

Dier named captain for England, the dude has went some distance since immigrating back from Portugal 3 years ago.


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 02:27 AM

Eng did well against Germany (reserves..) tonight.
Well, let me rephrase that - Germany did well, England did what England do - panic when in possession and give the ball away after ten seconds! What Eng did do that's good is defend well and occasionally, almost by luck than judgement, get in some high octane passes up the wing and crosses into the centre. They did do better as the game went on to be fair.
I think Southgate's 5-3-2 formation suits them, and this team with some additions could be OK.
Pickford - good. Much better than Hart. You can tell by Pickford's face that he's a man who has had to try hard in his life and being a good goalkeeper is all and everything to him.
Defence - Maguire, yes! Made for it. Stones, alright, Jones, alright. Cahill could come in instead of Jones. Gomez was ok. Also have Smalling as a similar mediocre option and Alfie Mawson who should be tested out soon in my opinion. Rose and Walker as wing backs. Trippier did well, good second choice along with Bertrand. Our wing backs options at least are pretty good.
Midfield - Dier sitting is quite comforting, a forth CB! Loftus Cheek was excellent. No fear, positive drives and passes. I'd keep him in the first team. Livermore, no thanks, but Dele Alli in there would be perfect.
Two up front - Kane and Rashford. Bingo. That's a decent enough team. Sterling on the bench as a surprise speedy attack late in a game, Vardy too. Wellbeck as another sub if he ever comes back. Lingard I'm afraid showed his level with that last second hoik over the bar from 4 yards out.

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Rose Stones Jones Maguire Walker
Alli Dier Loftus-Cheek
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Posted 11 November 2017 - 03:51 AM

i thought Loftus-Cheek looked great in possession but a little uninterested without the ball.. i didn't see him make a single lung busting run.

i like the idea of this for england:

                                                                        BUTLAND

                                                        MAGUIRE JONES STONES

                                          WALKER                                             ROSE

                                                                    ALLI       DIER

                                                     LALLANA                   RASHFORD

                                                                          KANE


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:36 AM

The big question remains the GK role, there is quite a big debate between Butland, Pickford or Hart.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 11:47 AM

As much as I loved Slaven Bilic and think he is an absolute gentleman of a human being, his time in the job was done. Not enough experience in the role or consistency to really succeed on a long term basis, but I'll forever love him for that final season at Upton Park.

 

I'm actually really positive about David Moyes taking over as West Ham manager. He got himself a solid backroom team (Alan Irvine, Stuart Pearce and Billy McKinlay) that won't tolerate poor attitudes in training, where Bilic lacked discipline. According to reports, the team is being trained much harder in this one week than they have done since that final Upton Park season. I've rated Moyes from his time at Everton, although it remains to be seen if his methods still hold up in the modern game or if he can adapt to the current day.

 

One thing I really want to see is the board being less vocal. It might just be because I don't follow the news from other clubs as closely, but it doesn't feel like any other PL team has their owners talking to the media as much as ours do, and it's annoying as fuck. They need to stfu and let the team work rather than causing unnecessary drama or bullshit that the team have to deal with. The Carvalho saga was just embarrassing and it's annoying that David Sullivan lets his son spout inside knowledge on twitter.


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