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Post by WideWally on Wed 02 Aug 2017, 03:11

Which teams are looking good this year?
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Post by JGK on Wed 02 Aug 2017, 03:19

Apparently* City have spent more on their defence this year (160m quid) than about 50 countries have.


https://inews.co.uk/essentials/sport/football/manchester-city-defence-spending-countries/

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Post by beamer on Wed 02 Aug 2017, 08:55

Well, "defence" is a loosely defined term... attacking full-backs and ball-playing keepers. Still don't see them being solid at the back, but will be exciting to watch.

United need Lukaku to hit the ground running and to find a few more goals from other positions. Chelsea have had something of a turbulent summer, and both they and Arsenal also have a new number 9 that they will instantly need to rely on.

Spurs, no new signings and the Wembley issue, it could unravel for them, but then again, on field stability could pay off. Liverpool haven't done that much business either, unlike their up and coming neighbours...

So, anyone's guess really. Maybe someone will leap from the pack, Leicester style...

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Post by embee on Sat 19 Aug 2017, 14:18

If soccer only went for 80 minuted then Swansea would have been happy with that game
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Post by beamer on Sat 19 Aug 2017, 20:01

Arsenal with their customary defeat at Stoke... when are they going to put Punxsutawney Phil on their club badge?

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Post by skully on Sun 20 Aug 2017, 00:44

FFS!! Time to burn Wenger at the stake.
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Post by beamer on Sun 20 Aug 2017, 00:51

skully wrote:FFS!! Time to burn Wenger at the stake.
A bit extreme perhaps, we're not in Westeros... or Washington Wink

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Post by taipan on Mon 28 Aug 2017, 05:09

beamer wrote:
skully wrote:FFS!! Time to burn Wenger at the stake.
A bit extreme perhaps, we're not in Westeros... or Washington Wink

It's getting closer.
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Post by WideWally on Tue 05 Sep 2017, 12:27

Australia - the laughing stock of the football world.

They were expected to defeat Thailand by about 4 goals tonight but at the 68 minute mark, it is still nil all. Admittedly, they have hit the woodwork three times.

Oops. Apologies. They have just scored.
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Post by skully on Tue 05 Sep 2017, 12:29

Well done, W. Bag 'em again - they might get the other goal they need. Cool
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Post by skully on Tue 05 Sep 2017, 12:39

LOL - Thailand score. 1-1.
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Post by lardbucket on Tue 05 Sep 2017, 12:40

Shame there's not a penalty shoot-out, I suspect we could lose that 5-0.

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Post by skully on Tue 05 Sep 2017, 12:52

Aus win 2-1, so the Saudis have to beat Japan at home to qualify.

Aus had 39 shots on goal and could only convert 2. Rolling Eyes
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Post by horace on Tue 05 Sep 2017, 14:49

lol @ soccer .... what a shyte game
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Post by skully on Tue 05 Sep 2017, 23:25

Saudis beat the Japs 1-0 overnight, farking Aus up the arse. Rolling Eyes
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Post by Blackadder on Wed 06 Sep 2017, 01:10

Yep on to play Syria in home/away qualifier , then to play at this stage Honduras (but could easily be the USA)

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Post by skully on Wed 06 Sep 2017, 02:05

I flicked over during the 1st half then watched the 2nd half after play ended in the cricket. As usual our touch and control was poor and finishing woeful.

Even if we make it through the above qualifying, we'll lose our pool games 3-0 or worse, so why bother. shrug

Our international competitiveness has declined markedly since the World Cup in Germany when we won one and drew one.
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Post by horace on Wed 06 Sep 2017, 02:48

Agree Skully. 

Personally I don't mind watching a bit of soccer but this generally involves watching a bit of EPL or Liga. 

Other than 2006, I've found Oz soccer unwatchable. I have 0 investment in it.
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Post by Bradman on Wed 06 Sep 2017, 05:53

Apparently he was building the team to be competitive at the wc. Oooops.
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Post by taipan on Wed 06 Sep 2017, 06:50

You think you have problems. SA managed to lose to the might of Cape Verde twice in the last week.
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Post by Nath on Wed 06 Sep 2017, 11:47

never get emotionally invested in the Socceroos. Let you down every time.
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Post by skully on Wed 06 Sep 2017, 12:31

Too true that, Nath. I have early memories of the 1974 World Cup that we qualified for. We lost our 2 and drew one but didn't score a goal (and barely looked like it).

Since then it's been very disappointing every 4 years, except for the very good performance in 2006.
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Post by horace on Wed 06 Sep 2017, 12:34

Nath wrote:never get emotionally invested in the Socceroos.  Let you down every time.

I am mystified why anyone would. The local comp is very poor and as a national game it ranks behind cricket, AFL, NRL, Rugger, basketball and teasing Skully.
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Post by skully on Wed 06 Sep 2017, 12:51

Sorry h. Rugger is way way behind soccer. The state of Aus Rugby is deeply embarrassing
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Post by horace on Wed 06 Sep 2017, 13:05

well yes...however at various times we have been good at rugger, we have never been good at nor been serious about soccer.
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