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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:14 am    Post subject: 2018-2019 GENERAL FOOTBALL (SOCCER) THREAD

ICC TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Soldier Field
CHICAGO
Manchester City
06:05 PM PDT
FRI, JULY 20
Borussia Dortmund

Wörthersee Stadion
KLAGENFURT
FC Bayern München
07:05 AM PDT
SAT, JULY 21
Paris Saint-Germain

Bank of America Stadium
CHARLOTTE
Liverpool
01:05 PM PDT
SUN, JULY 22
Borussia Dortmund

Lincoln Financial Field
PHILADELPHIA
Juventus
04:05 PM PDT
WED, JULY 25
FC Bayern München

Heinz Field
PITTSBURGH
Borussia Dortmund
05:05 PM PDT
WED, JULY 25
Benfica

MetLife Stadium
EAST RUTHERFORD
Manchester City
05:05 PM PDT
WED, JULY 25
Liverpool

SDCCU Stadium
SAN DIEGO
Roma
07:05 PM PDT
WED, JULY 25
Tottenham Hotspur

StubHub Center
CARSON
Milan
08:05 PM PDT
WED, JULY 25
Manchester United

Singapore National Stadium
SINGAPORE
Atlético de Madrid
04:35 AM PDT
THU, JULY 26
Arsenal

Singapore National Stadium
SINGAPORE
Arsenal
04:35 AM PDT
SAT, JULY 28
Paris Saint-Germain

Red Bull Arena
HARRISON
Benfica
10:05 AM PDT
SAT, JULY 28
Juventus

Allianz Riviera
NICE
Chelsea
11:05 AM PDT
SAT, JULY 28
Internazionale

Michigan Stadium
ANN ARBOR
Manchester United
02:05 PM PDT
SAT, JULY 28
Liverpool

Hard Rock Stadium
MIAMI
FC Bayern München
04:05 PM PDT
SAT, JULY 28
Manchester City

Rose Bowl
PASADENA
Barcelona
08:05 PM PDT
SAT, JULY 28
Tottenham Hotspur

Singapore National Stadium
SINGAPORE
Paris Saint-Germain
04:35 AM PDT
MON, JULY 30
Atlético de Madrid

Hard Rock Stadium
MIAMI
Manchester United
05:05 PM PDT
TUE, JULY 31
Real Madrid

U.S. Bank Stadium
MINNEAPOLIS
Tottenham Hotspur
05:35 PM PDT
TUE, JULY 31
Milan

AT&T Stadium
ARLINGTON
Barcelona
07:05 PM PDT
TUE, JULY 31
Roma

Aviva Stadium
DUBLIN
Arsenal
12:05 PM PDT
WED, AUGUST 1
Chelsea

Estádio Algarve
FARO
Benfica
01:05 PM PDT
WED, AUGUST 1
Lyon

Via Del Mare
LECCE
Internazionale
11:05 AM PDT
SAT, AUGUST 4
Lyon

FedExField
WASHINGTON
Real Madrid
03:05 PM PDT
SAT, AUGUST 4
Juventus

Levi's Stadium
SANTA CLARA
Milan
05:05 PM PDT
SAT, AUGUST 4
Barcelona

Stamford Bridge
LONDON
Chelsea
12:05 PM PDT
TUE, AUGUST 7
Lyon


MetLife Stadium
EAST RUTHERFORD
Real Madrid
RMD
05:05 PM PDT
TUE, AUGUST 7
RMA
Roma

Wanda Metropolitano
MADRID
Atlético de Madrid
12:05 PM PDT
SAT, AUGUST 11
Internazionale
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:12 pm    Post subject:

I'm gonna see if I can get to the Barca/Spurs match. The AC Milan/ManU is not as exciting to me.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:16 am    Post subject:

nice, im going to try and make it to Miami for Bayern ManU
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:20 pm    Post subject:

Real Madrid vs To Be Determined, at Bernabeu, September.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:49 pm    Post subject:

The boys showing support for the Red Devils.
C'mon let's get it!



Zo is taller than Joel (our 4th Keeper).
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:15 am    Post subject:

It’s that time.

EPL

1. Man City
2. Liverpool
3. Man U
4. Chelsea
5. Tottenham
6. Arsenal

Relegation: Huddersfield, Bournemouth, Newcastle

UCL

Man City finally gets it done.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:22 am    Post subject:

Serie A will be great this year, the top teams have all improved and Ronaldo joined Juve who could finally break through and win the CL league. Last year Serie A was the most competitive of all the top tier leagues, I expect the same this year.


1 Juve
2 Inter
3 Napoli
4 Roma
5 Milan
6 Lazio

ESPN just signed a multi year deal to broadcast Serie A games, they will have game of the week on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and will stream over 300 games a season on ESPN +
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:10 am    Post subject:

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The 2018 #PL Summer Transfer Window is officially closed

However, further #DeadlineDay deals could still be announced as clubs which have submitted deal sheets have until 1900 BST to finalise signings

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https://www.premierleague.com/transfers/summer/2018

Wolves with some surprising moves (Rui Patricio, Joao Moutinho, Dendoncker, Traore). Could be an exciting team to follow.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:18 am    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
It’s that time.

EPL

1. Man City
2. Liverpool
3. Man U
4. Chelsea
5. Tottenham
6. Arsenal

Relegation: Huddersfield, Bournemouth, Newcastle

UCL

Man City finally gets it done.


Have United finishing fourth with Chelsea leapfrogging us.

Relegation: Cardiff, Palace, So'ton

UCL: Barcelona
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:33 am    Post subject:

Gatekeeper wrote:
Aeneas Hunter wrote:
It’s that time.

EPL

1. Man City
2. Liverpool
3. Man U
4. Chelsea
5. Tottenham
6. Arsenal

Relegation: Huddersfield, Bournemouth, Newcastle

UCL

Man City finally gets it done.


Have United finishing fourth with Chelsea leapfrogging us.

Relegation: Cardiff, Palace, So'ton

UCL: Barcelona


Barca not winning the UCL, not with that swiss cheese defense.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:57 am    Post subject:

KobeDunk wrote:
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Aeneas Hunter wrote:
It’s that time.

EPL

1. Man City
2. Liverpool
3. Man U
4. Chelsea
5. Tottenham
6. Arsenal

Relegation: Huddersfield, Bournemouth, Newcastle

UCL

Man City finally gets it done.


Have United finishing fourth with Chelsea leapfrogging us.

Relegation: Cardiff, Palace, So'ton

UCL: Barcelona


Barca not winning the UCL, not with that swiss cheese defense.


Lenglet is a big addition; gives them the flexibility to play 3 central defenders with wingbacks.

Unlike the EPL, their window isn't closed until the end of the month.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:10 pm    Post subject:

KobeDunk wrote:
Gatekeeper wrote:
Aeneas Hunter wrote:
It’s that time.

EPL

1. Man City
2. Liverpool
3. Man U
4. Chelsea
5. Tottenham
6. Arsenal

Relegation: Huddersfield, Bournemouth, Newcastle

UCL

Man City finally gets it done.


Have United finishing fourth with Chelsea leapfrogging us.

Relegation: Cardiff, Palace, So'ton

UCL: Barcelona


Barca not winning the UCL, not with that swiss cheese defense.


Juventus is winning the UCL.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:19 pm    Post subject:

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Have United finishing fourth with Chelsea leapfrogging us.


I don’t think Chelsea has the horses. With all of the Grumpy Mou coverage, it’s easy to forget just how much freaking talent Man U has. My conspiracy theory is that Mou just wants to lower expectations so that the Man U army doesn’t freak if Man City runs away again. Failure to bolster the back line is a worry, and the Godin snub is a bad look, but Man U still has a lot more weapons than Chelsea. I expect Man U and LFC to be far more competitive with each other than with Man City or the teams below them.

If any team pulls a big surprise this year, my pick is Arsenal. I have a suspicion that some of the existing players were not maximized by Wenger. If so, Aresnal could improve faster than expected.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:30 am    Post subject:

EPL: City-Liverpool-Utd-Arsenal/Spurs/Chelsea

Laliga: Barcelona-Atletico/Real Madrid

UCL: Semi finals: Real Madrid, PSG, Atletico and Barcelona, depends on draws City, Bayern and Liverpool may replace some of those teams.

Winner: Real Madrid or PSG.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:27 am    Post subject:

I think the Prem will be City - Utd - Liverpool - Arsenal as top 4

For me, City are still leaps and bounds ahead of anyone else. I also like Liverpool's transfer business, but still think their defence is suspect, particularly against set pieces, and I also don't bet on their attack to replicate their blistering form from last season.

Think Spurs needed to do something this summer to strengthen, and also think Chelsea should've done more.

Arsenal should hopefully be a pleasant surprise, they've bought need players, and should hopefully not have a bit more bite to go with the flair. Having Auba & Laca together for an entire season should also hopefully mean a lot of goals.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:58 am    Post subject:

EPL starts today, I'm so excited. My meaningless top 4 prediction:

1. Man. City
2. Arsenal
3. Liverpool
4. Man. United

I think City will win the league again, hopefully it will be more competitive this year. I'm really high on Arsenal, they have talented players and Torreira is exactly the kind of player they've been missing. That being said, I wouldn't be surprised if Liverpool and United finish above them either. i just hope its close.

Tottenham did nothing to improve, while other teams got better. i think they'll slip a bit imo.

I don't like the vibe from Chelsea. I feel like they are in a rut and I don't like their strikers.

I don't like the vibe form Man. United either, but as others have said they have a ton of talent to see them through.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:06 am    Post subject:

My top 4 EPL teams are:

1. City
2. Liverpool
3. Chelsea
4. United

Arsenal has a chance to get in there with the boost that Emery might bring, but I see them displacing United instead of Chelsea because Mourinho may self-destruct by alienating his players with constant criticism.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:51 pm    Post subject:

Three points in the bag. Fred, Pereira, Pogba midfield was excellent along with the cb pairing of Lindelof and Bailly. Shaw had a good game along with the winning goal. Our attack today was a bit of a letdown. Sanchez provided little besides his workrate while Rashford/Lukaku lacked the sharpness expected of them (probably due to a lack of training with the rest of the squad).
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:54 am    Post subject:

Jagielka's straight red.

Clear goal-scoring opportunity or excessive force or no red?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:05 am    Post subject:

I didn’t see that as a red.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:22 pm    Post subject:

I don't buy that as preventing a clear goal scoring opportunity, but if the ref has called it dangerous play and that's why it's red, then fine. Jagielka went in studs up, made contact, when you do that you have to be prepared that refs will react to it and label it as dangerous. You could argue maybe a touch harsh, but that's the risk you take when you make challenges like that.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:00 pm    Post subject:

The red did call it as a dangerous play, and I guess I can buy that. It’s harsh, but not unreasonable.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:40 pm    Post subject:

Think it was a red, but not a clear goalscoring opportunity. Catches Jota on the ankle; not malicious but very clumsy. If Jagielka had a better first touch, he wouldn't have been in that situation in the first place...

The outrage ought to be where the ensuing free kick was placed. Looked about a meter or two off where Jagielka originally committed the foul.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:40 am    Post subject:

Opening day for AFC today, I'll be there at the Emirates, hoping we don't get pummeled
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:21 am    Post subject:

I watched Man. City vs Arsenal this morning. it was about what I expected. City looked great and was the better team. I liked some of the things I saw from Arsenal. I think Torreira should take Xhaka's spot and Lacazette should start alongside Aubumayeng. Just my opinion though.
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