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Football season 11/12

Postby MGM » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:20 am

So.

Feyenoord greatest talent, Wijnaldum, went to PSV. Good for him, though. And next year he would've walked away for free. This way he at least gets Feyenoord 5 million.

Feyenoord's second real talent, Fer, wants to go to Twente. Due to a cave in of the roof of their stadium, that'll probably won't fly. But thankfully one of our 'fans' actually physically threatened him. Moron.

And then the coach yesterday took off after pretty much all players told him they'd lost faith in him. Apart from the fact that he didn't do well as a coach, it's not really the best timing. On the other hand, better now than after 4 or 5 games.

Any news on the Lyon front?
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Postby XIII » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:37 am

The news are that we are letting some players go and not buying anyone at the moment because we are "going to trust our youth".
Also, Puel was fired after 3 title-less season and the new coach is Rémy Garde. Used to play for Lyon and Arsenal in the 90s, then was deputy coach under Houiller at Lyon and was last year the head of the Academy.
They seem to think he will go the same way as Pep Guardiola just because, like Pep at Barça, he learned football in Lyon and did most of his carreer there.
All I see so far is a weakened team and an unexperienced coach. I wouldn't be surprised if we don't get past stage round in the CL for the first time in 10 years.
Also, Gourcuff is already injured.

The real big news in France so is the Qatari royal familly buying out PSG and bringing in Leonardo as manager. And big petro-dollars to buy famous players (though this has yet to happen).
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Postby MGM » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:36 am

For fuck's sake, apparently Koeman will be the new coach. The guy will be fucking expensive and hasn't done well anywhere.
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Postby MGM » Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:26 pm

So, the road to the WC:

Group A

Croatia
Serbia
Belgium
Scotland
Macedonia
Wales


Group B

Italy
Denmark
Czech Republic
Bulgaria
Armenia
Malta


Group C

Germany
Sweden

Republic of Ireland
Austria
Faroe Islands
Kazakhstan


Group D

Netherlands
Turkey

Hungary
Romania
Estonia
Andorra


Group E

Norway
Slovenia

Switzerland
Albania
Cyprus
Iceland


Group F

Portugal
Russia

Israel
Northern Ireland
Azerbaijan
Luxembourg


Group G

Greece
Slovakia
Bosnia-Herzegovina

Lithuania
Latvia
Lichtenstein


Group H

England
Montenegro
Ukraine
Poland
Moldova
San Marino


Group I

Spain
France

Belarus
Georgia
Finland
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Postby XIII » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:00 am

And fuck.
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Postby MGM » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:21 am

Fuck? You should make that easily.
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Postby MGM » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:15 am

The goodbye-night of Van der Sar is tonight. Quite a few big players present!

Basically Ajax '95, Holland '98, present Ajax and a dreamteam with... well, not sure with who. But prety much half present Manchester. Too bad I was too late to see Overmars do some, apparently, quite nice things.
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Postby XIII » Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:29 am

Ajax 95 >> such a great team!! Overmars for the win!!

About the WC, it means we'll have to go through the barrage round after the stage rounds...
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Postby MGM » Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:24 pm

You ask, we deliver:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXm2Nl9LfJ0

Ah, the barrage should be easy for you guys. Anyway, no way Spain gets the title in 2012.
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Postby XIII » Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:55 pm

Ajax 95 vs Netherlands 98? How did they do that? Did they cut each player in half so they could play on both team? ;)

So anyway, first day of the French League today and the leader is... LYON!
Paris lost at home its first game against Lorient. Hahaha!
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Postby MGM » Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:01 pm

First day here and Feyenoord is on top. Granted, it was the only match. :D

Not sure how they did that match, I was wondering the same thing. Best Holland there ever was.
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Postby XIII » Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:51 am

Dennis Bergkaaaaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmmppppp
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Postby MGM » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:35 pm

Oh, and just so you know: either Holland or Germany will win the EC 2012. I'm putting my money on us.
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Postby XIII » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:43 pm

Yeah, riiiiiiiight...
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Postby MGM » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:45 pm

No, honestly. Who's gonna be a contender except for Germany and Holland? Possibly Spain, but there's no way they'll win 3 chamionships in a row. And other than that, there's nothing.
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Postby XIII » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:09 am

Why is there no way for them to win 3 championship in a row?
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Postby MGM » Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:19 am

Simply not gonna happen. Hunger for success has reached its peak a while ago. This squad will nowhere be near as good in two years as people say they are now (and actually aren't either).
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Postby XIII » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:45 am

Well you forget the fact that Holland is the team that could but never wins in the end.
Also, have you found a striker, yet?
If it's between Germany and you, I'd bet money on the Germans.
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Postby MGM » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:02 pm

'88.

(And yes, no '74, '78, '98, 2000 and 2008.)

Van Persie, but he's no real striker. Huntelaar, but he's not good enough. Van Persie can still grow, though.
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Postby XIII » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:34 am

Yes he can. In between injuries... ;)
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