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UEFA Champions League

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by PackerFan71, Aug 30, 2012.

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    If memory serves i think Wolves also got into trouble a few years back for resting players possibly a cup game during a relegation scrap, (not sure.) Mourinho's point is about priorities he thinks we have a better chance at the Champions League and he's right. Chelsea field a full strength team against Liverpool for the sake of it win the game then play Atletico wiped out and come 2nd in the League, nah its a dead rubber. Id rather rest the key players and have a better chance of reaching the Champions League Final.
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    I actually think this is ok. If Chelsea feels the League title is out off hand and they want to rest players to go for Champions League.... I have no problems with this.
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    Who would it not be fair for? I'm guessing the answer would probably be Man City. If Man City wanted to win the title, they should have beat Liverpool.

    But who says Liverpool couldn't have a bad day and Chelsea's B squad beats em???
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    Succop Suarez misses the easy fieldgoal penalty for the Chiefs' versus Chelsea's B team , and the Chargers Citizens go on to make the playoffs... win the title....

    (nah... this stuff doesn't happen). :D
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    :roflmao:

    Um, I'll just act like I don't know what you are talking about. :p:D
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    At the moment its the same discussion here about Bayern, especially after they lost against Augsburg. It obviously that they play their B team and concentrate on the Championsleague since they already won the Deutsche Meisterschaft.
    Who complains ? Of course all other teams that had to play them before they won the Championship and even I was a little bit afraid about how they would play in Braunschweig last week.
    But hey - I wont complain if they do it against us as well, but they better send their C or D squad because their B squad is by far too strong for us :rolleyes:
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    We did indeed, recieved a slap on the wrist for resting our first XI in a Capital Cup game at Old Trafford, only to then play our full team against Burnley in a relegation 6 pointer 3 days later.
    Mourinho can do what he likes to be honest, he doesnt owe anything to the Premier league, can prioritise however he likes as far as I'm concerned.
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    Chelsea's "kids" against Liverpool, possible line up:
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    Azpilicueta -- Ivanovic -- Kalas -- Ake
    -- Mikel -- Matic -- Lampard --
    Schurrle -- Demba Ba -- Salah

    Not too shabby, is it?
    Only thing that strikes me about that team is the left hand side of the back four, i'd move Ivanovic over the LCB rather than the RCB, as there's a major shortage in experience over on that left hand side. Still plenty good enough to beat the majority of Premier League teams. Rate Matic highly, wins the ball - plays it simple. He's obviously mastered the basics of the game while at Benfica.
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    Personally I dont give a sh** about these rankings though I love to read them ;)
    There is a good chance that the No 5 and No 4 teams are playing the CL final and not the No 1 and No 3.
    And why are the Reds on 2 ? They are playing a very good season but havent won anything important since years....except the League Cup, right? :rolleyes: :cautious:
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    Matic is a really good player now, after an expensive farming period at Benfica. Not bad Wolfie but out of habit id have one more in midfield though. ;) On paper thats good enough of a squad to win most leagues in the world (obvious ones apart.)
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    Ratings are a matter of opinion, and that Hislop fellow is welcome to his. :D
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    uuuuuh, Ramos, 0-1 Real.
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    Real simply the better team so far.....wow 0-2 ramos again. :eek:
    Game over Bayern.
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    Wowzer Shockaronie!!!! :eek:
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    Yepp, amazing game. I dont think Bayern scores 4 goals against them.....
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    Do they air the game in UK ? If so I hope you can watch it, great match so far.
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    Im speechless - 3-0 Real, Ronaldo. Thats simply great football by Real.
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    I think I'll call "Toast" the name of "Sand in his pants" too. He's so darn slow to react. Oh well. GO CHELSEA!
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    Yellow card for Xabi Alonso, he wont play the final. One of the very few Real players I really like.
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    Are you watching Croak ?
    I think we have to admit that Real is playing great football, dont you think so ?
    Apparently Bayern won the Deutsche Meisterschaft too early, it doesnt help when you only have "friendlies" since weeks.
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    I just turned it off to get some work done around the house. These past few weeks opponents realized they can exploit Boateng and Dante and that's who they've gone after. I would love to see Boateng traded for a quicker defenseman. Dante is slow, but his size is helpful on defense. I don't like Ronaldo. So I'll give credit to Bale and Ramos. I think Ronaldo gets calls just because he's Ronaldo. At least he's a better diver than Robbin.
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    This is a bad omen nessie. They are going to take their frustrations out on HSV.
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    You dont like Ronaldo Croak ? Welcome to the club ;)
    But its not only the defense and Boateng and Dante, since weeks they dont play their best football anymore because they dont have to. Its a pity, I'd like to see a Bayern-Chelsea final but only a miracle can help.
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    I know Sandolf but it doesnt matter anymore, its too late for HSV anyway.

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