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EPL and British Football

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by UK Packer Backer, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. PackerFan71

    PackerFan71 This is the life.

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    Not sure nessie, but i think he will be back at the Bridge in some capacity sooner or later. :)
     
  2. Bundesbiers

    Bundesbiers 1. FC Eintracht Bamberg

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  3. Croak

    Croak Terminally twisted.

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    I kind of like the idea of some of these teams helping to establish the MLS. Bayern now has an office in NY, but I haven't seen them backing any U.S. teams yet.
     
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    Bundesbiers 1. FC Eintracht Bamberg

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    Whoa... Didier Drogba back at Stamford Bridge on a 1 year contract.

    What sayeth @PackerFan71 Good deal?
     
  5. PackerFan71

    PackerFan71 This is the life.

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    Who's he whats he done? :confused::D Another Champions League for sure. :) All good, a club Legend returns of an encore.
     
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  6. mhnessie

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    Drogba is back at Stamford Bridge ? :eek: Wow ! How old is he ? 45 ? :cautious:;)
     
  7. PackerFan71

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    Near enough nessie, but ill put a wager on he scores more than Torres. ;)
     
  8. mhnessie

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    36, 45 or 50- I'll get me a Chelsea shirt with Drogba on it anyway ! :)
     
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  9. PackerFan71

    PackerFan71 This is the life.

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    He did this not so long ago to the Ar$e. :devilish:
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    This man will no doubt be pleased at the Drogs re-arrival. ;)
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  10. Croak

    Croak Terminally twisted.

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    So what is Chelsea going to do with Cech and Torres? I understand somebody has to go.
     
  12. PackerFan71

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    I would guess the Legend that is Petr Cech will be possibly given a vice captain role to keep him sweet until he gets bored, and demands a move for first team football. Torres aint going anywhere, :rolleyes: he's on huge money nobody wants him because he cant score.
     
  13. Croak

    Croak Terminally twisted.

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    But they are over the quota for foreign players, aren't they?
     
  14. PackerFan71

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    They will cut as they see fit, Torres would be ideal to go but whos going to pay £175.000 a week for him. Lukaku Mikel and Moses are other options.
     
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    Bundesbiers 1. FC Eintracht Bamberg

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    Torres is a bum.
     
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    Bundesbiers 1. FC Eintracht Bamberg

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    Foreign is a relative term in Engrish football. The "homegrown" definition is bad... at best.

    For example, if a Turkish born player comes up through the Arsenal (f0r example only) youth program, that is deemed a "homegrown" player and doesn't count towards the foreign player %. I don't agree with it, but I don't argue against it either. This situation has long held the theory that this is what keep the English National Team (3 Lions) from being competitive on the international stage, whether true or not.
     
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  17. PackerFan71

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    I would not disagree with you on that one, he got us to a Champions League Final but for £50m a waste of money.
     
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    Bundesbiers 1. FC Eintracht Bamberg

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    Good point. That was a good CL Final for Drogba too.
     
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    Yepp it was in the end, tight margins though could have been sooo different. He gave away a pen that was saved from Robben. Am i complaining though? not much. ;)
     
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    haha... Right.
     
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    Here could be part of the answer to you question Croak, Mourinho clearly does not rate him and would rather bring in a tested veteran in his place.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/28569197
     
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    Lukaku is a young player, still only 21 and definitely not worse than Torres. How does it make sense to sign a 36yo veteran player, keeping Torres at Stamford Bridge and letting go one of the most talented strikers in the EPL.:confused:
    I dont get it, there must be a club that might have had interest to sign Torres, at least on loan :rolleyes:
     
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    The Special One requires special players.
     
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    Lukaku has the potential to become a "special player" and Jose is definitely a world class manager but I think this is a mistake.
    But if he is winning another championship at the end of the season he was right and the critics were wrong, its as simple as that.;)
     
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  25. PackerFan71

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    A quick fix i think nessie and a decent profit on the player, i think Mourinho does not like his attitude and playing style he won't conform* thats why i think Lukaku was moved on. I really wish Torres was loaned maybe to Atletico.

    Edit : found this from Mourinho's biography, he expects three attributes from his strikers;

    1. Goals. 2. An ability to be the first line of defence. 3. A technical ability to stitch the midfield and attacking phases together.*
     
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