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EPL and British Football

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

  1. mhnessie

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    Btw - Hamburg signed two young Dutch players on loan today ! ;)
     
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  2. PackerFan71

    PackerFan71 This is the life.

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    Ohh dear get out the handbags and call the shrinks! :eek:;)
     
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  3. Bundesbiers

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    Exactly, so with him scoring all those goals with limited playing time, we wasn't he getting more playing time or starting? Makes no sense.

    I think Podolski playing for Hamburg or Leverkusen would have made a lot of sense. I can't see why he wouldn't have success at any of those clubs. But that's just me. Instead he goes to England and hardly plays. :tdown:
     
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    Croak Terminally twisted.

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    Robben is a decent player, but he tends to throw temper tantrums from time to time. I didn't like how he got ticked at Pep for using someone more consistent to shoot a penalty kick. He's a temperamental player.
     
  5. Goater

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    Plural would lead me to believe City and Everton are included.

    According to the link you posted, Poldolski appeared in 33 games. In 8 of those he came on as a sub. In 23 he was subbed off. That leaves just 2 over the entire match. That makes 25 starts in 38 matches in my calculations. Subs rarely get subbed off. I don't think that's anything to complain about. The decisions were likely more tactical than anything.
     
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  6. Goater

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    Oh sorry. You posted this. One of us has the calculation backwards.
     
  7. Bundesbiers

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    Correct.

    Suarez plays for 90 minutes. RVP plays for 90 minutes. Aguero plays for 90 minutes. Messi plays for 90 minutes, Lewandowski plays for 90 minutes, Ibrahimovich plays for 90 minutes. Why in the world does Podolski not play for 90 minutes. :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
     
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    You are comparing him to rather select company. Podolski has his moments, but is not as solid for 90 min as any of the above. You could equally pose your question to Jogi Loew as Arsene Wenger.
     
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    I don't think so. Ask Lowe if he knew in advance that riding the pine at Arsenal would be a good move for him instead of starting at a Bundesliga club.

    2010 World Cup, Podolski plays 90 minutes in 2 of 3 group stage games (He left the game against AUS in the 81st minute when they were up by 4 goals to nil). He played 90 minutes against England in the knockout round. He played 90 minutes against Argentina in the Quarterfinal. Podolski is a proven 90 minute player, and deservedly so.
     
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    Should Oezil head back to Bremen?
     
  11. Bundesbiers

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    The Green-Whites would appreciate it I'm sure. :D

    But to the point, who got more minute per game since arriving at Emirate stadium. Podolski or Oezil?
     
  12. mhnessie

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    Yepp, just checked the stats again - you are right and I were wrong. ;)
    Its as you said - he started 25 games. Overall a good season for his first year in the EPL ! :tup:
     
  13. mhnessie

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    Why should he do that ? :eek:
    If Oezil returns to the Bundesliga one day I expect him to join teams like Bayern, BVB or Schalke. Who else could afford him ? Bremen definitely wont.
     
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    @ Goater:
    Btw- your avatar - this is Shaun Goater, right ? The former City player ?
     
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    Argh :oops::D

    Edit: Podolski 60minutes/game
    Ozil 87 minutes/game ;)
     
  18. Goater

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    For the playing time... :D.

    Honestly speaking though, Mr. BB was debating more on an emotional basis. So I thought I would join in.
     
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    You are a very smart kumpel mhnessie. I am impressed.
     
  20. mhnessie

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    O.K....just wanted to know for some reason :D
     
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    First there was a French colony at Arse and now there's a German one wasnt Wenger born on the German French border? i think he was that might explain it. ;)
    Chelsea were also a possible choice for Draxler (papertalk) i have no idea about him is he good? :cautious:
     
  23. mhnessie

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    Yepp, Henry, Pires, Vieira just to name a few. :) I think Henry might be on of the best Arsenal players of all time ?
    As much as I know Arsene Wenger was born in Alsace, I guess thats why he speaks German very good because as you said, its just a stone's throw away from the German border. Btw - one of the most beautiful French/German regions.
    Draxler is one of the most talented young German players at the moment but I have my doubts if he is good enough to play as a starter for teams like Arsenal or Chelsea. He should stay at least another full season in Germany, better two. He had an outstanding last season but he is struggling so far this season.
     
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  24. PackerFan71

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    As you know i'm no fan of the Arse, but its a close call between him and Bergkamp i'd say. He (Bergkamp) was sublime.
    Ahh sounds as though he should stay where he is then, look at Holtby at Tottenham it didnt really work out for him
     
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