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Title: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on August 19, 2011, 09:09:12 pm
Since the Premier League started again last weekend and the Champion's League qualifying rounds are currently happening. And of course Phil can feel free to talk about Serie A or whatever.

I've somewhat arbitrarily, somewhat not, decided to support Arsenal for the rest of my life starting this season, a decision which has already proven to be depressing and worrisome, which in the end is perhaps all we can hope for when following a sports team.


Title: Re: Do we have a 2011-2012 soccer/football thread? We should have one.
Post by: patrick1 on August 19, 2011, 09:36:00 pm
I typically support Liverpool in the EPL who incidentally play Arsenal tomorrow morning. Arsenal really looks on a downward trajectory. We shall see.


Title: Re: Do we have a 2011-2012 soccer/football thread? We should have one.
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on August 20, 2011, 03:49:49 am
First real derby in 49 years coming up on sunday.


Title: Re: Do we have a 2011-2012 soccer/football thread? We should have one.
Post by: republicanism on August 20, 2011, 05:17:40 am
First real derby in 49 years coming up on sunday.

Some Eintracht supporter once told me that there is not much hate, or even rivalry, towards the FSV, and that he actually enjoys to visit their home matches and roots for them. Is that true / representative for Eintracht fans?


Title: Re: Do we have a 2011-2012 soccer/football thread? We should have one.
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on August 20, 2011, 06:23:41 am
Today is derby day for us. About twenty minutes in and nil nil.


Title: Re: Do we have a 2011-2012 soccer/football thread? We should have one.
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on August 20, 2011, 07:22:08 am
Bah, humbug.


Title: Re: Do we have a 2011-2012 soccer/football thread? We should have one.
Post by: patrick1 on August 20, 2011, 07:50:31 am
Liverpool have to be aggressive and go for three here. Frimpong is dying to get a red card.


Title: Re: Do we have a 2011-2012 soccer/football thread? We should have one.
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on August 20, 2011, 07:58:49 am
First real derby in 49 years coming up on sunday.

Some Eintracht supporter once told me that there is not much hate, or even rivalry, towards the FSV, and that he actually enjoys to visit their home matches and roots for them. Is that true / representative for Eintracht fans?
Well, actually going to the occasional FSV match instead of forever talking about it and maybe getting to it once a year is not representative, no. :P (And even then, it's probably limited to us actual city dwellers, rather than the suburbanites.) I had a phase when I went to the FSV fairly regularly; then again that was a time when Stepanovic was gone from Eintracht and FSV were finally winning promotion to 2nd division again (you may recall how that turned out (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/2._Fu%C3%9Fball-Bundesliga_1994/95)). And I was still living in Bornheim, and was an active member of the FSV's hockey department.

Their is not much hate, or even rivalry, left. It's all too long ago. The FSV was relegated from the old Oberliga Süd in 1962, a year before the Bundesliga was formed, and had been a bottom-dweller there for much of the second half of its existence (the last duel was actually a cup tie... in december 62. 16 years before I was born to the day, as a matter of fact. Of course, there've been competitive matches of Eintracht II vs FSV and also Eintracht II vs FSV II since, but it doesn't count). Their last win against Eintracht was in 1955. It's a small miracle the club survived and maintained it's clear no.2 position at all, really.
If you look through the archives at sports coverage of the 20s and 30s though... um wow. It seems to have been one of the most hateful derbies around back in its day.

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Hat die Eintracht ihren Nachbarn sportlich auch überholt, so ist der Umgang miteinander wenig pfleglich. So beschreibt der 'Fußball' unter anderem die Szenen des Derbys im Oktober 1931 kurz nach dem Ausgleich des FSV zum 1:1 in letzter Minute: "Da strömt das Publikum ins Feld. Es sind Bornheimer, denn sie heben ihre Mannschaft auf die Schultern. Es sind Bornheimer darunter, die überfallen einen Teil der Eintrachtspieler, treten und schlagen sie. Schütz wird im Gesicht übel zugerichtet. Kron wird niedergetrampelt. ... Jedenfalls setzte es Streit unter den jubelnden und schimpfenden Zuschauern und es gab blutige Köpfe. Die Sanitäter mußten eingreifen. Ein Schwerverletzter wurde auf einer Bahre herausgetragen. Ein halbes Dutzend schwerer beschädigter Personen mußte sich verbinden lassen. Nur langsam ebbte die Erregung ab ... Nach einiger Zeit kam das bekannte weiße Krankenauto herangefahren, um einen oder mehrere Schwerverletzte ins Krankenhaus zu überführen. Das war keine Propaganda!"

Auch die Vereinszeitung der Eintracht greift die Vorfälle auf und findet, alles "... wäre in bester Ordnung gewesen, wenn nicht nach Schluß ... viehischer Mob, Hefe des Volkes in den Platz eingedrungen wäre und die Spieler Schütz, Kron und Ehmer in kaum glaublicher Weise mißhandelt hätte. ... Gott sei Dank ist dieser Mob nicht durchgängig vorhanden. Er existiert nur in Städten und Stadtteilen, die mit B anfangen: Berlin ... und Bornheim. ... Daß diese Heimtückischen Bornheimer waren und Anhänger des Fußballsportvereins, kann von einem ernsthaften Menschen nicht bezweifelt werden. ... Wir bedauern den Verein, der über solche Anhänger verfügt."

Quelle: http://kid-klappergass.blogspot.com/ der beste Fußballblog, den ich kenne.


Title: Re: Do we have a 2011-2012 soccer/football thread? We should have one.
Post by: Iosif on August 20, 2011, 09:17:23 am
Arsenal are in shambles. Wenger needs to go.


Title: Re: Do we have a 2011-2012 soccer/football thread? We should have one.
Post by: patrick1 on August 20, 2011, 09:45:29 am
Arsenal are in shambles. Wenger needs to go.

He needs to shoot the lock off his wallet.

They have to go up to Old Trafford next week too. And of course they could crash out of the Champions League this week.


Title: Re: Do we have a 2011-2012 soccer/football thread? We should have one.
Post by: Akno21 on August 20, 2011, 10:45:34 am
Arsenal are in shambles. Wenger needs to go.

Are you really going to find a better manager somewhere?

I'm excited to see how Chelsea will choke away a shot at a championship to Man. United this year. It's something different every year, so at least that's exciting. Although if they somehow win the Champions League, it'd be pretty much the sweetest vindication ever. Not holding my breath, though.


Title: Re: Do we have a 2011-2012 soccer/football thread? We should have one.
Post by: Keystone Phil on August 20, 2011, 10:51:01 am
Let's just not confuse this with the Euro thread! That deserves to be separate.

And of course Phil can feel free to talk about Serie A or whatever.

I think this is why I always stopped myself from creating this type of thread. It will be me and occasionally another person commenting on Serie A.  :P


Arsenal are in shambles. Wenger needs to go.

Here's to a total collapse this Wednesday then when they face Udinese.  :)


Title: Re: Do we have a 2011-2012 soccer/football thread? We should have one.
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on August 20, 2011, 12:09:35 pm
Let's just not confuse this with the Euro thread!
Yes. This will be for everybody's ramblings about the League football of their choice. Heck, if anybody cared they could even discuss US league football here.


Title: Re: Do we have a 2011-2012 soccer/football thread? We should have one.
Post by: Keystone Phil on August 20, 2011, 12:47:44 pm
Even though La Liga and Serie A players might be striking, Napoli's Friendly with Barcelona is still on.  :)  Here's hoping my guys can put on a good show!

Heck, if anybody cared they could even discuss US league football here.

...

No. I'll petition that this thread gets deleted if that catches on.


Title: Re: Do we have a 2011-2012 soccer/football thread? We should have one.
Post by: Lief 🐋 on August 20, 2011, 07:15:08 pm
Well, DC United is doing miserable this season so need to comment on MLS. :P

Of course so is Arsenal. Luckily there's a solution to that... (http://www.spendsomeingmoney.com/) Maybe not always being incredibly unlucky would be nice too. The two stretches when Arsenal was playing really well (the beginning and from 65 or so) were ended by an unlucky injury and that idiot getting a red card.


Title: Re: Do we have a 2011-2012 soccer/football thread? We should have one.
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on August 21, 2011, 12:50:32 pm
First real derby in 49 years coming up on sunday.

That was anticlimactic (http://www.kicker.de/news/fussball/2bundesliga/spieltag/2-bundesliga/2011-12/5/1143031/spielbericht_fsv-frankfurt-1295_eintracht-frankfurt-32.html).
Though it mirrors the result of the very last league game before then.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on August 21, 2011, 01:07:19 pm
Which part of the city do the fans of the smaller club come from? Or no real pattern?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on August 21, 2011, 01:22:17 pm
Traditionally Bornheim. It's where the club is from. How true it is exactly I cannot say, probably some truth to it EDIT: make that "certainly some truth to it. Certainly they're all from the city proper. (In a blog comment I read yesterday, somebody was shockedly reporting the sighting of an FSV jersey in Dortelweil, not exactly an outer suburb.) Matters get more complex because FSV attendances are very low in absolute terms but a lot higher than they used to be - I've been to games in the 90s with ~400 people in the unreconstructed Bornheimer Hang ground, which could hold 15,000. But the club's 100% (in Frankfurt) name rec. and a general sympathy for it always existed. So there was always a degree of dormant fan potential, and these things tend to be passed down in families irrespective of current domicile.
And then there's the issue of just how ridiculously close the FSV and Eintracht "homes" are to each other (though Eintracht moved there in the 20s, starting out on a meadow where the Holzhausenviertel now is, and stopped playing their games there in the 60s when they moved south of the river. The youth teams etc still play at the Riederwald though, in the part that's technically in Seckbach.)

http://maps.google.de/maps?q=Frankfurter-Volksbank-Stadion&hl=de&ll=50.130813,8.729925&spn=0.009023,0.022724&t=h&z=16&vpsrc=6 (http://maps.google.de/maps?q=Frankfurter-Volksbank-Stadion&hl=de&ll=50.130813,8.729925&spn=0.009023,0.022724&t=h&z=16&vpsrc=6)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Јas on August 22, 2011, 02:55:48 am
Didn't really foresee myself making a MLS comment... but it's nice to see Robbie Keane get a well taken debut goal for LA Galaxy.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on August 22, 2011, 03:03:59 am
Last year I decided that I would support Hamilton Academical because they had the best name in Britain. They were promptly relegated to the First Division. Accies are in first place for now, though.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: patrick1 on August 22, 2011, 07:39:29 am
Didn't really foresee myself making a MLS comment... but it's nice to see Robbie Keane get a well taken debut goal for LA Galaxy.

I would have preferred to see Robbie in hoops. However, I wish him the best in the California sun while Celtic are losing at home to St Johnstone....ugh.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Јas on August 22, 2011, 09:10:39 am
Last year I decided that I would support Hamilton Academical because they had the best name in Britain. They were promptly relegated to the First Division. Accies are in first place for now, though.

Accies is good but for me Inverness Caledonian Thistle edges a win there.
I regret though that they no longer dance on the streets of Total Network Solutions.

Didn't really foresee myself making a MLS comment... but it's nice to see Robbie Keane get a well taken debut goal for LA Galaxy.

I would have preferred to see Robbie in hoops. However, I wish him the best in the California sun while Celtic are losing at home to St Johnstone....ugh.

I'm not sure at what point I stopped paying any attention whatever to SPL - but it's been a while. I'm now vaguely aware who the defending champions are from year to year.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on August 22, 2011, 03:19:54 pm
Napoli getting destroyed in our Friendly against Barcelona. It's 5-0...and there is still ten minutes left on the clock.  :(


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on August 23, 2011, 10:24:30 am
The final leg of the Champions League playoff round starts today. The more interesting games are tomorrow  but today's Zurich vs. Bayern Munich should be good.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Akno21 on August 23, 2011, 11:34:31 am
Probably a dumb question, but could someone describe the stylistic differences in play among the major leagues? I've heard the Premier League is fast and Serie A is plodding; is that accurate?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on August 23, 2011, 03:40:29 pm
APOEL just barely get through thanks to a goal in the final minutes. Pretty dramatic. Munich and Villareal get through as well.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Insula Dei on August 23, 2011, 03:57:07 pm
Eleven minutes into the first half of extra time, Racing Genk (i.e. my team) still is leading Maccabi Haifa 2-1. (Other leg was 2-1 as well)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on August 23, 2011, 04:19:31 pm
Eleven minutes into the first half of extra time, Racing Genk (i.e. my team) still is leading Maccabi Haifa 2-1. (Other leg was 2-1 as well)

Penalty shoot out! Nothing better for those of us that are neutral!  :)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Insula Dei on August 23, 2011, 04:29:40 pm
2-0!!!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on August 23, 2011, 04:30:04 pm
Wow. This is how you start a penalty shoot out...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Insula Dei on August 23, 2011, 04:31:37 pm
We did it!!! Third title followed by second Champions League!!!! Please let this one be better than the last one though,...



Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on August 24, 2011, 08:34:44 am
Lol, I'd noticed last night that that game was going into overtime, read the 4-1 followed by some letters in brackets in the paper this morning, and totally missed the point that they meant "penalty shootout" rather than "after overtime".


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on August 24, 2011, 03:38:26 pm
Arsenal are through. Too bad for Udinese. Lyon and Benfica advance as well. Can't wait for tomorrow's draw.  :)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on August 25, 2011, 10:53:54 am
Draw time! Hoping for Chelsea or Porto in Napoli's group.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on August 25, 2011, 11:05:48 am
Lol, they draw a team from the first pot then they draw a group for it. Looks needlessly complicated.

EDIT: Ah, I see why that is now.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on August 25, 2011, 11:28:33 am
Bayern against Villareal and ManCity. Good. That gives us hope to get rid of the bastards early.
And Leverkusen get Valencia and Chelsea. Ouch.

EDIT: YES! And Napoli with Bayern as well. Phil, I'm so rooting for your club.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: patrick1 on August 25, 2011, 11:34:54 am
Congrats, Phil.  Ouch....


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on August 25, 2011, 11:35:46 am
And a nice easy throwaway group G.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on August 25, 2011, 11:37:29 am
Eh, whatever. At least we're not in that Barcelona-AC Milan group. Of course, the biggest gripe I have with this group is that my favorite player plays for Villareal. He better finally sign with Napoli...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on August 25, 2011, 12:04:14 pm
In other news...

Inter, Manchester United and Porto caught big breaks. AC Milan and Barca are lucky in that they are guaranteed qualification for the Round of 16.

Group D is probably a smaller Group of Death. While Group A is the real one, I think it's fair to say that Bayern Munich and Manchester City are more favored (the former being more of a favorite than the latter obviously). At the very least, it will be fun to watch.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on August 25, 2011, 03:08:52 pm
lol, City in the Group of Death, perfect. PHIL YOUR TEAM BETTER NOT LET US DOWN.

Also the Arsenal-Dortmund tie better be as exciting as I hope it will be.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on August 25, 2011, 04:42:19 pm
Too bad that Sturm Graz lost to BATE yesterday.

They would have played Barcelona and Inter Mailand. I would certainly have gone to Graz to watch this.

But the other good news is that my home team Salzburg has won today and will be in the group stage of the Europa League.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on August 25, 2011, 05:45:02 pm
Too bad that Sturm Graz lost to BATE yesterday.


That reminds me of one of the idiot commentators on FOX Soccer Channel last night saying how great it was for Austrian Soccer to see a team advancing to the Champions League Group stage...while they were showing highlights of BATE beating Sturm Graz. And people wonder why I don't appreciate Soccer "culture" here...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on August 26, 2011, 01:15:43 am
Back to league news...

La Liga reaches an agreement so no strike in Spain. Meanwhile, a strike in Italy looks "probable."   :(


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: NVGonzalez on August 26, 2011, 03:32:47 am
I'm very happy we got AC Milan.

We are going to eat Ibra alive.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on August 26, 2011, 06:31:17 am
The Europa League draw is taking place now.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on August 26, 2011, 06:48:38 am
Woot.

Salzburg plays PSG (France) and Athletico (Spain) so far.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on August 26, 2011, 07:04:53 am
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/6599/unbenanntnu.jpg)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on August 26, 2011, 07:13:13 am
Just saw that we are not playing Atletico Madrid, but Athletic Bilbao instead.

Stupid Spanish Athletics ... :P


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Јas on August 26, 2011, 08:48:19 am
Well done to Shamrock Rovers, with the help of a fantastic volley (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOfNq6JY_BE&feature=player_embedded) the other night they're first Irish club side to make the group stage of a European competition.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on August 26, 2011, 11:08:24 am
For the ones who are interested:

Today will be the 2011 UEFA Super Cup.

It will be contested by the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League winners Barcelona and the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League winners Porto. It will take place at the Stade Louis II in Monaco @ 20:45 CEST.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_Super_Cup_2011


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on August 26, 2011, 11:12:14 am
Well done to Shamrock Rovers, with the help of a fantastic volley (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOfNq6JY_BE&feature=player_embedded) the other night they're first Irish club side to make the group stage of a European competition.
That seems to be Celtic Glasgow. Going by the jerseys. ;D

Who might make it in via the green table, btw. Sion who beat them (and thus eliminated Scotland from group stages entirely :o while Ireland get a club in :o ) seem to have used a player they weren't allowed to use.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: patrick1 on August 26, 2011, 01:46:46 pm
Well done to Shamrock Rovers, with the help of a fantastic volley (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOfNq6JY_BE&feature=player_embedded) the other night they're first Irish club side to make the group stage of a European competition.
That seems to be Celtic Glasgow. Going by the jerseys. ;D

Who might make it in via the green table, btw. Sion who beat them (and thus eliminated Scotland from group stages entirely :o while Ireland get a club in :o ) seem to have used a player they weren't allowed to use.

I had a long rant about the state of Scottish football that I wrote up and lost because it timed out. Celtic and Rangers both get knocked out by the powerhouse clubs of Sion and Maribor. Gross. It wasnt so long ago that Celtic was playing competitive football in the group stages of the Champions League. Celtic and Rangers both recently played in the European cup finals. The league has just dropped so far in talent. In short, I miss Martin O'Neill and Henrik Larsson.

P.s. Celtic doesnt deserve to get in on a technicality.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on August 26, 2011, 05:27:07 pm
When did the current dire state of Scottish football start anyway? Like most people south of the border I only phase in and out occasionally; like Patrick wrote it's not that long ago that things were quite different.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Insula Dei on August 26, 2011, 05:28:39 pm
Anderlecht seems to be in for a rough ride, though Brugge and Standard should be able to do something. (Relatively speaking of course, Anderlecht definitely got one of the tougher groups for a team from pot 1)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Јas on August 27, 2011, 04:07:29 am
When did the current dire state of Scottish football start anyway? Like most people south of the border I only phase in and out occasionally; like Patrick wrote it's not that long ago that things were quite different.

Judging by UEFA league co-efficients, about 5 years ago.

Presuming Celtic aren't put into the CL group stage, the SPL will collapse from being the 17th ranked league in Europe (around the likes of Austria, Cyprus, Israel and the Czechs) to around 30th (between the likes of Georgia, Finland, Bosnia and Ireland) at season end.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on August 27, 2011, 05:43:18 am
You mean EL group stage, right?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Јas on August 27, 2011, 09:00:47 am
You mean EL group stage, right?

Sorry, yes, indeed so.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on August 28, 2011, 04:03:10 am
Manchester versus North London tomorrow. Hopefully the forces of good triumph over the forces of evil (though that's unlikely).


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on August 28, 2011, 04:05:01 am
Bit difficult, as they do not take part in the game.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on August 28, 2011, 09:52:46 am
We drew away at Swansea. Meh, not a great result, but I kind of want Swansea to do alright, so, eh...

Stretford v Islington kicks off in a few minutes.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: patrick1 on August 28, 2011, 12:13:03 pm
Arsenal get embarrassed. 8-2 ouch.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on August 28, 2011, 12:53:29 pm
Haha, wow. It's not often you see one of the gargantuan clubs get picked apart so brutally.

Arsenal are now 17th in the league. Alright, that doesn't matter at all this early in the season. Still. lol.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on August 28, 2011, 12:58:09 pm
Anyways, will Wenger soon be getting a vote of confidence from the board?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on August 28, 2011, 12:58:59 pm
Anways, the relevant year is apparently 1896.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on August 28, 2011, 04:07:38 pm
jesus christ...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on August 28, 2011, 04:22:48 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/0cFQo.gif)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Silent Hunter on August 28, 2011, 04:30:11 pm
West Ham won 4-1 today against Nottingham Forest. Can't remember the last time we won three away games on the trot.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: NVGonzalez on August 29, 2011, 06:37:00 pm
Ferguson offered Wegner some cupcakes he obviously wasn't hungry he only 8 2


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Јas on August 30, 2011, 03:32:26 am
Anyways, will Wenger soon be getting a vote of confidence from the board?

And so it is. (http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/2011/0830/1224303189433.html)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on September 04, 2011, 11:40:02 am
Sion are out, Celtic are in.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: patrick1 on September 04, 2011, 12:03:25 pm
Sion are out, Celtic are in.

Huh, well that is a good thing for the balance sheet.  Can't say I'm very confident of how things will go on the pitch.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on September 04, 2011, 05:08:04 pm
The Serie A strike is going to be over very soon! Thank God!  :D


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on September 07, 2011, 10:36:31 pm
So apparently a certain MLS team that represents my city came back from being down three goals. A friend of mine just described it as the "most epic comeback in Soccer." Oh, these silly American Soccer fans.

The sad part is that this kid actually knows about real Soccer leagues/tournaments and still had the audacity to say that.

Fun fact: a friend of mine is dragging me to this team's game this Saturday. I can't believe I actually agreed to go. Of course, he is paying.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on September 08, 2011, 07:35:46 am
Yeah well, the second to last time I watched friends of mine play (this sunday. The last time was the A teams' game right afterwards), they lost 4-5 after being up 2-0 and 4-2.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Iosif on September 09, 2011, 12:28:30 am
Wenger's deadline day signings:

An unknown Korean striker from the French leagues who's been injured for ages
A German centre half who's been on the market for ages with no takers
An injury prone midfielder who's been pretty much useless for the past 2 seasons
And an injury prone 31 year old bench warmer

Title run here we come!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on September 09, 2011, 02:14:35 pm
Lazio up 2-0 against AC Milan in Milan within the first twenty minutes in the season kickoff!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on September 10, 2011, 03:48:10 pm
It was uncomfortable for awhile but Napoli come away with a 3-1 opening win against Cesena including a goal just three minutes into the match. Since the only other game held so far was Milan vs. Lazio, Napoli is technically at the top of the table.  ;)


Title: Champions League starts today!
Post by: Keystone Phil on September 13, 2011, 08:42:24 am
Champions League action starts today! Barca vs. AC Milan should be great but we're all anxiously awaiting the match of the week scheduled for tomorrow - Napoli vs. Manchester City!  :D


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Phony Moderate on September 13, 2011, 09:25:14 am
I still refer to it as the European Cup, even though it was re-named to the Champions League before I was born. :P


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on September 13, 2011, 01:52:18 pm
Milan already up 1-0! Wow!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on September 13, 2011, 01:58:36 pm
Pato's goal is now officially marked at 25 seconds in. It is the quickest goal in Champions League history.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on September 13, 2011, 03:37:38 pm
Incredible tying goal by Milan in stoppage time!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on September 13, 2011, 03:51:10 pm
Possession: 75% to 25%
Score: 2-2

lolbarca


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on September 14, 2011, 12:48:38 pm
Napoli vs. Manchester City in under an hour! Let's shock them, boys.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: NVGonzalez on September 14, 2011, 01:15:33 pm
AC Milan stole 2 points from us. I am dissapoint.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on September 14, 2011, 03:11:23 pm
Napoli scores! Napoli scores!

1-0 in the 70th minute!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on September 14, 2011, 03:17:28 pm
...and Man City ties. Damn it.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on September 14, 2011, 03:39:02 pm
So close to an upset win but I'll take the draw in Manchester. Nice start, boys.

In other group news, Munich won 2-0.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on September 15, 2011, 11:36:53 am
Trabzon ftw


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on September 15, 2011, 11:55:48 am
Trabzon ftw

As much as I despise Inter and can get a good laugh in at their defeat, I don't want to see good teams (especially Italian teams) lose especially this early.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: republicanism on September 18, 2011, 07:32:31 am

After first half, Celtics lead Rangers 2:1 :)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: republicanism on September 18, 2011, 08:57:10 am

After first half, Celtics lead Rangers 2:1 :)

But in the end the bad guys won it 4:2...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on September 18, 2011, 11:46:18 am
We needed a win. And we got one, in some style as well.

Oh, and lolarsenal.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on September 18, 2011, 01:32:07 pm
Napoli vs. AC Milan coming up. Definitely the biggest game of the weekend in Italy. Let's go, boys!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on September 18, 2011, 02:01:29 pm
Aquilani with a beautiful header to put Milan up 1-0...then Cavani equalizes a minute later! :D  This is going to be a good one.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on September 18, 2011, 02:58:06 pm
Cavani hat trick!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on September 20, 2011, 04:04:29 pm
Inter falls 3-1 to Novara. Precious.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on September 21, 2011, 09:19:43 am
It isn't club Soccer but since this seems to be where we're posting most of our thoughts on the game (aside from the Euro qualifiers), I guess I should post this here - the new FIFA rankings have Italy overtaking Brazil for the sixth spot! - http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/959792/england-fall-in-fifa-rankings,-spain-back-top?cc=5901 (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/959792/england-fall-in-fifa-rankings,-spain-back-top?cc=5901)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Benwah [why on Earth do I post something] Courseyay on September 24, 2011, 12:55:55 pm
Marseille made his 1st win Wednesday in championship, that began in early August, against Evian Thonon Gaillard, lol, and wow, is leading against Valenciennes!

Borussia can begin to thrill.

Damn I find myself admiring Lille...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: bore on September 24, 2011, 05:10:33 pm
Hibs today managed to climb from abysmal to just very bad, still at least the game was exciting.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on September 24, 2011, 07:48:02 pm
Hibs today managed to climb from abysmal to just very bad, still at least the game was exciting.

You're a Hibs fan?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on September 25, 2011, 12:43:20 am
love me some Stoke


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: bore on September 26, 2011, 01:30:33 pm
Hibs today managed to climb from abysmal to just very bad, still at least the game was exciting.

You're a Hibs fan?

Yes


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on September 26, 2011, 03:33:38 pm
Goddamlosingtofyckingnorwichaaaaaagh


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on September 27, 2011, 10:38:34 am
Napoli vs. Villareal in the first Champions League game at the San Paolo. My favorite club team against my favorite athlete. What a day.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on September 27, 2011, 12:49:34 pm
Here is a live stream of Inter Milan vs. CSKA Moscow:

http://www.sportp2p.info

Milan currently leads 3:2 with a few minutes to go.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on September 27, 2011, 12:56:01 pm
Now it's over, Inter wins 3:2 !


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on September 27, 2011, 12:59:12 pm
Phil, if you cannot watch the Napoli game on TV, I would recommend the link I posted above -> Channel 5.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on September 27, 2011, 01:42:00 pm
Bayern vs. Man City should be a good one.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on September 27, 2011, 02:06:52 pm
Phil, if you cannot watch the Napoli game on TV, I would recommend the link I posted above -> Channel 5.

Luckily enough, Comcast is covering it! And Napoli is in the lead 2-0! :)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on September 27, 2011, 02:32:06 pm
Bayern vs. Man City should be a good one.

2-0 at the half ;D


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on September 27, 2011, 02:33:54 pm
2-0 at the half for Napoli. Great, great, great!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on September 27, 2011, 03:12:40 pm
lol ManU


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on September 27, 2011, 03:24:53 pm
lol ManU

yeah, this is hilarious.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on September 27, 2011, 03:28:39 pm
How did they let that happen and at home, no less?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on September 27, 2011, 03:32:34 pm

NOOOOOOOOOOO

Tied back up with injury time remaining...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on September 27, 2011, 03:38:36 pm
An incredible night in Naples.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on September 28, 2011, 08:39:23 am
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/15086878.stm


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: bore on September 29, 2011, 02:47:27 pm
Hibs won! We managed to beat St Johnstone 3-2, our first win since against Berwick a long time ago. Europe here we come.
 


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Mynheer Peeperkorn on September 30, 2011, 01:20:27 pm
An incredible night in Naples.

Forza Napoli, questo è il nostro anno, terroni!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on September 30, 2011, 03:41:45 pm
An incredible night in Naples.

Forza Napoli, questo è il nostro anno, terroni!

:)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on September 30, 2011, 04:14:39 pm
One of my favorite games of the season takes place tomorrow: Napoli vs. Inter. And we're getting the win in Milan, too! 


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Mynheer Peeperkorn on September 30, 2011, 04:24:42 pm
One of my favorite games of the season takes place tomorrow: Napoli vs. Inter. And we're getting the win in Milan, too! 

Forlán vs. Cavani.

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ldfpjmP1cs1qbyxj9o1_500.jpg)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on October 01, 2011, 12:03:17 am
One of my favorite games of the season takes place tomorrow: Napoli vs. Inter. And we're getting the win in Milan, too! 

Forlán vs. Cavani.

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ldfpjmP1cs1qbyxj9o1_500.jpg)

Cavani is out because of an injury he picked up during this week's win against Villareal.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Mynheer Peeperkorn on October 01, 2011, 03:52:50 am
One of my favorite games of the season takes place tomorrow: Napoli vs. Inter. And we're getting the win in Milan, too! 

Forlán vs. Cavani.

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ldfpjmP1cs1qbyxj9o1_500.jpg)

Cavani is out because of an injury he picked up during this week's win against Villareal.

What a bitch.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on October 01, 2011, 11:55:59 am
Two all against West Brom. Maybe not such a brilliant score on paper, but it's not that often we come back from two down.

Especially given that that stupid bastard Bramble got himself arrested again a few days back.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on October 01, 2011, 04:00:18 pm
Thrilling night. 3-0 in Milan! I'm in heaven. This will be one of the best wins of the season. And we didn't even have Cavani!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Mynheer Peeperkorn on October 01, 2011, 11:32:03 pm
Inter looked real old.

Great match of Suárez in the Premier.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on October 02, 2011, 01:16:25 am
Excited for the North London Derby tomorrow morning!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on October 02, 2011, 12:04:53 pm
fuçk

Also English people pronounce "derby" strangely.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Benwah [why on Earth do I post something] Courseyay on October 03, 2011, 10:46:52 am
Excited for the North London Derby tomorrow morning!

Few years ago would have been North London vs. France. Now they broke one of the last French still there (Sagna, which makes the 5th French player broken for next international matches of France team), beside Wenger, in case he finishes the year (he already has a job of commentator for a few years on TF1 anyhow, and wouldn't be surprised he succeeds to Laurent Blanc someday...).

Also English people pronounce "derby" strangely.

French as well. Pronounced kinda like 'dehr-bee'.

Inter looked real old.

Italian and old is a lapalissade as we would say in French (way to say a redundancy).

Oh and, new not won match for Marseille!

Then, so far Marseille, one of the biggest French club, won against:

Evian Thonon Gaillard (1st year in L1)
Olympiakos (champion of Greece)
Borussia Dortmund (champion of Germany, 3-0)

...

And apparently Qatari millions would be profitable in Paris, won against the other big team right now, Lyon, yesterday, and they seem to be in a quite positive dynamic so far, and if I believe commentators, they don't only goal, they play well (life is unfair...).

And Qataris try to get Beckham!

A fashion victim in Paris, normal.

I would like to see faces of Parisian supporters with all those sudden Christmases suddenly happening to them, they were used to good old boring matches so far, with arrogant bad players, was kinda their way since the the late 90snow they have humble very expensive good players like Pastore...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Mynheer Peeperkorn on October 03, 2011, 11:04:40 am
How is Lugano playing in the PSG? He was a hero in both Sao Paulo and Fenerbahçe. And the captain of Uruguayan national team.

When he received the award to Uruguay for Fair Play in the Copa America another player joked that it was like Osama Bin Laden winning the Nobel Prize of Peace.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Benwah [why on Earth do I post something] Courseyay on October 03, 2011, 11:10:34 am
How is Lugano playing in the PSG? He was a hero in both Sao Paulo and Fenerbahçe. And the captain of Uruguayan national team.

When he received the award to Uruguay for Fair Play in the Copa America another player joked that it was like Osama Bin Laden winning the Nobel Prize of Peace.

Well, I didn't see PSG matches, but so far he didn't play a lot, only 2 or 3 matches iirc, but if I believe commentators he is rather discrete so far.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on October 05, 2011, 01:05:00 pm
Berlusconi to Ibra: Cut your hair! - http://www.goal.com/en/news/10/italy/2011/10/05/2697916/ac-milan-president-silvio-berlusconi-tells-zlatan-ibrahimovic-to- (http://www.goal.com/en/news/10/italy/2011/10/05/2697916/ac-milan-president-silvio-berlusconi-tells-zlatan-ibrahimovic-to-)



Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on October 15, 2011, 07:11:33 pm
Now for some laughs - the "Philadelphia" Union earned a playoff spot in the joke league (MLS) with a record of eleven wins, seven losses and fifteen draws. Wow. And people seriously follow this nonsense?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/dcunited/union-clinch-playoff-spot-with-1-1-tie-against-toronto-fc/2011/10/15/gIQA6Fe1mL_story.html (http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/dcunited/union-clinch-playoff-spot-with-1-1-tie-against-toronto-fc/2011/10/15/gIQA6Fe1mL_story.html)



In real news, Napoli sadly lost a game at home that they should have won (especially after they scored a late equalizer) but the big game is Tuesday against Bayern Munich in Champions League play. If we find a way to win that one, it will be huge. :)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on October 15, 2011, 07:50:02 pm
Well, at least the MLS isn't full of cheaters and match-fixing.

I really don't see how a soccer fan can oppose the MLS. The level of play is not comparable to the big five European leagues, but that's true of most countries' leagues. And the MLS is only helping soccer become more popular and more well supported in the United States, something which all American soccer fans should be supportive of. Also the games and atmosphere are pretty fun.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on October 16, 2011, 12:01:13 am
And the MLS is only helping soccer become more popular and more well supported in the United States

No but you can keep telling yourself that.

Quote
Also the games and atmosphere are pretty fun.

I'll concede that but I'm looking for skill over fun atmosphere.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on October 18, 2011, 10:02:13 am
Tonight's the night. If we somehow manage to win this game (which I guess isn't that unlikely), Naples will explode with joy. Wish I could see it.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on October 18, 2011, 01:03:57 pm
Wish I could see it.

Do you need a live stream or do you have no time to watch it ?

I could provide a live stream.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on October 18, 2011, 01:15:12 pm
Wish I could see it.

Do you need a live stream or do you have no time to watch it ?

I could provide a live stream.

I meant to say that I wish I could see it in person. I have a live stream but sometimes it fails so feel free to provide another (even if it's in the bad language).  ;)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on October 18, 2011, 01:18:23 pm
Wish I could see it.

Do you need a live stream or do you have no time to watch it ?

I could provide a live stream.

I meant to say that I wish I could see it in person. I have a live stream but sometimes it fails so feel free to provide another (even if it's in the bad language).  ;)

Link (http://livesport1net.ucoz.es/tv1.html)

It's in German though ... ;)

Have not found an Italian one so far, only Arabic, Turkish, Spanish ones.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on October 18, 2011, 01:48:41 pm
It's going to be a long, long night...  :(


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on October 18, 2011, 01:56:27 pm
KROOS! ;D

also Man City is down 0-1!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on October 18, 2011, 02:06:37 pm
also Man City is down 0-1!

Thank God for that. Napoli must at least remain second.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on October 18, 2011, 02:29:40 pm
Hahaha, an own goal by Munich! Beautiful!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on October 18, 2011, 02:53:48 pm
Gomez misses a penalty kick! This might just be our night...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on October 18, 2011, 02:56:19 pm
Nice game so far ... :)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on October 18, 2011, 02:58:57 pm
I have a HD stream if anyone wants to watch:

Link (http://www.firstrowsports.tv/watch/86652/1/watch-ssc-napoli-vs-bayern-munchen.html)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on October 18, 2011, 03:29:43 pm
That was a dumb penalty to give but also one of the worst penalty kicks ever taken, so I guess it balances out.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on October 18, 2011, 03:37:41 pm
I'll gladly take the draw. Good game.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on October 18, 2011, 03:38:38 pm
Man City wins in the final moments. Poor Villareal.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on October 18, 2011, 03:40:06 pm
What an awful day of results.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on October 19, 2011, 02:30:47 pm
I'll gladly take the draw. Good game.

Fun fact: Bayern have not yet won a game in which they conceded a goal this season.

Sad Scary fact: They've only conceded two... :(

EDIT: Corrected.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on October 22, 2011, 12:45:22 pm
Two nil to us, away at Bolton.

Thank God for that. Yeah, I'm celebrating because we've beaten Bolton. So far, this has not been a good season.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Phony Moderate on October 23, 2011, 09:41:10 am
lolmanu


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on October 23, 2011, 10:43:03 am
hahahahahahahahahahaha


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on October 23, 2011, 10:46:59 am
Ouch. Alas, ManCity are no nicer. And wear an ugly colour.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on October 23, 2011, 10:54:43 am
Haha, wow. That's pretty funny.

Ouch. Alas, ManCity are no nicer. And wear an ugly colour.

Heh, true enough. On the bright side though, the City Council does well out of them.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on October 23, 2011, 10:58:13 am
I'll gladly take the draw. Good game.

Fun fact: Bayern have not yet won a game in which they conceded a goal this season.

Let's hope it stays true. (They're down 1-0 away to Hanover as I speak.)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on October 23, 2011, 10:58:44 am
Chelski down one nil against QPR, though ages yet. But also down to nine men.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on October 23, 2011, 11:08:24 am
Chealski down one nil against QPR, though ages yet. But also down to nine men.
Bayern down to ten.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on October 23, 2011, 11:45:17 am
2-0!

So an end to this ridiculosity:

Bayern München        9         7    1    1         25:1    24


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on October 23, 2011, 11:55:33 am
And Chelski are defeated.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on October 23, 2011, 12:30:00 pm
And so are Bayern. 2-1 at the end (and 10 vs 10 before that).


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: bore on October 26, 2011, 01:47:48 pm
This game isn't good for me


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on October 26, 2011, 04:08:21 pm
Napoli ended Udinese's unbeaten streak. First place by the end of the weekend looks very possible.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on October 27, 2011, 01:48:01 pm
Giuseppe Rossi is out for six months for Villareal due to injury. I don't care about it being horrible for Villareal but this means he might not be fit for the Euros. :(


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on October 29, 2011, 01:14:00 pm
ARSENAL!

yessssssssssss


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on October 29, 2011, 04:58:23 pm
Late draw against Villa = relief.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on November 02, 2011, 03:57:24 pm
Napoli gets beaten around pretty badly by the Bavarians.

Wonder what Phil has to say about it ... :P


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on November 02, 2011, 04:23:44 pm
What a crazy game !

After a Bayern hattrick (3 goals in a row by Gomez), it's now 3:2 anymore.

And there are also 2 red cards, 1 for each team.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on November 02, 2011, 04:39:29 pm
Wow, the final scene in the 95th minute was just great ... :)

Goalkeeper DeSanctis running back to the goal and saving the ball just ahead of the goal line ...

But, alltogether the Bayern win is OK I think.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on November 02, 2011, 04:48:20 pm
The scoreline really flatters Napoli. And Cavani is a diving c-word.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on November 02, 2011, 08:37:27 pm
ESPN.com tells me that my club should be Fulham (http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/8000/the-men-in-blazers-nba-to-global-football-support-translator-part-ii).


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on November 02, 2011, 11:30:21 pm
ESPN.com tells me that my club should be Fulham (http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/8000/the-men-in-blazers-nba-to-global-football-support-translator-part-ii).

Philip Marlow's team, of course.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on November 03, 2011, 10:16:52 pm
What a crazy game !

After a Bayern hattrick (3 goals in a row by Gomez), it's now 3:2 anymore.

And there are also 2 red cards, 1 for each team.

Unfortunately, life as a campaign field director in the week before the election meant that I couldn't watch the game.  :(

I saw it was 3-1 before the half. From being down by three in the first half to only losing by a goal away against Munich is acceptable.

The scoreline really flatters Napoli. And Cavani is a diving c-word.

He isn't Italian though.  ;)

That clown Babstuber was whining earlier today about how "the Italians" dive when things get tough and we're naturally hot-headed. Ok, maybe that's true but he was undoubtedly referring to the Argentines and Uruguayans on the team, not Italians. Thanks again for that equalizer goal in Naples, dude. Hope you enjoyed the red card, too.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on November 04, 2011, 04:21:26 am
You also have to look at this fantastic goal by Lars Stindl from Hannover against Copenhagen yesterday:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUkf8r6P1ZA

Apparently, 10.000 of the 28.000 people in the Copenhagen stadium were Hannover fans ... :P


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Јas on November 06, 2011, 04:14:11 am
The Mons return to the Premier Division (http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/2011/1105/1224307104916.html) :D


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on November 19, 2011, 03:15:00 pm
We had a rather unusual reason for a game cancellation today. Almost funny except that it's anything but:

The Cologne vs Mainz match was cancelled on account of attempted suicide by the referee.

Slit his wrists in his hotel room's bathtub sometime in the morning, to be precise. Motifs unknown so far.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on November 19, 2011, 04:48:50 pm
Randomly looking at wikipedia, I noticed that his first ever Bundesliga match in 2005 was between the same two teams.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on November 20, 2011, 09:21:30 am
Ridiculous. (http://www.kicker.de/news/fussball/2bundesliga/spieltag/2-bundesliga/2011-12/15/1143116/livematch_eintracht-frankfurt-32_alemannia-aachen-110.html)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on November 20, 2011, 11:38:51 am
I didn't get to see the game but Napoli's 0-0 draw at the San Paolo apparently should have been a blow out for us.  :(  Hopefully, any holding back was an effort to save energy for an onslaught against Man City on Tuesday.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: CultureKing on November 21, 2011, 01:32:18 am
Well Los Angeles won the MLS cup today. I definitely stopped following the playoffs once the Sounders were eliminated, disappointing.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on November 22, 2011, 11:09:11 am
Today, Manchester City will be humbled before the greatest crowd in Italy.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on November 22, 2011, 03:53:31 pm
Cavani restores the lead! 2-1 Napoli!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on November 22, 2011, 04:37:28 pm
We did it! We did it! We did it! My God!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on November 29, 2011, 04:27:26 pm
One of the most unreal games of the season in Serie A right now. Napoli was up 2-0 then 3-1. It's now 3-3 with ten minutes to go.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on November 29, 2011, 09:22:08 pm
Can someone explain to me why there is both a Carling Cup that no one takes seriously apparently and an FA Cup later in the season which are basically the same tournament?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on November 30, 2011, 12:31:07 am
Can someone explain to me why there is both a Carling Cup that no one takes seriously apparently and an FA Cup later in the season which are basically the same tournament?

Is it like the preseason and postseason NIT?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on November 30, 2011, 07:00:31 am
Can someone explain to me why there is both a Carling Cup that no one takes seriously apparently and an FA Cup later in the season which are basically the same tournament?

There's always been a cup for all members of the Football League as was and one for potentially all teams (but not all in the same year). The latter (the FA cup) has always mattered more than the League Cup. It used to matter more than the title, to some people anyway.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on November 30, 2011, 01:10:47 pm
So, yeah. Bruce has been sacked. Knew he was under pressure (a good season this has not been thus far), but this seems a little early. If the replacement is rubbish I will not be happy.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Phony Moderate on November 30, 2011, 01:11:38 pm
So, yeah. Bruce has been sacked. Knew he was under pressure (a good season this has not been thus far), but this seems a little early. If the replacement is rubbish I will not be happy.

Shame - he actually did a decent job at Brum.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on November 30, 2011, 01:15:27 pm
So, yeah. Bruce has been sacked. Knew he was under pressure (a good season this has not been thus far), but this seems a little early. If the replacement is rubbish I will not be happy.

Shame - he actually did a decent job at Brum.

He hardly did a terrible job with us, even if this season hasn't been great.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on December 01, 2011, 11:00:09 pm
Anyways, the beeb do report that Martin O'Neill has agreed to take over. This is excellent news if true, though a slight concern must remain; Sunderland haven't always responded so well to change at the top. Fingers crossed though.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on December 02, 2011, 01:53:43 am
Yesterday, Red Bull Salzburg defeated Paris Saint-Germain by 2:0 in the Europa League !

So, they are in a good position to advance to the best 32, because the final game is against Bratislava, which is currently last - while Paris has to play the leader Bilbao.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011%E2%80%9312_UEFA_Europa_League_group_stage#Group_F


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on December 03, 2011, 01:59:38 pm
O'Neill has been officially appointed and will take over on Monday.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on December 03, 2011, 03:37:57 pm
Napoli up 3-0 at the half against Lecce. I don't think we can blow this lead. :)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on December 04, 2011, 12:24:26 pm
Roma is spanked 0-3 in Florence while going down to eight men. Juventus continues their unbeaten streak after a scare from Cesena at home. :(


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on December 04, 2011, 12:47:40 pm
Yeah, this match is incredibly depressing.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: patrick1 on December 04, 2011, 01:02:21 pm
Yeah, this match is incredibly depressing.

Ouch.  Those are games you have to win or at least draw if you don't want to be relegated...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on December 04, 2011, 01:03:49 pm
Yeah, this match is incredibly depressing.

Ouch.  Those are games you have to win or at least draw if you don't want to be relegated...

Yeah, exactly. And once again the first goal was ours ::)

We just have to hope things turn around from tomorrow...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on December 07, 2011, 01:53:16 pm
Unless there is some disaster, Napoli will make history and move on to the Round of 16 today. Biggest game of the year in just under an hour.  :)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on December 07, 2011, 02:15:13 pm
I am required to hope that Bayern at least draw in Manchester (so that it doesn't matter at all what Napoli does.) I hope you understand that this is a major sacrifice. :P


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on December 07, 2011, 02:35:38 pm
I am required to hope that Bayern at least draw in Manchester (so that it doesn't matter at all what Napoli does.) I hope you understand that this is a major sacrifice. :P

They better go up by about three goals before half so that I'm not even more anxious. I understand that's even more of a sacrifice but, hey, it's for a great cause. 


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on December 07, 2011, 03:23:57 pm
Man City up 1-0.  :(


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on December 07, 2011, 03:29:56 pm
I am required to hope that Bayern at least draw in Manchester (so that it doesn't matter at all what Napoli does.) I hope you understand that this is a major sacrifice. :P

They better go up by about three goals before half so that I'm not even more anxious.
How about Napoli do that. That would do the trick just as surely.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on December 07, 2011, 03:44:24 pm
It looks like the Bayern B-Team is playing today. So City should win this.

And Basel is leading the other Manchester ... :)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on December 07, 2011, 03:55:40 pm
Today will not end well.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on December 07, 2011, 03:55:58 pm
goddamnit Phil's team, you just need to score one goal.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on December 07, 2011, 04:03:50 pm
Almost an own goal by Villarreal! Oh my God.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on December 07, 2011, 04:07:39 pm
NAPOLI IN VANTAGGIO!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on December 07, 2011, 04:08:56 pm
NAPOLI IN VANTAGGIO!

what does that mean, did they score?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on December 07, 2011, 04:09:30 pm
yessssssssssss


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on December 07, 2011, 04:15:08 pm
Wow Lyon! :o


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on December 07, 2011, 04:15:45 pm
NAPOLI IN VANTAGGIO!

what does that mean, did they score?

Vantaggio means "advantage" or "ahead (of)".


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on December 07, 2011, 04:16:00 pm
Wow Lyon! :o

They're currently qualifying over Ajax, right?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on December 07, 2011, 04:18:30 pm
2-0! 2-0! Napoli!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on December 07, 2011, 04:19:29 pm
Wow Lyon! :o

They're currently qualifying over Ajax, right?
Yeah. Not that I'd root for Lyon usually here, but that was quite the task they had there.

All I need for happiness is a goal by Trabzon. Both for my nerves, and for CSCA to go to the UEFA cup and some big league side I don't have a particular opinion on (and thus the default setting is "die") to go out.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on December 07, 2011, 04:28:41 pm
2-0 Basel. ManU surely can't find a way back now.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on December 07, 2011, 04:29:27 pm
2-0 Basel. ManU surely can't find a way back now.
*orgasm*


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on December 07, 2011, 04:30:11 pm
CSCA are up. That puts them into 2nd spot, Trabzon into 3rd. :(


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on December 07, 2011, 04:31:21 pm
A black day for Manchester today (no matter what side you prefer).

Maybe they should just announce their fusion ... ;D


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on December 07, 2011, 04:33:49 pm
Whoa. Last minute goal for ManU. Let's see how this ends...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on December 07, 2011, 04:38:20 pm
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on December 07, 2011, 04:43:26 pm
Italy has the most teams going into the knockout rounds.  :D


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on December 07, 2011, 05:09:16 pm
Italy has the most teams going into the knockout rounds.  :D
Yeah, just noticed that as well.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on December 07, 2011, 05:51:07 pm
Well done to Basel!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on December 07, 2011, 09:18:22 pm
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2011/aug/30/manchester-city-samir-nasri

hahah, enjoy the Europa League.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on December 07, 2011, 11:18:23 pm
After that first half, I really didn't think we were going to find a way through. I'm still in a state of euphoria.  :D


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on December 10, 2011, 04:04:03 pm
Real Madrid scores within the first 30 seconds, LOL


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on December 11, 2011, 10:35:35 am
Victory! :D

Against Blackburn, sure. But, frankly, given where we are at the moment, a win is a win is a win.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on December 14, 2011, 05:09:44 pm
I love you Odense.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on December 14, 2011, 11:34:45 pm
Francesco Totti admits that he's open to leaving Roma. Truly stunning. When I first saw the story, I seriously thought it was a joke article.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on December 15, 2011, 08:49:50 pm
Champions League knockout round draw tomorrow...at 5 AM. Thanks for the extremely early wake up, UEFA.  :P

Here's hoping Napoli gets Chelsea or APOEL. I have quite a few friends that are Chelsea fans so I'm really hoping that we meet them at some point. I'm sure everyone will want to face APOEL for obvious reasons. If I had one wish with this draw, though, it would be to avoid the two teams (no need to mention the names. It's understood).


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on December 16, 2011, 04:21:56 am
Europa League draw for the final 32 is in about 3 hours.

Salzburg has defeated Bratislava and is now among the 32 best in Europe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011%E2%80%9312_UEFA_Europa_League_knockout_phase#Qualified_teams).

I hope we get one of the Manchesters and Schalke, Valencia and Porto as opponents ... :)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on December 16, 2011, 05:36:12 am
Also:

The CL draw of the final 16 should start in about 25 minutes.

http://www.uefa.com


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on December 16, 2011, 06:04:39 am
It starts ...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on December 16, 2011, 06:05:53 am
BTW:

Is this draw taking place in a university lecturing room ? Definitely looks like it ... ;)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on December 16, 2011, 06:16:40 am
And APOEL is already gone. Damn it.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on December 16, 2011, 06:16:53 am
Lyon get lucky.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on December 16, 2011, 06:17:17 am
You got your wish. And my best wishes.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on December 16, 2011, 06:17:27 am
Chelsea! Perfect!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on December 16, 2011, 06:18:57 am
The wish comes true for the Phil !

;)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on December 16, 2011, 06:20:34 am
Hahaha.

B(asel) vs. B(ayern)

I knew that would happen somehow ...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on December 16, 2011, 06:22:13 am
Lyon vs Nicosia
Napoli vs Chelsea
Milan vs Arsenal
Basel vs Bayern
Leverkusen vs Barca
Moscow vs Real
St Pete vs Benfica
Marseille vs Inter


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Landslide Lyndon on December 16, 2011, 06:31:01 am
Alert!
Boring games ahead.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on December 16, 2011, 06:35:15 am
The Anglo-Italian doubleheader don't sound so dull, though.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on December 16, 2011, 06:38:47 am
The Anglo-Italian doubleheader don't sound so dull, though.

Yeah, those seem the be the only interesting games this round.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on December 16, 2011, 07:01:33 am
Let's go !

Salzburg vs. some Manchester ?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on December 16, 2011, 07:18:28 am
Game 1: Porto vs. Manchester City


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on December 16, 2011, 07:19:34 am
Game 2: Ajax Amsterdam vs. Manchester United


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on December 16, 2011, 07:21:01 am
Game 3: Lok Moskau vs. Athletic Bilbao


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on December 16, 2011, 07:22:23 am
Game 4: Salzburg vs. Kharkiv

meh ... :(


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on December 16, 2011, 07:29:36 am
Keep posting, please. :)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on December 16, 2011, 07:37:11 am
Keep posting, please. :)

Alle Paarungen im Überblick:

    * Porto vs. Manchester City
    * Ajax Amsterdam vs. Manchester United
    * Lokomotive Moskau vs. Athletic Bilbao
    * Red Bull Salzburg vs.  Metalist Charkiw
    * Stoke City vs. Valencia
    * Rubin Kasan vs. Olympiakos Piräus
    * AZ Alkmaar vs. Anderlecht
    * Lazio Rom vs. Atletico Madrid
    * Steaua Bukarest vs. Twente Enschede
    * Viktoria Plzen vs. Schalke 04
    * Wisla Krakau vs. Standard Lüttich
    * SC Braga vs. Besiktas Istanbul
    * Udinese vs. PAOK Saloniki
    * Trabzonspor vs. PSV Eindhoven
    * Hannover 96 vs.  Club Brügge
    * Legia Warschau vs. Sporting Lissabon


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on December 16, 2011, 07:41:21 am
Hmm, why do we always have to play the Ostblock ?

:P

Well, on paper our draw is not too bad - Metalist is strong, but can be beaten.

And in the last 16 we'll either play Olympiacos or Kazan.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on December 16, 2011, 07:47:42 am
Top 16 pairings:

Salzburg / Metalist Charkiw vs. Rubin Kasan / Olympiakos Piräus

Legia Warschau / Sporting Lissabon vs. Porto / Manchester City

Steaua Bukarest / Twente Enschede vs. Viktoria Pilsen / Schalke

Wisla Krakau / Standard Lüttich vs. Hannover / Club Brügge

Stoke City / Valencia vs. Trabzonspor / PSV Eindhoven

Alkmaar / Anderlecht vs. Udinese / PAOK Saloniki

Lazio Rom / Atletico Madrid vs. Braga / Besiktas Istanbul

Ajax Amsterdam / Manchester United vs. Lok Moskau / Athletic Bilbao


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on December 16, 2011, 07:58:56 am
Metalist Charkiw vs. Rubin Kasan

Sporting Lissabon vs. Porto

Standard Lüttich vs. Club Brügge

Hmmm...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Benwah [why on Earth do I post something] Courseyay on December 16, 2011, 09:19:18 am
Lyon get lucky.

Nah, tricky, all surprise teams are tricky. Especially unknown ones.

Disappointed.

Very fine to have OM-Inter though, typically the kind of teams that could fit OM and that could eventually, make them play, if they wish...

Lyon would be the best of the 2 French, with rather good players such as Bastos, Lisandro, Karlström, Gomis, etc, but they really are irregular.

Marseille hasn't found back his spirit from the early 90s, which awoke me to professional football, but they are always able of surprises, best ones like worst ones, not done, but doable.

I'm actually more hopeful (and anyways interested), in Marseille doing it against Inter than Lyon against Nicosia. ;D



Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on December 16, 2011, 09:41:13 am
Oh great.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-16216966

Whatever next, I ask myself?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Benwah [why on Earth do I post something] Courseyay on December 16, 2011, 09:51:15 am
Oh great.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-16216966

Whatever next, I ask myself?

Maybe that would at least do 2 players that wouldn't be afraid to come to OM then, it's been often recently said that several players didn't come to OM because they were scared of the security situation in Marseille...

Unless that's some of new jerseys used this year that scares them:

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTPLT9CLc_A8UrK_Tu8LpEBj-LANssgDfhKGmBdK7LQqqLZzrfljg)

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRvHjk8UkWmmemkBUwcm9uBKhEFKs3sOZwY76gLu3gReEbqTFMizQ)

Thankfully they also tried to speak a bit to tradition:

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR4Vo-HZvEWzSua141qtkEkXHdeHAOMOpO9kThpyRuaVuG7ZvoyTQ)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on December 16, 2011, 11:35:51 am
Napoli vs. Oil Money, Round 2!

No, but being drawn with Milan is bad. :(


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Akno21 on December 16, 2011, 05:36:37 pm
So long as AVB doesn't continue to sink Chelsea with this "attacking football" crap, I think we can make a decent run before getting absolutely annihilated by one of the Spanish teams.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on December 18, 2011, 02:39:16 pm
Man City remain undefeated. Inter have, unfortunately, recovered. Napoli vs. Roma now!  :D


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Landslide Lyndon on December 20, 2011, 04:35:45 am
Napoli vs. Roma now!  :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8E_zMLCRNg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8E_zMLCRNg)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on December 21, 2011, 03:12:52 pm
3-0 Napoli in the 24th minute. Nice way to wrap up 2011!  :D


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on December 21, 2011, 04:26:36 pm
Wonder goal from Zuniga! 6-1! :o


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on December 21, 2011, 07:19:19 pm
So then. John Terry. Ahaha. Anyway, we won today.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on December 22, 2011, 06:34:38 am
Seen yesterday in Holland:

LOL @ guy running onto the field and attacking goalkeeper. Goalkeeper then kicks attackers ass:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=581EtkAuH-M


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on December 22, 2011, 12:40:15 pm
Seen yesterday in Holland:

LOL @ guy running onto the field and attacking goalkeeper. Goalkeeper then kicks attackers ass:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=581EtkAuH-M

...and the whole team allegedly quit the match in solidarity with the goalie.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on December 22, 2011, 02:39:37 pm
Well it's pretty ridiculous to give the goalkeeper a red card for defending himself from a crazy drunk.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on December 23, 2011, 02:15:58 am
Well it's pretty ridiculous to give the goalkeeper a red card for defending himself from a crazy drunk.

The red card has now been revoked.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/soccer/12/22/esteban.redcard/index.html


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on December 31, 2011, 03:11:48 pm
Manchester United = Lost
Chelsea = Lost
Tottenham = Draw
Arsenal = Win

Today was a good day.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Јas on January 01, 2012, 11:51:39 am
lol Man City


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on January 01, 2012, 11:54:35 am
What the... YAY!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on January 01, 2012, 12:00:25 pm
Pretty sweet.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on January 04, 2012, 04:45:21 pm
(http://i41.tinypic.com/vyl7ae.jpg)

also, LOL manchester united


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on January 04, 2012, 05:17:30 pm
Good couple of days for the North East clubs. We won 4-1 yesterday.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: ⚑ Comrade Corbyn for PM ⚑ on January 05, 2012, 06:03:21 pm
?! We were beaten 3-0!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on January 08, 2012, 04:10:01 pm
Napoli owning Palermo. Beautiful away win to welcome back Serie A.  :D


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on January 09, 2012, 04:29:09 pm
Thierry Henry yessss


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on January 21, 2012, 02:05:42 pm
We beat Swansea two nil and are now in the top half of the league. Also of note, Sir Tom Cowie (perhaps the worst chairman in the club's history) died the other day.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on January 21, 2012, 02:13:14 pm
Clint Dempsey became the first American in EPL history to score a hattrick. Pretty awesome.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on January 21, 2012, 02:16:12 pm
EPL

Stop that.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on January 21, 2012, 02:38:08 pm

lol, everyone calls it the EPL. At least everyone lucky enough to not reside in England.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on January 21, 2012, 02:39:57 pm

lol, everyone calls it the EPL. At least everyone lucky enough to not reside in England.

I don't and I don't...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on January 21, 2012, 02:41:57 pm

lol, everyone calls it the EPL. At least everyone lucky enough to not reside in England Britain.

I don't and I don't...

Fine then. I was trying to keep the good people of Wales out of this, but nooooo.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Јas on January 22, 2012, 03:41:10 am

lol, everyone calls it the EPL. At least everyone lucky enough to not reside in England Britain.

I don't and I don't...

Fine then. I was trying to keep the good people of Wales out of this, but nooooo.

I think you're going to have to continue to revise your statement.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on January 22, 2012, 05:50:47 am
I suggest this revision:


lol, everyone calls it the EPL. At least everyone lucky enough to not reside in England and to have shite for brains.
:-*


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Insula Dei on January 22, 2012, 06:40:25 am

lol, everyone calls it the EPL. At least everyone lucky enough to not reside in England Britain.

I don't and I don't...

Fine then. I was trying to keep the good people of Wales out of this, but nooooo.

I think you're going to have to continue to revise your statement.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on January 22, 2012, 09:30:51 am
The wrongness in this thread is very distressing.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on January 22, 2012, 01:36:38 pm
Americans are the only people in the world who use insult their sports leagues that way (God knows other countries have found other ways to do so). You're free to continue of course, but leave other people's leagues out of it.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: King on January 22, 2012, 04:41:36 pm
FOX has hired Piers Morgan to do color commentary on its US Soccer games, because you know... he's British.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on January 22, 2012, 07:24:17 pm
Napoli struggled to get a draw against Siena. Jesus Christ.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Mynheer Peeperkorn on January 25, 2012, 08:07:39 pm
Cavani destroyed Inter with a magnificent goal. Guess you are happy, philly.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on January 27, 2012, 06:51:31 am
Cavani destroyed Inter with a magnificent goal. Guess you are happy, philly.

Beyond happy. Amazing goal. Perfect timing. Perfect team to beat (and defending Champs, no less).


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on January 28, 2012, 04:43:08 pm
Juventus will simply never lose.  :(


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on January 28, 2012, 07:10:14 pm
Juventus will simply never lose.  :(

We all know why that is now, don't we.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: CultureKing on January 28, 2012, 10:16:38 pm
Juventus will simply never lose.  :(

We all know why that is now, don't we.

Cheating? What's that?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on January 28, 2012, 10:36:41 pm
Americans are the only people in the world who use insult their sports leagues that way (God knows other countries have found other ways to do so). You're free to continue of course, but leave other people's leagues out of it.

The CFL and NHL both use acronyms, of course.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on January 28, 2012, 11:19:15 pm
Juventus will simply never lose.  :(

We all know why that is now, don't we.

Because they trained in Philadelphia last Summer, I saw them practice, met a few
of them and (unfortunately) gave them an incredible amount of luck?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on February 04, 2012, 02:42:51 pm
So we beat Stoke today and are now 8th in the league. This is a significant improvement on where we were a few months ago, to put it mildly.

But I think the time has come for some serious speculation about the relegation fight. Looks like a lineup of five clubs this season, though you can't entirely rule out one of those slightly above getting dragged down suddenly. It happens.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on February 05, 2012, 12:45:06 pm
This Chelsea collapse is awesome.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on February 05, 2012, 12:57:49 pm
Oh what's that? Manchester United is being out-played and losing a game? Better give them two fake penalties to make up the gap!

Fuck Howard Webb.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on February 05, 2012, 01:05:48 pm
Heh. After 22 minutes we went up 2-1 (after being down 0-1 after 5 minutes, after having a goal cancelled for offside. Probably correctly, though what do I know? I've only seen it live in the stands), and I joked that it's freezing cold, we got the result we need, someone blow a final whistle already.
I was right. Nothing much happened during the remainder of the game.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: bore on February 05, 2012, 01:53:18 pm
Dundee United have always been my second favourite team.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: patrick1 on February 05, 2012, 02:10:14 pm
Dundee United have always been my second favourite team.

I loved seeing them knock out the Gers today.

Rangers are in a bad way financially.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on February 15, 2012, 04:47:28 pm
Wenger needs to be sacked. That was an embarrassment.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on February 15, 2012, 10:34:38 pm
Wenger needs to be sacked. That was an embarrassment.

The team from The Beautiful Place probably went easy on them.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on February 15, 2012, 10:45:05 pm
Wenger needs to be sacked. That was an embarrassment.

The team from The Beautiful Place probably went easy on them.

They could have easily scored double what they did. It was a humiliatingly awful performance.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Benwah [why on Earth do I post something] Courseyay on February 17, 2012, 04:51:45 pm
Wenger needs to be sacked. That was an embarrassment.

Congrats to him if he succeeds not to be ousted after this year. Blanc would have to go further 1/4 finals in the Euro in case he wants to continue, because it already goes messy around him in the federation, so Arsène could quickly find a new job.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on February 18, 2012, 02:03:19 pm
Useless, completely useless.

Wenger needs to be sacked.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on February 18, 2012, 02:08:59 pm
Good result.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Benwah [why on Earth do I post something] Courseyay on February 18, 2012, 02:16:17 pm
Wenger needs to be sacked.

Arsenal without Arsène would just be weird. I never knew it. I knew Wenger, when, once upon a time, he was in Monaco though, and then moved to London, and brought all those good Monaco players with him (Henry and Petit for those I remind of). Maybe he should consider do the travel back, Monaco (which used to be in the top French clubs in the 90s) being...19th of...L2 now (yay!).


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on February 18, 2012, 02:27:11 pm
He was clearly a great manager at some point, probably one of the top 100 in the history of the sport, and I'm sure there's still a good manager in there somewhere, but someone has to take responsibility for this embarrassment and failure of a season, or we're just going to continue to muddle on over the summer, lose our remaining good players, and replace them at the last minute with more expensive mediocrities.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on February 18, 2012, 02:29:15 pm
Sven is still free, apparently...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on February 18, 2012, 02:31:14 pm
Wenger needs to be sacked.

Arsenal without Arsène would just be weird. I never knew it. I knew Wenger, when, once upon a time, he was in Monaco though, and then moved to London, and brought all those good Monaco players with him (Henry and Petit for those I remind of). Maybe he should consider do the travel back, Monaco (which used to be in the top French clubs in the 90s) being...19th of...L2 now (yay!).
If that's where Arsenal will be 15 years after his demission... it has my approval.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on February 20, 2012, 12:22:59 pm
The much anticipated Napoli-Chelsea clash is tomorrow. I wish I could watch it here (though I'd obviously prefer being in Naples) but, with my luck, I'll be arriving home right as the game is kicking off. Chelsea fans seem pretty uneasy here. The papers seem pessimistic but I'm a little worried they'll walk away with a draw or maybe even a win.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on February 20, 2012, 12:33:17 pm
LULZ:

Quote
"Two own goals from Liam Bridcutt and a third by Lewis Dunk helped Liverpool to a 6-1 win over second-tier Brighton at Anfield here Sunday as they set up an FA Cup quarter-final tie with Stoke."

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xouqi1_l-b-footyroom-com_animals


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on February 20, 2012, 12:44:33 pm
LULZ:

Quote
"Two own goals from Liam Bridcutt and a third by Lewis Dunk helped Liverpool to a 6-1 win over second-tier Brighton at Anfield here Sunday as they set up an FA Cup quarter-final tie with Stoke."

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xouqi1_l-b-footyroom-com_animals

I saw that on the news last night. Once I heard them say "three own goals," I figured they misspoke. Thankfully, from an amusement standpoint, they did not.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on February 21, 2012, 12:40:56 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/CyOD3.jpg)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on February 21, 2012, 12:48:35 pm
Thank goodness that the Swiss TV will show this match live today.

Not even one German or Austrian cable channel is showing it ! Only Pay TV.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on February 21, 2012, 01:53:00 pm
Do Chelski even count as part of 'English football' these days?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on February 21, 2012, 02:42:37 pm
Go Neapel !

I predict a 2-1 for them.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on February 21, 2012, 03:38:51 pm
Go Neapel !

I predict a 2-1 for them.

OK, and now please no more goals in the 2nd half ... ;)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on February 21, 2012, 05:16:15 pm
My plane lands. I turn on my phone. It's 1-0 Chelsea. I get off the plane. I check again. It's 2-1 Napoli. It ends 3-1 by the time I get home. Beautiful, beautiful day.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on February 21, 2012, 05:32:43 pm
:)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on February 21, 2012, 09:02:46 pm
I don't mean to toot Phil's horn, but Napoli is a really, really fun team to watch.

And Lavezzi was really impressive.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on February 22, 2012, 02:59:15 am
What are the chances of a Basel upset today against Bayern ?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on February 22, 2012, 02:57:08 pm
What are the chances of a Basel upset today against Bayern ?
Not high, but not impossible either. Let's hope for the best.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on February 22, 2012, 04:34:02 pm
Oh my God, Basel. Too bad they'll be thrased in Munich.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on February 22, 2012, 05:20:38 pm
Who knows. Bayern seem to be struggling right now. Heck, they seem to be struggling all season whenever they aren't up 2-0 at halftime.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on February 22, 2012, 05:22:21 pm
Bayern sucks without Schweinsteiger, basically.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on February 23, 2012, 02:47:14 am
What are the chances of a Basel upset today against Bayern ?

(http://img3.imagebanana.com/img/ysh7oh31/simpsons_nelson_haha2.jpg)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on February 23, 2012, 07:34:34 am
Indeed, indeed.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Benwah [why on Earth do I post something] Courseyay on February 23, 2012, 02:24:41 pm
ET QUAND LE VIRAAAAAAAAAAAAGE SE MET A CHANTEEEEEEEER

C'EST TOUT LE STADE QUI VA S'ENFLAMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEER

ALLEEEEEEEEEEEEZ ALLEEEEEEEEEEZ

ALLEEEEEEEEEEZ ALLEEEEEEEEZ

ALLEZ ALLEZ

A-LLEZ A-LLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ

(http://www.madeinfoot.com/img/photos/ligue-des-champions/2012/une/joie-andre-ayew-22-02-2012-marseille---inter-milan-1-8finale-aller-champions-league-20120223080911-6524.jpg)

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLEZ L'OOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLEZ L'OOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLEZ L'OOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

Let's enjoy Ayew bros before they flee to England now that they become at their best...just like well, all good players of the French championship!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on February 26, 2012, 11:29:39 am
;D


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on February 26, 2012, 11:51:55 am
Is that smile for the Carling Cup Final score or Arsenal finally winning something?  :P


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on February 26, 2012, 12:26:20 pm
Not only finally winning something, but ending Tottenham's title chances in the process. ;D


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on February 26, 2012, 01:32:01 pm
Oh my God! This Final is unreal! Wow! Penalties have to be on the way.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on February 26, 2012, 01:41:05 pm
Gerrard blocked! One of the best penalty saves I've ever seen.

And Cardiff hit the post! This is going to be fun.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on February 26, 2012, 01:47:06 pm
Both Gerrard cousins miss. The lesser known's miss ends it. A shame.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on February 26, 2012, 01:50:42 pm
Yeah, both teams were pretty knackered at the end and it showed.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on February 26, 2012, 04:54:22 pm
My favorite game of the season: over. Winners: good guys.

:)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on March 04, 2012, 01:06:23 pm
LOL

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/58680000/jpg/_58680014_andre_villas_boas_afp.jpg)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on March 04, 2012, 03:52:12 pm
Today has been great. Napoli get a (controversial) win, Inter is down 0-2 at home to Catania (they haven't scored since February 1st!) and Chelsea have more drama to deal with just ten days from the second leg match. Mwahahaha...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on March 06, 2012, 03:47:01 pm
IF YOU ARE NOT WATCHING THE ARSENAL GAME RIGHT NOW PUT IT THE F ON BECAUSE THIS IS THE STUFF OF LEGEND RIGHT NOW


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on March 06, 2012, 04:37:52 pm
it's just not fair :(


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on March 06, 2012, 05:09:28 pm
Oh my God. Well, hand it to Arsenal: they put up on hell of a fight. Next week, we finish off the English clubs. ;)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on March 07, 2012, 04:36:19 pm
Barca only up 7-1 in the 90th minute! Talk about tense!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on March 07, 2012, 05:29:11 pm
APOEL is through to the quaterfinals!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on March 07, 2012, 09:00:14 pm
APOEL is through to the quaterfinals!

We know my feelings on more traditional powers dominating but I don't mind this. Here's hoping Napoli get through and face them!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on March 07, 2012, 09:02:52 pm
I just think it's hilarious that it's not at all unrealistic at this point that the quaterfinals has more Cypriot teams than either English or German teams.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on March 08, 2012, 08:50:20 am
I just think it's hilarious that it's not at all unrealistic at this point that the quaterfinals has more Cypriot teams than either English or German teams.
...combined. I certainly hope so.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on March 09, 2012, 11:23:28 pm
Napoli beat Cagliari 6-3 today in the highest scoring Serie A game this season. They just better have some goal scoring power left in them for Wednesday...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on March 12, 2012, 05:28:54 pm
First team to come back from a goal down and win four games in a row in the history of the Premier League!

And only a point behind Spurs!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on March 12, 2012, 05:49:30 pm
Jesus Christ, everyone is talking about this Arsenal match! Don't overlook Udinese and Lazio losing yesterday. We have a race (at least for third, maybe second and still a battle for first) in Serie A!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on March 12, 2012, 07:10:56 pm
We beat Liverpool the other day, which was nice.

So, then. Who's done for this year? All the bottom three look utterly fycked, yet can we rule out a thrilling moment of fail from one of the B Class Lancashire clubs?

Looks as though Soton will be one of the replacements, which seems vaguely appropriate as they were once an absolute cast-iron fixture of top division football.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on March 13, 2012, 11:37:59 am
RIP Timo Konietzka, who among other things scored the very first Bundesliga goal.

I think that makes the first otherwise prominent man I know of to commit legal physician-assisted suicide (Konietzka was living in Switzerland as a retiree).


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on March 13, 2012, 03:33:45 pm
What are the chances of a Basel upset today against Bayern ?

(http://img3.imagebanana.com/img/ysh7oh31/simpsons_nelson_haha2.jpg)

A tale of 2 game days and the IMPERIUM BAYERN strikes back.

Today, Basel =>

(http://www.myfolderidea.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Loser.jpg)

For the record, after 45 minutes the score is Bayern 3 - Basel 0


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on March 13, 2012, 03:43:55 pm
Yeah. :(


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on March 13, 2012, 03:53:44 pm
*klingeling again*

4-0 Bayern


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on March 13, 2012, 03:55:03 pm
Oh my God, Basel. Too bad they'll be thrased in Munich.

Correct.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on March 13, 2012, 04:04:41 pm
Bayern on a roll now.

5-0


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on March 13, 2012, 04:10:35 pm
Basel = Hoffenheim²

6:0 for Bayern now.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on March 13, 2012, 04:12:48 pm
Bayern has scored 13 goals in the last 160 minutes in 2 games ... :P


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on March 13, 2012, 04:19:27 pm
Mario Gomez has scored 4 goals today, only trailing Lionel Messi by 1.

15 minutes remain ...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on March 13, 2012, 04:25:17 pm
7:0 Bayern !

Goal by Robben though, not Gomez.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on March 13, 2012, 05:14:22 pm
That was classic OM! :D


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on March 13, 2012, 06:39:23 pm
I despise Inter but I root for Italian teams in CL. It's ashame they're out and in such heartbreaking fashion. It would have been so cool to possibly see three Italian teams in the final eight.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on March 13, 2012, 10:43:36 pm
Bayern playing at home in the final is basically the only thing that can prevent another Barca champions league win, so I'm glad they're through to the next round.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on March 14, 2012, 03:50:54 pm
God. Damn. It.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on March 14, 2012, 04:00:23 pm
Oh Phil. Phil, Phil, Phil. This game will probably see another 2 or 3 goals scored before it's all over.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on March 14, 2012, 04:56:15 pm
Horrific defending. All damn game.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on March 14, 2012, 05:18:02 pm
:(


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on March 14, 2012, 08:27:41 pm
sorry bro, if it makes you feel better, Chelsea are a bunch of c*nts and no one likes them.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on March 15, 2012, 06:50:42 am
sorry bro, if it makes you feel better, Chelsea are a bunch of c*nts and no one likes them.

^^^^^^^


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on March 16, 2012, 09:42:06 am
Poor Milan getting Barca again. Chelsea should beat Benfica but will be demolished in the Semi's even if Milan gets out of the Quarter finals. Bayern and Madrid will go through with ease, of course.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on March 16, 2012, 03:09:37 pm
sorry bro, if it makes you feel better, Chelsea are a bunch of c*nts and no one likes them.

^^^^^^^
I watched that game.

It was pretty apparent ever after the 3-1 that Napoli didn't have another comeback in them. :(


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on March 16, 2012, 04:13:56 pm
Bayern-Barca CL Final in Munich plz.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on March 17, 2012, 01:19:58 pm
I've been flipping back and forth between a movie and Spurs-Bolton. I checked back right after what was a very serious injury. They've been stopped for about five to ten minutes. Looks like they're about to abandon the match.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on March 17, 2012, 01:22:38 pm
Looks to be worse than very serious. Oh hell.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on March 17, 2012, 01:25:04 pm
Heart attack? I tuned in right after it happened and saw him flailing around on the pitch. :(


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on March 17, 2012, 01:25:26 pm
It appears he had a heart attack or something similar. Just collapsed with no one near him and they're attempting (or were) to resuscitate him.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on March 17, 2012, 01:26:06 pm
Man on the radio has just used the phrase 'fighting for his life'.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on March 17, 2012, 01:33:53 pm
Match abandoned.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on March 17, 2012, 01:57:41 pm
Would not the first footballer to die of an undiagnosed mystery heart condition. There are two possible interpretations here, and I wouldn't want to choose lightly.
Anyways, never heard of the man but hope he survives to retire, like Ümit Ozat did here in 2008.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on March 17, 2012, 03:49:16 pm
Muamba's condition is stable and he's been hospitalized in London. Good news, so far at least.

Meanwhile in Germany, FC Bayern has now scored 20 goals in their past 3 games.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on March 17, 2012, 04:13:27 pm
If you'd gone all season placing a double bet they'd either win by at least 3 or not at all, you'd be ahead nicely.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on March 21, 2012, 04:57:28 pm
One point above Tottenham, yessssssss


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on March 21, 2012, 05:05:35 pm
NAPOLI is going to its first Coppa Italia Final since 1997! And against Juve, no less! What a day!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on March 21, 2012, 06:10:01 pm
Maybe QPR aren't dead after all?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on March 24, 2012, 09:27:32 am
Spurs just had three of the unluckiest attempts on goal within a minute...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on March 24, 2012, 01:14:15 pm
LOLOLOL three points clear


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on March 28, 2012, 11:38:23 am
Predictions for today:

Marseille vs. Bayern 1-2

Milan vs. Barcelona 2-2


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on March 28, 2012, 09:16:49 pm
Poor APOEL almost pulling off another massive upset. The other results were predictable though Milan, while needing a goal or two or five before going to Spain, put on a better than expected show.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on March 31, 2012, 11:57:34 am
I love a nice defensive game, me. lol.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 03, 2012, 04:41:12 am
Predictions for tonight:

Bayern vs. Marseille: 3-1
Barcelona vs. Milan: 1-0 (Messi)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Niemeyerite on April 03, 2012, 10:04:42 am
Go, Milan! (Go down Barcelona!)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on April 03, 2012, 10:47:22 am
I too hope that Barcelona is knocked out tonight.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on April 03, 2012, 11:21:29 am
We are all Milan fans today.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 03, 2012, 01:32:52 pm
We are all Milan fans today.

All but me.

:)

Drop dead, Milan.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 03, 2012, 01:55:05 pm
2 good chances already for Messi, and 1 for Ibrahimovic.

Exciting game already ... :)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 03, 2012, 01:56:15 pm
Penalty for Barca !

:)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 03, 2012, 01:57:28 pm
MEEEEEESSSSSIIIIIIIII GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLLLL !!!!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 03, 2012, 01:58:24 pm
1-0 Bayern, btw too.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on April 03, 2012, 02:02:03 pm
1-0 already means this one is very likely finished. Damn. :(


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 03, 2012, 02:06:43 pm
How many are in that Barcelona stadium again ? 110.000 people ?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on April 03, 2012, 02:19:32 pm
Milan!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 03, 2012, 02:19:43 pm
1-0 already means this one is very likely finished. Damn. :(

No, not yet ... :P


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 03, 2012, 02:28:59 pm
Hahaha

Milan can't keep themselves under control again in their own 16 -> another penalty -> Messi²

:)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 03, 2012, 02:31:25 pm
Bayern is already at 2:0 ...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on April 03, 2012, 02:58:25 pm
Yeah, both of these games are over.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on April 03, 2012, 08:49:22 pm
Best f***ing team in the world can't win in their own goddamn stadium without two soft f***ing penalties. What a joke. Luckily both Bayern and Real Madrid are miles better than AC Milan, so there's hope yet.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on April 04, 2012, 03:26:58 pm
You have to hand it to APOEL: only down by three and scoring two of their own in Madrid is impressive for a team of their ranking.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on April 04, 2012, 03:33:03 pm
...and Benfica just made it interesting in the final minutes...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on April 04, 2012, 03:33:08 pm
Please Benfica another one


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on April 07, 2012, 02:50:19 pm
Milan blows a draw in the last minute to Fiorentina. At home! Then, of course, Juve wins and takes first. :(

If Napoli finds another goal and hangs on, we are up to third. :)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 10, 2012, 12:37:14 am
Tomorrow is Dortmund vs. Bayern. The top game of the year.

Dortmund leads in the German league and is 3 points ahead of Bayern in the rankings.

If Bayern wins in Dortmund, they will be 1st because of the better goal difference.

81.000 people are expected to be in the stadium.

My prediction:

2:1 Bayern


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 11, 2012, 03:15:42 am
Tomorrow is Dortmund vs. Bayern. The top game of the year.

Dortmund leads in the German league and is 3 points ahead of Bayern in the rankings.

If Bayern wins in Dortmund, they will be 1st because of the better goal difference.

81.000 people are expected to be in the stadium.

My prediction:

2:1 Bayern

Meh, no live coverage of this on German/Austrian/Swiss cable TV. Only SKY Pay-TV.

Well, there's still the Internet ... :)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on April 11, 2012, 02:38:47 pm
Dortmund up 1-0.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on April 11, 2012, 02:45:37 pm
And Robben wastes a penalty. :D


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 11, 2012, 03:00:21 pm
Wow, game just ended and an epic win by Dortmund.

Especially the final minutes were good: Penalty (which was mostly OK to be given) for Bayern and Robben's crappy shot saved by the Dortmund keeper. Then a Dortmund defender hits the Dortmund goalpost, ball bounces back and Robben again can't score from 2m away from the goal. And finally a Dortmund striker also hits the goalpost from Bayern ... :P

But Dortmund was clearly better in this game.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on April 11, 2012, 03:30:53 pm
Napoli is killing me. Thank God we are at least in the Coppa Italia Final.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on April 17, 2012, 11:36:16 am
Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid in two hours. So excited.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on April 17, 2012, 11:44:40 am
Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid in two hours. So excited.

I know it's terrible for an Italian fan to do this but, yeah, I'm rooting for the Germans. Bayern and Chelsea in the Final (I know, I know...) would be ideal for me. Napoli fans would at least be able to say that we lost (and, at one point, beat and tied) to the eventual winner/best of the best in our first ever CL.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 17, 2012, 11:56:19 am
Prediction:

Bayern 1 (Olic) - 2 (Ronaldo, Özil) Madrid


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 17, 2012, 01:49:29 pm
Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid in two hours. So excited.

I know it's terrible for an Italian fan to do this but, yeah, I'm rooting for the Germans. Bayern and Chelsea in the Final (I know, I know...) would be ideal for me. Napoli fans would at least be able to say that we lost (and, at one point, beat and tied) to the eventual winner/best of the best in our first ever CL.

Because of your Ronaldo hate ? ;)

Anyway, are you Americans able to watch it right now somehere on TV ?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on April 17, 2012, 01:51:20 pm
Oh yeah, congrats Roland!

I just looked up the UEFA 5 years coefficient, and Austria won a second place in the CL qualifiers. :)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on April 17, 2012, 01:55:02 pm
Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid in two hours. So excited.

I know it's terrible for an Italian fan to do this but, yeah, I'm rooting for the Germans. Bayern and Chelsea in the Final (I know, I know...) would be ideal for me. Napoli fans would at least be able to say that we lost (and, at one point, beat and tied) to the eventual winner/best of the best in our first ever CL.

Because of your Ronaldo hate ? ;)

Anyway, are you Americans able to watch it right now somehere on TV ?

I gave my rest in my post but, yeah, disliking Ronaldo and Mourinho helps. ;)


We are able to watch on Fox Soccer Channel right now.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 17, 2012, 01:55:24 pm
Oh yeah, congrats Roland!

I just looked up the UEFA 5 years coefficient, and Austria won a second place in the CL qualifiers. :)

What does it mean ? The 1st and 2nd in the Austrian league (currently Salzburg and Rapid Wien) are already "fix" in the CL qualifiers if they end up 1st and 2nd after the season is over ?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 17, 2012, 02:01:42 pm
Bayern fans not happy with Webb's call ... :P But I guess it's OK.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 17, 2012, 02:03:18 pm
BAYERN GOOOALLLL !!!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on April 17, 2012, 02:05:54 pm
Oh yeah, congrats Roland!

I just looked up the UEFA 5 years coefficient, and Austria won a second place in the CL qualifiers. :)

What does it mean ? The 1st and 2nd in the Austrian league (currently Salzburg and Rapid Wien) are already "fix" in the CL qualifiers if they end up 1st and 2nd after the season is over ?
No. Points from 07-08 to 11-12 seasons determine who qualifies for what during 12-13, so you have two CL qualifier places in the summer of '13. :)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 17, 2012, 02:09:08 pm
BTW, as an explanation for you Americans:

After a goal, the Bayern stadium speaker says "Goal for the FC Bayern München" followed by "Bayern" after which the fans say "1". Then the speaker says "Madrid" and the fans say "0" (which they say even if Bayern is up let's say 3:1 and Madrid just scored a goal). The speaker then says "Danke !" (Thank You !) and the fans shout "Bitte !" (You are welcome !")


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on April 17, 2012, 02:12:16 pm
I always shout the true answer if the opposition also has goals. And "Halts Maul" instead of "bitte".
Then again, I'm not at Bayern. At least they don't feel the need here to shout the scorer's name three times. (Cause you forgot the part about the announcer saying the first name and the stadium answering the last name of the scorer...)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 17, 2012, 02:15:40 pm
I always shout the true answer if the opposition also has goals. And "Halts Maul" instead of "bitte".
Then again, I'm not at Bayern. At least they don't feel the need here to shout the scorer's name three times. (Cause you forgot the part about the announcer saying the first name and the stadium answering the last name of the scorer...)

Ah yeah, of course, the player's name.

I wonder if they do the same at American Football games. I never listened hard enough.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 17, 2012, 02:26:35 pm
Very good game so far, I didn't expect Bayern would play so actively. About 3 times better than against Dortmund.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on April 17, 2012, 02:36:48 pm
Bayern goal was  irregular btw. (Offside Bayern player blocking goalkeeper's way and sight.)

Somehow I'm not surprised.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on April 17, 2012, 02:57:43 pm
GOL!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on April 17, 2012, 03:33:07 pm
Well, sh!t.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on April 17, 2012, 03:34:24 pm
Are you seriously cheering for Madrid Lewis? That's disgusting.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on April 17, 2012, 03:37:20 pm
Are you seriously cheering for Madrid Lewis? That's disgusting.
Duh, I am not mentally ill, hence I mourn every game of Bayern's that doesn't end in a double digit loss.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on April 17, 2012, 03:40:53 pm
Anyways, on to the epic battle of Lawful Neutral (with Evil leanings) vs Absolute Evil tomorrow. Today was just common everyday Neutral Evil vs Absolute Evil, of course.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 18, 2012, 01:01:46 pm
Let's all hope Barcelona eats Chelsea alive ... ;)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 18, 2012, 01:14:51 pm
Prediction: 3-1 Barcelona


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on April 18, 2012, 02:19:14 pm
Ugh, rooting for Chelsea goes against everything I believe in, but such is my hate for Barca. I will be taking a long shower after this.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on April 18, 2012, 02:35:42 pm
Messi gives the ball away (!!!), Chelsea counter-attack, Drogba scores!

(http://i41.tinypic.com/2f0g4rr.jpg)

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on April 18, 2012, 03:21:11 pm
The Barca bias among commentators/journalists is ridiculous and disgusting. Messi slaloming straight into a wall of Chelsea players is "BRILLIANT!" but Cahill dispossessing him is merely "very good."


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on April 18, 2012, 03:39:30 pm
haahahahaha barcelona's fans' tears are DELICIOUS


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on April 21, 2012, 01:47:44 pm
Real Madrid leading 0-1 at Camp Nou at half-time.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on April 22, 2012, 04:08:04 am
Dortmund are champions. Lautern are down. Fürth are up. Frankfurt may well follow them tomorrow (or theoretically today.)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on April 22, 2012, 08:14:57 am
This ManU match has been a blast.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on April 22, 2012, 11:27:29 am
Objectively hilarious.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: © tweed on April 22, 2012, 11:31:07 am
so if Manchester City win out they win the EPL?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on April 22, 2012, 11:32:54 am
EPL?

Stop that.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on April 22, 2012, 11:43:13 am
4-4? That's nothing. Riederwald lost 6-9 away to Nieder-Erlenbach in the Kreisliga A Frankfurt Staffel Südost last week. (But today, when I went to see them play for the first time this calendar year, they beat Posavina 1-0 on a penalty.)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on April 22, 2012, 11:46:14 am
It's more that they may have just fycked up an early walk to the title.

6-9, though? I like a nice defensive game, me.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on April 22, 2012, 12:17:36 pm
And Wolves are gone. The moral of the story is that if you're in the middle of a relegation fight, you don't suddenly sack your manager unless you've got a replacement lined up.

The other two doom spots are remarkably open though, as Wigan and QPR have suddenly started to play well, as if on cue.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on April 22, 2012, 12:19:10 pm
TNS won the Welsh title yesterday. I will refrain from going into further details of their title clash with Bangor City, because it's a tad on the embarrassing side.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on April 22, 2012, 12:26:33 pm
It's more that they may have just fycked up an early walk to the title.

6-9, though? I like a nice defensive game, me.
It's what happens at that kind of level when one side's goalkeeper gets sent off for a last man foul during the first half, the other side's goes out with injury for the last half hour, and there's a mean wind blowing. ;D


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on April 23, 2012, 12:00:56 am
TNS won the Welsh title yesterday. I will refrain from going into further details of their title clash with Bangor City, because it's a tad on the embarrassing side.

Is it more embarrassing than the existence of a team called Total Network Solutions?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 24, 2012, 11:52:00 am
haahahahaha barcelona's fans' tears are DELICIOUS

Today is THE REVENGE !!! Down with Chelsea !!!

;)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on April 24, 2012, 02:18:23 pm
Promoted. :)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 24, 2012, 02:22:40 pm
GOOOOOOOOOOL Barca !


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 24, 2012, 02:30:52 pm
GOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLOOOOOLLLLL numero dos, Barca !

:)

(Let's hope my Spanish is ok ... :P)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 24, 2012, 02:33:31 pm
And now goal for Chelsea ... meh.

But great game !


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on April 24, 2012, 02:35:06 pm
At least John Terry is out of the competition.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Franzl on April 24, 2012, 03:27:50 pm
Promoted. :)

Nie wieder zweite Liga?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on April 24, 2012, 03:43:16 pm
We'll see about that. :)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on April 24, 2012, 03:52:39 pm
I'm in shock.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on April 24, 2012, 04:08:59 pm
I NEARLY CRIED

I NEARLY SHED TEARS OF FÜCKING JOY

THAT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL

(http://i48.tinypic.com/21ag7td.jpg)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 25, 2012, 01:55:05 pm
Oh man, David Alaba gets hit by the ball on his hand in the own 16 while falling and the referee says penalty. Ronaldo then scores the 1:0 for Madrid. Then Alaba gets the ball again and shoots it into the middle and Robben misses from 1m ahead of the goal ... :P

Alaba will also miss the Final now because he got a Yellow.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on April 25, 2012, 02:00:05 pm
2-0. There is hope. A Bayern vs Chelsea final would have been about the worst imaginable constellation seeing that Juve didn't qualify.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 25, 2012, 02:00:30 pm
Ronaldo scores again. 2:0 Real.

But it could already be 2:2 because Robben failed to score again ...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: NVGonzalez on April 25, 2012, 02:08:25 pm
It looks like Bayern took Torres 2011 classes.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: NVGonzalez on April 25, 2012, 02:11:31 pm
...And the Bayern defense seems to be defending like an MLS team

PENALTY FOR BAYERN!!!!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on April 25, 2012, 02:11:43 pm
This game is crazy. Next penalty.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 25, 2012, 02:13:03 pm
Looks like Robben CAN score after all (barely).


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 25, 2012, 02:13:57 pm
BTW: Ronaldo's 2nd goal was an offside goal.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 25, 2012, 02:16:15 pm
Bayern vs. Chelsea in Munich would be fun ... :)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: NVGonzalez on April 25, 2012, 02:19:59 pm
Bayern should be winning 3-2... Too many missed opportunities.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 25, 2012, 03:10:03 pm
So, if Bayern scores a goal, then Madrid needs to score 2 of them to advance to the final, right ?

And if Madrid scores one, then Bayern still needs just one to force an extension (?).


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: NVGonzalez on April 25, 2012, 03:28:27 pm
So, if Bayern scores a goal, then Madrid needs to score 2 of them to advance to the final, right ?

And if Madrid scores one, then Bayern still needs just one to force an extension (?).

yup.

And just now Bayern spared Madrid again. You do not spare Madrid like that. Ever.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on April 25, 2012, 03:35:15 pm
Overtime.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on April 25, 2012, 04:13:50 pm
Penalties.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: NVGonzalez on April 25, 2012, 04:14:50 pm
I'd rather lose 5-0 than in penalties.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on April 25, 2012, 04:18:36 pm
Incredible. I suppose that's that.

EDIT: I take that back.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: NVGonzalez on April 25, 2012, 04:30:42 pm
The Madrid tears and Mourinho's face were priceless.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on April 25, 2012, 04:32:39 pm
Just what I wanted: two teams we either beat or tied at some point. :)  It also marks the beginning of the end of Spain's reign. Italy delivers the death blow in our opening Euro match. ;)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on April 25, 2012, 04:36:52 pm
Neither Madrid nor Barcelona in the final. Beautiful.

(http://cadfael.tv/image/src/1335388751063.gif)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: NVGonzalez on April 25, 2012, 05:07:08 pm
Neither Madrid nor Barcelona in the final. Beautiful.

(http://cadfael.tv/image/src/1335388751063.gif)

Lol Marcelo.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on April 25, 2012, 05:34:33 pm
"Auf dem Weg zum Tor sind mir die Eier verlorengegangen, aber dann habe ich sie Gott sei Dank wiedergefunden." - Schweini

love this guy


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Franzl on April 25, 2012, 05:37:40 pm
"Auf dem Weg zum Tor sind mir die Eier verlorengegangen, aber dann habe ich sie Gott sei Dank wiedergefunden." - Schweini

love this guy

Hat er überhaupt welche?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 26, 2012, 02:15:24 am
It really sucks that David Alaba misses the final. Once again, no Austrian in a final game of the CL.

The irony is that in yesterday's Kronen Zeitung newspaper ahead of the game, Alaba gave an interview in which he said that "if he has to accept a yellow card and therefore misses the final to help the team advance there, he'll willingly take that".

And then this self-fulfilling prophecy became true ... :P


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on April 26, 2012, 12:24:03 pm
Meh, he's only 19 and already a starter for Bayern Munich. He'll play in a CL final at some point.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 27, 2012, 12:07:31 am
(http://cdn4.diggstatic.com/story/sir_have_you_seen_my_ball/o.png)

:)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on April 27, 2012, 12:59:30 am
Good recap of the game, with German commentary:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rvq2E9bWEeo


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on April 27, 2012, 09:04:23 am
Guardiola leaving Barcelona.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: NVGonzalez on April 27, 2012, 01:41:56 pm
Guardiola leaving Barcelona.

My heart just shattered. Unless he goes to Mexico to manage Atlas this is very depressing.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on April 28, 2012, 04:39:05 am
"Auf dem Weg zum Tor sind mir die Eier verlorengegangen, aber dann habe ich sie Gott sei Dank wiedergefunden." - Schweini

love this guy

Hat er überhaupt welche?
Ja - da wo bei Menschen das Hirn sitzt.



Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Landslide Lyndon on April 28, 2012, 05:49:33 am
Guardiola leaving Barcelona.

Α classy guy and an underrated coach. Let's not forget that Barcelona was full of stars before him too, but Rijkaard didn't even come close to Guardiola's accomplishments.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on April 29, 2012, 03:28:15 pm
:(

FC Porto is champion in Portugal.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on April 29, 2012, 03:53:10 pm
Lazio continues to fall, leading to a four way tie for the final CL qualifying spot/third place. Napoli technically holds the third spot for now though. :)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Phony Moderate on April 30, 2012, 12:49:43 pm
What possibly could be the English title decider is tonight - who will win? I think City 2-1.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on April 30, 2012, 01:46:54 pm
I hope Tevez scores a hattrick.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: NVGonzalez on April 30, 2012, 04:02:57 pm
Congrats to City. They deserve the BPL. Especially with Man U's epic 7 point meltdown.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Phony Moderate on April 30, 2012, 04:09:27 pm
BPL

Stop it.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on April 30, 2012, 04:11:31 pm
Good has triumphed over evil, for the third time in one week. :)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on April 30, 2012, 04:13:38 pm
Mancini is so cool

(http://cadfael.tv/image/src/1335818155934.gif)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on April 30, 2012, 05:28:40 pm
Ah, nice to see a properly unpredictable title race.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: NVGonzalez on April 30, 2012, 06:25:03 pm

Believe it or not I meant it as Barclay's Premier League. But eh I understand.

It's funny to see a team like Chelsea in the Champions final while struggling to qualify for it if they lose to Bayern.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on May 02, 2012, 07:19:38 pm
Buffon gets cute, dribbling the ball in his box, has it stolen from him and third-from-the-bottom/down a man Lecce score an equalizer in Turin in the 86th minute. That one play might just cost Juve the Scudetto which I, of course, love. I also love Buffon, of course, but I have to enjoy this at his expense.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: NVGonzalez on May 03, 2012, 01:08:34 am
Buffon gets cute, dribbling the ball in his box, has it stolen from him and third-from-the-bottom/down a man Lecce score an equalizer in Turin in the 86th minute. That one play might just cost Juve the Scudetto which I, of course, love. I also love Buffon, of course, but I have to enjoy this at his expense.

Has Juve lost this season yet? It'd be an embarrassment to be undefeated and not win the Scuddetto.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on May 03, 2012, 09:50:34 am
Buffon gets cute, dribbling the ball in his box, has it stolen from him and third-from-the-bottom/down a man Lecce score an equalizer in Turin in the 86th minute. That one play might just cost Juve the Scudetto which I, of course, love. I also love Buffon, of course, but I have to enjoy this at his expense.

Has Juve lost this season yet? It'd be an embarrassment to be undefeated and not win the Scuddetto.

They are undefeated. I almost hope they go undefeated (while losing the Scudetto) so Napoli can be the only team to beat them in the Coppa Italia Final. :)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on May 03, 2012, 02:52:33 pm
Real Madrid make it official. It's cool to be able to say that I saw the eventual champions the Summer before their winning season (in a Friendly here in Philly). However, I hope I won't be able to say the same about the Italian league winners (Juve was here in the Summer, too, for a week or so of training).


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on May 04, 2012, 01:28:29 pm
I have decided how to treat the CL final.

It is of paramount importance that Chelsea do not qualify for the Champions Leage, so if they manage to lose out in the league and depend on the CL final, I will be forced to root for Bayern.

Failing that, it would be very sweet to see Bayern come second in everything this year, so if they lose the German cup final they should lose the CL final as well.

And if both of these hopes are squashed before the final, I'll boycott it and call for lifelong bans of anyone who dares participate in this travesty. :P


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on May 05, 2012, 08:18:27 am
FA Cup today. I've been sucked into rooting for the comeback story...it feels so wrong...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on May 05, 2012, 10:26:57 am
Cologne relegated, Hertha somehow manage to hit the playoffs ranks after all (who against? That'll be decided tomorrow. Düsseldorf, Pauli and Paderborn all being fighting hard to escape promotion). Oh yeah, Hanover clinch the last Europa League position.



Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on May 05, 2012, 11:50:26 am
Oooh, FC St. Pauli might be promoted? That would be pretty sweet.

Meanwhile Arsenal probably threw away the Champions League today because they're horrible depressing fuçks.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on May 05, 2012, 12:55:20 pm
Phenomenal Cech save!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on May 06, 2012, 01:09:36 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJsMFfU9E1g&feature=youtu.be

I obviously don't care for Barca, but it's hard not to love Pep.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on May 06, 2012, 07:29:20 am
HUGE game in a few minutes. Could very well decide the title race and the fight for 3rd/4th in one fell swoop.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on May 06, 2012, 09:02:00 am
No! :(


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on May 06, 2012, 01:04:52 pm
Cologne relegated, Hertha somehow manage to hit the playoffs ranks after all (who against? That'll be decided tomorrow. Düsseldorf, Pauli and Paderborn all being fighting hard to escape promotion).
Düsseldorf will be the lucky sods.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on May 06, 2012, 02:28:43 pm
Cologne relegated, Hertha somehow manage to hit the playoffs ranks after all (who against? That'll be decided tomorrow. Düsseldorf, Pauli and Paderborn all being fighting hard to escape promotion).
Düsseldorf will be the lucky sods.

boooooooo :(

Premier League results were basically perfect though.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: © tweed on May 06, 2012, 02:34:04 pm
any intelligent thoughts on next year's UEFA only-spend-as-much-as-revenue rule?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on May 06, 2012, 02:41:00 pm
Cologne relegated, Hertha somehow manage to hit the playoffs ranks after all (who against? That'll be decided tomorrow. Düsseldorf, Pauli and Paderborn all being fighting hard to escape promotion).
Düsseldorf will be the lucky sods.

boooooooo :(

Premier League results were basically perfect though.
Pauli "coolness" and "leftism" has a real history but today is 99.6% clever (and successful) marketing shtick.

Eh. Still better than D'doof.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on May 06, 2012, 03:38:16 pm
Inter hand Juve the Scudetto. Damn it.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on May 11, 2012, 10:46:01 am
The big action this Sunday is obviously the hunt for third in Serie A but having all of the Premier League games shown live on the FOX channels earlier in the day will be awesome.

As for Serie A, I like Napoli's shot at third. I think Lazio will either be beaten or draw at home against a hot Inter side while Catania can certainly beat Udinese in Sicily to wrap up a surprisingly good season. If we take care of business against Siena, we have third (due to a tiebreaker against Udinese).


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on May 11, 2012, 11:33:35 am
Fox is even streaming a game (and a good one too, Everton-Newcastle) live and for free on their website! It's gonna be fun. Hopefully Newcastle, Arsenal, City and Bolton win and Tottenham lose. Don't care about the other games really.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 12, 2012, 09:38:25 am
German Cup Final today:

FC Bayern vs. Dortmund

Starts at 8pm local time in Berlin.

...

I have no clue how this plays out, but I'd favor an extension and penalties ... :)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 12, 2012, 09:42:48 am
I'll try a wildcard pick:

Bayern wins this 2:1, with David Alaba scoring in minute 87. If not Alaba, then Gomez.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Franzl on May 12, 2012, 09:46:00 am
I'm going to have to support Dortmund here...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 12, 2012, 09:52:16 am
I'm going to have to support Dortmund here...

Why's that ?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 12, 2012, 09:57:41 am
BTW, the German Women Cup between Frankfurt and FC Bayern is on right now.

After the first half, it's 0-0.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: © tweed on May 12, 2012, 10:48:32 am
I had a dream in which Man City lost the final game and thus the EPL title.  a sign I am starting to care about, or at least notice, soccer.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 12, 2012, 10:58:43 am
BTW, the German Women Cup between Frankfurt and FC Bayern is on right now.

After the first half, it's 0-0.

The game is over and the Bayern women destroyed the Frankfurt women 2:0 !

Frankfurt was the big favourite though ... :P

...

BTW: If the Bayern men win their cup title later tonight, it would be the first time that the Bayern men and women won the German cup at the same time.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on May 12, 2012, 11:25:57 am
I had a dream in which Man City lost the final game and thus the EPL title.  a sign I am starting to care about, or at least notice, soccer.

The use of 'EPL' and 'soccer' would indicate 'not much', I think.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 12, 2012, 12:50:44 pm
German Cup Final starts in 10 minutes.

Go Bayern ! (I guess).


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 12, 2012, 12:54:50 pm
Live Streams:

Link (http://www.hahasport.com)

Scroll down to German Cup.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 12, 2012, 01:05:21 pm
Hmm.

Goal for the BVB after 3 minutes already, because of a Bayern defender flop pass.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 12, 2012, 01:10:12 pm
Dortmund keeper now gone K.O. because Bayern's Gomez crashed into his rips ...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 12, 2012, 01:12:11 pm
Looks like keeper Weidenfäller can play again.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on May 12, 2012, 01:21:24 pm
I had a dream in which Man City lost the final game and thus the EPL title. 

I hope so!

I'll agree with Al on one point: don't use "EPL." You can use "Soccer" though. 


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 12, 2012, 01:26:36 pm
Bayern equalizes by penalty.

Totally correct penalty, because Dortmunds keeper Weidenfäller fouled Bayern's Gomez in his own 16.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 12, 2012, 01:32:30 pm
This is some really good game right now.

Dortmund apparently changing their keeper. Weidenfäller out and the Aussie Langerak in.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 12, 2012, 01:34:36 pm
Almost the 2:1 for Bayern now ...

The Aussie Mitch Langerak (from Melbourne) now in as new keeper for Dortmund.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 12, 2012, 01:37:07 pm
Merkel, Gauck, Löw are also in the stadium.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 12, 2012, 01:41:11 pm
Oh crap.

Boateng (Bayern) fouls in the own 16. Penalty for Dortmund.

Annnnnnnddddd: Dortmund scores.

2-1 Dortmund


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 12, 2012, 01:47:19 pm
Dortmund increasing the lead to 3-1 ...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on May 12, 2012, 02:59:24 pm
Yeah Dortmund - Bayern 5 : 2 ;D ;D ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBKb0QHeZXo


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on May 12, 2012, 03:36:40 pm
Dortmund has...what?...one or two starters on the national side, right? That's all I recognize. If so, great result. I can only hope Chelsea win the Champions League to depress Bayern/Germany heading into the Euros. :)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on May 13, 2012, 04:38:59 am
Dortmund has...what?...one or two starters on the national side, right? That's all I recognize. If so, great result. I can only hope Chelsea win the Champions League to depress Bayern/Germany heading into the Euros. :)
It looks as if Chelsea will likely be out of Europe entirely unless they win this game.

Therefore they must not win it. Let's at least hope Bayern wins in a way that can't be used to spin the game as legendary in any way or form. Their last CL win may serve as a model.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on May 13, 2012, 09:59:08 am
Juventus ends the season undefeated. Del Piero scores in his final league game as does Pippo Inzaghi.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on May 13, 2012, 10:09:20 am
Cisse scores for QPR! Hahahaha!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on May 13, 2012, 10:56:11 am
I have never seen anything like this.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on May 13, 2012, 10:59:53 am
Germany 2001.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Phony Moderate on May 13, 2012, 11:00:54 am
lololololololololololololololololololol


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on May 13, 2012, 11:41:22 am
O.K, that was quite amusing, even if our defeat to United contributed directly to the laughter.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: afleitch on May 13, 2012, 12:29:25 pm
Celtic lifted the trophy today :D


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 13, 2012, 12:42:14 pm
Yeah Dortmund - Bayern 5 : 2 ;D ;D ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBKb0QHeZXo

Yeah, what a sh*t day (once again) for Bayern in German games.

And then they are going to beat Chelsea in the CL Final ... :P


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on May 13, 2012, 01:10:33 pm
hahahahaha united tears are delicious

Also calling it "soccer" and using the acronym "EPL" when you don't want to type out Barclay's Premier League is perfectly fine, Tweed. Only snobby pedants would argue otherwise.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: bore on May 13, 2012, 02:22:20 pm
Celtic lifted the trophy today :D

Of course the only Scottish game of importance this month isn't untill next week :P


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: NVGonzalez on May 13, 2012, 09:50:03 pm
Hey Phil. What can you tell me about Mauro Camoranesi? He may come play for my Mexican club Atlas.

Also what Man City did today. Wow.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on May 13, 2012, 11:17:19 pm
Hey Phil. What can you tell me about Mauro Camoranesi? He may come play for my Mexican club Atlas.

Also what Man City did today. Wow.

He's definitely at the end of his career/too old. Was a valuable player around the time he won the World Cup with Italy. Don't expect much from him now.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 13, 2012, 11:35:23 pm
Salzburg claim seventh Austrian title

(AFP) Sunday 13 May 2012

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4b/FC_Red_Bull_Salzburg_-_Champion_of_the_Austrian_Football_Bundesliga_2011-12_%2801%29.jpg/640px-FC_Red_Bull_Salzburg_-_Champion_of_the_Austrian_Football_Bundesliga_2011-12_%2801%29.jpg)

Salzburg claimed their seventh Austrian league title on Sunday after winning 5-1 at Wiener Neustadt in their penultimate game of the season.

The emphatic victory took them six points clear of nearest rivals Rapid Vienna, meaning they cannot be overtaken. Defending champions Sturm Graz, meanwhile, are 17 points off the pace in fifth position.

It was a fourth national title for Salzburg since the club were taken over by Dietrich Mateschitz, founder of the energy drink company Red Bull, in 2005.

Salzburg will attempt to complete the Austrian double for the first time in their history when they meet Ried in the Austrian Cup final on 20 May.

http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/clubfootball/news/newsid=1630251.html

:)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on May 14, 2012, 03:28:23 pm
hahahahaha united tears are delicious

Also calling it "soccer" and using the acronym "EPL" when you don't want to type out Barclay's Premier League is perfectly fine, Tweed. Only snobby pedants would argue otherwise.
You would, of course, need to have had something ugly done to your brain to be even able to memorise the first word of that.

Meanwhile, this is real determination:

http://www.kicker.de/news/fussball/bundesliga/startseite/2-bundesliga-relegation-fb-1/2011-12/1/1426978/livematch_karlsruher-sc-6_jahn-regensburg-1377.html

Playoff for the last second division slot, and yeah the away goal rule applies.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on May 17, 2012, 08:24:41 am
Rejoice! Marcello Lippi is a coach again! He's now manager at Guangzhou Evergrande. A chance at a little redemption but here's hoping he leaves China after a season or two and gets to retire as coach of one of the world's elite clubs.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on May 17, 2012, 11:24:49 am
Guangzhou Evergrande is one of the world's elite clubs.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a0/GuangzhouEvergrande_FC_2011.jpg/200px-GuangzhouEvergrande_FC_2011.jpg)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on May 17, 2012, 12:27:56 pm
Is it in Europe or South America? No? Ok, then that contradicts your statement.

Or maybe you were making a joke about their motto... :P


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on May 17, 2012, 12:39:58 pm
Guangzhou Evergrande is one of the world's elite clubs.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a0/GuangzhouEvergrande_FC_2011.jpg/200px-GuangzhouEvergrande_FC_2011.jpg)

Is that really their motto? Dear lord...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on May 17, 2012, 03:40:11 pm
Yeah, they have the best motto ever. They also lost to Real Madrid like 8-0 in a friendly this summer, it was pretty great.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on May 18, 2012, 05:23:32 am
Guangzhou Evergrande is one of the world's elite clubs.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a0/GuangzhouEvergrande_FC_2011.jpg/200px-GuangzhouEvergrande_FC_2011.jpg)

Is that really their motto? Dear lord...
More of a "mission statement" in my mind.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: bore on May 19, 2012, 02:26:40 am
Its the big day today. GGTTH.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Silent Hunter on May 19, 2012, 11:04:31 am
Its the big day today. GGTTH.

We're back!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 12:20:47 pm
The weather in Munich is GREAT (like here in Salzburg). The sky is blue, no clouds and 25°C.

Here are some pics of what happened in the city today, with one and a half hours to go:

(http://polpix.sueddeutsche.com/polopoly_fs/1.1361117.1337446751!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/900x315/image.jpg)

(http://polpix.sueddeutsche.com/polopoly_fs/1.1361078.1337439034!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/900x600/image.jpg)

(http://polpix.sueddeutsche.com/polopoly_fs/1.1361052.1337434270!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/900x600/image.jpg)

(http://polpix.sueddeutsche.com/polopoly_fs/1.1361076.1337439029!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/900x600/image.jpg)

(http://polpix.sueddeutsche.com/polopoly_fs/1.1361097.1337443497!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/900x600/image.jpg)

(http://polpix.sueddeutsche.com/polopoly_fs/1.1361050.1337434266!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/900x600/image.jpg)

(http://polpix.sueddeutsche.com/polopoly_fs/1.1361035.1337429049!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/900x600/image.jpg)

(http://polpix.sueddeutsche.com/polopoly_fs/1.1361103.1337443511!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/900x600/image.jpg)

(http://polpix.sueddeutsche.com/polopoly_fs/1.1356715.1336984981!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/900x600/image.jpg)

(http://polpix.sueddeutsche.com/polopoly_fs/1.1356719.1336984990!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/900x600/image.jpg)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: bore on May 19, 2012, 01:34:21 pm
Without sounding like a whinger, I have to say that Craig Thompson is a disgrace to Scottish football, to think we are sending him to the Euros is actually worrying. A obese, blind 80 year old who didn't know the rules of the game would have done better then him. Without his shocking bias we could have been in that game, but we had lost as soon as Suso dived. Deary me.













Not that I'm bitter or angry or anything.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 01:45:34 pm
It starts !


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 01:50:25 pm
Bayern has a good start.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 01:54:02 pm
Hahaha, Robben with a shot to the moon ...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 02:02:25 pm
Chelsea's defense is pretty good so far.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 02:21:05 pm
This game does badly need a goal right now ...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on May 19, 2012, 02:26:03 pm
No. No goals for the first 120 minutes, please.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Franzl on May 19, 2012, 02:27:05 pm
No. No goals for the first 120 minutes, please.

Du Teufel ;)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 02:28:02 pm
LOL and now Gomez with a shot to Neptune or Pluto ...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on May 19, 2012, 02:28:12 pm
Bayern in front of goal has been hilarious...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: patrick1 on May 19, 2012, 02:30:40 pm
Ah, time to sub Gomez...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 02:31:53 pm
So, no Barcelona redux (Chelsea goal in the 46th).


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 02:48:51 pm
If 120 minutes do not result in a goal, here's the penalty stat for Bayern and Chelsea:

Bayern: 4 times penalty shootouts in European competitions - 4 times won

Chelsea: 2 times penalty shootouts in European competitions - 2 times lost


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 02:57:47 pm
Offside goal for Bayern.

Still 0-0.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on May 19, 2012, 03:06:30 pm
If 120 minutes do not result in a goal, here's the penalty stat for Bayern and Chelsea:

Bayern: 4 times penalty shootouts in European competitions - 4 times won

Chelsea: 2 times penalty shootouts in European competitions - 2 times lost

Haha, this really is Germany vs. England.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 03:25:58 pm
Bayern 1 - 0 Chelsea

...

Hahaha, DIE Chelsea DIIIIIEEE !!!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 03:30:04 pm
Oh crap ...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on May 19, 2012, 03:31:14 pm
My God!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on May 19, 2012, 03:31:26 pm
Lol, after Luiz' foul against Robben, Ribery screamed and shouted and demanded a yellow (and got it). Radio comment: "Ribery thinks he's the only one who's allowed to beat up Robben".


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 03:34:46 pm
Is the extension with golden goal or will they play 30 minutes ?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on May 19, 2012, 03:36:06 pm
Is the extension with golden goal or will they play 30 minutes ?

The latter


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 03:37:02 pm
Free kick for Chelsea.

Drogba with a shot to the Oort Cloud.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 03:43:36 pm
My prediction (2:1) is still alive, Bayern just needs to score one more goal.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on May 19, 2012, 03:45:59 pm
Penalty.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 03:46:50 pm
Penalty for Bayern, because Drogba fouled.

And Bayern ... SCORES NOT !!!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on May 19, 2012, 03:48:38 pm
Barca got a penalty right around the same time in the semifinal, which Cech also saved.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on May 19, 2012, 03:48:48 pm
Bwahahahaha...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 03:50:46 pm
David Alaba would have scored ... :P


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: bore on May 19, 2012, 03:55:48 pm
I really hate ITV's commentators.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on May 19, 2012, 03:57:23 pm
Without sounding like a whinger, I have to say that Craig Thompson is a disgrace to Scottish football, to think we are sending him to the Euros is actually worrying. A obese, blind 80 year old who didn't know the rules of the game would have done better then him. Without his shocking bias we could have been in that game, but we had lost as soon as Suso dived. Deary me.

He's talking about the Scottish cup final, btw. And seems to be a Hibs man. I approve of that. :)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 04:07:17 pm
Oh, Gomez ...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on May 19, 2012, 04:09:06 pm
Bayern simply isn't allowed to win this. That's the only explanation for all of this.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on May 19, 2012, 04:13:57 pm
Bayern simply isn't allowed to win this. That's the only explanation for all of this.
Maybe tptb have decided that Chelsea must play CL, and have informed - not the referee, that would be too blatant - but the Bayern players of the fact. ;D


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 04:15:10 pm
The good thing for Chelsea is that they don't have an English goalkeeper ... :P


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on May 19, 2012, 04:17:10 pm
Penalty shootout.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 04:19:39 pm
I think Drogba misses his penalty shot.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 04:23:08 pm
Lahm scores.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 04:23:53 pm
Juan Mata misses.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 04:24:28 pm
Gomez scores.

2:0 Bayern


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 04:25:07 pm
David Luiz scores.

2:1 Bayern


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 04:25:56 pm
Manuel Neuer (goalkeeper) scores !

3:1 Bayern


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on May 19, 2012, 04:26:41 pm
A keeper coming up somewhere in the middle? Something new everyday...


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 04:26:44 pm
Frank Lampard scores.

3:2 Bayern.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 04:27:24 pm
Ivica Olic misses.

3:2 Bayern


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 04:28:17 pm
Ashley Cole scores.

Bayern 3 - 3 Chelsea


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 04:29:03 pm
Bastian Schweinsteiger misses.

Bayern 3 - 4 Chelsea


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 04:29:32 pm
Now Drogba.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on May 19, 2012, 04:29:52 pm
Der Vollpfosten trifft voll den Pfosten.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 04:30:18 pm
Chelsea it is.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on May 19, 2012, 04:30:37 pm
I stand by my theory.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 19, 2012, 04:31:34 pm
I stand by my theory.

Which theory ?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on May 19, 2012, 04:32:38 pm
It was meant to be. And for a German to miss the decisive penalty kick? Delicious.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Franzl on May 19, 2012, 04:39:15 pm
It was meant to be. And for a German to miss the decisive penalty kick? Delicious.

Bavarian. You really need to draw that destinction :)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on May 19, 2012, 04:57:15 pm
hahahahahahaha

I can't stop laughing :D


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 20, 2012, 10:56:56 am
Salzburg claim seventh Austrian title

(AFP) Sunday 13 May 2012

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4b/FC_Red_Bull_Salzburg_-_Champion_of_the_Austrian_Football_Bundesliga_2011-12_%2801%29.jpg/640px-FC_Red_Bull_Salzburg_-_Champion_of_the_Austrian_Football_Bundesliga_2011-12_%2801%29.jpg)

Salzburg claimed their seventh Austrian league title on Sunday after winning 5-1 at Wiener Neustadt in their penultimate game of the season.

The emphatic victory took them six points clear of nearest rivals Rapid Vienna, meaning they cannot be overtaken. Defending champions Sturm Graz, meanwhile, are 17 points off the pace in fifth position.

It was a fourth national title for Salzburg since the club were taken over by Dietrich Mateschitz, founder of the energy drink company Red Bull, in 2005.

Salzburg will attempt to complete the Austrian double for the first time in their history when they meet Ried in the Austrian Cup final on 20 May.

http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/clubfootball/news/newsid=1630251.html

:)

Game just ended and Salzburg won 3:0 !

They are now the reigning Austrian League Champion and Cup winner.

:)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on May 20, 2012, 12:28:26 pm
Disgusting and disheartening. John Terry should never be given any trophies and Chelsea is an awful club. But Robben and Gomez should also feel bad for being so useless yesterday. They could have won the game like eight times.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on May 20, 2012, 12:29:21 pm
Jupp's substitution of Müller was also too cute by half and a huge mistake.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on May 20, 2012, 01:21:56 pm
Biggest game of the weekend coming up! :D


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: © tweed on May 20, 2012, 02:17:45 pm
penalty kicks to complete a major tournament is another thing that pisses me off about soccer.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Boris on May 20, 2012, 03:56:13 pm
A Chelsea fan spit on my shirt last night after I complemented his team's performance. I will never understand the football hooliganism of English fans.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on May 20, 2012, 03:59:36 pm
Juventus - invincible no more! NAPOLI - CAMPIONI D'ITALIA!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Gustaf on May 20, 2012, 04:01:28 pm
Jupp's substitution of Müller was also too cute by half and a huge mistake.

Yeah, I remember finding that to be a damn stupid move. I hope this doesn't affect the German players badly for the Euros.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: afleitch on May 20, 2012, 04:04:55 pm
A Chelsea fan spit on my shirt last night after I complemented his team's performance. I will never understand the football hooliganism of English fans.

That's why Scots like to see them get beat.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: patrick1 on May 20, 2012, 04:51:24 pm
A Chelsea fan spit on my shirt last night after I complemented his team's performance. I will never understand the football hooliganism of English fans.

That's why Scots like to see them get beat.

Well some Scots but I guess that lot would consider themselves British first and foremost :)

(http://www.chelsealondyn.pl/dzialy/bluesb2.bmp)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on May 20, 2012, 05:44:55 pm
Cavani gets the first...

(http://i48.tinypic.com/w8t0y1.jpg)


Hamsik gets the second...

(http://i49.tinypic.com/rutap0.jpg)


...and Juve are denied their tenth title. Forza Napoli! :)

(http://i48.tinypic.com/a5b1ih.jpg)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on May 20, 2012, 08:04:47 pm
Jupp's substitution of Müller was also too cute by half and a huge mistake.

Yeah, I remember finding that to be a damn stupid move. I hope this doesn't affect the German players badly for the Euros.

If the Germans make it to the Euro final and lose that as well then half the squad will have come second place in four competitions in a row. Lahm, Schweinsteiger, etc. might just kill themselves after that. :(


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on May 20, 2012, 11:45:11 pm
The G8 people did watch Bayern vs. Chelsea too:

(http://www.news.at/nw1/gen/slideshows/11_news/artikel/politik/aussenpolitik/2012/diverses/cl_finale_merkel/6.jpg?1337504346))

(http://www.news.at/nw1/gen/slideshows/11_news/artikel/politik/aussenpolitik/2012/diverses/cl_finale_merkel/7.jpg?1337504346%29)

(http://www.news.at/nw1/gen/slideshows/11_news/artikel/politik/aussenpolitik/2012/diverses/cl_finale_merkel/8.jpg?1337504346))


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: NVGonzalez on May 21, 2012, 12:10:48 am
Santos Laguna has defeated Monterrey to win the Clausura 2012 2-1 (aggr. 3-2) thus redeeming themselves from their loss in the CONCACAF Champions League against the same team and also winning their first final in the last 5 years after losing 3 finals in 6 seasons and 4th title overall.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/545788_315304198550097_125732120840640_799446_8006754_n.jpg)

Also Monterrey showed class after defeat going up to the ceremony and congratulating Santos in their win. Never has this been seen in any final at least in Mexico.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/75927_10150792659922583_58120857582_9777677_490165777_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on May 21, 2012, 06:12:01 am
Bayern simply isn't allowed to win this. That's the only explanation for all of this.
Maybe tptb have decided that Chelsea must play CL, and have informed - not the referee, that would be too blatant - but the Bayern players of the fact. ;D


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on May 21, 2012, 06:21:35 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmDVTPjmkTY


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on May 27, 2012, 01:10:30 pm
Can anyone that follows the loser league (MLS) let me know what's up with Chris Albright? My family has sat within yards of him on the same section of the beach since I was a kid and everyone talks about him like he's a star (Haha, American Soccer "fans"). I heard he was traded somewhere (maybe the Union) but, despite kicking the ball all over the beach all day, he must be injured since he isn't playing right now. Fill me in, boys.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: batmacumba on June 04, 2012, 06:11:16 pm
...and Atlético-MG seems to have signed with Ronaldinho. Surprising, He was seen warming up today at the training center. As if our team wasn't already a joke for the last 12 years...

So, people looking for a dump to throw decadent players, come to BH! Who'll be the next, Ronaldo, Adriano?

Now that Cruzeiro had also become a crap, which made rooting against them pointless, and that our national team uses high heels instead of proper shoes, I think I'll have to fund another sport to watch. Any suggestions?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on June 05, 2012, 11:59:16 am
Aw, I was hoping he'd come to MLS.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on August 15, 2012, 12:43:19 am
Today are some interesting friendly games:

Sweden vs. Brazil
Austria vs. Turkey
Croatia vs. Switzerland
Belgium vs. Netherlands
Mexico vs. USA
Germany vs. Argentina
Serbia vs. Ireland
England vs. Italy
France vs. Uruguay
Scotland vs. Australia
Portugal vs. Panama
Puerto Rico vs. Spain

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/scores/_/league/fifa.friendly/international-friendly?cc=5739


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on August 15, 2012, 01:04:46 am
This time, we'll beat England without going to penalty kicks. :)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on August 15, 2012, 01:08:42 am
Austria vs. Turkey - hard to say.

Austria still holds quite a favorable balance against the Turks at home in Vienna.

5 wins so far, 2 losses and 1 draw.

Maybe 1:1 for today.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on August 15, 2012, 01:45:21 pm
5 minutes into the game, Austria already leads Turkey by 2:0 ...

No joke.

After 1 minute, the Austrian with Turkish (!!!) origin Veli Kavlak scored and in the 5th minute, the Turkish goalkeeper was almost sent off the field by the referee because he badly fouled an Austrian striker. In the end he got the yellow card and the Austrian scored in the penalty shot.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on August 15, 2012, 01:53:43 pm
What's up ?

Almost the 3rd goal by the Austrians, 15 minutes into the game.

Too bad it was ruled slightly offside.

Watch out Germany ! If we still play like this on September 11, we'll wipe you off the field ... !!!

;)


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on August 15, 2012, 01:59:17 pm
The Turks seem to have awaken a bit now, at least they are moving to the goal now sometimes.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on August 15, 2012, 02:17:00 pm
De Rossi puts Italy ahead 1-0 in the fifteenth minute! :D


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on August 15, 2012, 02:23:47 pm
The first half is over and Austria still ahead by 2-0.

The first 15 minutes were really interesting, the following 30 minutes not so much. There were many offsides, but nothing too dangerous on both sides.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on August 15, 2012, 02:26:24 pm
I think it's time to start the 2012-13 thread after today's relevance-surgically-removed friendlies.


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on August 15, 2012, 02:30:56 pm
I think it's time to start the 2012-13 thread after today's relevance-surgically-removed friendlies.

Agreed!


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on August 15, 2012, 03:38:21 pm
England goes up 2-1 with ten minutes to go... :(


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Keystone Phil on August 15, 2012, 08:54:26 pm
Oh my God. Is the U.S. about to secure a historic victory?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Lief 🐋 on August 15, 2012, 09:12:47 pm
lol mexico sucks


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: Tender Branson on August 16, 2012, 12:08:47 am
Why is it mostly that players with ancestry of the opposing country score the goals against the opposing country ?

Yesterday, a Mexican American scored for the US against Mexico.

Yesterday, a Turkish Austrian scored for Austria against Turkey.

A while ago, Mesut Özil, a Turkish German, scored for Germany against Turkey.

And so on ...

Are they extra motivated to score against their country of origin ?


Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 Club Soccer/Football thread
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on August 16, 2012, 07:57:38 am
Apparently, Ron Zieler made history yesterday as the first ever German goalkeeper sent off in an international match.
There's a first time for everything, I suppose.