Page 292 of 292 FirstFirst ... 192242282290291292
Results 4,366 to 4,369 of 4369

Thread: Roiling football blather

  1. #4366
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    8,284

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by baboon2004 View Post
    @Corpsey I went to see Oxford just the once and they scored an equaliser in the 90th minute. Must be a thing.

    The disappointment factor is awful. I'm not a Liverpool supporter but I've always been a fan of the club, and more recently of Klopp since Dortmund days - the CL final last year made me feel almost physically sick (first Ramos on Salah, and then the absurdity of those two goals that weren't the best goal of all time). Almost gave up watching football then and there as not worth the emotional investment. Can't even imagine what being a week by week attendee must be like (well, I've read fever pitch, so i guess i can)

    I think this era of football (thinking of the post 2006ish era) has been undeniably improved by Messi, Ronaldo and the return of grand football strategic narratives (tiki taka, parking the bus, heavy metal football etc). The three years of RM hegemony in Europe were a massive downer tho
    Indeed they were. I'm hoping for a few years of Premiership dominance now though rather parochially. I think that Liverpool are definitely better than any side in the other European leagues and City are better than them so it's quite possible. At the end of today it could finish with four Prem sides in the two European finals. It was only Real's inexplicable flukiness/unbeatableness that stopped Liverpool last time.
    One thing that's not good in football at the moment is the predictably of all the major leagues - except for the premiership. You've got Juventus with 8 titles in a row, think Bayern have the same, PSG similar and Barcelona have won eight out of last eleven. At least in the Prem there have been City, Chelsea and Leicester in the last few years. I'd even like Liverpool to win purely to add to that, I think this competitiveness might be what is giving them an advantage in the CL.

  2. #4367
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    8,653

    Default

    Agreed on Liverpool. I think City's squad is better, but I don't think their first team necessarily is (but then, the de Bruyne factor is critical, and Sane is the best sub in the world most weeks).

    I was a bit fearful last year that we were going to be entering a comparatively dull era of competition, with PSG and City remorsely wending their way to European titles through sheer commercial power, but something altogether more interesting is materialising, with a real victory this year for sides built largely without the purchase of ready-made superstars (Liverpool, Spurs, Ajax, and Dortmund looked fantastic for a while as well before fading badly). And so much for Mbappe taking the mantle of best player in the world - won't happen it seems as long as he's with PSG. And then World Player of the Year Modric being decimated by de Jong. The 2018 World Cup feels like 7 years ago already.
    Last edited by baboon2004; 09-05-2019 at 03:24 PM.

  3. #4368
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    8,284

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by baboon2004 View Post
    Agreed on Liverpool. I think City's squad is better, but I don't think their first team necessarily is (but then, the de Bruyne factor is critical, and Sane is the best sub in the world most weeks)
    I was a bit fearful last year that we were going to be entering a comparatively dull era of competition, with PSG and City remorsely wending their way to European titles through sheer commercial power, but something altogether more interesting is materialising, with a real victory this year for sides built largely without the purchase of ready-made superstars (Liverpool, Spurs, Ajax, and Dortmund looked fantastic for a while as well before fading badly). And so much for Mbappe taking the mantle of best player in the world - won't happen it seems as long as he's with PSG. And then World Player of the Year Modric being decimated by de Jong. The 2018 World Cup feels like 7 years ago already.
    I think there have been times when Modric is the best player in the year, or at least was right up there. But I think that he got the award this time more his life-time service rather than cos he was actually the best this year.

  4. #4369
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Posts
    1,321

    Default


Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •