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football thread No11

Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by Carras Dad, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. Tolni

    Tolni trust the pillars with your s e c r e t s

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    Does this mean we have to retire the UEFAlona jokes, or just make new jokes?
     
  2. AdrienIer

    AdrienIer Chieftain

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    Real UEFAdrid ? EspañUEFA ?
     
  3. JohannaK

    JohannaK "Hero"

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    UEFAlona? It's always been Madrid. It's just they're getting unashamed with expanding their referee purchase program.
     
  4. Takhisis

    Takhisis Would-be overnight hero

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    C'mon, Joan, it's not as if Chelski got a fair deal (on the pitch at least) in '09, didn't they?
    In the first leg Juve had a penalty not awarded at 3-0 and an offside wrongly called. Barça had a foul in the box disregarded near the end of each match. The general standard of refereeing is dismal.

    Still, it's bad enough that TV shows can air entire specials about Real Madrid being helped. I expect them to draw Monaco for the final (at random, with chilled balls) and let Atlético and Juve wear each other out.
     
  5. BirraImperial

    BirraImperial Pura Vida!

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    Video replay would solve a lot of these blunders...It almost seemed like UEFA wants Real Madrid to win the CL at all costs...
     
  6. nocho

    nocho Chieftain

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    I think it's mostly just abysmal refereeing by impressionable people during the game. Kuipers did a respectable job yesterday however. I don't believe much in conspiracies during the matches themselves, I do doubt about the draws though. Madrid somehow always gets the 2nd leg at home, Barça in that respect also seems rather "lucky" usually (although a tiny bit less so).
     
  7. Takhisis

    Takhisis Would-be overnight hero

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    I'm not going to watch the semis or the final even if I get my TV back from the shop. Not after this week and the last.
     
  8. AdrienIer

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    Monaco-Dortmund was great (and so was Monaco-City in the first round). Perhaps root for Monaco ?
     
  9. Takhisis

    Takhisis Would-be overnight hero

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    Monaco-Dortmund? Are we speaking about the tie that begun with Dortmund being forced to play less than 24 hours after a bombing and then losing the match to an offside goal? Madonna!
    And with a strange performance, randomness in ensured… just as in 2015, the year after Madrid defeat Atlético they face them again but over two legs. :crazyeye:
     
  10. AdrienIer

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    I didn't watch the first leg (and am not a fan of UEFA's decision to play it on the day after the bombing), but the second one was great.
     
  11. Takhisis

    Takhisis Would-be overnight hero

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    It was a bloody robbery. That's why I'm so angry this year. Last year there was a quite apparent open instruction for Real Madrid to draw the weakest opponent possible and the teams that have eliminated them from either the Champions League or the Spanish Cup always faced each other (Bayern-Juventus, Barcelona-Atlético, Atlético-Bayern). This year Real Madrid gets outrageous refereeing but also every other match is ruined anyway with goals scored in clear offside positions, players wrongly sent off, and so forth. The quality is dismal and the whole ‘best league in the world’ is a sham. Even if I get the TV fixed in time I'll not watch the matches; I'd rather watch the Maigret reruns.
     

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