Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by Berrie, Aug 11, 2006.
Too much American spelling on this forum. It's contagious...
AS Roma is my team. Forza Roma.
Americans; shutup. Football is our sport, the one you call soccer.
Time to revive this thread!
My team (A.A. Gent) is doing splendid at the moment: 9 out of 9 and we trashed the vice-champion with 5-0 last week. Lots of attacking football with the 4-3-3 system the new coach (Trond Sollied) is using. It seems like they did some good transfers also.
Mine is doing horrible. It's the vice champion that Berrie spoke of, RC Genk.
After 3 league matches we're only in 11th place with 4 points, including a 5-0 ass whooping by championship outsiders Ghent. And all efforts of last year's wonderful 2nd place finish have been rendered useless, as RC Genk has suffered a surprise upset against the Bosnian champion side of FK Sarajevo losing on away goals (1-2 at home, 0-1 away).
It sucks to have 8 or more players out of form at the same time, especially if it's the most crucial time of the year (early European stages)
So far FC Porto, has been playing pretty good, they won 2-1 versus Braga a coupledays ago (I was at the game ).
Utrecht - Feyenoord 0-3
Good result, Utrecht away is always though. Utrecht gave them some trouble in the beginning, but after the first goal, Feyenoord kept control. The new players are doing splendid, except Slory who broke his foot.
Chelsea have been doing OK. Man U have not. Yay
Woohoo. Another Belgian (or Fleming in your case) here.
It will turn around, SonicX. Genk has still very good players and the prices are handed out at the end of the season. Look at Ghent last year. We had a terrible start (5-1 loss against Club Bruges for instance), but overall we did pretty well.
It's really a bummer for Belgian football that Genk lost against Sarajevo. If you lost in the thrird round, you could still have achieved something in the UEFA Cup.
1860 Munich have won their first two matches and are leading the leauge.
Being an experienced fan though, I know that the fall will only be harder now this year...
Cant be worse...
Eintracht Braunschweig lost the fourth game in a row and was eliminated in the first round of the DFB-Cup. The last game in Regionalliga Nord (3rd division) was lost 1-3, after leading 1-0 with one player more on the field...
The only entertainment in these days is watching Ribery, Toni, Klose and the rest of Bayern München play a dream of football.
Gretna's start has been... predictable. Shipped four goals against Falkirk and Hibs (from being 2-0 up in the latter case) and then got a 1-1 draw against Hearts for a point, so at least they're not last (bad luck, Inverness CT). Problem is, Falkirk conceded a shedload of goals against Celtic, so Celtic vs. Gretna should be both interesting and painful.
On the other hand, Man City are doing brilliantly! I don't support them, but because of the Independent newspaper's smug Chief Sports Correspondent, James Lawton, hates Sven and has been railing against City all summer, seeing them do well and Lawton desperately trying to justify his position with hopeless name-calling is refreshing.
Crisis in a football team are not nice when those happen to your favorite team. MyPa's coach resigned after some afwul performances, and it's very rare in MyPa. I think that this is the second time that the coach has left his job before the ending of his contract, last time was over 10 years ago. Well, I hope that the new manager can lead MyPa from triumph to another. We are also testing a new striker from Ivory Coast, Koffi Konan. May help in MyPa's scoring problems.
I was watching the match between MyPa and Blackburn, and I was surprised how well MyPa coped. I mean, we had chances to make goals while everyone expected a crushing defeat. But after 0-1 loss to Blackburn, MyPa's left back Tuomas Kansikas hit the nail on the head:
"The dream is still alive."
Miracle of Ewood Park will happen. Maybe.
I know, that's why I actually prefer to end 3rd than 2nd in the Belgian league. A third place is a guaranteed UEFA Cup, a second place still gives about 25 % chance of early elimination for team like ours, especially that early on in the season.
But we need a coach with more guts. The prematch line-ups just radiate insecurity and the substitutions always are too little, too late.
At the moment everything that can go wrong, goes wrong. We fail with a 4 out of 9, we're eliminated in Europe, our arch enemy gets a 9/9 (Standard), our main competitors for top 3 spots as well (Bruges, Ghent) ... I'm not looking at Anderlecht though.
This is the worst possible thing to happen.
The FCN stays true to itself, being a Depp in the first game (lost against Karlsruhe), just after recently winning the DFB Cup. They won the second game, however, so it's still an OK start into the season.
Don't worry, I forgive you, homes.
What did you expect I mean, it's FCN after all...if we win too much, we would become another Bayern and we don't want that...
Let's hope they improve in time for the 1st UEFA cup round. I will also go and watch the game against Leverkusen in a few weeks time live, hope that will be more fun than last year's draw against Freiburg.
Rangers are currently enjoying a rather nice little run in the league (3 games in but still)
Spent alot pre season (more than was originally planned according to the chairman) brought in alot of new exciting faces (Steven Whittaker is one to watch) and hopefully now's the year to wrestle the title away from Celtic, but it's gonna be tight
Also my local team, Hamilton Accies are currently top of the first division, so it's all good
ALso, for anyone who's followed Gretna from the 3rd Division to the Premiership.......... they ain't doing too good.
Yeah, i still can hardly believe that the Glubb finally plays in the first league again (without getting themselves relegated after a season or two)! As long as they do better than Fürth, i'm perfectly fine with their performance...
As you mentioned Bayern, they just wiped the floor with Hanover. 3-0 and Hanover didn't get a single shot on or off target. Say what you like about them, Ribery is a lot of fun to watch.
That was to be expected though. I guess we´re doing okay, no more no less.
GBA - RC Genk 1-2
Our first ever win at GBA, after 5 losses and 3 ties. At the half hour mark, the home team got a justified penalty, but it was weakly taken, and three minutes later Genk managed to score the 0-1.
After that goal, the match seemed to bleed to death, until in the 82nd minute Genk's left black Tiago got his second booking and was sent off. What followed was a last minute storm by GBA, and they got another penalty in the 89th minute, which was scored. Two minutes into overtime, with one man down, Genk placed it's final attack with man of the match Faris Haroun (Belgian youth international) hit the post and Israeli international Eli Barda scored the 1-2 with mere seconds left on the clock.
Hopefully this will put an end to the mini crisis in Genk and pave the way for a comeback. Archrival Standard still leads with the maximum score and a 16-3 goal score after only 4 matches.
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