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    Quote Originally Posted by hostile View Post
    Wow!!!
    What an ending.
    That was nuts. I think a penalty was the right call, tossing Buffon probably wasn't unless the verbal abuse was just beyond anything tolerable. It has always annoyed me though how soccer players can surround a ref and tell in his face and contact him with no consequences. I guess this one finally had enough when Buffon almost knocked him over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    That was nuts. I think a penalty was the right call, tossing Buffon probably wasn't unless the verbal abuse was just beyond anything tolerable. It has always annoyed me though how soccer players can surround a ref and tell in his face and contact him with no consequences. I guess this one finally had enough when Buffon almost knocked him over.
    Probably called him a “cocksucker”
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    Liverpool look great. I expected them to give Real a legit challenge but they have straight up looked like the better team for the first 25 minutes.

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    Salah coming off after taking a tumble and landing on his shoulder. Honestly didn't look too bad. He better not have come off for anything less than a broken clavicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    Salah coming off after taking a tumble and landing on his shoulder. Honestly didn't look too bad. He better not have come off for anything less than a broken clavicle.
    Looks like a clavicle and Ramos knew what he was doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    Looks like a clavicle and Ramos knew what he was doing.
    Yeah announcers were being pretty charitable when they said there was clearly no ill intent.

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    What an idiot. How do you give up that goal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    What an idiot. How do you give up that goal.
    Never expect to see such a terrible mistake at this level.

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    Btw Ramos is the worst.

    Edit: I love that the equalizer came off of a header he lost and then he crumbled to the ground asking for a foul.
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    Wow. That's all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    Wow. That's all.
    I assume that was for the Bale goal. That was shocking

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    I assume that was for the Bale goal. That was shocking
    It was for the first Bale goal. The second one also deserves a wow, but for very different reasons.

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    Premier League starting up again. My picks for the year.

    1. Man City
    2. Liverpool
    3. Man United
    4. Tottenham

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    ManU being battered by Liverpool.

    First half, ManU has already used its third substitutions due to injuries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    ManU being battered by Liverpool.

    First half, ManU has already used its third substitutions due to injuries.
    Liverpool can do that. Their front three of Salah, Mane, Firminho might be the best in the world right now. Between them and Man City, Premier League has a good shot at Champions league championship this year.

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    Tottenham over Christian Pulisic's Dortmund into the final 8. Pulisic just got a big transfer to Chelsea, so he'll play for them after the season ends. Will be interesting to see how he does there. Chelsea's a better team than Dortmund and Pulisic lost his starting job at Dortmund. It will be harder to win and keep a starting job at Chelsea, but they paid starter's money to obtain him, so they must be serious about him.

    Real Madrid knocked off by Ajax yesterday. Man United about to go down to PSG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay santos View Post
    Tottenham over Christian Pulisic's Dortmund into the final 8. Pulisic just got a big transfer to Chelsea, so he'll play for them after the season ends. Will be interesting to see how he does there. Chelsea's a better team than Dortmund and Pulisic lost his starting job at Dortmund. It will be harder to win and keep a starting job at Chelsea, but they paid starter's money to obtain him, so they must be serious about him.

    Real Madrid knocked off by Ajax yesterday. Man United about to go down to PSG.
    Pulisic was bumped by Sancho. Chelsea paid for him to sell jerseys in America. Sarri also didn’t know he was coming. Not great indicators for Pulisic.

    Lots of questions for him there. If the transfer ban is upheld and they call in a bunch of players, plus keep Hudson Odoi, it’s not super positive for Pulisic. Also if they sell Hazard to Real Madrid that will create more money to sign another player.

    Sarri gets them into the top 4 and Pulisic might never play there. They have one of the best players in the world playing out of position, I doubt the transfer fee means much to Sarri.

    MU playing great right now, big second half coming up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fusnik View Post
    Pulisic was bumped by Sancho. Chelsea paid for him to sell jerseys in America. Sarri also didn’t know he was coming. Not great indicators for Pulisic.

    Lots of questions for him there. If the transfer ban is upheld and they call in a bunch of players, plus keep Hudson Odoi, it’s not super positive for Pulisic. Also if they sell Hazard to Real Madrid that will create more money to sign another player.

    Sarri gets them into the top 4 and Pulisic might never play there. They have one of the best players in the world playing out of position, I doubt the transfer fee means much to Sarri.

    MU playing great right now, big second half coming up.
    Hudson Odoi is fast as crap and a huge up and coming talent. I wouldn't want to compete with him for time, but he might be a year or two out. I hope Pulisic pans out at Chelsea. It would be huge for the USMNT to have a high profile guy like that, but we'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay santos View Post
    Hudson Odoi is fast as crap and a huge up and coming talent. I wouldn't want to compete with him for time, but he might be a year or two out. I hope Pulisic pans out at Chelsea. It would be huge for the USMNT to have a high profile guy like that, but we'll see.
    Lots of disarray at Chelsea with the coaching staff, ownership and aging players.

    Probs the best prospect for the USMNT is Weah. Playing on loan at Celtic is awesome for his development. Has a chance when Neymar leaves to return and play.

    VAR blessing for MU!!!!

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    MU through.

    Tottenham through. (Caught a Hotspur game this season with a prominant poster)

    City most certainly will advance.

    Liverpool should advance.

    4 of 8 in the Champions League QF from the PL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fusnik View Post
    MU through.

    Tottenham through. (Caught a Hotspur game this season with a prominant poster)

    City most certainly will advance.

    Liverpool should advance.

    4 of 8 in the Champions League QF from the PL.
    City are the favorites according to oddsmakers. I just did it. Used plural tense with a team name. The transformation into a wannabe Eurotrash sports fan is complete I guess. I adopted Arsenal as my favorite team a few years ago when I started getting into Premier League (not sure why--I guess the suffering I get for being a BYU fan was not enough for me?). They're going to struggle to even make top 4 for the foreseeable future. City's a powerhouse. Their backup squad would challenge for top 4. Liverpool is stacked. Tottenham is great but might have difficult time financially keeping it all together. Man U and Chelsea have too big of pocketbook to drop for very long.

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    You all have just reminded me how little I know about soccer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jay santos View Post
    City are the favorites according to oddsmakers. I just did it. Used plural tense with a team name. The transformation into a wannabe Eurotrash sports fan is complete I guess. I adopted Arsenal as my favorite team a few years ago when I started getting into Premier League (not sure why--I guess the suffering I get for being a BYU fan was not enough for me?). They're going to struggle to even make top 4 for the foreseeable future. City's a powerhouse. Their backup squad would challenge for top 4. Liverpool is stacked. Tottenham is great but might have difficult time financially keeping it all together. Man U and Chelsea have too big of pocketbook to drop for very long.
    Arsenal’s best chance for Champions League next year is definitely via the Europa League. For some reason I feel like they can win the Europa League although they really aren’t very good right now, especially defensively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay santos View Post
    City are the favorites according to oddsmakers. I just did it. Used plural tense with a team name. The transformation into a wannabe Eurotrash sports fan is complete I guess. I adopted Arsenal as my favorite team a few years ago when I started getting into Premier League (not sure why--I guess the suffering I get for being a BYU fan was not enough for me?). They're going to struggle to even make top 4 for the foreseeable future. City's a powerhouse. Their backup squad would challenge for top 4. Liverpool is stacked. Tottenham is great but might have difficult time financially keeping it all together. Man U and Chelsea have too big of pocketbook to drop for very long.
    City and Liverpool have been the 2 best teams in the world this season. City is playing the best right now and Liverpool was at the start of the PL. I’m sure Liverpool wants the PL title more than a CL title as they sacrificed the EFL and FA Cups for points in the PL. A CL title would go a long way as a runner up to the PL for either club. That’d make at least 2 Cups for City, and 1 for Liverpool in a season where they’ve let the strangle hold they had on the PL slip.

    As for Arsenal? Is there a worse run major football club in the world than Arsenal? Overpay for Ozil and subsequently sit him for no rational reason. Lack of spending in the winter transfer window. Allowing Ramsey to leave for nothing. In spite of all that they have a chance at top 4 and also are still alive in Europa League. With VAR they are top 4 in the PL right now.

    Great next couple months of soccer.

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    Arsenal really does suck, losing 3-1 in first leg to a mediocre French team.

    I should know not to get my hopes up about them accomplishing anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacCoug View Post
    Arsenal really does suck, losing 3-1 in first leg to a mediocre French team.

    I should know not to get my hopes up about them accomplishing anything.
    Geez, I guess they can sink lower. Just when it seemed like they're figuring it out.

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    Final 8, in order of odds to win according to https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com...mpions-league/

    Man City
    Liverpool
    Barcelona
    Juventus
    Ajax
    Tottenham
    Man United
    Porto

    Big names not making it: Real Madrid (still retooling after losing Ronaldo), Bayern (aging superstars), Atletico (Ronaldo scores hat trick to knock them out after 2-0 win in first leg)

    I like how soccer reshuffles the tournament after each round. The format of two games and total goals with away goals being tie breaker--I hated it at first, but it's growing on me.

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    I saw this last night on Youtube. I'm sure Corden's inspiration was that hilarious Ronaldo bust from a couple years ago.

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