Discussion in 'European Football' started by Nikola, Jul 8, 2016.
Thread for the new season.
Hopefully Milan and Inter, with bags of Chinese cash, can get back to where they belong as clubs and challenge Juventus for the title.
Serie A and the Champions league are much better competitions with strong Milanese teams
They certainly are. Finally something I can agree with you on!
Juventus are going to have a harder season I reckon this year. No Morata, possibly losing Pogba too. It won't be as much of a walk in the park for them as last season was.
Juventus are masters of the transfer market and no matter who they sell they come back strong the next season. They sold Zidane and Inzaghi in the early 2002 but replaced them with Nedved Buffon Salas and Thuram!!
Already they have signed Pjanic, which weakens Roma, and Dani Alves for next season. If they can sign a top level striker they will, once again, have a very strong squad.
De Boer has replaced Mancini at the helm of Inter.
This is totally bizarre, it was a freak moment, it was not deliberate, does anyone think the AC Milan defender deserved a yellow card for this?
It actually looks like it's over the line before he handles and if so no he doesn't but if it wasn't then he should have been booked. Old rules would have seen him sent off I think
More importantly is Chelsea getting him before they play us? I'd like to see him playing along side Cahill or Terry when they are up against us.
The goal was a awarded to Callejon who tapped in after the ball was palmed back out.
It didn't cross the line initially when i saw the highlight.
But it is a weird decision. Isn't it red if you stop a goal with your hand?
Anyway, what a goal by Suso!
I think that would be a red under the current rules if he had actually managed to save the goal, for denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity with foul play (handling the ball). The fact that he just forces a tap-in is probably what saved him from the red.
But then surely it's still a red. Shouldn't really matter that it ended up a goal
Inter beat Juventus after looking awful in the week versus Hapoel. Not sure how that works, but it makes the race more entertaining.
Joe Hart, again, proving why foreigner Pep was completely out of order to show him the door.
Getting rid of Hart was probably the right decision. I'm not entirely convinced that bringing in Bravo was, though...
It is like they've replaced a chuckle brother with the other one.
Maybe not, but I'm about tired of hearing smug commentators saying "wonder what Joe Hart thinks about that", he needs to focus on not fucking up for Torino first. It's not his first mistake either.
It seems that Inter will sack De Boer and reinstate Leonardo as their manager. The mess continues...
Yes, de Boer has seemingly gone. Sacked over the phone, according to the Mirror.
With his Ajax pedigree, and the way he waited for what he thought was the ideal next step, going to Italy was probably not the right one. It is a results business everywhere, but Serie A managers don't last long at all.
He just has to wait six months to get his job back.
I hear a club Manchester might have an opening soon.....
Did he have the medical expert who is always having a pop at Klopp about his training methods?
Edit: Raymond Verheijen was the guy i was thinking of, I got my stories mixed up De boer also took a swipe at Klopp last season, ironically neither are in a proper football job and yet Klopp is where... tee.. hee.. hee
Raymond doesn't seem to have had a job since his the Wales one yet he seems to be the internet's favourite, this wikipedia quote is brilliant mind.*
His quotes about continuing the legacy of Gary Speed was quite douchebaggery.
*He is director of the World football academy, my mistake, you have to say what a massive array of partners http://worldfootballacademy.com/partners/
Didnt know where to put this . Its a long article about the Ultra in Italina football, and specifically about one man and his role in an Ultra group, and its about the power of ultras in Italian football.
Higuain is such a special player, great goal against Roma. However, Roma were most likely denied a clear scoring chance after Gherson was fouled by Alex Sandro who was the last defender at that moment. Normal service resumed when it comes to Juve and referees...
Higuain's shot was so powerful and so well-placed it had the look of a goal from FIFA. Get within range, get a yard of space, shoot, back of the net. Very nice strike.
A lengthy article with insight about the Italian football and their support groups and i am quite a bit startled. Does PL has anything similar. In particular does our club have any support group like this...
That Torino's goal against Milan in Coppa Italia was one of the best counter attacking game I've seen. Hart caught the ball, rolled it out quickly for the counter and 4 passes later, it's behind Milan's keeper. Caught Milan napping with such quick and swift move. Also, I think our old Suso had put on a bit of weight and height, or Italians must be really small in size. He looked a bit bigger and taller too, and his winning goal assist was inch perfect.
Now just a point in this, though Juve have a game in hand, could be interesting season as Juve looked to have sown this up.
This will be Juventus' new logo...
What is that, a karate club?
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