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  1. wokeupnew

    wokeupnew Well-Known Member

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    Mourinho was right all along

     
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    Jose is NEVER right
     
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    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    I’m absurdly excited about this match now!
     
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    me too!

    You were going to get clobbered with Jose 3 months ago, but now, with all the injuries to PSG and OGS is basically SAF lite, you're likely the favorite by a hair.
     
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    It’s big European that will be really tense. I love tension in football!

    Cavani, Meurnier and most of their first choice midfield will he misses but Neymar out has to be a blessing, absurdly over-rated, Mbappe is twice the player...
     
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    Yeah it’s definitely not a cake walk. Home advantage is key. Mbappe might wreck some havoc. Di Maria coming back to OT will be interesting too.
     
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    sticky pudding!

    He should have been sent off twice by now too!
     
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    Well that was a good goal, hit the way we’d have liked to hit them.

    Oh well, I knew we weren’t great in the middle of the park or at the back, gotta focus on Chelsea and Liverpool now!
     
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    I started watching at about 50 minutes. It’s all my fault :confused:
     
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    :mad:

    The turning point was Lingard and Martial both getting muscle injuries on the stroke of half time.
     
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    Sánchez is just so so bad. Haven’t seen him do something remarkable since before he was at United. To think he’s one of the top paid players in the world. Madness.
     
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    Yeah it’s a bit like watching Rooney towards the end, it’s like he’s played so much before 30 that he’s now burnt out.
     
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    Rooney still was banging in what was it 10 goals in the first half of last season with Everton before he left. Half a season, 10 goals. Not bad. Sánchez has 1 goal I think in the EPL.
     
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    I mean in terms of mobility, generally play and drop off from former level. Rooney was brutal with us towards the end...
     
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    MLS starts next month! Looking forward to the season opener. I'm excited to see all the changes with my team, LA Galaxy. Looking forward to going to my first LA Derby, sold my ticket for 5x the price last year. Zlatan will be a beast and I'll take particular pleasure to see Gio riding the bench.
     
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    I am also excited. Pity Martinez and Brek Shea impressed me in the preseason. And Josef is already getting in the habit of scoring goals. I'm feeling confidence in Papa Franciscus and it's going to be another good season for Atlanta.
     
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    Yea there have been big changes there as well. Shea has has a lot of opportunity at other places and hasn't really measured up. I'd be cautious.

    I've been meaning to watch the Boca doc. on Netflix to get a look into our new coach.
     
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    thinking Shea is only gonna see reserve minutes and as a wing-back if/when FdB goes 3-5-2-ish. he's no LB and Bello can/should win the LB job outright.

    Atlanta and NYRB are still tops in the East. Atlanta's only potential hurdles are FdB's adjustment period and sorting out the Nagbe situation. I love NYRB's commitment to pushing youth forward and utilizing and developing potential RB Salzburg/Leipzig targets.

    Beyond those two, the East seems a crap-shoot. I like everything NYCFC has done this off-season save for adding a legit center-forward. Union have everything riding on older/injury-prone front 6 and teenagers at the back. I still don't fully believe in DC (esp with a now unsettled Acosta)...there are pieces in New England that make sense, I just don't trust Friedel to put them in the right spots...Columbus should regress without Berhalter...the Canadian sides should be playoff teams, but don't excite beyond that.

    out West, i'm most interested in watching Dallas as a potential model for mid-tier MLS clubs moving forward...I appreciate SKC's system but feel it has limits...the LA clubs will be fun, if nothing else...Portland would be better served looking for a DP winger than a 9 as Ebo's got game...Seattle will roll with what they've got (which is a very good XI and not much else) until the summer window and then make some shrewd additions...Vancouver and San Jose look like a collection of dudes rather than a squad...Colorado has a good potential starting outfield X and then another ten dudes on awful contracts. Minnesota surprises a bit this year in their new digs.

    as stands:

    East
    1. Atlanta United
    2. Red Bulls New York
    3. Philadelphia Union
    4. Toronto FC
    5. NYCFC
    6. Montreal Impact
    7. DC United
    8. Columbus Crew
    9. Chicago Fire
    10. Orlando City
    11. New England
    12. Cincinnati

    West
    1. Sporting Kansas City
    2. LAFC
    3. FC Dallas
    4. Portland Timbers
    5. Seattle Sounders
    6. Real Salt Lake
    7. LA Galaxy
    8. Minnesota United
    9. Colorado Rapids
    10. Houston Dynamo
    11. Vancouver Whitecaps
    12. San Jose
     

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