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2012-2013 European soccer thread.

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by windward, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. daschoo

    daschoo Slanje Va

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    I take it Hooper was offside for the first goal? I was sat behind that goal and haven't seen it on the telly yet but did think there was at least a couple looked off. What an atmosphere there was in there last night, not been like that for a while. Looking forward to the draw in 7 hours. Milan, Kiev and either Galatasaray or Anderlecht would be ideal. Barca, Man City and PSG would be a nightmare.
  2. joseephuss

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    I am sure that was a fun place to be yesterday. Good to see Celtic advance. That is a good thing for the soccer world.



    Barca gave up some idiotic goals to Real Madrid in both legs of the Supercopa and it cost them. Fun games to watch. Ronaldo had a great goal and Messi provided a wonderful goal off a free kick.
  3. joseephuss

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    http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=1853259.html

    Iniesta wins Best Player in Europe Award

    Andrés Iniesta has been voted the 2011/12 winner of the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award in Monaco.

    The FC Barcelona midfielder, who helped Spain defend their UEFA European Championship title this summer, finished ahead of club-mate Lionel Messi, last year's inaugural winner, and Real Madrid CF's Cristiano Ronaldo in a poll of sports journalists representing each of UEFA's member national associations.

    Iniesta collected his prize following today's UEFA Champions League group stage draw at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco and said: "I'm very happy to receive such recognition. As I always say, such awards for one individual can't be achieved without the whole team. So it's a sensation that I want to share with my team-mates at the club, and in the national team. It's recognition for the work that you have done well, and that people are proud and have faith in what you do."
  4. joseephuss

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    Should be a good signing for ManCity. They should sit him when they face Tottenham, so he doesn't get embarrassed by Bale again.

    http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/maicon-joins-city-174315919.html

    Maicon joins City

    Manchester City have completed the signing of experienced Brazil full-back Maicon from Inter Milan.

    The Barclays Premier League champions have announced that the 31-year-old has signed for an undisclosed fee on a permanent contract of unspecified length.

    Maicon was one of five new faces manager Roberto Mancini was hoping to bring into his squad on transfer deadline day.

    His capture was confirmed just hours after the signing of winger Scott Sinclair from Swansea.
  5. ka0tik

    ka0tik DALLAS

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    Iniesta is so underrated its not even funny. what a player.
  6. MC KAos

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    Maicon is(was) a beast! i like that move for city!

    i really hope that dempsey will get moved
  7. MC KAos

    MC KAos Well-Known Member

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    i guess he just gets overshadowed, not being the best player on his own team and all
  8. joseephuss

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    I guess the guys that gave him that award as European player of the year don't think he is either underrated or overshadowed.
  9. MC KAos

    MC KAos Well-Known Member

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    messi isnt eligible for that award, being as he isnt european
  10. daschoo

    daschoo Slanje Va

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  11. MC KAos

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  12. MC KAos

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    in other news, falcao is good...
  13. daschoo

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    Rather enjoying Chelsea getting taken to bits
  14. MC KAos

    MC KAos Well-Known Member

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    but people still want to tell you that la liga is terrible after the top 2 teams!
  15. joseephuss

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    Why is it dumb? The UEFA Best Player in Europe Award means the best player playing in Europe. I could understand if they called it the Best European Player Award.

    Clearly Messi and Ronaldo are the best players in Europe. Being considered as the third best player in Europe behind those to guys ain't too shabby. I agree that his play in the Euro Cup really elevated Iniesta's standing. While Messi wasn't involved in that tournament, there were a lot of other very good players that did play in it.
  16. MC KAos

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    idk, the name just confused me a bit, when i saw he had won it, i saw european and how the euro cup played a big role in the standings, so i figured it was for euro players only. i hadnt heard of the award before today. when is the fifa award?
  17. joseephuss

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    I don't blame you. I hadn't heard about this award until yesterday. It has only been around since last year when Messi won the first one.
  18. windward

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    Athletic looks strong. Hopefully they give Barca and Madrid a run for their money. Valencia and Malaga are good as well.
  19. windward

    windward NFL Historian

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    Btw Dempsey is on Tottenham, effectively replacing Luka Modric.
  20. ka0tik

    ka0tik DALLAS

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    btw - EPL > LA LIGA. la liga is so boring, its been almost 10 years since a team not called Real Or Barca won it (Valencia 2003). Atleast EPL, has more than 2 teams competing strongly year after year.

    n why is ronaldo crying in real? ******.. lol

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