September 10th, 2009, 09:40 AM #141
well that was one of the ugliest games i've ever seen
September 10th, 2009, 02:43 PM #142
September 10th, 2009, 02:59 PM #143
Kazakhstan isn't even the worse team in the goup. Andorra has lost all 9 games. They whipped a very good Croatia team both times they played. 4-1 in Zagreb and 5-1 at home. They better hope someone is in good form to partner with Rooney next summer.
September 11th, 2009, 02:50 AM #144
Ummmmm Croatia(Former world cup semi-finalist), Ukraine(Last world cup quarter finalist) take those two and add Belarus and you have three of the most hostile away crowds to visit. Sure it was not the toughest group, but they won all their games and crushed the other group favourite, twice no less.
September 12th, 2009, 12:40 PM #145
Nice to knock Spurs down a peg.
Ironically, it seemed United turned up the intensity when Scholes got sent off and Spurs took their foot off the pedal.
Rooney, Evra, Fletcher, and Anderson were all fantastic today.
Crouch is such a donkey, I understand he wins a lot of balls in the air but he is that much better than the Russian guy? He's certainly not that much more skilled.
September 13th, 2009, 10:50 AM #146
Ah, then you missed the Arsenal vs. Man City match.
Originally Posted by ucsdguy1
I did not see it, I had to listen to it on a BBC feed on a XM but it was a horrible game for the Gunners........a freaky own goal by Almunia, Van Persie hit a post (although he did score another) and another goal missed by about two inches. And the D was shaky.
Like I said, I did not see it but it sounded like the wheels came off for the Gunners after Adebayor stomped on Van Persie. The BBC guys made it sound like Adebayor should have been red carded for it, they said he drew blood, but the ref must have missed it.
Then Adebayor scores a couple minutes after he stomps Van Persie and he streaks down to the Arsenal fan section, taunts them and nearly causes them to riot.
All the talk in the after game commentary was about the "shameful conduct" of Adebayor and how he may be in a bit of trouble for his actions when it gets reviewed by League officials. We will have to see if anything comes of it.
Last edited by Kings Provisional; September 13th, 2009 at 10:59 AM.
September 13th, 2009, 11:25 AM #147
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe8CXncySfo"]YouTube - Manchester City vs Arsenal (Adebayor goal)!![/ame]
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c4A5UxzrCg"]YouTube - Adebayor stamps on Van Persie![/ame]
He is a petulant wxxxer and always will be, he actually appologised afterwards but it was half hearted, and he basically blames the Arsenal fans for a build up in fustration that he vented yesterday.
Yes those same Arsenal fans that paid his inflated wages for three years. The sad thing is the dude is a great striker. When I saw him heading up the pitch I knew what he was up to and was hoping for a hamstring pull, alas no.
Last edited by Crazy_Ivan; September 13th, 2009 at 11:29 AM.
September 14th, 2009, 06:53 AM #148
Are you ready to excuse idiots like Carlos Quiroz and Maradona for playing in tough groups?
Originally Posted by Cid_MCDP
Point being, at the moment, England ARE a real team. Anyone who sees the changes Capello is making for the English squad knows this.
**** group or not, England's play was getting better and better from the start to the finish of group play, and FINISHED 8-0.
Because of Capello, England has turned into a possession team, one that patiently bides its time before exploiting their opponents.
Last edited by redxalonso; September 14th, 2009 at 07:18 AM.
September 15th, 2009, 09:34 AM #149
I saw the highlights on the EPL Review show. The stamp was a stamp, but Van Persie had just come flying in at him.
Originally Posted by Crazy_Ivan
he's lucky no one among those arsenal fans threw a brick at him
September 15th, 2009, 12:59 PM #150
Didn't say they weren't a REAL team. Said I wanted to see them play a REAL team.
Originally Posted by redxalonso
They're playing well under Capello, I just found their group a little... interesting.