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  1. abigsmurf

    Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2018/2019

    Terrible goalkeeping for Arsenal's first goal, hand of god handball for the second. When is Arsenal's luck going to run out?
  2. Embarssing from Willian but I still don't know what Morata did for the yellow
  3. abigsmurf

    Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2018/2019

    Well that's the worst penalty I've seen in a while
  4. abigsmurf

    UEFA Nations League 2018/2019

    It's so frustrating watching Kane pull out on any loose ball where it isn't a nailed on certainty he'll get on the ball first. I'd also say that it's looking pretty unlikely now that Rashford will be the wonder striker of the future that he's being hyped up as, despite the goal . Too many attempts powered straight at a static keeper from close up.
  5. abigsmurf

    Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2018/2019

    Absolute stone wall penalty not given, takes a bit of a shine off the result.
  6. abigsmurf

    Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2018/2019

    Terrible penalty to give away and incredibly lucky for it to go in. Time for an irritating week of pundits saying "third season!" over and over again. Still enjoyable mind.
  7. abigsmurf

    Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2018/2019

    See, this is what you can do if you actually put up a fight
  8. abigsmurf

    Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2018/2019

    I think I've seen Huddersfield with the ball in City's final third exactly once so far. I know you can't expect them to go guns blazing but this is still depressingly unambitious. The second City score, the floodgates are going to open and it'll be a 3/4-0
  9. abigsmurf

    Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2018/2019

    Fred deserving a red card on his debut. Leicester should have had a penalty for shirt pulling. Better finishing from Leicester and Man Utd would be in trouble; Ultra defensive with just a couple of counters after the goal. There'll be a lot of moaning fans and pundits repeating "third year" over and over if this stays 1-0 (even worse if Leicester score).
  10. It's so hard to be forgiving to Morata when you see him bottle such a large percentage of loose balls or even balls played in front of him. You can get away with a striker being weak on the ball if he can pull off great shots from nothing but Morata shows so little sign of having technical ability. I think I counted him taking 5 touches of the ball in the box with looking up and then taking a shot (still without looking up. At least he didn't get to see it being hopelessly offtarget...
  11. abigsmurf

    Eden Hazard

    Starting price of £150m, lets see what we can squeeze RM for. He's a galactico, best dribbler in the world, he should get a transfer fee worth that No point in having an unmotivated player run out his contract when we could get enough money for a whole new attacking lineup from him. Here's praying we spend well
  12. abigsmurf

    Any game recommendation?

    Still need to finish Dragon Quest VII. I don't quite have as much drive to finish JRPGs as I used to (Persona 5 being an exception, played that non-stop), getting to the part of the game where you're just backtracking through old dungeons has drained so much of my will to play... Really looking forward to XI though
  13. abigsmurf

    WC 2018

    Not sure we'll ever get a draw that results in such a 'winnable' world cup in my lifetime(although never expected us to beat France). That kind of performance was about what I expected the whole tournament before it started though. Shaky, disorganized defense (and why the hell did we keep putting so much pressure on ourselves with dangerous balls back and forth between the keeper?). We played stones with not enough experienced players around him to compensate for his inevitable mistakes Attacking wise we offered almost nothing, Harry Kane seemed to like hanging around miles offside where he could have no influence on the game and we have no flair players. Sterling has done nothing but squander chances the whole tournament yet he keeps starting. It's no wonder such a massive portion of the goals came from set pieces. The rigid team selection would make you think we had a first team of superstars, when we were being taken out the game, the changes seemed intended to just be more of the same. I've always thought Southgate was someone picked because he was an FA man and the team selection suggested pressure to pick a certain core of players. Now for the pointless playoff game no one wants where all the reserve players play and get injured.
  14. abigsmurf

    WC 2018

    This England team getting to the semis is surreal, even with the favorable knockout round draw. I was too young to have any real memories of 1990 and we'll not only be going into the semi finals, but we'll be going in favorites to advance to the final. Surprised at how little drive there was from Sweden. I know they were the underdogs but they'll never get a better run in for the final. They seemed to play like it was a midweek end of season game.
  15. abigsmurf

    WC 2018

    When will pundits admit that Sterling is a wasteful as hell player who's only strength is running? In games like today where you don't get many chances he's the absolute worst kind of player to pick. He only gave the illusion of being a quality player because he was surrounded by quality that could keep feeding him golden chances.