2018/19 Soccer Thread

The video seems to be unavailable.

That was literally there yesterday.

Weird choice, NBCSports!

EDIT: It's literally, completely gone!

NBC SPORTS HAS A ANTI-GWJ BIAS, INVESTIGATE

Prederick wrote:

That was literally there yesterday.

It was even there earlier today. I watched it this morning while brushing my teeth.

*Sigh*

I’ve got a feeling the title has just moved to Manchester.

Agreed.

Meanwhile, I'm not surprised Fulham lost, and yet.... ugh.

I did get a least a little laugh today though, as I had no idea Andre Gray's back was basically a gigantic Black History Month mural. Good on ya, dude.

First draw for Spurs (in the league). It's all downhill from here.

C'mon Ajax! 30 minutes to go!

Prederick wrote:

C'mon Ajax! 30 minutes to go!

And Spurs being surprisingly Un-Spursy

Let's all take a moment to laugh at Real Madrid and Ramos.

onewild wrote:

Let's all take a moment to laugh at Real Madrid and Ramos.

A moment?!?!?!?

I'm going to be laughing until next season, at a minimum.

EDIT: Also, again, Ajax just beat Real Madrid 4-1 at the Bernabeu. That's something normally only Barca does.

Total credit to Ajax, and boy howdy, how much of a clown show is Madrid right now?

onewild wrote:

Let's all take a moment to laugh at Real Madrid and Ramos.

Yeah, going to be laughing for a lot longer than "a moment" here as well.

It's the very least that Ramos deserves.

I do almost feel bad for Spurs, because that's a fine performance over two legs and it's been completely overshadowed.

Two absolutely wonderful results today!

Prederick wrote:

I do almost feel bad for Spurs, because that's a fine performance over two legs and it's been completely overshadowed.

I doubt they care tbh. If anything they are hoping to stay under the radar and wake up in the final.

Still two rounds before that but... Some draw help and they could be in the semis in a blink.

If Tottenham keeps playing like this series, anything is possible. A kind draw will be key. Obviously one would like to avoid Barca, and probably PSG as much as possible.

Fedaykin98 wrote:

Obviously one would like to avoid Barca, and probably PSG as much as possible.

Avoiding PSG just got a lot easier.

LOLOLOL

Well, I think Ole's absolutely got the job now.

And PSG.... LOL.

My god. Jose Mourwhino must be wondering just how bad he actually is now. Daniel Levy must be mightily relieved he only has to worry about Real, and someone really really needs to sort out VAR.

I know I said "LOL", but Jesus, to be a PSG fan right now. It happened again.

EDIT: Also, that wasn't a handball.

I'm still waiting to see it to be honest, but from the sounds of it it was a harsh if understandable decision.

Still I would also say PSG had plenty of chances to put it to bed. By and large, only themselves to blame.

Edit: Seen it. Hmmmmmm. I wouldn't say that was deliberate, nor would I say it denied a clear chance, but I can see why it was given.

Yeah, it was an incredibly harsh decision, but it's PSG's own damn fault for not putting it away sooner.

And as you mentioned, literally everything that has happened since Mourinho got fired makes him look worse.

Meanwhile, hey, Porto is through! I'm actually rather pleased that they and Ajax have made it this far.

Hopefully Manchester United makes Soljskaer their permanent manager on a big contract before the inevitable regression comes:

Roke wrote:

Hopefully Manchester United makes Soljskaer their permanent manager on a big contract before the inevitable regression comes:

I don't think he will be manager but damn do I wish he will be.

No non United fan should want to see Pochettino go there. I'm not sure how good Pochettino actually is but I think everyone can agree being handcuffed by Spurs financial situation doesn't help. Maybe we find out he can't manage egos or he can't still close out trophies but he's definitely great and better than Soljskaer.

Prederick wrote:

Yeah, it was an incredibly harsh decision, but it's PSG's own damn fault for not putting it away sooner.

And as you mentioned, literally everything that has happened since Mourinho got fired makes him look worse.

Meanwhile, hey, Porto is through! I'm actually rather pleased that they and Ajax have made it this far.

You say that like Roma is a football top dog.

LOL, fair, but they're big enough to have just punted their coach out the door for losing.

Oh Arsenal.

Anyway, North and South Korea joint Women's World Cup bid would be 'great' – Fifa

So, my immediate reaction to this was revulsion, but it's a joint bid that SK is pushing as part of the peace process since they're already trying for the 2032 Summer Games, which tempered my revulsion a bit.

Nevertheless, f**k that, but I can imagine FIFA doing it on some "We're helping bring peace!" idea. Only FIFA could go through so much upheaval and turnover due to scandal, and come out the other side completely unchanged.

Well, them and the IOC.

Newcastle come from behind to defeat 12-man Everton!

Roke wrote:

Newcastle come from behind to defeat 12-man Everton!

I assume the ref wasn't helping?

Spurs lose which now puts them squarely in the top four race.

United Arsenal tomorrow. Arsenal could lose and still squeak into the top4 considering how many games are left but it wouldn't be pretty.

Squeaky bum time for Emery. Big knock on Wenger was how much Arsenal wilted away in big matches.