2018/19 Soccer Thread

Now Neymar is hurt, out for Copa América. Rough month for him.

slazev wrote:

Man, that English defense was horrible today.

Indeed. Not sure what the problem was with not playing English players who were in the CL final. That game was crying out for AAT and Henderson driving forward. Delph is way past it and Stones looked like a man who hadn't played for over a month. Odd.

Agree Netherlands deserved the result but really England did sort of end up giving it to you by default.

Yeah, those 2 last goals were pretty much England saying "yeah, nah, yeah, you take it, please".

Ah well. Sessegnon wants out, ideally to Tottenham (with PSG and Manchester United interested as well), and I don't blame him. All I'd like is for the club to get a solid transfer fee out of it.

Wish we could've done well enough to keep him.

Prederick wrote:

Ah well. Sessegnon wants out, ideally to Tottenham (with PSG and Manchester United interested as well), and I don't blame him. All I'd like is for the club to get a solid transfer fee out of it.

Wish we could've done well enough to keep him.

I clearly didn't watch much of Fulham because I thought he played a lot fewer than the 30 games he did this season.

To be fair, most places don't separate separate appearances into Starts and Substitutions. WhoScored says he made 26 starts and 9 substitute appearances this season (and was in the bottom half of ratings for players on the team).

Meanwhile, the Neymar case has definitely reached clusterf*ck status.

In other news, Hazard to RM is finally confirmed.

I'd say this opens the door for Griezmann to Barca, but apparently no-one from Barca has contacted Griezmann's people and the rumors are Messi wants Neymar back.

Meanwhile, ManU released Antonio Valencia, Anders Herrera and a bunch of other players you've never heard of unless you're a FM degenerate like myself (and even then it's iffy).

Prederick wrote:

In other news, Hazard to RM is finally confirmed.

I'd say this opens the door for Griezmann to Barca, but apparently no-one from Barca has contacted Griezmann's people and the rumors are Messi wants Neymar back.

Meanwhile, ManU released Antonio Valencia, Anders Herrera and a bunch of other players you've never heard of unless you're a FM degenerate like myself (and even then it's iffy).

Arsenal also released a bunch (Cech, Ramsey) which then reminded me of the players who didn't get a UEFA League win swan song with the club.

I'm still pretty bummed out about that fiasco.

Real Madrid used to be pretty smart, replacing departing Galacticos with young big names just entering their prime years. Signing 28 year-old Hazard is not that.

But I don't really rate Hazard as highly as most.

Really? I mean, it's been said, but he quite genuinely dragged Chelsea to CL qualification and basically won the Europa League Final by himself! They'll get at least 2-3 more top-level years out of him.

Nations League is done. Portugal improved significantly and I think it's because of that that the Netherlands weren't as good. Deserved win, imo.
Now onwards toward Euro 2020. (France lost yesterday against Turkey!)

slazev wrote:

Nations League is done. Portugal improved significantly and I think it's because of that that the Netherlands weren't as good. Deserved win, imo.
Now onwards toward Euro 2020. (France lost yesterday against Turkey!)

I just saw the second half, but I thought the Netherlands looked good as well. They need a finisher though.

So how much longer until we start the 19/20 soccer thread? When the Premier League's new season schedule gets released on the 13th sounds good.

Let's start the new thread when Arsenal makes a strong summer signing...bahahahahahahahaha

edit: I laugh so I don't cry

Godzilla Blitz wrote:
slazev wrote:

Nations League is done. Portugal improved significantly and I think it's because of that that the Netherlands weren't as good. Deserved win, imo.
Now onwards toward Euro 2020. (France lost yesterday against Turkey!)

I just saw the second half, but I thought the Netherlands looked good as well. They need a finisher though.

Yes, Netherlands improved from the first half, but they still weren't as good as when they played against England.

Anyone else watching Colombia - Argentina? Tasty match for the opening rounds of Copa America! On ESPN+ in the US, or streams of dubious legitimacy!