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Other European Leagues 2015/16 to 2017/18

rebelinho

Moderator
The rant is coming...

Roma's up with 6 points. We're down with 10. This is football, where logic is irrelevant and the odds are always wrong.
 

ArtisanWenger

Registered User
Clearly all the other sides have decided to throw away the serie A,Juve are well back into it now and are favourites to retain it AGAIn.

And Sweey seems like Mancini and Inter are definitely in the mix for the title.
 

Sweey

*RETIRED*
Clearly all the other sides have decided to throw away the serie A,Juve are well back into it now and are favourites to retain it AGAIn.

And Sweey seems like Mancini and Inter are definitely in the mix for the title.
If you followed the Shoutbox :)sweey2:) a certain Sweey has been saying that Inter are going to win the title.

The current top five will be the top five at the end of the season, I'm just unsure of the order. Likely a title fight between Inter and Juventus with Napoli finishing third.
 

ArtisanWenger

Registered User
Oh,great i didnt...initially i remember you berating me for saying they were in the title mix.

Napoli can go either way,they can be champions or 3rd..they definitely would not be 2nd.

Italy will have 3 solid teams in next year's champions league.
 

Bež

Registered User
That's the standard of non-league football grounds for you. I say good on them for playing despite the state that the pitch was in. Makes it a good day out for the Bolton faithful.

Must've been quite a game changer when SHOLA Ameobi came on as a sub?
 

Ali

It is happening again
[MENTION=180348]Ali[/MENTION] What the actual fuck happened here?

https://gfycat.com/GeneralGlossyBeardedcollie

Edit: and why were you playing on a minefield?
Just some idiot fan coming onto the pitch, and as Bez said, that's the type of pitch you get in non-league grounds. It had been pissing it down the night before, and there were several pitch inspections before the match, it was touch and go whether it'd go ahead.

Must've been quite a game changer when SHOLA Ameobi came on as a sub?
Touched the ball about twice, one of those touches was a scuffed shot from 5yards out that didn't make it over the line....
 

rebelinho

Moderator
Just some idiot fan coming onto the pitch
I've read that the guy wanted to disrupt the play, and that's why the referee not only didn't stop the match, but extended his arms in the typical "all's fine, keep going" advantage rule sign.

What's strange is that supposedly broadcasting images of pitch invaders in not allowed, and the referee should have stopped it. I guess it was interrupted after the attack ended?

and as Bez said, that's the type of pitch you get in non-league grounds.
Ah, I see. I thought you would have better conditions (it is the kind of stuff we have were as well), but the weather surely doesn't help.
 

rebelinho

Moderator
[MENTION=180348]Ali[/MENTION] and [MENTION=111134]Bez[/MENTION] This was today, Famalicão vs Varzim.



Apart from the big three + Braga, Guimarães and a few others turfs are usually more suitable for horticulture. During winter it's even worse.

Clubs from Madeira (Marítimo, Nacional and União) usually have shiny, green turfs that turn into mudpits in the 6-yard boxes due to weather. Nacional x Porto was interrupted some good 20 times, Benfica have played 7 minutes today and the clock reads over 65 mins. And the rain was almost non existant, because when it rains... Just search "Belluschi Porto trick" and you'll see what happens... in the best stadiums. Imagine in the bad ones (you probably have it similr there).

Edit: Benfica's match was cancelled.
 

Sweey

*RETIRED*
Porto are bastards Rebelinho.

Boavista are already going to be relegated this season for having a shit squad on the back of the accelerated promotion back into the top flight last season. All this after years in the lower leagues for an enforced relegation that should never have happened - where's the financial compensation???? - and you had to thump them 5-0? :crymore:

Loureiro needs to fix some matches. Fast!
 

rebelinho

Moderator
This was the best game I've watched in ages. I'm up to my ears in exams but said "Fuck it" ans watched the whole thing. If tonight's study marathon goes well I'll give some insight on the match.

And what financial compensation? We're broke!
 

Sweey

*RETIRED*
This was the best game I've watched in ages. I'm up to my ears in exams but said "Fuck it" ans watched the whole thing. If tonight's study marathon goes well I'll give some insight on the match.

And what finantial compensation? We're broke!
Boavista's financial compensation from the Portuguese federation (or anywhere else they can get it). Fuck Porto :sweey2: - pissed that Sporting beat Braga though as it solidifies them at the top for the time being.

As it is, Boavista were a mess before the enforced relegation anyway, that just accelerated the demise. Not entirely sure where the club goes after this season as I can't see them coming back up any time soon. I know it seems early to assume they're down but most of the points came at the start of the season and that gap to 16th looks frightening.
 

rebelinho

Moderator
How good is Alex Sandro,the brazilian left back in Juventus?
I don't really watch Juventus games, so take my words with a grain of salt, but from what I read he has been quite good lately. Just like the rest of the team he started poorly but now picked up some nice form, even scoring a few weeks ago. Probably the best from our ex players.


Why do you ask?
 

ArtisanWenger

Registered User
Well,statistically he is very good apparently so just wanted to confirm that.

Keeping my eye on brazilians,i hope they can raise to their hey days once again,the footballing world needs the pure footie of brazil.
 

Sweey

*RETIRED*
Well,statistically he is very good apparently so just wanted to confirm that.

Keeping my eye on brazilians,i hope they can raise to their hey days once again,the footballing world needs the pure footie of brazil.
No it doesn't :evilsweey:

Someone does need to keep Argentina, England, France, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain at bay though. Germany can't do it alone (Italy are poor, Brazil are abysmal). Time for Wales to rise up :lmao:
 

rebelinho

Moderator
Argentina won't achieve shit while they keep that toddler as a manager.

Same regarding England. So much talent...

Feance and Spain will be true contenders for silverware in the ipcoming years. We might join them if we get a decent coach, and our youngsters are given time, space and oport1unities to keep developing.

Netherlands... Not sure what to say. They do know how to turn a bunch of incredible players in a pile of shit. I'm not expecting much for them tbh. Kinda like Italy but to an even greater extent.

[MENTION=14866]Sweey[/MENTION] how have your kids been? Gabbiadinni (pardon my spelling), Perin, Insigne, Verratti, Destro, Berardi, Sturaro, Bertolacci, Saponara? In a more summarized way, do you think they'll fulfill their potential?
 

Sweey

*RETIRED*
how have your kids been? Gabbiadinni (pardon my spelling), Perin, Insigne, Verratti, Destro, Berardi, Sturaro, Bertolacci, Saponara? In a more summarized way, do you think they'll fulfill their potential?
Gabbiadini - Doesn't get much playing time so can't get into a rhythm to perform consistently. Clearly has enough talent and I believe he could do a job for Napoli or another big Italian club if he were trusted more. At Napoli its hard when Higuain has been so prolific. Wanted by Milan and others but very costly.

Perin - He's solid enough but doesn't fully convince me yet, I think his decision-making needs to improve. No reason to believe he won't fulfil his potential.

Insigne - Having a wonderful season at Napoli where he links up wonderfully with Higuain. He's clearly grown whereas Benitez didn't trust him. He will need to prove to everyone, perhaps this summer, that he can translate that to the national team. His under-21 performances were always good but that doesn't mean anything. For me, he's the creative spark Italy sorely misses these days and has the potential to be really special.

Verratti - I think he's continuing to grow, he just needs to be a bit more consistent in the very big matches. There's no reason to believe he won't be one of the world's best midfielders for many years to come.

Destro - I don't think he'll ever fulfil his potential. He's doing much better under Donadoni at Bologna but, with the greatest of respect, that's just Bologna. It isn't as though he's doing what Roberto Baggio :)evilsweey:) did at Bologna.

Berardi - He, like Simone Zaza, needs to learn to control his temper. The talent is clear to see but he's too inconsistent and although that can clearly be resolved with age, I'd argue that having been at Sassuolo for so long he should be improving year on year which isn't the case this season.

Sturaro - He's solid but it is easier to be solid in a strong team like Juventus than at, for example, Milan or Roma. I actually find him difficult to judge but lean more towards the belief that he's got a long way to go yet.

Bertolacci - He's settling in much better at Milan now but has plenty of room to grow. If he manages it, he'll perhaps be a bit like Montolivo - a player who struggles to lead a team alone but alongside a great midfielder can raise his own game (as Montolivo did alongside Pirlo for Italy) to give the opposition a problem when determining how to shut the duo down.

Saponara - He was poorly managed at Milan. Having done brilliantly for Empoli in Serie B playing behind a front-two, we barely played him and when we did, it was out wide on the right. He's back at Empoli, back in his favoured role and getting rave reviews linking him with a summer move to Juventus. I think he can make it at a big club if he's given the chance to prove himself and that Milan made a(nother) giant mistake with him.

A few others....

Florenzi (Roma) - I'm a big fan and think he's going to be a key resource for Italy over the coming years as he can play in midfield or at right-back.

Romagnoli (Milan) - Easily our best defender at Milan but still has some growing to do as there are occasionally games in which he struggles during the opening period. Could be better than Chiellini who I rate as being only half as a good as Baresi, Maldini and Nesta but still better than everyone now bar perhaps Barzagli who was on his level for at least two years.

Rugani (Juventus) - As with Romagnoli, he could be as good as or better than Chiellini. Isn't given the chances at Juventus that he feels he dserves but they know how good he can be in the future. Wanted by Milan to partner with Romagnoli but Juventus won't sell.

Bernardeschi (Fiorentina) - Needs to work on his teamwork and decision-making. Hugely creative and clearly a talent but there's a long way to go and someone like Insigne has shown so much more to date.

Zappacosta (Torino) - I like him a lot and was mildly disappointed that Milan didn't sign him in the summer although we were never linked. Solid right-back who I expect to see getting better and better.

Baselli (Torino) - Another I like a lot and I was very disappointed that Milan didn't go for him in the summer having considered him for a long time. Started the season with a bang before going a bit more quiet but he can tackle, pass and shoot from distance. I expect him to grow quickly as a regular.
 
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