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Real Madrid

Will Mourinho bring the Holy Grail(CL) back home?


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Figо10

Ace in the Pack
Lass and Gago have been great together and Lass has started nearly every game since his arrival whereas Huntelaar is still lacking match fitness, we are scoring goals so that is not a problem but our midfield would be significantly weakend without Lass so I think it is the correct decision.
I'd pick Lass as well but really I can't think anything other than elimination at the next stage. Sure our past few seasons we have been knocked out by a few class opponents, but unlike the Galacticos period, this current squad looks more suited for the league than the cups.
 

Billy Minof

La Decima
I'd pick Lass as well but really I can't think anything other than elimination at the next stage. Sure our past few seasons we have been knocked out by a few class opponents, but unlike the Galacticos period, this current squad looks more suited for the league than the cups.

I dissagree, I think we will defeat Liverpool 3-1 over the 2 legs, first leg 1-1 second leg at Anfield 0-2 to Madrid, Robben will tear them apart on either flank, Higuian will run them ragged and Raul will do the business and get a goal or 2, the only threat from Liverpool I can see is Gerrard but I think Lass and Gago will have him well shakeld. ;)
 

Phil W.A.F.C

Registered User
I think Valencia has a little bit of brains about him to be honest. If he had joined you lot his career would've been over until he got out of Madrid. I think he's holding out for that move to Man Utd, that's what i'v been told anyway.
 

Joel

Administrator
Staff member
Great goal from Robben last night. He is really getting to his best now. He's not a Chelsea player anymore, but I'm still a fan of his and want to see him succeed.

Although I'd prefer him to be MotM in every game, while Madrid still lose ;)
 

Figо10

Ace in the Pack
Great goal from Robben last night. He is really getting to his best now. He's not a Chelsea player anymore, but I'm still a fan of his and want to see him succeed.

Although I'd prefer him to be MotM in every game, while Madrid still lose
Yeah :D
 

Figо10

Ace in the Pack
Why didn't Real go for Quaresma? Even though he failed at Barca & Inter surely he's better than Faubert.
Faubert's more consistent and his work rate is higher, not that I'd expected us to go for him though. Quaresma's failure at Barca means he'll find some difficulty adjusting in, capable of the occasional spectacular yeah but we've got more than enough players in that category.
 

Highway Penguin

Registered User
They are different moves; Faubert is a loan for six months during which he has very little to prove, so should he impress he'll be offered a lucrative contract. I find that to be a brilliant strategy, the player is left with less pressure to be a savior of some kind. And after all, he knew his role would be that of a bench player. I did not get to see the match against Racing, but I heard he did okay for what little time he was given.
Quaresma was not bought by Madrid because we were lazy to get him into proper negotiations, but I would not be able to say whether or not the move would've been smart at this current time. For all we know, he could have been destroying the sideline opposite Robben instead of Sneijder, VdV, or Faubert.

Our squad is beginning to balance out under Ramos, quite a refreshing sight to be honest.

Hala Madrid!
 

Billy Minof

La Decima
What's going on with Klaas-Jan Huntelaar? LMAO.

Does he or anyone expect to walk straight into the side? Since the Barca game we have gone on a 8 games winning streak and conceded only one goal and with Diarra playing so well it was inevitable that Lass would get the CL spot.

Also, How fucking good is L. Diarra, the kid is a beast of a player and is already proving to be a bargain, he is going to win so many trouphies at Madrid its not funny.

@Highway Penguin, Faubert did ok nothing great and I cannot see him staying beyond the 6 month loan deal before we bring in a special Right sided player.
 

Bish

Registered User
I know most people will probably be looking at the Man Utd-Inter game, and Barca's game with Lyon, but I seriously can't wait for the Liverpool-Real tie. I rarely bet against Liverpool in Europe, especially at Anfield, but I've just got a feeling for Madrid.
 

Billy Minof

La Decima
I know most people will probably be looking at the Man Utd-Inter game, and Barca's game with Lyon, but I seriously can't wait for the Liverpool-Real tie. I rarely bet against Liverpool in Europe, especially at Anfield, but I've just got a feeling for Madrid.

Dude.....I really feel that we will beat Liverpool at Anfield, I feel the first leg will be very tight and probally a draw but I feel that the Anfield factor wont that big of a problem for our team and that we will defeat them by 2 goals. Raul and Raul. :)
Robben is going to tear them apart. :happy:
 

Figо10

Ace in the Pack
Good to see the confidence here at such high levels.

Anyway on the subject of Huntelaar missing out on the CL spot, they've been reports suggesting he's now wanting out of Madrid and regretting not having joined Juventus or whoever else instead.

Lassano Diarra, the next Makelele?
 

Joel

Administrator
Staff member
Good to see the confidence here at such high levels.

Anyway on the subject of Huntelaar missing out on the CL spot, they've been reports suggesting he's now wanting out of Madrid and regretting not having joined Juventus or whoever else instead.

Lassano Diarra, the next Makelele?

It'd be a shame, as there is so much more to his game than just sitting back and breaking the oppositions play up. He's a very talented footballer.
 

Billy Minof

La Decima
Good to see the confidence here at such high levels.

Anyway on the subject of Huntelaar missing out on the CL spot, they've been reports suggesting he's now wanting out of Madrid and regretting not having joined Juventus or whoever else instead.

Lassano Diarra, the next Makelele?

Huntelaar has laughed off suggestions that he isnt happy or that he wants to leave, he has come and said that he understands that with Raul and Higuian being in such good form that he is going to have to wait for his chance and once he gets it he wll have to take it.

Lass could be, agaisnt Racing it was like looking at Makelele again but the Makelele of 10 years ago when he was much more mobile.

It'd be a shame, as there is so much more to his game than just sitting back and breaking the oppositions play up. He's a very talented footballer.

Makelele changed his game as he got older, he always sat back and covered the defense but also contributed alot in the middle feeding the more creative players but he was known to break from his duties on occasion and beat players something I think that Diarra will do also, as he gets older he will sit more and will become Makelele mark II.
He is very very talented and will definatly get better, I just hope that he is with us for longer than he has stuck around with his other clubs.
 

Billy Minof

La Decima
Arsene Wenger: Lassana Diarra's Real Madrid Move Was A Miracle

Wenger is somewhat relieved to see his former charge fulfilling his potential at the Bernabeu, but the Frenchman also sounds a little bitter at the success Diarra is enjoying.

Arsene Wenger is glad that “impatient” Lassana Diarra has finally found his feet at a major club, having joined Real Madrid from Portsmouth in January.

The versatile Frenchman moved through both Chelsea and Wenger's Arsenal in search of his big break but he eventually settled on Portsmouth in order to play regularly.

However, Diarra made a big money move to Madrid recently and is sure to be an important player for the Blancos, thus finally fulfilling his dream of becoming a regular starter at a big club.

Wenger, who could probably use Diarra at the moment, has hinted that the 23-year-old's decision to move to Fratton Park was a bad choice in the first place and could have killed his career.

He told TF1, as quoted by Setanta, "He was miraculously [signed] by Juande Ramos, who got to know him during his time in England."

"Otherwise his career would have been written-off in Portsmouth."

"He wanted to play immediately when he joined Arsenal and he wasn’t patient."
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