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Old 04-25-2012, 04:43 PM   #33361
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My brother is unbearable right now.

He supports Chelsea and loves every German team (especially Munich).
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:44 PM   #33362
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Chelsea 7/4 to win it, gotta be worth a punt.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:48 PM   #33363
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and would cushion the blow when my chelsea supporting friend is smug as balls
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:56 PM   #33364
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the John Terry Rule: John Terry is not allowed to lift or touch the European Cup

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/apr/25/john-terry-champions-league-trophy?CMP=twt_gu
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:04 PM   #33365
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:45 PM   #33366
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Am I right in thinking that Fabregas has never beaten a side with Drogba in it?
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:38 AM   #33367
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not sure but you would be right if you said fabregas is a failed cheating coward who has no loyalty
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:14 AM   #33368
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I believe his loyalty was always to Barcelona, so in reality you could say he is extremely loyal.

Had I been born and raised in Barcelona, big fan of the club, biggest dream to play for it... even if I become a star with another team I would still try as hard as I could to go to Barcelona. Fabregas gave his best the time he was at Arsenal, he got his dream chance and he took it. To not follow your dream (and more money) just for some subjective view of loyalty is ridiculous. Credit to Fabregas for not being Nasri about it.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:27 AM   #33369
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Also didn't he achieve more at Barcelona in his brief stint there than he had in 6 years at Arsenal?
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:55 PM   #33370
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well he has won three trophies at barca, he won two at arsenal, so yes

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I believe his loyalty was always to Barcelona, so in reality you could say he is extremely loyal.

Had I been born and raised in Barcelona, big fan of the club, biggest dream to play for it... even if I become a star with another team I would still try as hard as I could to go to Barcelona. Fabregas gave his best the time he was at Arsenal, he got his dream chance and he took it. To not follow your dream (and more money) just for some subjective view of loyalty is ridiculous. Credit to Fabregas for not being Nasri about it.
man, don't be so sensitive, i was having a laugh
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:45 PM   #33371
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is it a bit too much to watch john terry lift the trophy or do people feel that it would be wrong to reward his behaviour
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:49 PM   #33372
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kind of dulled my desire to see chelsea win the whole thing now that i know john terry will get to lift it
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:07 PM   #33373
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he wouldn't have the balls to go up and collect, would he?
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:25 PM   #33374
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It'd be harsh on whoever is captain on the night.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:28 PM   #33375
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very harsh but the owner wouldn't mind too much. he has stood by terry through everything including most managers
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:48 PM   #33376
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anyway, how sad is this? i hope its not true

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Old 04-26-2012, 04:55 PM   #33377
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Guardioloa is a petulant little bitch.
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not sure but you would be right if you said fabregas is a failed cheating coward who has no loyalty
u dumb.

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Lampard will lift it, but then he'll probably give it to Terry who'll be standing alongside.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:57 PM   #33378
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should give it to the drog
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:01 PM   #33379
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dunno about that pep stuff but it reminds me of this which was good for a laff

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Old 04-26-2012, 05:07 PM   #33380
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should give it to the drog
yes

and cech, and cole

and back to lampard at some stage

surprised our australian football oracle hasn't showed up
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:19 PM   #33381
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fair play some real players in that chelsea squad

cept terry
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:20 PM   #33382
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As of right now all points to Guardiola leaning to leave, but it's far from a sure thing. Everyone seems to agree that the decisions will come tomorrow. He might yet add a Copa del Rey to that list of trophies too.

I hope he stays, he is the perfect manager for Barcelona right now. Even if he stays I'm pretty certain it'll be his last year though.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:22 PM   #33383
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he can't leave

what other challenge is there?

none of the young managers have staying power
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:26 PM   #33384
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Rumor has it he'd like Italy next since he played there and has some connections. He did say that if he leaves he'll take a year off so for now there's nothing out there for him.

Anyone catch the Athletic Bilbao game? It was excellent, I hope they win the Europa final. Barcelona vs Bilbao final should be a great match too.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:33 PM   #33385
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would like to see teams like bilbao challenge the madrid and barca duopoly
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:53 AM   #33386
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Guardiola's confirmed his resignation.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2012/apr/27/football-live-blog-27-april
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Anyone catch the Athletic Bilbao game? It was excellent, I hope they win the Europa final. Barcelona vs Bilbao final should be a great match too.
So glad Bilbao won. Really enjoy their style of football and whole ethos.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:39 AM   #33387
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Vilanova to replace him, some will call it risky but it seems like a good decision to give it to someone who already knows the club inside out and will continue guardiola's philosophy
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:04 PM   #33388
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The club already has a style and strategy of play strongly in place, and won them 13 trophies to this point. It wasn't going to change much no matter who they hired as coach. Unless it is a big game, Barcelona is almost autopilot. It's why all the one-trick comments exist.

Tito has been there for all the Guardiola years, knows everything that goes on inside and out. I think it makes sense, he'll give this team a sense of continuity from Pep. If next year goes badly then I can see a new coach coming in to tinker with the system.

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Old 04-27-2012, 04:01 PM   #33389
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i love barca, i love the way they make such an art of their type of game. it is wonderful to see

but, the one trick pony has been found out and pep was cute enough to leave

the comment exists because they cannot mix it up, are unwilling to mix it up, and they have paid for it this season with the loss of two crowns (the most important ones) and their manager

if next year goes badly, the team breaks up and someone else becomes dominant
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:47 AM   #33390
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see, I feel like a lot of the time Pep went with a back 3 was just for the sake of demonstrating barca can play another way
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