Essential The Official Football (Soccer) Thread - 1776 we runnin’ it back: England v USA World Cup 2022

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  1. brehsimilitude

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    ThrobbingHood #LeaveTheWenchesInTheTrenches

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    Man City are no different from Bayern… just buying their rival’s talent. Realistically, no one is catching up with them in the league. This season was the closest Liverpool would get again to winning the league.

    Mane and Salah are in their 30s now… Jota and Diaz are good but Liverpool don’t have an out and out striker, something that City was missing this season and have now acquired. And they were minutes away from another CL final too.

    If Mbappe had gone to Liverpool, I’d say there was a chance but he’s Real Madrid bound.
     
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    Porto probably going to send the Liga Nos winners medal to Luis Diaz as well.
     
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    cot damn :mjlol :mjlol:

    which big players did citeh poach from rivals in the prem?

    which big players did citeh poach from rivals outside of the prem?
     
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    ThrobbingHood #LeaveTheWenchesInTheTrenches

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    Sterling- a season after Liverpool came close to winning the league.

    Mahrez- Not exactly a rival but a PL league winner and he was “poached”.

    Grealish: Not a rival but poached (an over priced) huge talent from a smaller club.

    Dias: Bought from Benfica.

    Could’ve bought Harry Kane if Levy wasn’t being such a Shylock. I don’t even know why this needs explaining.
     
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    Goals is not an area we're struggling in. We don't need an out and out striker when the front three have 52 goals between them in the league. I can't really complain about our season for good reason lol.. We lost twice the whole season. City are just relentless. Any other time we would have the shyt sawn up

    Issue is Pep's mechanical system + depth + blank check to acquire any missing cogs. Man has two elite squads to rotate from.

    But he might leave in 2023 while Klopp has just reupped until 2026

    Mane and Salah are iconic players but the transition is in full effect... Smoothly
     
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    Here’s the things with stats… they can be very misleading. Yes, both Liverpool and City have had no problems scoring goals despite neither having an out and out striker but, if you look at your games against City and Tottenham, a striker could’ve been the difference between being 2nd and 1st.

    In those close decisive games, you need a Benzema to pull a goal out of individual brilliance. Take him out, and Real would not have got past the last 16 this season of the CL.

    Yes, neither City and Liverpool have struggled for goals this season but Pep knew that it wasn’t sustainable to carry on without a true number 9, in spite of their ridiculous depth. Look how hard they were pushing to get Harry Kane.

    Edit: look at Chelsea today. They objectively had the better chances but when you have Lukaku leading the line and an inefficient Pulisic playing along side him, it came back to bite them.
     
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    It's fukk Chelsea till the casket drops but I actually wanted them to win this time. :francis:
     
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    We ain’t going nowhere :demonic:
     
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    Man City probably win their next 2 fixtures.
     
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    You said "rival" ... and now you keep saying "not a rival".

    And then you added "couldda shouldda wouldda" about Levy.

    A list with a grand total of 1 :mjlol is nothing like Bayern.

    (and even Sterling is questionable as Liverpool let him go)

    It needs explaining because you made a BS claim that you cannot substantiate when pressed.

    It's not like City are storming in and poaching the best players from Prem rivals like Bayern has been doing in the Bundesliga.

    stop with the coli recency #hot-takes
     
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    I mean we're talking very fine margins here. Dropping points from winning positions e.g Brentford could also be the difference between 1st and 2nd. We're in the era where drawing a game in September could be costly lol

    Benzema's other worldly form snatching victory from the jaws of defeat doesn't mean we need an old school number 9. Our actual number 9 doesn't score many goals lol..our system doesn't need one

    RM needed Benzema heroics to have any hope. We also made it to the CL final without him :dead:
     
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    I hate when they do that stutter step. It's like waving a piece of steak in front of a Lion.
     

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