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The thread for controversial opinions

Discussion in 'Premier League' started by Rambo1, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Arnie

    Arnie Registered User

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    We have derailed this thread enough but let me pile on one last bit...

    One of the major reasons why leagues like MLS struggle to massive improve is because of people like @Ajjaro. While I'd love to blame you personally, but the fact of the matter is based on my going to the local pubs during the Premier League games, folks like @Biff Tannen and me are the rare ones. It doesn't help that media just keeps shoving all these teams down our throats while our local clubs barely get any attention. I am not sure how it is for TFC in Toronto, but in Vancouver, the Whitecaps barely get any coverage (doesn't help that we are normally utter shite but still.)

    When did I say that Davies was a "top player" globally? You know with global capitalism everywhere, it's not really possible to have Liverpools and Man Citys in each country, there is a limited supply of "top players" in the world. The point is that we are consistently supplying players to the top European leagues now and that's a sign of a big improvement in quality.

    MLS is a league with a wage cap, and is a much fairer league than many others out there, and there is always a sense of pride and fun when your team does well. In a league structure like ours, it is not possible to have a Chelsea, Man City or even Wolves and just spend your way to the top, and there's a lot of satisfaction in having a fairer system like ours.

    And for a team to grow in stature, it needs support from local people. Luckily though, there are people that do support their local teams, which provides the entire footballing world with a healthy supply of both players and games. "Supporting" good football makes no sense though. I quite enjoy watching good football but I cannot say that I support it.
     
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  2. Biff Tannen

    Biff Tannen Toronto - 2018/19 NBA Champs

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    How vain are you?

    No I went to watch hockey that I recorded. And when I went to bed I passed my computer and thought of something funny.
     
  3. Ajjaro

    Ajjaro Registered User

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    Good for you, honestly that’s very commendable.

    I gave you my opinion, an opinion of 1 so don’t lose any sleep over it.

    More Canadians watch the NFL than the CFL for the same reasons. (Depending on the year)
     
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    Schindler Registered twat

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    It’s the Canadian takeover!
     
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    The mooses are off their nooses and are running looses
     
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    I'm going to the game on Saturday at KC, seems they're even shitter so far this year. Bound to be a thriller
     
  7. Pagnell

    Pagnell Down About It

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    Spurs wouldn't have reached the final of the CL if Kane hadn't been injured in the first leg against City.
     
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    luvgonzo Closed

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    Everyone secretly loves Liverpool.
     
  9. jonesch

    jonesch Narcissistic Sports Pimp.

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    I love the world you lot love in - it would make smashing television :laugh:
     
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  10. DeadlyDemon

    DeadlyDemon Spurs optimist

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    Liverpool wouldn't have reached the final of the CL if Salah hadn't been injured in the second leg against Barcelona.

    I like this game :)
     
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    I’m off to Toronto in a few weeks time, have you got any suggestions?
     
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    Unless Toronto is a place near Dundee you're going to be seriously let down
     
  13. Pagnell

    Pagnell Down About It

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    Yeah, but you're not very good at it.

    Kane injured misses 3 CL games before Spurs reach the final.

    Salah injured misses 1 CL game before Liverpool reach the final.
     
  14. DeadlyDemon

    DeadlyDemon Spurs optimist

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    Kane injured = lose 2 out of 3 CL games before Spurs reach the final.
    Salah injured = win 1 CL game before Liverpool reach the final.
     
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    Pagnell Down About It

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    Very clever, I like it. But Spurs center their play around Kane too much when he's on the pitch (understandably), and if he is off form you suffer as a result. This is why I'm hoping he plays in the final, his first competitive game for months and he won't be match sharp. I believe that will result in a Spurs performance to our advantage.

    I don't believe you would have gotten the goals required against either City or Ajax away had Kane been playing. And yes, that also arguably applies to Salah too in the Barcelona game at Anfield, but our game style under Klopp has always involved numerous sources for attacks and goals. Less so with Spurs.
     
  16. Flip Duckling

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    Liverpool have 8 players that have scored 5 or more to Spurs' 7.
     
  17. Pagnell

    Pagnell Down About It

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    I haven't checked who scored when but I suspect Kane being injured for over two months of football this season could have a bearing on those stats. When he isn't playing they become a more rounded outfit, they have to.
     
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    Yeah said it a few times Son and Lucas scare me more than Kane, not that I'm saying Kane isn't a great striker mind you. I just feel van Dijk and Matip will handle him better than the other two who are more elusive and tricky. Given he's been out for months too, I'm truly hoping he plays.


    Watch Kane now play in the final and smash a hattrick in :laugh:
     
  19. Pagnell

    Pagnell Down About It

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    It's on the cards. No matter though, Salah will score 4. ;)
     
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    Really? :(
     

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