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« Reply #180 on: December 05, 2017, 03:46:40 PM »
Thoughts on Clattenberg comments re: Chelsea / Spurs?

It cost Chelsea £1.5 million. They should sue the FA.

Have to agree - Chelsea have often been on the wrong end of the FA's wrath, often deservedly. But they probably have a right to be outraged here, lest we forget the words of Mourinho in his 2nd stint at Chelsea, "Referees are afraid to give Chelsea decisions". Do you think Clattenberg would have released these comments if someone had of been seriously injured that night? I remember one tackle from Dier on Fabregas was especially nasty.

All this does is fuel paranoia for me, Clattenberg has sank his fellow officials in England.

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« Reply #181 on: December 05, 2017, 03:53:35 PM »
The last round of group games take place this week in the Champions League and as things stand its quite possible that the 5 Premier League teams will qualify for the last sixteen as group winners. That's no mean feat,its been fashionable to knock it in recent years but Premier League is definitely on the rise again.

Winning the group could be a poison chalice for some though with Real, Bayern, Roma and Juve likely to finish 2nd in their groups

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« Reply #182 on: December 05, 2017, 04:58:19 PM »
The last round of group games take place this week in the Champions League and as things stand its quite possible that the 5 Premier League teams will qualify for the last sixteen as group winners. That's no mean feat,its been fashionable to knock it in recent years but Premier League is definitely on the rise again.

Winning the group could be a poison chalice for some though with Real, Bayern, Roma and Juve likely to finish 2nd in their groups
Yeah, due to the hype generated by the Premier League some people look for every chance to bash it.

The league's clubs have undoubtedly unperformed in recent years when you consider the amount of money being spent but they're now very much up there challenging with the big two in Spain and PSG who are also emerging.

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« Reply #183 on: December 05, 2017, 05:36:34 PM »
The last round of group games take place this week in the Champions League and as things stand its quite possible that the 5 Premier League teams will qualify for the last sixteen as group winners. That's no mean feat,its been fashionable to knock it in recent years but Premier League is definitely on the rise again.

Winning the group could be a poison chalice for some though with Real, Bayern, Roma and Juve likely to finish 2nd in their groups

To be honest with the amount of dosh in the EPL and the decline of smaller leagues getting all clubs in last 16 should really be a minimum expectation .   Granted 5 teams is a anomoly .  Man U were in a shit group ,  Real Madrid were poor ,  Liverpool's group average ,  Chelsea in an average group .   
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« Reply #184 on: December 05, 2017, 05:45:06 PM »
The last round of group games take place this week in the Champions League and as things stand its quite possible that the 5 Premier League teams will qualify for the last sixteen as group winners. That's no mean feat,its been fashionable to knock it in recent years but Premier League is definitely on the rise again.

Winning the group could be a poison chalice for some though with Real, Bayern, Roma and Juve likely to finish 2nd in their groups
Yeah, due to the hype generated by the Premier League some people look for every chance to bash it.

The league's clubs have undoubtedly unperformed in recent years when you consider the amount of money being spent but they're now very much up there challenging with the big two in Spain and PSG who are also emerging.

The group stages is a lot of shadow boxing. Challenging the best in this competition will be seen for sure in the knock out stages. Manchester City look the best bet to go the furthest.

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« Reply #185 on: December 05, 2017, 06:10:16 PM »
United are more suited to grinding out results. City can go tits up at any moment in a knockout competition with the way Pep has them set up and it'll be fatal. Liverpool on steroids.

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« Reply #186 on: December 05, 2017, 09:52:05 PM »
4 out of 5 then?

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« Reply #187 on: December 09, 2017, 04:07:55 PM »
What a goal from Defoe!!  Marco Van Basten euro 88 sprints to mind!

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« Reply #188 on: December 10, 2017, 05:00:46 PM »
Man City should manchester derby 3/4 nil.utd are average team

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« Reply #189 on: December 10, 2017, 05:20:07 PM »
All of the possession for Man City but i don't see where they should be 3 or 4-0 ahead? The Sane chance before the goal was Man Citys only decent goal scoring opportunity and the goal was error in defence.

Man City error in defence allows United to level it up at half time.

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« Reply #190 on: December 10, 2017, 05:25:53 PM »
City have all the possession as you’d expect.. they’ve a great system and Utd have dug in and managed a lucky ish goal to level!

I’d be happy for a draw considering the way City have played but did back Utd at 3/1
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« Reply #191 on: December 10, 2017, 06:35:03 PM »
Man City should manchester derby 3/4 nil.utd are average team

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