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The 2011-2012 UEFA Champions League: Wir wollen nach München fahren


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#101 TomRicardo


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:46 PM

Thought I'd pop in to see how the loyal Arse fans are viewing tonights match. In entirely the way I anticipated, to be honest. At least you'll get loads more cash to put in the bank when RVP leaves in the summer.


They are going to get burned for being so cheap. Kroenke is not going to like his returns next year.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:50 PM

According to the Guardian's MBM, Boateng used to play in a 5-a-side league in Croyden when he was at Spurs because he couldn't get in their squad.

And I was on record as wanting Liverpool for buy him when Pompey went down. I think Milan got him for like 4M.


People talk about Wayne Rooney (or Essien a few years back) being the player who would make the best team if he was cloned 11 times....I think its Boateng. There is nothing he can't do now. Combine that with an engine that makes him one of the top 3 fittest players in the world and you have a specimen of a player.

#103 Vinho Tinto

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:57 PM

People talk about Wayne Rooney (or Essien a few years back) being the player who would make the best team if he was cloned 11 times....I think its Boateng. There is nothing he can't do now. Combine that with an engine that makes him one of the top 3 fittest players in the world and you have a specimen of a player.


Pretty sure I've posted before, but......http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I4Np-8thOs&noredirect=1

#104 JayMags71


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:03 PM

Stay classy, gooners!

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#105 sachmoney


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:04 PM

Is it worse to lose 4-0 in the knockout stage or to not be in the knockout stage at all? Or to not be in the competition to begin with?

It's been nice while it lasted. I thought we matched up better against Milan than this. It's certainly disappointing. There's not much else to say.

#106 mikeford


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:32 PM

They are going to get burned for being so cheap. Kroenke is not going to like his returns next year.

I'm not sure Silent Stan cares. Look at all the other mediocre franchises he owns in America. He's got that Wal-Mart money... sports shit is a drop in the bucket.

#107 soxfan121


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:44 PM

Is it worse to lose 4-0 in the knockout stage or to not be in the knockout stage at all? Or to not be in the competition to begin with?

It's been nice while it lasted. I thought we matched up better against Milan than this. It's certainly disappointing. There's not much else to say.


When I thought that today's result was the 2nd leg, this post was acceptable. But you are seriously giving up with 90 minutes left to play, on your own pitch? REALLY?

Sack up, Gunner fans. It ain't over till it's over, you weak-kneed nancies.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:06 PM

No team has ever lost the first leg 4-0 away and advanced.in any European competition.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:13 PM

No team has ever lost the first leg 4-0 away and advanced.in any European competition.

Exactly.

One leg can cost you in this competition. It's unrealistic to believe that Arsenal will advance at this point, and it's ignorant to tell people to sack up for believing that they won't advance.

#110 ElUno20

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:51 PM

4 nill to fucking milan. really? ugh

#111 soxfan121


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:53 PM

No team has ever lost the first leg 4-0 away and advanced.in any European competition.


Yep and no team had ever come back from an 0-3 deficit in an ALCS, either. What's your point? That's it unlikely? Well, sure. That it would be unprecedented? Yep - unprecedented shit happens all the time in sports.

Sack the fuck up. Don't let us win tonight.

Exactly.

One leg can cost you in this competition. It's unrealistic to believe that Arsenal will advance at this point, and it's ignorant to tell people to sack up for believing that they won't advance.


Wah-wah-wah. It's the sign of a front running quitter to give up before the game is over. I'll bet you were among the Red Sox fans who jumped off the bandwagon after the 19-8 beatdown in Game 3. It's good to know...I won't be sharing your foxhole anytime soon, quitty mcquittypants.

Edited by soxfan121, 15 February 2012 - 09:56 PM.


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:55 PM

This is something like being down 10-0 in the fifth inning. Sure, Arsenal could still come back and advance. They're just not going to.

Fine by me. Maybe it's RVP, maybe it's last year's round of 16, but Arsenal scare me more in the CL than Milan.

#113 mikeford


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:58 PM

Cut the crap. Arsene himself said the fuckin tie is over.

#114 Zomp


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:04 PM

This was Zlatan's best game against English oposition in quite some time, I think. He was brilliant tonight.

#115 soxfan121


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:09 PM

Cut the crap. Arsene himself said the fuckin tie is over.


Ooooh, a Frenchman surrendered before the war was over. Where have I seen that before? Y'all deserve each other - whiny pussies.

I'm rooting so hard for Arsenal to comeback and win this thing. It's HALFTIME. You got stomped, you get a chance to collect yourselves, get angry and play your asses off. Quitting halfway through the match...un-fucking-believable.

Maybe you should just forfeit the rest of the season and spare yourselves the pain of watching anymore games.

#116 JayMags71


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:20 PM

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WAS IT OVER WHEN THE GERMAS BOMBED PEARL HARBOR?!?

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:27 PM

This was Zlatan's best game against English oposition in quite some time, I think. He was brilliant tonight.

He had a great game, but he could have played half as well and it still would have been his best game against English opposition. He's played a lot of crappy games over the years.

#118 Snakebauer007


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:30 PM

It's over talking about sacking up is just silly

#119 DLew On Roids


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Posted 16 February 2012 - 06:43 AM

In 2004, Milan lost 4-0 at Deportivo La Coruna after taking a 4-1 lead from the first leg. And there was that three-goal lead they blew in 45 minutes to a little club from Merseyside a year later.

It's really, really unlikely, but it's not impossible. If you're an Arsenal fan, would you want to have to say you blew off their greatest comeback ever because you gave up?

#120 Tony the Pony


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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:58 AM

In 2004, Milan lost 4-0 at Deportivo La Coruna after taking a 4-1 lead from the first leg.


I remember celebrating a 1-3 win on the road, and subsequently being subjected to a 0-3 loss at home in the second leg.

Trivia time!

#121 cjdmadcow

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:08 AM

I remember celebrating a 1-3 win on the road, and subsequently being subjected to a 0-3 loss at home in the second leg.

Trivia time!


I'd love to pretend I knew this already, but there is no reason I would so the old mantra that Google is your friend does apply here.

UEFA Cup
1998/99, 1st round: VfB Stuttgart 1-3 Feyenoord
Feyenoord 0-3 VfB Stuttgart
VfB Stuttgart win 4-3 on aggregate

#122 PedroSpecialK


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Posted 16 February 2012 - 06:50 PM

Watching the replay of Zenit/Benfica, this absolutely has to be Karl Pilkington on color commentary for the final 10 minutes of the match. In regards to the shoddy goalkeeping, "It's supposed to be the Champions' League, not the Chumpions' League" :rolling:

#123 Zomp


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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:04 AM

One of the nice things about the Russian teams playing at home is the game will start at noon time (eastern) so I can watch both games.

CSKA let Vagner Love go to Brazil but Doumbia is supposed to be an excellent striker and I'm excited to watch Alan Dzagoev play as I haven't seen much of him but he's rumored to be the next big thing. They kept Keisuke Honda in the transfer window and still have one of the highest rated keepers in the world (Akinfeev).

They haven't played in a competitive match in a few months so it'll be interesting to see how they start out. Then again, it'll be less than 20 degrees out at kickoff so I'm sure most of Real's players have never played in anything like this.

Napoli v Chelsea a few hours later.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:06 AM

Hopefully the Luzhniki stadium will have a better playing surface than the Petrovskij.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:39 AM

Of course after I write my post Honda and Akinfeev don't play.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:08 PM

CSKA's Korean midfielder Kim In-Sung on the bench.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:30 PM

Big away goal from Ronaldo.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:57 PM

What an ending. 1-1. The goal from CSKA came in the last minute of the match, scored by Wernbloom. It looked very tough for Real to play in that weather in moscow.

Edited by goyangfc, 21 February 2012 - 01:59 PM.


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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:01 PM

CSKA actually played very well, but their crispness was a bit off. I know the Russian league plans to move to a more traditional European schedule, and I can't help but think that will help their clubs in the Champions League.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:34 PM

You know, when I play FIFA and use Napoli I feel weird because all I do is send it through to Hamsik/Lavezzi/Cavani. The rest of the outfield players basically stay in their half and don't let the other teams break.


But then I watch them, and thats exactly what they do...and they do it well.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:36 PM

You know, when I play FIFA and use Napoli I feel weird because all I do is send it through to Hamsik/Lavezzi/Cavani. The rest of the outfield players basically stay in their half and don't let the other teams break.


But then I watch them, and thats exactly what they do...and they do it well.


Napoli is in the top 3 teams that I get matched up against. It's amazing how well that game mirrors them, right down to the scoring that seemingly comes from nowhere.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:53 PM

CSKA actually played very well, but their crispness was a bit off. I know the Russian league plans to move to a more traditional European schedule, and I can't help but think that will help their clubs in the Champions League.


The crazy Russians already have, actually. They are in the middle of a transitional 18-month season that began in March 2011 and will end this spring. Even in their new fall-spring season, they have a break from late November to early March, though, so the early knockout rounds in European cups are always going be a struggle.

#133 soxfan121


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Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:22 PM

The crazy Russians already have, actually. They are in the middle of a transitional 18-month season that began in March 2011 and will end this spring. Even in their new fall-spring season, they have a break from late November to early March, though, so the early knockout rounds in European cups are always going be a struggle.


Not even FIFA is powerful enough to get anything accomplished in Russia from late November to early March.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:39 PM

It's strange to think that there's a strong chance that there won't be any English clubs in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:30 PM

Arsenal would need a miracle, but a 2-0 Chelsea win at the Bridge is not out of the question.

But yeah, it wasn't that long ago when England getting 3-4 teams in the final 8 was the norm.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:22 AM

People kept tweeting that they are worried about the English coefficient going down to 3 teams if they get bounced out early but Raphael Honigstein cleared it up and said they would have to have a bunch of early exits 3 or 4 years in a row to get nervous.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:37 AM

The Europa League counts, too. Having several teams go late in that tourney helped Germany jump over Italy.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:40 AM

People kept tweeting that they are worried about the English coefficient going down to 3 teams if they get bounced out early but Raphael Honigstein cleared it up and said they would have to have a bunch of early exits 3 or 4 years in a row to get nervous.


Yeah, England doesn't have much to worry about in that regard. Even if all English clubs were to lose every remaining European match, their 2011/12 coefficient is already higher than 4th-place Italy's coefficients from 07/08, 08/09, and 10/11.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:29 PM

Both of today's games were looking like scoreless draws, but Stocker just scored for Basel with 4 minutes to go. Bayern has had most of the second half possession but haven't taken advantage.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:40 PM

And now Marseille grab one in the 3rd minute of injury time!

Basel 1-0 Bayern
Marseille 1-0 Inter

A loss and no away goal for either of the big clubs. Should make for exciting second legs in both ties.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:30 PM

Basel's Park Joo-Ho's dream stays alive! He almost had an "assist" in the match.

Edited by goyangfc, 22 February 2012 - 05:31 PM.


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Posted 06 March 2012 - 04:48 PM

In non-Arsenal news, Benfica win 2-0 to knock out Zenit.

Congrats, VT.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 04:50 PM

In non-Arsenal news, Benfica win 2-0 to knock out Zenit.

Congrats, VT.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 04:55 PM

I was pretty useless for the past hour. I was pacing in and outside my office. After the loss on Friday to Porto, this was win was vital. Especially after the collapse last season. Not their best game, but they move on and will get Aimar for the next round.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:39 PM

Apoel and Lyon going to extra time.

Barca just spent 90 minutes bullying Leverkusen.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:33 PM

Apoel go through on penalties. What a story.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:58 PM

They've probably made more money this season than the rest of their entire club history combined, right?

Unbelievable. I hope they win the whole friggin thing.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:03 PM

Basel was a nice story, and them winning the first leg 1-0 at home set up a potentially exciting second leg, but Bayern are having none of it. They are up 4-0 (4-1 on aggregate) 55 minutes in.

Marseille are maintaining their 1-0 lead from the first leg over Inter so far.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:30 PM

Basel was a nice story, and them winning the first leg 1-0 at home set up a potentially exciting second leg, but Bayern are having none of it. They are up 4-0 (4-1 on aggregate) 55 minutes in.

Marseille are maintaining their 1-0 lead from the first leg over Inter so far.

7-0 now. Gomez has 4 goals. Yeesh.

Inter-Marseille is tied at 1-1. Only a few minutes left, so it looks like it's headed for extras. Inter continues to pour on the pressure though.

EDIT: All over for Inter. Marseille just got one.

Inter penalty...Marseille keeper sent off...Inter scores, but Marseille advances on away goals.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:51 PM

If Chelsea comes back against Napoli and CSKA somehow beats Real Madrid, we'd have eight quarterfinalists from eight countries. That's probably not going to happen, but it would be cool.