2016-17 Spanish La Liga Discussion Thread

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Re: 2016-17 Spanish La Liga Discussion Thread 

Post#161 » by CalamityX12 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:17 am

Man of Steel wrote:Think they put in Kovacic because the CM with the highest likelihood of remaining in a decent position to defend. Isco, as mercurial as he is, can't be relied on to provide positional defense. Would've preferred Isco start over Bale, and dropped back for a 4 man midfield. Oh well.

Hell of a match, and I get we wanted three points and have done it before, but with half a minute left on the clock and short a man, I still can't wrap my head around the decision to high press.

I would've thought Kroos would've dropped back at least... but its 20/20... hell even putting Danilo in would've made more sense for me than someone who hasn't played in weeks over people who actually matter lol...
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Post#162 » by CalamityX12 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:13 pm

Our "B" Team scores a lot of goals.....

Although I need no further evidence, if Morata does not start vs At. Madrid, how can someone not be sold on Z playing Benz based on the French connection?
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Post#163 » by Man of Steel » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:13 pm

Marcelo scares the **** out of me every time we're playing a half decent pressing right winger, but what a fantastic player on the ball.
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Post#164 » by Man of Steel » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:16 pm

Also, Morata's subpar performance when Ronaldo was on the pitch is something to note I think. As much as Benz scuffed chances all game, he combined with Ronaldo a lot better I thought- seems to understand his movements better than Morata.
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Post#165 » by Baphomet » Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:12 pm

Man of Steel wrote:Marcelo scares the **** out of me every time we're playing a half decent pressing right winger, but what a fantastic player on the ball.


Going forward I don't think there's a better left back.

Besides the mighty Danny Rose of course ;)
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Post#166 » by britblazerdude » Sat May 6, 2017 4:55 pm

Did Messi just attempt a free-kick paneka?
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Post#167 » by britblazerdude » Sat May 6, 2017 4:56 pm

Classic, beautiful goal by Barca. I really hope they win the league. I love being able to point out that Ronaldo has only won La Liga once.
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Post#168 » by Baphomet » Sat May 6, 2017 6:04 pm

50th goal of the season for Messi.

Feels like we'll all be deep in the cold earth and Messi and Ronaldo will still be banging in 40+ a season. I can't imagine football without them, or who could possibly take the mantle of the world's best player.
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Post#169 » by Man of Steel » Sat May 6, 2017 7:25 pm

Missed the first 35 and were already four up haha.
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Post#170 » by Man of Steel » Sat May 6, 2017 7:39 pm

Baphomet wrote:50th goal of the season for Messi.

Feels like we'll all be deep in the cold earth and Messi and Ronaldo will still be banging in 40+ a season. I can't imagine football without them, or who could possibly take the mantle of the world's best player.

Think we'll see another era of great midfielders dominating football, behind some good strikers who eke out 15-25 a season at most- Can't see any of the current crop coming close to the numbers Ronaldo and Messi put up
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Post#171 » by J-Mezzy » Sun May 7, 2017 11:01 am

It's a crime that Benzema plays ahead of Morata.

Also, Bale is a surplus at this point
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Post#172 » by CalamityX12 » Fri May 12, 2017 1:51 pm

Baphomet wrote:50th goal of the season for Messi.

Feels like we'll all be deep in the cold earth and Messi and Ronaldo will still be banging in 40+ a season. I can't imagine football without them, or who could possibly take the mantle of the world's best player.

Idk when that day will come...

there is no one next in line for their spots...

great talents absolutely on the rise but no one, IMO, on the Messi/Ronaldo stratosphere.
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Post#173 » by Baphomet » Sun May 14, 2017 7:36 pm

Incredible finish on his left foot by Ronaldo to complete his brace against Sevilla.

What a player.
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Post#174 » by No_20 » Sun May 14, 2017 7:46 pm

Herr Kroos.

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Post#175 » by Baphomet » Sun May 21, 2017 6:02 pm

Ronaldo scores within 2 minutes to give Real the lead against Malaga. Could be enough to secure the league.
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Post#176 » by Man of Steel » Sun May 21, 2017 6:47 pm

Baphomet wrote:Ronaldo scores within 2 minutes to give Real the lead against Malaga. Could be enough to secure the league.

Meanwhile Eibar one up on the Unspeakables :pray:
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Post#177 » by Man of Steel » Sun May 21, 2017 7:07 pm

Dirty that. Won the ball but that was way too close to a two footed challenge.
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Post#178 » by Baphomet » Sun May 21, 2017 7:10 pm

Benzema taps it in. Looks like that's all, folks!
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Post#179 » by Baphomet » Sun May 21, 2017 7:16 pm

EIBAR THO
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Post#180 » by Baphomet » Sun May 21, 2017 7:30 pm

Baphomet wrote:EIBAR THO


Nevermind, they imploded :lol:

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