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oojason said:

^ not one for the footballing purist that Super Cup game 😉

Why is that?


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oojason said:

Smart ground Philadelphia has,

What does “smart ground” mean?


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Warbler said:

oojason said:

^ not one for the footballing purist that Super Cup game 😉

Why is that?

Atletico aren’t known for their attractive football - they grind out results, and it’s not easy on the eye to watch at times. However, it is very effective, they are masters at it - and they were underdogs for many years, so fair play to them for playing that way (big respect a good organised defence). For Real, - of late they seem have become somewhat of a flat-track bully - easily good enough to beat most teams - yet when they play a similar quality team that resort to somewhat negative tactics, and rely heavily on a piece of brilliance to get them the win. The quality of flowing football isn’t there as it once was. Again, nowt wrong with that - each to their own etc - yet not pleasant to watch at times.

Masreille and Liverpool - generally try and play open attractive football - almost to a fault. Both overplay at times when they should see a game out (take the sting out of game) or defend as a unit for a period of the game and then go again. It makes for an appealing spectacle - even when it all goes wrong and they’ll lose - you’ll see some quality footy, goals and a bit of excitement. This is often reflected by both teams’ fans - loud, passionate and can intimidate an opposition side at times.

So, from a ‘footballing purist’ point of view - and that Mala and me support both those clubs - if our teams had won we’d have met each other in the Super Cup - and it would be a pretty enjoyable game or spectacle to watch. Real vs Atletico - not so much. Just my opinion, of course… 😃

 

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oojason said:

Smart ground Philadelphia has,

What does “smart ground” mean?

A ‘neat’ ground, a cool ground - with a superb view of the bridge! Seems modern and purpose-built - so better suited for a soccer fan. You can see it may likely have a soul when the fans are in it; cheering their team on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsLAnCgYPQ0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp9lUX7xMmY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEbPi8v3SBU

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I was wondered if you had heard of the Sons Of Ben.


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Atletico 4 - 2 Real Madrid; UEFA Super Cup highlights:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9RilwWlMS4
 

Well in Atletico 😃

 


 

‘Jeremy Corbyn’s two touching gestures before watching Liverpool vs Southampton at Anfield’…

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/jeremy-corbyns-two-touching-gestures-15186466

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/here-jeremy-corbyn-praised-liverpool-15187447

https://twitter.com/jeremycorbyn

Liverpool won the game 3-0 with a solid display of red strength 😉
 

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A-T-L!: the soccer team outselling the NFL’…

‘In a state where the other football is practically a religion, the upstart Atlanta United are drawing huge crowds – and rewriting the story of a city of transplants’

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/oct/23/atlanta-united-atl-soccer-football-love-story

 


 

In the 96th minute of an end-to-end, hard fought, and frantic Merseyside derby - with the scores at 0-0 - this happens…

Video here - https://streamja.com/BQk2, https://streamable.com/y30ji or https://streamable.com/0b5i7
 

Christmas came early for us Liverpool fans - a welcome and kind gift from the Everton and England keeper 😃
 

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Beautiful win for Ajax against Real Madrid tonight; they were 2-1 down from the 1st leg - playing away vs Real - and absolutely turned them over to win 4-1 (and could have easily scored more) to go through to the Champions League Quarter-Finals 😃

Brief highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REsm0VF6AlM
 

Spurs won away 1-0 vs Dortmund; to go through 4-0 on aggregate to the ‘Last 8’ too.

Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVV_qvtjl1I

 

Porto went through vs Roma with a VAR penalty in the last few minutes of extra-time to make it 4-3 on aggregate. Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIB2H01BLFc&

Manchester Utd beat PSG away 3-1, going through on the away goal rule (after losing the 1st leg 2-0). Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYd_hE0At1o

 

Juventus beat Atletico 3-0 and go through. Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOozEgRbMO8

Manchester City beat Schalke a 7-0 - a record defeat for a German side in the CL? Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc8CyxdLGaA

 

Wednesday night saw…

Barcelona 5 - 1 Lyon (0-0 in the 1st leg). Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIFcHhEsByU

Bayern Munich 1 - 3 Liverpool (0-0 in the 1st leg). Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t0j-g-Q4Q8

Well in the mighty RedMen! 😃
 

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The Champions League Quarter-Final Draw:-

Spurs beat Man City, 4-4 on aggregate (Spurs go through on away goals) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=insYFfPrrFo
Liverpool beat Porto, 6-1 on aggregate - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp3i_TVlI5k
Barcelona beat Man Utd, 4-0 on aggregate - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G84nbLfT95w
Ajax beat Juventus, 3-2 on aggregate - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q5g8kD92nY

^ Man City thinking they’d scored a 93rd minute injury-time goal, in a fantastic end-to-end and topsy-turvy match, to take them through to the Semi-Final - yet to only have it ruled out by VAR for offside… that must hurt…

 

The CL Semi-Final Draw is:-

Spurs 0-1 Ajax, Spurs come back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 in the 2nd leg… in injury time!

Barcelona 3-0 Liverpool, then Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona in the 2nd leg - https://streamable.com/cf1zg 😃

https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague : https://twitter.com/ChampionsLeague : https://www.facebook.com/ChampionsLeague/
 

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Good luck to Reds fans. The season finale is gonna be epic.

Go Jürgen Go !

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MalàStrana said:

Good luck to Reds fans. The season finale is gonna be epic.

Go Jürgen Go !

Thank you mate 😃
 

Man, I need to go have a lie down - though think I’ll be up all night after that 😃
 

Wow.

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I just can’t stop laughing about the fourth goal 😄

I like Ajax but Klopp deserves to get the Cup this time. And if only City could do a draw this week end…

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😃

It was like schoolboy / amateur stuff - everyone switches off and turns their back on the play…
 

Loved the way Ajax has played this season - I don’t think they’ve received the full credit and respect for beating Real Madrid and Juventus that they deserve, especially in the manner they did. I hope they do well tomorrow vs Spurs - should be a cracking game too.
 

and c’mon Brighton for the weekend vs Man City 😉 Though Liverpool may have a few injuries and tiredness after from tonight’s exploits - and Wolves are a decent side playing good footy…
 

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Damn… this year’s CL is the Game of Thrones version. How could you predict that ?!?

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^ The roller-coaster of emotions strikes again - what a game!
 

Liverpool vs Spurs in The Final on Saturday 1st June 😃

C’mon the RedMen 💥 (and for this weekend too, of course)
 

The Europa League Semi-Final games were quite entertaining too; an Arsenal vs Chelsea final!
 

Congratulations to Man City for winning the 2018/19 Premier League, after beating Brighton earlier today.
 

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Good luck to Liverpool and Arsenal next week.
It is shame and unfortunate that Mkhitaryan is not playing Europa final for Arsenal because of Azerbaijan not liking Armenians. UEFA must do better when choose a place to play final

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Wow.

Liverpool 2 - 0 Spurs in the Champions League Final 😃
 

 

 

70,000 Reds in Madrid over the weekend - many just there to soak in the atmosphere and be part of it all…

750,000 Reds on the streets of Liverpool to welcome the lads back for the Homecoming Parade:-
 

 
Snippet videos of the parade from the club twitter account - some superb scenes:-

https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1135252965244186626

https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1135251596366012416

https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1135250397835210753

https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1135244185706082304

https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1135230789774450688

https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1135212216565817344

https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1135206432268324864
 

 

the ‘Star Wars tax’:-

😉

The full shebang (with audio) (NSFW) can be found here - https://streamable.com/rv2pk : all credit to elmo26 😃
 

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congratulations Liverpool. very good emotional pictures.
I hope they do well again next year.

R4