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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

 

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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! 😃

 

The Champions League Quarter-Final Draw…

Spurs vs Man City
Barcelona vs Man Utd
Liverpool vs Porto
Ajax vs Juventus

 

The CL Semi-Final Draw is…

Winners of Spurs vs Manchester City to face winners of Ajax vs Juventus

Winners of Barcelona vs Manchester United to face winners of Liverpool vs Porto
 

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