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^ Ha! 😃
I thought you were going to be happy with result and new trophy 😃 Congratulations comrade!

Are you playing in the fans tournament this year again? (I just receive your PM after I post this). We will be there, and look to do better than last year! And even more fun if possible too!

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Yes! You’re a Liverpool fan? Congratulations are in order. Quite the game. It was nice to see a South American team rise to the occasion. I feel like it’d been a while.

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I like watching Liverpool play but not a fan. (You were talking to me? Sorry if not)
They are very good to watch - entertaining football and tactical awareness. Even when other team plays well there will be goals and chances and excitement. A bit like old football.

I am Spartak Moscow fan! The Red-Whites 😃 Next season will be better, always next season 😃

Flamengo were good to watch all this season, very attacking play and good in Libertadores too. Very close in the World Club Final and could have scored to win too. I hope they do well again.
Zico is old favorite player of myself. Brazil team was very special, for Flamengo too! Are you Flamengo fan?

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Any Leverkusen fans around?

“Fight Less, Talk More, Say Sorry Sometimes.”

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It has been 30 years…

but Liverpool have finally won a League Title again ❤️ 💥
 

 

The Champions of England, Champions of Europe, Champions of the World - Champions of Everywhere! 😉

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/LiverpoolFC/comments/hg3r9e/the_long_and_winding_road_sky_sports - short montage video

^ I’m off for a cry and a drink or two.

 

 

On the wider football front…

Really pleasing to see so many teams and organisations from all over the world backing the Black Lives Matter campaign - each and every game - to people watching all over the world…

^ and also support and appreciation for the NHS in the UK too 👍
 

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Peter Pan said:

Any Leverkusen fans around?

I’m not a fan of them (liverpool for me) - though do enjoy watching Die Werkself. We get many of the Bundesliga games here in the UK on BT Sport, and also by other means 😉 Felt for you guys missing out so narrowly on Champions League qualification this season.

A clinical display and performance over Rangers in the Europa League was pretty impressive, and I hope you do the same vs Inter in the Quarters 😃

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Super hyped and ready for football! Really excited for this season as we (Chelsea) signed some great players in Ben Chilwell, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech, and Thiago Silva. I think we’re all around looking very promising and upwards with current youngsters like Mason Mount rounding out the lineup. We just need to find a long term solution at Goalkeeper and Centre Back. I’m thinking though Silva will be a stop gap until we go after bringing Declan Rice back to the Bridge next year. Not sure what we’ll do at Goalkeeper long term but hopefully we find something!

Our women’s side also looks even more ready to push for Champion’s League!

As a sidenote I was watching the Amazon football documentary about Leeds called Take Us Home and even as a Chelsea fan who is supposed to hate them can’t help but have some respect and be interested to see how they do in their return to the top flight.

Has anyone else seen any of the documentary?

Come on you Blues!

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I haven’t seen the doc on Leeds yet - though the one on Spurs was quite entertaining. The doc on Sunderland was quite an illuminating watch too.

Chelsea, eh? The Dark Side… j/k 😃

Should be a good season for you guys if it all clicks together - that gk situation could be problematic unless you can get someone in. Do you guys have to sell (Kepa?) before buying - or is there a little still left in the bank?

Should be a good game on the 20th 😃
 

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oojason said:

I haven’t seen the doc on Leeds yet - though the one on Spurs was quite entertaining. The doc on Sunderland was quite an illuminating watch too.

Chelsea, eh? The Dark Side… j/k 😃

Should be a good season for you guys if it all clicks together - that gk situation could be problematic unless you can get someone in. Do you guys have to sell (Kepa?) before buying - or is there a little still left in the bank?

Should be a good game on the 20th 😃
 

I never saw you replied! My apologies for not getting back to you.

I’ve not seen the Spurs or Sunderland ones. I’ll have to check them out for sure. There’s some great classic football documentaries on YouTube too. I particularly love this one. There’s a tad bit of bias I’m sure.

https://youtu.be/R8YdrUpINr8

Haha, yes the Dark Side! We have cookies. 😁

There’s still a little in the bank as the signing of Edouard Mendy from France is said to be happening today as he passed his physical yesterday. Petr Cech rates him highly. So hopefully he can bring prose back to our goalkeepering. We desperately needed it. I do feel for Kepa but we should never have played low ball with Alisson.

Yes, yes. Congrats on the win! We’ll just win at Ainfield. 😁

Happy with our win versus Barnsley!

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That video link left me feeling somewhat Blue… (bad puns ahoy - sorry. Definitely NSFW! 😉)
 

I was hoping Chelsea’d have to persevere with Kepa for the season - though fair play to you guys for getting some quality transfers in. From a Red point of view I hope it takes a long time for them to gel… 😁

Albion should bean interesting game for you on Saturday. They’ll likely keep it tight and not come out to play unless on the counter-attack - see how you try and break down a packed defence…
 

That ‘Sunderland Til I Die’ series is well worth checking out (subtitles may be required; sorry any Mackems reading this) - hard to imagine a professional club ran like it was in the documentary - and that the club also allowed it to air. I really hope they do a third series of it.
 

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oojason said:

That video link left me feeling somewhat Blue… (bad puns ahoy - sorry. Definitely NSFW! 😉)
 

I was hoping Chelsea’d have to persevere with Kepa for the season - though fair play to you guys for getting some quality transfers in. From a Red point of view I hope it takes a long time for them to gel… 😁

Albion should bean interesting game for you on Saturday. They’ll likely keep it tight and not come out to play unless on the counter-attack - see how you try and break down a packed defence…
 

That ‘Sunderland Til I Die’ series is well worth checking out (subtitles may be required; sorry any Mackems reading this) - hard to imagine a professional club ran like it was in the documentary - and that the club also allowed it to air. I really hope they do a third series of it.
 

Haha, quite clever! The bad that it’s good! Just don’t be red when we win at Anfield. Haha

Yes, for sure. I was hoping Kepa would be the answer but he just doesn’t seem to have the mental make up of a Premier League player. Perhaps he can play in the lower cup rounds to gain confidence though. Suppose time will tell. Haha, thank you! I do think it’ll take awhile but I’m confident that it won’t be too long either. We just need to get healthy and everyone to play together. 😊 Liverpool did good bringing Thiago Alcantar in. I think he’ll be a solid addition in helping you try to repeat.

It should be interesting for sure! Plus Conor Gallagher is on loan at Albion. It should be interesting to see how he does against his future teammates if he plays.

Arsenal should be an interesting game too. It will really show I think if they’re serious about turning the corner (That could be a bad pun too! 😁) or are still the same ole Gooners.

Definitely will have to try watching with subtitles. I really feel for Sunderland fans though. Their fall in such a short amount of time is heartbreaking in a lot of ways. Especially even further when you consider Newcastle may have new ownership soon that looks like they want to compete for Top 6 in the top tier. Ouch! At least they could be getting new ownership too. I hope for their sake it’s someone respectable.

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A truly bizarre weekend of football - with some interesting interpretations of handball from the match officials 😃

Nice one on coming back vs Albion, BB-Rey. Obviously, I was hoping the Albion would hang on in there, and that Chelsea wouldn’t be able to handle [cough] having to comeback like that…
 

Liverpool vs Arsenal should be a decent watch tonight - any wagers on there being a penalty? 😉

 


 

1986 FIFA World Cup | The Official Film’ - 2 hour video from the official FIFA youtube channel

 

Diego MARADONA | FIFA Classic Player’ - a 5 minute video from the official FIFA youtube channel

 

Paolo ROSSI | FIFA Classic Player’ - a 6 minute video from official FIFA youtube channel

 

RIP Maradona and Rossi.
 

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Good to see so many teams in the chase in England as we approach the half-way stage of the league season (c’mon Liverpool!)

Arsenal and Chelsea are probably under-performing this season (so far; Chelsea have the potential and squad to find some form and their rhythm), with Manchester Utd likely over-performing, and Leicester & Southampton having very good seasons to date. Sheffield Utd just can’t get a win - despite some of the entertaining and incisive footy they played last year.
 

A few of the big boys around Europe are not having it all their usual own way - especially with Juventus in Italy, and PSG to some extent in France. Barca are struggling, Real are on a good run yet are prone to dropping unexpected points in Spain, whilst Atletico are managing to dog out results as ever! Bayern are still out in front - yet there are a few teams quite close to them…

Some unpredictable results occurring in general (even in Georgia! 😉) - so hopefully it will make for a more interesting end for a leagues this season, and maybe also have an effect for the European Championships in the summer too (with the unfancied sides / underdogs giving the ‘big’ sides a bloody nose) 👍

Bring on the unpredictability and more upsets!
 

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Vindication! Mason Mount was our captain today in our 3-1 win over Luton Town.

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Welp! Well this is so fucking stupid and hurtful. I honestly can’t believe Frank has been sacked.

This team needed time and patience to gel together. The board is truly forgetting how young this side is and how there was no pre-season. I really think were close to a breakthrough.

I do appreciate the classy statement from Roman at least but only winning will truly heal the uneasiness I feel.

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Not enough time for Lampard there - and hard to see why Chelsea went for Tuchel to replace him… time will tell, I suppose.

Given the money spent on new players at Chelsea of late it’ll be interesting to see if Tuchel has been given immediate funds to to bring in a few of his own players as well - or if he will have to ‘sell to buy’ (in the summer).

How do you think Tuchel will fare, Stardust1138?
 

Chelsea vs Wolves, in a few minutes should be a decent game.
 

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oojason said:

Not enough time for Lampard there - and hard to see why Chelsea went for Tuchel to replace him… time will tell, I suppose.

Given the money spent on new players at Chelsea of late it’ll be interesting to see if Tuchel has been given immediate funds to to bring in a few of his own players as well - or if he will have to ‘sell to buy’ (in the summer).

How do you think Tuchel will fare, Stardust1138?
 

Chelsea vs Wolves, in a few minutes should be a decent game.
 

I completely agree with you.

It’s hard to say as it all depends on if he’s given enough time to implement his style of play in the squad.

It could be interesting to see what players he’d bring in as I know he wanted Antonio Rudiger and Jorginho at PSG.

I just hope Mason Mount gets a fair chance as he’s by far our best youngster as he showed today coming off the bench.

Best Case Scenario: He builds on what Frank started and wins the league next year. The talent is there. Gets fired after inevitable drama.

Worse Case Scenario: He’s out after eighteen months like Frank but has helped Timo and Kai develop into quality Premier League players. As well as the rest of the squad inches closer to their potential for the next manager.

I also don’t think tonight’s game against Wolves gave us a full picture of what he’ll do yet as I think he was probably testing to see where the problems lay and will hopefully go about correcting them. I’m at least willing to give him a chance as he seems likable but I’m certainly missing Frank. He was always my favourite Chelsea player and having him as manager was like old times.

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Good result for your boys last night, Stardust1138 👍

Tuchel seems a very marmite type of manager with fans (though most of us fans are quick to judge and quite fickle! 😃)
 

Man City up for my lot on Sunday, hopefully should be easier to play against than some of the organised and resolute low-block teams we’ve struggled to break down of late…
 

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oojason said:

Good result for your boys last night, Stardust1138 👍

Tuchel seems a very marmite type of manager with fans (though most of us fans are quick to judge and quite fickle! 😃)
 

Man City up for my lot on Sunday, hopefully should be easier to play against than some of the organised and resolute low-block teams we’ve struggled to break down of late…
 

Thank you kindly, oojason! It was great to see. Hopefully soon the goals will start coming.

Hahaha, we are and that’s a great metaphor! I’m starting to like him more. He’ll never be on the levels of Frank for me but I do like him more and more. Winning helps but I think hearing Frank sent him a text the day after the Wolves game really spoke volumes to me. It really helped me to accept what is a little better.

Hope you pull it off! 🙂 Man City will be tough but anything can happen in the Premier League. We play Sheffield next. They’ve always played us tough and despite their record I think Chris Wilder is a great manager and would excel at a bigger club.

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Dammit! Things not going right for the RedMen at all. Out-thought, out-fought, out-run and outplayed tonight.

Fair play to Chelsea - deserved the win, and played some intelligent and quality footy throughout. Ugh! 😉
 

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Dammit! Things not going right for the RedMen at all. Out-thought, out-fought, out-run and outplayed tonight.

Fair play to Chelsea - deserved the win, and played some intelligent and quality footy throughout. Ugh! 😉
 

Sorry I’m late, matey! Thank you! It was vindicating to see Mason Mount score the winner. Our “fans” seem to be turning a corner on him and realising he’s not Lamps’ son. Haha. Thomas Tuchel has done well so far. Hope he can keep us hungry and humble!

Hope Liverpool can turn it around to finish second. 😛

I have a lot of respect for Jurgen Klopp. He’s such a class act and good man. Can’t imagine all the turmoil he’s under right now.

Did you see this video from Soccer AM of him during a lighter time?

https://youtu.be/ad26KAM8CEM

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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WINNERS!!

Chelsea!! Chelsea!! Chelsea!!

Blue is the Colour!! No One Can Stop Us Now!!

We ARE the Pride of London!!

CHAMPIONS of EUROPE!!

💙🏆

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As a German football fan I was rooting for Chelsea (Rüdiger, Havertz and Werner + head coach Thomas Tuchel), and I also didn’t want to put up with pundits all around the world having a collective orgasm over that smug Catalan winning his third CL, so I’m very happy with the result.

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fmalover said:

As a German football fan I was rooting for Chelsea (Rüdiger, Havertz and Werner + head coach Thomas Tuchel), and I also didn’t want to put up with pundits all around the world having a collective orgasm over that smug Catalan winning his third CL, so I’m very happy with the result.

I must say that Thomas Tuchel has really grown on me considerably. I felt very bittersweet when he was hired as Frank Lampard is my footballing hero and how likeable he is but now I love him wholeheartedly. I’m glad he’s our manager and hope he’s with us for the long term. We’ll have to see though given our track record.

"Pleasure’s fun. It’s great, but you can’t keep it going forever; just accept the fact that it’s here and it’s gone, and maybe then again, it will come back, and you’ll get to do it again. Joy lasts forever. Pleasure is purely self-centered. It’s all about your pleasure: it’s about you. It’s a selfish, self-centered emotion, that is created by a self-centered motive of greed. Joy is compassion. Joy is giving yourself to somebody else, or something else. And it’s a kind of thing that is, in its subtlety and lowness, much more powerful than pleasure. You get hung up on pleasure; you’re doomed. If you pursue joy; you will find everlasting happiness.” - George Lucas