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Post by rwo power on Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:09 am

On the other hand, it comes pretty handy if you have a goalie who can save goals nicely *and* keep possession when he passes the ball properly to his team-mates :coffee:

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Post by DeviAngel on Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:43 am

@rwo power wrote:On the other hand, it comes pretty handy if you have a goalie who can save goals nicely *and* keep possession when he passes the ball properly to his team-mates :coffee:


True BUT what is the priority keep possession or save goals? What would you pick RWO (except good looking GK's Razz ).


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Post by dostoevsky on Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:11 am

No one is claiming that technique on the ball is more important than attributes such as shot stopping or command of their area. Given two keepers of similar ability when it comes to preventing goals, why shouldn't their capacity on the ball be taken into account to split them? If a keeper can't be trusted to play the ball out safely then he is putting his defence under additional pressure, turning the ball over in sensitive areas and affording the opposition extra chances. Why shouldn't it count against him?
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Post by Lucifer on Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:06 am

@dostoevsky wrote:No one is claiming that technique on the ball is more important than attributes such as shot stopping or command of their area. Given two keepers of similar ability when it comes to preventing goals, why shouldn't their capacity on the ball be taken into account to split them? If a keeper can't be trusted to play the ball out safely then he is putting his defence under additional pressure, turning the ball over in sensitive areas and affording the opposition extra chances. Why shouldn't it count against him?

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Post by Art Morte on Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:55 am

@FalcaoPunch wrote:Not worth a thread but in curious why there is such a debate regarding calling up Wilshere for the Euros?

I'm skimming the comments on Facebook and people have their own arguments that he should despite 0 PL appearances this season and only 14 last season.

England lack creative CMs, but obviously Wilshere shouldn't be picked, he's not that special that he should get in the team after not playing at all this season.

Carroll should be picked as plan B A, though smoking
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Post by CBarca on Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:46 am

I just don't think Tom Carroll really has it in him to be a useful squad member for England, though. At least, not at this point in his career. Let him get consistent minutes elsewhere and then we'll talk.

As for Wilshere, there are people who really think he should call up Wilshere? RG aside, I mean?

I would argue that England don't necessarily need a creative CM though. England have pretty decent attacking advanced of the CM's. As long as the CM/DM's can do a good enough job of keeping the ball and being able to get it to those players and let them do the work, I don't particularly see a big need. It's nice to have and it's preferable, but it's not 100% needed. If they really needed it, Dele Alli can play deeper too, anyway :coffee:

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Post by dostoevsky on Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:06 am

I suspect art is talking about Andy Carroll lol.
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Post by RealGunner on Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:30 am

@FalcaoPunch wrote:Not worth a thread but in curious why there is such a debate regarding calling up Wilshere for the Euros?

I'm skimming the comments on Facebook and people have their own arguments that he should despite 0 PL appearances this season and only 14 last season.


Because he is the best midfielder we have.
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Post by Unique on Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:56 am

@RealGunner wrote:
@FalcaoPunch wrote:Not worth a thread but in curious why there is such a debate regarding calling up Wilshere for the Euros?

I'm skimming the comments on Facebook and people have their own arguments that he should despite 0 PL appearances this season and only 14 last season.


Because he is the best midfielder we have.
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Post by DeviAngel on Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:43 pm

@dostoevsky wrote:No one is claiming that technique on the ball is more important than attributes such as shot stopping or command of their area. Given two keepers of similar ability when it comes to preventing goals, why shouldn't their capacity on the ball be taken into account to split them? If a keeper can't be trusted to play the ball out safely then he is putting his defence under additional pressure, turning the ball over in sensitive areas and affording the opposition extra chances. Why shouldn't it count against him?

Comparing two keepers between them Yes I accept it, it makes sense but rating a keeper based on passing is a huge no at least for me Smile.

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Post by M99 on Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:32 pm

Messi at it again.

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Post by BarrileteCosmico on Tue May 03, 2016 10:27 pm

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Post by S on Thu May 26, 2016 4:39 pm

The World’s 50 Most Marketable Athletes 2016

Top 10

1. Stephen Curry (USA/Basket)
2. Paul Pogba (FRA/Football)
3. Virat Kohli (IND/Cricket)
4. Jordan Spieth (USA/Golf)
5. Anthony Joshua (ANG/Boxe)
6. Kei Nishikori (JAP/Tennis)
7. Lydia Ko (NZ/Golf)
8. Neymar (BRE/Football)
9. Missy Franklin (USA/Natation)
10. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA/Ski Alpin)

http://www.sportspromedia.com/most_marketable/dev/50_most_marketable_2016_paul_pogba

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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Thu May 26, 2016 4:41 pm

I'm surprised about Pogba tbh hmm

Nikemar :bow: No Suarez rofl

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Post by RealGunner on Thu May 26, 2016 4:45 pm

So basically the first 5 months of this year?
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Post by RealGunner on Thu May 26, 2016 4:46 pm

A seven-year-old boy has written to a football club asking for the job as team manager.

The handwritten application follows the departure of John Hughes from Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Writing to chairman Kenny Cameron, Ewen says he can speak to his headmaster to "see if he would be up for me leaving school early for important matches".

He adds: "I'm sure it won't be a problem as long as the players chip in and help me with my homework."

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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Thu May 26, 2016 4:47 pm

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Post by Kaladin on Thu May 26, 2016 4:52 pm

No Cena hmm

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Post by B-Mac on Thu May 26, 2016 8:37 pm

Australia's women's national team lose 7-0 in friendly against Newcastle Jets U15 side

lol this is why I laugh when some social justice warriors think top female athletes can compete in a men's league.


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Post by Lex on Thu May 26, 2016 8:40 pm

"The Matildas" lol

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Post by El Gunner on Thu May 26, 2016 10:12 pm

@S wrote:The World’s 50 Most Marketable Athletes 2016

Top 10

1. Stephen Curry (USA/Basket)
2. Paul Pogba (FRA/Football)
3. Virat Kohli (IND/Cricket)
4. Jordan Spieth (USA/Golf)
5. Anthony Joshua (ANG/Boxe)
6. Kei Nishikori (JAP/Tennis)
7. Lydia Ko (NZ/Golf)
8. Neymar (BRE/Football)
9. Missy Franklin (USA/Natation)
10. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA/Ski Alpin)

http://www.sportspromedia.com/most_marketable/dev/50_most_marketable_2016_paul_pogba

Pogba :bow:

Kohli :bow:

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Post by zizzle on Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:31 pm

self assist

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Post by S on Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:27 pm

CIES football observatory's list of world's 20 most expensive players :

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cj4PDkkXEAAJaJ7.jpg
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Post by Onyx on Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:40 pm

Guessing that's in dollars. hmm

112 for Kane.. hmm
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Post by Kaladin on Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:44 pm

Great to see Martial's figure reflected using GL fair value accounting

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