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Ser Glendon Fireball

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  1. Ser Glendon Fireball

    Football: Bayern Seek the CHOsen One

    Well, it was a very Atletico win (not to speak about this Simeone celebration) We'll see how high favourites Juve cope with that, but Colchoneros are right now in a mattress to make their way to the quarter finals. ...have City turned around a 2-1 to a 2-3 with 10 men?
  2. Ser Glendon Fireball

    Football: Bayern Seek the CHOsen One

    And now Rashford for Pogba. This duo is gold. Tough on Chelsea to be led 0-2 by half-time. They've provided most of the chances but we've been more clinical so far. If Sarri doesn't turn things around somewhat, I can see him gone (which would be a debatable decision from the Chelsea board but I can see that happening) ETA: sorry for bringing this up again, but Sarri just has to fuck off. Giroud & Hudson-Odoi haven't been used, instead he subbed Barkley, Willian & Zappacosta in. If dude's aim was to annoy the Chelsea fanbase, he couldn't have done better.
  3. Ser Glendon Fireball

    Football: Bayern Seek the CHOsen One

    For a moment, I found myself comparing Nelson Semedo and Ashley Young. It was a quick moment. But it hurts. Half time in the 1st leg of this Copa del Rey clasico. Real are superbly playing on the counter, which gave them an early advantage at the Nou Camp. Benzema, Vazquez, Modric, Kroos are class. Vinicus is gonna be a tremendous player but so far he's shown himself very disappointing, if not frustrating, in the last gesture. Quite the same thing can be actually said about Malcolm, in the other side. Also, I seriously doubt that Coutinho's form can drop as deep as that, so I'd rather say he's badly used by Valverde. Bring la Pulga on !
  4. Ser Glendon Fireball

    Football: the winter break

    Arsenal 1-3 Utd. That was a weird game, very disrupted. Quite painful I guess for Arsenal fans, with Sokratis and Koscielny both injured and replaced during the game. Damn, I realize every top6 club currently has troubles with injuries, except the two Manchester ones (albeit KDB was struggling at some point). Our top4 race appears more doable than ever. PS: don't exactly know what happened between Lingard and the Arsenal supporters but I'm not sure who is dumber in the lot.
  5. Ser Glendon Fireball

    Football: the winter break

    I'd rather say that the guy fears more about playing the ball with his feet than he fears injuries and these sorta things. Like, I'm aware the game has evolved, but please. Even when he doesn't pass to De Gea (and it doesn't happen frequently), he manages to set his CB partner in mess by passing him the ball either on his weak foot, or slighty behind him. It's so frustrating to watch him play. But yeah, he can be a real soldier on his day. And sometimes he scores.
  6. Ser Glendon Fireball

    Football: the winter break

    He did provide an assist, but at some point I had the feeling that almost every ball that came on his side of the pitch was lost in a few seconds. Dude missed a lot of passes, albeit it wasn't crucial losses because we often managed to recover quickly the ball by high press (1st half especially). I actually don't blame him, a RB does not simply play at LB. A pity we don't have a back-up for LB, I hope there is nothing ill for Shaw at the moment. As for Jones, I agree that he's not our new Vidic. In his recent games, he hasn't shown himself guilty of big mistakes though. Which doesn't make him a great CB, surely. Damn, our CB situation may be horrific for us to actually hope for a Smalling return. PS: I have to sustain, Sarri is a wank. And I'm gonna state it as long he's unable to update his tactics.
  7. Ser Glendon Fireball

    Football: the winter break

    Such a pity we couldn't grab some GD here. Because of that, we might not keep our current 5th spot, considering Arsenal have a better GD than us. Anyway, this was our worst half under Ole. While we did have a few big chances against Spurs in 2nd half, today it seems we were inviting Brighton to get an equalizer in 2nd half. Fortunately Lindelof & Jones are on a good run of form. Also, it's terrifying how we always play on left hand-side. It was especially a problem today, with right-footed Dalot playing at RB and having a crappy performance. (come on Arsenal)
  8. Ser Glendon Fireball

    Football: the winter break

    Martial & Dalot both miss a lot of simple things, which is currently a problem four our left hand-side. Young is very shaky both in attack and defence. Also, pretty much every set-piece we defend against is a chance we concede to opponents, especially since Ole's been appointed. But yeah, that let aside, it's a good half.
  9. Ser Glendon Fireball

    Football: the winter break

    And it actually happened. Thanks to St David we didn't fall apart, albeit we quite had to resort to Joséball at the end. We still need a top CB to replace Jones. Nice to see Ole bagging 3pts against a big6 though. Thought that Rashford's record against big6 may not be ludicrous, too.
  10. Ser Glendon Fireball

    Football: the winter break

    Imagine Poch bringing Llorente in for Winks. I fear our back 4 would explode.
  11. Ser Glendon Fireball

    Football: the winter break

    Fair point. If anything, Spurs set up with their best XI (minus the GK) tonight. Meanwhile, our guys are enjoying some time in Salt Bae, Dubai. Hope it gives us some reasons to envision sunday's game in a positive way.
  12. Ser Glendon Fireball

    Football: the winter break

    One half does not determines how good he is. His ability to put his display into question and adapt itself to the opposition, does. Not only by doing substitutions or modifying his system of play, but also by talking to his players in a way that give them motivation. (Not to mention that lining up Hazard as "striker" when you have Morata and Giroud at your disposal, is a dull thing to do however you look at it.)
  13. Ser Glendon Fireball

    Football: the winter break

    Anybody watching this Carambar Cup tie between Spurs & Chelsea ? At the moment I'm juste feeling that too many Chelsea players are just out of position. Hazard, ffs, isn't a 9 (even a false one), Azpi is better at CB, Kanté is better at DM, Willian is better on the bench. This was a naughty VAR decision in favor of Spurs, not because Kane dived (by now that's common things to do uno) but mostly because he was arguably offside in the first place. Looking forward to the 2nd half. I expect Sarri to somehow turn things around in his tactical display. If he doesn't, well, he probabky isn't as good as a manager than some said. ETA: now it's becoming funny. If things keep going like that, by the end of the game Chelsea will have 16 shots to 3 and Spurs' GK will need new gloves.
  14. Ser Glendon Fireball

    Football: the winter break

    One postive take-away of today is Darmian's match at CB. Always felt he was struggling at RB (never mind LB), but the few games he had with us at CB past seasons, he shew himself composed and accurate on the pass, just as he did today. (I'm aware it was only Reading and that we are gonna sell him to Genoa anyway) ETA: oh, and Jones seems to be in a good run of form, too. Rare enough to remark. On the pessimistic side of things, I kinda feel that some players who once appeared to be exciting prospects, are now looking more lost than anything. Andreas Pereira is one of them. The guy seriously need to be played further up the pitch. Scott McTominay is another, maybe he's one of the very few who miss José? Not to mention Alexis, and Lukaku who seems to need a Belgium shirt to show he can be world class. As for Fred, I'll let him time, I'm still convinced he can be efficient in a well-oiled midfield.
  15. Ser Glendon Fireball

    Football: the winter break

    Liverpool just need to sort out a Keita - Oxlade - Fabinho midfield. They have one of the best CB in Europe, one of the best fullback pair & GK in the league, and one the deeper attack in the league. Add that to a creative, dynamic midfield three and no one will be able to stop them. (I actually hope it will never happen, of course. :] )
  16. Ser Glendon Fireball

    Football: the winter break

    Legend says that someday Juve will miss a good deal in a transfer window. As for tonight's game, I'd be interested to know what can Spurs fan hope about it? I mean, their only chance to remain 2nd is a Liverpool win... which would turn the gap between Pool & Spurs to 9pts.
  17. Ser Glendon Fireball

    Football: the winter break

    Well, Lukaku and Pogba did lack collective mind in 2nd half. But apart from these 2 chances where players simply didn't have the vision clear enough to pass the ball, we actually tried to create a lot collectively, especially in 1st half. For sure I'm aware that there was near zero movement around the ball at some point, fatigue played there. I don't usually say this sorta things, but I honestly think that the most important about this game will be the way we set up and envision it, rather than the score. Considering our record at Wembley, I'll take one point as a heroic performance, but what I want first and foremost is us to play & press high.
  18. Ser Glendon Fireball

    Football: the winter break

    Yup. Would have definitely seen a Young-Alexis partnership on the right side. Hopefully both of 'em are gonna come into the 2nd half.
  19. Ser Glendon Fireball

    Football: the winter break

    I won't cry if we don't have a goalfest tonight, just take the 3pts and leave St James goddamn Park as fast as possible. United with easily one of the best bench in the league, with Fred, Alexis and Lukaku all benched (one of 'em returning from injury, I'm aware). Too bad I can't tell the same of our starting XI. We are decent in midfield and attack, but our back 4 remains doubt-maker.
  20. Ser Glendon Fireball

    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    Fred, Mata, Alexis, Lukaku, all benched for United ahead of the Manchester derby. I suppose we are only gonna play past the 60' min then ? In another world, this bench could be a sign of a wealthy squad, but there is no actual Utd fan who can claim, today, that we have a rich squad. It is just a sign of weird tactics lol Our starters should actually be on bench ffs. Mata & Fred, at least, should start over Herrera & Lingard. I'd give Fellaini a shot, just in case of a miracle.
  21. Ser Glendon Fireball

    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    From 0-1 for Bayern to 3-2 for BVB. Now that's a Klasiker. (I hope it actually spells this way) 10min to play. BVB have missed a lot. Could see it ends up 3-3.
  22. Ser Glendon Fireball

    Football: Remain in Europe

    No chance: as I know us, we are gonna raise Young, Smalling and Jones. Not sure what Martial & Pereira are gonna do considering their small playing time. Should Mourinho stay, I'm not even sure they'll trigger their one year extension. Shaw has to renew but again I have doubts. As for the others, I care little. Considering how crucial DDG has been for us in recent years we are definitely gonna offer him a new contract, it would be so dumb to see him leave for free. Especially when looking how much goalkeepers cost nowadays...
  23. Ser Glendon Fireball

    Football: Remain in Europe

    What a hell of a game Spurs v Barça was. Weird to think that Spurs might be on their road to EL at the moment. Also awkward to figure that they could have conceded 6 yesterday, with Messi hitting the post twice... on similar situations for what it matters. Over the last seasons, Spurs were a reference when it comes to defensive abilities, but now they appear to concede much more chances. Vertonghen is still one of the very best CB in the league, but Alder appears to decline, Walker departed, and albeit they stil have plenty of quality FBs, Lloris sometimes has his moments of idiocy (where was he going on that Coutinho goal ? u_u) But in total fairness, playing Barcelona without Dembele, Eriksen and Dele, was tough. Especially in a stadium which is not totally theirs. An issue is that this Wembley situation is gonna last for a few months again.
  24. Ser Glendon Fireball

    Football: Remain in Europe

    Hard night for Marseille fans, as they trip in Lyon ends up in a 4-2 win in favor of the hosts. Fair play to Lyon, their squad is just so loathed with talents. One can expect many of them to land in PL someday. Fekir, Traore, Aouar, Ndombele, would all deserve a top 6 PL squad. Considering our need for a RW, I'd sign Traore in a heartbeat. No doubt he'd be better than Lingard /Mata there.
  25. Ser Glendon Fireball

    Football: Remain in Europe

    Yup, good overall game from the team, which we hadn't been exactly used to. Usually we pull on a good half /50min only to bend ourselves in our 15 yards for the rest of the game. For once, we were quite positive and aggressive in our play for more than an hour of football, which is great. Lukaku and Rashford are probably the only negative points from tonight. While the former did make good runs, created plenty of spaces and worked hard for the team, the latter just couldn't make any decision right. But that's not the 1st time we are disappointed from Rashford when playing RW. We desesperately need someone at RW, and he's only short term "solution". And it has to be said: Chris Smalling is having a good season start. Albeit he only shown up against weak /average teams so far. Glad to see Dalot making such a debut. Shaw and Lindelof solid too.
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