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  • ilrm replied to the thread Boycott Qatar. Be like Eric.
    From what I understand the migrants are mainly from South Asia … how do labor fatality rates compare in this specific tournament versus South Asia versus Qatar in general? Without this data point it is hard to gauge how bad the situation is. For...
  • Would be career suicide if he is out of a ‘big’ club after one year.
  • Pele won the Golden Ball so his own performance was not really dependent on the team’s talent. He played well enough himself to stand out in a stacked team. Thanks to sports science, today someone in their late 30s can be about as fit as someone...
  • So City then … Imagine if these kinds of players are dangled in front of Pep to keep him there.
  • I hope he drops the 2-man midfield system and plays a 4-3-2-1. Eriksen-DM combo is too lightweight to battle City's midfield dominance. -------------------- De Gea Dalot -- Varane -- Martinez -- Malacia ------- Fred -- Casemiro -- Eriksen...
  • ilrm replied to the thread Benjamin Sesko | Salzburg | Leipzig.
    Hope he waits for a couple of years then ... Would be awesome if both Mbappe and him were on the market and we took Sesko.
  • ilrm replied to the thread Lionel Messi | PSG Watch.
    I swear I felt he got married every year at Madrid.
  • I generally stand up in front of my sofa and wave my arms around to direct the pass ... I'm generally standing for 60 minutes out of 90.
  • ilrm replied to the thread Lionel Messi | PSG Watch.
    To add to this: How much did R9's lifestyle impact his injuries? Post-2002 (26 years old) was he as diligent as he could have been?
  • Surely the tournament's second highest goal scorer and second highest assist maker would have made some important contributions to the team.
  • Would be foolish for Madrid to have a 20 year old kid as a starter in midfield when we already have other youngsters, and he won't join Madrid unless he is guaranteed a credible shot at starting (basically Kroos & Modric both need to leave). We...
  • If I were Ronaldo, I'd reach out to Pele to figure out how Pele transformed himself before the 1970 WC where he won the Golden Ball. Prior to the WC, all but the Brazilian military government (who needed him for propaganda purposes) were calling...
  • ilrm replied to the thread Boycott Qatar. Be like Eric.
    I’ll try to minimize my viewership of the WC this time: maybe just Spain, Portugal and SemiFinals and Finals. When World Cup 2026 starts, I hope our beloved predominantly White European members have the same attitude towards games played in the...
  • ilrm replied to the thread Haaland vs Mbappe - Heirs Apparent.
    Haaland: Stronger physical version of older Madrid/Juve Ronaldo Mbappe: Better end product version of younger United Ronaldo As they grow older, will there ever be a point in time where they evolve into playing in the exact same manner?
  • All of the above mentioned players were part of balanced midfields with players like Conte, Davids, Viera, Edmilson, etc. to share the midfield burden with them. They’re all great players but what Makelele did at Real for 3 years as a DM is...