Recent content by MrEleson

  1. Italian Serie A - 2020-2021

    Beyond Cristiano and De Ligt, none of the other players would start for other top sides. Dybala at a push.
  2. Italian Serie A - 2020-2021

    That team's really not that good. I'm still trying to decipher what's so special about that line-up beyond 1 or 2 players.
  3. Andrea Pirlo - Juventus manager

    Utterly clueless today with absolutely no game plan whatsoever. The players lacked direction on the pitch and looked lost. He's also far too dogmatic in his approach by always trying to fit round pegs in square holes. I'd be surprised if he manages to turn it around.
  4. Messi v Ronaldo | Contains double your daily salt allowance

    But "penaldo" :)
  5. Champions League | Matchday 2

    Swear Morata has scored more disallowed goals than allowed goals this season.
  6. Zidane watch

    Well Lopetegui got fired early on so it wouldn't have had any impact on a potential CL triumph since the KOs are played towards the business end of the season and Madrid had no major issues qualifying from the group. It would have been similar to 15/16 when Benitez coached for the first few...
  7. Zidane watch

    Madrid has a gigantic Ronaldo shaped void in their team. I think his departure has been a lot more pivotal than most people think as they simply don't have the goals or firepower anymore. They used to slaughter teams emphatically but these days they can barely score against the likes of Cadiz. I...
  8. Kai Havertz | Chelsea player

    I never felt he was anything special even in the few games I saw of him at Leverkusen. He just seemed to score a bunch of goals post-lockdown and voila...he was suddenly worth €80M. Inexplicable really.
  9. What happened to the number 10?

    Dybala isn't a prototypical #10. He is more of a second striker that thrives best when playing in tandem with an orthodox CF. He essentially has the same predicament Griezmann has playing for Barca but on a lesser scale.
  10. Pickford's tackle on VVD: What should be the punishment?

    You can tear your ACL from as little as a knock to the knee depending on what kind of torsional forces are in play.
  11. Best versions of great players

    Long Haired Ozil with hair band (his best version 2010-12). Petr Cech without protective helmet (2004-06) Bale with short, fresh haircut (2012-14)
  12. Cristiano Ronaldo : The Juventus Chapter

    Mbappe really loves Ronaldo. Heartwarming to see.
  13. How good was Materazzi?

    He was absurdly aggressive and belligerent. He also seemed to have a personal vendetta against Shevchenko as he would kick the hell out of him every Milan Derby. He wouldn’t survive in today’s game as he would be a ticking time bomb for a red card every match. As an actual defender my memory...
  14. Internationals October (Nations League + Euro 2021 play-offs + Friendlies)

    It’s a UNL encounter rather than a friendly.
  15. Edinson Cavani - 2020/21 Performances

    He was played out of position on the RW to accommodate Ibra when he was there.