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Weird feelings of football

SalfordRed18

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Everytime you watch Madrid or check one of their results vinicius junior scores.

He's actually only got 2 more goals than Holjund this season.
 

sugar_kane

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There are two Roy Keanes.

The clean shaven and humourless, physically abusive deputy headmaster who works for Sky Sports and the bearded and jovial, piss taking uncle who appears on The Overlap.
 

chomsky89

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- Flying headers became illegal in the early 2000s
- City only starts giving everything when the opposition takes the lead.
- A defender who could barely defend, but was good on the ball did not exist pre-2000s.
 

Eugenius

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Chelsea's players are all regens of ex players, and their third choice centre back is a French u21 international.

Klopp's 3 centre midfielders are all bang average but play like world beaters.

Andros Townsend has just scored a screamer for a side battling relegation.

Short sleeved goalkeepers shout a lot and make mistakes.
 

Ole'sgunnarwin

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That we've all spent the last 10 years trying to figure out what the problem is with United but nothing would work. It's a curse which nothing can be done about and maybe it's karma for all the glory days. We could have Pep in charge with 11 of the best players in the world and we'd struggle.
 

thisisnottaken1

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That we've all spent the last 10 years trying to figure out what the problem is with United but nothing would work. It's a curse which nothing can be done about and maybe it's karma for all the glory days. We could have Pep in charge with 11 of the best players in the world and we'd struggle.
It’s called the Glazers.
 

The Corinthian

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Anthony Gordon would be friends with Malfoy if he was a wizard and at Hogwarts.
 

V.O.

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Guillermo Ochoa and Jorge Campos are the only Mexican goalkeepers that have ever existed.
 

Big Ben Foster

Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016
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Every time a team goes to extra time with their next match only 2-3 days away, they go on to win their next match with ease
 

Sandikan

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You very rarely get players rounding the keeper any more. Or running through on goal from 40 yards out.
Or players trying chips.

Presumably all due to players becoming more physical machines these days. And keepers all being giants.
 

horsechoker

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You very rarely get players rounding the keeper any more. Or running through on goal from 40 yards out.
Or players trying chips.

Presumably all due to players becoming more physical machines these days. And keepers all being giants.
Is it better to round the keeper?

It's hard and there is usually a defender running back at full speed, the extra few second it takes to go round the keeper allows the defender to make up a few yards. What's more the player is often unbalanced when they take a shot and they often have to do it quickly.
 

top1whoisman

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You very rarely get players rounding the keeper any more. Or running through on goal from 40 yards out.
Or players trying chips.

Presumably all due to players becoming more physical machines these days. And keepers all being giants.
I’ve heard rumours that Luke Shaw tries a lot of chips. And to be fair it’s understandable it doesn’t happen as much at United anymore, since Moyes banned them.
 

Sandikan

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Is it better to round the keeper?

It's hard and there is usually a defender running back at full speed, the extra few second it takes to go round the keeper allows the defender to make up a few yards. What's more the player is often unbalanced when they take a shot and they often have to do it quickly.
Used to be a brilliant option when through v a keeper.
They're running out and you'll either get taken down or have an empty net
 

Ole'sgunnarwin

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You very rarely get players rounding the keeper any more. Or running through on goal from 40 yards out.
Or players trying chips.

Presumably all due to players becoming more physical machines these days. And keepers all being giants.
There's a game we lost to Arsenal 3-1 in 2002. It was the Barthez howlers match. Ljungberg chipped Barthez who wasn't that far out and it bounced on the line. I always thing we'd never see a goal like that these days. Chips are extremely rare, saw it so much in the 90s
 

Sandikan

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I’ve heard rumours that Luke Shaw tries a lot of chips. And to be fair it’s understandable it doesn’t happen as much at United anymore, since Moyes banned them.
Always makes me chuckle when internet fans have a go at superfit premier league players' physiques.
 

horsechoker

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There's a game we lost to Arsenal 3-1 in 2002. It was the Barthez howlers match. Ljungberg chipped Barthez who wasn't that far out and it bounced on the line. I always thing we'd never see a goal like that these days. Chips are extremely rare, saw it so much in the 90s
fecking Moyes:mad:
 

Sandikan

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There's a game we lost to Arsenal 3-1 in 2002. It was the Barthez howlers match. Ljungberg chipped Barthez who wasn't that far out and it bounced on the line. I always thing we'd never see a goal like that these days. Chips are extremely rare, saw it so much in the 90s
Rooney used to drive us mad always trying silly little chips.
 

Big Ben Foster

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You very rarely get players rounding the keeper any more. Or running through on goal from 40 yards out.
Or players trying chips.

Presumably all due to players becoming more physical machines these days. And keepers all being giants.
I blame the analytics nerds
 

Sandikan

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I blame the analytics nerds
I know football is technically "better" in every way these days.
But you couldn't beat those proper 4-4-2 days in the mid 90s, where you'd have pacy wingers who actually tried to cross it on their strong foot, and actually had 2 strikers to hit.