"Futebol dos Gringos" 17/18 thread [R]

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  1. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Winning it may be the only thing that saves Zigoat's job!!
     
  2. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    For the Friday the 13th CL Seminfinals draw prediction

    Bayern vs Liverpool

    R.Madrid vs Roma
     
  3. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Wow!! Friday the 13th has stuck for Bayern!!

    So it will be Bayern vs R. Madrid and Liverpool vs Roma

    And in the Europa League it's A. Madrid vs Arsenal and Marseille vs Salzburg!!
     
  4. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Arsene Wenger is hanging it up after 22 years at Arsenal!! It's about damn time!!
     
  5. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I'm predicting a Liverpool vs R. Madrid Champions League Final!!

    Liverpool will beat Roma 4-2 on aggregate
    R. Madrid will beat Bayern 4-3 on aggregate!!
     
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  6. ripalino

    ripalino Member

    Feb 26, 2013
    Sao Paulo
    Club:
    Fluminense Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Alisson played great till now
     
  7. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    His defense has let him down!! Shit I was actually considering J. Jesus for Brazil!!
     
  8. ripalino

    ripalino Member

    Feb 26, 2013
    Sao Paulo
    Club:
    Fluminense Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Can we try out Ederson ? Time is very less now I know but still ...........

    I know Roma's defense was responsible for this disaster but still Alisson's confidence will be very low now .
     
  9. Kaka10725

    Kaka10725 Member+

    Jun 1, 2007
    Makes no sense to do that this late in the games especially when Brazil defense can protect Alisson far better than Roma.
     
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  10. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Knee jerk reaction. Can't predict when goalies will mess up.
     
  11. MatthausSammer

    MatthausSammer Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    As much as I think Ederson is the better player, you gotta stick with Alisson. Maintain that continuity.
     
  12. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Just like I'm sure Germany will stick with Neuer when he returns!!
     
  13. benni...

    benni... BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 23, 2004
    Chocolate City
    What about the no. 9 position. Should Gabriel Jesus start for continuity, or should the in form Firmino start?
     
  14. ripalino

    ripalino Member

    Feb 26, 2013
    Sao Paulo
    Club:
    Fluminense Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Very tricky ....I bet tite is scratching his head now :)
     
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  15. ripalino

    ripalino Member

    Feb 26, 2013
    Sao Paulo
    Club:
    Fluminense Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    If i was tite, i would go with Jesus because Jesus, neymar and coutinho have great chemistry among them... Its a matter of strategic fitment rather than anything else. Firmino has not played with the NT so much ..But current form wise firmino looks better though.
     
  16. Kaka10725

    Kaka10725 Member+

    Jun 1, 2007
    This is a great problem for Tite to have. He will go with Jesus first because he has performed better and has shown the better chemistry. Now, if Jesus is struggling badly, I think he makes the switch.

    We also have a Douglas Costa or Willian problem. Both is excellent first options off the bench and both are more than capable of starting.
     
  17. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I don't think Firmino has had one impressive game with Brazil. I could be mistaken. Hasn't had too many starts, but still. Jesus hit the ground running and seemed to fit the team like a glove. He is still green in many areas, but if he is good I'd say he starts. If Firmino was a real goal scorer it'd be a different story.
     
  18. Kaka10725

    Kaka10725 Member+

    Jun 1, 2007
    Yeah, I’m struggling to think of one good game.
     
  19. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Neymar probably won't be happy with Tuchel if PSG get Tuchel in place of Emery. He is a strict disciplinarian.
     
  20. MatthausSammer

    MatthausSammer Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Tuchel has had some success with dealing with difficult personalities though. He got the mentally weak Mkhitaryan to give him consistent performance, and also got Dembele and Aubameyang to buy in, both of whom turned difficult shortly after leaving.
     
  21. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    From what I hear, Neymar is not really one to not train unlike other Brazilians in the past. I think where there may be problems is if the clash heads tactically. Neymar obviously wants a lot of freedom on the pitch. I don't know much about Tuchel honestly, just heard that he is a disciplinarian. Neymar seems to be the type of player that only will obey big names.
     
  22. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Yes very Romario-ish!!!:D
     
  23. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    My crystal ball

    R.Madrid will beat Bayern 3-1 today and Liverpool will beat Roma 2-1 tomorrow!!
    And Thursday Arsenal will send Arsene Wenger on a high and beat A.Madrid 3-0 and Marseille will beat Salzburg 2-0!!:thumbsup:
     
  24. leonidas

    leonidas Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 25, 2005
    NYC
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    It's hard to say because he hasnt really been starting for Brazil. He also hasnt scored a goal for Brazil in 18 months.

    In fact, because many Brazilians were unfamiliar with him, they really let him have it when he missed some very very easy goals. Calling for him to never return for Brazil. Standard Brazilian prejudice against players who never really played domestically.

    But I havent been really impressed with him in the games he has played in. While he has no doubt been one of the top performers in Europe this season, I do wonder how his talents will translate to the national team. Like, is he capable of coming off the bench and performing? Or will he miss a few sitters like he's done previously for us.

    We'll see. He just needs to train a lot more with the team. I remember him being a bit injury plagued last season. This year is his most healthy one, and well, Brazil hasn't played too much.
     
  25. Doc_Exec

    Doc_Exec Member

    Jul 7, 2004
    I remember one: vs. Austria in 2014 coming on as a sub. That's about it really as far as I remember being impressed with Firmino.
     

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