Guardian of the Galacticos: Welcome Thibaut Courtois!

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  1. fierro

    fierro Member+

    Jan 30, 2007
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    #951 fierro, Jan 13, 2023
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    Where I live (Texas) the use of photographic traffic signals (cameras) were banned a couple of years ago because of similar issues. (Yes there were safety issues).

    The main problem was due process, people could not confront their accuser (a camera) and there was usually no "eye witness". In this case Vinny or Florentino can complain but they can't identify who did it because they don’t know. It's not likely the metro police are going to find this is crime (yelling mean things) or at least a crime serious enough to expend the resources necessary to investigate and prosecute. There would be backlash if they did, people would want to know why when their house was burglarized the police took 3 hours to show up and never arrested anybody but spent a million dollars and 6 months tracking down witnesses to prosecute this.

    As a civil matter the club opens itself discrimination claims if begins banning only European men finds as practical matter it's not worth going through the hassle of identifying, finding and serving notice of the ban on tourists.


    I have almost zero knowledge of Spanish law but my position is that without some adverse action or resulting harm saying something racist is not a criminal or civil infraction.
     
  2. Digital

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    Dec 10, 2012
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    How do fans that are caught get caught and banned in England ?, because this has happened, how do they do it and why is it so impossible in Spain, no will perhaps?
     
  3. 4x4s

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    Nov 26, 2006
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    Social pressure.

    In case you didn't notice, the majority of the media and political heads are turning Vinicius into the villain here. Hard to punish somebody when even the mayor of the city gets behind it and says "these things don't happen here, we are against them".

    Valladolid ran "no to racism" banners this week, so issue fixed now?
     
  4. Digital

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    Dec 10, 2012
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    No , no one is this simple minded, issue not fixed, but at least an issue has been recognised, again i ask, what's the alternative , shrug your shoulders and do nothing?

    So the point you are trying to make is what, everyone in Spain is racist , nobody cares so just leave it be?, shut up, play football and accept the monkey chants because hey, this is Spain like it or not, that's your point?

    We could go around in this circle forever........ or not. I'll get back to football now.
     
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  5. Lyra

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    Apr 29, 2013
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    The only player that seems to have no “post WC effect” or temporary form slump till now. Felt pity for him the way he was being exposed all the time by that non existent defence.
     
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  6. dooda

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    Jun 8, 2005
    Kuwait
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    Tibo was probably tired of people making fun of his Liverpool blunder so he got the RM team to post this today :ROFLMAO:

     
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  7. Lyra

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    Apr 29, 2013
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    The guy who beat our GK to best goalkeeper award lol

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  8. saadomar

    saadomar Member+

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    Mar 21, 2013
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    It makes it extra funny when you put into account his obscene gesture after winning it. Well done fifa and Qataris.

    The most classless team of the tournament won.
     
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  9. J-Mezzy

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    Oct 14, 2013
    Orlando
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    Dibu is a mediocre keeper. Great pk stopper but that’s it, and that’s cuz of his mental games not really his ability
     
  10. Lyra

    Lyra Member+

    Apr 29, 2013
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    What makes it even funnier is they gave the FIFA fan award to Argentina after chanting n words for Mbappe for 90 mins. :ROFLMAO:
    I mean eff the Japanese who used to stay back and clean the mess in stadium after the end.:rolleyes:
     
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  11. arcane

    arcane Member+

    Aug 18, 2005
    Philippines
    Thats when you know that the narrative that Messi has to "win" a World Cup to cement his status as the GOAT is artificially manufactured.
     
  12. 4x4s

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    Nov 26, 2006
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    Courtois got the majority of coach votes, was a vote short with the players but his lack of fan and media support cost him the award.
     
  13. natenate101

    natenate101 Moderator
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    Dec 16, 2006
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    I don’t know what Courtois gets paid, but it ain’t enough. So important in even keeping us in a lot of these matches. Big love to Tibo, absolute giant for Madrid.
     
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  14. saadomar

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    Mar 21, 2013
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    #964 saadomar, Jun 4, 2023
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    Courtois basically has to be the long term leader. Benzema is gone, Modric and Kroos will be soon. So we need someone with the quality of a leader. I think Courtois will be the man. Dani Carvajal just doesn't have the legs. He might be a figurative leader, but the main one on the pitch will have to be Courtois.

    Alaba, Rudiger, Cama, and Tchou are too new. Vini, Fede, and Eder are too temperamental. Rodrygo is too shy. We don't know if LV, Nacho and Ceballos will be around next season, or if they will play regularly enough to be the long term captain.

    That leaves Thibaut as the only candidate suitable to be the next captain.
     
  15. The Biscuitman

    The Biscuitman Member+

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  16. J-Mezzy

    J-Mezzy Member+

    Oct 14, 2013
    Orlando
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    My man needs to learn

    I go on vacation and go do my training at 5 am so I don’t take time from the lady
     
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  17. Nathanial Essex

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    Mar 19, 2017
    My wife has similar videos of me.

    Just replace the beach for the sofa and the running with a PlayStation 5.
     
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  18. YOUNGSTARS87

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    Dec 21, 2005
    I disagree man.

    The only reason they are there is because that training and level of dedication.
     
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  19. Excape Goat

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    Mar 18, 1999
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    I did not know Hazard is married to TC.
     
  20. Anon.

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    Sep 4, 2007
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  21. Nir_O

    Nir_O Member+

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    Mar 16, 2019
    Does it mean he will be back next month ?
     
  22. HZinho

    HZinho Member+

    Apr 2, 2013
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    I don't know, but I just wanted to say that I'm very, very comfortable with Lunin in goal. No need to rush TC, at all. Such luxury!
     
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  23. Nir_O

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    Mar 16, 2019
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  24. Nir_O

    Nir_O Member+

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    Mar 16, 2019
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  25. Seoul Villan

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    Feb 16, 2011
    That would be a huge lift to have him back in time for some match fitness before we head into, hopefully the CL semis.
     

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