Victims of a Campaign- The Other Footy Teams Thread

Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by GunneRy, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. CarlosKaiser

    CarlosKaiser Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 30, 2018
    Kansas City
    I'm not so much pro-Max as anti-Mercedes, hoping someone will break up their dominance. Max is definitely the most aggressive driver on the track, he'll make the stewards give him a penalty before giving up a place 10 out of 10 times. I was pissed a few years ago when we went off track to stay ahead of Vettel in Mexico and refused to give up the position.

    I think Lewis is being a bit cheeky about the main incident, claiming he didn't know what Max was doing. Max was clearly trying to give up position, but in the one spot on the track that was the most advantageous to Max, where he could use DRS to take the spot right back (as he did later). I think Lewis knew this and didn't want to play Max's game, so they hit.

    If you listen to the main Sky commentator (David Croft) enough, he presents incidents in the best possible light for Hamilton. Martin Brundle is more fair, basically saying what he would do if he was racing. But Hamilton benefits from the pro-English media slant. And IMO, the stewards have been pretty bad for a while.
     
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  2. AEAAFC96

    AEAAFC96 Member+

    Mar 27, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Salah may have a severe case of COVID because his play of late has been nothing less than sick.
     
  3. AEAAFC96

    AEAAFC96 Member+

    Mar 27, 2006
    NYC
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They've beaten the top three this season: City in the League Cup, both Liverpool AND Chelsea at home.

    They are for real...but let's see how they manage through January.
     
  4. AEAAFC96

    AEAAFC96 Member+

    Mar 27, 2006
    NYC
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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    So Dortmund's Bellingham pretty much calls out the German FA for letting someone who was convicted for match-fixing ref their game v. Bayern, make some dodgy calls that led to Bayern's win...and they get salty about it?

    If I were the German FA I'd call that ref in and pray he didn't make any bet whatsoever.
     
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  5. Bluto11

    Bluto11 The sky is falling!

    May 16, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    So is Max going to just say ******** it and be so aggressive he takes them both out on Sunday, thereby winning the championship because he has the tie breaker?
     
  6. casoccerdad47

    casoccerdad47 Member+

    Mar 31, 2006
    Once again showing my age, I haven’t watched F1 since Jim Clark’s death in a crash on the race track.
     
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  7. Quentin

    Quentin Member

    Jul 12, 2008
    Hurricane, WV, USA
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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    It wouldn’t be the first time that a title has been decided by a first corner accident.
     
  8. CarlosKaiser

    CarlosKaiser Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 30, 2018
    Kansas City
    Better, have Checo take Lewis out.
     
  9. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
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    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Whoa, what a thought. But based on what little I've seen of Max's dirty moves, I wouldn't put it past him. Crazy.
     
  10. daedalus

    daedalus Member+

    Apr 24, 2004
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    Arsenal FC
    i'm curious about their reaction. i mean, typically, that's an automatic fine. but if i'm bellingham's representative and BVB management, my argument would be all he said was a documented truth and nothing else.
     
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  11. daedalus

    daedalus Member+

    Apr 24, 2004
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    apparently, spurs have 6 players (and 2 coaches) with positive covid tests which is a minimum of 10 days isolation and that, during the annual fixture clusterfuck is, apparently, 3 games missed.

    at least it ain't lasagna.
     
  12. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
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    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's exactly the statement/response I saw from BvB on Twitter.
     
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  13. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
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    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    #28363 NorthBank, Dec 7, 2021
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    If I could wish that fate on anyone... :D

    That said, it could easily happen to us or any team in the league, at virtually any time, me thinks.
     
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  14. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Philly in MLS suffered that fate in the semifinal last weekend. Sucks for them.
     
  15. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If I could wish that fate on anyone... :D ;)

    Edit: I take that back! Now that I realize who beat them. :mad:
     
  16. daedalus

    daedalus Member+

    Apr 24, 2004
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    Arsenal FC
    i'm sorry but this is utter bullshit. she got a yellow for taking down an asshole coming onto the pitch. referees need to start being able to justify some of their bullshit decisions and, more importantly, being held accountable for them.

     
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  17. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    Yellow or not . . . she's now a legend. Respect.
     
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  18. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
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    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
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    United States
    The rule is for her own safety, which I get. But in some instances (here) you'd be fine with the ref pulling an old school Wenger and claim he/she "didn't see it."
     
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  19. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
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    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    For those of you who just haven't quite had your fill of disappointment from your team in the last week or two, I offer you this:

    Arsenal Women vs Barcelona
    KO in just 1 hour, at 2pm ET
    Streaming on Arsenal.com (supposedly) and/or Youtube/DAZN

    Up until very recently our gals were playing great and leading the league (still are, by a hair!), so I found them a refreshing and welcome refuge from our boys who've been lets just say "quite sub-optimal" for quite a long time now.

    Hopefully the women will return to good form soon. Just don't expect it to be today. We could very easily get spanked again by Barca, who might just be the best women's club team ever??
     
  20. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Villarreal throwing out a classic Emery second-half performance against Atalanta right now. Up 3-0, defensive shell, concede twice, continue sitting in. They literally just had a flat 9-man backline. Atalanta really should be level or winning by now.

    As shitty as Arteta is, I'm glad I don't have to root for this anymore.
     
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  21. And_ROOS

    And_ROOS Member+

    Dec 30, 2006
    Melbourne, Aus
    As an Australian its offensive, usually bumps like that are how we greet people followed with a "g'day ********". How can anyone forget when Gough Whitlam welcomed the Queen to Australia in the the traditional manner of a shirt front, followed by picking her up and saying "you're alright mate" to complete the ceremony.

    On top of that, its a perfect executed bump in AFL. Would be waved play on. Getting carded for that is a bit soft.
     
  22. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #28372 NorthBank, Dec 9, 2021
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    FT: AWFC 0-4 Barca

    This idiom might not have quite the same ring when gender-shifted, but it was... "Women Against Girls"

    That said, we fought hard, right up until the end... didn't roll over at all. But with 26% possession, what can you expect?

    And but for another excellent performance from our keeper Zinzberger, it would've been rather worse.

    As with the men's team, the women got a sobering reality check about their level in the last 2 matches... the gulf in class between us and teams like Chelsea & Barca.

    Luckily, there aren't so many teams in that elite category so we still could do quite well this year, even if we don't win the trophies.
     
  23. AEAAFC96

    AEAAFC96 Member+

    Mar 27, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If Jose had done this people would scream bloody murder at him.
     
  24. daedalus

    daedalus Member+

    Apr 24, 2004
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    so, apparently, traveling leicester fans were taken on a 3 hours tour and missed the 1st half of their EL match because they were told 1) not to go on their own and to the shuttle that 2) went the wrong direction.

    it'd be nice if this was an "oops" and an "oh, well. weird shit happens!" but, apparently, the club was fined in 14 for having something similar happening to swansea fans and people knew it was a thing enough to warn liverpool fans in 19 to "not to wear their club’s colours in Naples and to use the shuttle buses to get to the ground before their Champions League trip". if this is a known ass thing, i'm sorry, that ********ing club needs to lose the privilege of having home games for the foreseeable futures.
     
  25. Bluto11

    Bluto11 The sky is falling!

    May 16, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    So Max on the pole, Lewis second. Should be a good race tomorrow. Max has to start on softs tomorrow? Excuse my ignorance but my knowledge of tire strategy is limited, I know the softs don’t last long but you can go faster, just not sure how it plays into things.
     

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