Victims of a Campaign- The Other Footy Teams Thread

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  1. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    just from that era reminded me of another poor player in terms of output that had a couple of decent games
     
  2. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Fascist Hellscape
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Belgium
    Douzi reached a high level for his age to be fair. It's just often the case that development stalls out. See Draxler
     
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  3. footykid

    footykid Member+

    Jan 10, 2005
    Mississauga, Ont
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    I think often for young people being great for your age is a handicapping experience. Life requires so a curious mixture of confidence and humility it's a wonder any becomes great at all
     
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  4. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    It doesn’t affect great talents

    only ones that can’t handle it, and his head was not right. Bad attitude and arrogance
     
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  5. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thankfully not all of top-flight football is about money, cynicism, conspiracy, etc…

     
  6. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    No he wasn’t, in the premiership.
     
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  7. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In a recent podcast I heard Rory Smith say he had just gotten back from Sweden. Apparently it was to do this article. Which describes a partially idyllic Swedish first division (e.g. they voted out VAR), but one which is perhaps flirting with the kind of destructive ultras behavior we see in other countries (e.g. Ligue1). Anyway, I found it an interesting read…

    https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/19/world/europe/sweden-soccer.html
     
  8. pyormin

    pyormin New Member

    Sep 26, 2013
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I also heard this cliche ("wanting it more") everytime the Yanks lost Ryder Cup to Euros, lol.
     
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  9. leepyswetr

    leepyswetr Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Chicago
    I'm going to be cynical and swing this back to money and conspiracy.

    He's wearing a shirt sponsored by an airline that doesn't exist.
     
  10. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sheff Utd surely not happy with Ollie McBurnie who went into aerial challenges like he forgot that it's 2023 not 1983.
     
  11. casoccerdad47

    casoccerdad47 Member+

    Mar 31, 2006
    Patino wins the ball, overlaps a teammate and scores a late goal to earn a point for Swansea.



    In addition, despite only coming on in the 71st minute, he led Swansea in Key Passes with 4.
     
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  12. Bluto11

    Bluto11 The sky is falling!

    May 16, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    This is an amazing own goal

     
  13. Serengeti_Boy

    Serengeti_Boy Member+

    Sep 15, 2009
    Serengeti, East Africa
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Tanzania
    Jesus United are dreadful. Rashford is surely jesting with his performances. He offers nothing off the ball and presently on it too.

    Fabians Schar is remarkable. How has he gone under the radar all these years?
     
  14. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Watching USWNT-China and noticing tat the referee(s) are wearing soccer bra with gps tracking gizmo in the back. I don't think I've noticed that before on a ref... is that a common thing now??
     
  15. ArsenalJake

    ArsenalJake Member+

    Feb 11, 2013
    Charlotte
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So if the goalkeeper goes down injured while the attacking team is in possession in the attacking 3rd, the ref can just stop the game for the injury??

    Nick Pope just went down after a save, waving his hand and the game was stopped while the ManU winger was eyeing up a cross.
     
  16. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not watching that game but that sounds wrong to me. But it would be consistent with how goalies are treated very differently than outfield players.
     
  17. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Fascist Hellscape
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Belgium
    It should have stopped much sooner
     
  18. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Fascist Hellscape
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Belgium
    Utd are the new arsenal
     
  19. ArsenalJake

    ArsenalJake Member+

    Feb 11, 2013
    Charlotte
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Interesting. I didn't realize that was a thing.
     
  20. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pope's injury was a result of him diving - no contact with any other players. 99% of the time keepers act hurt to relieve pressure, but it looked like he may have something serious.
     
  21. ArsenalJake

    ArsenalJake Member+

    Feb 11, 2013
    Charlotte
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My question wasn't whether he was injured or not. He looked like he was. My question is whether it's the norm to stop the game when a keeper is injured and the attacking team has the ball trying to score.

    I never played soccer beyond 13 years old, and I haven't really seen that happen before at any level.

    It looked to me like nobody argued about it, which was very surprising to me.
     
  22. Shen-O

    Shen-O Member+

    United States
    Jul 26, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    but with a ton more money spent
     
  23. HomeatHighbury

    Mar 25, 2006
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    I never want Spurs to win or be happy, but if City were to lose tomorrow, I would not mind.
     
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  24. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    My wife and I were talking about this earlier, and I was like "yeah, if Tottenham win tomorrow that'd be fine" and she gasped, asked me to explain why.

    "Well, they're not actually good, so I don't care if they win."

    City's gonna win by 5 against that suicidal high line anyway, so it's a moot point.
     

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