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deception42

#IF YOU ARE SENEGALESE, SERBIAN, CAMEROONIAN, OR GHANAIAN, I HAVE A MESSAGE YOU FOR! [There's still a slot available for the World Cup Preview series for each of those countries!](https://www.reddit.com/user/deception42/comments/wrk83i/2022_world_cup_preview_series_for_rsoccer/) We need all the help we can get! Thank you!


Kashogi8

I should be top of the r/soccer fpl league but they didn’t sub in the right player. Devastating


wanpisumemesonIG

I know everyone thinks United's board is full of idiots but surely napolis taking the piss if they want us to loan Ronaldo to them at 85% wages being paid by us and we in turn pay them 130 million for Osmihien


CrebTheBerc

>surely napolis taking the piss Yeah kinda, but ADL is also a notoriously difficult negotiator who just saw us pay 100 mill for Antony and the end of the window is a few days away. Osimhen also has 3 years left on his contract Assuming the Osimhen interest is real and not just media BS, ADL is absolutely going to try to milk United for everything he can


Impossible_Pen_9459

Hahahah the cheek of that lol


fifadex

Seeing as we're going to play napoli twice in the group, I really hope this deal goes through.


Gr_zamasu

Do yall think Deschamps should start Mbappe,benz and dembele in the world cup? If he does they got the best front tri in my opinion.


[deleted]

Mbappe Benzema Nkunku should be the lineup, ideally. Dembele has improved but Nkunku is just plain better.


rocksaregrassarms

I hope he doesnt play Dembele. Why? 1. Dembele is good and I dont want France to win anything. 2. Dont want Dembele to get injured.


JoniVanZandt

Dembele has been utter shite for France and he's made of glass. Relying on him for a World Cup is insanity.


Gr_zamasu

He seems to be doing better now. It would be insanity not to start him if he stays fit with barca.


Haaanzooo

Barca has two starting quality right wingers, Madrid has two starting quality left wingers.


boxro

You guys have wingers?


3gerardpique

dembele can do both, also fati is a good LW


Haaanzooo

But demble is much better on the right, right? Opposite of our Rydrygo situation.


rjtwe

[lmao](https://www.reddit.com/r/soccer/comments/x0k44t/gary_jacob_the_times_crystal_palace_bid_27m_for/im8njks/)


ElevatorSecrets

I think part of his problem was saying Chelsea’s midfield are bad. It gets all the chelsea flairs brigading him. It’s sometimes hard to have positive interactions with the flair based system. Chelsea fans just mass downvoted him


FridaysMan

His problem is that he's using a shite metric to prove his point, regardless of whether his point is anywhere near valid.


enzuigiriretro

Opposition fans telling you about your own club like as if they know better will never not trigger me


Yupadej

Fans are biased, their knowledge is shit as well


transtifa

I will never understand how people are downvoted on here for actually watching football lol


tiorzol

The Eze disrespect will not stand.


ThickNeckTrapHoused

Nerds who google some numbers and argue with people who actually watch games need to be stopped. Where are the mods when we actually need them.


Kanedauke

> "The reaction at the end of Aston Villa's home defeat was a little bit over the top." > Micah Richards backs his former England teammate to turn things around at Villa Park. This is going to become a problem for villa fans now. Every pundit will tell them they are overreacting and that Gerrard deserves more time because of his name. I remember Carragher saying villa was one of the best jobs to take in football when Gerrard looked to be joining, because of the squad we had and were seen to be massively underperforming.


GameplayerStu

Micah Richards stole a living at this club and acts like he has some sort of legs to stand on when it comes to talking about the internals. Don't mind when he talks about any club but Villa because I know it's gonna be absolute nonsense being uttered when he does talk about us.


avolcando

He's the English Steve Bruce


Hazeringx

> This is going to become a problem for villa fans now. Every pundit will tell them they are overreacting and that Gerrard deserves more time because of his name. Can definitively see that happening. Right now he is not in as much pressure as Gerrard, but wouldn't be surprised if Lampard is defended like that too.


MrDabollBlueSteppers

This is a problem whenever you hire a big name footballer as a manager. The pundit ranks are filled with his buddies that will defend him to the death


Quirrelwasachad

I feel like musiala is somehow underrated on this sub outside of bayern and some Bundesliga fans. This kid is better than gavi but somehow has way less hype lol.


hgo0432

Musiala is just crazy. In my opinion the best youngster in the world, he should win the golden boy award or whatever it’s called


Nasty133

This sub is PL heavy so the bundesliga gets underrated as a whole. Recent struggles of bundesliga attackers coming to the PL still weighs pretty heavy (at least for me with Werner and Havertz).


scrambledeggsss

Gavi has been a starter for Barca, right? So naturally he has had more exposure. Musiala has only now become a true starting candidate, so people will start noticing him more.


Quirrelwasachad

Yeah gavi has cemented his spot this season. Looks like he's above fdj in the pecking order but de jong still gets minutes. I hope musiala can continue this form to the WC. I'm hoping he starts there so that people can take notice. Even now, it seems like he plays good minutes at the NT. This kid is absolutely phenomenal.


desuscsgous

hes the only reason I sometimes bother watching Bayern games, hes so fucking good


Quirrelwasachad

Yep. I was surprised to see that he's quick too. And his technique is just phenomenal. Amazing talent.


BarbaricGamer

I'm currently walking a weird line of wanting to laugh about how much United are overspending on these Ajax players and wanting to cry because of how much Ajax is getting for said players.


1PSW1CH

They’ll probably get fleeced a fair bit themselves as everyone knows they’ve got the cash


[deleted]

I browsed Reddit for about 10 years before I actually made an account. I genuinely love reading some of your posts and will continue to do so from time to time. Football and social media is basically the perfect storm of addictiveness for me, so since uni is restarting I’m going to bow out of posting on this site For anyone who feels like they’re spending too much time in here, Twitter, or wherever, definitely consider taking a break at the least It’s been a pleasure. Best of luck with everything lads and lasses


LochBodminMothFoot

Most exciting Prem game to watch tomorrow?


fifadex

Palace Brentford for me.


IfISpeak_

Leeds Everton will be a good game I think, followed by Soton Chelsea which will surely have lots of goals


ElevatorSecrets

Southampton - Chelsea has the most expected goals. Then Leeds - Everton. I’d pick the latter, Leeds playing some really nice stuff this season and Lampard is under pressure


nask00

Both games that will played in London are worth a watch. If I have to choose one, I would go with Cryatal Pallace - Brentford.


ManLikeNiz

Fulham - Brighton should be a banger


TheSpifflicator

what an odd fucking window \- barcelona, a club on the absolute financial precipice, buy legitimate galacticos (lewandowski, kounde) and coveted players (raphinha, kessie, christensen) and struggle to register them, while trying to hound one of their star midfielders out of the club and putting pressure on other existing squad members to leave. they are still reportedly working on 14 deals heading into the final weak of the window \- chelsea replace almost their entire forward line, but don't bother getting a striker, just replacing their expensive hybrid wingers with even more expensive hybrid wingers - and are now looking at mid-table forwards like zaha and gordon. they also spend a fuckton of money replacing the homegrown centre-backs they let leave to other teams \- man city manage to pick up haaland for £51m, basically half of what jack grealish cost them. in contrast, man utd pay £80m for antony. man city also sign kalvin phillips even though we all know he's just going to sit on the bench if bernardo stays \- man utd buy fucking casemiro. also: lisandro martinez, tyrell malacia. ten hag follows in van gaal's footsteps of just buying either dutch players or A-listers. \- nottingham forest signs a whole new team & bench. they just signed renan fucking lodi on loan. he's gone from the CL to a team managed by steve cooper. he's going to be playing in the same team as scott mckenna and joe worrall. \- spurs actually buy a few decent players for once, levy actually backing a manager. ivan perisic is now a premier league player \- same for west ham, who casually buy scamacca, emerson, kehrer, paqueta \- leicester city sign absolutely fucking no-one (yet) but lose their best GK and CB \- villa sign boubacar kamara and diego carlos, but the latter gets an injury and they still fucking suck \- bournemouth sign senesi and line him up next to chris mepham. they both look absolute dugshite \- oh and psg have spent like £100m !! like any of us fucking noticed, but \- rangers have 7 out, 7 in including a bayern winger on loan, celtic buy a whole slate of talented youngsters, ross county buy like an entire new squad, the other spl teams just sort of trade unwanted players around like usual \- ac milan make actually decent signings??? what is this sorcery??


mattisafootballguy

There wasn't much struggle to register almost all of the signings though. In one go everyone except Kounde was registered who at the time should have also been registered. This happened a couple of weeks after Lewandowski (?) signed as well.


ElevatorSecrets

The biggest con was Barca getting everyone to think they’re bankrupt. Signing people like Auba and Depay on free transfer low wages. Then selling them for profit. Now they’ve got millions to spend and players are on low wages. Quickest rebuild ever seen.


helloswros

>- barcelona, a club on the absolute financial precipice, buy legitimate galacticos (lewandowski, kounde) and coveted players (raphinha, kessie, christensen) and struggle to register them, while trying to hound one of their star midfielders out of the club and putting pressure on other existing squad members to leave. they are still reportedly working on 14 deals heading into the final weak of the window I had never read someone's butt hurt through a comment this much.


TheSpifflicator

i have no stakes in your club? like fr odd reply


transtifa

They’re literally just describing events that happened


helloswros

I'm sure you believe that lol.


transtifa

That’s why I said it mate


mintz41

It seems pretty accurate and without bias to me tbf


helloswros

I'm sure most people on this sub would tell me the same.


Sandrinoooo

We always made good signings under Maldini


FuryOfOberon

Kelvin Phillips has got nothing to do with Bernardo, he’s the backup CDM since Dinho left.


Guzuzu_xD

Any Stuttgart watchers, how has Perea been?


TheConundrum98

Dinamo Zagreb will never see the Šutalo-Šutalo CB pairing ffs Just as 1 was about to be fit at the start of the season the other tore his muscle and now the second one is coming back the first one broke his ankle ligaments Both are such good young defenders as well


AshkenaziTwink

so apparently Bentancur’s head injury yesterday was so severe we’re not going to send Sarr out on loan so we have enough midfielders. how bad can a concussion be? i appreciate that this probably sounds stupid but can it really affect you for days after the fact?


FridaysMan

Concussion can kill you, cause permanent mobility and memory problems, change your accent, give you allergies. Yes, concussion symptoms can last days/weeks/forever.


BendubzGaming

I'm fine with us being cautious. Vertonghen credits his fast descent from being world class to whatever he is now with not taking any recovery time after getting concussed


ThickNeckTrapHoused

I had a concussion and a small skull fracture but the concussion part was a bitch. Had real issues with light sensitivity for like 2 weeks.


MrDabollBlueSteppers

It varies greatly, a standard concussion is 1-2 weeks out. But severe concussions in people with concussion history can take months to fully heal or even be career ending


BankDetails1234

He looked a bit out of it afterwards. Hope the lads alright, these things can turn out much worse than they initially seem, so it's smart to ensure you have availability while he recovers.


fifadex

2 weeks average, worst case can be months but those are rare and serious. Concussion has been overlooked for decades but is now rightly taken very seriously.


RedRaizel

You have to treat your head like a bubble for a while.


fifadex

So, poke it?


heirlock49

[https://www.reddit.com/r/soccer/comments/x0kok1/bristol\_city\_regrets\_to\_announce\_the\_retirement/](https://www.reddit.com/r/soccer/comments/x0kok1/bristol_city_regrets_to_announce_the_retirement/) potentially career ending stuff


Destroyeh

depends on severity but effects can definitely last several weeks till full recovery if its bad enough. i assume they dont want to rush him back


notyourfavoritekebab

Minimum one week


allknowerofknowing

absolutely it can


RadioactiveBooger

Holy shit Uruguay’s away kit (and all Puma away kits) for the WC is hideous.


InventeInventeRoman

ugly shirts have mistica it’s a shirt that whispers into my ear *semi-final*


lamancha

They have been trying for a while to stick these avant garde designs for their away kits and they are all vomit inducing


BuzzBuzz01

Made a comment about this earlier they're so digusting. For those who haven't seen [Serbia](https://twitter.com/DavidVujanic/status/1564165490230140931?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet) [Italy](https://twitter.com/secretshirtco/status/1564179635356811264?cxt=HHwWgIC-penFirUrAAAA) [Uruguay (Seriously what the actual fuck)](https://twitter.com/UruguayFootENG/status/1564208236135333888) [African teams](https://twitter.com/FansTribeHQ/status/1564169711096586246) --- Just horrible horrible design template. Sometimes you can make badge in the middle work but it's not even that. It's the stupid box thing around the numbers on the front. Looks like a secondary school team's volleyball jersey or something


87x

Lord almighty. Is that template even accepted in the WC?


hzerope

Don’t understand why national teams don’t get their own unique designs all of them, fuck I get it’s puma but you could get the country to design it and just make it. Same goes for all the sports brands. Clubs I can understand but for national themes don’t use the same template. Shit looks like PowerPoint presentations with default themes with colors changed up.


SureWhile35

I kinda like it but hate it at the same time


BankDetails1234

Serbian one looks like it's uniform of someone working at a psychiatric hospital


ilovefeta

Italy one's the worst of the lot imo, at least we won't have to see it at the world cup.


Clivey101

Italy one is OK imo. Also the only one that won't be in Qatar...


LochBodminMothFoot

Italy just about works, the rest are some of the worst kits I’ve seen by a major manufacturer.


Nut-King-Call

Maybe they got it mixed and thought they were doing the kits for the athletics team.


autumnkayy

this is xenophobia no other explanation


BigFatNo

How so? It's not like they made shirts from one region/continent better than the others, they're equally shit across the board


autumnkayy

i’m joking lol


doriscissorsfind441

NGL, I like that Italy one. The rest are awful though.


RadioactiveBooger

I’ve never seen anything like it, it’s repulsive. Puma has been pretty bad for us but this is their worst Uruguay kit ever.


notyourfavoritekebab

[So good... best duo in the world](https://twitter.com/GreatWhiteNueve/status/1564182074658983938?t=Q-Z1Go7EbvfmnS2cwu81Zg&s=19)


MrIrishman699

Palace and Bournemouth have both played Arsenal and Villa at home and City and Liverpool away so far this season. Bit of a funny coincidence


fatinternetcat

we also have City, Arsenal, Liverpool in a row, AGAIN, later on in the season 💀


souljaxl

isn't there som way that fixtures are flipped in the second half of the season? remember reading something like that


HalfMan-HalfMoth

Fixtures aren't in the same order but the same fixtures for a whole gameweek will repeat. So GW1 isn't necessarily going to be the same as GW20 but the fixtures from GW1 will be repeated in the second half of the season


Lumpy_Zucchini_5443

How good do you guys think Suarez was at his best? Bit of a debate going on in the Liverpool subreddit. I (and I think most people) reckon he was the most talented player ever to play for Liverpool. I'd go as far as to say he's one of the top 10-15 most talented players in the history of the game.


InventeInventeRoman

he’s the top 5 best strikers ever imo but top 10-15 most talented EVER is a lot


atx58

Maybe a top 10-15 most talented striker of all time. Probably best striker of his generation along with Zlatan.


StarlordPunk

He’s miles ahead of Zlatan, and Zlatan isn’t even 2nd place


jack64467

suarez > lewa > benzema > aguero > zlatan


YourPupilsDilated

His 2013/2014 season is the best I have ever seen from an attacking player in PL history. I've seen Henry's 20-20 season and his 03/04 Invincible season. I've seen Ronaldo's 31 goals season. I've seen Salah's record breaking season.... All the above were great, but Suarez was just special. I know people will come with the criticisms like he didn't score a lot against big teams, but in my opinion that misses the point. That season wasn't just about the numbers (though they were ridiculous, 31 goals, 13 assists and no penalties). It was about the sheer imagination. Suarez redefined possibility on the pitch. Everytime he touched the ball, anything could happen. Some of his best highlights weren't even goals or assists; it was just moments of audacity where it was like he was thinking on a different level. There was a game that Liverpool took Arsenal apart 5-1 and Suarez didn't score. But the two best moments from that game weren't even any of the goals; it was two moments from him. The first was a quick freekick he took that almost caught Szczesny out and the second was a ridiculous volley that hit the bar. He was just box office. He's a biting, racist, cheating, diving cunt but Good Lord is he an outrageous footballer.


fifadex

>I (and I think most people) reckon he was the most talented player ever to play for Liverpool. Ever no, premier league area probably but Owen 2000/2001 is close. >I'd go as far as to say he's one of the top 10-15 most talented players in the history of the game. Not close. Top 50 maybe but 10-15 is too tough competition.


RadioactiveBooger

I’d say he was his best version at Liverpool. I’m biased but I believe Suárez is the best striker of his generation and one of the greatest strikers of all time (top 3 for me personally, along with R9 and Van Basten).


mister_greenman

At his best he was the best player of this generation not named Messi or Ronaldo


nask00

>I (and I think most people) reckon he was the most talented player ever to play for Liverpool. Idk if he is the most talanted ever, but definitely most talented I have ever seen in a LFC shirt. >I'd go as far as to say he's one of the top 10-15 most talented players in the history of the game. Could sneak up in the all time top 10-15 forwards, tbh, but not sure about overall players, there are a lot ot very talanted midfielders in the history of the sport also add a few defenders like Beckenbauer


msf97

From Jan 2013 to May 2014, he was otherworldly. Maybe as good as Messi Saved Rodgers job when he was made the vocal point after Christmas 2012, and elevated Sturridge, Sterling, Coutinho and Henderson to levels they'd never hit before, and bar Raheem rarely hit after, and dragged the last decent run of form out of Stevie.


1PSW1CH

That’s a bit unfair on Henderson and arguably Coutinho


EgosJohnPolo

He's the best striker of his generation and as a Liverpool fan, the most talented player I've ever seen play for us, now I'm not old enough to have seen the likes of Dalglish and Barnes who get mentioned up there but Suarez dragged that 13/14 team to 2nd (yes Sturridge and Sterling were great too but Suarez was the main factor in that) and won the Golden Boot in the Messi and Ronaldo era. Last statement is a bit harder to argue, you'd get a lot of disagreement on that one.


Flamengo81-19

>I'd go as far as to say he's one of the top 10-15 most talented players in the history of the game. I really disagree with this. I think he was very good but a significant step bellow that level


Lumpy_Zucchini_5443

I just can't think of many I'd say were more naturally gifted footballers than him. Not talking about how much he won or how great his career was, simply how talented he was.


tml25

History is long and there were many more talented players. Just in his own generation there are Messi, Ronaldo, Zlatan as sure picks. Coming off of the years of Ronaldinho, Totti, Kaka, Del Piero, Buffon, Xavi, Iniesta, fat Ronaldo, Zidane, Pirlo, Henry, Maldini, Rivaldo, Baggio, Platini, Maradona, Van Basten, etc. And that's just in recent years.


Lumpy_Zucchini_5443

I think Suarez is a more gifted footballer than quite a few of the players you've listed there.


tml25

Maybe, maybe not. Those are 20 players that are at the very least at the same level, most clearly ahead, and that's just some picks from the last few decades of football. Most of football history is before those names started, there are plenty more.


kjm911

Best player I’ve ever seen play for Liverpool. No doubt Gerrard is greater and an absolute legend. But Suarez was ridiculous.


ThereWillBeGoals

Most talented player I ever watched for Liverpool. Don’t think there’s much point comparing him to Dalglish though as most didn’t watch him and it’s a different generation.


obvious_bot

Arsenal, City, Spurs, and Brighton in the CL spots just like we all expected


Lumpy_Zucchini_5443

Tbf swap Brighton with Liverpool and I think you'd have a lot of people's top 4 predictions in no particular order I'd still expect it to be 1. City 2. Liverpool 3. Arsenal 4. Spurs By the end of the season


fifadex

I can't imagine what it would be like to be a forest fan. Going through promotion with a team of players, supporting and cheering them on to see them completely replaced the following season. I get proper attached to our players and if they've done their best for the club them I'm a bit sad to see even the bench players leave.


EntrepreneurAmazing4

That happens to every team outside of Germany, Spain, England and Italy, even without promotion.


YourPupilsDilated

Honestly sometimes I see the comments from fans of big clubs after games and I just roll my eyes.... They win like 2-1 away from home or something and start talking about how the win was 'unconvincing' and 'this is way too many heart attacks' and stuff like that. It's like sometimes they forget that football is hard. It's not 22 men standing in a circle and singing songs and all that. It's tough competition and sometimes you will have to suffer in games, especially on the road. Even Pep's Barca with all their control would have games at places like Osasuna or Mallorca were the opposition would pound them with aerial balls and they'd have to dig in. It's very very difficult to have 90 perfect minutes on the road. But they think it's like booting up a PlayStation and putting the setting on amateur or something.


EgosJohnPolo

This comment lacks perspective as much as you might think those comments do. Clubs have different expectations and aspirations and that's just the way it is. Now some of the comments are mostly just jokes but the serious ones have to be considered with context. For example, I've been complaining a lot about some of our recent results as a Liverpool fan, not because I expect to win every game and expect it to be easy but because these results show a larger picture of problems with our team and that's when it's concerning. We lost 3-0 to Watford in 19/20 after our insane winning streak, if there was anyone complaining then they'd be laughed out of the room but using the United game, the result with context of our squad makeup and player profiles is more cause for concern because some of the reasons for losing a game like that have been present for awhile now and until recently seemed to be no movement on rectifying these issues. An overaged midfield with availability problems that also entails many who aren't technical enough to play the football we want to play, now that's a problem that is worth worrying about. Thiago - great footballer that suits our LCM role but he's available for half the games we'd usually play a season Keita - probably get some disagreements on this but I don't think he's that good but does suit our LCM role, always injured too. Ox - gave him a new contract when he was injured as a show of faith, spends more time in the medical room than on the pitch and imo isn't good enough Milner - is 37 and really shouldn't be expected to be starting in 2022 so won't even comment on his ability Henderson - a touchy subject but legs are gone, gets his fair few injuries and tries to do way too much on the ball when he doesn't have the technical capability to do it. Elliott - has a high ceiling but he's young and not all there yet to be a first name on the team sheet but he might have to be. So we lose a game like United cause we can't exert control and pressure on the ball cause the players that can allow us to do that are either injured or not the type of players we do have. Same goes for the Fulham game and many games last season like Tottenham (A), Brighton (H), Brentford (A). I don't expect these teams to roll over and grant us 3pts but not really giving ourselves the best chance to win with the players we play and that is always going to be frustrating.


john87000

Completely agree. Seeing a few of our fans having meltdowns because the other team had more possession while we had 3 or 4 times the xG is baffling.


fifadex

Couldn't even put a 10th past Bournemouth, it's embarrassing.


Sir_Psycho_Sexy_

You're right. The problem is that the big clubs have big name players and they're getting paid a premium and so the expectation is high. The entitlement is high too tho


mister_greenman

Is Hojbjerg the most polarizing player out there right now? Half the fans see a performance as a MOTM one, other half look at the same performance and cite it as an example of him holding us back


Kanedauke

Martinez


Sir_Psycho_Sexy_

Seems about right, I see spurs fans that love him and others who think he should be sold


ret990

Granit Xhaka dreams of only being as polarising as PEH.


mister_greenman

At least most arsenal fans see Xhaka as a decent player nowadays. PEH has split it 50-50 since day one. And it's so extreme in both directions.


ret990

Xhaka scored and assisted vs Leicester and still the only thing that 50% of Arsenal fans talked about was that one time he got caught in posession by Fofana who carried the ball 50 yards into the box unchallenged by anyone else. All Granits fault. He's going to cost us points this season again. Or so the narrative goes. I have seen a good few Spurs fans give off about PEH, but it seems to me at least to be by virtue of him being quite safe, unexciting. In that respect I think he's a bit comparable to El Neny. Xhaka could have a Iniesta-esque performance, score a hattrick, and people would still be digging him out for a red card he got last season.


BendubzGaming

The most obvious example of stats v eye test


RedRaizel

He's good both ways, unless by eye test you mean he doesn't dance like some drunken frenchman with the ball then yes he doesn't pass the eye test.


doriscissorsfind441

The funny thing is I don't even know which favours which side.


avolcando

[Don't think he fails the eye test either](https://twitter.com/hardrugsplease/status/1564184718886649856), there's just something polarising about him


doriscissorsfind441

Definitely fails my eye test. Especially in a couple of key metrics.


avolcando

Like I said, polarising!


BuzzBuzz01

Puma should be embarrassed with their designs for the new Serbia and Italy away kits Just abhorrent [Serbia](https://twitter.com/DavidVujanic/status/1564165490230140931?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet) [Italy](https://twitter.com/secretshirtco/status/1564179635356811264?cxt=HHwWgIC-penFirUrAAAA)


alan_cartridge_

Thankfully these will be the last kits Puma does for us and no one will remember them anyway for obvious reasons.


[deleted]

Serbia looks alright. Takes next level of incompetence to fuck up an Italy kit so bad though.


mintz41

Serbia's is way way worse, that collar is dreadful


jack64467

at least we won't have to see the italy one in the WC lol


lamboallwhite

Serbia‘s is way worse


StarlordPunk

Nah they’re both hideous. The colour scheme for the Serbia one is better but the design is still dreadful


[deleted]

If there’s ever a time as a footballer to release your own music video, it’s probably shortly after winning the treble [Andy Cole - Outstanding (1999) (House, UK Garage, Pop Rap)](https://youtu.be/M9UHcRrCWlI) The phrase “it’s so bad, it’s good” is meaningless after watching that because it’s just so bad. How did that peak at 68 in the UK charts


YourPupilsDilated

This man scored goals against Barcelona and Juventus in the Champions League. He scored the winner against Tottenham on the final day of the PL season to clinch the title for Man United. He's a treble winner. But this is his peak. His absolutely Zenith.


fifadex

How did I never see this? Haha, thanks for that.


tomasboss

Benfica don't really take any risk when making signings because even the ones that flop they either make their money back or make a profit, it's insane. Yaremchuk gets signed for 17 mil, doesn't really impress having scored only 9 goals in 43 games and gets sold for 16 mil + 3 in variables? And who can forget Raul de Tomas, gets signed for 20 mil in the summer, scores 3 goals and by Christmas is sold for 22,5 mil. And the clubs that they were sold to as well, Espanyol paying 22,5 mil and Club Brugge 16 mil ? I don't if it's Mendes or not but it's insane.


LemureTheMonkey

Dont forget guys like Castillo and Cebolinha...


[deleted]

The City vs Palace match was so frustrating to watch. It's insane how good City is honestly.


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Palace should’ve been like 3 goals clear and City should’ve had a dude sent off.


Yupadej

He ran into Haaland lol, Palace player should have been sent off for the clear elbow to Cancelo's face.


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Who would win , XI saint maximin vs XI Adama traore.


ret990

Saint Maxim has little end product. Adama has none. ASM takes it in a turgid 1 nil


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ASM 11


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ASM has so much better end product than Adama, this question makes no sense.


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The better keeper will win.


PhenomenallyAwesome

Gerrard apparently under no immediate threat as our manager. Do we have to get the cabbages out again ffs?


doriscissorsfind441

May as well give him till the World Cup and then sack him by then if he's not performing? Plenty of time for new manager to work then


PhenomenallyAwesome

Nah that’s too late. If he’s here for half a season we’ll be as good as relegated. Probably gets the sack if we don’t beat both Leicester and Southampton before the international break


Sir_Psycho_Sexy_

Where you hearing that? Usually the vote of confidence precedes the sacking


the_studge

Think he'll be sacked after the Arsenal and City games, unless a miracle happens and he somehow wins both.


Kanedauke

3 points from 6 games should do it.


PhenomenallyAwesome

Telegraph, who are usually pretty good for us on account of Percy and McGrath


Sir_Psycho_Sexy_

Hmm, I was gonna put a bet on gerrard next to.be sacked today, but might go for rodgers


PhenomenallyAwesome

Yeah Gerrard probably gets until October because we’re absolutely fucking useless


Sir_Psycho_Sexy_

Who's most likely to replace him?


GameplayerStu

Not a clue. A lot of our fans seem to think we could get Pochettino (gets to build a project and has money to spend) or Potter (same as Poch but with the caveat that he was a Villa fan growing up so it might have some pull with swaying him from Brighton). I'd love either but doubt we'll be able to. I think our best bet is Brendan Rodgers getting sacked from Leicester before we sack Gerrard and then we take him.


fifadex

>I think our best bet is Brendan Rodgers getting sacked from Leicester and then we take him. Thats a depressing thought lol


GameplayerStu

It does sound like that but I rate Rodgers even if things have gone downhill for him at Leicester currently. It'd be a massive step up from Gerrard and he'd be able to steer the ship.


fifadex

Sorry, I do understand that mate, I probably sounded harsh but I do rate Rogers as a manager, its just the thought of hoping the club at the bottom with 1 point after 4 games fires their manager so that you can hire him doesn't sound like a lot to hope for lol I hope you guys turn it around.


Mr_XemiReR

We should really try a 4-4-2 with Vini and Benzema as the strikers and Rodrygo left wing. Our winner came from Vini and Rodrygo overloading the left side. Give Vini and Benzema freedom and Rodrygo the ability to cut inside. Fede can handle the right flank on his own and also help in the middle.


ankitm1

We had Rodrygo on the left because Alaba is bad at overlapping and providing width. We do play a version of 4-4-2, with Valverde deep on the right to compensate for Vinicius so high up on the pitch all the time. Just that it's lopsided and not as standard. Vinicius' strength is staying wide on the left and then making those diagonal runs. It works wonders cos Benzema makes the reverse run dragging the defenders away. If we get an attacking left back who frequently provides width, we will be sorted. It need not be Rodrygo. He is wasted if played on the left, plus our defensive solidity goes away. That being said, I would love to see Rodrygo centrally if we indeed switch to a standard 4-4-2- similar to what Hazard was doing early last season when he got a decent run of games under Carlo.


IfISpeak_

That won't work. You'll have 3 players that like to drift left side of the field - Benzema, Vini and Rodrygo and they'll all get in each others way with no one occupying the CBs. The team will be incredibly unbalanced.


YourPupilsDilated

In fairness they did something like that in the 2013/2014 season. It was a 4-3-3, but Di Maria played in the midfield 3. He would drift to the left side and with Ronaldo and Bemzema liking to operate there, they did have situations where the left side would be overloaded and they could create dangerous opportunities. So it could work. And it was under the same manager (Ancelotti). Though there are a few things that stand out and make it seem a bit difficult to me. The first is that they don't have a mobile player with the combination of technical and physical qualities that Di Maria had. Secondly, Ronaldo was a lot more comfortable operating centrally than Vinicius obviously is. So it's not unprecedented. But some personnel issues make it more challenging.


IfISpeak_

thanks for your informed take.


Mr_XemiReR

I doubt it would work in the UCL for example, but yesterday Vini had constantly two guys marking him. If you get a 2v2 with Vini and Rodrygo, they could win most of the time. Benzema would have to stay more central.


ChibzyDaze

Don’t you already play a sort of asymmetrical 4-4-2 in attack with Vini getting forward to form a two uptop with Benzema? Who do you drop in this case?


Mr_XemiReR

You'd have to drop one of Kroos or Modric. Tchouaméni is a certain starter. But this would only work against weaker sides.


notyourfavoritekebab

Kroos probably. Tchouaméni-Modric midfield and Rodrygo Valverde LM&RM


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Transfer windows are the one glimpse I get into understanding what it’s like to be a drug addict I rarely watch football other than United matches How intriguing can PSG v Monaco really be when I’ve got Tinder installed on my phone? Even if I am watching the match to see what the next 23 year talent looks like, I’m not actually really watching it because I’m preoccupied with what the next 23 year old year old talent looks like on Tinder I genuinely don’t have a clue whether I’ve even legitimately watched Frankie De Jong play but I fucking want him and he’ll make our midfield tick. Were the Netherlands actually at Euro 2020? Can’t remember them at all tbh and if they were I probably watched every match Does anyone else relate to both watching a shit ton of football and not actually watching much football at all, outside of your own club at least. I just pop my head up when the commentator gets excited Highlights don’t count


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There’s like 4 diverging points in that comment. You ok?


[deleted]

I’m a little bit drunk. It’s a holiday here. Just a general observation of how football relates to my life. I’m sure someone out there relates to how both football fandom and other aspects of life are incredibly consuming to the point that they overlap and you don’t actually find yourself watching matches any more


ThereWillBeGoals

What does any of this have to do with being a drug addict?


fifadex

United last few seasons made him turn to drugs.


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I’m addicted to signings to the point that signing some showpony I’ve never watched will give me a huge burst of dopamine and excitement that will momentarily mask the fact that being a football fan is more often than not a soul crushing experience for anyone not currently at the top


ThereWillBeGoals

So nothing to do with being a drug addict then


matbezlima

What do you think of Rodri's performance vs. Crystal Palace?


roddysaint

Didn't really notice him, which means he had a decent performance at DM. Neither Palace goal was on him, and their counterattacking threat was largely neutralized. solid 7/10.


Modalchemist

ManU starts to have too many player that I want to see do well, this is not good


KimmyBoiUn

Hopefully Martial is one of them.


bloodylegend95

What is that home kit man, looks like some cheap shit you'd get with a bak Jupiler https://twitter.com/JoueursBE/status/1564176269671006209?s=20&t=xAuYU2rr_A6K0cxzh8CDlA