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Vish024
Community Shield kicks off, let's see how we go. It'd be nice to begin the season with a win against City at Wembley, especially before the opening EPL matchday.

[EDIT]: 3-0 to us, routine stuff. Alexis and Ramsey had a good run, Chambers looked solid at the back despite a few errors. City weren't in character though, they were playing Clichy at right full back which showed how seriously they were taking it. All same a nice win.
bmin11
Community Shield shouldn't be considered as a 'friendly' and Pellegrini made that point clear with his interviews. So, that makes me seriously doubt on Man Citys defense. Boyata was a nuisance. Arsenal had a field day with playing around the space Boyata has given. On the other hand, I think Yaya Sanogo could be the best starter for Arsenal. His form has been fantastic (I heard he scored a hattrick against Benfica?).


Meanwhile, Chelsea is STILL testing out playing Torres as a winger atm. Is Mourinho serious about this? Because it has been worse then playing him on top so far.
Vish024
Sanogo was alright, I remember reading someone describing him as a "extremely talented giraffe who occasionally makes you go "wow!" and otherwise makes you go "wow...?"" which pretty much sums up his style. Scoring a hat-trick against Benfica in a friendly means nothing as far as I'm concerned, it'll give him confidence which is basically the only thing that came out of it. If he can do that with the sort of service he received against Benfica in crucial competitive fixtures then I'll be impressed.

Also Koscielny received a minor tendon injury during the game that had him off at half time. We were playing Monreal at centre back, I seriously hope we sort out a decent deal for a defender or defensive midfielder that can also play at centre back when needed since Kos is now a doubt for next weekend and Merte most likely won't play because he's been given extended leave alongside Ozil and Poldi to rest after their world cup antics.

Torres as a winger just sounds horrid, I don't think his initiative, ball control and delivery is anywhere near good enough to fit that role.
Cherry Blossom
Wow, i've just watched Real Madrid, and this team looks really impressive and even better than last year.
JonnyThatJonny
I get the feeling Real is entering dangerous waters, history told us what happened with the early 00's galacticos. But it's damn right that like before, they'll show us some of the best possible football before going downhill.
Vish024
Franck Ribery retires from international football. Diego Lopez signs for AC Milan from Real Madrid. Kompany extends his contract by five years at Man City.

Meanwhile at Arsenal:

Cherry Blossom

LaVolpe024 wrote:

Franck Ribery retires from international football.

Awh, that's sad for us ;w;
Vish024
Jack Wilshere wishes Ox happy birthday.



Aw man I won't forget that day easily, fucking hell.
bmin11
First day of EPL FINALLY!! I swear I waited for this more than the WC
SpeechClass
Today is soccer day
K-league Classic #1 vs #2 match and EPL's First day

good!
yeahyeahyeahhh
bmin11

yeahyeahyeahhh wrote:

http://gfycat.com/NeedyRemorsefulHornedviper

WTF IS THAT
Oh ASDGBNSRTFDBRSFDBSDFASDAGERSDF
Tanzklaue
VFB just lost in the first round of the DFB Pokla to 2nd league team Bochum.

not that i expected us to win, our team is even worse than last year, since we just kinda didn't buy anyone worth anything \:D/
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yeahyeahyeahhh wrote:

http://gfycat.com/NeedyRemorsefulHornedviper

WTF IS THAT
shity moment hahaha :)
Vish024
What a fabulous day for football. Swansea winning at Old Trafford, Ramsey clinching the winner for us at the very end. God bless Wales.
bmin11
I'm sorry to say this in front of you, but Fabregas had a wonder of a match. I swear Mourinho just told Cesc to do whatever he wants, because he just turned Chelsea into his team. I didn't see the day to watch one touch passes being made in the penalty box.
Tanzklaue
schalke lost against third league team dresden in the first round of the DFB pokal and joins stuttgart on the list of teams that embarassed themselves before the season even really started.

good job german bundesliga teams. good job.

Edit: mainz and augsburg too.

Edit2: also stuttgarts season starts with games against bayern, dortmund and gladbach. the perks of almost having relegated a season before!
Vish024
That's poor by the Bundesliga clubs but it's good for the German league system overall, it shows the depth in quality in both leagues. That's a tough few opening fixtures, but think of it as getting those sides out of the way. Try grinding out results against them but if not at least you won't have to play them until after December.

bmin11 wrote:

I'm sorry to say this in front of you, but Fabregas had a wonder of a match. I swear Mourinho just told Cesc to do whatever he wants, because he just turned Chelsea into his team. I didn't see the day to watch one touch passes being made in the penalty box.
At the end of the day many Arsenal fans, myself included, are indifferent towards players like Cesc. It's not worth paying attention towards him or any of their sort. Keep in mind that we moulded him to our style, just like we did for Brady, Rocastle, Limpar, Ljungberg and Ramsey.
Jindujun93
I definitely got a good laugh out of Schalke's match yesterday, seeing how I don't live -that- far away from Dresden. Nice to see a team from my region progressing there. Though Bremen's match was a bit hard to watch the day before. Glad they progressed though. Now onwards to the first game of the season against Hertha!
Vish024
15 year old Martin Ødegaard set to make his international debut for Norway quite possibly in a friendly against England scheduled within the coming weeks. This kid has been tearing up the Tippeligaen (Norway's first division), literally running rings around players twice his age. Very promising future prospect, I just hope he doesn't get poached by Bayern, Real Madrid, Barca et al.

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