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Re: Football Lounge
« Reply #320 on: April 29, 2013, 03:21:06 PM »
welcome to the forums bertie.
 
post away and have fun.
 
 
you are also more than welcome to post at the castle thread right next door.
 
 
meet and mingle. they will all be glad to meet you and welcome you there.
 
 
i am samson. pleased to meet you.
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Re: Football Lounge
« Reply #321 on: April 29, 2013, 03:22:42 PM »
cheers :) im following the tennis events and the champions league this week, should be an exciting week of sport

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Re: Football Lounge
« Reply #322 on: April 29, 2013, 03:26:47 PM »
cheers bertie.
 
CL is going to be exciting this week. we will all be keeping an eye on it all.
 
anyway i am stepping out.
 
 
feel free to go next door and say hello to your new friends.
 
 
i can go there and introduce you real quick. everybody is very relaxed here so no need to be shy or anything.
 
 
 
 
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Re: Football Lounge
« Reply #323 on: April 29, 2013, 06:41:55 PM »
Bayern looks strong and everybody seems healthy. watch out for them.

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Re: Football Lounge
« Reply #324 on: April 29, 2013, 08:33:57 PM »
Bayern have so much going for them right now. Pep Guardiola, the man behind Barca's recent dominance, is taking over as coach for next season, and they have signed the star player of their rivals Dortmund (who could end up playing against them in the CL final) certainly an interesting scenario!

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Re: Football Lounge
« Reply #325 on: April 29, 2013, 08:42:56 PM »
that was a massive win over barca.
 
last time barca was beaten that bad was ages ago.
 
it should fuel bayern`s confidence.

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Re: Football Lounge
« Reply #326 on: April 29, 2013, 09:15:29 PM »
to put it in perspective I don't think Barca has been destroyed like that since about 2004. At least Real Madrid has an away goal in their game, but it looks like an all-German final.

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« Reply #327 on: April 30, 2013, 01:09:28 AM »
affirmative. I had a feeling that it had been a while since they got run over like that.

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Re: Football Lounge
« Reply #328 on: April 30, 2013, 03:24:49 PM »
more bad news for barca:
 
 
 
               BARCELONA, April 30 (Reuters) - Barca were dealt a blow as they prepare for Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg at home to Bayern Munich when midfielder Sergio Busquets and defender Eric Abidal were ruled out through injury.
              "Sergio Busquets and Eric Abidal will not feature in tomorrow's match," Barca said in a statement on their website (www.fcbarcelona.es) on Tuesday.
              "The midfielder has not recovered from the (groin) injury that kept him from playing ... this weekend, while the Frenchman has picked up a calf injury," they added.
              Busquets is a crucial part of the Barca side in the often unsung defensive midfield role and without him their chances of overturning a 4-0 deficit from last week's first leg in Munich are severely dented.
              The Spain international missed Saturday's 2-2 La Liga draw at Athletic Bilbao, when his place was taken by Alex Song. The Cameroon international turned in a decent performance but in general has struggled to make his mark since joining from Arsenal at the end of last season.
              Abidal, who has only recently returned to competitive action after a liver transplant, was unlikely to feature against Bayern.
              Barca's hopes of making next month's final at London's Wembley stadium and winning a third Champions League crown in five years appear remote after they were comprehensively outplayed by the German champions in the first leg.
              Only three clubs have overturned a four-goal first-leg deficit in UEFA competition and current Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes was on the losing side on one of those occasions.
              The 67-year-old was in charge of the Borussia Moenchengladbach side that beat Real Madrid 5-1 at home in the 1985-86 UEFA Cup third round only to lose the return game 4-0.
              Elimination for Barca on Wednesday would leave La Liga as their only chance of silverware this season.
              They have an 11-point lead over current champions Real Madrid with five games left and are close to a fourth title in five seasons.
              However, a domestic league crown would be seen as a poor return for a team who have set a new standard for European clubs in recent seasons and won the Champions League in 2009 and 2011.
              "We are Barca and we cannot give up on a tie, there are still 90 minutes left," coach Tito Vilanova told a news conference.
              "I don't think Bayern believe it is over either though they are better off than we are," he added.
              "If we lose, at least we have to do it with our heads held high and playing on until the end of the match, not throwing in the towel and making our fans proud of us."   (Editing by Justin Palmer and Pritha Sarkar) Loading...Sponsored Links
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Re: Football Lounge
« Reply #329 on: April 30, 2013, 04:46:08 PM »
They can take some heart from their rivals- Real Madrid ALMOST pulled it off, what an ending. Two late goals, but they needed a third so it's Dortmund into the final  :))

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Re: Football Lounge
« Reply #330 on: April 30, 2013, 04:47:10 PM »
 :)) :))

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Re: Football Lounge
« Reply #331 on: April 30, 2013, 05:05:14 PM »
http://pic.twitter.com/8tDMbGqT3g

Jurgen Klopp, the coach masterminding a miracle.  :))


http://pic.twitter.com/fQlCh338bz


The Dortmund heroes!


http://pic.twitter.com/6lDdsa3406


The 8,000 Dortmund fans who travelled to Madrid (and there were many more in the home sections!)


It could be an exciting final.
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Re: Football Lounge
« Reply #332 on: April 30, 2013, 05:06:34 PM »
did you try to post some images/pictures bertie?
 
 
nothing is showing up on my screen.

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Re: Football Lounge
« Reply #333 on: April 30, 2013, 05:09:18 PM »
did you try to post some images/pictures bertie?
 
 
nothing is showing up on my screen.

yeah I tried using the [ IMG ] method.

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Re: Football Lounge
« Reply #334 on: April 30, 2013, 05:12:33 PM »
nothing showed up.
 
try photobucket and see if that will work.

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Re: Football Lounge
« Reply #335 on: April 30, 2013, 06:42:43 PM »
didn't work  :(  still the links are there  :)) 

Dortmund's squad cost less than 10m net (taking into account sales) it's a really great achievement for them although they will  be underdogs against Bayern or Barca (if a miracle happens  :))  )

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Re: Football Lounge
« Reply #336 on: April 30, 2013, 06:44:52 PM »
Bayern looks strong as hell.
 
can you imagine their confidence right now? they are going to rough them all up.
 
it may be their time.

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Re: Football Lounge
« Reply #337 on: April 30, 2013, 07:10:30 PM »
Bayern looks strong as hell.
 
can you imagine their confidence right now? they are going to rough them all up.
 
it may be their time.


Bayern are definitely favourites for the trophy right now. If they get to the final, there will be an interesting sub-plot as they have already bought Dortmund's star player by activating a buy-out clause.

http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11890/8667066/Bayern-Munich-agree-32m-deal-to-sign-Mario-Gotze-from-Borussia-Dortmund

Pep wanted him and has got his man.

There is a big rivalry in Germany between the two already, with Dortmund winning the last two Bundesliga championships only for Bayern to recover the title this season. Would certainly be a fascinating game if they meet  :))

Barca's only chance of a miracle tomorrow is if Messi morphs into a GOATMessi, haha  :cool:

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Re: Football Lounge
« Reply #338 on: April 30, 2013, 07:22:42 PM »
messi is god of football but he has been slowed down by various injury issues which have kept him from being at the top of his game.

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« Reply #339 on: April 30, 2013, 07:29:39 PM »
He has played so many games the last few years too cause Barca have been involved in three or four competitions till the very end- at times maybe he needed more of a rest.

We've seen great champions in sport decline but still produce great moments, Roger for example, so I'm sure there's a lot more to come from Leo  :))