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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3440 on: March 2, 2014, 06:31:51 PM »
And I've also provided clear examples of why I believe Armstrong is nowhere near as biased as people are making out.

Selective examples of him praising players does not offset his reactions at more crucial moments though and all you did with the examples of those was try to deny they happened.

Anyway, can't you all just get along and agree he is just another shite commentator?

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3441 on: March 2, 2014, 06:39:52 PM »
We'll agree to disagree on that too. I think he's (generally) fairly knowledgable, and is happy to play second fiddle to the main commentator. Despite his alleged bias, he's much better than the likes of Townsend, Burley, Owen, Lawrenson, Carlisle etc.

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3442 on: March 2, 2014, 06:41:08 PM »
Can we talk about the games rather than what users say or think?
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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3443 on: March 2, 2014, 06:43:10 PM »
Sociedad with more possession but no penetration. Sevilla very good on transition. Still 0-0 though, first half about to end.

Fuck, what a header from Reyes, great save though.
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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3444 on: March 2, 2014, 06:46:29 PM »

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3445 on: March 2, 2014, 06:48:34 PM »
I didn't watch that today, Armstrong is generally the most irritating commentator Sky use yet they seem to bring him out for all the big Spanish teams games.

I've been saying the same for a long time, no Rawk sheep bollocks. My friends who aren't on here also find Armstrong really annoying so it's hardly a Rawk exclusive problem.

My biggest problem with him, more so than any bias, is the fact he stubbornly refuses to change his mind. He will make up his mind on first viewing and refuse to change it despite being proved miles off. He'd call someone a diver yet on seeing the replay and the blatant contact he will stick to calling the player a diver.

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3446 on: March 2, 2014, 06:49:15 PM »
Another impotent half from Sevilla
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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3447 on: March 2, 2014, 06:51:22 PM »
Another impotent half from Sevilla

They created good chances, just could not find the net. Reyes himself had two good shots.
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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3448 on: March 2, 2014, 06:52:16 PM »

They created good chances, just could not find the net. Reyes himself had two good shots.

Yep, just that final part. Infuriating
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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3449 on: March 2, 2014, 06:53:44 PM »
The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I'll never be as good as a wall

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3450 on: March 2, 2014, 07:00:53 PM »
Is that really ewe?

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3451 on: March 2, 2014, 07:15:32 PM »
Lineup for Barca anyone?

edit:

FC Barcelona (4-3-3)
   1    Víctor Valdés    
   22    Dani Alves    
   5    Carles Puyol    
   14    Javier Mascherano    
   21    Adriano Correia    
   6    Xavi    
   16    Sergio Busquets    
   4    Cesc Fŕbregas    
   9    Alexis Sánchez    
   10    Lionel Messi    
   11    Neymar    

Subs
   25    Oier Olazábal    
   15    Marc Bartra    
   18    Jordi Alba    
   17    Alexandre Song    
   8    Andrés Iniesta    
   7    Pedro    
   20    Tello    

UD Almería (4-3-3)
   1    Esteban    
   20    Rafita    
   5    Ángel Trujillo    
   2    Marco Torsiglieri    
   16    Sebastián Dubarbier    
   7    Verza    
   31    Ramon Azeez    
   15    Corona    
   8    Alex Vidal    
   10    Rodri    
   19    Jonathan    
Subs
   21    Mané    
   11    Helder Barbosa    
   6    Marcos Tébar
   25    Julián    
   17    Suso    
   9    Óscar Díaz    
   4    Hans Martínez    

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3452 on: March 2, 2014, 07:24:31 PM »
Diego Costa is one of the few players who shows similar aggression and intensity in his play to Suarez. However, technically Suarez is on another level. But yeah as i love watching Suarez play i do also like watching the way Diego Costa plays.

If Arbeloa never played for us i think he'd be a player i hate. His fouling is so blatant its a joke. I notices it for us butt watching him for Spain and Madrid, its so annoying.

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3453 on: March 2, 2014, 08:14:19 PM »
Barcelona 1 Almeria 0 ;D

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3454 on: March 2, 2014, 08:23:42 PM »
Is that you RAWK sheep?
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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3455 on: March 2, 2014, 08:24:11 PM »
Great goal from Messi.
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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3456 on: March 2, 2014, 08:24:12 PM »
What a goal from Messi.

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3457 on: March 2, 2014, 08:24:45 PM »
2-0 Messi!

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3458 on: March 2, 2014, 08:25:21 PM »
Impossible to save that

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3459 on: March 2, 2014, 08:26:52 PM »
2-1

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3460 on: March 2, 2014, 08:28:01 PM »
Love messi, me.
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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3461 on: March 2, 2014, 09:01:07 PM »
Who's the spanish guy in the Sky studio?

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3462 on: March 2, 2014, 09:16:05 PM »
Who's the spanish guy in the Sky studio?

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3463 on: March 2, 2014, 09:20:13 PM »
Hmmm... Almeria are dangerous.

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3464 on: March 2, 2014, 09:22:39 PM »
Neymar is having an awful game. Get him off for Pedro.

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3465 on: March 2, 2014, 09:22:48 PM »
Neymar with a shocking hit there.

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3466 on: March 2, 2014, 09:28:57 PM »
Guillem Balague

Cheers.

Sanchez off, Pedro on now.

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3467 on: March 2, 2014, 09:36:26 PM »
Suso on! :D

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3468 on: March 2, 2014, 09:39:53 PM »
3-1, Barca. Puyol.

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3469 on: March 2, 2014, 09:40:47 PM »
Finally, 3 points in the bag

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3470 on: March 2, 2014, 09:44:52 PM »
Tello on for Neymar, who's had a bit of a stinker.

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3471 on: March 2, 2014, 09:45:27 PM »
4-1

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3472 on: March 2, 2014, 09:45:29 PM »
4-1, Xavi! Fantastic finish, as well.

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3473 on: March 2, 2014, 09:46:26 PM »
Great day for old legends Puyol and Xavi.

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3474 on: March 2, 2014, 09:54:11 PM »
Barca aren't as good as they used to be.  Neymar does not look like the next Ronaldinho to me - right now, he looks way over-rated.  Messi, although he scored a great free kick, still does not look back to his best.  Might be saving himself for the world cup.   

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3475 on: March 2, 2014, 09:56:15 PM »
Barca aren't as good as they used to be.  Neymar does not look like the next Ronaldinho to me - right now, he looks way over-rated.  Messi, although he scored a great free kick, still does not look back to his best.  Might be saving himself for the world cup.   

Barcelona will probably be back to where they were in a couple years, bedding in Neymar, Deulofeu, Sergi Roberto etc... Messi like Suarez I suspect isn't playing 1000000% as he can because of the WC, he had a couple of quotes talking about that a couple of months ago, like Suarez is afraid of getting injured.

I'm sorry but Tello is the Spanish Stewart Downing. Don't understand what type of player he is? Xxavi explain?
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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3476 on: March 2, 2014, 10:02:18 PM »
I'm sorry but Tello is the Spanish Stewart Downing. Don't understand what type of player he is? Xxavi explain?
I think he'd be good in England for a club like Everton. Really pacy, he needs space to run to. Also Tello is a decent finisher, has a good shot.

But when it comes to footballing basics that are required to play at Barca, he doesn't have them. Deluefeu is not too dissimilar really, though a better raw talent. Passing, decision making etc. can be frustrating for both of these. Cuenca has been ruined by injuries, I think he had much better chance of making at Barca than Tello despite having worse stats (stats fans would love Tello though).

All in all, Barca should have sold Tello when so many teams were showing interest. There is no point keeping a youngster and giving 5-10 minutes every now and then. Utterly pointless when you have Pedro, Neymar and Alexis + Rafinha and Deluefeu coming up.

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3477 on: March 2, 2014, 10:54:00 PM »
Messi looks like he's playing on about 75 per cent at the moment - and still he's keeping a ridiculous goalscoring ratio. Eight in his last six games now?

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3478 on: March 3, 2014, 01:41:59 AM »
Suso on! :D
He barely got a touch of the ball unfortunatley - didn't get on until about 15 mins to go. 

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Re: La Liga Thread 2013/14
« Reply #3479 on: March 3, 2014, 01:46:42 AM »
Barcelona will probably be back to where they were in a couple years, bedding in Neymar, Deulofeu, Sergi Roberto etc...

I honestly don't think they will be.  All of those players will be good players, especially Neymar.  But they won't be great attacking players like Iniesta, Xavi and Messi.  Neymar might become world class but he doesn't look it right now.   

I agree about Tello - sorry, but he is really average and that's being kind.  Not good enough at all.  When you look at Madrid and the team they have, at the moment, all of the exciting young players are there.  With the new guy coming through their youth system - Jesse and having bought Isco, I'd say that the balance of power in Spain has swung back their way.  Barca will need to go out and buy new CBs and another superstar if they are to compete IMHO.