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Fair enough. I'll be at work, but thank God the local FOX channel is gonna broadcast it.
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Yeah, the Revs have been flying under the radar this season, but I have no problem with that. We'll just have to prove just how good we are.
Twellman is a true NE Revolution legend. It's a shame that he never won the MLS CUP with the Revs.
Yeah, I'm bilingual.
Mourinho might go, but things will not really change for Madrid until Florentino goes. The man has no clue. He is not as stupid now as he was during his first Galactico stage, but I doubt he's really changed much. After all, he was the one who really pushed to hire Mourinho, a man he probably never understood.
Dave should have included Robben in his top 10. After all, the big time choker was the one who really kicked our asses. The rest of Bayern simply played textbook football, but Robben really showed off. If there was ever a sign that this Barcelona has decayed for real was Robben, a notorious choker, taking us to school.
Same thing for Madrid. For a guy, no matter how good he is, to score 4 goals against a Mourinho team, I mean, what the hell? Messi himself has not even managed a hat-trick against a Mourinho defense.
Sadly, I've never managed to see the Revs play in person (Nor the Patriots). I live about an hour's drive away from Gillette which isn't too convenient since I don't always have access to a car. I would see them in person if they were to build a soccer-specific stadium in a Boston suburb like Somerville, but I don't think it's going to happen anytime soon..
We certainly have looked better, especially when it comes to holding onto the ball and better utilizing wide players. We also look far more dangerous up front with Imbongo starting ahead of Bengston.
A playoff run is definitely possible. We've got the best defense in the league, and improving midfield, and a wide variety of forwards with distinct strengths.
Very respectable call! Here's too a cracker of a game. Two of the best sides who knows how to press high. I'm getting my kit ready too lol.
When it comes for the big guns to play each other, I like to keep quiet, since it's very difficult to predict. Plus I don't want to sound biased either lol.
My take, obviously, would have to be Bayern Munich. But as you said, BVB's pressing game can pose some problems, and given how Gladbach came out with all guns blazing, Munich can get shell shocked. What gave me some assurance about Munich though, is their ability to fight back from a deficit, something I am sure they can do vs BVB. For Munich to come out on top, it is IMPERATIVE to choke Dortmund's midfield. If they can cut out both Bender and Sahin (I don't think Goetze will be fit, expect Gundogan to fill his role) and with Alaba and Lahm keeping Kuba and Reus on check, Bayern is going to clip the claws and stinger of the scorpion. Lewa won't have the usual sleek passing he receives. Dante and either DVB or Boateng has to step up to stop Lewa, Reus and Kuba.
I'm gonna say 2-1 in favor of Bayern.
This was my response for you the other day. I posted it in my own profile my mistake.
Well, I'd have to go with Barcelona 2010-2011, but that would be a little biased. I guess maybe this season's Bayern Munich if they actually finish the job this time and keep going for a while. I'll be rooting for Dortmund, obviously, even though I have nothing against Bayern.
As good as Messi and Ronaldo? No. But I'm sure Dave would argue to death about Gotze and Reus being on the same level, etc.
As good of those teams are, I still think Barcelona and Madrid's problems this season made them seem better than they actually are. I mean, if Arsenal and BATE Borisov can defeat Bayern, maybe they are not that unstoppable. They just caught Barcelona at the best possible time: horrible defense all season, questionable coaching, poor scoring support for Messi, Messi's injury, and the famous midfield trio of Xavi, Iniesta, and Busquets not being able to control the game against the physically powerful and skillful Germans. We should have all seen that trashing coming, except I had hoped that Barcelona's possession could at least limit some of the damage. Never happened.
Likewise, I think Mourinho also dropped the ball with his coaching and some of the players failed to step up, yet they still had Dortmund cornered and about to deliver the KO blow when the 12th round bell sounded. Malaga also had them on the ropes, so if Malaga can play them that well, I think it's obvious that Madrid's failure in the first leg came down to tactical mistakes, which is unexpected of Mourinho.