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Hey Guys, did some research, because I like research and talking about overall league depth/skill. Here are the records the different leagues have so far this year in non-friendly matches against other leagues. Probably not shocking to any of us (PL is actually weighed down by including Wigan, but I look at the whole table, or even off the table, not just at the top..cough..cough
Bundesliga: Bayern, Dortmund, LOLverkusen, SchaLOLke, Freiburg, Eintracht Frankfurt, Stuttgart:
W26-D11-L13 (11 of 22 wins from Bayern/Dortmund)
50 Total matches
52% win percentage
22% draw percentage
26% loss percentage
La Liga: Real Madrid, Barca, Athletico Madrid, Sociedad, Valencia, Real Betis, Sevilla:
61 Total matches
62% win percentage
21% draw percentage
17% loss percentage (Simply SICK)
Premiere League: Man City, ManU, Chelsea, Arsenal, Wigan(counting them), Tottenham, Swansea:
57 Total Matches
63% win percentage
16% draw percentage
21% loss percentage
Serie A: Juventus, Napoli, Lazio, Fiorentina, Udinese, Milan:
46 Total Matches
50% win percentage
30% draw percentage
20% loss percentage
Win% - La Liga, PL, Budesliga, Serie A
Draw:Serie A, Bundesliga, La Liga, PL
LOSS: La Liga, PL, Serie A, BUNDESLIGALOLOLOLOL
Numbers don't lie Folks
What happened to your guarantee that City wouldn't just beat Barca, but that they'd "Destroy" us? Your precious citizens lost 2-0, and that's WITH Pique's goal being wrongly called offsides and a city defender blocking the ball with his hand in the box.
What happened Dave? I can't wait to hear your mountain of excuses. I can't wait.
Now sit down and shut up until you learn a thing or two about football that's outside of Germany.
lol Gotze and Neymar. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA (smh) I'm clearly the superior. After all, who else has played for Real Madrid instead of Penaldo? (and if you bring up that he is suspended in La Liga currently, i will say to you: "STFU! Lemme be right for once"). Hala Atletico!
I've really been enjoying the rise of Gotze and i've loved watching him this season. I, too, am bored shitless of all the Neymar love and have been impressed with Gotze's fantastic goal return.
A few theories on why he isn't talked about as much:
- Bundesliga (poor) marketing compared to others. TV exposure compared to Liga is bad.
- His decision to join Bayern upset the hipster BVB fans' feelings
- Pep stole the limelight (4-1-4-1 and moving Lahm into DM)
- They beat City at the Etihad w/out him (sub 85 min)
- He's not the poster boy of the home World Cup nation that starts this June
- Bayern are walking the league and everyone's decided they're not a fan of it
- Pursuit of Lewandowski detracted from Gotze
Just a few, but all probably have a little weight in them each. I watched Bayern instead of Arsenal this weekend because I wanted to watch him.
hey dave, I have seen all of Gotze's goals and if you see my comments on the top 30 goals of year or this season or whether, I always mention Gotze's goals. His strike against CSKA was my personal favorite. That being said, watch Neymar's hat trick against Celtic. the goals were quality, especially the last one. He has been a spark to barca. And this is a kid who just got off the plane from Brazil. I frankly think he is at the same level as Gotze. Some time in the future, Gotze, Draxler, Neymar, Hazard and Isco will battle for the Ballon Dor and Gotze will win one. the way he has time on the ball is unreal. Btw what do you think of Timo Werner? Seems like another German prodigy.
Hey Dave, Love your insights !! which is so so true !, pity, not everyone has the common sense to see things the right way.
Some stats I thought were interesting:
Neymar this year for Barca: 11 goals, 11 assists
Ribery this year for Bayern: 11 goals, 7 assists
Hey Dave.... Gotze fanboy..right? hahaha..btw, You rock Dave!
Hey, Dave. I know how you feel about Mario Gotze-Neymar. But posting several comments on irrelevant articles is the wrong way to get your message out. Try posting messages on Tidey, Cummings, Atkinson, Matchett, etc. and tell them how you feel.
This website is primarily Premier League + Barca/Real + Champions League. So, yes, it is frustrating how the Bundesliga isn't covered extensively, but that's how things work around these websites.
Anyway, I understand exactly on what you mean about Gotze's goals. It's like he touches it very softly, yet with magnificent technique. It looks soft, yet powerful. Uniquely, yet deliberately.
Also, what do you make of Borussia Monchengladbach? Their home form is incredible. But their away form is a bit iffy. I think Kruse is doing himself massive favors with Joachim Low.
And what do you think of the Lasogga renaissance? He tore his ACL on the last day of the season, 2011-12 I think? Now he's tearing it up. Also, Bert van Marwijk is gathering stability with the mess that was Hamburg.
And do you think BvB's injury crisis is a coincidence? I think it is a result of constant gegenpressing with an already thin squad. That is bound to cause injuries.
And although Bayern, on paper at least, look to be dominating the opposition, I do still believe there is a lot of work to be done. The issue up front is an interesting one. Mandzukic, Muller, and even Gotze now, have been rotated up front. Meanwhile, Thiago's talent has been a bit shaky a few times (despite brilliance in the BvB, CSKA) but against Braunschweig and Augsburg, he has been a bit dodgy.
And is there any truth to Schalke using the 2.5 mill. euro release clause to get Sydney Sam in the summer? Bild, Kicker, and bundesliga.deu have all said as much. Could it mean a replacement for Draxler?
Anyways, I can see you're point about Gotze-Neymar, but that's not Neymar's fault. He is a fantastic talent and I don't believe he's overrated. But Neymar's more marketable than Gotze, that's just how the dice rolled. Every football fan knows Gotze, Draxler, etc. are just as talented. So relax, man.
By the way, I am going on a European expedition next summer (right before the World Cup). I am visiting Madrid, Barcelona, London, Paris, and Munich. I am trying to book tickets to visit all the stadiums and tourist attractions. Anything in particular to do in Munich around April-May-ish?
are you DKONE from the foxsoccer articles? saw all of your gotze spam and got nostalgic.