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re: The last time Serie A had this many 20 goal scorers - wm72
[quote]Considering how great Juve is at the back, I imagine it's the only thing that give them any sort of chance of being competitive.[/quote] Not sure it makes much difference for the mid to lower table clubs. Juve's dominance of Serie A has been their ability to just simply shut down all the...
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re: Spinoff: you can have one of these young center forwards for the next decade - wm72
[quote]Icardi is definitely the best finisher of all those IMO.. just lethal! [/quote] Yeah, when you watch his matches you realize that unlike even a lot of the best #9s in the world Icardi just doesn't waste many good chances at all. Maybe it could be a criticism of his all around game ...
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re: Spinoff: you can have one of these young center forwards for the next decade - wm72
[quote]Is he though? He doesn't score at near the rate of Lukaku, who also happens to be one of the few attackers in the world built like an NFL running back. Lukaku assists at the same rate [/quote] Real holdup, physical #9s like Lukaku will usually have better stats if the team plays through th...
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re: Spinoff: you can have one of these young center forwards for the next decade - wm72
[quote]Icardi[/quote] [quote]If I could sign one striker for LFC, he'd be my guy...[/quote] Agree. If he played in the EPL, he'd be the more common answer in this thread. ...
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re: Spinoff: you can have one of these young center forwards for the next decade - wm72
[quote]You should add Andrea Belotti (23)[/quote] Belotti is a wrecking machine and tops all of these in "desire" to get on the end of balls and score. He'd be a safer bet than "pacey" winger types. He's skilled technically as well but quite not at the level of Dybala or Icardi. So, j...
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re: Saturday night soccer baw thread - wm72
[quote]Anyone watch that Inter match? Holy shit[/quote] That was crazy. . . Down 1-2, Fiorentina scored 3 excellent goals over about a 4 minute span. . . then Inter, down 5-2, scored 2 in the first couple of minutes of extra time to make it 5-4 and had a couple of chances in the final seconds...
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re: The last time Serie A had this many 20 goal scorers - wm72
Serie A has really changed over the past few years. . . So many attack minded managers these days and, importantly, many of them are at mid to lower mid table clubs....
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re: Card-Happy Referees in Big Games - wm72
[quote]And my answer to that one was get better refs and train them so that their skillsets can translate from league matches to Continental tournament style games more consistently. [/quote] Not sure what you can do aside from getting the ones that have handled the biggest domestic matche...
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re: Card-Happy Referees in Big Games - wm72
[quote]There's a middle ground to stopping play and carding, and the extremes of both end up at the same place: either players foul excessively because they can do so with impunity or play is stopped excessively because you can't do anything. From a preventing a shitshow perspective, I'd rather r...
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re: Aggergate question - wm72
[quote]If Barca wins 3-0 today and it goes to extra time and each team scores a goal to make it 4-4, would it go to PK's? Or would Juve go through on an away goal in extras? This situation doesn't happen often but it could've yesterday in the BM/RM game and I had no clue who would've went through or...
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re: No one will remember who won the NCAA women's National Title this year, but... - wm72
[quote]Everyone will remember that Mississippi State beat UCONN in the final four[/quote] I don't know about everyone but many will. I really can't recall a specific women's basketball game I've ever seen and probably haven't watched one in a decade. However, I did switched over and wa...
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re: Take a bow, Women's CBB. That was decent. - wm72
[quote]Pretty crazy when the greatest upset of all time in women's basketball is from a #2 seed. [/quote] Yeah. I think the spread was about the same as the #1 Seed v #16 Seed matchups in the men's tourney. . . heard someone say UCONN -24 ? If I recall correctly, the famous upsets in t...
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re: DOWN GOES UCONN. - wm72
[quote]What is the consensus on that reviewed flagrant foul? I thought it was a regular Foul Sure but to call it a flagrant was AWFUL IMO but I'm no expert [/quote] Yeah, I'm no expert at all but my impression was kind of a light incidental brush against her neck with the forearm while the ...
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re: Take a bow, Women's CBB. That was decent. - wm72
[quote]Regarding the flagrant, I'm pretty sure both the nba and and men's NCAA have a similar automatic rule about contact to the neck and above [/quote] I didn't know the rules either. Still seems that you could go back and review a lot of black outs for rebounds during a game and see a for...
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re: Was that the biggest win Mississippi State sports history? - wm72
Another huge win was Miss State's men's team knocking off[b] #1 seed UCONN[/b] on their way to the 1996 Final Four. ...
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re: Soccer Board Friday night thread - wm72
[quote]I'm liking Julian Gressel[/quote] I was about look for his punk 45s before realizing you'd slipped a football related comment into the thread. :lol:...
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re: Soccer Board Friday night thread - wm72
[quote]Tequila[/quote] They were such a great band. Their first three LPs are simply one hit after another trail-in to trail out! I'd never heard of Tacones until I recently but am crazy about this 45! Haven't looked anything about them -- really similar sound to Tequila [link=(https:...
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re: Soccer Board Friday night thread - wm72
[quote][link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U30muBQCAw)]Tequila [/link][/quote] That Tequila video's fantastic! I have those first three Tequila LPs -- really becoming one of my favorite bands -- but have never checked for youtube videos. Prompted to me look for Coz [link=...
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re: Soccer Board Friday night thread - wm72
[quote]Listening to TB Sheets alternate version by Van Morrison, sipping on a chilly and fresh Tropicália, waiting to go out for dinner.[/quote] Taking the night off as it's nasty weather here in NY. . . eating some penne all'arrabbiata and listening to Spanish powerpop 45s I got in the post to...
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re: Has any conference ever won the football, basketball & baseball in the same year - wm72
[quote]The state of South Carolina has a shot to hold all three titles at once. That's pretty neat. [/quote] Yeah, it would be. I think the city of Los Angeles won all three in 1972 with UCLA and USC. Other than that, I think the SEC held all three titles but didn't win them in the same...
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