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ScoRoss

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  1. Rangers deny BT Sport pundits entry to their stadium...
  2. Another horror show for Szczęsny and Juventus throw away another game from a winning position. Juventus have one point from three games, and already eight points off the top of the table. This is not how I imagined Allegri's return going...
  3. Will be ecstatic with a draw tonight. A huge ask of Adams who will be isolated a lot tonight, and not a lot of depth on that bench.
  4. After PSG added Donnarumma, Messi, Ramos and Hakimi in a single summer, is it the best group of acquisitions by a club in a season ever? Who else should be considered? Milan 1987: Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit and Carlo Ancelotti Liverpool, 1987: John Barnes, Peter Beardsley, Ray Houghton Juventus, 2001: Lilian Thuram, Gianluigi Buffon, Pavel Nedved Barcelona 2004: Ludovic Giuly, Deco, Juliano Belletti, Hendrik Larsson, Samuel Eto'o Chelsea, 2004: Didier Drogba, Ricardo Carvalho, Paulo Ferreira, Arjen Robben, Petr Cech Man United 2005 (and Winter 2006): Edwin van der Sar, Park Ji Sung, Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Erva Real Madrid, 2009: Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Karim Benzema, Xabi Alonso and Alvaro Arbeloa Inter Milan, 2009: Diego Milito, Samuel Eto’o, Wesley Sneijder, Lucio and Goran Pandev Or PSG 2021?
  5. Huge result with Empoli holding onto win. Juventus have only 1 point from two straight forward looking games.
  6. Empoli beating Juventus, just after half time. Allegri isn't quite having the impact expected so far.
  7. Scored 26 goals in 30 appearances for VVV Venlo as they were relegated last season.
  8. Some big games this weekend. Dundee United, who after the first game against Aberdeen, have been pretty good in their start to the season, against Hearts, who have had a good start to the season themselves. And then some midtable game on Sunday lunchtime...
  9. Martinez heads in the equaliser, not long after half time, and less than 10 minutes into his debut Correa looks to have won the game for Inter. A much different game and performance from Inter tonight, but impressive in the circumstances to get another victory to start the season.
  10. Verona take the lead against Inter, after a horrendous error from Handanovic. 15 minutes gone, so still plenty of time for them to come back.
  11. Everton also linked now. Pretty sure Celtic will be pretty motivated to sell in the next week, and should be a fairly motivated move for all.
  12. Rubin Kazan and Bordeaux making bids for the striker.
  13. Trips to France, Holland and Slovenia for Tottenham. Must be thanking everything that they avoided Group H with Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Greece in one group.
  14. Depends how you class people as 'defensive midfielders'. Seems like it's just classed as the deepest midfield player, if Jorginho is being included but Kante is not. When you look at AC Milan of the mid 2000s, Pirlo would be the deepest of their midfield three alongside Seedorf and Gattuso. But I wouldn't describe him as the defensive midfielder in that team, it would be Gattuso. If you want to identify the top defensive midfielders, surely it comes down to what midfielder you would like to have in your team whilst the other team has the ball. And, for me, the answer is easily Kante. I want to win the ball higher up the pitch, I don't want to have to wait for the opposition to be well into my half of the pitch before my best player at winning the ball comes into play. When more teams are playing their best passers of the ball deeper, you need to match up against them and not be sitting off with your attacking midfielder, who may get a lucky interception every so often, is the only one pressing that player.
  15. A frustrating night for Aberdeen and St Johnstone, who both went out to better teams with far more experience in European football. A horrible pitch in the away leg, although costing half of Andrew Considine's season, hindered Qarabag more in the first leg than it did Aberdeen. And they showed their true quality at Pittodrie. Just another deja-vu moment, with a couple of rounds of qualifying gotten through before ending before the group stages. I've seen this for most of the last decade now. A lack of a midfield able to retain the ball for Aberdeen enable Qarabag to be comfortable last night and rarely threaten going forward. With transfer activity still going on, the squad was never in place to compete in Europe currently and focus must be on finishing high enough in the Premiership to secure group stage European football for next season. The money and prestige from even making the Europa Conference League group stages would enable a step up for whichever Scottish club can get it and would give them a distinct advantage over the others.
  16. With the Europa League and Conference League group stages, is it worth having sub forums for each (or selected) groups over having a topic for each group, covering all matchdays? Similarly, with international qualifiers and having all these sub forums with topics with low post counts. Just expands the forum, increasing layers to navigate and makes the topics seem rather empty.
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