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Supercopa de España 2018: FC BARCELONA 2-1 SEVILLA FC

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Sunday 12th August 2018

Stadium to be confirmed. 

FC BARCELONA v SEVILLA FC

This is the first time the Supercopa de España will be played as one singular game and not the two legs as was tradition.

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Is this a glorified friendly ?

I don't get this that many of you take the Confederations cup useless but look forward to these kinds of matches ? 

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1 minute ago, Devon Von Devon said:

Is this a glorified friendly ?

I don't get this that many of you take the Confederations cup useless but look forward to these kinds of matches ? 

football is football.

I guess this is like Charity Shield in England. Yes a glorified friendly but still a football match to look forward to watching.

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Just now, Stan said:

football is football.

I guess this is like Charity Shield in England. Yes a glorified friendly but still a football match to look forward to watching.

Not the Confederations Cup ?

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12 minutes ago, Devon Von Devon said:

Is this a glorified friendly ?

I don't get this that many of you take the Confederations cup useless but look forward to these kinds of matches ? 

It’s taken a lot more seriously in Spain than the Charity Shield is in England but it’s obviously the lesser trophy of the domestic season. 

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19 minutes ago, Devon Von Devon said:

Not the Confederations Cup ?

what about it?

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I’ve never understood the significance behind the Confederations Cup for football fans other than for FIFA to make money.

We already have a World Cup. 

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5 minutes ago, Stan said:

what about it?

football is football.

Do you look forward to it ? 

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13 minutes ago, SirBalon said:

I’ve never understood the significance behind the Confederations Cup for football fans other than for FIFA to make money.

We already have a World Cup. 

Its a good idea a lot of sports have tournaments like this. Iraq getting to play in the 2009 edition a country that rarely gets international attention its not totally useless for all fans.

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19 minutes ago, Devon Von Devon said:

football is football.

Do you look forward to it ? 

yeah. I'll watch as much football I can so I don't mind it. 

21 minutes ago, SirBalon said:

I’ve never understood the significance behind the Confederations Cup for football fans other than for FIFA to make money.

We already have a World Cup. 

isn't it also seen as a 'warm-up' for the host nation as well for running the tournament?

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16 minutes ago, Stan said:

yeah. I'll watch as much football I can so I don't mind it. 

isn't it also seen as a 'warm-up' for the host nation as well for running the tournament?

That’s the only benefit I see about the Confederations Cup in that it’s a warm-up for the host nation and it also gives the Confederative winners a chance to experience the country they’ll be playing in during the World Cup.

But from a trophy perspective it’s confusing and for that reason it has absolutely no value whatsoever. 

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All I care about is how @SirBalon gets that curly accent above the n in the thread title. Do you have some sort of mental Spanish keyboard or something?

Looks like I can get it on my phone actually: ññññ. Wöw łõøķ ăţ åļĺ ţhę čõőľ äčçěňť§ ýòü çāň ūşé.

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10 minutes ago, RandoEFC said:

All I care about is how @SirBalon gets that curly accent above the n in the thread title. Do you have some sort of mental Spanish keyboard or something?

Looks like I can get it on my phone actually: ññññ. Wöw łõøķ ăţ åļĺ ţhę čõőľ äčçěňť§ ýòü çāň ūşé.

cor it's like being back on MySpace again with fancy statuses xD 

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4 minutes ago, Stan said:

cor it's like being back on MySpace again with fancy statuses xD 

Just need some Wonderwall lyrics to go in my username and a girlfriend so I can put her initials in love hearts on MSN Messenger.

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If this year's Supercopa de España is held in Morocco then I think I will pass on watching it this year. What type of nonsense is that about?What next, it will be in Qatar, then China, then Australia then the USA? 

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27 minutes ago, RandoEFC said:

All I care about is how @SirBalon gets that curly accent above the n in the thread title. Do you have some sort of mental Spanish keyboard or something?

Looks like I can get it on my phone actually: ññññ. Wöw łõøķ ăţ åļĺ ţhę čõőľ äčçěňť§ ýòü çāň ūşé.

Alt + 164 on the numerical keyboard if you're on a PC or simply download a Spanish keyboard if on the mobile. 

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4 hours ago, SirBalon said:

Sunday 12th August 2018

Stadium to be confirmed. 

FC BARCELONA v SEVILLA FC

This is the first time the Supercopa de España will be played as one singular game and not the two legs as was tradition.

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I am going to diverge from the mainstream here. The notion of a two-leg super-cup may be "traditional" but it is shitty. A one leg throphy may be a novelty, but it's a change for the best.

And for the venue, bfftttt. As long as it starts at the usual time, I actually don't care that much if it is played abroad. The way I see it the only possible grip is the foregone whitewashing of the moroccan regime.

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30 minutes ago, RandoEFC said:

All I care about is how @SirBalon gets that curly accent above the n in the thread title. Do you have some sort of mental Spanish keyboard or something?

Looks like I can get it on my phone actually: ññññ. Wöw łõøķ ăţ åļĺ ţhę čõőľ äčçěňť§ ýòü çāň ūşé.

ALT + 164 = ñ
ALT+ 165 = Ñ

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4 minutes ago, Eco said:

ALT + 164 = ñ
ALT+ 165 = Ñ

Son of a....

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7 minutes ago, Kowabunga said:

 

I am going to diverge from the mainstream here. The notion of a two-leg super-cup may be "traditional" but it is shitty. A one leg throphy may be a novelty, but it's a change for the best.

And for the venue, bfftttt. As long as it starts at the usual time, I actually don't care that much if it is played abroad. The way I see it the only possible grip is the foregone whitewashing of the moroccan regime.

Having 1 leg is a good idea, but it should only be held in Spain as it's a Spanish competition. 

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15 minutes ago, Kowabunga said:

 

I am going to diverge from the mainstream here. The notion of a two-leg super-cup may be "traditional" but it is shitty. A one leg throphy may be a novelty, but it's a change for the best.

And for the venue, bfftttt. As long as it starts at the usual time, I actually don't care that much if it is played abroad. The way I see it the only possible grip is the foregone whitewashing of the moroccan regime.

The one off final without there being two legs is much better and the Copa del Rey should go along the same fashion. I think there’s been talk of this coming to fruition too.

As for it being played abroad... I don’t like that to be honest but I know why they want to do it. Italy’s Super Coppa looks to be going the same way too. 

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25 minutes ago, SirBalon said:

The one off final without there being two legs is much better and the Copa del Rey should go along the same fashion. I think there’s been talk of this coming to fruition too.

As for it being played abroad... I don’t like that to be honest but I know why they want to do it. Italy’s Super Coppa looks to be going the same way too. 

I mean, from a Spanish pov Northern Morocco is far from being, I don't know, Azerbaijan? In the case of Tetouan (close to Tangier), Primera División football was even played there. No disruption of schedules either, of course. And frankly, up to this date the Supercopa just feels like a official stop-gap of the "bolos veraniegos".

The problem is just the moment (with the Rif feeling somewhat insurrectional) is politically sensitive and the fixture is prone to be portrayed as propaganda for whoever is in charge when Mohammed VI is having his parisian holidays.

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Noticed that this game is on Sky Sports (in Britain) despite them losing La Liga rights.

What's the chance they spend the entire game demeaning Spanish football know they have lost the rights to it?

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19 minutes ago, ScoRoss said:

Noticed that this game is on Sky Sports (in Britain) despite them losing La Liga rights.

What's the chance they spend the entire game demeaning Spanish football know they have lost the rights to it?

Without a shadow of a doubt. xD

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Ter Stegen, Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Dembélé, Arthur, Busquest, Rafinha, Messi y Luis Suárez. 

Subs: Cillessen, I. Rakitic, Coutinho, Munir, Vidal, Umtiti y Miranda

 

(It was Marca who spelt it Busquest and not me, the spaks..)

It looks like more of a 4-3-3 than 4-4-2 this evening, but as myself and @SirBalon have discussed before, I think Valverde's idea was always utilising a more 4-3-3 formation and mixing it up(by using a 4-4-2 in certain games) last season, before he then lost Neymar followed by his replacement Dembele, to injury. He pretty much had no choice in changing formation due to what was available to him. Now he has more strength in depth and more attacking players at his disposal, I think he will play that formation regularly.

The midfield of Arthur, Busquets and Rafinha is also a very interesting one. Rafinha looks to be staying which brings up the question. Why is there links to more midfielders? None are required at all now. Just look at the bench for options in that area:- Rakitic, Vidal and Coutinho, without mentioning Aleña, who will likely join up with the first team when back from injury, Denis Suarez and Sergi Roberto, who could be utilised there as well as right-back.

 

 

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18 minutes ago, The Rebel CRS said:

Ter Stegen, Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Dembélé, Arthur, Busquest, Rafinha, Messi y Luis Suárez. 

Subs: Cillessen, I. Rakitic, Coutinho, Munir, Vidal, Umtiti y Miranda

 

(It was Marca who spelt it Busquest and not me, the spaks..)

It looks like more of a 4-3-3 than 4-4-2 this evening, but as myself and @SirBalon have discussed before, I think Valverde's idea was always utilising a more 4-3-3 formation and mixing it up(by using a 4-4-2 in certain games) last season, before he then lost Neymar followed by his replacement Dembele, to injury. He pretty much had no choice in changing formation due to what was available to him. Now he has more strength in depth and more attacking players at his disposal, I think he will play that formation regularly.

The midfield of Arthur, Busquets and Rafinha is also a very interesting one. Rafinha looks to be staying which brings up the question. Why is there links to more midfielders? None are required at all now. Just look at the bench for options in that area:- Rakitic, Vidal and Coutinho, without mentioning Aleña, who will likely join up with the first team when back from injury, Denis Suarez and Sergi Roberto, who could be utilised there as well as right-back.

 

 

Don’t forget Riqui Puig who’s been phenomenal in pre season mate. 

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