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UEFA Champions League 2017/2018

Discussion in 'Football' started by bocadillo, Nov 21, 2017.

  1. H T B

    H T B Well-Known Member

    Blessed are the Big Noses
  2. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    I’ve not got a big nose, big nose!

    Are you a member of the Judaean People’s Front or the People’s Front of Jude’s?
  3. bocadillo

    bocadillo Water Gypsy

    That'll be it then. Not all of them are.

    You may remember that with five games left in our championship season, my spurs-fan colleague spent a week telling me that they were on for 15 points whilst we would get just a single point in the rest of the season.
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  4. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    What championship winning season?
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  5. Blaarev

    Blaarev Well-Known Member

    I see what you did there. :D
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  6. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    It's an indicator of attacking players that take the most opportunities to shoot. It is also an indicator of their accuracy when they have a shot. Linked to both, it is also an indicator of the decision making of a forward that decides to shoot when another option could be more beneficial.

    The stats from PPF show that Kane has had way more shots than anyone else. This isn't surprising because his team is built to give him the ball and he has a single minded determination to shoot from anywhere. Occasionally this works well, but five times out of every six, it is wasted.

    I don't think that makes you the best striker. It's very much like Ronaldo in the Madrid team. His team is designed for him and he is intensely greedy. As a result, his scoring stats are phenomenal. But he misses loads and he deprives his team mates of loads of opportunities too.

    For me, the best strikers are those that are most clinical. Give them a chance and they take it. Attacking players that shoot relentlessly without a high return in goals are not special.

    From that list, I think there are plenty of players that are more impressive than Kane. I also think that Spurs reliance on Kane is one of the reasons that they don't win things. They don't have enough variation. Stop Kane and you usually stop Spurs. It's pretty poor from their manager if you ask me.
  7. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

  8. Ike O'Noclassed

    Ike O'Noclassed Well-Known Member

    Kane stopped at Bournemouth .... up stepped Son.
  9. homer

    homer Well-Known Member

    Sometimes watching other teams lose gives me so much pleasure

    Ta ta Red Scum

    Can't even beat Sevilla in the last 16......
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  10. Blaarev

    Blaarev Well-Known Member

  11. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    I hope plenty point out who put them out last year.
  12. FOX Franks

    FOX Franks Well-Known Member

    Ooh! Who?
  13. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    What a day it was though.
  14. Blaarev

    Blaarev Well-Known Member

    And we weakened them by taking Iborra
  15. fitz

    fitz Well-Known Member

  16. fox58

    fox58 Well-Known Member

    [​IMG] Pogba's boots from tonight's game are up for grabs
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  17. give_us_a_wave

    give_us_a_wave Well-Known Member

    2 winners at Cheltenham followed by manure getting dumped out of the CL. Life is good today.

    Every opinion I read basically boiled down to this being a formality & who would they get in the quarters.

  18. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

  19. City Fan

    City Fan Well-Known Member

    It was definitely a superb achievement. But bundling in Europa League stats with Champions League stats is just ridiculous. Most of their knockout wins were in the Europa League due to finishing third in their Champions League groups.
  20. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    Liverpool v Man City in the Quarters

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