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lucretius last won the day on April 23 2018

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  1. Bullshit decision. Baffling that a UEFA ref didn’t get this game.
  2. English media are the worst. I’m sure if you watch rugby you’ll have noticed it in the Calcutta Cup, but when England play Ireland (a large proportion of whom are actually British taxpayers and BBC license fee payers) it’s as if they’re playing Nazi Germany. ITV have been appalling throughout this tournament, although it was almost worth it to see Keane tonight. I’m not really on the instinctively hating England bandwagon, but when it comes to sports, especially football, I very rarely want them to win.
  3. Almost worth sitting through appalling itv commentary just to see Keane tearing the English media apart.
  4. -Hazard-Lukaku- -de Bruyne- -Modric-Kante-Rakitic- -Marcelo-Godin-Giminez-Pavard- -Schmeichel-
  5. Not according to the linesman
  6. Has Dier completed a pass yet?
  7. Clive Tyldsley should be sent to Medellin
  8. Henderson goes down clutching his face like a fanny, which we would never hear the end of if it was someone playing against England. Should’ve been booked for diving.
  9. Coming home status: it’s
  10. That's understating it somewhat. He scored or assisted practically every goal in qualifying. I think they picked up one point without him, and before the tournament hadn't scored a goal without him in about two years. As underwhelming as they have been, they are absolutely diabolical without him, and wouldn't have even qualified without him. There are a couple of good players coming through in Dybala and Pavan (Icardi, to an extent), but that's not really going to solve their problem. They have amazing attacking options already - Messi, Aguero, Higuain, Di Maria etc. Dybala and Pavan are probably downgrades on those, but the real problem is the lack of ability elsewhere. Not one single keeper, defender, or midfielder from the Argentina squad would get into the France squad. They might not even get into the England squad. Their defence is so bad that Funes Mori got into the provisional squad. Their leftback can't get a game for Ajax. Their first choice keeper (before he got injured, anyway) played 10 games this season. Their actual starting keeper at the World Cup played a dozen times. Their fall back keeper, who started this match, was making just his second appearance. Their midfielders are almost all in their 30s - Mascherano, Banega, Biglia, Perez. Mascherano is semi-retired in China. Perez is semi-retired in Argentina. Of their young midfielders, Lo Celso can't get a games, and Meza is still in Argentina at 25. Of course, Sampaoli didn't help. That backline against Croatia (two not exactly brilliant fullbacks either side of Otamendi in a 3), and Mascherano and Perez up against two of the best central midfielders in the world, was one of the worst tactical decisions I've ever seen, and I watched us line up with Evra, Carrick, and Fletcher at the back. So, as much as they do have some attacking talent ready to come through, it's questionable whether it's actually an improvement on what they have, and it's pretty clear that the real problem is everywhere else. I only wish I could throw shade as innocently as you did. TF stands for 'the future', I stands for 'is', and I'll let you guess which former Utd player the A stands for.
  11. If you can't make what is ostensibly a good point without being a dick, you need to try harder. Low effort stuff. Wow. If ever there was an indication that someone had become a shallow parody of themself, this would be it.
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    Luke Shaw 2017/18

    Hey, @Munroe instead of just labelling something a shitpost, any chance you could explain why: 1. Someone who has accomplished nothing in football is worth defending, but you never miss a chance to criticise Messi? 2. You think it's ok for a professional athlete to be clearly overweight? 3. You think it's ok for a professional athlete who is clearly overweight to be drinking? 4. You think it's ok for someone who has struggled for form, fitness, and with injuries, to be overweight and drinking?
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    Luke Shaw 2017/18

    The absolute state of someone who never misses an opportunity to slag off Messi defending Shaw, who has achieved precisely nothing in football and can't manage the bare minimum requirement for a professional athlete, which is staying in shape. He's 180cm tall, at the absolute maximum, and he looks like he weighs nearly 80g. Absolutely mindblowing that I could be in better shape than a sportsman ten years younger than me, and worse, that people could be defending him. He's been drinking on holiday. If you are over your ideal weight, ostensibly a professional athlete, and drinking, then there is no defending you. Every player in the squad should be fined if they can't keep to a respectable weight.