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(no subject) [Feb. 28th, 2005|10:23 pm]
old_onionbag

nimitz
[mood |curiouscurious]
[music |U2]

Liverpool's 3-1 beat down of Leverkusen as offered the only spark of the mid-season and even that contained a horrible blunder by Dudek that could still play a role in the second leg game on the road. What is more outstanding is that Arsenal, Manchester and Chelsea all suffered defeats during the first leg. Chelsea's lose comes as the smallest surprise given the current form of Barca. Although not as powerful as two years ago AC Milan is still an impressive force and I think has snuck through behind the shadows of Chelsea, Barca and Juventus. Kaka, Shevchenko are lethal and the defense has looked close to impregnable.

Looking south, Madrid continues to waste their talent by leaving the everready and red-hot Owen in a back-up role which blows my mind. Yes, Raul and Ronaldo are great strikers but when one man is consistently getting the job done while others struggling to find rhythm, one has to wonder why is Madrid opposed to Owen. Talk is cheap and I believe that Owen would gladly leave Madrid after his rude awakening to big money ball in the capital. Who would have thought that a rag-tag FC Porto side could have won the CL and then destructed in a way that Chelsea and Barca would benefit to the point were each team looks to be unstoppable and the Old Regimes of Real and Arsenal might have to reformulate an approach to their leagues.
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(no subject) [Nov. 2nd, 2004|04:52 pm]
old_onionbag

pixel12
[mood |curiouscurious]

Nice call on what's going on with Chelsea....

and *wave*
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One forward, two . . . [Sep. 25th, 2004|11:55 pm]
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nimitz
I still dream of the day when Liverpool will sign several big (proven) players all in one transfer window. I am glad that all the Spanish talent rolled in but I would like a Roy Makaay or a Ballack or Morientes. Anyway, Gerrard's injury is still the event to cap a geling team. The team is good enough to hold on till he comes back but it would be nice if one of the purchase offers finally went through so that Liverpool could lay down the money to produce a confident (deep) squad. I still think they have what it takes but it will be a real fight!
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Middlesborough [Jul. 17th, 2004|09:58 pm]
old_onionbag

nimitz
[mood |curiouscurious]
[music |Rolling Stones - Ruby Tuesday]

As the summer roles, Middles continues to look in the position to better themselves! With the signings of Hasselbaink and Viduka, they have illustrated their desire to up the "Goals For" stats but will it be enough to move the mid-weights up to the position of top 5 contender? I don't think it is enough but it is a definite move to improving their chances. Thanks must go to the clearance shelf known as Leeds!

I would also like to see Liverpool make a few more signings before summer's end. Cisse is big but support from midfield needs to be increased. One or two players could make Liverpool giants again and I think that the money made from Baros and Cheyrou should be enough for somem talent!
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Chelsea [Jul. 13th, 2004|07:30 am]
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nimitz
[mood |restlessrestless]
[music |I could hear a pin drop]

Don't get me wrong, I am a Chelsea fan and I have been for several years but their style is faltering. If I had the money to buy all big name stars for my team I would but it is overkill for the Blues. Last year they didn't have enough uses for their stars and it became an issue. Just because Veron and Hasselbaink are gone doesn't mean that Chelsea have to buy six more superstars. Why do they need Kezman and Drogba or Mido. They are greedy and are trying to succeed by lowering the talent of other teams instead of using strategy and skill. Also, if I were a big money/talent player I would no longer be interested in Chelsea unless I was only playing to get a ring on my finger because the odds of being a starer all year is bad! Kezman could have helped his career just as much or probably more by signing with a team like Liverpool, Middlesborogh or Fulham; and Drogba should stay in Marsailles (they are a great team)!
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UEFA CUP [May. 19th, 2004|06:51 am]
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nimitz
[mood |refreshedrefreshed]
[music |White Cliffs of Dover - Vera Lynn]

I must profess, I am becoming more respectful of French soccer. Division 1 has impressed me in the last two years and I enjoy several of the teams. Marseilles is a great team and I think Runje and Drogba are outstanding, plus, Mido and Maira (I can't spell at all) is pretty good. I am indecisive about the cup, but I will support them. AS Monaco is another team that truly demands respect. Rothen, Giuly and Morientes plus Roma is alright. Lyon is good but I haven't followed them and Auxerre is alright too, I am awfully glad that Cisse is Liverpool bound!

I must also give props to Arsenal, what an outstanding display of dominance. Plus, they are not even full of the elite stars of the game. Their line pales in comparison to Real or Juventus or even teams like Chelsea, Manchester, Roma, Deportivo, Monaco and Munich. I have no problem saying that Henry is drive and leader that pushes that team and he would be the same anywhere he went. I am not a big fan but he is my player of the year, he was unstoppable and if you don't include some of he performances in the CL he was impressive all year long.
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Congratulations Depor! [Apr. 9th, 2004|08:30 am]
old_onionbag

nimitz
[mood |okayokay]
[music |The horrible sound of Liverpool losing!]

A 4-0 thrashing is outstanding by itself, not to mention when it buries the former Champions and bridges a three goal deficit to extend your run at the CL Title! If Milan couldn't hold Depor to two goals or less, then they don't deserve to hold on to their title. I think Depor got their extra boost from the fact that I was wearing my jersey :P

Chelsea vs. Depor is how I would like it, and I don't think that is too far fetched.

Any comments on Freddie Adu, that you would like to share?
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Glory [Apr. 7th, 2004|06:20 am]
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nimitz
[mood |optimisticoptimistic]
[music |Morning News]

What an amazing second leg match between Chelsea and Arsenal! Arsenal played a great game but it was Chelsea that fought like champions, with a great set up shot to give them one and then agian in the 87 minute from Bridge to put them up 2-1 (3-2 on aggregate).

Also, Real Madrid was shocked by Monaco 3-1 which was even to put Monaco through to the fianl four. Inspirational game for Deportivo and Lyon but I think that Porto and AC Milan will must likely move on today.

I will finally experience a European game live this summer in Chicago between Manchester United and Bayern Munich and I have great seats (cost my right arm) but hey!
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Happy Boy [Apr. 1st, 2004|06:45 am]
old_onionbag

nimitz
[mood |bouncybouncy]
[music |Sound of the computer]

Greetings, I just wanted to express my happiness at the fact that I am 5 rows off the pitch to see Manchester United vs. Bayern Munich this summer. This is as close as European teams ever get to me. I would kill to Liverpool vs. Roma (two favs of mine) but I dont live in San Fran!

Poor Leeds, Smith is going to leave unless they punch their six and get moving up the table! Unfortunate season for'em!
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Poor Chelsea [Mar. 28th, 2004|07:36 am]
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nimitz
[mood |draineddrained]
[music |Chingy!]

Last weeks first leg match between the gunners and blues was a good one. I have always said that teams that are first class have strikers that challenge the ball so that there are no free passes or drives and Chelsea supported that. Lehman was caught way out of the box and his clear was block by Godjohnson and turned to a goal. However, Chealsea left the right back open and ashley cole connected with Pirez to put the vice around Chelsea with the away goal. Good game, bring it to'em on the road Chels!
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