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Topic: La Liga 2019/2020
Posted By: Double Maxim
Subject: La Liga 2019/2020
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2019 at 5:57am
With all the money Real Madrid have spent this transfer window will they win the title this season even though I'd say the CL will be their priority?

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Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2019 at 1:12pm
Opening day fixtures




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Posted By: Shedite
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2019 at 4:08pm
Had to google it:

S.A.D. =  sociedad anónima deportiva = a limited liability corporation created under a 1990 Spanish law for the purpose of operating competitive sports teams.

Some other Spanish football organizations have long-standing structures as private athletic clubs, track or sporting clubs, or social clubs, and one may see other abbreviations used as part of their names:
CA = Club Atlético
CF = Club de Fútbol
FC = Futbol Club (FC Barcelona is owned and operated by its supporters)
RCD = Real Club Deportivo, a sports club with a royal patent
UD = Unión Deportiva


Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2019 at 9:51pm
What's the craic with the TV coverage this season?

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Posted By: Charlton's Child
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2019 at 10:09pm
Premier sports i think


Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2019 at 10:32pm
Originally posted by Charlton's Child Charlton's Child wrote:

Premier sports i think
Thought they had lost the rights?

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Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2019 at 10:47pm
Shocking DM.Thumbs Down

Starting a new thread on this after I started one this afternoon.

Cry


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Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2019 at 10:54pm
Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Shocking DM.Thumbs Down

Starting a new thread on this after I started one this afternoon.

Cry
mine was started on 28/06/19 bud.

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Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2019 at 10:56pm
Originally posted by Double Maxim Double Maxim wrote:

Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Shocking DM.Thumbs Down

Starting a new thread on this after I started one this afternoon.

Cry
mine was started on 28/06/19 bud.
LOL

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Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2019 at 10:58pm
Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Originally posted by Double Maxim Double Maxim wrote:

Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Shocking DM.Thumbs Down

Starting a new thread on this after I started one this afternoon.

Cry
mine was started on 28/06/19 bud.
LOL
The Lamps appointment have a funny effect on you. Big smile

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Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2019 at 11:57pm
Franko backs Frank.



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Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2019 at 9:13am
Anyone on here been to the Mestella before? I'm thinking of going to Valencia v Real Sociedad on the opening day. There's no information on the ticket section on the Valencia website. Is it difficult to get tickets on the website? Do you have to be a member or anything like that?

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Posted By: HuntysCousin
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2019 at 10:12am
I'm not certain about this Frank, but I believe most of the tickets are bought from the ticket office at the ground. 


Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2019 at 10:21am
Cheers HuntyThumbs Up




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Posted By: alanmc
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2019 at 11:34am
I went a couple of years ago for Valencia v Athletico Madrid,
there was a club shop in the town I just bought a ticket in there
no hassle the day before the game.


Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2019 at 6:58pm
Still no tv company has secured the rights for live la Liga matches for the new season?

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Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 15 Aug 2019 at 6:23pm

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/la-liga/index.html" rel="nofollow - ITV have confirmed that they have agreed a deal with La Liga to be their broadcasting partners for the upcoming season, which begins on Friday night.

The La Liga curtain raiser between Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona will be shown on free-to-air TV on ITV4 and ITV Hub LIVE from 8:00 p.m. BST (UK).



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Posted By: Newryrep
Date Posted: 15 Aug 2019 at 6:30pm
Free to air ClapClapClapClapClap

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Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2019 at 8:29am
The three live matches announced for itv so far:-
Bilbao v Barca
Barca v Betis
Villarreal v Real Madrid. 

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Posted By: ConorMac77
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2019 at 9:02am
Originally posted by Newryrep Newryrep wrote:

Free to air ClapClapClapClapClap
Well, it'll be better than listening to Ray Hudson talking sh*te on BeIn Sports' commentary (on IPTV) anyway! LOL
 
Is this definitely gonna be all season btw?  From the reports I saw about this last night, I got the impression it was only for the 1st few weeks with ITV still to negotiate a deal for the rest of the season.


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Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2019 at 9:05am
Originally posted by ConorMac77 ConorMac77 wrote:

Originally posted by Newryrep Newryrep wrote:

Free to air ClapClapClapClapClap
Well, it'll be better than listening to Ray Hudson talking sh*te on BeIn Sports' commentary (on IPTV) anyway! LOL
 
Is this definitely gonna be all season btw?  From the reports I saw about this last night, I got the impression it was only for the 1st few weeks with ITV still to negotiate a deal for the rest of the season.
 
From what I can gather you are right the full season has not been agreed yet.


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Posted By: BrendanD88
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2019 at 12:03pm
Originally posted by ConorMac77 ConorMac77 wrote:

Originally posted by Newryrep Newryrep wrote:

Free to air ClapClapClapClapClap
Well, it'll be better than listening to Ray Hudson talking sh*te on BeIn Sports' commentary (on IPTV) anyway! LOL
 
Is this definitely gonna be all season btw?  From the reports I saw about this last night, I got the impression it was only for the 1st few weeks with ITV still to negotiate a deal for the rest of the season.


Ray Hudson is great.


Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2019 at 12:27pm
One game a week, fckin jokeshop. La Liga are miles behind the EPL in terms of organisation.

Going to see Osasuna v Eibar next Saturday ClapClapClap


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Posted By: ConorMac77
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2019 at 1:44pm
Originally posted by BrendanD88 BrendanD88 wrote:

Originally posted by ConorMac77 ConorMac77 wrote:

Originally posted by Newryrep Newryrep wrote:

Free to air ClapClapClapClapClap
Well, it'll be better than listening to Ray Hudson talking sh*te on BeIn Sports' commentary (on IPTV) anyway! LOL
 
Is this definitely gonna be all season btw?  From the reports I saw about this last night, I got the impression it was only for the 1st few weeks with ITV still to negotiate a deal for the rest of the season.


Ray Hudson is great.
Aye, I suppose, but in small doses - for me anyway.  He's different from other co-commentators, I'll give him that but when the novelty factor about him wears off, I find him just annoying after a while.
 
 


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Posted By: HuntysCousin
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2019 at 9:49pm
What a goal from Aduriz Heart


Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2019 at 9:54pm
Absolute cracker from Aduriz. Barca were poor.

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Posted By: BrendanD88
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2019 at 10:02pm
Love Aduriz! What a goal Clap


Posted By: Charlton's Child
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2019 at 11:24pm
The man is 38 , what a goal


Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2019 at 1:06pm
Premier Sports have secured a deal to show live la Liga matches for three years from later this month.

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Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2019 at 2:30pm
La Liga TV also on Sky from next January. ClapClapClap

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Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2019 at 8:39pm
Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

La Liga TV also on Sky from next January. ClapClapClap
Great to hear.

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Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 16 Sep 2019 at 9:33am
Good weekend for games and great that most of the games are back on TV. No studio guests or pundits on Premier's coverage but that's not necessarily a bad thing. HT is annoying though.

Good win for Barca, Ansu Fati is some prospect. 16 years old and scores in two consecutive games.

Joaquin scoring for Betis, scored in 18 consecutive seasons now. Celta with two men sent off in the first half hour and lose at home to newly promoted Granada. Real Madrid almost blow a 3 goal lead, Atletico lose in the new Anoeta and Osasuna are still unbeaten after 4 games. Leganes look dead certs to be relegated.


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Posted By: Territorial
Date Posted: 16 Sep 2019 at 1:41pm
Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Atletico lose in the new Anoeta

Although a bit of a stadium geek, that one had passed me by:
https://sportsvenuebusiness.com/index.php/2019/06/05/real-sociedads-dream-stadium-is-the-new-jewel-in-san-sebastians-crown/" rel="nofollow - https://sportsvenuebusiness.com/index.php/2019/06/05/real-sociedads-dream-stadium-is-the-new-jewel-in-san-sebastians-crown/

Will have to find an excuse for a long w/e in the Basque Country sometime, maybe even take in the San Mames in Bilbao as well?


Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2019 at 2:37pm
Real Madrid to go top of La Liga if they beat Osasuna tonight.

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Posted By: gmfc90
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2019 at 2:43pm
Originally posted by Double Maxim Double Maxim wrote:

Real Madrid to go top of La Liga if they beat Osasuna tonight.


Athletic play Leganes and have a better goal difference than Real. Athletic should win even though it's away

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Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2019 at 3:55pm
Osasuna still unbeaten after 5 games. Clap

I've a feeling they'll get hammered tonight though. Hopefully Chimy can get a goal tonight. His all round play has been brilliant this season but he hasn't scored since opening night.


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Posted By: HuntysCousin
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2019 at 3:29pm
300 euro fine for Barca for tapping up Griezmann. Why even bother like, it just makes the league look even worse


Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2019 at 3:33pm
Originally posted by HuntysCousin HuntysCousin wrote:

300 euro fine for Barca for tapping up Griezmann. Why even bother like, it just makes the league look even worse
Nail on the head.

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Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2019 at 4:33pm
LOLLOLLOL

The La Liga admins are worse than the FAI.


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Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 28 Sep 2019 at 9:00pm
0-0 at half time in the Madrid derby. Really entertaining match.

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Posted By: Roberto Baggio
Date Posted: 28 Sep 2019 at 9:45pm
Sounds one for the Christmas DVD alright


Posted By: Hans Moleman
Date Posted: 28 Sep 2019 at 9:58pm
LOL

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Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 28 Sep 2019 at 10:05pm
Great first half, sh*te second half.

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Posted By: SuperDave84
Date Posted: 29 Sep 2019 at 10:55pm
Originally posted by HuntysCousin HuntysCousin wrote:

300 euro fine for Barca for tapping up Griezmann. Why even bother like, it just makes the league look even worse


F**king hell, that's scandalous.


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Posted By: Territorial
Date Posted: 17 Oct 2019 at 2:54pm
I see La Liga is having another try with the Sapnish FA to get permission to stage another league game overseas - this time Atletico vs Villareal in Miami on 6th December:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50085162" rel="nofollow - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50085162

According to Atletico Madrid chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin: "We would be able to bring Spanish football closer to the fans and followers who live outside of our country.

That's right, Atletico fans in, say, L.A. are a thousand miles closer to the venue than those in Lisbon, while those in Mexico City are only a couple of thousand miles away.

"No orines por mi cuello y me digas que está lloviendo", as they say on google translate...




Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 18 Oct 2019 at 11:48am
Clasico is cancelled.

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Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 03 Nov 2019 at 8:34am
Strange old weekend for La Liga Barca losing and Real Madrid dropping points in a 0 0 draw at home.

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Posted By: Roberto Baggio
Date Posted: 01 Dec 2019 at 9:45pm
Wonder goal from Messi there seems to have won it late on for Barca
Atletico were the better team for long periods. Pique should have been sent off.


Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 01 Dec 2019 at 10:17pm
Vitolo’s tackle was way worse but Pique shouldn’t have been on the pitch. Thought Messi was awful apart from the goal. Really entertaining game.


4-2 win for Osasuna away at Espanyol earlier today. ClapClapClap


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Posted By: HuntysCousin
Date Posted: 08 Dec 2019 at 1:30pm
Hattrick inside the first 20 minutes for Joaquin today Clap


Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 16 Dec 2019 at 7:25am
Real Madrid missed the chance to go top of La Liga only drawing 1 1.

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Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 18 Dec 2019 at 8:18am
    
https://www.bing.com/aclick?ld=e3OxNSJodjTYtc7UlDbHXrJzVUCUyxzVaDlL9jAuegT5eqfekd_PYzbhvuXeCXzeUNC-GdOBPipGWrxO60mQ44btrBeyPBmIx4uief6ZYcLLCA9cy3uKGDfIiC_vBZk_ZxXEsGwxmgVciRQK0AjBZV8dy3rAflS5uFSwN1nAPBKkrlnDmT&u=aHR0cCUzYSUyZiUyZnNwb3J0c3N0cmVhbS5jby51ayUyZnNwb3J0JTJmZm9vdGJhbGwlMmZsYWxpZ2ElMmZlbGNsYXNpY28lMmY&rlid=0a97b9f67ab01ad18305e40f9a20eced" rel="nofollow - - Live Online - Barcelona v Real Madrid live


Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 18 Dec 2019 at 8:55pm
Well that was a pile of absolute sh*te.

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Posted By: ConorMac77
Date Posted: 19 Dec 2019 at 12:20am
Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Well that was a pile of absolute sh*te.
Imagine if you had paid hundreds of euros to a tout to go in and watch it. LOL


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Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2020 at 10:54pm
Messi was a disgrace tonight. Barca very poor. Espanyol deserved the draw.

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Posted By: Bob Hoskins
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2020 at 1:14pm
Can Atletico Madrid improve in the 2nd half of the season and win the league? Neither Barca or Madrid have looked too impressive, and with AM having lots of new players etc..a settled team an all that?

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Posted By: Zinedine Kilbane 110
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2020 at 3:37pm
Originally posted by Bob Hoskins Bob Hoskins wrote:

Can Atletico Madrid improve in the 2nd half of the season and win the league? Neither Barca or Madrid have looked too impressive, and with AM having lots of new players etc..a settled team an all that?

I can see a repeat of 15/16 season when it’s finished very close at the top.
Difference between Barca 1st and AM 3rd was only 3 pts.
AM lead at the 1/2 stage. 

Barca are desperate for the champions league. One win (&Final) in 8 years is very poor for a team like that.
Messi won’t be around forever. 


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Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2020 at 3:57pm
Ateltico aren’t good enough anymore. They’re in serious decline. I’d say Jan Oblak is the only reason they’re still in contention.

If Real Madrid get their act together, they should win the league. Barca’s away form is abysmal but they’re very strong at home. 

The league isn’t as strong as it was two years ago and it’s miles behind where it was five years ago.


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Posted By: Bob Hoskins
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2020 at 8:13pm
They've spent a fortune recently though Frank, albeith they have sold plenty to fund it. Is there defence the weakness now? Or has Simeone run his course as a manager

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Posted By: Borussia
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2020 at 1:30pm
Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Messi was a disgrace tonight. Barca very poor. Espanyol deserved the draw.

Wu Lei Clap


Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2020 at 11:53pm
Just read Valverde has been sacked and Xavi is to announced as new manager tomorrow.

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Posted By: Hans Moleman
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2020 at 1:14am
Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Just read Valverde has been sacked and Xavi is to announced as new manager tomorrow.

Must be the longest walk on the green mile by a manager in history. for 18 months Valverde, the players, and the fans have been waiting for him to be sacked. mes que une club indeed LOL


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Posted By: doherty
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2020 at 1:34am
Should just appoint Messi as player manager seeing as he runs that team anyway. Xavi as his assistant.


Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2020 at 7:11am
Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Just read Valverde has been sacked and Xavi is to announced as new manager tomorrow.
According to some reports Xavi is getting a two and a half year contract.

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Posted By: The Huntacha
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2020 at 10:32am
Originally posted by Hans Moleman Hans Moleman wrote:

Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Just read Valverde has been sacked and Xavi is to announced as new manager tomorrow.

Must be the longest walk on the green mile by a manager in history. for 18 months Valverde, the players, and the fans have been waiting for him to be sacked. mes que une club indeed LOL

Have to agree, don't know how he survived after the 2nd leg against Liverpool.


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Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2020 at 10:53am
Xavi will be a disastrous appointment. A few matches as manager in the Qatari league is nowhere near enough experience for this job. Miguel Delaney said last night in twitter that he’s been sh*te as manager of Al Saad anyway.

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Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2020 at 9:57pm
Valverde gone. Quique Setien in until the end of the season.

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Posted By: HuntysCousin
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2020 at 11:02pm
He should get them playing some better stuff anyway, his teams are usually very good to watch


Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2020 at 8:40am
Yeah, he had Betis playing very well. Won at Camp Nou and Bernabeu with Betis as well. He actually has a contract until end of 21/22 season.

Still think Valverde has been treated very harshly.


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Posted By: lassassinblanc
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2020 at 9:54am
Valverde was never popular at Barcelona but the way he was treated was terrible, I'd say Xavi would have loved to take over but obviously had enough respect and integrity towards Valverde not to take the role. 

I agree with Seiten plays decent football, a disciple of Cruyffian ways I seen which should suit Barcelona down to the ground.

Whether he'll see out his 2 and half years though i'm not sure.


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Posted By: BrendanD88
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2020 at 12:15pm
Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Yeah, he had Betis playing very well. Won at Camp Nou and Bernabeu with Betis as well. He actually has a contract until end of 21/22 season.

Still think Valverde has been treated very harshly.
 
Disagree, the way Barca went out of the Champions League over the past two seasons was embarrassing, Fair enough he won 2 titles but the style of football was poor and think he has the worst win percentage record of the 5 previous managers.
 
Setien is a great appointment, his Betis side were a joy to watch and he had Betis playing the way Barca should be playing.


Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2020 at 12:22pm
Originally posted by BrendanD88 BrendanD88 wrote:

Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Yeah, he had Betis playing very well. Won at Camp Nou and Bernabeu with Betis as well. He actually has a contract until end of 21/22 season.

Still think Valverde has been treated very harshly.

 
Disagree, the way Barca went out of the Champions League over the past two seasons was embarrassing, Fair enough he won 2 titles but the style of football was poor and think he has the worst win percentage record of the 5 previous managers.
 
Setien is a great appointment, his Betis side were a joy to watch and he had Betis playing the way Barca should be playing.



I agree about the manner of the CL exits not good enough for a team like Barca. His days were numbered after that.

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Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2020 at 12:47pm
Originally posted by BrendanD88 BrendanD88 wrote:

Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Yeah, he had Betis playing very well. Won at Camp Nou and Bernabeu with Betis as well. He actually has a contract until end of 21/22 season.

Still think Valverde has been treated very harshly.
 
Disagree, the way Barca went out of the Champions League over the past two seasons was embarrassing, Fair enough he won 2 titles but the style of football was poor and think he has the worst win percentage record of the 5 previous managers.
 
Setien is a great appointment, his Betis side were a joy to watch and he had Betis playing the way Barca should be playing.
He won 2 out of 2 league titles. Currently top of the league and won a tough group in the Champions League. The least he deserved was to keep the job until the end of the season. I read last night that he has the highest win percentage of any Barca manager. He nearly had an unbeaten season the year before last. Lost the 37th league match 5-4 to Levante. The board made him drop Messi for that match so he could play in a midweek friendly match in Qatar or somewhere like that. I also think he only lost two Champions League matches.

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Posted By: BrendanD88
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2020 at 12:59pm
Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Originally posted by BrendanD88 BrendanD88 wrote:

Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Yeah, he had Betis playing very well. Won at Camp Nou and Bernabeu with Betis as well. He actually has a contract until end of 21/22 season.

Still think Valverde has been treated very harshly.
 
Disagree, the way Barca went out of the Champions League over the past two seasons was embarrassing, Fair enough he won 2 titles but the style of football was poor and think he has the worst win percentage record of the 5 previous managers.
 
Setien is a great appointment, his Betis side were a joy to watch and he had Betis playing the way Barca should be playing.
He won 2 out of 2 league titles. Currently top of the league and won a tough group in the Champions League. The least he deserved was to keep the job until the end of the season. I read last night that he has the highest win percentage of any Barca manager. He nearly had an unbeaten season the year before last. Lost the 37th league match 5-4 to Levante. The board made him drop Messi for that match so he could play in a midweek friendly match in Qatar or somewhere like that. I also think he only lost two Champions League matches.
 
Well that's not true, I know Luis Enrique, Pep and Tito all had a superior win percentage.
 
The second point may be correct but when you consider the total embarrassment of the defeats to Roma and Liverpool I don't think you can give him credit for his Champions League record.
 
Real Madrid are nowhere near the team they were a few seasons ago and they are separated by goal difference this season, it was definitely the right call to sack him now as things were stagnating.  


Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2020 at 1:04pm
Originally posted by BrendanD88 BrendanD88 wrote:

Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Originally posted by BrendanD88 BrendanD88 wrote:

Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Yeah, he had Betis playing very well. Won at Camp Nou and Bernabeu with Betis as well. He actually has a contract until end of 21/22 season.

Still think Valverde has been treated very harshly.
 
Disagree, the way Barca went out of the Champions League over the past two seasons was embarrassing, Fair enough he won 2 titles but the style of football was poor and think he has the worst win percentage record of the 5 previous managers.
 
Setien is a great appointment, his Betis side were a joy to watch and he had Betis playing the way Barca should be playing.
He won 2 out of 2 league titles. Currently top of the league and won a tough group in the Champions League. The least he deserved was to keep the job until the end of the season. I read last night that he has the highest win percentage of any Barca manager. He nearly had an unbeaten season the year before last. Lost the 37th league match 5-4 to Levante. The board made him drop Messi for that match so he could play in a midweek friendly match in Qatar or somewhere like that. I also think he only lost two Champions League matches.
 
Well that's not true, I know Luis Enrique, Pep and Tito all had a superior win percentage.
 
The second point may be correct but when you consider the total embarrassment of the defeats to Roma and Liverpool I don't think you can give him credit for his Champions League record.
 
Real Madrid are nowhere near the team they were a few seasons ago and they are separated by goal difference this season, it was definitely the right call to sack him now as things were stagnating.  
He's got a 67% win percentage. What are the prevoius 4 managers win percentages so? 

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Posted By: Americanisms
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2020 at 3:43pm
Tired of Real and Barca dominating the league, so hopefully Atletico and Sevilla can stop dropping silly points, get over 80 points and at least keep the pressure on the other two.


Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2020 at 12:10pm
Real Madrid now three points clear at the top of La Liga Barca need to win tonight.

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Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2020 at 9:21pm
Barca making hard work of it against Granda tonight still 0 0.

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Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2020 at 9:53pm
Ricqui Puig looked absolutely class when he came on tonight. Looks the real deal.

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Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2020 at 9:55pm
Cometh the hour cometh the man Messi got the winner.

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Posted By: Roberto Baggio
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2020 at 12:44pm
Atletico not impressive at all here 
0-0 at home to Leganes with five minutes left
Liverpool will have too much for them 


Posted By: HuntysCousin
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2020 at 1:00pm
The Leganes keeper there LOL


Posted By: Roberto Baggio
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2020 at 1:18pm
Pity it didn’t go on a bit longer
Always like to see an outfield player called into action in goals 


Posted By: Territorial
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2020 at 6:35pm
Someone in Barca's Medical Department should be updating his CV, and very soon:

Ousmane Dembele: Barcelona winger tears hamstring on return to training

Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele, who has not played since November, has suffered a serious hamstring tear on his return to training.

The France international, 22, pulled out of training on Monday.

The club said tests have revealed "a complete proximal hamstring tear in his right thigh".

Dembele was making his comeback from https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50606908" rel="nofollow - a muscle injury in his right thigh sustained against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on 27 November.

Barcelona added they would shortly decide "on the treatment to be followed for his recovery".

Spanish outlet Marca said Dembele will now miss the rest of the season.
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Posted By: caseballs
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2020 at 7:43pm
Talking potentially 6-12 months recovery for that injury apparently. I think Dembele is finished at Barcelona now.


Posted By: Roberto Baggio
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2020 at 9:51pm
Real knocked out earlier and Barca about to be, in the Copa Del Rey tonight


Posted By: HuntysCousin
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2020 at 10:12pm
Athletic, Sociedad, Mirandes and Granada the 4 semi finalists, hopefully an all Basque final


Posted By: irishmufc
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2020 at 10:46pm
Great to see both Barca and Real knocked out for a change. 

I think they reformatted that cup so there'd only be two legs in the semis and the smaller teams had home advantage in the earlier rounds. Open to correction on this. 


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Posted By: SuperDave84
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2020 at 10:53pm
Originally posted by HuntysCousin HuntysCousin wrote:

Athletic, Sociedad, Mirandes and Granada the 4 semi finalists, hopefully an all Basque final


Mirandes are right on the border of the Basque Country as well. Now they wouldn't exactly characterise themselves as Basque but they are right there.


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Posted By: Zinedine Kilbane 110
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2020 at 11:05pm
Originally posted by irishmufc irishmufc wrote:

Great to see both Barca and Real knocked out for a change

I think they reformatted that cup so there'd only be two legs in the semis and the smaller teams had home advantage in the earlier rounds. Open to correction on this. 

Yeah only the semi finals have 2 legs now.
They have a seeding system. 

But Real don’t give a crap about it.
I think it’s 2 wins in the last 25 years.



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Posted By: gmfc90
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2020 at 11:07pm
Was living in Bilbao for their last final against Barcelona a few years ago. City came to an absolute standstill. Atmosphere in the city in the lead up was absolutely incredible. Bilbao needs to win that cup again. Fourth most successful club in Spain but so deprived of silverware since the 80s. Dreaming of an all Basque final in the heart of Spain.

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Posted By: Shedite
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2020 at 9:33am
la magia de la copa is alive and well



Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2020 at 10:16am
Would be happy for any of those sides to win it. A Basque final would be brilliant but I'd also like to see Mirandes win it. Was great to see Bobby Soldado rolling back the years and scoring twice against Valencia and to properly celebrate after scoring against his former club.

Ridiculous that it's not on any TV station here though.


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Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2020 at 1:08pm
Real Sociedad v Mirandes
Athletic v Granada

Semi finals are two legs.


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Posted By: gmfc90
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2020 at 1:34pm
Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Real Sociedad v Mirandes
Athletic v Granada

Semi finals are two legs.


Looks like an all Basque final but both clubs tend to slip up when they shouldn't so there could well be a big shock

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Posted By: RoyD
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2020 at 10:40pm
Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Would be happy for any of those sides to win it. A Basque final would be brilliant but I'd also like to see Mirandes win it. Was great to see Bobby Soldado rolling back the years and scoring twice against Valencia and to properly celebrate after scoring against his former club.

Ridiculous that it's not on any TV station here though.
both games were on Bet365, I know it’s poor quality, but watchable. I agree with you tough, great excitement in both games, shame it’s not on the normal channels. Would love Bilbao to win it. 


Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2020 at 11:03am
Originally posted by RoyD RoyD wrote:

Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Would be happy for any of those sides to win it. A Basque final would be brilliant but I'd also like to see Mirandes win it. Was great to see Bobby Soldado rolling back the years and scoring twice against Valencia and to properly celebrate after scoring against his former club.

Ridiculous that it's not on any TV station here though.
both games were on Bet365, I know it’s poor quality, but watchable. I agree with you tough, great excitement in both games, shame it’s not on the normal channels. Would love Bilbao to win it. 
I can’t watch it on full screen on my phone anymore for some reason. Only a tiny box appears which is about half the size of the screen.

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Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2020 at 11:06am
La Liga President Javier Tebas praises UEFA for "decisive" action regarding Man city's ban there's a surprise!

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Posted By: Roberto Baggio
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2020 at 11:14am
Protects his cartel
The only surprise is this news didn’t come a day or two before the Real Madrid game 


Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 20 Feb 2020 at 11:16am
Martin f**king Braithwaite signs for Barca. Up there with Boateng last season, absolutely pointless.

Sooner Bartomeu is gone the better. 


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