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La Liga/Serie A season 2019-20

This is the thread where Titans of sporting knowledge post

Will Madrid have a glorious season

Will Farza continue on their decline into oblivion and the segunda b (Xiu we welcome your opinion son. P.S are you the love child of Joan Laporta and Carme Barcelo ? )

Will Napoli get their hands on the Serie A title for the first time since the Maradona era

Will Juve disgrace themselves again and be relegated into oblivion

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posted 15 hours, 51 minutes ago

Real Madrid's last six home games in the Champions League:

RM 0-3 CSKA Moscow
RM 1-4 Ajax
RM 2-2 Club Bruges
RM 6-0 Galatasaray
RM 2-2 PSG
RM 1-2 MCFC

Conceding an average of over two per game.

posted 15 hours, 48 minutes ago

IOAG...if you're reading

one word for tonight's performance by madrid:

Poverty

posted 15 hours, 40 minutes ago

I’m shocked City got those decisions against Madrid.

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I was thinking the same.

comment by Samir (U2630)

posted 15 hours, 21 minutes ago

This could be the 2nd consecutive season without silverware for Madrid.

Would Zidane get sacked if this happens?

posted 14 hours, 55 minutes ago

Peks, there simply isn't enough penetration. Proper teams are happy to let us have a go because we can't overload areas or move the ball fast enough, and the only player we have who's capable of creating an imbalance on his own would need the goal to be as wide as the entire byline.

The players are better than what they're showing, but there's very little imagination as regards attacking patterns. That's why our best results come when we play on the break. We can't open spaces up on our own, we need opponents to be open in order to do some kind of damage.

posted 14 hours, 48 minutes ago

comment by it'sonlyagame (U6426)
posted 4 minutes ago
Peks, there simply isn't enough penetration. Proper teams are happy to let us have a go because we can't overload areas or move the ball fast enough, and the only player we have who's capable of creating an imbalance on his own would need the goal to be as wide as the entire byline.

The players are better than what they're showing, but there's very little imagination as regards attacking patterns. That's why our best results come when we play on the break. We can't open spaces up on our own, we need opponents to be open in order to do some kind of damage.
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yeah, and what happens because we cant open spaces in attack, is we inevitably cross the ball

which is why giving jovic so little playing time puzzles me a bit

as for vincius ..for all the good things he does, i dont think i've ever seen a forward in top tier football who's as bad a finisher

posted 14 hours, 37 minutes ago

there simply isn't enough penetration. Proper teams are happy to let us have a go because we can't overload areas or move the ball fast enough, and the only player we have who's capable of creating an imbalance on his own would need the goal to be as wide as the entire byline.

The players are better than what they're showing, but there's very little imagination as regards attacking patterns. That's why our best results come when we play on the break. We can't open spaces up on our own, we need opponents to be open in order to do some kind of damage.

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Enough about what you think of United ioag, what about Madrid?

posted 14 hours, 36 minutes ago

comment by Samir (U2630)
posted 43 minutes ago
This could be the 2nd consecutive season without silverware for Madrid.

Would Zidane get sacked if this happens?
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probably i'd imagine

posted 2 hours, 11 minutes ago

comment by The Red Side™ (U11275)
posted 12 hours, 10 minutes ago

Enough about what you think of United ioag, what about Madrid?
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We have a milder from of coronavirus. Yours is Wuhan-extra.

Actually, I'm not even sure that's fair.

In terms of both the football itself and of the capacity to get a result, Spain's big two have both dropped off a cliff in comparison to three, maybe four years ago. A few teams have realised this already, but the PL and UK media in particular have offered us far more respect than our actually performances on the pitch have merited. The word has inevitably got round though.

There's still a fair amount of quality in the squads, but neither side has been particularly well managed (that's a bit of an understatement, actually). Having said that, I'm not unhappy with Zidane or how he's been doing things, but he's no revolutionary and getting back to a more competitive level with him is going to take a bit longer than our traditional sense of urgency generally allows for.

There will be a fair chance of him getting the sack at the end of the season if we bow out to City and Barsa beat us to the league title, but a change of manager will only work if we actually get someone in with more up to date ideas, along with a clear picture of what he wants to do and of what he needs in order to achieve it.

Otherwise we'll just continue to drift in a way not too dissimilar to what's happened to United since Fergie left.

posted 56 minutes ago

Despite the systemic issues you clearly aren’t helped by the lack of individual quality in the forwards, especially on the goal scoring side of things.

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