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Real Madrid

Watching them play. It's ridiculous how deftly their touches, players know their position. Everything is like a symphony. They might end up losing the tie but you have to admire the way their players know their role

This brings me to my question, why despite successive managers have we been unable to play the possession game with purpose and intent (van gaal team was dire)

Is it personnel
Wrong coaching
Or just not in our DNA

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

comment by Martial Law (U13506)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by Vidicschin (U3584)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by Boris 'Inky’ Gibson (U5901)
posted 3 seconds ago
They're nothing special.

Liverpool are just shytte.
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Sadly I think it is your year Binky.
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Dortmund have a decent home record.
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We have a brilliant away record.

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

Dortmund have a decent home record.

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City will not be as poor next time round. Dortmund were rubbish.

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

comment by Vidicschin (U3584)
posted 4 minutes ago
Dortmund have a decent home record.

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City will not be as poor next time round. Dortmund were rubbish.
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yeah dortmund are garbage. Trouble is in the later stages of the CL the teams who have been horrific in domestic leagues always raise their game for these occasions.

Suspect bayern may struggle gainst PSG aswell.

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

We couldn't press them high with our slow defenders like Phillips. Pace at the back is very important if you want to press high up the pitch.

comment by N2 (U22280)

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

Currently it's to do with coaching as well as the team setup making it difficult to keep the ball. Just watch how often our players need to run with the ball just to find a pass.

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

comment by Wayne and Robin aka Red Indian (U21328)
posted 14 minutes ago
People who are in awe of them don't watch La Liga regularly. This is very common for them.

Watch the game again how they bring the ball out of defense and absolutely nullified the Liverpool press. We ain't doing that with the likes of AWB, Maguire, Lindelof in defense.
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you are right. I used to watch la liga religiously so know what the spanish teams are like technically
With all the murmurs of discontent and how the team is in their twilight I was expecting a poorer team to turn up.
even the blind can see this madrid team supposedly in the twiligth is on a completely different level from our utd team. And they still demand more rather than make excuses for the team

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

comment by N2 (U22280)
posted 24 minutes ago
Currently it's to do with coaching as well as the team setup making it difficult to keep the ball. Just watch how often our players need to run with the ball just to find a pass.
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The major difference between us and Madrid is the technical level of the players, though.

Bayern and City are the only teams that have that level of technical quality in the centre of the pitch.

Pogba and Bruno aren’t up to the levels of Modric and Kroos, let alone McFred.

comment by N2 (U22280)

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

comment by Shola The Ameobi Shoretire (U10026) .
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The major difference between us and Madrid is the technical level of the players, though.

Bayern and City are the only teams that have that level of technical quality in the centre of the pitch.

Pogba and Bruno aren’t up to the levels of Modric and Kroos, let alone McFred.
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True that we don't have the players to play to the level of those teams.

We do however have players to be able to pass the ball better than what we've been seeing.

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

We do, but when you watch a team like Madrid you realise just how far off we are of the elite when it comes to keeping the ball - and this isn’t even the same Madrid team of year’s gone by.

It’s why it amazes me we haven’t signed a facking central midfielder since 2018, and that was bloody Fred.

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

Now, compare that with Ole’s style of play.

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