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post #1541 of 1663 (permalink) Old March 5th, 2019, 22:21
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Don't be like that sweetie, Llorente is a must for RM. You saw he was helping the defence better and a 2 ways player unlike Kroos and Casimero.

Not had this feeling of being knocked out in the CL for years, damn

If no other reporting existed on Trump/Russia, the fact that the FBI started a CI investigation to determine whether or not the sitting president of the US was either comprised by or an agent of Russia, it would be the biggest political story...ever.

Soros is very, very rich and funds every SJW-cause imaginable. Those are facts, not a conspiracy.

I agree with him that this was a total setup
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In previous years Real Madrid get away with that Sergio Ramos forced yellow card. Zidane's ability to lift the team, Cristiano pops up with a goal etc. This isn't a vintage RM though, it's a deeply troubled one.

If no other reporting existed on Trump/Russia, the fact that the FBI started a CI investigation to determine whether or not the sitting president of the US was either comprised by or an agent of Russia, it would be the biggest political story...ever.

Soros is very, very rich and funds every SJW-cause imaginable. Those are facts, not a conspiracy.

I agree with him that this was a total setup
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If no other reporting existed on Trump/Russia, the fact that the FBI started a CI investigation to determine whether or not the sitting president of the US was either comprised by or an agent of Russia, it would be the biggest political story...ever.

Soros is very, very rich and funds every SJW-cause imaginable. Those are facts, not a conspiracy.

I agree with him that this was a total setup
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Don't be like that sweetie, Llorente is a must for RM. You saw he was helping the defence better and a 2 ways player unlike Kroos and Casimero.

Not had this feeling of being knocked out in the CL for years, damn

He was helping and then got hurt, then hurt again, and still hurt..so what's the use?
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We need Braham Diaz

If no other reporting existed on Trump/Russia, the fact that the FBI started a CI investigation to determine whether or not the sitting president of the US was either comprised by or an agent of Russia, it would be the biggest political story...ever.

Soros is very, very rich and funds every SJW-cause imaginable. Those are facts, not a conspiracy.

I agree with him that this was a total setup
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Season over, no more football to watch. With it, the death of this forum.

If no other reporting existed on Trump/Russia, the fact that the FBI started a CI investigation to determine whether or not the sitting president of the US was either comprised by or an agent of Russia, it would be the biggest political story...ever.

Soros is very, very rich and funds every SJW-cause imaginable. Those are facts, not a conspiracy.

I agree with him that this was a total setup
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post #1547 of 1663 (permalink) Old March 5th, 2019, 22:56
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Solari did the treble for Real Madrid in his own way:

Wednesday: OUT OF CUP
Saturday: OUT OF LA LIGA
Tuesday: OUT OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE.
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If no other reporting existed on Trump/Russia, the fact that the FBI started a CI investigation to determine whether or not the sitting president of the US was either comprised by or an agent of Russia, it would be the biggest political story...ever.

Soros is very, very rich and funds every SJW-cause imaginable. Those are facts, not a conspiracy.

I agree with him that this was a total setup
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post #1548 of 1663 (permalink) Old March 5th, 2019, 22:58
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Cadena SER: Real Madrid injuries after tonight...

Vazquez - tear in his hamstring
Vinicius - trauma in his calf
Bale - sprained ankle

If no other reporting existed on Trump/Russia, the fact that the FBI started a CI investigation to determine whether or not the sitting president of the US was either comprised by or an agent of Russia, it would be the biggest political story...ever.

Soros is very, very rich and funds every SJW-cause imaginable. Those are facts, not a conspiracy.

I agree with him that this was a total setup
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Solari said a whole lot of nothing. I don’t blame him. He says he’ll keep fighting but he knows he’s done.

Someone asked him why Fede played 5 minutes, and he didn’t even answer it. Just brought up the 2 subs in the first half.

If no other reporting existed on Trump/Russia, the fact that the FBI started a CI investigation to determine whether or not the sitting president of the US was either comprised by or an agent of Russia, it would be the biggest political story...ever.

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Solari on Carvajal 'shit' line: "Carvajal has a lot of character, he was speaking in the heat of the moment on the side of the pitch. The season goes on, we've still got La Liga."

If no other reporting existed on Trump/Russia, the fact that the FBI started a CI investigation to determine whether or not the sitting president of the US was either comprised by or an agent of Russia, it would be the biggest political story...ever.

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post #1551 of 1663 (permalink) Old March 6th, 2019, 00:07
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Real Madrid fans who complain about this should go back to daycare
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post #1552 of 1663 (permalink) Old March 6th, 2019, 01:49
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Season over, no more football to watch. With it, the death of this forum.
I already cancelled my sling subscrition today...right after the game.
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post #1553 of 1663 (permalink) Old March 6th, 2019, 09:09
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Seven days, three home defeats, 8-1 agg score, all three competitions gone, one after other, cup, league, European Cup, season over on 5 March, the day before their birthday, Barça now historically better in clásicos 96-95... probably the worst week Real Madrid have ever had.

If no other reporting existed on Trump/Russia, the fact that the FBI started a CI investigation to determine whether or not the sitting president of the US was either comprised by or an agent of Russia, it would be the biggest political story...ever.

Soros is very, very rich and funds every SJW-cause imaginable. Those are facts, not a conspiracy.

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post #1554 of 1663 (permalink) Old March 6th, 2019, 09:18
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The poison of blame, recrimination and scapegoating was already flowing through the veins of "Madridismo" -- the collective noun encompassing the hefty slice of humanity that swears loyalty to that other White House, on La Castellana avenue in the Spanish capital -- before they even stepped on the pitch for what would be Real Madrid's darkest night in Champions League history.

Two defeats -- at home in the past week -- to archrival Barcelona, the yin to their yang, had meant Real Madrid were out of the Spanish Cup and, barring divine intervention, out of the race for the Spanish title. The Champions League was all they had left. It is the biggest prize in the club game and a competition they had won four times in the past five years. Making it five out of six seemed unthinkable, but then, so did winning three straight, and they had managed that feat the year before. In a season when there is no dominant European club, Real Madrid had reason to hope despite their struggles elsewhere.

Real's European dreams were bolstered by the unlikeliest of opponents in this round of 16. Ajax is a historical giant of football -- only five teams have won more European Cups -- albeit in the way General Electric is a historical giant of industry: the game has evolved, the revenues that grease the machines flow to the big clubs in the big leagues.

Ajax hadn't even qualified for the Champions League for the past four seasons, and the last time they even reached the last 16 of the competition was 13 years ago, when more than half of their starting lineup was in elementary school. More importantly, the first leg, in Amsterdam, had finished with a 2-1 Real Madrid victory -- they hadn't played well, but they had won because, well, that's what winners do -- and that meant that Madrid could win, draw or even lose the game 1-0 and still advance to the quarterfinals.

Instead the bottom fell out. The game kicked off and within 20 minutes Ajax were two-nil up. By the 62nd minute, Real Madrid trailed by three goals, meaning (because of the away goals rule) they would have to score three to advance. When they pulled one back to narrow the deficit, Ajax immediately hit back with an improbable looping free kick to make it 4-1. Which is how it ended, though by that point much of Europe's largest stadium had emptied, expelling sullen, white-clad Madridistas into the night.

As upsets go, this wasn't Buster Douglas knocking out Mike Tyson in Tokyo. This was more like the quiet, scrawny young buck challenging the Alpha Male and forcing him out of the pack. Partly through his fresh legs and fearlessness, partly because his opponent doesn't realize he's a little less quick and less fierce and a little too arrogant.


Exhibit A in the arrogance file is captain Sergio Ramos. He picked up a yellow card in the first leg -- his third of the tournament, meaning he was suspended for this game -- and later boasted that he had done it intentionally. "I'd be lying if I said I didn't force [them to give me a second yellow]," Ramos said, knowing he'd serve his suspension in the second leg against Ajax and therefore be available for the quarterfinal. Ramos later retracted his comments, but UEFA, the game's governing body, wasn't impressed and slapped him with an additional one-game suspension.

That sort of attitude -- from your longtime club captain no less -- percolates throughout a side. But it's only a small part of the picture.

The stock explanation is that Real Madrid's early exit -- the first time they fail to reach the quarterfinals in nine years -- is partly due to the summer departures of coach Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo, who decamped to Juventus. But that's simplistic. Ronaldo is staring down the barrel of an early Champions League exit, too, with Juve trailing Atletico Madrid by two goals. As for Zidane, the reality is that last season's Champions League crown was a smoke-and-mirrors affair.

Real Madrid finished the 2017-18 season third in La Liga, a whopping 17 points off the pace. In the Champions League, they suffered through the knockout stage, particularly at home, at the Bernabeu, a place where the crowd are quick to turn. "They are like the crowd at the Opera. They have very high standards, and they will gladly boo if you don't meet them ... regardless of whether you win, draw or lose" said Carlo Ancelotti, who won the Champions League with Real Madrid in 2013-14, kicking off this cycle of success.

Real Madrid were outplayed for long stretches at home by Paris Saint-Germain, they lost 3-1 to Juventus (and only advanced thanks to a last-ditch penalty) and in the semifinals against Bayern, they were the beneficiaries of major a goalkeeping blunder. In fact, they have now lost three of their last 10 home games in the Champions League and the last four straight in all competitions. You wonder if, for all the experience out there, performance anxiety played a part too.


Truth be told, the club did realize that a rebuild was necessary after last season. It's just that, as so often happens in every sport, if you do it cautiously, try to reload instead and put your faith in the wrong players, you pay a price. Julen Lopetegui, the "system" manager chosen to replace the more orthodox Zidane, had a poor start to the season and was fired after 14 games. Rising stars like Isco, Marco Asensio and Dani Ceballos did not immediately go to the next level, for a variety of reasons. Veterans like Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale, who were meant to blossom now that they were out of Ronaldo's shadow, wilted instead, particularly the Welshman: Once the most expensive player in the world, now Bale is a figure of scorn at the Bernabeu.

This is the end of a cycle that, probably, should have ended a year ago but was extended thanks to the unique combination of talent and experience, spit and gravel. With nothing left to play for, Real Madrid now embark on their longest offseason in 42 years. That's the last time they were out of the running in every competition in early March. As defender Dani Carvajal said after the match, Real's "s--- season" is over.

If no other reporting existed on Trump/Russia, the fact that the FBI started a CI investigation to determine whether or not the sitting president of the US was either comprised by or an agent of Russia, it would be the biggest political story...ever.

Soros is very, very rich and funds every SJW-cause imaginable. Those are facts, not a conspiracy.

I agree with him that this was a total setup
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If no other reporting existed on Trump/Russia, the fact that the FBI started a CI investigation to determine whether or not the sitting president of the US was either comprised by or an agent of Russia, it would be the biggest political story...ever.

Soros is very, very rich and funds every SJW-cause imaginable. Those are facts, not a conspiracy.

I agree with him that this was a total setup
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The fact that no one except for their own fans feels sorry for Real Madrid today is best representation of their recent success.

If no other reporting existed on Trump/Russia, the fact that the FBI started a CI investigation to determine whether or not the sitting president of the US was either comprised by or an agent of Russia, it would be the biggest political story...ever.

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Santiago Solari could be sacked as Real Madrid coach before Sunday's LaLiga clash with Real Valladolid , according to Spanish television channel La Sexta, whose football program 'Jugones' claims that club president Florentino Perez is bidding to bring Zinedine Zidane back as boss .

'Jugones' says Pérez has been in touch with Zidane - who resigned last May after winning to LaLiga title and three Champions Leagues in two and a half years in charge - to urge him to return to the Bernabéu as Solari's replacement .

And the report reveals that the 46-year-old has turned down the opportunity to take over now - but is open to a summer appointment .

Madrid would give Zidane power over ins and outs
'Jugones', which identifies Zidane's fellow former Madrid coach Jose Mourinho as Perez's other option, adds that The Whites are ready to give the Frenchman complete power over player signings and departures .

If no other reporting existed on Trump/Russia, the fact that the FBI started a CI investigation to determine whether or not the sitting president of the US was either comprised by or an agent of Russia, it would be the biggest political story...ever.

Soros is very, very rich and funds every SJW-cause imaginable. Those are facts, not a conspiracy.

I agree with him that this was a total setup
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Ffs, to make it even worse, Vinnie has ruptered ligaments and is out two months. From a timing perspective the rest will do him good, am just worried if this means he'll be injury prone down the line...

Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior facing two months out with ligament injury

Ivan Rakitic: "We have this special bond. When you put the sacred Croatia shirt on you become another person...this is something all of us have in us, and it will be in us to the very last moment.”

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Solari on Carvajal 'shit' line: "Carvajal has a lot of character, he was speaking in the heat of the moment on the side of the pitch. The season goes on, we've still got La Liga."


He was even looking at him while he was giving the interview
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