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benny
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"January futbol: Keita above"


  

          

AFCON with some madness today, let's goooooo

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Subject Author Message Date ID
meaningless but extremely meaningful clasico today in an hour
Jan 12th 2022
1
Goddamn I didn't realize how badly we missed Pedri
Jan 12th 2022
3
      the under 22 barca group is world class
Jan 13th 2022
6
           I think I like Dembele better as a sub at this point
Jan 13th 2022
7
                agreed on dembele
Jan 13th 2022
8
Max Gradel showing no mercy to the poor ball
Jan 12th 2022
2
That’s 5 straight El Clasico wins for Real Madrid.
Jan 12th 2022
4
Digne confirmed, El Ghazi going the other way on a loan/buy
Jan 13th 2022
5
lol Xhaka
Jan 13th 2022
9
I mean, at some point Arteta's gotta say, "I just can't play this dude."
Jan 13th 2022
11
      It's gonna have to wait until the Summer. No way around it
Jan 13th 2022
12
Fanculo la Juve. FORZA INTER.
Jan 13th 2022
10
DeBruyne...jeez.
Jan 15th 2022
13
Lukaku should've just stayed in italy
Jan 15th 2022
14
^^Do not listen to this man.
Jan 15th 2022
20
      all goal tallies are not good ones
Jan 15th 2022
21
           anyone would look better playing crosses from Hakimi and Perisic
Jan 16th 2022
24
                Pretty much.
Jan 16th 2022
28
These ain't the most clashy clash kits I've ever seen.
Jan 15th 2022
15
Yeah. Hideous AF.
Jan 15th 2022
16
the mentality just isnt there smfh
Jan 15th 2022
17
FREE DONNY
Jan 16th 2022
26
COUTINHOOOOOOOOO
Jan 15th 2022
18
Not a good time for Mendy to be on National duty at the AFCON
Jan 15th 2022
19
Surely one of the eleventy grillion player in the Loan Army is a keeper?
Jan 15th 2022
22
What’s this?....hmmm
Jan 15th 2022
23
      So 3 years of spending compared to -what 20?- under Abramovich
Jan 17th 2022
29
           Chelsea never spent close to half a billion in their first
Jan 17th 2022
30
                Man you don't even know your own club's history. It's hilarious.
Jan 17th 2022
31
                     Good lord, how are you going to tell me about Chelsea’s history
Jan 17th 2022
32
                          You gotta account for inflation.
Jan 18th 2022
33
                          Better to look at it as percent of league's transfer expenditures
Jan 18th 2022
35
                               Yeah, thought of that too, but didn't feel like doing the work.
Jan 18th 2022
36
                               He's making the Trump argument.
Jan 18th 2022
37
                          I relied on Transfermarkt.com, which had the y1 spend at 150 mill
Jan 18th 2022
34
Alonso is done at this level
Jan 16th 2022
25
      Yeah, their time has come to pass
Jan 16th 2022
27
GAB/MOR 2d half is wild
Jan 18th 2022
38
Brighton absolutely carving Chelsea up right now.
Jan 18th 2022
39
There are no replacements for Chilwel or James.
Jan 18th 2022
40
am I the only one watching AFCON
Jan 20th 2022
41
I keep meaning to.
Jan 20th 2022
42
media coverage probably doesn't help
Jan 20th 2022
43
      Well, maybe, but I tend to consume better media than that.
Jan 20th 2022
44
id like to but I don’t have Bein
Jan 20th 2022
45
just sign up for a month like I did mayne, $5 on Sling
Jan 20th 2022
47
the Ivorians have a team that couldve done damage in Qatar
Jan 20th 2022
48
RE: am I the only one watching AFCON
Jan 24th 2022
65
welp, enjoy the premier league, dembele
Jan 20th 2022
46
just as well
Jan 20th 2022
49
Good work gets rewarded. Dibu extended till 2027.
Jan 21st 2022
50
Josh Sargent showin up today
Jan 21st 2022
51
It's that Dean Smith feel good factor, tell you what
Jan 21st 2022
52
dude has deserved a goal for a long time
Jan 22nd 2022
53
West Ham is so well organized and responsible
Jan 22nd 2022
54
really i thought they mailed it in vs us today
Jan 22nd 2022
56
      seemed more like a gameplan thing to me
Jan 22nd 2022
57
Jan 22nd 2022
55
Fock SPURS
Jan 23rd 2022
58
Go fuckin' salute Franco.
Jan 24th 2022
63
really poor point from Arsenal there
Jan 23rd 2022
59
Still think they get 5th. 4th is not gonna happen
Jan 23rd 2022
62
What is this 4-4-2 crap?
Jan 23rd 2022
60
Ziyech with a beauty today
Jan 23rd 2022
61
Comoros with the insane FK
Jan 24th 2022
64
AC Milan reportedly losing Franck Kessie to Barca on a free
Jan 25th 2022
66

thejerseytornado
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1. "meaningless but extremely meaningful clasico today in an hour"
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on espn. Real looking to prove they're heads and shoulders above everyone. Barca desperate to show they're competitive again. Plus, debut for Ferran Torres. And Araujo back right after fracturing his arm? ridiculous.

ansu and pedri back on the bench. hoping they get some minutes to get back into form but not rush them.
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3. "Goddamn I didn't realize how badly we missed Pedri"
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Wed Jan-12-22 03:14 PM by Hitokiri

  

          

5 minutes on the pitch and he already looks great. And you can't help but feel that Ansu would have buried a few of these chances that Dembele has missed.

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6. "the under 22 barca group is world class"
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busquets gave up the first goal, alves the second. wish Dest weren't buried on the bench because he at least has the speed to not be quite so afraid of Vinicius.

legit have one too many starting quality young MFs with Pedri, Gavi, FdJ, and Nico around. Honestly think a 3-4-3 is the way to go with they all back:

Araujo/Pique/Garcia
Gavi/FdJ/NicoPedri
Ferran/Ansu/Dembele

sucks to lose, but this is so much better than it was even a month or two ago.
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Hitokiri
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7. "I think I like Dembele better as a sub at this point"
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Bring him on against tired legs.

It's Barca, so I still like a 4-3-3

Alves/Dest-Araujo-Pique-Alba
Pedri-FDJ-Gavi
Ferran-Ansu-Memphis

Alves/Dest can be rotated depending on the assignment, Same with Gavi/Nico.

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8. "agreed on dembele"
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and that's the most likely lineup and a good one, i just think Nico is a better option for a Gala XI and for the future.

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benny
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2. "Max Gradel showing no mercy to the poor ball"
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https://streamja.com/1O7Gd

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allStah
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4. "That’s 5 straight El Clasico wins for Real Madrid."
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Wed Jan-12-22 09:39 PM by allStah

          

The pure example of being OWNED.

Chelsea beatdown the spuds...more hardware is coming for the mantle.

Magilla, get your weight up. It’s the second half of the season, and that is when
Chelsea is most lethal.

Lukaku and Tuchel have worked things out. German Blitzkrieg mode has been reactivated. Teams are about to get smacked the fock up.

Parade down Fulham road will be on and jumping for sure this spring.



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magilla vanilla
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5. "Digne confirmed, El Ghazi going the other way on a loan/buy"
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Gonna miss El Ghazi; he had some huge, huge goals for us over the last 3 and a half years. But, he's not enough of a number 10 to fit Gerrard's system, and the squad's getting crowded for wingers/wide forwards.

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BrooklynWHAT
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9. "lol Xhaka"
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<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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11. "I mean, at some point Arteta's gotta say, "I just can't play this dude.""
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12. "It's gonna have to wait until the Summer. No way around it"
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10. "Fanculo la Juve. FORZA INTER."
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the brown figures on the walls of my apart-a-ment...

  

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Buck
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13. "DeBruyne...jeez."
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Really needed Chelsea to do more than this.

  

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14. "Lukaku should've just stayed in italy"
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that was his jam. inter fixed his diet. got him in shape. nobody over there is really that good anyway so it's not too difficult for him

<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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20. "^^Do not listen to this man."
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Lukaku had 2 proflic seasons in the EPL.

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21. "all goal tallies are not good ones "
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I give it another couple months before you’re as tired of him as the rest of Chelsea fans already are. Y’all did not buy him for 100m to run up goals vs Burnley and whatnot

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24. "anyone would look better playing crosses from Hakimi and Perisic"
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vs Azpilicueta and Alonso

they offered nothing yesterday, and the team as constructed wasnt gonna score on anyone.

i dont understand why they insist on mashing the players they have available into that stupid formation. if theres no width, and no creativity from the midfield pair, whats he supposed to do?

WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE

  

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28. "Pretty much."
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The service wasn’t there, and Tuchel got the lineup wrong.
Jorginho and Mount would have provided more spacing and passing,
but Tuchel insisted on trying to dribble MC to death.



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15. "These ain't the most clashy clash kits I've ever seen."
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Thought MU had some yellow or something.

  

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16. "Yeah. Hideous AF."
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17. "the mentality just isnt there smfh"
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<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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26. "FREE DONNY"
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WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE

  

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18. "COUTINHOOOOOOOOO"
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19. "Not a good time for Mendy to be on National duty at the AFCON"
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and Tuchel got the lineup wrong.

Dropping Mount for Pulisic was a poor decision, and not playing Jorginho
was another poor decision. Pulisic is not a starter. He is an energizer better
coming off the bench.

And boy do we miss Ben Chillwel. We miss his speed and outright
offensive ability. I think Alonso might be washed.
He used to hit the flanks with speed, and he used to be able to get in
box with ease. Those days might be past him. We definitely need to
acquire another speedy wingback over the summer. Chilwel might not
even be back for next season.

It’s time to sell Kante. He will be 31 soon, and he isn’t old, old, but
he isn’t what he used to be.

We are still in second place, and in great position to repeat as champions in the
CL. PremierLeague is out of reach though.

We have to play Kepa for entire month....skylord, help us now.

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22. "Surely one of the eleventy grillion player in the Loan Army is a keeper?"
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Poor little rich boys hoarding resources and complaining when shit ain’t perfect.

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23. "What’s this?....hmmm"
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Villa have spent approximately £330million on transfer fees since being promoted to the Premier League in 2019. Only Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal have invested more on players.

Sounds like OIL FC to me....Villa is even shit at having a sugar daddy.

You’re supposed to win trophies when you use oil money. Club nearly
spent half a billion just to move up to 13th place.

god damn. It’s worse than I thought.



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magilla vanilla
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29. "So 3 years of spending compared to -what 20?- under Abramovich"
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A decade under Mansour at Citeh, the last 40 years of Manchester United's financial dominance of the league?

So yes, 100 mill per year has been necessary to get us from playoff promotion (needing a 10 game winning run to even qualify) to challenging for the Europa places.

Also, look at the wage bill, which is a better indicator of where clubs end up finishing than transfer spends. Villa are still only sitting 13th on that table.

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30. "Chelsea never spent close to half a billion in their first"
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3 seasons under Roman.

You’re on the other side now, mate. And you’re just as dirty as all the other
super teams.





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31. "Man you don't even know your own club's history. It's hilarious."
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Chelsea spent 300 million pounds the first two seasons Abramovich owned the team - 380 the first three years. You can look it up.

And that outlay included 34 mill for Drogba. That is not the same as 30 mill for Danny Ings in 2021.

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32. "Good lord, how are you going to tell me about Chelsea’s history "
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You’re 100 percent wrong.

Chelsea spent 260 million in 3 years!....not even close to the 330 million- 400 million
that Villa spent in 3 damn years....You talking about 380 million pounds in
the first 3 seasons, and 300 in 2 seasons? Not even close. GTFOH

Chelsea’s first 3 years under Roman:

1st year: 121 million
2nd year: 92 million.
3rd year: 54 million

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/1654557-charting-chelseas-year-by-year-transfer-spend-under-roman-abramovich

Not only has your club spent WAY more, it’s still a middle table club..if that.

Your club makes Roman look like a penny pincher.

So how does it feel to be a rent boy?

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33. "You gotta account for inflation."
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>1st year: 121 million

121 million in 2003 is 173 million in 2021.

>2nd year: 92 million.

92 in 2004 is 130 in 2021.

>3rd year: 54 million

54 in 2005 is 75 in 2021.

So in today's currency, that's 378 million.

  

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35. "Better to look at it as percent of league's transfer expenditures"
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the EPL's become a transfer juggernaut since 2003. in 2004, the total expenditure was 215 million (so chelsea was almost half of that!). By 2016, it's regularly over 1 billion.

https://www.statista.com/chart/18972/premier-league-summer-spending/
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36. "Yeah, thought of that too, but didn't feel like doing the work."
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But certainly if you combine both measures, inflation and skyrocketing valuations, then Chelsea are definitely a horrible football club that anyone should feel ashamed of supporting.

  

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37. "He's making the Trump argument."
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Everyone's dirty in some way, so why worry about the degrees of it? It's a way for him to feel fine cheering for Russian Mafia FC and Franco's Favorites.

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34. "I relied on Transfermarkt.com, which had the y1 spend at 150 mill "
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Mistake made in good faith. Still, you arguing in good faith that 213 mill in 2003-2005 is the same as 200 mill in 2019-2021 is hilarious. Take the (corrected to the BR number, which I confirmed in the Guardian) 24 mill paid for Drogba. What does a player like that go for in today's market? Oh, we could look at Kai Havertz a young International forward who's announced himself in Europe- 70 million.

On top of that, the clubs were in a very different place when our billionaires took over. Villa were about to get shut down because Tony Xia was a comical idiot who bought a football club without testing if he could actually bring his money over. Chelsea were what Spurs were under Poch- knocking on the door but not yet challenging. So yes, spending was in order for Villa to be able to maintain a Premier League place, work up the table and then get to a spot to knock on the

The 100 mill Villa dropped after the promotion was mostly spent on making important loans permanent (Mings for 20 mill, Hause for 5 mill and El Ghazi for 8 mill), and backfilling a squad that had been made up of loan players and late-career players. It wasn't consolidating a midtable side to push on for title challenges. Not yet anyway.

Also, you confuse me with someone who thinks there's a good billionaire. I know the game's dirty, but Chelsea are one of the only teams who stockpile players and loan them out as a matter of transfer policy.

Finally, that article talks up 2 BILLION spent in a decade. And that's BEFORE elite clubs were regularly paying 50 billion

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25. "Alonso is done at this level"
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and Azpilicueta is a right sided centerback at this point

theyre way too slow, and Alonso is a terrible liability with a good offensive player bearing down on him in the box

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27. "Yeah, their time has come to pass "
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38. "GAB/MOR 2d half is wild"
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Hakimi just equalized with a beauty of a FK a couple mins after Gabon had gone ahead
Meanwhile Ghana in trouble though they've come back from 0-2 down

edit: oh shit Comoros back ahead

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39. "Brighton absolutely carving Chelsea up right now."
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Just can't quite find the winner yet.

  

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40. "There are no replacements for Chilwel or James."
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There is no one on the team who possesses the gifts they possess on
both ends of the pitch. It is glaring to say the least.

Odoi is not a wingback, he is simply a winger. He doesn’t possess the awareness
or physical ability to push forward and to track back, and he isn’t
effective with getting service into the box. He is a straight, fast
winger, that’s it.

Lukaku is a Central Forward who needs service. He isn’t a flighty striker who
can create on his own, so without any service he is useless on the pitch.

Mount has great chemistry with James and Chilwel, and that is the engine that
drives Chelsea’s offense. Mount looks lost without Chilwel and James on the
pitch. There is no buildup or connection with the other players. Everyone is just
running around doing Cardio

Kepa did make some good saves, but the team just doesn’t play or
look right when he is the keeper.


I say go 4-3-3, with Havertz and Mount on the same side, see if they can build
a link to get some service to Lukaku, and put Pulisic on the right.

Havertz - Lukaku - Pulisic

Mount - Jorginho - Kante

Alonso- Rudiger - Silva - AzP

Also, Chalobah is another key figure that we are missing

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41. "am I the only one watching AFCON"
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CIV-ALG is another wild one, the champions about to go out unless they get a miracle in the last 230mins

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42. "I keep meaning to."
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Then don't. Not sure why. I always watch the Euros, though. So it may be some kind of latent genetic northern European superiority complex that is subconsciously preventing me.

  

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43. "media coverage probably doesn't help"
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it seems to be mostly mentioned as a pesky event that takes away star players from club football. BeIn's weird channel assignment isn't helpful either; I watched a couple games that only had arabic commentary, even though the teams playing weren't even from arabic-speaking countries. Meanwhile their main channels were showing shoddy Ligue 1 fixtures

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44. "Well, maybe, but I tend to consume better media than that."
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>it seems to be mostly mentioned as a pesky event that takes
>away star players from club football.

I think it was Jonathan Wilson who gave a good explanation and background of why AFCON is scheduled as it is, and why they're unlikely to change. Maybe it was someone else. I'm not annoyed by it—if anything, good chance to see some reserve guys on the club teams get some minutes. Certainly reveals depth, or the lack of it.

Really, it's probably more my unfamiliarity with the vast majority of the players. I just don't watch enough football from the non-EPL leagues to have much name recognition with most rosters, especially Ligue 1 and Bundesliga, where it seems a whole lot of African guys play. So basically, if I watched more AFCON, I'd probably then watch more AFCON. But it's the getting started with it that's the obstacle.

>BeIn's weird channel
>assignment isn't helpful either; I watched a couple games that
>only had arabic commentary, even though the teams playing
>weren't even from arabic-speaking countries.

Lol.

  

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45. "id like to but I don’t have Bein"
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Footy Twitter keeps me abreast of things very well though. AFCON Twitter might be peak footy Twitter

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47. "just sign up for a month like I did mayne, $5 on Sling"
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>Footy Twitter keeps me abreast of things very well though.
>AFCON Twitter might be peak footy Twitter

lol, there's definitely some hyperspeed hipsterism going on there. "Oh, you ain't know about Comoros' backline? Pfff"

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48. "the Ivorians have a team that couldve done damage in Qatar"
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lot of talent on that team

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65. "RE: am I the only one watching AFCON"
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watching it overseas and it is LIT

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46. "welp, enjoy the premier league, dembele"
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what a failure of >100 million euros given the injuries and now either getting benched till he's off on a free or sold for cheap just to clear his salary early.

uggh.

hope wherever he lands his hamstrings work better there.
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49. "just as well"
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Dembele is a tease and I don't think it's going to happen for him while staying at Barca (especially with it getting publicly ugly)

both sides need to move on

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50. "Good work gets rewarded. Dibu extended till 2027."
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Brilliant move that came out of the blue. Emi Martinez has been fantastic since joining 18 months ago, he's getting his shot with the Argentinian national side and all of Villa's future growth is going to be with him at the heart. Love to see it.

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51. "Josh Sargent showin up today"
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52. "It's that Dean Smith feel good factor, tell you what"
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The guy knows how to settle a squad and find the performers.

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53. "dude has deserved a goal for a long time"
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he works really hard and plays an unselfish team game

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54. "West Ham is so well organized and responsible"
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and their "want-to" radiates thru the screen

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56. "really i thought they mailed it in vs us today"
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we're there for the taking every match and for the first time in a while DDG barely had to break a sweat. I'd be disappointed in what I saw today if I were a Hammer

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57. "seemed more like a gameplan thing to me"
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felt like they were playing hard tho

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55. ""
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What a game from Salisu in the back, he won’t be there for long

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58. "Fock SPURS"
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and FOCK anyone who supports them.

Oh shit, Villa is in 10th place. I guess that Oil money is trying to work.

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63. "Go fuckin' salute Franco. "
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59. "really poor point from Arsenal there"
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i tuned in around 55 mins in and Arsenal couldve had 4 or 5 from 55-75.

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62. "Still think they get 5th. 4th is not gonna happen"
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60. "What is this 4-4-2 crap?"
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*sighs*

I’m not a fan of this formation....we better get goals today.

He is experimenting at this point.

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61. "Ziyech with a beauty today"
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turned Lloris into a statue

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64. "Comoros with the insane FK"
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https://mixture.gg/v/61ef0f3da3188

they had a (5'8"!) defender lined up as Goalie because CAF gonna CAF, 1 man down for most the match and they're still just a goal away with a couple mins to go

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66. "AC Milan reportedly losing Franck Kessie to Barca on a free"
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thats a good fucking player to sign for free

that midfield is getting crowded tho

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