2016/17 Soccer/Football Thread

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Spurs back in business for the title? Chelsea were abysmal today while Spurs have been excellent and on the rise. If they win in the FA Cup then Chelsea are going to be properly rattled. As for this game, credit where it's due - Mourinho got his tactics spot on. Alonso was a big miss for Chelsea though to be fair.

Also, Herrera's pockets - keys, wallet, Hazard. Didn't give him a sniff all game!
 
Costa has gone completely off the boil now and from what I have seen Chelsea seem to have been hanging on to the last few matches (winning but still "hanging on a bit" if that makes sense...). Spurs are playing with freedom and they have a relatively shallow but high quality bench that has come in and played really well lately. But I still expect Chelsea to win it. They have a 4pt lead with an arguably much easier run-in against teams with not much to play for; Everton is the only fixture that stands out. Spurs have to play Palace next who are in good form and still on the hunt for the last few points that will guarantee safety, followed by fixtures against Arsenal and Utd.

If Utd win the EL this season then it will be terribly unlucky for the team in 4th. With Sanchez looking fed up and Ox rumoured to be going to Liverpool, next season is not looking good for Arsenal...
 
One bit of good news is that Ozil is allegedly going back on contract strikes as interest from big clubs has not been substantial (only Turkish side Fernerbache). Think I'd like Tottenham to win it because it would be funny seeing Chelsea bottle an 11pt lead. Do expect Conte to get his squad into shape though. Man Utd vs Spurs is looking like the biggest game of the rest of the season, Spurs win and they're still in contention, Man Utd win and not only do Man Utd make a crucial three points for top 4, but puts a massive dent in Spurs campaign (unless aforementioned Chelsea go on a losing streak, which probably won't happen).

As for fourth, I think they'd still have a chance to qualify for Champion's League. Unless Leicester end up winning the whole thing and Man Utd the Europa.
 
yea and that is the big shame, we are as good if not better then them, yet all these stupid home draws have cost us a run at the title.
The thing is, anyone can point at moments which cost them thr title. Spurs have Kane missing at some point, Liverpool have a bad January and February while Man City had Bravo and Stones making errors.
 
Barcelona's gonna crush Juve 4-0 on a Neymar dive for a penalty in the 98th minute, scoring past Neto because Buffon got a red card for phantom foul that gave Neymar the first penalty to put Barcelona up 2-0 in the 70th minute.

Or something like that.
 
Barcelona's gonna crush Juve 4-0 on a Neymar dive for a penalty in the 98th minute, scoring past Neto because Buffon got a red card for phantom foul that gave Neymar the first penalty to put Barcelona up 2-0 in the 70th minute.

Or something like that.
And then Dybala will dribble past the entire Barcelona "defence" and that will be pulled back for offside somehow
 
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