How Simeone has reinvented Atletico Madrid
23/02/2021 | sport | football | 303
Renowned for building a team with grit and resilience, Diego Simeone has revitalised Atleti with attacking football - how has he done it?
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23/02/2021 09:14:00 5 32
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English championship better than Spanish league
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23/02/2021 09:24:11 16 2
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Don't embarrass yourself! What absolute rubbish!
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23/02/2021 09:50:27 0 5
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Not far off!
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23/02/2021 10:02:58 10 0
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So how come Spanish teams have won the majority of both European trophies in the past decade?
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23/02/2021 10:45:05 7 0
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One Spanish club has won more European trophies than Liverpool and Utd combined.

The "best" we have aren't even halfway close.
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23/02/2021 11:27:00 2 3
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The Premiership is the most competitive league in Europe for sure
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23/02/2021 09:17:04 17 5
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Hes done a good job Diego simeone with Atletico Madrid battlened hardened warriors with never say die attitude to have that all season long is a great feat, with less money than the big 2 it's the way football should be.
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23/02/2021 11:23:05 9 3
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I agree hunt in packs like hyenas and always poaching around for mistakes. They are shifty, distractingly dangerous and don’t waste time. Just the way he likes them. Suarez is a perfect talisman
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23/02/2021 09:19:09 117 6
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“will pose a genuine threat to Chelsea”
Get it right, Chelsea are the underdogs here. Atleti are a better side and if anyone doesn’t realise that already then they’re in for a shock. I’d just like to see Chelsea be competitive and from there, whatever happens happens.
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23/02/2021 09:55:52 19 9
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Great comment.
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23/02/2021 10:23:10 14 3
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Chelsea shouldn't be the underdogs based on their budget and the money they've spent. Atletico have no chance of competing with Chelsea in the transfer market if both want the same player. It shows what a good job Simeone and their scouting department does.
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23/02/2021 22:03:30 1 0
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Shows what you know.

Everyone just reads what the article says and oh this guy makes a good point.

Anyone that has watched Athletico knows they are dull and defensive and won't ever change under Simeone.

Yes they are top of la liga but that's because the others are in ruin

Well played Chelsea
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23/02/2021 09:19:29 4 13
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He is a bit like how Mourinho was. Plays defensive but gets the job done.

Bit dull to watch
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23/02/2021 09:21:03 11 3
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Difference is Mourinho is NOT getting the job done.
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23/02/2021 09:21:08 8 0
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That's not what the article suggests.

Did you read it?

How can they be defensive if they're average up to 3 goals per game this season?
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23/02/2021 09:21:33 3 0
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Not this season, only Barcelona have scored more in the league - 5 more.
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23/02/2021 09:23:00 0 0
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A regular armchair critic I see!
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23/02/2021 09:20:01 37 8
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An interesting article. Give that man a raise.
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23/02/2021 13:48:05 3 8
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He's on £413,000 a week... yes that's pounds not euros! And well deserved too. But his loyalty is likely a lot to do with pocketing £21.5m a year for usually coming 3rd. My favourite Spanish club anyway so not slating him but he's got a great gig!
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23/02/2021 13:50:35 1 1
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Correction: My mistake that was his last contract... £36.2m a year! £696,000 a week. Highest paid gaffer in world football.
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23/02/2021 09:19:29 4 13
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He is a bit like how Mourinho was. Plays defensive but gets the job done.

Bit dull to watch
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23/02/2021 09:21:03 11 3
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Difference is Mourinho is NOT getting the job done.
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23/02/2021 10:13:14 2 3
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Not at the moment but at Christmas all the spuds thought he was the best thing since sliced bread.

He is going through a rough patch.
Klopp is now.
Hodgson was till yesterday.
Ole had his critics as did pep in the opening few months

The cream rises to the top. He needs to be given time
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23/02/2021 09:19:29 4 13
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He is a bit like how Mourinho was. Plays defensive but gets the job done.

Bit dull to watch
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23/02/2021 09:21:08 8 0
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That's not what the article suggests.

Did you read it?

How can they be defensive if they're average up to 3 goals per game this season?
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23/02/2021 21:03:55 1 0
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Hope your watching the match. Defensive back 6 most of the first half.

You read the article and took at as gospel but I watch the game and they are the same as always.

Defensive and dull to watch
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23/02/2021 09:19:29 4 13
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He is a bit like how Mourinho was. Plays defensive but gets the job done.

Bit dull to watch
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23/02/2021 09:21:33 3 0
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Not this season, only Barcelona have scored more in the league - 5 more.
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23/02/2021 09:22:22 6 13
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With a cheat as a centre forward .
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23/02/2021 11:20:40 1 0
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Toothally agree
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23/02/2021 09:22:23 11 9
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Diego Simeone has done an incredible job at Athletico. Like Jurgen Klopp at both Liverpool and Dortmund, he's turned a top six club into one that now sits comfortably in the very top tier with Barcelona, Real and the best that Europe has to offer. I really hope they go on and win La Liga.
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23/02/2021 10:24:34 11 4
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Except that Simeone pulled Klopp's pants down last year and spanked him both home and away in the Champion's League.
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23/02/2021 11:44:21 3 1
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How are Liverpool 'comfortable' anywhere? Let alone a very top tier? That btw doesn't really include Barca and Real at the moment.
If certain game in hand results go against them, Liverpool are legitimately 8th, out of both cups early again & only a hardcore scouser would have them anywhere near in the CL this season.
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23/02/2021 17:54:27 0 0
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At-letico no H, they're Spanish
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23/02/2021 09:19:29 4 13
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He is a bit like how Mourinho was. Plays defensive but gets the job done.

Bit dull to watch
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23/02/2021 09:23:00 0 0
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A regular armchair critic I see!
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23/02/2021 10:09:38 1 0
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Must be unlucky here but everytime I've watched them id have rather watched my toe nails grow.

Plus we are all armchair critic's as nobody can go to see any games
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23/02/2021 09:23:02 59 5
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It just shows that the modern approach of sacking the manager after a poor run of form isn't always the answer
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23/02/2021 14:34:00 1 11
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they havent exactly won much ion past few years have they 1 x League, 1 x CDR, 1 x EL, i could be wrong...
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23/02/2021 09:23:56 17 7
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YET ANOTHER successful coach heavily influenced by Marcelo Bielsa, perhaps worthy of mention.
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23/02/2021 11:36:35 7 2
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Maybe if bielsa was influenced by him on defending, Leeds wouldn't look like exciting, game amateurs at times.
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23/02/2021 12:54:14 0 0
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Not really no, Bielsa's teams are tripe.
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23/02/2021 15:08:02 0 0
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I'm presuming Simeone looked elsewhere when setting up a capable defence.
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23/02/2021 09:14:00 5 32
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English championship better than Spanish league
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23/02/2021 09:24:11 16 2
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Don't embarrass yourself! What absolute rubbish!
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23/02/2021 09:25:40 9 18
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I don’t like this man Diego Simeone because he got David beckham sent off at the 1998 World Cup. Nasty individual ??
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23/02/2021 10:06:00 17 0
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Half-witted Beckam got himself sent off and cost England the game.
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23/02/2021 09:26:17 7 7
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I fancy Chelsea for this one.

3 English teams in the 1/4 Finals please.
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23/02/2021 10:42:25 2 0
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"I fancy Chelsea for this one."

I'm a Chelsea fan and I don't. They struggle to make enough chances and convert the one's they do. At the other end they can get opened up too easily, see last Saturday.

Sadly another round-of-16 exit I'm afraid.
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23/02/2021 09:27:47 7 1
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Still remember him from the 1998 world Cup and that Argentina team that knocked us out !
He's a cheat! Removed
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23/02/2021 09:27:52 2 3
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Just like Jose at spurs.
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23/02/2021 09:29:00 5 2
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If Simeone had any sense he should stay in La Liga & stay away from here!

But he'll probably end up in the Premier League one day.Would be great to see him here all things considered.
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23/02/2021 11:32:53 0 1
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I have been surprised to not see him in he Chelsea dugout as his style of play does seem to suit them, and he is just the right level of abrasiveness
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23/02/2021 09:29:02 7 22
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Interesting but I'd like to know more about Athletico Madrid's Women's Team, which you haven't reported on once this year - which is a disgrace. Some of us love women's football and you do not cover it at all. You cover lower league prem and foreign clubs more!!
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23/02/2021 10:14:07 7 1
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make your own website up then. Nowhere near enough Interested in women football I'm afraid. And they are shocking players.
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23/02/2021 11:19:56 0 0
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This is about a men’s game tonight. Wrong toilet! Can you leave please
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23/02/2021 09:31:25 6 6
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Good article-

Don't hold any hope for Chelsea.
Fully expect Atletico to progress in this one.
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23/02/2021 10:06:39 10 5
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They demolished the 'best PL team of all time' Liverpool last year, so on form you would expect them to go through
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23/02/2021 09:33:42 18 18
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Experts predict that by 2025 you will never be more than 25 yards from an ex Chelsea manager.
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23/02/2021 09:35:58 19 7
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How many times are you going to post this tripe?
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23/02/2021 13:05:24 0 0
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Old ones aren't the best
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23/02/2021 09:33:42 18 18
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Experts predict that by 2025 you will never be more than 25 yards from an ex Chelsea manager.
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23/02/2021 09:35:58 19 7
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How many times are you going to post this tripe?
as long as liverpool don't win it we can all smile and be happy Removed
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23/02/2021 09:49:32 8 21
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This is the bloke who threw himself on the floor and made out he had been shot to get Beckham sent off!

Hope this cheat gets well and truly thrashed!

And I'm not even English!
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23/02/2021 09:52:36 4 8
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How sad
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23/02/2021 09:59:15 2 1
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Why would you have to be English to have a personal opinion on something ?
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23/02/2021 10:04:55 8 4
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Meh nobody cares about what happened in football from 23 years ago. Beckham was an idiot who through away as many crucial games as he won. He was at the pinnacle of the game in 1999 but left no legacy as there have been hundreds of far more successful players since and thousands before on the big stage.
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wix
23/02/2021 10:11:48 1 0
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You cry much ??
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23/02/2021 10:50:09 2 1
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I agree mate. I didnt have much time for Beckham either but this simeone is something else. A cheat from yesteryear. Trying to get other players booked or sent off is very ugly trait in football. Reminds me of Fernandes of manure. He tries that on a regular basis.
Im not english either.
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23/02/2021 09:50:06 51 7
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Good article.

The comparison with Mourinho is striking. Mourinho has stayed with the same rigidity that brought him (and Rafa and others) some success in the past, failing to realise that the game has moved on.

Simeone has moved with the times, adapted his team and is being successful. Meanwhile Jose is still trying to recreate his old teams and blaming the players when it doesn’t work.
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23/02/2021 10:18:08 18 2
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He has had the chance to keep and build on his squad while Real and Barca are in financial ruins. Are they really playing better or are the others just below par.
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23/02/2021 11:19:10 2 0
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Was thinking the same, if he can change then Mourinho can change. Could you see spurs playing 3-5-2 with bale and dele as two number 8s either side of hoijberg behind son and kane. Spurs squad seem perfect fit for that style and system
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23/02/2021 09:14:00 5 32
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English championship better than Spanish league
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23/02/2021 09:50:27 0 5
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Not far off!
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23/02/2021 09:27:47 7 1
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Still remember him from the 1998 world Cup and that Argentina team that knocked us out !
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He's a cheat! Removed
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23/02/2021 09:49:32 8 21
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This is the bloke who threw himself on the floor and made out he had been shot to get Beckham sent off!

Hope this cheat gets well and truly thrashed!

And I'm not even English!
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23/02/2021 09:52:36 4 8
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How sad
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23/02/2021 09:19:09 117 6
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“will pose a genuine threat to Chelsea”
Get it right, Chelsea are the underdogs here. Atleti are a better side and if anyone doesn’t realise that already then they’re in for a shock. I’d just like to see Chelsea be competitive and from there, whatever happens happens.
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23/02/2021 09:55:52 19 9
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Great comment.
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23/02/2021 09:56:28 9 13
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"rather than a classic modern-day transfer window splurge."

Nice one Raj Dohan
A direct slur at Chelsea who everyone knows-

"Blue is the colour
Outspending is the game"

Abramovich likes time sensitive glittery players/managers- I'm sure he'll be desperate to add to the one paltry Champions League his fortune has bought.
Won't happen this season though.

Atletico are a far more established club.
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23/02/2021 10:04:03 9 6
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One paltry Champions league???
You are deluded my friend
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23/02/2021 13:10:16 1 0
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"Atletico are a far more established club"

Chelsea 1 paltry Champions League
Athletico 0 paltry Champions League
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23/02/2021 09:58:00 8 1
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I wonder what he'd do with the sort of budget available to the likes of Manchester City, PSG, Real Madrid and others?
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23/02/2021 11:18:30 2 2
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Already has spent on average 100m a year over 5 years
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23/02/2021 11:22:15 2 0
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Debatable isn't it - because if this article is right, he thrives off the underdog tag. The man who rejuvenates the rejects and the nearly men.

You can't play that role at Barca or Real. As great as he has been for Atleti, I'm not sure he would travel that well to be honest.
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23/02/2021 18:02:57 0 0
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We hear this sort of comment about such managers, but it doesn't always translate. Look at Moyes as an example. It's not just a budget thing but also mentality and the club culture that counts.
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23/02/2021 09:49:32 8 21
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This is the bloke who threw himself on the floor and made out he had been shot to get Beckham sent off!

Hope this cheat gets well and truly thrashed!

And I'm not even English!
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23/02/2021 09:59:15 2 1
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Why would you have to be English to have a personal opinion on something ?
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23/02/2021 09:14:00 5 32
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English championship better than Spanish league
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23/02/2021 10:02:58 10 0
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So how come Spanish teams have won the majority of both European trophies in the past decade?
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23/02/2021 09:56:28 9 13
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"rather than a classic modern-day transfer window splurge."

Nice one Raj Dohan
A direct slur at Chelsea who everyone knows-

"Blue is the colour
Outspending is the game"

Abramovich likes time sensitive glittery players/managers- I'm sure he'll be desperate to add to the one paltry Champions League his fortune has bought.
Won't happen this season though.

Atletico are a far more established club.
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23/02/2021 10:04:03 9 6
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One paltry Champions league???
You are deluded my friend
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23/02/2021 10:33:23 6 4
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I am neither!

I am though, factually correct-

Chelsea have Won 1 (ONE) Paltry Champions League Title.
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23/02/2021 09:49:32 8 21
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This is the bloke who threw himself on the floor and made out he had been shot to get Beckham sent off!

Hope this cheat gets well and truly thrashed!

And I'm not even English!
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23/02/2021 10:04:55 8 4
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Meh nobody cares about what happened in football from 23 years ago. Beckham was an idiot who through away as many crucial games as he won. He was at the pinnacle of the game in 1999 but left no legacy as there have been hundreds of far more successful players since and thousands before on the big stage.
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23/02/2021 09:25:40 9 18
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I don’t like this man Diego Simeone because he got David beckham sent off at the 1998 World Cup. Nasty individual ??
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23/02/2021 10:06:00 17 0
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Half-witted Beckam got himself sent off and cost England the game.
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23/02/2021 10:20:36 5 1
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The score when Beckham was sent off....2-2. The score at the end of 90mins & extra time....2-2. So no Beckham didn’t cost England the game it was our usual inability to score from the penalty spot that us??!!
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23/02/2021 10:06:21 28 5
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He might be a great manager, and could even be a really nice bloke in private - who knows. But his touchline antics are undeniably pathetic, and he absolutely does come across as an excitable twerp.
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23/02/2021 12:32:52 3 5
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Ah come the way he got Beckham sent off was funny you have to admit. Just wouldn't want to be one of his assistants who he attacks all the time.
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23/02/2021 09:31:25 6 6
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Good article-

Don't hold any hope for Chelsea.
Fully expect Atletico to progress in this one.
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23/02/2021 10:06:39 10 5
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They demolished the 'best PL team of all time' Liverpool last year, so on form you would expect them to go through
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ron
23/02/2021 10:20:54 6 6
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"Demolished"?!?! It went to extra time when Adrian lost the plot. You don't like the club, fine, but don't rewrite history.
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23/02/2021 10:37:29 6 4
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"Schooled" in both legs would be a more accurate description and Klopp's post match childish comments about them not playing "proper football" turned embarrassment into comedy given Liverpool were going to win everything last season and Atletico couldn't buy a win in their own league at the time.
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23/02/2021 13:13:45 3 0
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None of us like the club, but all that 'Team from Mars' crap. They had 2 good seasons* and now it's back to the status quo
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23/02/2021 10:06:56 6 1
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Surely this is old story, the reinvention was complete when he one the title and twice took them to the Champions League.

Why wait till now to give him recognition
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23/02/2021 11:17:19 1 0
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They didn't wait. This is a repeat. And a bit premature if you ask me.
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23/02/2021 11:17:57 1 1
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Roberto Dimatteo won a Champions league.
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23/02/2021 10:07:16 5 2
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Arsenal should have broke the bank to get him.
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23/02/2021 10:15:59 7 2
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Broke the bank on Ozil and Pepe and we all know how that's worked out.

Rogers would have been the right appointment at the time
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23/02/2021 11:17:20 0 0
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Athleticism already doing that, but Zidane will reel him in. Pressure started already
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23/02/2021 09:23:00 0 0
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A regular armchair critic I see!
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23/02/2021 10:09:38 1 0
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Must be unlucky here but everytime I've watched them id have rather watched my toe nails grow.

Plus we are all armchair critic's as nobody can go to see any games
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23/02/2021 09:49:32 8 21
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This is the bloke who threw himself on the floor and made out he had been shot to get Beckham sent off!

Hope this cheat gets well and truly thrashed!

And I'm not even English!
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wix
23/02/2021 10:11:48 1 0
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You cry much ??
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23/02/2021 10:12:02 8 12
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Under 'Women's Football' there are four stories about DA MIGHTY LIONESSES! at the top but nothing about the Scotland v Portugal match. Is the BBC 1) Anti-Scottish, 2) Engerlundland Triumphalist 3) Anti-women, or 4) All three?
1, no one cares. 2, yes, why not? 3, um, no, have you not noticed the never ending series of non-stories about women’s football. Oh look another one, this time it’s something about a couple of lesbians. Removed
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23/02/2021 16:11:16 0 0
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Give it a rest will ya.
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23/02/2021 09:21:03 11 3
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Difference is Mourinho is NOT getting the job done.
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23/02/2021 10:13:14 2 3
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Not at the moment but at Christmas all the spuds thought he was the best thing since sliced bread.

He is going through a rough patch.
Klopp is now.
Hodgson was till yesterday.
Ole had his critics as did pep in the opening few months

The cream rises to the top. He needs to be given time
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23/02/2021 10:13:16 4 8
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He's up there with Tony Pulis and the like.
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23/02/2021 11:16:22 0 1
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Except with half a billion spent in five years. Their net spend is way higher than Chelsea. Someone has been relatively successful but I feel they lack finesse. No doubting fight! Game nous and strategic thinking with a devious underbelly full of thorns and poison. However, as a manager he compares to Zidane as he would as a player and a man
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23/02/2021 09:29:02 7 22
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Interesting but I'd like to know more about Athletico Madrid's Women's Team, which you haven't reported on once this year - which is a disgrace. Some of us love women's football and you do not cover it at all. You cover lower league prem and foreign clubs more!!
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23/02/2021 10:14:07 7 1
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make your own website up then. Nowhere near enough Interested in women football I'm afraid. And they are shocking players.
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23/02/2021 10:52:09 1 0
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Even more shocking goalkeepers.
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23/02/2021 10:07:16 5 2
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Arsenal should have broke the bank to get him.
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23/02/2021 10:15:59 7 2
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Broke the bank on Ozil and Pepe and we all know how that's worked out.

Rogers would have been the right appointment at the time
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23/02/2021 11:16:41 1 0
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Arsenal hiring Arteta instead is an embarrassing error of judgement. Rodgers would have Arsenal inside the top 4 now, no question. And he do it playing great football, and getting the best out of young and old alike. He almost won the league at Liverpool with a worse team than Arsenal have now.
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23/02/2021 09:50:06 51 7
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Good article.

The comparison with Mourinho is striking. Mourinho has stayed with the same rigidity that brought him (and Rafa and others) some success in the past, failing to realise that the game has moved on.

Simeone has moved with the times, adapted his team and is being successful. Meanwhile Jose is still trying to recreate his old teams and blaming the players when it doesn’t work.
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23/02/2021 10:18:08 18 2
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He has had the chance to keep and build on his squad while Real and Barca are in financial ruins. Are they really playing better or are the others just below par.
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23/02/2021 10:06:00 17 0
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Half-witted Beckam got himself sent off and cost England the game.
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23/02/2021 10:20:36 5 1
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The score when Beckham was sent off....2-2. The score at the end of 90mins & extra time....2-2. So no Beckham didn’t cost England the game it was our usual inability to score from the penalty spot that us??!!
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23/02/2021 10:06:39 10 5
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They demolished the 'best PL team of all time' Liverpool last year, so on form you would expect them to go through
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ron
23/02/2021 10:20:54 6 6
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"Demolished"?!?! It went to extra time when Adrian lost the plot. You don't like the club, fine, but don't rewrite history.
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23/02/2021 09:19:09 117 6
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“will pose a genuine threat to Chelsea”
Get it right, Chelsea are the underdogs here. Atleti are a better side and if anyone doesn’t realise that already then they’re in for a shock. I’d just like to see Chelsea be competitive and from there, whatever happens happens.
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23/02/2021 10:23:10 14 3
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Chelsea shouldn't be the underdogs based on their budget and the money they've spent. Atletico have no chance of competing with Chelsea in the transfer market if both want the same player. It shows what a good job Simeone and their scouting department does.
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23/02/2021 10:30:00 12 4
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How much did Felix cost again
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Jeb
23/02/2021 11:01:53 3 2
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Atletico have spent over £500m in the last 5 years.
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23/02/2021 15:53:23 0 0
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24Million net is not a huge spend
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23/02/2021 09:22:23 11 9
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Diego Simeone has done an incredible job at Athletico. Like Jurgen Klopp at both Liverpool and Dortmund, he's turned a top six club into one that now sits comfortably in the very top tier with Barcelona, Real and the best that Europe has to offer. I really hope they go on and win La Liga.
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23/02/2021 10:24:34 11 4
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Except that Simeone pulled Klopp's pants down last year and spanked him both home and away in the Champion's League.
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23/02/2021 14:15:54 0 0
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He did but to my knowledge Simeone hasn't won the CL unlike Klopp
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23/02/2021 10:25:45 10 8
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Athleti will rip chelsea a new one - no doubt about it. Suarez still banging them in for fun.
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23/02/2021 10:39:25 6 4
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Let's hope he dosent bite anyone ??
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23/02/2021 11:00:16 0 1
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As an Everton fan I hope not. Hope Chelski beat them over 2 legs. Tuchel will have his first real test though, so hope he gets one over on simeone and his child like antics on the sidelines.
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23/02/2021 18:05:38 0 0
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I think Atleti will, but I haven't heard of Ath-leti.
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23/02/2021 22:04:30 0 0
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????????????????
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23/02/2021 10:26:30 34 3
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I dont mind Simeone for the simple reason he's broken the total domination of Spanish football by Barcelona and Real Madrid, hes also worked on nothing like the budget of his rivals. I know he's not everybody's cup of tea and his antics in technical area can be a bit over the top, but if he could lead Athletico to la Liga title it would be a real shot in the arm for football in that Country.
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Jeb
23/02/2021 10:46:05 19 19
bbc
You know Atletico have spent more than half a billion in the last 5 years right?

They are good net spenders to be fair to them, but let's not pretend they are plucky underdogs.
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23/02/2021 18:22:44 0 0
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Not really they haven't won anything yet , they were 10 points clear now it's only 3
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23/02/2021 10:26:46 14 1
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He’s definitely reinvented his hair.
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23/02/2021 10:28:38 7 1
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Plugs....
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23/02/2021 10:26:46 14 1
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He’s definitely reinvented his hair.
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23/02/2021 10:28:38 7 1
bbc
Plugs....
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23/02/2021 10:29:02 12 3
bbc
Barca and Real are in financial ruin at the moment and athletico are not running away with the league albeit top for now.

Are they doing well or are they others just below par ??.
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23/02/2021 10:39:30 9 1
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Others below par I feel.
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23/02/2021 18:09:34 0 0
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What about At-letico though?
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23/02/2021 10:23:10 14 3
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Chelsea shouldn't be the underdogs based on their budget and the money they've spent. Atletico have no chance of competing with Chelsea in the transfer market if both want the same player. It shows what a good job Simeone and their scouting department does.
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23/02/2021 10:30:00 12 4
bbc
How much did Felix cost again
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23/02/2021 10:52:17 8 0
bbc
They had the griezmann money
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23/02/2021 11:00:58 11 1
bbc
They sold Griezmann to Barcelona for £108m, Lucas Hernandez to Bayern Munich for £72m, Rodri to Man City for £56m, and Partey to Arsenal for £45m. They have to buy/sell efficiently and balance the books. I repeat, they can't compete with clubs like Real & Barca in their own country, or Chelsea/PSG.
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23/02/2021 11:23:35 1 2
bbc
They sold griezman for 120mill and bought felix for 120m they still have the budget like Chelsea spent 200m and didn’t sell anyone
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23/02/2021 12:10:14 1 2
bbc
Griezmann left in the same transfer window that Felix arrived for approximately the same money. In effect they just swapped one player for the other.
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bbc
A thug of a player..... Removed
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23/02/2021 11:43:24 3 0
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Pretty sure the article was about his credentials as a manger
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23/02/2021 12:22:07 0 0
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Similar in that respect to John Terry who played so long for Chelsea and England.
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23/02/2021 10:04:03 9 6
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One paltry Champions league???
You are deluded my friend
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23/02/2021 10:33:23 6 4
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I am neither!

I am though, factually correct-

Chelsea have Won 1 (ONE) Paltry Champions League Title.
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23/02/2021 10:46:52 5 5
bbc
"One Champions League" is a fact. "One paltry Champions league" is a subjective opinion. You'd probably benefit from focusing on your homework.
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23/02/2021 10:06:39 10 5
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They demolished the 'best PL team of all time' Liverpool last year, so on form you would expect them to go through
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23/02/2021 10:37:29 6 4
bbc
"Schooled" in both legs would be a more accurate description and Klopp's post match childish comments about them not playing "proper football" turned embarrassment into comedy given Liverpool were going to win everything last season and Atletico couldn't buy a win in their own league at the time.
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23/02/2021 11:24:41 2 5
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Even though I'm a non League super fan... I was at Anfield last season- Liverpool were not schooled by Atletico at all but for a goalkeeping blunder they would have won.
Perhaps I've been watching non league cloggers too much and lost the plot?
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23/02/2021 10:37:49 7 8
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Simione is cast iron at Athleti, no mug and would probably be mental to the the Prem + his English is vitually non-existant.

Tuchel is living on borrowed time since he signed for the dirty cash - won't be long.
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23/02/2021 10:51:22 4 6
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Apt username
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23/02/2021 10:56:53 1 3
bbc
YAAAAAWWWWWNNNNN
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23/02/2021 13:08:07 0 0
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Gooner or Spud?
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23/02/2021 18:11:44 0 0
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Sim e one
At letico
Vi r tually
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23/02/2021 10:25:45 10 8
bbc
Athleti will rip chelsea a new one - no doubt about it. Suarez still banging them in for fun.
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23/02/2021 10:39:25 6 4
bbc
Let's hope he dosent bite anyone ??
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23/02/2021 10:29:02 12 3
bbc
Barca and Real are in financial ruin at the moment and athletico are not running away with the league albeit top for now.

Are they doing well or are they others just below par ??.
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23/02/2021 10:39:30 9 1
bbc
Others below par I feel.
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23/02/2021 11:25:47 1 1
bbc
Probably a part of it but perhaps not the whole story. Would rather have DS managing my club than ZZ any day.
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23/02/2021 09:26:17 7 7
bbc
I fancy Chelsea for this one.

3 English teams in the 1/4 Finals please.
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23/02/2021 10:42:25 2 0
bbc
"I fancy Chelsea for this one."

I'm a Chelsea fan and I don't. They struggle to make enough chances and convert the one's they do. At the other end they can get opened up too easily, see last Saturday.

Sadly another round-of-16 exit I'm afraid.
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23/02/2021 09:14:00 5 32
bbc
English championship better than Spanish league
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23/02/2021 10:45:05 7 0
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One Spanish club has won more European trophies than Liverpool and Utd combined.

The "best" we have aren't even halfway close.
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23/02/2021 10:26:30 34 3
bbc
I dont mind Simeone for the simple reason he's broken the total domination of Spanish football by Barcelona and Real Madrid, hes also worked on nothing like the budget of his rivals. I know he's not everybody's cup of tea and his antics in technical area can be a bit over the top, but if he could lead Athletico to la Liga title it would be a real shot in the arm for football in that Country.
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Jeb
23/02/2021 10:46:05 19 19
bbc
You know Atletico have spent more than half a billion in the last 5 years right?

They are good net spenders to be fair to them, but let's not pretend they are plucky underdogs.
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23/02/2021 10:54:02 8 1
bbc
Oh yeah I appreciate they've not exactly been tight fisted themselves. But Athleticos outlay on players since his entire time as coach still cant be anywhere near what's been spent at the Nou Camp and Bernabau.
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23/02/2021 11:40:11 8 4
bbc
Oh dear jeb (you must be tired of hearing that?)

"plucky underdogs"?

Chelsea spent £¼ of a billion in the last Window alone never mind the last five years.
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23/02/2021 12:53:35 0 1
bbc
Absolutely. The 'Atleti' fan club on here is nauseating
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23/02/2021 10:33:23 6 4
bbc
I am neither!

I am though, factually correct-

Chelsea have Won 1 (ONE) Paltry Champions League Title.
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23/02/2021 10:46:52 5 5
bbc
"One Champions League" is a fact. "One paltry Champions league" is a subjective opinion. You'd probably benefit from focusing on your homework.
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23/02/2021 09:49:32 8 21
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This is the bloke who threw himself on the floor and made out he had been shot to get Beckham sent off!

Hope this cheat gets well and truly thrashed!

And I'm not even English!
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23/02/2021 10:50:09 2 1
bbc
I agree mate. I didnt have much time for Beckham either but this simeone is something else. A cheat from yesteryear. Trying to get other players booked or sent off is very ugly trait in football. Reminds me of Fernandes of manure. He tries that on a regular basis.
Im not english either.
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23/02/2021 10:37:49 7 8
bbc
Simione is cast iron at Athleti, no mug and would probably be mental to the the Prem + his English is vitually non-existant.

Tuchel is living on borrowed time since he signed for the dirty cash - won't be long.
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23/02/2021 10:51:22 4 6
bbc
Apt username
79
23/02/2021 10:57:48 5 1
bbc
The truth hurts.....
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23/02/2021 10:51:27 36 7
bbc
Suarez will be chomping at the bit to get his teeth into Chelsea again
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23/02/2021 10:57:38 1 10
bbc
'King quality??
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23/02/2021 11:04:10 1 3
bbc
Funny on both levels, literal and metaphorical. Those pearly whites reflect the sun into opponents eyes, have caused injuries, reminds me of donkey rides at the beach. This fella rolls around, whinges, berates the ref. Provokes opponents, draws fouls and amidst all that drama and confusion pounces like wild dog pulling a chicken to its doom. Someone wants that street fighting slippery type.
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23/02/2021 16:26:13 0 0
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Don't joke it just might happen.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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23/02/2021 10:14:07 7 1
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make your own website up then. Nowhere near enough Interested in women football I'm afraid. And they are shocking players.
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23/02/2021 10:52:09 1 0
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Even more shocking goalkeepers.
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23/02/2021 10:30:00 12 4
bbc
How much did Felix cost again
74
23/02/2021 10:52:17 8 0
bbc
They had the griezmann money
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23/02/2021 13:42:23 7 1
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We had the Hazard and Morata money totaling £140m+ plus 7 on-loan players sold for around £48m plus another £10m in loan fees, over 2 seasons including the transfer ban. So "net spend" which is Liverpool's justification is about £50-70m, over 2 seasons losing players in their prime replacing them with young players. Even flops like Havertz would reclaim a big fee if sold.

Nice try though.
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23/02/2021 22:04:50 1 0
bbc
So that made felix cheaper so did it
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Jeb
23/02/2021 10:46:05 19 19
bbc
You know Atletico have spent more than half a billion in the last 5 years right?

They are good net spenders to be fair to them, but let's not pretend they are plucky underdogs.
75
23/02/2021 10:54:02 8 1
bbc
Oh yeah I appreciate they've not exactly been tight fisted themselves. But Athleticos outlay on players since his entire time as coach still cant be anywhere near what's been spent at the Nou Camp and Bernabau.
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Jeb
23/02/2021 12:17:11 2 2
bbc
True. It's a bit like Leicester City though. They've been spending around £100m per year for the last 4 years, yet are somehow not really regarded as big spenders?
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23/02/2021 18:07:25 0 0
bbc
Atletico(and therefore Atleticos), not Athletico (or Athleticos)
76
23/02/2021 10:55:52 5 13
bbc
Simeone is a really irritating man.

Ever since he tapped Beckham he's been an enemy of English football.

I just cannot stand him!!
80
23/02/2021 11:00:03 7 4
bbc
He's killing it, week in, week out. Month in, month out. Season in, season out.

Does this irritate?
83
23/02/2021 11:01:10 2 4
bbc
Me Neither. Horrible person he is.
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23/02/2021 11:16:48 2 1
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Personally i'd hold the grudge against Beckham for being an idiot and potentially costing England the chance to win the WC; and for what, Getting mud on his leg or something?
63
23/02/2021 10:37:49 7 8
bbc
Simione is cast iron at Athleti, no mug and would probably be mental to the the Prem + his English is vitually non-existant.

Tuchel is living on borrowed time since he signed for the dirty cash - won't be long.
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23/02/2021 10:56:53 1 3
bbc
YAAAAAWWWWWNNNNN
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23/02/2021 10:51:27 36 7
bbc
Suarez will be chomping at the bit to get his teeth into Chelsea again
78
23/02/2021 10:57:38 1 10
bbc
'King quality??
71
23/02/2021 10:51:22 4 6
bbc
Apt username
79
23/02/2021 10:57:48 5 1
bbc
The truth hurts.....
76
23/02/2021 10:55:52 5 13
bbc
Simeone is a really irritating man.

Ever since he tapped Beckham he's been an enemy of English football.

I just cannot stand him!!
80
23/02/2021 11:00:03 7 4
bbc
He's killing it, week in, week out. Month in, month out. Season in, season out.

Does this irritate?
Removed
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23/02/2021 10:25:45 10 8
bbc
Athleti will rip chelsea a new one - no doubt about it. Suarez still banging them in for fun.
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23/02/2021 11:00:16 0 1
bbc
As an Everton fan I hope not. Hope Chelski beat them over 2 legs. Tuchel will have his first real test though, so hope he gets one over on simeone and his child like antics on the sidelines.
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23/02/2021 10:30:00 12 4
bbc
How much did Felix cost again
82
23/02/2021 11:00:58 11 1
bbc
They sold Griezmann to Barcelona for £108m, Lucas Hernandez to Bayern Munich for £72m, Rodri to Man City for £56m, and Partey to Arsenal for £45m. They have to buy/sell efficiently and balance the books. I repeat, they can't compete with clubs like Real & Barca in their own country, or Chelsea/PSG.
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23/02/2021 15:54:20 0 0
bbc
Don't forget they also sold Hazard to Madrid
76
23/02/2021 10:55:52 5 13
bbc
Simeone is a really irritating man.

Ever since he tapped Beckham he's been an enemy of English football.

I just cannot stand him!!
83
23/02/2021 11:01:10 2 4
bbc
Me Neither. Horrible person he is.
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23/02/2021 11:11:38 0 1
bbc
Yoda, is that you?
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23/02/2021 10:23:10 14 3
bbc
Chelsea shouldn't be the underdogs based on their budget and the money they've spent. Atletico have no chance of competing with Chelsea in the transfer market if both want the same player. It shows what a good job Simeone and their scouting department does.
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Jeb
23/02/2021 11:01:53 3 2
bbc
Atletico have spent over £500m in the last 5 years.
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23/02/2021 11:24:48 5 3
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Yeah becuase they sold big players to make that money such as griezman and Hernandez and party where as Chelsea spent 200m in one transfer window without selling anyone
Removed
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23/02/2021 10:51:27 36 7
bbc
Suarez will be chomping at the bit to get his teeth into Chelsea again
86
23/02/2021 11:04:10 1 3
bbc
Funny on both levels, literal and metaphorical. Those pearly whites reflect the sun into opponents eyes, have caused injuries, reminds me of donkey rides at the beach. This fella rolls around, whinges, berates the ref. Provokes opponents, draws fouls and amidst all that drama and confusion pounces like wild dog pulling a chicken to its doom. Someone wants that street fighting slippery type.
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sny
23/02/2021 11:07:05 16 2
bbc
Chelsea are in big trouble.
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23/02/2021 11:09:31 12 8
bbc
Good job fattie has been booted, that bottom lip would be trembling ten to the dozen by now.
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sny
23/02/2021 11:07:05 16 2
bbc
Chelsea are in big trouble.
88
23/02/2021 11:09:31 12 8
bbc
Good job fattie has been booted, that bottom lip would be trembling ten to the dozen by now.
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23/02/2021 11:14:36 4 7
bbc
Have a guess your a hammer!
No stadium let alone a trophy cabinet. ????
83
23/02/2021 11:01:10 2 4
bbc
Me Neither. Horrible person he is.
89
23/02/2021 11:11:38 0 1
bbc
Yoda, is that you?
88
23/02/2021 11:09:31 12 8
bbc
Good job fattie has been booted, that bottom lip would be trembling ten to the dozen by now.
90
23/02/2021 11:14:36 4 7
bbc
Have a guess your a hammer!
No stadium let alone a trophy cabinet. ????
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KRR
23/02/2021 10:12:02 8 12
bbc
Under 'Women's Football' there are four stories about DA MIGHTY LIONESSES! at the top but nothing about the Scotland v Portugal match. Is the BBC 1) Anti-Scottish, 2) Engerlundland Triumphalist 3) Anti-women, or 4) All three?
1, no one cares. 2, yes, why not? 3, um, no, have you not noticed the never ending series of non-stories about women’s football. Oh look another one, this time it’s something about a couple of lesbians. Removed
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23/02/2021 10:13:16 4 8
bbc
He's up there with Tony Pulis and the like.
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23/02/2021 11:16:22 0 1
bbc
Except with half a billion spent in five years. Their net spend is way higher than Chelsea. Someone has been relatively successful but I feel they lack finesse. No doubting fight! Game nous and strategic thinking with a devious underbelly full of thorns and poison. However, as a manager he compares to Zidane as he would as a player and a man
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23/02/2021 10:15:59 7 2
bbc
Broke the bank on Ozil and Pepe and we all know how that's worked out.

Rogers would have been the right appointment at the time
93
23/02/2021 11:16:41 1 0
bbc
Arsenal hiring Arteta instead is an embarrassing error of judgement. Rodgers would have Arsenal inside the top 4 now, no question. And he do it playing great football, and getting the best out of young and old alike. He almost won the league at Liverpool with a worse team than Arsenal have now.
76
23/02/2021 10:55:52 5 13
bbc
Simeone is a really irritating man.

Ever since he tapped Beckham he's been an enemy of English football.

I just cannot stand him!!
94
23/02/2021 11:16:48 2 1
bbc
Personally i'd hold the grudge against Beckham for being an idiot and potentially costing England the chance to win the WC; and for what, Getting mud on his leg or something?
40
23/02/2021 10:06:56 6 1
bbc
Surely this is old story, the reinvention was complete when he one the title and twice took them to the Champions League.

Why wait till now to give him recognition
95
23/02/2021 11:17:19 1 0
bbc
They didn't wait. This is a repeat. And a bit premature if you ask me.
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23/02/2021 10:07:16 5 2
bbc
Arsenal should have broke the bank to get him.
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23/02/2021 11:17:20 0 0
bbc
Athleticism already doing that, but Zidane will reel him in. Pressure started already
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23/02/2021 11:17:37 9 2
bbc
Really can't see the going Chelsea's way....

Athletico, just too good...

Suarez looks rejuvented...

Tuchel's best shot is to play his worst team...

& not obviously, throw in the towel.

Seconds-out.
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23/02/2021 18:13:14 0 0
bbc
Atletico, no h
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23/02/2021 21:58:39 0 0
bbc
??
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23/02/2021 11:17:46 2 5
bbc
Tuesday's Champions League last-16 first-leg encounter will be the sixth time Diego Simeone has managed an Atletico Madrid side against Chelsea.
During his nine years at the club, the longest of any Atletico boss, Chelsea have appointed eight different managers.
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23/02/2021 11:22:54 2 1
bbc
"Yes Roman, I'll win the Champs league in my 1st season, no problemo"....

"Taxi"......
40
23/02/2021 10:06:56 6 1
bbc
Surely this is old story, the reinvention was complete when he one the title and twice took them to the Champions League.

Why wait till now to give him recognition
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23/02/2021 11:17:57 1 1
bbc
Roberto Dimatteo won a Champions league.
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23/02/2021 11:18:25 3 4
bbc
re: comment about AM's spend on transfer fees the last 5 years, but them being "good net spenders".

Please, when quoting team's net spend, can you also compare spend on wages, bonuses etc.

Money in, money out, on transfer fees is only part of investment in players.

Maybe football fans should go on an economics or business accounting course to deal with banter in modern day football.
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Jeb
23/02/2021 11:29:06 0 5
bbc
I didn't "quote" net spend. I said they were 'good net spenders' in the context of comparing them with real and Barcelona.

Not sure what the problem with that comment is.

If you'd like a full profit and loss account of a football club, the BBC HYS section isn't the place to go.