Thursday Night Lights: The 2014/15 Europa League thread

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Let the round of 32 clusterfuck begin

tayto fan (Michael B), Thursday, 19 February 2015 20:13 (four years ago) Permalink

Nice enough finish from Soldado.

Rainbow DAESH (ShariVari), Thursday, 19 February 2015 20:30 (four years ago) Permalink

Stuart Armstrong! Holy fuck!

paolo, Thursday, 19 February 2015 20:35 (four years ago) Permalink

i think im watching the wrong game

tayto fan (Michael B), Thursday, 19 February 2015 20:37 (four years ago) Permalink

hi lads been on spurs thread lol at us but still a very good performance this tbh

local eire man (darraghmac), Thursday, 19 February 2015 20:50 (four years ago) Permalink

these matias set pieces are pretty good

ogmor, Thursday, 19 February 2015 21:13 (four years ago) Permalink

these paulinho ones not

local eire man (darraghmac), Thursday, 19 February 2015 21:13 (four years ago) Permalink

Townsend and walker just high performing versions of themselves tonight. no end product whatsoever.

local eire man (darraghmac), Thursday, 19 February 2015 21:18 (four years ago) Permalink

jordan ibe has been great tonight again

tayto fan (Michael B), Thursday, 19 February 2015 21:50 (four years ago) Permalink

oh hey paolo, been missing your input on anglo-scots club relations recently

r|t|c, Thursday, 19 February 2015 22:24 (four years ago) Permalink

Some comedy stuff from Celtic tonight but I still think Inter are there for the taking.

Romeo Daltrey (Tom D.), Thursday, 19 February 2015 22:36 (four years ago) Permalink

Some comedy stuff, as usual in Europe, that is.

Romeo Daltrey (Tom D.), Thursday, 19 February 2015 22:37 (four years ago) Permalink

So shit from Soldado.... absolutely criminal for a striker to screw up a 2 on 1

JLB Credit (Jack BS), Thursday, 26 February 2015 18:35 (four years ago) Permalink

Fucking hell Fazio, of all the players on the pitch to give a comedy assist to.

Another goal would lead to extra time now and basically kill our final on Sunday, so I dunno how I feel about the rest of the game now.

Matt DC, Thursday, 26 February 2015 19:15 (four years ago) Permalink

extra time for liverpool, not good for the game against man city either

tayto fan (Michael B), Thursday, 26 February 2015 19:54 (four years ago) Permalink

lol smh itv4 cutting out just in time for the pens

r|t|c, Thursday, 26 February 2015 20:33 (four years ago) Permalink

impressive penos all round so far

tayto fan (Michael B), Thursday, 26 February 2015 20:39 (four years ago) Permalink

Errrrrr

Romeo Daltrey (Tom D.), Thursday, 26 February 2015 20:40 (four years ago) Permalink

Lol

Rainbow DAESH (ShariVari), Thursday, 26 February 2015 20:41 (four years ago) Permalink

....and Lovren blasts it a mile wide

tayto fan (Michael B), Thursday, 26 February 2015 20:41 (four years ago) Permalink

why Lovren to take that peno? idgi

tayto fan (Michael B), Thursday, 26 February 2015 20:42 (four years ago) Permalink

Lovren eclipses Carroll as worst signing ever in an impressively quick time.

ewar woowar (or something), Thursday, 26 February 2015 20:47 (four years ago) Permalink

hes fairly bad alright

tayto fan (Michael B), Thursday, 26 February 2015 20:50 (four years ago) Permalink

Torino down to ten men after half an hour. 2 justified yellows. They'd completely stifled Zenit with ease until then.

pandemic, Thursday, 12 March 2015 17:30 (four years ago) Permalink

Hulk gets dispossessed more than any player I've ever seen.

pandemic, Thursday, 12 March 2015 17:36 (four years ago) Permalink

Witzel 1-0. Torino have been defending the width of the box quite well, but that was neat play by Zenit.

pandemic, Thursday, 12 March 2015 17:40 (four years ago) Permalink

"He can argue all he wants he has no argument there" - Danny Higginbotham.

pandemic, Thursday, 12 March 2015 17:45 (four years ago) Permalink

palacio 1-0 after Schurrle sloppily gives the ball away. Tentatively suggest this Wolfsburg vs Inter game will be an end to end classic.

pandemic, Thursday, 12 March 2015 18:08 (four years ago) Permalink

Schurrle has been astonishingly bad thus far.

pandemic, Thursday, 12 March 2015 18:21 (four years ago) Permalink

Naldo powers in a header from a de bruyne corner.1-1.

my word rodriguez has put in a couple of absolutely beautiful crosses

pandemic, Thursday, 12 March 2015 18:30 (four years ago) Permalink

de bruyne 2-1. awful 'pass' from inter keeper straight to vierinha on to kdb, goal

pandemic, Thursday, 12 March 2015 19:22 (four years ago) Permalink

de bruyne free kick 3-1. keeper woreful again. stood behind wall and couldn't see the ball.

pandemic, Thursday, 12 March 2015 19:34 (four years ago) Permalink

this has been great & frantic, you wonder why everton don't play like this in the epl

vacuum head tree disease (imago), Thursday, 12 March 2015 21:43 (four years ago) Permalink

Everton 3-1 down after 37mins. Their defence is SO BAD. Couple of great goals (yarmolenko and lukaku)

Blandford Forum, Thursday, 19 March 2015 18:38 (four years ago) Permalink

What has happened to Roma recently? They have been awful.

Rainbow DAESH (ShariVari), Thursday, 19 March 2015 19:21 (four years ago) Permalink

5-1 down now, another wonderful strike (antunes)

Blandford Forum, Thursday, 19 March 2015 19:37 (four years ago) Permalink

Best league in the world, guv.

Walking Close to Melton Mowbray (Tom D.), Thursday, 19 March 2015 19:48 (four years ago) Permalink

Roma were so terrible tonight it was bordering on the criminal. Goalie lols for the 2nd, non-existent marking for the 3rd. Ljanic sent off at the end. Shambles. They've barely won a game this year.

pandemic, Thursday, 19 March 2015 19:59 (four years ago) Permalink

Once I saw Alcatraz was playing for Everton and Howard was in goal then the result was inevitable. No English teams involved in Euro QF's for the first time in 20 years!

pandemic, Thursday, 19 March 2015 20:01 (four years ago) Permalink

watching wolfsburg on delay, another assist by kevin de bruyne.

pandemic, Thursday, 19 March 2015 21:22 (four years ago) Permalink

Bendtner seals it

Napoli, Wolfsburg, Kiev, Zenit, Brugges, Fiorentina, Sevilla, Ajax/Dnipro

pandemic, Thursday, 19 March 2015 21:52 (four years ago) Permalink

Do Ajax fans always sing that one bob marley song?

Blandford Forum, Thursday, 19 March 2015 22:02 (four years ago) Permalink

Not singing anymore.

Rainbow DAESH (ShariVari), Thursday, 19 March 2015 22:06 (four years ago) Permalink

so the russian and ukrainian teams aren't allowed to play each other. hardly a free draw then.

pandemic, Friday, 20 March 2015 12:11 (four years ago) Permalink

blimey lfc representation here as well!

pandemic, Friday, 20 March 2015 12:12 (four years ago) Permalink

(xp) good way of increasing the likelihood of a Russian v. Ukrainian final.... in Warsaw too!!!!

Betel-chewing Equipment of East New Guinea (Tom D.), Friday, 20 March 2015 12:15 (four years ago) Permalink

sevilla - zenit (andre - unai)
dnipro - brugge
kiev - fiorentina
wolfsburg - napoli

looking frwd to that last one.

pandemic, Friday, 20 March 2015 12:15 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Sevilla with the perfect away performance so far, early goal and chances on the break.

pandemic, Thursday, 23 April 2015 19:57 (three years ago) Permalink

Howler from Beto, Rondon taps in. Game on. So awful from the keeper.

pandemic, Thursday, 23 April 2015 20:11 (three years ago) Permalink

Beto so shook that Hulk decides to shoot from about 35 yards away on the right touchline, off the bar and in. Outrageous.

pandemic, Thursday, 23 April 2015 20:35 (three years ago) Permalink

kolo toure was brilliant btw

japanese mage (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 18 May 2016 21:36 (two years ago) Permalink

equally i reckon sevilla would prob have found anfield difficult

― japanese mage (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 18 May 2016 22:34 (2 minutes ago)

maybe more that liverpool need the psychological advantage of anfield whoever they play, and it depends largely on being drawn there in the second leg

something similar with atletico, in a two leg tie with real madrid they would probably be favourites, in a single game maybe less so

though in their case as well as the intimidating/euphoric home ground, they have a tactically brilliant manager who can manage small details and play the long game over two legs

klopp idk, could be great but could just sort of drift through a season without ever really getting into that relentless attritional mode that dortmund had; seems as if he could get rid some flaky players but the team will always somehow still be a bit flaky

“bad” mothers, rebel mamas, and other radical/transgressive moms (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 18 May 2016 21:46 (two years ago) Permalink

Sevilla had one once away from home all season iirc.

On a Raqqa tip (ShariVari), Wednesday, 18 May 2016 21:48 (two years ago) Permalink

I would hope that Klopp would have more ambitious plans for that midfield than converting Milner into the new Gareth Barry fwiw.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 18 May 2016 21:51 (two years ago) Permalink

they were fine in the knockout stages of the europa league, won away vs bilbao, 2-2 vs shakhtar and 0-0 in basel

“bad” mothers, rebel mamas, and other radical/transgressive moms (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 18 May 2016 21:53 (two years ago) Permalink

xpost im pissed off cos CL placing would have made Liverpool a more attractive club for big talent but now its uncertain. i dunno if klopp got anything wrong tactically, liverpool came out strong in the first half which sevilla expected and soaked up (and sevilla did have one good chance in the 1st half with that bicycle kick) but liverpool are a bit soft and yes the capitulation was rodgers-esque. lots of rumours about behrami and gotze (who i think is a bit overrated tbh) to join next year but id say that defeat has taken the shine off

Neptune Bingo (Michael B), Wednesday, 18 May 2016 21:55 (two years ago) Permalink

seems as if he could get rid some flaky players but the team will always somehow still be a bit flaky

this is what i believe. said it before on this board, there's a malaise at the club that is deeper than managers or maybe even personnel. i mean maybe that goes if you bring in a few leaders or big characters, but i'm not sure. the fevered anfield performances are as much a symptom of this as the limp capitulations, last-minute goals conceded, endless leads thrown away. it's not sustainable. and in the league they aren't necessarily like that at anfield.

japanese mage (LocalGarda), Thursday, 19 May 2016 06:52 (two years ago) Permalink

I don't really believe in the innate characters of clubs - it's almost entirely about management and personnel at various levels. That's with the caveat that some Chairmen and some sets of fans make it harder for clubs to build sensibly, but Liverpool fans strike me as relatively patient compared to a lot of other clubs.

If anything reaching the final was an over-achievement and an amazing one. Player for player Liverpool aren't really that good and 8th in the league was about right. Klopp deserves a lot of credit for getting them this far. 99% of clubs are a bit flaky but very few are uniquely so.

Matt DC, Thursday, 19 May 2016 08:18 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah maybe - i mean i don't think it's a defining setback to lose last night, but the panic that set in after the seville goal has been a trait of this group for a disturbingly long time now.

whatever about the dull days of rafa/houllier, the team didn't shit itself in that manner. i guess the obvious cliche is "they need more leaders", it's probably true though.

clinging to the optimism of barney ronay's piece: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/may/18/sevilla-liverpool-europa-league-final-basel-party

japanese mage (LocalGarda), Thursday, 19 May 2016 09:25 (two years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

GROUP A:

Manchester United

Fenerbahce

Feyenoord

Zorya Luhansk

GROUP K:

Inter Milan

Sparta Prague

Southampton

Hapoel Beer Sheva

Not particularly easy groups. United will be spared a trip to Lugansk given that it is currently a breakaway 'people's republic'.

Dundalk got Zenit

On a Raqqa tip (ShariVari), Friday, 26 August 2016 11:58 (two years ago) Permalink

Zenit making friends and influencing people already:

https://twitter.com/zenit_spb/status/769141090809159680

On a Raqqa tip (ShariVari), Friday, 26 August 2016 12:02 (two years ago) Permalink

lol it is a reply to some irish braggadocio tbf

imago, Friday, 26 August 2016 12:07 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Zenit were 3-0 down vs Maccabi Tel-Aviv with 13 minutes to go, currently 3-4 up.

Dundalk seem to have secured a point away in the Netherlands. Full-strength United team a minute away from failing to do the same.

On a Raqqa tip (ShariVari), Thursday, 15 September 2016 18:52 (two years ago) Permalink

Was posting in the PL thread already, ManU were woeful.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 15 September 2016 18:53 (two years ago) Permalink

Can't see de Boer lasting more than a couple of weeks at this rate. Inter losing 2-0 to Hapoel Beer Sheva at home.

On a Raqqa tip (ShariVari), Thursday, 15 September 2016 20:36 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

^ lol just came looking for this thread to say "christ but inter look desperate". this is the first time i've seen them play since last Autumn/Xmas when they were winning a ton of games and it seemed like they might've got their shit together at last. showing nothing tonight.

You can already see where Saints next batch of big money sales are gonna come from. Hojbjerg looks very dynamic

Windsor Davies, Thursday, 20 October 2016 17:43 (two years ago) Permalink

somehow Saints contriving to fuck this up

Windsor Davies, Thursday, 20 October 2016 18:24 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

that's a peach

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 3 November 2016 18:58 (two years ago) Permalink

can't see this man u team scoring again this side of christmas at this rate, what the fuck is this constipated louisball they're playing at the moment

Rae Kwoniff (NickB), Thursday, 3 November 2016 19:02 (two years ago) Permalink

United are terrible. they havent even created one chance

Neptune Bingo (Michael B), Thursday, 3 November 2016 19:39 (two years ago) Permalink

Brilliant, isn't it?

Millions of species Faye Dunaway (Tom D.), Thursday, 3 November 2016 19:45 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah, we're done. Burn the club to the ground and start again in the Conference

Number None, Thursday, 3 November 2016 19:48 (two years ago) Permalink

Haven't you tried that one already

imago, Thursday, 3 November 2016 19:49 (two years ago) Permalink

Banger from the lad rooney

Rae Kwoniff (NickB), Thursday, 3 November 2016 19:50 (two years ago) Permalink

Shit match, three pretty beautiful goals

Rae Kwoniff (NickB), Thursday, 3 November 2016 19:53 (two years ago) Permalink

Sheer managerial genius by Mourinho to leave the bag o' shite on the field till the 89th minute.

Millions of species Faye Dunaway (Tom D.), Thursday, 3 November 2016 19:53 (two years ago) Permalink

might have been a different story with valencia on instead of darmian, but that was such a shit performance

Rae Kwoniff (NickB), Thursday, 3 November 2016 20:03 (two years ago) Permalink

The overwhelming shitness of United is slightly baffling, theres some good players there. So bad in midfield tonight too. Mkhitaryan so bad too when he came on

Xp Darmian not one of them obv

Neptune Bingo (Michael B), Thursday, 3 November 2016 20:06 (two years ago) Permalink

I actually despise Darmian. A nothing player Bill

so many cowards in the team though

the mind reels at the thought of our midfield on the weekend with Pogba and Herrera out

Number None, Thursday, 3 November 2016 20:17 (two years ago) Permalink

There's always Carrick but I guess fellaini will be recalled from the circus. Pisser that pereira is out on loan cos I thought he was tremendous. Wonder if Mou will ever give Tim fm some games?

Rae Kwoniff (NickB), Thursday, 3 November 2016 20:45 (two years ago) Permalink

Memphis Depay still languishing there too

Neptune Bingo (Michael B), Thursday, 3 November 2016 21:42 (two years ago) Permalink

bt sport commentator in soton/inter just used the word 'fascia'

imago, Thursday, 3 November 2016 21:49 (two years ago) Permalink

i'm impressed, that's all

imago, Thursday, 3 November 2016 21:49 (two years ago) Permalink

Watched Ajax tonight because fml. They cruised to a comfy 3-0 and got embarrassingly close to being held to a draw in the end, 3-2 to Celta de Vigo.

Kasper Dolberg tho, he's the real deal. What a gifted player. Get yer scouts to Amsterdam to scoop that kid up asap.

Trump le Monde (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 3 November 2016 21:57 (two years ago) Permalink

He can stay there imo, sadly I don't think he'll ever turn the corner at united. Always so tense when he comes on, nothing ever really works for him going forwards and he's a bit lazy tbh when it comes to tracking back. Memph needs to be cut loose and set free

Rae Kwoniff (NickB), Thursday, 3 November 2016 21:58 (two years ago) Permalink

Xps re memphis

Rae Kwoniff (NickB), Thursday, 3 November 2016 21:58 (two years ago) Permalink

IVE BEEN DEPRESSED FOR YEARS IT DOESNT MATTER ANYMORE

https://www.balls.ie/football/watch-paul-scholes-depressed-man-utd-fenerbache/350733

Neptune Bingo (Michael B), Thursday, 3 November 2016 21:59 (two years ago) Permalink

This leaden paul

Rae Kwoniff (NickB), Thursday, 3 November 2016 22:01 (two years ago) Permalink

lol

imago, Thursday, 3 November 2016 22:02 (two years ago) Permalink

Bravo! Some big scoring games tonite.

Millions of species Faye Dunaway (Tom D.), Thursday, 3 November 2016 22:05 (two years ago) Permalink

Memphis, Schneiderlin, Darmian, Fellaini, Rooney, all need to go

Zlatan was a mistake too

Number None, Thursday, 3 November 2016 22:05 (two years ago) Permalink

Yep

Rae Kwoniff (NickB), Thursday, 3 November 2016 22:14 (two years ago) Permalink

when he was signed I expected him to rotate with Rashford in the centre forward position. Which would have been fine, and offered some good attacking variation. Instead he's become the new undroppable and plays 90 minutes basially every game, and Rashford is shunted out wide even though we desperately need movement up front.

Made absolutely no sense to bring him on when Pogba got injured either, especially with Rooney also on the pitch. Spent most of the game strolling around the centre circle. I swear at one point Mata was playing as striker ffs

Number None, Thursday, 3 November 2016 22:22 (two years ago) Permalink

and it was zlatan's foul in defence that gave away the free kick for the second goal iirc

Rae Kwoniff (NickB), Thursday, 3 November 2016 22:37 (two years ago) Permalink

as if scholesy isn't loving this, deep down. if he could have been a pundit while he was still playing the hovis ad that is his subconscious would have found a way to criticise the latest version of himself.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Thursday, 3 November 2016 23:48 (two years ago) Permalink

when he was signed I expected him to rotate with Rashford in the centre forward position. Which would have been fine, and offered some good attacking variation. Instead he's become the new undroppable and plays 90 minutes basially every game, and Rashford is shunted out wide even though we desperately need movement up front.

Agreed.

Ireland's Industry (that is what we are) (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Friday, 4 November 2016 00:11 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

That was some strike for the Rennes goal

groovypanda, Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

sweet flick for the own goal too :D

kolarov spring (NickB), Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

cracking goal!

kolarov spring (NickB), Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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