Only Spurs rush in: it's the UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2018/2019 thread

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Fuck yalls disinterest in this shambolic money laundering footy tournament! PSV are in it ffs, after ages. And we're in it to win it.

It's a special year, because the ILX Spurs massive will meet the ILX PSV massive. The latter is, granted, not very massive (it me). But we're off to a surprisingly good start this year. PSV won 0-7 from ADO last weekend, I can't remember the last time Spurs beat ADO by those numbers, if at all. Harr harr, but this is the CL 18/19 thread, since no one bothered to start one before me.

I will tell you all one thing: we will probably finish fourth in this diabolic group. But we have these two:

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 17 September 2018 19:32 (one year ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DlzcY3tXcAAB_0l.jpg
https://ep01.epimg.net/deportes/imagenes/2018/09/15/tiempo_extra/1537029425_687194_1537035520_noticia_normal.jpg

Hirving 'Chucky' Lozano and Erick Gutierrez. A true bromance. Played together since they were 11 at Pachuca, Mexico. Now, finally, reunited at PSV. Guti played his first 20 minutes last Saturday, when PSV thrashed ADO 0-7. Guti came on, his first ball contact was delivering a 50 yard pass to his buddy Chucky. Five minutes later he scored like fucking Juninho could, a belter.

They, my friends, are ready. Show me what you've got.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 17 September 2018 19:35 (one year ago) link

These 17:55 kickoffs are an abomination in the eyes of the Lord.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 09:59 (one year ago) link

jim white couldnt believe it yesterday when it came up
"must be a mistake"

gl lbi!

nxd, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 10:04 (one year ago) link

fuck football

NAGL usa (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 10:09 (one year ago) link

hard to judge PSG as opponents tonight - they choke evey year but Mbappe and Neymar on the other hand...

. (Michael B), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 11:05 (one year ago) link

true but they usually do well in the group stage

Jibe, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 13:07 (one year ago) link

ty nxd!

Matt DC otm abt the kickoff time obv. I'll probably miss the first 45 mins of the drubbing due to work lol

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 13:46 (one year ago) link

dier already playing shit loose balls across our box

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 16:58 (one year ago) link

aurier davies offside traps oh god

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 16:58 (one year ago) link

Making Inter look competent isn’t something anyone else has managed this season, so hats off.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 17:07 (one year ago) link

ffs we should've scored twice already

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 17:09 (one year ago) link

this is nuts, we're daring them to press us five yards out

but are playing p well

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 17:16 (one year ago) link

we are flinging the ball away from ourselves thru aurier lamela and davies atm

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 17:24 (one year ago) link

ah well, it was good while it lasted. free kick messi one you don't save tho.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 17:27 (one year ago) link

kane misses a good chance one on one and we look like we will give up a goal before ht imo

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 17:34 (one year ago) link

feisty game

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 17:37 (one year ago) link

aurier looks..

good

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:00 (one year ago) link

fuck eric dier now tbh

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:03 (one year ago) link

that feels like a bit of payback for Saturday

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:05 (one year ago) link

Bizarre goal that.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:08 (one year ago) link

well
....as i said, payback for sat

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:08 (one year ago) link

fuck thats a good chance to give away

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:09 (one year ago) link

oh should not be off there

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:14 (one year ago) link

lamela looks at times unstoppable and at times awful

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:15 (one year ago) link

at times unplayable and at times unplayable

Number None, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:21 (one year ago) link

reading deems livecomms of a spurs game, you have no idea who's winning or how many goals there have been

imago, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:23 (one year ago) link

but you usually know the ref is a cunt

Number None, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:26 (one year ago) link

Take it as read.

Zach Same (Tom D.), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:26 (one year ago) link

Can’t really begrudge a goal like that.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:39 (one year ago) link

ahahahahaha fuck me

imago, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:39 (one year ago) link

This felt very comfortable and now I'm absolutely shitting it.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:40 (one year ago) link

Gah

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:44 (one year ago) link

you fucking cunts

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:48 (one year ago) link

winks came on a threw that game

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:48 (one year ago) link

inexcusable, far worse than juve

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:48 (one year ago) link

Poch out

Inter were fairly shit. They spent most of the match looking for Spurs players to be booked

. (Michael B), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:50 (one year ago) link

spurs best performance this season but that was two shit goals to concede at any stage on any stage

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:58 (one year ago) link

love2too fight w/ Spurs for third place

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 19:15 (one year ago) link

oh we wont be fighting

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 19:19 (one year ago) link

neither will we tbh

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 19:19 (one year ago) link

Studge

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 19:35 (one year ago) link

Liverpool v much on dis ting

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 19:40 (one year ago) link

Who does Tuchel remind me of? An actor, prob, but I can't figure it out?

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 19:45 (one year ago) link

https://twitter.com/search?q=tuchel%20looks%20like&src=typd

Number None, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 19:59 (one year ago) link

Not a 2nd half team & neymar and mbappe have hardly broken a sweat yet

. (Michael B), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 20:05 (one year ago) link

xp damn, didn't know that was a thing

think he reminds me most of the guy playing the wiz in seinfeld

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRf_A07Elyw

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 20:51 (one year ago) link

PSG are a joke

Number None, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 20:53 (one year ago) link

Otm. Good for Firminho to get it

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 20:56 (one year ago) link

I came late and didn't know the lineups and spent much of the first half wondering if neymar or mbappe had even started

gbx, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 20:57 (one year ago) link

Joni Mitchell

Load up your rubber wallets (Tom D.), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 21:43 (one month ago) link

tonetta

frederik b. godt (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 21:43 (one month ago) link

i never actually made it to a game when he was playing for the vancouver nightcaps sadly. looks class

frederik b. godt (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 21:44 (one month ago) link

How quickly people forget Bayern’s other Canadian superstar of the early 00s.

ShariVari, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 21:46 (one month ago) link

Vancouver Nightcaps is adorable btw.

ShariVari, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 21:46 (one month ago) link

Wondering if jim was in Vancouver to support Kenny Miller during his stint with the Whitecaps.

Load up your rubber wallets (Tom D.), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 21:49 (one month ago) link

Heagreaves was only Canadian when he wasn't playing well. Or possibly German

Number None, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 21:52 (one month ago) link

this is paul stalteri erasure

Campaign to move el0n mu5k thread to ILM (Will M.), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 22:23 (one month ago) link

this is going well

groovypanda, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 20:24 (three weeks ago) link

I guess that's probably goodnight Spuds.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 20:25 (three weeks ago) link

Abysmal.

Load up your rubber wallets (Tom D.), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 21:45 (three weeks ago) link

Wondering if jim was in Vancouver to support Kenny Miller during his stint with the Whitecaps.

― Load up your rubber wallets (Tom D.), Tuesday, February 25, 2020 1:49 PM (two weeks ago) bookmarkflaglink

this was of course the impetus.

I only saw Kenny play once or twice for Vancouver but he scored 2 good goals in one game, a 4-2 victory.

hoops legend

COVID and the Gang (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 21:47 (three weeks ago) link

its difficult to blame everyone involved to the correct extent without absolving others equally deserving of blame

levy should go

BSC Joan Baez (darraghmac), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 21:53 (three weeks ago) link

jose shouldnt stay

BSC Joan Baez (darraghmac), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 21:54 (three weeks ago) link

lloris, aurier, dele should never pull on the shirt again

BSC Joan Baez (darraghmac), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 21:54 (three weeks ago) link

With apologies to the 200 Spurs fans on ILX, few things are sweeter than watching Mourinho lose.

Load up your rubber wallets (Tom D.), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 21:55 (three weeks ago) link

.....you outed yrself as a spurs fan previously iirc

BSC Joan Baez (darraghmac), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 22:00 (three weeks ago) link

With Poch, completely out of the question with Mourinho in charge.

Load up your rubber wallets (Tom D.), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 22:12 (three weeks ago) link

I'm loving Mourinho's Spurs I have to say

Number None, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 22:17 (three weeks ago) link

main objection to mourinho is the salary, secondary is the feigned helplessness we were only paying poch 8m a year for

BSC Joan Baez (darraghmac), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 22:24 (three weeks ago) link

Mourinho is long past his best and the fact that he keeps getting "big" jobs in the prem is an indictment of how backwards the suits that run football clubs are. any club that takes him on deserves all they get

COVID and the Gang (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 22:37 (three weeks ago) link

agreed

BSC Joan Baez (darraghmac), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 23:26 (three weeks ago) link

Sacking Pochettino, the club's best manager in decades, for having a poor start to the season after starving his team for three windows in a row was a fucking idiotic call.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 08:01 (three weeks ago) link

Pretty sure he was glad to go by then.

Load up your rubber wallets (Tom D.), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 08:17 (three weeks ago) link

starving his team such that he turned into the listless shadow he was was the idiocy

BSC Joan Baez (darraghmac), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 11:08 (three weeks ago) link

Playing the hits, I see. pic.twitter.com/6whfiTlFSn

— Lars Sivertsen (@larssivertsen) March 11, 2020

Number None, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 11:31 (three weeks ago) link

Poch is the least to blame of anyone here, when he walks into a cushy Bundesliga job we'll all be reminded quite how good a coach he was, particularly on limited resources. Poor squad building is ultimately laid at Levy's door, and Mourinho has been making the absolute worst of a bad job.

Individual players have been idiots time and time again but the frequency of these cock-ups has definitely been increasing over the course of this season.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 11:35 (three weeks ago) link

The thing with latter day Mou is he joins clubs already struggling and can go a long way with "hey I'm not a miracle worker", well into the next season - splashing more money this summer on second to third rate players for Spurs. He's this close to doing so bad he can be sacked today. But not quite there yet. And he'll hover in that place, he enjoys being in that situation. Good luck getting rid of him.

Meanwhile no-one here cares one iota but PSV has signed Roger Schmidt as new manager for next season, which is a proper Big Signing for a Dutch club. He trashed Ajax w/ Red Bull Salzburg, twice, and got to the last 16 w/ Leverkusen. Before the inevitable disappointment, it's nice to daydream about what could be. Decent football for one.

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 11:42 (three weeks ago) link

Mourihno's treatment of Pogba and Ndombele has been absolutely toxic and whatever short-term boost of confidence he has given Dele has clearly worn off. His biggest strength this season has been to salvage games with good substitutions that probably only needed salvaging due to his poor starting lineup / strategy. I can't imagine he's anything other than a net negative on team morale.

ShariVari, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 11:55 (three weeks ago) link

failure to deploy the idiots in the safest possible setup, as well as somehow also managing to nullify any attacking threat our capable players might bother to muster in the same formation takes....some ability

i think removing him might actually be the best thing to do, early as possible after the season ends.

but that relies upon levy backing the new guy early, when in all likelihood the new guy will be told to learn the squad and we'll back you in jan, in jan theres no value in jan, next summer we'll rebuild and if the poor sod is till there then and not insane he'll get andy carroll on aug 31st

nothing excuses the performance from the players, not under poch and not now

nothing excuses managers not making a decent fist with what they have, not latter poch and not now. the gap between "i have enough and we will challenge" and "oh well two injuries i guess we cant pass or tackle now" is a complete sidestep from either of em or anyone else.

but its prob time that levys handling of everything from the stadium delay onwards seems him the main target. hes killed it stone dead and deserves sacking.

BSC Joan Baez (darraghmac), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 12:58 (three weeks ago) link

he'll get andy carroll on aug 31st

Oh man would I love too see it!

Sacking him end of season in a "we're very sorry it didn't work out etc" way seems like the best way out for Levy. If he waits any longer he's stuck in his own trap of having to feign actual faith in the bastard.

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 13:02 (three weeks ago) link

jonathon liew summed it up quite nicely

Late in the game Mourinho summoned his assistant João Sacramento to his side and simply shrugged at him, like a customer returning a defective phone to a retailer. Look, João. It doesn’t work. I’ve tried all the buttons. I’ve tried playing 5‑4‑1 at home. I’ve tried throwing my club’s record signing under the bus on live television. Now I’ve tried to gegenpress one of the best teams in Europe with a knackered team and a bare minimum of preparation. It’s a dud.

oscar bravo, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 15:21 (three weeks ago) link

some quality kiss of deathing there from the radio commentary team

Psychedics with Rosie Swash (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 22:02 (three weeks ago) link

none of my patients came to clinic today so i'm watching this and it's infuriating

gbx, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 22:06 (three weeks ago) link

Blimey.

God gave toilets rolls to you, gave toilet rolls to you (Tom D.), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 22:10 (three weeks ago) link

Just after Liverpool's second Pat Nevin was giving it "there's no better team in Europe at game management" and then the sky fell in

Psychedics with Rosie Swash (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 22:11 (three weeks ago) link

Blimey

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 22:13 (three weeks ago) link

Uh oh.

God gave toilets rolls to you, gave toilet rolls to you (Tom D.), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 22:31 (three weeks ago) link

Blimey.

ShariVari, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 22:32 (three weeks ago) link

aww bless

ymo sumac (NickB), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 22:32 (three weeks ago) link

That was more like it, best LFC have played for a while. Surprised Allison missing so many games hasn't cost us more in the league this season tbh. Still not really found the exact right method for away games in Europe over the last 3 years which is crazy considering this is the only time they've been knocked out. Competition looks p open now . kinda think Bayern should win it but still have a feeling for PSG, obv rooting for Atalanta.

oscar bravo, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 22:53 (three weeks ago) link

One of the worst red card decisions... ever? In the PSG match

crisp, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 22:53 (three weeks ago) link

when there's no crowd, yelling 'oh fuck off' or such won't be so hard for the referee to ignore idk

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 22:55 (three weeks ago) link

kinda think Bayern should win it but still have a feeling for PSG, obv rooting for Atalanta.

Anyone but PSG tbh.

God gave toilets rolls to you, gave toilet rolls to you (Tom D.), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 23:12 (three weeks ago) link

I was thinking that it'd be incredible for Bayern to start the season in crisis and end up winning the CL but i guess Real Madrid have done it enough times for the novelty to have worn off.

ShariVari, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 23:34 (three weeks ago) link

➡️ Real Madrid have made a recommendation to quarantine the men's football team after a member of their basketball team tested positive for coronavirus pic.twitter.com/g8l7UBXfLL

— BBC Sport Wales (@BBCSportWales) March 12, 2020

groovypanda, Thursday, 12 March 2020 11:16 (three weeks ago) link

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51870540

groovypanda, Friday, 13 March 2020 10:20 (two weeks ago) link

thank god they came to that decision before a bunch of matches were needlessly played this week

Psychedics with Rosie Swash (Noodle Vague), Friday, 13 March 2020 10:27 (two weeks ago) link

How will the masses be entertained now? Online chess can only go so far

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Friday, 13 March 2020 10:31 (two weeks ago) link

I imagine twitch.tv are rubbing their hands with glee

Number None, Friday, 13 March 2020 10:33 (two weeks ago) link


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