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olig23 07.07.2010 12:35 PM

European League discussion (La Liga, Ligue 1 etc)
 
I hope there is no thread for this already, if there is I am not able to locate it.

I am aware we have a decent number of fans on here who follow the various leagues around Europe and even perhaps on other continents like the always great value Copa Libertadores. So I figured it might be good to have place to discuss the various happenig in the league's.

Since it is the summer it is often a good time to look at which teams will improve, who will win the league etc, etc

For me I have been impressed with Wolfsburg's summer and I like what Dortmund have done too in Germany.

In France, Rennes have made some nice moves and I like the look of Marseille for next season under Deschamps.

Also, a pic of the latest revision of imo the best kit in Europe:
http://www.footballshirtculture.com/...ppa_1011_1.jpg

Crash11 07.07.2010 02:36 PM

Samp are my favourite European team and saw that kit on footballculturea week or so back. Always a classy strip.

Wolfsburg have got in early with some stute signings. Be interesting to see how inflated prices get after the WC - Suarez, Ozil, Dzeko, Honda etc

vann_mcelroy 07.07.2010 06:05 PM

Not european, but one of my fave kits ever..

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Boys_1974.jpg


Newell's Old Boys.

vann_mcelroy 07.07.2010 06:58 PM

Micheal Laudrup confirmed as Mallorca manager.

Terrific coup, his teams play some of the most free flowing and attacking football I have seen for a while.

They have debts of 60 million Euros, So I am not sure how long he would be there for.
Hope he comes to the premiership soon, I feel he is good enough to be considered a "top 4" type manager.

West Ham really missed the boat by not making a hell of a beeline for him.IMHO.

leebladedawg 07.07.2010 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by olig23 (Post 1148143)
I hope there is no thread for this already, if there is I am not able to locate it.

I am aware we have a decent number of fans on here who follow the various leagues around Europe and even perhaps on other continents like the always great value Copa Libertadores. So I figured it might be good to have place to discuss the various happenig in the league's.

Since it is the summer it is often a good time to look at which teams will improve, who will win the league etc, etc

For me I have been impressed with Wolfsburg's summer and I like what Dortmund have done too in Germany.

In France, Rennes have made some nice moves and I like the look of Marseille for next season under Deschamps.

Also, a pic of the latest revision of imo the best kit in Europe:
http://www.footballshirtculture.com/...ppa_1011_1.jpg

Im not sure Macca is the right man for Wolfsburg so not sure, i have a sneaky feeling for Stuttgart this year, wont win it but should push for Champion league. My team Kolns hope is to avoid relegation :D

olig23 08.07.2010 08:48 AM

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Originally Posted by leebladedawg (Post 1148274)
Im not sure Macca is the right man for Wolfsburg so not sure, i have a sneaky feeling for Stuttgart this year, wont win it but should push for Champion league. My team Kolns hope is to avoid relegation :D

I think McClaren is very good manager tbh. He was shcking for England but at club level he has a brilliant record. I think he'll do a good job with Wolfsburg.

As for Stuttgart I think it really depends on what happens between now and the start of the season. There is a lot of interest in Khedira and Tasci and if those two go I cannot see them challenging. They have three go forwards in Marica, Pogrebnyak and Cacau.

Marica is one of those players who I have been waiting to break out of his shell. I have friend who is a complete football nut, he's a pundit on Canadian TV but is from France and he watches more football than anyone I know. One of his personal favourites is Shakhtar and when Marica played there I recall him saying he thought he would be one of the better players in Europe, he finally showed something last season with I think 9 or 10 league goals and I don't think he started every game. I do have faith in this guy's judgement since I always remember a few players he tipped from eastern Europe who would be stars, and this was a long time ago now. They were Eduardo, Modric, Arshavin and Vidic! Not too shabby.

beer_bart 08.07.2010 09:01 AM

What leagues does ESPN show? I'm getting it for MNF but don't they also show German & French football? I

CALkulon 08.07.2010 10:16 AM

The ones I remember watching were German, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch along with obvious ones (EPL etc).

hardiehibee 08.07.2010 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by CALkulon (Post 1148355)
The ones I remember watching were German, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch along with obvious ones (EPL etc).

Can't believe that a guy from Glasgow forgot the best league in the world, the SPL :D.

leebladedawg 08.07.2010 08:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by olig23 (Post 1148344)
I think McClaren is very good manager tbh. He was shcking for England but at club level he has a brilliant record. I think he'll do a good job with Wolfsburg.

As for Stuttgart I think it really depends on what happens between now and the start of the season. There is a lot of interest in Khedira and Tasci and if those two go I cannot see them challenging. They have three go forwards in Marica, Pogrebnyak and Cacau.

Marica is one of those players who I have been waiting to break out of his shell. I have friend who is a complete football nut, he's a pundit on Canadian TV but is from France and he watches more football than anyone I know. One of his personal favourites is Shakhtar and when Marica played there I recall him saying he thought he would be one of the better players in Europe, he finally showed something last season with I think 9 or 10 league goals and I don't think he started every game. I do have faith in this guy's judgement since I always remember a few players he tipped from eastern Europe who would be stars, and this was a long time ago now. They were Eduardo, Modric, Arshavin and Vidic! Not too shabby.

I think Macca can do a good job Olig but i think he may buckle under the expectations. i certainly think he can make Champions league but he is going to find Bayern a lot harder to overhaul than Ajax.

It would be good to see Khedira staying but im afraid money may talk. Tasci is someone im looking to see more of and if they do lose Kehdira then they should be able to keep him


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