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|Apr-21-12|| ||falso contacto: Hate between the two sides has grown over the years. Boca has a more defensive approach to the game. Bianchi was a Mourinho-like coach. Very successful locally.
We try to develop an open game, with chances for both sides, with no fear.
Like Ajax, Barcelona or Independiente.
Results depend a little bit on politics. We missed salvation by one point.
|Apr-23-12|| ||meloncio: An original protest against a stupid delay. At the beginning of the last Sevilla game many fans lobbed hundreds of tennis balls on the pitch,|
This game was delayed 30 min due to Barsa-Madrid post-match interviews (an order from TV managers), starting at 10,30 pm!! Very late even for Spanish standards.
Another funnier view from fans side (official video of Sevilla FC radical fans):
They chant: "Estoy hasta la p**** de Barsa y Real Madrid", (I'm sick of Barsa & Madrid, in a softened translation). In fact it's a complaint against media/press and their overwhelming information of only two teams, despising the rest.
|Apr-23-12|| ||meloncio: In the low-side banner you can read: "Paren el partido, Mou sigue hablando" (Stop the game, Mou is still speaking). Just a final fine irony.|
|Apr-23-12|| ||technical draw: So it's Barça and Real Madrid always, right? They get all the TV contracts, news coverage, endorsements, big name players, etc, right? But I don't think a few hundred tennis balls or chants is going to change that.|
|Apr-23-12|| ||Jim Bartle: What I see on TV, mostly Fox and ESPN from Buenos Aires, it's just Barcelona and Real Madrid and not much else (far below Boca Juniors, though--there's the world's greatest team!).|
Sometimes it's as if all the best players must be on one of the two big teams, exemplified when David Villa was transferred to Barcelona. And the starting eleven on the national team had only one player (Capdeville, I think) from the Spanish league who didn't play for one of the big two. Plus two others playing in other countries.
But it's self-feeding phenomenon. Since so much attention is paid to those two teams, people get to know their players, be interested in the teams, and so there's more pressure to concentrate only on them.
|Apr-26-12|| ||meloncio: Everybody needs a lesson in humility from time to time. Thanks Chelsea & Bayern, thanks for doing the work that we are not able to do.|
|Apr-26-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Barcelona was extremely unlucky not to advance, but results are results. |
And Messi missed the penalty kick; had he made it Barcelona would have advanced. And they hit the post a couple more times.
|Apr-26-12|| ||NakoSonorense: Both Chelsea and Bayern Munich rested many of their first team players during the weekend, so they were fresh for the Champions League matches. On the other hand, both RM and Barcelona had to go all out on Saturday to try to win La Liga. To further complicate things, Barcelona (well, and Chelsea, too, although not with first team players) had to play three games in the span of just seven days (just two days of rest in between games!).|
I know, I know... I'm not trying to make excuses, but even for Barcelona that's too much. They still managed to have 72% possession of the ball (it seemed more like 80%!), and Carles Puyol had a nice chance to try his #9 skills!
For the last two or three years, there's been a surge of Barsa fans here and I'm honestly tired of them. I can only hope that now that Barsa didn't win, they jump on the next bandwagon available.
|Apr-29-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Then you must be honestly tired of me, Nako, as I fit that profile.|
First, Barcelona seems to have team-oriented players and no big egos. Second, their play is generally pretty elegant, fun to watch, very creative. And from what I've seen they rarely commit hard fouls.
And then, after I'd watched a few of their games I began to know the players and their play better, and I liked them more and more. I particularly like the way Xavi and Iniesta communicate so well, and how they are such precise passers. Same thing happened a few years ago with Manchester United, though their style was a lot rougher.
|May-01-12|| ||meloncio: Yesterday we had Manchester derby, tomorrow Wednesday we'll have Sevilla derby. Blood pressure is getting high around here, because losing vs that people is one of the worst things can happen in life. So God help us...|
Watching Man derby last night, even my wife was excited by the great atmosphere in the stadium. I think City deserved to win, Man U play was a bit disappointing to me. For instance, did Rooney play? I couldn't see him in the whole match.
|May-01-12|| ||NakoSonorense: Don't worry, Jim. I only dislike those who change teams like they change socks. I think you're all right.|
meloncio, good luck against the Beticos. Sevilla still have a chance of playing European football next season, but they need to finish strong.
Regarding the Manchester derby: ManU had a good 10-15 minutes at the beginning of the game, but then were outplayed by City thoroughly. I don't think Hart made a single save during the game, even after ManU's attacking players (Welbeck, Valencia & Young) entered the pitch.
Man City have a difficult game against Newcastle, so nothing's been decided just yet. It should be an interesting last two rounds to finish the season.
|May-02-12|| ||falso contacto: Che que porquería no pegamos una.|
|May-03-12|| ||moronovich: My condolences ):|
|May-03-12|| ||meloncio: Gone to bed for a week. I just wanna die...|
|May-06-12|| ||meloncio: <Sevilla - Rayo 5-2> Nothing like a nice win to heal wounds.|
And Big Freddy Kanouté said goodbye like a great guy, scoring the last goal,
Farewell Freddy, thanks for everything you have done here in all those years. We'll never forget you,
|May-06-12|| ||NakoSonorense: I Bianconeri won the Scudetto this year. Milan was close, but they just dropped too many points by drawing so much throughout the season. La Juve did well, though, and probably deserved it as they didn't lose one single game (unlikely they'll lose their last game). Anyway, there's always next year.|
It looks like Man City has the Premier in the bag now. Newcastle was a tough match, but Yaya Toure took matters into his own hands and won it for them. Their last game is at home against relegation-troubled QPR, whereas ManU will face a slightly better Sunderland away.
|May-06-12|| ||Jim Bartle: "...Yaya Toure took matters into his own hands and won it for them..."|
Well, no wonder, if he used his hands.
First goal was spectacular, though.
|May-09-12|| ||virginmind: an all-spanish final in bucharest tonight: atletico madrid-atletic bilbao! did you make it here, <meloncio>? ah, wait, you're from seville, you're supposed to hate those ;)|
|May-09-12|| ||falso contacto: Hey, guys, what it would be the most foolish reason to burn in hell? Forget about obscenities, just the most ridiculous.|
|May-10-12|| ||meloncio: <virginmind> I only hate betis (an honourable tradition), and rmadrid & barsa due to their overwhelming presence in media, everyday-everyhour, being the rest more or less indifferent to me. In this case I have some cousins in Madrid and they are Atletico fans, so last night I was a bit biassed.|
By the way, I hope they had a good behaviour in town streets. In general, Bilbao fans are peaceable but Atletico's have a sad record.
|May-10-12|| ||virginmind: <meloncio> hehe, right...
they were all quite peaceful here - i now see they overdid it a bit in madrid last night though :)|
pretty well fought match all along. the bilbao players tried hard but somehow seemed out of ideas when they had to finalise their actions (only 2 clear shots at goal). a well deserved victory for atletico - i didn't know falcao was that good(although i should, given atletico payed 40 million to get him). the irony is that some 2 years ago he was proposed to 2 romanian clubs for much less, but they turned down the offer...
|May-10-12|| ||meloncio: <fc> I give up.|
|May-10-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Hey, meloncio, did you hear that David Villa went to see the doctor yesterday? And Pique was seen at the hippest new club in Barcelona? And Cristiano Ronaldo is changing his hairstyle? That's the news that counts.|
|May-10-12|| ||falso contacto: Devotion to the Virgin. Very young protestants might be capable of saying such things.|
|May-11-12|| ||meloncio: <Jim><That's the news that counts> True! And I also hate rm & barsa because the indecent pile of money they're accumulating day after day. For instance, talking about TV rights the difference between two "giants" and the rest is brutal. They both share 60%, being 40% for the other teams.|
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