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Reminder - tonight Dortmund vs Bayern Munich at 5, should be a cracker.

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30 minutes ago, HawkMan said:

Reminder - tonight Dortmund vs Bayern Munich at 5, should be a cracker.

Should be a good test of Dortmund’s new found steel in defence.

There’s also Harland who looks a unit with fierce shot that he’s not afraid to take first time.

Thomas Muller appears to be having a bit of an Indian Summer as well for Bayern.

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The title goes to Bayern again then.

Meanwhile, I’m now watching Werder and hoping “we” hang on for 0-0.

Also, interesting to note, the stats are apparently pointing to a significant increase in the amount of time the ball is in play in games when there is no crowd.


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Today is the 50th anniversary of Swindon Town winning the Anglo-Italian Cup. 

After beating Juventus 4-0 at the County Ground, Town then lost 2-1 at to Napoli. In the away games Town won 1-0 in both Turin and Naples, putting them into the Final away to Napoli.

Town won 3-0 with the game abandoned on 79mins when the Napoli fans rioted.

Swindon Town remain the ONLY British football team to have beaten Napoli TWICE in Naples. 

 

 

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On 26/05/2020 at 19:43, gingerjon said:

The title goes to Bayern again then.

Meanwhile, I’m now watching Werder and hoping “we” hang on for 0-0.

Also, interesting to note, the stats are apparently pointing to a significant increase in the amount of time the ball is in play in games when there is no crowd.

Also, home advantage has disappeared overnight. It's a small sample, but interesting.

The Mainz boys bounced back from a 0-5 thumping to get an away draw at Union Berlin. Fortuna won and so closed the gap so relegation is still a possibility. Relegation fights are fun!


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6 minutes ago, tim2 said:

Also, home advantage has disappeared overnight. It's a small sample, but interesting.

The Mainz boys bounced back from a 0-5 thumping to get an away draw at Union Berlin. Fortuna won and so closed the gap so relegation is still a possibility. Relegation fights are fun!

Those crazy Germans.

BBC Alba - channel 169, Sky fans - will be showing the women's Bundesliga when it returns on Sunday, should you be needing to start filling up sporting afternoons still.

"My" Werder Bremen are in the second division in that one - with the good news that the league has been cancelled but results retained so 'we' are Champions and will be in the top division next year. I am retrospectively celebrating after my lifelong supporting investment of a couple of weeks has been repaid so well.

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Disaster for the Mainz boys yesterday. A 1-0 defeat at home. Relegation is a real possibility, although Duesseldorf got whacked 5-0 by champions elect Bayern Muenchen.

Meanwhile, here's a weird story of obsession...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52592649

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"I am the avenging angel; I come with wings unfurled, I come with claws extended from halfway round the world. I am the God Almighty, I am the howling wind. I care not for your family; I care not for your kin. I come in search of terror, though terror is my own; I come in search of vengeance for crimes and crimes unknown. I care not for your children, I care not for your wives, I care not for your country, I care not for your lives." - (c) Jim Boyes - "The Avenging Angel"

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Not that I am a big football fan but some things I have noticed with these matches behind closed ooors ...

A goal is scored - The players just quickly congraulate the scorer and don't do stupid dances or rip their shrts off.

A player is tackled - They just get up and don't roll over umpteen times as though they have been shot.

The referee makes a decision - The players don't abuse or surround him.

However, let's see what happens when the crowds return ?

If they can do these things now, why not then ?

Edited by RL does what Sky says
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Really enjoyed Cologne 2-4 RB Leipzig the other night.

It’s a bit of a pity Bayern are starting to put some distance between themselves and Dortmund.

As for the bottom, the Werder Bremen corpse is starting to twitch and they’ve been the better team tonight against Frankfurt.

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3 hours ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

Really enjoyed Cologne 2-4 RB Leipzig the other night.

It’s a bit of a pity Bayern are starting to put some distance between themselves and Dortmund.

As for the bottom, the Werder Bremen corpse is starting to twitch and they’ve been the better team tonight against Frankfurt.

Utterly jinxed Bremen here as they fell apart second half and lost 2-0 at home.

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Primeira Liga returned yesterday and Porto blew their chance to go 4pts clear of Benfica. The Eagles should go 2pts clear tonight. 

Sporting have to play both title contenders in the final 3 weeks so it should be interesting. 

I do like Portuguese football. 


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1 hour ago, Wiltshire Rhino said:

Primeira Liga returned yesterday and Porto blew their chance to go 4pts clear of Benfica. The Eagles should go 2pts clear tonight. 

Sporting have to play both title contenders in the final 3 weeks so it should be interesting. 

I do like Portuguese football. 

It’s all on Freesports isn’t it 

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2 hours ago, Wiltshire Rhino said:

Primeira Liga returned yesterday and Porto blew their chance to go 4pts clear of Benfica. The Eagles should go 2pts clear tonight. 

Sporting have to play both title contenders in the final 3 weeks so it should be interesting. 

I do like Portuguese football. 

I like it also. I don't really have a specific team as I like them all to do well in Europe.

The national team are fantastic to watch too.

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1 hour ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

It’s all on Freesports isn’t it 

I think so but I watch it on Sport TV (Portuguese channel) 

25 minutes ago, Niels said:

I like it also. I don't really have a specific team as I like them all to do well in Europe.

The national team are fantastic to watch too.

Sporting CP are "my" team as I saw them play them play at the José Alvalade Stadium. I was travelling to Ericeira and the stadium is right by the Campo Grande bus station. I put my stuff in a left luggage place, went to watch Sporting beat Rio Ave and then caught a later bus to the "surf capital" of Europe. ?

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40 minutes ago, Wiltshire Rhino said:

I think so but I watch it on Sport TV (Portuguese channel) 

Sporting CP are "my" team as I saw them play them play at the José Alvalade Stadium. I was travelling to Ericeira and the stadium is right by the Campo Grande bus station. I put my stuff in a left luggage place, went to watch Sporting beat Rio Ave and then caught a later bus to the "surf capital" of Europe. ?

Nice one.

If you are interested, here are the live listings for Freesports HD Portuguese football (and other competitions).

https://www.live-footballontv.com

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3 hours ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

Nice one.

If you are interested, here are the live listings for Freesports HD Portuguese football (and other competitions).

https://www.live-footballontv.com

Thanks that's very helpful.

Some good games to look forward to.

I didn't realise the Nations cup games are back in September.

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Throughout this lockdown, it's "good" to see some things haven't changed...

 

...Sporting Clube de Portugal are still an incredibly frustrating team to watch! ? 

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Very true.

It is also worth emphasising that Swindon is dreadful.


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8 minutes ago, Wiltshire Rhino said:

How dare you! ?

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June, and already autumn leaves on the ground.

That's Swindon for you.

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4 hours ago, Bob8 said:

Very true.

It is also worth emphasising that Swindon is dreadful.

Also, Swindon ARE dreadful

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A good three way fight going on at the top of Bundesliga 2.

Arminia Bielefeld, VfB Stuttgart and Hamburg separated by 5 points with four games left after tonight (Hamburg leading at home to Holstein Kiel currently on BT Sport).

The top two go up automatically.  The third placed team usually goes into a two legged playoff with the team 3rd from bottom in Bundesliga.

 

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On 04/06/2020 at 16:14, Wiltshire Rhino said:

I think so but I watch it on Sport TV (Portuguese channel) 

Sporting CP are "my" team

Are Sporting CP, the same as Sporting Lisbon? The team that lost to Celtic?


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