Street Hoop Star
- Jun 19, 2013
Holee shit, Fat Frank Lampard got axed.
Holee shit, Fat Frank Lampard got axed.
He's kind of obnoxious, but was able to learn from the mistakes he made in Dortmund. PSG's performance at the CL final against Munich last year was in my opinion quite good. I'm not a fan of Chelsea either, but Tuchel could fit there.
I think the only reason being that he's got a knack for nurturing German youth I suppose, but I have to agree with Wasabi here....that fuckwad Abramovic will axe him once things become tough.
I'm quite emotionless about Tuchel, can't imagine anybody wanting him back in the Bundesliga anyway. Still, Chelsea has some talented players, it would be a shame to waste them, hence my curiosity.
On another topic, I saw a short feature about statistics regarding audience-free games in comparison with filled stadiums. The numbers are still too young to be definitive about them, but the first empirically observable differences are quite predictable: less cards, less conflicts during games or even more goals. The managers obviously have more direct influence on players and the whole thing, as it is now, bears a heavy similarity with a practice game. I even began to wonder if this was an advantage for Munich to win the CL. Hmm...
Seit Wochen erleben wir Fußball ohne Fans - und ohne ihren Einfluss auf ... Es werden mehr Fouls gegen Heimteams gepfiffen, bei den Gastteams ist ein ... in Spielen ohne Zuschauer deutlich weniger zu beobachten sind".
Since weeks we see football without fans - and their influence on ... More fouls are whistled against home teams, visiting teams are ... in games without audience clearly less visible".
Wie Geisterspiele den Fussball verändern
Ohne Zuschauer fehlen dem Fussball die Emotionen. Aber es gibt weniger Streit und Diskussionen mit dem Schiedsrichter und dem Gegner, zeigt eine Studie der Universität Salzburg.
How Ghostgames change football
Without audience football lacks emotions. But there's less dispute and discussions with the referee and the opponent, shows a study from the University of Salzburg.
My quick research shows that the source is a study done by the University of Salzburg, unfortunately I couldn't find any free content. Der Spiegel had an article, but I'm not signed in. Then there's this Swiss correspondent here.
I can just give you the headlines in German and the according translation, first Spiegel then that Swiss site:
Couldn't find anything in English, maybe it's too controversial yet to point out arguments for audience-free sports? Or it's just too early to be definitive about any studies. Still interesting enough to mention it. Maybe you can find more about it in American news papers or magazines.
Wondering with COVID persisting and all, could this be the future?
Man Utd was the least convincing runner up I can remember. Always finding ways to shoot themselves in the foot.Now that the 2020-2021 season is over, any thoughts at all about it?
LOL!!! The FA always makes an exception with Loserpool. They always get away with shit.Man Utd was the least convincing runner up I can remember. Always finding ways to shoot themselves in the foot.
I don’t buy Arteta’s claims that forces were at work against him from within. His team simply lacks requisite talent to remain. In top contention.
Liverpool making top 4 felt like those world cups where some joke team wins over superior teams to make it to knockout, as if FIFA wants to make a point (usually anti racism, but it serves to make more racism or acrimony instead. There’s virtue in taking your losses like a man.) Klopp should be more ashamed than proud here at being assisted by the FA. Every LFC fan should be ashamed.
Nasty foul? KDB blindly ran into Rudiger’s shoulder. Dude plz.In my blind enthusiasm for what I called "a nice German emphasis" during this CL final, I forgot to mention a very nasty foul play by Rüdiger against De Bruyne. Seems like we Germans have a tradition of knocking down key players from our adversaries, Tony Schumacher scandalous knock down of Patrick Battiston in 1982 shall never be forgotten. Even if De Bruyne didn't loose his teeth, Rüdiger follows Schumacher's infamous trail. Could this have been a red card? Maybe. It's too bad, because Rüdi's defense work was otherwise flawless.
Anyway, there was another excellent game last week, the UEFA Europa League final. Its absolutely thrilling penalty shootout will be well remembered, especially the tête-à-tête of both goalkeepers, in which one of them draw the shorter straw. I'm happy for the deserved Emery comeback after his PL disaster and that his Villarreal could beat the five times higher budget of ManU. Solskjær's look, as if he was afraid of his own shadow, was priceless. Congratulations for being second in the PL, but here he was clearly outgunned by Emery. To my personal joy, I might add.
Though I saw it the other way around, with R. knowing what he did, the referee's decision was in my opinion adequate enough to put it ad acta.Nasty foul? KDB blindly ran into Rudiger’s shoulder. Dude plz.
He's also Spanish, haha. But you could indeed be on the right track here. About the possible Torres transfer, yeah, that's the kind of answer I expect from a club five times bigger than Villarreal after loosing with the latter's team. Unimaginative, but potent nonetheless.As for the Europa final, sure, congrats to Unai and Villarreal, but DDG threw the entire shootout. He didn’t care. It was obvious. He doesn’t have IT anymore.
The bright side is that Man Utd will probably sign Pau Torres in the coming weeks.
Do you know how Cristiano Ronaldo was scouted by Man United?Though I saw it the other way around, with R. knowing what he did, the referee's decision was in my opinion adequate enough to put it ad acta.
He's also Spanish, haha. But you could indeed be on the right track here. About the possible Torres transfer, yeah, that's the kind of answer I expect from a club five times bigger than Villarreal after loosing with the latter's team. Unimaginative, but potent nonetheless.