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Everything posted by Acid-Tone

  1. Damn, that's a great signing! Hopefully his knee injuries are truly behind him and he can stay on the pitch!
  2. I followed Bikel a few years back when he was in Portugal's u20 and in Holland. He looked at the time like he had a very bright future. Obviously playing with all that offensive talent in Portugal's team (Andre Silva, Goncalo Guedes, Gelson Martins...) means that as a midfielder you don't have to create a ton of chances on your own. You are free to concentrate a bit more on protecting the back line and just getting the ball up to your attackers, which I though he did well. After starting for NEC in the Eredivisie for two seasons he's fallen off the radar by playing in Bulgaria the last two. Considering the display last night, I would think Bikel's got a good chance to start at DM soon, and push Inbeom further up the field.
  3. I bet the sales of jersey #19 are doing even better!
  4. "Alphonso Davies" is the number 4 trending topic on twiiter in the US. That's crazy.
  5. At first I was questioning myself as to why I didn't see the similarity right away. But after a 30 sec. search I discovered that the US has only been using this logo since 2016. So perhaps they were the ones copying Atletico Madrid!
  6. I thought he had a good game overall. Went the full 90. He possibly could take some blame for the Rafa goal as he was marking him just as the attacking play was starting, but then left him to go try and press the man with the ball. However the CB behind him was slow to pick up Rafa and he ended up receiving the pas and scoring. Did a decent job helping his team hold on to possession for the majority of the game. The problem is that Benfica are so lethal on the counter right now and in the blink of an eye 2 counter-attacks ended up as goals for Benfica. Overall I thought Stephen and Paços de Ferreira played pretty well and if they continue to play like that I think they can move up a few spots and safely avoid being relegated.
  7. ^^^ Agreed 100%! I'll continue to be a fan of the honest to a fault, hard-working, battering ram of a striker who helps his team and scores goals. You guys can keep hoping for that great player on the field who becomes a well spoken politician in front of the microphone to show up!
  8. I think this is a case of Lucas just interpreting the question/situation a bit differently than most of us here. When he refers to being 0% Canadian, I think he means as it relates to "Canadian" culture. You know, the stereotypical poutine-eating, toque-wearing, Tim Horton double-double drinking ultra passionate hockey fans. He sees himself as 0% THAT guy. That does not necessarily mean that he isn't a proud Canadian! I think this is a bit more nuanced than that and not at all a black and white scenario. Then again, this is just the opinion of one very proud (hyphenated) Canadian.
  9. While you're correct that Benfica have usually been unwilling to spend a lot on transfers, they've made a crazy amount of money over the last 5-7 years selling players themselves and have shown they may be willing to spend some of it if they see a good investment opportunity. In fact they just recently paid €20 million to sign of Julian Weigl from Borussia Dortmund! However I don't think they would make that purchase without first selling some of the players they already have.
  10. They probably offered about half of that! Which is why it was turned down. They should think about the future and try selling Aboubakar or Marega and use that money to help make the David deal.
  11. Yet his manager left him out there for the full 90, so he couldn't have been playing that bad. Especially for his first game in a while and with his new club.
  12. Reports in Portugal say that FC Porto had a bid for David rejected already in this transfer window (amount not mentioned) and that Ajax and Benfica are also closely monitoring him.
  13. It looks like Stephen is in the starting lineup today! (10:30 am eastern vs. Portimonense)
  14. Well, which one do you want to see subbed in? A striker or Borges?
  15. I really like what Bassong and Brym have shown in their debuts so far!
  16. Try using a VPN extension for your browser. I use one called Hola and it works well. (I'm watching it from the U.S. now)
  17. I'm in the US and it didn't work initially. I had to use a VPN Proxy set to Canada in order to get it to work!
  18. Birmingham Legion FC announced that they have signed Brian Wright to a "multi-year" contract. Brian spent the majority of the past season on loan in B'ham, playing in 28 games and getting 6 goals & 4 assists for the first year expansion club. The Legion will start the season with 2 Canadians on the roster as Mathieu Laurent (CB) is also back after he proved himself to be one of the clubs best defenders before getting hurt mid-season.
  19. That kind of tells you everything you need to know about transfermarkt doesn't it? It's basically just some guy (or guys?) on the internet taking a guess and should always be taken with a very large grain of salt.
  20. OK, let me try again: Fvcking covoluted bvllshit!
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