Soccer 2020

Discussion in 'Soccer' started by Shadowlight, May 7, 2020.

  1. Shadowlight

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    It was just about two months ago when the Indian Wells in California tennis tournament canceled. A week later pretty much all the sports leagues like the NBA and NHL fell like dominoes and stopped on a dime.

    So barring glitches ( which one can't discount) the Bundesliga, the German football league, will resume playing without fans next weekend starting May 16th.

    I hope they incorporate Zoom technology as a substitute for fans in the stands. It is my contention that without any fan backdrop sports will seem like glorified scrimmages.

    That said this news means that the first relevant sports league will start up since the world wide shut down and what a welcome sight. The games are telecast on weekend mornings on the Fox Sports Network but it wouldn't be a bad idea to telecast as many games as possible seeing that the sports landscape is beyond barren right now. Have to wait and see what the TV plans are but it will finally give me something to sink my teeth into. :)

    Looking forward to seeing some of the best young white athletes on the planet including teen wunderkind Erling Haaland ( Dortmund) and striker Timo Werner ( Leipzig). There are other white stars to keep an eye on too so I am jacked that at least there is a sign of life out there.
     
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    Haaland on the score sheet, half hour in.
     
  3. Sean89

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    Really exciting front three for Dortmund. Haaland, Brandt, Hazard.
     
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    Good weekend for young talent. Hazard, Haaland and Havertz (2) all on the score sheet.
     
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    Haaland will be a star for years to come. Incredible player
     
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    Haaland with the clutch winner. Big game in Italy 1-1 between Napoli and Inter. Eriksen and Mertens with the goals.
    Barcelona 4-0 winners, Messi on the scoresheet, and played an all round great game.
     
  7. Shadowlight

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    The Bundesliga League just wrapped. The Premier League, which has telecast a slew of games since restarting up, has less than a month to go but Liverpool has already clinched the title. There are a few others but the following players have really made their mark and very likely will become the new faces of soccer. They all have big wheels.

    Timo Werner (24) Striker just signed a contract to play for Chelsea. Piled up goals in Germany. Speedster is a dangerous goal scorer. I first noticed him at the World Cup.
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    Erling Haaland (19) Might just be the best teenage athlete in the entire world. Been discussed a bit here. For a player 6'4" his acceleration and quickness is breathtaking. Big time scorer.
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    Declan Rice (21) Plays for West Ham but chances are he will get scooped up by a higher profile team. Exceptional athletic ability. Can play either defense or attacking midfielder.
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    Kai Havertz (21) Was on a roll since the Bundesliga League returned but just as I was all set to watch him play for the first time he came down with an injury. Chelsea wants him too. Briefly mentioned above this 6'2" attacking midfielder is elegant and very swift.
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    Phil Foden (20) Just a few hours ago scored a brilliant goal as his Manchester City squad wiped out Liverpool. Since getting playing time recently it is easy to see why this ultra gifted midfielder is seen by some as the future of English soccer. Sleek athlete. The real deal.
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    Christian Pulisic (21) The attacking midfielder/winger American has come up big for Chelsea since the Premier League started up again. I am starting to hear comparisons to Eden Hazard. Wow need I say more.
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    Pulisic in great form. Chelsea will be a team to follow next season, a lot of young pale faces, with huge speed, skill and talent.
     
  9. Shadowlight

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    Sean89 I saw that Pulisic goal too! An explosive couple of steps to the left and a dead eye fire in a tight spot. His play of late deserves a spot on my new faces of soccer watch up above so I will edit him in. By the way that Chelsea 3-2 win was the most exciting match I have seen since the league started up again.

    I am sure you noticed the diminutive 19 year old Scots midfielder Billy Gilmour on the Chelsea side. The dynamic youngster composed himself quite well I thought but I was annoyed they pulled him late in the match.
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    Burnley and Sheffield United are both firmly in the top half of the table thanks to almost exclusively to native British isles players.

    Burnley currently have a solitary non-white player on their squad who has played more than a single minute - the biracial Dwight McNeil. The Englishmen Ashley Barnes and Jay Rodriguez and New Zealand's Chris Wood have scored a solid 23 goals between them this season. The club have an old-school English toughness, physicality, work rate, and tenacity about them, and I don't think that black players are suitable for a club having those qualities.

    Sheffield United have only 2 black players that have started this season: David McGoldrick and Lys Mousset, both of whom are strikers. They've shared playing time with the club's two other strikers Billy Sharp and Oliver McBurnie. The club have conceded the 3rd fewest goals this season due to their back three of Jack O'Connell, Chris Basham, and John Egan, and Dean Henderson in goal.
     

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