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UEFA Champions League 2014/15
Matchday 1

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Group A
Olympiakos v Atleti
Juve v Malmo

Group B
Liverpool v Ludogorets
Real Madrid v Basel

Group C
Monaco v Leverkusen
Benfica v Zenit

Group D
Gala v Anderlecht
Dortmund v Arsenal

Group E
Roma v CSKA Moscow
Bayern v City

Group F
Barca v APOEL
Ajax v PSG

Group G
Chelsea v Schalke
Maribor v Sporting

Group H
Porto v BATE
Bilbao v Shakhtar

Chambers and Monreal both in doubt for Arsenal. Do they have any defenders left?
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Matchday 1



Chambers and Monreal both in doubt for Arsenal. Do they have any defenders left?

Gibbs is back at left back (was on the bench against city) chambers is 50/50 but with sore throat/illness not an injury.

Hector Bellerin could well see his first champs league start.

Isaac Hayden is making the trip too (2 months the junior of Chambers)

Anyway - unlikely to be a boring match, A draw with an away goal will suit me. City travelling to Munich should be a corker.

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Arsenal have been terrible. Atletico currently 3-1 down @ Olympiakos
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He's played two games


our lack of defense really showed there
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"And in front of Arteta, Mesut Ozil once again drifted around aimlessly, contributing nothing until his second-half withdrawal."

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Something is going on with Ozil. Wants out I reckon.
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He's played two games

... and in those 2 games he's missed chances natural goalscorers would bury 9 times out of 10. Van Gaals comments have put the spotlight on his poor record. Needs to start putting away half chances.

Blame Wenger to a degree but the schoolboy errors in defence and obvious lack of effort come down to the players. Ozil is a record signing world cup winner that should be able to put in a decent shift out wide or in the middle.
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AW deserves all the criticism he will get.

defence showed how badly we are there and without strengthening its all on him, not Bellerin and co.
Arteta is just bad, so slow and teams know to just pass around him, its all too easy.

Wenger says how badly his players let him down, well mate, you've let all the fans down.

Wilshere is now injured.
And i agree, something is wrong with Ozil.

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Something is going on with Ozil. Wants out I reckon.

He's just waiting for his transfer to City
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AW deserves all the criticism he will get.

What irks me is you have players like Aaron Ramsey, who puts in amazing performances week-in, week-out, taking to facebook to apologise to fans for one poor performance. Where's the apology from Arsene?

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He's been turning the ball over way too much this year in general - but he'll come good, again.

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You've got to dole your rage out carefully Scotty. The season has only just started. What happens if we get knocked out of a cup by a lower league team?

Dynamic range is important.

Abject performances are never fun, but tbh 2-0 is one of the friendlier thumpings we've had.

It was worse when AC Milan put 4 passed us at the San Siro in the knock-out round a couple of years back.

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First Champions League game, coming back to full fitness.... Not sure what Liverpool fans expect.

As for Liverpool: basically a new back four, both centre forwards from last year are unavailable (in Barca/ treatment room) and a cluster of new players, vying for game time. This will take time to settle down.
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i wasn't expecting him to set the world on fire but everything he did was just shit
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He's only been in training for a few weeks after a long layoff and is getting to know how his new teammates play... definitely deserves the benefit of the doubt.
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He does.

And he was shit, but the above reasons are all valid.

It is going to take time for the team to settle.

As already said, completely new back four, and 50 goals out of the side. Would be happy to scrape a few wins together while Sturridge is out...

Not too concerned if it isn't tra la la la la
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Did you want an experienced refereeing crew for Chelsea-Schalke on Wednesday? Well too bad, because the officiating staff that was supposed to be controlling the match at Stamford Bridge aren't showing up. That's not a joke -- according to Bosnian outlet bportal.ba, the Serbian crew led by Milorad Mažić have lost their passports after applying to the British embassy for visas. Which, to paraphrase a certain Chelsea legend, is an [amusing] [debacle].

Replacing the unfortunate Mažić and friends are a group led by Ivan Bebek; who'll be aided by Tomislav Petrovic, Miro Grgic, Anto Vucemilovic and Goran Gabril. These are names you need not remember, of course, but it's interesting that this crew was meant to be on Europa League duty this Thursday and will instead be called up to the grownups' tournament. Well done to UEFA for having backup plans, although now I'm imagining that the game Bebek et. al were meant to be taking care of on Thursday will just have to do without referees entirely. Carnage!

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Not a great start for the English teams in the UCL.
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I disagree. Was a great start!!!
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I disagree. Was a great start!!!

Injury time winner over Ludogorets at Anfield is better than a draw, yes.

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Yeah, poor start by City. Don't know why we benched Aguero but there was just no movement at all. Worst game I've ever seen Yaya Toure play in a City shirt and Nasri was invisible. Strangely enough it was one of the best displays I've seen from Hart. Still, early days, but unlike the rest we don't have the benefit of an easy group and with Roma pumping CSKA we can't afford another slip up.

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He does.

And he was shit, but the above reasons are all valid.

It is going to take time for the team to settle.

As already said, completely new back four, and 50 goals out of the side. Would be happy to scrape a few wins together while Sturridge is out...

Not too concerned if it isn't tra la la la la

I think it's going to take time for Pool to get used to Balotelli. He's a very narrow player and sticks to the middle, and perhaps the team is still used to all the room that Suarez would create not just for himself but also his teammates by running around everywhere. Last year Pool lead Europe in most goals scored in the first 30 mins of a game for that reason alone, and that's not going to happen this season, so it's new territory.
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Injury time winner over Ludogorets at Anfield is better than a draw, yes.

It's also better than losing 2-0.
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Injury time winner over Ludogorets at Anfield is better than a draw, yes.

From a questionable penalty, no less.
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It's also better than losing 2-0.

You've bantered me off there.
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