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echappist 08-09-2019 04:12 PM

2019-2020 Football / Calcio / Futbol / Fußball Thread
 
And the first game of the Premier League is already underway. Not much to see, other than the fact that Allison is out injured. Looked really gnarly (seems like he tweaked his hamstring during the goal kick), reminded me of the injury Tim Howard suffered a few years back. Hope he's okay, as it'd be a real blow to LFC's title challenges.

Whom do you have as the winners of the various competitions? I'm hoping that LFC and BVB can both move one spot higher (at the expense of Pep's current and former teams). Juventus may just get shaken up a bit, now it's coached by Sarri. I wouldn't be surprised if his shoehorning catches up to him with the wily Ancelloti pips him.

Gsinill 08-09-2019 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by echappist (Post 2577666)
And the first game of the Premier League is already underway. Not much to see, other than the fact that Allison is out injured. Looked really gnarly (seems like he tweaked his hamstring during the goal kick), reminded me of the injury Tim Howard suffered a few years back. Hope he's okay, as it'd be a real blow to LFC's title challenges.

Whom do you have as the winners of the various competitions? I'm hoping that LFC and BVB can both move one spot higher (at the expense of Pep's current and former teams). Juventus may just get shaken up a bit, now it's coached by Sarri. I wouldn't be surprised if his shoehorning catches up to him with the wily Ancelloti pips him.

Klopp fan?

echappist 08-09-2019 05:40 PM

not quite, but I do admire his coaching philosophy and managerial capabilities.

goonster 08-09-2019 07:38 PM

Jürgen Klopp is the coolest German of the last two hundred years. Fight me.

Tied for distant second: Jochen Distelmeyer, Jaki Liebezeit, Florian Schneider.

martl 08-10-2019 01:29 AM

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Jürgen Klopp is the coolest German of the last two hundred years. Fight me.

Gladly... Klopp is witty, intelligent, clearly an excellent coach, can be very charming. Uses said fact to cover that he can be very, very petty. Uncool.

As a german myself, i should stay away from counter-suggestions. Just one, Lutz Pfannenstiel. Turned down a Bayern Munich offer at age 17 to go globetrotting, played professional on 5 continents.

1991–1993 1. FC Bad Kötzting 68 (0)
1993–1994 Penang FA 12 (0)
1994–1995 Wimbledon 12 (0)
1995–1997 Nottingham Forest 0 (0)
1996–1997 → Orlando Pirates (loan) 7 (0)
1997 TPV 8 (0)
1997 FC Haka 0 (0)
1998–1999 SV Wacker Burghausen 14 (0)
1999–2000 Geylang United 46 (0)
2001 Dunedin Technical 18 (0)
2001–2002 → Bradford Park Avenue (loan) 1 (0)
2001–2002 Huddersfield Town 0 (0)
2002 Dunedin Technical 18 (0)
2002 ASV Cham 12 (0)
2002–2003 → Bradford Park Avenue (loan) 14 (0)
2003 Dunedin Technical 18 (0)
2003 → Bærum SK (loan) 13 (0)
2004 Calgary Mustangs 28 (0)
2004–2006 Otago United 36 (0)
2006–2007 Vllaznia Shkodër 14 (0)
2007 Bentonit Ijevan 12 (0)
2007 Bærum SK 9 (0)
2007 Vancouver Whitecaps 4 (0)
2008 Hermann Aichinger 24 (0)
2008–2009 Flekkerøy IL 14 (0)
2009 Manglerud Star 11 (0)
2009–2011 Ramblers 45 (0)

wc1934 08-10-2019 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by goonster (Post 2577740)
Jürgen Klopp is the coolest German of the last two hundred years. Fight me.

Tied for distant second: Jochen Distelmeyer, Jaki Liebezeit, Florian Schneider.

No consideration (as a footballer) for "Der Kaiser" - won world cups both as a player and manager.

goonster 08-10-2019 10:09 AM

Beckenbauer? Corruption is not cool.

I had forgotten about Bernd Trautmann. He deserves consideration.

Climb01742 08-10-2019 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by goonster (Post 2577740)
Jürgen Klopp is the coolest German of the last two hundred years. Fight me.

Tied for distant second: Jochen Distelmeyer, Jaki Liebezeit, Florian Schneider.

Werner Herzog?

wc1934 08-10-2019 10:31 AM

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Beckenbauer? Corruption is not cool.

I had forgotten about Bernd Trautmann. He deserves consideration.

Yup - agree fraud and corruption are not cool. Of course he was complicit in influencing votes with his slush fund etc. In that regards, I believe he is guilty as charged. I was referring to him only in the context of footballer.

echappist 08-10-2019 10:40 AM

Is Trautmann the guy who won a FA Cup while playing with a broken neck?

Spaghetti Legs 08-10-2019 11:53 AM

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Jürgen Klopp is the coolest German of the last two hundred years. Fight me.

Tied for distant second: Jochen Distelmeyer, Jaki Liebezeit, Florian Schneider.

Dieter. Hands down coolest German

wc1934 08-10-2019 02:32 PM

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Is Trautmann the guy who won a FA Cup while playing with a broken neck?

Yup.
But google his early history - he signed up for the wrong "team" - worse than corruption and fraud.

echappist 08-10-2019 03:54 PM

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Yup.
But google his early history - he signed up for the wrong "team" - worse than corruption and fraud.

right, i almost forgot that he was a paratrooper in the German Army. I donno if fighting in the Wehrmarcht as a foot solider (cf. a commissioned officer or being part of the SS) is worse than corruption and fraud. Yes, he was friends with a Dassler brother (a cynical backstabbing nazi), but i don't think he joined the SS. Now, if he committed war crimes, that'd be different, but there's a lot of gray when it comes to judging foot soldiers. In the same vein, I wouldn't call the Soviet soldiers in WWII as good. They are merely people licensed to carry out acts of sanctioned barbarism.

Climb01742 08-12-2019 06:49 PM

Arsenal's new jerseys, the yellow ones, the bruised banana ones, are ugly. Usually Addidas kit is simple and classic. Oy.

wc1934 08-12-2019 09:48 PM

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Arsenal's new jerseys, the yellow ones, the bruised banana ones, are ugly. Usually Addidas kit is simple and classic. Oy.

They arent the only ones with ugly kits this year.
But their third kit is pretty classy.


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