Europe - General 2014-15

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Re: Europe - General 2014-15

Postby OttoSilver » Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:08 pm

Aaaah, yup. Sending of required. Excerpt in the K-League, where you might get away with that from time to time :P
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Postby eujin » Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:19 am

It's a bit shit the Bundesliga isn't it? Sure there are a few World Cup winners kicking around, but Shinji Kagawa comes back after two years of doing nothing much in the EPL and immediately gets himself a goal and Xabi Alonso turns up and is straight away the best player at Bayern, pulling all the strings in midfield and taking all their free-kicks.

Son got himself a nice goal for Leverkusen as they stay top. Koo got himself an assist of sorts blasting twice at the keeper before Okazaki blasted home. Ryu Seung-woo started but left early as his new loan club Braunschweig lost 3-1 to joint leaders RB Leipzig in the second Bundesliga division. RB Leipzig well on their way to the first Bundesliga. Go the chaebols.

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Postby daeguowl » Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:01 am

eujin wrote:It's a bit shit the Bundesliga isn't it? Sure there are a few World Cup winners kicking around, but Shinji Kagawa comes back after two years of doing nothing much in the EPL and immediately gets himself a goal and Xabi Alonso turns up and is straight away the best player at Bayern, pulling all the strings in midfield and taking all their free-kicks.

Son got himself a nice goal for Leverkusen as they stay top. Koo got himself an assist of sorts blasting twice at the keeper before Okazaki blasted home. Ryu Seung-woo started but left early as his new loan club Braunschweig lost 3-1 to joint leaders RB Leipzig in the second Bundesliga division. RB Leipzig well on their way to the first Bundesliga. Go the chaebols.


Meanwhile ex-bundesliga player 윤쥬태 scored a lovely goal against Incheon. Showed a lot of composure to finish it, very un-korean!

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Postby nzfooty » Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:03 am

Apparently the Bundesliga gets the same $$$ in worldwide rights as the English Premier League gets from Singapore alone.
I am fond of the Bundesliga but this might be for nostalgic reasons (I caught the football bug as an impressionable eight year old while
living there). Would like to see it do better. Not a fan of Bayern by any stretch of the imagination though.

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Postby eujin » Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:56 am

nzfooty wrote:Apparently the Bundesliga gets the same $$$ in worldwide rights as the English Premier League gets from Singapore alone.

Amazing if true. Borussia Dortmund are opening an office in Singapore. They have allegely made over one million euros in Kagawa shirt sales since he came back, a third of which was in Asia. He's only been back for a week. There were really a lot of Japanese flags amongst the fans in Dortmund today.

http://www.bvb.de/eng/News/Overview/Black-and-yellow-Kagawa-fever-hits-Japan

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Postby Holyjoe » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:16 pm

Fun goings-on in Bucharest...

Steaua Bucharest stripped of name, colours and emblem after court ruling
8 December 2014

The Romanian champions, Steaua Bucharest, were stripped of their name, colours and emblem last week and for Sunday’s victory over CSMS Iasi, but they have been handed a reprieve for Thursday’s Europa League match with Dynamo Kiev.

Romania’s most famous club, who were founded in 1947 as an army side, had their registration cancelled by Romania’s highest court on Wednesday after losing a battle over their trademark with the country’s defence ministry.

The ministry had first resorted to law in 2011, saying the club had used the Steaua brand illegally since 2004. The court verdict effectively left the most popular and successful club in Romanian football as a team with no name.

The 1986 European champions, playing in yellow instead of their famous red and blue shirts, were presented on Sunday by the stadium’s announcer as “the champions of Romania”.

They appeared as “hosts” on the scoreboard and the club’s emblem was replaced by an empty square. Steaua was never mentioned.

The name effectively became invisible, removed from all training kits and officials’ suits. The two teams’ names were missing from the teamsheet, which were presented to reporters before Sunday’s clash.

The situation could change, but only if Steaua officials reach an agreement with the defence ministry for the use of the trademark, and indeed, it has allowed the club to use the name, colours and emblem in the Europa League this week.

Steaua’s flamboyant owner, Gigi Becali, and the club’s general manager, Mihai Stoica, are currently serving prison terms for abuse of power.

On the field, the Poland centre back Lukasz Szukala scored the winning goal in the fifth minute of stoppage time with both teams reduced to 10 men after CSMS Iasi’s Branko Grahovac and Steaua’s Andrei Prepelita were sent off in the closing stages.

Steaua, who have won their last five league matches without conceding a goal, top the standings with 43 points from 17 matches, followed by CFR Cluj on 33.

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Re: Europe - General 2014-15

Postby eujin » Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:43 pm

There's been some moaning about how UEFA's Financial Fairplay rules are basically a carve up to keep the rich clubs rich and stop teams from outside muscling in on the action.

But with Bournemouth in England going up to the Premiership, Carpi (stadium capacity 4,000) in Italy going up to Serie A and Ingolstadt in Germany almost certain to go up to the 1st Bundesliga for the first time ever (not to mention Paderborn last year), at least we're still getting some fresh teams in the top leagues, even if no one expects any of them to be competing for trophies.

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Postby Holyjoe » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:47 pm

Estonian Martyrs...

FC Infonet hammer Virtsu Jalgpalliklubi 36-0 in Estonia Cup
15 June 2015

Domestic cup competitions warm hearts as David meets Goliath, giantkillings take place and dreams become reality.

But reality, and a strong dose of it, has been handed out to three teams in round one of Estonia's cup competition with victories of 14-0, 20-0 and 36-0 recorded.

Yes, you read correctly - 36-0.

FC Infonet, from the country's capital Tallinn, handed out the drubbing to Virtsu Jalgpalliklubi - a team from a town with a population of about 500.

But far from embarrassed, Virtsu are enjoying their prominence in gaining headlines, stating the number of visits to their website are "growing at continuing at a rapid pace".

Trailing 13-0 at half-time, Virtsu refused to resort to damage limitation and in front of a crowd of 83, leaked 23 goals in 47 second-half minutes.

Estonia Under-21 defender Trevor Elhi managed to find the net 10 times as Infonet, fifth in Estonia's top tier, began their quest for a maiden domestic cup success.

In a competition which seemingly allows the country's smallest teams a shot at glory, Infonet's win on Saturday arrived on the weekend Rapla Lokomotiv lost 20-0 to Kuressaare and Trans Narva beat Eestimaa Kasakad 14-0.

Infonet's rout matches the British record - when Arbroath beat Bon Accord in the Scottish Cup in 1885.

And the margin seems tight when consideration is given to AS Adema's 149-0 win over Stade Olympique L'Emyrne in 2002. That world-record score was set in a Madagascar league match when Stade Olympique continuously scored own goals as part of a protest.


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