Calgarypuck Forums - The Unofficial Calgary Flames Fan Community
Old 09-26-2022, 07:14 PM   #501
Locke
Franchise Player
 
Locke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Income Tax Central
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Senator Clay Davis View Post
The thing about Maguire compared to all of the other CB options is he is really the only guy not getting regular game time at the moment. So meaningless game or not, for him it's meaningful minutes since he doesn't get them otherwise. And, of course, he looked like textbook Maguire. Given how hot that seat is for Southgate, not taking Maguire could actually buy him a little goodwill with the fans. And he needs all the goodwill he can get. Or he'll be a moron and take him and start him and watch him cost them dearly. I'm cool with that lol.
I dont know what evidence Maguire has on Southgate, but I would guess that unless Southgate wins the World Cup, this is probably his last tournament.
__________________
The Beatings Shall Continue Until Morale Improves!

This Post Has Been Distilled for the Eradication of Seemingly Incurable Sadness.

If you are flammable and have legs, you are never blocking a Fire Exit. - Mitch Hedberg
Locke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2022, 07:22 PM   #502
d_phaneuf
Franchise Player
 
d_phaneuf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Locke View Post
Okay, so it wasnt just me. Everything seemed loose and undisciplined.

And no, it would have taken a disaster for England to sack Southgate at this late stage.

They totally should though. All of those players are capable pros, Southgate's tactics are awful, he is still far too risk-averse considering the talent he has available.
Two teams who have no real idea on how to attack, are simply relying on their talent to do something individually

With amount of attacking talent both have its not good signs
d_phaneuf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2022, 07:37 PM   #503
d_phaneuf
Franchise Player
 
d_phaneuf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Exp:
Default

Bigger issue with Maguire now is it seems Southgate realized Dier is the best option in center or the back 3, hes the best ball playing cb we have and conte has drilled into him his positioning

Maguire and Dier can not play together, left side of the defense would just be absolutely toasted multiple times a game against the better teams with speed up top

Walker at rcb with dier is a good start, anyone but maguire at lcb
d_phaneuf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2022, 03:05 PM   #504
CroFlames
Franchise Player
 
CroFlames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Exp:
Default

Spain's new jersey is terrible.

Portugal's is weird with the half/half shirts.
CroFlames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2022, 11:36 AM   #505
Locke
Franchise Player
 
Locke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Income Tax Central
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Since winning hosting rights for the World Cup over a decade ago, Qatar has faced scrutiny and criticism for its treatment of migrant workers and the LGTBQ+ community, among other human rights issues.

The alleged abuses affecting legions of low-paid labourers who power Qatar's economy and who built its gleaming World Cup stadiums have been a lighting rod for protest around the world, especially in Europe.

Qatar has repeatedly pushed back, insisting the country has improved protections for migrant workers and claiming the criticism is outdated.

In a televised speech before the emirate's legislative body on Tuesday, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said Qatar "has been subjected to an unprecedented campaign that no host country has ever faced."

Rights groups have credited Qatar with improving its labour laws, such as by adopting a minimum monthly wage of around $275 a month in 2020, and for dismantling the "kafala" system that had prevented workers from changing jobs or leaving the country without the consent of their employers. However, activists call for more to be done.


One of the richest countries on the face of the Earth and loves to flaunt it.

"But we pay people $275/month tho..."

Are you serious? Thats poverty. Thats just slavery with a couple extra steps.
__________________
The Beatings Shall Continue Until Morale Improves!

This Post Has Been Distilled for the Eradication of Seemingly Incurable Sadness.

If you are flammable and have legs, you are never blocking a Fire Exit. - Mitch Hedberg
Locke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2023, 09:23 AM   #506
cam_wmh
Franchise Player
 
cam_wmh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Locke View Post
I dont know what evidence Maguire has on Southgate, but I would guess that unless Southgate wins the World Cup, this is probably his last tournament.
Turns out Maguire got called up again, over Ben White.
Kalvin Phillips too. Have the two of them combined for 90 minutes since the World Cup?

Southgate and his stupid bias and grudgesÖ
cam_wmh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2023, 10:54 AM   #507
Slava
Franchise Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Exp:
Default

Honestly, why is there another international window when we already had a month long break for the WC? It's just so stupid.
Slava is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2023, 03:58 PM   #508
d_phaneuf
Franchise Player
 
d_phaneuf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Exp:
Default

France absolutely took the Dutch to the woodshed in that 1st half
d_phaneuf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2023, 05:44 PM   #509
CroFlames
Franchise Player
 
CroFlames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Exp:
Default

Yokes, Croatia falls asleep for 10 seconds and concedes in the 93í.

Disappointing wow.
CroFlames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2023, 05:55 PM   #510
McG
Franchise Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: 55...Can you see us now?
Exp:
Default

Scotland 3-0 Cyprus and Spain 3-0 Norway (without haaland). Scotland v Spain later this week. Should be a good match.
__________________
Rogers bias. Hit McDavid? Get Brandon Manninged.

We had joy, we had fun, we had a season in the sun, but the wine and the fun like the season is all gone.

Average team is average. Average drafts, average results, average trades, average asset management, average vision, average outcomes. Average.
McG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2023, 03:04 PM   #511
Senator Clay Davis
Franchise Player
 
Senator Clay Davis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Maryland State House, Annapolis
Exp:
Default

When did McTominay turn into Haaland? Four goals in his past two games, and Scotland beating Spain
__________________
"Think I'm gonna be the scapegoat for the whole damn machine? Sheeee......."
Senator Clay Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2023, 03:23 PM   #512
CroFlames
Franchise Player
 
CroFlames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Senator Clay Davis View Post
When did McTominay turn into Haaland? Four goals in his past two games, and Scotland beating Spain
Scotland is the new Brazil
CroFlames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2023, 06:01 AM   #513
devo22
Franchise Player
 
devo22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Austria, NOT Australia
Exp:
Default

the Spanish whining is nothing but spectacular. Rodri complaining about diving and time-wasting is hilarious, but blaming the long grass easily takes the cake. Klopp would be proud.


Quote:
Rodri, however, was scathing about Scotland's performance and accused them of time-wasting.

"It's the way they play, but for me it's rubbish, always wasting time, provoking you, always they fall," he said. "For me, this is not football. The referee has to take on this, but he says nothing.

Spain’s frustrations did not stop there, with debutant Osasuna defender Daniel Garcia blaming the length of the Hampden Park grass as a factor in their poor performance.

“We already saw that the grass was too long, and that cost us,” Garcia told Marca. “We can’t make excuses for that, we have to look at ourselves and fix what we did wrong today.”
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football...otland-defeat/
devo22 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to devo22 For This Useful Post:
Old 03-29-2023, 12:12 PM   #514
GirlySports
NOT breaking news
 
GirlySports's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

They should send Spain to play in Edmonton.

As much as I hate the Mexicans, they did not complain at all about playing at the Iceteca.
__________________
Watching the Oilers defend is like watching fire engines frantically rushing to the wrong fire

GirlySports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2023, 01:51 PM   #515
CroFlames
Franchise Player
 
CroFlames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Exp:
Default

The grass was too long lmao. Get out of here
CroFlames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2023, 01:14 AM   #516
d_phaneuf
Franchise Player
 
d_phaneuf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Exp:
Default

I think the grass is a real complaint, teams used to do it to peps barca when they were all about possession and sideways passing

Let it grow a few weeks and suddenly ground passes are anot tougher
d_phaneuf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2023, 10:36 AM   #517
CroFlames
Franchise Player
 
CroFlames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by d_phaneuf View Post
I think the grass is a real complaint, teams used to do it to peps barca when they were all about possession and sideways passing

Let it grow a few weeks and suddenly ground passes are anot tougher
There are worse places to play compared to Hampden park the pansies.
CroFlames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2023, 12:35 PM   #518
GirlySports
NOT breaking news
 
GirlySports's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

Some random FIFA news.

Indonesia has been stripped of hosting the World U20 because Israel qualified and the president won't host them.

Peru has been stripped of hosting the World U17 because it failed infrastructure requirements. How corrupt do you have to be to not make requirements for a tournament with such low attendance.

Anyways, bring both tournaments to Canada. No politics here!
__________________
Watching the Oilers defend is like watching fire engines frantically rushing to the wrong fire

GirlySports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2023, 12:51 PM   #519
CroFlames
Franchise Player
 
CroFlames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GirlySports View Post
Some random FIFA news.

Indonesia has been stripped of hosting the World U20 because Israel qualified and the president won't host them.

Peru has been stripped of hosting the World U17 because it failed infrastructure requirements. How corrupt do you have to be to not make requirements for a tournament with such low attendance.

Anyways, bring both tournaments to Canada. No politics here!

Iíve said it before but Calgary should build a 35,000 seater stadium identical to Juventusí and be a perpetual host for Winter Olympics and the new home of Canadas national soccer teams in the West.

Canadian Winter Olympics athletes live and train here anyway. Itís about time we get the Oval up to par and new ski jumps and bobsled track. Letís go.
CroFlames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2023, 04:58 PM   #520
GirlySports
NOT breaking news
 
GirlySports's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

we live in a world now where someone leaves he Italy job for Saudi Arabia.

Roberto Mancini signs for 4 years, 25 million euros per.
__________________
Watching the Oilers defend is like watching fire engines frantically rushing to the wrong fire

GirlySports is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:29 AM.

Calgary Flames
2023-24




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Calgarypuck 2021