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Juvenile Junkie
02-15-2012, 06:42 AM
Well,I dig this competition,its more open than the Champions League,which is a 4 league competition.Teams from all across Europe are in it,more countries have representatives,pity that it just seems to have such a bad rep and image,although thats partially UEFA's fault.Anyways,6 handy games worth watching could be:

Stoke vs Valencia
Manyoo vs Ajax
Lazio vs Atletico Madrid
Man City vs Porto
Rubin Kazan vs Olympiakos
Besiktas vs Braga

And can someone from England please explain this whole Channel 5 jibe aimed at the Man clubs,is it the channel,the coverage,what?

Tomsta666
02-15-2012, 07:06 AM
...And can someone from England please explain this whole Channel 5 jibe aimed at the Man clubs,is it the channel,the coverage,what?

Since you asked nicely, and have been playing nice recently I'll try to explain ;)

It's kind of a combination of both really. The superior football coverage in the UK is Sky Sports, but ITV have always shown Champions League games. So those two have always been mainstays for the games.

Channel 5 has pretty much been a laughing stock since it launched as a channel, back in '97.

Since the Europa league is seen as inferior to the Champions League, combined with the fact that Channel 5 have the rights for Europa League games. It's like being punched in the face twice for these spoilt fans of teams who get Champions League football every season I suppose.

I'm not a hater though, I was well thankfull for Channel 5's coverage of both of our UEFA cup adventures!! :D

Shaz11
02-15-2012, 07:07 AM
When the Channel 5 shows football games, the Europa League is usually shown. With the Champions League on ITV

Man U vs Ajax will be a good game. Man U need to keep an eye on Eriksen and Sulejmani, good players on the pitch.

Juvenile Junkie
02-15-2012, 07:15 AM
So is there only 1 channel that shows Europa League? What if there are 3 big games(by Europa League standards) on at the same time?

This competition has too many games,bring back the Cup Winners Cup and split the amount of teams in two! Less games,1 more trophy available in Europe.

Tomsta666
02-15-2012, 07:21 AM
So is there only 1 channel that shows Europa League? What if there are 3 big games(by Europa League standards) on at the same time?

As long as there's coverage for the English teams, we don't give a shit about the other games!! :D
Saying that though, I think that Eurosport shows games aswell, I could be wrong though?

Wade Barrett 1979
02-15-2012, 07:22 AM
ESPN show games.

City game is on ITV1.

Juvenile Junkie
02-15-2012, 07:25 AM
As long as there's coverage for the English teams, we don't give a shit about the other games!! :D
Saying that though, I think that Eurosport shows games aswell, I could be wrong though?

Stoke vs Valencia was the 3rd game I was talking about.Trust me,its better to have multiple broadcasters,albeit some better than others,than to have 1 broadcaster who has no competition.....

Shaz11
02-15-2012, 07:28 AM
If the games ain't on TV I just watch it on the internet...

Juvenile Junkie
02-15-2012, 07:31 AM
Lazio vs Atletico Madrid.If you know who Diego Simeone was,this tie has a nice sub-plot

CGBigMan
02-15-2012, 02:48 PM
So is there only 1 channel that shows Europa League? What if there are 3 big games(by Europa League standards) on at the same time?

This competition has too many games,bring back the Cup Winners Cup and split the amount of teams in two! Less games,1 more trophy available in Europe.


sometimes i seen europa league on itv4 and eurosport so theres what happens

Steve Austin
02-15-2012, 03:01 PM
Europa League has been/is shown on 5 channels in England.

Lazio v At Madrid will be a good game anyway but adding Simeone makes it even better, even though Utd v Ajax and City v Porto are the games I'm watching.

Shaz11
02-16-2012, 01:00 PM
United...united...come on man utd!

Steve Austin
02-16-2012, 01:04 PM
A little big of Vidic seeing red, a little bit of Rooney's balding head, a little bit of Nani taking a dive, welcome United to Channel 5.

(Tune of Mambo NO.5)

Shaz11
02-16-2012, 01:06 PM
A little big of Vidic seeing red, a little bit of Rooney's balding head, a little bit of Nani taking a dive, welcome United to Channel 5.

(Tune of Mambo NO.5)


Lol...it will be 2-1 to Utd I reckon...

Steve Austin
02-16-2012, 01:09 PM
Lol...it will be 2-1 to Utd I reckon...

I think 1-1 or 1-0 Utd.

Shaz11
02-16-2012, 01:11 PM
Good game it will be...

Steve Austin
02-16-2012, 01:14 PM
Good game it will be...

http://mlblogssfdiamondgirl.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/yoda.jpg

Shaz11
02-16-2012, 01:15 PM
http://mlblogssfdiamondgirl.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/yoda.jpg


Star Wars! Yoda!

Shaz11
02-16-2012, 01:15 PM
The cartoon version of Emile Heskey...

Steve Austin
02-16-2012, 01:15 PM
Star Wars! Yoda!

Damn straight!

Destruction
02-16-2012, 01:18 PM
The cartoon version of Emile Heskey...

Because Yoda can't score?

Steve Austin
02-16-2012, 01:19 PM
A little big of Vidic seeing red, a little bit of Rooney's balding head, a little bit of Nani taking a dive, welcome United to Channel 5.

(Tune of Mambo NO.5)

I like this so I'm keeping it on the latest page :p

VanHooliganX
02-16-2012, 01:23 PM
Tonight City get a reality check against Porto.

I can only hope we don't get battered like Arsenal did. I'd like to have a a little hope going into our home fixture.

Not really confident.

Shaz11
02-16-2012, 01:24 PM
Tonight City get a reality check against Porto.

I can only hope we don't get battered like Arsenal did. I'd like to have a a little hope going into our home fixture.

Not really confident.


Hope Porto win that :)

Steve Austin
02-16-2012, 01:24 PM
Tonight City get a reality check against Porto.

I can only hope we don't get battered like Arsenal did. I'd like to have a a little hope going into our home fixture.

Not really confident.

Porto aren't even that good anymore!

CGBigMan
02-16-2012, 01:25 PM
Porto aren't even that good anymore!

they still have rodriguez and hulk though

Steve Austin
02-16-2012, 01:26 PM
they still have rodriguez and hulk though

Rodriguez is average Hulk is good.

Man City have a squad of better players.

VanHooliganX
02-16-2012, 01:27 PM
Porto aren't even that good anymore!

True. Whilst they're not the team they once were. They're still pretty good and they know how to get the job done in Europe.

I'm not saying it is likely City will be destroy like Arsenal. But it is a small possibility.

VanHooliganX
02-16-2012, 01:27 PM
Rodriguez is average Hulk is good.

Man City have a squad of better players.

Praise City some more! lol

Steve Austin
02-16-2012, 01:28 PM
True. Whilst they're not the team they once were. They're still pretty good and they know how to get the job done in Europe.

I'm not saying it is likely City will be destroy like Arsenal. But it is a small possibility.

Can't see it the way City play in Europe, cautious, it will low scoring and possibly a draw.

Steve Austin
02-16-2012, 01:28 PM
Praise City some more! lol


I got no beef with City, rather them win the league over Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs and mainly Utd.

Shaz11
02-16-2012, 01:28 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17015322

Hulk is so hench!

VanHooliganX
02-16-2012, 01:30 PM
Thinking 2-1 Porto but can easily see a draw as well.

Steve Austin
02-16-2012, 01:30 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17015322

Hulk is so hench!

It's why they call him the Hulk, that and he played for a Japanese team that play in green so it made sense.

Shaz11
02-16-2012, 01:31 PM
It's why they call him the Hulk, that and he played for a Japanese team that play in green so it made sense.

I know...but I didn't know he was that hench!

Steve Austin
02-16-2012, 01:32 PM
I know...but I didn't know he was that hench!

I did, I've seen it first hand :p

Shaz11
02-16-2012, 01:34 PM
I did, I've seen it first hand :p

I swear down City game is starting at 8:05?

Steve Austin
02-16-2012, 01:37 PM
I swear down City game is starting at 8:05?

It is, he popped over my local astro yesterday :p

Shaz11
02-16-2012, 01:38 PM
It is, he popped over my local astro yesterday :p

Really? How did it go?

De Gea is absolutely killing it! Love the guy!

VanHooliganX
02-16-2012, 01:42 PM
I swear down City game is starting at 8:05?

Well I dunno the start time but coverage is at 8pm. :)

Shaz11
02-16-2012, 01:43 PM
Well I dunno the start time but coverage is at 8pm. :)

Yeah..go Porto!!! :p

Steve Austin
02-16-2012, 01:43 PM
Really? How did it go?

De Gea is absolutely killing it! Love the guy!

It was fine, I'm better than him but he kept taking his top off for no reason :confused:

De Gea is average, how can you love him!

He's made one save!

Shaz11
02-16-2012, 01:44 PM
It was fine, I'm better than him but he kept taking his top off for no reason :confused:

De Gea is average, how can you love him!

He's made one save!

He's only 21!

Shaz11
02-16-2012, 01:45 PM
I think Hulk was going over the top you know...I think he wanted your number?

Steve Austin
02-16-2012, 01:45 PM
He's only 21!

I'm only 18 but I don't make excuses!

Steve Austin
02-16-2012, 01:46 PM
Pen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shaz11
02-16-2012, 01:46 PM
I'm only 18 but I don't make excuses!

18?!..I thought you were 47?...

VanHooliganX
02-16-2012, 01:48 PM
Yeah..go Porto!!! :p

Blue moon!
*poznans yo' white ass!*

Steve Austin
02-16-2012, 01:48 PM
18?!..I thought you were 47?...

Haha.

What gave you that idea?

SHOULD OF BEEN A PEN!!!!!!!!

Steve Austin
02-16-2012, 01:49 PM
Blue moon!
*poznans yo' white ass!*

*Proceeds in doing Poznan with Van even though he hates it but it's fun to trample Utd fans*

:D

Shaz11
02-16-2012, 01:52 PM
Haha.

What gave you that idea?

SHOULD OF BEEN A PEN!!!!!!!!


I was just bored. Pen? Are you sure about that? :mad:

Steve Austin
02-16-2012, 01:53 PM
I was just bored. Pen? Are you sure about that? :mad:

Fair play!

Damn right I am!

Clumsy old Ferdinand!

Should of been a pen!

VanHooliganX
02-16-2012, 01:54 PM
Ajax have quite a good stadium.

Steve Austin
02-16-2012, 01:55 PM
Ajax have quite a good stadium.

They were once European giants!

Shaz11
02-16-2012, 01:56 PM
They were once European giants!

Like Nottingham Forest!

VanHooliganX
02-16-2012, 01:56 PM
They were once European giants!

Must've gotten scoliosis or something then :P

Steve Austin
02-16-2012, 01:57 PM
Must've gotten scoliosis or something then :P

Possibly :p

My younger brother has that, he now has a metal rod in his back, he is tiny!

Steve Austin
02-16-2012, 01:57 PM
Like Nottingham Forest!

Or Arsenal! Oh wait no they haven't won it ever! :D

VanHooliganX
02-16-2012, 01:58 PM
Possibly :p

My younger brother has that, he now has a metal rod in his back, he is tiny!

Aye. Not fun to have.

Do Stoke play tonight as well?

Shaz11
02-16-2012, 01:59 PM
Or Arsenal! Oh wait no they haven't won it ever! :D

And Chelsea...

Steve Austin
02-16-2012, 02:00 PM
And Chelsea...

And Spurs!!!!

Steve Austin
02-16-2012, 02:00 PM
Aye. Not fun to have.

Do Stoke play tonight as well?

Damn right!

Same time as City!

VanHooliganX
02-16-2012, 02:02 PM
Damn right!

Same time as City!

Aww :(

I hope they do well tonight.

Steve Austin
02-16-2012, 02:04 PM
Aww :(

I hope they do well tonight.

Same, Stoke FTW!

Steve Austin
02-16-2012, 02:14 PM
Diego Simeone who used to play for Lazio is currently managing Athletico Madrid to a win over Lazio.

Falcao and Adrian for Madrid and Klose for Lazio!

Steve Austin
02-16-2012, 02:16 PM
I hate Ashley Young.

Shaz11
02-16-2012, 03:02 PM
0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2!!!

Steve Austin
02-16-2012, 03:09 PM
0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2!!!

Ajax were poor.

Y2Jryder
02-16-2012, 05:01 PM
Ajax were poor.

First half we did well. We just don't have as much money that most of the EPL clubs have so less quality players

Steve Austin
02-16-2012, 05:02 PM
First half we did well. We just don't have as much money that most of the EPL clubs have so less quality players

Bring back Seedorf! Last post and what a great one it is!

Y2Jryder
02-16-2012, 05:06 PM
Bring back Seedorf! Last post and what a great one it is!

Old players can only go in the Serie A:p

Shaz11
02-16-2012, 05:07 PM
Eriksen played pretty decent

The best team won :eek: Welcome to Old Trafford next week!

CGBigMan
02-16-2012, 05:11 PM
Anyone see Topals goal 4 valencia
what a beauty

Y2Jryder
02-16-2012, 05:11 PM
Eriksen played pretty decent

The best team won :eek: Welcome to Old Trafford next week! you will know it:D

Shaz11
02-18-2012, 08:56 PM
you will know it:D

I feel sorry for Ajax! Utd just have to embarrass them!