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La Liga 2012-13

View Poll Results: Who wins La Liga?
Real Madrid 16 28.07%
Barcelona 34 59.65%
Valencia 4 7.02%
other 3 5.26%
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08-18-2012, 02:59 PM
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It's Madrid's to lose IMO. Their attack is too lethal, and their defense is nothing to shake a stick at. If they can get Modric, then they will definitely be the team to beat. The combination of Higuain, Benzema, CR7, Ozil, plus hopefully a big year from Di Maria will hopefully make this year a victory. Plus you can never go wrong with Casillas in net. Barcelona will pose a significant threat, but their secondary scoring is fairly questionable, while Madrid's is everywhere.
Despite the injuries to Villa, Sanchez and Pedro Barca only scored 7 less goal then Madrid last year. Having to rely heavily on youngsters like Cuenca and Tello. With the youngsters having a year more to develop and PSV can recover from their injuries, Barca's offense should be fine.

If Barca's defense can hold up, meaning if Pique can regain his form Barca will be in good position to reclaim the title but it's really to close to call this early.

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08-18-2012, 03:09 PM
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2:1 - Alexis scores

(Sevilla owns him but he's on loan to Getafe)

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Malaga win 1:0 away against Celta Vigo
Malaga has a good team, Celta just came back to La Liga after a 5 year absence, still remember when they had Mostovoi and all, not a bad result considering the circumstances...btw, Fabrice, the Malaga scorer made history by becoming the youngest scorer ever in La Liga, just a neat fact

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First to vote on Valencia. #belief

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Malaga has a good team, Celta just came back to La Liga after a 5 year absence, still remember when they had Mostovoi and all
Yeah they still good players but less than 20 players so they will struggle

and Karpin

Back then Rayo Vallecanos shirt with a bee on it was one of my favourites

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08-18-2012, 10:28 PM
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Btw do Panini still make the sticker books?

I grew up trying to complete them every year pretty sure I never did

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Btw do Panini still make the sticker books?

I grew up trying to complete them every year pretty sure I never did
I remember Karpin more with his R.Sociedad days for some reason...lol I guess it's because that's where he started and ended his career in Spain..


As for the Panini sticker books I know they do for the WC, those are the only ones I've seen now a days, I do live in the US though, so I bet in Europe it's different


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Athletic throwing a scrub team out here today....no Llorente and Martinez, to begin with, but also no Muniain (injury), Amorebieta (recovering from minor surgery), and no Aurtenetxe (injury). Also, Aduriz isn't starting yet.

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didn't Llorente announce he wasn't going to resign?

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didn't Llorente announce he wasn't going to resign?
He's still under contract for another year. I guess they could bench him for the year, more or less, but if they don't move him, he'll play. Since it's a home game and he got jeered consistently at practice, I think they're avoiding an ugly scene.

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didn't Llorente announce he wasn't going to resign?
Yes, he did and I think he already played his last game for Bilbao.

Higuain needs 3 shots to finish, what looked to be an offside goal. Come on Soldado, also where the hell is canales?

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08-19-2012, 12:27 PM
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And now Iturraspe is substituted off in the 23rd minute.

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Betis winning 2:0 v Bilbao

Real winning 1:0 v Valencia

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He's still under contract for another year. I guess they could bench him for the year, more or less, but if they don't move him, he'll play. Since it's a home game and he got jeered consistently at practice, I think they're avoiding an ugly scene.
didn't know he still a year left in the contract...AB need to transfer him, maybe to Deportivo

I think Llorente will play outside of Spain, if I heard correctly the other day on the radio that's what his ambitions are, possibly England or Italy?

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Valencia score

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Pepe and Casillas are both knocked out

Collided with each other

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Pepe takes out his first victim. Looks like iker might get subbed off, come on Soldado make good on your promise!

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Pepe and Casillas are both knocked out

Collided with each other
Those dudes weren't even conscious as they hit the ground. Pepe landed on the side of his face. I don't think soccer trainers are as versed as hockey trainers when it comes to concussions. Neither player should keep playing in that condition IMO.

As a Cule I'm glad this game is tied though...

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Yes, he did and I think he already played his last game for Bilbao.

Higuain needs 3 shots to finish, what looked to be an offside goal. Come on Soldado, also where the hell is canales?
He was onside unfortunately.

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that's really disgusting

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that's really disgusting
Very unfortunate. Hopefully things get resolved quickly for Bilbao and LLorente.

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Madrid got lucky there

Should be 2:1 Valencia, Soldado was onside

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Starting lineup for Barça

Valdes, Alves, Puyol, Mascherano, Jordi Alba; Xavi, Busquets, Cesc; Tello, Messi & Pedro

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Starting lineup for Barça

Valdes, Alves, Puyol, Mascherano, Jordi Alba; Xavi, Busquets, Cesc; Tello, Messi & Pedro
No Pique? Guess he better get used to the doghouse.


EDIT: Is it just me or is Valencia's defense a little too casual at this stage in the game?


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Madrid drop two points

1:1 Ronaldo was so quiet

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