Gaucho wrote:It's a great deal for Spurs no matter how you slice it.
Avyran wrote:What I don't get is why would the Spurs be hesitating on this deal? Yes, they lose their star man, but they get a massive amount of money. They can infuse that in their academy big-time, buy a couple bigger names during this transfer, and anything else they need to do. They're still a top-8 team, even without Bale (likely top 6, maybe even top 4 depending on how Arsenal play).
Bale's a big name, to be sure, but he's not a Messi or Ronaldo (IMO)... he's a great player, but there are a lot of great players.
Kraftster wrote:Is Kruse the guy that looked good in the friendly played against the U.S. in DC? If that's him, I thought that guy looked really sharp in that game.
Gaucho wrote:I don't really have anything enlightening to say about Gladbach other then they are a solid team with a good coach. I like Kruse and Herrmann, I'm not sure about Xhaka and I don't entirely trust their defense, so I guess I see them finishing midtableish.
I find it almost impossible to dislike Dortmund.
WDWBurghGooner wrote:On twitter people are saying that Robben and Ribery are both play acting and diving.
Avyran wrote:That's an impressively awful dive... add me to the list of people that really dislike Robben (and Ribery). I wish it were easier to watch the Bundesliga, though with the EPL being on NBC's sports, I can't complain (was able to lower my cable bill because of that, haha). Guess that's what online streaming is for...
Meanwhile, I've been surprised at Southampton v. Sunderland. It's been enjoyable to watch, with decent chances and good flow. Sunderland looks like a quality mid-tier team, and Altidore looks like he belongs in the EPL (though it seems like he's still trying to figure out what he can & can't get away with). Southampton, meanwhile, still look like that team that could spring an upset at any time, but will likely be closer to the bottom.
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