Juventus take on Real Madrid, kick-off 7:45 pm in Cardiff.

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Colin Glassar
1 Posted 03/06/2017 at 19:40:08
Going for a Juventus win. Bufon deserves his winners medal.
Patrick Murphy
2 Posted 03/06/2017 at 19:40:54
It's free to air via BT on Satellite or Freeview Ch115 for those that aren't subscribers.
Colin Glassar
3 Posted 03/06/2017 at 19:47:27
Jive to win by a goal.
Tony McNulty
4 Posted 03/06/2017 at 19:58:02
Really fast. Shaping like a Premier League game.
Ian McDowell
5 Posted 03/06/2017 at 19:59:27
Hope Juventus win this. Madrid could have been knocked out in the semi v Munich but for some shocking refereeing decisions which ruined a brilliant game.
Colin Glassar
6 Posted 03/06/2017 at 20:17:31
And to think dithering Dave opted for Jelavic over Mandjukic
Harry Wallace
7 Posted 03/06/2017 at 20:26:38
If our new stadium is half as good as the Principality Stadium, I'd be thrilled.
Ian McDowell
8 Posted 03/06/2017 at 20:35:51
Didn't know that Colin. Cracking game so far anyway.
Dennis Stevens
9 Posted 03/06/2017 at 20:37:47
The lower tier's too shallow for my liking, Harry. My personal preference is for four independent stands, but that's not the way they seem to build nowadays.
Brian Williams
10 Posted 03/06/2017 at 20:44:32
Cracking game. A lesson in how to get from the edge of your own box to the edge of your opponents box in a few seconds.
Colin Glassar
11 Posted 03/06/2017 at 20:44:42
He was going for £9m Ian but we went for Jelly at £6m.
Dean Adams
12 Posted 03/06/2017 at 20:50:51
Dennis, have you been there?
Colin Glassar
13 Posted 03/06/2017 at 20:51:04
Why is Lineker and Co only mentioning the RS for next season's Champions League coverage? Are they the only English team competing? They've said about three times now, "watch the rs in the CL next season".
Brian Williams
14 Posted 03/06/2017 at 20:52:47
Dermot Byrne
15 Posted 03/06/2017 at 20:53:02
Can see a Juve win here. They have had a great season.
Dermot Byrne
16 Posted 03/06/2017 at 20:54:09
Is Bale fit?
Colin Glassar
17 Posted 03/06/2017 at 20:54:26
BT sports Brian. Aka the RS channel.
Ian McDowell
18 Posted 03/06/2017 at 21:06:07
Think he means the qualifiers Colin as Chelsea, Spurs, Ma City and Man Utd have already qualified for the group stage, I believe.
Dennis Stevens
19 Posted 03/06/2017 at 21:06:20
Why d'you ask, Dean?
Brian Williams
20 Posted 03/06/2017 at 21:09:53
Thanks Col. Take it he was on at half-time? I was on a toilet break ;-)
Colin Glassar
21 Posted 03/06/2017 at 21:21:17
They just did it again, Bri.
Andrew McGuffog
22 Posted 03/06/2017 at 21:33:58
Don't really like to see players injured but I wouldn't cry if someone was to break Ramos's legs. One of the nastiest, most dishonest, creatures I've ever seen on a football pitch.
Colin Glassar
23 Posted 03/06/2017 at 21:38:44
I think our transfer committee should offer a few quid for some of those Madrid players. Bill knows a bargain when he sees one.
Kunal Desai
24 Posted 03/06/2017 at 21:42:13
Colin, I said it before, if we are going to make a statement if intent, or at least if Moshiri is, then do whatever the hell it takes to get a Benzema or an Isco. Make the dream happen.
Dean Adams
25 Posted 03/06/2017 at 21:49:51
Dennis, why do you think? You said that the stand is too shallow for your liking, so I wonder if you have actually been there in person to make that statement or are you going from what you see on TV?
Colin Glassar
26 Posted 03/06/2017 at 21:54:03
I'd make a cheeky 㿅m bid, plus free theatre tickets, for Ronaldo, Kunal.
Brian Williams
27 Posted 03/06/2017 at 22:05:36
Colin. You almost got your wish.

I have it on good authority from a source close to the club that Everton were going to bid for Ronaldo BUT, despite the fact he scored two goals in the Champions League Final, his tracking back wasn't up to scratch and we're going for Deeney instead.

Ste Traverse
28 Posted 03/06/2017 at 22:06:53
So now that's 12 European Cup/Champions League titles for Real Madrid. Five more than their nearest rival in AC Milan.

This lot are clearly the world's biggest club by a mile so I've never understood why certain sections of the English press big up Man Utd (3 wins) as the biggest club in the world.

Kunal Desai
29 Posted 03/06/2017 at 22:07:22
Haha. If the free theatre tickets includes ramblings about the boys pen then I think Ronaldo might just swerve it.
Colin Glassar
30 Posted 03/06/2017 at 22:07:32
Deeney will do for me, Brian. Big, strong, cheap etc I'm sure The Lone Ranger and Tonto are on it.
Colin Glassar
31 Posted 03/06/2017 at 22:11:14
Jesus Christ, all lineker can do is say, Liverpool are in the CL next season!!!!! Are they paying the jug eared div to say this repeatedly?
Kunal Desai
32 Posted 03/06/2017 at 22:32:20
Deeney... no, no, no.

No thank you.

Tony Hill
33 Posted 03/06/2017 at 22:33:20
We may live in hope that the dream dies early, Colin. A Blue Collina is required.
Brian Williams
34 Posted 03/06/2017 at 22:34:27
Kunal. It WAS a joke honest, certainly from my point of view.

Colin you worry me sometimes :-))

Troy Deeney?

I'd rather sign Troy fucking Tempest!

Jeff Armstrong
35 Posted 03/06/2017 at 22:40:25
After watching that game on BT (for free for the first time), a couple of things stood out: we are a million miles from that standard of football and players, a million miles... Unless Usmanov comes on board tomorrow, at the latest, then, in my lifetime (I'm 54), I'm never going to see Everton in a Champions League final... ever... ever.

Real Madrid have won it 12 fuckin times...12 x, ffs, and we think we are a big club? No chance... we are decades and decades away from that standard. We wasted the first 50 years of our history watching the crescent while a team from Spain saw the whole of the moon.

Oh and BT Sport need to get rid of monosyllabic morons like Owen Hargreaves and Michael Owen and think a bit more ambitiously if they want to attract new subscribers via their free output.

Ian McDowell
36 Posted 03/06/2017 at 22:41:35
I'd have Deeney. Big, strong and full of determination. Just what we need.
Jeff Armstrong
37 Posted 03/06/2017 at 23:00:22
Yeh, Ian, and take away penalties, about 4 goals a season.
Ste Traverse
38 Posted 04/06/2017 at 04:22:11
Real Madrid are the benchmark for every club in Europe and have been for ages. They really are the kings of Europe over time.

Off topic I know but why do we have boring beauts on here who insist on bring our neighbours into every thread...ZZZzz.

Michael Kenrick
39 Posted 04/06/2017 at 06:11:49
Gotta say that particularly gets on my tits, Ste. There should a fine levied every time someone mentions them ingrates,.. eh, Colin??? Aren't they given enough coverage as it is? If anywhere should be free of any mention, it should be here!!!
Denny Kerr
40 Posted 04/06/2017 at 06:36:27
Jeff (#35),

I was thinking exactly the same. We are a million miles from that standard of football.

Ball control, skill, off-the-ball movement, footballing brains. It's an absolute joy to watch such talent on the field.

What saddens me, is to think, firstly, the chances of us even getting into the Champions League are slim, to get past the group stage slimmer, and to get to the final???

Getting back to the Premier League, where it all begins. If we have any real ambitions, we'd better start spending big money on some quality (world class) players, and ditch the sentimentality of giving contracts to over-the-hill players, players who never reached their supposed potential, and players we can see never will .

We need a huge investment of cash, a complete turnaround in attitude, a winning mentality, and a statement of intent that we have a goal of becoming one of the elite clubs in world football – a goal of winning trophies, and a timeframe in which to do it.

Anything less, and we are doomed to another barren period in the club's history, watching sub-par footballers play sub-par football, showing little passion for the club or the fans.

Will we take the first steps? I have a feeling the coming months ahead are going to give us a good indication...

Mark Murphy
41 Posted 04/06/2017 at 08:06:21
Hey Jeff, totally agree mate.

Trouble is, whilst we just talk about wingers, the likes of Madrid just fly! I'm 58 and have given up on Brigadoon!

Tony Hill
42 Posted 04/06/2017 at 17:43:45
I would have thought TW is the most obvious place where the RS would be discussed. Have a look at the Arsenal, Tottenham, Celtic, Rangers, two Manc sites and see how often their rivals are mentioned. That's the nature of football debate down the ages.

I'm not aware of any poster who brings the Shite into every thread but I do care very much that they've been better than us for most of the last 50 years and love to rub our noses in it.

Lofty disregard of our vastly more successful neighbours? Yes, that will see us right and will be just the strategy we need to outstrip them.

I'll start to ignore them when we've won more than them. See Alex Ferguson on his determination to knock them off their perch - worked out quite well as motivation.

Never mind, we're purer and more pious than that.

Steve Hogan
43 Posted 04/06/2017 at 18:35:38
Tony (42), 'vastly more successful', yes most certainly, but they are living on extended credit at the moment, one league cup trophy in the last 10 years is hardly a club moving forward.

It's a bitter pill to swallow for the majority of the 'deludes', but the fact remains, they no longer dine on the 'top table' certainly in the transfer market.

Their ARE bigger player's financially now in the Premier league, City can blow any club out the market now if they want a top player, with Chelsea and Man United not far behind.

Liverpool missed the boat 20 years ago when rivals Man U were expanding their ground and their commercial empire at the same time.

Their pinning all their hopes on Klopp being able to wave a magic wand and continue the momentum he has created at the moment, but there are no signs FSG want to operate in the same financial market as the three clubs mentioned above.

It's a risky strategy with the odds on their paranoid supporters turning against the owners and the manager if the club isn't successful anytime soon.

Interesting times ahead.

Colin Glassar
45 Posted 05/06/2017 at 09:06:29
Oh, so censorship is alive and well on TW? Sorry for offending some people's sensibilities. Maybe you walk around town looking straight ahead and blocking out anything red related.

Anto Byrne
46 Posted 06/06/2017 at 13:40:52
"Real Everton", anyone?

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