1. Standard memberSeitse
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    14 Mar '08 12:581 edit
    Here we go:

    Champions League quarter-final draw:

    1 Arsenal v Liverpool
    2 AS Roma v Man Utd
    3 Schalke 04 v FC Barcelona
    4 Fenerbahce v Chelsea

    Champions League semi-final draw:

    1 Arsenal/Liverpool v Fenerbahce/Chelsea
    2 Schalke/Barcelona v AS Roma/Man Utd

    Here is what will happen, people:

    Arsenal will walk over Liverpool and encounter Chelsea, which will be a
    killer match with Cesc Fabregas claiming a place as a star in the sky
    of world football. Win: Arsenal.

    Barcelona will go to semifinals and find Manchester, yet the Catalans'
    luck will run dry when they face Cristiano Ronaldo. Tevez will shine, yet
    Ronaldo will be the leader of Manchester's victory.

    Final: Arsenal v. Machester United

    Everybody will put their money on United, for sure, yet I will keep my
    coins on Arsenal.

    Champions League winner: Arsenal
  2. Standard memberPalynka
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    14 Mar '08 14:031 edit
    My interest for the CL fell dramatically. 😞

    Roma - MU sounds like the most interesting match-up.
  3. Standard memberSeitse
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    14 Mar '08 14:09
    I know, mine too.

    :'(
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    14 Mar '08 14:14
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Here we go:
    Arsenal will walk over Liverpool
    How does this bare any resemblance to reality? Have you not seen LFC in the Champions League over the past 4 seasons?

    In my admittedly biased opinion it is LFC who are the favourites for this tie. Coming in to form (6 wins out of last 6) with the CL as the priority, with Arsenal struggling (4 draws, 1 loss in last 6 games) and worried about ManUre coming up behind them to take the League.
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    14 Mar '08 14:14
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Here we go:

    Champions League quarter-final draw:

    1 Arsenal v Liverpool
    2 AS Roma v Man Utd
    3 Schalke 04 v FC Barcelona
    4 Fenerbahce v Chelsea

    Champions League semi-final draw:

    1 Arsenal/Liverpool v Fenerbahce/Chelsea
    2 Schalke/Barcelona v AS Roma/Man Utd

    Here is what will happen, people:

    Arsenal will walk over Liverpool and enco ...[text shortened]... d, for sure, yet I will keep my
    coins on Arsenal.

    [b]Champions League winner: Arsenal
    [/b]
    Fabregas' form has taken a wee dip lately. While I believe he is a superb talent, I think too much is expected of one so young.

    Arsenal - Liverpool is very tough to call. Liverpool are an average team who can lift themselves occasionally. Against Arsenal, Liverpool's tactic of running around like headless chickens for 90 minutes might work, especially if Liverpool stop doing maintenance work on their pitch between now and then.

    I actually see Liverpool winning this tie.

    Roma were the team that I wanted United to get. The Italian league isn't what it used to be, and we have already shown that we have more than enough for Roma. So long as the United players don't get casual in their approach, Roma's aging legs and lack of a true centre forward should mean that United get through, albeit only by a goal or 2.

    It's hard to look beyond Barce for this tie, although defensively they have been looking terrible lately.

    Chelsea should have the squad to beat Fenerbahce, although the Turks will be difficult to beat at home. Chelsea might be happy with a 0-0 away draw, and could possibly get stung by an away goal at home.

    So, I call Liverpool v Chelsea
    Barce v United

    First semi final will be decided on penalties after both legs end 0-0.
    Barce and United again is impossible to call. United's away containing game will be put severely to the test in the Nou Camp.

    For us to go all the way, I think Ronaldo has to start performing against the big teams. Unfortunately, despite his continuing progress, I don't think he is ready to do that yet.

    D
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    14 Mar '08 14:17
    Odds on skybet...
    Barcelona 3/1
    Man Utd 3/1
    Chelsea 7/2
    Arsenal 11/2
    Liverpool 13/2
    Roma 12/1
    Schalke 33/1
    Fenherbache 40/1

    D
  7. Standard memberSeitse
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    14 Mar '08 14:23
    Mmmmhhh, I'm not so sure about Barcelona's possibilities after this one. They will surely sink, and it all depends on how fast can Messi be recovered from his injury.

    The "flea" reminds me of 'crystal boy' Robben.
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    14 Mar '08 14:44
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    Fabregas' form has taken a wee dip lately. While I believe he is a superb talent, I think too much is expected of one so young.

    Arsenal - Liverpool is very tough to call. Liverpool are an average team who can lift themselves occasionally. Against Arsenal, Liverpool's tactic of running around like headless chickens for 90 minutes might work, especially ...[text shortened]... ately, despite his continuing progress, I don't think he is ready to do that yet.

    D
    Roma has been in excellent form, much better than last year. It will be a great tie.
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    14 Mar '08 18:14
    Originally posted by Seitse
    [b]Here we go:
    [i]
    Champions League quarter-final draw:

    1 Arsenal v Liverpool
    2 AS Roma v Man Utd
    3 Schalke 04 v FC Barcelona
    4 Fenerbahce v Chelsea
    1) Liverpool to beat Arsenal
    2) AS Roma over United
    3)FC Barcelone
    4) Chelsea
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    14 Mar '08 21:53
    Originally posted by spurs73
    1) Liverpool to beat Arsenal
    2) AS Roma over United
    3)FC Barcelone
    4) Chelsea
    1,3,+4 agreed utd to beat roma.
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    14 Mar '08 22:22
    this was allegedly posted on a forum 2hrs before the draw:

    http://i30.tinypic.com/4t5wg2.jpg

    Apparently some foreign betting ring had alot of money put on this being the outcome too.

    Very strange.
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    14 Mar '08 22:27
    Originally posted by rhb
    this was allegedly posted on a forum 2hrs before the draw:

    http://i30.tinypic.com/4t5wg2.jpg

    Apparently some foreign betting ring had alot of money put on this being the outcome too.

    Very strange.
    hmmm.. very strange😲
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    15 Mar '08 01:341 edit
    Apparantly a Spanish newspaper AS correctly predicts the draw the day before every year and have done so again.

    Ask yourselves this. Who would the big wigs in UEFA like in the final of the teams that are left. Then ask yourself what the best possible draw for a weakened Barcelona would be. Possibly having to play Schalke with the second leg in the Nou Camp would be a dream draw. I know that I may become German for just one match.

    Let´s face it, it stinks. And if there is a betting ring involved then Interpol needs to go through UEFAs offices and the personal accounts and property of all high ranking officials.
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    15 Mar '08 02:01
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Here we go:

    Champions League quarter-final draw:

    1 Arsenal v Liverpool
    2 AS Roma v Man Utd
    3 Schalke 04 v FC Barcelona
    4 Fenerbahce v Chelsea

    Champions League semi-final draw:

    1 Arsenal/Liverpool v Fenerbahce/Chelsea
    2 Schalke/Barcelona v AS Roma/Man Utd

    Here is what will happen, people:

    Arsenal will walk over Liverpool and enco ...[text shortened]... d, for sure, yet I will keep my
    coins on Arsenal.

    [b]Champions League winner: Arsenal
    [/b]
    have to agree . Arsenol looks good this year. However LFC always gets lucky in the Champions League... Not sure why though...
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    15 Mar '08 10:02
    Originally posted by Hopster
    Apparantly a Spanish newspaper AS correctly predicts the draw the day before every year and have done so again.

    Ask yourselves this. Who would the big wigs in UEFA like in the final of the teams that are left. Then ask yourself what the best possible draw for a weakened Barcelona would be. Possibly having to play Schalke with the second leg in the Nou Cam ...[text shortened]... o go through UEFAs offices and the personal accounts and property of all high ranking officials.
    πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„

    D
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