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Rmpr

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About Rmpr

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  • Birthday 03/13/1994

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Sao Paulo
  • Favourite Chelsea Player Juan Cuadrado
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  • First Match UCL Final 2012
  • Memory Zola's backheel agaisnt Norwich, Back-to-back titles in 04-05/05-06, Frank's penalty in UCL Semifinal 2008, 8-0 vs. Wigan in 2010 and 19/05/12 in Munich.
  • Interests Obviously Chelsea! But I enjoy EDM and Classic Rock, like drinking and going out, addicted to video games, love cars and engineering related stuff (aka math and physics), etc...

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  1. Thats because some outlets dont count the extra time as an official playing minute so they make all first half goals count as 45' and second half, 90'. But in reality the goals were scored on the 88th, 91st and 95th minutes...
  2. PSG fans know how I felt in 09 now
  3. Its all true and I completely agree UEFA does give importance to the European market in general. However, in those specific changes, Europe isnt their focus at all. The main reason is that no matter what format, teams or kick-off times, you guys will continue to watch it. So, none of those changes will affect UEFA's bottom line. On the other hand, if a kick off 2 hours earlier or a match between more traditional clubs make Asia ratings go up by 10%, thats a huge gain. Which is what I believe UEFA is betting on.
  4. It has nothing to do with being casuals or not. It is about the will to stay up late to watch it or not (like Greavsise explained with the NFL). Take Porto vs Juventus for example. If you are in Asia and doesnt root for either teams, do you think the majority of the football fanbase stayed up late on a week day? Or if you are in the USA where its in the middle of the work hours, do you think many people watched it? However, if we had more clashes between big traditional clubs more people worldwide would go out of their way to watch it and that is what UEFA is trying to do. They are not trying to create to the hardcore fans who are already tuning in every round because no matter who is playing they will watch it anyways... Just to be clear, I am not defending the changes. Only trying to explain the thought process behind it.
  5. You are correct UEFA base their decisions on increasing revenue and television appeal but where you are completely wrong is that the source of those interests come outside of Europe. There is no agenda to make Russia a top league or anything because UEFA simply doenst care about the European market. UCL isnt big because europeans watch it. It is big because all other countries do and the biggest overseas revenue from UEFA comes from Asia and South America. Actually, only 35% of all tv quotas UEFA receives are from European countries, the rest come from all sorts of different places. So, for those markets, the size of the clubs participating in a match directly influences the tv ratings, no matter if such clubs are going through a good phase or not. Clubs like ManUtd, Milan, Inter and Chelsea (all out of UCL atm) bring way more public interest than the likes of Atletico Madrid, Borussia, Monaco, etc. Even if those clubs currently have the better teams/players. AND THATS WHATS THE FOCUS OF THIS NEW POLICY. UEFA is trying to appeal to more people by giving more seeds to the popular clubs. For instance, right now a match between PSG and BVB would be much better to watch than ManUtd vs Milan. However I can guarantee you the majority of overseas fans would prefer the latter because they dont know better. They dont follow European Leagues that closely to know those clubs are way past their prime so the historic background and past legends counts a lot. The ratings would easily be twice as high.
  6. Verrati, Matuidi and Rabiot owning the game. What a 1st half performance!
  7. The English Football Thread

    It really isn't. We have a comfortable enough lead that we definitely dont need to win our next 6 matches no matter what... Of course it would be ideal to make 18/18 points due to the quality of the teams we will face, but we are 9 points ahead of second place and we can easily get away with a Stoke loss or an upsetting home draw.
  8. The English Football Thread

    Jesus is better than any English player. Really wish we had signed him.
  9. The English Football Thread

    Lol, Klopp has been heavily affected by Loserpool mentality. His rant when they lost Draxler to PSG shows how pathetic he has become.
  10. Chelsea 3-1 Arsenal

    Damm, what a shit coverage from Zouma. Completely lost Giroud there
  11. Chelsea 3-1 Arsenal

    Double agent Cech there!
  12. Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea

    Talk about a stealth free kick lol
  13. Deadline Day!

    Oh well, this beautiful thread again!
  14. Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea

    Exactly. Of course we are totally capable of winning and we shouldnt go out there and simply give up on attacking, but it is super important we dont revive Liverpool. I hope Conte asks his players to always be prepared for a counter and not go all in on corners/set pieces. As well as not letting Luiz go on his crazy attacking adventures. Lets be a little more safe than usual so we dont risk losing.
  15. Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea

    Playing with the rules to your advantage doesnt mean you are a coward. To the contrary... Trying to go for the win just for the sake of it might be quite dumb. It is way more important to not lose and give Liverpool 3 points than to win. It really, really is. There are appropriate times for being courageous and bold. This is not one of them.