The Weekend: AFCON & EPL

Chelsea vs. Arsenal a good one on the British Isles.

Down south however, the most underrated soccer tourney in the world kick’s off. The African Cup of Nations. (Team by team previews and players to watch for here.)

Does this man hold the key for the Black Stars this year? Kwadwo Asamoah, playing out of position at leftback for Ghana

Does this man hold the key for the Black Stars this year? Kwadwo Asamoah, playing out of position at LB for Ghana

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10 responses to this post.

  1. To be fair, Asamoah has been pretty pleasing as a LWB for Juve. LB isn’t too much of a stretch for him. Good marker, tackler. Strong, good pace. He’s a utility man.

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    • Posted by matthewsf on 2013/01/19 at 1:27 AM

      That may be true, but the entire country is talking about how it’s been a difficult transition from him from midfield to leftback for the national team.

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      • Perhaps, has he been playing there for them in their warm up friendlies? I know he assisted a goal for Richmond Boakye (also owned by Juve) in a friendly last week, wasn’t sure if he was playing LB/LWB or was in the midfield.

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  2. Posted by GeorgeCross on 2013/01/20 at 12:59 PM

    Dempsey scores in Fergie time. Love it!

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    • Posted by john mosby on 2013/01/20 at 7:30 PM

      im not sure why whats his face on fox soccer kept calling it fergie time because there was three minutes of stoppage time added and deuce scored in the second minute of stoppage time. if there had been three minutes of added time and deuce scored in the forth minute, then that is fergie time.

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      • Posted by GeorgeCross on 2013/01/20 at 10:03 PM

        Actually, you are completely wrong. Your example makes zero sense because it doesn’t benefit United.

        Fergie time refers to the *perceived* incorrect time added to United’s advantage – most common is when United are losing, a disproportionate amount of injury time is allotted. And when United are winning, the opposite is true.

        In loose terms, it refers to injury time.

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        • Posted by john mosby on 2013/01/21 at 10:39 AM

          keep it real george. there were three minutes of added time in the 2nd half of the spurs v man u game, that should not be up for debate, because it was official. it is also official that deuce scored in the second minute of added time.

          now please explain fergie time again and how and why rob stone would use it to refer to this situation, when man u was winning the game going into stoppage time and ostensibly that time would be less than what normal teams would get.

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  3. Posted by dth on 2013/01/20 at 6:21 PM

    Shifting Dembele to central midfield has made his career IMO. On the wing with Fulham, he was a pretty player but didn’t produce much. Centrally, he connects very well and dribbles unusually often and well for a central midfielder. Not the first to notice it, of course, but just wanted to say it.

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    • Posted by KickinNames... on 2013/01/21 at 3:39 PM

      He is a fantastic player but Spurs just don’t seem to click thru the middle so far. Amazingly scoring more but when you watch them they just don’t seem to click through the middle until it goes out wide to Bale or Lennon who seem to be breaking down the defense.
      Am really looking forward to what the Young Belgians can do in this WC cycle especially if he gets the reins in the center. This could be his breakout tournament.

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