maliciousduke on youtube has a series where he goes through ten crates of Pink Floyd records. His collection includes different regional pressings, color pressings, picture disks, tour recordings, box sets and bootleg oddities from every era and from all over the world. I’m a sucker for videos of people going through their record collections, but this one is a special treat. He doesn’t have a playlist, so here they are in order:
Atletico deserved to win, without question. They could have won 5-0 were it not for the crossbeam on Pinto’s goal doing the majority of the defensive work. Barca looked droopy walking onto the pitch, the first goal came within ten minutes and it was a fait accompli that they would exit the Champions. The montage of reactions to that goal laid it all out very clearly.
I don’t think the unorthodox formation with Messi on right wing and Cesc as a false nine is to blame here. It’s no secret Atleti would lock down the middle and counter. A scoreless draw would have put them through on their one away goal. Moving the attack to the flanks wasn’t a bad idea considering Messi has gone scoreless in their previous four matches this season.
The most common opinion is that Neymar shouldn’t have started, that Alexi and Pedro were better options. Normally I would agree but the fact is that he was the only player who showed up (him and Mascherano) and tried to push through to goal.
This leaves Barcelona in two competitions with the added bonus that they get to play Atletico, who they currently trail by one point, in their final Liga match. If they keep it to a difference of one point until then, the league title is directly in their hands (unlike Chelsea with their false lead in the Premier). Next Wednesday is the Copa final against Real, who they’ve already beaten in both of their meetings this season. Two out of three titles is still a great result for Martino.
I’m pulling for Atleti for the remainder. They have the drive, they fight for the win, and they have no money. This year’s Borussia Dortmund. That being the case, I’ll be interested to see if they get all their teeth pulled in the next transfer window, a la Munich-Dortmund. It’s already the case that two key players, Costa and Courtois, are only on loan to them, but I think Simeone can build a team out of whatever he has in hand.
My prediction is that Bayern makes history as the first team to defend the Champions. They’re a machine, they’re unstoppable, and they might be better than Barcelona in their best incarnation, circa 2008. What I’d like to see is Chelsea vs Real, preferably in the semis, with Mourinho pulling through to the finals. If not that, then I’d like to see Bayern take out Real in the semis; everyone on that team is an awful jackass and they deserve no silverware.
Dubstep is OK, I guess. It makes me sweat and gives me a headache, but I can see why people like it.
Gif with a hard ‘g,’ like I’ve been saying it since 1995. Because it’s a ‘graphics interchange format’ and not a ‘giraffe interchange format.’