Malcom impresses but Roma and Florenzi fight back to beat Barcelona

first_imgRoma came from behind to beat Barcelona 4-2 in the International Champions Cup at AT&T Stadium but not before Malcom had given them a taste of what they missed out on.A flurry of late goals from Alessandro Florenzi, Bryan Cristante and Diego Perotti helped the Italians recover from 2-1 down as they took full advantage of Barca’s changes in the latter stages of the game.Ernesto Valverde had made 10 outfield substitutions by the time Florenzi levelled the match at 2-2 and the Barca coach will be happy with what he saw before he brought on the club’s B team players — especially from new signing Malcom.Roma thought they had signed Malcom from Bordeaux last week only to see Barca swoop in at the 11th hour, nabbing the Brazilian from under their noses in a deal worth €41 million.Defender Kostas Manolas played down the transfer saga before the game, saying he hadn’t even heard of Malcom, but all the Roma players will have been aware of him by full-time.Making his first start for his new club, Malcom impressed in a Barca side which was without Lionel Messi and the other players that took part in this summer’s World Cup.After Stephan El Shaarawy had cancelled out Rafinha’s early opener, the script was written for Malcom to restore Barca’s lead after good work from Ballou Tabla.He almost scored again, too, sending a free kick inches wide before seeing a shot well saved by substitute goalkeeper Antonio Mirante.Barca’s young side had started quickly. Munir had already spurned two openings when Rafinha capped a fine team move in the seventh minute to open the scoring.Valverde’s side continued to pile on the pressure. Rafinha, who’s playing for his future at the club, almost set up Malcom for a second goal, but Robin Olsen saved.Barca’s grip on possession remained but the frequency of their chances decreased as Roma began to pose a threat on the break.Chances for Edin Dzeko and Florenzi had already been snuffed out when summer signing Justin Kluivert set up El Shaarawy to equalise.Malcom then had his moment in the 49th minute before Valverde rung the changes on the hour mark.Florenzi took advantage of some open defending from Barca’s youngsters, who play in the third tier of Spanish football, to level before Cristante beat Jasper Cillessen after being given too much room to turn.Perotti added a fourth in the final five minutes from the penalty spot after a foul by Jorge Cuenca.last_img read more

Every Team’s Best Look Ever – NFL Edition

first_img Every Team’s Best Look Ever – NFL Edition I had a free hour on my hands today, so I put something together that I’ve always wanted to do. I made a “chart” of what I think every single NFL team’s best look is that they’ve ever had (with a few exceptions). This week I’m going to start with the NFL. Eventually I’ll make my way around to the NHL, NBA, and Major League Baseball. I invite you guys to post your own complete league breakdown of your favorite looks for each team.Here are the rules:If the team has moved, you cannot use their prior location (i.e. I included the Titans because I can’t make them move back to Houston, although I’d like to)This is only for a team’s best overall look. It’s not organized by my “favorite player.” In fact, I don’t care what players are on here. In some cases you’ll find a team’s icon used as the photo because that would likely be the most abundant photo found on Google.If I put a team’s white uniform up, and you prefer the darker version of the same era, that’s fine. That’s not something I’m going to change on here. The idea is simply to get the best uniform combo that any specific team has worn for at least one season.There are some teams that have, more or less, never changed their uniforms (i.e. Kansas City Chiefs/Oakland Raiders), and in that case, you can put any incarnation of their uniform that you want. They’re basically all the same. However, in the case of the Packers, I deliberately chose the year they had more stripes than they do now.I think, overall, you’ll find I prefer bright/vibrant colors, a traditional look, and uniforms that stand out. I’m not as worried about how they look if fans were to buy them as fashion accessories. Might I say, the AFC East, NFC North, NFC East, and NFC West look AMAZING like this! Feel free to comment on my list, and make your own lists…AND PLEASE USE PHOTOS! Posted November 1, 2012 Sports Logos 5 SportsLogos.Net Sign in to follow this   255 Location:Chelan Seattle 522 Share this post 3,026 posts 1,276 680 Prev Favourite Logos:The Cross, New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots 2 522 Share this post Share this post Members Page 1 of 5   3,353 4 Share on other sites rmackman Share this post U of Florida ’03 (Telecomm) – FAU ’08/’14 (MBA/MHA) Members .Agree on those Chargers!Best Raiders away look too …Love the silver away numbers & nobs on the white jerseys, and that 1963 logo!!!Only thing … they made the black outline too thick on the front & back jersey numbers for AFL-50 in 2009 … the Raiders away throwback looked much better in 1994 for NFL 75I know I’ll catch hell from DeFrank for this as I’ve said it many times before, but I just love the Redskins throwbacks for their 70th in 2002 … based upon their ’65-’69 lookLooking forward to seeing the Redskins throwbacks this weekend .. with the simulated leather looking helmets.Even though Dallas wore royal blue from 1960-1963, I still love this faux throwback look based on their infancy era.One of their best ever looks IMO. 5,241 posts Share on other sites Football Favourite Logos:Buffalo Bills ’62-73 .. Buffalo Bisons (hockey) ’56-’70 .. Buffalo Sabres ’06-’07 alternate logo hawk36 522 4 Page 1 of 5   Posted November 1, 2012 Banned 522 1,957 posts 210 210 522 Link to post 0 0 5,241 posts Posted November 1, 2012 Gave it a shot: PhlyBoy 210 Location:Kentucky Location:Southern California 0 Sports Uniforms 210 Posted November 1, 2012 Members nuordr 1,423 posts Share on other sites This topic is now closed to further replies. 210 Share on other sites 9,766 posts Members Share on other sites Location:Southern California Share on other sites Share this post 38 0 210 Share on other sites Favourite Logos:I like a lot of the logos from the early 90s. My signature is proof of that (and a representation of my favorite teams). Link to post 0 Share this post 1,954 posts ksupilot Favourite Logos:I like a lot of the logos from the early 90s. My signature is proof of that (and a representation of my favorite teams). Link to post 522 Gave it a shot:Pretty good, but I’m curious as to some of your changes. Miami – same uniform, just the white version, so it still fits within the same eraJacksonville – same uniform, just different playersTampa Bay – same uniform, just the throwbacks they wear nowThe rest I can see the differences. Good stuff. I actually went ahead and enlarged my original post so the details could be seen better. Posted November 1, 2012 Members 0 All Activity Link to post 210 Sports Logo News 9,766 posts nuordr 135 1,954 posts 135 nuordr 210 Share this post Location:Kentucky 5,241 posts By rmackman, November 1, 2012 in Sports Logo News 2 Share on other sites Share on other sites Members 135 Favourite Logos:Buffalo Bills ’62-73 .. Buffalo Bisons (hockey) ’56-’70 .. Buffalo Sabres ’06-’07 alternate logo 255 “Sports Aesthetics” 210 135 rmackman Members Next Link to post Location:Middleburg Heights, OH Posted November 1, 2012 Share this post DeFrank 38 ARTnSocal PhlyBoy 135 522 Share on other sites 255 Posted November 1, 2012 Best Chargers, best ever.Right on ! Location:Kentucky Posted November 1, 2012 Share on other sites 3 Share this post Every Team’s Best Look Ever – NFL Edition Share this post nuordr 973 nuordr Posted November 1, 2012 “Sports Aesthetics” Location:Tampa Bay 973 9,766 posts Link to post 255 3,026 posts Formerly known as unimaniac Share this post 3,026 posts I guess I’ll do this in 4 parts, with two divisions in eachFirst off AFC & NFC East PhlyBoy Posted November 1, 2012 255 9,766 posts Members Favourite Logos:The Cross, New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots nuordr Posted November 1, 2012 When Seattle finally busts out the Blue/Grey/Blue look in their new set, it will become their best. hopefully worn on the road.I would say, based on your posts, that you prefer a more modern look, and nuordr prefers a blend of modern and classic. Always interesting to see what other people are into.I do like modern looks, but to a point. I am 20 so I’m apart of the “shiny is better” generation. But don’t get me wrong I love and respect a great classic uniform as much as the next guy. Packers and Badgers I wish will never change, and I love Alabama’s too. I have zero problem with classic looks, most of them are beautiful. I at least know crappy modern uniforms when I seem (see ND Shamrock Series this year). Most people my age like anything new that comes out that is flashy and exciting. I appreciate a simple look. Posted November 1, 2012 rmackman Location:Kentucky 973 Memberscenter_img 973 rmackman Recommended Posts Members 0 ARTnSocal AFC & NFC South Followers 0 Forums Home Share this post rmackman Share this post .1973 Bills away uniform with grazing bison logo and debut of the blue pants will always remain my favorite for Buffalo. The first and only season with that classic logo with the blue away pants.Honorable mention goes to the 1982 and 1983 away uniforms after they enlarged the charging bison logo .Ohh, and for all you gray face-mask haters, Joe Cribbs seemed happy in the blue mask :1995, the only season that the Colts ever wore blue away pants with those black cleats IMO was their best look ever. Don’t know why they abandoned it.Their socks were soooo perfect with those pants!!! ARTnSocal Link to post Share this post hawk36 CrookedThumb Members Patriots Jets Dolphins BillsBroncos Chargers Chiefs RaidersRavens Browns Steelers BengalsTexans Colts Titans JaguarsRedskins Eagles Cowboys GiantsFalcons Saints Panthers BuccaneersBears Packers Vikings LionsSeahawks 49ers Rams Cardinals Share this post Location:Born in Palo Alto, CA – left immediately for Milwaukee, WI – then Ft. Lauderdale, FL – then Atlanta, GA – back to FL again – then Chicago, IL, now West Palm Beach, FL….it’s a long story…. U of Florida ’03 (Telecomm) – FAU ’08/’14 (MBA/MHA) Link to post 0 Share on other sites Next 1,957 posts Members 5,923 posts Share on other sites 0 135 Jerseys nuordr 0 NFL 680 DeFrank 5,125 posts Members 210 0 0 973 680 973 Members 135 Mitch B PhlyBoy Favourite Logos: New York Mets, Houston Texans, St. Louis Cardinals Jersey Logo, Flying WVU Logo, Hartford Whalers Link to post 210 Share this post PhlyBoy Link to post 522 Location:Washington, DC Location:Richmond, VA nuordr Members 1,954 posts Link to post Posted November 1, 2012 Followers 0 CrookedThumb Posted November 1, 2012 CrookedThumb 210 CrookedThumb Location:Born in Palo Alto, CA – left immediately for Milwaukee, WI – then Ft. Lauderdale, FL – then Atlanta, GA – back to FL again – then Chicago, IL, now West Palm Beach, FL….it’s a long story…. Share on other sites 973 Members Link to post When Seattle finally busts out the Blue/Grey/Blue look in their new set, it will become their best. hopefully worn on the road.I would say, based on your posts, that you prefer a more modern look, and nuordr prefers a blend of modern and classic. Always interesting to see what other people are into. U of Florida ’03 (Telecomm) – FAU ’08/’14 (MBA/MHA) 1,350 posts ARTnSocal 1,276 Share this post ksupilot Posted November 1, 2012 PhlyBoy Sports Logos Posted November 1, 2012 1 973 rmackman Favourite Logos:The Cross, New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots Link to post Patriots Jets Dolphins BillsBroncos Chargers Chiefs RaidersRavens Browns Steelers BengalsTexans Colts Titans JaguarsRedskins Eagles Cowboys GiantsFalcons Saints Panthers BuccaneersBears Packers Vikings LionsSeahawks 49ers Rams Cardinals.I looked at every one of yours …. your youth shows (and I don’t mean that in a negative way)One thing, your Jax link doesn’t workThe only ones I agreed with you on was Indy, KC, TB, NO (georgous, but they were absolutely horrible back then but love the gold numbers on white jersey)and partially Seattle and Detroit, but they both had the wrong socks to go with their colored pants which takes away from the look …. Members Link to post 0 Share on other sites In Charge of the Big Door 0 All Activity Link to post Posted November 1, 2012 ARTnSocal “Sports Aesthetics” 973 PhlyBoy Share this post 135 Posted November 1, 2012 ARTnSocal 3,353 Posted November 1, 2012 Formerly known as unimaniac 0 Link to post 973 Share on other sites 0 Share this post 38 Members Best Chargers, best ever. Share this post “Sports Aesthetics” 255 0 3 PhlyBoy When Seattle finally busts out the Blue/Grey/Blue look in their new set, it will become their best. hopefully worn on the road. 0 Link to post Favourite Logos:I like a lot of the logos from the early 90s. My signature is proof of that (and a representation of my favorite teams). Location:Born in Palo Alto, CA – left immediately for Milwaukee, WI – then Ft. Lauderdale, FL – then Atlanta, GA – back to FL again – then Chicago, IL, now West Palm Beach, FL….it’s a long story…. Posted November 1, 2012 522 Favourite Logos:The Cross, New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots Go To Topic Listing 1,954 posts 973 Share on other sites Location:Tampa Bay 135 Mitch B Share on other sites Link to post Members Share on other sites Prev 1 Favourite Logos:Buffalo Bills ’62-73 .. Buffalo Bisons (hockey) ’56-’70 .. Buffalo Sabres ’06-’07 alternate logo Location:Southern California 3,353 5 Link to post Link to post 1,276 Sign in to follow this   973 0 Share on other sites SportsLogos.Net Forums Home 0 Sports Logo News Every Team’s Best Look Ever – NFL Editionlast_img read more