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The S-Thread For 2/13/12: 2012-13 Champions League Round of 16 Day 2 (Halftime Version)

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Halfitme: Both games tied at 1-1

The pros and cons of Angel Di Maria summed up into that first half. 
The two major moments of the first half represented Angel Di Maria at his best and worst. Him leaving his far post responsibilities lead to Danny Welbeck's vital away goal. But his energetic playing style and tremendous offensive class shown in his latest perfect left footed delivery for Ronaldo's magical header. 
Halftime adjustments 
Michael Carrick has got to step up for United and help them have some sound possession in the midfield to combat Madrid's determined effort to try and score at least two goals in half #2. 


The keys to tonight's mega clash:

1) Although Johnny Evans has had his best season by far in a United uniform, he still is a liability against top class sides. Him and Ferdinand are easily drawn out by aggressive midfielders and sophisticated center forwards who make smart runs. Benzema has to take advantage of that today to turnaround what has so far b…

The S-Thread For 2/12/13: 2012-2013 The Champions League Round of 16 Day 1

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The lineups, first for Celtic/Juventus 

And Valencia/PSG 

Really do predict home victories today actually for the underdog sides, as Valencia has enough quality in their squad and Celtic just seem to play with terrific fervor at home. But we'll see what happens.

TWD Super Bowl XLVII Thread For 2/3/13: The Unsung Key Players

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The following players likely won't be at the centerpiece of the DisneyWorld ad, but they need to be instrumental in order for their team to have glory at around 11 PM tonight.

49ers 

Bruce Miller- The most unrecognized member of the Pistol formation, Miller springs the key last block for either Frank Gore or Colin Kaepernick that is just as essential to the formation's success as a great O-line and its dynamic skills players. Him getting the key seal on Suggs, Ellerbe, or Lewis will be vital to the success.

Delanie Walker- While Vernon Davis gets all the deserved praise, Walker is crucial to this offense, especially with both Kyle WIlliams and Mario Manningham being out for the season. His ability to line up properly at both TE and FB positions, and be a reliable safety net option underneath has given San Francisco another weapon.

Navarro Bowman- Although a Pro-Bowler himself, Bowman has not been given as much superstar attention as his righthand man Willis. But make no mistake, …