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Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:27 am

The joy shown by Adebayo Akinfenwa yesterday was fantastic.

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Post by Baloney » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:03 am

World Cup schedule released, before anyone has qualified


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Post by Baloney » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:10 am

5 substitute rule can remain in place for another year, if the league wants it

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/53421928

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Post by The Sybian » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:20 am

Baloney wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:03 am
World Cup schedule released, before anyone has qualified

FIFA has another version with the country names already entered in.
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Post by Pruitt » Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:00 am

Pandemonium In The Championship

As many as 3 teams could face massive points penalties which could get them relegated.
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Post by Sabo » Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:03 am

Pruitt wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:00 am
Pandemonium In The Championship

As many as 3 teams could face massive points penalties which could get them relegated.
I wouldn't trust the EFL with folding my laundry, let alone making any correct determinations with these issues.
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Post by Baloney » Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:42 pm

A big IF Derby took the 9 point penalty that Birmingham got then even now they would have 52 points and be safe as the best Luton can do is 51 points.

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Post by DaveInSeattle » Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:05 am

This short film was in the NyTimes yesterday:

There Is No Lonelier Job in Soccer Than This

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Post by Pruitt » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:48 am

That was excellent.
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Post by A_B » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:49 am

It really was.
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Post by Baloney » Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:54 pm

Ha ha Forest score an own goal in the 96th minute to miss out on the play-offs

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Post by govmentchedda » Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:09 pm

Baloney wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:54 pm
Ha ha Forest score an own goal in the 96th minute to miss out on the play-offs
Not sure what the 3rd or 4th tiebreaker is, but it looks like they still would have been behind on GD and GF.

Either way it's either one of two West London clubs or two Welsh clubs to go up.

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Post by Baloney » Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:17 pm

You could walk from Craven Cottage to Griffin Park

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Post by govmentchedda » Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:27 pm

Baloney wrote:
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You could walk from Craven Cottage to Griffin Park
Yeah, it's real close. Is Griffin Park the one they're in now, or the one they're moving to?
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Post by Baloney » Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:32 pm

Griffin is the current ground, I worked near there for a while, a tunnel project under the Thames at Kew

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:33 pm

DaveInSeattle wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:05 am
This short film was in the NyTimes yesterday:

There Is No Lonelier Job in Soccer Than This
It's a very strange thing to do. One of the reasons I stopped playing with the hyper-competitive Over 30 team (that went to Orlando for the national semi-finals) was that you have to really play with a confidence and a zen that is just hard to maintain. And that team wasn't really "my boys" like I'd had with every other team... The manager was a striker that played goalie because the team was so stacked, he wasn't the best option at that point. He got me on board because he wasn't the best option in the net to take them to Nationals and he (and the team) knew it.

But every mistake was amplified, there would be grumbling... They liked me and supported me... But only to a point. I was an outsider.

That tight rope the piece mentions is so real. You have to be sharp as a tack, but at the same time slightly insane (throwing yourself at oncoming attackers is a really dangerous thing to do... I have the concussions, broken ribs and fingers to tell that tale.)

Conversely, one of my favorite things to do is join up with a new group of guys who know nothing about me, play really well, and get their respect and admiration. The soreness the next day is still worth it for that reward. Though... I'm moving into a place where I can just fall back on memories. Last time I played with wlu (noah) I broke one of my damn fingers. Went in to check on a tennis elbow issue and the doc looked at my xray and said "you know you had a fracture..." points "right here." Yeah, I suspected as much.
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Nonlinear FC wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:33 pm
DaveInSeattle wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:05 am
This short film was in the NyTimes yesterday:

There Is No Lonelier Job in Soccer Than This
It's a very strange thing to do. One of the reasons I stopped playing with the hyper-competitive Over 30 team (that went to Orlando for the national semi-finals) was that you have to really play with a confidence and a zen that is just hard to maintain. And that team wasn't really "my boys" like I'd had with every other team... The manager was a striker that played goalie because the team was so stacked, he wasn't the best option at that point. He got me on board because he wasn't the best option in the net to take them to Nationals and he (and the team) knew it.

But every mistake was amplified, there would be grumbling... They liked me and supported me... But only to a point. I was an outsider.

That tight rope the piece mentions is so real. You have to be sharp as a tack, but at the same time slightly insane (throwing yourself at oncoming attackers is a really dangerous thing to do... I have the concussions, broken ribs and fingers to tell that tale.)

Conversely, one of my favorite things to do is join up with a new group of guys who know nothing about me, play really well, and get their respect and admiration. The soreness the next day is still worth it for that reward. Though... I'm moving into a place where I can just fall back on memories. Last time I played with wlu (noah) I broke one of my damn fingers. Went in to check on a tennis elbow issue and the doc looked at my xray and said "you know you had a fracture..." points "right here." Yeah, I suspected as much.
Yeah but a big win and huge appreciation for the squad not relying on me between the pipes.

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Post by The Sybian » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:40 pm

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:33 pm

Conversely, one of my favorite things to do is join up with a new group of guys who know nothing about me, play really well, and get their respect and admiration.
I totally relate to this when I played roller hockey in Hoboken. Super competitive league with a lot of guys who played D1 ice hockey trying to relive their glory. I wasn't fit enough to skate with them, so I resorted to playing goalie. Teams were always missing their goalie, so I was asked to play for other teams all the time. In college I mostly skated because the league wasn't as good and we had an average goalie who sucked on the court. I miss that so much, but I haven't found a convenient league, I'm probably too old, and I don't have my own pads (the league bought 2 sets). My second year, when I gave up on skating, I was stuck on a misfit team of individuals. We won the championship, and they gave us the option of trophies for everyone or one giant trophy for the MVP. The team voted to give me a single trophy, so I had to carry a 4 foot tall trophy on the train back to New York. It's the most obnoxious thing ever, and every 5 years or so I'll put it out on the mantle when we have company coming over to make my wife laugh. I put it on the mantle before we moved in, and the kids freaked out when they saw it.

I can also relate to the broken fingers from playing goal in soccer. No idea how many times I broke fingers, but it was a bunch. My coach was an ER doctor, so he would give me a splint and keep me on the field for a few weeks. Not much you can do for a broken finger other than rest it. Nothing more fun than rushing out to get to a ball before the striker, or time a dive at his feet while he is dribbling.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:55 am

Jamie Moreno (DC United legend) apparently had a "freak accident" on the golf course in the last day or so. Apparently he had 4+ hour surgery for his eye and facial fractures. Apparently will be out of work for awhile. The one picture was bad.

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:37 am

Hit by a ball?

My grandfather was an eye doctor (ophthalmologist), and I distinctly remember one summer vacation in Highland Park where he had to leave the house to go deal with a golfer that got hit by a shot that messed his eye socket up.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:46 pm

Nonlinear FC wrote:
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Hit by a ball?

My grandfather was an eye doctor (ophthalmologist), and I distinctly remember one summer vacation in Highland Park where he had to leave the house to go deal with a golfer that got hit by a shot that messed his eye socket up.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:53 pm

Huh. That byline from Michael Lewis is a callback to bigsoccer days. Guy was prolific and mixed it up on the boards quite regularly.
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Post by Baloney » Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:54 pm

DaveInSeattle wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:05 am
This short film was in the NyTimes yesterday:

There Is No Lonelier Job in Soccer Than This
And Bob Wilson went onto host Champions League on ITV, which in turn gave us this 97 seconds of musical genius


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Post by Shirley » Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:46 pm

I've watched this like 100 times. I can't get enough.

Totally Kafkaesque

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Post by Pruitt » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:11 pm

That's great!

And so is that Bob Wilson song.

Terrible quality video, but I was at this game.

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“Won’t get prosecuted” once again turns out to be too ambitious a platform for a soccer exec

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:42 am

1. You can own part of Detroit City FC
2. Iggy is the voice of the campaign
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:30 am

elflaco2 wrote:
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seems a tad dusty
https://twitter.com/MenInBlazers/status ... 68801?s=20
Think we turn him into a swamper?

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:17 pm

Okay so I know this is dated, but I am watching All or Nothing: Manchester City and Episode 8 is fantastic.

-Vincent Kompany is watching a game at his in-laws (Man U v. West Brom that would give Man City the title)
-His father-in-law is a HUGE Manchester United Fan
-His father-in-law says he is supporting England over Belgium in the World Cup, his father-in-law looks at Vincent like he has 3 heads, and Vincent replies, "But you don't know anyone on that team."
- His father-in-law is trying to get Vincent's young son to cheer for united.
- His Grandmother in law is hammering away Coronas
- Man U loses, Vincent gets a Premier League title and his father-in-law is crushed

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Post by sancarlos » Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:45 pm

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:17 pm
Okay so I know this is dated, but I am watching All or Nothing: Manchester City and Episode 8 is fantastic.

-Vincent Kompany is watching a game at his in-laws (Man U v. West Brom that would give Man City the title)
-His father-in-law is a HUGE Manchester United Fan
-His father-in-law says he is supporting England over Belgium in the World Cup, his father-in-law looks at Vincent like he has 3 heads, and Vincent replies, "But you don't know anyone on that team."
- His father-in-law is trying to get Vincent's young son to cheer for united.
- His Grandmother in law is hammering away Coronas
- Man U loses, Vincent gets a Premier League title and his father-in-law is crushed
What an arsehole father-in-law.
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