All threads are temporary. This one's about soccer.

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Post by Baloney » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:57 pm

Can"t believe Sterling ha 50 caps already and just 24

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Post by govmentchedda » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:40 pm

Mesut Özil just got married, and had Turkish President Erdogan as his best man.
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Post by Steve of phpBB » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:53 pm

govmentchedda wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:40 pm
Mesut Özil just got married, and had Turkish President Erdogan as his best man.
So I guess Enes Kanter didn’t go.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by Brontoburglar » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:53 pm

I guess I should stop wearing my Ozil jersey now

also, wtf is Qatar and Japan doing in the Copa America (I realize I can and will search for this answer but it's a shock to the system)
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Post by degenerasian » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:10 pm

Brontoburglar wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:53 pm
I guess I should stop wearing my Ozil jersey now

also, wtf is Qatar and Japan doing in the Copa America (I realize I can and will search for this answer but it's a shock to the system)
Qatar want to get in some matches cause they don't have to qualify for 2022. Similar to Korea being in the 2000 Gold Cup.
Japan, no idea. Cause there are lot of Japanese in Brazil?
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Post by govmentchedda » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:17 am

I think CA invites two extra teams every tournament.
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Post by Pruitt » Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:52 am


Michel Platini detained over award of 2022 World Cup to Qatar

Platini did vote for Qatar, a vote, with others at Uefa, which the then Fifa president Sepp Blatter has always said were crucial to sending the tournament to Qatar rather than his preference, the USA. After the award, Qatar Airways ordered 50 French-made A320 neo-family planes made by Airbus, and QSI bought and mega-funded Paris Saint-Germain, the club Sarkozy supports.
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Post by Baloney » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:26 pm

Can't believe Derby have arranged a pre-season friendly against Sarasota when I have to be in New York for work. Fuck it.

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Post by govmentchedda » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:43 pm

Can't believe Sarasota has a soccer team.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:17 pm

govmentchedda wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:43 pm
Can't believe Sarasota has a soccer team.
Compared to what appears to be a very good team based at the Villages?

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Post by govmentchedda » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:01 pm

Was shocked to hear that they had a squad too. I suppose USL2 is bigger than I imagined.

ETA - crikey, there's an 8 team division in that league made up of all Florida teams
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Post by Baloney » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:24 am

govmentchedda wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:43 pm
Can't believe Sarasota has a soccer team.


https://www.dcfc.co.uk/news/2019/06/pre ... metropolis

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Post by The Sybian » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:22 am

As an Arsenal fan who always loved Wilshere, but often got frustrated with him, this was fascinating to see. Wilshere always seemed on the verge of becoming an elite player, but ankle and leg injuries constantly set him back. He had a reputation of being petulant, immature, undisciplined and a partier, but this shed some new light. Talking about one injury rehab, he was out much longer than expected not because he was lazy with rehab, as reported, but because his 4 year old son was having night seizures without a diagnosis, and he was spending nights in the hospital. Kind of nice hearing Wenger encouraged him to focus on hi son, and kept that quiet in the media.


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Post by Baloney » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:03 am

San Siro to be demolished, shame I've liked that stadium since Italia '90


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Post by The Sybian » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:21 am

Baloney wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:03 am
San Siro to be demolished, shame I've liked that stadium since Italia '90

Funny, I don't know that I've ever seen the outside of the stadium, and I used to watch a lot of Italian soccer. Not at all what I pictured. It's a Brutalist eyesore.
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Post by Giff » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:25 am

I like to do the ol "your mom's a..." after comments and your mom's a brutalist eyesore is a great one.
Muh.

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Post by The Sybian » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:26 am

Giff wrote:
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I like to do the ol "your mom's a..." after comments and your mom's a brutalist eyesore is a great one.
yeah, no doubt.
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Post by Baloney » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:11 pm

I'd say there is more than a hat tip to the San Siro in the design of the Hard Rock in Miami

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Post by Rams Fanny » Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:58 pm

Referee thoughts:
I find it disturbing the number of times in both the WWC and CA that the ref is ten feet or closer away from the play and makes the wrong call on a penalty. As in that should be a rare sight.
I understand wanting the ref in charge to make the decision but for the sake of time, I don't see why the fourth official can't go to the VAR screen and make the call. VAR is already suggesting things be looked at so other officials are in the decision making process.
I fear VAR is going to turn soccer into the last two minutes of an NBA game where officials are scared to make calls and review damn near every play in a close game.
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