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Re: The Soccer Thread

Postby wvcbxl » Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:04 pm

So Belgium v Spain gets cancelled, Radja Naingolan decides to have dinner at the Radisson in his home town with some friends and other hotel guests fearful of more terrorists call the cops because he looks/acts suspicious. :rotfl: :rotfl:
Luckily, he was a good sport about it (Radja's the guy with the cap) and posed for a pic with the intervening policemen.
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Postby wolf stansson » Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:12 pm

That's funny?

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Postby wvcbxl » Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:15 pm

wolf stansson wrote:That's funny?


He thought it was (and I tend to agree)
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Re: The Soccer Thread

Postby soccer10k » Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:18 pm

Leicester City leads the Premier League. I know it's not going to last (next 6 games are ManU, Swansea, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, ManCity) but it's still crazy to see.

At least for the first 30 minutes (before I fast forwarded), Liverpool looked great and City couldn't handle the pressure at all. Title race should be fun this year.
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Re: The Soccer Thread

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:28 pm

wolf stansson wrote:That's funny?


Oh yeah. These guys were laughing too when they got kicked off their plane: http://gaw.kr/w55NonG

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Re: The Soccer Thread

Postby shnsajax » Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:04 am

soccer10k wrote:Leicester City leads the Premier League. I know it's not going to last (next 6 games are ManU, Swansea, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, ManCity) but it's still crazy to see.

At least for the first 30 minutes (before I fast forwarded), Liverpool looked great and City couldn't handle the pressure at all. Title race should be fun this year.


They have scored 9 more goals than ManU has this season.
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Re: The Soccer Thread

Postby soccer10k » Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:02 am

Crazy ending to Everton-Bournemouth. Bournemouth gets two goals in the last 10 minutes of the 90 to make it 2-2, Everton scores at 94:45 (5 added minutes), some of their fans rush the field and it takes almost 2 minutes to restart. Bournemouth then goes down and scores at 97:15 to tie the game 3-3.
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Re: The Soccer Thread

Postby soccer10k » Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:57 am

Jamie Vardy has now scored in 11 straight EPL games.
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Postby shnsajax » Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:39 pm

soccer10k wrote:Jamie Vardy has now scored in 11 straight EPL games.


Really damn impressive.
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Re: The Soccer Thread

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:30 pm

I mean, don't let Jordan Morris turn and take a dribble without pressure from inside the box, but still, this is pretty.


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Re: The Soccer Thread

Postby wolf stansson » Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:50 am

Fab Jo scored two more this weekend. Playing him as a back when he's scoring for fun in the Bundesliga and Champions League is not really a luxury the national team can afford.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7gwpuXZNqU


Portland v Columbus in MLS Cup is an awesome soccer matchup but the league has got to be bummed about those market sizes.

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Postby biittner77 » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:51 am

soccer10k wrote:Leicester City leads the Premier League. I know it's not going to last (next 6 games are ManU, Swansea, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, ManCity) but it's still crazy to see.

At least for the first 30 minutes (before I fast forwarded), Liverpool looked great and City couldn't handle the pressure at all. Title race should be fun this year.


Is that more or less surprising than what's happened to Chelsea?
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Re: The Soccer Thread

Postby bukie » Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:54 pm

At this point, the position of CONCACAF president has a worse reputation than the Defense Against the Dark Arts instructor at Hogwarts.
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Re: The Soccer Thread

Postby biittner77 » Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:06 pm

bukie wrote:At this point, the position of CONCACAF president has a worse reputation than the Defense Against the Dark Arts instructor at Hogwarts.


he probably doesn't even have a good loss of memory spell either.
snoodmonger wrote:Schwarber dong was as swaggy a dong as you're gonna see, fellas. If he'd dropped the bat cleanly, it would've jumped up and flipped itself.

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Re: The Soccer Thread

Postby shnsajax » Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:34 pm

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Re: The Soccer Thread

Postby shnsajax » Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:59 pm

The Leicester thing is getting fun. Vardy's streak comes to an end but they still beat Swansea 3-0. Anyone think they would been 17 point clear of Chelsea after 15 games. Curious to what the odds were of them to win the EPL in the preseason.
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Re: The Soccer Thread

Postby soccer10k » Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:22 pm

Chelsea just lost at home to Bournemouth.
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Re: The Soccer Thread

Postby shnsajax » Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:04 pm

Fabian scored again, this time vs Bayern. JAB scored the winner vs Leverkusen.
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Re: The Soccer Thread

Postby wolf stansson » Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:11 am

Good interview with Fab Johnson who is having the best year for a US international in Europe since Deuce left Fulham.

http://www.dw.com/en/fabian-johnson-cha ... a-18898079

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Re: The Soccer Thread

Postby shnsajax » Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:05 pm

wolf stansson wrote:Good interview with Fab Johnson who is having the best year for a US international in Europe since Deuce left Fulham.

http://www.dw.com/en/fabian-johnson-cha ... a-18898079


Monchengladbach is having a great year. Up on City 2-1 to advance to the knockout round.

Julian Green got called up for tomorrows match.
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Re: The Soccer Thread

Postby shnsajax » Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:35 pm

Well City just bulldozed them the 2nd half and score 3 the last 10 minutes of the match.

PSG have scored twice in the last 12 minutes, that should knock out United as well.
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Re: The Soccer Thread

Postby soccer10k » Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:59 pm

shnsajax wrote:Well City just bulldozed them the 2nd half and score 3 the last 10 minutes of the match.

PSG have scored twice in the last 12 minutes, that should knock out United as well.


Monchengladbach was only going to the Europa regardless. Points were 11-9-5-3 coming into today.

The Group B matches (Man U's) were fun to follow today, particularly the last 15. ManU was out at the 75th (losing with a PSV tie). By 82 they were moving on (both matches tied after three goals in 7 minutes) but then Wolfsburg and PSV both scored to take the lead in the span of three minutes which killed ManU off.
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Re: The Soccer Thread

Postby shnsajax » Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:42 pm

I thought I read they were at 8 points.

Green starting today.
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Re: The Soccer Thread

Postby wolf stansson » Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:45 pm

The MLS players union lost the last CBA so badly that the owners just gave back $37,000,000 through non-DP mechanisms.

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Re: The Soccer Thread

Postby wvcbxl » Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:29 am

Very impressed by Gent reaching the CL round of 16, where they'll be the smallest club (budget, stadium, ...) by a very large margin.
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