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Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #825: December 24, 2010, 03:40:18 PM »
Municipalities are realizing that stadiums are boondoggles. Sports like soccer without enormous fan bases pressuring cities to keep or lure teams are probably going to be the first to get hit

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #826: December 27, 2010, 03:16:53 AM »
I've determined that starting with the 2011 MLS season, I am definitely going to make a conscious effort to follow and support Soccer with far more of an attentive gaze than I used to.

DC United and MLS specifically, and World soccer generally.

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #827: December 27, 2010, 12:21:21 PM »
arsenal/chelsea are on espn2 at 2:30 or 3pmthis afternoon. i think

Offline ronnynat

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #828: December 27, 2010, 12:22:42 PM »
arsenal/chelsea are on espn2 at 2:30 or 3pmthis afternoon. i think

Yeah, it's at 3. That's going to be a great game.

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #829: December 27, 2010, 01:47:38 PM »
It's really tight at the top of the table...Man U is out ahead, but not by all that much, and Spurs (and Bolton?!?) are in easy range.  Sunderland only got promoted to the EPL a couple of years ago, and they are sitting nicely as well, only a few points out of Euro qualification at the moment.

 

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #830: December 27, 2010, 01:57:19 PM »
It's really tight at the top of the table...Man U is out ahead, but not by all that much, and Spurs (and Bolton?!?) are in easy range.  Sunderland only got promoted to the EPL a couple of years ago, and they are sitting nicely as well, only a few points out of Euro qualification at the moment.

Sunderland have gotten great contributions from the players they got on loan this season, especially Welbeck and Onuoha.

Watch out for Stoke, too. Their "long ball" style is tough for most teams to defend. I really like Kenwyne Jones.

Offline JMW IV

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #831: December 27, 2010, 04:05:53 PM »
watching Arsenal/Chelsea with my daughter.

still not sure why I should give a crap about the EPL instead of MLS, but I'm watching cause it is Soccer.

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #832: December 27, 2010, 04:11:41 PM »
still not sure why I should give a crap about the EPL instead of MLS, but I'm watching cause it is Soccer.

Better players, better league.

Arsenal whooping now.

Offline JMW IV

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #833: December 27, 2010, 04:56:59 PM »
seems like there are only 4 teams worth watching in the EPL.

but regardless, the league may have better players, but there is really nothing there to attach me to the league at all.

I am not sure how I can be a fan of the league. it's just me I guess.

I'll watch EPL when the big four play each other. beyond that I'll follow MLS.

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #834: December 28, 2010, 04:58:57 PM »
Does the soccer "season" ever end?  I think I see soccer scores crawl across the ESPN screen, all year long.

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #835: December 28, 2010, 05:02:09 PM »
Does the soccer "season" ever end?  I think I see soccer scores crawl across the ESPN screen, all year long.

not really, there is always some overlap among leagues in different hemispheres and the leagues probably run like 9 months

Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #836: December 28, 2010, 07:51:32 PM »
Better players, better league.

eh, if there is nothing to attach me to a team (geography/history, etc..) I have a hard time developing a rooting interest. I guess that's why I never really caught on to college football (went to a IAA school) and live in Northern Virginia, so no real local teams

Offline PatsNats28

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #837: December 28, 2010, 08:02:37 PM »
eh, if there is nothing to attach me to a team (geography/history, etc..) I have a hard time developing a rooting interest. I guess that's why I never really caught on to college football (went to a IAA school) and live in Northern Virginia, so no real local teams

UVA :lol:

Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #838: December 28, 2010, 08:17:49 PM »
That's a nag of a drive to go to games, besides they don't call it University of New Jersey Charlottesville because admissions polices favor local kids

Offline PatsNats28

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #839: December 28, 2010, 08:23:56 PM »
what?

Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #840: December 28, 2010, 08:38:40 PM »
nothing, I'm too tired to really think, just saying it's not a local school in the same way some large state universities are

Offline PatsNats28

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #841: December 28, 2010, 09:45:47 PM »
oh i gotcha. well yeah, UVA is one of the top public schools in the country. my dad wants me to apply there, but i'm not sure.

Offline PANatsFan

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #842: December 28, 2010, 10:26:35 PM »
go to UVA if you enjoy watching football games wearing a tie :spaz:

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #843: December 28, 2010, 10:29:56 PM »
go to UVA if you enjoy watching football games wearing a tie :spaz:

its like they forget it is a public school or something

Offline PatsNats28

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #844: December 28, 2010, 10:35:28 PM »
haha i'm used to dress code (although not a tie)

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