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Soccer Thread (2012)
« Topic Start: January 02, 2012, 12:44:40 PM »
Arsenal's back four need to get it together...

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Beginning of previous Soccer thread (20011) - http://www.wnff.net/index.php?topic=22216.0

End of previous Soccer thread (2011) - http://www.wnff.net/index.php?topic=22216.msg917893#msg917893

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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #1: January 02, 2012, 12:49:33 PM »
Arsenal's back four need to get it together...

Was pulling for the Wolves earlier.

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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #2: January 02, 2012, 12:53:27 PM »
Good man
Was pulling for the Wolves earlier.


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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #3: January 02, 2012, 12:54:42 PM »
Arsenal's back four need to get it together...

They should have gone after Werder Bremen's other CB, Naldo.

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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #4: January 02, 2012, 02:56:51 PM »
only saw the second half. dempsey just missed that sweet header when he launched over Murdersoccer.
that bryan ruiz guy seems to be getting better. and fry (wherever he came from) is dangerous. only started noticing him a couple games ago

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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #5: January 02, 2012, 03:25:26 PM »
Arsenal was in tatters after the red card.

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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #6: January 02, 2012, 04:50:49 PM »
Nice goal from Kari Arnason

Kari Arnason 35 yard winner for Aberdeen v Dundee Utd 2/1/2012


There's another video taken from further away, and with sound - I'll see if I can get that one

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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #7: January 02, 2012, 04:54:02 PM »
This is taken by a Dundee United fan -  when the crowd erupts, its very loud.

Kari Arnason goal Dundee Utd v Aberdeen 2nd Jan 2012

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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #8: January 04, 2012, 04:38:54 PM »
Just got home and am surprised by the NC/MU score.   

PS  Tim Howard, a goalie, scored a goal in another game.

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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #9: January 04, 2012, 05:07:03 PM »
That game had one of the best PKs I've ever seen (and one of the most comical own goals of all time)
Just got home and am surprised by the NC/MU score.   


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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #10: January 04, 2012, 05:07:53 PM »
That game had one of the best PKs I've ever seen (and one of the most comical own goals since Brandi Chastain's in the 1999 WWC)


Indeed, saw it on the replay.   Did you see Howard's goal?   That was the craps.    The own goal, was as the commentators said, "bad communication".

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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #11: January 04, 2012, 05:16:33 PM »
I'll bet Man U's locker room is a frightening place right now.  Did not see Tim H's goal, will need to find it online.  That happens so rarely in soccer (unless you count those crazy Latin American goalies like Campos and Chilavert who used to take PKs for their teams). 

Indeed, saw it on the replay.   Did you see Howard's goal?   That was the craps.    The own goal, was as the commentators said, "bad communication".


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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #12: January 04, 2012, 05:23:11 PM »
I'll bet Man U's locker room is a frightening place right now.  Did not see Tim H's goal, will need to find it online.  That happens so rarely in soccer (unless you count those crazy Latin American goalies like Campos and Chilavert who used to take PKs for their teams). 



It may have been wind aided but it was real.   :)

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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #13: January 06, 2012, 12:00:36 PM »
DC United fixture list for 2012 is now out: http://www.dcunited.com/schedule

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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #14: January 06, 2012, 12:11:22 PM »
DC United fixture list for 2012 is now out: http://www.dcunited.com/schedule


Who do you recommend?    Let's say three to five games at RFK.


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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #15: January 06, 2012, 01:43:17 PM »
The best rivalries are NY, New England, Chicago, Columbus, and LA Galaxy (all are original MLS teams and the hate runs deep).  Even though they are a new expansion team, there's usually some good hatin' with Philly for obvious reasons.  KC is an original team, but no one really cares about them.  Seattle usually has a good atmosphere (a surprising number of their fans travel all the way across the country), ditto Toronto.  Dallas, Salt Lake, Houston, Chivas, and San Jose games are usually boring. 

We now have Vancouver and Portland (since last year), and now Montreal in the league...I'll bet a lot of Montreal fans will make the trip down, as the team had a big following in the lower leagues.

[edit: and if you like to hear teenage girls screaming, David Beckham is with LA Galaxy for another year]


Who do you recommend?    Let's say three to five games at RFK.




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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #16: January 06, 2012, 01:46:00 PM »
The best rivalries are NY, New England, Chicago, Columbus, and LA Galaxy (all are original MLS teams and the hate runs deep).  Even though they are a new expansion team, there's usually some good hatin' with Philly for obvious reasons.  KC is an original team, but no one really cares about them.  Seattle usually has a good atmosphere (a surprising number of their fans travel all the way across the country), ditto Toronto.  Dallas, Salt Lake, Houston, Chivas, and San Jose games are usually boring. 

We now have Vancouver and Portland (since last year), and now Montreal in the league...I'll bet a lot of Montreal fans will make the trip down, as the team had a big following in the lower leagues.

[edit: and if you like to hear teenage girls screaming, David Beckham is with LA Galaxy for another year]




Part II    Not to be a prude, but I don't wanna be in the drum banging section.    Seats?


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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #17: January 06, 2012, 01:49:29 PM »
The so-called "quiet side" even has some seats that still work!

Part II    Not to be a prude, but I don't wanna be in the drum banging section.    Seats?




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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #18: January 06, 2012, 01:59:06 PM »
The so-called "quiet side" even has some seats that still work!



Do they bounce?    LOL     Which side is the "quiet side"?    Are the mezzanine seats available?


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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #19: January 06, 2012, 02:02:24 PM »
It's the side behind the team benches...the bouncy seats are on the loud side where the supporters groups are.  Mezzanine seats are actually a good place to watch the game (I like field level for the atmosphere, but you are better off being a ways up if you want to see the 'big picture' of plays developing, formations, etc).


Do they bounce?    LOL     Which side is the "quiet side"?    Are the mezzanine seats available?




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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #20: January 06, 2012, 02:15:54 PM »
It's the side behind the team benches...the bouncy seats are on the loud side where the supporters groups are.  Mezzanine seats are actually a good place to watch the game (I like field level for the atmosphere, but you are better off being a ways up if you want to see the 'big picture' of plays developing, formations, etc).

I had Dips season tickets on the "quiet side" (wasn't noise anywhere back then).    Might check the mezzanine.    Thanks for the info  ...


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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #21: January 06, 2012, 06:06:16 PM »
Who do you recommend?    Let's say three to five games at RFK.



anything on a saturday for tailgating. early and late season because tailgating in the dead of summer sucks, but is still doable.

it really helps to be drunk and sit on the north side toward the eastern end. basicall what was center field. the noisy area. its basically lawless though non violent. like a non violent riot. you can throw beer and light off smoke bombs, maybe even firecrackers

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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #22: January 06, 2012, 06:59:06 PM »
If you don't drink would it be miserable to do so or still enjoyable?

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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #23: January 06, 2012, 11:37:12 PM »
If you don't drink would it be miserable to do so or still enjoyable?

my gf would say it is miserable. i could enjoy it as a nice night outside. i would probably sit in the upper level and kick back, have the whole section to myself. start to finish, a soccer game will really only take about an hour and fifty minutes.

its really hit or miss. you could watch a 0-0 crapfest with no shots on goal. by the time you realize it sucks, there are only 45 minutes left, though. the cheapest tickets at the gate are in the low 20's. you probably get under 20 on stubhub if you just buy the cheapest ticket and want to sit anywhere besides the prime rowdy area.

low cost. not much of a time commitment.

united should be decent this year.  they really went to crap once chris pontius got hurt.  pontius, najar, and derosario are a very strong trio. najar got his sophomore slump out of the way and should improve just based on the fact his is under 20 years old

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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #24: January 07, 2012, 01:08:51 PM »
I think you would need to check to see whether you had a pulse if you found it to be miserable, but that's just me.  And I probably can't comment objectively on this matter anyways.

If you don't drink would it be miserable to do so or still enjoyable?