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Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #75: February 15, 2012, 04:59:05 PM »
Agreed.  Wish I had watched Benfica @Zenit St Petersburg instead (gametime temp -10F)

Wenger has lost it. His tactics have been crappy all season.

Why doesn't he give Oxlade-Chamberlain regular starts?


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« Reply #76: February 16, 2012, 05:00:29 PM »
Great away win for City over Porto. Down 1-0 at the half, but dominated in the second. Porto hadn't lost at home in over 3 years.

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« Reply #77: February 16, 2012, 11:22:00 PM »
Great away win for City over Porto. Down 1-0 at the half, but dominated in the second. Porto hadn't lost at home in over 3 years.

there is no such thing as a great win for City. 

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« Reply #78: February 16, 2012, 11:33:39 PM »
I missed it, did Hulk turn green?


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« Reply #79: February 21, 2012, 12:19:08 PM »
Real Madrid diving and flopping around as usual.  I hope their tiny little choads freeze and fall off. 

(vs CSKA Moscow on FSC)

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« Reply #80: February 22, 2012, 12:39:53 PM »
Pity that today's games are at the same time...it's hard to get any work done while channel flipping.

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« Reply #81: February 22, 2012, 12:40:13 PM »
Pity that today's games are at the same time...it's hard to get any work done while channel flipping.

Or with the pr0n shoot going on in the basement.

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« Reply #82: February 22, 2012, 12:44:04 PM »
It sounded like that the other day, but basement tenant is out of town.

Or with the pr0n shoot going on in the basement.


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« Reply #83: February 22, 2012, 01:16:52 PM »
It sounded like that the other day, but basement tenant is out of town.



Sounds like a dove on steroids.  :shock:

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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #84: February 22, 2012, 04:29:25 PM »
Holy crap Basel  :shock:

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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #85: February 25, 2012, 01:20:35 PM »
MC could be up by 5 over Blackburn but Robinson has played a very nice game  ...  up to half time.

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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #86: February 25, 2012, 02:12:38 PM »
top two teams in serie A on at 2:30. Juventus and AC Milan

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« Reply #87: February 26, 2012, 01:51:01 PM »
That Carling Cup final was a classic.

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« Reply #88: February 26, 2012, 02:37:17 PM »
Tottenham got thumped.

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« Reply #89: February 26, 2012, 03:04:44 PM »
I couldn't believe how many PKs missed.

That Carling Cup final was a classic.


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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #90: February 29, 2012, 04:35:33 PM »
The US is 3 minutes away from beating Italy for the first time in the History of US Soccer.

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« Reply #91: February 29, 2012, 04:42:42 PM »
USA 1-0 Italy. First win in 11 all time games over Italy. Now just to beat them in the World Cup.

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« Reply #92: February 29, 2012, 05:10:44 PM »
JMW's version sounded more impressive :)

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« Reply #93: February 29, 2012, 05:20:08 PM »
I got no work at all done this afternoon...the cats all scattered when I freaked out after Dempsey's goal  :rofl:

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« Reply #94: February 29, 2012, 08:33:14 PM »
Question - best American since 1990, when we returned to the world cup?  Field players, only, because it is hard to compare goalkeepers to field players.

Nominees?  Tab Ramos, Claudio Reyna, Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan.   Others?

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« Reply #95: February 29, 2012, 08:56:19 PM »
Question - best American since 1990, when we returned to the world cup?  Field players, only, because it is hard to compare goalkeepers to field players.

Nominees?  Tab Ramos, Claudio Reyna, Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan.   Others?

without doing any research, i find it hard to believe anyone can compare to dempsey's past two seasons in europe. i'd like to see what donovan could do in a full season in england, instead of just getting loaned there for a month and tearing it up

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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #96: February 29, 2012, 08:57:08 PM »
I got no work at all done this afternoon...the cats all scattered when I freaked out after Dempsey's goal  :rofl:

i dont know how that went in. slow roller, not even in the corner, did the goalie not see it, was he out of position

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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #97: February 29, 2012, 09:52:59 PM »
John Harkes and Alexei Lalas were good, but I'd have to go with Dempsey.  Unless we are talking goaltenders, in which case there are several candidates.
Question - best American since 1990, when we returned to the world cup?  Field players, only, because it is hard to compare goalkeepers to field players.

Nominees?  Tab Ramos, Claudio Reyna, Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan.   Others?


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Re: Soccer Thread (2012)
« Reply #98: March 01, 2012, 08:25:29 AM »
I thought Tab Ramos was the best of that first generation, in terms of skill.  Playing in Spain and then with an inferior cast in New York, plus injuries, probably made him less prominent here than Harkes (England / DC), but I thought Ramos was the better player.

Dempsey is doing things no other American has the confidence to try.  He's probably had more success over the past couple of years than any other American.   Of course, he's been my favorite since his days playing in New England, but I always thought I was watching him with homer bias when I thought he was the best of the current Americans.

I agree Donovan should be playing full time for Everton.  That is a great match of player and team.

As for keepers, I sort of feel like I did when I rooted for Bird v. Magic.  For years, I always thought Keller was the best, but I have to admit Friedel's accomplishments and longevity at this point has paased him.

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« Reply #99: March 03, 2012, 09:47:34 AM »
Watching ESPN2 soccer.   There was a game on between Liverpool and Arsenal.    Arsenal won and V. Persie (sp) walked over to the Gunner fans, took off his jersey and threw it into the crowd.    A camera shot in that sequence showed a large, overly white guy with no shirt on.   He had his scarf and an Arsenal tattoo over his heart.   He had his hands raised as he stood cheering.   Next thing, he fell over ... booom  .... into the crowd.   He was down for the count.    First thing that came to my mind was 8 or 10 pints of the good stuff.   You could just tell that's what it was.    LOL    Classic   ...