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Soccer thread (2013/14)
« Topic Start: August 18, 2012, 10:01:51 AM »
Opening day in the Premier League.

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #1: August 18, 2012, 10:04:31 AM »
Opening day in the Premier League.

That answers why it sounds like an exorcism is going on with the guys across the alley.

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #2: August 18, 2012, 10:09:35 AM »
That answers why it sounds like an exorcism is going on with the guys across the alley.

Must be United fans forgettin' the past year.

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #3: August 18, 2012, 12:07:43 PM »
I hope they get relegated this year

Must be United fans forgettin' the past year.


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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #4: August 18, 2012, 02:29:42 PM »
Didn't follow much in the off season but I noticed Bale is now with Tottenham.     I also see Van Persie moved and Dempsey's in some kind of limbo.

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #5: August 18, 2012, 02:45:26 PM »
That's a bit of a sore point right now.  To Barcelona or Inter Milan or the likes, fine, but his going to Man U is like being kicked in the nuts.

Van Persie moved


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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #6: August 19, 2012, 08:48:59 AM »
That's a bit of a sore point right now.  To Barcelona or Inter Milan or the likes, fine, but his going to Man U is like being kicked in the nuts.



I bet it is.    Man U seems to be on everyone's hit list  ...  especially if you're an Arsenal fan.    I don't follow the Premier League (nor the details of any sport LOL) to know how that transfer thing works.   Is it like a trade or free agency?

Manchester City about to kick off.

I'm working tonight so I'll be home for tomorrow's slate of games.   Life is good  ...   I'll also be available for the games all winter 'cause I'm being laid off.   :)

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #7: August 19, 2012, 12:46:34 PM »
 :shock: 

That sucks, sorry to hear that.  Unless it's not a bad thing, in which case, congratulations!

Too bad DirecTV crapped out during a very interesting Southampton/City game. 

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #8: August 19, 2012, 12:51:43 PM »
Mancini needs to stick to the 3-5-2.  Especially when Dzeko is in. This has been a good game.

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #9: August 19, 2012, 12:51:45 PM »
:shock: 

That sucks, sorry to hear that.  Unless it's not a bad thing, in which case, congratulations!

Too bad DirecTV crapped out during a very interesting Southampton/City game. 

City came back and are up 3-2.    Southampton could easily have been up 3-2.

As for being laid off, we'll see.   :)    I'm not concerned because I've been through a lot of crap in my 60+ years.   Only thing concerns me is health care for my family.

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #10: August 19, 2012, 12:53:20 PM »
Well, that's certainly a healthy outlook. 

These early EPL games are kind of funny in a way...lots of end-to-end volleys.

City came back and are up 3-2.    Southampton could easily have been up 3-2.

As for being laid off, we'll see.   :)    I'm not concerned because I've been through a lot of crap in my 60+ years.   Only thing concerns me is health care for my family.


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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #11: August 19, 2012, 12:54:15 PM »
Mancini needs to stick to the 3-5-2.  Especially when Dzeko is in. This has been a good game.

Certainly better than I expected going in.

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #12: August 19, 2012, 12:56:36 PM »
Well, that's certainly a healthy outlook. 

I'm not sure it's "healthy".   :)    Like Lincoln said, "It hurts too much to laugh and I'm too old to cry."


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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #13: August 19, 2012, 12:58:27 PM »
Man City 3-2 final.

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #14: August 19, 2012, 01:01:54 PM »
I'll take the win. Hopefully Aguero isn't out too long.

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #15: August 19, 2012, 01:25:08 PM »
I'll take the win. Hopefully Aguero isn't out too long.

Does he have a history of knee problems?    Didn't look like that serious of a take down to me.    It was clean though.

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #16: August 19, 2012, 01:41:09 PM »
Does he have a history of knee problems?    Didn't look like that serious of a take down to me.    It was clean though.

No injury history that I know of. Definitely a clean tackle. I doubt it's an ACL injury, but it still could be something that keeps him out a couple of weeks.

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #17: August 19, 2012, 01:52:58 PM »
what's soccer!  I only know one sport until after the World Series.  The rest is just peripheral vision.  I know it's out there but I don't pay that much attention to it!

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #18: August 19, 2012, 03:06:39 PM »
what's soccer!  I only know one sport until after the World Series.  The rest is just peripheral vision.  I know it's out there but I don't pay that much attention to it!

You gotta multi-task.

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #19: August 19, 2012, 09:47:24 PM »
Soccer is what Ian Desmond plays with grounders more often than Danny Espinosa.

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #20: August 20, 2012, 04:54:04 PM »
Down goes United !

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #21: August 20, 2012, 05:00:54 PM »
Now ain't that a crying shame  :twisted:

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #22: August 20, 2012, 05:01:58 PM »
Everton deserved the win. Fellaini is a beast.

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #23: August 20, 2012, 05:02:16 PM »
Now ain't that a crying shame  :twisted:

Knew you'd be lovin' it.   I pull for the American "kids".

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #24: August 21, 2012, 12:23:06 AM »
Everton deserved the win. Fellaini is a beast.

everton was very good in the second half last year after a bad first half. they finished 7th or 8th. they could make some noise. maybe they come out of nowhere and pick up dempsey and then get their usual donovan second half loan. it could be like team usa