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Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #25: August 21, 2012, 01:20:49 PM »
Too bad Jonathan Spector is no longer in the EPL (now with Birmingham City in the CL).   

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #26: August 25, 2012, 01:25:19 PM »
Deuce needs to quit sucking his thumb and play the damn game.  Fulham could have won today.

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #27: August 25, 2012, 01:59:46 PM »
Deuce needs to quit sucking his thumb and play the damn game.  Fulham could have won today.

They jumped early but United swamped 'em then gave one back.    Does your comment refer to the young guy sucking his thumb after his goal?   What's  the story with that?

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #28: August 25, 2012, 02:19:09 PM »
Missed that...no, I was referring to Dempsey's sudden lackadaisical attitude about playing for the club that launched him in the EPL.   

They jumped early but United swamped 'em then gave one back.    Does your comment refer to the young guy sucking his thumb after his goal?   What's  the story with that?


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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #29: August 25, 2012, 02:22:39 PM »
Missed that...no, I was referring to Dempsey's sudden lackadaisical attitude about playing for the club that launched him in the EPL.   



The pregame discussed that "briefly".    They mentioned that Liverpool is interested in him.   I'm kind of let down that he's not playing.    Fulham was one of the teams that I pulled for because of the American connection.

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #30: August 25, 2012, 02:24:39 PM »
I can't blame him for wanting to take his game to the next level with one of the "big" clubs, but in the meantime I think it would be far more becoming to hustle and scrap for his current team like he always has until now. 

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #31: August 25, 2012, 02:35:17 PM »
Ah, just saw the replay of the thumb sucking  :lol:

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #32: August 25, 2012, 10:04:04 PM »
That was one hell of a gash on Rooney's leg.

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #33: August 25, 2012, 10:09:47 PM »
Soccer is what Ian Desmond plays with grounders more often than Danny Espinosa.

desmond > espinosa

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #34: August 26, 2012, 10:25:54 AM »
I think that Arsene missed the memo that the season has started...

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #35: August 26, 2012, 10:29:42 AM »
The announcers kept mentioning Stoke's s style and Arsenal's "issues" when playing them.    Can you enlighten me on the history between these two clubs?

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #36: August 26, 2012, 10:34:20 AM »
I can't really put a finger on it, but that place has been a house of horrors.   

The announcers kept mentioning Stoke's s style and Arsenal's "issues" when playing them.    Can you enlighten me on the history between these two clubs?


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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #37: August 26, 2012, 10:35:34 AM »
I can't really put a finger on it, but that place has been a house of horrors.   



The good news is  ...  Liverpool vs City is on.   :)

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #38: August 26, 2012, 10:47:28 AM »
The announcers kept mentioning Stoke's s style and Arsenal's "issues" when playing them.    Can you enlighten me on the history between these two clubs?

Stoke are known for having very physical teams and Arsenal are known for being small and athletic. Stoke's long ball style frustrates a lot of the top teams.

I think Stoke will be relegated this season. I just don't see them scoring many goals.

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #39: August 26, 2012, 10:50:22 AM »
They should get some headers from Crouch, otherwise yes, they are the NJ Devils of the Premier League.

Stoke are known for having very physical teams and Arsenal are known for being small and athletic. Stoke's long ball style frustrates a lot of the top teams.

I think Stoke will be relegated this season. I just don't see them scoring many goals.


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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #40: August 26, 2012, 10:52:27 AM »
Mancini is going with the 3-5-2 formation today. I'm expecting one or two assists from Kolarov.

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #41: August 26, 2012, 10:54:30 AM »
Did they just drop the "E" from the EPL this season?  I guess that's Swansea's doing.

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #42: August 26, 2012, 12:53:24 PM »
Not good enough from City, but it was an entertaining game.

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #43: August 26, 2012, 12:58:12 PM »
I was surprised to see Skrtel passing the ball back to Reyna after that howler.

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #44: August 26, 2012, 01:04:31 PM »
Liverpool had it.

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #45: August 30, 2012, 11:24:02 AM »
Champions League draw is today. Everyone is expecting the group of death to be Real Madrid, Manchester City, Juventus, and Borussia Dortmund this year. That would piss me off.

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #46: August 30, 2012, 01:22:11 PM »
...the envelopes please:

2012/13 UEFA Champions League group stage

Group A
FC Porto (POR)
FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA)
GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)

Group B
Arsenal FC (ENG)
FC Schalke 04 (GER)
Olympiacos FC (GRE)
Montpellier Hérault (FRA)

Group C
AC Milan (ITA)
FC Zenit St Petersburg (RUS)
RSC Anderlecht (BEL)
Málaga CF (ESP)

Group D
Real Madrid CF (ESP)
Manchester City FC (ENG)
AFC Ajax (NED)
Borussia Dortmund (GER)

Group E
Chelsea FC (ENG)
FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
Juventus (ITA)
FC Nordsjælland (DEN)

Group F
FC Bayern München (GER)
Valencia CF (ESP)
LOSC Lille (FRA)
FC BATE Borisov (BLR)

Group G
FC Barcelona (ESP)
SL Benfica (POR)
FC Spartak Moskva (RUS)
Celtic FC (SCO)

Group H
Manchester United FC (ENG)
SC Braga (POR)
Galatasaray AŞ (TUR)
CFR 1907 Cluj (ROU)

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #47: August 30, 2012, 01:30:55 PM »
Champions League draw is today. Everyone is expecting the group of death to be Real Madrid, Manchester City, Juventus, and Borussia Dortmund this year.

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #48: August 30, 2012, 02:08:19 PM »
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I'll say - three of them into Group D! Not bad.

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Re: Soccer thread (2012)
« Reply #49: August 30, 2012, 02:19:15 PM »
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I thought I'd be pissed, but there should be plenty of great games in that group. Four of the best stadiums in Europe.

I really like Group C and Group F.