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Re: Soccer 2016/17
« Reply #77: August 27, 2016, 11:01:03 AM »
Can you explain "transfers" to an old guy?
when you drop your bus token into the fare box, and you get to a point where you want to switch buses, you ask for a transfer from the bus driver and he gives you a piece of paper.  Then, when you catch the next bus, you give the next driver the piece of paper and you get to ride for free, instead of having to put in another token or a quarter, whatever it costs for the bus these days.

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« Reply #78: August 27, 2016, 11:20:20 AM »
when you drop your bus token into the fare box, and you get to a point where you want to switch buses, you ask for a transfer from the bus driver and he gives you a piece of paper.  Then, when you catch the next bus, you give the next driver the piece of paper and you get to ride for free, instead of having to put in another token or a quarter, whatever it costs for the bus these days.

Senior Smart Trip card.    However, how do soccer transfer rules work?

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« Reply #79: August 27, 2016, 11:44:21 AM »
Senior Smart Trip card.    However, how do soccer transfer rules work?

You offer to buy the rights to a player. Then negotiate a new deal. Free agents are much more rare, since clubs would sell off a player before losing them to FA. The loan system is pretty straightforward

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« Reply #80: August 27, 2016, 05:11:33 PM »
You offer to buy the rights to a player. Then negotiate a new deal. Free agents are much more rare, since clubs would sell off a player before losing them to FA. The loan system is pretty straightforward

It's just another example of those socialists in Europe having vastly more capitalist sports leagues than the US. Why draft and trade players when you can just straight buy and sell? Or maybe it's not capitalism, just using money to replace the barter system as intended

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« Reply #81: August 27, 2016, 05:16:50 PM »
It's just another example of those socialists in Europe having vastly more capitalist sports leagues than the US. Why draft and trade players when you can just straight buy and sell? Or maybe it's not capitalism, just using money to replace the barter system as intended

Ha. It is funny. Balance of power is really something when there's multiple competitive leagues, you know? MLB/NFL have it locked down

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Re: Soccer 2016/17
« Reply #82: September 10, 2016, 09:10:25 AM »
Backyard brawl   ...   MU/City.

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« Reply #83: September 10, 2016, 12:06:14 PM »
Backyard brawl   ...   MU/City.

I was gonna get up early to watch...

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« Reply #84: September 10, 2016, 01:09:54 PM »
I was gonna get up early to watch...

I was floatin' in and out but you know it's always gonna be good.    Blond headed kid for City was pretty tough.


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« Reply #86: September 20, 2016, 11:24:57 AM »
Protective custody?

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« Reply #87: September 20, 2016, 11:31:03 AM »
Protective custody?

The spread couldn't have been THAT high

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Re: Soccer 2016/17
« Reply #88: September 24, 2016, 08:10:29 AM »
United is making easy work of Leicester.

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Re: Soccer 2016/17
« Reply #89: September 24, 2016, 12:44:16 PM »
United is making easy work of Leicester.
so, what's better - the odds of Leicester being relegated or the odds of them winning the EPL?

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« Reply #91: October 03, 2016, 11:06:04 AM »
Impressive to be getting playing time on a stacked roster. Good players/big names like Goetze, Kagawa, Schurrle are struggling for time there. I think Dortmund sometimes has three teenagers out there.

I suppose the only sobering thing is that other counties have several of him

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« Reply #92: October 03, 2016, 05:07:26 PM »
And 11 players on a futbol side, so it's harder for a Kopitar to carry a bunch of schlubs out of group play à la Sochi. 
I suppose the only sobering thing is that other counties have several of him

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Re: Soccer 2016/17
« Reply #93: October 03, 2016, 05:23:39 PM »
Bob Bradley takin' over Swansea City.    First American to manage a Premier League team.

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« Reply #94: October 03, 2016, 06:44:29 PM »
He'd better be good to my boy Gylfi
Bob Bradley takin' over Swansea City.    First American to manage a Premier League team.

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« Reply #95: October 03, 2016, 06:51:16 PM »
He'd better be good to my boy Gylfi

Is he related to the old Dips' manager, Gordon?

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« Reply #96: October 04, 2016, 07:38:35 PM »
DC United owners own Swansea and inter Milan.  They could have paid for a new United stadium with an accounting error.  Couldn't they at least get us a drogba or something

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« Reply #97: October 05, 2016, 12:03:14 AM »
We did have Johann Cruyff back in the day.  Since then, big mega stars like, oh, I don't know...Honduran league sparkles like Emilio and Argentine has-beens like Gallardo. 
DC United owners own Swansea and inter Milan.  They could have paid for a new United stadium with an accounting error.  Couldn't they at least get us a drogba or something

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Re: Soccer 2016/17
« Reply #98: October 11, 2016, 09:35:15 PM »
Green scored a goal for the USMNT :shock:

Edit: in a friendly in D.C. tonight against New Zealand

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« Reply #99: October 12, 2016, 12:21:06 AM »
NZ and DC have a bit of history.  All Whites' best-ever skipper used to play for DC United before he went to EPL:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Nelsen