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« Reply #225: February 20, 2024, 09:36:41 PM »
And the worst kept secret in soccer is finally out... ;)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/68346321
can they bring in Messi too?

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« Reply #226: February 21, 2024, 04:54:41 AM »
can they bring in Messi too?

They could, but won't - Messi is at the end of his career, and has everything he wants. Such is the fervor, around him, that MLS is now being referred to as 'Messi League Soccer'...

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #227: February 21, 2024, 08:24:13 AM »
I've enjoyed watching Modric, just about only in the world cup and national team games. I don't watch Real Madrid regularly. I see he's likely to move on. I don't think he would be the gate draw of Messi, of course, but I'd love to see him land in MLS.

Meanwhile, what's it say after I look at the terms of the contract and think, "meh, Soto will top that." Heck, I'm not sure this tops Jaylen Brown.

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« Reply #228: February 21, 2024, 08:51:21 AM »
Hey Messi just got to MLS. Let him play a full season.  Can you imagine him going to Real Madrid after all those years at their arch enemy Barca.  Would be nice to see him close out his career at the latter.

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« Reply #229: February 21, 2024, 09:24:18 AM »
Meanwhile, what's it say after I look at the terms of the contract and think, "meh, Soto will top that." Heck, I'm not sure this tops Jaylen Brown.

Mbappe had to take a personal financial hit to get out of the one-year extension - PSG were never going to let him walk for nothing. The Real deal doesn't really reflect his true value - it's just to try and keep all sides relatively content.

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« Reply #230: February 21, 2024, 10:32:47 AM »
And Tuchel is finished at Bayern Munich.

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #231: February 24, 2024, 08:18:33 PM »
DC United up 1-0

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« Reply #232: February 24, 2024, 10:12:11 PM »
DC United up 1-0

Nice 3–1 win salvages an otherwise mediocre sports day.

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #233: February 25, 2024, 09:09:18 AM »
Chelsea and Arsenal in the Carabao Cup Final this morning. 

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #234: February 25, 2024, 10:11:49 AM »
Chelsea and Arsenal in the Carabao Cup Final this morning. 
The Carabao Cup sounds like it should be played on coastal plain in Alaska National Wildlife Reserve.

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« Reply #235: February 25, 2024, 11:46:35 AM »
The Carabao Cup sounds like it should be played on coastal plain in Alaska National Wildlife Reserve.

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« Reply #236: February 25, 2024, 11:47:58 AM »
Scoreless and nearing the end of regulation.  I suppose they do 30 minutes of extra time and then penalty kicks?

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« Reply #237: February 25, 2024, 12:02:52 PM »
Scoreless and nearing the end of regulation.  I suppose they do 30 minutes of extra time and then penalty kicks?

I think it is two 15-minute periods and then penalty kicks. Liverpool starters look tired. Chelsea advantage.

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« Reply #238: February 25, 2024, 12:16:33 PM »
I think it is two 15-minute periods and then penalty kicks. Liverpool starters look tired. Chelsea advantage.
Liverpool has rallied in the extra time. But still no goals. 

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« Reply #239: February 25, 2024, 12:21:19 PM »
Half-time in ET

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« Reply #240: February 25, 2024, 12:22:20 PM »
Liverpool looking good.

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« Reply #241: February 25, 2024, 12:43:51 PM »
What a great game! Liverpool plays their prospects and win.

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« Reply #242: February 25, 2024, 01:08:04 PM »
And Jon Champion is a terrific announcer.

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« Reply #243: February 25, 2024, 02:05:25 PM »
I had to go out and missed the end. 

Maidstone plays tomorrow in the FA Cup.

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« Reply #244: February 25, 2024, 10:01:38 PM »
I had to go out and missed the end. 

Maidstone plays tomorrow in the FA Cup.

ESPN+ ??

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« Reply #245: February 26, 2024, 12:40:26 PM »
ESPN+ ??
Yea. I believe all 8 are on ESPN+ this week.

I’m a big spender so put $1 on Maidstone to win $13 and then another Buck on a tie which would bring $7.50. Less of course the other dollar lost.  Coventry at home.  They are in the Championship League so have some talent.  They were apparently in the Premiere League of its equivalent for a long time but before my fandom. 

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« Reply #246: February 26, 2024, 02:36:35 PM »
Yes, ESPN+. Starts in a minute or so. I remember Coventry in the Premier League / First Division, but don't pay much attention to the Championship these days.

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« Reply #247: February 26, 2024, 02:43:16 PM »
Pressure on Coventry. Their faces say it is almost embarrassing to line up with Maidstone.

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« Reply #248: February 26, 2024, 02:58:28 PM »
It is in their team DNA...they were in the top flight at the time when they lost to all-amateur Sutton United in the 80s.
Pressure on Coventry. Their faces say it is almost embarrassing to line up with Maidstone.

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« Reply #249: February 26, 2024, 03:01:45 PM »
Ouch...Coventry scores two quickly.