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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #300: June 05, 2024, 07:54:05 AM »
BBC Sport really uplifiting fans of the Global Powerhouse, prior to the Euro's... :D  ;)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/articles/c51nze4407wo

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #301: June 08, 2024, 07:28:21 PM »
USMNT looks like they’re trying to get Berhalter fired.  Very confusing bringing him back.

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #303: June 11, 2024, 11:31:03 AM »
Italy/Albania should be spirited...Albanians still have a bit of an axe to grind 85 years on.

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #304: June 11, 2024, 03:22:53 PM »
Italy/Albania should be spirited...Albanians still have a bit of an axe to grind 85 years on.

85 years? When the GP plays France, we're still smarting about 1066... :D   ;) (and the French want to get their own back for Agincourt...)

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #305: June 11, 2024, 03:41:35 PM »
The GP  :lol:

Historical context is important!  Someone here had a "Sherman #64" Nats shirt for away games in Atlanta.

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #306: June 11, 2024, 05:06:04 PM »
The GP  :lol:

Historical context is important!  Someone here had a "Sherman #64" Nats shirt for away games in Atlanta.
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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #307: June 11, 2024, 06:43:13 PM »
The GP  :lol:

Yes - we've Fox Sports to thank, for that one (you may recall it's how they described England prior to the game with the USA, in Qatar...I recall it went something like 'Team USA faces the Global Powerhouse that is England - a title so laughable that it had to stick... ;))

Having said that, the bookies somehow have the GP installed as favorites for Euro '24 - now, if only France don't turn-up... :D

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #308: June 12, 2024, 07:18:05 AM »
Actually, with Friday approaching, what policy do we want with regard to live game posting?

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #309: June 12, 2024, 08:17:58 AM »
Actually, with Friday approaching, what policy do we want with regard to live game posting?
Only posts about the Global Powerhouse! 

USMNT supposed to play Brazil tonight here in Orlando.  Big storms and lots of rain forecast. USA might get lucky and have it postponed.

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #310: June 12, 2024, 09:18:44 AM »
Actually, with Friday approaching, what policy do we want with regard to live game posting?
OK to post if you put a black spoiler over it for 24 hours.

To put a spoiler over a line or a post, put the word "spoiler" inside two brackets at the start of the stretch you want blacked out (that is, spoiler between []), then, at the end of the blacked out stretch, place "/spoiler" inside brackets. You are able to read what is under the spoiler label by putting your cursor over the black line.

You can try it with the following: Harvey is better than Finnegan .  I think by quoting this you will see the bracket and spoiler placement.

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #311: June 12, 2024, 06:47:50 PM »
OK to post if you put a black spoiler over it for 24 hours.

To put a spoiler over a line or a post, put the word "spoiler" inside two brackets at the start of the stretch you want blacked out (that is, spoiler between []), then, at the end of the blacked out stretch, place "/spoiler" inside brackets. You are able to read what is under the spoiler label by putting your cursor over the black line.

You can try it with the following: Harvey is better than Finnegan .  I think by quoting this you will see the bracket and spoiler placement.

Thanks for that, JCA - I think no live posting might be for the best; I'm sure all at WNFF will still enjoy lively debate.  ;)

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #312: June 12, 2024, 06:51:04 PM »
Only posts about the Global Powerhouse! 

Thanks PWC - unfortunately, and strangely, I might not be able to live post about all of the GP's games anyway,  as I don't know what events my social secretary (a.k.a.Mrs Natsie...) has lined up - it might be all I can do just to try and keep in touch with the game in progress... :D   :roll:   ;)

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #313: June 13, 2024, 03:49:26 PM »
How have you managed without this?... ;)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/articles/c9rr13g4p6xo

(if it doesn't work, in the US, complain to the Beeb... :D)

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #314: June 14, 2024, 12:22:13 PM »
A friend reports lots of guys in kilts drinking in the street outside her office building in Munich  :lol:

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #315: June 14, 2024, 06:18:40 PM »
A friend reports lots of guys in kilts drinking in the street outside her office building in Munich  :lol:

Scottish soccer fans drinking? Surely not...   :hysterical:

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #316: June 14, 2024, 06:20:15 PM »
Scottish soccer fans drinking? Surely not...   :hysterical:
I hope they drank enough to miss that game.

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #317: June 15, 2024, 02:53:51 PM »
Was it Mitlen who referred to Croatia as the "Bob's Big Boys"?  It seems the page has been turned on them.

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #318: June 15, 2024, 03:02:37 PM »
Whoah Albania  :shock:

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #319: June 15, 2024, 03:07:22 PM »
Whoah Albania  :shock:
Most of the fans not even in their seats.

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #320: June 15, 2024, 03:19:28 PM »
Wonder what the over was for this game?

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #321: June 15, 2024, 03:28:37 PM »
Imagine if the Albanian diaspora players weren't on other national teams (eg, Xhaka & Shaqiri for Switzerland)

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #322: June 16, 2024, 11:56:00 AM »
So far, two stand outs:

1 - Where had that Germany team been hiding? A real wake-up call for the rest of the competition.

2 - The Croatia rebuild is going to be far more challenging than thought...

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #323: June 16, 2024, 02:47:33 PM »
Whoah Albania  :shock:
albanian fans were tormenting Italy fans by breaking dried pasta in half.

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #324: June 16, 2024, 06:34:30 PM »
Have Fox Sports been busy, in Denmark ? Their supporters are calling the team 'Danish Dynamite'... :lol:

And another design classic (ahem!...) from NIke - the Slovenia away (road) shirt looks like someone rolled a tire up the front. Maybe they're hoping for a sponsorship deal from Good Year... :lol:   ;)