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[Football/Soccer] Nani is the best header of the ball

projectmayhemprojectmayhem Registered User regular
edited March 2011 in Debate and/or Discourse
The World Cup is over friends and while many great things came, it is time for us to move on!

Enter...the MLS

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http://mlsoccer.com/
Thats right America! We have our own pro league and despite the haters, its a pretty damn good league.

Ok. I guess if we are being honest here, we are all most looking forward to the new English Premier League (EPL) season. http://www.premierleague.com/page/Home/0,,12306,00.html

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Mmmmm. Just look at that. Sweet sweet football.

Now let us rejoice in Arsenal.

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EPL Fantasy League:
http://fantasy.premierleague.com/

For those of you that did last years EPL table predictions PM your final score, winner will get something from me. Here are the rules/last years table.
Spoiler:

If you want to do another EPL table prediction, PM your table.


The OP will be updated and shit as the weeks come to pass.


Also, this is the best video ever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF_uOgyBK1c

EPL FANTASY LEAGUE
Draeven wrote: »
FINE, I created the new Penny Arcade leage on fantasy.premierleague.com

heres the code to join the league:22331-26457
No password.

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  • Modern ManModern Man Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Shit, I get jealous every time I see Qwest field and the turnout for Sounders games. DCU really needs to get the stadium situation sorted out. The ownership has hinted that something is in the works.

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  • projectmayhemprojectmayhem Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I could have swore I heard that DC pinned down something for a Stadium for 2012.

    Then again, 2012 lol's and what not.

  • DraevenDraeven Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Yeah, DCU needs a stadium, and lets hope it doesn't invovle moving them to baltimore :( So, Project are you gonna set up a new EPL fantasy league ? or are we waiting on someone else?

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  • projectmayhemprojectmayhem Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
  • Modern ManModern Man Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I could have swore I heard that DC pinned down something for a Stadium for 2012.

    Then again, 2012 lol's and what not.
    Nope, nothing yet. There have been two proposals in the last few years- one in DC and one across the river in Maryland. Both fell through for various reasons. If/when we do get a stadium, it's unlikely to be in the District. The rumors are that the ownership is working on sites out in Northern Virginia, but not terribly close in. Given MLS' mixed success with suburban stadiums, that has me worried. But, most of the fanbase comes from NoVa, rather than the District or Maryland, so it might work out.

    What we really need is for our current owner to bring in a big money partner. Will Chang is a good guy and he does seem to want DCU to prosper, but he's not rich enough or connected enough in DC to get a stadium deal through. I think the reason he hasn't moved the team yet is because the DC market is a more valuable soccer market than the alternatives.

    So, Portland and Vancouver next year. That should be cool for you Northwestern folks. Montreal will be a good addition, and I would put money down that we'd see a NYC2 either 2012 or soon after.

    I have to pick an EPL team to follow, if for no other reason than to give me an excuse to drink Saturday mornings. Maybe Everton.

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  • ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    What is this weird thing I'm hearing that Pablo Barrera is joining West Ham?

    EDIT: Also, we doing IKTS and the other Premier League thing again, right?

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  • GungHoGungHo Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Oy, does ESPN still have rights to broadcast EPL games in the US, or are they going to do the shit where Fox and ESPN split it up?

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  • ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I think ESPN gets the FA Cup games in the UK this season, or something. I don't know what's going on with the US broadcasting, I would expect to see Fox Sports run their share as usual.

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  • CristoCristo Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Modern Man wrote: »
    I could have swore I heard that DC pinned down something for a Stadium for 2012.

    Then again, 2012 lol's and what not.
    Nope, nothing yet. There have been two proposals in the last few years- one in DC and one across the river in Maryland. Both fell through for various reasons. If/when we do get a stadium, it's unlikely to be in the District. The rumors are that the ownership is working on sites out in Northern Virginia, but not terribly close in. Given MLS' mixed success with suburban stadiums, that has me worried. But, most of the fanbase comes from NoVa, rather than the District or Maryland, so it might work out.

    What we really need is for our current owner to bring in a big money partner. Will Chang is a good guy and he does seem to want DCU to prosper, but he's not rich enough or connected enough in DC to get a stadium deal through. I think the reason he hasn't moved the team yet is because the DC market is a more valuable soccer market than the alternatives.

    So, Portland and Vancouver next year. That should be cool for you Northwestern folks. Montreal will be a good addition, and I would put money down that we'd see a NYC2 either 2012 or soon after.

    I have to pick an EPL team to follow, if for no other reason than to give me an excuse to drink Saturday mornings. Maybe Everton.

    Arrrrsssseeeennnaaaaaaalllll!!!

    You'll get the same ups and downs with Arsenal as with Everton, but at least with Arsenal we have the hope of silverware!

    Unlucky wrote: »
    So, after having read all of his stuff, Pony's officially my hero now. I wish I could be that callous towards humanity.
  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Disgusting frenchy team is disgusting.

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  • Modern ManModern Man Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Disgusting frenchy team is disgusting.
    If I want to cheer for a team full of Frenchmen, I'll support the Algerian national team.

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  • projectmayhemprojectmayhem Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
  • ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    The whole Hodgson to Liverpewl thing has forced me to reconsider my underdog support for Fulham.

    I will be looking at Blackpool and Everton but with Chicharito at Man United, I might end up joining the horrible bandwagon if he lights things up.

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  • 815165815165 Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Blackpool have to be the ultimate team for anyone who loves an underdog.

  • CristoCristo Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Modern Man wrote: »
    Disgusting frenchy team is disgusting.
    If I want to cheer for a team full of Frenchmen, I'll support the Algerian national team.

    Oh piss off :P Of the entire squad only Nasri, Sagna, Clichy, and Diaby are French.

    Vermaelen is Belgian, Koscielny is Polish, Chamakh is Moroccan, Bendtner is Danish, Ramsey is Welsh, Fabregas is Spanish, Denilson is Brazilian, Arshavin is Russian, Rosicky is Czech, Almunia is Spanish, Djourou is Swiss, Wilshere is English, Walcott is English, Kieran Gibbs is English, Eboue is Ivorian, and Van Persie is Dutch.

    Etc. Etc.

    It hasn't been a proper French team for years now.

    Unlucky wrote: »
    So, after having read all of his stuff, Pony's officially my hero now. I wish I could be that callous towards humanity.
  • QuetzatcoatlQuetzatcoatl Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Arikado wrote: »
    The whole Hodgson to Liverpewl thing has forced me to reconsider my underdog support for Fulham.

    I will be looking at Blackpool and Everton but with Chicharito at Man United, I might end up joining the horrible bandwagon if he lights things up.

    I'm following Chicharito to see how he does. Mexico needs some hope for 2014.

  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Cristo wrote: »
    Modern Man wrote: »
    Disgusting frenchy team is disgusting.
    If I want to cheer for a team full of Frenchmen, I'll support the Algerian national team.

    Oh piss off :P Of the entire squad only Nasri, Sagna, Clichy, and Diaby are French.

    Vermaelen is Belgian, Koscielny is Polish, Chamakh is Moroccan, Bendtner is Danish, Ramsey is Welsh, Fabregas is Spanish, Denilson is Brazilian, Arshavin is Russian, Rosicky is Czech, Almunia is Spanish, Djourou is Swiss, Wilshere is English, Walcott is English, Kieran Gibbs is English, Eboue is Ivorian, and Van Persie is Dutch.

    Etc. Etc.

    It hasn't been a proper French team for years now.

    The entire youth academy is french

    frenchies all the way down.

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  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Also lol at Fabregas, if he still plays there he won't want to be.

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  • ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Oddly enough, the Arsenal academy has a bunch of Swiss in there. Did Senderos drop off his kids there or something?

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  • CristoCristo Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Cristo wrote: »
    Modern Man wrote: »
    Disgusting frenchy team is disgusting.
    If I want to cheer for a team full of Frenchmen, I'll support the Algerian national team.

    Oh piss off :P Of the entire squad only Nasri, Sagna, Clichy, and Diaby are French.

    Vermaelen is Belgian, Koscielny is Polish, Chamakh is Moroccan, Bendtner is Danish, Ramsey is Welsh, Fabregas is Spanish, Denilson is Brazilian, Arshavin is Russian, Rosicky is Czech, Almunia is Spanish, Djourou is Swiss, Wilshere is English, Walcott is English, Kieran Gibbs is English, Eboue is Ivorian, and Van Persie is Dutch.

    Etc. Etc.

    It hasn't been a proper French team for years now.

    The entire youth academy is french

    frenchies all the way down.

    Bullshit.

    Lansbury, Emmanuel Thomas, Simpson, Barazite, Sanchez Watt, Mark Randall etc. - none of them French.

    Unlucky wrote: »
    So, after having read all of his stuff, Pony's officially my hero now. I wish I could be that callous towards humanity.
  • AegisAegis Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Go Toronto FC go!

    Don't be as bad as the Leafs/Jays/Argonauts, wooo!

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  • YougottawannaYougottawanna Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Lansbury's first name is Henri with an i. Even their Englishmen are French, just like their promising Scottish U17 star Escargot McFoiegras.

    Fucking Liverpool. Find your own manager. I bet Fulham finish somewhere between 8-13 or so this year, but then it's all downhill and we'll be back to relegation battles every year.

    I kind of want Chicharito to suck for ManU, get traded somewhere else, and then light it up. Unless he grows five inches or so United fans will always be looking to upgrade at his position.

  • projectmayhemprojectmayhem Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Fact. No Great Name has no clue what he is talking about.

    Fact. We are only 1/3 French. Geez

    :)

  • themightypuckthemightypuck MontanaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Aegis wrote: »
    Go Toronto FC go!

    Don't be as bad as the Leafs/Jays/Argonauts, wooo!

    You forgot the Raptors.

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  • BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    It is in all probability going to be a slaughter, but i am looking forward to the MLS allstar vs ManU game. It should at least be a high profile game.

  • toxk_02toxk_02 Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    From the World Cup thread:

    GrimReaper wrote: »
    Haha, just read on BBC teletext (or whatever it is called on freeview/freesat) "world cup final wins 20m viewers in UK; BBC 1 peaked at 17.9m viewers with a 60% share of the audience. On Itv the figures peaked at 3.8 million, a 13% share of the audience."

    http://tvbythenumbers.com/2010/07/12/2010-world-cup-final-is-most-watched-soccer-game-in-u-s-tv-history-draws-24-3-million/56860
    Yesterday’s World Cup Final between Spain and the Netherlands drew a total of 24.3 million U.S. viewers, making it the most watched soccer game in U.S. television history, according to The Nielsen Company. The figure, which includes viewership on both ABC and Univision during the two-and-a-half-hour game window (2:30 to 5pm ET), surpasses the record of 19.4 million viewers that tuned in to the U.S.-Ghana match earlier in this World Cup.

    Most Watched Soccer Games in the U.S.

    Rank Date Game Network(s) Viewers
    1 7/11/2010 Spain-Netherlands ABC/Univision 24.3 million
    2 6/26/2010 USA-Ghana ABC/Univision 19.4 million
    3 7/17/1994 Brazil-Italy ABC/Univision 18.1 million
    4 7/10/1999 USA-China (women) ABC 18.0 million
    5 6/12/2010 USA-England ABC/Univision 17.1 million

    USA USA! Blah blah blah population size disparity.

    Modern Man wrote: »
    Hey now, hey. a DC United fan calling another team crappy, thats just...thats just wrong =p
    No, no. I'm calling us both crappy. Frankly, I think we should both be happy if both teams are able to find their way onto the pitch and not trip over their shoelaces. Small victories.

    Hahaha. Look at the bright side, even if we score like 20 goals, we will somehow give the game away in the last 10min.
    You just have to watch the right matches - US Open Cup matches! Won two weeks ago at Portland and last week hosting LA Galaxy.

    Yeah...

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  • oldmankenoldmanken Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Ahhhh, a fresh new football thread! Let the transfer speculation run rampant!

  • oldmankenoldmanken Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I can't believe EPL is starting in about a month. I'm especially excited about Arsenal's new kits:

    AWAY:
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    HOME:
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    Also, how can Liverpool continually produce such shitty away kits? Their home kit is great, but they always fuck up the away kit.

  • DraevenDraeven Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    So, who wants to set up the fantasy premier league ?

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  • TheScrupleTheScruple The Oldest of BridgesRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Hello, non-World Cup thread.

    Been playing FIFA 10 a bunch lately. What's up with Diving Headers and Curled Free Kicks? I can't seem to do any diving headers all, and none of the free kicks I curl in count as "Curled Free Kicks". What gives? Any advice?

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  • DanWeinoDanWeino Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    So, Bob Bradley has suddenly become one of the favourites to become the next Fulham manager, dropping in as low as 5/1 on some betting sites. Bing.

    The speculative £2 I stuck on him at 65/1 isn't looking so bad and it will make my world cup betting look a bit more positive.


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  • Lord Of The PantsLord Of The Pants Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    We also need to begin discussion about how ridiculous City's spending power is. I mean really. Silva? Where does it end?!

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  • MumblyfishMumblyfish Registered User
    edited July 2010
    The Women's U-20 World Cup opened an hour ago, with Germany currently wrecking the fuck out of Costa Rica 4-1. Thirty minutes to go. Is anybody else watching?

    Edit: For those who don't have access to cable television, the Women's U-20 World Cup can be watched live on FIFA's website.

  • projectmayhemprojectmayhem Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
  • MumblyfishMumblyfish Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Schmidt sent off for grabbing a Costa Rican player's arm and dragging her down in the penalty area. Alvarado takes the penalty and scores. I know this is small potatoes compared to the men's World Cup, but shit like that still has me screaming.

  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    US Women considered almost prohibitive favorites in this WC I'm assuming? Although they did blow the CONCACAF championship after winning every previous game like 9-0 or something IIRC

    My honeymoon is Oct 10-Oct 24 and we're going to Ireland-Scotland-England. So I figure maybe I can catch a Premiership match while I'm there. I tried last time I was over there but there was an international break and then the guy I was trying to get Liverpool tickets from didn't return my call once I was there. So I check the calendar.... half the trip is during an international break (Euro qualifying). Although Ireland and Scotland will be playing home matches....

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  • CristoCristo Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    We also need to begin discussion about how ridiculous City's spending power is. I mean really. Silva? Where does it end?!

    Mate, £30million and £220,000 per week for Yaya Fucking Toure is even more ridiculous.

    Unlucky wrote: »
    So, after having read all of his stuff, Pony's officially my hero now. I wish I could be that callous towards humanity.
  • DiarmuidDiarmuid Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Cristo wrote: »
    We also need to begin discussion about how ridiculous City's spending power is. I mean really. Silva? Where does it end?!

    Mate, £30million and £220,000 per week for Yaya Fucking Toure is even more ridiculous.

    220k p/w for Yaya is the funniest thing I've heard in ages.
    Some quality Peter Ridsdale style negotiation tactics there.

    edit: I like Luis Fabiano:
    I have heard Tottenham Hotspur made an inquiry about me but, with all respect, that is not somewhere I am going to be able to win the Premier League or the European Cup in the next three or four years.

    There would be no point in me joining Tottenham. I might as well stay at Sevilla, as it's the same thing. Sevilla are actually bigger when you look at how much we have been in the European Cup, so there would be no point me moving to a smaller team.

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  • CristoCristo Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Haha sick response! He could play for any team in the world.

    Unlucky wrote: »
    So, after having read all of his stuff, Pony's officially my hero now. I wish I could be that callous towards humanity.
  • MumblyfishMumblyfish Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Amusing scene in the France-Columbia game. Castro flicks the ball over a defender in the box, passes the ball to Andrade, trips on that same defender; French keeper runs forward to save, but then trips on Castro, leaving the goal wide open. Hurf durf. A last minute goal denying France their victory.

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