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[WORLD CUP/Soccer] World Cup starts tomorrow June 11th 9am!!!

projectmayhemprojectmayhem Registered User regular
edited June 2010 in Debate and/or Discourse
WORLD CUP.


Previous OP:
*I will update this later, but the other thread was getting toward its in and with Champions League coming up tomorrow I thought I would go ahead and give us more than a three page buffer*

If you want a Torres loving, dirty Gerrard hugging, Babel kisser's OP, look no further than BuddyLee's OP!
Buddy Lee wrote: »
TRANSFER RUMOR CENTRAL

VIDEOS
SUPERB GOALS 08-09. Feast your eyes on these compilations of beautiful goals from the 2008-2009 football seasons so far. Included in these compilations are goals from many leagues, so there should be something for everyone.


DISCLAIMER: The music sucks on some of these videos. You have been warned.


Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
I will add more of these compilations to this OP as they are released, so stay tuned.

Take it to the Next Level, posted by saint2e

Jose +10

Wayne Rooney is a badass. Yes, I know... this is knowledge that is as common as 2 + 2 = 4. But let's take a look at how badass he is anyways.
Wayne Rooney's Brilliant Volley

BOOKS
Football is a beautiful game, and anything with such beauty deserves to have literature written about it. Luckily for us, there is. There are many books that one can read about football; however, here are a few that I highly recommend:


1. Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby
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Before it was adapted into a horrible film about baseball, it was adapted into an excellent film about football. But before it was adapted into a film about football, it was an internationally bestselling memoir. Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch is about Hornby's personal "love affair" with Arsenal FC. Keep in mind this was before Arsene Wenger's time as manager; before Arsenal was in the "big four" and playing beautiful one-touch football. Any football fan should read this book.


2. The Ball is Round by David Goldblatt
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Yes, it says "A Global History of Soccer" in the subtitle. This is because it is the American version. This book is a "Global History of Football" everywhere else in the world, so don't worry... it's credible. Although I have personally just started reading it, I find it a very interesting read and have trouble putting it down sometimes, which is quite a feat for a history book (even if it IS about football).


3. How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization by Franklin Foer
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This is a book that examines the importance of football in the cultures of many countries in the world. I wish I could say more on the book, but I admittedly never finished it before being distracted by Fever Pitch and The Ball is Round.


4. Among the Thugs by Bill Buford
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How could a football thread be created without the mention of good ol' hooliganism? This book is about an American journalist who decides that he wants to see what football hooliganism is all about. Bill Buford decides to follow Manchester United, and finds a way into the hooliganism scene.


5. Bloody Confused by Chuck Culpepper
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Recommended by projectmayhem, oldmanken, and Arikado.

American goes to England, wants to check out "soccer," doesn't understand anything about the game. Hilarity ensues.


6. The Miracle of Castel di Sangro by Joe McGinniss
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Recommended by Diarmund and oldmanken.


7. Seeing Red by former referee Graham Poll
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Recommended by Arikado.

8. The Damned United by David Peace
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Recommended by Ponge.

FILMS
1. Kicking It
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This is a film that I randomly stumbled upon while looking through Netflix's library. Released in 2008, Kicking It is a documentary about the Homeless World Cup. Yes, it is a documentary... that focuses on homeless people playing football. What more can you ask for?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF_uOgyBK1c&feature=player_embedded
Diarmuid wrote: »
http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/federation/administration/news/newsid=1097777.html

Fifa have banned Chelsea from signing players until 2011.
Now that's funny.
That is funny! Diarmuid, being joy to an otherwise unjoyful world.

Now lets get to a completely unbiased OP :) !

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MOAR VIDEOS

This was banned in the US in 2002. Its quite awesome
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w04xmH2SOLA

Good vs. Evil
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOM1k4oLGJU&feature=fvw

I cant find the one without this awful song but, Crossbar Challenge still blows my mind
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tFdTp_qanE

Shit be flashy yo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvFrSYdr2Gg

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2009/2010 EPL Table Predictions!

PM/Post your epl table predictions before 9/5 (this saturday). Any tables added after 9/5 will have some sort of point reduction to be determined later. All tables will be added to the OP. At the end of the season winner will be selected based on a point system.

RULES:
5 points for getting #1
3 points for getting #2
2 points for getting #3 and #4
1 point for #5-#16
2 points for #17-#20

At the season break everyone will be able to make 1 swap. For example lets say you have the top four ranked as so:
1. Man U
2. Arsenal
3. Chelsea
4. Liverpool
If at the season break you think Liverpool will actually be challenging for 2nd, you are allowed to swap Liverpool and Arsenal around.
At 9/5 12:01am Central US time, tables will be locked.

The winner will get a prize. What it is? No idea, but it will be something I have lying around. However if you live outside of the US, it will most likely be some sort of online gift card.

If you have already posted a table prediction, repost it to be added.

oldmanken:
1. Chelsea
2. Arsenal
3. United
4. City
5. Liverpool
6. Fulham
7. Everton
8. Sunderland
9. West Ham
10. Spurs
11. Villa
12. Bolton
13. Blackburn
14. Stoke
15. Birmingham
16. Wigan
17. Hull
18. Portsmouth
19. Wolves
20. Burnley

projectmayhem:
1. Arsenal
2. Chelsea
3. Manchester United
4. Liverpool
5. Tottenham
6. Manchester City
7. Everton
8. Aston Villa
9. Fulham
10. West Ham
11. Stoke
12. Blackburn
13. Bolton
14. Hull
15. Wolves
16. Portsmouth
17. Burnley
18. Wigan
19. Sunderland
20. Birmingham

Dehumanized:
1. Chelsea
2. Arsenal
3. Manchester United
4. Liverpool
5. Tottenham
6. Aston Villa
7. Manchester City
8. Everton
9. Fulham
10. Blackburn
11. Burnley
12. West Ham
13. Sunderland
14. Stoke
15. Bolton
16. Wolverhampton
17. Hull
18. Wigan
19. Birmingham
20. Portsmouth

MindLib:
1. Chelsea
2. Arsenal
3. Manchester United
4. Everton
5. Liverpool
6. Manchester City
7. Aston Villa
8. Tottenham
9. Fulham
10. Blackburn
11. West Ham
12. Stoke
13. Bolton
14. Portsmouth
15. Burnley
16. Wolves
17. Hull
18. Wigan
19. Sunderland
20. Birmingham

Cristo:
1. Arsenal
2. Chelsea
3. Manchester United
4. Liverpool
5. Manchester City
6. Everton
7. Aston Villa
8. Fulham
9. Tottenham
10. Stoke City
11. West Ham
12. Sunderland
13. Blackburn
14. Burnley
15. Bolton
16. Hull
17. Wolves
18. Portsmouth
19. Wigan
20. Birmingham

Yougottawanna:
1. Chelsea
2. Arsenal
3. Liverpool
4. Manchester United
5. Manchester City
6. Everton
7. Tottenham
8. Aston Villa
9. Fulham
10. Blackburn
11. West Ham
12. Sunderland
13. Porstmouth
14. Bolton
15. Stoke City
16. Hull
17. Wolves
18. Burnley
19. Wigan
20. Birmingham

TheScruple:
1. Arsenal
2. Chelsea
3. Manchester United
4. Manchester City
5. Liverpool
6. Aston Villa
7. Tottenham
8. West Ham
9. Fulham
10. Bolton
11. Everton
12. Blackburn
13. Stoke City
14. Hull
15. Sunderland
16. Wigan
17. Portsmouth
18. Burnley
19. Wolves
20. Birmingham

No Great Name:
1. Chelsea
2. Manchester United
3. Arsenal
4. Manchester City
5. Tottenham
6. Aston Villa
7. Liverpool
8. West Ham
9. Fulham
10. Everton
11. Stoke City
12. Burnley
13. Hull
14. Bolton
15. Blackburn
16. Sunderland
17. Portsmouth
18. Wigan
19. Wolves
20. Birmingham

shalmelo:
1. Chelsea
2. Manchester United
3. Arsenal
4. Tottenham
5. Liverpool
6. Aston Villa
7. Man City
8. Everton
9. West Ham
10. Fulham
11. Sunderland
12. Blackburn
13. Stoke
14. Wigan
15. Wolves
16. Burnley
17. Hull City
18. Bolton
19. Birmingham
20. Portsmouth

PantsB:
1. Arsenal
2. Man U
3. Liverpool
4. Tottenham
5. Chelsea
6. Man City
7. Fulham
8. West Ham
9. Aston Villa
10. Everton
11. Wigan
13. Blackburn
14. Hull City
15. Bolton Wanderers
16. Sunderland
17. Stoke
18. Burnley
19. Portsmouth
19. Birmingham
20. Wolves

Hitsuraptor:
1. Chelsea
2. Manchester United
3. Liverpool
4. Manchester City
5. Arsenal
6. Aston Villa
7. Tottenham
8. Everton
9. West Ham
10. Fulham
11. Birmingham
12. Sunderland
13. Stoke
14. Portsmouth
15. Wigan
16. Blackburn
17. Burnley
18. Hull City
19. Wolves
20. Bolton

Buddy Lee:
1. Chelsea
2. Arsenal
3. Manchester United
4. Manchester City
5. Liverpool
6. Fulham
7. Sunderland
8. Aston Villa
9. Tottenham
10. Everton
11. West Ham United
12. Stoke City
13. Hull City
14. Bolton
15. Burnley
16. Wolverhampton
17. Wigan Athletic
18. Blackburn
19. Birmingham
20. Portsmouth

Phisti:
1. Chelsea
2. Arsenal
3. Man Utd
4. Man City
5. Tottenham
6. Liverpool
7. Aston Villa
8. Fulham
9. Sunderland
10. Everton
11. West Ham Utd
12. Stoke City
13. Wolves
14. Hull City
15. Burnley
16. Portsmouth
17. Wigan Athletic
18. Blackburn
19. Bolton
20. Birmingham


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FIFA 2009/2010 Gamertags (will be updated when Fifa 2010 comes out):

projectmayhem - Decasshern
Buddy Lee - korywith1k
cristo - jay2thebizzle

World Cup Draw

http://www.fifa.com/live/competitions/worldcup/finaldraw/index.html

Copy and pasted for now, updates to come

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  • Lord Of The PantsLord Of The Pants Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    So you would be the man that monopolized the football thread then... :winky:

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  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    MindLib wrote: »
    This has to be the most injury-causing sport on the flippin' planet and you have to be fucking nuts to play it....

    Or you know, just enjoy being rich.

    Soccer the most injury-causing sport on the planet? Yeah.... its not even the most injury-causing football, and its probably not in the top 3 varieties of football.

    For instance, the reaction to this injury was reminiscent of the injury that ended Joe Thiesmann's career in the NFL Or if you prefer knees there's McGahee in college

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  • ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I wonder how fucked up Pompey is now in the latest FM update.

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  • CristoCristo Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I like the thread title lol

    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.
  • CristoCristo Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Also, it's not Champions League tomorrow.

    It's the internationals friendlies on Wednesday so it can't be CL tomorrow night.

    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.
  • ChenChen Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Show no mercy, Dutchies.

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  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Tuesday
    Brazil vs. Ireland at Emirates in London (3 p.m., Fox Soccer Channel)

    Wednesday
    USA vs. Netherlands at Amsterdam Arena (2:30, ESPN2, Galavision)
    Argentina vs. Germany in Munich (2:45, GolTV)
    England vs. Egypt at Wembley (3, Fox Soccer Plus)
    Spain vs. France in Saint-Denis (3, ESPN Deportes)
    Italy vs. Cameroon in Monte Carlo (4:45, GolTV Premiere)
    Switzerland vs. Uruguay in St. Gall (5, ESPN Deportes)
    Mexico vs. New Zealand at Rose Bowl (11, Telemundo, mun2)


    Also


    100
    days

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  • DraevenDraeven Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    im looking forward to tomorrows friendly for sure, if anything we get to see the new blue away kits they should be super super sexy in action.

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  • ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I was gonna go to the Rose Bowl tomorrow but the tickets I was gonna get went from ~$30 to ~$100 and I said fuck it.

    Also, I don't want to get stabbed or have one of the stupid plastic horns blasting into my ear. This coming from a Mexican.

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  • DraevenDraeven Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    shit, i might actualy get to watch that mexico match.

    Morskitter wrote "Spikes, choppas, tentacles, magic? Can't hold a candle to Sergeant Pimp here."

  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Draeven wrote: »
    shit, i might actualy get to watch that mexico match.

    Me too (go Kiwis!)

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  • Lord Of The PantsLord Of The Pants Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    PantsB wrote: »
    Draeven wrote: »
    shit, i might actualy get to watch that mexico match.

    Me too (go Kiwis!)

    It'll be interesting, the Kiwis are solid without being fluent, and have an ability to shock on occasion.

    They also have only a handful of genuinely good players. Should be fun to watch

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  • projectmayhemprojectmayhem Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Where did the last 5 hours go?

    Oh right. FM.

    This game is going to take me into a dark depth.

  • DiarmuidDiarmuid I threw my plan in the purple bin Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I bought that FIFA Ultimate Team add-on for FIFA 10.
    Goddamit, that thing almost addictive in the most horrible way.
    I don't like it a whole lot, but that doesn't stop me playing it.


  • The JudgeThe Judge The Terwilliger CurvesRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Thread closed off, so I'll re-ask: FM '09 vs. FM '10 - if I own '09, is it worth 20 bucks to snag '10?

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  • Buddy LeeBuddy Lee Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Tripp, you're a god damned monopolist.

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  • CristoCristo Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Tripp is the coolest name.

    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.
  • projectmayhemprojectmayhem Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I am pretty bitchin'

    In other news kids, dont forget! Its international friendly day!

    Some games that stand out (All times in Central)

    USA v Netherlands 1:45
    Germany vs Argentina 1:45
    France vs Spain 2:00
    England vs Egypt 2:00
    England U21 vs Greece U21 Right now

  • DraevenDraeven Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I really think this game will be brutal but you know timmy in goal and donnovon with altidore up top, hell were even giving torres a chance.

    Morskitter wrote "Spikes, choppas, tentacles, magic? Can't hold a candle to Sergeant Pimp here."

  • GoslingGosling Looking Up Soccer In Mongolia Right Now, Probably Watertown, WIRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Hooray, ESPN's carrying the UFWC title game!
    Unofficial Football World Championships. A mythical traveling title belt dating back to the first international soccer game. You take the belt by beating the current title-holder by whatever means.

    Currently the Netherlands hold the belt; they've held it pillar-to-post through 2009.

    I have a new soccer blog The Minnow Tank. Reading it psychically kicks Sepp Blatter in the bean bag.
  • DraevenDraeven Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    sonfa bitch it looks like were wearing our whites.NM, were wearing blue tops with white shorts. Odd but nice.

    Morskitter wrote "Spikes, choppas, tentacles, magic? Can't hold a candle to Sergeant Pimp here."

  • MindLibMindLib Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Awww, I slept through the international friendlies.

  • projectmayhemprojectmayhem Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Actually a good amount are just starting with many to be played.

    Also. Do want new USA kit. So hot.

  • DraevenDraeven Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    no no, there are friendlys all day long :D

    Morskitter wrote "Spikes, choppas, tentacles, magic? Can't hold a candle to Sergeant Pimp here."

  • CristoCristo Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Bendtner just scored against Austria ^^

    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.
  • DraevenDraeven Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    that was a nice turnnaround.

    Morskitter wrote "Spikes, choppas, tentacles, magic? Can't hold a candle to Sergeant Pimp here."

  • projectmayhemprojectmayhem Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Cristo wrote: »
    Bendtner just scored against Austria ^^

    Nicky B oh Nicky B!
    How can you be, you are sometimes great Nicky B!

    I made that up when he scored for Arsenal. Its fitting.

    edit. wtf was that pass bradly? wtf.

  • DraevenDraeven Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    nice cross, 2 people there. im liking what im seeing and god i really like how those jerseys look on the ptch. Very classy , and on the inside of the badge is a snake wreaped around the seal with DNTOM on the inside.

    Morskitter wrote "Spikes, choppas, tentacles, magic? Can't hold a candle to Sergeant Pimp here."

  • projectmayhemprojectmayhem Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
  • MindLibMindLib Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Donovan and Howard aren't starting are they?

  • projectmayhemprojectmayhem Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    MindLib wrote: »
    Donovan and Howard aren't starting are they?

    They are.


    Also, that was nasty against Holden. I bet he is out of the next month.

  • DraevenDraeven Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Oh yeah, donnovon, torrest, bradley and holden in midfield, altidore, findley uptop. howerd in goal. Not sure what up with holden just went down at a late challenge. We might see beasley comingo n ..oh god no, cause holden was looking good

    Morskitter wrote "Spikes, choppas, tentacles, magic? Can't hold a candle to Sergeant Pimp here."

  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Yeah Holden looks hurt :(. That was a clear yellow, probably a red in real international play

    On comes Beasley

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  • DraevenDraeven Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    fucking PK, god damn it!...

    Morskitter wrote "Spikes, choppas, tentacles, magic? Can't hold a candle to Sergeant Pimp here."

  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Really dumb there Torres

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  • MindLibMindLib Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    lol Egypt 1 - 0 England

  • DraevenDraeven Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    it was bornstein that was at fault for the foul, Torres was at fault for letting him get behind him in the first place.

    Morskitter wrote "Spikes, choppas, tentacles, magic? Can't hold a candle to Sergeant Pimp here."

  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    You're right I think, that was my bad. Should have known...
    And that should have been another

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  • DraevenDraeven Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    that was an unintential handball created by him just over running the ball. Its up to the refs descretion.

    Morskitter wrote "Spikes, choppas, tentacles, magic? Can't hold a candle to Sergeant Pimp here."

  • tinwhiskerstinwhiskers Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Buddy Lee wrote: »

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    Is that really the world cup? Cause fuck thats ugly.

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