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[Football/Soccer] We Have a Winner for the '24 Copa America!

A Kobold's KoboldA Kobold's Kobold He/HimMississippiRegistered User regular
Since nobody in the previous football thread wanted to make a new one, I took it upon myself to do so, as a meddlesome American outsider who knows fuck all about anything.

Football is, ostensibly, a sport where two teams of eleven people try to kick the ball into the back of each others net. However, despite appearances, it is actually a vector for the common man to sublimate his hatred and contempt for others into a socially acceptable form. Like yelling at the telly.

At the time of writing, Arsenal are currently top of the table in the Premier League with Man City biting at their heels, Napoli are currently leading Serie A, Barcelona are at the top of La Liga, Dortmund(!) is leading the Bundesliga by three points, and PSG is five points ahead of Marseille. The MLS is wrapping up its initial matchday today.

Discuss.

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    thatassemblyguythatassemblyguy Janitor of Technical Debt .Registered User regular
    Something is up with the Vancouver/Salt Lake match live TV, at least on Apple TV+.

    It is appearing like someone moved the contrast or saturation bar too far in one direction.

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    ChanusChanus Harbinger of the Spicy Rooster Apocalypse The Flames of a Thousand Collapsed StarsRegistered User regular
    i follow G Willow Wilson (of Ms Marvel and Poison Ivy comic writing fame most notably) on Mastodon and she is apparently a general fan of the beautiful game of football

    she often comments on the performance of Haaland, whom she calls her gigantic blonde muppet son, which amuses me greatly

    Allegedly a voice of reason.
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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    warms the heart to see Newcastle absolutely fuck it

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    thatassemblyguythatassemblyguy Janitor of Technical Debt .Registered User regular
    Tonights MLS match was definitely a football game between two teams. 😐

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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
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    WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    I usually try to watch the Sounders stuff on local OTA broadcast if I can instead of on Amazon, they have a small time delay and it just looks weird for some reason.

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    evilbobevilbob RADELAIDERegistered User regular
    @Tav some quality fuck CFG tonight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwmZS05xNOY

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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    I’ll never forget the dude on Reddit who just supported CFG

    “You can’t support a financial group”

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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular


    this was given as a red card against us (the team in white) tonight and i'm absolutely fuming

    there's more interest than ever here in the domestic league and you have ref's giving match changing decisions like this

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    BogartBogart Streetwise Hercules Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
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    CarpyCarpy Registered User regular
    edited March 2023
    A red for hitting someone in the head with an elbow strike doesn't seem all that unreasonable to me?

    Carpy on
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    BogartBogart Streetwise Hercules Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    He’s barged on to the player by the guy behind him.

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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    Carpy wrote: »
    A red for hitting someone in the head with an elbow strike doesn't seem all that unreasonable to me?

    He’s pushed into him, he’s bracing because he just got an unexpected shove

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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    catching my first Rapids game of the season

    man this Apple TV sub is so much nicer than the years of shitty streams. I wish other leagues were this easily accessible

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    ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA Mod Emeritus
    Liverpool - ManU is pretty entertaining with ManU giving up 3 goals, and 2 of them happening in 5 minutes.

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    The JudgeThe Judge The Terwilliger CurvesRegistered User regular
    edited March 2023
    Lisandro got put in the spin cycle so hard on that third one.

    Edit:
    I mean . . . . damn, yo.

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    ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA Mod Emeritus
    A roof buster off the bounce, goddamn.

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    PellaeonPellaeon Registered User regular
    More like Erik ten fraud mirite?

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    HerrCronHerrCron It that wickedly supports taxation Registered User regular
    Never liked football.

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    ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA Mod Emeritus
    Biggest defeat since 1931, if the Wikipedia record is right.

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    HerrCronHerrCron It that wickedly supports taxation Registered User regular
    edited March 2023
    Elki wrote: »
    Biggest defeat since 1931, if the Wikipedia record is right.

    Yeah. An absolute fuckin' kicking.
    I mean, Liverpool will probably go back to being inexplicably average after this, just to rub salt in the wound.

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    PellaeonPellaeon Registered User regular
    Probably struggle not to trip over last place Bournemouth away, vintage Liverpool.

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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    imagine liking football

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    A Kobold's KoboldA Kobold's Kobold He/Him MississippiRegistered User regular
    Schadenfreude’s back on the menu, boys

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    crzyangocrzyango Registered User regular
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    Just Gary Neville attending a football match.

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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
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    PellaeonPellaeon Registered User regular
    Havertz on a right post hat trick

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    honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    Fuck VAR and that repeat

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    tinwhiskerstinwhiskers Registered User regular
    https://www.espn.com/soccer/blog-fifa/story/4895370/us-soccerfifa-must-face-antitrust-lawsuit-appeals-court-rules

    The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in the lawsuit by Relevent Sports, controlled by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, after the USSF refused to sanction a league match between Ecuador's Barcelona and Guayaquil in Miami.

    In its refusal, the USSF had cited a 2018 FIFA policy that its ruling council "emphasized the sporting principle that official league matches must be played within the territory of the respective member association."

    In a decision written by Judge Raymond J. Lohier Jr., the 2nd Circuit said a three-judge panel disagreed with a lower court judge who said Relevent needed to have evidence to prove that the soccer entities had agreed in advance to adopt the 2018 policy.

    "Relevent plausibly alleges that the 2018 Policy reflects a contractual commitment of head-to-head competitors to restrict competition," the appeals court said.

    It added that Relevent's lawsuit alleged that the policy itself violates antitrust laws and its implementation provides direct evidence of collusion among the parties.


    I'm sure Ross is just a big of a shitheel as every other sports owner, but anything that chops away at FIFA is good with me.

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    PellaeonPellaeon Registered User regular
    Another PSG champion's league success!

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    evilbobevilbob RADELAIDERegistered User regular
    Spoiled for big
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    2023: Raphael and Bernardo celebrate after one assists the other for a goal for the Australia under 20s.
    2008: Their dads doing the same for Adelaide United.

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    CaptainBeyondCaptainBeyond I've been out walking Registered User regular
    A little schadenfreude, as a treat
    Cristiano Ronaldo storms off and kicks water bottle after Saudi league defeat

    Ronaldo draws second blank in a row for Al Nassr in 1-0 loss
    Opposition fans repeatedly chanted Lionel Messi’s name

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/mar/10/cristiano-ronaldo-storms-off-kicking-water-bottles-saudi-league-defeat-al-nassr

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    HerrCronHerrCron It that wickedly supports taxation Registered User regular
    I am constantly amazed with just how far Ronaldo has fallen in such a short time.

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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    We all saw that coming, right? Just too predictable

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    PellaeonPellaeon Registered User regular
    Wakes up, checks Liverpool scored

    Lol

    LMAO

    Fuck

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    HerrCronHerrCron It that wickedly supports taxation Registered User regular
    HerrCron wrote: »
    Elki wrote: »
    Biggest defeat since 1931, if the Wikipedia record is right.

    Yeah. An absolute fuckin' kicking.
    I mean, Liverpool will probably go back to being inexplicably average after this, just to rub salt in the wound.

    For my next act of prognostication, this week's lotto numbers!

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    CaptainBeyondCaptainBeyond I've been out walking Registered User regular
    God I hope Gary Lineker topples the government

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    A Kobold's KoboldA Kobold's Kobold He/Him MississippiRegistered User regular
    So let me get this straight,

    Good teams beat shit teams
    Shit teams beat Liverpool
    Liverpool beats good teams

    Am I correct?

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