Association Football (aka 'Soccer' / "The Beautiful Game")

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Re: Association Football (aka 'Soccer' / "The Beautiful Game")

Post by Simonsloth » May 30th, 2019, 3:45 pm

It wasn’t a great game. I’m going to retract my prediction on that basis and not because I was completely and utterly wrong.

I’m predicting an awesome game this weekend. It’s going to be 2-2 and a spurs win on penalties this weekend. (So that means it will be 1-0 with the first goal in the 4th minute and boring thereafter)

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Re: Association Football (aka 'Soccer' / "The Beautiful Game")

Post by Caligulas Horse » May 31st, 2019, 11:47 am

I can't call it, I reckon it's gonna be a good game though and I'd be happy for either of them to win.

It's my Spurs mate's birthday and we're all going to the pub to watch it, there will be one Liverpool and several Arsenal fans along with us... it's going to be interesting.

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Post by hazeredmist » May 31st, 2019, 12:46 pm

Never thought I'd be cheers for Spurs in a Champions League final, but here we are.

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Re: Association Football (aka 'Soccer' / "The Beautiful Game")

Post by ColinAlonso » June 3rd, 2019, 8:24 pm

Simonsloth wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 3:45 pm
(So that means it will be 1-0 with the first goal in the 4th minute and boring thereafter)
Close enough. Whether it was the three week gap or the over 30 degree heat, the game was really sluggish and poor quality. I'm happy with the result though.

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Post by hazeredmist » June 3rd, 2019, 9:27 pm

It was one of the worst games I've had the displeasure of watching as a neutral. Spurs were absolutely toothless.

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Re: Association Football (aka 'Soccer' / "The Beautiful Game")

Post by hazeredmist » June 24th, 2019, 12:54 pm

hazeredmist wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 2:05 pm
My club also attracts well-deserved criticism for how it treats it's managers
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Re: Association Football (aka 'Soccer' / "The Beautiful Game")

Post by Simonsloth » August 7th, 2019, 5:59 am

What is going on?

Rooney to Derby
Puncheon to Pafos FC in Cyprus
Everyone to Spurs!

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Post by Stanshall » August 7th, 2019, 3:13 pm

Literally most excited about a season for the first time since, ooh, last season. Big spending at EFC, great buys and looking to break the bank for Zaha. That would be a mad one but he's handed in a transfer request. Could really be happening. Even if not, Moise Kean looks absolutely superb, wild signing for a young Italian international from Juve. Physical, skilful, good finisher. Happy to keep Gomes, too, and Gbamin looks to be a strong replacement for Gueye.

I'm going to say we'll be pushing for CL this year. Absolutely no basis but I'm gonna say it.

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Post by Chopper » August 7th, 2019, 4:55 pm

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Re: Association Football (aka 'Soccer' / "The Beautiful Game")

Post by KSubzero1000 » August 7th, 2019, 5:02 pm

I don't know what this new thing is, but I'm 100% okay with it.

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Post by Flabyo » August 7th, 2019, 5:05 pm

More here: https://www.theguardian.com/football/se ... squires-on

He’s also done several books.

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Re: Association Football (aka 'Soccer' / "The Beautiful Game")

Post by Suits » September 8th, 2019, 6:10 pm

I popped my knee this morning, 10 minutes into a match.

No one near me, turned sharply a bit quickly and my leaf knee just popped - you could hear it, like cracking knuckles.

The pain.

I have to wait for the swelling to go down then hopefully get a MRI scan on Tuesday.

That’s it, I’m done with football, I’m too old and fat now.

Bloody international break 😄.

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Re: Association Football (aka 'Soccer' / "The Beautiful Game")

Post by Stanshall » September 8th, 2019, 6:14 pm

Bad luck mate, my own 'career' ended in a similar fashion but I never bothered getting the scan done or any operation so my knees are basically papier mache. Five-a-side and squash have a lot to answer for.

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Post by ratsoalbion » September 8th, 2019, 6:14 pm

Yaroo!

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Post by KSubzero1000 » September 8th, 2019, 6:21 pm

Ouch! :shock:

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Post by duskvstweak » October 7th, 2019, 12:50 am

Okay! So, I mentioned before that I wanted to try getting into soccer. My wife is absolutely getting the Disney+ app and there's a bundle that comes with ESPN+

Which includes...
MLB, NHL, NBA, and MLS games, as well as college sports, PGA golf, Top Rank Boxing, and Grand Slam Tennis matches. You’ll also find the United Soccer League, cricket, rugby, Canadian Football League, English Football League, and UEFA Nations League games.

Which of those are the soccers everyone here loves so I can be part of a conversation?

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Re: Association Football (aka 'Soccer' / "The Beautiful Game")

Post by ThirdMan » October 7th, 2019, 6:21 am

duskvstweak wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 12:50 am
Okay! So, I mentioned before that I wanted to try getting into soccer. My wife is absolutely getting the Disney+ app and there's a bundle that comes with ESPN+

Which includes...
MLB, NHL, NBA, and MLS games, as well as college sports, PGA golf, Top Rank Boxing, and Grand Slam Tennis matches. You’ll also find the United Soccer League, cricket, rugby, Canadian Football League, English Football League, and UEFA Nations League games.

Which of those are the soccers everyone here loves so I can be part of a conversation?
The UEFA Nations League is European international football. It replaced the old friendly/exhibition model. It's definitely an improvement over what preceded it but it's still quite dull in comparison to club football. To maximise your enjoyment don't watch the Republic of Ireland play.

The English Football League consists of three leagues: the Championship, League One and League Two. They are the second to fourth tiers of English professional football. Teams can gain promotion from the Championship to the English Premier League however the latter is a separate entity and its TV rights are usually segregated.

The Premier League is your best bet for joining in on the conversation however it doesn't seem to be included in the ESPN package.

As a side note, don't waste your team trying to fall in love with a sport. You either enjoy it or you don't. I've tried to force myself into NFL and MLB because I enjoy long-form sports journalism, particularly about baseball. There's something about baseball (and cricket) that attracts great writers. I really wanted to enjoy the sports so I could better enjoy the surrounding coverage. But I couldn't quite make the leap. You can't feign passion and passion is what's required to sit through a series of commercial breaks punctuated by short bursts of play, which is US sports in a nutshell.

If you live in America then forget about TV and get out there and support your local MLS team! There's no substitute for the real thing.

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Re: Association Football (aka 'Soccer' / "The Beautiful Game")

Post by Caligulas Horse » October 7th, 2019, 12:54 pm

My dad raised me as a Celtic & Millwall fan, Celtic were his team growing up and Millwall is our local, so a pretty up and down weekend for me lol.

I thought Leeds were finally gonna beat us at the Den after Harris resigned but NOPE, we done em again! Only a bit bittersweet as I missed out on tickets waiting a few days for my friends to decide whether there were up for it.

Celtic seem to be throwing the league away, I'd probably care less if my annoying colleagues hadn't decided to start supporting Rangers.

On the subject of football people actually care about though, PL is throwing up some real surprises this year ay. Another Man City loss but the surprising thing is that they didn't score, I haven't watched it but wtf, that never happens! Meanwhile Liverpool just keep getting those 'lucky' breaks, they've gotta win it this year.
I screwed myself on fantasy football by subbing Dunk, I was convinced Spurs were gonna come back strong after that Bayern game and 'make a statement' but again NOPE. Well done to Brighton though, they were great, well deserved win.

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Re: Association Football (aka 'Soccer' / "The Beautiful Game")

Post by Caligulas Horse » October 7th, 2019, 1:04 pm

duskvstweak wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 12:50 am
Okay! So, I mentioned before that I wanted to try getting into soccer. My wife is absolutely getting the Disney+ app and there's a bundle that comes with ESPN+

Which includes...
MLB, NHL, NBA, and MLS games, as well as college sports, PGA golf, Top Rank Boxing, and Grand Slam Tennis matches. You’ll also find the United Soccer League, cricket, rugby, Canadian Football League, English Football League, and UEFA Nations League games.

Which of those are the soccers everyone here loves so I can be part of a conversation?
Do you know of MrBTongue on youtube? He does quite good video game analysis but also made a video explaining football for newbies called Patronising explanations: Soccer, might be worth a watch.

I think the World Cup is the best way to get into football but for now I'd recommend following the Champions League, it's still in the group stages so you won't need to catch up too much, it involves the best teams and I think it's easier to follow or understand than just jumping into random league games with no context.

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