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Re: Soccer Thread
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2008, 10:01:23 AM »
seriously, how the fuck did i miss this?

so world cup qualifying... well, spain still looks impressive thats for sure...  my azzurri still don't look right. they needed an injury time score by di natale to win their first match, and still didn't look great yesterday vs. georgia... they dominated shots on goal (8-2), but T.O.P. was like 35-65 in favor of georgia...

of course lippi has really been selecting the "real" starting XI... but still. we need to pick it up.

on the club side of things... the EPL sux, its such a wankfest... serie a & la liga are still far superior leagues IMO.

the serie a will be fun to watch this year as there are 5 really good teams that will fight it out for champs league spots & the scudetto.  my prediction?  1. milan 2. juve 3. inter 4. roma 5. fiorentina

la liga looks real hard to predict this year, as the league is extremely stacked through the top half... especially with barca & madrid looking a little down ATM... i'd say though at the end it will be 1. barca 2. madrid 3. sevilla 4. athletico

epl? well i have no choice but to watch it since foxsoccerchannel shows more of their matches than any other league... too many rich owners fucking up the game there IMO.  but anyways, i'd say it looks like this. 1. chelski 2. man u 3. arsenal 4. tottenham 5. liverpool 5. blackburn 6. man city

wow, i hope this thread really takes off, as i love talking footie!
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Re: Soccer Thread
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2008, 10:08:26 AM »
Well, I'm glad I gave it the bump!   :-D
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Re: Soccer Thread
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2008, 12:19:48 PM »
I can't get shit in the way of TV football coverage... where/how are you guys watching matches?
(I have GOLTV which is pretty cool, but its basically liga primera re-runs most of the time, which is OK, but I'm admittedly a fan of the EPL as well as serie a.)

Oh, and if Sevilla FC finishes 3rd like you say, Jedi, I'll be very happy!

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Re: Soccer Thread
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2008, 12:46:21 PM »

I wish I could watch SPL matches, it's tough to even get highlights of my Rangers.

SPL soccer is really gritty and fun to watch, it's definitely not tops in Europe but it's great Football.  I've tried to watch MLS matches a few times to support Toronto FC but it's kind of a joke.  I'm hoping the league will continue to grow and be a more viable football option in the next 4 or 5 years.

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Re: Soccer Thread
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2008, 02:03:02 PM »
i watch soccer on TV on fox soccer channel.. i have comcast and in my area its channel 728 i believe.

as for the MLS, yeah its gotten better in its 10 yrs, but its still a ways off... the issue is that they expanded pretty fast, and the US youth soccer system just can't support it right now... so the product on the field is a bit mediocre..  i give it 5 yrs then it will be in a much better place.... but it will never be on par with euro leagues
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Re: Soccer Thread
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2008, 01:30:28 PM »
My answers have been, for today, answered...

Manchester United Vs. Villareal  today on ESPN2 2:30 ET.  Replay at 5:00 ET on ESPN Classic
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Re: Soccer Thread
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2008, 02:13:04 PM »
wow, you move quick, as i didn't even see any questions.

but since i'm here... how bout how shitty milan look right now... our defense is terrible!  could be a long season.

oh and i really hope inter don't win the champs league
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Re: Soccer Thread
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2008, 05:49:33 PM »
wow, you move quick, as i didn't even see any questions.

but since i'm here... how bout how shitty milan look right now... our defense is terrible!  could be a long season.

oh and i really hope inter don't win the champs league
Haha, I said 'answers' instead of 'prayers'
Unfortunately we've only got the Real Madrid - BATE (?) on right now... two teams I care very little about =(

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Re: Soccer Thread
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2008, 02:26:50 PM »
Liverpool - PSV   2:30 on ESPN2

Anyone else catchin this game?  I've got my popcorn and beer ready!

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Re: Soccer Thread
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2008, 02:29:44 PM »
man what a difference a week can make! milan looked fuggin great in the derby vs. inter on sunday...

and now we've won 4 in a row... look out
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Re: Soccer Thread
« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2008, 11:36:12 AM »
check out this interview with Newcastle's new manager....   

just, wow...   :-o

http://www.football365.com/mediawatch/0,17033,8749_4238893,00.html
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Re: Soccer Thread
« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2008, 11:36:39 AM »
i know right... that guy went OFF
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Re: Soccer Thread
« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2008, 11:23:22 PM »
my loyalty remains with




my loyalty was at Aston Villa until Hitzlesperger left and Malouda joined Chelsea

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but unlike you folks, I am into the Bundesliga

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now i have a very hard time choosing between Bayern and Stuttgart

i think my avatar says it tho
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Re: Soccer Thread
« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2008, 11:50:33 PM »
unfortunately, at this moment, the bundesliga is a 2nd rate league... far below serie a, la liga & the epl... but in the 2nd tier with ligue 1 & the eredervisie...

some good teams to be sure, but top to bottom not on par with the big three
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Re: Soccer Thread
« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2008, 12:04:04 AM »
dont even get me started on why I don't like series a
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barclays just doesnt do it for me these days...

i dont like man u

dont like liverpool

chelsea is barely hanging in there

and i donno about putting the bundesliga with the Eredivisie
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