Football (also sometimes referred to as "Soccer")

Discussion in 'Other Major Sports' started by East Bay Grease, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. East Bay Grease

    East Bay Grease Stabler Genius

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    And by football, I mean, you know, the game you actually play by kicking a ball with your foot. (As opposed to the sport where it's illegal to kick the ball with your foot, unless you're one of 2 players in 3 extremely narrowly-defined instances.)

    Anyway, this is only the second World Cup I've paid attention to from the start, so I'm no expert...but it's been really entertaining. The US v. Portugal match didn't result in the most satisfying outcome, but it was a great game.

    Wondering if there are any other observations from more seasoned observers. Limey? Welsh? London? Abelardo? Anyone else?
     
  2. Crow

    Crow Harbinger of Chaos

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  3. East Bay Grease

    East Bay Grease Stabler Genius

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    Figures.
     
  4. Welsh Raider

    Welsh Raider Well-Known Member

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    Shit, sorry mate. I've just stumbled on this. I've never come in here until this evening. And I just wandered in tonight for a breath of air and to avoid the wrist slashing taking place over in the Discussion Room.

    But ... football. Bring it on. Whatever you got. Even if this is a year out of date.
     
  5. gst8

    gst8 Well-Known Member

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    Cardiff... Swansea City?
     
  6. Welsh Raider

    Welsh Raider Well-Known Member

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    Christ, neither. Anyone with any sense stays well away from those pair.

    I know you're not going to believe this ... Leicester City. Since 1978. Making this year pretty mental.
     
  7. gst8

    gst8 Well-Known Member

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    It's been a hell of a run for them this season. Liverpool is my EPL team but you couldn't help but root for Leicester beating out all the money clubs.
     
  8. Welsh Raider

    Welsh Raider Well-Known Member

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    Jesus, looks like Leicester City are going to win the League. Spurs have fucked up against West Brom and we're three points away ...

    Unbelievable.
     
  9. CrossBones

    CrossBones The Black Pearl

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    I knew that. :confused:
     
  10. DonkeyKilla

    DonkeyKilla Well-Known Member

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    World cup games have been good. Portugal vs Uraguay was awesom yesterday
     
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  11. TheMadStork

    TheMadStork "And I've only begun fucking with you people."

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    Argentina, Portugal, and Spain all gone within 2 days. Massacre of the favorites.

    Next World Cup, I'm going to take the entire month of June off.
     
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  12. gst8

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    Those teams are all getting old. France is so stacked right now they have to be the favorites. Brazil has a good squad in their prime too but just seem to be missing that Samba magic of old. Belgium has a good team too. Overall it’s been a weird cycle missing countries like Italy, Netherlands, USA, etc.

    Tomorrow is the game though. I hope Brazil stomps a mud hole in Mexico.
     
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  13. DonkeyKilla

    DonkeyKilla Well-Known Member

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    going to be in Paris and London for semis and finals would be cool if those teams still in it. Sucked having no Netherlands or USA this year. What you have against Mexico dude?
     
  14. gst8

    gst8 Well-Known Member

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    Mexico is our biggest rival... they’re like the Broncos or the Chiefs in terms of international soccer. Plus the wife is Mexican and I don’t want to hear all that smack talk.
     
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  15. TheMadStork

    TheMadStork "And I've only begun fucking with you people."

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    LOL @ Neymar...

     
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  16. gst8

    gst8 Well-Known Member

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    Eff that dude. Double eff him if he ends up at Real Madrid as rumored.
     
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  17. DonkeyKilla

    DonkeyKilla Well-Known Member

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    shaping up nicely, gonna watch semis in Paris and finals in London
     
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  18. gst8

    gst8 Well-Known Member

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    You’re talking on TV right? The games are in Russia.

    Turning out to be a heck of a final 4 though with France, Belgium, England, and likely Croatia. It’d be crazy if England finally got the monkey of their back.
     
  19. DonkeyKilla

    DonkeyKilla Well-Known Member

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    yeah on tv but the pubs will be off the chain.
     
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  20. gst8

    gst8 Well-Known Member

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    Warm beer though...