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    Official Football (Soccer) Thread

    Didn't see one in my searches, and I know some of us are pretty big soccer fans.

    Bad news for Liverpool, lost Gerrard for what looks like the ManU game at Anfield.

    Could be a crucial loss there, need to atleast walk away with a point.
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    I don't have a team in the Premiership, but I'll be shouting for Hull City this season. I like to see the underdog do well and Hull are really up against it. 4 points in their first 2 games is an encouraging start, but it's going to get a lot tougher.
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    I don't have a team in the EPL either (I watch Serie A more religiously). I usually just go for the underdog if I'm watching a game.

    I'm just hoping someone can step up and break the big-four dominance this season, but I doubt it.

    I'm kinda pissed that Fox Sports lost the rights to the FA Cup to Setanta though. The FA Cup is one of my favourite competitions to watch. There are always some great underdog stories every year.


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    Blackburn is my team. Granted I was upset over Friedel leaving though. 4 points so far. Should have 6 though. One their first game in the Carling Cup earlier this week so that is good. Not in Europe this season though. Just missed out on a EUFA Cup spot.


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    I should of done Offical Soccer thread, didn't know people were interested in Serie A or La Liga as well. I'd be willing to talk all soccer here.

    Hull has been impressive, and if they can be a tough team at home they might be able to stay out of relegation.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dawinna13 View Post
    I should of done Offical Soccer thread, didn't know people were interested in Serie A or La Liga as well. I'd be willing to talk all soccer here.

    Hull has been impressive, and if they can be a tough team at home they might be able to stay out of relegation.
    Might as well start one now. Hopefully you spell official right when you do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamranish View Post
    Might as well start one now. Hopefully you spell official right when you do it.
    Haha, one of the mods can change it hopefully



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    changed it


    "Nothing is fool-proof to a sufficiently talented fool."

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    You are the man.



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    Love the title.


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    We have to use proper terms you know.


    "Nothing is fool-proof to a sufficiently talented fool."

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    could of just called it Fútbol
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    Zenit beat Man U for the Super Cup.

    Arshavin came on in the 46th as a sub, played good. He needs to be transfered already!!



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    After 2 draws finally the first win of the new season for Bayern. Easy 4-1 win over Berlin with 2 penalties. The new tighter rules are in some way cool. Already 3 penalties for Bayern in 3 games.
    The slow start with 2 draws and now the first win in game 3 was kind of expected though. That hangover from the international tournaments over the summer always hits the big clubs.

    After the short break now for the WC qualifiers I really hope to see Ribery back and Oddo in action too. If everyone's healthy and tey finally can play a couple of games together then the Bundesliga should almost be a piece of cake again.

    And even the group stage of the UCL is easy and 1 of the top 2 spots in that group should almost be guaranteed.
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    Van Persie finally looked good against Newcastle.. Arsenal really needs him this year.



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    Good to see Wright-Phillips make the impact back at ManCity, he was undervalued at Chelsea even under Jose.



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    In a strange couple of events, Robinho gets part of his wish out of Barca but inks the British Transfer record deal to MAN CITY!!! £32.5million!!!! HUGE. I wonder what Scolari and Chelsea have to say.

    Something that shouldn't take a bad seat either... Berbatov FINALLY joins ManUnited, this is something that has been brewing for what? 3 seasons? Longer? Big deal for Man U.

    Also Quaresma joins Jose Mourinho at Inter, looks like he is putting his stamp on this team already.

    Juve keeps up their swooping by taking the young talent Yago from Barca. I still think Claudio Ranieri HAS to be considered as one of the best managers in all of the football world.
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    Robinho played for Real not for Barca. Doesn't seem like a big deal to mix those 2 up until you say that Madrid or Barcelona.


    Don't know if it's shown outside Germany/Europe but tonight is the farewell game for one of the modern legends and one of the greatest goalies of all time. The Titan plays for one last time with Bayern Munich against the German national squad.

    I still see those 3 penalties he saved back in '01 to win the UCL with Bayern after 25 years. Or 4 days before that win when he pushed the whole team after they conceded the 0-1 in the 90 minutes to come back and get the equalizer and so won the German championship in the 4th minute of stoppage time.
    Or all those great saves during the World Cup '02 to get the team all the way to the final just to give up that one tiny rebound / mistake to lose the final to Brazil. But he never broke down and came back even stronger.
    He was one of the last guys you either loved or hated. There was nothing in between.
    Hard to see him go for good.


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    My bad no clue why I said Barca.

    Yeah thats tough to see him go, great goalie. Was abused pretty hard after that 02 WC. Good stuff though.

    I still don't know how Robinho ended up at ManCity



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    Keagan leaves Newcastle for the second time!!



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    I'm going to Montreal this weekend for World Cup Qualifying. Going to watch Canada take on Honduras at the new Stade Saputo this Saturday.

    This is pretty much a must win for Canada.


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    Honduras is a chippy team... not GREAT on skill but very chippy. Good luck Canada!



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    Essien out for the year. Deco really going to need to keep it going!



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    Ireland play their second World Cup qualifying game tonight against Montenegro. It's going to be a very difficult game. We won our first game 2-1 against Georgia. We also have Italy, Bulgaria and Cyprus in our group. The aim is to finish second behind Italy.
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    D: Brian Campbell (D), Matt Carle (D), Ryan Suter (D), Alex Goglioski (D)
    BN: Brad Richards (C), Rich Peverley (C), J.P. Dumont (RW), T. Fleischmann (RW/LW)
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    Italy isn't as strong as they were a couple of years agao. But the bad thing is even now tey win the games they don't deserve to win like Saturdays last second win.
    The second place is Irelands to loose but watch out Cyprus surprised lately and they now even have a team in the UCL so be careful.
    But also Bulgaria shouldn't be taken lightly.


    We on the other hand face Finland tonight after we won in Liechtenstein 6-0 without braking into too much sweat. But it will be a bit harder but I'm confident we'll get the 3 points.
    The only real opponent in our group is Russia. Good thing is they are still a very young and unexperienced team which should help us getting that #1 spot.But we shouldn't underestimate them but I'm confident we won't.


    The biggest match tonight is probably Croatia vs. England. After Croatia kicked England out of the EURO qualifiers with the huge 3-2 at Wembley Englands wants revenge. But so far the team hasn't shown any improvements under Capello and defeated Andoora only 2-0 and played really bad. So don't be surpridsed if history repeats itself.


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    Holy cow. I have to say that England showed some life there with that win.

    US plays Trindad tonight. A win just about clinches a spot in the final round. US is not very consistent at the moment but still managing to win. Not giving up a goal since the loss to Spain helps as well.


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    USA is playing sound defense, great goalie play from Howard and scoring at the right times. We should play another sound game tonight being here in the States. LETS DO IT!!

    By the way, what did I tell you about Walcott? The kid has SOOOO much talent.



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    I don't know if you watched your German team sucker but you are very, very lucky to have Klose. Horribly played game on the German part.



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    I never browsed any of the forums here save for the hockey related ones. Great thread

    Anyone here follow the Italian Serie A? The team I root for is there... Inter Milan.

    League 1
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    M. Samuelsson, J. Hudler, C. Kobasew, J. Lehtinen
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    Trade, FA
    Eventually, none of my originally drafted squad is going to remain

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    I have to start with Luxembourg's incredible 2-1 win away to Switzerland. Luxembourg hadn't won a World Cup qualifying game since 1972 before last night.
    Ireland drew 0-0 away to Montenegro. 4 points from 2 games is a great way to start the group, but I felt we could have won last night. Next up is Cyprus at home in October.
    12 team Roto League, Standard Cats

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    JVR (LW), Kris Versteeg (LW)
    Patrik Elias (LW), Daniel Alfredsson (RW)
    D: Brian Campbell (D), Matt Carle (D), Ryan Suter (D), Alex Goglioski (D)
    BN: Brad Richards (C), Rich Peverley (C), J.P. Dumont (RW), T. Fleischmann (RW/LW)
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    G: Henrik Lundqvist (G), Martin Brodeur (G)
    BN: Jean-Sebastien Giguere (G)

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