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by Squints » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:58 pm
by peeker643 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:48 am
Squints wrote:I've converted. I stated following soccer at the international level once the US started qualifying for the world cup, never did the club level until my daughter started playing soccer and has took to it. Gave the EPL a shot and I love it. We watch it on Sat mornings, to me it's a great way to wake up and just chill in the morning. Much more lively crowd than Serie A. I've adopted Tottenham Hotspur- wanted to follow a good team, I'm already born into rooting for enough shitty teams, with a familiar American face (Bay Village's own, Brad Friedel), and not too trendy/bandgwagony like Man U or Arsenel or rooting for a team owned by absentee NFL owners.
by Govbarney » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:18 am
by Squints » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:59 pm
by peeker643 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:06 pm
Squints wrote:Three things about European soccer I find facinating 1- relegation. How awesome would it be if the Browns were demoted to the UFL and Marty's boys replaced them? At this pint in time, it would be. Tremendous. Some actual incentive to get your shit straight. Even the Swanseas, etc make a load of money by being up. Minor league opertion? Minor league income.2- The FA Cup. Case Western playing Ohio State in a tournament, in Case's gym and the coaches, players from Ohio State caring about the game and the outcome. 3- The Champion's League. I know CONCACAF has the equivalent, but is it really? No. I can't watch shitty soccer and I think MLS and CONCACAF are shitty, 2nd rate soccer. I'll go to a Crew game with the little one and have a good time but MLS and college soccer, etc just don't interest me. I got interested because of the skill and ability. Take that away and I go away. Another certainty that I have learned while watching club soccer. The US will never win the World Cup in my life time and I am almost ready to say my kid's lifetimeIt'd likely take a 'Miracle on Ice' type run and match. And having seen that as a 14 yr old, I can't say anything is impossible..
by Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:41 pm
by Cease » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:58 pm
by Govbarney » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:10 pm
by gotribe31 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:04 am
by Squints » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:07 pm
by peeker643 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:41 pm
by Squints » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:14 pm
by peeker643 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:14 pm
Squints wrote:Two things. Arsenal is nowhere out of the champions league talk just yet after they just destroyed the Spurs yesterday after being down 2-0. Chelsea's looked horrible at times and it wouldn't surprise me if they got the 4th spot.Also, I won two tickets to a Crew game next in what used to be referred to as a Chinese auction at my daughter's school on Friday. She's actually excited about it. Always wanted to check it out, now I have an excuse. At the very least I could show her where she will be going to college in 11 years.
by Squints » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:30 pm
by peeker643 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:34 pm
by RickNashEquilibrium » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:35 am
by RickNashEquilibrium » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:38 am
Squints wrote:Yes, it was only a friendly, but a historic win by the US today. They looked good, Howard with some good saves. Make no mistake, Dempsey is now the focal point of the US team and it sounds like Donovan better get his ass on board with Klinsman or he may find himself on the outside looking in come cup time.
by Squints » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:50 pm
by Squints » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:31 pm
by peeker643 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:14 pm
Squints wrote:Admittedly this was the first time I sat down and watched Barcalona/Messi. Wow! A complete destruction of BL, he made it look too easy. I thought I was watching a Force game- 7 goals 5 by Messi. They look unbeatable and with the more physical EPL teams fading away I don't think anyone can touch them- However, my knowledge of teams outside the EPL and Serie A is limited.
by Squints » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:32 pm
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