Footy 16/17

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  1. y2chae
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    I guess avoid was a bad word choice. I don't think he actually bet on himself to cash in, I believe the story that he heard about the bet from someone and thought it'd be funny to actually eat the pie. But under English law it seems like a violation of their gambling laws so he resigned just to save the team from unwanted attention.
  2. IWMB
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  3. SABRSox
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    It was certainly fishy. Maybe he just wanted to impress his buddies, but I would not be surprised whatsoever if his buddies had taken that bet.
  4. IWMB
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    Turner is getting UCL rights. Games on TBS, TNT, & TruTV.

    Piss off, FOX. Not that I watch anyway, I have a job.
  5. y2chae
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    Does Turner have a decent streaming setup?
  7. sycked
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    sycked If you loved me, you'd all kill yourselves today.

    The app didn't have a casting option when I used it back in October for the MLB playoffs.
  8. rustysurf83
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    rustysurf83 Cato Institute Shill

    Can probably cancel my Fox Soccer plus now. I'm surprised $100 million is the biggest deal yet for UCL, seems low to me.
  9. y2chae
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    Gets shit ratings because it's during the weekday and Americans are working
  10. IWMB
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    Holy shit...Barca just scored 3 after 87 minutes to go up 6-5 on aggregate and beat PSG
  11. y2chae
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    Suarez with a dive for the last pen but still doesn't excuse the 5 other goals
  12. SABRSox
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    There has been some truly awful officiating during some of these CL games.
  13. IWMB
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  16. y2chae
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    Doesn't this happen every week in Brazil?
  17. SABRSox
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    Yeah, pretty much. I thought robbing that one dude of his clothes was particularly inspired.
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    :lol: @ City
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  20. IWMB
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    :goal:

    Excellent start!

    :usa:
  21. BeviBall
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    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    HFS Pulisic!
  22. BeviBall
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    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

  23. IWMB
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    Way to give it right back, assholes
  24. BeviBall
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    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    Panama seemingly toying with us.
  25. BeviBall
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    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    Not a lot to like with this team at all.
  26. IWMB
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    4 points, got the job done

    :wipehands:
  27. y2chae
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    Draw is fine but 3 points would be nice. Bradley and Jones should be dropped. With a better central mid we control this game
  28. zmz
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    zmz By the Banks of the River Chicago

    Going to the Fire game today

    :gfm:
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  29. whitesox901
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    whitesox901 Aubergine Dreams

    Can't wait for St. Totteringham's day this year.

    Oops.....

    :heston2:
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  30. whitesox901
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    whitesox901 Aubergine Dreams

    Fuck Arsenal.
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    whitesox901 Aubergine Dreams

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  34. IWMB
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    FA CUP WINNERS

    Suck a dick Chelsea (and 901)
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  35. whitesox901
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    whitesox901 Aubergine Dreams

    Wow you guys won a little tourney or whatever. So proud. Arsenal is still a cuck team.
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    THIRTEEN

    Seven for Wenger.
  37. Cheeses
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    Squeaky bum time!1!!!

    :dmitri:
  38. y2chae
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    Does 901 actually follow soccer or is he a troll?
  39. IWMB
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    Fairly certain he DGAF.
  40. BeviBall
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    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    Guzan is so bad.
  41. BeviBall
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    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    Pulisic...

    :flop:
  42. BeviBall
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    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    Good result regardless. See you in September.
  43. IWMB
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    Just now saw the highlights. That Bradley goal :ohmy:

  44. BeviBall
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    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    That's the all-timer for USMNT.
  45. y2chae
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    USA had some chances to take the lead back but can't complain about a point at Azteca. We'll break through one day.
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    I felt they were a little unfortunate on the Vela goal. Guzan is simply not a world-class keeper. I have to believe that of all the positions on the field, keeper ought to be one where the US should have an advantage when it comes to player selection, but we are left with the ancient Tim Howard and Guzan. Not sure why we don't just throw in with a younger guy at this point.
  47. IWMB
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    Yep, totally the keepers fault :rolleyes:

    I'm sure The Crazy Italian would've played Some Young Guy.
  48. y2chae
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    Perhaps Guzan could've done better on the goal but that was hell of a counter attack by Mexico. I agree Guzan is not a good choice for #1 international keeper anymore, he has really declined in the past few years.

    The reason they haven't thrown a new younger keeper in their is that these WCQ games are crucial and Arena wants a trusted veteran in there. You could say it should just be Howard until WCQ is over. But then again he needs to keep Guzan sharp because there is no viable backup yet. Ethah Horvath is probably the likely successor. He's 22 and claimed the starting job for his club team, Club Brugge, late in the season. They were the Belgium league runners up and will play in the Champions' League.

    Other that than, there is a lack of depth at GK for the first time in a while for USA. Nick Rimando is an USA veteran but at his age he's not a viable option. Bill Hamid is probably the most talented American keeper in MLS but he gets injured more than Derrick Rose. William Yarbrough who has been the starter at Liga MX team Leon for a while is another option but he's untested in international play. If USA can convince Jesse Gonzalez to switch his allegiance from Mexico to USA, that would be huge for the depth of the position. He was named to the Gold Cup prelim roster, so I would assume if named to the final roster, he would accept and then be cap tied if he gets in a game.
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    The US 5 man defense totally let Guzan down.

    That being said, Guzan also sucks.
  50. y2chae
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    There were 3 main culprits for the goal.

    1) Old, slow Bealsey who let Vela cut inside him

    2) Cameron who was tracking back but just ran past Vela instead of closing him down

    3) Ream also coming back but just taking up space, not really marking anyone, he also could've closed down

    You could also say if Wood doesn't whiff completely at the other end that counter attack doesn't happen. Also Acosta should've just taken a professional foul at midfield on Chic. He's young though, knowing when to do that will come with experience.

    Ultimately Guzan could have done better but it was an overall team fault that let to that goal.

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