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  1. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    I'm sure that Spain will come calling.

    But with a new stadium opening, and the way the team are going, why would you leave?

    This season is going to be a huge stress test for Spurs fans. I think it's going to go to the wire as to who wins. Yes, the Manchester clubs have pulled out in front, but seasons are lost in January. When all those matches start piling up, the older players start to wear down and injuries set in.

    I am a Spurs fan, so of course I'm going to say we will be challenging for the Premier League title, and we will be pushing hard in Champions league.

    I can see us piping the EPL, and pushing a few clubs well into the final parts of the Champions. Youth, exuberance, and a little bit of swagger.

    Good times to be a Yiddo!
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    That definitely bore on them in Euro 12, a bit of pay back in '14, didn't make Euro '16, definitely not a team with an immediately bright future.


    I have never been a Griezmann fan but after actually seeing him play vs. seeing what the cameras show you, I was pretty impressed on how he sends the ball to where it is needed when he is not the guy in a position to score. Not as selfish as I had imagined.

    I'm willing to bet anybody here a GS valve stem cap that the Germans go all the way.
  3. JNRobert

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    ^^^ Griezmanns a fine player I can understand why Mourinho wants him. We will see what Coasta does to the dynamics come January
  4. wxwax

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    Pah, Chelsea were two days away from their most intense away victory against formidable Atleti and didn't have much in the tank. It was obvious City were fresher.

    Even so, City scored but one measly goal. We shall see. Early-season crowing is a dangerous practice. :deal
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    Arena's out, that's not even in play.

    Sunil Gulati is the question mark. The election is in February. Will he stand? Will he be elected? Will MLS continue to insist on a dunderhead policy of marginalizing naturalized players from abroad, as opposed to MLS regulars?

    And will the US ever find quality centerbacks?
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  6. Ragin Rabbi

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    A lot of folks are lined up against Gulati. His choice of Klinsman made folks angry. His lip service to the linear development between College, MLS, and the US National Team made folks angry.

    I'd love to see a more German approach to development. We have money, we have business interest. It just needs a strong hand at the helm.
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    Yes, the vision thing seems to be lacking.
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    though I could use a valve stem cap, I'm not taking that bet. I think its the Germans' Cup to lose as well. too strong, talented, and most importantly, WAAY too disciplined to ignore. Spain, Brazil will be in contention... they certainly have the individual talent, but i don't think either have enough as a team.. for the tight german squad.

    maybe its Messi's year too, im not counting that group out either. though saw a ranking that put Portugal above Argentina.... not sure about that.



    any dark horse picks to do well? Belgium?
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    ICELAND!!!!

    The REAL dark horse!!!!



    (Said with tongue firmly in cheek)
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  10. Ragin Rabbi

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    Don't get me wrong.

    I'm buying an Iceland jersey, and pulling for them HARD!!!

    I also have my old Poland Jersey that I'll be sporting.

    I love an underdog story!

    Except for Leicester, fuckers.
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    It's Leicester.

    Unless there is a Leister FC I'm unaware of.
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    Woopsie!

    this one I'll change.

    Sorry.
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    Their run out of relegation got me watching the EPL.
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    Buh-Bye Bruce.

    nice try.

    thoughts on next coach? if it matters... LOL

    needs to be someone who doesn't take OR give bull$Hit
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    The gravy train at the top continues though. Arena should go but so should Gulati. the debacle of this, Klinnsman, pay-to-pay, etc is on Gulatis watch.

    Edit: maybe Gulati didn't draw a salary :dunno
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    As a father of a very precocious, intelligent, and very much feminist daughter I'll add this.

    The USWNT has won World Cups, is ranked if not first, then second most every time, and has had a huge knock on effect for soccer as a whole (not just women's soccer) and yet earn considerably LESS then the men's team.

    Kinda jacked up.
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  17. wxwax

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    Yes, Gulati needs to go. I don't see a direction for this program. That's his job. He is failing.

    But he said today he's not quitting. And he's holding the 2026 World Cup bid over everyone's heads.
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    Yup, the way Gulati treats that team is the first thing that made me mistrust and dislike him. He's a weasel, not a visionary.
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    Crystal Palace?

    Man City?

    And Spurs break the curse.

    Pretty good weekend for me...

    Especially if Watford win, they'd leapfrog Chelski...
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    preaching to the choir here.

    and way to go palace.

    City are filthy. and will beat Mourinhos parked bus to the title. Got up early for that miserable game. very expected.

    and.....Harry Kane makes me SICK how good his form is. LOL