Soccer Thread V1: Klinsmann for Gold?

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Bshelton, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Bshelton

    Bshelton Been here awhile

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    Well, I'm sorry you're better than me? Seriously, get off your high horse. If you have ever played anything competitively in your life you know that things happen in the heat of the moment and you may regret them later.

    In other news, Coutinho looks like he's staying at Inter :( I would've loved to see him at Anfield. And I hope QPR stay up as I like Harry as a manager.
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  2. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I'm done, I don't need to share a thread with someone with that attitude.
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  3. Bshelton

    Bshelton Been here awhile

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    Wow, Mr Sensitive... You're the one with attitude. I just started this thread to talk about soccer, not judge people.
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  4. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    Wow.

    BUT, on with those Spurs.......:norton
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  5. Bshelton

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    Cant believe they tied with Utd. That point may have been worth the Dempsey fee!!
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    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    May?:clap
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  7. Bshelton

    Bshelton Been here awhile

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    My wifes favorite team is Spurs. I remember a couple of years ago when Harry took over, they went from relegation to top four almost overnight. They are a real force now, even though they posted a financial loss this year.
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    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    A trip to the Champions League will help the bottom line.
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  9. Bshelton

    Bshelton Been here awhile

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    Yeah, they got screwed last year with Chelsea winning it lol
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  10. mancunian

    mancunian Been here awhile

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    Liverpool out by a third tier club!
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  11. Bshelton

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    A struggling third tier club no less.
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  12. Stinez

    Stinez Rhymes with Heinz :D

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    I'm a Man U and a Dempsey fan so I was OK with the draw simply because of who tied it up. :deal
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  13. Josephvman

    Josephvman I'm the Decider

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    Why is it that someone asked why there weren't more soccer threads around here? It's because you might as well put them in politics and religion, since they usually degrade into name calling, etc., just like gun control and abortion.

    The USA v. Canada match tomorrow night is in my Houston Dynamo home stadium, but I'm pissed because I couldn't get my Dynamo season ticket club seats for it, since the tickets sales were handled through a different channel. Three of the Dynamo players were called up for our national side, two of which are from my hometown of St. Louis, so it makes it a bit more interesting for me.



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  14. Stinez

    Stinez Rhymes with Heinz :D

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    You only have "my Houston Dynamo" because you took them from folks like me at the height of their game. :(:

    We've replaced them but that still doesn't make it right. :nah
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    That is a very dignified answer I am impressed.
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    I'm not a very confrontational guy. I just get frustrated when people have a holier than thou attitude.


    On another note, Balotelli may be going back to Italy. As a neutral fan of him I would rather see him stay as he is hilarious. Anyone see that video of him trying to put the bib on for 2 mins?
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  17. Josephvman

    Josephvman I'm the Decider

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    I know how you feel! I grew up in St. Louis and was crushed when the football Cardinals moved to Arizona, and stopped following football for a decade.

    You guys had a great season in '12 though. The Dynamo continue to overachieve in the playoffs, only to fold when it matters. I'm looking forward to hosting San Jose at the end of March. Wondo is a joy to watch; just a natural goal scorer. I would be very surprised if some of the Premier League teams don't start sniffing around to draw him away. Stoke City has to be thrilled to pieces with the theft of Geoff Cameron from the Dynamo, and top MLS players are an absolute bargain compared to what those teams have to pay to find EPL-level talent elsewhere. I have mixed feelings about the top players leaving MLS for EPL, but ultimately you could argue that most of the world's leagues are feeders to EPL for the top players, and if young talented players feel like MLS is a good stepping stone to the top leagues then maybe we'll attract more young talent here. I think it's also fantastic to see players like Keene, Henry, and Nesta playing in MLS. They may be past their prime but these are still brilliant athletes.







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  18. Stinez

    Stinez Rhymes with Heinz :D

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    I'd hate to lose Wondo but if Europe calls then I wouldn't hold that kind of move against him. Although his age (30) may be something that would exclude him from that bit of consideration.

    IMO - The problem with many American MLS players is that they are good moving forward but they don't have the skill needed to compete in Europe because they don't hold the ball well enough (Pass accuracy and vision) and they don't appear to have the patience needed to wait for and pounce on the limited opportunities that happen in the course of a game.
    They tend to try to force their way through which rarely works against top talent.
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  19. mancunian

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    It is now official news in England, Mario is on his way back to Italy sad news for man utd fans.
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  20. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    It seems that maybe Liverpool suits him. A corker of a goal against Man City today and he and Suarez are developing a good understanding. I always liked him at Chelsea but that club is dysfunctional, imho.

    Madrid lost again (Jose's days are numbered but when was the last time you saw a club of this stature play so badly in their league?). They're still in Europe which must be why Mourinho hasn't been given the boot (or is it only Chelsea that fires their manager during the season :lol3 ).

    And talking of dysfunction, I see the British Parliament has given EPL one year to get their financial house in order or they'll do it for them. Way overdue.
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