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#201 LaFontaineToMogilny

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:26 PM

View PostSabres Fan In NS, on 17 December 2012 - 05:08 PM, said:

See what happens when you go against FIFA's *Godfather* ...

http://edition.cnn.c...html?hpt=isp_c1

FIFA is a joke!

I yearn for the day when Sepp Blatter is no longer involved in football and instead is dedicating his days to (unsuccessfully) avoiding an.al intercourse in a poorly maintained Polish jail.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:53 PM

Ok.  A win is a win, but scoring a goal in stoppage time against the last placed team in not a good indication of a team really interested in repeating as EPL champs.

http://www.cbc.ca/sp...ng-arsenal.html

And ...

Sorry Santa, but your little yellow birds with green trim lost today.

http://stats.cbc.ca/...hea&tm=&src=EPL

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:04 PM

View PostSabres Fan In NS, on 22 December 2012 - 12:53 PM, said:

Ok.  A win is a win, but scoring a goal in stoppage time against the last placed team in not a good indication of a team really interested in repeating as EPL champs.

http://www.cbc.ca/sp...ng-arsenal.html

And ...

Sorry Santa, but your little yellow birds with green trim lost today.

http://stats.cbc.ca/...hea&tm=&src=EPL

I know.  I knew it was going to happen the minute I posted about the no-loss streak.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:53 AM

I don't mind a one-goal loss to Chelsea, who can afford to buy any player it wants.

In other action, how does Man U seem to score a winning goal in the last minute, or in stoppage time, seemingly every game?  How does this happen?  Does Ferguson bribe opposing goalkeepers or referees or something?

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:47 PM

View PostSanta Claus, on 26 December 2012 - 11:53 AM, said:

I don't mind a one-goal loss to Chelsea, who can afford to buy any player it wants.

In other action, how does Man U seem to score a winning goal in the last minute, or in stoppage time, seemingly every game?  How does this happen?  Does Ferguson bribe opposing goalkeepers or referees or something?

Fergie and Man U do not need to stoop to that level.  Different rules for Man U.  Always have been and always will be.  They will always get *the breaks* when needed.

Also, the latest edition of *Fergie, being Fergie* ...

http://edition.cnn.c...html?hpt=isp_c2

I hate Man U and Ferguson.

EDIT TO ADD:

Like FIFA, English football is a joke!

Man C did not get any *breaks* and lost 1 - 0 this afternoon.  Granted, they looked horrible.

Edited by Sabres Fan In NS, 26 December 2012 - 01:01 PM.


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:57 AM

Well, Scotia, your boys are up 2-1 at the half, but will play the second half a man down.  We shall see if my low-budget Canaries can steal one!

EDIT now 4-2 and Norwich is really missing John Ruddy in goal.

Edited by Eleven, 29 December 2012 - 11:26 AM.


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:33 AM

View PostEleven, on 29 December 2012 - 10:57 AM, said:

Well, Scotia, your boys are up 2-1 at the half, but will play the second half a man down.  We shall see if my low-budget Canaries can steal one!

2 - 3 ... in the 63rd minute.

Džeko ... Džeko ... will there be a 3rd for the *Bosanski dijamant*


EDIT TO ADD:

Bad luck on the 4th City goal.  An own goal on the keeper.  If they awarded these goals to the last player who touched the ball on the other side it would have been #3 for Džeko.

3 - 4 now.  A good match.

Edited by Sabres Fan In NS, 29 December 2012 - 11:37 AM.


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:54 AM

View PostSabres Fan In NS, on 29 December 2012 - 11:33 AM, said:

2 - 3 ... in the 63rd minute.

Džeko ... Džeko ... will there be a 3rd for the *Bosanski dijamant*


EDIT TO ADD:

Bad luck on the 4th City goal.  An own goal on the keeper.  If they awarded these goals to the last player who touched the ball on the other side it would have been #3 for Džeko.

3 - 4 now.  A good match.

That was no own goal.  Dzeko deserves credit for it.

But Ruddy would have stopped it (and the third one, too)!

Ref gave Norwich plenty of "Ferguson time," but it wasn't enough.

Edited by Eleven, 29 December 2012 - 11:56 AM.


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:48 AM

Whoa--Blatter did something right!

http://soccernet.esp...ke-hold?cc=5901

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:58 AM

View PostEleven, on 31 December 2012 - 10:48 AM, said:

Whoa--Blatter did something right!

http://soccernet.esp...ke-hold?cc=5901

There is a first time for everything.

I agree with Blatter (can't believe I just said that).  MLS will never compete on the world stage.

IMO, what needs to happen is that a CONCACAF league needs to be started up, or incorporate MLS into the Mexican and Central American and Caribbean leagues.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:06 AM

View PostSabres Fan In NS, on 31 December 2012 - 10:58 AM, said:

There is a first time for everything.

I agree with Blatter (can't believe I just said that).  MLS will never compete on the world stage.

IMO, what needs to happen is that a CONCACAF league needs to be started up, or incorporate MLS into the Mexican and Central American and Caribbean leagues.

That might work.

It amuses me that folks in Portland, Seattle, DC, some other places, take MLS seriously.  It's like taking a AA baseball team seriously.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:20 AM

View PostEleven, on 31 December 2012 - 11:06 AM, said:

That might work.

It amuses me that folks in Portland, Seattle, DC, some other places, take MLS seriously.  It's like taking a AA baseball team seriously.

Oh, the fans take MLS very seriously., in many locations.  You will not see a more loyal and just crazy about football fan base than in Toronto ... YouTube TFC you will be amazed.

IMO, the problem is not the fans, but in the way the league is run.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:30 AM

As long as MLS insists on bringing over rejects from other leagues they will go nowhere.

http://www.cbc.ca/sp...rlo-cudini.html

The January transfer window is about to open.  How I wish that some MLS team makes a huge statement and brings in a bona fide star footballer ... I won't say never, but will not happen anytime soon.

And, no, Beckham didn't count, at least not to me.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

european football and all the money involved can't evan keep 30+ players around anymore, they are all going to Asia, or middle east.  (footballs pension plan)
Don't think MLS will be able to compete with those leagues anytime soon when it comes to money.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:29 PM

Wow!  Just wow!

http://www.cbc.ca/sp...rs-roundup.html

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:57 PM

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Hey, if Norwich can beat Man U and Arsenal...

Also, there was a caller on WGR this morning suggesting that the Bills look to Redknapp as their next coach.  I thought it was pretty funny.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:53 PM

Lionel Messi wins the Ballon d’Or for a mind boggling and record setting fourth straight time.

If he brings the World Cup home for Argentina in 2014, I think you'd have to give him the title of best footballer of all time.  I never thought Maradona would be touched, but Messi is getting awfully close.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:02 PM

View PostLaFontaineToMogilny, on 07 January 2013 - 04:53 PM, said:

Lionel Messi wins the Ballon d’Or for a mind boggling and record setting fourth straight time.

If he brings the World Cup home for Argentina in 2014, I think you'd have to give him the title of best footballer of all time.  I never thought Maradona would be touched, but Messi is getting awfully close.

The only thing missing from his impressive career is that WC title.

I think he will do it in 2014 and then the debate will end.  Well, for me it will.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:39 PM

all 11 players from the fifa world team are playing in spain .... this is ridiculous ... lol

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:24 AM

Big shout out to a bunch of the US and MLS guys and gals who showed up in Newtown tonight. The kids ands families are beaming right now. Awesome, awesome....awesome!

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:03 AM

View PostPeppy22, on 07 January 2013 - 05:39 PM, said:

all 11 players from the fifa world team are playing in spain .... this is ridiculous ... lol

Agreed

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The only thing missing from his impressive career is that WC title.

I think he will do it in 2014 and then the debate will end.  Well, for me it will.

As I have said before, Argentina does not have a balanced squad, they won't win the WC in 2014

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

Nothing changes at the top of the EPL this weekend.  Both sides from Manchester won.

And 11, your little birds played to a nil - nil draw yesterday afternoon.  Just in case you are still interested.

http://stats.cbc.ca/epl/front.asp

Edited by Sabres Fan In NS, 13 January 2013 - 01:15 PM.


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:43 PM

We used to have a badass indoor soccer team at the Aud called the Blizzard.  The players also got involved at local town soccar camps.  

It would be nice to have a Mens' local professional team to go along with our badass local Womens' team.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:11 PM

View PostEleven, on 26 December 2012 - 11:53 AM, said:

In other action, how does Man U seem to score a winning goal in the last minute, or in stoppage time, seemingly every game?  How does this happen?  Does Ferguson bribe opposing goalkeepers or referees or something?

My theory is the entire EPL is tired of his incessant whining about, well everything.  So they toss em the game to shut him up.

Very late to this party but was excited to see football talk.  Spurs fan in the EPL and Inter fan in Serie A.  Was in Milan this August on business and got to see a Europa League match at San Siro.  One of the greatest sports moments of my life, sitting right below the Ultras.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:33 PM

View PostBraedon, on 16 January 2013 - 11:11 PM, said:

My theory is the entire EPL is tired of his incessant whining about, well everything.  So they toss em the game to shut him up.

Very late to this party but was excited to see football talk.  Spurs fan in the EPL and Inter fan in Serie A.  Was in Milan this August on business and got to see a Europa League match at San Siro.  One of the greatest sports moments of my life, sitting right below the Ultras.

Milan, I've been through by train, and let me tell you, I felt very fashionable.

But to have been in the laird of Marco Van Basten is something else.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:11 AM

Though I follow the Nerazzurri, Van Basten is indeed one of the greats.  That stadium is something else.  Toured the locker rooms and it's striking the level of contrast.  Milan has the high end Ferrari-like seats you see on the pitch and LCDs over their lockers with their name, number and action shot.  Inter has a single white bench in a small circular room with only two assigned seats, the keep on the end and the captain under the "14" plaque which is signifies their 14th Copa Italia.  White collar vs. blue collar.   So while I had no idea who's seat I was in for Inter's locker room (except to sit where Julio Cesar sat...sigh), for Milan I sat in the former locker of Kaka, Beckham, and my personal fav, Maldini.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:55 PM

Don't know how I missed this ...

http://www.cbc.ca/sp...-new-coach.html

Awesome news for Bayern and their fans.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:16 AM

Suarez owning the canaries.  Who's more valuable to Pool, he or Gerrard?

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:41 AM

View PostBraedon, on 19 January 2013 - 11:16 AM, said:

Suarez owning the canaries.  Who's more valuable to Pool, he or Gerrard?
Glad I was away for that.

In other news:  Bradford City!

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:56 AM

View PostEleven, on 23 January 2013 - 09:41 AM, said:

Glad I was away for that.

In other news:  Bradford City!

Bradford is an absolutely awesome story.  I hope they take it.

In other news ...

City made up 2 points on United last weekend.  Deficit now stands at 5 points.  Getting to be crunch time.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

View PostSabres Fan In NS, on 23 January 2013 - 09:56 AM, said:

Bradford is an absolutely awesome story.  I hope they take it.

In other news ...

City made up 2 points on United last weekend.  Deficit now stands at 5 points.  Getting to be crunch time.

Do we know when the date of the League Cup Final?

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:58 AM

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Do we know when the date of the League Cup Final?

2/24

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:20 PM

Here's one way to try to curb football fan violence ...

http://edition.cnn.c...html?hpt=hp_bn2

Wow!!

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:15 PM

Embarrassing.  Luton freaking town.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:56 AM

How's everybody feel about Swansea?  Michael Laudrup is the coach.  They are the only Welsh team in the EPL.  


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:57 AM

View PostYuri Olesha, on 28 January 2013 - 05:56 AM, said:

How's everybody feel about Swansea?  Michael Laudrup is the coach.  They are the only Welsh team in the EPL.  


I have no problem with Swansea, but I think everyone outside of Wales is pulling for Bradford City to win the Carling Cup (or whatever the kids are calling it these days).

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:21 PM

View PostYuri Olesha, on 28 January 2013 - 05:56 AM, said:

How's everybody feel about Swansea?  Michael Laudrup is the coach.  They are the only Welsh team in the EPL.  


Don't care much for Swansea, nor Wales, but Michael Laudrup is a true legend. Top 10 European midfielders all time for sure, perhaps even top 5?

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

Top 5 European midfielders of my time?  My top 5 precludes attacking midfielders, since I am in a bulldoggish mood.

Matthaus
Rijkaard
Seedorf
Keane
Vierra

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:41 PM

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Top 5 European midfielders of my time?  My top 5 precludes attacking midfielders, since I am in a bulldoggish mood.

Matthaus
Rijkaard
Seedorf
Keane
Vierra

No Zidane?

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:48 PM

Zidane didn't have enough defensive responsibility for my bulldoggish tastes.  Him, Gullit, Laudrup, Cruyuff, Platini, maybe were the supreme creators in my estimation, rather than a balanced mix of creator/destroyer.





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