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post #241 of 283
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Originally Posted by strazzaque View Post
Are any of you guys active on xperteleven? It's a football game, online, with an emphasis on coaching players. Very involving.

I've put together a Star Wars themed league. If any of you have a spot free in your quota look up league id: 149542

Here's my sales pitch:

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Star Wars X11
League # 149542

Toneeba, tonyoba!

Mos Eisley spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

And that's just your fellow scruffy x11 nerf herders!

Star Wars x11 is exactly that.

A league created a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away (not really, started last week in Sydney, Oz), based on the science fiction masterpiece many of us grew up on.

The basic rule is that teams must reference any of the 6 films (characters, places, ship names, et cetera)

My team is a Peace of Sith.
Your team could have a name like the Kessel Runners, Tattoine Parlours, Bantha Poodoos, Porkins Ejectors, Death Stars, Tusken Raiders, Salacious Crumbs and others.

Need a name, use the force.... Force Users? I can help if you're struggling for names, too.

And just like it was in Mos Eisley, anything goes, except for racial, age and gender abuse. Commit either and I'll find your lack of faith disturbing.

Alternatively, if you're not planning to make an effort and manage your team, you will be taken to the Dune Sea and cast into the pit of Carkoon, the nesting place of the all powerful Sarlacc.

In his belly you will find a new definition of pain and suffering as you are slowly digested for a thousand years.

That, or you'll lose your team after a 2 week absence. Let the admin/assistant know if you're going to be away so we know not to inactivate you, please. ;]

Dirty Trix are ENABLED, seeing as there's a distinct good versus evil feel to this league.

Players from all species and skill levels are welcome- wookies, banthas, padawans, Jedi and Sith alike (and everyone else, even that Gungan tosser Jar-Jar Binks) We even welcome, and serve, droids.

One thing about wookies, though- please don't rip people's arms out of their sockets when you lose.

Press releases are encouraged and rivalries/ insults tolerated, provided you don't cross the line regarding abuse. Think back to the Cantina scene in Star Wars. It's not, "I'll be careful," but "You'll be dead!" (or inactivated)

English is the preferred language, but if you're comfortable in your native dialect, feel free to use that. Oota toota?

Game times will be organised to suit the largest constituency, UK users, even though I am in Oz. I'm keen to make times convenient for the greatest possible number of managers.

This venture is my first outing as league admin.

Obi Wan told me, "You've Taken Your First Step Into A Larger World."

I'm a conscientious and active manager, who's looking to grant every possible freedom to league managers.

I've created a stylish league banner, and the championship trophy looks like the Death Star, if you use your imagination.

I'd like to call the trophy, the "Master of Evil," in honour of Ben's dialogue with Darth Vader in Star Wars.

The league will function as a Republic, rather than the Empire, and there are assistant positions available. One has been filled by a Jawa named Bairdos.

If WE successfully attract as much rebel scum as possible, then in the words of Han Solo, "You're pretty good in a fight, we could use you."

Help me _____ you're my only hope.

There are many quotes from the film series to convince you to join, so think of your favourite one and tell everyone you know so we can get a senate sized league worthy of the Old Republic!

Utthini!

good God man! are you trying to kill this thread?
post #242 of 283
Mascherano handed FA ban and fine
Mascherano was sent off in the first half of the game against Man Utd
Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano has been banned for a further two matches and fined £15,000 by the Football Association.


I've always wondered how these fines are agreed upon and how the players react. I could only imagine the kind of ape shit that would ensue if my employer fined me $700 for screwing up at work. Are there any industries outside of sports were employees can be fined?

As for the case at hand he screwed up big time, at the wrong time for LFC.
post #243 of 283
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Originally Posted by matadorpoeta View Post
good God man! are you trying to kill this thread?

I take it that,

1.you're not on x11, and
2. Jedi mind tricks don't work on you.

I was actually quite serious about the league. I am a football fanatic, after all, and am pleased to be able to combine interests.

You should consider playing. www.xperteleven.com
Alternatively, if you know anyone who's interested in this sort of thing, send 'em my way.

Cheers!
straz
post #244 of 283
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Originally Posted by strazzaque View Post
I take it that,

1.you're not on x11, and
2. Jedi mind tricks don't work on you.

I was actually quite serious about the league. I am a football fanatic, after all, and am pleased to be able to combine interests.

You should consider playing. www.xperteleven.com
Alternatively, if you know anyone who's interested in this sort of thing, send 'em my way.

Cheers!
straz

if i were to play, would it be enough to choose tactics, or will i need some star wars knowledge as well?

let me know if you just need one more, and i'll play with you.

(you did give me a good laugh this morning.)
post #245 of 283
Arsene Arsene, give us a wave! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, up yours gooners!
post #246 of 283
COME ON LIVERPOOL what a game tonight.
post #247 of 283
Well, that is now mercifully over. What a disappointing (lack of)effort. R&R sitting on the bench and we couldn't even make them sweat a little. Beat us to every ball, and just poured down the right side as if Cassetti and Pizarro weren't there... Tevez's header was pretty sweet - I have to say say ManU seemed a couple of levels above us. Unfortunately the saying that as goes Totti, so goes Roma really seems be true for these big games. We brought SFA to the table for this leg - not as bad as last year (what could be!), but we did absolutely nothing to help mitigate the damaging psychological effects of that mauling.

Good luck against Barca.....

ps - Liverpool v. Arsenal, now that was a game!
post #248 of 283
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Originally Posted by matadorpoeta View Post
if i were to play, would it be enough to choose tactics, or will i need some star wars knowledge as well?

let me know if you just need one more, and i'll play with you.

(you did give me a good laugh this morning.)

Tactics are definitely helpful, and you also get to develop players. It is like a virtual stock market game, in that sense, with ups and downs.

As for Star Wars knowledge, it helps to have a good team name, but I can give you one if you like, or have a favourite character.

We need a minimum of 4 to get the league off the ground. I have 2 so far, myself and an assistant admin, and we're offering VIP prizes, which gives you access to the full suite of options.

From my efforts at publicising it is clear I've invested much time in the league, and I hope people interpret that as a sign of my dedication to the forc.. cause, I meant cause.
post #249 of 283
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Originally Posted by amin View Post
COME ON LIVERPOOL
what a game tonight.

who was the player that created arsenal's second goal? i saw the highlights but they did not mention his name and i'm not familiar enough with that team to recognize him. i'm talking about the guy who dribbled the length of the field, evaded several players, then laid the ball off for the scorer. whoever he is,
post #250 of 283
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Originally Posted by matadorpoeta View Post
who was the player that created arsenal's second goal? i saw the highlights but they did not mention his name and i'm not familiar enough with that team to recognize him. i'm talking about the guy who dribbled the length of the field, evaded several players, then laid the ball off for the scorer. whoever he is,

Its Theo Walcott. They payed £13 million for him as a 17 year old but he doesnt play much.Sven took him to the last World Cup and he didnt play a single second and hasnt figured for England since.
With the troubles Arsenal have at the moment I would be looking to play him from the start more often but it seems he performs better as an impact player.
post #251 of 283
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Originally Posted by benecios View Post
Its Theo Walcott. They payed £13 million for him as a 17 year old but he doesnt play much.Sven took him to the last World Cup and he didnt play a single second and hasnt figured for England since.
With the troubles Arsenal have at the moment I would be looking to play him from the start more often but it seems he performs better as an impact player.

okay thanks. i'm somewhat familiar with him. based on that play, he should start every match. even if he does not do well, at his age, he's only going to get better from here.
post #252 of 283
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Originally Posted by romafan View Post
Well, that is now mercifully over. What a disappointing (lack of)effort. R&R sitting on the bench and we couldn't even make them sweat a little. Beat us to every ball, and just poured down the right side as if Cassetti and Pizarro weren't there... Tevez's header was pretty sweet - I have to say say ManU seemed a couple of levels above us. Unfortunately the saying that as goes Totti, so goes Roma really seems be true for these big games. We brought SFA to the table for this leg - not as bad as last year (what could be!), but we did absolutely nothing to help mitigate the damaging psychological effects of that mauling.

Good luck against Barca.....

ps - Liverpool v. Arsenal, now that was a game!

I was satisfied with our performance particularly in Rome however Roma had some excellent chances in both games. Missing the talismanic Totti was obviously a big blow too.
I might be a little over confident and this will probably come back to haunt me but I don't see Barca as any kind of threat whatsoever.I always thought if we got past Roma the Final would beckon.
post #253 of 283
so theword on the street is that ronaldinho is leaving barca for milan. does anyone else agree that players should not be making these types of deals during the season? i can't imagine it helping morale and there is plenty of time to do it when the season is over. i don't recall this type of thing happening before.
post #254 of 283
Scousers gone quiet, eh? Where are the rent boys?
post #255 of 283
Thread Starter 
That's a seriously shitty way to lose a win. And so late in the game too. Sorry guys; I was cheering for you.

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