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Soccer • Football • Voetbal • Fútbol • Calcio • Futebol - 2012-2013 Thread (Including EURO2012)

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by El Argentino, May 22, 2012.

  1. Burton

    Burton Senior member

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    My hope is that Rooney will look equally lost in midfield every week. I think we will be unbeatable.
     
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    Two assists in the game. Perhaps United have found their Scholes replacement...
     
  3. ManofKent

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    Hanging onto Olsson was a great move.

    There's no chance of us competing for the CL, but if we maintain this form we might just challenge for a Europa spot... Finishing higher than 10th would be a decent result though (especially as many were tipping us for relegation before the season started). We're one of the lowest spending clubs in the PL, realistically it's going to take a few good seasons to establish ourselves.
     
  4. Burton

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    Well not completely - Rooney can actually tackle. LOL
     
  5. DLester

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    Last night I saw the Seattle Sounders beat Portland 3-0 in front of over 66,000 fans. Not bad attendance for a regular season MLS game. Great performance from the Sounders, and from the fans. We were loud as hell.
     
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  6. Burton

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    Sounders are almost late '70s Cosmo like. Impressive.
     
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    Sounders are the benchmark there is no question. Over 42K average per game is nearly double the second highest average in the league.

    Course all for not as they will bow out in the single game knockout vs the 'Caps....(awaiting blowback).

    To recap the weekend from my perspective.

    Thank you Chivas USA.

    Finally Cagliari gets a win - thank you Torino.

    46 and counting for Juve.

    Spurs keep rolling along.

    Messi 2 - 2 Ronaldo (oh ya plus another 20 decent players played too). Most impressive is that Pepe almost lasted the game before a yellow card.
     
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    I know the Cosmos would get huge crowds. It is a shame the league could not maintain momentum. I believe there were some serious league management problems too.

    Damn just tried to link to some youtube videos and it didn't work -- will try again later.
     
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  9. Burton

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    I went to games with 75,000 to 80,000 people. It was amazing. I just remember the girls in their short shorts and they were hot.
     
  10. romafan

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    Bruce Rioch & Franny Lee! This was right in the middle of my Shoot subscription...

    *can't access smilleys :-(
     
  11. romafan

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    **DP!
     
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  12. clockwise

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    Ha! I was an avid Shoot reader too. Seems that magazine went downhill at some stage? Or did we grow up?
     
  13. the shah

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    guess who's back

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  14. El Argentino

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    I don't know...?

    Happy Kaká got a call-up though.
     
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    dude thats abidal. seriously tough guy.
     
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    My bad - Barça training jersey similar to Brazil's at a glance. Blue threw me off. -

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    Training up in the Pyrenees, I read yesterday.
     
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    Mine was delivered to U.S. (by boat, I think!) and typically arrived a month or so after publication. I devoured that thing, as it was my only connection to 'Eurpoean' footaball in the pre-internet days. Is it still around?
     
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    haven't really bought jerseys in a long while save some ebay stuff from indonesia or thailand some 5 years back, but a new study by a leading sports & marketing research agency has revealed the top-selling club football shirts from the world’s two biggest sporting brands. Compiled by Dr. Peter Rohlmann, these figures show the yearly average sales encompassing 2007-08 to 2011-12


    Adidas:
    Real Madrid – 1.4 million
    Chelsea – 910,000
    Bayern Munich – 880,000
    Liverpool – 810,000
    AC Milan – 350,000

    Nike:
    Manchester United – 1.4 million
    Barcelona – 1.15 million
    Arsenal – 800,000
    Juventus – 480,000
    Inter Milan – 425,000
     
  20. clockwise

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    Shoot changed ownership and also changed style completely. It may be a monthly now or even a quarterly, more for young kids I think. It used to be very well written and some of the big stars of the time had personal columns. Reading Shoot is how I learnt English as a young teenager in a frozen Swedish backwater. The magazine was amazingly sold by a local tobacco shop in my small city and i had my copy reserved every week for years. :)
     

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