[Soccer] Lets talk soccer

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I just realized there's a double entendre in there I didn't intend.


Fucking Giants, is all I was trying to say.
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So what's this about fucking Giants? Or can it just be Giants fans? :unibrow:

(Because we make the Patriots spend a lot of time on their backs, but they don't get what they want in the end. Oooooooooh!)
 
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So what's this about fucking Giants? Or can it just be Giants fans? :unibrow:

(Because we make the Patriots spend a lot of time on their backs, but they don't get what they want in the end. Oooooooooh!)
I'm open to anyone, even if they might be Giants fans.

(And that's fine. I don't want it in the end.)
 
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The US. Its a bit disappointing I guess, but it'll be nice not to have to hear "IS SOCCER A MAJOR SPORT IN THE US NOW?!?!?!?!" a thousand times.
 
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I feel a bit for Pulisic though. Might've been interesting to see what a young, hungry, and talented guy like him could've done at the World Cup.

And personally I think the Netherlands' situation is much funnier. "They won't win 8-0, what a stupid question." Cue Sweden winning 8-0.
 
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Look, to be fair... Trinidad and Tobago? They used to be the "joke" team in FIFA games if you wanted to practice with oddball tactics or something and wanted to be sure you'd win despite fielding 10 goal keepers and one defender.
I mean, I know the USA isn't France or Germany, but if you can't beat T&T, sheesh.

I'm a bit sad the Belgians only got 4 goals yesterday - our fifth one was ruled off side though it wasn't (it was a close call, though, and in the situation I can't really blame the line man). If we'd made that fifth one we'd've had the world record for most goals in a qualifier round. Now...well, we still have it, but we have to share with Germany. Pfuih.
 
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I am an England supporter.

Bubble is a Belgium supporter.

England and Belgium have been drawn in the same group for the World Cup group stage.

I predict a dour 0-0 draw, and then we both finish behind Panana and Tunisia.
 
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I am an England supporter.

Bubble is a Belgium supporter.

England and Belgium have been drawn in the same group for the World Cup group stage.

I predict a dour 0-0 draw, and then we both finish behind Panana and Tunisia.
I'm going to predict a 1-0 Belgium win, but we draw against Panama while you win both other matches, giving us 7 points and you 6. We both go on, but you get knocked out in the second round and we in the quarter finals.[DOUBLEPOST=1512147326,1512147257][/DOUBLEPOST]
That's a tough group. Looks like the US managed to avoid all the top teams.
Yup, I'm pretty sure the USA won't have any losses this WC.
 
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For anyone curious, Theo Walcott transferred away from Arsenal today and moved to Everton. This means that, for the first time in about 10 years, that IT Crowd reference no longer works.
 
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Well, the World Cup is just around the corner, so the quadrennial tradition of English self-deprecation about how badly they're going to do has started again. The "official" English World Cup song is called Three Lions, and it's actually quite a catchy song. But now someone's rewritten it to become Three Lions Cursed, and put it to a video of all the worst moments in English footballing history.


I'll tell you what, I'm not even English and even I felt some pain watching this thing.

Song's still catchy though.
 
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So, the Euro 2020 qualifying draw. Meh, Scotland can take Belgium.

Okay maybe not but second ahead of Russia isn't completely out of the realm of possibility. And there's still that Nations League play-off in the bank.
 
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So, the Euro 2020 qualifying draw. Meh, Scotland can take Belgium.

Okay maybe not but second ahead of Russia isn't completely out of the realm of possibility. And there's still that Nations League play-off in the bank.
Yeah, it's not the strongest group in the world. Russia's the only theoretical challenger to Belgium, really, and Scotland and Russia will fight over the second spot. The rest is fluff.
 
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Man City win the Carabao Cup 4-3 on pens. Main story though is that the Chelsea keeper outright refuses to be subbed at the end of the game while suffering from cramp and with the substitute keeper specialising in penalties.

Sarri now almost certain to be sacked as Chelsea manager & interesting to see if Arizzabalaga ever plays for Chelsea again or what retrospective action the FA take if any.
 
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Fucking shambolic. You don't disrespect your manager like that. When the manager makes a call to sub you off, you fucking go off. If you disagree with the decision, you can plead your case after the match, behind closed doors. But ultimately the decision is the manager's, and there can be no questioning that. To humiliate your manager and your club like that in front if millions of viewers is so unprofessional it's mind-boggling.

If I were Sarri I'd've resigned on the spot. Screw the payoff from being sacked, my integrity is worth more than that.
 
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Yeah, I would have liked to see the ref tell him to get off the pitch for being subbed or head down the tunnel after being red carded for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
 
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