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#871 Not Alain Vigneault

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:00 AM

why would anyone try to be English?

Well..because of all those historic victories and major tournament championships..

Oh wait... :bigblush:
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#872 Azzy Mahmood

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:03 AM

Well..because of all those historic victories and major tournament championships..

Oh wait... :bigblush:

One World Cup is more than 95% of footballing nations have ever won. I'd think Scotland, Wales, N Ireland, Ireland, USA and Canada would love one of those.

And every team has 'historic' victories. Even Luxembourg and Malta.
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#873 Azzy Mahmood

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:06 AM

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:lol:

I loathe Terry the man. I hate Terry the footballer. But I admire his performances so far in the Euros - head down, doing his best. Keep it up sir.
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:54 AM

IBRA KADABRA!
nice goal!
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:15 AM

:lol:

I loathe Terry the man. I hate Terry the footballer. But I admire his performances so far in the Euros - head down, doing his best. Keep it up sir.


really? wow
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Posted Yesterday, 09:07 AM

It's not 7.5 per year, Kesler's at 5 million and Malhotra's at 2.5 million

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:18 AM

really? wow


Your tears are delicious.
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#877 Not Alain Vigneault

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:12 PM

I'm just joking around.

Of course it's great to have WC and EC victories, that will never be taken away from a nation.
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:19 PM

Man, Germany vs. Greece, David vs. Goliath.

With the whole financial crisis angle behind it.

Can you imagine if Greece pull out the upset?
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:26 PM

If Greece wins Germany should call their loans and bankrupt them.
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:32 PM

really? wow

I see the Scottish grapes are a particularly sour vintage this summer :lol:

Terry has given three 7/10 performances so far, as has Lescott. They've been mostly solid - mire so than any England defence in the last ten years - and deserve some respect for that. They've worked hard, and I unlike Gerrard and Welbeck, they're not getting the credit they deserve.

Of course they'll mess up against Italy and cost England the game :lol:
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:37 PM

I see the Scottish grapes are a particularly sour vintage this summer :lol:

Terry has given three 7/10 performances so far, as has Lescott. They've been mostly solid - mire so than any England defence in the last ten years - and deserve some respect for that. They've worked hard, and I unlike Gerrard and Welbeck, they're not getting the credit they deserve.

Of course they'll mess up against Italy and cost England the game :lol:


This years Buckfast will be vintage!!!
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Posted Yesterday, 09:07 AM

It's not 7.5 per year, Kesler's at 5 million and Malhotra's at 2.5 million

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:43 PM

If Greece wins Germany should call their loans and bankrupt them.


Greece is already bankrupt. Most of the bailout money is just going to German banks who holds Greek debt anyway.
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:48 PM

Greece is already bankrupt. Most of the bailout money is just going to German banks who holds Greek debt anyway.


Yes, but it's not official until they default.
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 01:44 PM

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 02:30 PM

If Terry had any shame, he'd be embarrassed at least twice a game by how aged he looks against many opposing forwards
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 02:39 PM

If Terry had any shame, he'd be embarrassed at least twice a game by how aged he looks against many opposing forwards


firstly, I think we have established that "JT" has no shame. Ask his pal, Bridgey!!!

Secondly, according to Azzy Mahmood and his Sun player rankings, he is doing just fine. Funniest thing I have heard/read during the Euros yet.
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Posted Yesterday, 09:07 AM

It's not 7.5 per year, Kesler's at 5 million and Malhotra's at 2.5 million

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 07:22 PM

This is a little off the current topic of the Euros but as this is The Official European Football Thread I suppose this post still belongs here.

I will state that I am a relatively new football fan. I first came to love "The Beautiful Game" a few years ago when some friends and I were travelling in Europe. While in London we wanted to see a soccer(what I used to call football) match and the only teams we knew of were Man U and Chelsea. It worked out that Chelsea was the team we ended up seeing and I have been a fan ever since.

So as an admittedly knew fan, I was wondering what other fans thought about the biggest, and really only problem in football, diving.

How and when did diving become so frequent/acceptable in this game? Is it just to hard to tell a dive from an actual foul? I know officiating in all sports is not perfect, especially hockey, but nothing in the world is more annoying to me then diving in football.

It may be just a completely ignorant North American mentality but how do the players get away with this? Do they not feel shamed by looking like a Nancy and geting brushed in the face with a pinky finger and rolling around on the dirt clutching there face like they received an upper cut from Mike Tyson? I for one would feel embarrassed if I seen my self on TV geting knocked over when the opposing manager sneezes on the sidelines and I scream bloody murder and lay on the pitch for 10 minutes.

Am I completely out of line saying this or do others agree that its a major problem? What happened to pro athletes being tough?
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 07:40 PM

Embellishment may be there but we got to remember it hurts like hell to be kicked in the shins, legs, stomach, etc.

I've never played but that's got to be one of the reasons.
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 03:13 AM

I really hate how soft football has become.

Diving is worse in particular leagues/countries than others. The SPL gets a lot of criticism for being a "poor league" but a lot of the skilled players can't cope up here with the more physical play. The Portuguese and Italians are pretty bad for diving. And watching an El Classico is just embarrassing.
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 03:40 AM

This probably wont mean anything to anyone else, but it means a lot to me or anybody else who follows Aberdeen FC

When I was at school in Aberdeen, I played for the school football team and we were one of the best teams in the country, reaching the Scottish Cup final twice, a European final in Belguim, winning several trophies in and around Aberdeen. We were taken down to Pittodrie for training a few times and Teddy was always there and always had encouraging words for us "schoolboys". A real gentleman who will be very sorely missed.

The term "legend" is used far too often these days, particularly in sport but Teddy really was a true Aberdeen legend. RIP to a great, great man.


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ABERDEEN FC legend Teddy Scott has died at his home in Ellon after a long illness.

Teddy retired in July 2003, after an astonishing 49 years of loyal service to the club.

He helped Sunnybank become the first Aberdeen side to win the Scottish Junior Cup in 1954 before moving to Pittodrie.

After hanging up his boots he served under 15 Aberdeen FC managers as a trainer, coach and latterly as kit manager.
Teddy, 83, was also a father figure to generations of the club’s younger players and was awarded a testimonial in 1999.

Sir Alex Ferguson paid him the ultimate tribute by taking a full strength Manchester United side – including David Beckham and Ryan Giggs – to Pittodrie for the game.

Ferguson said then: “Teddy has dedicated his life to Aberdeen. They were very lucky to have had a man like him for so long.
“A lot of the advice Teddy gave me has remained of value throughout my career.”
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Posted Yesterday, 09:07 AM

It's not 7.5 per year, Kesler's at 5 million and Malhotra's at 2.5 million

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 10:45 AM

Must have been an awesome experience meeting him those few times, Bananas.

RIP
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:17 AM

Ballotelli making the most of his training sessions prior to Sunday's game.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 12:18 PM

Ballotelli making the most of his training sessions prior to Sunday's game.

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Good to see that the Italians are so safety conscious....

....putting down those mats so no-one gets injured during diving practice...
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:15 PM

Sometimes I think I could do a better job of hitting the target than these "professionals".
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:21 PM

There it is. Was just typing a post about how unlucky Portugal have been.
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:23 PM

Not his biggest fan but he deserves a goal tonight.

Portugal 1-0 Cheats :towel:
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:24 PM

Great job Ronaldo. Portugal was coming on, eventually they were going to break through.
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 03:36 PM

Diving is prominent throughout football. So sad that every player looks at the ref's after they're on the ground clutching their ankles and shins. Real sad. On another note, Germany vs Greece tmr @ 11:45. EXCITED.
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 06:59 PM

Good thing Germany is playing tomorrow. Something to distract me from the draft and trade rumours!
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 07:00 PM

Diving is prominent throughout football. So sad that every player looks at the ref's after they're on the ground clutching their ankles and shins. Real sad. On another note, Germany vs Greece tmr @ 11:45. EXCITED.

Funny video but bad quality unfortunately.

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