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Jonlion
06-08-2010, 09:08 PM
England v USA on saturday in the biggest sporting event in the World.

Yes the WORLD CUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This small but mighty island will rise up and banish those memories of the Redcoats taking a beating.

We will rub away those memories of the brave Brit bisping being felled by Hendo.

Because on Saturday England reclaims its supreme dominance that has laid dormant.

Yes the might USA will take one hell of a pounding come saturday!


Anyone watching it/looking forward to it?

NateR
06-08-2010, 09:20 PM
How do you pronounce that exactly? Is it "englaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnd" or "englan-duh-duh-duh-duh-duh-duh-duh-duh-duh-duh-duh-duh"?

J.B.
06-08-2010, 09:29 PM
http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0901/nfl.conference.championships/images/larry-fitzgerald%282%29.jpg

I love Football....oh wait a sec...


:laugh:

J.B.
06-08-2010, 09:36 PM
Soccer is the biggest sport in the world, but you'll never get me to understand why. I guess it just comes with being an American. In America, Soccer even takes a back-seat to Hockey, which is behind Football, Baseball, and Basketball.

I'm pretty knowledgeable in most sports when it comes to the top athletes and their accomplishments, but I can probably only name 2 Soccer players. Heck, I know more about Tennis than I do about Soccer. :laugh:

Chuck
06-08-2010, 09:42 PM
http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0901/nfl.conference.championships/images/larry-fitzgerald%282%29.jpg

I love Football....oh wait a sec...


:laugh:

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff97/kdojcak/Steelers/trophies.jpg

Me too!!!!!!!!!!!! :Whistle:

J.B.
06-08-2010, 09:50 PM
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff97/kdojcak/Steelers/trophies.jpg

Me too!!!!!!!!!!!! :Whistle:


Yeah yeah yeah...live in the now my friend! :laugh:

You worry about getting your QB out of the bathroom stall and getting him to stop exposing himself to unsuspecting young ladies and actually learn how to pass the ball and you guys might make the playoffs next season. :laugh:

I also think it's funny how we have completely derailed Jon's thread about football with our argument over what I like to refer to as "hand-egg", lol

Chuck
06-08-2010, 10:24 PM
Yeah yeah yeah...live in the now my friend! :laugh:

You worry about getting your QB out of the bathroom stall and getting him to stop exposing himself to unsuspecting young ladies and actually learn how to pass the ball and you guys might make the playoffs next season. :laugh:

I also think it's funny how we have completely derailed Jon's thread about football with our argument over what I like to refer to as "hand-egg", lol

Poor Jon!!! I guess it goes to show the incredible fan base that soccer has over here!!

But for the record... he's not *my* QB.... we may be stuck with him for now but his actions are disgusting and I would love nothing more than to see him traded. :wink:

J.B.
06-08-2010, 10:28 PM
Poor Jon!!! I guess it goes to show the incredible fan base that soccer has over here!!

But for the record... he's not *my* QB.... we may be stuck with him for now but his actions are disgusting and I would love nothing more than to see him traded. :wink:

I know that Chuck, but I gotta hit you with something when you rub those trophies in my face. :laugh:

If it weren't for Ben Rothlisburger and Santonio Holmes (both upstanding citizens) on that last drive, the Cards would have won that game! :)

Tyburn
06-08-2010, 10:28 PM
How do you pronounce that exactly? Is it "englaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnd" or "englan-duh-duh-duh-duh-duh-duh-duh-duh-duh-duh-duh-duh"?

Used to be called Angle-Land if that helps, as in Land of The Angles, who basically governed England during the dark ages. They were Northern Europeans from Angeln They married into the occupied Saxon culture which existed under the Romans...hence the term Anglo-Saxon.

Angeln became Angle-Land became Eng-land (its probably due to the pronunciation of the letter A in celtic/saxon type language...bet its pronounced more AE, and later, E.)

:laugh:

Although I think of myself as an Angle (I'm from an area of the country that still holds the name East Anglia though not really as an official title as East Midlands...its the same area) There is only ONE generation between myself, and Scotland...a place where my Patriarchy was far from nothing. I am Scot Nobility, or very close to it. I carry the name, and Only My Father stands between myself, and the last of our Clan actually born in Scotland itself....Course the rest of me is Angle :laugh: ...and I think it is more Angle then Saxon...because I think its the Saxon surnames that generally seem to depict what the family did or a trade or something...and none of the other Three contributing Trees directly leading to me, hold any clue they are all rather odd...so I think Angle rather then Saxon. its unusual to find anything Viking or Norman, and if you do, spelling gives it away (Now people dont say Norman anyway, they say French :laugh: )

First name has Jewish or Roman roots depending on how you choose to spell it and which way you look at it. Middle name is a total misnomer, could have come from anywhere or anything

J.B.
06-08-2010, 10:33 PM
Okay, now Dave has brought world history to the thread...:laugh:

We need to put this locomotive back on the tracks....

Damn, I don't know anything about Soccer...

J.B.
06-08-2010, 10:35 PM
http://images.encyclopediadramatica.com/images/thumb/6/6d/Hand_egg.jpg/400px-Hand_egg.jpg

Tyburn
06-08-2010, 10:36 PM
Okay, now Dave has brought world history to the thread...:laugh:

We need to put this locomotive back on the tracks....

Damn, I don't know anything about Soccer...

Neither do I...its so boring. At least rugby is aggressive. I dont understand why they dont just give them two balls, then they wouldnt have to fight over one would they :laugh:

Blade
06-08-2010, 10:45 PM
They married into the occupied Saxon culture which existed under the Romans...hence the term Anglo-Saxon.

Angeln became Angle-Land became Eng-land (its probably due to the pronunciation of the letter A in celtic/saxon type language...bet its pronounced more AE, and later, E.)

:laugh:

Although I think of myself as an Angle (I'm from an area of the country that still holds the name East Anglia though not really as an official title as East Midlands...its the same area) There is only ONE generation between myself, and Scotland...a place where my Patriarchy was far from nothing. I am Scot Nobility, or very close to it. I carry the name, and Only My Father stands between myself, and the last of our Clan actually born in Scotland itself....Course the rest of me is Angle :laugh: ...and I think it is more Angle then Saxon...because I think its the Saxon surnames that generally seem to depict what the family did or a trade or something...and none of the other Three contributing Trees directly leading to me, hold any clue they are all rather odd...so I think Angle rather then Saxon. its unusual to find anything Viking or Norman, and if you do, spelling gives it away (Now people dont say Norman anyway, they say French :laugh: )

First name has Jewish or Roman roots depending on how you choose to spell it and which way you look at it. Middle name is a total misnomer, could have come from anywhere or anything

The Anglo-Saxons didn't exist under the Romans, the Anglo-Saxon arrival coincided with the Romans leaving. Then we pushed the snivelling Celts into Wales and Scotland and made this green and pleasant land our own until the Frogs came and ruined it in 1066, lol. And you're right about Anglo-Saxon surnames, but a lot of place names can also be traced back to the Vikings, such as Dublin.

And since this thread is about football, England should beat USA pretty easily, but there's no way England will win the World Cup. I reckon Italy, though you can never count out the Krauts either.

Tyburn
06-08-2010, 11:40 PM
The Anglo-Saxons didn't exist under the Romans, the Anglo-Saxon arrival coincided with the Romans leaving. Then we pushed the snivelling Celts into Wales and Scotland and made this green and pleasant land our own until the Frogs came and ruined it in 1066, lol. And you're right about Anglo-Saxon surnames, but a lot of place names can also be traced back to the Vikings, such as Dublin.

And since this thread is about football, England should beat USA pretty easily, but there's no way England will win the World Cup. I reckon Italy, though you can never count out the Krauts either.

I thought that Saxons were there along with the celts during the brief rule of Rome :blink:

...and as for the place names...Yeah, I live a stones throw from Yorvik....But I prefer to call it Eboracum :) (its the Roman Name...wasnt in use for very long LOL...and yet long enough for the Church of England to have shortened it to Ebor LMAO))

J.B.
06-08-2010, 11:47 PM
Neither do I...its so boring. At least rugby is aggressive. I dont understand why they dont just give them two balls, then they wouldnt have to fight over one would they :laugh:

It's all in the eye of the beholder my friend. I love Baseball, and lots of people find that to be boring. :laugh:

I don't think a sport needs to be a contact sport to be exciting, but it certainly helps with the mainstream.

I actually loved playing Soccer when I was in junior high and high-school, but I never got into following it on a professional level.

Tyburn
06-08-2010, 11:49 PM
It's all in the eye of the beholder my friend. I love Baseball, and lots of people find that to be boring. :laugh:

I don't think a sport needs to be a contact sport to be exciting, but it certainly helps with the mainstream.

I actually loved playing Soccer when I was in junior high and high-school, but I never got into following it on a professional level.

I didnt play sport when I was little...Coz I couldnt catch a ball :sad:

I would find Archery interesting to watch...I suppose thats non-contact...or supposed to be :laugh: Tried that once at Lincoln Castle :blink:

J.B.
06-08-2010, 11:56 PM
I didnt play sport when I was little...Coz I couldnt catch a ball :sad:

I would find Archery interesting to watch...I suppose thats non-contact...or supposed to be :laugh: Tried that once at Lincoln Castle :blink:

Well, in Soccer you kick the ball, unless your the Goaltender! :laugh:

I learned how to catch a ball when I was real young. You learn real quick after the first few hit you in the face. :wink:

Bonnie
06-09-2010, 01:37 AM
I don't think a sport needs to be a contact sport to be exciting,

Oh, no, not AS again.... :laugh:


but it certainly helps with the mainstream.

You mean all those panty wadders. :laugh:


Back to England........GOoooooooal USA!!! :happydancing:

J.B.
06-09-2010, 03:20 AM
Oh, no, not AS again.... :laugh:


Now, by no contact with Anderson Silva, did you mean when people were trying to hit him? :scratchchin:

http://i30.tinypic.com/jry8o1.jpg

http://i41.tinypic.com/10pyk3d.jpg

Because that's certainly not the case when he is trying to hit other people :laugh:

http://i8.tinypic.com/80nhjqr.jpg
http://i44.tinypic.com/64nnuc.jpg
http://i27.tinypic.com/2hwenwz.jpg
http://i42.tinypic.com/24uvx9w.jpg

this last one is my fave :)
http://i27.tinypic.com/2e6h4ww.jpg

:happy0198:

J.B.
06-09-2010, 03:22 AM
This thread is epic BTW. Total derailment.

Sorry Jon, Americans are bad like this when it comes to Soccer...:laugh:

Bonnie
06-09-2010, 03:55 AM
<off topic...again, just for a sec, Jon, I promise> :laugh:

JB, that last gif was great. That was incredible the way AS is actually going backwards to avoid being hit and just sticks out that long arm of his to catch Forrest right on the button. That's the AS I love to see. Action AS! :laugh:

<back on topic> :)

Buc Nasty
06-09-2010, 06:38 AM
I actually loved playing Soccer when I was in junior high and high-school, but I never got into following it on a professional level.

Watch Arsenal, forget the World Cup!

County Mike
06-09-2010, 11:02 AM
I didnt play sport when I was little...Coz I couldnt catch a ball :sad:

I would find Archery interesting to watch.

Well don't try catching any arrows. :tongue0011:


What is this "soccer" you speak of?

Tyburn
06-09-2010, 11:39 AM
Well, in Soccer you kick the ball, unless your the Goaltender! :laugh:

I learned how to catch a ball when I was real young. You learn real quick after the first few hit you in the face. :wink:

No...you dont always....impulses travel down nerves to reach muscles, thats how you move...the speed is practically speed of thought, unless the impulse doesnt go the shortest way to the muscle...if the impulse takes a longer route, then although you know where you need to be in your head, you cant move quick enough....works the same for a lot of things, characteristics include poor hand eye coordination, probably clumsyness...and if your really unfortunate tremours...or the shakes....thankfully with me its bearly noticeable...but it did mean that I never excelled in any sporting activity :unsure-1:

rearnakedchoke
06-09-2010, 12:59 PM
this is going to be a great tourney, but England have no chance ... they will draw with the US and slink out of the World Cup eventually .... my favourite play was when C. Ronaldo got Rooney red carded at the Euros i believe ... LOL ...

VCURamFan
06-09-2010, 05:10 PM
http://i41.tinypic.com/10pyk3d.jpg

http://i27.tinypic.com/2e6h4ww.jpg

:happy0198:
Oooooo, Michelle's gonna be maaaaaadddd!!! :scared0011:

Miss Foxy
06-09-2010, 05:11 PM
Arriba Alemania!!!

Jonlion
06-10-2010, 06:42 AM
Man,

seriously derailed thread! ha ha.

Wel I am a big fan of american sports but Football stands out above the rest - and i reckon it may just one day improve in popularity out there.

I just hope come Saturday evening I still have bragging rights!

Buc Nasty
06-10-2010, 07:28 AM
Man,

seriously derailed thread! ha ha.

:laugh:

Well I am a big fan of american sports but Football stands out above the rest - and i reckon it may just one day improve in popularity out there.

I've loved Basketball since I was a kid, but the rest suck! :tongue0011:

Play The Man
06-10-2010, 07:43 AM
I don't mean to sound unpatriotic, but I hope England wins. Probably 1% of the U.S. population watches it or cares about it. It seems like it is a big deal to the English. I think if the U.S. wins there would be a deafening silence here. Soccer is so boring, if the U.S. exits early, maybe they won't report on the WC here at all.

J.B.
06-10-2010, 07:54 AM
if the U.S. exits early, maybe they won't report on the WC here at all.

Not a chance.

Soccer is still the biggest sport in the world, regardless if we like it or not. It will get it's coverage from major outlets like ESPN, and it deserves it.

Buc Nasty
06-10-2010, 07:55 AM
It is our most popular sport and the only one I care about. The weird thing is I don't particularly care for the England team as I find them boring to watch. I prefer club footie over international and if I catch a stream of an Arsenal game its usually being shown on a US channel! Wasupwiddat?

Stupid UK TV rights!

J.B.
06-10-2010, 07:58 AM
It is our most popular sport and the only one I care about. The weird thing is I don't particularly care for the England team as I find them boring to watch. I prefer club footie over international and if I catch a stream of an Arsenal game its usually being shown on a US channel! Wasupwiddat?

Stupid UK TV rights!

I like Hand-egg : )

Play The Man
06-10-2010, 08:14 AM
Not a chance.

Soccer is still the biggest sport in the world, regardless if we like it or not. It will get it's coverage from major outlets like ESPN, and it deserves it.

A guy can still wish . . . can't he?:no:

Buc Nasty
06-10-2010, 09:02 AM
I like Hand-egg : )

:laugh:

What shall we call Rugby?

Bonnie
06-10-2010, 06:40 PM
What was the deal with South Africa and a world cup the other day? I was thinking they had won until I saw this thread. I was at the gym, I could see the tv but no sound--something about a "stampede".... :unsure-1:

Anybody? :huh:

County Mike
06-10-2010, 06:44 PM
What was the deal with South Africa and a world cup the other day? I was thinking they had won until I saw this thread. I was at the gym, I could see the tv but no sound--something about a "stampede".... :unsure-1:

Anybody? :huh:

Somebody dropped a dollar.

Bonnie
06-10-2010, 06:48 PM
Somebody dropped a dollar.

:laugh: Stop it! My face hurts! :laugh:

NateR
06-10-2010, 07:12 PM
Now, by no contact with Anderson Silva, did you mean when people were trying to hit him? :scratchchin:

http://i30.tinypic.com/jry8o1.jpg

http://i41.tinypic.com/10pyk3d.jpg

Because that's certainly not the case when he is trying to hit other people :laugh:

http://i8.tinypic.com/80nhjqr.jpg
http://i44.tinypic.com/64nnuc.jpg
http://i27.tinypic.com/2hwenwz.jpg
http://i42.tinypic.com/24uvx9w.jpg

this last one is my fave :)
http://i27.tinypic.com/2e6h4ww.jpg

:happy0198:

Okay, new forum rule: No more than ONE animated GIF per post. I'm tired of these poorly constructed files locking up my internet browser.

VCURamFan
06-10-2010, 08:37 PM
Okay, new forum rule: No more than ONE animated GIF per post. I'm tired of these poorly constructed files locking up my internet browser.
Do we still have a forum rules thread? I think I went looking for it once to tell a troll to STFU, but I couldn't find it . . .

DonnaMaria
06-10-2010, 08:59 PM
:laugh: Stop it! My face hurts! :laugh:

I agree! STOP!!!!


HORRIBLE but HYSTERICAL!!!!!!:laugh:

J.B.
06-10-2010, 11:39 PM
Okay, new forum rule: No more than ONE animated GIF per post. I'm tired of these poorly constructed files locking up my internet browser.

My bad bro, I wasn't even thinking of that.

NateR
06-10-2010, 11:49 PM
My bad bro, I wasn't even thinking of that.

No big deal, it's just that many of them are made from cheap software or programs you download off the internet, so the files themselves aren't properly optimized for web use. Making them much, much larger in file size than they need to be. A properly optimized web image can be up to 75% smaller with little noticeable loss in quality.

If everyone used Photoshop's "save for web" feature, this wouldn't even be a problem; but maybe I'm just a Photoshop-snob. :laugh:

J.B.
06-11-2010, 12:37 AM
No big deal, it's just that many of them are made from cheap software or programs you download off the internet, so the files themselves aren't properly optimized for web use. Making them much, much larger in file size than they need to be. A properly optimized web image can be up to 75% smaller with little noticeable loss in quality.

If everyone used Photoshop's "save for web" feature, this wouldn't even be a problem; but maybe I'm just a Photoshop-snob. :laugh:

I'm hardly a photoshop expert, but even I know that much when it comes to file optimization. Whenever I have made GIFs I always use Photoshop or ULead, but I have been seeing a lot of people actually use websites that can snag clips from youtube videos now.

I actually remember you saying something about GIFs in the past, and how we shouldn't use so many in one post, or requote the same one over and over. I think it was on the old forum that you said it, but I just wasn't even thinking when I posted all those. :laugh:

atomdanger
06-11-2010, 01:02 AM
Yeah yeah you're gonna beat us at World Cup...

but you'll end up losing to Algeria, or whoever you play after that.

Jonlion
06-12-2010, 12:31 PM
I don't mean to sound unpatriotic, but I hope England wins. Probably 1% of the U.S. population watches it or cares about it. It seems like it is a big deal to the English. I think if the U.S. wins there would be a deafening silence here. Soccer is so boring, if the U.S. exits early, maybe they won't report on the WC here at all.

Garunteed America would go crazy if you won the World Cup!

Winning stuff always makes people care!!!!!

However you are right, it does mean more to us.

Tyburn
06-13-2010, 12:29 PM
Glad my name isnt Robert Green right now :unsure-1:

I thought when all the flags dissapeared for one moment maybe we lost...but I think going to a draw was worse...and in the newspapers today there are such headlines as

"We Was Rob-ed" and "God Save Our Green" :laugh:

Final Score: England 1 - 1 USA :mellow:

Buc Nasty
06-13-2010, 02:01 PM
How is a draw worse? :laugh:

England are :censored:.

Jonlion
06-13-2010, 02:04 PM
Onwards and upwards - not a bad start for the opener against a good team and we should have won.

We made a few chances and only coceded because of a horrid mistake.

We should emerge comfortably from the group.

Buc Nasty
06-13-2010, 02:10 PM
It was a poor mistake and we looked the more likely to win but they created a few chances too, so it was probably a fair result in the end. I don't see us faring too well against the top teams.

Tyburn
06-13-2010, 02:33 PM
How is a draw worse? :laugh:

England are :censored:.

Half the flags have vanished already...thats how I knew the result wasnt brilliant before I read the paper :laugh::laugh:

Neezar
06-13-2010, 02:37 PM
What happened? Who won? What mistake?

Tyburn
06-13-2010, 03:01 PM
What happened? Who won? What mistake?

Well, England scored...and then they made many more attempts but failed to capitalize. The USA went to score, and Robert Green kinda caught the ball and then dropped the ball and it rolled over the line sorta thing, meaning it qualified as a goal.

:laugh: not quite as bad as a home goal :laugh:

It was a Draw Denise, 1 all :ashamed:

Neezar
06-13-2010, 03:59 PM
Well, England scored...and then they made many more attempts but failed to capitalize. The USA went to score, and Robert Green kinda caught the ball and then dropped the ball and it rolled over the line sorta thing, meaning it qualified as a goal.

:laugh: not quite as bad as a home goal :laugh:

It was a Draw Denise, 1 all :ashamed:

:laugh: Bless his heart!

Tyburn
06-13-2010, 04:08 PM
:laugh: Bless his heart!

:laugh: all will be forgiven if we make it to the finals...OR someone does something worse in the next game :wink:

matthughesfan21
06-13-2010, 05:47 PM
Nice save lol

Tyburn
06-13-2010, 09:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeQ6zYAhBnI

I just had to mention this is my weekly blog :laugh:

J.B.
06-14-2010, 02:31 AM
See, that's where they got it all wrong....:rolleyes:

How in the heck can you have tie games in the biggest tournament?

I will admit, I know nothing about how the World Cup is organized, but that just seems crazy to me. Have a series or just make it one and done. :Whistle: :laugh:

Bonnie
06-14-2010, 04:34 AM
Glad my name isnt Robert Green right now :unsure-1:

I thought when all the flags dissapeared for one moment maybe we lost...but I think going to a draw was worse...and in the newspapers today there are such headlines as

"We Was Rob-ed" and "God Save Our Green" :laugh:

Final Score: England 1 - 1 USA :mellow:

That poor guy. :laugh: But on a happier note, the guy who kicked the ball to score, Clint Dempsey, is from Texas. :happydancing:

Well, England scored...and then they made many more attempts but failed to capitalize. The USA went to score, and Robert Green kinda caught the ball and then dropped the ball and it rolled over the line sorta thing, meaning it qualified as a goal.

:laugh: not quite as bad as a home goal :laugh:

It was a Draw Denise, 1 all :ashamed:

I just saw a clip on the news of the goal. I wouldn't say he caught the ball so much as "paused" it for a sec. :laugh: I noticed how he was positioned; I think that's what led to the ball getting past him even though it glanced off his hands. An article I read, the writer said the ball "barely rolled over the line". :rolleyes: I don't know what play he was watching, but that ball went all the way to the back of the net AFTER sliding off Green's hands.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DApPYJKUYw

I agree with JB. What's with this "draw" business. Why not play "overtime" until someone scores for the win? :unsure-1:

donaldbreland
06-14-2010, 06:46 AM
Soccer is the biggest sport in the world, but you'll never get me to understand why. I guess it just comes with being an American. In America, Soccer even takes a back-seat to Hockey, which is behind Football, Baseball, and Basketball.

I'm pretty knowledgeable in most sports when it comes to the top athletes and their accomplishments, but I can probably only name 2 Soccer players. Heck, I know more about Tennis than I do about Soccer. :laugh:


Thats because of the chicks J.B

Buc Nasty
06-14-2010, 07:35 AM
Draws have always been in Football. In a league season you get 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw or 0 for a loss. In the first round of the World Cup they are in mini leagues of 4 teams, once this stage is over you get to the knock out phase where there is extra time and penalties if need be, no draws!

matthughesfan21
06-14-2010, 07:15 PM
See, that's where they got it all wrong....:rolleyes:

How in the heck can you have tie games in the biggest tournament?

I will admit, I know nothing about how the World Cup is organized, but that just seems crazy to me. Have a series or just make it one and done. :Whistle: :laugh:
i don't really know how it set up either, but i think its pool play now and they get so many points for a win, 1 for a draw and none for a loss...So they need points to advance to the next round, once they are later in the tournament I think they have free kicks(like a hockey shootout) to break ties

J.B.
06-14-2010, 07:32 PM
i don't really know how it set up either, but i think its pool play now and they get so many points for a win, 1 for a draw and none for a loss...So they need points to advance to the next round, once they are later in the tournament I think they have free kicks(like a hockey shootout) to break ties

I kinda figured that much, I just think it's silly.

The most exciting tournaments are one and done, like the NFL playoffs or NCAA Basketball. Granted, I understand that is a part of the World Cup in it's next stage, but why bother having draws in the tournament at all? In the regular season that is one thing, but the biggest tournament shouldn't have games that are left undecided. It's very anti-climatic in my opinion.

matthughesfan21
06-14-2010, 08:03 PM
I kinda figured that much, I just think it's silly.

The most exciting tournaments are one and done, like the NFL playoffs or NCAA Basketball. Granted, I understand that is a part of the World Cup in it's next stage, but why bother having draws in the tournament at all? In the regular season that is one thing, but the biggest tournament shouldn't have games that are left undecided. It's very anti-climatic in my opinion.

yeah i agree, but thats why we mostly agree here in america that soccer is BS:laugh:

J.B.
06-14-2010, 08:48 PM
yeah i agree, but thats why we mostly agree here in america that soccer is BS:laugh:

Yup :laugh:

Buc Nasty
06-15-2010, 07:15 AM
yeah i agree, but thats why we mostly agree here in america that soccer is BS:laugh:

Yup :laugh:

Its the most played sport in the world! You'll learn! :laugh:

matthughesfan21
06-15-2010, 06:04 PM
Its the most played sport in the world! You'll learn! :laugh:I really have tried to watch it, and I'm an athletic training student and was assigned to soccer last semester...Kicking the ball around and practice isn't to bad, but the games are so dreadfully boring that i wanted to stab my eyes out


I understand the rules of soccer and everything, but there is just so little offense...I like the basic concept of soccer, which is why I love hockey....Hockey and soccer have the same basic concept(put object in net past goalie to score a goal) but hockey moves so much faster, its more physical, and there is more offense...I'd rather watch a 10 year old hockey league game than a world cup soccer game...Indoor soccer is better to watch imo because the playing area is much smaller which leads to more offense

Tyburn
06-18-2010, 08:23 PM
Soooo everyone thought we'd beat USA...and we got a draw 1-1....dont worry they said because we are bound to beat Algeria...erm...again, a draw 0-0

We MUST WIN the next game or else....that will be that :laugh:

These guys are pretty shyte considering how much they get paid arent they :mellow:

Buc Nasty
06-27-2010, 03:47 PM
We got KTFO! Fully deserved though, we played like :censored: throughout this tournament!

bj44
06-27-2010, 03:58 PM
We got KTFO! Fully deserved though, we played like :censored: throughout this tournament!

atleast you lost to a top 5 team and not Ghana

Then again Soccer is like the 4th or 5th most popular team sport in america as opposed to a religion in England so it probably stings alot more for you guys :laugh:

Tyburn
06-27-2010, 04:07 PM
We got KTFO! Fully deserved though, we played like :censored: throughout this tournament!

we may have lost this battle.

But we did win The War :laugh:

Buc Nasty
06-27-2010, 04:55 PM
atleast you lost to a top 5 team and not Ghana

Then again Soccer is like the 4th or 5th most popular team sport in america as opposed to a religion in England so it probably stings alot more for you guys :laugh:

Not really, there are as many people who hate football as those who love it. Mainly Rugby fans!

I care FAR more about Arsenal than England, and we get slated for having barely any English players! :laugh:

Don't be too harsh on Ghana, they really stepped up as the only African team left and it was a close game. England had the wrong manager to begin with, he picked the wrong squad and played the wrong team in the wrong formation - it was doomed from the start! If he'd taken Ashley Young and one of Arsenal's few English players Theo Walcott, we'd have had the squad to play a formation that suits our players strengths.

I blame the F.A.

Tyburn
06-27-2010, 05:17 PM
. England had the wrong manager to begin with, .

It might have helpped if he could have spoken English :mellow:

One thing is for damn certain...not one of those players is worth over 1million pounds in reality....after this last few weeks showing...they shouldnt be paid any kinda big money.

Just like the bankers that cream it off for themselves...there was noone on that Team that pushed anywhere near to breaking point in trying to secure victory..they simply arent worth the cash they are paid.

Buc Nasty
06-27-2010, 05:23 PM
It might have helpped if he could have spoken English :mellow:

One thing is for damn certain...not one of those players is worth over 1million pounds in reality....after this last few weeks showing...they shouldnt be paid any kinda big money.

Just like the bankers that cream it off for themselves...there was noone on that Team that pushed anywhere near to breaking point in trying to secure victory..they simply arent worth the cash they are paid.

Steven Gerrard is world class and would walk into any team in the world, but what does Capello do? Plays him out of position when we had players that can be far more effective there!

Tyburn
06-27-2010, 05:32 PM
Steven Gerrard is world class and would walk into any team in the world, but what does Capello do? Plays him out of position when we had players that can be far more effective there!

I dont get it though, because the positions arent really very far apart, unless your supposed to be a goal keeper I suppose. I assume that a person worth many millions can get hold of the ball almost anywhere and drive it between two posts.

He scored how many times over the four games :huh:

Buc Nasty
06-27-2010, 06:01 PM
I dont get it though, because the positions arent really very far apart, unless your supposed to be a goal keeper I suppose. I assume that a person worth many millions can get hold of the ball almost anywhere and drive it between two posts.

He scored how many times over the four games :huh:

Its not that simple though Dave, a couple of seconds can have a huge effect on the outcome of a game, let alone the entire duration. If its not a players best position he won't make the best decision in a split second, a pass, a run, not positioning himself where best to help his team-mates and so on. Gerrard's best display was when he played central midfield against the U.S, and he scored too. 1 goal in 4 games is not a bad return for a midfielder, especially when one like Gerrard can control the game from there. Plus if he'd played central midfield in the other 3 games he'd not only have had more influence, he just might have scored 1 or 2 more too. :wink:

Tyburn
06-27-2010, 06:38 PM
Its not that simple though Dave, a couple of seconds can have a huge effect on the outcome of a game, let alone the entire duration. If its not a players best position he won't make the best decision in a split second, a pass, a run, not positioning himself where best to help his team-mates and so on. Gerrard's best display was when he played central midfield against the U.S, and he scored too. 1 goal in 4 games is not a bad return for a midfielder, especially when one like Gerrard can control the game from there. Plus if he'd played central midfield in the other 3 games he'd not only have had more influence, he just might have scored 1 or 2 more too. :wink:

he's paid MILLIONS of pounds and scores one goal in four games :huh:

I hate Football :angry:

Buc Nasty
06-27-2010, 09:35 PM
Why do you keep going on about how much he gets paid? Thats like saying fighters get paid so they must get a knock out.

Tyburn
06-27-2010, 11:36 PM
Why do you keep going on about how much he gets paid? Thats like saying fighters get paid so they must get a knock out.

Fighters are not paid Millions!!!

That kinda money is riddiculous, absolutely riddiculous

bj44
06-28-2010, 12:33 AM
Not really, there are as many people who hate football as those who love it. Mainly Rugby fans!

I care FAR more about Arsenal than England, and we get slated for having barely any English players! :laugh:

Don't be too harsh on Ghana, they really stepped up as the only African team left and it was a close game. England had the wrong manager to begin with, he picked the wrong squad and played the wrong team in the wrong formation - it was doomed from the start! If he'd taken Ashley Young and one of Arsenal's few English players Theo Walcott, we'd have had the squad to play a formation that suits our players strengths.

I blame the F.A.

well obviously its not cus England isnt talented enough. They have more superstars then Germany i think. Its not about talent its about team unity. Outside Brazil the Euro teams have better players but look how the south american teams are dominating the tourney... Spain always has the best players imo but dont do well in the world cup... A team full of all stars isnt necessarily a great team.

Buzzard
06-28-2010, 03:01 AM
I didn't get to see the game, though I caught a replay of the non-goal. What a crock. That should have tied it up.

Do you think that instant replay should be allowed for situations like that, as in hockey? Maybe they could use a goal cam, though I heard that the man in charge of FIFA wants to keep technology out of the sport.

On a side note: Have you ever heard of Sabbuteo? I remember playing it some as a kid. If you haven't, it's a table type game of soccer.

Buc Nasty
06-28-2010, 07:38 AM
Fighters are not paid Millions!!!

That kinda money is riddiculous, absolutely riddiculous

Fighters do get paid millions, just not in MMA. Mayweather, Mosley and Pacquiao get some pretty hefty paychecks!

Buc Nasty
06-28-2010, 07:41 AM
well obviously its not cus England isnt talented enough. They have more superstars then Germany i think. Its not about talent its about team unity. Outside Brazil the Euro teams have better players but look how the south american teams are dominating the tourney... Spain always has the best players imo but dont do well in the world cup... A team full of all stars isnt necessarily a great team.

Its not neccessarily unity, they had that but the team was set up wrong. If you have your players playing in the positions they normally play in they will perform better. Imagine if back in the day the Lakers had Kobe at centre and Shaq as point guard - wouldn't have worked would it!

VCURamFan
06-28-2010, 08:31 PM
OK, nowI believe vuvuzelas need to be outlawed!!!!

http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/b5c124d1-7631-4d52-a462-71f355640714.jpg

Buc Nasty
06-28-2010, 08:39 PM
From now on I'm calling it my vuvuzela! :laugh:

VCURamFan
06-28-2010, 08:40 PM
From now on I'm calling it my vuvuzela! :laugh:
Do we want to know what "it" you're referring to? :ninja:

Buc Nasty
06-29-2010, 07:08 AM
:laugh:

VCURamFan
07-01-2010, 08:37 PM
Series of pictures in a newspaper showing a representative of each country competing in the 2010 World Cup:
http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/129208040413299878.jpg

(far right, second from the bottom, in case you missed it the first time :laugh:)