9/18 Soccer Thread

Discussion in 'Soccer Board' started by ChileanNole, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. ChileanNole

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    News

    England

    - Cesc Fabregas claims he has a gash on his leg which proves he too fell victim to his former team-mate Emmanuel Adebayor's violent conduct. The Arsenal captain has spoken out over Adebayor's dangerous play in last weekend's Barclays Premier League match between the latter's new club Manchester City and his old one at Eastlands last Saturday. "I think this is a red card here," said Fabregas, reportedly gesturing to his leg and claiming the injury was suffered in an Adebayor challenge studied by the Football Association on Thursday before they banned the City striker for three matches for stamping on Robin van Persie's head in the same match.

    - Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has branded rivals Manchester City ''cocky'' ahead of Sunday's eagerly-anticipated derby clash at Old Trafford. Ferguson hit out at his local rivals after their 100% start to the season and warned opposite number Mark Hughes he must win the Premier League title to justify his £200 million spending spree. 'The rivalry has gone up a notch in the last few months, with them signing all those players and then coming up with that advert and all their posters about Carlos Tevez. They've been a bit, how can I put it, cocky. Yes, a bit cocky. They've got seven centre forwards now, which is crazy, just amazing.''

    - Emmanuel Adebayor has launched a staunch defence of the actions that saw him face two FA charges for his conduct against former club Arsenal. Adebayor, who admitted the charge of violent conduct, defended his actions with passion, telling the the Sun: "People talk about us as being football players and the money we earn, but just because we are fortunate it does not mean we need to take abuse. If you were to abuse a man in the street for over an hour he would react and it would be a worse reaction than a goal celebration! There is only so much abuse a man can take until he reaches breaking point. I was being abused by people who six months ago were singing my name and the abuse was for no reason. I scored and I wanted to show people it is not a good idea to abuse me. I really didn't understand it at all. They were clapping Kolo but they were shouting personal abuse at me before the match even kicked off."

    - Match Previews and Injury Reports:

    Injury Reports

    Liverpool v West Ham United

    Italy

    - Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro is set to miss Juventus' Champions League visit to Bayern Munich on September 30 because of a thigh muscle injury which will sideline him for up to three weeks. The centre back suffered the injury during Juve's Group A opener against Bordeaux on Tuesday which ended 1-1.

    Spain

    - Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido has welcomed Luis Fabiano's commitment to the club, but has stated that there will no contract extension talks with the striker.

    Yesterday’s matches

    Ajax 0 – 0 Timisoara (Europa League)

    CSKA Sofia 1 – 1 Fulham (Europa League)

    FC Basel 2 – 0 Roma (Europa League)

    Hapoel Tel Aviv 2 – 1 Celtic (Europa League)

    Lille 1 – 1 Valencia (Europa League)

    Panathinaikos 1 – 3 Galatasaray (Europa League)

    Rapid Wien 3 – 0 Hamburg (Europa League)

    Heerenveen 2 – 3 Sporting CP (Europa League)

    Lazio 1 – 2 Red Bull Salzburg (Europa League)

    Villareal 1 – 0 Levski Sofia (Europa League)

    Fenerbache 1 – 2 Twente (Europa League)

    Everton 4 – 0 AEK Athens (Europa League)

    Sparta Prague 2 – 2 PSV (Europa League)

    Athletic Bilbao 3 – 0 Austria Wien (Europa League)

    Nacional 2 – 3 Werder Bremen (Europa League)

    Lanus 1 – 0 River Plate (Copa Sudamericana)

    Toluca 7 – 0 Marathon (CONCACAF Champions League)

    Comunicaciones 2 – 0 Real España (CONCACAF Champions League)

    For highlights of yesterday’s matches please visit FOOTYTUBE

    Matches today

    Schalke 04 – Wolfsburg at 2:30 PM (Bundesliga)

    Sheffield United – Sheffield Wednesday at 2:45 PM (The Championship)

    Willem II – Groningen at 2:45 PM (Eredivisie)

    Huracan – Estudiantes at 5:00 PM (Argentina)

    New York Red Bulls – New England Revolution at 7:30 PM (MLS)

    Rosario Central – Banfield at 8:10 PM (Argentina)

    Tecos UAG – Morelia at 9:00 PM (Mexico)

    San Jose Earthquakes – Colorado Rapids at 11:00 PM (MLS)

    For a complete list of matches and streams please visit ROJADIRECTA or ATDHE

    Feel free to add anything I missed.
     
  2. ChileanNole

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    So I read the FIFA DEMO thread and put my thoughts there about a soccer board.
     
  3. EyeGetUnlucky

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    "They've got seven centre forwards now, which is crazy, just amazing.''

    :laugh:
     
  4. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    chilean, how long does it take to put together your OP in the daily soccer thread?
     
  5. ChileanNole

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    30-45 minutes now depending on if there were a lot matches that I need scores for and a lot of matches for the day. It was easier during the transfer market because I would go to a couple of sites that had all the rumors listed and even divided by country. Now I go to Soccernet, Yahoo UK, and other sites to get the news and scores. A lot of times I have to dig to find news for different countries too. EPL info is readily available but I still need to find better English sites with news for Italy, Spain and Germany. ESPNDeportes is great for South America but it's in Spanish so I would have to translate a lot that's why you dont see as much South American info.

    By the way, with Lanus beating River Plate both River and Boca were eliminated from Copa Sudamericana :shocked:
     
  6. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    id be willing to provide a daily update with what is wrong with Chelsea FC
     
  7. ChileanNole

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    I'm sure you would. :laugh:
     
  8. BLACK & GOLDschlager

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    I like the different thread for the different divisions. There was someone yesterday that mentioned by the time they get to the soccer thread each day it is to long for them to want to read it all. For example yesterday instead of putting Bayor getting banned on the 3rd page or whatever I would have started a new thread so that everyone that swings by the board would see that.


    Here is the deal. The more I think about it the more I think we would make it successful but to get one we need to summit and organized plan. It needs to not be to long but have key points with facts and stats to prove why it would be worth it. We need to gather points today in this thread that we can pull together to make this happen.

    -One thing that I would like to say is that Chile starting a soccer thread was to keep it together so there wasn't a bunch of threads about soccer cluttering the MB. Because of that we have been organized and policed ourselves those keeping multiple threads off the board. Thats why the higher ups have trouble believing we need our own board.

    Constant threads that we would have.
    -Fifa thread for questions, discussions, as well as separate thread for leagues.
    -1 each for the 3 main leagues as well as 1 for news/discussions for others
    -Fantasy thread
    -Pickem thread
    -ind. game threads for certain games.
     
  9. ChileanNole

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    I think one key point is that it would add more members and more people would get involved that dont know. We could then bring AlanMinor, April, flipperdoddle, etc and all other posters from different boards too. There are a lot of good soccer posters in Warchant too (by the way if somebody is not banned from rivals you should tell them about our soccer threads)
     
  10. BLACK & GOLDschlager

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    the only way to get people from rivals is to post on their fan page cuz if you put it on the RB it will get deleted
     
  11. ChileanNole

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    Well we should do that.
     
  12. tne

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    I really wish Arsenal would just forget about the Ade thing and move on, I hate how it has stayed a story, plus now Denilson has been ruled out for a couple weeks, and Arshavin very unlikely to play this week, hopefully Van Persie will be back, at least it looks like we will continue to see Diaby
     
  13. ChileanNole

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    Arshavin is still out?? Dammit. BRB updating my EPL fantasy squad.
     
  14. tne

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    there is a chance he plays as a sub if needed but probably wont start
     
  15. Bankz

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    I love the idea of a Soccer Board.

    I think Chile needs to be a Mod. There a few more on the soccer threads that could be mods as well.

    Also could we get more Italian news. I know there are more EPL fans on the site but I love to read the few tidbits we get every morning.
     
  16. ChileanNole

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    I have been looking for a good Italian source in English for a while now. ESPNDeportes is pretty good for Italy, but I would have to translate it. If you or anybody else has a good source then link it here and I'll use it to get italian news.
     
  17. Rabdoid

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    :blech:

    better attendance
    least debt
    more goals per game
    nicest stadiums
    parity
    you know where i'm goin with this...
     
  18. Taques

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    are we doing fifa 10 leagues

    i havent been paying attention
     
  19. tne

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    yes
     
  20. ChileanNole

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    I love the Bundesliga because every weekend there are at least 2 excellent matchups, but you know that they are still not considered a top league as the other 3. I think they are below the 3 barely and definitely above France and Holland.
     
  21. ChileanNole

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    Yes this will be set up.
     
  22. Taques

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    what system is everyone running it on
     
  23. tne

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    i know we have a couple for 360, that was what i was hoping to do it on, hopefully we can get a club set up too
     
  24. ChileanNole

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    I think we have enough to do it in both consoles.
     
  25. Taques

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    ill buy the game for whatever system we decide to do the league on so count me in
     
  26. ChileanNole

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    Well I only have a 360, so that's what I'm going to play it in.
     
  27. BLACK & GOLDschlager

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  28. Taques

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    well we can both be city then :3
     
  29. Taques

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    fyi i havent played fifa since nintendo 64 so im going to suck

    hard
     
  30. BLACK & GOLDschlager

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    Is that a smiley with tits in the place of the mouth
     
  31. Bankz

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    360 for me
     
  32. Rabdoid

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    360 here too, put my $5 down yesterday...they usually run out in my area.
     
  33. tne

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    Arsenal

     
  34. Taques

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    ok well i claim city for 360
     
  35. Bankz

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    I have only had that happen 1 time and it was for Madden a few years back. But I still put the $5 down just to be sure.
     
  36. tne

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    i claim arsenal for the box
     
  37. Bankz

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    Milan

    Will be better in the game then in real life :sad:

    I will take Milan for the 360
     
  38. ChileanNole

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    I had already said Chelsea yesterday (I assume Real Madrid is banned).

    I have never done an online league can somebody explain it to me.
     
  39. Rabdoid

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    if we're already claiming teams...Bayern4Lyf~!
     
  40. ChileanNole

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    So we can make like a custom league with only the teams we choose. can we add other teams that would be controlled by the CPU. I can think of a few I would want in there like Wolfsburg, Hamburg, Valencia, Sevilla, Atletico Madrid, etc.

    Also is there a limit on how many teams there can be??

    I usually just play manager mode and ultimate team so I dont know much about the other game modes. thanks.
     
  41. ChileanNole

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    Also I posted stats for the Week 6 pickem on page 2 of that thread. go see them.
     
  42. clemsonvianj

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    fuck...since when were jews good at soccer :idk:
     
  43. Rabdoid

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    T-MB club team is going to be the sickness, we need to go for a ranking (top-1000).
     
  44. prerecordedlive

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    You could count me in for a league team on '10.

    By the way, I was in Gamestop yesterday and if you pre-order '10, you get a year subscription of The Soccer Magazine. :woot:
     
  45. ChileanNole

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    I am doing that for sure then. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  46. tne

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    i was a dirty cm for a club team in 08, never really found a team to stick with last year, but you can count me in as a center mid for the club
     
  47. Bankz

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    How does that work?

    Do we all play at one time?
     
  48. ChileanNole

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    I can play LM.
     
  49. Rabdoid

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    play my best at ANY, LB, or RM...terrible up front. we'll have to pick our preferred positions and have a try-out of sorts to make sure everyone gets slotted where they fit best.
     
  50. Bankz

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    Yeah I would have no clue where I would best fit. Maybe Keeper? I am pretty good at stopping penalty's