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i can not get enough of this WAG story. Inject it into my veins.

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2 hours ago, TLEF316 said:

i can not get enough of this WAG story. Inject it into my veins.

#Wagatha Christie has been trending all day on twitter

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I am seeing a sharp uptick in Mourinho to Spurs rumors.

 

I hope that is just his team pushing for a deal somewhere else...

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38 minutes ago, Sinn Fein said:

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I am seeing a sharp uptick in Mourinho to Spurs rumors.

I hope that is just his team pushing for a deal somewhere else...

Reportedly he turned down Lyon saying he wants to coach in England.  And the rumor mill has Pooch leaving Spurs (quit or fired)... so the merrygoround could be 

Jose to Spurs, Pooch to United, Ole to Molde.....

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I still hold out hope that Poch will be backed this January - by Spurs.

 

:optimist:

 

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Fun fact. Playing Fifa 20 and you apparently can get fired now for giving a player too high of a wage increase. Playing with Milan as my Created Manger (Yes one of those nerds who creates themselves and put myself in the game) and so naturally I want to extend some of the players especially those I created who all end up on 1 year deals. I'm a 99 overall 31 yrs old striker. I've scored about 8 goals first two matches team has a 12-1 Goal differential 6 PTS out of 6. After beating Bresicia, doing my Press Conference I get an email notice saying I was SACKED FOR GIVING A PLAYER TOO MUCH OF A WAGE INCREASE COMPARED TO OTHERS IN THE SQUAD WHICH COULD HURT SQUAD MORALE. My Wage was 300K Euros per the next 3 yrs  plus bonuses for 25 appearances. 

Yes this game fires you for making too high of wage increases. It also sacks you for too many low morale players or low morale in team or simming too many matches. I wanted realism but Jesus this is a bit excessive here EA. 

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3 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

That whole thing :lol:

I serious I wasn't expecting that at all. I played the match mins later I get the notification the board sacked me. I was like WTF is this. I've heard of the old Fifa games of seeing guys on Youtube were no longer manger because one example the manager died in a auto accident but this? Reminds of the Spalletti stuff with Inter there with the signings and extensions he gave. Gabe Marcotti the other day mentioned Conte couldn't do everything he wanted do to Spalleti's behavior on that

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Zdenek Ondresek is a journeyman pro from Czech Republic.  As a 30 year old he has moved around a bit and now plays for FC Dallas.  He struggled with the move to Dallas and was not even getting time for the USL reserve team early in the season.

He finally settled in and started to score for FC Dallas picking up 7 goals towards the end of the season.

He received his first ever call up for the Euro Qualifiers this week.  He subbed in during second half and in scored the late game winner against England for his first cap.

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Tammy Abraham's 3 minute cameo in England's defeat cost him his place as a Super Eagles legend

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MLS awards...and the nominees are:

Landon Donovan MLS Most Valuable Player Finalists

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (LA Galaxy)

Josef Martinez (Atlanta United)

Carlos Vela (LAFC)

 

Defender of the Year Finalists

Ike Opara (Minnesota United)

Miles Robinson (Atlanta United)

Walker Zimmerman (LAFC)

 

Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year Finalists

Bill Hamid (D.C. United)

Sean Johnson (New York City FC)

Vito Mannone (Minnesota United FC)

 

Newcomer of the Year Finalists

For this award, “newcomer” is defined as a player with previous professional experience who made his MLS debut in 2019.

Carles Gil (New England Revolution)

Heber (New York City FC)

Alejandro Pozuelo (Toronto FC)

 

AT&T Rookie of the Year Finalists

For this award, “rookie” is defined as a player without previous professional experience who made his MLS debut in 2019.

Brenden Aaronson (Philadelphia Union)

Hassani Dotson (Minnesota United)

Andre Shinyashiki (Colorado Rapids)

 

Sigi Schmid Coach of the Year Finalists

Bob Bradley (LAFC)

Jim Curtin (Philadelphia Union)

Domènec Torrent (New York City FC)

 

Comeback Player of the Year Finalists ()

Honors an MLS player who has overcome injuries and/or adversity in order to achieve success during the 2019 regular season.

Mark-Anthony Kaye (LAFC)

Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders)

Kacper Przybylko (Philadelphia Union)

 

MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year - Finalists

Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids)

Matt Lampson (LA Galaxy)

Luis Robles (New York Red Bulls)

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6 hours ago, NewlyRetired said:

For people who enjoy a light-hearted look at the finances of a lower division soccer team in the US, this is a good read.

https://www.protagonistsoccer.com/features/mplscityfinances

As a soccer and numbers guy, I really enjoyed this.  Now I'm considering buying a shirt or something just to help their bottom $.  

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Short list for Europe "Golden boy" (best under 21 player in Europe) is out. Canada's Davies made it, but no CP.

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10 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

Short list for Europe "Golden boy" (best under 21 player in Europe) is out. Canada's Davies made it, but no CP.

Is Pulisic eligible?  he is over 21 now.

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1 hour ago, NewlyRetired said:

Is Pulisic eligible?  he is over 21 now.

Ok I saw on reddit that you need to be born in 1999 or later for the award.  Pulisic was born 1998

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33 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

Ok I saw on reddit that you need to be born in 1999 or later for the award.  Pulisic was born 1988

????  He's getting old...  :boxing:

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38 minutes ago, Poke_4_Life said:

????  He's getting old...  :boxing:

For a benchwarmer

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38 minutes ago, Poke_4_Life said:

????  He's getting old...  :boxing:

Fixed, again.

Sadly it was originally 19988 before I fixed it the first time :)

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Well its almost time for the EPL to get back to business.  Sunday morning Liverpool will be crushing a lower table team.  Pogba and De Gea out for United.  Martial and AWB should be back.

 

And because Liverpool needs more help, Martin Akinson has been assigned to ref the game.
Akinson has issued more yellow cards (75) and red cards (6) to teams facing Liverpool than he has any side since the start of the 09/10 season.

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19 hours ago, B Maverick said:

Well its almost time for the EPL to get back to business.  Sunday morning Liverpool will be crushing a lower table team.  Pogba and De Gea out for United.  Martial and AWB should be back.

 

And because Liverpool needs more help, Martin Akinson has been assigned to ref the game.
Akinson has issued more yellow cards (75) and red cards (6) to teams facing Liverpool than he has any side since the start of the 09/10 season.

Atkinson is an absolute ####! One of the most UK-biased refs around. Ole should have Daniel James run around tripping himself up in the box for a guaranteed pen, or have McGuire boot everyone. I saw a tweet somewhere that sums it up. "Nailed on pen for Kane then?"

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Happy 100th birthday Leeds (Leeds Leeds)! 💯🎂🎉🎈🥳

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oof.  Must Not Watch TV

 

Tottenham Hotspur@SpursOfficial · 21m

Tottenham Hotspur is to be the focus of the latest Amazon Original docuseries All or Nothing, charting the Club's journey during the 2019/20 season.

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Just now, Norman Paperman said:

oof.  Must Not Watch TV

 

Tottenham Hotspur@SpursOfficial · 21m

Tottenham Hotspur is to be the focus of the latest Amazon Original docuseries All or Nothing, charting the Club's journey during the 2019/20 season.

Were you naughty on the politics board again? 

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Just now, CletiusMaximus said:

Were you naughty on the politics board again? 

Depends on who you ask... some people might say I needed a day off...

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15 minutes ago, Norman Paperman said:

oof.  Must Not Watch TV

 

Tottenham Hotspur@SpursOfficial · 21m

Tottenham Hotspur is to be the focus of the latest Amazon Original docuseries All or Nothing, charting the Club's journey during the 2019/20 season.

Maybe we'll get some nice footage of Levy and MP behind the scenes.  I can just picture them having nice, polite conversations about how well the transfers and season have been going. 

Or maybe more interesting we will see the hiring of Jose 'The Chosen One' Mourinho prior to Boxing Day.  

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15 minutes ago, Norman Paperman said:

Depends on who you ask... some people might say I needed a day off...

Is Pete really that important to you?

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3 minutes ago, Poke_4_Life said:

Is Pete really that important to you?

yes - but I think I got caught up in a wider net.

I used a little snark and asked someone if they were a star on the high school debate team.  The post is still there, so it can't be considered that egregious...

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1 hour ago, Norman Paperman said:

yes - but I think I got caught up in a wider net.

I used a little snark and asked someone if they were a star on the high school debate team.  The post is still there, so it can't be considered that egregious...

It was a ridiculous timeout. The guy's opening response in that thread was seriously stoopid. 

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On 10/17/2019 at 7:50 AM, charvik said:

Atkinson is an absolute ####! One of the most UK-biased refs around. Ole should have Daniel James run around tripping himself up in the box for a guaranteed pen, or have McGuire boot everyone. I saw a tweet somewhere that sums it up. "Nailed on pen for Kane then?"

I agree Atkinson is a joke but I am not sure how UK bias will help here?  Besides if someone breaths on Salah, he'll fall over for a penalty and MA will add to his total cards for Liverpool opponents.....

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11 hours ago, Bluto Blutarsky said:

Watch party planned for 8:30 Sunday. :excited:

 

@Kafka bloodymarrys will be had. 

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34 minutes ago, Kafka said:

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Is that the Rona mascot?

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United showed some life.  Now if they can keep up that intensity, add in Pogba and Martial for Young and Fred, they could make a go of it.  Maybe Tuanzbee for Rojo too.

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So Saturday night my daughter's team went to the USL game between Orange County Soccer Club and Fresno.  Fun game, 2-0 win for OCSC with Fresno seeing 2 red cards.  Girls got to walk out with the players for the national anthem before the game, then they had an autograph session after.  Girls started asking the players for their OCSC hats and jerseys.  They all got signed hats.  I think the players enjoyed it almost as much girls did.  Good time was had by all.

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46 minutes ago, B Maverick said:

So Saturday night my daughter's team went to the USL game between Orange County Soccer Club and Fresno.  Fun game, 2-0 win for OCSC with Fresno seeing 2 red cards.  Girls got to walk out with the players for the national anthem before the game, then they had an autograph session after.  Girls started asking the players for their OCSC hats and jerseys.  They all got signed hats.  I think the players enjoyed it almost as much girls did.  Good time was had by all.

Is it ocsc that has the youngest ever signed pro on their books (sorry Freddy)?

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31 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

Is it ocsc that has the youngest ever signed pro on their books (sorry Freddy)?

Yeah a 14 year old.  I don't think he was there for the game though.

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After years of being a bridesmaid, Sacramento finally gets to the alter today at 4:00pm to announce the MLS expansion.

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On 10/19/2019 at 9:16 AM, El Floppo said:
On 10/19/2019 at 8:41 AM, Kafka said:

:kicksrock:

Is that the Rona mascot?

After the fans' actions vs sampdoria, it should be :bag:

Serie A needs to figure this whole racism thing out fast. If the largest  and supposedly most progressive cities in the country are pulling this crap, something's afoot.

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35 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

After years of being a bridesmaid, Sacramento finally gets to the alter today at 4:00pm to announce the MLS expansion.

I was all wrong about Atlanta, but once again I don't see this one working.

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4 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

After the fans' actions vs sampdoria, it should be :bag:

Serie A needs to figure this whole racism thing out fast. If the largest  and supposedly most progressive cities in the country are pulling this crap, something's afoot.

Meanwhile, Man U on the other end of the spectrum, immediately tossing one of their own fans vs Liverpool for allegedly taunting Terrence Trent Alexander Arnold...with possible lifetime ban coming if accusations prove out.

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9 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

After the fans' actions vs sampdoria, it should be :bag:

Serie A needs to figure this whole racism thing out fast. If the largest  and supposedly most progressive cities in the country are pulling this crap, something's afoot.

I haven't seen anything regarding their fans' actions...what did they do?

Italy is notorious for it's regionalism(?)...North v South...where the south is regarded as less intelligent, labourers/peasants.  Roma is famous for its (usually) "partisan/resistance"/socialist stance, whilst Lazio is considered "twinned" with  a fascist bent with multiple Northern clubs.

Honestly don't know what they did, but this bull#### racism covertly disguised as "support" is despicable, & has no place in our "modern" world.  Extremely disappointed if Roma fans were involved with anything racist,  as opposed to regionalism...

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16 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

I was all wrong about Atlanta, but once again I don't see this one working.

What are your general concerns?

One issue I see are too many Cali teams but Sac comes with a built in fan base so that should mitigate some of that concern.  I wonder if they will be too small of a market to compete financially.

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19 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

After the fans' actions vs sampdoria, it should be :bag:

Serie A needs to figure this whole racism thing out fast. If the largest  and supposedly most progressive cities in the country are pulling this crap, something's afoot.

I'd guess "The game is ....., Watson!"

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10 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

What are your general concerns?

One issue I see are too many Cali teams but Sac comes with a built in fan base so that should mitigate some of that concern.  I wonder if they will be too small of a market to compete financially.

Sac as a viable pro soccer home beyond it's fan base. Very happy to be wrong about it, as I was with Atlanta. Fwiw, always was a lot of youth soccer there, even back in my day. And a place where Hispanics played back then, when things were predominantly white middle class everywhere else.

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14 minutes ago, Kafka said:

I haven't seen anything regarding their fans' actions...what did they do?

Italy is notorious for it's regionalism(?)...North v South...where the south is regarded as less intelligent, labourers/peasants.  Roma is famous for its (usually) "partisan/resistance"/socialist stance, whilst Lazio is considered "twinned" with  a fascist bent with multiple Northern clubs.

Honestly don't know what they did, but this bull#### racism covertly disguised as "support" is despicable, & has no place in our "modern" world.  Extremely disappointed if Roma fans were involved with anything racist,  as opposed to regionalism...

Audible Non-racist monkey chants from non-racists.

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17 minutes ago, Kafka said:

I'd guess "The game is ....., Watson!"

Happy to see this:

AS Roma have vowed to ban the fans responsible for aiming racist abuse at Sampdoria midfielder Ronaldo Vieira during a 0-0 Serie A draw on Sunday and took to social media to apologise for the incident.

Italian news network ANSA reported that the 21-year-old was targeted with monkey chants by travelling supporters at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

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