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|1 hour 7 min ago||A dog at Northwestern? In||
A dog at Northwestern? In what world?
|1 week 4 days ago||Mags and Cole playing in each||
Mags and Cole playing in each other's positions is interesting.
|1 week 5 days ago||Will probably make my second||
Will probably make my second ever (alone) trip to see this. Had a blast at the United-Real game and hopefully I'll get to explore more of the town.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I'll be there. I'll try and||
I'll be there. I'll try and seek you guys out and stop by.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Hate that. Drives me nuts. I||
Hate that. Drives me nuts. I think I've developed a reactionary-correction for people when it happens.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Bradley is letting us down big time so far. He's||
Bradley is letting us down big time so far. He's been woeful, like he isn't fit. I don't know what his deal is but we've got results in spite of him and that has to change.
I fault Timmy for the first goal. Should've closed Nani down but it was shocking defending by Cameron(?).
How ironic is it that Germany weren't at all poised to call up Fab and he's now better than all their fullbacks bar Lahm who's playing in midfield? Classic.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||England actually do have a||
England actually do have a homegrown limit. At least 8 players in the 25-man squad have to be 'home-grown', as defined by the Premier League.
This was to enable the 'home grown' rule to be enacted, whereby the League would also from 2010 require at least 8 of the named 25 man squad to be made up of 'home-grown players', defined as a player who:
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Enthralling half of football.||
Enthralling half of football. Sensational.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||God I hope not. I'd much||
God I hope not. I'd much rather have Hood and/or Warren. Stauska can't defend and gets marked out of games far too easily. That will be accentuated in the NBA where the athletes are far superior.
|11 weeks 1 hour ago||We'll probably never win a||
We'll probably never win a World Cup.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Which system?||
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Form isn't THE reason he's||
Form isn't THE reason he's not going, as has been stated over and over. But it didn't help his case at all. Why you keep comparing him to Jozy is beyond me. Compare his form, since you're so stuck on it, to Dempsey and Zusi and Davis, similar players who are going to the WC. Is he playing as well as them? Is it beneficial to take a finished Donovan instead of exposing younger players to international soccer? No, not at all.
Ronaldo and Ronaldinho are two of the greatest EVER to play the game. Both were left off WC rosters because they were past their best. Just because Donovan is the greatest attacker we've produced doesn't mean he can sleepwalk his way into squads. Especially not now. Yes he 'tore it up' when he was - you guessed it - in shape and in form. The only thing he tears up now is buffet tables by the looks of it.
And yes, Torres has been in Spain squads because Spain have no alternatives. Soldado and Negredo are distinctly average and Llorente is more of an impact sub because his strength is his aerial ability. Spain can't play through him. So that leaves Villa (who's form has picked up since his transfer) and Torres. Spain have tried playing with no striker, in the Euro's funnily enough, because their strikers are shit, Torres included.
Re: Klinsmann/Low: Joachim Low is a terrific manager, no question, but those German teams weren't all Low. The fact is, Klinsmann is a winner. He's a motivtor and he gets the best out of his players and you need that just as much as you need tactics. He didn't have Low at Bayern and he doesn't have him now but he's still winning.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, buy Filipe Luis so||
Yes, buy Filipe Luis so United can have Luke Shaw...
|12 weeks 4 days ago||1-0 Atleti||
DIEGO GODIN AGAIN.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||The game is stopped||
The game is stopped immediately by the referee if there's a head 'injury'.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Comparing Jozy and Donovan is||
Comparing Jozy and Donovan is nothing short of ridiculous. Donovan is a winger who's strength was pace which he no longer has. Jozy could have 40 appearances and scoer 0 goals but he's the only striker we have who can lead the line on international level with his strength. His hold up play is key.
You must not watch football, sorry 'soccer', if you think players can't drop off in short amounts of time. Look at Fernando Torres. He went from one of the top strikers in the world to a donkey in almost that amount of time. He played injured and out of form and it hurt him in the long run as a player. David Villa is another example. Was one of the best players at the last World Cup but wasn't scoring a lick for Barca the second half of that season. IT HAPPENS, especially at Donovan's age.
And I know you don't watch soccer if you think Jurgen fucking Klinsmann isn't a good manager. Look at his record and tell me he isn't a good manager. If you've only suffered defeat 26 times in 121 matches, that's pretty freakin good.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||If you don't think Brad Davis||
If you don't think Brad Davis will get a game, you are delusional. He's the only true winger in the 23, and he's the only left-footed player in the front 6. He's also the only player in the front 6 with enough pace to get down the line and get a cross into the box. He will play.
As for the Landon gripe, I don't understand the outrage. Have you seen him lately? He is grotesquely out of shape. He's lost his greatest strength as he's aged; pace. Donovan would only have been useful off the front and that's where Dempsey plays and there's not a whole lot between those 2 and Dempsey is much fitter and is actually playing well this season. The outrage is incredible.
Don't get me wrong. I love Landon. Watching him in '02 was magical. That goal against Algeria was once-in-a-lifetime, but he's passed it and taking him would be akin to England taking Becks 4 years ago; purely motivational (though Becks wasn't actually in the squad).
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Rivals are||
In the Mal-zone!
|13 weeks 3 days ago||FINALLY||
|13 weeks 3 days ago||There's only 24 hours in a||
There's only 24 hours in a day. What do you want from me?!
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Unfollowed Crawf earlier. Way||
Unfollowed Crawf earlier. Way ahead of you guys.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||WANT||
Been on the Malzone bandwagon for a while. It's about time he's offered.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||MARTAVIS BRYANT YES.||
MARTAVIS BRYANT YES.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||One of my more vivid Michigan||
One of my more vivid Michigan football memories. Remember almost everything about this game.
|17 weeks 17 hours ago||I doubt they'll be able to||
I doubt they'll be able to afford Augustin. He's playing too well and would surely want too much. I agree they need a back up C to replace Nazr, and I was hoping for Cauley-Stein but Payne isn't that player. He's a stretch 4, not a 5. And the definitely need a scorer (Warren) instead of a shooter (Hairston), whereas Hood is kind of in the middle.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||I will be fuckin furious if||
I will be fuckin furious if the Bulls draft Hairston and Payne with Hood/Warren/Napier still on the board.
|18 weeks 22 hours ago||Would-be second round pick||
Would-be second round pick this year; will be a second round pick next year. Zero incentive to stay.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Come on Kuch. Win me some||
Come on Kuch. Win me some money.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Detroit, Toldeo and Aurora.||
Detroit, Toldeo and Aurora. Close enough, I suppose.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||I'll be pissed off if||
I'll be pissed off if Pittsburgh draft Shamarko, sign Mike Mitchell and draft Clinton-Dix in the span of a year. Waste of a pick. Donald or Hageman if Gilbert/Dennard aren't there.