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**Official Soccer Thread**

Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:47 pm

Man U sucks, Man City sucks, Liverpool can go eat a big bag of baby *****, Chelski sucks, Tottenham is ****.

Alexis Sanchez is god.


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Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:25 pm

Kickball sucks. Forgot that one.

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Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:37 pm

Wooden Indian wrote:Kickball sucks. Forgot that one.

The Outsider wrote:go eat a big bag of baby *****

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Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:16 am

Arsenal fan, eh? I wasn't a fan of any particular team until this year when I went into World Cup withdrawal and wanted a team to follow. I didn't want to choose one of the big 4 or 5 and wanted a team with uniforms I liked. I went with perpetually mediocre Aston Villa.

Also, Southampton...who would've guessed?

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Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:17 pm

Great PL weekend. Things stayed mostly status quo. Arsenal gets their first away win against a top side with a 2-0 handling of City.

COYG!

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Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:11 pm

Come on Fulham, need you back in the top flight

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Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:47 pm

Yikes! Chelsea lost to Bradford City in the FA cup...Bradford City came back from down 2-0 to win 4-2.

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Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:13 am

reagan SMASH wrote:Yikes! Chelsea lost to Bradford City in the FA cup...Bradford City came back from down 2-0 to win 4-2.


Sucked in Chelsea...couldn't happen to a nicer bunch...and Man City lost too

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Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:10 pm

Liverpool and Celtic...that is all:))

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Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:56 pm

Aw yiss. Motha. Fuckin. Ozil.

Looks like Arsenal are the only top side to advance in the F.A. Cup.

And we get Monaco in the Champions League Cup instead of Bayern like every other year.

Theo is back and scoring, Ozil is playing well, Rosicky is the youngest 34 year old in the league, and Arsenal bought a good player at a position of need in January. Something strange is going on.

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Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:34 am

Australia are the Champions of Asia...Get around the Soccerroos...WOOOOOOOOOO

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Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:45 pm

Southern Oz wrote:Australia are the Champions of Asia...Get around the Soccerroos...WOOOOOOOOOO



That was pretty awesome. I watched the highlights and the goals were class. Gotta say, though, Australia was lucky that Son was off of his game. He had several great chances that he just straight up missed.

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Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:46 pm

Also, Aston Villa now has the fewest goals of any team in English football. Not just the EPL but all 8 tiers of English football. If they somehow avoid relegation it will be one of the sillier things to happen in the EPL in a long time.

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:46 am

The Outsider wrote:Also, Aston Villa now has the fewest goals of any team in English football. Not just the EPL but all 8 tiers of English football. If they somehow avoid relegation it will be one of the sillier things to happen in the EPL in a long time.



I hadn't realized that...11 flipping goals so far? I'm not sure I've ever seen a strike rate so poor. I wonder what the EPL record is for least goals/gm





This season is very interesting. A bunch of teams have a legit chance to qualify for Europe.

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Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:08 am

Starting to get pissed at the FA. They keep scheduling Arsenal's games early as hell. I just got home from work and I have to get up at 7:30 EST to catch the North London Derby.

Oh well, it will only make my hatred for the spuds even stronger.

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Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:43 am

I am so angry right now.

COYG!

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Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:54 am

Well, that sucked. Terrible time for Ramsey and Cazorla to have off games. Giroud was utter **** and Wenger confused me like usual with his subs. Should have subbed Theo Walcott for Giroud instead of Welbeck and Rosicky for Ramsey instead of Cazorla.
Didn't help that the ref was riding the Spur's **** all game long either.

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:35 am

Gerrard off in 32 seconds


:ROFL:

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Wed May 27, 2015 10:49 am

Well FIFA, it's been a good run in terms of lining your pockets with ill-gotten gains, but the party had to end eventually.

Soccer's powerful governing body found itself on the defensive on two fronts Wednesday: one a Swiss investigation into World Cup bidding and the other a sweeping U.S. indictment homing in on what America's top justice official called "corruption that is rampant, systemic and deep-rooted."

Swiss authorities raided FIFA's headquarters in Zurich on Wednesday, the same day they announced an investigation into the last two awarded World Cup bids -- to Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022 -- both of which had come under fire.

But the day's more definitive and, right now, damning action came out of the United States.

That's where the Justice Department announced the unsealing of a 47-count indictment in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York, that detailed charges against 14 people for racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy. They include FIFA officials accused of taking bribes totaling more than $150 million and in return providing "lucrative media and marketing rights" to soccer tournaments as kickbacks over the past 24 years.

"The defendants fostered a culture of corruption and greed that created an uneven playing field for the biggest sport in the world," FBI Director James Comey said in a news release. "Undisclosed and illegal payments, kickbacks and bribes became a way of doing business at FIFA."

"The next step in the process is extradition," U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says of the FIFA investigation.


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Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Wed May 27, 2015 1:43 pm

Glad the US finally stepped up in attempt to put an end to this criminal organization. FIFA is the most powerful sports organization in the world and it's an embarrassment that they allowed themselves to become so corrupted.

Time to clean house over there at FIFA.

I don't follow soccer much, so maybe someone can help me out here;

My only questions are what took so long? And why did it take the US to act? Were we the only one's not in on the scheme or something??

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Wed May 27, 2015 1:54 pm

John Oliver covered this well. You can watch it on YouTube.

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Wed May 27, 2015 2:41 pm

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Thu May 28, 2015 10:58 am

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Fri May 29, 2015 8:55 am

DreadNaught wrote:Time to clean house over there at FIFA.


LOL. Blatter will be re-elected today, and then the whole process will just start over.

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Fri May 29, 2015 9:09 am

NYBF wrote:
DreadNaught wrote:Time to clean house over there at FIFA.


LOL. Blatter will be re-elected today, and then the whole process will just start over.


We'll see, Blatter may very well get re-elected. But 7 members of the FIFA exec. committee have been indited already, with more likely coming.

Unfortunately things seem to be so political at FIFA that people will still vote for Blatter, which seems absurd to me.

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Fri May 29, 2015 11:15 am

DreadNaught wrote:
NYBF wrote:
LOL. Blatter will be re-elected today, and then the whole process will just start over.


We'll see, Blatter may very well get re-elected. But 7 members of the FIFA exec. committee have been indited already, with more likely coming.

Unfortunately things seem to be so political at FIFA that people will still vote for Blatter, which seems absurd to me.


This is what the hierarchy looks like:

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If Blatter is re-elected, I see pretty much no scenario where the positions under him aren't filled with more pawns just looking to line their pockets. A fish rots from the head.

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Fri May 29, 2015 12:36 pm

And Blatter comes damn close to the 2/3 number needed in round 1, causing Prince Ali to concede. Let's revisit this when Western Bumblefuck wins the rights to the 2026 World Cup.

Re: **Official Soccer Thread**

Fri May 29, 2015 12:56 pm

As far reaching as this investigation seems to be I'd not be surprised to see Blatter get arrested in the coming months.

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Fri May 29, 2015 12:57 pm

Blatter: “Those who voted for Prince Ali, I congratulate you, he is a good candidate. But I am now the president of everybody.”

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Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:56 am

Blatter is resigning
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