But they're Americans, aren't they? Did they get loans from US banks, or UK banks?
And how did Glazer do it with Man U?
posted by StarFucker at 10:30 PM on September 09
I hope he tries...it will be some good publicity for soccer in the US.
And please, NO ONE compare someone playing a real sport and then going to be successful at golf, thats just a joke.
posted by StarFucker at 08:53 PM on September 09
I don't understand why people who can't afford something, get to keep it?! I mean, RICH people...
I certainly can't just go and buy a Mercedes, run it into the ground, smash it in a few accidents, never make payments and then sell it for a profit...
WHY CAN THEY DO IT!?
posted by StarFucker at 08:42 PM on September 09
While i like that free kick, i don't see why anyone who plays the sport would be that amazed...
I can do the same type of kick at any moment. Its just knowing how to kick the ball...
posted by StarFucker at 08:57 PM on September 03
Also, a sped up version of this with it starting about 1-2 hours before the game would be real cool...
posted by StarFucker at 08:54 PM on September 03
Its those god damn fake grass pitches that the russians use...
I can't understand why FIFA/UEFA/etc. are allowing this...
posted by StarFucker at 09:30 PM on August 30
Reina...if it wasn't for that "manager" Benitez he wouldn't be AT Liverpool to begin with. Benitez comes in and takes over a team that Houllier had put together over a number of years and it was THAT team that won the Champion's League in what is one of my favourite games to watch over and over again.
The keeper for that unbelievable game was Jerzy Dudek, who in reality WON the game for Liverpool. Keeping them in the game with an incredible series of saves from Shevchenko in the 2nd half of overtime and then finally in the penalty kicks. Remember the Dudek Dance?
What other jackass would take the winning goalkeeper OUT of the number 1 spot to put in their countryman?! The guy had NO SHAME!
He then went on to completely dismantle the Liverpool that i loved by bringing in Spaniard after Spaniard, replacing the team that won the Champion's League and at the same time NEVER winning another trophy again!
WHY did Liverpool stay with him for so long?! And Reina was NEVER better than Dudek for me...NEVER. Benitez pissed me off so much over all the years he was in charge that i found myself wishing and hoping that Liverpool would LOSE games so that he would finally get fired and leave my team alone. But his mismanagement and overall incompetence was so bad that i now find myself having trouble to cheer for Liverpool again even after he is gone...
posted by StarFucker at 01:31 AM on August 25
As long as they're fighting with other like minded folks, who cares?
posted by StarFucker at 01:41 AM on August 24
I was basically, relegated last year but since no one wants to do the 1st and 2nd division format, i'll be back in the Premier League...AGAIN!
posted by StarFucker at 01:08 AM on August 06
I hope Henry understands that they don't use hands in the MLS...
posted by StarFucker at 07:59 PM on July 18
I think Paul is holding out for an offer from Barcelona...
posted by StarFucker at 07:58 PM on July 18
I find it hard to believe that someone is actually defending the way Netherlands played and that the REF had something to do with why they lost...
posted by StarFucker at 12:22 AM on July 14
That game actually ruined the total sum of the enjoyment i got out of watching the whole tournament...
posted by StarFucker at 02:56 AM on July 13
He almost made it, but it looked like he flinched at the last second...
Man...he was so close and chickened out after all his planning?!
I must be a racist cause i got pissed when my friends went to a party with my black friend last night instead of the poker game with me...
Should i just turn myself in!?
posted by StarFucker at 02:54 AM on July 13
Well, if she said some things about him in some report/story that he didn't like, he should have just retaliated in an interview...
posted by StarFucker at 05:44 AM on June 25
etagloh: I'm hoping that you mean that Parriera is the arsehole...
posted by StarFucker at 01:54 AM on June 23
Wow, cool post!
posted by StarFucker at 08:03 PM on June 21
Dang, just saw this... :(
posted by StarFucker at 04:38 PM on June 21
As of now, i would say Diego Forlan...
posted by StarFucker at 11:07 AM on June 21
bender, well said...
THAT and the media, ESPECIALLY the ESPN guys are focusing on Edu, when the foul that i THINK the ref was calling was going on with Bocanegra. Also, he whistled BEFORE the ball reached the box, so its not like he TOOK AWAY the goal, he whistled before it happened...
yerfatma, i don't understand how the guys calling the game didn't see that!! I saw it as it was happening, then on EVERY camera angle replay. HOW THE HELL DID THE REF NOT SEE IT?! If i was Fabiano i would have been too embarrassed to kick the ball, let alone celebrate the goal!
posted by StarFucker at 10:55 AM on June 21
Isn't that what that scumbag Materazzi called Zidane in the 2006 Final?
posted by StarFucker at 10:47 AM on June 21
And i hate that ball, too...
I think it definitely has something to do with the terrible first round of games, anyway...hope it doesn't continue.
Why can't they just use a regular ol' leather ball?!
posted by StarFucker at 10:26 AM on June 21
Drogba has a broken arm...
Cannavaro isn't doing that bad, his olympic diving team is. I KNEW that some greasy Italian was going to dive as SOON as NZ scored...I KNEW IT!!
Rooney is either out of shape, hates the coach, hasn't had an opportunity to dive in the box or all 3...
Ronaldinho isn't in the squad?!?
Ronaldo has only played one game and had the ONLY chance Portugal had to score...
posted by StarFucker at 10:24 AM on June 21
Wait, WHY IS THIS POST IN ALL CAPS!?
posted by StarFucker at 01:50 AM on May 12
Too bad they didn't burn some donuts on their precious golf course...THAT would have been worth reading about.
posted by StarFucker at 01:48 AM on May 12
The team i hate the most wins the league...
The team i hate the second most, gets 2nd place...
A miserable EPL season for me this year...
I liked the French League much better this year...
Followed by the German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Belgian, Scottish...
Damn i hate Chelsea and over half the players...
posted by StarFucker at 01:43 AM on May 12
Great post! Simply a great post! Should go down as one of the BEST posts on this site! Very well organized and i clicked on every link!
Super game...gonna have to find it and download it. And watch it, of course...
And that goal by Jutkiewicz?! GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE!!
Thats one of the best goals i ever saw! And he acted like it was no big deal...
posted by StarFucker at 01:38 AM on May 12
GREAT post...just fucking great!
I'd like to see a report like this for EVERYthing...
Sports teams, grocery stores, fast food places, canned goods...EVERYthing...
So...get on that, kokaku.
posted by StarFucker at 01:14 AM on May 12
posted by StarFucker at 12:31 AM on May 02
posted by StarFucker at 12:07 AM on May 02
Thinking that my NICK was because of that horrible band or whatever it is, was insulting! :P
My nick, USED to be cool before that group or whatever was formed...and while we're talking about it, how is it possible they can be called that?! I mean, where are they gonna get gigs?
posted by StarFucker at 12:10 AM on April 27
I was yelling in my mind as i was writing...
posted by StarFucker at 10:44 PM on April 26
As far as 100 years earlier?
LAWSUITS!! FRIVOLOUS FUCKING INSANE LAWSUITS!
Oh, and lawyers...TOO MANY LAWYERS!!
posted by StarFucker at 09:50 PM on April 26
Anyone else seeing multiple slashes appearing in Preview mode?
posted by StarFucker at 09:46 PM on April 26
Good GOD!@ I never even HEARD of that...band, is it?
Well, i'm not gonna make it easy for you, since you obviously put NO effort into finding out the origins of my name. In fact, you felt it was necessary to insult me without provocation. Most of the 'old timers' here if not all, know where i got my name.
The article also states that they may not play in the World Cup now.
Is that because they're gonna be in jail or because its something that is "frowned upon" by the current manager, team rules, whatever?
posted by StarFucker at 08:56 PM on April 26
She told them she was 18, even though she was 16. But that STILL doesn't matter as 15 is the legal age in France. So unless there are different laws regarding age and being a prostitute, they are in trouble for SOLICITING a prostitute.
The article is being deliberately vague with the details in order to sensationalize the god damn incident...
posted by StarFucker at 08:10 PM on April 26
posted by StarFucker at 07:36 PM on April 26
Um, why would you just knee-jerk assume that?
And uh, tahoemoj...what band are you even talking about?!
posted by StarFucker at 07:35 PM on April 26
No, the real issue is soliciting. She was 16, not underage.
What i don't understand is how a highly paid soccer player can't get laid in Europe...
posted by StarFucker at 07:31 PM on April 26
Just came in here to say that i wish i was born about 100 years earlier...
posted by StarFucker at 02:05 AM on April 24
Greece #1?! They fucking ruined the European Championship that year and single-handedly moved back exciting football for years!
posted by StarFucker at 06:18 PM on April 17
Why don't all of us SportsFilter-ites pull our money together and buy them? I got over 50K cash and could surely get more through loans. Anyone else interested?
posted by StarFucker at 06:13 PM on April 17
As long as Benitez is manager, Liverpool do not interest me...
posted by StarFucker at 06:05 PM on April 17
Wow, what a DICK! (Not the ballboy...)
posted by StarFucker at 03:46 AM on April 13
I just saw Messi's goal...the man is...simply, instinctual on the pitch. There is no way to stop him. It is such a pleasure to watch him play.
posted by StarFucker at 02:47 AM on April 13
That is so................AWESOME!!
posted by StarFucker at 02:44 AM on April 13
I'm in 16th! I'm in the safe zone! NO RELEGATION FOR ME!!
posted by StarFucker at 09:53 PM on March 29
Bill, i don't know WHAT you just wrote there...
Etagloh, i had no idea about how broke those teams are...
As far as what i THINK Bill was saying, and i think Platini was trying or is still trying to do...is make the Champions League an ACTUAL Champions League. ALL THE CHAMPIONS from every European league should be in the Champions League...All second place teams go into the Euro League. Then you can have the winners of the nation's CUP tournaments go into some kind of playoff for the rest of the CL and EL places. Winners of the Cups go to the CL, runner ups go to the EL...isn't that the best plan?!
posted by StarFucker at 09:43 PM on March 29
Didn't read the article but don't agree with the title at all...
In fact, it appears to me that the Spanish League has the best competitive league...
Sure, Barca and Real Madrid have alot of cash and fans...but the following teams also all have the ability to challenge for the title...
And this year Mallorca, Bilbao and La Coruna are all up there in the standings...
Sure, they're not challenging for the title THIS year as RM and Barca are running away with it, but thats only because of the amount they spent this summer...i think next year it will be alot closer.
posted by StarFucker at 01:16 AM on March 29
That was a pure shot on goal and the result was a goal...
His body movement, the kick, the way he wrapped his foot around the ball and the way he squared his shoulders while shooting...AFTER he kicks it, he's not looking where Zamora is or could be running to receive a cross, he is looking straight at the goal and the keeper's position to check if he is still standing where he was the last time he looked...
All evidence that was not a cross but a shot. Dempsey is getting more and more confident and he WILL be getting only better if he stays healthy. I have seen him do similar things already...some even more outrageous than that. Some have worked and some haven't...this is not a fluke and you will see more from him soon.
JJ, i don't know what your deal is but you seem to just dislike the dude and can't give him credit where its due...
posted by StarFucker at 06:47 AM on March 27
irun: you get troll points for "low-scoring" and "no tactics" just as StarFucker gets a few for "all commercials" and "no action".
posted by StarFucker at 04:22 AM on March 22
The answer is simple...simply simple! As i've said here before and to anyone else that will listen. ITS ADVERTISING, DUMMY!!
Americans are now conditioned to EXPECT commercials...the attention span of a typical American is simply too short to appreciate soccer.
All the bullshit about it being boring, is just that...bullshit.
Americans would LOVE soccer if they were given a chance to even WATCH the damn game...
There is a monopoly of team owners, corporations, media, etc., that LIKE the way things are and find soccer a threat so they simply won't let Americans learn to appreciate the greatest game in the world...
Just THINK about what would happen if Americans learned that soccer fans actually have an ACTIVE part in their respective teams. Do you think that a typical American basketball, baseball, football team owner gives a FUCK what the fans want?! Hell no, they just want the money... At least a fan of his soccer team can actually make his voice heard if not actually have a say in what his team will do...
Fans of American sports are just passive, money spending pawns...at least soccer fans are active participants...
posted by StarFucker at 04:22 AM on March 20
"I'm with you, in so many different ways."
I just got that uncomfortable feeling you get while being online sometimes...
posted by StarFucker at 10:01 PM on March 16
"Does anyone know of an athlete his age coming back from a torn Achilles heal?"
He's only 33-34...thats not old. I was playing some of my best soccer just 2 years ago when i was 39. Granted i wasn't playing as a pro, but i was playing against OTHER players who weren't either between the ages of 18 and 40. I was the fastest guy on the pitch, believe it or not... :P I was covered by 2 defenseman as a minimum most games.
Beckham, being a pro with all that training and physical fitness can surely go on until he's 40 or more. Especially in the MLS...coming back from this will be simple. Coming back in time for the World Cup may be more difficult...
posted by StarFucker at 09:59 PM on March 16
It DOES matter!!
Oh, and i can't seem to get out of the bottom. I am in the relegation zone!
Which i STILL think we should have for next year! We have 24 players. Anyone below 16 goes to the second division.
Who's with me?! YAAAAAAAAAY!!!
posted by StarFucker at 08:32 PM on March 15
I think Capello is more relieved, than concerned.
Then again, Capello is not my kind of manager...and Beckham is a decent player, not great. Capello has many options...too bad one of them isn't stepping away from managing the team.
posted by StarFucker at 08:29 PM on March 15
Thank you, Mr. Bismarck!!
posted by StarFucker at 08:27 PM on March 15
Wait, did i write that backwards?!
I blame my performance on the lack of updates!
There...fixed. Right? It still sounds off...
posted by StarFucker at 12:50 AM on March 14
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