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Old 01-12-2017, 02:54 PM   #201
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You woud think with Putin and the anthem and all, it's only a matter of time. I have my CCCP jersey ready to go.
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:55 PM   #202
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That nicely captures the spirit of the thing.
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Maybe the NASL and MLS early days were not so crazy.
* Shootouts
* No Offsides
* Effective time clock to limit time wasting

http://www.espnfc.us/blog/fifa/243/p...up-group-stage
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Old 03-05-2017, 03:10 PM   #204
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Oh Russia.....never change....

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A radical idea of turning football hooliganism into a sport has been proposed by Russian politician Igor Lebedev.

The MP for the Liberal Democrat Party, who gained notoriety last year when he seemed to encourage Russian hooligans at Euro 2016, further stated that the event could attract as many spectators as a football match.

On his party's website, he said: "Russia could become a pioneer in a new kind of sport. Fans arrive and start picking fights -- the call is accepted at the meeting at the stadium ... on each side of 20 people, without arms.''

Lebedev, who is also a member of the Russian Football Union's executive committee, defended the clash between fans of Russia and England at last year's European Championship as "normal,'' adding: "I don't see anything wrong with the fans fighting.''

Russian hooligans last month warned England fans that they are "100 percent guaranteed'' to be targeted at the World Cup.
http://www.espnfc.us/russia/story/30...ligan-fighting
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Old 03-15-2017, 09:28 AM   #205
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U20 World Cup Draw Korea 2017

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Maybe the NASL and MLS early days were not so crazy.
* Shootouts
* No Offsides
* Effective time clock to limit time wasting

http://www.espnfc.us/blog/fifa/243/p...up-group-stage
Ties suck.
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Old 03-15-2017, 11:12 AM   #207
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Wrong thread.
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Some projected lineups for Russia 2018

https://www.facebook.com/groups/4972...90013898093470
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I feel like that is the wrong link.
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Old 03-22-2017, 12:49 PM   #210
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Farewell Poldi! Always a favorite of mine, father time has caught up with him fairly quickly the past couple years
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Old 03-22-2017, 12:51 PM   #211
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Sorry

https://www.theguardian.com/football...germany-france
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Old 03-22-2017, 03:38 PM   #212
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It was nice of England to let Podolski have all the time in the world on that one.

He still looks world class!
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https://streamable.com/d8ft7

best way to end your international career. Also kind of glad that England lost - a win would have probably got the hype rolling again and that's not what they need.
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best way to end your international career. Also kind of glad that England lost - a win would have probably got the hype rolling again and that's not what they need.
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Burton-on-Trent, United Kingdom, Nov 10, 2016 (AFP) - England must learn to be more streetwise but ward against arrogance, interim manager Gareth Southgate said ahead of Friday's World Cup qualifier against old enemies Scotland at Wembley.

Southgate said the difference between arrogance and confidence had come up during a squad meeting before the game, which is the third assignment of his four-match tenure.

Southgate said: "I think arrogance suggests you take the opposition for granted, that you can't be hurt or you can't lose. I think that is the difference."
http://www.thescore.com/epl/news/1151576

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Germany are chasing a first win over their old rivals on home soil since 1987 and need no reminding of the 5-1 mauling their team took in Munich in 2001, when Michael Owen hit a hat-trick.

"It's a huge honour to captain your country, I've done it three or four times now, one of those was when we won here in Germany which was a special night," said Cahill.
http://www.thescore.com/wcquefa/news/1260558

That...was a Friendly.
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