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Re: football anyone? as in soccer...
« Reply #5550 on: June 12, 2024, 02:50:32 PM »
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Teams usually wait for Euro/Copa America tourneys to be done before announcing new managers, which I think is the case with the England squad and ETH.

Meanwhile in in Italy:
AC Milan hires Portuguese manager Paulo Fonseca
Juventus hires Brazilian-Italian Thiago Motta
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ETH got re-upped at Man U

Man United managerial candidates were left 'astounded by low wages' and 'unimpressed by the club's transfer budget' before decision was made to keep Erik ten Hag

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-13522417/Man-United-managerial-candidates-left-astounded-low-wages-unimpressed-clubs-transfer-budget.html


Oh wow that is such great news for all of us that strongly dislike Man Utd! ETH fo' life!

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Re: football anyone? as in soccer...
« Reply #5551 on: June 12, 2024, 04:05:17 PM »
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Teams usually wait for Euro/Copa America tourneys to be done before announcing new managers, which I think is the case with the England squad and ETH.

Meanwhile in in Italy:
AC Milan hires Portuguese manager Paulo Fonseca
Juventus hires Brazilian-Italian Thiago Motta
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ETH got re-upped at Man U
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Man United managerial candidates were left 'astounded by low wages' and 'unimpressed by the club's transfer budget' before decision was made to keep Erik ten Hag

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-13522417/Man-United-managerial-candidates-left-astounded-low-wages-unimpressed-clubs-transfer-budget.html


Oh wow that is such great news for all of us that strongly dislike Man Utd! ETH fo' life!


I don’t think it’s unwise for Man U to reel in the spending.   They need to fix their infrastructure first.   It’s a shame (and I hate them) at the state of their club and stadium, but they might be in a better place temporarily than Barca


Italy:
Nesta to manage Monza
Conte to Napoli (old news)

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Re: football anyone? as in soccer...
« Reply #5552 on: June 12, 2024, 04:55:21 PM »

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Re: football anyone? as in soccer...
« Reply #5553 on: June 13, 2024, 06:37:29 AM »
Borussia Dortmund boss Edin Terzic QUITS the club hours after news broke of his 'violent confrontation' before the Champions League final with star defender Mats Hummels

In a message to supporters, Terzic said: 'dear Borussia fans, even though it is really hurting me right now, I would like to tell you that I will be leaving BVB today. It was a huge honour to be able to lead this great club to a DFB Cup victory and most recently to a Champions League final.

'I asked those responsible for a meeting after our final at Wembley because after ten years at BVB, including five years on the coaching team and two and a half years as head coach, 'I feel that the upcoming new start should be accompanied by a new man on the sidelines. Everyone who knows me knows that during this decision-making process of the past few weeks, two hearts have been beating in my chest.

'But even after intensive discussions, my basic feeling has not changed. I always wish Borussia Dortmund only the very best and don't say goodbye, but see you again. Hey, BVB!'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-13526129/Borussia-Dortmund-boss-Edin-Terzic-LEAVES-club-following-violent-confrontation-Champions-League-final-Mats-Hummels-defender-criticised-tactics-explosive-interview.html

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Re: football anyone? as in soccer...
« Reply #5554 on: June 13, 2024, 10:08:14 AM »
Homie, pls chill with the dailymail links.

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Re: football anyone? as in soccer...
« Reply #5555 on: June 13, 2024, 11:22:08 AM »
Borussia Dortmund boss Edin Terzic QUITS the club hours after news broke of his 'violent confrontation' before the Champions League final with star defender Mats Hummels

In a message to supporters, Terzic said: 'dear Borussia fans, even though it is really hurting me right now, I would like to tell you that I will be leaving BVB today. It was a huge honour to be able to lead this great club to a DFB Cup victory and most recently to a Champions League final.

'I asked those responsible for a meeting after our final at Wembley because after ten years at BVB, including five years on the coaching team and two and a half years as head coach, 'I feel that the upcoming new start should be accompanied by a new man on the sidelines. Everyone who knows me knows that during this decision-making process of the past few weeks, two hearts have been beating in my chest.

'But even after intensive discussions, my basic feeling has not changed. I always wish Borussia Dortmund only the very best and don't say goodbye, but see you again. Hey, BVB!'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-13526129/Borussia-Dortmund-boss-Edin-Terzic-LEAVES-club-following-violent-confrontation-Champions-League-final-Mats-Hummels-defender-criticised-tactics-explosive-interview.html


Nuri Sahin taking the job

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Re: football anyone? as in soccer...
« Reply #5556 on: June 13, 2024, 01:09:38 PM »
US drawing 1 all with Brazil was unexpected. Probably deserved to win it with those chances at the end of the match. Too bad Alisson is so good.

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« Reply #5557 on: June 13, 2024, 10:30:19 PM »
Is De Zerbi to Olympic Marseilles a step down for him?   

Graham Potter to Leicester feels about right


Crazy Hummels is getting the boot from Dortmund

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Re: football anyone? as in soccer...
« Reply #5558 on: June 14, 2024, 12:02:34 AM »
My home city will host a few matches of the European Cup and I am already over it they closed down parts of the city for the „fan zone“ and closed our best skatepark to use it as a storage space.

Fuck the Euro Cup! It is a dumb event for casual football fans and a lot of idiots who use it to express their national pride.

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« Reply #5559 on: June 14, 2024, 03:23:08 AM »
My home city will host a few matches of the European Cup and I am already over it they closed down parts of the city for the „fan zone“ and closed our best skatepark to use it as a storage space.

Fuck the Euro Cup! It is a dumb event for casual football fans and a lot of idiots who use it to express their national pride.


That’s more how I feel about the WC.   (As an American) the continent cups are the hidden secret and a little more fun bc you can get a spot in a bar

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« Reply #5560 on: June 14, 2024, 10:24:11 AM »
My home city will host a few matches of the European Cup and I am already over it they closed down parts of the city for the „fan zone“ and closed our best skatepark to use it as a storage space.

Fuck the Euro Cup! It is a dumb event for casual football fans and a lot of idiots who use it to express their national pride.

Do you normally like football? I agree about the right wing nationalist cunts and shitty about your park but if the city is shut down hit the streets...I love it when they close streets here to cars for events being able to skate shit you normally never can rules.

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Re: football anyone? as in soccer...
« Reply #5561 on: June 14, 2024, 10:35:36 AM »
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My home city will host a few matches of the European Cup and I am already over it they closed down parts of the city for the „fan zone“ and closed our best skatepark to use it as a storage space.

Fuck the Euro Cup! It is a dumb event for casual football fans and a lot of idiots who use it to express their national pride.
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Do you normally like football? I agree about the right wing nationalist cunts and shitty about your park but if the city is shut down hit the streets...I love it when they close streets here to cars for events being able to skate shit you normally never can rules.

I love club football. Eintracht Frankfurt forever!

Yeah, I‘ll skate more street spots.

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« Reply #5562 on: June 15, 2024, 01:11:03 AM »
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My home city will host a few matches of the European Cup and I am already over it they closed down parts of the city for the „fan zone“ and closed our best skatepark to use it as a storage space.

Fuck the Euro Cup! It is a dumb event for casual football fans and a lot of idiots who use it to express their national pride.
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Do you normally like football? I agree about the right wing nationalist cunts and shitty about your park but if the city is shut down hit the streets...I love it when they close streets here to cars for events being able to skate shit you normally never can rules.
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I love club football. Eintracht Frankfurt forever!

Yeah, I‘ll skate more street spots.

First of all have a gnar as I was your rep being 88 isn't cool. Secondly oddly enough I know another skater who is an ultra there hahah, unless your the sale person? I'll message you later.
Hit the streets, and be careful on Thursday....

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« Reply #5563 on: June 16, 2024, 08:16:11 AM »
Sorry to double post but I posted a pic of this stadium a few weeks ago, here is a better view with the snow capped mountains...again rugby but this place rules.


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« Reply #5564 on: June 19, 2024, 06:27:13 AM »

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« Reply #5565 on: June 19, 2024, 09:17:30 AM »
Haha! Nice! Right now it's just me and my wife. No one else that I've sent the link to has joined.

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« Reply #5566 on: June 25, 2024, 11:51:14 AM »
Favourite Euro Cup moment so far has been Modrić missing the penalty kick, then busting his ass and immediately redeeming himself with a goal. Love seeing the older players still prove themselves.

Favourite Copa moment so far has been Canada putting up a decent fight against Argentina despite losing.

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« Reply #5567 on: June 29, 2024, 07:56:33 PM »
Copa weirdness: Canada scored 1 goal over 3 games...and still go through in 2nd place because Chile didn't even get 1 in the tourney. And for once we didn't get jobbed vs a bigger team and somehow got away with a blatant elbow of our own. Strange days indeed.

But to level out the stoke TFC lost in the 97th min in the most TFC way ever.
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« Reply #5568 on: June 29, 2024, 08:15:49 PM »
I haven’t been able to watch the group stages as much as I would have liked, but is England/Southgate getting singled out just bc England annoys people?   France, Italy, and Belgium seem to be faring just as poorly/boringly but aren’t getting the same stick. 

 Never been under the impression gareth is a good manager, but he has been in charge overseeing their best run in 30 something years, so there’s some perverse alchemy at play that Fabio Capello could never figure out

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« Reply #5569 on: June 30, 2024, 02:50:08 PM »
Not gonna lie, I was starting to look forward to the meltdown after England's loss once extra time set in. But Bellingham conjuring up the Madrid magic there was a wonderful moment.

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« Reply #5570 on: June 30, 2024, 02:53:02 PM »
Not gonna lie, I was starting to look forward to the meltdown after an England loss. But Bellingham conjuring up the Madrid magic was a moment for the history books.

I honestly felt bad for Slovakia.   I was thrilled in theory, but bummed all these smaller countries are going out

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« Reply #5571 on: June 30, 2024, 03:09:20 PM »
I haven’t been able to watch the group stages as much as I would have liked, but is England/Southgate getting singled out just bc England annoys people?   France, Italy, and Belgium seem to be faring just as poorly/boringly but aren’t getting the same stick. 

 Never been under the impression gareth is a good manager, but he has been in charge overseeing their best run in 30 something years, so there’s some perverse alchemy at play that Fabio Capello could never figure out

I don't know if Southgate's getting a uniquely bad treatment, but Italy and Belgium both don't have a world-class squad this time round, and they're not really expecting wonders, so that might save the manager from some of the worst vitriol. Although, Italy were inexcusably poor against Switzerland. I think France are simply used to Deschamps playing boring football with an extraordinary squad, and if anything he's winning them World Cups with it. Maybe if they get knocked out against Belgium now things might start to look different for him, but I actually think they'll go all the way.

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« Reply #5572 on: June 30, 2024, 03:11:37 PM »
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Not gonna lie, I was starting to look forward to the meltdown after an England loss. But Bellingham conjuring up the Madrid magic was a moment for the history books.
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I honestly felt bad for Slovakia.   I was thrilled in theory, but bummed all these smaller countries are going out

Definitely. Plus they played very well Slovakia, it wasn't like a fluke or something.

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« Reply #5573 on: June 30, 2024, 03:45:56 PM »
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I haven’t been able to watch the group stages as much as I would have liked, but is England/Southgate getting singled out just bc England annoys people?   France, Italy, and Belgium seem to be faring just as poorly/boringly but aren’t getting the same stick. 

 Never been under the impression gareth is a good manager, but he has been in charge overseeing their best run in 30 something years, so there’s some perverse alchemy at play that Fabio Capello could never figure out
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I don't know if Southgate's getting a uniquely bad treatment, but Italy and Belgium both don't have a world-class squad this time round, and they're not really expecting wonders, so that might save the manager from some of the worst vitriol. Although, Italy were inexcusably poor against Switzerland. I think France are simply used to Deschamps playing boring football with an extraordinary squad, and if anything he's winning them World Cups with it. Maybe if they get knocked out against Belgium now things might start to look different for him, but I actually think they'll go all the way.

Hah and I’m used to England (since I started caring in 2006) being a fraction of the sum of its parts, so it’s weird to criticize Southgate as if that’s a unique issue to him.   He’s at least coupling that with going far in tournaments the last two major tournaments, which IS unique to him.  I wasted my prime adult with free time to day drink on those miserable 2010s WCs and Euros

I could see France winning, but they’d have to go through the winner of Germany/Spain.   The deserved winner of the tournament will be whomever emerges from those battles. 

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Re: football anyone? as in soccer...
« Reply #5574 on: June 30, 2024, 07:37:58 PM »

Although, Italy were inexcusably poor against Switzerland.

People were surprised when I gave Italy short shrift in my bracket, but then you have to remind them that this is the same Italy squad that didn't even qualify for the world cup last time around.

And the announcer in the England - Slovakia match at the end: Saved by the Bellingham.

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« Reply #5575 on: July 01, 2024, 03:24:18 PM »
Feel bad all this smaller countries are going out in such heart breaking ways, but on the other hand…

Tomorrow’s the CROISSANT DERBY!!!  Austria and Turkey locking horns again.   

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« Reply #5576 on: July 01, 2024, 06:01:48 PM »
Three saves in a row by Diogo Costa was pretty fucking brilliant.

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« Reply #5577 on: July 01, 2024, 06:51:47 PM »
Three saves in a row by Diogo Costa was pretty fucking brilliant.

I wanted a fourth PK just to see if they’d go left again



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« Reply #5578 on: July 02, 2024, 03:34:16 AM »
There will be a national day dedicated to Diogo Costa

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« Reply #5579 on: July 02, 2024, 02:59:42 PM »
Damn it, Slovenia. Everything was lining up so perfectly with Ronaldo's penalty miss, but if your taking penalties thát shit you don't really deserve a miracle win.

We're up against Turkey it looks like. I'm not confident at all. An okay win against Romania today, but Turkey's going to be very tough.