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CoolBeans
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Message 1 of 45 (695363)
04-04-2013 7:03 PM


I have been thinking about this, and I decided to know what do you people think about world's most beautiful game?

Who will win champions league this year? Bayern Munich seems to be a strong candidate, but FC Barcelona has a place in my heart.

I hope that Messi will be ready for wednesday.


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Message 2 of 45 (695411)
04-05-2013 7:10 AM
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04-04-2013 7:03 PM


Na, ja! Fußball also denn!

No interest whatsoever. Though, mind you, actual football is much more interesting than that American nonsense.

In the mid-80's, a German comedian, Otto, described a Fußballspiel. Ostfriesland against Bayern. At the opening signal, the Ostfriesisch team assumed that the game was over, so they left. 30 minutes later, Bavaria scored its first goal.


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Message 3 of 45 (695461)
04-05-2013 11:57 AM
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04-05-2013 7:10 AM


What kind of sports do you enjoy?
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Message 4 of 45 (695483)
04-05-2013 4:23 PM
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04-05-2013 11:57 AM


Absolutely none whatsoever. Worst waste of time and resources ever devised.

And absolutely boring.

Edited by dwise1, : second paragraph


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CoolBeans
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Message 5 of 45 (695491)
04-05-2013 7:17 PM
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04-05-2013 4:23 PM


Its just for entertainment.

Hmm maybe there arent many soccer fans out there ( or at least in this forum).

Edited by CoolBeans, : No reason given.


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Message 6 of 45 (695514)
04-06-2013 12:00 PM
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04-04-2013 7:03 PM


I used to watch my cousin's kids play soccer when they were eight years old. That was pretty good.

They're in their thirties now.


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Message 7 of 45 (695538)
04-07-2013 3:13 AM
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04-04-2013 7:03 PM


I have been thinking about this, and I decided to know what do you people think about world's most beautiful game?

Beach volleyball?


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CoolBeans
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Message 8 of 45 (695539)
04-07-2013 3:26 AM
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04-07-2013 3:13 AM


You mean the female version, right.
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Message 9 of 45 (695543)
04-07-2013 5:46 AM
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04-07-2013 3:26 AM


You mean the female version, right.

There's a male version?


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Message 10 of 45 (697881)
05-01-2013 11:53 AM


I really hope FC Barcelona goes to the finals.
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Message 11 of 45 (697976)
05-02-2013 8:53 AM
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05-01-2013 11:53 AM


Don't worry - you have here at least one football fan!

I really hope FC Barcelona goes to the finals.

Surely even yesterday when you posted this you knew that there was no realistic chance of it happening. The current Bayern team are not only excellent, but they are far better defensively than Barca. The chance that Barca could manage four goals against that defense was incredibly slim; the chance they had of doing so without conceding at least one on the break was so slim as to be not worth mentioning.


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Message 12 of 45 (697978)
05-02-2013 9:28 AM
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05-02-2013 8:53 AM


And another fan too (although not, in broad terms, the happiest of football fans, supporting Aston Villa, as I do).

Bayern have been superb, and had what was needed against Barca. Dortmund have a much better chance I reckon - they know Bayern better.


Could there be any greater conceit, than for someone to believe that the universe has to be simple enough for them to be able to understand it ?

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caffeine
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Message 13 of 45 (697981)
05-02-2013 10:03 AM
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05-02-2013 9:28 AM


Bayern have been superb, and had what was needed against Barca. Dortmund have a much better chance I reckon - they know Bayern better.

They knew them better all season, but that didn't stop them losing to Bayern in the Pokar or the German Super Cup.

Still, I'm not even going to hazard a prediction for the final. Anything can happen in one game, and Bayern managed to lose to a ten-man Chelsea last year, so who knows.

My heart wants Dortmund to win it, but my wallet reminds me that I have money on Bayern.

----

Seeing as this is a debate forum, if we're going to have a thread on football, shouldn't we bring up something controversial like Financial Fair Play?

If you'll allow me to step on my soapbox for a minute, I'm of the opinion that this is one of the most poorly thought through initiatives I've come across in a long time. If the aim is, as claimed, to provide a level playing field for clubs, then it is doomed to miserable failure.

There are a few clubs in Europe whose names are already massive global brands - Bayern, United, Liverpool, Barcelona etc. will be completely untroubled by these regulations, since their revenue from merchandising is colossal.

At the moment, it's still possible for a Manchester City to be bought by a multibillionaire willing to throw cash at the club, and thus raise the funds to compete with the likes of Man Utd. If clubs are forced to not spend more than their revenue, that option is gone. The big clubs with guaranteed revenue will still spend as much as they do now; but the middling clubs will no longer be able to afford it. The chance of an 'outsider' winning a major tournament will become less and less, and thus their abilit y to get noticed by all the millions in Thailand or Brazil who buy their merchandise is reduced. It will do nothing but create a entrenched European elite that cannot be changed bar a miracle.

The only way to level the playing field is absolute caps on transfer fees and wages. It's very simple.


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Message 14 of 45 (697982)
05-02-2013 10:24 AM
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05-02-2013 10:03 AM


I'm with you on wanting Dortmund to get it.

I heard that Lewandowski almost went to Blackburn ! Instead, he's in the final of the Champions League - sliding doors and all that.


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Message 15 of 45 (697994)
05-02-2013 11:45 AM
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05-02-2013 10:03 AM


I would like to know more about the FFP. So you can only spen as much as you gain
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