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#1 DJ MC

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 11:15 PM

Point...

 

ProSoccerTalk: Goodbye Barca? La Liga could kick Barcelona out if Catalonia secedes

 

Counterpoint...

 

Deadspin: No, Of Course Barcelona Aren't Getting Kicked Out Of La Liga


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Posted 05 January 2015 - 01:28 PM

Barca fires director of football.

 

http://www.aljazeera...1130981754.html


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Posted 05 January 2015 - 01:31 PM

If the USA ever gets a Court of Arbitration for Sport, I want to be involved.


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Posted 05 January 2015 - 01:37 PM

If the USA ever gets a Court of Arbitration for Sport, I want to be involved.

 

Unfortunately, I think it's more likely that Roger Goodell is involved.


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Posted 15 March 2015 - 12:49 PM

Dude's just ridiculous:

 

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Close up (and slowed down) to see just how awesome it was:

 

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 11:00 PM

Al Jazeera: Spanish football to be suspended over tv law

 

The law was approved in cabinet last week with the backing of the professional soccer league (LFP) and aims to create a more level playing field for clubs in Spain's top two divisions by sharing out TV cash more equitably.

 

However, both the RFEF, and its influential president Angel Maria Villar, and the players' union (AFE) have come out against the new rules and the two organisations have backed halting competition right across Spanish football.

 

So the LFP (the association that runs the two "La Liga" divisions) supported a new law relating to sharing TV money, but the RFEF (the actual national federation) and the players union are so against it they are shutting down the sport, as of May 16, losing out on two weeks of matches and the Copa del Rey.


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Posted 06 May 2015 - 11:14 PM

La Liga is a terrible league. Okay, 2 of the top 3 teams in the world are in the league, but outside of Barcelona, Real, and Atlético the last couple years, it is a horrible league. These three teams are winning matches 8-0 or 7-1 regularly in the league.

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 11:29 PM

This is all about who gets the TV money?


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Posted 06 May 2015 - 11:37 PM

This is all about who gets the TV money?

 

Yeah, basically.


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Posted 22 October 2015 - 12:34 PM

Screamer: Ref Chosen For El Clásico Claims He Was Ordered To Favor Real Madrid


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 03:30 PM

The Ringer: We’ve Never Seen Anything Like Neymar’s Transfer to PSG
https://theringer.co...ord-8f5b6908b21

 

Sports on Earth: Soccer Shocker: Neymar to Transfer

 

SI: Report: Neymar Transfer to Cost PSG Nearly €500M in Fee, Wages

 

SI: Neymar's Time is Now
 


 



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Posted 03 August 2017 - 03:28 PM

It's official, Neymar comin!

 

http://soccer.nbcspo...s-off-to-paris/

 

And Barca is reporting PSG to UEFA over who exactly is paying that transfer fee.


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 08:29 PM

For many years in sports, ownership ruled the roost and took big advantages of the players. Just not the case anymore, at least for any player with a known name. Shoot the players are ruining the NBA.

 

A transfer fee of nearly a QUARTER BILLION DOLLARS. Let that sink in.


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 09:19 PM

Just not the case anymore...

 

Depends on the sport.

 

Deadspin: Why Only The NFL Doesn't Guarantee Contracts


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 09:58 AM

He crossed that time proven line that you can not cross. He pushed a referee. Wasn't a big shove. Wasn't violent. But you can not place your hands on a referee in ANY kind of threatening manner. 

 

I think in the end the suspension will be lowered a game or two but he absolutely has to be suspended. Yes the second yellow card for simulation was questionable. But Ronaldo can NOT touch the referee there. Period.

 

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 11:39 AM

Question as someone who is just starting to understand the European soccer scene/schedule.

 

How easily do these players from rival teams assimilate when they're playing for their country?  Taking maybe the easiest example of Barcelona/Real Madrid, these are teams that clearly don't like each other very much - does some of that ever spill over when they come together in the World Cup or other such tournaments?



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 01:18 PM

Depends really. Some of the English players in the recent past have said that is a reason the national team never reached their potential. Their is legit heat between ManU, Chelsea, Liverpool, City, and Arsenal.

England has been underachieving my whole life though. Maybe they're just trying to make sense of it. Gerard Pique and Sergio Ramos have hated each other for a long time and it didn't stop Spain from winning 3 major tournaments in a row.
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Posted 18 August 2017 - 09:11 AM

There is clearly some hurdles to getting all the players on a NT on the same page. As you said many of these players play against each other on their club teams. And many of these players may play a different formation and tactics than what they play for their club teams. And to me the last thing is much more an issue than the fact that they are against each other during club matches.  

 

This is where a NT manager really earns his keep. Lets take a simple example of the USMNT.  We have had players in the Italian Serie A, a strong defense first culture, the EPL which historically tended to play a lot of long balls over the top (not so much anymore), and the Bundesliga which tends to play a very attack oriented play via midfield control.  Those are three vastly different approaches to the game. All have their pros and cons. But think how hard it for a manager to then take the MNT and mold it into a formation and approach that builds upon the players strengths and hides their weaknesses.

 

Here's the bottom line. First and foremost these guys at this level are ALL extremely competitive and, in general, nothing motivates them more than to win a tournament wearing their national team jersey.


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 08:57 AM

Watching the opening matches in the Bundesliga.  Right now its Dortmund at Wolfsburg in the 24th minute.

 

The score?  1-0 Dortmund.

 

The goal scorer? Christian Pulisic with a wonderful strike into the side netting. 


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 10:18 AM

Nearing the end of the match and Dortmund going to open with a nice away win. Leading 3-0 in the 87th minutes. Pulisic with a wonderful cross to Abaumeyang for the third goal. Not a bad start to the season for CP. Goal in the German Super Cup (first American to ever score a goal in the Super Cup) and now a goal and an assist in their opener. 

 

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