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My Top 30 Rankings for European Clubs - wm72
Here's my contentious, American style Top 30 in Europe this season. I've tried to base it a bit more off actual, season long, form (ie how the teams have actually looked against top competition) and results than off previous seasons or merely the price of the rosters: 1. Bayern 2. Real Madr...


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2/27 Europa League Matches - wm72
Napoli Swansea Hope this is an entertaining match like the first leg. Rafa left Hamsik on the bench but is starting closer to the first choice defensive back four today after giving a couple of players debuts in the first leg. ...


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Barca's possible motivation for allegedly lying in the Neymar scandal? - wm72
What exactly would have been More Than A Club's motivation in lying about the total amount of the Neymar deal? Would the motivation simply be to trick Messi and their other star players so they wouldn't all demand raises (since that extra €40 would mean Neymar makes almost twice as much as M...


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Fiorentina v Napoli 2:45cst BeIN TV - wm72
Have the afternoon off and looking forward to this. Fiorentina could use a home win against Napoli to keep early pace in the race for a CL spot. Fiorentina isn't the most consistent side but when they're on, they play some of most attractive football in Europe with the smooth passing midfie...


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another reason I love Serie A - wm72
Genoa youth coach suspended after spying on Sampdoria training session while in fatigues [img]http://forzaitalianfootball.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Luca-De-Pra-Genoa-300x167.jpg[/img]...


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AS Roma 2013-14 / Serie A Thread - wm72
[b]AS ROMA 2013-14[/b] [b] Key Arrivals:[/b] CB Benatia, CB Jedvaj, ATT Ljajic, ATT Gervinho, ATT Borriello, MF Strootman, GK De Sanctis, RB Maicon, Manager Rudi Garcia [b]Key Departures:[/b] CB Marquinhos, ATT Lamela, ATT Osvaldo, GK Stekelenberg [b]Mercato Rating = 7/10 [/b] As much...


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Vinyl Record Shopping. . . guide and reviews - wm72
Thought a thread on record stores/shopping may be interesting since I see a lot of posters who buy vinyl here. Would be interested to hear about stores anywhere. I live in NY but travel to the south pretty often as my family lives in Pensacola. Here's my thoughts on record shopping in ...


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AS ROMA v LAZIO. Derby della Capitale / Coppa Italia Finale. Sunday. - wm72
This is going to be one of the biggest matches on the history of the city. It may well burn again before it's all over. Get out your lyres. [img]http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/8844/284441.jpg[/img] [img]https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTC98mXZ05fJ1ST_aYOdXdqA06JL5wD...


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All League 21 and Under Teams. Serie A, MLS, EPL etc - wm72
SERIE A I made up a 21 and Under Team for Serie A this season. I'd be interested to see any people may have for other leagues. Guidelines: 1. must be 21 or under 2. selections based on the amount they actually played and contributed and NOT "potential" to be a star. GK: Mattia...


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Thiago Silva disallowed goal against Nice - wm72
Not too shabby from your CB. Maybe Joey Barton's right, if he weren't fat and over rated he could have gotten there an instant sooner. [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE45oXBDk44)]Youtube Thiago Silva disallowed goal[/link]...


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Favorite Football Songs? - wm72
I'm interested in finding more soccer related songs. I'm thinking of (hopefully good!) ones actually written/recorded in studio by bands and not simply sung by supporters. Here's 2 of my favorite glam rockers (don't think there's a way to imbed youtube here right?) GIUDA: Number 10 ...


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Serie A is on the decline? - wm72
Here's my rant: Much English language press I read which continually alludes to the decline in Serie A seems blown out of proportion and I question how often it comes from people who actually follow Serie A all that closely. There are certainly problems in the league: laws that make build...


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Arizona v Arizona St - wm72
Pretty good game overall. Did anyone notice the clock management by Arizona at the end of the half though? They get a 1st down on a penalty with the ball at the ASU 15 with 23 seconds left but clock restarts after ball is set. They don't ground the ball and only get off one play befor...


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Inter 1 - AS Roma 3 - wm72
[link=(http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xt868m_tutti-i-gol-inter-1-3-roma-carlo-zampa_sport?start=0)]LINK to all goals[/link] 3-1 victory against Inter at San Siro was a huge result for a short handed Roma to get the season started off on the right note. The buildup for the second goal fro...


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Champions League Playoffs - wm72
Some entertaining matches so far. Just saw these three on DVR: [b]Borussia Mönchengladbach 1 - 3 Dynamo Kiev[/b] Mönchengladbach started like gangbusters for the first 15 or so minutes with a lot of good looks and a goal from Alexander Wing. However, Kiev counterpunched on a great strike ...


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AS Roma v El Salvador Friendly last friday in NY - wm72
So I went to the "friendly" at Red Bull Arena last friday. I suppose, after watching years of the USMNT play sides like El Salvador, I was a bit more prepared for chaos but it was still a bit crazier than I expected. The scene was around 15k wasted El Salvadorians who'd seemingly been tailgat...


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bein sports website is up, but as of yet no providers - wm72
I just found a pop up ad that led me to the BeIn Sports website. I tried every provider in my area and all of them say "unavailable" so far but all link e-mails to providers to request they carry it. Can't hurt if anyone's interested: [link=(http://beinsport.tv/)]http://beinsport.tv/[/link...


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AS Roma to bring back the Bohemian, Zdenek Zeman as Manager - wm72
Something kind of poetic about Zdenek Zeman returning to Roma in both his own and Totti's twilight. I like the hire with an eye to the future as Roma is overflowing with promising young attacking talent and it's hard to think of a manager with more success bringing out the best in young p...


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Coppa Italia FInal Juve v Napoli on GolTV with Roy Hudson - wm72
Can Napoli "crack the nut" of "Zebra's" unbeaten run? ...


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Barca and Real Madrid: Sevilla Fans say "Balls" - wm72
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwD3lnhV-k8&feature=player_embedded)]Youtube: Sevilla Fans Protest[/link] Didn't see this posted. The "postpone the match Mou is still talking banner" is pretty funny stuff. :lol:...


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Elite Eight comprised of all Major Conference Teams - wm72
Seems like it's been a while. Is it a fluke considering the unpredictably of the tourney coupled with the supposed closing gap in talent? 2 Big East: Syracuse, Louisville 2 SEC: Kentucky, Florida 2 Big 12: Kansas, Baylor 1 B1G: Ohio State 1 ACC: North Carolina...


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XAVIER 82 VANDY 70 OT Final - wm72
Just finished watching this. Xavier's PG Holloway had an amazing game. Xavier looks like a really solid team, really impressive. Vandy's still missing Festus Ezeli. ...


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Balotelli. Italy v Poland today. - wm72
Link to Balotelli's goal in Italy's 2-0 win away in Poland today. [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fArKmq4FdKc)]Balotelli Goal Italy v Poland[/link]...


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EURO 2012 11/11/11 - wm72
Bosnia v Portugal 2 EST ESPN Deportes/ ESPN3 Turkey v Croatia 2;05 EST ESPN3 Czech Republic v Montenegro 2:15 EST ESPN3 Estonia v Ireland 2:45 EST ESPN3 Looking forward to the Montenegro match (though I'll have to see it later on replay): Montenegro has a surprising number of serious p...


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How much does simply winning SEC championship mean to fans? - wm72
I ask this because of the amount of posts I'm reading about a potential rematch between LSU and Alabama where it seems as though it would merely be an added "obstacle" for LSU to have to play in the SEC championship game. I think everyone agrees that this scenario would make Bama's path to ...


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AS ROMA 2011-12 Season Thread - wm72
AS Roma 2011-12 "Rome wasn't built in a day" may need to be a mantra in the short term considering we have 14 new players (11 signed and 3 promising talents promoted from the Primavera youth team) as well as new manager implementing a style that's new to almost the complete roster. However, th...


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SI: Klinsmann Interview by Wahl - wm72
[link=(http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/grant_wahl/08/08/klinsmann.mexico/index.html)]SI Klinsmann Interview by Wahl[/link] Klinsmann is really the opposite of Bradley in terms of explaining his roster decisions. Great for fans but wonder how some players will react? I'm sk...


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AS ROMA Transfer Season: LUIS ENRIQUE manager etc - wm72
Since everyone must be dying for an update here's some confirmed moves for AS Roma under the new American ownership. It's still around a couple of weeks before all the legal papers are finalized so the new ownership won't be making any official announcements but there are some pieces already firmly...


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Finally! American Thomas Di Benedetto signs papers to buy AS Roma today - wm72
This has been anticipated since Di Benedetto -- A Boston businessman who's part of the group which owns the Red Sox and Liverpool -- swept in to make a bid early this winter but it's great that it's finally official. Di Benedetto, the first foreign owner of a Serie A squad, has made clear his i...


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How is the RPI determined? - wm72
I'm curious since I'm hear so many college basketball fans say one team's schedule was weak vs an other's was so strong and then looking at the actual schedules and not really seeing that much difference. I know in college football, Sagarin's ratings (esp. his "predictor" ratings) usually seem ...


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