| Soccer Board|| Serie A Preview: Focus on US Sassuolo - wm72 on 9/12/14 at 1:15 pm|
Style of Play: Zeman's balls out attacking 4-3-3, la seconda parte
Sassoulo is a small city of around 40 thousand in Emilia-Romagna and known as...
| Soccer Board|| AC Milan's summer market - wm72 on 9/1/14 at 7:05 pm|
I have to say that for all the ridicule they get, they actually have a pretty decent team:
| Soccer Board|| Star players who stayed put on the other 95% of European clubs? - wm72 on 9/1/14 at 3:55 pm|
Which clubs with at least somewhat modest budgets were able to hold onto star players for at least another season against the odds?
I always love to see clubs that don't spend wildly able to give their fans one more season of watching great talents. Also, a nod to the players who probably coul...
| Soccer Board|| Clubs with €100m Rosters in Transfer Fees Paid Out - wm72 on 8/27/14 at 12:01 pm|
Clubs with €100m Rosters
(I think these numbers are just gross amount paid in transfer fees for all the players carried on the roster. Someone posted it on an Italian board.)
Real Madrid (SPA) = €536m
Man City (ENG) = €435m
Manchester United (ENG) = €395m
Chelsea (ENG) = €376m
| Soccer Board|| AS ROMA 2014-15 Season Thread - wm72 on 8/7/14 at 1:39 pm|
AS Roma will start the season with a lot higher expectations than last after staying right on Juventus' heels for the Scudetto, finishing with a point total that would have seen them win it in any but two seasons in the entire history of Serie A.
The Scudetto race projects to be bit more open t...
| Soccer Board|| My Top 30 Rankings for European Clubs - wm72 on 3/13/14 at 2:32 pm|
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:
2. Real Madr...
| Soccer Board|| 2/27 Europa League Matches - wm72 on 2/27/14 at 12:22 pm|
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. ...
| Soccer Board|| Barca's possible motivation for allegedly lying in the Neymar scandal? - wm72 on 1/23/14 at 10:47 pm|
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...
| Soccer Board|| Fiorentina v Napoli 2:45cst BeIN TV - wm72 on 10/30/13 at 2:49 pm|
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...
| Soccer Board|| another reason I love Serie A - wm72 on 9/13/13 at 11:26 pm|
Genoa youth coach suspended after spying on Sampdoria training session while in fatigues
| Soccer Board|| AS Roma 2013-14 / Serie A Thread - wm72 on 9/8/13 at 12:10 pm|
[b]AS ROMA 2013-14[/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]
| Music Board|| Vinyl Record Shopping. . . guide and reviews - wm72 on 7/1/13 at 3:48 pm|
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 ...
| Soccer Board|| AS ROMA v LAZIO. Derby della Capitale / Coppa Italia Finale. Sunday. - wm72 on 5/24/13 at 2:32 pm|
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.
| Soccer Board|| All League 21 and Under Teams. Serie A, MLS, EPL etc - wm72 on 5/6/13 at 1:59 pm|
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.
1. must be 21 or under
2. selections based on the amount they actually played and contributed and NOT "potential" to be a star.
| Soccer Board|| Thiago Silva disallowed goal against Nice - wm72 on 4/22/13 at 9:37 pm|
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]...
| Soccer Board|| Favorite Football Songs? - wm72 on 4/18/13 at 6:51 pm|
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
| Soccer Board|| Serie A is on the decline? - wm72 on 12/17/12 at 5:48 pm|
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...
| More Sports Board|| Arizona v Arizona St - wm72 on 11/23/12 at 10:38 pm|
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...
| Soccer Board|| Inter 1 - AS Roma 3 - wm72 on 9/4/12 at 12:49 pm|
[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...
| Soccer Board|| Champions League Playoffs - wm72 on 8/22/12 at 9:44 pm|
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 ...