| Soccer Board|| re: Euro U21 Final- Spain vs. Italy - wm72 on 6/18/13 at 7:02 pm|
Entertaining match. All in all, Spain's a better team and deserved the victory. It's really impressive how well drilled they are positionally even with their U-21 team.
It's also obvious that Italy is pretty loaded with impressive young talent, especially considering El Sharaawy, Balotelli...
| Soccer Board|| re: 2013-2014 Kit thread - wm72 on 6/17/13 at 5:20 pm|
Looks like a grandma's quilt made from Mexican NT shirt remnants.
| Soccer Board|| re: Bradley Roma Jersey - wm72 on 6/17/13 at 5:19 pm|
I would go so far as to say as any American players' club jersey is appropriate match day attire.
Mexican leaque players' jerseys in a match against Mexico would be walking a thin line but there's a certain bravado about even that I can appreciate.
| Soccer Board|| re: 2013 Summer Transfer Thread - wm72 on 6/17/13 at 5:15 pm|
Rumors are heating up around Paulinho as well as the type agent statements that say nothing definite but reveal that a lot of jockeying for offers is going on.
Seems Tottenham or Inter are the more likely landing spots. ...
| Soccer Board|| re: It's Tahiti Time! Tahiti vs Nigeria | ESPN - wm72 on 6/17/13 at 3:10 pm|
Spain would probably go easy if the group is already locked up...[/quote]
It won't be locked up since they play Tahiti next.
Uruguay v Tahiti could be pretty ugly if Uruguay draw with Nigeria and 2nd place comes down to goals differential as well. ...
| Soccer Board|| re: Euro U21 Final- Spain vs. Italy - wm72 on 6/17/13 at 3:05 pm|
[quote]What was disgusting, was seeing number 7 purposefully spike a dutcher in the upper thigh-hip on the corner, and subsequently accost the poor bastard who missed the tap in, at the close of the match. [/quote]
Woah there. . . you do know you're talking about Florenzi . . .
If you watch...
| Soccer Board|| re: Euro U21 Final- Spain vs. Italy - wm72 on 6/16/13 at 10:45 pm|
[quote]This is what surprised, and disgusted me, yesterday. I think they revert to the old style of play, when in panic mode.
Since they lost the last U21 final to Spain (it was La Baby Italia they beat, wasn´t it?), I expect them to not come out playing what has been sold as Italy´s new MO. Espe...
| Soccer Board|| re: Confederation's Cup day 2 match thread - wm72 on 6/16/13 at 4:43 pm|
[quote]Giacherrini is a big part of the problem so far in Italy's attack. Making great runs but lacking the touch nearly every time he touches the ball.
Balotelli is going to get one by the end of the game. Is El-Shaarawy hurt? He needs to be paired with Balo[/quote]
El-Shaarawy is on the benc...
| Soccer Board|| re: Euro U21 Final- Spain vs. Italy - wm72 on 6/16/13 at 2:21 pm|
Seriously, I totally expect the Azzurrini to play classic counter attack against Spain, probably mixing periods of pressing Spain high up the pitch with some spells of sitting back and absorbing pressure.
Roster wise this isn't a very normal Italian side in that the clear strength is high quali...
| Soccer Board|| re: Euro U21 Final- Spain vs. Italy - wm72 on 6/16/13 at 4:03 am|
Look for Spain to be models of the pure as driven snow sportmanship for which they are so renown. It's like good vs evil. ...
| Soccer Board|| re: UEFA U-21 Semifinal on ESPN Classic....... - wm72 on 6/15/13 at 4:08 pm|
Yeah. He came out acting pretty agro from the from the beginning and a few minutes in, after he and Florenzi went in 50-50 for a ball, Ontha John made a big production about not shaking Florenzi's hand.
No real reason it seemed, just being pissy and maybe due to Italy...
| Soccer Board|| re: Dandy, I need you to explain to me the divisions within Spanish football - wm72 on 6/15/13 at 3:54 pm|
[quote] Real Sociedad had the policy of Basques or non-Spaniards right?[/quote]
I wasn't aware of this. I do know Athletic Bilbao only sign ethnically Basque players and players from the Basque country[/quote]
Real Sociedad has Carlos Vela but maybe they allow one exception to...
| Soccer Board|| re: UEFA U-21 Semifinal on ESPN Classic....... - wm72 on 6/15/13 at 3:46 pm|
Definitely. Ontha John pissed me off refusing to shake Florenzi's hand.
The Dutch came out acting so pissy. Probably trying to send a message after Italy U21 beat them 3-0 last time. They got the match they asked for. ...
| Soccer Board|| re: UEFA U-21 Semifinal on ESPN Classic....... - wm72 on 6/15/13 at 3:39 pm|
1-0 Italy into the finals.
frick most of those little Dutch bitches anyway. They got the match they were asking for since it turned bitter early when Ontha John or whatever the hell his name is refused to shake Florenzi's hand.
Refs missed Martins Indi hard elbow into Donati's ribs which ...
| Soccer Board|| re: UEFA U-21 Semifinal on ESPN Classic....... - wm72 on 6/15/13 at 3:14 pm|
[quote]their time wasting, diving, faking. who said their game was changing? same old bull shite.[/quote]
Obviously they should look to Spain as an example...
| Soccer Board|| re: UEFA U-21 Semifinal on ESPN Classic....... - wm72 on 6/15/13 at 3:05 pm|
| Soccer Board|| re: ESPN's soccer coverage this weekend will rustle some jimmies - wm72 on 6/14/13 at 7:33 pm|
This Italy team is a treat to watch.
Have you watched Italy since Euro?[/quote]
To which specific matches are you referring?
Czech Republic Away qualifier is the only boring defensive one that comes to mind -- especially after the Balotelli red card where they ...
| Political Talk|| re: Mexico says it may suspend U.S. trade preferences over meat labels - wm72 on 6/9/13 at 1:48 pm|
[quote]Discriminatory because they have a horrible reputation? They want us to take the labels off as opposed to improving their reputation an product? Makes sense...[/quote]
Pretty much how it seems to always work. ...
| Political Talk|| re: 'Fascism!': Beckel Explodes At Obama Administration Over NSA Phone Records Grab - wm72 on 6/9/13 at 1:28 pm|
[quote]Anyone supporting either can't bitch about the other. That eliminates about half the posters on this board including most liberal posters.[/quote]
Half is quite a generous estimate.
The vast majority of Americans seem increasingly to "root" for a political party like a football team. ...
| Political Talk|| re: 'Fascism!': Beckel Explodes At Obama Administration Over NSA Phone Records Grab - wm72 on 6/9/13 at 12:55 pm|
[quote]i hated it then, and i hate i now. but the hypocrisy from the right on this issue is laughable. its a tricky issue when you talk about what is "too far" with national security, and most people will have less problems when "their guy" is in charge. welcome to 7 years ago conservatives, glad yo...
| Soccer Board|| re: 2013 Summer Transfer Thread - wm72 on 6/9/13 at 12:42 pm|
So much for last summer's stated desire to be "Fiorentina's Totti"; Jovetic has enraged Viola owners by saying in an interview that he wants to go to Juventus.
| Music Board|| re: How diverse is your playlist? - wm72 on 6/9/13 at 1:30 am|
Crushed Butler It's My Life
Scarlatti Sonatas for Harpsichord
She Loves You by the Beatle Barkers...
| Soccer Board|| re: Up Periscope! Villareal, A Year Later.......... La Liga, Once Again - wm72 on 6/9/13 at 12:53 am|
And our friends are all aboard . . .
| Soccer Board|| re: U21 Championships 6/8 - wm72 on 6/9/13 at 12:38 am|
[quote]Anyone want to summarize the England - Norway arse beating?[/quote]
| O-T Lounge|| re: 20 Ridiculous College classes offered at U.S. Universities. - wm72 on 6/8/13 at 9:51 pm|
2. "God, Sex, Chocolate: Desire and the Spiritual Path" (UC San Diego) - Who shapes our desire? Who suffers for it? Do we control our desire or does desire control us? When we yield to desire, do we become more fully ourselves or must we deny it to find an authentic identity b...
| Music Board|| re: RIP Arturo Vega - wm72 on 6/8/13 at 8:18 pm|
| Soccer Board|| re: Spain vs Ireland - wm72 on 6/8/13 at 8:05 pm|
You just posted this and it's three threads down. ...
| Soccer Board|| re: Spain vs Ireland - wm72 on 6/8/13 at 6:00 pm|
Have you tried the Yankees website? I have Spain/Ireland tickets and also bought Man City/ Chelsea from there. I really doubt they're sold out.
I've heard that other sites are offering them cheaper now too but know much about that.
Here's the link to the yankees' website:
| Soccer Board|| re: U21 Championships 6/8 - wm72 on 6/8/13 at 4:57 pm|
[quote]England went from not giving up any goals in 800+ minutes in U21 play to three in less than 45.[/quote]
I watched them against Italy Thursday and their defense was pretty organized even if Italy comfortably controlled most of the match.
However, that 800 minute scoreless steak seems ab...
| Soccer Board|| re: IYO, Are Americans as individual players underrated by the Football World? - wm72 on 6/8/13 at 2:47 pm|
[quote]the one group that i think is overrated (by americans) are our german-americans[/quote]
If you mean that almost all of them were considered by many USMNT fans huge immediate upgrades and only Jones, to my mind, is much more than a "promising player I'm glad to have in the mix" then I would...