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StraightCashHomey21
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It's right up there with "gaffer" as one of the more cringe-worthy things you might hear a soccer fig say. Excuse my blasphemy here, but Stu Holden used to say it all the time in interviews when he was still playing in England t


It's a common term used in football and let's not forget Stu is Scottish


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Liverpool vs Everton - The Liverpool Derby


Merseyside


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Mr. P has good knowledge for France IMO I know some of you guys dont like him but he has knowledge.


Thanks, baw.

As far as people not liking me, I understand why, but I'm working on that.


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StraightCashHomey21
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Yea I know but trying to make it as easy to understand


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Nice work all around in here by everyone with a write up so far. I know most of the new people are dying for a comprehensive Sunderland write up so I'll get right to it after work.
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drockw1
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Nice work SCH & company...I was once a newb too, so can appreciate this


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LuckyTiger
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I don't have time right now but it would be great for someone to provide a breakdown on what a double and a treble means. These concepts are foreign to most american sports fans. I can do it later but if someone wants to throw it out here before that's great.


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Double is winning two competitions in the same year (for instance, a domestic league title and a cup competition)

Triple/Treble is winning three competitions in the same year (league, cup, Champions League)

(ETA: To clarify, most first division teams play in at least three competitions during the year, all going on at the same time. So you could have a cup match on Wednesday, league game on Saturday and a Champions/Europa league match next Tuesday)
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Normally double refers to winning the League title and the premier cup competition in the same year. Treble refers to winning those two as well as the CL.

Any other combinations such as Chelsea winning the cup double in '12, FA and CL, or Pool winning the cup treble in '05, FA/CL/League Cup, usually get some additional modifiers to differentiate them from traditional doubles and trebles
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Well clarified...I should have been more specific


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Le Classique: PSG vs Marseille The French classico. Paris and Marseille are respectively the 1st and 2nd most populated cities in France and the rivalry between both cities originally had nothing to do with football, but because PSG and OM usually have the two biggest budgets in French football the game between the two takes on extra meaning both on and off the pitch.

Olympico: Olympique Lyon vs Olympique de Marseille Unlike Le Classique, the rivalry has no bad blood within it and, instead, stems from the competitiveness of the each club's players, managers, supporters, and presidential hierarchy. The rivalry is often cited as being particularly important as both clubs are of high standard in French football and the championship has been decided between the two on many occassions.


I would add that Lyon vs. Saint-Etienne is a rivalry known as the Derby Rhone-Alpes or simply Le Derby. Also, OM and OL has gotten more contentious since Mathieu Valbuena signed for OL. OM fans hung him in effigy at the Velodrome.


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I'd do a MLS write up, but the "rules/why this league is different than others" section would be a giant shrug emoticon because the league makes it up as it goes along.


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How many fricking times do I have to RA this to be stickied?


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Didn't Valbuena get blackmailed by some of his OM teammates? The one that snared Karim Benzema?


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re: Soccer Boards Guide For Soccer Noobs
This really is a great thread, but I am bitter that this is happening when my AVFC are doing this.

SCH, you can appreciate this. My Brit friend here's nephew in B'ham has been selected to be a villa mascot next match. My boy told his bruv he needs to let his son hand Martinez a transfer request by the dugout and be wearing an everton away shirt underneath his villa one when he does it. Would be so good


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mynamebowl
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re: Soccer Boards Guide For Soccer Noobs
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It's a common term used in football and let's not forget Stu is Scottish


It's a common term used in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, etc. Not so much in America. That was my point. It comes across as trying too hard when an American says it.

ETA Stu was born in Scotland and lived there a few years. He's about as Scottish as you or me.
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It's looking like I may be in NOLA the first weekend of March. Watching the North London Derby at Finn's just seems too good to pass up. What time do they open for the 6:45 game?


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re: Soccer Boards Guide For Soccer Noobs
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ETA Stu was born in Scotland and lived there a few years. He's about as Scottish as you or me.


If Scottish terms were used in his everyday life then you can see why they would stick. If one of his parents are Scottish then it would definitely stick. When he moved back to the UK it's not hard to see why local terms would stick to anyone.

His dad is English and mom is Scottish and he lived there until he was 10. Don't be an arse and try and be open minded.
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My mom is scottish and she always says she can't understand why Americans name their kids Randy


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dgnx6
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re: Soccer Boards Guide For Soccer Noobs
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Stu Holden


Isn't he Scottish?


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