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re: You can only choose one sport to watch for the rest of your life...what is it? - DoreonthePlains
My favorite is college football, but I can only watch so many re-airs. It would have to be hockey or soccer. With Nashville getting an MLS team, it's a harder call, but Preds games are too much fun. I'll see you folks on the frozen pond in this shitty hypothetical world....
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re: The Arsenal 2017/18: goodbye Theo, never forget “2-0” - DoreonthePlains
[quote]New best XI? Assuming we get Auba [/quote] If I trusted Wenger or anybody on the coaching staff to enforce a defensive structure, a 4-4-2 with a narrow midfield diamond could be pretty damned effective. Xhaka would have to be told to hold deep and actually anchor things. He can do it i...
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re: 2018 Vandy Baseball Thread (23 days till First Pitch) - DoreonthePlains
Seems like a home-heavy schedule. Corbin normally gives us a horror show early in the season to serve as a trial-by-fire. Let's goooooo! :nana:...
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re: 2017-18 NHL Season Long Thread - DoreonthePlains
Rakell just put a shot off the near post from a tight angle that ricocheted right along the goal line then off the far post. And now another goal mouth scramble! Folin swiped it off the line. :lol: :lol: :lol:...
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re: The Arsenal 2017/18: goodbye Theo, never forget “2-0” - DoreonthePlains
I only left Ozil out because he's injured at the moment. But, yeah, he would slot in for Ramsey who could move out right. I forget when Ramsey played on the right, of the 4-2-3-1, but I seem to remember him being really effective out there with Bellerin overlapping....
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re: The Arsenal 2017/18: goodbye Theo, never forget “2-0” - DoreonthePlains
[quote]If they brought in Aubameyang, trying to play 3-5-2 would be a total pipe dream right? There's no one in the squad who could play the CDM effectively enough. Maybe Xhaka or Ramsey? [/quote] In theory, yes. In practice, well, we know how these things go now....
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re: The Arsenal 2017/18: goodbye Theo, never forget “2-0” - DoreonthePlains
[quote]What's your effective system? [/quote] Obviously, we would have to show an ability to play cohesively defensively, but I think a lot of that problem comes down to the Wenger idea of playing beautifully putting guys out of position more than the players we have being unable to play defens...
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re: How does one be a great soccer dad? - DoreonthePlains
As a high school coach, I'll add one more thing. Talk to the coach, no matter what level he's playing, and just discuss what the coach wants from your son. Don't go into trying to change the coach's mind, but use the chance to help unify the messages your son is hearing. One of the worst parts of...
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re: The Arsenal 2017/18: goodbye Theo, never forget “2-0” - DoreonthePlains
I really hate that I can easily formulate an effective system (in theory) based on Arsenal's squad after adding Mhki and Aubameyang (or even without them), yet I know Arsene will do something totally stupid. It's pathetic. I'm a Vandy fan, so I'm used to garbage play and shitty coaching/management...
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re: How does one be a great soccer dad? - DoreonthePlains
Try to take the match as a whole. As you pointed out, soccer is not a sport of perfection. There will be miss-hits. There will be runs that go unnoticed or unmade. Work on taking those in stride. Then, after the match and back in the car, ask him how he thought he played and let him point out h...
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re: The Arsenal 2017/18: goodbye Theo, never forget “2-0” - DoreonthePlains
Just got some ESPN update talking about Mkhitaryan. I hadn't heard anything about that. Well then......
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re: Jacksonville 45 @ Pittsburgh 42 Final - CBS - DoreonthePlains
Does Ben have his situations backwards? 4th and 5 he's throwing 40 yard bombs. Down 2 scores with 1:30 and no TO, and he's dinking and dunking. :lol: And, yes, I'm aware the bombs worked. LOL why did the receiver dive down instead of running OOB?...
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re: Jacksonville 45 @ Pittsburgh 42 Final - CBS - DoreonthePlains
[quote]That's why that onside kick was so fricking stupid. Put them in field goal range right off the bat. [/quote] It shouldn't have. I don't think you can blame Tomlin for the fact his kicker had one of the worst onside attempts in history. If the ball is 10-15 yards farther when the Jags get...
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re: Jacksonville 45 @ Pittsburgh 42 Final - CBS - DoreonthePlains
[quote]What would the rule be if the ball would have just died four yards and was never touched by either team? It's a live ball there... [/quote] It's treated the same as if a ball-carrier falls down and doesn't attempt to get back up. The team "in possession" has given up on the play, so it w...
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re: Jacksonville 45 @ Pittsburgh 42 Final - CBS - DoreonthePlains
I...what? No timeout there?...
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re: Landon Donovan Un-Retiring: To Play for Club Leon (MEX) - DoreonthePlains
He does know we didn't make the World Cup, right? It's not like he can make a last ditch effort to make the squad. :lol:...
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re: Match day 1/10 - Carabao Cup semis - DoreonthePlains
Except it made him fall when he landed, AND he shouldn't have had to leap over a mis-timed challenge anyway. It drives me nuts that guys get punished for trying to play-on while guys who are running around looking for contact to fall down get rewarded....
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re: Match day 1/10 - Carabao Cup semis - DoreonthePlains
[quote]Have to stop the draw for replay stuff. [/quote] Pssst. In case you didn't get it from the 2 jokes at your expense, the Carabao/League Cup uses a home-and-home format with aggregate goals and would have played a 2nd leg no matter the score of this one. :lol:...
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re: The Arsenal 2017/18: goodbye Theo, never forget “2-0” - DoreonthePlains
Wut? You can just swing wildly at a guy's leg. It wasn't much contact, but AMN had to jump, and it definitely was a "careless" challenge that effected another player's ability to play a ball. It's a foul. Definitely a penalty....
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re: The Arsenal 2017/18: goodbye Theo, never forget “2-0” - DoreonthePlains
Man, more funky refereeing when it comes to a penalty decision. :banghead:...
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