So Glad To See Arsenal Go!

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  1. Ulsterman

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    What a great game at Highbury last night made even better by Wigan's victory. They sure took the smile of Reyes' face with that last minute goal!

    Anyone who says football (soccer) is unexciting should use this match as an introduction.

    Well done Wigan! I hope they win the final now.

    (Glad I got that off my chest)
     
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    Can someone interpret Ultster's post . . in English?? :rolleyes:
     
  3. Bob Farnaby

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    Interpretation,
    The game is football, called 'Soccer' where other nations such as the US use the name 'Football' for a game where they throw the ball with their hands.

    In England Arsnel are one of THE big name clubs, with an attitude to match. Wigan are a small, underdog team doing exceptionally well this year. (a few yers ago - like two or three - people woiuld say "Wigan? Where is that? - Do they actually have a football(soccer) team?"

    Wigan beat Arsenal .. a feat that does contend for minor mirical status.

    Ulsterman is pleased. As is, I suspect, everyone outside London. He wishes them well in the next round (the Final) of the competition.

    Regards
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    Thank you.

    Next question - does anyone give a wigan? [​IMG]

    We're not talking real sports here, right? Just guys running up and down and field and kicking. Bet 4-5 year olds can play THAT game.

    Not like Baseball, Basketball or REAL Football that actually takes real skill and training . .

    [​IMG]
     
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    And now Aresenal are out of another cup!!

    And Dr Bob, how often if "real" football do you use your foot on the ball? Maybe 10 seconds total?
     
  7. Ulsterman

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    Thank you Bob F for your explanation to the sporting illiterate. :rolleyes:

    My question is simply this, if "American Football" is such a great sport, how come it is not adopted by the majority of nations in the world? Almost every nation in the world plays "soccer" and values the game as its No. 1 sport. Not bad, for "guys running up and down and field and kicking." And, yes, the game is simple enough that 4 and 5 year olds can play it, but even they don't mind the odd knock, kick in the shins or slide along the ground, so that they do not need to wear helmets or be clothed in cotton wool and armour. [​IMG]

    BTW I went to see Port Vale play Aston Villa Saturday, but was disappointed the Valiants didn't manage a Cup shock. :(
     
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    Hello Dr Bob.

    Yes old chap oh joy oh joy oh joy oh joy oh joy, is my interpretation.

    Wigan is not a joking matter. I have been there. Compassion is called for and the Lord has given their team, thus the town, a real standing in England. Self-respect man. Wigan is to be respected because their team are going great guns. Honour.

    That's right we are not talking sport but football. I do hope we get the oppotunity of seeing the USA meet Iran in the upcoming world cup finals in Germany this year. That will convince you that it is war not sport. There is also a chance we will meet Germany. :cool: Don't mention the war tshirts are already on sale.

    Man Utd are international with fan clubs in every country. If REAL football is so full of skill why do only the big men play it in body armour? From the little I watch REAL football is plain brute strenght.

    Mind you Ulsterman I've seen many a game of scoccer much the same. Up the lads! Ian Hunter maybe gone but his disciples are still in abundance. Henri's legs have got to be the target of any upright Englishmen.

    UP THE SPURS!!!

    Edge of me seat man my grin at the end ear to ear. I woke the wife up to tell her, I had to tell someone.

    These excolonials you know? If they had stayed with us we could have taught them football and cricket, instead they were sidelined with a game no one else likes. :cool: And a game our children play called rounders.

    john.
     
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    Funny, the Euro Football League is quite popular, even though the majority of the players are Yankees.

    I remember the USA & Ireland useta have a Gaelic Football match every year...until it became so lopsided in the USA's favor that both leagues called it off by mutual consent.

    The British taught boxing to them darn Yankees...and before long, the phrase "The Horizontal Englishman" made the rounds in boxing circles. And today, mosta the champs are Americans.


    It's not that Americans dislike soccer...it's just that Americans are used to sports where the hands & arms are used.

    BTW, UK folks, how popular is womens' soccer in the Isles and elsewhere in Europe?
     
  10. Ulsterman

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    Hands and arms are used in soccer, of course the goalkeeper uses both, as do throw in, which are not just a aid to restartingplay, but may be used tactically, even to set up a striker. Some players are masters of the long throw. Alan Hudson of Chelsea was famous in the 70's for his throws right into the penalty area.

    Women's soccer is not nearly as popular (or as well paid) as its male counterpart. Women's soccer is much more popular in the States than over here.
     
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    Go Celtic! :D
     
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    Are the Dallas Cowboys playing? [​IMG]
     
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    The following says it all, when it comes to American football. [​IMG]

    Ms. Calendar: "It's just such a rugged contest."
    Giles: "Rugged? American football? Heh heh."
    Ms. Calendar: "And that's funny because...?"
    Giles: "Well, I think it's rather odd that a nation that prides itself on its virility should feel compelled to strap on forty pounds of protective gear just in order to play rugby."
     
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    NFL Europe has shrunk to the point that it is now NFL Germany plus Amsterdam - hardly popular. It makes it in Germany because of all the troops stationed there.

    USA/Ireland Gaelic football? If the USA are so good why has New York (the only American team in the Gaelic football league) never even won a provincial championship? Are you sure about these facts roby?
     

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