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Who are ya? (The new football thread)

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Fidel
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cbc.ca wrote:
While no reason was immediately given for the players' absences, there have been past incidents of Cuban soccer players defecting during international tournaments.

The Ceeb still off key on the cold war baloney I see.

Cubans come and go from the island all the time. They are free to go anywhere in the world the same as anyone in Canada is free to travel abroad. In fact I know many people in Northern Ontario who would like to travel anywhere outside of Canada at least once in their lives. It's just never going to happen for millions of us, though.

That's not true of American citizens. They are not free. Some may have the means to travel to Cuba but are threatened with fines by their governments. And many can't afford a bus ticket to the next state.

And it's a different story with political refugees from free market bastions, like Haiti, Sri Lanka etc. Our corrupt stooges in Ottawa would like to be more like their U.S. counterparts on immigration and "national security" issues.


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We'll see how we do. Feels like Maple Laffs, if we lose a big joke. These women played really hard and I'm very impressed.

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sorry

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M. Spector
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RevolutionPlease wrote:
These girls played really hard...

People get suspended around here for calling women girls.


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Caissa
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Were you pwd last night, RP? You seem to have disrupted a few threads with running consecutive posts.


Bärlüer
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What is ze meaning of this PWD? Urban Dictionary suggests Person With Disabilities, Print Working Directory and Penisless White Dude.


M. Spector
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PWD = Posting While Drunk; BWD = Babbling while drunk


Catchfire
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RP, please apply better filters when moved to post to excess. The above posts count as spamming this thread. Try to exercise better self-control in the future out of respect for other babblers, thanks.


RevolutionPlease
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No disrespect intended M. Spector but thanks for calling me on it. I call the men's team boys if that's any consolation. I've edited my post. I real am very impressed by the Women's National team and am very much looking forward to their semi-final match. Apologies to everyone for disrupting the thread. Disrupting in the conventional norm that is. I'm just not a conformist. :( There is much that could be constituted spamming on babble but due to it's conformist discourse is not labelled as so. And no, I wasn't drunk. I was manic. If you don't understand it, you should be relieved. I will do my best Catchfire. Apologies again.

RevolutionPlease
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Excellent result. Match got chippy and I got worried but our Women prevailed.

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London Calling!

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Caissa
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Dirk Kuyt's late strike earned Liverpool a dramatic victory over Manchester United in the FA Cup fourth round at Anfield.

The tie seemed destined for a replay at Old Trafford as Ji-Sung Park's powerful shot put United level after Daniel Agger had headed Liverpool into the lead - but there was a late twist to a surprisingly flat encounter.

Liverpool substitute Kuyt escaped the attentions of Patrice Evra with two minutes left to latch on to Andy Carroll's flick and fire past United goalkeeper David de Gea in front of an ecstatic Kop.

It capped a perfect four days for Liverpool and manager Kenny Dalglish after reaching the Carling Cup final and their first Wembley appearance since 1996 at the expense of Manchester City on Wednesday, then sending their fierce rivals out of the FA Cup to reach the last 16.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/16664185.stm

Catchfire
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Pretty grim year's on order for the mighty Red Devils. And for Hibs for that matter.


RevolutionPlease
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They made the Oympics. Good job, ladies. I was watching. Were many others? Much to shape up to compete with the States.

Caissa
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The Mexico game was a little late on the East Coast. I watched the first half of the match against the US. Canada was fortunate to lose only 4-0.


M. Spector
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Yes, I'd say so, considering they were down 3-0 after 28 minutes.

Canada always looks great against weaker teams, but the strong teams always shut down the Canadian offence and baffle the defence.

No soccer medals for Canada in London, I'm afraid.

The men's qualifying starts in March, but they haven't made it to the Olympics since 1984.


Caissa
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England captain John Terry will stand trial after the European Championship over allegations he racially abused an opponent during a Premier League match, possibly clearing the way for him to play in the tournament.

England coach Fabio Capello has previously stressed that Terry is "innocent until proven guilty," meaning Terry could remain captain at the June 8-July 1 tournament.

The Chelsea defender is accused of shouting abusive comments at Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand during an October match. He did not attend Wednesday's first hearing into the case, where his legal team entered a plea of not guilty. The Westminster Magistrates' Court then set a trial date of July 9.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/story/2012/02/01/sp-soccer-johnterry-tri...


Caissa
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At least 73 people have been killed in fan clashes following a football match in the Egyptian city of Port Said, state television reports.

The deaths occurred after supporters invaded the pitch following a match between top-tier clubs Masry and al-Ahly on Wednesday.

It is feared the death toll could rise as scores have been injured.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-16845841


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FA could strip captaincy from Terry

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David Bernstein, the Football Association chairman, is facing increasing pressure from inside the organisation to remove the England captaincy from John Terry after a day of high-level talks behind the scenes to ascertain whether he should overrule the manager, Fabio Capello.

Bernstein contacted every member of the 12-strong FA board to ask for their individual views on the day that Rio Ferdinand described himself as "insulted" with a "bad taste in my mouth" and Emmanuel Frimpong, Arsenal's 20-year-old Ghanaian, became the first footballer to say the FA's handling of the case would put him off reporting racist abuse.

Ferdinand and Frimpong both used their Twitter accounts to express their anger on the day Bernstein established that at least one FA member wants Terry to lose the captaincy and that the decision should be taken immediately rather than putting it off until the next board meeting on 23 February.

One issue raised to Bernstein is that it would be difficult for the FA to take the moral high ground if any of England players are racially abused by the crowds at the European Championship in June. Other board members believe the FA is in a no-win situation and that, if it removes the captaincy from Terry, it will be accused of prejudging the case and ignoring the principle of innocent until proved guilty.


Caissa
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John Terry was removed as England's soccer captain Friday as he awaits trial for racial abuse. The star Chelsea defender remains eligible to play for the national team at the European Championship.

The English Football Association said Terry will be stripped of his captaincy "until the allegations against him are resolved."

Terry faces trial in July on charges of racially abusing Queens Park defender Anton Ferdinand during a Premier League game in October.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/story/2012/02/03/sp-fifa-england-terry.html


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Good riddance to bad rubbish, says I.


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