U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Soccer
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-25-2010, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
5,763 posts, read 9,746,473 times
Reputation: 2806

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by jackmccullough View Post
Soccer has been just on the verge of breaking out and becoming a major sport in the United States for forty years. I don't see any reason to think it's any more likely to happen this year than any one of the other last forty years. Even having women players stripping off their jerseys didn't do it.

I will say this though: if they bring those obnoxious horns back from South Africa I will never forgive them for it.

1 - Soccer is already a major sport in this country.

2 - The horns are already here and have been here for a long time. I have one sitting in my computer room.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-25-2010, 12:27 PM
 
14,253 posts, read 15,331,065 times
Reputation: 13682
Quote:
Originally Posted by censusdata View Post
1. Celtic are a Scottish team not Irish

Shhhhh .... don't tell their fans.

Celtic Park is like an Irish theme park on match day.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-25-2010, 12:28 PM
 
14,253 posts, read 15,331,065 times
Reputation: 13682
Quote:
Originally Posted by velodrome View Post
1. theres a pretty well documented relatinship between Celtic and their Irish fans

2. many UK stadiums are centrally located! arsenal, newcastle, liverpool, chelsea, everton spring immediately to mind. I agree that with newer stadiums it can be hard to find centrally located and available land to build on, but still think most UK stadiums are central
1. The best supported teams in Ireland are Manchester Utd and Liverpool, not Celtic.

2. The majority of UK soccer stadia are "in-town".
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-25-2010, 12:35 PM
 
2,024 posts, read 2,986,990 times
Reputation: 1812
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaggy001 View Post
Shhhhh .... don't tell their fans.

Celtic Park is like an Irish theme park on match day.

Good thing my Scottish dh isn't reading about people claiming Celtic is Irish!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-25-2010, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
3,675 posts, read 7,842,579 times
Reputation: 2333
I just saw this video and just have to post it on here! It's awesome, and it really captures this moment very well.
YouTube - The World's Reaction to Landon Donovan's Game Winning Goal
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-26-2010, 09:49 AM
Status: "Nobody's right if everybody's wrong" (set 26 days ago)
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
9,830 posts, read 21,140,229 times
Reputation: 9419
Quote:
Originally Posted by mjs1987 View Post
There are many factors that go into the support a club gets. Rangers in Scotland is supported by Unionists and Protestants. Celtic is supported by Irish immigrants and Catholics. In England, this is mirrored in Liverpool with the Merseyside Derby between Liverpool and Everton, though on a much friendlier scale. In London, the support a club gets is determined by neighborhood and clubs get a reputation for the social class and ethnicity that supports it. Chelsea was well known as a working class club until the new ownership. Spurs is known as the ethnically Jewish club as it is located in an area with a high Jewish population. Rivalries cut across family and neighborhood lines such as Birmingham, Aston Villa and West Brom. London has, I think, 14 league clubs in 4 divisions. Leyton Orient or Barnet is the smallest. The local nature of the clubs means there is a lot of passion for the clubs and when clubs play other clubs there are political and economic tensions that make the rivalries personal. Many Yorkshire and Lancashire clubs such as Blackburn and Burnley have rivalries because some scabbed during the coal strikes in the 1980s. In Spain, Real Madrid was the club of the fascists while Barcelona was the socialist club. Similarly in France, Marseille is a leftist club and Paris-SG is a right wing club. Italy has Lazio, which is fasicst, and Inter Milan and AC Milan that are divided because AC Milan refused to use non-Italians. Mexico has a club called Chivas that refuses to use non-Mexicans and has its arch-rival Club America that is well known for bringing in foreign players.
That sounds very different from American pro sports but very similar to American college sports. I think the two factors for the popularity of college teams are the cultural differences btw their fans vs other teams and the local nature of them.

It's hard to stereotype fans of certain NBA teams other than to say they are all bandwagon jumpers. It's also hard for me to loyally follow an NBA team when the fanbases are so fair weather. By comparison most college teams have very stereotypical fanbases that attract certain groups. Here in Kentucky the Wildcat fans tend to be either high income or low income (either driving a Lexus or living in a trailer park ) who are White protestants while Cardinal fans tend to be middle class factory workers who are Catholic or African American.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-26-2010, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
10 posts, read 13,053 times
Reputation: 15
First of all congrats... you did good in this World Cup.

To be honest I can't understand how can you people not get into football anyway... I mean is baseball or rugby more interesting than football?

Anyway on topic now... I don't think it's some kind of a revolution but I have to admit that it grows significantly year by year. Especially after this world cup maybe you'll see some more stuff going on. I just think that you need to start building good facilities and start signing european/south american players. (not commercial dudes like David Beckham though)

PS: still can't understand why do you call it soccer? While the rest of the world agrees that the actual name of this sport is football as it's how the inventors named it. Instead you're calling football the bad copy of english rugby
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-26-2010, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
1,807 posts, read 2,164,834 times
Reputation: 970
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vercis View Post
First of all congrats... you did good in this World Cup.

To be honest I can't understand how can you people not get into football anyway... I mean is baseball or rugby more interesting than football?

Anyway on topic now... I don't think it's some kind of a revolution but I have to admit that it grows significantly year by year. Especially after this world cup maybe you'll see some more stuff going on. I just think that you need to start building good facilities and start signing european/south american players. (not commercial dudes like David Beckham though)

PS: still can't understand why do you call it soccer? While the rest of the world agrees that the actual name of this sport is football as it's how the inventors named it. Instead you're calling football the bad copy of english rugby
Soccer/Association football is as interesting as rugby or baseball. It all depends on what you grew up with/what you personally enjoy.

And we call it soccer because there is another code of football, American football, which is more popular here. It is the same reason why the Irish call association football soccer (Gaelic football is their main football) and why Australians call association football soccer (their main football is either Australian rules football or rugby league football, depending on where in Australia you are.)

Oh, and American football is a great sport.

And thanks for the congratulations. I would have liked to have seen us go further, but hey, there's always the next World Cup!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-26-2010, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
6,495 posts, read 10,800,578 times
Reputation: 4060
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vercis View Post
First of all congrats... you did good in this World Cup.

To be honest I can't understand how can you people not get into football anyway... I mean is baseball or rugby more interesting than football?

Anyway on topic now... I don't think it's some kind of a revolution but I have to admit that it grows significantly year by year. Especially after this world cup maybe you'll see some more stuff going on. I just think that you need to start building good facilities and start signing european/south american players. (not commercial dudes like David Beckham though)

PS: still can't understand why do you call it soccer? While the rest of the world agrees that the actual name of this sport is football as it's how the inventors named it. Instead you're calling football the bad copy of english rugby
Good God, not again.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-26-2010, 07:46 PM
 
Location: England
173 posts, read 125,867 times
Reputation: 36
It's football. The world knows it as football. It's played using feet, which is why it's called football.

Anyone calling it "soccer" is a complete use your own swear-filter-starred expletive here.

USA lost to Ghana.

England vs. Germany....

Well what do you think eh?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Soccer
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top