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Old 07-12-2018, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Originally Posted by bobisinthehouse View Post
The USA will never get to the World Cup, because no one knows each other. The athleates all play for teams around the world.

When time comes to play in a tournament, the players don't know how their fellow players play the game.
Do you mean get to the world cup or get to the semis or final ?

The road to the WC is easy, semis not so much. Plus with Croatia, only two of their current squad play in Croatia, the rest are scattered across Europe, with France only 6 play in France.. The US plays enough games during the year that yes they do all know each other.
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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That's a very good point!
No it’s not. Neymar plays for PSG in France. Marcelo plays for Real Madrid in Spain. Willian plays for Chelsea in England. Paulinho plays for a team in China. Yet they all play for powerhouse Brazil. This the same with other powerhouse teams.
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:51 PM
 
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Aren't most of the folks in this show Americans? Lmao at the cluelessness + bonus point for the knee jerk reaction from the Modric's comment...:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ocBTpNz3b4
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:09 PM
 
Location: AriZona
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Aren't most of the folks in this show Americans? Lmao at the cluelessness + bonus point for the knee jerk reaction from the Modric's comment...:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ocBTpNz3b4
I agree. Totally clueless colonist Americans. ^^^ Pffffffft! Hrrmmmph!

Numbskulls. Dimwits. Nincompoops.

They should've remained under the protection of the Empire!
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:20 PM
 
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I agree. Totally clueless colonist Americans. ^^^ Pffffffft! Hrrmmmph!

Numbskulls. Dimwits. Nincompoops.

They should've remained under the protection of the Empire!

It gets even worse lol:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1C6mO9YgpI
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Old 07-13-2018, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Wappingers Falls, NY
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I agree. Totally clueless colonist Americans. ^^^ Pffffffft! Hrrmmmph!

Numbskulls. Dimwits. Nincompoops.

They should've remained under the protection of the Empire!
Yeah, remind me how big the Empire is again?
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:41 AM
 
Location: AriZona
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Lightbulb :)

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Yeah, remind me how big the Empire is again?
Gotcha!

Of course... it'd be a New Yorker who is initially offended.

Sorry... but no need to receive all things in life seriously. I'm an American... on a "soccer" forum -- where most people prefer the word "football" -- and where most of us are having F U N. My post should've come at you as a HAHA (!).

Yes, I know... I roped you in, Paladin. And this came at you from one of NY's least loved states: Arizona, no less!
Hope there's no hard feelings!

F U N definition from dictionary.com:

fun
[fuhn]
SynonymsExamplesWord Origin
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noun
something that provides mirth or amusement:
A picnic would be fun.
enjoyment or playfulness:
She's full of fun.
Informal. joke; kid.
adjective, fun·ner, fun·nest.
Informal. of or relating to fun, especially to social fun:
a fun thing to do; really a fun person; the funnest game.
Informal. whimsical; flamboyant:
The fashions this year are definitely on the fun side.
Idioms
for/in fun, as a joke; not seriously; playfully:
His insults were only in fun.
like fun, Informal. certainly not; of doubtful truth:
He told us that he finished the exam in an hour. Like fun he did!
make fun of, to make the object of ridicule; deride:
The youngsters made fun of their teacher.
Origin of fun
1675–85; dialectal variant of obsolete fon to befool. See fond1
Synonyms
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
1, 2. merriment, pleasure, play, gaiety.
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Wappingers Falls, NY
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Gotcha!

Of course... it'd be a New Yorker who is initially offended.

Sorry... but no need to receive all things in life seriously. I'm an American... on a "soccer" forum -- where most people prefer the word "football" -- and where most of us are having F U N. My post should've come at you as a HAHA (!).

Yes, I know... I roped you in, Paladin. And this came at you from one of NY's least loved states: Arizona, no less!
Hope there's no hard feelings!

F U N definition from dictionary.com:

fun
[fuhn]
SynonymsExamplesWord Origin
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
something that provides mirth or amusement:
A picnic would be fun.
enjoyment or playfulness:
She's full of fun.
Informal. joke; kid.
adjective, fun·ner, fun·nest.
Informal. of or relating to fun, especially to social fun:
a fun thing to do; really a fun person; the funnest game.
Informal. whimsical; flamboyant:
The fashions this year are definitely on the fun side.
Idioms
for/in fun, as a joke; not seriously; playfully:
His insults were only in fun.
like fun, Informal. certainly not; of doubtful truth:
He told us that he finished the exam in an hour. Like fun he did!
make fun of, to make the object of ridicule; deride:
The youngsters made fun of their teacher.
Origin of fun
1675–85; dialectal variant of obsolete fon to befool. See fond1
Synonyms
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
1, 2. merriment, pleasure, play, gaiety.
Oh, Arizona. The only place worse off than we are when it comes to Quarterbacks. Now it all makes sense.
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:23 AM
 
Location: AriZona
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Oh, Arizona. The only place worse off than we are when it comes to Quarterbacks. Now it all makes sense.
You're welcome!
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Old 07-13-2018, 12:09 PM
 
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I didn't watch all of that obviously, but I get the point. To be fair, the views of some of those pundits prior to the match were not those of most normal fans in England, but it's their job to get their viewers excited and hopeful. But in discussions with friends, colleagues and in other fora, the consensus was that this would be a difficult game against Croatia - a team which possesses a formidable mid-field in Modric and Rakitic, among others. The only area England were said to be superior were at set-pieces which was proven with Trippier's stunning free kick in the first half. I think other nations, and their media, are confusing hope with arrogance. You have to consider that after the dismal showings by England in the 2014 WC (lost first two matches and knocked out in the first week) and Euro 2016 (knocked out by Iceland!!), expectations were NOT high this time around and we're just happy we even got as far as we did!

It's going to be interesting to see how Gareth Southgate deals with England's shortcomings in the new UEFA Nations League later in this year - their first opponents? Croatia
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