Squad lists have to be submitted during the next couple of days, so it's not too early to start discussions. June 9 to July 9! Can't wait.
I'm an Italy supporter. Expressions of sympathy are welcome.
Edited by Andreanne, May 14, 2006 @ 2:25 PM.
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Posted May 17, 2006 @ 9:57 PM
That one is crazy! And the worst part is, I believe Italy's is not the only league with that problem. Although it was pretty obvious the deal going on with Juventus( I hope they go to Serie B).
a major corruption investigation is going on in Italy (about time, too!).
Posted May 18, 2006 @ 11:36 AM
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Posted May 19, 2006 @ 12:22 AM
That's just extraordinary. Zanetti's one of the best defenders in the world, and Scaloni has been a laughing stock since West Ham brought him over here on loan in the transfer window (they've already said they're not going to take up the option-to-buy). But then I've been bitching about Eriksson's England squad for weeks now, so maybe I shouldn't get into this...
On another note though, I just saw the squad selections and was kind of surprised about some of the choices. Since I'm a BIG Argentina fan I'm just going to talk about them. Scaloni over Zanetti? WTF??!!!??? What was Pekerman smoking? How can you leave out one of the top defenders in the world who has been having an extremely consistent season and is known for his leadership. The young squad could definitely have used him.
Posted May 19, 2006 @ 6:32 AM
But then I've been bitching about Eriksson's England squad for weeks now, so maybe I shouldn't get into this...
Edited by heyfizzellas, May 19, 2006 @ 6:33 AM.
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Posted May 20, 2006 @ 6:10 AM
BTW Andreanne, any chance you are a Milan fan? Considering I only know Milan fans who are aware of Pirlo's poor condition lately(hopefully this week's rest has done good for him).
Posted May 20, 2006 @ 7:10 AM
Edited by Kalahari, May 20, 2006 @ 7:13 AM.
Posted May 20, 2006 @ 8:05 AM
I remember wishing so often back then that the game would catch on here. And at least there was enough interest to start the MLS.
Posted May 21, 2006 @ 9:06 AM
Posted May 21, 2006 @ 1:52 PM
I actually don't mind the British commentary despite the bias. I saw the 1990 world cup with the British crew. Good lord they were biased. Especially against my favorite team, Argentina.
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Posted May 28, 2006 @ 7:41 AM
For people in the US, do you get to watch the matches live?
Edited by Kalahari, May 28, 2006 @ 7:41 AM.
Posted May 28, 2006 @ 9:52 AM
Posted May 28, 2006 @ 3:46 PM
That's really interesting, Kalahari. I had no idea TV stations worked like this in the US when it came to the Olympics and the World Cup.
If an event is popular enough to get good ratings, but it is being held at a time when its not prime time for TV watching, then it is actually less likely to be shown live
The ref had his eyes clogged when South Korea played against Italy in the quarter finals, according to the many conspiration theories around, the only reason why Soth Korea got to the semi-final was because it was one of the home teams. But yeah in 2002, France and Argentina were an embarrassment. I loved that since I was still bitter about France beating Brazil in the 1998 finals (I know that the French deserved but still...) and the rivalry between Brazil and Argentina when it comes to soccer is out of this world.
South Korea and Turkey even made it to the Semi-finals, and lost in a couple of nail-biters.
Posted May 28, 2006 @ 9:50 PM
The only match I really remember vividly from 1998 was the Argentina-England match that went to overtime and then penalties. An all time classic. I still have that one on tape, but the tape quality has severely degraded over time. (Stupid VHS).
Edited by zespri, May 28, 2006 @ 9:51 PM.
Posted May 29, 2006 @ 12:38 AM
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Posted May 29, 2006 @ 3:11 PM
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Posted May 29, 2006 @ 7:57 PM
Who will be announcing the games on ESPN & ABC? I can't remember who usually does soccer games for ESPN & ABC, but he really sucks. He's really boring, has no enthusiasm when somebody gets a goal (He just says score really fast.) & he is the complete opposite of Andres Cantor.
Posted May 29, 2006 @ 11:08 PM