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Arena "The Beautiful Game" - The Official JCC Football (Soccer) Thread.

Discussion in 'Community' started by FORCE_SKIN, Feb 7, 2004.

  1. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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    The posts go through even if you close the page before the system stops 'thinking' about the post.

    EDIT: RVP got a yellow. Cost me 2 pts as he was my captain. :(
     
  2. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Testing this.


    EDIT: True. That's useful to know.
     
  3. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Superb first half performance by Chelsea. Not seen them like this in a long time. In Benitez we tr.....nah still can't say that.
     
  4. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    5 goals in the last game with 5 different scorers

    today, 7 goals with 7 different scorers.

    Never has the phrase "The Beautiful Game" been more apt.

    EDIT: Damn you Piazon! Could have made it eight different scorers
     
  5. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Glad I missed that Aston Vila game. Just saw this stat line:

    Brad Guzan started, played 90 minutes and made seven saves in Aston Villa’s 8-0 loss vs. Chelsea on Sunday.

    How do you make seven saves while conceding 8 goals?
     
  6. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    He made 7 fantastic saves including a penalty. It was one of the most one-sided games I have ever seen.

    But also there were no bookings and the ref and his assistants were all excellent. A great game to watch. (Unless you are a Villa fan obviously)
     
  7. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'll need to find some highlights then. Thanks for the info, hal. Guess Guzan might have played well despite conceding 7, as odd as that sounds.
     
  8. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    He conceded 8 :p

    But he couldn't have done anything about those, although he did get a hand on Hazard's goal so he may feel he could have done better on that.

    Chelsea's last 4 goals all came in the last 15 minutes. Before then, Guzan was fantastic. Some amazing saves. He was Villa's stand out player. Whether that's a credit to him, or a discredit to the other players is up to the beholder. But he never gave up.
     
  9. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Guzan actually put effort in, which is more than can be said for the rest of the Villa team. Playing 3 at the back is difficult expecilly against big sides like Chelsea. Not sure it's something VIlla should really go for as a regular formation.

    United got a lesson in how to defend well from Swansea, but a draw at their ground is a decent result given how good they can be.
    Michu is class, I might have to start making him my team captain.

    LOL @ Downing actually managing to score a goal.
     
  10. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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    8-0 and all Mata gets me is an assist. [face_frustrated]
     
  11. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Likewise.

    Regarding rhe RVP thing - It doesn't seem like it was deliberate, it would have been far worse had it been a player's foot than just the ball. Fergie went OTT about it all, the worst that would likely happen is RVP gets some ear ringining out of it or a broken nose had it hit him square in the face. RVP's reaction was understandable but still worthy of a booking.
     
  12. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    goalkeepers are amazing people, aren't they. putting their lives at risk each and every game. they should all be paid £500k a week.
     
  13. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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    I remember absolutely rifling a half-volley into this kid's face (he was the opposition keeper) from a few yards away when I was younger. :p Totally unintentional as I wanted to score but only just managed to get a foot to it due to the presence of other players.

    He lived, btw.
     
  14. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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    Merry Christmas, people.
     
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  15. Darth_Omega

    Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Indeed, merry Christmas. :)
     
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  16. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Merry Christmas!
     
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  17. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Aaaand that's what you call a Christmas Cracker.

    United v Newcastle always seem to produce classics. Attacking wise, anyway.
     
  18. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Too stressful being a fan these days.
    Madrid will have a field day with this awful defense.

    Still, 7 points clear now. LOL @ City


    Also, LOL @ Berbatov's shirt
     
  19. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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    I wonder what Ronaldo will make of the Utd defense...
     
  20. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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  21. IntyMobile

    IntyMobile Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Wow. Newcastle score 6 goals over a two-game stretch, and come away with zero points.
     
  22. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Norwich's defence is really crap. letting in two goals against 10 men, ffs.

    good to see Kagawa back. hopefully he can get a bit of a run now in the team.
     
  23. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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    Well, 11 goals against doesn't help matters. :p

    Walcott. 3 goals and 2 assists. **** me.
     
  24. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It baffles me how a player can get 2 yellows and not a red.

    It happened after only 26 minutes with the first yellow being for diving. I can't believe that not one of the opposition realised what had happened and not told the ref. A crazy situation.
     
  25. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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    Lampard!
    Lampard!