Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by MetalDuck, May 12, 2007.
how many of you guys likes soccer?
You guys should use this as the soccer thread instead of that stupid MALL one.
This is the first soccer thread I think I've seen in the Arena.
There is one linked in the Index thread, but I think it should be switched to this one. The other one is ... dumb and only like 8 posts.
Yeah, lets see how this one goes. THe other one seems to be half a joke thread, half an advertisement
I can't wait until the next World Cup so we can have another JCC debate about how lame soccer is
Well I for one had an amazing experience living in Germany during the 2006 World Cup. It made me a soccer fan for sure.
I'm not a big soccer fan in the meaning of watching it on TV or stadium, but I always like to play it and I even got hooked on the WC '06. I think it was a little bit like the WC in 1954 - a really great feeling! Especially if you have been outside on the streets when the German team playrd: You could have done a picknick on the normally very busy mainstreet - all people were inside watching the game, no cars around.
Much the same happened here - it was amazing to see how many people became interested in the Soccer. Massive crowds watching at venues in the middle of the night, people walking around in the Aussie colours - it was an uplifting experience,
Well get yourself back to Stutgart, Strilo, because if they win Saturday they're Bundesliga champs. Oh what a party that should be. Plus, Cup final is the following Saturday.
I've been told that if you call it soccer, you can't really be a fan.
True, but if the thread was called "football", there'd be a lot of disappointed American Football fans disappointed when they clicked on it
Should call it "Association Football" really
Or "football (actually played with the foot)"
Dann sage ich FuÃŸball!
I really hate the name "soccer" whereas football describes it perfectly as said above as it describes a game played with the foot.
American "Football" is just a poor version of rugby and is far softer as rugby players don't bother with all that armor
Either way Football (soccer) is great and I love it.
Thank you, quote of the day
I'm a football (the real football and not the american football) and a rugby fan, and i think saying it's far softer is demeaning to the players of the NFL.
In rugby, once you go down with the ball, you're practically safe, there are rules about no tackles around the neck etc. But in American football, it's a totally different matter. American Football is much fiercer than rugby, if you get tackled, you'll know about it, when you have the
6ft7" guys running at you from all directions, the armour is needed. Whereas rugby is a much softer game than NFL, because the tackles are nowhere near as violent, and you can get sent off, which i don't think happens in NFL.
But still, rugby is better, as is football.
^ That is bollocks! Pansies with armour, there are HUGE hits in Rugby!
Can't use that word
Yes, admittedly there is, and i don't disagree with that. But you don't get sent flying across the pitch in rugby. In rugby you don't get tackled into the air, then another tackle hitting you.
And please don't call my opinions bollocks.
Point taken, but there are still some mean hits in rugga
"In rugby, once you go down with the ball, you're practically safe"
Oh, that is SO not true LOL
I believe it is, as once you're down you don't get piled on. Admittedly there is still risks of being hurt, but it's only a slight risk.
You get loads of pile-ups/rucks in rugby, and it's full of "underhand" tricks including punching, biting, and stamping - with no body protection.
Anyhoo, how about that soccer?
Yeah for sure.