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UEFA Euro 2008 Football/Soccer

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by Strilo, Apr 25, 2008.

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  1. rechedelphar

    rechedelphar Jedi Master star 6

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    That's what everyone wants to believe.

    I will be pulling against Italy for sure but...
     
  2. Germany

    Germany Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Good match today! The boys were much more in form than the previous two matches.
     
  3. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    So ... I caught the last ~20 minutes of the Turkey-Croatia game.

    :eek:

    wow

    If soccer could always be that captivating, I'd be a fan.

    Of course, I've come to believe that part of the problem is that here in the State it's difficult to get regular exposure to the best players in the world. It'd be like expecting Europeans to love baseball by constantly being exposed to AA-baseball players and over-the-hill veterans.
     
  4. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yep, that's exactly the problem. I was fortunate enough to go to a handful of European games last year (from La Liga in Spain, Ligue 2 in France), and watch a good bit more. But most Americans don't have the opportunity to see high quality soccer on a regular basis, for even a short time. It can be really exciting, especially when attending the games.
     
  5. rechedelphar

    rechedelphar Jedi Master star 6

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    But even if you get that coverage of leagues like The premier league they games are not as captivating because the games don't have as much importance since the season is 38 games.

    FSC and Setanta have matches
     
  6. -polymath-

    -polymath- SFF:F/TV Trivia Host star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    Great match between Spain and Italy. Well played by both sides.
     
  7. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    So NBA and the Major Leagues are not exciting at all? They play a hell of a lot more games than the Premier League.

    And every game is important...the final difference between the top 2 was only 2 points. That's one game.
     
  8. rechedelphar

    rechedelphar Jedi Master star 6

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    yeah I know, Im saying that it will turn away many non fans if they expect each match to be as compelling. and I am a fan :)
     
  9. DAR

    DAR Jedi Master star 4

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    I've caught the last few games and have really enjoyed it.
     
  10. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    I figured the Turkey/Germany match would have reprecussions in Deutschland...given the number of Turks that work there, which I understand to be high.
     
  11. DarthSolar

    DarthSolar Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Time to break some Spanish hearts!
     
  12. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oh I agree!
     
  13. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    What's the betting line?
     
  14. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm... not sure what that means.
     
  15. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    Who's favoured in the betting?
     
  16. halibut

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

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    Spain are the bookies' favourite :)
     
  17. Obi-Wan_Ken-Obi

    Obi-Wan_Ken-Obi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    0-1 half time! Oh noes! KILL IBERIANS! :)
     
  18. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    And...the Spainards win...
     
  19. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Congrats to the Spaniards. Does this victory shake the label of underachiever, or just put it on the back burner until the World Cup?
     
  20. Spike2002

    Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It just means England officially suck the most :(
     
  21. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    lol@England
     
  22. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    And what's your explanation for Germany not winning?
     
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