UEFA Euro 2008 Football/Soccer

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

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  1. rechedelphar Force Ghost

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    That's what everyone wants to believe.

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

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

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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 Arena Manager Emeritus

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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 Force Ghost

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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- SFF:F/TV Trivia Host

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

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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

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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 Jedi Master

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    Time to break some Spanish hearts!
  12. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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  13. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    What's the betting line?
  14. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    I'm... not sure what that means.
  15. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Who's favoured in the betting?
  16. halibut Chosen One

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

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

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    And...the Spainards win...
  19. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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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 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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

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  22. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    And what's your explanation for Germany not winning?
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