Thread: The Official Footie Thread
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The EUFA Champions League Starts in September, and the Premier League starts in a Month and 1 Day, so that gives us a month of football related chatter.
To fill that gap, I have decided that we all should post our ultimate world cup teams. Can be anyone from any World Cup, (I could have Maradona, Shilton and Mesut ’zil, For example) and can be 7-23 Players.
Or we can forget that, and argue over the recent quality of the referees. Referees are banned from this thread, By the way.
Lineker --------------- Pel’
Gerrard --------------- Beckham
Franz Beckenbaur --------------- Roberto Carlos
Patrice Evra -- Nemanja Vidic
Captain - G. Lineker
Manager - Sir Bobby Robson
I"ll shortly come up wth my own team.
Behind Centre Forward-Ronaldinho
Midfielders-Roberto Carlos,Roberto Baggio,Batistuta,Gerrard
What team do you support Odette?
I don't know about epic but the Away jersey looks good with Rooney's name on it
I still am in love with the Beckham-Brown-Nistelrooy team of long back.It felt horrible when Becks left for Real.
Tell me Cheesy have you ever been to a live football match?I never have.football is not big here
Anyways Diego Forlan is in my city for the weekend.I hope to bag an autograph
Best player in Man U i guess is Rooney for me.
Lets have a pair of Mini-Polls. How Epic is the 'Match of the Day 2' Title Sequence, and is 'Eric Catona' a Good Name for a Cat?
That and Gerrards Yellow Card will be good to annoy my dad tomorrow.
Edit: And Maybe Fletcher.
United are back into the top 4 of the PL.
Another goal and its the top 3.
Edit: Rooney sounds like he has improved since the WC, but he has been brought off for a newbie!?
Edit: They have brung on Giggs!
Edit: Should I give my Avatar a Sombrero or colour it green and give it funny ears?
Edit: Giggs has scored!
Man U are 3rd in the PL already. Behind Blackpool
Edit: Maybe not. 4th/Joint 3rd with Aston Villa.
Also, look at Shrek in This Picture. Is he happy or really annoyed? (I think both)
I have found the Highlights of the Match. It also has rhe Community Shield. Rooney is congratulated for an assist.
How Short is Paul Scholes?!
Rooney is looking amused in the background.And I saw the highlights later on espn.Thanks though.
Amusing game.Was it jinxed?
Manchester City is not bad this time.
3-0 to Man City.
Anyway, so who do you think will be relegated and who will win it?
I reckon Chelsea or United will be First/Second, and Blackpool/Liverpool will be relegated. Liverpool were poor last night. Forget Steven Gerrard and Torres, they will be relegated.
The England team visited an orphanage in Cape Town today. “It’s heartbreaking to see their sad little faces with no hope,” said Jamal, aged six.
But; apparently Wayne Rooney scored...
Edit: Just a penalty...
But from MOTD, he seems to have improved a lot since South Africa.
Oh my Rooney finally nets one.
Considering the number of times people sent the ball flying outside the box lets appreciate his effort.
Now I will celebrate Man U's win
See you Cheesy
this is surreal, discussing football in a tolkien forum haha!
my dream team XI would have to be:
faramir - beorn - tom (the troll in the hobbit) - eomer
the watcher in the water
Good point about the Penalties Odette. I think only 3/4 have gone in this season, out of about 7-10, so Rooney is improving.
Welcome to the Thread, Gwaihir.
well i couldn't resist joining the football thread, seeing as i support the inventors of true football (the arsenal)
bite your tongue! we do not talk about germany, or the recent world cup, except in the language of mordor
Ok!! Both of you can just rip each other off but lets not talk about Germany PLEASE!!
The wound is still open
Welcome to this thread Gwaihir.
Cheesey and I often agree about most things football(MAN U),so if you are bringing on some debate we would love some football disagreements.
Did anyone see Torres' fabulous goal?Who will say he was limping along the side lines in S.Africa?
There were a great few passes by Gerrard too.
@Gwaihir:Arsenal did you say?
Pretty similar to the Scholes goal against Fulham.
Torres just got a bit lucky though, but Scholes was pure skill. How long do you reckon Giggs and Scholes are gonna keep on playing? Scholes could play in the Euro 2012 and retire after that.
On Fifa10 Manager mode, I spent half a season 1 Point ahead of Arsenal, until they got beat by Chelsea, and it ended up with me winning the league by 30 points, with Liverpool in second. The FA Cup Final was against Arsenal as well, but I beat them.
I wonder if Man U will be the same once Giggs and Scholes leave.Sigh.
But I will still love them whatever happens.
Cool Cheesey...defeating Arsenal single handedly...no mean feat
haha yeah but manager mode on fifa is way too easy! i won it on legendary setting with burnley!
and as to scholes and giggs - much as i hate to say it this is what arsenal miss out on by selling players as soon as they turn 32. the both of them are just outrageous and should retire before i make them.
that said, manure are a shadow of their former selves
If we still had the other players that played in the Cantona era (Like Beckham) we would be pretty good. Rooney is returning to form, and Scholes/Giggs are better than normal atm, so we are doing quite good.
Second that Cheesy
And I second you seconding me.
Anyone getting Fifa11 in October? I am getting GTA IV by conning my parents so I can save up for Fifa11.
Hmm..not a bad plan at allGood luck with the parents
They aired Damned United on Tv last night and I missed of course thanks to my exams
By the way Rio is coming back to us...fit for a change
Jelle van Damme's goal for Wolverhampton before was amazing.
Anyway; United were 3-1 up at added time, but the final score was 3-3. The Everton goal was a disgraceful mistake by Patrice Evra tackling Pienarr, and Tim Cahills 91st Minute goal was a pretty decent goal, but the third was dreadful goal-keeping.
Amazingly, Alex Fergusons son came from 1-0 down to 3-1, before loosing by 3 goals in the last 10 minutes.
plus the very fact his surname is van damme demands some respect
the arteta goal wasn't bad goalkeeping, it was a deflection of scholesy... and i'd just like to draw attention to the fact that the arsenal managed to beat a 2nd rate team 6-0 today, while united could only draw 0-0 yesterday to an equally poor team
@Cheesey:Hope still remains friend,we will bounce back.
@Gwaihir(again):Keep your talons off my team
Rangers are not that poor. They are the best team in Scotland by miles, and would easily compete with anyone under the top 5 of the Premier League.
My mate is a Rangers fan, and he said that they were 100% defence for that game. They knew they couldn't beat us, so they tried not to. We will win in the Away match.
The United team was only made of some of our poorer players because they are the same people who beat Chelsea a few months back, and we are playing Liverpool on Sunday. It is lucky that they injured Valencia for a Season instead of Berbatov, for example.
i agree with what you said about playing a sub-standard team, but not about rangers being able to compete in the premiership. why do you think top rangers and celtic players are so eager to join championship sides? (kris boyd, stephen mcmanus, etc)
2:17 and 2:45 are the best goals ever. Or maybe the Fabregas goal in the 13th Minute against Sunderland.
However; t his is the greatest goal ever.
Players like Kenny Miller would suit teams like Wolverhampton/Fulham, not Championship.
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