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LGP Futbol Thread - (CL, EPL, Serie A, Liga, 2014 World Cup)

Postby slappybrown on Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:05 pm

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Re: 2010 World Cup Draw

Postby brianF31A on Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:48 pm

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Re: 2010 World Cup Draw

Postby WHITEY1 on Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:11 pm

Having to get through a pool with England will be tough for the US.
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Re: 2010 World Cup Draw

Postby tonysoprano on Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:13 pm

WHITEY1 wrote:Having to get through a pool with England will be tough for the US.

Better than being with Brazil or Germany.
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Re: 2010 World Cup Draw

Postby pfim on Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:14 pm

WHITEY1 wrote:Having to get through a pool with England will be tough for the US.


Will be tough against any of those teams not named South Africa. Mexico with a huge advantage...
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Re: 2010 World Cup Draw

Postby pfim on Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:17 pm

Algeria next in the group. Should get a result against them.
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Re: 2010 World Cup Draw

Postby WHITEY1 on Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:18 pm

You never know. It will be hard for the US to ever be a top contender until it gets to be more popular in the US. Those teams for the most part having been playing together for years and always play agaisnt top talent throughout the year. Heres hoping MLS can turn into a greater farm league to help bolster US Soccer more.
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Re: 2010 World Cup Draw

Postby tonysoprano on Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:19 pm

pfim wrote:Algeria next in the group. Should get a result against them.

Yeah - that's a much better pull.

I don't know, maybe I'm weird - I like playing the England's of the world - how often do you get a chance to see that?
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Re: 2010 World Cup Draw

Postby pfim on Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:19 pm

Algeria certainly isn't horrible, but that's the best the US could have hoped for out of that pot.
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Re: 2010 World Cup Draw

Postby pfim on Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:19 pm

tonysoprano wrote:
pfim wrote:Algeria next in the group. Should get a result against them.

Yeah - that's a much better pull.

I don't know, maybe I'm weird - I like playing the England's of the world - how often do you get a chance to see that?


A few years ago...I don't mind playing them in friendlies!
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Re: 2010 World Cup Draw

Postby pfim on Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:20 pm

Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland would be he most favorable the last pot, I think.
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Re: 2010 World Cup Draw

Postby tonysoprano on Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:21 pm

pfim wrote:
tonysoprano wrote:
pfim wrote:Algeria next in the group. Should get a result against them.

Yeah - that's a much better pull.

I don't know, maybe I'm weird - I like playing the England's of the world - how often do you get a chance to see that?


A few years ago...I don't mind playing them in friendlies!

LOL.
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Re: 2010 World Cup Draw

Postby tonysoprano on Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:22 pm

Would love to avoid Portugal here.
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Re: 2010 World Cup Draw

Postby tonysoprano on Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:23 pm

Slovenia. I can live with that group.
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Re: 2010 World Cup Draw

Postby JoseCuervo on Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:23 pm

winnable for sure
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Re: 2010 World Cup Draw

Postby pfim on Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:23 pm

Slovenia. Not the worst draw by any means. Mexico's group got a lot tougher with France. Funny how France "found" their way into South Africa's group.
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Re: 2010 World Cup Draw

Postby JoseCuervo on Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:25 pm

good draw for the US. I'm surprised they didn't get screwed again.
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Re: 2010 World Cup Draw

Postby slappybrown on Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:25 pm

GROUP G= GROUP OF DEATH
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Re: 2010 World Cup Draw

Postby pfim on Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:26 pm

slappybrown wrote:GROUP G= GROUP OF DEATH


Feel bad for the North Koreans, although any group they were put in would be a group of death for them.
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Re: 2010 World Cup Draw

Postby wm0712 on Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:27 pm

so soccer buffs, chances of US making it out of that draw?
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Re: 2010 World Cup Draw

Postby JoseCuervo on Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:27 pm

WHITEY1 wrote:You never know. It will be hard for the US to ever be a top contender until it gets to be more popular in the US. Those teams for the most part having been playing together for years and always play agaisnt top talent throughout the year. Heres hoping MLS can turn into a greater farm league to help bolster US Soccer more.


the MLS will never be a good farm league for US soccer. If you're a good soccer player from the US, you go to europe as soon as you can.
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Re: 2010 World Cup Draw

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:28 pm

so the North Korean soccer team will be transported to the gulag in about 200 days?
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Re: 2010 World Cup Draw

Postby Tomas on Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:28 pm

One of the EASIEST groups USA could have hoped for. Everybody (but S. Africa) was tought in Basket A. But US got likely the weakest of African teams plus a terribly overachieving team that was projected to finish fourth in the European qualifying group behind the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia, and ultimately made it to the WC thanks to a totally lucky goal scored in Moscow during the first play-off game against Russia.
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Re: 2010 World Cup Draw

Postby pfim on Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:31 pm

JoseCuervo wrote:
WHITEY1 wrote:You never know. It will be hard for the US to ever be a top contender until it gets to be more popular in the US. Those teams for the most part having been playing together for years and always play agaisnt top talent throughout the year. Heres hoping MLS can turn into a greater farm league to help bolster US Soccer more.


the MLS will never be a good farm league for US soccer. If you're a good soccer player from the US, you go to europe as soon as you can.


I don't agree with that at all. The MLS is a good farm league to get guys to Europe. Clint Dempsey never would have gone from Furman to Fulham. Having a decent professional league in the US has paid monumental dividends, and we haven't seen the full impact of it yet.
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Re: 2010 World Cup Draw

Postby jmh470 on Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:35 pm

I can't believe this thread doesn't have a picture of Charlize Theron.

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We'll see how the US deals with increased expectations, as everyone will favor them to advance. IMO it's good that they get England out of the way first so they'll (hopefully) be in better form for Algeria and Slovenia.
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