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Champions League

Postby Thomas » Thu Oct 03, 2002 4:26 pm

Who of you guys here like football? I'm not talking about the boring American game but the sport our US brothers call soccer (why is that?).

I'm a big fan myself. Maybe we can have a discussion here about the Uefa Champions League from this season. to discuss everybody's national league is a bit exagerated. maybe we can add a discussion about the English premiership if anybody likes that.

About the champions league:
From what I've seen Real Madrid and Arsenal are the best teams. Madrid has a really great midfield with Figo, Zidane, Guti and Helguera. Arsenal i pretty balanced. There only weak point is their goalkeepr, David Seaman. He's way to old for this level as everybody can see weakly in the English premiership. (he looks pretty silly too)
AC Milan is pretty strong too this year. Inzaghi knows where to find the goal.
I sure hope that my favourite team (AFC Ajax Amsterdam) makes it to the next round. About the other dutch teams I think that feyenerd can make it to the next round too. For PSV Eindhoven is the second round a bridge too far after there weak games against Arsenal and Dortmund.
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Postby Ram1 » Thu Oct 03, 2002 4:30 pm

Well, I'd hardly call our "American football" boring. But I do like professional women's "soccer." Why we call it soccer? I have no idea.
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Postby Thomas » Thu Oct 03, 2002 4:40 pm

I european football there is much more action. It goes on for 90 minutes and I think is more difficult 'cause one can't use his hands (except for the goalie offcourse).
In american football there is a minute of action and than the stop the game to change teams and so on. I do liked the movie Any Given Sunday wich is about american football
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Postby Ram1 » Thu Oct 03, 2002 4:51 pm

Well, coming from someone who's played both sports competitively, (American football as well as "soccer"), I wouldn't really say European football is "more difficult." It's just a different game. I actually played "soccer" much longer than I played football. I LOVED playing soccer. However, there's nothing like playing American football, man. The adrenaline is unbelieveable.
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Postby Thomas » Thu Oct 03, 2002 5:12 pm

I can't say anything about playing american football because I never did it. I've played Rugby once or twice for fun and that was pretty cool. But a nice game of football in the park with some friends on a sunny day and a few beers afterwards is the best. I've never played it competitively.
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Postby scrodfish256 » Thu Oct 03, 2002 7:02 pm

I used to play soccer (goalie). And I loved playing it, but I love watching football. It is pretty much an american thing. Any given sunday was an ok movie. Varstiy blues was a really good football movie.
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Postby megs » Thu Oct 03, 2002 7:32 pm

i played soccer for 8 years but i like playing football cus me and my cousins play alot and me and my cousin evan start beating each other up its pretty fun i also like watching it to but i dont watch it to much cus i usually have to work when there's a game on cus i work al day on saturday and sunday[8D]
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Postby Steve-o » Thu Oct 03, 2002 7:42 pm

I'm a bit old to have played soccer as a kid...they just didnt have it in youth leagues or high school in the 60's. I did play football, and Rams right..the rush is awesome as is the hitting. As for watching soccer, I guess its an acquired taste. My kids soocer games when they were young were fun to watch, but I never really liked the game. we have a pro team here in Columbus, and Ive never been. To each his own, I guess....I just cant get into it as a spectator. NFL/NCAA football rocks!! I guess it all depends on what we are exposed to.
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Postby Thomas » Fri Oct 04, 2002 4:56 am

fine by me. But I started this topic to talk about the Champions league and football (soccer) in general. By the way: If you've seen Diego Maradonna, Marco Van Basten, Johan Cruijff, Jari Litmanen, Dennis Bergkamp, Romario or Ronaldo in action you'll love the game. If you don't know who these players are you should have watched more games.
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Postby Liam OSM » Fri Oct 04, 2002 6:12 am

The trouble with American football is that people wear all that heavy armour protecting them - armour used for want of a better word. We brits, playing football and rugby, don't wear anything like that - we are made of sterner stuff! [:p]
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