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The Soccer Thread (Version 9)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Webster, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. GilGarrido

    GilGarrido Active Member

    Portland's supporters section was pretty impressive too, especially considering how few tickets MLS allotted to the Timbers. I've tried to explain to my 15-year-old son how special a year this has been in terms of what he's been able to see - the NCAA football championship game with Georgia coming close, the Braves having an unexpectedly good and exciting young team, the MLS All-Star game, and the MLS Cup with Atlanta winning. There were some long dry spells in the 1970s and 80s that make me appreciate this more than he does, but I think he gets it.

    If you include the postseason, Atlanta drew more than Columbus, Chicago, Colorado, and Dallas combined. Even without the postseason, they drew more for 17 regular-season home games than the Miami Marlins did for 81. It'll be interesting to see how attendance holds up once Martino and Almiron leave and (I assume) the team isn't as good.
  2. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

  3. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    It was inevitable after that piss-poor showing at Anfield. Jose Mourinho sacked.

  4. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    About. Fucking. Time.
  5. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Seemed to be an oil and water fit, Mourinho and ManU.
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the interim at ManU?

    Can I get odds on Giggs being the permanent one?
  7. typefitter

    typefitter Well-Known Member

    It almost has to be Giggs, doesn't it?
  8. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Giggs has coached Wales for an hour and a half and no one at United thinks of him as any great leader of men. I think that that this hire is too important to take that risk
  9. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Don't you talk bad about Giggsy around here or my fanboi looserdom will engage.
  10. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    If the job is best left sided winger in United history, he's a lock. If it is for best brother, he's not.

    He's won 1/3 of his 9 games with Wales. Not exactly pre-Chelsea Mou at Porto.
    Inky_Wretch likes this.
  11. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    ManU wants Pochettino, at least Ferguson recommended him before they signed Mourinho.
  12. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    My Spurs supporter friends are not amused by that.
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