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 on: Today at 07:39:56 AM 
Started by Squash - Last post by Squash
I have heard grumblings.......

Similar to an Andy Flory situation.....

 :-[  :-[  :-[  :-[

 on: October 21, 2017, 09:17:45 PM 
Started by EWSoccer64 - Last post by skagitcoach
Did you hear that thud, that was the u-17 hitting the ground and reality.
Squashie, as a Liverpool supporter I have mixed emotions about this one, LOL. Young Rhian Brewster, a regular in Liverpool's U23 squad and a budding star for my Reds, figured in all four goals for England's U17s today (a hat trick and an assist).  :angel:

 on: October 21, 2017, 01:47:43 PM 
Started by EWSoccer64 - Last post by Squash
Did you hear that thud, that was the u-17 hitting the ground and reality.

 on: October 21, 2017, 09:32:25 AM 
Started by EWSoccer64 - Last post by skagitcoach
The European soccer leagues are very different. England, for example, is about 70% of the size of Washington state but has 20 (!) Premier league teams.
TP, let me correct your narrative here, lest you let facts get in the way of your argument  :) :) :)

1. England has 19 Premier League teams. The 20th is in Wales (a couple of years back it was 18 in England and 2 in Wales).

2. It is true that, geographically speaking, England is about 70 percent the size of Washington (throw in Wales and that makes it about 79 percent the size of Washington). HOWEVER ...

3. ... The population of England and Wales is 56 million (about eight times that of Washington state). The population of Washington is 7.3 million (a little over twice that of Wales). London itself has a population of almost 9 million AND is home to five EPL teams (Arsenal, Spurs, Chelsea, Palace and West Ham).

4. In terms of major professional sports, the EPL is the ONLY game in town in England.

 on: October 20, 2017, 03:35:26 PM 
Started by Squash - Last post by SillyWho
I think MOST of those other sports are more based upon individual ability, rather than team concept, tactics, or strategy. Great pitcher in baseball, gives absolutely zero shits, about his teams lack of hitting, other than he doesn't like to lose. His overall ability to dominate a game still remains. Basketball has become more and more about how to isolate a player, or Chuck one from deep. Again, there is some overall concept of team, but most great individual players still shine.
Football, you need the team for overall success, but as an individual, you break down offense and defense first, then position. A great quarterback is still a great quarterback, even on a very bad team.

Some of the sports are beginning to attract other athletes they usually hadn't gotten before. Judge is freaking huge, Stanton I think is bigger. Both of those extreme power hitting guys have more football type bodies, than prototypical baseball. USA has more avenues for athletes, we spread them a bit thinner than many other countries do. Now add in the crazy pay for play model, and you lose all ability to get low or even middle Income families involved.

 on: October 20, 2017, 02:40:42 PM 
Started by EWSoccer64 - Last post by sounderfan
This guy wondered why the U-17's are so Eastern-heavy.

 on: October 20, 2017, 09:25:25 AM 
Started by Squash - Last post by whoiswho
Verbal diarrhea TP

 on: October 20, 2017, 08:56:03 AM 
Started by soccertipster - Last post by soccertipster
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 on: October 19, 2017, 11:59:46 PM 
Started by Squash - Last post by tripleplay
What a load of crap TP. Just my opinion.
Poor American basketball and football players deprived of an organizational bureaucracy that creates meaningless "teams" for every age and jurisdiction, no matter how ridiculous. They obviously can't learn to play the sports without politically approved coaches. What a shame.

 on: October 19, 2017, 11:53:14 PM 
Started by EWSoccer64 - Last post by tripleplay
In the old days, Americans went to Europe because that was the only way to get a paying soccer job. Now that they can work in the MLS, many have no interest in Europe. The players understand. You don't go to Europe to improve, you go to find a job.

Sure there are small improvements at older age, but they don't depend significantly on the details of the playing environment.

Most college players aren't that great and have little to no soccer earnings potential. But it wasn't college that made them way. They were that way before they went to college.

Squash is right this time. College is the smart choice. 

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