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(BBC)   English Soccer League Cup: Liverpool: 3. Arsenal: 6. America: Confused   (news.bbc.co.uk) divider line 36
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2007-01-09 05:51:36 PM
Liverpool = pwned twice in four days by Arsenal
Build a bonfire, build a bonfire....
 
2007-01-09 05:53:56 PM
Bwahahhaha.. Good job scousers.

Did they play weak sides..or was this a genuine whooping?

/Come on You Spurs.
 
2007-01-09 05:54:38 PM
My friend, a Liverpool fan, Sunday at poker:

"It doesn't matter [that we lost in the FA Cup to the superior Gunners], we'll beat you on Tuesday because we have more depth."

QFT?
 
2007-01-09 05:58:03 PM
In Liverpool's defence though (lord knows there was none on the pitch), Arsenal do have a habit of beating teams 6 or 7 nil.

Still, no excuse for the performance tonight. Horrendous.

/As my mum said "How many teams can say they put 3 past Arsenal?"
//Second ever greenlit, woo!
 
2007-01-09 05:58:34 PM
I am sure this opens me up to getting lambasted for being an American, but I don't understand the headline.
 
2007-01-09 06:03:54 PM
Woooo Arsenal! Not my favorite but I'll root for 'em in place of Man U.
 
2007-01-09 06:12:54 PM
fark arsenal.
 
2007-01-09 06:13:53 PM
I resemble that remark.

seriously though I love soccer...er, football

/go Man U
//just because it's owned by a yank
 
2007-01-09 06:19:25 PM
Arsenal played its younger team and Liverpool sill got beat the fark up.
/6 is a really farkin' hgh score in soccer
//Come on Arsenal!
 
2007-01-09 06:29:48 PM
I'd like to see them try that against my Houston Dynamo.

/almost managed a straight face
 
2007-01-09 06:33:34 PM
WOO HOO!!! GO GUNNERS!!!
 
2007-01-09 06:34:16 PM
What is wrong with Liverpool this season?
 
2007-01-09 06:50:58 PM
julio baptista for prime minister
 
2007-01-09 06:52:09 PM
Soccer, I understand. Cricket--that's something that confuses me.
 
2007-01-09 06:54:07 PM
It's the Carling Cup, who gives a crap?

/Liverpool fan
 
2007-01-09 06:57:47 PM
I love European Football!

/NFL Europe is teh r0x0rz!!1
 
2007-01-09 07:19:53 PM
Cutter
Well how about the FA cup then? Did you care about the 3-1? Or how about the league? 3-0? Did you give a crap then? Arsenal are so much better.

It actually was a good match, I won't be too harsh on Liverpool because it was so fun. Baptista really showed class.

Now we just have Chelsea in the final.

What? It's the semi's next? Yeh, but Chelsea have Wycombe, who do you think's gonna win? Clearly we'll have Chelsea in the Final.

Oh you meant for Arsenal? We have Tottenham in the semi's, don't make me laugh, that's a more foregone conclusion.
 
2007-01-09 07:40:15 PM
And Henry wasn't even playing.

This team is scary good, peaking at just the right time. Can't wait for Champs League.
 
2007-01-09 07:51:08 PM
Slaxl Prem definitely. FA Cup stung a bit, but frankly I'm not gonna cry in my beer about being knocked out of either of the cup competitions. Gives us more time for the important games - the Prem and the CL. :)
 
2007-01-09 08:13:35 PM
If 6-3 was a typical soccer score I'm sure more Americans like me would be interested in it. But there are too many "Did you see that 0-0 match? It was one of the best ever" comments during the year, which makes it seem like these games are exhibitions rather than competitions.
 
2007-01-09 08:22:06 PM
Birnone: If 6-3 was a typical soccer score I'm sure more Americans like me would be interested in it.

What, do you mean the same fools who complain baseball is boring when it is 3-1? The ones who don't enjoy defense in football? The ones who ask for the flashing tail for NHL games? If 6-3 was a typical score soccer would be a silly game.

A question: How many of the 0-0 matches that people called some of the best ever did you see? All? Most? Half?

Wait... NONE, you say? Ah, then I can go on ignoring you and everyone else who says a sport is boring because they a) never watched it or b) don't understand it

/American
 
2007-01-09 08:58:21 PM
Have to say these past few days have been absolutly brilliant for me. Good to see Arsenal playing as well as I know they can. now if only Man U would take a break from winning we could have a chance at catching them in the table. Of course it's very unlikely at this stage.
 
2007-01-09 08:58:53 PM
Arh, you may have a point there Cutter, frankly i'm torn who to root for. Liverpool are rivals, and i'd like to Arsenal to be able to revenge upon Barcelona, but at the same time I can't wish any good fortune on Barcalona... oh i'm so torn.

Birnone, I understand that that is a viewpoint many americans hold, though I did think it was a bit of a stereotype, however while this game ended 6-3 and was goals throughout, I have seen better matches that ended 0-0 for the sheer drama, and tenseness of it all. Last season Arsenal beat Real Madrid 1-0 at the Bernabau, their stadium in Spain, the first English team ever to do so, and all we had to do was hold off against them in order to progress to the next round, and we did, but boy did Real come close, it was 90 minutes of drama, tension, exhasperation, and general sports excitement. Two of the worlds best teams going at it, playing football.

You may not understand that viewpoint, and frankly with me that's cool, because you could probably tell me about NFL stuff that is exciteing and I won't get it, so I don't hold anything against any sports, but I just wanted to say that even if a game ends scoreless, and it's been action packed throughout, at either end, and somethings riding on it, something big, then you can surely find it as exciting as a 6-3 win.

/beer makes me want to try and convert. come unto my sport.
 
2007-01-09 09:01:56 PM
Ravenspore, first we need Chelsea to crumble, I'd rather Man utd won the prem this season than Chelsea, i'd hate for Chelsea to win 3 in a row. That would be embarrasing, not just for us, Arsenal who havn't even won it twice in a row, but for a sport, as a symbol of what money can bring to a team.

FSM help us if more multi billionaires buy clubs.
 
2007-01-09 09:06:58 PM
It's great that Arsenal won, but I wouldn't read anything of this performance into the CL, EPL, or FA Cup.

Up the Gunners.
 
2007-01-09 09:35:15 PM
Now I get it! :)

It amazes me the rest of the world doesn't love "boring" hockey since most of the world adores "boring" soccer.

Quite frankly, and maybe I am just nuts, but too much scoring bores the fark out of me. I'll take a 10-7 NFL game over a 45-44 game anyday ... it results in you getting a positive charge/anxiety anytime someone approaches field goal range.

A 1-0 game in the NHL over a 7-6 farkfest anyday. I've been/watched hockey games where I feel like I ran five miles and the final was 1-0 or 2-1.
 
2007-01-09 09:40:46 PM
Slaxl does it only take two years for you to forget that MANU is a "bought" team as well? ..
 
2007-01-09 09:53:31 PM
spittersRquitters
No, but nothing much has changed for Manure, and I really believe Glazier and Abramovich are very different, Glazer wants to earn money, Abramovich want's entertainment, so he pours money in, not expecting an immediate return, Glazer even floated the idea around of selling off Old Trafford, which woulda been a huge tragedy for manure fans.

Essentially manure were winning lots before Glazer and they'll win lots after, so long as they have Fergie, he's a good manager and knows what he's doing, Glazer doesn't need to do much to keep Manure a top team so long as he's there, so he's not flooding the market with his money and offering stupid wages to players and fees to clubs.

I just think that buying success literally with hundreds of millions of pounds just isn't cricket, it's a bit unsportsmanly and against the best interests of the sport.

Trendon, I agree, low scoring affairs are often as exciting, as I said in the previous post about how exciting even 0-0 can be at times. Today wasn't exciting, it was fun to watch, but not exciting, because by half time it was a foregone conclusion, game was over. From 1-0 there is still a risk of losing, or even 2-0, or as Liverpool themselves have shown, it's possible to come back from 3-0 with only 30-40 minutes left.

Goals do not maketh the game. The spirit in which it's played, and how close it is, thus adding to the excitement and tension make a game exciting.
 
2007-01-09 11:50:53 PM
emjbulls: FA Cup.

they won that too 3-1

I submitted this with a MUCH BETTER HEADLINE
 
2007-01-10 12:09:47 AM
Agreed Slaxl Chelski winning again would be very bad for the game, much perfer Man U because of Fergie. Also Mourhino is an ass
 
2007-01-10 03:24:43 AM
Baptista gets four and fails on a penalty?!

Go Gunners!
 
2007-01-10 05:34:18 AM
That was Dudek's fault. And Aurelio's. And Luis Garcia's.

/Liverpool fan.
//Through thick and thin.
///Being pushed this week though...
 
2007-01-10 07:46:38 AM
submitter: English Soccer League Cup

this doesn't even make any sense... it is the league cup but it's never called the "English Soccer League Cup." English football, maybe. Football league cup, yes, that describes it. But more often than not, it's called by it's sponsor's name. In this case, The Carling Cup.

Cutter: It's the Carling Cup, who gives a crap?

/Liverpool fan


9 goals in 2 games got you down? Our reserves are clearly better than your reserves. So much so that Dudek got replaced today.

Dudek.
 
2007-01-10 09:03:30 AM
timmy_the_tooth - I know, but I have a feeling that the Armoured Wankball fans would get confused with just calling it "The Carling Cup"

/Wants to go back to the days of "Worthington Cup", "Worthless Cup" worked so well :)
 
2007-01-10 11:00:13 AM
On Saturday, they were banging on about "Fortress Anfield" and how Liverpoo hadn't lost at home in about a year. In four days they've lost twice and shipped nine goals.

Arf.

Still, nice of the Scousers to let the contents of a Variety Club Sunshine Coach to play in their defence last night.
 
2007-01-10 04:40:39 PM
I couldn't reply and show my face to timmy until today because the loss of my pride was a greater hit than the 6-3 thrashing that my Reds got.

Jerzy, it has been a great run, but it is time to put you out to pasture. Godspeed my friend, and may you rediscover your game in a nice second-level Dutch or French side.

/wont trash talk Arsenal again
//for at least a week
///will always walk with my Reds, no matter what
////You'll Never Walk Alone
 
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