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2012-08-08 10:27:51 PM
great story! thanks subby!
 
2012-08-09 12:19:18 AM
That kicks ass. Even as a Gooner, I can totally respect this. It's even cooler that the Ogre wanted to come back and play with Hibbo.

/and I hate the Ogre
 
2012-08-09 01:51:35 AM
that made me happy
 
2012-08-09 06:30:45 AM
Ach! Ya call that a riot?!
 
2012-08-09 07:18:06 AM
So, in soccer, every once in a while they schedule a match against tankers to lay down for a specific opposite team member....

Sounds about as compelling as the last game of qualifying olympic badminton.

He scored? You don't say.

Just another reason soccer is the joke of the entire world.
 
2012-08-09 07:18:25 AM
Nice tale - don't remember it, but then not a major footie fan. Good though
 
2012-08-09 07:34:59 AM
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2012-08-09 07:45:33 AM

SevenizGud: So, in soccer, every once in a while they schedule a match against tankers to lay down for a specific opposite team member....

Sounds about as compelling as the last game of qualifying olympic badminton.

He scored? You don't say.

Just another reason soccer is the joke of the entire world.


No.
 
2012-08-09 07:54:33 AM

Slaxl: Ach! Ya call that a riot?!


It was a laugh riot
 
2012-08-09 07:57:55 AM

SevenizGud: Just another reason soccer is the joke of the entire world.


Population of countries that consider soccer as their biggest sport: 1bn+
Population of countries that consider American armoured wankball as their biggest sport: 311m.
 
2012-08-09 08:04:49 AM

SevenizGud: So, in soccer, every once in a while they schedule a match against tankers to lay down for a specific opposite team member....

Sounds about as compelling as the last game of qualifying olympic badminton.

He scored? You don't say.

Just another reason soccer is the joke of the entire world.


Are you always an asshole? Wait, yes you are, which is why I have you listed as "Asshole".

I don't even like soccer, but there's no need to be such a farking douchebag about it.
 
2012-08-09 08:09:17 AM
Did he play for Barnestoneworth United?
 
2012-08-09 08:10:50 AM

SevenizGud: So, in soccer, every once in a while they schedule a match against tankers to lay down for a specific opposite team member....

Sounds about as compelling as the last game of qualifying olympic badminton.

He scored? You don't say.

Just another reason soccer is the joke of the entire world.


Pretty much the same thing happens every year in SEC football. It's called Homecoming.
 
2012-08-09 08:13:42 AM

SevenizGud: So, in soccer, every once in a while they schedule a match against tankers to lay down for a specific opposite team member....


Yep, because nobody in the far superior Murican' sports ever lays down for the opposing team, right Brett Favre?
 
2012-08-09 08:15:03 AM

farkeruk: SevenizGud: Just another reason soccer is the joke of the entire world.

Population of countries that consider soccer as their biggest sport: 1bn+
Population of countries that consider American armoured wankball as their biggest sport: 311m.


More does not always mean its more entertaining, don't forget transformers and national treasure have made more at the box office than any Quentin Tarantino film and more than the entire Coen brothers film catalog.

Even pitchers get an rbi in a season
 
2012-08-09 08:20:04 AM
Not all "testimonials" are against terrible teams. The reason a team is chosen has to do with $, previous commitments, dates, etc, etc, etc, etc.

Of course, haters gonna hate.
 
2012-08-09 08:22:41 AM

SevenizGud: So, in soccer, every once in a while they schedule a match against tankers to lay down for a specific opposite team member....

Sounds about as compelling as the last game of qualifying olympic badminton.

He scored? You don't say.

Just another reason soccer is the joke of the entire world.


troll on, ugly american
 
2012-08-09 08:31:53 AM

SevenizGud: So, in soccer, every once in a while they schedule a match against tankers to lay down for a specific opposite team member....

Sounds about as compelling as the last game of qualifying olympic badminton.

He scored? You don't say.

Just another reason soccer is the joke of the entire world.


2/10. You started nicely, but the flamebait in the last sentence is just too obvious. Next time you should avoid such a broad generalization and go for something more specific- "European grass divers are pussies, real men play rugby" or the like.
 
2012-08-09 08:35:55 AM
How do you keep your job when you've done nothing for 12 years? Good god soccer is farking stupid.
 
2012-08-09 08:36:42 AM
Dude who's a fan favorite finally doing something he's wanted to do all his life? I can appreciate that. Crowd reaction was great.

/I watch soccer once every 2 years
//world cups and the elimination matches at the olympics
 
2012-08-09 08:39:18 AM

abhorrent1: How do you keep your job when you've done nothing for 12 years? Good god soccer is farking stupid.


Maybe his job wasn't to score?

Link

"Right back". Doesn't sound like he would get alot of opportunities to score. I assume he's pretty good at defense.
 
2012-08-09 08:52:59 AM

abhorrent1: How do you keep your job when you've done nothing for 12 years? Good god soccer is farking stupid.


Yeah, that Derrick Thomas guy sucked. He never scored any touchdowns!
 
2012-08-09 08:54:04 AM
And suddenly Buddy had a shot on goal...
 
2012-08-09 08:56:26 AM

bubbaprog: abhorrent1: How do you keep your job when you've done nothing for 12 years? Good god soccer is farking stupid.

Yeah, that Derrick Thomas guy sucked. He never scored any touchdowns!


That might be a good example if he actually never scored any touchdowns.
 
2012-08-09 08:57:22 AM

Jim from Saint Paul: abhorrent1: How do you keep your job when you've done nothing for 12 years? Good god soccer is farking stupid.

"Right back". Doesn't sound like he would get alot of opportunities to score. I assume he's pretty good at defense.


You dont understand. In the "better" sports stuff like this doesn't happen. Everyone in the team covers every role available. For example, in football, quarterbacks usually play defense. They also usually kick field goals, punts etc. Defensive linesman usually play as wingers too. They score touchdowns pretty much every single game. In hockey the goalies always go forward and score games..

So, the reason soccer "sucks" is that some soccer players seem to specialize on a single role.. How pathetic of them
 
2012-08-09 08:58:40 AM

Farksteron: wingers


andy by wingers I meant wide receivers.. I was mixing hockey and football terms :(
 
2012-08-09 08:58:47 AM

calm like a bomb: SevenizGud: So, in soccer, every once in a while they schedule a match against tankers to lay down for a specific opposite team member....

Sounds about as compelling as the last game of qualifying olympic badminton.

He scored? You don't say.

Just another reason soccer is the joke of the entire world.

2/10. You started nicely, but the flamebait in the last sentence is just too obvious. Next time you should avoid such a broad generalization and go for something more specific- "European grass divers are pussies, real men play rugby" or the like.


Look at the bites and rescore.
 
2012-08-09 09:00:27 AM
 
2012-08-09 09:00:40 AM
12 years? So basically a goalie or defender scored a goal huh?

(looks at article)

Yup, defender. Still cool tho.
 
2012-08-09 09:05:35 AM

Farksteron: In hockey the goalies always go forward and score games..


Ron Hextall would like a word with you
 
2012-08-09 09:08:24 AM

Farksteron: quarterbacks usually play defense


As a Rams fan, I get to see this with depressing frequency
 
2012-08-09 09:12:57 AM

Your Zionist Leader: Farksteron: In hockey the goalies always go forward and score games..

Ron Hextall would like a word with you


Exception to the rule! Actually I've seen a few QB kick the ball several times. Romo comes to mind, pretty sure there are better examples. In soccer, there are also exceptions. Ever since "total soccer/football"(Link) was invented the number of defensive goal scorers has gone up. Hell, Rogerio Ceni scored +100 goals in about 1k games. He's a goalkeeper. Link
 
2012-08-09 09:14:37 AM

SharkTrager: calm like a bomb: SevenizGud: So, in soccer, every once in a while they schedule a match against tankers to lay down for a specific opposite team member....

Sounds about as compelling as the last game of qualifying olympic badminton.

He scored? You don't say.

Just another reason soccer is the joke of the entire world.

2/10. You started nicely, but the flamebait in the last sentence is just too obvious. Next time you should avoid such a broad generalization and go for something more specific- "European grass divers are pussies, real men play rugby" or the like.

Look at the bites and rescore.


3/10 at best. They aren't so much bites as half-assed nibbles.
 
2012-08-09 09:16:53 AM

Farksteron: Your Zionist Leader: Farksteron: In hockey the goalies always go forward and score games..

Ron Hextall would like a word with you

Exception to the rule! Actually I've seen a few QB kick the ball several times. Romo comes to mind, pretty sure there are better examples. In soccer, there are also exceptions. Ever since "total soccer/football"(Link) was invented the number of defensive goal scorers has gone up. Hell, Rogerio Ceni scored +100 goals in about 1k games. He's a goalkeeper. Link


I was kidding. Soccer isn't my favorite sport, but I appreciate the fact that my tastes are going to be different. It's also the only sport I have any real natural talent for, so I greatly prefer playing to watching. I think a big part of the problem most Americans have with soccer that they will never really admit is that it doesn't translate as well to television. Soccer and hockey are really the two sports that lose the most in translation
 
2012-08-09 09:20:02 AM

Farksteron: Exception to the rule! Actually I've seen a few QB kick the ball several times. Romo comes to mind, pretty sure there are better examples.


Tons of QBs pooch punt. Elway did it pretty frequently as I recall. Flutie drop kicked a field goal a few years back.
 
2012-08-09 09:28:10 AM
I like soccer and understand how a defender could go 10 years without a goal, but the article does make it sound like they gave the retarded kid the ball for once and he actually scored.
 
2012-08-09 09:32:45 AM

Your Zionist Leader: Soccer isn't my favorite sport, but I appreciate the fact that my tastes are going to be different

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I love other sports too, specially football; tho, my football knowledge is somewhat limited as I never played it. I watch pretty much every sport I can get on tv.

Your Zionist Leader: I think a big part of the problem most Americans have with soccer that they will never really admit is that it doesn't translate as well to television

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I dont see much problem with soccer+TV but I see 2 related problems:
1. Why should americans care for non american teams? Manchester? Liverpool? who gives a shiat, specially since they play way too early in the morning?? This could change if the MLS and the men's national team gets better, more coverage, etc. Sometimes you need a team to cheer for to get into any sport.
2. American knowledge of the game is very limited. Even around those who have played it in say high school, many of them have no idea what soccer is about other than scoring. Someone here on fark said that it lower level american soccer looked more like dogs herding balls than playing soccer. I some what agree. Many players do not know what to do with the ball when they have control of it. Players that do not have control of the ball dont understand the importance of moving to the right place. This is all changing. We are getting better coaches, teams, etc. Unfortunately, it's changing slowly.
 
2012-08-09 09:36:56 AM

Farksteron: I dont see much problem with soccer+TV but I see 2 related problems


Not enough natural breaks for tv, so it gets a bit disjointed. Your two points are very good though
 
2012-08-09 09:48:21 AM

Disposable Rob: I like soccer and understand how a defender could go 10 years without a goal, but the article does make it sound like they gave the retarded kid the ball for once and he actually scored.


It's traditional in testimonial games for defenders or keepers to let them attempt a scoring opportunity, though they usually come on penalty kicks, not free kicks.

You can see in the video the opponents do put forth an attempt to stop the shot, so it's not like the defense bent over to allow the goal.
 
2012-08-09 10:18:44 AM
I love the song they sing at 1:15. "Tony Hibbert scores when he wants" Hilarious.

Link
 
2012-08-09 11:07:47 AM

Farksteron: Your Zionist Leader: Soccer isn't my favorite sport, but I appreciate the fact that my tastes are going to be different
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I love other sports too, specially football; tho, my football knowledge is somewhat limited as I never played it. I watch pretty much every sport I can get on tv.

Your Zionist Leader: I think a big part of the problem most Americans have with soccer that they will never really admit is that it doesn't translate as well to television
--
I dont see much problem with soccer+TV but I see 2 related problems:
1. Why should americans care for non american teams? Manchester? Liverpool? who gives a shiat, specially since they play way too early in the morning?? This could change if the MLS and the men's national team gets better, more coverage, etc. Sometimes you need a team to cheer for to get into any sport.
2. American knowledge of the game is very limited. Even around those who have played it in say high school, many of them have no idea what soccer is about other than scoring. Someone here on fark said that it lower level american soccer looked more like dogs herding balls than playing soccer. I some what agree. Many players do not know what to do with the ball when they have control of it. Players that do not have control of the ball dont understand the importance of moving to the right place. This is all changing. We are getting better coaches, teams, etc. Unfortunately, it's changing slowly.


I think you've hit the nail on the head for me. I love international soccer, especially when the US is involved, but I watched a lot of the European Championship and even some of the qualifiers. When it's international soccer, I understand what people are playing for and I can usually find a side to root for. With club soccer though, I couldn't care less. The only club match I've ever watched start to finish was this year's Champion's League final and that was because there was a good storyline with Chelsea as the underdog, in the opposing team's home stadium, and playing for a berth in next year's tournament as well. It was fun having somebody to root for.

The biggest problem I have with the EPL is that, without revenue sharing or a draft, you either have to root for the English equivalent of the Yankees and Red Sox, or resign yourself to the fact that you will never win a championship and constantly watch your best players leave to go play for better teams. American sports aren't perfectly balanced, but MLB has had 8 different champions in the last decade, the NFL 7, the NHL 9, and the NBA 6. The EPL has had only 4 champions in ten years and only 5 in its 20 year history. I really want to root for Fulham, but it would be hard to enjoy it knowing that (barring their purchase by a wealthy Arab oil magnate) they'll never finish higher than 5th or 6th, will be in danger of falling out of the EPL every few years, and will inevitably ship out my favorite player (Clint Dempsey) and every other good player they ever acquire.

With regard to your second point, I've found my enjoyment of the game increasing as I watch more games. As I've watched more I've begun to understand more of the strategy that happens "between the 20s", so to speak. It's definitely more fun now than when I was just waiting for teams to shoot because that's all I knew.
 
2012-08-09 12:20:41 PM

Farksteron:
1. Why should americans care for non american teams? Manchester? Liverpool? who gives a shiat, specially since they play way too early in the morning?? This could change if the MLS and the men's national team gets better, more coverage, etc. Sometimes you need a team to cheer for to get into any sport.


Why should people not from Chicago root for the cubs? Why should people outside of Texas root for the Cowboys? Why should anyone in their right mind root for the Yankees? Why does my father in law root for a College team when he went to a local community college? People find a connection and make a choice. Sometimes it is just jersey color, specific players, a great play, etc.
 
2012-08-09 12:51:59 PM
I enjoy playing Fifa more then I enjoy watching the real life games.

/Nascar works that way for me too
 
2012-08-09 01:35:28 PM

morlinge: Why should people not from Chicago root for the cubs? Why should people outside of Texas root for the Cowboys? Why should anyone in their right mind root for the Yankees? Why does my father in law root for a College team when he went to a local community college? People find a connection and make a choice. Sometimes it is just jersey color, specific players, a great play, etc.

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As someone that grew up in a place far far away from any "big" team, I agree. I wasn't claiming the 2 points as law. There's a lot of stuff going on beside those 2 points.

Jim from Saint Paul: I enjoy playing Fifa more then I enjoy watching the real life games.
/Nascar works that way for me too

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This is def. another problem related to both problems above. For many, playing soccer (even a video game) is a lot more fun than watching it. For one, you have someone you are cheering on (yourself :D). Second, Even if you don't know what's going on, you can have fun.
 
2012-08-09 01:40:15 PM

Farksteron: morlinge: Why should people not from Chicago root for the cubs? Why should people outside of Texas root for the Cowboys? Why should anyone in their right mind root for the Yankees? Why does my father in law root for a College team when he went to a local community college? People find a connection and make a choice. Sometimes it is just jersey color, specific players, a great play, etc.
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As someone that grew up in a place far far away from any "big" team, I agree. I wasn't claiming the 2 points as law. There's a lot of stuff going on beside those 2 points.


They are good points though

Jim from Saint Paul: I enjoy playing Fifa more then I enjoy watching the real life games.
/Nascar works that way for me too
--
This is def. another problem related to both problems above. For many, playing soccer (even a video game) is a lot more fun than watching it. For one, you have someone you are cheering on (yourself :D). Second, Even if you don't know what's going on, you can have fun.


Nascar also has kind of a difficult transition to television. When you see the over head shot and all the cars are going fairly close to the same speed it's not the same as seeing the car in front of you, blinking, and then it's all the way on the other side of the track
 
2012-08-09 01:49:23 PM

morlinge: Farksteron:
1. Why should americans care for non american teams? Manchester? Liverpool? who gives a shiat, specially since they play way too early in the morning?? This could change if the MLS and the men's national team gets better, more coverage, etc. Sometimes you need a team to cheer for to get into any sport.


Why should people not from Chicago root for the cubs? Why should people outside of Texas root for the Cowboys? Why should anyone in their right mind root for the Yankees? Why does my father in law root for a College team when he went to a local community college? People find a connection and make a choice. Sometimes it is just jersey color, specific players, a great play, etc.


I became a vikings fan in the 5th grade after my dad bought me thor comic books. My sister became a packers fan because we could never agree on anything.

/i hate being on the losing side...
//csb
 
2012-08-09 03:39:23 PM

Farksteron: Your Zionist Leader: Farksteron: In hockey the goalies always go forward and score games..

Ron Hextall would like a word with you

Exception to the rule! Actually I've seen a few QB kick the ball several times. Romo comes to mind, pretty sure there are better examples. In soccer, there are also exceptions. Ever since "total soccer/football"(Link) was invented the number of defensive goal scorers has gone up. Hell, Rogerio Ceni scored +100 goals in about 1k games. He's a goalkeeper. Link


This guy:
Link
 
2012-08-09 04:31:47 PM
Damn how did i miss this thread! My team, my players, my Goodison.

He scores when he wants, he scores when he waaaaaants,
Oh Tony Hibbert. He scores when he wants...
 
2012-08-09 05:37:08 PM

SevenizGud: So, in soccer, every once in a while they schedule a match against tankers to lay down for a specific opposite team member....

Sounds about as compelling as the last game of qualifying olympic badminton.

He scored? You don't say.

Just another reason soccer is the joke of the entire world.


I'll take the bait, but this is a testimonial match which is generally a tribute to a player who puts in 10+ years at a team. yes, it is a non-competitive match where the visitors usually roll over but every team does it. Back in the day, before multi million dollar contracts, the proceeds from the gate would go to the player as a sort of retirement gift from the club. Nowadays I think they go towards the player's favorite charity or some other good cause.

its called fun.
 
2012-08-09 10:02:06 PM

Coffee Snob: Are you always an asshole? Wait, yes you are, which is why I have you listed as "Asshole".


Do you kiss your mom with that mouth, sailor? But at least you brought something to the thread besides crying and sniffling. Oh wait....

Stay classy. That's why I have you listed as "always classy".
 
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