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« Reply #16700 on: August 27, 2021, 06:13:31 PM »
For the games on the male genitals I just use the site @jmarks uses for the [email protected] games. eff Peacock

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« Reply #16701 on: August 29, 2021, 11:40:47 AM »
Wolves is my team. How have they not scored any goals yet this season? Traore is a menace! 

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« Reply #16702 on: August 29, 2021, 11:44:59 AM »
Wolves is my team. How have they not scored any goals yet this season? Traore is a menace!
Trincao is actually a decent replacement for Jota as well.

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« Reply #16703 on: August 29, 2021, 11:53:15 AM »
seeing someone with traore’s build running around cracks me tf up

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« Reply #16704 on: August 29, 2021, 12:00:32 PM »
His thighs are just comical.

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« Reply #16705 on: August 29, 2021, 12:32:31 PM »
Absolute garbage that Man U goal was not disallowed. Should’ve been a yellow card.

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« Reply #16706 on: August 29, 2021, 12:35:34 PM »
Fred did not belong on the same field with him. Traore was going by him like he wasn't there.

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« Reply #16707 on: August 29, 2021, 12:37:51 PM »
Greenwood is redic.

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« Reply #16708 on: August 29, 2021, 12:40:48 PM »
Going to be a star. It's scary how clinical his finishing is already

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« Reply #16709 on: August 29, 2021, 01:09:20 PM »
Absolute garbage that Man U goal was not disallowed. Should’ve been a yellow card.

meh. Also Traore is a cartoon character

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« Reply #16710 on: August 29, 2021, 02:21:18 PM »
Rangers beat Celtic 1-0!   :gocho:

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« Reply #16711 on: August 29, 2021, 07:07:55 PM »
Rangers beat Celtic 1-0!   :gocho:
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« Reply #16713 on: September 13, 2021, 08:50:33 PM »
 :D

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« Reply #16714 on: September 14, 2021, 07:15:30 AM »
:D
Off to a flying start. Do you like Rafa or is it weird?

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« Reply #16715 on: December 01, 2021, 03:55:43 PM »
LOL @Everton


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« Reply #16716 on: January 09, 2022, 03:17:04 PM »
Lifetime deal.


Story time. So I was in London last week. I had a decision to make about whether or not to attend the Man U Arsenal match or go to another function I had previous plans for. I decided to keep my commitment and just watch the Man U match on my phone. I was filled with regret.

Fast forward to Saturday night. I made the decision to go to the Millwall vs. Everton fa cup match. I was completely unprepared for the spectacle that this was. First of all this was the single most expensive sports or theatre ticket I've ever purchased. The lunacy started when I got to the London Bridge train station to get on the train to Millwall. I hear an ungodly den of noise, look behind me and see (really hear) hundreds of Everton fans singing and chanting while surrounded by a two deep wall of London cops. I moved the hell out of the way and just filed in behind the cops and Everton fans. They got several of their own cars on the train.

When we got off of the train station there were dozens of more cops at the station. Everything seemed fine walking to the stadium, the Everton fans had their own way to the stadium, I didn't follow them because I didn't sit in their part of the stadium. Well right before I got in the stadium it seemed like some Everton fans came looking for a fight and they found one. I hear a couple of Millwall fans yell "Millwall" and then something unintelligible. At that point a bunch of Millwall fans started sprinting away from the stadium quickly followed by 6 cops on horses and lots of sirens. Needless to say, I quickly walked my happy ass the opposite direction, to the stadium.

This stadium, The Den, is small, dingy, and old; this perfectly matches the neighborhood it's in. The stadium holds just over 18,000 but the FA lowered the capacity to just under 17,000 for security reasons. Great idea. The game was very fun, pretty similar to my account of my trip to West Ham three years ago. Both groups of fans never stopped making noise although I must say Millwall had the worst chants I've ever heard, they literally did the same two the entire match. One was literally a yell. The yell had the same pitch and timber every time, but the number of times they did it would make the OU marching band blush. When they didn't do that they had a chant about how no one likes them. My though was, how in the hell does anytime even care about Millwall? This is their thing though, nearly all of their souvenirs are tagged with "no one likes us." It's just odd, it would be like the Tampa Bay Rowdies having the same slogan. No one dislikes you, no one really cares.

The game was everything you'd want to see in a fa cup match. 5 goals scored capped by the small club beating the big club with 10 seconds left in stoppage time. The place went absolutely rough ridin' nuts. There was a small pitch invasion, maybe a dozen or so fans who came on when the goal went in. Then, despite the fact that there were literally hundreds of security officers and cops on the pitch, including a couple of dozen riot cops with dogs, there was a larger pitch invasion at the final whistle. None of these people got arrested, they were ask just led back to the stands which led to some going out more than once.

As I left the stadium I noticed probably a hundred more cops on the street to the train station and in addition to this there were 18 twelve passenger vans on the street all completely full with cops in riot gear just sitting there ready to come out then things popped off. The walk and train ride back to downtown London was uneventful but loud with Millwall fans doing that dumb yell the whole time.

Long story short, I'm glad I picked the Millwall game instead of man u because it was the better game and more importantly I wouldn't have had an apparently needed police escort, nor no way of getting a ticket from man u, so I very well may have been literally killed by Arsenal fans. English soccer is literally insane, for better or worse, there is no comparison with American sports.
This was a great report and I thought of it because Palace played Millwall in the FA cup yesterday. Millwall didn't take a knee to start. Millwall had to investigate "homophobic chants" (they chanted "Chelsea rent boy" to Conor Gallagher). There were fireworks set off in the stands. The Palace board made it sound like they are the trashiest most racist fans around.

Also I just read "Among the Thugs" about English soccer hooligans and their riots in the 80's and it's wild (and Millwall supporters are highlighted quite a bit). Also especially relevant given the January 6 anniversary.

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« Reply #16717 on: January 09, 2022, 04:08:16 PM »
Lifetime deal.


Story time. So I was in London last week. I had a decision to make about whether or not to attend the Man U Arsenal match or go to another function I had previous plans for. I decided to keep my commitment and just watch the Man U match on my phone. I was filled with regret.

Fast forward to Saturday night. I made the decision to go to the Millwall vs. Everton fa cup match. I was completely unprepared for the spectacle that this was. First of all this was the single most expensive sports or theatre ticket I've ever purchased. The lunacy started when I got to the London Bridge train station to get on the train to Millwall. I hear an ungodly den of noise, look behind me and see (really hear) hundreds of Everton fans singing and chanting while surrounded by a two deep wall of London cops. I moved the hell out of the way and just filed in behind the cops and Everton fans. They got several of their own cars on the train.

When we got off of the train station there were dozens of more cops at the station. Everything seemed fine walking to the stadium, the Everton fans had their own way to the stadium, I didn't follow them because I didn't sit in their part of the stadium. Well right before I got in the stadium it seemed like some Everton fans came looking for a fight and they found one. I hear a couple of Millwall fans yell "Millwall" and then something unintelligible. At that point a bunch of Millwall fans started sprinting away from the stadium quickly followed by 6 cops on horses and lots of sirens. Needless to say, I quickly walked my happy ass the opposite direction, to the stadium.

This stadium, The Den, is small, dingy, and old; this perfectly matches the neighborhood it's in. The stadium holds just over 18,000 but the FA lowered the capacity to just under 17,000 for security reasons. Great idea. The game was very fun, pretty similar to my account of my trip to West Ham three years ago. Both groups of fans never stopped making noise although I must say Millwall had the worst chants I've ever heard, they literally did the same two the entire match. One was literally a yell. The yell had the same pitch and timber every time, but the number of times they did it would make the OU marching band blush. When they didn't do that they had a chant about how no one likes them. My though was, how in the hell does anytime even care about Millwall? This is their thing though, nearly all of their souvenirs are tagged with "no one likes us." It's just odd, it would be like the Tampa Bay Rowdies having the same slogan. No one dislikes you, no one really cares.

The game was everything you'd want to see in a fa cup match. 5 goals scored capped by the small club beating the big club with 10 seconds left in stoppage time. The place went absolutely rough ridin' nuts. There was a small pitch invasion, maybe a dozen or so fans who came on when the goal went in. Then, despite the fact that there were literally hundreds of security officers and cops on the pitch, including a couple of dozen riot cops with dogs, there was a larger pitch invasion at the final whistle. None of these people got arrested, they were ask just led back to the stands which led to some going out more than once.

As I left the stadium I noticed probably a hundred more cops on the street to the train station and in addition to this there were 18 twelve passenger vans on the street all completely full with cops in riot gear just sitting there ready to come out then things popped off. The walk and train ride back to downtown London was uneventful but loud with Millwall fans doing that dumb yell the whole time.

Long story short, I'm glad I picked the Millwall game instead of man u because it was the better game and more importantly I wouldn't have had an apparently needed police escort, nor no way of getting a ticket from man u, so I very well may have been literally killed by Arsenal fans. English soccer is literally insane, for better or worse, there is no comparison with American sports.
This was a great report and I thought of it because Palace played Millwall in the FA cup yesterday. Millwall didn't take a knee to start. Millwall had to investigate "homophobic chants" (they chanted "Chelsea rent boy" to Conor Gallagher). There were fireworks set off in the stands. The Palace board made it sound like they are the trashiest most racist fans around.

Also I just read "Among the Thugs" about English soccer hooligans and their riots in the 80's and it's wild (and Millwall supporters are highlighted quite a bit). Also especially relevant given the January 6 anniversary.

This is sad for me and I've been going back and forth about it for years now. Sadly the FA Cup tie against Palace represented a final straw with me and Millwall.

The Millwall players haven't taken a knee since their first home match with fans after the COVID restrictions. The players were booed loudly and lustily when they took a knee. That was one thing, easily dismissed as the fringe lunatics. However, I kind of lost my crap when the ownership didn't make a statement disavowing the booing but threatened Sky Sports for reporting on it.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-9050953/Millwall-BAN-Sky-Sports-screening-home-Championship-clash-Watford.html
They've continued to have issues and I'm just done with it. When my now 2 year old was born we had him in a Millwall outfit and the official USA Millwall accounts used a photo of him in his outfit and myself in the hospital watching a Millwall match.

They are American owned, by a Bostonian, on Monday I'm going to package up all of my Millwall crap and mail it to him with a letter explaining why I'm sending it to him. Sucks, when they pandemic is over I'm going to take my wife and kids to London, they've never been, would have been nice to take them to The Den, but that's not going to happen.

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« Reply #16718 on: January 09, 2022, 04:13:09 PM »
Damn that's sad. I assumed this was just regular Millwall behavior.

Also kinda wild they only get 75k pounds for a Championship broadcast?????

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« Reply #16719 on: January 09, 2022, 06:49:41 PM »
Damn that's sad. I assumed this was just regular Millwall behavior.

Also kinda wild they only get 75k pounds for a Championship broadcast?????

I mean they have it enough where it could be considered regular behavior. The game I went to they were chanting "I'd rather be a Paki than a scouse." They also stabbed an Everton fan with a bottle.

I love the championship and the first division, all the narrative without the heavy cash influence. As a Palace fan, I'd imagine you're more disillusioned by the money influence in the EPL than anyone, it's much worse than the money influence of college football.

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« Reply #16720 on: January 09, 2022, 06:55:28 PM »
Damn that's sad. I assumed this was just regular Millwall behavior.

Also kinda wild they only get 75k pounds for a Championship broadcast?????

I mean they have it enough where it could be considered regular behavior. The game I went to they were chanting "I'd rather be a Paki than a scouse." They also stabbed an Everton fan with a bottle.

I love the championship and the first division, all the narrative without the heavy cash influence. As a Palace fan, I'd imagine you're more disillusioned by the money influence in the EPL than anyone, it's much worse than the money influence of college football.

Yeah I just thought the championship would generate a LITTLE more cash than that but I never bothered to understand the British broadcast situation. I would watch it more if there were more games on ESPN plus.

And really you should read Among the Thugs if you haven't. Same friend who lent me that one also suggested I read this: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40225612-the-club

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« Reply #16721 on: January 09, 2022, 07:27:24 PM »
I'll add both to my list. I recently tried to read Fever Pitch because eggheads have it as the best soccer book ever written but I couldn't get though it.

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« Reply #16722 on: January 13, 2022, 10:53:52 PM »
This showed up in my YouTube recommendations and it's awesome.
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« Reply #16723 on: January 18, 2022, 10:06:31 PM »
So, time to brag, during my Scotland trip we had to stay a night in London (due to flight cancellations), and was able to get with one of friends who is Tottenham fan (as am I and even more so the friends I went with) so we went to the Chelsea game, sucked for Tottenham, not sucking for the experience:

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« Reply #16724 on: January 28, 2022, 03:07:08 PM »
So, time to brag, during my Scotland trip we had to stay a night in London (due to flight cancellations), and was able to get with one of friends who is Tottenham fan (as am I and even more so the friends I went with) so we went to the Chelsea game, sucked for Tottenham, not sucking for the experience:



nice! (also a spurs fan)