Official Football(Soccer) Thread

15th July 2006 23:04
I figured all the other sports are organized into one thread with all the discussion so maybe football should too. Things are heating up right now in transfers, and friendlies are kicking off, so this would be a good place to discuss it all.

I'll kick it off by saying I'm so glad to see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer back in action. He scored the first United goal of the season against Orlando Pirates and added another later in the 4-0 win for United. He will definitely be able to pick up the slack when Ruud eventually leaves. Good start for United so far.
15th July 2006 23:23
???? are you talking about dc united?
16th July 2006 00:36
no he's talking about man united, must have played a friendly against the orlando team
16th July 2006 01:08
The team is a South African club. I'm guessing there must be an Orlando in SA too. And yeah I was talking about Manchester United.
16th July 2006 03:06
i was gonna do this in a month or so but was talking to oxe and english and german leagues dont start till second week in august.
im all for a euro soccer post .
oh and by the way fuck man u
chelsea
arsenal
and tottenham.
16th July 2006 03:24
DAVEHIT:
i was gonna do this in a month or so but was talking to oxe and english and german leagues dont start till second week in august.
im all for a euro soccer post .
oh and by the way fk man u
chelsea
arsenal
and tottenham.


Yeah I wanted to get it started soon because of all the transfers and preseason friendlies have started already.
And I've been a United fan since I was a kid. My entire family lives in Ireland and they're all United fans, but my dad grew up a Chelsea fan so I've been a Chelsea fan almost as long. I'm cool with Spurs, but fuck Arsenal. Except for Henry
16th July 2006 05:33
so pretty much just an early chelsea league champions post right? haha j/k

but mark my words, barring any unbelievable injuries, chelsea WILL win their third EPL title in a row....and i wouldn't doubt if they brought home some tournament silverware as well
16th July 2006 05:50
xxxChrisNgoxxx:
so pretty much just an early chelsea league champions post right? haha j/k

but mark my words, barring any unbelievable injuries, chelsea WILL win their third EPL title in a row....and i wouldn't doubt if they brought home some tournament silverware as well


I have to agree. Nobody will come close this year, although I'd like to see United back on top where they belong. But I wouldn't mind Chelsea winning either. Being a fan of both it's kinda a win-win But the thing I worry about with Chelsea is team chemistry. I know it's not as big of a deal with 11 men in football as it is with 5 in basketball, etc. But at the rate that they buy and sell players I get scared that they won't be able to play together. This was happening to an extent in Mourinho's first year. Too much talent at striker and he tried to play them all instead of finding a proper starting 2. Hopefully Chelsea can keep it together and win 3 straight.
16th July 2006 06:02
Ehm just getting into football. How do you get it so they show European League games here in the U.S.?
16th July 2006 06:17
j.K.Halftime:
Ehm just getting into football. How do you get it so they show European League games here in the U.S.?


Get Fox Soccer Channel or just catch Champions League on ESPN2