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Re: Football (Soccer) Thread
« Reply #6450 on: November 09, 2019, 08:28:17 am »
In MLS there is always talk of adding a relegation system to the league,

Is there? Not officially. Some fans call for it, but MLS has never really said it would. MLS's goal is to expand, it's the only way it makes money. You can't court new franchises by saying "Oh by the way, there is a chance you'll be languishing in the bottom league for a while."
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Re: Football (Soccer) Thread
« Reply #6451 on: November 09, 2019, 01:23:48 pm »
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Re: Football (Soccer) Thread
« Reply #6452 on: November 09, 2019, 01:33:09 pm »
languishing in the bottom league for a while.

Man I would hate to languish someplace with a bunch of outcasts for years at a time.
If we can hit that bull's-eye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate!

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Re: Football (Soccer) Thread
« Reply #6453 on: November 09, 2019, 04:15:04 pm »
languishing in the bottom league for a while.

Man I would hate to languish someplace with a bunch of outcasts for years at a time.

Horrible thought
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Re: Football (Soccer) Thread
« Reply #6454 on: November 10, 2019, 10:41:37 am »
VAR is beyond saving.

Is there a time limit where a bad call can no longer be reviewed? Eg. hand ball in Liverpool's penalty box but they score a goal a minute after and before it can be reviewed.
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Re: Football (Soccer) Thread
« Reply #6455 on: November 10, 2019, 11:26:59 am »
VAR is beyond saving.

Is there a time limit where a bad call can no longer be reviewed? Eg. hand ball in Liverpool's penalty box but they score a goal a minute after and before it can be reviewed.

Maybe there's hope yet, apparently City had a hand on it first so it should've been a Liverpool free kick but that isn't reviewable I guess
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Re: Football (Soccer) Thread
« Reply #6456 on: November 10, 2019, 01:04:17 pm »
So. How shall Liverpool blow it this year?
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Re: Football (Soccer) Thread
« Reply #6457 on: November 10, 2019, 07:21:37 pm »
No parade on Younge Street.

Is that pronounced Yoonj?  Yownj?
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Re: Football (Soccer) Thread
« Reply #6458 on: November 10, 2019, 07:51:04 pm »
Yonge pronounced young.
Being lazy is bad; unless you still get what you want, then it's called "patience".
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Re: Football (Soccer) Thread
« Reply #6459 on: November 15, 2019, 01:41:21 pm »
Big EC weekend coming up and Denmark is meeting Gibraltar today in a must win. It's raining with heavy wind and about 6 degrees, the pitch sucks and we'll draw and not qualify.

Or we'll win big and still be negative towards the national team.
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Re: Football (Soccer) Thread
« Reply #6460 on: November 15, 2019, 01:42:22 pm »
The tifo sucks and I can't read what it says, why is it so hard for people to hold up a piece of cardboard
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Re: Football (Soccer) Thread
« Reply #6461 on: November 15, 2019, 01:48:48 pm »
In good news Finland qualified and it's apparently the first time they'll enter the EC.
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Re: Football (Soccer) Thread
« Reply #6462 on: November 15, 2019, 02:21:50 pm »
In MLS there is always talk of adding a relegation system to the league,

Is there? Not officially.

They've actually said that they are studying it;  I posted about it some time back.  Now, it's entirely possible that they just said that to mollify fans who want to see it, but they did say it.  Of course, even if they were sincere, there's still a huge difference between studying an idea and deciding to implement it.

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Re: Football (Soccer) Thread
« Reply #6463 on: November 17, 2019, 06:19:18 am »
In good news Finland qualified and it's apparently the first time they'll enter the EC.

Their first major tournament indeed. Litmanen was maybe the best they had, but there was less spots back then.

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Re: Football (Soccer) Thread
« Reply #6464 on: November 17, 2019, 06:36:48 am »
So the Spanish Super Cup will be played in Saudi Arabia for the next three years? I'm sure Spanish fans will appreciate that. :P
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