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Old 06-15-2017, 06:56 PM   #151
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I appreciate there's a different dynamic in that both yourselves and Dortmund can potentially compete for titles, but I think that a lot of non-native people don't appreciate how fierce a lot of the rivalries are here. I just use S04/BvB as an example as it's the most obvious one where there's a lot of clear hate
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:27 PM   #152
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blimey, page 3 already.
You're doing it wrong.

KW doing work ITT. Please can we stop talking about the mets or w/e.

In for all the prediction stuff, sixfour's idea sounds great. I'm also up for picking some dead fpl teams for a tenner a go against people. Fond memories of the year that I did it with Kw and he picked danny Ings
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:51 PM   #153
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Add another Yank football fan to the thread. I've been following for a few years now and figured it would be a good time to actually start posting. I'm similar to some of the other Americans in that picking a "team" has been a process. As of now, my favorite is probably Manchester United. I catch almost all their matches either live or recorded and have found myself jumping off the couch for big goals (or draws this season). I even got my wife to agree to go to the sorta Manchester Derby in Houston, Texas this July. I also watch a lot of other teams like Liverpool and Southampton but don't always make time for their matches. Plus I try to keep up with some of the American players over there.
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:55 PM   #154
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Damn the bus has started a revolution.

WELCOME YANKS

The goal this year is 50k poasts.

Gonna be an elite season. Let us TRANSFERS
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:56 PM   #155
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See, ManU/Liverpool/teams with red kit...it's a thing.
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Old 06-15-2017, 08:20 PM   #156
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Haha, maybe it is the red kits. Although I will say I really don't like that obnoxiously large chevy logo on the United shirts (tops?). I would rather them have a generic gambling website or something.
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Old 06-15-2017, 08:43 PM   #157
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Add another Yank football fan to the thread. .. I'm similar to some of the other Americans in that picking a "team" has been a process. As of now, my favorite is probably Manchester United.
jfc

obviously not, in this case, a process in which to trust

was it Mourinhaids or LolvanGaalol-ball that convinced you?

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Old 06-15-2017, 08:50 PM   #158
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go burnley
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Old 06-15-2017, 08:54 PM   #159
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jfc

obviously not, in this case, a process in which to trust

was it Mourinhaids or LolvanGaalol-ball that convinced you?
Haha, weirdly I started liking them because I saw Rooney in a World Cup and started liking him. I think it was the 2006 World Cup where he stepped on that guy's groin. Obviously I didn't like that moment but he was entertaining to watch in the other games. I didn't watch much other than world cups until the last few years so I started with watching his team. The last few seasons have definitely been frustrating and somewhat boring. I think United have some exciting players though and hopefully they actually try to win some more games this year.
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Old 06-15-2017, 09:58 PM   #160
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I intend on running a "Price is Right" comp whereby you predict each team's points total, and if they get that many (or more) you get however many you predicted, but if they don't, you get zero, but I wouldn't want to oversaturate the gambool market
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your idea seems better thought out than mine! As long as a season-long finishing order betting comp exists, I'm happy to step aside and let you run it.
wtf is this crazy talk??? this is 2+2! Give me alllllll the gambols!
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Old 06-15-2017, 10:01 PM   #161
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Old 06-15-2017, 10:24 PM   #162
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Ya I'm in for some gamboooool this year. Been a bad epl poster (ldo) the past couple years
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Old 06-16-2017, 12:39 AM   #163
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Read Pep Confidential. Great read. The author spends a year with almost full access to Bayern during Pep's first year there. I have a lot more appreciation and respect for what he does. Last year was my first year following the PL and kinda came off like a clown. But seems he's not pushing buttons like most American coaches. Very comparable to Popovich in that he's looking to maximize every edge.
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Old 06-16-2017, 12:41 AM   #164
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Liverpool pros:

* I'm from Boston originally & Red Sox owner has an ownership interest, so would be kind of like extending rooting for Boston teams.
* Coutinho, Mané & Lallana are fun to watch.
* Enjoy to a lesser extent Henderson, Sturridge, Wijnaldum & Milner.
* Thoroughly enjoy that they have a guy whose name is basically American.
* I seem to like red uniforms, & I enjoy their new alternate uniforms much better than those fluorescent things.
* I get confused by everyone's opinions on their manager, but I think he's pretty fun.
* I think Anfield is a cool name for a stadium.

Liverpool cons:

* Not really that into Lucas, Matip, & Mignolet.
* Agnostic on Firmino.
* Name contains the word "liver".

United pros:

* Strong tradition.
* I like DDG, Pogba, & Bailly.
* I like to a lesser extent Rashford, Rojo, Martial, & Shaw, & think the Lindelof signing might be useful.
* Red uniforms, USA #1 sponsor.
* I think Old Trafford is a pretty cool name, too.
* On TV a lot, plus endless budget.

United Cons:

* Strongly dislike Rooney & Fellaini.
* Also not into Blind & Jones.
* Almost feels like rooting for the Yankees.
Cons Liverpool:
That guy LFC_USA is a Liverpool fan. And he's been AIDsing up the NBA threads lately. So not much high.

Cons United:
You get to watch Pogba should 10 yards over the goal from 25 yards out, at least twice a match.
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Old 06-16-2017, 01:44 AM   #165
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rivalries honestly die out a bit when you rarely play each other. that's not wrong
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Old 06-16-2017, 10:05 AM   #166
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I intend on running a "Price is Right" comp whereby you predict each team's points total, and if they get that many (or more) you get however many you predicted, but if they don't, you get zero, but I wouldn't want to oversaturate the gambool market
In.

I also think a PEEHS would be fun.
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Old 06-16-2017, 10:51 AM   #167
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Cons Liverpool:
That guy LFC_USA is a Liverpool fan. And he's been AIDsing up the NBA threads lately. So not much high.

Cons United:
You get to watch Pogba should 10 yards over the goal from 25 yards out, at least twice a match.
And you've managed to AIDS up this thread with your first post. Bunch of Diego Costa's over there
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Old 06-16-2017, 10:58 AM   #168
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ZAIDS

Seen last post in previous thread and thought what a ****er using mod powers lol.
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Old 06-16-2017, 11:28 AM   #169
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Cons Liverpool:
That guy LFC_USA is a Liverpool fan. And he's been AIDsing up the NBA threads lately. So not much high.

Pros United:
You get to watch Pogba.
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Old 06-16-2017, 12:14 PM   #170
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In for any season-based gamblings, I think.
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Old 06-16-2017, 12:53 PM   #171
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Once the points spreads are up and running I'll set up a season-long predictions comp. I don't have the free time to manage a weekly 12X or IKTS type thing but I like the idea of monetising the annual "predict the finishing order of all 20 teams" tradition.

Also there will obv be another £10 thread FPL league
BBC do an IKTS, we'd just need someone to escrow. Cashy?

Mic_check would you mind? Holding if there was/is enough interest.

I quite like the 12x but understandably that's a hell of a task running that.

Maybe get one going for the CL and/or FA cup?

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Sounds good, in for this too.

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You're doing it wrong.

KW doing work ITT. Please can we stop talking about the mets or w/e.

In for all the prediction stuff, sixfour's idea sounds great. I'm also up for picking some dead fpl teams for a tenner a go against people. Fond memories of the year that I did it with Kw and he picked danny Ings
Dick.

I'm in for a rematch!
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Old 06-16-2017, 01:24 PM   #172
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In.

I also think a PEEHS would be fun.
I could probably run a PEEHS as an offering to the thread & as an apology for talking about goaltenders' uniforms.
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Old 06-16-2017, 01:40 PM   #173
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I could probably run a PEEHS as an offering to the thread & as an apology for talking about goaltenders' uniforms.
Good man, make sure someone proof reads it before you post it though

Yeah I can escrow stuff if needed although I am on holiday first 3 weeks of August so would prob confirm all payments in one go on eve of kick off pending internet access (I won't be super busy in may though)
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Old 06-16-2017, 01:56 PM   #174
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Yeah go ahead JMurder but if you're new to football make sure to at least ask someone's opinion about questions. there is potential for a lot of fun questions
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Old 06-16-2017, 01:58 PM   #175
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I could probably run a PEEHS as an offering to the thread & as an apology for talking about goaltenders' uniforms.
Yeah man, great idea. Lots of work though!
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