Re: The Technical Game

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Handy!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 8-14 9:25 AM
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I love that book, but then again the history aspect was as interesting to me as the tactics. (The guy who wrote it also wrote the book I linked to in the last soccer thread about football in Eastern Europe.) You might find Wilson's "The Question" columns at the Guardian more helpful (just go through this list to find 'em). And I presume you know about Michael Cox/Zonal Marking?

One thing that will get increasingly frustrating the more you learn about modern soccer: listening to idiot British commentators. Every time a nominal defender crosses the halfway line they express amazement that he's so adventurous.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 06- 8-14 9:33 AM
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I'm playing against eight-year-olds today. I could use tactics, except I'm supposed to lose.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06- 8-14 9:34 AM
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Wrong! Time to teach those eight year olds a lesson they'll never forget.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 06- 8-14 9:39 AM
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We can teach a lesson with intentional fouls, win or lose.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06- 8-14 9:43 AM
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"You can handily defeat adults even though it seems like they're really trying!"


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 8-14 9:43 AM
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Sweep the leg.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 06- 8-14 9:43 AM
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It's been 75 years since Matthias Sindelar's death and still no other athlete has gotten the nickname "Paper Man".


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 06- 8-14 9:48 AM
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You don't do brackets for the World Cup. You do sweepstakes.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 06- 8-14 9:49 AM
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I can still outrun the fastest 8-year-old, but I need 30 yards to overcome the kid's faster start.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06- 8-14 12:34 PM
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The Crisis and Collapse of the American Left in one blog post, with comments, lots of links and tweets referenced.

LGM declares Jacobin counterrevolutionary and rape-apologetic.

I can no longer give a fuck about the lot of them.

Back to my history of operaismo. Maria Rosa Dalla Costa is still worth reading and available online. LGM is a cesspool of hate and rage.

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Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 06- 8-14 2:42 PM
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British commentators are nowhere near as bad as American commentators, Michael Owen and Alan Shearer perhaps excepted. It's not quite as cringe inducing as it was in the days of Max Bretos and Tommy "Onion Bag" Smyth, but it's still painful.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 06- 8-14 3:23 PM
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Have not yet found anything as nice as this great site from 2010 for this year's cup. Anyone have a good site for this year?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06- 8-14 7:19 PM
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The revolution's started in Las Vegas! Quick Bob, get on the bus!


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 06- 8-14 8:41 PM
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Thread">http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2014/06/pledging-virginity-dad-isnt-creepy-weird/comment-page-1#comment-1152676">Thread in which bspencer and Barry Freed both make rape jokes

bspencer: "I think she gets nailed by her pervert dad, regardless."

Hilarious, huh.

Freed:"Memory palaces actually work better with disturbing stuff like this. If you really want to remember something just stick a gay vampire Jesus raping the pope while watching King Kong go down on Godzilla in your mnemonic formula. See?"

let alone the homophobia...

Of course, Freed got called out and bspencer didn't, cause, well, it's LGM

...but its ok cause everybody's nice gentle sweet people at LGM


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 06- 8-14 9:02 PM
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But hey, I don't give a fuck about LGM. Disgusting contemptible authoritarian pit.

More disturbing was Aaron Bady attacking Piketty, Doug Henwood, and Jamie Galbraith as "broconomists" if you want to understand exactly how centrist feminism directly and consciously serves Republican economic policy.

"Don't touch our feminist millionaires, white dudebros!"

Follow the links over at Jacpbin.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 06- 8-14 9:07 PM
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That had a wider context within the thread. And context aside, I've apologized for a stupid comment. But c'mon man, Blood on the streets in the town of Las Vegas.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 06- 8-14 9:12 PM
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One thing that will get increasingly frustrating the more you learn about modern soccer: listening to idiot British commentators. Every time a nominal defender crosses the halfway line they express amazement that he's so adventurous.

Sometimes it's fun to listen for the schadenfreude. See England-Algeria in the last world cup. Or England-Croate Euro cup qualifying match in 2007.

But the best comprehensive soccer coverage is definitely from the Guardian. I love their live blogging of matches, they're often hilarious. I find myself reading the archives of past important games, which is kind of a weird thing to do if you think about it.


Posted by: Buttercup | Link to this comment | 06- 9-14 7:25 AM
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I apologize to Bob for my comment #14. That was uncalled for.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 06- 9-14 7:45 AM
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And while we're at it the last part of #17.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 06- 9-14 7:46 AM
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18 There was a hilarious Guardian live blog of a Wimbledon match that went on for some insane number of games in the last set.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 06- 9-14 8:14 AM
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21: I remember that. It was delirious.


Posted by: Annelid Gustator | Link to this comment | 06- 9-14 8:30 AM
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The Guardian live blog of baseball games can also be pretty classic. "RUNS!"


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 06- 9-14 11:55 AM
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I just took a minute to fill out a bracket and came up with a Spain/Germany final. I'm an out-of-the-box thinker.

The sad thing is that I would totally put $50 on Iran to win it all, but I don't even know how I'd go about doing that.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 06- 9-14 2:02 PM
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I don't even know if it's legal.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 06- 9-14 2:03 PM
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Not in this country. Betting against Iran, of course, would be fine.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 06- 9-14 2:04 PM
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I'll take that as legal advice and send you $50.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 06- 9-14 2:07 PM
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I'll take that bet at 2-1 odds. Iran wins, I pay you $100, Iran doesn't win, you pay me $50. Given my betting record on Unfogged you should take this bet just to make sure Iran wins.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 06- 9-14 2:27 PM
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The odds against Iran winning are 2500-1.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 06- 9-14 2:30 PM
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I was hoping you wouldn't look that up. I dunno, you're strolling down the street handing out free sandwiches to dudes.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 06- 9-14 2:32 PM
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The OJ is the real killer. I hope he appreciates the fresh-squeezed stuff.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 06- 9-14 2:35 PM
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Related to the OP, and interesting, if propaganda-ish.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-10-14 7:14 AM
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