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August 18, 2016, 03:16:17 PM
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I think having him in the team will bring the best out off Ross Barkley and in turn Lukaku and Deleofeu will benefit.



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August 18, 2016, 10:10:08 PM
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Fucking hell first Blob makes a return then NmC pops in, this is a very good start to the season, welcome back old friend



I didn't know that. That's fucking excellent news. ;D
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September 17, 2016, 05:26:37 PM
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. . . such a worthless comment.



He's commenting on shit Americanisms, or, complicated rules in our sport. Personally I don't mind who takes part in sport provided they don't start to try take over it. Soccer, The half, calling attack offence, the list is long and getting longer. Keep it in America unless it's worth sharing. No disrespects to the American blues, it's a generality and was fair comment from @blue1948
Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.


September 17, 2016, 05:42:13 PM
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I know what you mean. I'm constantly being told to keep my shit Englishisms out of the country over here. Things like calling wide receivers strikers, the plate the wicket, and calling the shortstop silly mid on. Seeing how much it annoys the natives, I can see how this annoys you.



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Is that baseball you're talking about? This is a football forum.
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Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.

September 17, 2016, 05:45:34 PM
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A wide receiver is a football player. :)


Association football?
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September 17, 2016, 06:12:48 PM
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Are you serious? My only point was that players in the NBA have been known to pad there stats by intentionally.missing shots. If that is too complicated for you, then fuck off.



Yes I am serious, and no, I don't like it. I like football to stay as traditional as is possible. Is that simple enough for you?
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September 17, 2016, 06:32:08 PM
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NBA players have actually intentionally missed layups so that they could get there own rebounds and inflate their stats.


I'm referring to the post that started the fume rolling. I know what the guy meant and duly commented. If Howard thinks I've been unfair with him, I can apologise for that if it's necessary. It doesn't change the fact that the terminology duly turned up on the back of comment involving American football stats merging into association football.
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September 17, 2016, 07:19:13 PM
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There are few words more British than "soccer", it's classic public school slang from the 19th century playing fields. c.f. "rugger".

"Half" as in "centrehalf" (but also left half and right half) comes from the classic English 2-3-5 system (the one before WM, it's also where the slightly odd numbering of shirts comes from.




Soccer happens to be a shortening of the word association. So ostensibly you are correct. So yes. I apologise for including the word soccer. Simple. Let's hope the origins of the one word soccer doesn't detract from the reason I posted regarding Americanisms. If people want to get exact where it comes to the etymology of a word, I'm in. Make yourself a load of sandwiches and a flask and we can chat after the game.



Soccer isn't an Americanism, but it has certainly been adopted by Americans to distinguish it from their version. And if you want to be totally accurate, football should be applied to rugby seeing as it was invented first and soccer to association football.



I think you may find the game Rugby was a sport derived from football btw. So we can leave this and allow me to complain if I choose, or, we can start a thread on the Origins of words and certain types of sport associated with them by name.
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September 17, 2016, 07:23:55 PM
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He certainly showed a more creative side to his game second half on Monday and given his size I'm not surprised he's played further forward and in the past.

Now if you'd have told me he'd played goaltender in the past...



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September 19, 2016, 04:17:42 PM
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When we bought Gana I mentioned his stats, I also mentioned if he continued providing these stats, he could turn out to be the signing of the season. Yes, comparisons were made with Kante and I thought I had got it right considering Kante was by far the better of the two. I'm happy to say, "I got the comparisons wrong". It doesn't matter what I thought about Gana's possible progress, it only matters that our hopes for him were well placed. They were well placed by a considerable distance, and long may it continue. Koeman’s already hinting to the board he's not for sale by saying he's a great player and that we hope that we can keep him for a long time. There's no doubt about it, this player Gana has been allowed to slip through the net by Europe's top sides, with the exception of course, of Europe's top side. ;) Moshiri and Kenwright telling him he can keep hold of the top players that we sign, is very likely why Koeman left Southampton and came here. It's possible Gana will be the first true test of that commitment. Gana’s the sort of player who kick-starts football dynasties. I think Koeman will be with us for the long haul, barring Barcelona calling. :)
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September 19, 2016, 06:53:13 PM
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I hope his contract is watertight. As in every bid is automatically rejected and we are duty bound to find employment for his family and extended family so it feels like home. For ever.



I wouldn't give anyone odds on him not getting a new contract before the end of this season. He's only on a four year contract and Koeman has already earmarked him, as not far off essential. Five games in, isn't many, but I've not been so excited since we signed Lukaku.  :)
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September 20, 2016, 07:28:49 PM
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Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.