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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, 06:18:30 PM
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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?

I think there are crossed wires here. Howard was just saying that players in another sport have actively played in a way to manipulate their own stats, which is relevant (or was when he first said it).

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, 06:39:36 PM
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I don't think it's anything to stress about, but it's your issue, not his.
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September 17, 2016, 06:41:20 PM
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Took a left turn this one didn't it.
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September 17, 2016, 06:45:21 PM
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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

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.
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September 17, 2016, 06:52:14 PM
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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.
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September 17, 2016, 07:02:38 PM
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Anyone remember what this thread was about?  I was really surprised to hear that Gueye was a number 10 only a few years ago at Lille. I think a fair few on here had decided after two games that he was just a run-around merchant.

September 17, 2016, 07:09:40 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.
Was reading something somewhere recently - possibly the book Soccernomics - that up until around the 1970s (when footy started getting a bit more popular in the US) the word soccer was about as popular, if not more so, than football in England. It was only from the 80s onwards that football became the predominant phrase.

Very much agree that calling half time "the half" is shabite though.
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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, 07:22:12 PM
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Anyone remember what this thread was about?  I was really surprised to hear that Gueye was a number 10 only a few years ago at Lille. I think a fair few on here had decided after two games that he was just a run-around merchant.

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 in the past.

Now if you'd have told me he'd played goaltender in the past...
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September 17, 2016, 07:23:22 PM
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He's certainly helped us to a lot of shut outs this season. He's the bomb!
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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...



lolol
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September 17, 2016, 07:37:14 PM
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Thanks Obama.
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September 17, 2016, 11:21:31 PM
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Paul Ince just said he thinks he's better than Kante.