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  • Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    Also, England is playing Colombia and Colombia has the best nickname of any team in the tournament: Las Chicas Superpoderosas or The Powerpuff Girls.
    More like "powder" puff. M I right.
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    • Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
      So that means Spain is advancing to the final? Because Sweden has to be the favorite right now, having beaten the US and Japan. Or is everyone still on the England train?
      Betting markets have had England, but as of this morning it looks like Spain is now the favorite. Personally I think France comes out on top. So congrats to the Aussies on advancing.
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      • Originally posted by JF_Gophers View Post

        More like "powder" puff. M I right.
        Is this a drug thing?

        It sounds like a drug thing.
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        • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post

          Betting markets have had England, but as of this morning it looks like Spain is now the favorite. Personally I think France comes out on top. So congrats to the Aussies on advancing.
          Sweden must be Rodney Dangerfield, no respect.
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          Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
          But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
          Originally posted by Doyle Woody
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          • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

            Is this a drug thing?

            It sounds like a drug thing.
            I’m pretty sure it’s a drug thing…
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            Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
            But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
            Originally posted by Doyle Woody
            Best sign by a visting Seawolf fan Friday went to a young man who held up a piece of white poster board that read: "YOU CAN'T SPELL FAILURE WITHOUT UAF."

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            • Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
              I’m pretty sure it’s a drug thing…
              I knew it was a drug thing.
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              • Rumor mill starting to spin on Neymar to MLS. Couple of problems:

                1. MLS’ transfer window is closed and Neymar is still under contract with PSG. Even if they terminate the contract and he becomes a free agent no MLS team could sign him.

                2. Rumors were saying one of the LA teams but the Galaxy have a transfer ban and LAFC has their DP slots used.
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                Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
                But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
                Originally posted by Doyle Woody
                Best sign by a visting Seawolf fan Friday went to a young man who held up a piece of white poster board that read: "YOU CAN'T SPELL FAILURE WITHOUT UAF."

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                • Ki Klaksvik, a club from the Faroe Islands, is three matches from the champions league group stage. They won the first leg of their third round qualifier against Molde from Norway. If they manage to win again (or draw and win PKs) they'll likely play Galatasaray in the final play-off round. At the beginning of the tournament they were 616/646 in the Elo rankings for European clubs. They're currently up the 569.

                  They already weren't allowed to play at their true home field for the last game and had to play at the national team stadium. It's possible if they move on they might not even be able to play inside the country and need to move to Denmark to meet stadium regulations. Can't find much information on salaries besides a story written seven years ago, and at that time the average was around $3,000 a month for players, so even just winning the next game and getting $5.0 million for making the playoff round would be insane for their budget and more money than they know what to do with, let alone the $15.6 million that would come from making the UCL group stage.
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                  • That is a great story.

                    Check out this home grounds:



                    That is a Spion Kop.


                    Last edited by Kepler; 08-11-2023, 07:10 PM.
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                    • Brighton hosts Luton Town in the Hatters first match in the PL in 31 years.
                      A bad cause requires many words.

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                      • Aussies advance against France after yet another 0-0 game goes to penalties. Australia took this one 7-6 in 10 rounds. Once again my new favorite loses.

                        Colombia had about five minutes of euphoria against England after a floater from outside the box was able to beat out the height of Earps in goal. I'm always surprised that shot isn't attempted more since many goalies can't reach the cross bar, which means there's almost always a literal unstoppable shot. But England got one just before half and then another midway thru the second half. I was impressed with Colombia this tournament. They're ranked third in CONMEBOL, but they certainly looked closer to Brazil than Argentina these past couple weeks.

                        Spain vs Sweden
                        Australia vs England

                        I'd like to see Spain vs Australia because I like Spain's pace and it would be cool to see the hosts make it to the final. But that means it'll be Sweden-England.
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                        • Chelsea and Brighton have agreed a British transfer record fee of ?115 million ($146m) for midfielder Moises Caicedo, sources told ESPN.
                          He didn't want to play for Brighton so they got a nice piece of change for him.
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                          • US Referee Tori Penso will be the Referee for Australia v England. It’s the first time an American referee will be on a semifinal at the Women’s World Cup (mostly because this is the first time the USWNT is not playing in the semifinals).

                            The other American referee Katja Koroleva probably still has an outside chance at the final.
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                            Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
                            But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
                            Originally posted by Doyle Woody
                            Best sign by a visting Seawolf fan Friday went to a young man who held up a piece of white poster board that read: "YOU CAN'T SPELL FAILURE WITHOUT UAF."

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                            • Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
                              US Referee Tori Penso will be the Referee for Australia v England. It’s the first time an American referee will be on a semifinal at the Women’s World Cup (mostly because this is the first time the USWNT is not playing in the semifinals).

                              The other American referee Katja Koroleva probably still has an outside chance at the final.
                              Wouldn’t they have always had a chance for the other semi? Or does FIFA not want it to look like a ref is trying to set up a preferred opponent for the final?

                              Meanwhile the IIHF’s policy seems to be “how can we have as many Americans officiate Canada and vice versa” and on the women's side they just decide to make the crew two and two instead of a purely neutral four.
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                              • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post

                                Wouldn’t they have always had a chance for the other semi? Or does FIFA not want it to look like a ref is trying to set up a preferred opponent for the final?

                                Meanwhile the IIHF’s policy seems to be “how can we have as many Americans officiate Canada and vice versa” and on the women's side they just decide to make the crew two and two instead of a purely neutral four.
                                For pretty much any tournament if your country makes the semifinals, you’re going home.

                                International soccer referee assigning is a weird mix of ability, optics, and politics. Ability in the sense that the referee obviously has to be able to referee the game. Optics and Politics are kind of an indistinguishable mix though. So yeah, an American referee could’ve absolutely been on the other semifinal (and mind you, there have been many times where an American referee was arguably the best in the world at that time). But it would’ve been really bad optics and likely would’ve ruffled some political feathers.

                                There’s a whole list of weird protocols and traditions and “rules”. Some are historical, like an English referee will almost never work an Argentina match (the bad feelings of the Falklands still run deep). Some aren’t really followed anymore, like where the referee should be from a completely different Confederation from the two teams. Some are just bizarre, like is a referee who’s native language is the same as one of teams an advantage?
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                                Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
                                But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
                                Originally posted by Doyle Woody
                                Best sign by a visting Seawolf fan Friday went to a young man who held up a piece of white poster board that read: "YOU CAN'T SPELL FAILURE WITHOUT UAF."

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