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  • Originally posted by MissThundercat View Post
    Hey mookie: 2 in a row for Newcastle!
    Think we’re safe?

    next four matches should be solid L
    could come down to needed wins final two with the Fulham match to end the season being the big finish
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    • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
      Was looking at the Women's Olympic qualifiers this morning and there were a couple interesting items.

      The first is that Great Britain will have a team. It looks like on the women's side, the Home Nations came to an agreement that the highest ranked Home Nation squad would be able to compete as Great Britain in the Olympics, provided they qualify for the tournament in the first place. Since the World Cup doubles as UEFA's Olympic qualifying tournament, England's fourth place finish put them as the #3 UEFA team for Tokyo. Interestingly, the agreement stipulates that it is the highest ranked team entering the tournament, not which team finished the best at the tournament. This meant Scotland was already ineligible for the Olympics even if they had won.

      The other is that 11 of the 12 teams are ranked in the Top 37. In fact, the nine teams in the first three pots are ranked 14th or better. And then there's Zambia, winners of the CAF qualifier. Rankings got a little out of whack during Covid due to teams not playing, but they're ranked 104th for the drawing on Wednesday.

      Since there are only three groups, and there cannot be more than one confederation per group, the USA's possible plays are pretty easy to list out.

      USA (1)
      Sweden (5) or Great Britain (6)
      Australia (9) or China (14)
      New Zealand (22), Chile (37), or Zambia (104)

      I wouldn’t worry too much about the Olympic draw, not when you can advance as a third place team. It would take multiple upsets to keep the USWNT out of the quarterfinals.

      I really only see Japan, Canada, and Sweden as the teams that can beat the US.
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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 Jimjamesak View Post
        I wouldn’t worry too much about the Olympic draw, not when you can advance as a third place team. It would take multiple upsets to keep the USWNT out of the quarterfinals.

        I really only see Japan, Canada, and Sweden as the teams that can beat the US.
        I would add GBR/England to that list as well. They've struggled post WC, but the 2019 semi was a close one.

        But you're right, USA will be fine. It would be quite a collapse to go from 38 unbeaten to not making it out of the group stage. The rankings were more to show just how much of an outlier Zambia is compared to the other squads. They're 12th in Africa. The 12th team in CONCACAF is Puerto Rico, coincidentally ranked one behind Zambia at 105th, and it's been over 20 years since they qualified for any major CONCACAF tournament.
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        • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post

          I would add GBR/England to that list as well. They've struggled post WC, but the 2019 semi was a close one.
          I’m not sold on any of the Euro teams outside of Sweden, because Sweden is the only one to recognize they can’t go toe to toe and drop 10 players behind the ball and force the US to try to beat them on technical ability. England, France and the others try to do the en vogue press and win the ball upfield, which is dumb as **** against a team with superior athletes that can just boot a ball to the wing (exactly what happened in USvEngland at the WWC). If those countries had coaches that didn’t view coaching the women as punishment they’d actually have a shot.

          Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
          But you're right, USA will be fine. It would be quite a collapse to go from 38 unbeaten to not making it out of the group stage. The rankings were more to show just how much of an outlier Zambia is compared to the other squads. They're 12th in Africa. The 12th team in CONCACAF is Puerto Rico, coincidentally ranked one behind Zambia at 105th, and it's been over 20 years since they qualified for any major CONCACAF tournament.
          True, but Africa is just weird for soccer in general. Countries that have no business qualifying will qualify for tournaments all the time.
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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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          • Top UEFA clubs decide to follow Bender’s advice.

            Will create own super league. With blackjack. And hookers.
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            • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
              Top UEFA clubs decide to follow Bender’s advice.

              Will create own super league. With blackjack. And hookers.
              The coke is going to be amazing.

              Why the Krauts playing coy? Holding out, or is this like the EU where they already have their World Domination Plan and this messes with it?
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              • Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
                Countries that have no business qualifying will qualify for tournaments all the time.
                Oh, I dunno. We've missed 3 straight now.
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                • UEFA plays the society card.

                  UEFA and English, Spanish and Italian football authorities announced on Sunday that any clubs who take part in a so-called European Super League would be banned from all other domestic and continental competitions.

                  European football's governing body (UEFA) said it had learned that some English, Spanish and Italian clubs might announce a breakaway competition.

                  "The clubs concerned will be banned from playing in any other competition at domestic, European or world level, and their players could be denied the opportunity to represent their national teams," UEFA said in a statement.

                  Media reports on Sunday suggested that an announcement on plans to create a Super League could be made later in the day.

                  Sky Sports reported that Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea were among six Premier League teams set to be part of the plans.

                  "If this were to happen, we wish to reiterate that we -- UEFA, the English FA, RFEF, FIGC, the Premier League, La Liga, Lega Serie A, but also FIFA and all our member associations -- will remain united in our efforts to stop this cynical project, a project that is founded on the self-interest of a few clubs at a time when society needs solidarity more than ever," read the statement.
                  I am an aficionado of sublime corporate bullsh-t and I do believe that, leaving the GOP aside, that statement takes the cake for mendacity to cover a purely greedy agenda.
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                  • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
                    Top UEFA clubs decide to follow Bender’s advice.

                    Will create own super league. With blackjack. And hookers.
                    Ah, we’ve hit that stage of negotiations again. UEFA must be trying to hold on to more of the Champions League TV cash.

                    This will get resolved before the end of the month.
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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 Kepler View Post
                      UEFA plays the society card.



                      I am an aficionado of sublime corporate bullsh-t and I do believe that, leaving the GOP aside, that statement takes the cake for mendacity to cover a purely greedy agenda.
                      It’s the only card they have to play.

                      And nobody cares.
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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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                      • The packed supporters section in Miami, on National TV, is not a good look.
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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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                        • All the clubs who joined the ‘super league’ can go **** themselves. One of the most shameful days in the history of sports.
                          Originally posted by BobbyBrady
                          Crosby probably wouldn't even be on BC's top two lines next year

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                          • All the clubs involved are lightyears beyond even the bottom half of their domestic leagues. Why not form this "Super League" and print their own money by doing so?

                            Why should they give in? They have nothing to lose here. If their players are banned from international play, well no more International Breaks, so just play your league games as normal. That will generate way more cash than any friendly that is played in the March, November, and January windows. And then the FIFA "majors" are all Summer tournaments, so no loss there as they are not competing for cash at that point in the year.
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                            • Originally posted by RaceBoarder View Post
                              All the clubs involved are lightyears beyond even the bottom half of their domestic leagues. Why not form this "Super League" and print their own money by doing so?

                              Why should they give in? They have nothing to lose here. If their players are banned from international play, well no more International Breaks, so just play your league games as normal. That will generate way more cash than any friendly that is played in the March, November, and January windows. And then the FIFA "majors" are all Summer tournaments, so no loss there as they are not competing for cash at that point in the year.
                              You haven’t looked at a premier league table in awhile have you? Arsenal couldn’t even beat Fulham today. It’s a complete joke trying to be in a league you can’t get relegated from and goes against everything football is about.
                              Originally posted by BobbyBrady
                              Crosby probably wouldn't even be on BC's top two lines next year

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                              • Originally posted by RaceBoarder View Post
                                All the clubs involved are lightyears beyond even the bottom half of their domestic leagues. Why not form this "Super League" and print their own money by doing so?

                                Why should they give in? They have nothing to lose here. If their players are banned from international play, well no more International Breaks, so just play your league games as normal. That will generate way more cash than any friendly that is played in the March, November, and January windows. And then the FIFA "majors" are all Summer tournaments, so no loss there as they are not competing for cash at that point in the year.
                                And what do they do when they’re banned domestically? Play a 6x round robin?
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