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    Post by chrondog on Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:12 pm

    Soma wrote:Oblak is the best goalkeeper in the world

    I agree, I love him.

    That game was a typical Arsenal mess, but I'm heartened by the fact that we created even if we didn't finish. I still expect us to lose in Madrid, but I think it will be entertaining.
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    Post by Nick on Wed May 02, 2018 5:42 pm

    Champions League final! And they did it in the most Liverpool way possible.

    I’m so happy but also realize they could get smashed 5-2 by Real Madrid.
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    Post by chrondog on Wed May 02, 2018 8:55 pm

    The final has 4-4 written all over it
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    Post by Ҩ on Wed May 02, 2018 10:45 pm

    Congratulations Nick! I predicted Liverpool going very far in this tournament this year. They are going to be underdogs against Real, especially without the built-in drubbing that every team traveling to Anfield has received in the knockout stages, but I really think they are going to do it. Madrid were somewhat lucky to get past Juve and were outplayed by Bayern in the last round as well.

    I still have not gotten past last Saturday... I am heart-broken over it. I really hope Lazio drop points this week against Atalanta so that we get one last chance to qualify for the Champions League next year.

    I want to buy another soccer jersey. Have Senegal released their jerseys for the World Cup? I might just buy a Mane jersey for the World Cup.
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    Post by chrondog on Wed May 02, 2018 11:05 pm

    I recently bought this Italy 2014 WC kit at a thrift store for like 12 bucks



    It's very sexy.
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    Post by Ҩ on Thu May 03, 2018 9:54 pm

    Yeah. That is a nice shirt. I still wear my '06 Materazzi jersey from time to time. That was the first time I ever watched soccer.

    Arsenal... well crap
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    Post by Nick on Thu May 03, 2018 10:54 pm

    Italy always have the best kits. I still have my World Cup 98 top!
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    Post by chrondog on Fri May 04, 2018 5:33 pm

    The first time I ever watched "soccer" was at my Brazillian friend's house in 1998. We were having a playdate and were kicking the ball around his backyard when the game wasn't on. I didn't know anything about soccer and didn't really play it. I just remember a bald man in a blue shirt doing some amazing things with the ball.

    Didn't actually get into the game in a big way until the 2009-10 Arsenal season.
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    Post by Ҩ on Tue May 15, 2018 10:18 pm

    And what made you pick Arsenal? You mentioned somewhere itt that it was Samir Nasri, is that right? And what do you think of the Arteta rumors?
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    Post by chrondog on Wed May 16, 2018 3:15 pm

    I've made a joke about supporting the club because of Nasri a few times because he's so maligned now. He was one of my favorites when I first got into the team, but not the real reason I got into them. He was unconventional for such a silky player. I preferred Fabregas though. Fabregas at the time was an archetypal central playmaker, my absolute favorite role. I like it for the same reason I pick mages and spellcasters in an RPG: I like the idea of inflicting a cerebral death from afar. I'm the personality that would rather make assists than score goals. It seems cooler.

    Honestly, I can't remember the moment I "chose Arsenal" or exactly when I finally settled on that. I more distinctly remember watching Chelsea games with a Chelsea-supporting friend in college and making fun of him, getting mad at Drogba, hating on Abramovich.

    Wenger was definitely my biggest factor though. I loved "Le Professeur" as a moniker. I was studying a ton of French history at the time (my favorite professor was kinda a Wenger-type, https://history.ucsc.edu/faculty/profiles/singleton.php?&singleton=true&cruz_id=jbeecher). I identified with Arsenal as the "continental team for English speakers" with the sweet passing and ball retention. Arsenal seemed like the most obviously cosmopolitan team in England and that is absolutely my sensibility as a hoity-toity American liberal. I still get a rush sometimes when I see the Emirates filled with bespectacled, posh, dweebish Londoners. They get made fun of in England, but for me, that's my people.

    I made the right choice.
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    Post by Nick on Thu May 17, 2018 9:04 pm

    World Cup squads getting announced it is all happening we are so close!
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    Post by Ҩ on Mon May 21, 2018 10:56 pm

    I still can't believe it. They did it! We are back!!!
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    Post by Ҩ on Mon May 21, 2018 10:58 pm

    Also, I have a new rooting interest for this World Cup! Watching Argentina get dumped in the group stage is going to get me absolutely rock hard.

    Chrono, what do you think of Unai Emery? I actually think it is a good appointment (much better than Arteta), but I am worried about how they came to make it.

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