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hello everybody i am a big soccer fan but i wanna know who is also a soccer fan and what is youre favorite soccer club

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24 November 2017 - 10:49pm
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It is a desire of every fansclub, to see a favorite club game, and to visit at the stadium is great)

Like 10 years ago, George Gillette said that "soon we will have new stadium" and on russian LFC forum we said "oh so sad, i wanted to visit legendary Anfield, but now it will be new one". hahaha , If u don`t know what was after and how Gillette left Liverpool, read new or sonething about it.

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26 November 2017 - 5:11pm
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Don't know much about that but I think Liverpool old school fans would rather love to see Anfield upgraded than the club moving to another stadium, as an United fan I'm happy they've done that with Old Trafford, wouldn’t be the same magic (at least initially) if some of those giants changes the stadium.

Probably Arsenal fans would have something to say about that though 🙂

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16 June 2018 - 8:05pm
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Usually I'm staying away from this ultimate dispute but...

I think there's no contest between Messi and Ronaldo of who's the better set pieces taker is, even though a genius the Argentine can't does everything and I don't mean just the missed penalty v Iceland but mainly the free-kicks, for me Ronaldo is by far the better taker in that aspect.

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The el classico. No Messi. Anyone tipping Real Madrid for the win?

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31 October 2018 - 5:17pm
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Well ..obviously not, it's more likely they'd have to change their manager before the season ends....that seems to be the more safer stake to me.

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Well ..obviously not, it's more likely they'd have to change their manager before the season ends....that seems to be the more safer stake to me.

I really wasn't aware they've already done that when I wrote that comment but you can see that coming.

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8 November 2018 - 9:47pm
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Here's some details of the Spurs new stadium..looks like it would be a venue like no other..well at least in UK, it's been curious for me read of some of the features included there.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/row-zed/9-craziest-features-tottenhams-ne...

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It always looks strange to me when I see a huge stadium like that so close to people's houses. Here all the big stadiums are in parks or large open areas. It looks like most of that stuff is designed to appeal to rich people looking for an "entertaining" day out, not the regular supporter.

Heated seats would be nice though. I once sat in the cheap seats up high in the Bernebeu watching Real Madrid play and they had heaters on the roof which was great on a very cold night.

But I'm not sold on the benefits of a cheese room or in house bakery. What the?

And USB ports in the seats... do they want people to actually watch the game or play angry birds instead? Or ... perhaps they are hoping it will encourage people to bet on the games.

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It always looks strange to me when I see a huge stadium like that so close to people's houses. Here all the big stadiums are in parks or large open areas. It looks like most of that stuff is designed to appeal to rich people looking for an "entertaining" day out, not the regular supporter

Yeah, I guess the proportions in Australia and UK are quite different Ed and maybe that's part of the reason why, also you know there's like 15-20 professional football teams in London so I could imagine by the time most of these stadiums were build some of those probably had been situated near the city limits but these days this is quite different of course.

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Heated seats would be nice though. I once sat in the cheap seats up high in the Bernebeu watching Real Madrid play and they had heaters on the roof which was great on a very cold night.

Yeah agree, nothing wrong with that..especially with the cost of the tickets in the EPL these days.

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But I'm not sold on the benefits of a cheese room or in house bakery. What the?

To be honest I'm not getting that either...they just want to make money every possible way IMO, these could quickly turn into a pubs if there's not enough cheese lovers there I think 🙂

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And USB ports in the seats... do they want people to actually watch the game or play angry birds instead? Or ... perhaps they are hoping it will encourage people to bet on the games

I guess you have a point there with the betting assumption..

I think some(most 🤔 ) of the younger fans 'd watch into their phones 80% of the time during a game with or without the extra USB ports..that's what have ever amazed me..you've paid 100$ for a ticket lets say and keep staring at your smartphone all the time...saw a few of these.

For me the most interesting feature that the new stadium will offer is the so called Tunnel Club..where the customers 'd get the chance to see players in the tunnel just before they entering the pitch or at the ht..we know sometimes could be quite hot there and I wonder if the players 'd be distracted pre-game from that.
Pochetino has been worried about it too.

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21 November 2018 - 12:00am
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I don't know, I wouldn't mind some nice cheese and a good glass of wine when watching a game but I guess that's just me 😀 🍸

Now there's an idea, sharpe - a pub at the stadium. Supporters can have a pre-game beer (or three), then celebrate/commiserate post match.They would make a killing!

But imagine the brawls and I suppose the neighbourhood pubs would be unimpressed with that.

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I don't know, I wouldn't mind some nice cheese and a good glass of wine when watching a game but I guess that's just me 😀 🍸

Ha-ha..I doubt you're the only one who'd fancy that combination klaw 😉 just we (the men) seems to be always tend to forget about the women's taste..if it's up to me..and probably Ed that Cheese room would of been turned into a pub in no time 🍺

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Now there's an idea, sharpe - a pub at the stadium. Supporters can have a pre-game beer (or three), then celebrate/commiserate post match.They would make a killing!

But imagine the brawls and I suppose the neighbourhood pubs would be unimpressed with that.

Yeah, ...why not 🙂 ..even the most entertaining game could be "upgraded" with a few drinks...the only problem is there's a good chance at the end you'd ask yourself "what was that game anyway.." 🙂

And there's probably nothing wrong in a bit of fist fighting from time to time as well...of course as long as I'm not the slowest runner from the crew 😜 still not(thanks god 😉 )

But seriously, I'm not sure if it's allowed for the fans to bring beers inside the ground tot their seats (well, at least in England) and reading the article below I'm even more confused now!
Although I think there's a good chance that there is at lest one pub inside or at least just nearby every UK stadium.

https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2016/08/10/beer-stands-north-america-yes-...

I don't know how's this in Australia when it's about to football(soccer) games but compared to some other sports the football fans have been somewhat neglected about that..but of course the ban also make sense from another point of view when we know the football fans have been considered as the most aggressive ones.

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You can buy beer and wine at Australian stadiums, limited to lite beer only to avoid people from getting crazy drunk....I suspect this evolved from cricket games because they can go all day and night which allows for a lot fo time to down those beers.

There have been some nasty clashes between supporters in the A-League but we definitely don't see the levels of violence they have in the UK or some of the other European leagues.

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You can drink a beer in your seat at every stadium for any sport here. It's quite normal. But it is almost always horrible cheap beer in a plastic cup so that no-one can throw a glass or bottle at the players - or more likely the referee!

In fact we have a thing that spectators at the cricket like to do here called the beer snake...

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There have been some nasty clashes between supporters in the A-League but we definitely don't see the levels of violence they have in the UK or some of the other European leagues.

Yeah sadly most of the people here don't even think of bringing their kids to a football games anymore..and it's been like that for years.....not just because of the many drunk fans but that's that's another sad theme really...

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You can drink a beer in your seat at every stadium for any sport here. It's quite normal. But it is almost always horrible cheap beer in a plastic cup so that no-one can throw a glass or bottle at the players - or more likely the referee!

In fact we have a thing that spectators at the cricket like to do here called the beer snake...

That's looks crazy Ed, the thing I don't get is...is there any practical use of that snake...carry on the beers through it or drinking from the snake it self? probably a stupid question...
or it's just for fun..?

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No its just for fun, they use the empty cups from all the beer. I guess that goes to show how much beer is being drunk at the ground all day. And before anyone says anything about how boring cricket must be for the fans to do that, it was a rain delay so they had nothing else to do. 😉

In that video it would have been hilarious if they got real close to joining the two snakes and found that one snake was going in the other direction so the cups would not join with each other.

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O...I get that now, Didn't even noticed that the snake is made by a beer cups 😀

Made in Australia 🙂

Sometimes the rain delay in cricket could be a lot more exiting than the game it self I could imagine 😉

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Well here is your mission now.. introduce the concept to Bulgaria! 🍺

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Ha-ha..that would it be tough Ed..no cricket games here..so no rain delays either 😉

No beer allowed at the football games..but despite there's an impressive number of a drunk fans inside the stadiums to most of the games...still wondering how that exactly happens 🤔

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3 April 2019 - 8:41am
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I've just saw a list of the highest paid managers in football a few days back and I was amazed by something...

#1 Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid) – €41 million

#2 Jose Mourinho (Manchester United) – €31 million

#3 Thierry Henry (AS Monaco) – €25.5 million?!?

#4 Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) – €24 million

#5 Ernesto Valverde (Barcelona) – €23.5 million

OK..we know the cliche(fact!) that the sacked managers are those making the most money...not strange to see..Mourinho at the second place there...whatever it might be..he's still a big name in the profession..but Thierry Henry is the third highest paid - what??? Thierry who...🤷

The guy has been a TV commentator for Sky in years now..and barely had a few months as a Belgim assistant to Martinez and then a couple of months at Monaco..that's all!!! And now getting paid 26mill Euros yearly...what???
It's even ridiculous to mention his name in terms of managing a team to that of Guardiola.. but according that he should be the better one.

Some of the top European teams have been managed really stupid lately at the high floors.

By the way amazed to see Simeone top of the list as well...Atletico can't afford a decent transfer in the last years...compared to Barcelona and Real...and probably not because they not having the funds(as I thought) but probably their coach just cost them too much..despite the great work he has done over the years of course.

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Henry has already been booted by Monaco for being ineffective and they brought the old coach back that they sacked before Henry. It's all a little reminiscent of Gary Neville. I can't believe those numbers either. They seem really off.

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11 April 2019 - 2:48pm
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Yeah...well at least no one paying 25mill yearly to Gary Neville...for not being their manager! 😉

Henry could afford(just a guess) a long vacation now after the busy..how long it was ?...a two months spell being a football manager.

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As the saying goes, those who can do; those that cannot, teach.

Perhaps players should stick to playing and let coaches coach. Give others in the game a chance to share the in largesse that is European football.

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Ha-ha...I'm agree with that klaw, most of the coaches are ex players anyway (except for Mourinho maybe 😉 ), but usually how good of a player you were is not proportional (at all) to the level of coaching abilities, there's a lot more qualities needed there.

So I'm kind of shocked how much some of the clubs are wiling to overpay to some of the famous ex players without most of them having any previous coaching experience which wouldn't be the case if you've been just an average player(but a good coach).

Anyway I guess it's not them fault for the club's throwing their money out of the window and there's probably a marketing aspect of all that as well.

Are you a football(soccer) fan anyway klaw?

What's the sports you like to watch...or maybe even practice?

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You know klaw actually plays football in a women's team and.... I am their coach. I think that makes me like one of these ex players who thinks they know all about the game. I wish someone would pay me €25 million to do it though! 😂

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You know klaw actually plays football in a women's team and.... I am their coach.

Lol, she's probably sick of you Ed 😉

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I think that makes me like one of these ex players who thinks they know all about the game. I wish someone would pay me €25 million to do it though! lol

You're probably know something more than Henry Ed..if you still have a coaching job... 😜

He just has the better agent! Well..and I guess he's been the slightly more popular player from two of you...which now works in his favor now...but if you've been a manager for a few months...well you're already higher rated in that category 😉

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Yeah I have to admit... I do have more experience as a coach than probably Henry and Neville put together. 😂

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I've been watching both UEFA League semifinals yesterday...those were an exiting games.

Arsenal could of score 4 or 5 to Valencia but generally a good result for them having in mind the third goal came so late. Would be curious if Emery could win this cup for a forth! time, that should be some kind of a record I guess.

Chelsea were the better side against Frankfurt for the biggest part of the game, I think the home side was the more active one till the opening goal but after that it's been all Chelsea..in the end a result which should left the tie open for both teams but I think Eintracht have to be more attacking minded or at least make sure to get good use of every opportunity they'd have on counters.

Still can't compare both clubs budgets and squads so from that perspective it's a great achievement for the Germans even being at this stage of the tournament and having decent chances of even reaching the final...that would be tough though.

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Frankfurt did about as well as could be expected. They still have a chance of course but its going to be tough. Chelsea have locked in a top four spot in the league so they can afford to take it easy and concentrate on the UEFA league now while the Germans are still fighting it out on that front. They were beaten 6-1 by Leverkusen last night who are now level with them in the league! Their league form has gone off a cliff recently, and it seems like they are running on empty now.

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Yeah Ed, I couldn't see them overcome Chelsea in the second leg even before that but after that Leverkusen result...obviously they're probably quite exhausted in the end of season...could be a disastrous finish for them and it's been looking so bright for Einthracht just a week or two back...still it's been an over-achievement for them on all fronts IMO.

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