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Real Life FIFA 17/18 Thread

Adjunct Instructor

Real Life FIFA 17/18 Thread

I know of at least a couple of other people here that are thrilled the new football season has started, so it gave me the idea to begin a fanboy thread. BTW, that's real football, not throwball. Only rule is: subtle banter is ok, mean banter is not.

Thought it would be fun to start a discussion by asking a few questions:
1. Favorite side: The Arsenal (see the shirt in my avi?)
2. Favorite manager: Arsene Wenger
3. Favorite player: Santi Cazorla (we're both 5'6)

4. Second favorite side: Aston Villa

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Feel free to add to the list.

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Adjunct Instructor

Re: Real Life FIFA 17/18 Thread

Arsenal and Arsene for me too.  Hm, I don't know about the other two questions....would have to think on them a bit.

Adjunct Instructor

Re: Real Life FIFA 17/18 Thread

Gooners! In case you didn't know, the web site I administer (and sometimes write for) is Daily Cannon, which is why I slip in and out of real English every once in a while.

 

I tend to be a team-person to the point that I think fantasy games put too much emphasis on individuals. That's a bad thing in football, because 11 players have to communicate and be perfectly in synch as one for any system to work.

 

I single out Santi only because he's better than he thinks he is, extremely talented, always motoring, doesn't spout off and is always happy: The perfect team player. I also sympathise because he's height-challenged. lol

 

Adjunct Instructor

Re: Real Life FIFA 17/18 Thread

"That's a bad thing in football, because 11 players have to communicate and be perfectly in synch as one for any system to work."

 

Word.

Adjunct Instructor

Re: Real Life FIFA 17/18 Thread

Imo, the cult of personality has no place in football (maybe even in sports in general). It's a team, guys! Work as one.  I do agree though that if one team member goes above and beyond or is significantly talented, s/he ought to be recognized.

Adjunct Instructor

Re: Real Life FIFA 17/18 Thread

The press has a big part in this because they love to single out players and drive readers into apopalyptic fits of rage in order to drive up readership.

Adjunct Instructor

Re: Real Life FIFA 17/18 Thread

Yes, though granted, it isn't difficult to do -- at least in the UK, where people go completely insane at games, and where team support reaches ridiculous heights  (accidentally wearing a team's colors can cause a riot, for example).  I don't see the same level of insanity here in the US.

 


MarkJFine wrote:

The press has a big part in this because they love to single out players and drive readers into apopalyptic fits of rage in order to drive up readership.


 

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Adjunct Instructor

Re: Real Life FIFA 17/18 Thread

The UK press is incredible. I have a list of all the fake newspapers:
Sun
Mirror

Telegraph
Star/Express (same owner)
Mail/Metro (same owner, I think)
Times

The amount of trolling those papers do is amazing (and they all bash Arsenal for fun and profit).

Real papers like The Guardian are going broke on priniciples.

Adjunct Instructor

Re: Real Life FIFA 17/18 Thread

I still read the Telegraph and the Times, but I pick and choose. The Guardian is very good. I've actually subscribed to it to support it.

Adjunct Instructor

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I'm just surprised by the amount of cross-ownership of each paper.

We have syndicated news services, but it used to be you couldn't have one ownership of more than one outlet in the same media (AM, FM, TV, newspaper) and in the same market here. Not sure if that's been lifted or not.

You may know Murdoch (Sun) owns Fox News/Sports as well as NY Post and WSJ here - so, maybe not.