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Not much rugby going on, really enjoy watching the league. Love the supporters passion and the strength of all the top teams.

Laaitie is a MU supporter , so I obvious watch all of the games.

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"soccer" ?
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Silvio Berlusconi wrote:"soccer" ?
soccer

/ˈsɒkə/

noun: soccer

a form of football played by two teams of eleven players with a round ball which may not be handled during play except by the goalkeepers.

synonyms: Association football

Origin:

late 19th century: shortening of Assoc. + -er.
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Yeah, it's a corruption of the 'soc' in Association Football, as opposed to the better sort.

Only two results you need to be interested in the football league, whether Bournemouth win or Leeds lose.
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SASP wrote:
Silvio Berlusconi wrote:"soccer" ?
soccer

/ˈsɒkə/

noun: soccer

a form of football played by two teams of eleven players with a round ball which may not be handled during play except by the goalkeepers.

synonyms: Association football

Origin:

late 19th century: shortening of Assoc. + -er.
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OomPB wrote:Soccer
Football you donkey :x
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Tbf most of the English-speaking world calls it "soccer"
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Anonymous. wrote:
OomPB wrote:Soccer
Football you donkey :x
leicester tigers, official name is 'Leicester Football Club', and the old sign at the welford road end, caused confusion to those heading to filbert street for the first time.

think some other old rugby clubs are also called 'Football Clubs' also
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fonzeee wrote:Tbf most of the English-speaking world calls it "soccer"
Fuck off
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fisgard792 wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:
OomPB wrote:Soccer
Football you donkey :x
leicester tigers, official name is 'Leicester Football Club', and the old sign at the welford road end, caused confusion to those heading to filbert street for the first time.

think some other old rugby clubs are also called 'Football Clubs' also
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fisgard792 wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:
OomPB wrote:Soccer
Football you donkey :x
leicester tigers, official name is 'Leicester Football Club', and the old sign at the welford road end, caused confusion to those heading to filbert street for the first time.

think some other old rugby clubs are also called 'Football Clubs' also
What? All rugby clubs have football in their name what the hell are you on about.
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I think that Fisgard means the clubs are known merely as Football Clubs rather than Rugby FCs.

The Babarians, Richmond and Harlequins are other clubs that just go with the FC too.
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Smee wrote:I think that Fisgard means the clubs are known merely as Football Clubs rather than Rugby FCs.

The Babarians, Richmond and Harlequins are other clubs that just go with the FC too.
Yup. Sydney University Football Club.

Soccer didn't exist before October 1863. But clearly, "football" did - as did many FCs playing other kinds of footy, even rugby.
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fonzeee wrote:Tbf most of the English-speaking world calls it "soccer"

Not according to pretentious keyboard warriors based in Canada and the USA. They'll scream that 'football' is played primarily with the feet, while that 'other game' is called 'hand-egg'. :?


I like to fire back with the short form of Association Football, just to be informative.
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Soccer or Football WTF? :lol:
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I've always enjoyed EPL but the last two seasons bave sensational. Unpredictable and lots of goals.
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fonzeee wrote:Tbf most of the English-speaking world calls it "soccer"
Of the 45 national FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) affiliates in which English is an official or primary language, 43 use football in their organisations' official names
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Oh great may as well sticky this shit in advance, thanks a lot Oom PB :x
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In addition to using the word soccer, I also find using the name 'English Premier League' offensive, just the Premier League in future :thumbup:
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le chat wrote:In addition to using the word soccer, I also find using the name 'English Premier League' offensive, just the Premier League in future :thumbup:
I usually say Premier League but I now just say EPL.
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le chat wrote:In addition to using the word soccer, I also find using the name 'English Premier League' offensive, just the Premier League in future :thumbup:
SA also have a Premier League?
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CrazyIslander wrote:I've always enjoyed EPL but the last two seasons bave sensational. Unpredictable and lots of goals.
Rugby is very predictable. All Blacks rule rugby. Wont get this domination in soccer or hockey.
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fisgard792 wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:
OomPB wrote:Soccer
Football you donkey :x
leicester tigers, official name is 'Leicester Football Club', and the old sign at the welford road end, caused confusion to those heading to filbert street for the first time.

think some other old rugby clubs are also called 'Football Clubs' also
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OomPB wrote:
le chat wrote:In addition to using the word soccer, I also find using the name 'English Premier League' offensive, just the Premier League in future :thumbup:
SA also have a Premier League?
it's like the RFU
or the FA
we made these things first, the originals
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le chat wrote:
OomPB wrote:
le chat wrote:In addition to using the word soccer, I also find using the name 'English Premier League' offensive, just the Premier League in future :thumbup:
SA also have a Premier League?
it's like the RFU
or the FA
we made these things first, the originals
Well that's where it all started. ;)
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OomPB wrote:
le chat wrote:In addition to using the word soccer, I also find using the name 'English Premier League' offensive, just the Premier League in future :thumbup:
SA also have a Premier League?
One is great, the other one is kak.
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handyman wrote:
OomPB wrote:
le chat wrote:In addition to using the word soccer, I also find using the name 'English Premier League' offensive, just the Premier League in future :thumbup:
SA also have a Premier League?
One is great, the other one is kak.
When I was in South Africa in about 2008, the Black Leopards football team turned up at our hotel before a game in their shiny branded coach. We walked right past them on our way out as they walked in. I keep an eye on their progress once or twice a year.
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I'm on a train.

Two of England's finest are accompanying me.

Apparently, Barkley (sic) and Sturidge have been offered 800k a week inn China.

According to my Erstwhile travelling companions, they'd only go for the money.
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SASP wrote:
fisgard792 wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:
OomPB wrote:Soccer
Football you donkey :x
leicester tigers, official name is 'Leicester Football Club', and the old sign at the welford road end, caused confusion to those heading to filbert street for the first time.

think some other old rugby clubs are also called 'Football Clubs' also
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Trinity are officially called DUFC. Oldest club still in existence, so the need to differentiate between the different sports wasn't as clear back then.
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earl the beaver wrote:
fonzeee wrote:Tbf most of the English-speaking world calls it "soccer"
Of the 45 national FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) affiliates in which English is an official or primary language, 43 use football in their organisations' official names
And? Australia's FA may call it "football" but clearly most of the population there opt for "soccer".

Basically, in the English-speaking world, it seems to boil down to the UK and parts of Africa...
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Now that this has been sorted out, let's talk about field hockey vs. hockey...
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I think you mean hockey versus ice hockey......


Which came first?
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Nolanator wrote:I think you mean hockey versus ice hockey......


Which came first?
A fair point, to which I would reply, which of the two is for benders and lasses?



Disclaimer: I don't care for ice hockey either, it just confuses me when I see a reference to hockey on here, become surprised that the sport has caught on in xxxxx, then realize I'm just an ignorant yank seconds later

Besides, you guys have hurling, so fudge field hockey :thumbup:
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10 Top most populat sport:
1. Soccer.
2. Cricket
4. Hockey
9. Rugby

http://sporteology.com/top-10-popular-sports-world/2/
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Massive soccer clash on sunday: MU vs Liverpool.
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HurricaneWasp wrote:
handyman wrote:
OomPB wrote:
le chat wrote:In addition to using the word soccer, I also find using the name 'English Premier League' offensive, just the Premier League in future :thumbup:
SA also have a Premier League?
One is great, the other one is kak.
When I was in South Africa in about 2008, the Black Leopards football team turned up at our hotel before a game in their shiny branded coach. We walked right past them on our way out as they walked in. I keep an eye on their progress once or twice a year.
If you watch one of their matches for the full 90 minutes, I will guarantee you that you will never keep an eye on their progress ever again.
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OomPB wrote:Massive soccer clash on sunday: MU vs Liverpool.
Give us a tip. An explanation would be helpful too. I think draw is the likely result due both teams' inability to dominate.
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CrazyIslander wrote:
OomPB wrote:Massive soccer clash on sunday: MU vs Liverpool.
Give us a tip. An explanation would be helpful too. I think draw is the likely result due both teams' inability to dominate.
MU at home on a roll and desperate for a win. The team that is in form on the day will take it.
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CrazyIslander wrote:
OomPB wrote:Massive soccer clash on sunday: MU vs Liverpool.
Give us a tip. An explanation would be helpful too. I think draw is the likely result due both teams' inability to dominate.
Its a hard one to call. Last time they played Liverpool were on form and Man U were playing shit.

Man U went to Anfield and played with tempo for about 20 minutes and then played 6 at the back for the remainder of the game.
Ended 0-0. Unlikley Man U are now on form and at home so they might look to attack Liverpool, which would funny enough suit Liverpool.
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OomPB wrote:Massive soccer clash on sunday: MU vs Liverpool.
There's an entire thread for football already you know.
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