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41. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 9y

Quoting magykal1

If we're going to throw stones...

Well, Summer910, in the last couple of World Cups England made the quarter finals. We (me representing the English) thought that it was a bit disappointing, but it's somewhat better than the USA, and significantly better than Singapore. I agree, however, about Beckham playing in the middle at international level, however he was a respected player at Real as well as Man U, the two biggest club teams in the world. I think it is a little unfair to call him a one-trick pony - his all-round game is good, it's just that his delivery from the right is truly world-class. Yeah, sure, he's past his best, but (and I'm no Man U or Beckham fan) he has been a really good football player. Up there with the players Summer910 mentions.

And I can count the number of countries for whom 'American Football' is 'Real football' on one finger.

Singapore is nothing in terms of world football, we're barely scratching the surface in the South-east Asian region. So to compare Singapore with England is ridiculous - England, for all their crap, won the World Cup in 1966, Singapore just celebrated its first year of independence then.

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43. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Quoting worldwideG

there is no "i" in "team". it takes more than one player to make a great team.

To completely misquote the grumpily sexy Dr. House: "There's no 'I' in team, but if you mess around with the letters a little you can spell 'me'."

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45. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

I can compare the Singapore football team against the England football team if I like, particularly if the England football team, that I support quite passionately, has just been described as 'two-bit' by a Singaporean. ;)

46. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting magykal1

And I can count the number of countries for whom 'American Football' is 'Real football' on one finger.

Make that 2 fingers as Canada plays American style football also, though hitting a little black puck around an ice rink is their real claim to fame...

47. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Quoting Isadora

Quoting magykal1

And I can count the number of countries for whom 'American Football' is 'Real football' on one finger.

Make that 2 fingers as Canada plays American style football also, though hitting a little black puck around an ice rink is their real claim to fame...

Canadian football is actually a bit different - different number of players on a larger field. Mind, other than that I know bubkus about football of any kind.

48. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting tway

Canadian football is actually a bit different - different number of players on a larger field. Mind, other than that I know bubkus about football of any kind.

Very true - Canadian and American football have their differences. The Canadian field is 10 yards longer and the endzones are deeper. The field is also wider. Basically, Canadian football was first played on a Rugby pitch. The ball, though similarly shaped can be slightly different in size (by fractions of inches), but not always. Canadians play with 12 players while American teams have 11 - a change made by Harvard University in the late 1800s because they did not have enough room for a full-sized field (pitch). Canadians have 1 timeout/team/half and Americans have 3 timeouts each/half. Americans have 4 tries to move the ball 10 yards for a down and Canadians have three. There are some other differences but the basic concept is the same. Neither country's teams have never called their football soccer or vice versa.

The Bears are going to Miami!!!!!!!! Super Bowl XLI - here we come!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!

Isa now returns this thread to that "other" football discussion. ;)

49. Posted by mariaines (Budding Member 39 posts) 9y

to continue with the original discussion ;)
i'm not happy he left real madrid, i've always thought they would finish their bad run when he left and now he has.. but they have signed a couple of expensive-young players and their game doesn't show vital signs, then yey!! the crisis is not over!!!
ps: i'm a Barça fan btw ;)

50. Posted by PeteW27 (Budding Member 50 posts) 9y

Quoting mariaines

to continue with the original discussion ;)
i'm not happy he left real madrid, i've always thought they would finish their bad run when he left and now he has.. but they have signed a couple of expensive-young players and their game doesn't show vital signs, then yey!! the crisis is not over!!!
ps: i'm a Barça fan btw ;)

i had to laugh the other day when David was on English TV saying his $150m deal "had nothing to do with money." of course not David, nowt at all! Some person at work with far too much time on their hands said he will be earning about £48 a minute! For the next 5 years! To be fair though, whatever he lacks in skills, personality etc etc, you can't blame the man for trying to make as much money as is possible, and he has built loads of football academies, including one in LA. So good on him really, you never know, even Posh might put some weight on, everything being so much bigger state-side!

ps. why do our American and Canadian friends call "American Football" football, when you seldom use your feet? Why not just call it simplified rugby?!