Soccer/Football (Footy) Section

Re: Soccer/Football (Footy) Section

Postby Speak1 on Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:18 pm

\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

CielOnTap wrote:
Hackysack is a beanbag type game involved feet tossing the sack into the air to keep it in play.
I guess that I had assumed that the slang/colloquilism of footy was a familiar or known term to English (UK) soccer fans. My apologies for leaping ahead on the terminology.



No apologies are needed. Quite the contrary. That's what's great about forums like this -- we learn new things. New vocabulary, for example. Nope, no apologies necessary at all.

In fact, beanbag was exactly the word I couldn't think of in that post up there.

"Hackysack" eh? That's cute. Sounds like when gravity is so strong around my bed in the morning and I can't get up.

\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
User avatar
Speak1
Junior Member
Junior Member
 
Posts: 233
Joined: Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:29 am
Location: Japan

Re: Soccer/Football (Footy) Section

Postby fishandchips on Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:00 pm

Maradona set to coach Argentina
Page last updated at 10:55 GMT, Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Argentina legend Diego Maradona is set for a sensational return to football as the coach of his national side.

He will be appointed the new Argentina coach on Tuesday, according to Luis Segura, secretary of the Argentine FA.

The 1986 World Cup-winning skipper has had only two brief spells as a coach in Argentina, but is understood to be the leading candidate for the post.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/internationals/7696408.stm

During the EuroCup, the broadcasters would mention Maradona's presence in the stands. Even during a highlights reel of past soccer competitions, Maradona was shown in a game.
Frozen? Not I. Love hot drinks and ice rinks.
User avatar
fishandchips
Super Member
Super Member
 
Posts: 1379
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:06 pm

Re: Soccer/Football (Footy) Section

Postby CielOnTap on Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:51 pm

Digicel Caribbean Championships - The universal language of football
Published on Thursday, October 30, 2008

HAVANA, Cuba: The unspoiled city of Havana, Cuba, was the setting for the second group of the Digicel Caribbean Championships’ Stage Two as four countries, speaking three languages, all spoke the universal language of football and played for a place in the DCC Finals.

Cuba (Spanish), Barbados (English), Suriname (Dutch) and Netherland Antilles (Dutch) came together over the course of three days to compete in Group G of the Digicel Caribbean Championships. While only two were successful in advancing to the DCC Finals, they all played great games of football which had the Cuba fans begging for more.
http://www.caribbeannetnews.com/na/na.php?news_id=11820&start=0&category_id=11

Watching soccer on an island could be fun, if the temperatures are warmer there! The multilingual aspect of the championship would add some intrigue to the matches.
80s pop music fan here!
User avatar
CielOnTap
Moderation Team Leader
 
Posts: 10158
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:39 pm
Location: Canada

Re: Soccer/Football (Footy) Section

Postby yukon on Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:41 pm

China TV bans top football league


China's main TV station has stopped broadcasting matches from the country's top football league,
accusing players of lacking "professional ethics".

China Central TV (CCTV) has temporarily pulled the plug on a league that seems constantly beset
with problems.

A scuffle broke out between players of two top teams last week, while another team has been ejected
from the league.

The head of CCTV's sports channel says the league must improve before it is allowed back on air.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7733298.stm

Who would have suspected this one. I guess they are taking some ideas from some other countries
with less than stellar soccer reputations.
The Moose sees all, hears all, knows it all. Listen to your
local moose, Folks!
User avatar
yukon
Super Member
Super Member
 
Posts: 713
Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:51 pm
Location: Moose By The Bay

Re: Soccer/Football (Footy) Section

Postby fishandchips on Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:09 pm

What did the viewers at home have to watch on television during the remainder of the airtime?

On the other hand, viewers are seeing disapproval of conduct from their television provider. After the Olympic games ended, there might have been an expectation to show spectator conduct worthy of television, as happened during the sport event of this summer.

Will someone arrange a soccer match between one of the Chinese soccer teams and an English soccer team? It might not be suitable for television but the spectators will have thoughts on that!
Frozen? Not I. Love hot drinks and ice rinks.
User avatar
fishandchips
Super Member
Super Member
 
Posts: 1379
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:06 pm

Re: Soccer/Football (Footy) Section

Postby yukon on Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:07 am

Downturn threat to SA World Cup

Drive from Johannesburg's main international airport into the city during rush hour, and the silver lining to the slow-moving
traffic is that you get to study the hoardings advertising the forthcoming Gautrain.

The 80 kilometre railway system is a much-needed transport link, which, it is hoped, should be built in time to whisk World Cup 2010
visitors who have just touched down into town.

And, although it may be a tight squeeze to be ready in 18 months for the tournament kick-off - "blasting work here" signs still feature
on the roadside - at least the 2010 organising committee has the power to influence the government on this.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7742079.stm
The Moose sees all, hears all, knows it all. Listen to your
local moose, Folks!
User avatar
yukon
Super Member
Super Member
 
Posts: 713
Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:51 pm
Location: Moose By The Bay

Re: Soccer/Football (Footy) Section

Postby CielOnTap on Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:46 pm

Oh, I just realized that a FIFA U-20 (under 20 years old) Women's World Cup tournament is taking place in Chile this year. Today's story:

French rebound to go through
France came from a goal behind to beat Argentina 3-1 in Santiago on Wednesday and put themselves through to the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Chile 2008. The result, spurred in large part by the fine play of Eugenie Le Somme, also banished Argentina to an early exit from these youth finals.

It was the Europeans that were asking all of the early questions, putting Argentina under heavy pressure from the start. But it was the South American who managed to get the ball in the net first. After the French wasted a handful of clear chances in the early going, the Albiceleste made them pay just before the half. Florencia Jaimes headed home a Carina Nunez free kick in the 42nd minute to put the Argentines ahead well against the run of play and with virtually their only chance of the opening period.
http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/matches/round=250257/match=300066360/summary.html

Definitely need to find out if any of the matches are televised here in North America!
80s pop music fan here!
User avatar
CielOnTap
Moderation Team Leader
 
Posts: 10158
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:39 pm
Location: Canada

Re: Soccer/Football (Footy) Section

Postby CielOnTap on Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:02 pm

FIFA SUSPENDS FEUDING PERU FROM INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL
THE CANADIAN PRESS
11/25/2008 9:22:19 AM
ZURICH, Switzerland - FIFA suspended Peru from international football Tuesday because the government is feuding with the national federation.

Football's world governing body gave the sides a month to settle their differences before its executive committee discusses the issue at a meeting Dec 19-20 in Tokyo. It could choose to expel Peru entirely.

FIFA rules prohibit political interference in football affairs, but Peru's government has refused to recognize the election of Manuel Burga as president of the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF).

http://www.tsn.ca/soccer/story/?id=257259&lid=sublink04&lpos=headlines_soccer

Peru will miss the 2010 World Cup. How awful for soccer fans!
80s pop music fan here!
User avatar
CielOnTap
Moderation Team Leader
 
Posts: 10158
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:39 pm
Location: Canada

Re: Soccer/Football (Footy) Section

Postby CielOnTap on Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:03 pm

First four through in Chile(FIFA.com)
Thursday 27 November 2008

Nigeria, England, USA and France all booked passage to the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Chile 2008 on Wednesday. The Americans go through as Group B winners despite losing to China, while New Zealand conceded an agonising late goal against the English to miss out on becoming the first team from their island nation to reach the knockout phase of a FIFA finals.

Nigeria won Group A by making light work of hosts Chile, who bow out of the competition, while France followed the USA through in Group B with a come-from-behind win over Argentina.
http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/newsid=961696.html#first+four+through+chile
80s pop music fan here!
User avatar
CielOnTap
Moderation Team Leader
 
Posts: 10158
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:39 pm
Location: Canada

Re: Soccer/Football (Footy) Section

Postby CielOnTap on Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:09 pm

Scolari: I won't punish Drogba
(AFP) Friday 28 November 2008
Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari insists he won't punish Didier Drogba despite claims that the Ivorian striker met with Inter Milan officials this week.

Drogba was reported to have held a meeting with Inter sporting director Marco Branca and Jorge Mendes, agent of the club's manager Jose Mourinho, over a possible move to the Serie A champions.

The 30-year-old was linked with a host of clubs in the close-season, fuelling speculation that he was keen to quit Stamford Bridge, and this latest report could have been interpreted by Scolari as another attempt to engineer a move. But the Blues manager has no intention of calling Drogba in for showdown talks.

http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/clubfootball/news/newsid=963586.html#scolari+wont+punish+drogba

Scolari is quite someone to watch during a World Cup or EuroCup event-very animated coach on the sidelines.

Now, an update on U-20 Women's World Cup action:

Last eight roll call complete
(FIFA.com) Friday 28 November 2008
The identity of the eight sides who will contest the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Chile 2008 has now been revealed. Thursday's four games saw Japan and Germany clinch their places from Group C, while Brazil and Korea DPR also won to advance from Group D. FIFA.com rounds up all the highs and lows from Matchday 6 of the competition.

The big match
Germany 2-1 Canada
Goals: Erin McNulty o.g. 77, Lisa Schwab 90 (Germany); Monica Lam-Feist 81 (Canada)

Germany and Canada put on quite a show for the fans in Coquimbo, serving up a dramatic finale to cap an exciting encounter. Needing to win to go through, the Canadians pushed hard but it was the attack-minded Germans who dominated and created the better chances. McNulty's unfortunate own goal 13 minutes from time looked to have sealed the Canucks' fate. Lam-Feist gave them renewed hope, however, before Schwab snuffed out Canada's hopes with a late winner.

http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/newsid=963275.html#last+eight+roll+call+complete
80s pop music fan here!
User avatar
CielOnTap
Moderation Team Leader
 
Posts: 10158
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:39 pm
Location: Canada

PreviousNext

Return to Sports

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 23 guests

cron