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    dirtynine's Digest - The Thread for Kits

    Do ugly warm-up kits count? https://www.espn.com/soccer/blog-the-toe-poke/story/4195218/barcelonajuventusman-city-among-clubs-with-awful-warm-up-kits-for-2020-21-season
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    Matchweek 3

    VAR is undermining the integrity of the game. People don't believe there is fairness in how it is being implemented. I can't watch a goal without thinking, "how is VAR going to take this away?" You can't celebrate anymore. When owners, announcers, players, managers, are all speaking out about it...
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    Matchweek 3

    Erm... Now Chelsea starting to hack out due to frustration. Three calm, professional goals, by WBA. Chelsea playing like a bunch of individuals.
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    Matchweek 3

    If I were a team manager I would instruct my players to deliberately kick the ball at the defender's arms anytime they are in the box. Take advantage while stupidity rules the game.
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    Global Football Odds & Ends

    Here's an oddity, 36 games played in the EPL and not a single draw.
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    Game week 2 game thread

    Once he was in the air he had no power and Allison handled the weak placement. I see the referees lecture goalkeepers on their movement, but hesitation by the shooter is never called out.
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    Game week 2 game thread

    I will give Peacock credit they got rid of the "crowd sounds" It's fun to hear the calls and directions from the players.
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    Game week 2 game thread

    Thanks for the clip Maniac!
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    Game week 2 game thread

    Wow Chelsea looks tentative. Annnnd there's the mistake.
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    Game week 2 game thread

    Had to exit and restart the channel, missed the goal.
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    Game week 2 game thread

    As soon as the half starts Peacock starts going to war with itself. 4 sec of Trolls movie/3 sec of car commercial/waiting arrow circle/ pixelation/ frozen image of blurry trees. Then an ad for a crummy Peacock show cut off in the middle/ voice over by the soccer annalists with black screen and...
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    Game week 2 game thread

    Leeds sure knows how to score.
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    Opening Weekend Gamethread

    Leeds doesn't believe in puny midfield passing.
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    2020 NFL: Wk.1 Game Thread

    Is the NFL going to pipe in crowd noise if there are fans in the stands? Some of the way "crowd noise" was used in the Premeire League games was ok and some a distraction and truly annoying. It will be tough on the players in San Francisco. There may be ash falling on the field and air quality...
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    2020 Pats: Prediction Poll

    I voted 10-12. I think a more run oriented offense that gives a mobile QB more options.Plus BB's preparation will make a difference early in the season.
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    COVID19 and the NFL

    It's not just the death rate to consider though. There are now multiple studies linking non fatal Covid to lasting heart damage. https://www.statnews.com/2020/07/27/covid19-concerns-about-lasting-heart-damage/ https://www.advisory.com/daily-briefing/2020/07/30/heart-studies...
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    The Soccer GOAT - cast your vote

    There is no reason to think that Pele wouldn't be just as good in the modern game. He scored 6 times in the world cup when he was 17 years old. Don't discount every players fitness from that era. As a matter of fact many players had adopted Sir Stanley Mathews training routine of eating...
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    Pillar to Rockies for PTBNL, international slot money (UPDATE: Jacob Wallace)

    Even though he was Pilloried while he was here, he brought comfort to the fans by his rapid exit.
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    The Soccer GOAT - cast your vote

    I saw Pele on the Cosmos in the twilight of his career. Pele is downgraded(incorrectly) because he didn't play in an era where all of his play was chronicled on film. Pele was the youngest player to win the world cup at 17. In the next world cup he would have been the youngest to win at 21...
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    dirtynine's Digest - The Thread for Kits

    ESPN posts the 39 worst kits. Yes they are hideous. https://www.espn.com/soccer/blog-the-toe-poke/story/4108391/ranking-soccers-all-time-39-worst-kits-man-uniteds-invisible-grey-liverpools-crystanbul-barcelonas-tequila-sunrise