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All soccer talk: MLS, EPL, Primiera, Serie A and Bundesliga here. This way we don't keep bumping the 2010 World Cup thread up with non 2010 World Cup talk.

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Thank God real football is back. The match between Spurs and City earlier today alone was better than all of the WC matches combined. How sweet it is

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they did away with the sudden death 'golden goal' used in the 90's as it was felt it encouraged defensive play as teams were too scared to play open football only to concede a devastating losing goal. Its a fact that soccer can be very attacking and still lead to a 0-0 result. I wonder how teams and coaches would feel if they were possibly faced with playing extra time, game after game after game in the section matches?

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The players are coming off long seasons, in a tournament like the WC they play multiple games on short rest.

I think it's a great idea for the knockout stages. Go straight to penalties after regulation. IMO, the players are so tired after 90 + minutes that the quality of play drops dramatically.

Can't eliminate ties in the group stages. The points awarded make the permutations and scenarios interesting.

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I'd like to see them make a change like this-

2 ten minute OT periods similar to what they have now.

Then 2 ten minute golden goal periods.

Then P/Ks

Except the final. For the final, I would have the two teams continue to play 10 minute periods with golden goal rules until someone scored. Who cares how exhausted they are. That is the final game after 4 years of games. They can sleep for the next month.

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Sick to see Drogba to start his season with a hat trick on Saturday

Oh yea, the DC United game was hard to watch on Saturday :(

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Chicharito making his first real appearance for Man U (who are already up 2-0 over Newcastle)

He did ok but the game was pretty much won when he came on. 3-0 but could easily have been a lot more.

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Sick to see Drogba to start his season with a hat trick on Saturday

Oh yea, the DC United game was hard to watch on Saturday :(

First time someone has hit a hat trick on opening day since 1997. Have to say he wont get an easier one, West Brom looked totally out of their depth.

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I mean there are tons of leagues in DC and I am sure people could get there. I was trying to get a kickball team together but no success

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Chicharito making his first real appearance for Man U (who are already up 2-0 over Newcastle)

love the little legend :D

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Sadly, West Ham got embarrassed by Aston Villa this past Saturday. Maybe better luck against Bolton next weekend. Here's to another season of avoiding relegation.

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love the little legend :D

That kid has it made. All he has to do is keep scoring goals and smiling and he will fast become THE football poster boy. I'm inclined to hate him bc he's mexican, but I just can't.

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Way to go and **** us like that, Reina. Seriously.

An opening day win over Arsenal would have been an amazing start to the season. Instead we take a home draw against one of the big four.

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First time someone has hit a hat trick on opening day since 1997. Have to say he wont get an easier one, West Brom looked totally out of their depth.

I didn't see Drogba's first goal, but the 2nd goal came from a botched wall and his third goal practically fell into his lap.

total domination by Chelsea

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spurs getting owned by the bsc young boys in champions league play, lol. 3-0 and it's not even half yet. no worried though, peter crouch is warming up.

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spurs getting owned by the bsc young boys in champions league play, lol. 3-0 and it's not even half yet. no worried though, peter crouch is warming up.

ouch!!!11...:D

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Haha, yea lucky for the Spurs they came back and got 2, and YB missed a couple golden opportunities in the 2nd half. Really they should have put up 4 or 5, but as it is now they have to go to White Hart Lane only up by 1 goal.

Pavlyuchenko's goal was niiiiice

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And Hochstrasser's goal for YB was very similar to Ngog's goal for Liverpool this weekend (I had just watched that game on replay yesterday).

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