techboy

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  1. techboy

    ES Soccer Thread

    There's definitely a bitter rivalry there, going back to the beginning. Barcelona is a touchstone of Catalan culture, especially under the repression of Franco, and Espanyol, as the name implies, was literally founded as a Spanish alternative in the Catalan capital. Still, he didn't go "angry Messi" in the other derbies I've seen, at least like this. I guess it also might have been that they were kicking at him without cards all game.
  2. techboy

    ES Soccer Thread

    So Messi scored this insane free kick goal... https://streamja.com/1Znr# (bonus excited French guy commenter) The next free kick, the goalkeeper (understandably) cheated a little to that corner, so Messi did this: https://streamja.com/9zrr# Poor guy froze. In between, Messi did this to assist while literally falling down in the middle surrounded by two, then three defenders: https://streamja.com/ayMB# (bonus: sweet move by Dembele to score at end with off foot) Not pictured: losing the ball and tracking back 50 meters at a full sprint to win it back. I think he might have been a little annoyed at being named 5th best player in the world and then by Pele's little jab. 😊 Poor Espanyol.
  3. techboy

    ES Soccer Thread

    In terms of de Jong, I think the connection to Barca is because they've expressed interest, he seems to be perfect style wise, and he has told the Dutch media that he's obsessed with Barca and Messi. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.sport-english.com/en/news/barca/de-jong-is-devoted-to-barca-and-messi-6944715 Barca has insane resources, of course, so it's an easy connection to make. What I have read recently, though, is that the wage offers from Bayern, City, and PSG have been about twice that of Barca, and of course Barca also has an insane wage bill, and De Ligt is a more pressing need. There's also chatter that they can have Rabiot on a free. I'd imagine that for de Jong, taking double the money and watching Barca from the couch in Berlin or Paris wouldn't be too painful an option.
  4. techboy

    ES Soccer Thread

    So I couldn't find a story... just the video (and apparently it's not the first time a dog has done something like this). What happens? Does the ref declare it a goal? Is it considered like a gust of wind, so no goal? What's the procedure?
  5. techboy

    ES Soccer Thread

    Bark Andre ter Stegen? Gianluiggi Woofon? Allison Barker?
  6. Hey... This country has a long and rich history of bringing swift and appropriate justice to wealthy and politically connected white men. Keep the faith.
  7. If what you learned is that Abraham Lincoln was a professional wrestler, it's not true. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/is-lincoln-in-wrestling-hall-of-fame/
  8. techboy

    ES Soccer Thread

    Since we're apparently trolling, my favorite at the moment is "How can Real Madrid be the best team in Europe? Look at the La Liga Table. They weren't even the best team in Madrid!" Lots of students in my school are Madridistas, so that was fun last May,
  9. techboy

    RIP George H.W. Bush

    HE CAN ANSWER THE PHONE. I mean, I'm assuming it's an old school handset (can he operate a touch screen with his nose?), but still... https://wtop.com/local/2018/12/mission-complete-sully-the-service-dog-to-accompany-bush-one-last-time/ Also, the guy who posted that picture on Instagram actually has a sense for PR, since he captioned it "Mission Complete" instead of "Mission Accomplished". Kind of a refreshing change from the amateurs currently in the White House.
  10. Spokesperson for the Mueller team seems like a pretty cushy gig, actually.
  11. techboy

    ES Soccer Thread

    I actually felt sorry for PSV after this goal from Messi. What were they supposed to do?
  12. techboy

    ES Soccer Thread

    1-1 draw, but Messi did THIS to a poor Atleti defender: Unfair.
  13. techboy

    ES Soccer Thread

    You have to wonder if it's because of the European Super League that keeps getting teased/threatened. UEFA is probably scared to death that Madrid will jump ship, and bending over backwards to accommodate them. And Barca, etc.
  14. techboy

    ES Soccer Thread

    I guess that's the multiple time Champions League winner they were teasing with the leaks story a few weeks ago. Pretty much had to be someone on Madrid or Barca.
  15. techboy

    ES Soccer Thread

    Good news! Now it's 110 million!