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  1. btfoom

    ES Soccer Thread

    Good to see Bayern looking toward the future: http://www.espnfc.us/story/3067281/bayern-munich-sign-teenage-midfielder-ryan-johansson-on-long-term-deal Luxembourg youth midfielder Ryan Johansson has signed a long-term contract with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich and will join them from Metz in the summer. Johansson, 16, trained with the club on Monday and Tuesday and impressed the club's scouts. "I'm very pleased to join FC Bayern from this summer, and I am looking forward to the challenge," Luxembourg newspaper Wort quoted him as saying. Timon Pauls, Bayern's junior team chief scout, said: "We've signed a very talented player in Ryan. Funny, according to other reports, Bayern were not scouting him, but a team-mate of his when Ryan caught their eye and they signed him instead.
  2. btfoom

    ES Soccer Thread

    Plus, the owners were the ones who decided to cash in on some of the team's vital players. What did they expect. I don't understand the timing, though. Seems to be the WORST side to have to play against (Liverpool) with a care-taker manager. Also, Spurs in very difficult position in Europa League. Down 2-1 aggregate, gave away home goal, and Delle out with RC due to his horror tackle (easily a leg breaker).
  3. Is that still Martin Sheen or has he been replaced?
  4. btfoom

    The Official Maryland Terrapins Thread

    Here's a good link to recent Terps sports (all sports) news: http://www.umterps.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=29700&ATCLID=211490289 Also, nice to see the Men's Lax team now #1 in the country (play Yale, who always gives them a hard time, this Saturday, noon @Capital One Field). Meanwhile, the Lady Terps Lax team now #2 in country, host #1 UNC on Saturday at 3 PM. College Lacrosse "center of the universe" will be in College Park this upcoming weekend. Good Luck to both teams. If you can, get out and support these great teams. Fear. The. TURTLE!!!!!
  5. Not wanting this to be political, I put this article here. I thought it was funny (and very clever, for whom-ever started that site). Enjoy. http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/20/fake-news-site-gives-liberals-alternate-reality-where-hillary-is-president/ Fake News Site Lets Liberals Live In Alternate Reality Where Hillary Is President Liberals seeking refuge from reality now have a fake news website where they can pretend to live in a world where Hillary Clinton is president. “Approval ratings for President Clinton hit 89 percent,” “Confused by fake news, Redditers think Trump is president” and “DOJ considers charging Trump with treason” are just a few headlines featured on HillaryBeatTrump.org, a satirical news site devoted to covering stories from an alternate universe where Hillary won last November’s election. “In the midst of a Constitutional crisis, this is our response,” the site’s description reads. “Long live the true president, Hillary Rodham Clinton.” The site’s proprietors do not identify themselves online, and did not return TheDC’s request for comment, but their articles suggest they have liberal leanings. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/20/fake-news-site-gives-liberals-alternate-reality-where-hillary-is-president/#ixzz4ZKuvqx96
  6. btfoom

    ES Soccer Thread

    First, watched most of the second half today on my phone with the free Fox2Go app. The streaming was in HD and the game feed was wonderful. @Gibbs Hog Heaven - I may not be a die-hard Pool supporter, but it was hard to watch as the "toxic POS that will not be named" was advertised all around the ground today. I don't know how a real supporter of Sutton must feel, as many are drawn in 2 directions to be sure. Really sucks. Question to anyone about tactics today: Why would Arsenal bring on Sanchez in the final 20 minutes, already ahead 2-0. It's not like he needs to score to get out of a rut. Putting him out there seems to be a dumb idea, especially if he gets hurt (maybe next game or 2 because of the little rest). Made zero sense to me. Also Sutton produced several great chances to score. Too bad because as a Bayern supporter, any additional match would have been welcomed.
  7. btfoom

    ES Soccer Thread

    I knew there was a reason I love that guy!!!
  8. For those of you who either haven't heard Randy Meisner with the Eagles (or forgot), here's a great example of the fantastic singer he was:
  9. btfoom

    ES Soccer Thread

    Not flattery, just the facts. Look at pot 3 from the last 2 seasons: 2016 (most recent): Pot 3: Basel (SUI), Tottenham Hotspur (ENG), Dynamo Kyiv (UKR), Lyon (FRA), PSV Eindhoven (NED), Sporting CP (POR), Club Brugge (BEL), Mönchengladbach (GER) 2015: Pot 3: Shakhtar Donetsk, Sevilla, Lyon, Dynamo Kyiv, Olympiacos, CSKA Moskva, Galatasaray, Roma Who is better equipped to finish top 2 in a group that Liverpool will be next year? I'd say no-one from 2016 and 'maybe' Sevilla/Roma from 2015 - but I'd still rather either of them than Pool. Hell, put THIS year's 'Pool in Group E [CSKA Moskva (RUS), Leverkusen (GER), Tottenham (ENG), Monaco (FRA)] instead of Spurs. They would very likely have qualified, and if they didn't wouldn't have crapped the bed in Europa vs Ghent, I promise you that.
  10. btfoom

    ES Soccer Thread

    OK, so you were calling for cover for those positions - agree 100% with that. Sanchez would be a great upgrade as wing and can play up top if needed.
  11. btfoom

    ES Soccer Thread

    Are you talking about Bayern? How can you say they need a 'solid striker' when they have arguably the best #9 in the world (Lewa) and one of the best CAM (Thiago)? I think they need a strong winger (paging Alexis Sanchez) and a good replacement for Lahm. I really think that Carlo is having this side round into form at the right time. He wants to peak in April/May.
  12. btfoom

    Something cool thread

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/science/dogs-human-like-sense-morality-9829297 Dogs have human-like sense of morality, research shows Man's best friend has been shown to react negatively to selfish people in a series of experiments in Japan Humans and dogs have lived side-by-side for centuries, and new research has given us even more insight into the feelings of man's best friend . Researchers at Kyoto University's department of psychology in Japan have worked out that dogs - as well as some species of monkey - have an almost human-like sense of morality. During a series of experiments, they found that our canine chums were less likely to interact with anyone they perceive as acting rudely or unfairly. The Japanese team set up three experiments and documented their findings in the journal Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews .<rest at link> I knew dogs were smarter than cats
  13. btfoom

    ES Soccer Thread

    If that ends up being true, they will certainly be the team that NOBODY wants to see in their group. They will be a very dangerous side in Europe.
  14. btfoom

    ES Soccer Thread

    Fantastic second half. If nothing else, starting Ozil when it is clear he has NO desire to support that side is ridiculous. Plus, what did Arse say at Half-Time "Hey Fellas, we are supposed to crash out, so let's get at it this half"???? As long as Pool are in Pot 2. I don't want a team like Pool if they are 3/4. The two ties between them would be epic.
  15. btfoom

    ES Soccer Thread

    Some good news for DC United: http://www.foxsports.com/soccer/story/audi-secures-naming-rights-for-the-new-d-c-united-stadium-021517 Audi secures naming rights for the new D.C. United stadium On Wednesday morning, D.C. United announced that Audi had secured the naming rights for the team’s new stadium. Pending final city approval, Audi Field will be opening on the Washington, D.C. waterfront with a target of 2018. The D.C. Zoning Commission will hold what is likely its final hearing on the new stadium tomorrow, Thursday, after giving its conditional approval in December. If the stadium is approved, a source says the team will look to begin construction this spring.