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Hi guys, anyone here following Football and Barclays Premier League or anyother league around the world?
If so which club you follow and who is your favourite player?
 
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Yes, I love football very much so i keep eye on world football leagues from net or television.
So as my choice of clubs from different leagues as follows sorting as UEFA Ranking. & i write nicknames
1. La Liga:-Los Blancos, La Blaugrana
2. Serie A:-I bianconeri, Rossoneri,Nerazzurri, La Magica
3. Premier League:-The Gunners,The Red Devils,The Blues,The Reds
4. Fußball-Bundesliga:-Die Roten

Other
Ligue 1:-Les Phocéens,Les Gones
Liga Sagres:-Azuis e brancos,O Glorioso
Eredivisie:-AZ

My faviorate players sorting by country name:
(* Players who are Retired.
# players are FIFA World Player of the Year)
Argentina
Hernán Jorge Crespo
Javier Pedro Saviola
Diego Armando Maradona*

Brazil
Edison (Edson) Arantes do Nascimento*
Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima
Ronaldo de Assis Moreira
Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite#

Côte d'Ivoire
Didier Yves Drogba Tébily,Kolo Habib Touré,Salomon Kalou

Czech Republic
Petr Cech,Pavel Nedved, Tomáš Rosický

England
David Robert Joseph Beckham#,Jr.Frank James Lampard#,Michael James Owen,John George Terry,Michael
Carrick,Peter James Crouch,Steven George Gerrard,Wayne Mark Rooney,Theo James Walcott

France
Zinedine Yazid Zidane#*,Thierry Daniel Henry#,Florent Johan Malouda

Germany
Oliver Rolf Kahn#*,Michael Ballack,Bastian Schweinsteiger,Mirosław Marian Kloze,Łukasz
Podolski,Torsten Frings

Italy
Fabio Cannavaro#,Paolo Cesare Maldini#,Gianluca Zambrotta,Alberto Gilardino,Luca Toni Varchetta
Delle Cave,Gianluigi Buffon,Andrea Pirlo,Alessandro Del Piero,Gennaro Ivan Gattuso,Francesco
Totti,Filippo "Pippo" Inzaghi

Netherlands
Edwin van der Sar,Ryan Miguel Guno Babel,Dirk Kuijt,Robin van Persie,Wesley Sneijder,Arjen Robben,
Rutgerus Johannes Martinus van Nistelrooij

Portugal
Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo#, Anderson Luís de Souza, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro#, Luís
Carlos Almeida da Cunha, Ricardo Alberto Silveira Carvalho, Simão Pedro Fonseca Sabrosa

Russia
Andrei Sergeyevich Arshavin

Spain
Raúl González Blanco#, Iker Casillas Fernández, José Manuel Reina Páez, Carles Puyol i Saforcada, Sergio
Ramos García, Xavier Hernández Creus, Francesc Fàbregas Soler, Xabier Alonso Olano, David Villa, Fernando
José Torres Sanz

Ukraine
Andriy Mykolayovych Shevchenko#

I willing to write much more but i stop because i like these many only very much, others are ok players not WOW players.
 
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Sadly I support Newcastle United. I want Liverpool to win the title (as Newcastle will not).
 
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My list is ont as long as yours, but long though

Favorite Clubs:
1. Liverpool (Fanatic)
2. Arsenal (Soft corner)
3. Barcelona
4. AC Milan
5. Juventus
6. Bayern Munich
7. Newcastle United (just because of Owen)
8. Boca Juniors
9. Mohun Bagan

I am also interested in Brazilian, Argentinian and Spanish football

My nation wise like-list

England:
1. Steven Gerrard
2. Jamie Carragher
3. Theo Walcott
4. Joe Cole
5. Rio Ferdinand
6. Wayne Rooney
7. David Bentley
8. Ashley Young

Spain:
1. Fernando Torres
2. David Villa
3. Raul Gonzalez
4. Xavi Hernandez
5. Xabi Alonso
6. Iker Casillas
7. Sergi Ramos
8. Pepe Reina
9. Cesc Fabregas

Brazil:
1. Ronaldo - the phenomenon
2. Kaka
3. Ronaldinho
4. Zico
5. Romario
6. Rivaldo
7. Thiago Neves
8. Daniel Alves
9. Thiago Silva

Argentina:
1. Diego Maradona
2. Javier Mascherano
3. Lionel Messi
4. Maxi Rodriguez
5. Carlos Tevez
6. Aguero
7. Juan Román Riquelme

Italy:
1. Buffon
2. Nesta
3. Maldini
4. Cannavaro
5. Toni
6. Totti
7. Gattuso
8. Alessandro Del Piero
9. Pirlo

Germany:
1. Bastian Schweinsteiger
2. Ballack
3. Miroslav Klose
4. Podolski

France:
1. Zinedine Zidane
2. Thiery Henry
3. Vieira
4. Nasri
5. Benzema

Netherlands:
1. Ruud Van Nistelrooy
2. Robin Van Persie
3. Arjen Robben
4. Ryan Babel
5. Wesley Sneijder
6.Klaas Jan Huntelaar

Portugal:
1. Bosingwa
2. Deco

Others:
1. Jakub Błaszczykowski
2. Robbie Keane
3. Bhutia
4. Sunit Chetri
5. Essien
6. Vidic
7. Eduardo
8. Srna
9. Daniel Agger
10. Momo Sissoko
 
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I regularly follow Premier league because, here in India, Premier League is the only league telecasted, not even ILeague

I do want Liverpool to lift its 19th, but this time there will be three headed race to the top (Probably Arsenal out of the race )
 
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I regularly follow Premier league because, here in India, Premier League is the only league telecasted, not even I League.


In India Star Sports shows always La liga midnight, mostly after Premier league matches.
zee sports also shown Portuguese Liga.
Ten sports shows news all league results.
So i can create my list by viewing all on these channels.

I do want Liverpool to lift its 19th, but this time there will be three headed race to the top


I am also want Liverpool should win 19th title after 19 years wait!

(Probably Arsenal out of the race )


Out of 38 matches 17 remaining from today means 44.74% matches remaining!so there is possibility for them! :
& Manager Arsène Wenger also willing for title at the age of 60.
But Sir Alexander Chapman "Alex" Ferguson is very much strong person to change the whole things at age of 67. & possible to equal record title win respective to Liverpool!

I appreciate Hull City.
& Aston Villa also doing very well for seating in top 4 position.


But as £32.5 million British transfer record by Manchester City not help them to survive in top of the table.

& Lilywhites are showing in their performance as they miss the Dimitar Ivanov Berbatov!

 
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In India Star Sports shows always La liga midnight, mostly after Premier league matches.
zee sports also shown Portuguese Liga.
Ten sports shows news all league results.



Yes they show, but in the mid night!! that too important matches. I watched only elclassico. ops:

Zee sports is not available all over India as ESPN/STAR does, moreover Portuguese Liga is boring :P




Out of 38 matches 17 remaining from today means 44.74% matches remaining!so there is possibility for them!



17 matches remaining and if they dont sign an experienced midfielder, then they are out. Moreover these young guns are very inconsistent.



But as £32.5 million British transfer record by Manchester City not help them to survive in top of the table.


yes, it remainds me one thing, "Money alone cant bring glory"
Robinho might be thinking of leaving the club :P

And its good see everybody wants Liverpool to lift their 19th!!
Once Alonso returns from injury, there will be Liverpool dominance, we felt the absence of ALonso against Stoke!!
 
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moreover Portuguese Liga is boring :P


I agree with this! :lol:

17 matches remaining and if they dont sign an experienced midfielder, then they are out. Moreover these young guns are very inconsistent.


yes they are inconsistent, but they have capability.

yes, it remainds me one thing, "Money alone cant bring glory"
Robinho might be thinking of leaving the club :P


As URL shows if happen then might be some different scene!

And its good see everybody wants Liverpool to lift their 19th!!
Once Alonso returns from injury, there will be Liverpool dominance, we felt the absence of ALonso against Stoke!!


All Spanish players shows there best performance in EURO 2008 so same performance they will show in this!

But i also appriciate Stoke City for there performance with big 4s.
 
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The Red Devils beat very well to The Blues!
 
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Personally, I like College football better than the pros. I graduated from USC, and love the Trojans. We really crushed Penn State in the Rose Bowl.

Go Eagles. I am originally from Philadelphia, so I am rooting for them to go to and win the Super Bowl, but I am definitely not putting all my hopes up.

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Pittsburgh Steelers.
 
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Mark Spritzler wrote:Personally, I like College football better than the pros.



I second that. Somehow I find it more live(ly) and feel more involved even though the level is way below.
 
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I dunno much about college Football, but I have played for my College in the University Championship and took my team upto semifinals. I am a winger :roll:

Now coming to the premier league, next up is two back-to-back Merseyside derbies, one is for league and another for FA cup. That will be a great treat for Liverpool fans as Torres has returned from injuries and Xabi Alonso might play in atleast one of the matches.
 
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Will KaKa go to the Manchester city?
I think money can do this!
 
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Will KaKa go to the Manchester city?
I think money can do this!



yes obviously. But 135M pounds + 500000 pounds/week salary for a single player is just insane. But I feel great that we can see him play regularly every week. Now if Real Madrid wants to buy Ronaldo, what will be the price tag?

soon, the big four will turn to big 5
 
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Mark Spritzler wrote:Go Eagles. I am originally from Philadelphia, so I am rooting for them to go to and win the Super Bowl


Might as well root for them, as my guys (Pats) are out, and I've been following Don McNabb ever since his college days in Syracuse (when I was in grad school there).
 
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For all the ranchers who don't follow American "football" the AP writes:


GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals rallied to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles 32-25 in the NFC championship Sunday afternoon, earning the first Super Bowl trip in their long and not-so-glorious history.



This was the semifinal leading to the SuperBowl, so these are supposed to be in the top four teams in the league.

It was a terrible game. If it was soccer (football to the world) the first half of the game would have been 5 to nothing, and the second half nothing to 5, with a last minute goal making it 6-5. No serious game should be played that badly.
 
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Oops.. Football in US is called Rugby! I really was stunned to see the scoreline 32-25 which is mere impossible in Football (Soccer). I was pretty confused at the start and figured it to be the Rugby sport. :idea:

From the start, I was talking about Soccer and I thought the team posted by you guys were Soccer teams :P
 
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Sujai Kaarthik wrote:Oops.. Football in US is called Rugby! I really was stunned to see the scoreline 32-25 which is mere impossible in Football (Soccer). I was pretty confused at the start and figured it to be the Rugby sport. From the start, I was talking about Soccer and I thought the team posted by you guys were Soccer teams :P



American's typically talk about football as American football, which is more related to rugby than to what we call soccer (and the rest of the universe calls football).

I was commenting that a big playoff game in American Football's top professional league was terrible, and said it was like a football/soccer game that was 5-0 and then 0-5 (which as far as I can tell, five goals is not something that professional football teams give up, typical scores are more like 1-0 or 2-1.

Other comments upthread (probably by Americans) talk about the college vs professional game, and I think they were talking about American Football's college and professional leagues.

In American sports:

1) football (huge guys, lots of pads and helmets, use hands, score 6 points per "touchdown" aka tackle football
2) rugby big guys, little or no pads, lots of blood, scrums, tackling of some sort. I have zero clue about scoring
3) soccer (football to the rest of the world) fast guys, often skinny, no hands, tackles with legs only, scores one point per kick of ball into goal.
 
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1) football (huge guys, lots of pads and helmets, use hands, score 6 points per "touchdown" aka tackle football



Is that Ice hockey or again is it an another form of Rugby?
 
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Sujai Kaarthik wrote:

1) football (huge guys, lots of pads and helmets, use hands, score 6 points per "touchdown" aka tackle football



Is that Ice hockey or again is it an another form of Rugby?


Wise guy, ice hockey guys are not that big. and most players have minimal pads. The goalie has insane amounts of pads.

They also only score one point per "thing" in net/goal.

The Pittsburg vs Baltimore NFL playoff was played in light snow, frozen field, but not really a ice rink
 
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Pat Farrell wrote:..They also only score one point per "thing" in net/goal.



It's called a "puck"
 
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Maneesh Godbole wrote:

Pat Farrell wrote:..They also only score one point per "thing" in net/goal.



It's called a "puck"



Yeah, puck in hockey, ball in other sports, birdie in badminton.

Hockey is a stick and ball sport, even though it is not a ball. And American Footballs are not spheres.

I do know that cricket balls look a lot like baseballs, but are much harder and can hurt.
 
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I do know that cricket balls look a lot like baseballs, but are much harder and can hurt.



Yes absolutely. But Cricket balls are relatively small when compared to baseball balls! They are very hard and can tear your skin if you dont know to catch them properly. Balls that are used in professional Cricket will not cause much injury as they are fine tuned.
 
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Sujai Kaarthik wrote:Cricket balls are relatively small when compared to baseball balls!



Not in my experience. they are about the same size. Perhaps you are thinking of a Softball?

Per wikipedia: "It is generally between 9 inches (22.9 cm) and 9¼ inches (23.5 cm) in circumference, and 5 ounces avoirdupois (142 g) in weight"
which is under 3 inches in diameter.

For Cricket, again from wikipedia: "For men's cricket, the ball must weigh between 5.5 and 5.75 ounces (155.9 and 163.0 g) and measure between 8 13/16 and 9 in (224 and 229 mm) in circumference."

The 9 inch circumference is the same, so a baseball may be a bit bigger than a cricket ball may be. But the cricket ball has much more mass. (not weight, but what does wikipedia know)
 
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yes maybe. I was actually trying to say that Cricket balls are small in size when compared to baseball. Yes Cricket balls possess more weight than Baseball
 
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Pat Farrell wrote:

Sujai Kaarthik wrote:
In American sports:

1) football (huge guys, lots of pads and helmets, use hands, score 6 points per "touchdown" aka tackle football



You left out the fast, too... now a days... even the 300 pound offensive lineman can often cover 40 yards in under 5 seconds. The halfbacks, cornerbacks, and receivers do it in under 4.5.

 
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Paul Campbell wrote:You left out the fast, too... now a days... even the 300 pound offensive lineman can often cover 40 yards in under 5 seconds. The halfbacks, cornerbacks, and receivers do it in under 4.5.


Yes, While one would expect professional athletes who are normal size, like receivers, typically 6 foot tall, 200 pounds, the linemen are amazing. They are huge, ofter 6'=6" and 300 or more pounds, and they are all faster than anyone would imagine.
 
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Oh my God!!
Liverpool down to 3rd!! really cant believe this..
1. Manchester United
2. Chelsea
3. Liverpool
4. Aston Villa

common you reds..
 
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oh yeah!!!
Liverpool dominates mid field as Torres nets a brace...
Fernando Torres Liverpool no.9.na na na na na na..Fernando Torres Liverpoool no9
Chelsea was painted with red..
 
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And now, Liverpool crash out of FA cup. We are defeated 0-1 by those bluenoses
 
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Sujai Kaarthik wrote:And now, Liverpool crash out of FA cup. We are defeated 0-1 by those bluenoses



Aren't bluenoses Rangers or Birmingham City fans?
 
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Aren't bluenoses Rangers or Birmingham City fans?



No they are Everton fans and thats how we call them fondly
 
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one thing is for sure... pool arent't winning the pl... w/o gerrard and torres they are relegation material...
 
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w/o gerrard and torres they are relegation material



ha ha ha.. We have trounced Manu at Anfield without them and we drowned Chelsea at Stamford brodge without Torres. I think you must be a Chelsea or Manu fan. So far this season, Liverpool have played most of its matches without those two or without anyone of them and we are no.2 in table and you say we are a relegation material. That must be sarcastic
 
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@ sujai kartik
read clearly before replying... i said w/o BOTH of them pool is relegation material... and i stand by it... now with gerrard injured and torres burnt out let us see how pompeys deal with you this weekend... as for me am neither a chelshit nor a manure fan... m a gunner... when pool has players like lucas, no worries for its opponents... and mark my words.. pool definitely arent winning the bpl thus time around...
 
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Oh you are a gunner. Thats why I smell some smoke here. You first come into the top4 and then talk about Liverpool's status.

Without Fabregas and RVP, you too are a relegation material. Every team has one or two main players and their team's fortune revolves round them. Dont worry, atleast in 2010-11 season see you at Europe. I am pretty sure that Aston Villa or Everton will be no4 and you will not be there. Try to defeat Spurs this weekend and their own Keane is back. have a nice day.
 
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@ above...
you seem to be a newbie for sure... the type who have that limited knowledge and keep on arguing their case inspite of not knowing their facts.. therefore no use discussing with you...
as for us gunners just wait for the weekend to get to see the thrashing we give to the spuds... as for pool just get a feeling that they will be beaten by even this bad a real madrid side as the current one... and as i said the bpl is already gone for pool...
but ne ways my bad... got into a discussion with a newbie... bye bye... and all the best to pool ( or liverfools is it ? )
 
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same applies to you.. bye bye..
People who follow Premier League closely can tell who is newbie between you and me

see you baby...

 
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For those who said we cant win without Gerrard and Torres.
We have won against the Pompey with Torres just playing 15 minutes and Gerrard is absent
 
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