Why Americans don't like European football

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Re: Why Americans don't like European football

Post by derzai » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:03 pm

Caen, Cannes, Dieppe, San Tropez, Mont St Michel.

Even went to visit Bono.

The one near Vannes. :mrgreen:

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Re: Why Americans don't like European football

Post by derzai » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:07 pm

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Re: Why Americans don't like European football

Post by leedsquietman » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:23 pm

Is this a competition ?

I have visited most of the big cities in France and have watched soccer games at Montpellier, Toulouse, St.Etienne, Lille, Paris St. Germain, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lens, Strasbourg and Metz. I also travelled to watch Leeds play AS Monaco in the UEFA cup in 1995 and PSV Eindhoven at the Philips Stadium.

I also did the stereotypical British day trip to France thing and did the Calais hypermarket duty free run :)
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Re: Why Americans don't like European football

Post by derzai » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:28 pm

leedsquietman wrote:Is this a competition ?
Of course. We will have to beat the Yankee bragger. :lol:

PSV Eindhoven I will forgive you. Consider that as a sin.

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Re: Why Americans don't like European football

Post by leedsquietman » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:40 pm

The only consolation from that trip was chanting 'Ajax, Ajax' drove the Eindhoven supporters crazy, but it was desperate trolling as we lost out. :(

The trip to Monaco was much nicer and a better result, we won 3-0.

Nowadays our trips are to Swindon and Carlisle ... :( Being in Canada these days I only see it from afar, but it ain't pretty :P
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Re: Why Americans don't like European football

Post by dhilsabeck » Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:30 am

derzai wrote:
leedsquietman wrote:Is this a competition ?
Of course. We will have to beat the Yankee bragger. :lol:
I saw Autechre in Lille last night so you all can kiss my ass.

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Re: Why Americans don't like European football

Post by leedsquietman » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:14 am

you'd enjoy it too much and be constantly begging me for more :lol:
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Re: Why Americans don't like European football

Post by derzai » Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:50 pm

dhilsabeck wrote:
derzai wrote:
leedsquietman wrote:Is this a competition ?
Of course. We will have to beat the Yankee bragger. :lol:
I saw Autechre in Lille last night so you all can kiss my ass.
Mooi man. Ik wilde er ook naar toe, maar raakte de weg kwijt bij Brussel Halle Vilvoorde.
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Re: Why Americans don't like European football

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Re: Why Americans don't like European football

Post by dhilsabeck » Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:11 pm

derzai wrote: Mooi man. Ik wilde er ook naar toe, maar raakte de weg kwijt bij Brussel Halle Vilvoorde.
(grapje).
Geen probleem. Je hebt niet veel gemist...

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Re: Why Americans don't like European football

Post by David Glynn » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:49 am

LoopStationZebra wrote:
funky shit wrote:Really tho the Russians would have eventually destroyed the Nazis.

You guys are KILLING me. :lol:

The only reason the Russians were able to get their heads out of their own arses and actual cross into Germany was because.....um......lemme think....

Oh yeah. Because the US utterly and totally destroyed Germany's ability to make war. Oh and we also had them fighting on numerous fronts. And we'd cut off their entire supply of oil. Something like that. :lol: :lol:

The Red army as it was called back then was the largest, most experienced, most advanced fighting force on the planet at the time. American troops were surprised at how technologically well equipped they were when they met in Berlin.
After Berlin fell the USA had planned to ask the red army for assistance in beating the Japanese in the pacific. But instead America chose the easy way out (Atomic weapons) instead of losing more troops fighting the Japanese.
As for "Who saved Europe?" you can of course say that if America hadn't set foot in Europe we could all very well be speaking Russian now but on the subject of "Who defeated Nazi Germany?", the answer is most definitely the U.S.S.R.
Ask any competent historian, watch any documentary about WW2, read up on Wikipedia where you'll find a shit load of information about every aspect of WW2 in particular the war on the eastern front which made the invasion of Normandy look like a trip to Disneyland..


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Re: Why Americans don't like European football

Post by leedsquietman » Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:11 am

where did this chart originate ?

I would like to see the basis for those numbers, which do not seem very accurate at first glance.
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Re: Why Americans don't like European football

Post by H20nly » Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:37 am

David Glynn wrote:The Red army as it was called back then was the largest, most experienced, most advanced fighting force on the planet at the time. American troops were surprised at how technologically well equipped they were when they met in Berlin.
Weren't they having to pick up rifles off the ground from the waves of their comrades that died in front of them because there weren't enough to go round?

FWIW I'm not joking or taking the piss... bashing etc. I'm asking.
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Re: Why Americans don't like European football

Post by derzai » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:16 am

David Glynn wrote: American troops were surprised at how technologically well equipped they were when they met in Berlin.
They met at the river Elbe, about 100 kms outside of Berlin.

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Re: Why Americans don't like European football

Post by David Glynn » Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:48 am

leedsquietman wrote:where did this chart originate ?

I would like to see the basis for those numbers, which do not seem very accurate at first glance.
Here you go, a little bit down the page.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_casualties

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