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      PurpleMonkey
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      Re: Football around the world
      Reply #690: Oct 29, 2017 07:36:53 pm
      https://www.theplayerstribune.com/sports/soccer/

      Lots of good stories, from current and ex players here, enjoy :)
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      Re: Football around the world
      Reply #691: Dec 28, 2017 03:49:35 pm
      Strangest way to gain promotion.

      CD Melipilla: Chilean club win promotion as Deportes Vallenar protest

      Inside an empty ground, following days of raging debate, Chilean team Deportes Melipilla were celebrating - and they hadn't even kicked a ball.

      How about this for one of the strangest ways to win promotion?

      On 19 December, Melipilla lost a penalty shootout to Deportes Vallenar, in a match that was to decide which team went up to the Primera B - Chile's second tier.

      Vallenar, at their home stadium, went wild. They had themselves been on the verge of defeat in the shootout, but Juan Silva scored to level, and they went on to win.

      Their joy, it turned out, would not last long.

      After the game, Melipilla argued that Silva's penalty should have been ruled out - because he had hesitated during his run-up.

      The referee did spot this at the time - and he ordered a retake, which Silva also scored - but Melipilla said that according to the rules Silva's first effort should have been automatically chalked up as a miss.

      The Chilean Football Association agreed, and they decided that Vallenar's victory should not count. They said the shootout would have to be replayed - at a neutral venue and behind closed doors.

      Fast forward then to Wednesday, the day when finally all would be decided.

      In the ground there were journalists, local police, no fans and only one team. Vallenar did not turn up.

      Speaking on Tuesday, Vallenar's technical Juan Jose Ossandon said his side would not be travelling because they didn't have enough players to compete - as they were all out of contract, with the season finished.

      "We'll take this as far as we can," he added. "There are legal options that we are looking at."

      Melipilla did turn up - so they were automatically awarded victory and the promotion that went with it.

      "You have to follow the laws of the game," Melipilla's goalkeeper Jaime Bravo said. "They say you can't stutter your run-up and he (Silva) did."

      Gonzalo Lauler, Melipilla's captain, added: "We're fulfilling what the Chile FA asked of us."

      Vallenar winger Leonel Mena, who was 970km away and watched events unfold on TV, claimed Melipilla had "stolen our title".

      He told Chilean broadcaster CDF: "It's a lack of respect, what they're doing. It's hurt us deeply - morally and psychologically. A whole town had celebrated, cried with joy. Now it's being taken away."

      "They had the chance to beat us on the pitch but couldn't. We are really upset. I was about to return to the Primera B. Now I don't know what I'll do."
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      Reply #692: Apr 29, 2018 07:41:51 pm
      This is what you call a football pitch invasion!!

      https://twitter.com/B8CSP0RF/status/990660753094008833
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      Re: Football around the world
      Reply #699: Oct 12, 2018 01:42:55 am
      James Rodriguez scored a wordly in the 1st half against the US, who still can't figure out who their coach will be almost a year later.
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      Reply #700: Oct 12, 2018 05:42:38 pm
      James Rodriguez scored a wordly in the 1st half against the US, who still can't figure out who their coach will be almost a year later.

      Yeah just seen it now, very good goal.

      https://twitter.com/LFCStanleyHouse/status/1050671484392235009
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      Reply #702: Nov 08, 2018 08:25:55 pm
      Great to see that free sports will be showing the first leg of the copa libertadores final between river plate and boca juniors live on Saturday night at 8.sky channel 422 which is free to air
      « Last Edit: Nov 08, 2018 08:30:50 pm by FATKOPITE10 »
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      Reply #703: Nov 08, 2018 08:40:32 pm
      Forgot about that, just had a schedule check and it's not on tv over here?!
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      Reply #704: Nov 09, 2018 01:21:41 pm
      Forgot about that, just had a schedule check and it's not on tv over here?!

      I believe only FSP Latin America will show it here, at least that's the only channel I've found that has it in schedule.
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      Reply #705: Nov 09, 2018 04:09:13 pm
      I believe only FSP Latin America will show it here, at least that's the only channel I've found that has it in schedule.


      Fox Deportes right,showing up there.Still no english coverage missing a trick as usual.
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      Reply #706: Nov 10, 2018 06:24:16 pm
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      Reply #707: Nov 10, 2018 07:07:07 pm
      Tomorrow at 7 uk time , on bt sport 2
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      Reply #708: Nov 10, 2018 08:53:28 pm
      Saw some pics this morning of the waterfalls in the stands and thought it wasn't gonna happen.
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      Reply #709: Nov 10, 2018 11:42:34 pm
      Been to a Boca game many years ago while i was working over there. Crazy passionate fans. Would die for there club. Whats the best games everybodys been too? Apart from the mighty redmen of course  ;)
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      Re: Football around the world
      Reply #710: Nov 11, 2018 06:47:00 pm
      Boca's sub bench includes carlos tevez, mauro zarate and Fernando gago
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      Reply #711: Nov 11, 2018 08:16:04 pm
      Boca's sub bench includes carlos tevez, mauro zarate and Fernando gago

      Gago... I thought he retired in his mid 20's or something? WTF?
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      Reply #712: Nov 11, 2018 11:40:09 pm
      Found a dodgy stream just as a Boca player took a horrible dive,just couldn't be arsed to stick with it.Maybe the second leg with the cup on the line.
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      Reply #713: Nov 12, 2018 07:39:35 pm
      Found a dodgy stream just as a Boca player took a horrible dive,just couldn't be arsed to stick with it.Maybe the second leg with the cup on the line.

      Enjoyable game, quality not the highest but a great event nonetheless
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      Reply #714: Nov 25, 2018 05:15:02 pm
      River v boca off again tonight, no idea where, when and if the 2nd leg will be played
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      Reply #715: Nov 26, 2018 02:02:51 pm
      River v boca off again tonight, no idea where, when and if the 2nd leg will be played

      Decision is supposed to be on Tuesday regarding the 2nd leg.
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      Reply #716: Nov 26, 2018 03:44:40 pm
      Weird how before the game there were so many people going on about how real and how passionate the fans were compared to sterile europe now it's all tut tut tut.See the pic of the mom strapping flares to her kid!
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      Reply #717: Nov 26, 2018 05:13:56 pm
      Weird how before the game there were so many people going on about how real and how passionate the fans were compared to sterile europe now it's all tut tut tut.See the pic of the mom strapping flares to her kid!

      Hahahaha swap them for whiskey minatures and thats probably every scouse kid before the game!! I jest

      Yeah was funny reading some of the crying cu*ts on twitter getting their knickers in a twist over it, at least it shows up City for the absolute shitbags they are, when you compare what happened to the city coach to what happened with the Boca coach.



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      Reply #718: Nov 27, 2018 05:56:09 pm
      Seems they wanna move the game outside argentina,should just share the cup 6 months each like they used to do with the charity shield.
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      Reply #719: Nov 27, 2018 05:58:18 pm
      Seems they wanna move the game outside argentina,should just share the cup 6 months each like they used to do with the charity shield.http://www.espn.com/soccer/river-plate/story/3709554/river-plate-fan-filmed-taping-flares-to-child-before-copa-libertadores-final-arrested.

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