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Proper footy!

Postby Robspierre » 30 Jul 2011 23:21

While in Oregon I got to see a MLS exhibition game, Portland Timbers vs West Brom from across the pond. My brother and his brother-in-law are members of the Timber's Army so we spent the game in the North section going nuts with beer drinking, chants, and singing.

Here are some of their chants and traditions:

http://timbersarmy.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/TA_Chant_Sheet_2011_v7.0.pdf

You can watch the games streaming or listen to them on the radio:
http://www.portlandtimbers.com/news/2011/07/matchday-portland-timbers-vs-toronto-fc-july-30-2011-jeld-wen-field

I prefer the radio, you can hear the Timber's Army chanting. They're playing at this moment.

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Postby Robspierre » 06 Aug 2011 22:31

My no pity scarf.

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Damn, I'm listening to the game on the radio and the traveling Timber Army is louder than the home crowd!

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Re: Proper footy!

Postby Omphalos » 07 Aug 2011 02:48

I notice you keep tissue on your bed. Do you have a cold or something, Rob?

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Postby Nekhrun » 07 Aug 2011 08:17

Omphalos wrote:I notice you keep tissue on your bed. Do you have a cold or something, Rob?

Yeah, and what's that thing next to it, a penis scratcher?
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Postby Robspierre » 07 Aug 2011 11:56

Not a cold, allergies, including dust and cottonwoods which are blooming like bloody crazy. The scratcher is for my ass, got someone else to scratch up front ;)

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Postby Spicelon » 08 Aug 2011 11:00

My Leeds United were thumped good by Southampton 3-1. I still think Leeds can compete for promotion, we shall see.
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Postby Serkanner » 08 Aug 2011 12:43

Best goal at the World Cup 2010, Gio van Bronckhorst, The Netherlands during the semi-final against Uruguay.

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Postby Robspierre » 08 Aug 2011 15:50

The Pacific Northwest has long been a bastion of soccer in the US, Portland, Shittle, er Seattle, and Vancouver B.C. have had a rivalry going since the mid 70's.

Here is a pic of one gal who's parents are bringing her up right.
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She's going Whale hunting! (IE Seattle)

Here is an ad for the Timbers that played on TV:



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Postby Robspierre » 08 Aug 2011 15:55

One of the numerous billboards that had popped up around Portland.

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Double bit axes, crosscut saws, and chainsaws, The Timbers have done a good job of tapping into the mythology of the state.

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Re: Proper footy!

Postby Not_Your_Friend » 09 Aug 2011 11:18

Serkanner wrote:Best goal at the World Cup 2010, Gio van Bronckhorst, The Netherlands during the semi-final against Uruguay.


Brilliant shot, that. What a way to retire (well, penultimate game, anyway).

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Postby Not_Your_Friend » 09 Aug 2011 11:20

Can't YouTube at the moment, but look up Bergkamp's goal against Argentina with the Dutch commentator.

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Postby Serkanner » 09 Aug 2011 13:18

Not_Your_Friend wrote:Can't YouTube at the moment, but look up Bergkamp's goal against Argentina with the Dutch commentator.

That melonfarmer loses his mind.


The Dutch commentator is Jack van Gelder. he started commenting matches of the Dutch national team in 1988 and went berserk after every Dutch goal, remember the five goals by Van Basten? The Bergkamp goal is the most beautiful goal of the 1998 world cup in France.

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Postby Sev » 09 Aug 2011 14:10

I still prefer the goal he scored in the Premiership against Newcastle. Dennis Bergkamp - sheer bloody genius.

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Postby Serkanner » 09 Aug 2011 14:21

Sev wrote:I still prefer the goal he scored in the Premiership against Newcastle. Dennis Bergkamp - sheer bloody genius.

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The man made so many wonderful goals in his career it is hard to find the one ultimate favourite.
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Postby Not_Your_Friend » 09 Aug 2011 16:23

I agree with the Newcastle goal. For me it's the best goal of all time, simply because I've never seen anything else like it.

There are hundreds of amazing, mazy runs, thousands of thunderbolts from distance, and dozens of twinkle-toed dances, but nothing else like this.

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Postby Not_Your_Friend » 09 Aug 2011 16:27

Serkanner wrote:The Dutch commentator is Jack van Gelder. he started commenting matches of the Dutch national team in 1988 and went berserk after every Dutch goal


Really? Shame, that. It takes a bit of special-ness away from this goal to know that he goes berserk for every goal.

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Postby Not_Your_Friend » 09 Aug 2011 16:29

I went to see Juve vs. Sporting a few weeks ago here in Toronto. Great game, for a friendly. Certainly compared to Roma vs. Celtic here several years ago.

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Re: Proper footy!

Postby JustSomeGuy » 10 Aug 2011 00:48

Serkanner wrote:The Dutch commentator is Jack van Gelder. he started commenting matches of the Dutch national team in 1988 and went berserk after every Dutch goal


That's the kind of guy I want calling my games. The excitement's contagious!


Not_Your_Friend wrote:Really? Shame, that. It takes a bit of special-ness away from this goal to know that he goes berserk for every goal.


Nothing can take away from the specialness of that goal.
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JustSomeGuy wrote:
Not_Your_Friend wrote:Really? Shame, that. It takes a bit of special-ness away from this goal to know that he goes berserk for every goal.

Nothing can take away from the specialness of that goal.


I know, but I liked the idea that the sheer magnitude of Bergkamp's goal (breaking a tie heading into injury time, a spot in the semis against Brazil on the line, the absolute quality of the strike) elicited that insane reaction from the commentator.

I don't like the dispelling of the illusion.

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Not_Your_Friend wrote:
JustSomeGuy wrote:
Not_Your_Friend wrote:Really? Shame, that. It takes a bit of special-ness away from this goal to know that he goes berserk for every goal.

Nothing can take away from the specialness of that goal.


I know, but I liked the idea that the sheer magnitude of Bergkamp's goal (breaking a tie heading into injury time, a spot in the semis against Brazil on the line, the absolute quality of the strike) elicited that insane reaction from the commentator.

I don't like the dispelling of the illusion.


I remember I screamed my longs out as well when he scored that goal ... and everybody else who was in the room. Damn what a match that was. :D
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Postby Not_Your_Friend » 10 Aug 2011 14:50

Serkanner wrote:
Not_Your_Friend wrote:
JustSomeGuy wrote:
Not_Your_Friend wrote:Really? Shame, that. It takes a bit of special-ness away from this goal to know that he goes berserk for every goal.

Nothing can take away from the specialness of that goal.


I know, but I liked the idea that the sheer magnitude of Bergkamp's goal (breaking a tie heading into injury time, a spot in the semis against Brazil on the line, the absolute quality of the strike) elicited that insane reaction from the commentator.

I don't like the dispelling of the illusion.


I remember I screamed my longs out as well when he scored that goal ... and everybody else who was in the room. Damn what a match that was. :D


...and then they followed it up with the penalty debacle against Brazil. I remember seeing de Boer walk up and saying, "No! You don't put a defender on the spot!" Aaaand, he missed it.

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Postby Serkanner » 10 Aug 2011 14:59

Not_Your_Friend wrote:
Serkanner wrote:
Not_Your_Friend wrote:
JustSomeGuy wrote:
Not_Your_Friend wrote:Really? Shame, that. It takes a bit of special-ness away from this goal to know that he goes berserk for every goal.

Nothing can take away from the specialness of that goal.


I know, but I liked the idea that the sheer magnitude of Bergkamp's goal (breaking a tie heading into injury time, a spot in the semis against Brazil on the line, the absolute quality of the strike) elicited that insane reaction from the commentator.

I don't like the dispelling of the illusion.


I remember I screamed my longs out as well when he scored that goal ... and everybody else who was in the room. Damn what a match that was. :D


...and then they followed it up with the penalty debacle against Brazil. I remember seeing de Boer walk up and saying, "No! You don't put a defender on the spot!" Aaaand, he missed it.


I am still crying :tissue2: ... Holland is the best team that will never be world champions.
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