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Re: Sport!

Post by AMR Garage on Wed 9 May 2012 - 8:20

gen3ral ts0 wrote:
ADx Garage wrote:Chelsea (London) will play Paris St. Germain in a Soccer game in New York during the summer, with the amount of stadiums in new york that could easily host a soccer game, the organisers of the event are using Yankee Stadium!?

http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/nyy/components/ticketing/soccer_seating.pdf

and it'd be better at someplace like the new meadowlands stadium because..........?

it's probably because they dont think it will attract enough people to fill an NFL stadium.


I'm a believer in the MLS, but a pessimist when the "best teams in the world" try to promote the game in the states, I cannot see any more than 20,000 people show up for this, in which case...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Bull_Arena_%28New_Jersey%29

...New York / New Jersey, whatever, its a Soccer specific stadium and It will look a lot fuller than Yankees stadium or indeed the Metalife stadium for that matter.

In order to fill an American sports stadium for a Soccer match in New York, you need to have Glasgow Celtic show up against one of the big Italian teams, any other team would not pack one of those coliseums.


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Re: Sport!

Post by nickyf1 on Wed 9 May 2012 - 16:09

It might also be because having the thing at the Yankees stadium might grab more peoples attention, versus holding it in a soccer stadium somewhere.

And an NFL field is far too small dimension wise.

I believe Celtic went on a US tour a few years back. I'm not sure how popular the games were.

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Re: Sport!

Post by AMR Garage on Sun 13 May 2012 - 21:46


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Re: Sport!

Post by Jjjjason1 on Mon 14 May 2012 - 18:11

I know this isnt Four Wheel racing, but In a sport called Speedway, One of the best British, and nicest people you would have ever met passed away today, and i would just though i would pass the message around if anyone heard about the sport.

R.I.P Lee Richardson, You will be greatly missed, but not forgotten, you will be in our hearts.
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Post by nickyf1 on Mon 14 May 2012 - 18:22

We embrace all kinds of motorsport here.

Any loss is a bad one, I never did follow speedway, but he sounds like he was quite the chap. Sad

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Post by Jjjjason1 on Mon 14 May 2012 - 19:22

Yeah, this is a great open community Smile. He was just one of those guys that never stopped smiling y'know.. I just cant get over the fact he's gone. If i'm in tears that he has passed away, i can't bear to think of what his family and his young son is going through..

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Post by Jjjjason1 on Mon 14 May 2012 - 19:25

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC4pPYFfuQg That is what killed him if anyone is interested, its a-bit grim posting this but just shows what brave men these guys are. He was racing for his polish team at the time, he rides for Lakeside hammers over here in England.

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Post by Richy59 on Mon 14 May 2012 - 19:28

RIP, my thoughts go out to his family for their loss.

It must have been a very unlucky hit, I have seen a lot worse in Speedway before.


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Post by Jjjjason1 on Tue 15 May 2012 - 1:29

Yeah, so have I, but it was just the parts of his body that had impact, the crash broke his neck, but he actually died of internal bleeding because his chest hit the handle bars at such force Sad

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Re: Sport!

Post by HCR generaltso on Tue 15 May 2012 - 2:41

ADx Garage wrote:


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Re: Sport!

Post by nickyf1 on Sun 20 May 2012 - 20:03

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18069127

Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland are bidding for the 2020 European Cup.

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Post by culchi on Sun 20 May 2012 - 20:27

nickyf1 wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18069127

Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland are bidding for the 2020 European Cup.
oh dear god nooooo not again


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Post by nickyf1 on Sun 20 May 2012 - 20:44

Bit of a disaster last time wasn't it..

Well, at least Wales adds the Millennium Stadium to the bid... But we do have quite a few big stadiums, collectively, and I think holding it isn't entirely outwith the realms of possibility. Glasgow will have held the 2014 Commonwealth Games by then, and perhaps even the 2018 Youth Olympics that we're bidding for, so that will give the bid a good boost.

The amount of venues over 50,000..

Croke Park, Dublin - 82,500 (although the GAA probably wouldn't allow it to be used)
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff - 74,500
Murrayfield, Edinburgh - 67,200
Celtic Park, Glasgow - 60,832
Hampden Park, Glasgow - 52,063
Aviva Stadium, Dublin - 51,700
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow - 51,082 (probably won't have any other uses by then Razz)

No big flashy stadiums like you see in England, or that lovely Allianz Arena in Munich though.




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Post by AMR Garage on Sun 20 May 2012 - 22:43

Wait a second, THREE HOSTS?! Stupid stupid move.

The "Four Associations" Tournament was a complete farce too.

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Post by nickyf1 on Mon 21 May 2012 - 0:04

The only way the European Cup would come to Ireland, Scotland or Wales is with a joint bid.

An English European Cup certainly wouldn't make use of the Aviva Stadium or Murrayfield, let alone Parkhead or Ibrox... Although they probably would make use of the Millennium Stadium.

And having a European Cup with ''the UK'' as a host would throw up the whole Team GB Football team at the Olympics issue all over again. The SFA certainly would never buy into such a thing, unless it was England and Scotland as hosts, which would be mainly concentrated in England anyway.

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Post by ErebusV8 on Mon 21 May 2012 - 6:23

R.I.P what a huge loss


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Post by Hailfire97x on Mon 21 May 2012 - 9:00

Teeheehee Very Happy




Gotta love a 6'4" defender with a strike like a centre-forward. afro

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Re: Sport!

Post by AMR Garage on Mon 21 May 2012 - 21:01

The tape that launched a thousand ripoffs.


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Post by nickyf1 on Tue 22 May 2012 - 18:18

Scotland vs USA Football game next weekend in Jacksonville, FL.

We are bracing for the embarrassment of getting beaten by a country that traditionally doesn't ''do'' Soccer.. Razz

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Post by AMR Garage on Tue 22 May 2012 - 18:21

If they beating the likes of Italy in "meaningless" friendlies, then they certainly "do" soccer.

Yoo Ess Ay, Yoo Ess Ay, etc.

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Post by nickyf1 on Tue 22 May 2012 - 18:28

Oh, I know they are a good team. But the general perception of Soccer in the USA is somewhat skewed.

There are a few American's playing for Rangers.

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Post by Hailfire97x on Tue 22 May 2012 - 21:26

nickyf1 wrote:Oh, I know they are a good team. But the general perception of Soccer in the USA is somewhat skewed.

There are a few American's playing for Rangers.

Inversely, there are a few Rangers playing for Portland:


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Post by nickyf1 on Wed 23 May 2012 - 0:56

My old English teacher, the father of Aiden McGeady (Plays for Spartak Moscow and the Republic of Ireland) used to play in the states, for a Californian team in the 80's.

Can't remember who exactly.

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Post by HCR generaltso on Wed 23 May 2012 - 4:39

nickyf1 wrote:Oh, I know they are a good team. But the general perception of Soccer in the USA is somewhat skewed.


i'd say it's growing. especially with the influx of satellite TV and espn forcing it down our throats.

you cant rule out the latin american influence as well. we're just now seeing kids from the mid 90's onward peaking.

so i think there's a good crop of american talent being grown now. especially now that they see what kind of competition that they have to face internationally from an early stage.

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Post by nickyf1 on Wed 23 May 2012 - 11:11

I think the Americans like the idea of international competition, like the World Cup, which is always quite popular in the States (or atleast that's how it was perceived to be in the USA here). It's something that the ''stick and ball'' sports don't have, because they are purely popular in America, and not so much elsewhere.

I mean, we have Ice Hockey teams and American Football teams here in Scotland, but internationally, these kind of sports are nowhere near the kind of popularity that football has.

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