Recent Comments by trueblueroo

Nicolas Anelka scored twice this weekend and celebrated in a way only Nicolas Anelka could

Isn't it ironic (and hypocritical) that Anelka, being a member of the racial group most victimised by racist football fans, and for whose protection the anti-racism slogans are continuously displayed at the games, should express himself in this manner?

posted by trueblueroo at 07:22 PM on January 01, 2014

The Aboriginal Innings

Interesting article, mate.

posted by trueblueroo at 09:52 AM on December 19, 2012

NFL eyeing bigger plans for London?

Debo270, don't feel too bad, there are still a lot of your generation agreeing with you. But just like with dinosaurs, your demographic bulge is gradually and inevitably moving to extinction and being replaced by the younger one who grew up on MLS and other delicacies. Our local USL franchise averaged 8000 last season with a healthy dose of all-American types in attendance. The future for soccer and its culture is bright. At our business meetings most people already know what getting red-carded means, in a figurative sense of course.

posted by trueblueroo at 09:09 AM on November 12, 2012

Belgians are the New Slovenians

Talking about Slovenians, they are a pretty talented team. Consider also Croatia and Serbia, and then it becomes obvious what a powerhouse Yugoslavia was before the breakup. They were deservedly called the Brazil of Europe.

posted by trueblueroo at 10:46 PM on September 05, 2012

George Vecsey Quitting New York Times Column

etagloh: You state, While most meat-and-potatoes American columnists avoid soccer at all costs, other than to rehash tired 1-0 punch lines, . I fully agree and I consider this fact to be the most responsible cause in hindering the growth of soccer's popularity in the US.

posted by trueblueroo at 07:37 AM on December 21, 2011

Sandusky Was Teaching Boys How To Shower

Did they play "Who drops the soap and pick it up?"

posted by trueblueroo at 12:08 AM on December 17, 2011

Cobi Jones Leads Soccer Hall of Fame Class

Cobi is presently involved with the yet to be born (still in gestation) new Cosmos.

posted by trueblueroo at 10:33 AM on April 01, 2011

Japan Baseball League to Play Despite Crisis

Morbid, but it could be called the Quake Derby.

posted by trueblueroo at 09:36 PM on March 20, 2011

Japan Baseball League to Play Despite Crisis

The J-League is taking a month's break. Also no international football for Japan.

posted by trueblueroo at 11:43 AM on March 19, 2011

Should We Watch Football?

According to my immigrant father's theory, Americans' love of brutal sports like NFL gridiron can be traced to their preference for bloody, almost uncooked steaks. This sport without its inherent violence will lose its followers. My suggestion: try rugby, where they play the ball, not the man. Added benefit: continuous, flowing action for 80 minutes.

posted by trueblueroo at 04:49 PM on October 24, 2010

Galaxy Defeat Red Bulls in Star-Studded Game

did you see the Big Blue last week?

Are you referring to an A-League match, billsaythis?

posted by trueblueroo at 07:14 PM on August 17, 2010

Galaxy Defeat Red Bulls in Star-Studded Game

A bit like Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory, mate.

posted by trueblueroo at 09:10 AM on August 17, 2010

Bob Bradley's Future Uncertain as US Coach

If you need one in tune with the American mentality, Klinsmann might be a good fit. How about Guus Hiddink? To be fair, it takes more than just a coach. Unfortunately, the resources are limited regarding players with ball retention and finishing abilities.

posted by trueblueroo at 04:01 PM on June 29, 2010

Champions League has been decided

holden (my first car was a Holden):

The North American mindset is different from the rest of the world. In sport loyalty to club trumps pride in national teams, hence the lack of interest in global sports. Or the other way around? Attribute it to lack of global awareness, however there is a change underway.

posted by trueblueroo at 10:08 PM on May 22, 2010

Simon Kuper thinks hockey is starting to slip as Canada's number one sport, as Canadians fall for soccer

Dear tahoemoj at 11:14 AM on February 11:
I worded my message carefully the global game of football gaining popularity in North America. does not mean replacing other established sports -in your case your beloved hockey- for which you certainly have every right to feel affection.
The game is gaining popularity in spite of the attempts by the established media and the unwashed masses in North America to prevent it. If sometimes I appear defensive, please forgive my shortcoming.


posted by trueblueroo at 12:19 PM on February 11, 2010

Christopher Hitchens: Sports Bring Out the Worst in Humanity

LostInDaJungle at 12:07 PM on February 10

Somehow, this does not interfere with his ardent support for Israel...

You're free to do anything but be a Muslim?

This site is supposed to be about sports. Might not you have a transparent political agenda of the antizionist persuasion, that overwhelms even your avid athletic interests?

posted by trueblueroo at 09:25 AM on February 11, 2010

Simon Kuper thinks hockey is starting to slip as Canada's number one sport, as Canadians fall for soccer

There is nothing wrong with the global game of football gaining popularity in North America. The only people objecting to this trend are the ones who see it as a cultural threat. What a bovine mentality! If you don't understand or appreciate it, don't bash it! Ignore it! Or even better, learn about it. 6 billion people can't be wrong.

posted by trueblueroo at 09:00 AM on February 11, 2010

"How the Glazer family have milked debt-ridden United for millions"

If I was the MLS boss, I'd approach this creep to demonstrate his love for the sport of football by buying a franchise in Tampa. Fat chance, he could have supported the Mutiny and didn't. He is as interested in the sport like I am in basketweaving. ManU better watch out, this money hungry fecal matter will milk them to the max.

posted by trueblueroo at 09:13 PM on January 12, 2010

High School Coach Takes Players to Baptist Revival

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posted by trueblueroo at 09:35 AM on September 29, 2009

High School Coach Takes Players to Baptist Revival

Moronic high school coach trying to spread the bloody plague. Although most of the time I am not on the side of the ACLU, in this case I emphatically am. Keep religion out of sports, in fact keep it out of the public square! It belongs in your home and your church/mosque/temple.

posted by trueblueroo at 02:31 PM on September 28, 2009

Hope Solo's Cocky Personality Helps Women's Soccer

tommytrump at 12:05 PM on August 22

Football like using your feet, as opposed to your hands.

posted by trueblueroo at 10:59 AM on August 23, 2009

Hope Solo's Cocky Personality Helps Women's Soccer

"No one's neutral about Hope Solo,"

Beg to differ. I have never heard of her, therefore I have no opinion of her.

posted by Drood at 06:26 PM on August 21

Topics about football tend to attract trolls like excrement attracts flies.

posted by trueblueroo at 11:48 AM on August 22, 2009

ESPN2 Will Air Premiership Opener, Saturday Matches

Let's just hope that the match isn't preceded by girls lacrosse or World's Strongest Man running into overtime. Football is ranked below those sports on this sorryass network.

posted by trueblueroo at 11:03 PM on August 14, 2009

Landon Donovan Has H1N1 Swine Flu

Cut him some slack, he is the best player at the present on the USMNT!

posted by trueblueroo at 08:12 PM on August 14, 2009

Women's boxing set for 2012 Olympics, golf and rugby sevens for 2016

The Olympic games should include sports that are being played globally. Rugby yes, softball and baseball are provincial US sports that don't deserve a place. No other country except the US is pushing for it. What's next, NFL throwball? I'll take Aussie Rules before that.

posted by trueblueroo at 06:44 PM on August 13, 2009

Want to Get Away from Baseball?

I'm too bloody close to all of them.

posted by trueblueroo at 08:23 PM on August 10, 2009

Fan Leaves Stands in Ugly Confrontation with David Beckham

tommytrump at 09:06 AM on July 21 So what's your point? My message applies to you too.

posted by trueblueroo at 10:43 AM on July 21, 2009

Fan Leaves Stands in Ugly Confrontation with David Beckham

Not that I am surprised, but isn't it laughable that the football bashers never waste a chance to air their contempt for the sport. This phenomenon is unique to the US. It is a sport, you either follow it, or you don't if that's not your cup of tea. Why bother with polluting these forums with mindless drivel, instead of just ignoring it? Must be a serious case if inferiority complex or paranoia, how else can this be explained? The established media and the ossified pundits of the Frank Deford/Jim Rome school are in a culture war which they are losing. As for the MLS' ranking on the global stage, people who constantly deride it, what do you expect, Barclay's Premier League in an instant? It takes time, and they seem to be doing a good job in developing the league, although I question some of their moves and strategy.

posted by trueblueroo at 08:31 AM on July 21, 2009

Soccer Mob Kills Man in Northern Ireland

As far as I know Liverpool has the Protestant support and Everton has the Vatican.

posted by trueblueroo at 09:35 PM on May 27, 2009