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    Paolo Maldini Thread

    good point. Maldini might be good for a game once a week but what we desperately need are 4 defenders who can play game in game out. Loyalty is important but the bottom line is the defenders who have served us well in the past, but are too old to perform at their exalted levels now, should...
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    the smartest guy in the world???

    No matter how smart you think you are, there is always somebody waaaay smarter than you. Just check this guy's resume out!!! Look at the honorary doctorates he's got. It's scary that anybody could be this smart! http://www2.gsb.columbia.edu/faculty/jstiglitz/download/Stiglitz_CV.pdf
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    Team plans cemetery for die-hard fans

    Team plans cemetery for die-hard fans BERLIN (Reuters) - A German soccer club plans to open a cemetery next to its stadium so that die-hard fans can rest in peace alongside their favorite team. Hamburg SV, a Bundesliga side from the northern port city, aims to open the graveyard some 50 feet...
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    World Cup 2006 Preparations!

    Berlin readies giant brothel for 2006 World Cup BERLIN (Reuters) - A German company is looking to cash in on an expected boom in the sex trade during next year's soccer World Cup with a 60-room brothel a walk away from Berlin's Olympic Stadium, German media reported on Friday. Named after...
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    Paolo Maldini Thread

    I personally find Maldini bland and uninteresting because he always says and does the right thing... A bit too white bread to be fascinating... But this is not to be taken as a negative characteristic because on the field, he has been magical for the longest time and ultimately that's what...
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    Rules about Transfers

    I've been reading about all the trade stuff during the last few weeks and have some questions and hope somebody could answer me. 1). When Milan pays $30 million to buy Gilardino, how much of this money goes to Parma and how much goes to Gilardino? 2). When Crespo was given on loan to Milan, I...
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    Italian players rich but stressed, survey shows

    ROME, July 8 (Reuters) - In the popular imagination they are rich, drive fast cars, date beautiful women and are hero-worshipped every weekend. So it comes as a surprise to learn that Italy's soccer players are an unhappy lot -- if, that is, you believe the results of a survey carried out by...
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    Oracle of Kevin Bacon

    You know the saying that you can connect a person to any other person in the world with 6 people? They have a game called 6 degrees of Kevin bacon where you can connect any movie star in any country to kevin bacon in 6 moves. Some guys at University of Virginia have made it a computer game to...
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    Hedwiges Maduro

    I was watching the recent world cup qualifiers and there's this young kid who played for the Dutch team called Hedwiges Maduro who was pretty impressive. Reminds me of Frank Rijkaard. I hardly ever watch eredivise except for an occasional game here and there or highlights and was wondering if...
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    Paolo Maldini Thread

    As much as Maldini has been great for Milan, his level of playing has prevented the team from getting a younger player to replace him. Our defense needs a complete overhaul 'cos the starting 4 backs are a combined 130 years old! (This BTW is about 50 years more than a club like Chelsea or...
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    Will Ancellotti Leave after the Season?

    I was watching the interviews after the game and Carlo was very evasive about whether he would return next year. To complicate matters even more, he always said that it was his dream to coach AS Roma and Rosella sensi has been saying that she wants Ancellotti to come and coach at Roma. I hope...
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    Frankie Lampard

    I didn't know too much about him until Abramovich bought Chelsea and I started to watch them regularly to see what goes on there. I first got a good look at him in the European Championships and the more I watch Frankie Lampard, the more he impresses me. I think he's the best midfielder in...
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    Much Adu about nothing?

    A few months ago many people in this forum were raving about Fredie Adu being the greatest player since Pele. I haven't been following MSL at all and have no idea how he did his first season at Washington United. Does anybody know how he is doing?
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    Anders Frisk quits refereeing

    STOCKHOLM, March 11 (Reuters) - Anders Frisk has decided to retire immediately from refereeing following a number of threats aimed at him and his family, the Swedish news agency TT reported on Friday. "I don't want to go into the details, Anders will have to talk about that. But the threats...
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    AC Milan doctor in court over indecent exposure

    LONDON, Feb 24 (Reuters) - A doctor attached to Italian Serie A soccer club AC Milan appeared before a British court on Thursday after being charged with indecent exposure ahead of the team's Champions League match against Manchester United. Armando Gozzini, 44, was arrested on Tuesday night...
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    Ronaldo lays on Valentine Day's wedding bash

    MADRID (AFP) - Brazil's World Cup star Ronaldo was reported to have hired a private jet to fly his Real Madrid team-mates to a French chateau for his Valentine's Day wedding to Brazilian model Daniela Cicarelli. Ronaldo Luiz Nazario de Lima, 28, will be marrying for the second time. However, he...
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    Do Shooters get Tested?

    I've been watching the Olympics and I've seen a lot of sports that you would not see generally on TV and since everybody is talking about drug testing and athletes all being on steroids, here's what I want to know. Do Shooters, Archers, Ping-Pong players and syncronized swimmers get drug...
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    limits on foreign players?

    The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) has proposed limiting the number of foreigners competing in team sports in the country's top divisions, it said on Thursday. "Starting from the 2006-07 season, for teams that participate in the highest-level leagues, the number of Italian players must not...
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    Survey on Online English

    I work for an ecommerce company that is developing a website/portal to teach English online. All the instructions on grammar/rules etc. will be in both English as well as the other languages of the countries we focus on (Italian, French, German, Spanish, Portugese, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and...
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    the best 3 players of Serie A

    Who do you think are the top 3 players who ever played in Serie A? I doubt if anybody here is old enough to have seen games more than say 25 years old. So most likely we have all seen the same players in the same time period. My choices would be 1). Diego Maradona 2). Roberto Baggio 3). Marco...
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