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First goal for the Rhody Alum in the Premier League!

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/cameron-ta ... --sow.html
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Unread postby DanInAZ » 4 years ago

The one brightspot to getting up at 5:30am on a Sunday to watch Stoke!

This link has video...

http://thebiglead.com/2013/09/22/geoff-cameron-scored-his-first-premier-league-goal-for-stoke-city-vs-arsenal/
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I am stoked for Geoff !!
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Nice to get the first one out of the way.
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Cameron continues to improve and impress

http://prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com/2013 ... er=ya5nbcs
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Thx for the Cameron updates!
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Cameron continues to play well for Stoke City in the Premier League as they upset 3rd place Manchester City 2-0 yesterday. Very strong defensive game for Geoff.
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What the hell does this have to do with Cameron? It also appears to be dated and not in any way relevant to anything, especially considering this thread has been inactive for four months. What am I missing?
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And finally, who listens to and pays attention to Jim Rome?
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^yes, meant to mention that. Is this 1995?
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What...10 posts in almost three years? Rome is the most exciting thing to happen to this string...and it is the same "sport". ;)
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That has nothing to do with Geoff...I can't stand people that bash soccer when they clearly have no idea what they're talking about. Soccer is awesome!
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Unread postby ATPTourFan » 1 year ago

I love soccer and played it for all my life but pro soccer is embarrassing with the flopping and fakes injuries where guys get carried off the pitch in a stretcher only to sub right back in.

It is a beautiful game played by too many sissies.
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NYGFan_Section208 wrote:What...10 posts in almost three years? Rome is the most exciting thing to happen to this string...and it is the same "sport". ;)


Well most fans of the University would say the most exciting thing in the thread is an alum excelling on the biggest stage in the world for their profession. And most people find Jim Rome terrible, not exciting.
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ATPTourFan wrote:I love soccer and played it for all my life but pro soccer is embarrassing with the flopping and fakes injuries where guys get carried off the pitch in a stretcher only to sub right back in.

It is a beautiful game played by too many sissies.


The only game where the refs are tougher than the players :lol:
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NYGFan_Section208 wrote:
ATPTourFan wrote:I love soccer and played it for all my life but pro soccer is embarrassing with the flopping and fakes injuries where guys get carried off the pitch in a stretcher only to sub right back in.

It is a beautiful game played by too many sissies.


The only game where the refs are tougher than the players :lol:


208 why don't you come play in my adult league on Thursday night and see if the refs are tougher. Why are you even bringing up this shit?
This board is about URI basketball and you randomly start criticizing a sport I'm extremely passionate about. It's not funny.
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steveystuds06 wrote:
NYGFan_Section208 wrote:
ATPTourFan wrote:I love soccer and played it for all my life but pro soccer is embarrassing with the flopping and fakes injuries where guys get carried off the pitch in a stretcher only to sub right back in.

It is a beautiful game played by too many sissies.


The only game where the refs are tougher than the players :lol:


208 why don't you come play in my adult league on Thursday night and see if the refs are tougher. Why are you even bringing up this shit?
This board is about URI basketball and you randomly start criticizing a sport I'm extremely passionate about. It's not funny.


Lighten...up.

I thought this thread was about soccer...? And, I DO think it is funny that:
-someone (else - on this board) said "It is a beautiful game played by too many sissies"
-many have said, 'the referees are tougher than the players.'

I can't stand soccer and am not 'randomly' criticizing it, I'm pretty consistent there...
Like it if you want, but please don't get on my case with -> 'this board is about URI basketball' <- under a thread with a heading that seems to pretty clearly indicate otherwise...

That there was nothing on this thread for months, until I introduced a little Rome humor to the discussion...seems like a pretty good indicator of how popular and captivating the sport is among those on this board...just sayin'....
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Unread postby Seawrightspostgame » 1 year ago

Everyday that URI has an alum starter on the World Cup team? BPL?

This isn't a discuss soccer thread as much as a "wow good for Cameron thread."

Also there are threads all over this board that discuss things that are outside of basketball but URI connected.
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NYGFan_Section208 wrote:Lighten...up.


I can't stand soccer and am not 'randomly' criticizing it, I'm pretty consistent there...
Like it if you want, but please don't get on my case with -> 'this board is about URI basketball' <- under a thread with a heading that seems to pretty clearly indicate otherwise...

That there was nothing on this thread for months, until I introduced a little Rome humor to the discussion...seems like a pretty good indicator of how popular and captivating the sport is among those on this board...just sayin'....


Listen up, 208: DON'T BE SUCH A DOWNER, SUCH A NEGATIVE REACTIONARY!!!!!!!!!!!
So, big deal, you've had a few laughs at others' expense, BIG WHOOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Heaven forbid, to boldly go where no Nicky Negative had gone before -- TRASHING A FORMER URI STAR WHO HAPPENS TO START IN THE PREMIERSHIP AND IS NOW A STARTER/CORNERSTONE FOR THE USA NATIONAL TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You've got balls, pal.
Wow.
Dumping on a thread which you should just read and keep your little fingertips and little thoughts away from
bringing down the whole Universe.
For shame, for shame, for shame.

My first match was this one:

http://hotspurhq.com/2012/08/18/tottenham-and-newcastle-end-goalless-1971-know-your-tottenham-history/

I've been a loyal Spurs follower since. Like URI hoops, they're a tease, just falling short, always something to get in the way....

Oh, well.....

JUST DON'T CRAP ON A THREAD DEVOTED TO ONE OF URI'S ALL-TIME GREAT ATHLETES BECAUSE YOU FEEL LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As they say in Craaaanston: What're ya, some sorta douchebag or what?????
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208 my point was this is a thread about a player from URI that is playing great for our national team. No need to post a video that makes fun of his sport. Geoff doesn't flop; He's a great player that is extremely hard working and very tough. If you don't like soccer I could care less but I'm going to defend it when you say comments like that.
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steveystuds06 wrote:208 my point was this is a thread about a player from URI that is playing great for our national team... No need to post a video that makes fun of his sport. Geoff doesn't flop... He's a great player that is extremely hard working and very tough. If you don't like soccer that's I could care less but I'm going to defend it when you say comments like that.


...'is playing' seems to imply 'now' or 'currently'...and nobody even cared enough to post a single word about it from December, until I did in April...4 months later. I'll watch the world cup as long as (if?) the US is in it, because I wouldn't want to miss that 'Miracle on Ice' type moment, but other than that...no thanks. And EVERY sport should have (probably does have) videos that make fun of it. Our 'favorites aren't exempt from that.

Cameron's friends and family (aka 'most of the soccer audience') should be very proud.
Not trashing the guy at all, never said a single negative word about him.

Glad I was able to revive this moribund thread for y'all!
Yep...you can thank me for making soccer relevant again... :lol: :lol:

And, just for fun - read this and tell me you didn't at least crack a smile...
http://www.soccersucks.net/soccer_sucks.html
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NYGFan_Section208 wrote:
steveystuds06 wrote:208 my point was this is a thread about a player from URI that is playing great for our national team... No need to post a video that makes fun of his sport. Geoff doesn't flop... He's a great player that is extremely hard working and very tough. If you don't like soccer that's I could care less but I'm going to defend it when you say comments like that.


...'is playing' seems to imply 'now' or 'currently'...and nobody even cared enough to post a single word about it from December, until I did in April...4 months later. I'll watch the world cup as long as (if?) the US is in it, because I wouldn't want to miss that 'Miracle on Ice' type moment, but other than that...no thanks. And EVERY sport should have (probably does have) videos that make fun of it. Our 'favorites aren't exempt from that.

Cameron's friends and family (aka 'most of the soccer audience') should be very proud.
Not trashing the guy at all, never said a single negative word about him.

Glad I was able to revive this moribund thread for y'all!
Yep...you can thank me for making soccer relevant again... :lol: :lol:

And, just for fun - read this and tell me you didn't at least crack a smile...
http://www.soccersucks.net/soccer_sucks.html


Just looking at the address makes me puke, especially after what was written in response to your NEGATIVITY.
The only crack you deserve is the crusty rearview of a hefty-someone sporting an extra-heavy plumber's belt, you hypocrite!
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bressler3south wrote:
NYGFan_Section208 wrote:
steveystuds06 wrote:208 my point was this is a thread about a player from URI that is playing great for our national team... No need to post a video that makes fun of his sport. Geoff doesn't flop... He's a great player that is extremely hard working and very tough. If you don't like soccer that's I could care less but I'm going to defend it when you say comments like that.


...'is playing' seems to imply 'now' or 'currently'...and nobody even cared enough to post a single word about it from December, until I did in April...4 months later. I'll watch the world cup as long as (if?) the US is in it, because I wouldn't want to miss that 'Miracle on Ice' type moment, but other than that...no thanks. And EVERY sport should have (probably does have) videos that make fun of it. Our 'favorites aren't exempt from that.

Cameron's friends and family (aka 'most of the soccer audience') should be very proud.
Not trashing the guy at all, never said a single negative word about him.

Glad I was able to revive this moribund thread for y'all!
Yep...you can thank me for making soccer relevant again... :lol: :lol:

And, just for fun - read this and tell me you didn't at least crack a smile...
http://www.soccersucks.net/soccer_sucks.html


Just looking at the address makes me puke, especially after what was written in response to your NEGATIVITY.
The only crack you deserve is the crusty rearview of a hefty-someone sporting an extra-heavy plumber's belt, you hypocrite!


LOL...I'm just crackin' on the sport...not bashing anyone, not personally attacking anyone or calling them names (seems pretty popular here)...just funnin' on the sport. I can't understand why...if it's so awesome....there's been nothing on here for 4 months? Did I just start the Great Soccer Revival?
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I don't come here to talk about soccer I come here for URI basketball. I talk soccer all the time just not on a board where the main topic is a college basketball team.
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True confession: I find Bressler's brand of humor much more palatable in the offseason.
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Recap on soccer thread:
September to December 8 posts
December to April - zero posts
April 9th - intro of hilarious J Rome video
April 9th -13th 19 posts

What a sport, what fan interest...
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Yeah I agree 208 soccer certainly has a lack of fan interest it's only the most popular sport in the world.
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Nothing personal, but, from the previously posted list:
Soccer fans justify the activity based entirely on its popularity. Not only are the reasons why soccer is popular an argument against soccer, but it really shows how pathetic said activity is when that is the only argument soccer fans come up with.

And, the fact remains...no one here had a word to say about the 'most popular sport in the world - even tho a Rhody guy was on its biggest stage' for four months...until someone cracked on it, then the indignation began.

Even the HuffPo (which also sucks) says that soccer sucks:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cenk-uygu ... 24781.html

Articles about why soccer sucks, like this one, are hilarious:
http://sportzedge.com/2014/07/01/7-reas ... -of-sucks/

In fairness, there are probably many articles about why real sports like baseball, basketball, football and hockey suck, too...I love those sports, but would probably get a laugh out of such articles.

Cheers!
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Cool take, guy. You don't like soccer. That is truly unique of you. Still has nothing to do with Cameron, which is the topic of this thread.
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Well, by golly...let's have some Cameron news then!

Rhody guy playing on the biggest stage of the most popular sport in the world...topic of his own thread.....
One post of news in Dec 2015...previous post 2013..... Where he at? What he up to? How he doing?

Even soccer fans don't care enough about soccer to keep a soccer conversation going...
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Is there a rule that you HAVE to post in every thread all the time? (There isn't)
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LOL...when I have the time and am so inclined, yes.
Is there a rule that you have to read it? (There isn't)

btw...still waiting for the thanks for reviving soccer talk...and the discussion of Cameron's career.
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I was embarassed when I heard of our loss to Guatemala.
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That Guatemala loss should have been the last strike for Klinsmann. That and our loss to Jamaica in the semis of the Gold Cup is not acceptable.
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That the United States men's national team is not a perennial top 10 team worldwide is an indictment on US Soccer.

I realize that this country doesn't send 90% of its elite athletes into soccer, but the sheer output of elite athletes in the US is plenty enough to man a team that can belong on the same field as the other elite national squads each year.
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^ I don't think it's an indictment on US Soccer, so much as "soccer" in the US. The US...just doesn't really care...
When the US wants to be the best at something, we usually get it done. We just don't care as much about soccer.
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NYGFan_Section208 wrote:^ I don't think it's an indictment on US Soccer, so much as "soccer" in the US. The US...just doesn't really care...
When the US wants to be the best at something, we usually get it done. We just don't care as much about soccer.

You don't care.
Stoke lost to the Spurs 4-0 yesterday.
Offensively, Cameron played well. Defensively, ehhhhhhhhh......as did the rest of his squad.
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A lot more people care than ever before, that is for sure. They've said in the past that soccer was about to take off in the U.S. and so people dismiss it when it is said now. But the TV ratings for European leagues are up, all American sports networks are bidding on the rights and are airing and covering the sport regularly. Attendance, revenue and (importantly) quality of play are all up for MLS, which will probably never compete with the Premier League but can help foster interest in the sport among Americans.

I don't know when the U.S. will be able to break through internationally. We have been pretty competitive for a while now but have never been a legit threat to win a World Cup. Our best generation of players is about to age out of the game, but the last several generations of players have each been our best yet until the next generation stepped into their shoes and surpassed them. There are really promising players in the pipeline who will hopefully continue that trend, and maybe that generation or the one after it will be the one that finally becomes a legit contender on a global basis.
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TruePoint wrote:
I don't know when the U.S. will be able to break through internationally. We have been pretty competitive for a while now but have never been a legit threat to win a World Cup. Our best generation of players is about to age out of the game, but the last several generations of players have each been our best yet until the next generation stepped into their shoes and surpassed them. There are really promising players in the pipeline who will hopefully continue that trend, and maybe that generation or the one after it will be the one that finally becomes a legit contender on a global basis.



I feel like it is more of an issue that USA isn't elite at soccer and everyone is used to the USA being elite at everything.

USA teams haven't had that contender that can go all the way but US soccer has been good. I think it is more about waiting for truly special talent to come along. If we are lucky enough to put something special together, then I bet national soccer will go back down to what we are used to after that special period.
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ATPTourFan wrote:That the United States men's national team is not a perennial top 10 team worldwide is an indictment on US Soccer.

I realize that this country doesn't send 90% of its elite athletes into soccer, but the sheer output of elite athletes in the US is plenty enough to man a team that can belong on the same field as the other elite national squads each year.

Being good at soccer is not just about being an elite athlete. It's about development which is why the US is so far behind other countries. Take a player like Messi for example, he was pulled out of Argentina when he was around 12 years old to be put in the Barcelona academy where he received some of the best coaching in the world. He would have probably been a very good player anyways but in Europe it's all about finding the talent as early as possible and giving those players the best training possible. These academies also preach development and most don't care about winning and losing, which is an idea that would seem foreign to any AAU player in today's game youth game.

Also if I remember correctly Kobe made a comment a year or two ago about how Europe could eventually pass us in basketball because they're actually teaching the game to younger players while here in the US it's all about making a highlight tape to try and get a scholarship to a D1 school.

Lastly to everyone who has said soccer is boring, there's a reason why football is only popular in one country. Only sport where a game lasts 3 and a half hours yet you only see maybe 20 min of actual play.
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I think the US will be 'good at soccer', right after we adopt the metric system....
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NYGFan_Section208 wrote:I think the US will be 'good at soccer', right after we adopt the metric system....


This is a dinosaur way of thinking. It's also obviously wrong, since the U.S. is already good at soccer, it just isn't one of the very elite soccer nations yet. As I mentioned before, the "ignorance is cool" soccer-hating thing that was popular among dumb sports fans of a certain age in the late 90s has lost the culture war on soccer. The metrics are not debatable - the demand for the sport at its highest level has led to all of the major European soccer leagues to be broadcast live in the U.S., the attendance and overall health of MLS is on a steady incline, and anecdotally this generation of sports fan cares more and knows more about the game of soccer globally than they do about American sports like hockey.
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Re: Arsenal 3-1 Stoke City: Cameron Scores First BPL Goal

Unread postby josephski » 1 year ago

Exactly. Knocking soccer because it's boring is just beating a dead horse. I find baseball boring as hell for the most part but I'm not going to go into the baseball thread and post about how baseball sucks because it's a waste of time especially if I'm talking to people who actually like baseball.

Also I'm not sure if you're being serious 208 but we are closing the gap although it may take awhile because as I said in my post above soccer is about development. Soccer is similar to hockey in the fact that you don't see people picking up the sport in high school and then playing D1/going pro because both sports require more than just raw athleticism. I personally think the US will eventually compete with the top countries like we do with hockey. We may never be the best but we should eventually compete at the highest level.
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Re: Arsenal 3-1 Stoke City: Cameron Scores First BPL Goal

Unread postby TruePoint » 1 year ago

The one advantage that soccer has against hockey in terms of getting the best American athletes is that there is no bar to entry in terms of equipment and facilities like there is in hockey. Hockey will never be a big sport in the urban areas that produce the best athletes in the U.S., but soccer can be played basically anywhere by anyone. All you need is a ball and a moderate amount of open space.
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Re: Arsenal 3-1 Stoke City: Cameron Scores First BPL Goal

Unread postby ATPTourFan » 1 year ago

Yep. There are plenty of boring sports and soccer is not close to the top of the list.
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