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RE: OT: Officially The Official Soccer Thread
Swansea scores 8 to absolutely flatten Notts County in a 4th round Replay tonight. Those 8 goals is one goal more than we scored in a 3 month stretch earlier this season. And that was despite starting a total of 2 players who are in our normal PL Starting XI, and giving a couple 20 year old's with zero first team appearances run outs.

Swans advance and will tie a modern FA Cup record when they play their 11th consecutive away Cup tie against Carvahal's former side Sheffield Wednesday on the 17th.

FA Cup Tonight:

Swansea City 8 Notts County 1
Birmingham City 1 Huddersfield Town 4 (AET)
Rochdale 1 Milwall 0

Huddersfield will host Man United in Round 5. Rochdale will host the winner of tomorrow's match between Spurs and Newport County.
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NWSL and MLS have both announced they will vote as a bloc Saturday for Kathy Carter. USL is expected to follow, giving her 24 percent of the vote already. NWSL's choice is curious because NWSL players have been pretty vocal against her. But half of NWSL is joint owned by MLS, so yeah.

Athletes Council may announce its choice tomorrow. If they choose Carter, Saturday will be a formality, because it would give her 44 percent of the vote already, and she'd need just a few state associations to join in.

It's kind of disturbing how much of an influence MLS has on this thing. They have way too much operating control within the professional ranks.
02-09-2018 12:09 AM
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RE: OT: Officially The Official Soccer Thread
(02-09-2018 12:09 AM)chiefsfan Wrote:  NWSL and MLS have both announced they will vote as a bloc Saturday for Kathy Carter. USL is expected to follow, giving her 24 percent of the vote already. NWSL's choice is curious because NWSL players have been pretty vocal against her. But half of NWSL is joint owned by MLS, so yeah.

Athletes Council may announce its choice tomorrow. If they choose Carter, Saturday will be a formality, because it would give her 44 percent of the vote already, and she'd need just a few state associations to join in.

It's kind of disturbing how much of an influence MLS has on this thing. They have way too much operating control within the professional ranks.

Yep...and nothing will change.

It sounds like most, if not all, of the state associations are supporting Martino from some of his interviews.
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Apparently the committee in charge of the vote and collection met in executive session to discuss details...off the record. This just screams business as usual now...the worst candidate (Kathy Carter) will win.
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(02-09-2018 09:26 AM)BearcatMan Wrote:  Apparently the committee in charge of the vote and collection met in executive session to discuss details...off the record. This just screams business as usual now...the worst candidate (Kathy Carter) will win.



Wtf, hopefully this turns everybody else against the MLS. I'm steadily leaning towards burn the mother down. This is ridiculous, there is no reason for us to not be a top 10 country consistently.
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(02-09-2018 11:11 AM)TU4ever Wrote:  
(02-09-2018 09:26 AM)BearcatMan Wrote:  Apparently the committee in charge of the vote and collection met in executive session to discuss details...off the record. This just screams business as usual now...the worst candidate (Kathy Carter) will win.



Wtf, hopefully this turns everybody else against the MLS. I'm steadily leaning towards burn the mother down. This is ridiculous, there is no reason for us to not be a top 10 country consistently.

We shouldnt be as bad as we are but you are going to be disappointed if thats your expectations.

Think we will consistently be on par or better than Brazil, Germany, Argentina, Spain, France, and Italy is la la land.

We should be consistently a Top 20 country with the occasional move into the top 10.
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OT: Officially The Official Soccer Thread
Is it too late for some of the fringe candidates to drop out and tell their supporters to go with Martino? I fear that if it goes to a second vote someone will stay in and cause Martino to not get enough votes.


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(02-09-2018 11:26 AM)PurpleReigns Wrote:  Is it too late for some of the fringe candidates to drop out and tell their supporters to go with Martino? I fear that if it goes to a second vote someone will stay in and cause Martino to not get enough votes.


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Apparently the "Group of Six" as they call themselves are literally in a hotel room at the conference center as we speak drafting up an agreement to throw support behind the candidates who make it through the first round, but as was stated above, it may not matter if they can't break up the athlete's block.
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(02-09-2018 11:26 AM)aTxTIGER Wrote:  
(02-09-2018 11:11 AM)TU4ever Wrote:  
(02-09-2018 09:26 AM)BearcatMan Wrote:  Apparently the committee in charge of the vote and collection met in executive session to discuss details...off the record. This just screams business as usual now...the worst candidate (Kathy Carter) will win.



Wtf, hopefully this turns everybody else against the MLS. I'm steadily leaning towards burn the mother down. This is ridiculous, there is no reason for us to not be a top 10 country consistently.

We shouldnt be as bad as we are but you are going to be disappointed if thats your expectations.

Think we will consistently be on par or better than Brazil, Germany, Argentina, Spain, France, and Italy is la la land.

We should be consistently a Top 20 country with the occasional move into the top 10.

I doubt it. Here are teams that should be better than us consistently. Brazil, Argentina, Italy, Germany, Spain, England, and France. That leaves three places for teams like the US, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, the Netherlands, Uruguay. Historically speaking our group has the type of systems/associations to produce and have at a higher level than the US. But we're the 3rd largest country by population and the richest, three times the size of almost every team mentioned. Even given 25% of our best athletes playing we should compete with talent alone. Even at 10% (much closer to reality) given our advantage in resources we should be competing at a top level. That we are not shows we are doing something wrong. We will struggle to pass up that first group. But we could easily be the top in the second and that's top 10.
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