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AncientMemories (174 D)
06 Apr 12 UTC
Quick gunboat 17
We had 2 countries CD in the first year guys. the game should really be drawn or canceled.
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Putin33 (240 D)
04 Apr 12 UTC
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Barca: Refs' favorite team
Seriously, their coddling by the refs got old a long time ago. A penalty for holding a shirt? Garbage.
diplomat554 (478 D)
04 Apr 12 UTC
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True story. It's been ridiculous for years. Call me a hater, but they've been getting a lot of calls their way in crucial games.
Emac (0 D X)
04 Apr 12 UTC
If you watch Messi on the first penalty he left his leg out in Antonini's way so he would get fouled. Is that a dirty play? Do you have to get out of the way of someone sliding too hot and out of control? Nessa pulled Busquests to the ground when all he had to do was realse him to the other defender. It was two on two. Nessa didn't trust his help. The blame is squarely on the Milan defenders for two poor decisions in the penalty area of a quarter final champion's league game. You can't take chances like that against Barca. Spanish football is just on fire.
MrcsAurelius (1687 D)
04 Apr 12 UTC
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The second penalty was a joke, according to the rule book you can give them for pulling before a corner kick, but it is completely against the spirit of the game. Puyol also made in illegal block during Nesta his pulling, so it also could have gone the other way actually.

What I think is worse though is Barca's new tendency to extremely exagerate fouls made on them. Its an annoying feature of Football already, that players behave as though they're made of glass, but Barca is really starting to take it to new heights. Last night there were a couple of instances where a Barca player barely got touched and they went screaming to the ground, with team mates screaming to the ref as well.. Thats a shame, really. Barcelona played a couple of the best matches I have ever seen, they dont need to exagerate fouls made on them, asking for cards and such, they should just play their top game and we'll love them for it, now their victory just tastes a bit bitter.

Looking forward to the semi-finals btw! I'm rooting for Bayern!
Dejan0707 (1278 D)
04 Apr 12 UTC
Forca Barca! Lets wint the Cup again!
Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
04 Apr 12 UTC
Soccer is lame. That is all.
jmeyersd (4230 D)
04 Apr 12 UTC
It's written in the stars that Chelsea will beat Barca this year (after the travesty of 2009 (?)) Preferably with a horrible penalty call or two.
Emac (0 D X)
04 Apr 12 UTC
How was Puyol's pick illegal? Nessa can go around it right or left if he doesn't keep hold of the jersey. The only reason the pick turned into a block is that Nessa refused to let go of the jersey. Dumb play by Nessa in the box. You can't pull a player to the ground in the box without geting a penalty. It is nice to see the refs penalize plays like this that ruin the beauty of football. Let go of the jersey and play football for a change!
Putin33 (240 D)
04 Apr 12 UTC
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The ball wasn't even in play on the second "penalty". Oh well at least Barca managed to play against 11 men this time. That must have been difficult for them.

"Spanish football is just on fire."

Or rather the two rich clubs are just very very rich, and don't bother to share tv revenue with the rest of the league. Spanish football is ruining the game.
Sandgoose (0 D X)
04 Apr 12 UTC
^^^ amen
chamois (136 D)
04 Apr 12 UTC
the ref favorited Chelsea over Benfica though
Emac (0 D X)
05 Apr 12 UTC
Video Link to the second penalty. The ball is clearly kicked and in the air before Nessa pulls him down.

Spanish football refers to the World Cup and La Liga. If Spanish football is ruining the game then Viva la ruin!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxDvKtUKT60
Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
05 Apr 12 UTC
I have a question: this is soccer - you aren't supposed to use your hands - ever.

Why do they allow you to grab the shirt - ever?
Strx89 (100 D)
05 Apr 12 UTC
Referees are always blamed but they are not omniscient; they can't see every cheating millionaire kick the other millionaire 100% of the time. There are circumstances where the ref has to say "i didn't see it" and play on even if he suspects foul play; I appreciate we're talking about the opposite in this thread. From where I see things, the game turned a bit ugly but it was always Barca's to lose. The've not been quite as dominant in la liga as they were last season but they are a better side than Milan.
Fasces349 (0 D X)
05 Apr 12 UTC
So football is catching up to hockey in terms of ref favoritism. The worst reffing I have ever seen was 2010 play-offs:

In Detroit San Jose, right after the play was called off side, Thornton elbows a Detroit winger in the face, a different Detroit player responds by hitting Thornton, both Detroit players get called for roughing and San Jose scores a game tying goal on the impending power play. San Jose goes on to win the game in overtime.

Following game Holstrom (Detroit foward) is tripped by Nabakov (San Jose goaltender) and gets called for goaltender interference. San Jose once again scores on the power play and once again wins the game in overtime.

In game 4, Franzen gets 7 D, in a massive win by Detroit. He gets 6 PIM and 40 seconds of Ice Time in the first period of game 5.

San Jose moves on to face Chicago, where in game 2, Thornton slashes Bolland during a face off, right before the ref drops the puck. He raises his stick (which hes not allowed to) and then slashes the opponents hand. Bolland requests to leave the ice due to his injury but the refs deny him given that the place was iced (so no line changes allowed) and Thornton gets a warning that should he do it again he'll get a 2 minute penalty.

San Jose go to the conference finals not because of the merit of their team, but because the refs called most plays in their favour.

Hockey is a great sport and exciting to watch, but the refs make me want to give up on the sport. The winners don't deserve to win when the refs give them it.

Basketball is almost as bad as hockey, when rather then favouring teams, they favour players. When ever two players crash into eachother, the one who gets paid less is given a foul.

A few years ago in a Cleveland (back when they owned Lebron) vs Toronto, Lebron when rushing pushes Bosh over and Bosh gets a defensive foul. The crowd was shouting Bullshit for the next 5 minutes of the game.

I don't find soccer to be an exciting sport, so I can't say if the refs are bad or not.
largeham (149 D)
06 Apr 12 UTC
http://9gag.com/gag/3721057


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jwalters93 (304 D)
06 Apr 12 UTC
Draug, what's a DDOS?
Yes, I'm going to be 'that guy'.
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Algy (100 D)
06 Apr 12 UTC
hey acile
if you haven't joined yet you should join the game that is about to start in 5 minutes or so as long as you and sombody else joins it we iwll play!
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Algy (100 D)
06 Apr 12 UTC
hey so people
hey so people should join the ancient game called please play 9
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Algy (100 D)
06 Apr 12 UTC
friday afternoon live
friday afternoon live looks like alot of fun
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Algy (100 D)
06 Apr 12 UTC
the game thgatjust failed
hey everybody rejoin ill make a good game here
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Algy (100 D)
06 Apr 12 UTC
anybody want to play now????????????
hey we need aexactly twon more players just just jsut two lets get them pleeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaase :)if not imean thats it buuuuuut it would be cool
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Algy (100 D)
06 Apr 12 UTC
hey Acile
you should join the game that could start in 14 minutes and then the ohter two people from my game the big time could join it and along with me there would be seven
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Algy (100 D)
06 Apr 12 UTC
the big time
hey you guys should join the new game that is going to start in 11 minutes and then we would have a game
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nikat (309 D)
05 Apr 12 UTC
Bug! Admins. Help please :)
I can't submit the order in the World game.
The fleet at Northeast Pacific convoy army to ... from ...
When I select "from Yukon Territory", convoy option lists just disappear.
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Algy (100 D)
06 Apr 12 UTC
late night show down
hey I don't think we are going to get enought people to play the late night show so why don't we focus on the big time
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Algy (100 D)
06 Apr 12 UTC
new game at 3:35
Just started another game but I think that many people who play this live in the U.s. so I dont think we will get enough people but we might since I made it cool
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jwalters93 (304 D)
06 Apr 12 UTC
Guitar.
I love my twelve-string. I've been playing for like 8 years now. Anyone else play? What type of guitar do you have? What's your dream guitar?
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Gobbledydook (100 D (B))
06 Apr 12 UTC
EOG : kenny powers
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=83146
EOGs below.
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Chanakya. (635 D)
06 Apr 12 UTC
EOG:gameID=85263
Oh, MY connection went down so I had no access to internet Hence couldnt complete the game. Sorry, to all the players in the game :http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=85263
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Puddle (409 D)
02 Apr 12 UTC
Ubuntu
Who else uses? I'm a little frustrated with my drug of choice at the moment, anyone wanna commiserate with me?
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King Atom (100 D)
05 Apr 12 UTC
I Just Realized...
I have enough credits to graduate as a Sophomore...

WHAT DO I DO NOW?
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Emac (0 D X)
06 Apr 12 UTC
Meireles
What a thunderbolt! It brought back memories of Ryan Giggs beating David Seagate after a long run up the pitch in 99.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgHi3D7OjNs
http://www.soccer-blogger.com/2012/04/05/video-raul-meireles-goal-vs-benfica-chelsea-champions-league-april-2012/
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Algy (100 D)
06 Apr 12 UTC
April 8th game
we should think a bout the deat down before bedtime if this doesn't go through
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Algy (100 D)
06 Apr 12 UTC
hey guys
theres a game called guys that would be fun to join:)
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Thucydides (869 D (B))
06 Apr 12 UTC
PE thinks property exists (as opposed to not existing): discuss
source: facebook
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Tettleton's Chew (0 D X)
04 Apr 12 UTC
Debt Education for the uninformed
To most people the "national debt" is unfathomable. They need to be educated. The debt is actually millions of individual pieces of paper of various denominations called Treasury Bonds. Who buys and sells Treasury Bonds (the national debt) is quite revealing.
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Algy (100 D)
06 Apr 12 UTC
slow news night
alright im getting out of slow news night and whoever the anonymous person who is starting trhat one should switch to the other one that will be coming on in about 3 minutes
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Algy (100 D)
06 Apr 12 UTC
5 min games now
so hey im thinkin that right now everybody who wants to play a five minute interval game should just join the ones which are up there and then we can get a game going. itll be fun!:)
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Myself538 (100 D)
05 Apr 12 UTC
New Variant
This sites not as much fun as it used to be. We really need to add another variant. That should spice things up. Any Comments?
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Riphen (198 D)
06 Apr 12 UTC
Xbox Live Arcade Diplomacy Game
Just a idea i thought of while on my xbox. Anyone else think it is a good idea? If it had 7 player matches and functionality like this website (with 1 day or more turn systems + plus live games) I think I would pay at least 10 bucks to purchase it as long as it was simple but still got the diplomacy feel.
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dubmdell (556 D)
06 Apr 12 UTC
I wrote a song for you Ava!
Inspired by Sarg's comments in this thread:
http://webdiplomacy.net/forum.php?viewthread=851524
I wrote this song for Ava! I used my friend's twelve string for instrumentation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGkA1eJ2llk
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Fasces349 (0 D X)
05 Apr 12 UTC
Trolling is now Illegal?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/04/arizona-bill-criminalize-online-speech_n_1404038.html

If your in Arizona your no longer allowed to legally troll people. Good thing I am in Canada, and you Americans say we don't support free speech...
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Draugnar (25 D X)
05 Apr 12 UTC
If you were to run for President, what would your theme song be?
You know, like Hillary was supposed to have New york State of Mind play when she campaigned in NYC... What would play and would it vary depending on where you were stumping?
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