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  1. omogawd, the auto metaphors are killing me, god descriptions none the less....
  2. It's a crying shame that Borjan, by his mere presence at Red Star (I am not saying he is in any way responsible), is tied in in any way to this horrible BS. UEFA needs to step in and say enough. Any illusion to the Vukovar massacre should be snuffed out early. Football should be a way to calm and unite Europe, not inflame the current tinderbox that is redeveloping there. SAD
  3. Anyone here planning to go to Brazil for this? Thinking of popping over for the group matches, as I live in Argentina.
  4. Okay sorry, compradre, comomonality in names/handles. In the new forum , many of us are talking blind.
  5. Probably the decision for hosting will not be until mid-to-late November, when the group winners of the CONCACAF "Nations League" for the senior teams are known, as a participant has to host and as they don't want both final tournaments in the same country. I expect the US will get the Nation's hosting if they beat Canada, so that probably means Mexico for the Olympic men's qualifiers (unless we beat the US, then Mexico hosts us in the Nations League Final and US hosts the pre-olympics). Either way, we could have a team going to Mexico in March, a good time for a vacation! On the other hand, the twitter from the US reporter may be wrong, and the US may already have got a guarantee from CONCACAF for a January-February period to ensure their young domestic professionals can attend due to the US off-season, regardless of where it is, and the US assoc are desparate to qualify for the Olympics after the last two failures (note the comment of the Costa Rica assoc Pres about the US almost certainly getting the Pre-olympic tournament in the January-February non-fifa window). And, the US might end up with both tournies. Of course, if Panama happens to beat out Mexico in the Nation's league, then everything is up in the air. Probably Costa Rica for the women's Olympic qualifiers in February? We should know where everything is happening not too long after 17th of Novemeber, and it is allprobbly pre-planned anyway. Then, hopefully, we wil be in a posiiton to buy our flights before the end of November.
  6. How about a limit on post size?
  7. Well, we are probably not going to get our Euro stars, so we should not be thinking too much about our best possible team. It would be great if the later rounds of the qualifying tournament, whenever it is set, would be during an international break, and then we could possibly superload for the vital final matches. With the unusually long FIFA break of March 23-31 for friendly (earlier) and competitive national team (later) matches, this could be a big opportunity if the clubs cooperate. Perhaps if the rumours of the tourney happening in Mexico in late March are true, we could see some of them in the line-up. However, that would mean the other teams could bring in some ringers across the sea too. Guess we will have to wait to see the venue announcement before we could speculate too much.
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