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Old August 5th, 2009, 01:23 AM   #1481
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On topic, does anyone reckon the world cup record average will be broken if it goes back to the states again??
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Old August 5th, 2009, 01:36 AM   #1482
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Also

Liverpool weren't in the top flight for most of the 50s and into the early 60s

Man united missed a large chunk of the thirties



Don't believe the hype Arsenal-Chelsea has always been massive especially up to and including the 1970s. The chelsea-tottenham thing is massively exaggerated.
I'm Arsenal, myself, and Chelsea friends of mine have always been really, really hostile toward Spurs but not as much Arsenal. So I'm only speaking from personal experience.

And the question about attendance, yes, I think it'd easily be broken.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 02:09 AM   #1483
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"Younger" chelsea fans maybe, but older Arsenal and Chelsea have a lot more animosity. just like Arsenal and west ham from the 80s have crazy hate for each other. It all depends who you talk to.

So you reckon they'd break 69,000?? what's the smallest stadium proposed to be used?
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Old August 5th, 2009, 02:36 AM   #1484
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45,600 - Salt Lake City
45,200 - Washington, DC

Neither would be used as SLC is too narrow and RFK (Washington) is going to be gone by then.

After them is TCF Bank Stadium in Minnesota, it's 50,300.

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Old August 5th, 2009, 04:43 AM   #1485
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On topic, does anyone reckon the world cup record average will be broken if it goes back to the states again??
Undoubtedly. The average for another World Cup here will be in the 70,000's.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 05:00 AM   #1486
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As a real American(I get compared to Hank Hill a lot), I hope we don't get the world cup, its more important to other countries and I don't want the sport to become anymore popular than it already is.
I was 10 years old in 94 and I didn't even know we had hosted the world cup until I started reading this forum.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 06:21 AM   #1487
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Here's what I wrote earlier

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The rants against soccer that have been so common in the states (and here in Canada) are not so much about the sport itself but more about it being perceived as "foreign". It's just one battle in a much bigger culture war. Those who rant against it are always die-hard nativists that see soccer as a foreign aspect of globalization infringing on a sovereign sporting culture. The rants are more about pushing back against what they see as a threat. You'll notice the rants are always framed in a context of "us and them" as in "they have their sports and we have ours and that's the way it should be". Thats why Beckham didn't work. The mainstream subconsciously viewed him as a foreigner coming over to supposedly convert people to a "foreign" sport.

and here is test subject #1

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As a real American(I get compared to Hank Hill a lot), I hope we don't get the world cup, its more important to other countries and I don't want the sport to become anymore popular than it already is.
I was 10 years old in 94 and I didn't even know we had hosted the world cup until I started reading this forum.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 06:51 AM   #1488
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As a real American(I get compared to Hank Hill a lot), I hope we don't get the world cup, its more important to other countries and I don't want the sport to become anymore popular than it already is.
I was 10 years old in 94 and I didn't even know we had hosted the world cup until I started reading this forum.
I consider myself a real American, and i want the cup, so what you feel as a "real" american means absolutely nothing.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 07:25 AM   #1489
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As a real American(I get compared to Hank Hill a lot), I hope we don't get the world cup, its more important to other countries and I don't want the sport to become anymore popular than it already is.
I was 10 years old in 94 and I didn't even know we had hosted the world cup until I started reading this forum.
dont worry, Football will always be king in America.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 07:25 AM   #1490
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As a real American(I get compared to Hank Hill a lot), I hope we don't get the world cup, its more important to other countries and I don't want the sport to become anymore popular than it already is.
I was 10 years old in 94 and I didn't even know we had hosted the world cup until I started reading this forum.
You can't be a real American because you obviously still need to get real.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 07:33 AM   #1491
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I like soccer, does that mean im not a real American anymore? Im telling Obama on you!
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Old August 5th, 2009, 09:42 AM   #1492
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Dang, I'm not a real american.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 03:03 PM   #1493
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I guess the people who want the extra tourist money it'd bring to the country hate America. Darn terr'ists.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 06:14 PM   #1494
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What about the Northwest Derby? Were Man Utd and Liverpool ever not both in top-flight?

Is Arsenal and Chelsea considered a derby?

We only tend to think of your closest team as your real derby here.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 08:30 PM   #1495
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speak for yourself, Ipswich's closest team is Colchester united, their derby is considered to be with Norwich. West brom and Aston villa grounds are the closest, but wolves and Birmingham city are considered their main rivals etc etc
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Old August 5th, 2009, 08:40 PM   #1496
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Undoubtedly. The average for another World Cup here will be in the 70,000's.
fair enough, although the smallest stadium in 1994 held 57,000...

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45,600 - Salt Lake City
45,200 - Washington, DC

Neither would be used as SLC is too narrow and RFK (Washington) is going to be gone by then.

After them is TCF Bank Stadium in Minnesota, it's 50,300.
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Old August 8th, 2009, 02:42 AM   #1497
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To me as an outsider who remember the 1994 world cup it looks as if the interest in hosting from USA and US cities is MUCH bigger now than it was back in the early 90's. Same with the general interest in football. I'm sure when it comes to 2018/22 the general american public knows what's coming.
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Old August 10th, 2009, 08:36 PM   #1498
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As a real American(I get compared to Hank Hill a lot), I hope we don't get the world cup, its more important to other countries and I don't want the sport to become anymore popular than it already is.
I was 10 years old in 94 and I didn't even know we had hosted the world cup until I started reading this forum.
Judging by your reply you're more like Hank Hill from Bevis and Butthead.
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Old August 11th, 2009, 02:05 AM   #1499
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it would be great to have some of our high speed corridors ready by then. imagine if the California High Speed Rail line is built, connecting LA and SF which will host games, Bo-NY Was, which will have games, the Chicago Hub System and the Texas HSR. it would make it very easy on tourists and fans to experience multiple cities with just one or two flights.
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Old August 11th, 2009, 02:15 AM   #1500
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I consider myself a real American, and i want the cup, so what you feel as a "real" american means absolutely nothing.
whatever you say Hulkster.

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