Victims of a Campaign- The Other Footy Teams Thread

Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by GunneRy, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    It's not really much of a spoiler.
     
  2. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [​IMG]

    Shut up or I'll do you too!!!
     
  3. Shen-O

    Shen-O Member+

    United States
    Jul 26, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  4. Quentin

    Quentin Member

    Jul 12, 2008
    Eleanor, WV, USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What are your thoughts on the Catch 22 series? The book was a bear to get through, but I think the series looks like it could be pretty solid.
     
  5. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ah the beloved Other-footy-teams thread... first it was hoops, then xG, and now TV series. Next up: Deodorants and body piercings?
     
  6. casoccerdad47

    casoccerdad47 Member+

    Mar 31, 2006
    I didn't know it had been made into a series, but I didn't find the book a bear to get through and suspect "Yossarian" didn't either.
     
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  7. Quentin

    Quentin Member

    Jul 12, 2008
    Eleanor, WV, USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was just using my contrasting views of the book and my initial impression of the show as a gauge. I was curious how someone — who very likely enjoyed the book — viewed the upcoming series. I didn’t hate the book... it was just wasn’t one of those books that I couldn’t put down. By the end, I appreciated the overall work but I just had to power through portions of it.
     
  8. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Are you kidding? I'm going to be in the fetal position the entire match, covering my eyes, sipping bourbon straight from a CamelBak.
     
  9. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A bear to get through?! Pish posh, it's an amazing book (in fairness I know many people who've said they didn't find it an easy read). But yes, I'm looking forward to this attempt. The old Arkin film was not very good.
    Related trivia: Simon & Garfunkel's The Only Living Boy in New York (my favorite song of theirs, btw, and excellently used in the film Garden State) was Paul's lament about Art going off to film the Catch-22 movie in Mexico, as he foresaw the ending of their partnership.
     
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  10. ArsenalJake

    ArsenalJake Member+

    Feb 11, 2013
    Charlotte
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So let me get this straight. Frank Lampard, Jody Morris, John Terry AND Ashley Cole will all feature in the Championship promotion playoff between Aston Villa and Derby County!?!

    And at 38, Ashley Cole is PLAYING, not managing!?!
     
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  11. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Cole will start I think as their lb malone got 2 yellow cards vs Leeds
     
  12. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It would be pretty crazy to see Cashley back in the Prem. No way he still has enough pace, right? But he must be dreaming. :p
     
  13. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
  14. Super Llama

    Super Llama Member+

    May 21, 2006
    Seattle
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Hell yeah Yoss has gone sicko mode
     
  15. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    you left out Chicago deep dish.
     
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  16. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I loved the book

    The movie is trash unfortunately
     
  17. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good book, bad movie - sounds like a catch-22....
     
  18. ArsenalJake

    ArsenalJake Member+

    Feb 11, 2013
    Charlotte
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well I definitely missed that one. Not even a debate for me: Giordano's.
     
  19. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Pequods in Morton Grove.
     
  20. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    OMG, you had to bring that up?!!
     
  21. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
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  22. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Damn.

    One that stands out to me is 87 shots on target! I just got done kvteching about an Atlanta match where the team only got 2 shots on target and Messi averaged more than that for a whole league season. Wow.
     
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  23. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Funny enough I had the same experience yesterday where my NYRB could only muster 2 shots on target. But I can live with that because we played with 10 men for 60 mins, and only could get 33% possession. And in the end it's all good because we buried one of those 2 shots. ;)
     
  24. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Citeh are indeed a well funded juggernaut. But with Kompany waving bye-bye, and the club possibly facing a UCL ban, I wonder if any of their staff or fans are starting to get a little nervous about the next year or two. :p
     

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