The 2019 Table :: Magic Numbers, Tragic Numbers & Other Doubtful Digits

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  1. jaykoz3

    jaykoz3 Member+

    Dec 25, 2010
    Conshohocken, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Petke is officially Toast.

    Too soon or not soon enough? :sneaky:
     
  2. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    You should be so lucky to have me as your jackbooted BigSoccer moderator. But having moderated the DC United and FIFA boards for many years, and also having moderated more than one World Cup, I think I've had enough BigSoccer moderating for a lifetime.
     
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  3. KCbus

    KCbus Moderator
    Staff Member

    United States
    Nov 26, 2000
    Reynoldsburg, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think you’re pretty much right on the money.
     
  4. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Earning your bread with that post
     
  5. Kejsare

    Kejsare Member+

    Mar 10, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Moderating duties was extended to me once....

    "Je refuse!"
     
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  6. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    ... The "It Is Unsafe To Eat Raw Toast" Update ...

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    Notes

    When this thread opened, CHI was newly toasted, if only lightly. But toast is toast, light or dark. This weekend, the results were very favorable to CHI. First, they won. Second, they won against MTL, which is a team just ahead of them on the table. So this was a proverbial "6 point" game. Third, TFC drew with ORL. TFC and ORL are also teams that CHI is chasing in the playoff race. With the draw, that game gave ORL and TFC 1 PT each, but crucially for CHI also took 4 PTS entirely off the table. Combine all these results together, and you'll see that CHI's CD# dropped below 2.00 PPG. And so did their AD#.

    However, according to the laws of toast, CHI remains toast. Once toasted you're toast until you raise yourself to a playoff position by PPG. But if you're hoping for Lazarakia, and the yet unseen miracle of a toasted team making the playoffs, then this weekend's results should have inspired your hopes. Of course, the Toast Thread's primary reason for existence is to squash your hopes. So, let's see what happens next week when CHI (with its 0.50 PPG away record) travels to face POR (with its 2.00 PPG home record). Oh, and CHI also host PHI next week.

    Meanwhile, in the WC, having lost to PHI, HOU is now toast. And having lost to RSL, SKC are also newly toasted. While celebrating this win, RSL fired their coach. Of course, for years DCU fans have been telling me he's a wanker. So perhaps he got what he deserved.

    Quick Hits


    I think we need to talk about LAX's mind-boggling +40 GD.

    VAN and CLB have been eliminated from SS contention. Do not comfort the irrationally grief stricken Crewligans.

    SEA has a stellar 2.36 PPG record at home, and a miserable 0.82 PPG record away. That's a whopping 1.54 PPG difference.

    7 teams are now toast. Perhaps I did start this thread a little late. Not that I'm to blame for the thread's tardiness. Not in the slightest.
     
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  7. rslfanboy

    rslfanboy Member+

    Jul 24, 2007
    Section 26
    He had been suspended from all activity with the team for two weeks, which included 3 games, in which RSL took 7pts (2 away games too!). Maybe Petke had things set up well before he left, or maybe he has been trying too hard to shove a square peg through a round hole and assistant coach Freddy Juarez is a better tactician.

    Plus the complete lack of professionalism and respect.
     
  8. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    "Petke is a wanker."
     
  9. Green and BLue

    Green and BLue Member+

    Seattle Sounders FC
    Nov 3, 2003
    Republic of Cascadia
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [​IMG]
     
  10. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    That's how I feel. I was Business & Media moderator during the Oliver Tse period and USMNT N&A in the early aughts.

    I imagine it's something how people like George Bush and Barack Obama feel. "Yeah, it's really ********ed up now, and I could really help, but I already gave."
     
  11. BalanceUT

    BalanceUT RSL and THFC!

    Oct 8, 2006
    Appalachia
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Year Around Toast‽ Heresy!
     
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  12. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I understand your point, but this topic has a tradition of that, and you don't have to criticize all of BigSoccer because of it. I wish this topic had fewer posts that didn't contribute anything.

    They're undefeated at home, with GDs of +22 at home and +18 away, albeit with 2 more away games. I compared their away GD per game to 2018-2019 champions. Their away GD per game is slightly worse than Man City's +27, and better than Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, and Paris Saint-Germain. Doing home and away GDs separately and adding them, they're on pace for +58, which would exceed Bayern Munich's +56 from the same amount of games. They're GD per game away is better than every club's GD per game at home except for themselves, ATL, and POR.
     
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  13. SccrDon

    SccrDon Member+

    Dec 4, 2001
    Colorado Springs
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No wonder I like this thread! I'm good at these things.

    Another plus!
     
  14. El-ahrairah

    El-ahrairah Member+

    Sep 20, 2004
    Wanker County
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought we had cookies.
     
  15. Draghignazzo

    Draghignazzo Member+

    Feb 24, 2007
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
  16. pr0ner

    pr0ner Member+

    Jan 13, 2007
    Alexandria, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Who do we have to harass to get this thread pinned?
     
  17. ElNaranja

    ElNaranja Member+

    Houston Dynamo
    United States
    Jul 16, 2017
    He cant do it but all harrassment should be directed @Knave . Just....cause really.
     
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  18. Bluecat82

    Bluecat82 Member+

    Feb 24, 1999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Minnesota United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Only if you forget to clear your browser.
     
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  19. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's gonna be hilarious watching people blow a gasket when they get bounced in the Western Conference Semifinal.
     
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  20. JayRockers!

    JayRockers! Member+

    Aug 4, 2001
    And crappie.
     
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  21. Allez RSL

    Allez RSL Member+

    Jun 20, 2007
    Home
    No mid-week update? This thread is already fercockt.
     
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  22. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    It only took two years!

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    Here's your update:

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    Notes

    Yep, CHI lost.
     
  23. BalanceUT

    BalanceUT RSL and THFC!

    Oct 8, 2006
    Appalachia
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    West is crazy. 7 teams within 5 points of each other. 6 teams within 0.10 PPG of each other. That's going to be volatile through these final months.
     
  24. morrissey

    morrissey Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 18, 2000
    West Los Angeles, Calif
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  25. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City

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