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  1. Avatar Sandra Wetzel
    May 13, 2019 @ 2:56 pm

    Enjoyed your post. Haven’t felt soccer fever in years. Manchester United was my team with George Best. Dates me I know. Has the soccer fan violence diminished in the past few years? Haven’t read much about that. Never had it. Then they had and now hopefully no more.

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    • John Henderson John Henderson
      May 13, 2019 @ 3:17 pm

      Thanks, Sandra. Violence is alive and well. Particularly with Ajax. Roma has had its share and Lazio is just plain fascists.

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  2. Avatar Sandra Wetzel
    May 13, 2019 @ 2:56 pm

    Enjoyed your post. Haven’t felt soccer fever in years. Manchester United was my team with George Best. Dates me I know. Has the soccer fan violence diminished in the past few years? Haven’t read much about that. Never had it. Then they had and now hopefully no more.

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  3. Avatar awtytravels
    May 17, 2019 @ 5:36 am

    Ah-ehm… four world cups! The biggest difference between US and European/Latin football I’ve seen in the 2006 World Cup was defence. American players were really aggressive on the ball, often tackling ball, foot and ankle. Apart from being ugly, it doesn’t work; Paolo Maldini, a man I’m not afraid to call one of the best defenders ever though I’m not a Milanista, seldom tackled. He just was there.

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    • Avatar Spencer
      May 20, 2019 @ 3:25 pm

      Also true… I had a coaches tell our teams that slide tackling is an absolute last resort. Its more a sign of a bad defense and being out of position. If your in the right spot, you can stay on your feet and win the ball. Assuming of course your not guarding Messi…

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  4. Avatar awtytravels
    May 17, 2019 @ 5:36 am

    Ah-ehm… four world cups! The biggest difference between US and European/Latin football I’ve seen in the 2006 World Cup was defence. American players were really aggressive on the ball, often tackling ball, foot and ankle. Apart from being ugly, it doesn’t work; Paolo Maldini, a man I’m not afraid to call one of the best defenders ever though I’m not a Milanista, seldom tackled. He just was there.

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    • Avatar Spencer
      May 20, 2019 @ 3:25 pm

      Also true… I had a coaches tell our teams that slide tackling is an absolute last resort. Its more a sign of a bad defense and being out of position. If your in the right spot, you can stay on your feet and win the ball. Assuming of course your not guarding Messi…

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  5. Avatar TJ Prentice
    May 20, 2019 @ 3:29 pm

    Great article! Awesome to see my best friend living his dream, getting to see the best “soccer” in the world with his loved ones! Looking good Spencer!! I am so jealous!

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  6. Avatar TJ Prentice
    May 20, 2019 @ 3:29 pm

    Great article! Awesome to see my best friend living his dream, getting to see the best “soccer” in the world with his loved ones! Looking good Spencer!! I am so jealous!

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    • John Henderson John Henderson
      May 20, 2019 @ 6:38 pm

      Thanks, TJ. I wanted him to get the full Roman soccer experience but no fans made monkey sounds or knifed anyone.

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