General Sportsball thread

Not sure how I would feel about this if I was a Wrexham fan

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Looks like it’s just publicity for an exhibition tournament. I can’t imagine anyone thinks they’re going to be Ted Lasso here.

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I have no idea who Ted Lasso is.

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Football, okay, but an off season 7 a side jolly on holidays abroad? In the old days, of Bill Shankly, that would be an excuse for boozing it up!

Ted Lasso is a tv series about a manager from some US sport (perhaps football) who becomes a manager of an English (Champoinship I think? Can’t keep track of what they call the divisions these days, and I don’t get English telly so I don’t ever see it) football team. Hilarity and japes ensue as the team and everyone tries to explain offside to him. But his heart of gold, genuineness, and a plucky band of outsiders willing to look outside the box leads to heartwarming almost success.

It also has a Roy Keane type character in it and the series is so sunny and feel good that “Roy” isn’t a total irredeemably shit human being.

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The point about the last bit is that even if you could suspend your belief about a big English team hiring someone with no experience of the sport (the plot involves Giles from Buffy setting up his ex wife for failure - what is it about English heartthrob actors that they age like fine wine into delicious villains?) even if you could suspend that, it asks you to imagine a world where Roy Keane isn’t a seeping bellend. That’s a step too far for me!

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To the players maybe, to the fans not (which was Mr Shankly’s point).

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In the days of Bill Shankley friendlies and exhibition tournaments were a big deal, a chance to prove yourself against teams that you might not play against normally.

It’s very loosely based on Chester City’s (Wrecsam’s historic derby rivals) 1999-2000 season, when they were managed by American football coach Terry Smith. It did not end well for them IRL.

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It goes poorly in Ted Lasso too. Richmond gets relegated despite the upbeat tone of the show.

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I doubt that Ted Lasso will end with Richmond going bankrupt and the fans having to start a new team in the tenth tier of football.

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Maybe if Benioff and Weiss become the showrunners…

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Not gonna lie, but your postings are making me into a Carlisle fan.

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Jason Sudeikis Good Luck GIF by Apple TV+

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VARception?

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No balls in this sport, but lotsa backbone. I’ve been religiously refreshing this tracking page for one of the major races in the sport I do. Hours of watching the dots move.

The race is a 72-hour endurance affair that is about 300 miles. I trained for it last year, but a shoulder injury knocked me out. Ms Pane says I’ve been a (more) miserable butthead ever since.

Some folks are in it to win it, others just to survive. There’s teams racing to raise awareness for diabetes, breast cancer, and other illnesses. Team ThisAbility from Virginia is one of my favorites, especially because they’re tough, tough racers.

https://www.thisability.org/

Anyway, the tracking is cool (to me). Next year. Next year.

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Hope over history.

He could easily have the N changed to an M, but he wouldn’t be any happier.

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