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#37 jgraham

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:28 AM

Welcome! I'm in the same boat as you kinda as I'm in the process of trying to learn English Premier League soccer :P I started playing FIFA a few years and became a Liverpool fan because I loved Torres and now they have Suarez who's a monster, but the rest of the team is crashing haha. I watch their games as much as I ca. And I'm pumped for the game vs Man U Sunday even though I'm sure Liverpool will get crushed! I'm still learning how it all works though so if you have any American football questions ask me and I'm sure I'll have a soccer question in return for you!


I love that gif on your sig! Steve Smith & Cam Newton both doing the business!

Yeah that sounds like a fair trade! I'm really nervous about Sundays game, despite us being clear at the top of the table Liverpool always raise their game for us and Suarez is on fire lately. Robin van Persie though is also killing it so it should be a good tussle! My problem is the majority of my friends & family are Liverpool fans and so if we do lose on Sunday i'm in for a lot of stick!

#38 Jackofalltrades

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:47 AM

Yeah, because of all the rain the greens are gorgeous and lucious. The Emerald Isle earned her name, saw much of the same color on the big island too.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:02 AM

I love that gif on your sig! Steve Smith & Cam Newton both doing the business!

Yeah that sounds like a fair trade! I'm really nervous about Sundays game, despite us being clear at the top of the table Liverpool always raise their game for us and Suarez is on fire lately. Robin van Persie though is also killing it so it should be a good tussle! My problem is the majority of my friends & family are Liverpool fans and so if we do lose on Sunday i'm in for a lot of stick!


Suarez surely is on fire, cheating twatt, just ask those Mansfield fans from last Sunday's FA cup game.
ManU fan? You must love 'Fergie time' the cranky old git!.........NUFC fan, and yes I'm from the North East ;)
At least we have the Panthers in common, I live in Charlotte now, only 3 miles from the stadium, had PSL's for 6 years (season tickets) and I go to every home game. Heck even did an away game once to St Louis during the Jimmy Clausen era.....we all know how that worked out....

#40 jgraham

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:34 AM

Suarez surely is on fire, cheating twatt, just ask those Mansfield fans from last Sunday's FA cup game.
ManU fan? You must love 'Fergie time' the cranky old git!.........NUFC fan, and yes I'm from the North East ;)
At least we have the Panthers in common, I live in Charlotte now, only 3 miles from the stadium, had PSL's for 6 years (season tickets) and I go to every home game. Heck even did an away game once to St Louis during the Jimmy Clausen era.....we all know how that worked out....


Well his hands are on fire! I don’t like Suarez at all as a person but as a player he is very very good. Fergie time is a myth! Ha NUFC must be a sore subject at the minute after the weekend and with Ba recently leaving!
I’d love to be able to see a Panthers game, how long have you been living in America for? How come you moved to that part of America?

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

Jgraham reminds me too much of Jimmy Graham for my liking, but welcome.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:17 PM

Welcome.

You'll find some general craziness on this board plus some useful information at least once a year.

If you're keen to learn about the pro game, then I recommend Pat Kirwan's book. You'll discover some interesting things...like the difference between 12 and 22 formation. His radio show on Sirius is good--if you can subscribe from the UK.

#43 carolina-chuck

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:22 PM

WELCOME MAN!!!!!

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:30 PM

Where abouts are you from?


Near Glasgow mate.

#45 tjamtjam

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

Yet another European Panthers fan here. I'm from Finland and I've been a fan since the Panthers played in the Super Bowl (which was the first American football game I've watched). I've even been to four Panthers games (2010 against SF, 2011 Bears and 2012 Saints and Giants at home) and watched almost all the Panthers games for the last five or so years (NFL Game Pass is very good btw.)

In ten years I've learned to understand the game quite well but I still not completely sure what causes the illegal formation penalties.. =)

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

Yet another European Panthers fan here. I'm from Finland and I've been a fan since the Panthers played in the Super Bowl (which was the first American football game I've watched). I've even been to four Panthers games (2010 against SF, 2011 Bears and 2012 Saints and Giants at home) and watched almost all the Panthers games for the last five or so years (NFL Game Pass is very good btw.)

In ten years I've learned to understand the game quite well but I still not completely sure what causes the illegal formation penalties.. =)


Illegal formation comes down to either too many or too few players lining up at the line of scrimmage, you have to have seven on the line and five off.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:55 PM

Illegal formation comes down to either too many or too few players lining up at the line of scrimmage, you have to have seven on the line and five off.

On and off the line of scrimmage is the thing I haven't completely understood.. I'm guessing that there is some kind of a distance from the line of scrimmage so that the player is considered "on" the line of scrimmage.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:59 PM

On and off the line of scrimmage is the thing I haven't completely understood.. I'm guessing that there is some kind of a distance from the line of scrimmage so that the player is considered "on" the line of scrimmage.


The offensive line get a little leeway, you often see the guards being a little bit further back and the tackles almost a full yard off the line, even though they are technically not on the line.

But for everyone else they pretty much have to be within a foot or so of the imaginary line extending from the ball if they are to make up the extra two players that have to be on the line of scrimmage to make the formation legal.