See that ludicrous display last night?
May 19, 2017 5:53 AM   Subscribe

 
This was charming and informative in the "one hundred duck-sized horses" way. May I offer a suggestion for their next project?
posted by ricochet biscuit at 6:04 AM on May 19 [5 favorites]


of course it ends in a tie
posted by logicpunk at 6:11 AM on May 19


of course it ends in a tie

For which Dan is full credit. That was a remarkable save late to keep them close and allow for the chance to tie.
posted by nubs at 6:17 AM on May 19 [5 favorites]


Seeing those two professional athletes high-five and hug after scoring on some 8 year olds was really delightful.
posted by entropone at 6:18 AM on May 19 [9 favorites]


The keeper on the adults' side showed some serious skill there, especially on that last save...hoovered that ball up with his arm from on his belly.
posted by radicalawyer at 6:18 AM on May 19 [1 favorite]


I was hoping for something more like this, but that was pretty good too.
posted by fatbird at 6:19 AM on May 19 [1 favorite]


The thing about Liverpool is they always try to walk it in? But yeah. Credit to Dan for the late keeping them in the game.
posted by surlyben at 6:28 AM on May 19 [2 favorites]


How do you play this without punting a child inadvertently?
posted by janey47 at 6:31 AM on May 19 [16 favorites]


That cross to the back of the head at 4:00 was an amazing goal!
posted by J.K. Seazer at 6:31 AM on May 19 [4 favorites]


Seeing those two professional athletes high-five and hug after scoring on some 8 year olds was really delightful.

If you like that, may I recommend one of my favorite all time video genres. My favorite is the block so nonchalantly monstrous that a player on the poor kid who got blocked's team is desperate to high five Andre Drummond afterwards.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 6:43 AM on May 19 [10 favorites]


The thing about Liverpool is they always try to walk it in?

Ironic performance given Coutinho's attitude to shot location seems to be "whenever, wherever." (Actually, not so much this year, but still...)
posted by that's candlepin at 6:44 AM on May 19


Now do rugby
posted by blue_beetle at 6:50 AM on May 19 [7 favorites]


If it had been 30 U9 girls, they would have obliterated Liverpool.

Not joking.
posted by xthlc at 6:51 AM on May 19 [5 favorites]


Charming. Is there a Harlem Globetrotters of footy? There's gotta be, right?
posted by Capt. Renault at 7:00 AM on May 19




10-10-9? Talk about parking the (school) bus.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 7:06 AM on May 19 [1 favorite]


I'm still waiting for the part where they all battle to the death, outfitted in identical gear.
posted by Mayor West at 7:06 AM on May 19


this is why you always bet on the lion
posted by Reasonably Everything Happens at 7:10 AM on May 19


How do you play this without punting a child inadvertently?
Resolve in advance to punt all the children intentionally.
posted by Wolfdog at 7:21 AM on May 19 [10 favorites]


Man, the graphics on Totally Accurate Battle Simulator have really improved.
posted by xedrik at 7:21 AM on May 19 [4 favorites]


How do you play this without punting a child inadvertently?

I was thinking about that. One thing that crossed my mind, is that if these guys have kids, then they probably play with their children. Also, they probably have a model from their own peewee soccer of how an adult plays against a child who is much, much smaller and less skilled. If it's anything like the NFL in the states, then they may even have an active role as a coach or a mentor in an off-season kids' league.
posted by codacorolla at 7:56 AM on May 19 [2 favorites]


There was a post some time ago that featured several of these types of soccer matches but I can't find it. I think there was 11 professionals vs 100 teens, playing while wearing binoculars backwards, and a pitch situated along a steep incline. Little help?
posted by Rock Steady at 8:12 AM on May 19


That was really charming.
posted by sfred at 8:19 AM on May 19 [1 favorite]


All soccer should be like that. That was the best.
posted by Don Pepino at 8:25 AM on May 19 [1 favorite]


Great find. Made my Friday.
posted by Nanukthedog at 9:43 AM on May 19 [1 favorite]


Law 4 - Players Equipment - Colours -

Each goalkeeper must wear colours that distinguish him from the other
players, the referee and the assistant referees


The kids' team cheated. ;-)
posted by zakur at 9:45 AM on May 19


Sort of related from Twitter this morning: Shaq playing pickup with regular sized people
posted by mcmile at 10:47 AM on May 19 [1 favorite]


What's the soccer equivalent of Monday-morning quarterback?
I think if you had 30 kids, that you could keep 5-10 of them back against the fast attack by the pros.
But this was much more fun than hanging out in the Trump threads.
posted by MtDewd at 12:47 PM on May 19


This is great, thank you for posting it.
posted by LobsterMitten at 3:57 PM on May 19


There was a post some time ago that featured several of these types of soccer matches but I can't find it. I think there was 11 professionals vs 100 teens, playing while wearing binoculars backwards, and a pitch situated along a steep incline. Little help?

I believe you're thinking of this:
https://www.metafilter.com/112813/A-new-kind-of-game
posted by Tsuga at 4:03 PM on May 19 [4 favorites]


Heh, totally charming.

And yes, Tsuga has it: that post was great. I think my favorite was the game they played on a like 20 degree incline.
posted by cortex at 4:50 PM on May 19 [1 favorite]


How do you play this without punting a child inadvertently?

Or advertently? The little fast bastards.
posted by Abehammerb Lincoln at 5:07 PM on May 19


I've met Ginnie once. He's just as cool a guy in real life with kids as he was here in this vid.

I didn't expect him to be at my home but for all kind of private reasons I won't go into he walked in together with Jethro Willems, back when both of them were playing PSV.

I was told to go fetch the then 10 year old kid I was arranging soccer training for twice a week, preferably without telling him why... both he and Jethro were absolutely perfect with an amazed and suddenly very shy kid, and a great time was had all around.

Despite the fame and fortune coming their way, they were AWESOME and I'll forever be their fan.
posted by DreamerFi at 3:31 PM on May 20 [3 favorites]


ESPN Big Buddy Program "Get up! Walk it off! Your parents signed a permission slip."
posted by kirkaracha at 4:23 PM on May 20


I was impressed that the announcer took the time to learn the kids' names. It takes serious skill to identify and name them in the middle of the scrum.
posted by umbĂș at 10:50 AM on May 24 [2 favorites]


(And Dan)
posted by RakDaddy at 9:15 PM on June 7


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