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Jugadas Espectaculares WorldCupfilter: clipshow of some staggeringly fancy footwork. Even non-fans should love this. (youtube)
posted by CunningLinguist (25 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Crud, I didn't see the post below, sorry.
posted by CunningLinguist at 7:06 AM on June 8, 2006


Pretty damn fancy nonetheless.
posted by MetaMonkey at 7:13 AM on June 8, 2006


There's nothing to apologize for, these two posts go together like, well, the left foot and the right. That video is awesome! I don't remember the "I'm just going to play the ball off my other foot move" from back in the day. Not the kicking with the off foot, even I can do that, but the using the off foot as a bumper. Totally rad.
posted by OmieWise at 7:15 AM on June 8, 2006


Great stuff, thanks CunningLinguist....excellent soundtrack too! (The Roots: Guns Are Drawn)
posted by edverb at 7:29 AM on June 8, 2006


Once again, the fact that Youtube presents video as an occasionally updating series of grainy still frames accompanied by music makes me wonder how the fuck it got so popular.
posted by jack_mo at 7:29 AM on June 8, 2006


I'm not a big YouTube fan either, but that was just beautiful.
posted by Devils Slide at 8:03 AM on June 8, 2006


Not a soccer fan at all, but always loved this fella's work.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=C4vD0tSArZA&search=Matt%20Le%20Tissier

(Video of fancy footwork that actually ends with a goal.)
posted by uncanny hengeman at 8:20 AM on June 8, 2006




Le Tiss = Mutt's Nuts
posted by MetaMonkey at 8:41 AM on June 8, 2006


If America loses the cup but all the highlight videos use American music, do we win something else? Is there an equivalent of Soft Power in international sports?

Great link BTW
posted by freebird at 8:48 AM on June 8, 2006


Doesn't come much better than this.
posted by fire&wings at 9:07 AM on June 8, 2006


jack_mo -- I think the problem is your connection speed, not YouTube itself. Try pausing when the video starts, waiting for it to download completely, then hitting play. YouTube got so popular because the rest of us are seeing nice smooth video clips, not an occasionally updating series of grainy still frames.
posted by Acetylene at 9:10 AM on June 8, 2006


Every single one of those moves, actually the whole sport, was invented by the greatest player to ever touch a soccer ball: Diego Armando Maradona.

The Original

Argentina wins this year.
posted by redteam at 9:18 AM on June 8, 2006


Thanks for the links, everyone. Almost makes me wish I had TV signal so I could watch the WC. Then it reminded me of why I got rid of my cable in the first place; it'll be on the Internet eventually.

Does anyone else think matlettuce looks like mathowie a leeeeetle bit?
posted by Eideteker at 9:22 AM on June 8, 2006



I've just become his number 1 fan tonight, MetaMonkey.

Did he ever play in a World Cup?

I saw another YouTube compilation and noticed his nickname was Le God. Which is funny, coz God is my fave "proper" footballer, too.

No, not him, HIM!
posted by uncanny hengeman at 9:23 AM on June 8, 2006


Gazza
posted by blag at 9:24 AM on June 8, 2006


Did he ever play in a World Cup?

Yep, his first was in 1982. And again in 86, 90, and 94.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diego_Maradona
posted by heydanno at 10:20 AM on June 8, 2006


v.d. Vaart's goal is really unbelievable.
posted by NationalKato at 11:12 AM on June 8, 2006


CunningLinguist , thanks! That was very entertaining.
posted by shoepal at 11:31 AM on June 8, 2006


Gee, I get a kick out of watching that.

I love soccer, love the way it makes me feel like watching dancers, the beautiful expertise, fancy footwork. And the geometry of the sport makes me think of billiards.
posted by nickyskye at 12:13 PM on June 8, 2006


uncanny hengeman writes 'I've just become his number 1 fan tonight, MetaMonkey.

'Did he ever play in a World Cup?'


If you're talking about Le Tiss then, no: his international career never really got off the ground. In spite of hundreds of games for Southampton he played for England less than 10 times and missed out on all of the major tournaments. It's a shame, really: I think he would have done well at Euro 96. Still, a legend.
posted by blag at 12:19 PM on June 8, 2006


Doesn't come much better than this.

People have already said it, but nobody has been more impressive over the years to me than Bergkamp and Maradona.

I can watch Bergkamp goals for hours. In fact I have.

Every single one of those moves, actually the whole sport, was invented by the greatest player to ever touch a soccer ball: Diego Armando Maradona.

No.
posted by mrgrimm at 3:23 PM on June 8, 2006



No blag, not that Gazza, THIS Gazza.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 5:55 PM on June 8, 2006


Whoa.

Gayest. Sport. Ever.
posted by blag at 7:30 AM on June 9, 2006


"Even non-fans should love this.'

Should, but don't.

What is the appeal of watching sports other than curling?
posted by surlycat at 2:21 AM on June 10, 2006


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