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    [–] Summary of Poland team controversy after Columbia game MaritimeMonkey 2 points ago in soccer

    Who could've predicted that it would be Poland instead of Germany after that first match day? Top 10 anime plot twists.

    [–] Reminder: These characters were all considered at some point. MaritimeMonkey 1 points ago * (lasted edited 5 hours ago) in smashbros

    Is Geno actually popular or is his name just repeated by the same group of people any time a Smash game pops up? I guarantee that Waluigi is more popular than Geno. He's a footnote in Nintendo history, there are just many more popular characters to pick.

    Many people didn't even know who Ridley was when he was announced for Ultimate and he's the main bad guy in a main Nintendo franchise. He was at the top of the often repeated fan request polls, Geno was always much lower.
    The character just isn't iconic as a retro pick and doesn't have the popularity and recognisability of a regular pick.

    [–] Reminder: These characters were all considered at some point. MaritimeMonkey 2 points ago in smashbros

    What franchise? It's only one game. He isn't at all relevant in the Paper Mario games or Mario & Luigi ones. Might as well ask for Professor E Gadd.

    [–] FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 RUSSIA - GROUP STAGE - SECOND ROUND MaritimeMonkey 2 points ago in polandball

    They were antagonising fans, which can create a very dangerous situation. They might start throwing things or run on the field.

    If a player ran towards the opponents' fans and made rude gestures, they'd risk match bans as well.

    [–] FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 RUSSIA - GROUP STAGE - SECOND ROUND MaritimeMonkey 136 points ago in polandball

    Nah mate, gotta make it 5-5 to fuck with Ronaldo's Golden Boot chances.

    [–] Daily Discussion [2018-06-24] MaritimeMonkey 0 points ago in soccer

    Now people are saying they're protecting Serbs, while only two years ago, Serbia got screwed out of the EUROs by Albanian provocation.

    [–] Daily Discussion [2018-06-24] MaritimeMonkey 4 points ago in soccer

    Not for a lack of trying though, a decent chunk of the squads played very defensively and barely had any offensive capabilities beyond lucky counter-attacks.

    [–] Reminder: These characters were all considered at some point. MaritimeMonkey 8 points ago in smashbros

    There are literally hundreds of characters more relevant for Smash than Geno. It's a side character that only appeared in one game, more than twenty years ago. Maybe if he was the main character of Super Mario RPG, maybe if the game had a succesful HD rerelease, maybe if he had more appearances in games, but none of that has happened.

    If you got a choice for a Square Enix character, there's so many better and well liked characters than him, like Crono from Chrono Trigger, the Hero from Dragon Quest, any of the main protagonists/antagonists of Final Fantasy, Lara Croft, Sora,.... If you got a choice for a Mario character, there are characters like Toad and Waluigi who deserve it more.

    [–] [Nate Silver] England and Belgium are incentivized to draw as many yellow cards as possible when they play next week. MaritimeMonkey 10 points ago in soccer

    Right now it doesn't even look like Brazil and Germany are the toughest countries to beat. How stupid would you look if you purposely go for second spot to avoid them and then get kicked out by Mexico while the other squad beats a weaker Brazilian/German side.

    [–] Match Thread: Japan vs. Senegal [World Cup - Group H] MaritimeMonkey 11 points ago in soccer

    Or we could get a ton of shitty 10 defender squads trying to nab a point from a much better squad and weaker attacking sides getting absolutely demolished.

    [–] Post-match Thread: England 6:1 República de Panamá MaritimeMonkey 1 points ago in soccer

    England x Belgium will likely become a battle of who can get the most cards.

    I don't think England or Belgium can afford to get their players excluded from the squad in the knock-out rounds or beyond by getting two yellows and/or a red. I'd rather face Brazil or Germany in the quarter finals than go into the knock-out rounds without guys like De Bruyne, Vertonghen or Meunier(all on one yellow).

    [–] Post-match Thread: England 6:1 República de Panamá MaritimeMonkey 3 points ago in soccer

    Yeah, but that group is so even that it doesn't really seem to make much difference who of those four you meet.

    [–] 2meirl4meirl MaritimeMonkey 5 points ago in 2meirl4meirl

    How about "Don't jump onto incoming traffic, you asshole"?

    [–] Daily Discussion [2018-06-23] MaritimeMonkey 1 points ago in soccer

    Nobody expects the Toby Inquisition.

    [–] Daily Discussion [2018-06-23] MaritimeMonkey 4 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in soccer

    Dembélé hasn't barely ever been a starter, De Bruyne & Witsel are the midfield regulars for us while Fellaini and Nainggolan were the usual options for a 3rd in midfield. As for why, I think it's because De Bruyne is better and Witsel sticks to defensive duties much better. God only knows why he rarely gets given the 3rd spot in a 3-man midfield.

    [–] Daily Discussion [2018-06-23] MaritimeMonkey 8 points ago in soccer

    Each squad picks their strongest player and they fight in a three-way brawl.

    No but seriously, it goes to fair play points, i.e. fewest yellows/reds. So Germany would probably be out after Boateng's red.

    [–] België in het WK MaritimeMonkey 6 points ago in belgium

    If the "best" teams get kicked out, it means they weren't the best. And yes, I'd rather win the World Cup only playing "weaker" squads than lose against a "better" one. Does anyone remember that Portugal basically played the weaker teams until the final in the EK2016?

    This is a once in a lifetime chance, we'll never be this good again.

    [–] Post Match Thread: Belgium 5-2 Tunisia [Word Cup - Group G] MaritimeMonkey 1 points ago in soccer

    While I'm sure he has helped in some way, Mertens revealed during an interview with Belgian tv that he isn't really that involved in coaching, that he's mostly there to learn.

    [–] Daily Discussion [2018-06-23] MaritimeMonkey 3 points ago in soccer

    Quick heads-up, the Belgian goal scorer is called Dries Mertens.

    [–] Daily Discussion [2018-06-23] MaritimeMonkey 5 points ago in soccer

    What do you expect when threads have hundreds of replies within a minute? Not exactly going to get insightful posts.