I bought "4-4-2" and "World Soccer"

I bought "4-4-2" and "World Soccer"

Post by Victoria Barret » Sun, 03 Oct 2004 11:13:27


I had an amazingly bad day at Med School today, so I did what any girl
does when she feels bad -- went shopping. Instead of the usual
shop-a-thon, I actually gave myself two little treats I hadn't had in
years:  

Two football magazines, namely the always chatty but insightful
Four-Four-Two, and World Soccer, both October 2004 issues.

(If you're curious how much these two mags cost me, though in England
4-4-2 is listed at 3.60, and WS is at 3 even, I paid U$ 7.99 and U$
6.50 respectively, so about 15 bucks for both. It's tough at the top)

I am going to read them toute-de-suite, and then possibly give you a
mini-review, or if you've read them, you can chime in with your
impressions. Superficial things which stand out is that Saviola is
still pictured alongside Valdes, Jar Jar, Puyol and Deco, and that
almost every shot of players photos inside shows them wearing kick-ass
Rolex watches (note Petr Cech's Mariner on pg. 57).

World Soccer has a Champions League "Expert Guide" and the moment I
saw those formations I knew I had to buy this edition. You know
formations are like manna from heaven to me, I'm not sure really why.
I guess I just like knowing where things stand. :)

And BTW, the reason I haven't bought football magazines for a long
time is manifold, and possibly the same applies to you. First, there's
RSS. Second, there's the 'net. Third, there's Television insider
shows. Fourth, as you saw above, they ain't cheap and they accumulate
in my home cluttering things up. Lastly, I just don't have time to
read leisure magazines anymore.

But I grant you, the internet still can't replace the look and feel of
a shiny magazine or the smell of a freshly-opened book. And I don't
think it ever will.

 
 
 

I bought "4-4-2" and "World Soccer"

Post by Richar » Sun, 03 Oct 2004 13:21:52



Quote:
> I had an amazingly bad day at Med School today, so I did what any girl
> does when she feels bad -- went shopping.

sorry to diverge from the original topic of this post, but i must ask:
how do you have time for shopping? :)  how do you fit med school, your
considerable contribution to rss, and all other extracurricular pursuits
into one day?

vb-haters might see this as a sycophantic question, but i ask it because
i would really like to post a great deal more la liga stuff to rss.
however, with my university studies and full-time job i only sleep about
5 hours a day as it is...

-richard

 
 
 

I bought "4-4-2" and "World Soccer"

Post by Peter Phun » Sun, 03 Oct 2004 13:50:48


Quote:


> > I had an amazingly bad day at Med School today, so I did what any girl
> > does when she feels bad -- went shopping.

> sorry to diverge from the original topic of this post, but i must ask:
> how do you have time for shopping? :)  how do you fit med school, your
> considerable contribution to rss, and all other extracurricular pursuits
> into one day?

She's talented :)

But kidding aside, one does need a break. When i was in college, my break
would be the arcade/pool hall :)

Quote:

> vb-haters might see this as a sycophantic question, but i ask it because
> i would really like to post a great deal more la liga stuff to rss.
> however, with my university studies and full-time job i only sleep about
> 5 hours a day as it is...

Yes. Even though I'm not in school anymore my work schedule is pretty hectic
so I cant post or even watch as much stuff as I would like to. And if you
really look at it, Vicky really doesnt post that much.. she doesnt have alot
of 'initial' topics.
Her post count is high because she take the time to reply to everyone
properly and intelligently, which is greatly appreciated :)

Peter

 
 
 

I bought "4-4-2" and "World Soccer"

Post by Frankie Bo » Sun, 03 Oct 2004 14:56:14

I do the same on a periodic basis and find FourFourTwo the best due to great
writing...

Frank

PS: How does she do it?  The same way I do with my crazy travel
schedule-when I get a chance, mostly when I am in town or on weekends....


Quote:
>I had an amazingly bad day at Med School today, so I did what any girl
> does when she feels bad -- went shopping. Instead of the usual
> shop-a-thon, I actually gave myself two little treats I hadn't had in
> years:

> Two football magazines, namely the always chatty but insightful
> Four-Four-Two, and World Soccer, both October 2004 issues.

> (If you're curious how much these two mags cost me, though in England
> 4-4-2 is listed at 3.60, and WS is at 3 even, I paid U$ 7.99 and U$
> 6.50 respectively, so about 15 bucks for both. It's tough at the top)

> I am going to read them toute-de-suite, and then possibly give you a
> mini-review, or if you've read them, you can chime in with your
> impressions. Superficial things which stand out is that Saviola is
> still pictured alongside Valdes, Jar Jar, Puyol and Deco, and that
> almost every shot of players photos inside shows them wearing kick-ass
> Rolex watches (note Petr Cech's Mariner on pg. 57).

> World Soccer has a Champions League "Expert Guide" and the moment I
> saw those formations I knew I had to buy this edition. You know
> formations are like manna from heaven to me, I'm not sure really why.
> I guess I just like knowing where things stand. :)

> And BTW, the reason I haven't bought football magazines for a long
> time is manifold, and possibly the same applies to you. First, there's
> RSS. Second, there's the 'net. Third, there's Television insider
> shows. Fourth, as you saw above, they ain't cheap and they accumulate
> in my home cluttering things up. Lastly, I just don't have time to
> read leisure magazines anymore.

> But I grant you, the internet still can't replace the look and feel of
> a shiny magazine or the smell of a freshly-opened book. And I don't
> think it ever will.

 
 
 

I bought "4-4-2" and "World Soccer"

Post by Victoria Barret » Sun, 03 Oct 2004 15:23:09



Quote:
>sorry to diverge from the original topic of this post, but i must ask:
>how do you have time for shopping? :)  how do you fit med school, your
>considerable contribution to rss, and all other extracurricular pursuits
>into one day?

Richard, I know you the answer already! I've told RSS innumerable
times about my life, namely, I ain't married, I ain't got kids, I
ain't got a 9-to-5 grind like 90% of RSS.

Helps that I am a super-scheduled, organised and neat person too.

I even choose my clothes one week in advance, every week on Sunday
morning, so I don't have to worry about ensembles. :)

Quote:
>vb-haters might see this as a sycophantic question,

Why on earth do you care what obsessed trolls think? Unless you think
that if you're not aggressive or challenging in your replies, that
somehow that is wrong. I know you're not a *** worried about what
people say about you, Richard.

Quote:
> but i ask it because
>i would really like to post a great deal more la liga stuff to rss.
>however, with my university studies and full-time job i only sleep about
>5 hours a day as it is...

Sure, but that's because Americans expect that from University
students. My more traditional parents would think it's a failure on
their part if they didn't maintain me monetarily whilst I was
unmarried. That's just the way it is.
 
 
 

I bought "4-4-2" and "World Soccer"

Post by Victoria Barret » Sun, 03 Oct 2004 15:30:10



Quote:
>She's talented :)

So talented I even bombed my first rotation in Psychiatry (thanks
Adrian..."Psych is a blast"...). Worse news, Pediatrics is next.
Great...

Quote:
>But kidding aside, one does need a break. When i was in college, my break
>would be the arcade/pool hall :)

My break is the 'net and everything to do with it. It's just so much
more accessible than having to work with full-time IRL relationships,
although all my friends move out of Florida anyway...

Quote:
>Yes. Even though I'm not in school anymore my work schedule is pretty hectic
>so I cant post or even watch as much stuff as I would like to. And if you
>really look at it, Vicky really doesnt post that much.. she doesnt have alot
>of 'initial' topics.

I'm sure everyone realises after 3 years that I see myself as a piston
in the RSS engine. I see that as my "duty" here, to keep things going
along smoothly. Helps that we have a good bunch of people, trolls
included (I think we've all seen worse trolls).

Quote:
>Her post count is high because she take the time to reply to everyone
>properly and intelligently, which is greatly appreciated :)

Thanks Peter! You made a bad day better by just giving me a kind word,
which cost you nothing, but is worth a lot to me.
 
 
 

I bought "4-4-2" and "World Soccer"

Post by Victoria Barret » Sun, 03 Oct 2004 15:31:33



Quote:
>PS: How does she do it?  The same way I do with my crazy travel
>schedule-when I get a chance, mostly when I am in town or on weekends....

Frank! I've been meaning to find that email of yours. I will write you
back tomorrow, promise! I want to get it right, and not steer you
wrong, capiche?
 
 
 

I bought "4-4-2" and "World Soccer"

Post by Coli » Sun, 03 Oct 2004 16:03:33

Quote:
> (If you're curious how much these two mags cost me, though in England
> 4-4-2 is listed at 3.60, and WS is at 3 even, I paid U$ 7.99 and U$
> 6.50 respectively, so about 15 bucks for both. It's tough at the top)

Hm...  Last time I bought a World Soccer magazine was in...

*checks*

...1998. o_O  So the last time I bought one was when I was 15.  Oy.

It was $7.95 Canadian but it was also 2.70 back then.  Lord knows it's
probably $10 or so now.

(I stopped buying magazines - mainly game ones - with the advent of the
Internet.  Not much use paying for printed goods when you can get as
much info as you want - on the topics you want - online.)

 
 
 

I bought "4-4-2" and "World Soccer"

Post by Paul » Sun, 03 Oct 2004 18:31:00

On Sat, 02 Oct 2004 03:03:33 -0400, Colin

Quote:

>> (If you're curious how much these two mags cost me, though in England
>> 4-4-2 is listed at 3.60, and WS is at 3 even, I paid U$ 7.99 and U$
>> 6.50 respectively, so about 15 bucks for both. It's tough at the top)

>Hm...  Last time I bought a World Soccer magazine was in...

>*checks*

>...1998. o_O  So the last time I bought one was when I was 15.  Oy.

I remember buying it for the first time in the early 1960s!. It opened
up a whole new world of football I'd never encountered before.

In those days, instead of publishing whole league tables, they would
publish just the top 3 in a few European leagues. It was frustrating
not knowing what other teams lurked in the lower reaches of  ***
leagues such as France and Belgium.

Eventually I started listening to the radio. In around 1965, when I
was 14/15 I remember deciding to record the results of the German
Regionalligen, taken down from the radio, and then drawing up my own
league tables! And I did it for the complete season. I still remember
Villingen 08, Germania Metternich, SV Alsenborn, Reinickendorfer
Fuechse and most of the other teams from that era.

The internet age makes it all too easy!

--
Paul

 
 
 

I bought "4-4-2" and "World Soccer"

Post by Juan Vazque » Sun, 03 Oct 2004 20:10:25



Quote:


> > I had an amazingly bad day at Med School today, so I did what any girl
> > does when she feels bad -- went shopping.

> sorry to diverge from the original topic of this post, but i must ask:
> how do you have time for shopping? :)  how do you fit med school, your
> considerable contribution to rss, and all other extracurricular pursuits
> into one day?

Someone (Shussbar ?), a few weeks ago, trying to answer a question like
this, proposed this memorable line (words more or less):

"If you don't understand this, then you are not familiar with the
Victoria-Barrett-concept".

hehe.

JV

 
 
 

I bought "4-4-2" and "World Soccer"

Post by Victoria Barret » Sun, 03 Oct 2004 23:34:42

On Sat, 2 Oct 2004 07:10:25 -0400, "Juan Vazquez"

Quote:

>"If you don't understand this, then you are not familiar with the
>Victoria-Barrett-concept".

>hehe.

It was Renaud. :)
 
 
 

I bought "4-4-2" and "World Soccer"

Post by Victoria Barret » Sun, 03 Oct 2004 23:42:13

Quote:

>I remember buying it for the first time in the early 1960s!. It opened
>up a whole new world of football I'd never encountered before.

>In those days, instead of publishing whole league tables, they would
>publish just the top 3 in a few European leagues. It was frustrating
>not knowing what other teams lurked in the lower reaches of  ***
>leagues such as France and Belgium.

>Eventually I started listening to the radio. In around 1965, when I
>was 14/15 I remember deciding to record the results of the German
>Regionalligen, taken down from the radio, and then drawing up my own
>league tables! And I did it for the complete season. I still remember
>Villingen 08, Germania Metternich, SV Alsenborn, Reinickendorfer
>Fuechse and most of the other teams from that era.

I can actually visualise a pale, ruddy-cheeked young man in Darwen,
hunched over his family's wireless, scribbling furiously the results
of the day in the Regionaligen.

So wonderful.

Quote:
>The internet age makes it all too easy!

When I was a child, our schools "made" us select pen pals from all
over the world. Mine was a boy from the island of Reunion. Although
today I barely remember how to play, I recall that after a while, I
found out his passion was chess, so we would play a game of chess via
post.

I still remember looking in my pigeon hole to see if a new letter had
arrived, so I could scramble and place his rook or pawn this way or
that. Maybe I had check! More likely, he had checkmate. :)

It's not so long ago when I didn't have email, but what I describe
above could be almost 100 years away it seems all so long, and all so
old ago.

 
 
 

I bought "4-4-2" and "World Soccer"

Post by Adrian Coco » Mon, 04 Oct 2004 00:59:00



Quote:


>>She's talented :)

> So talented I even bombed my first rotation in Psychiatry (thanks
> Adrian..."Psych is a blast"...). Worse news, Pediatrics is next.
> Great...

   Hey, I thought after a few years of dealing with some of the people on
RSS you'd be able to handle any psychiatric disorder they could throw at
you.

   Of course, I hated pediatrics, so therefore you might just end up liking
that.

ac