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    Americanisation of Football

    This is a pet hate of mine & I´ve noticed it getting more & more common on here & also on Top eleven Facebook groups.
    Ok " Roster "nobody has that they have a Squad A Squad of players
    " Draft" It´s not the Draft list & you don´t "draft" a player …it´s a Transfer list & you sign a player
    "Overtime" Overtime is never played ..it´s Extra time (AET)………
    There´s others but I´ve lost interest now…but really do we have to americanize things ?

    Ok rant over….
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    forgot the worst. Soccer.
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    I will not even say that word

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunzo View Post
    This is a pet hate of mine & I´ve noticed it getting more & more common on here & also on Top eleven Facebook groups.
    Ok " Roster "nobody has that they have a Squad A Squad of players
    " Draft" It´s not the Draft list & you don´t "draft" a player …it´s a Transfer list & you sign a player
    "Overtime" Overtime is never played ..it´s Extra time (AET)………
    There´s others but I´ve lost interest now…but really do we have to americanize things ?

    Ok rant over….
    Neither "Roster" nor "Squad" belong to my mother tongue. I may use either of them just to make myself understood and both have exactly the same meaning to me. Funny to see someone from Norway fighting for english language as I do not see it (american or english) in great danger at this stage of World's history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gizzmo View Post
    Neither "Roster" nor "Squad" belong to my mother tongue. I may use either of them just to make myself understood and both have exactly the same meaning to me. Funny to see someone from Norway fighting for english language as I do not see it (american or english) in great danger at this stage of World's history.

    You assume because I live in Norway Im Norwegian ?

    I will assume you´re French so you will have a basic grasp of the english language

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    All y'all very particular bout some synonyms.

    When Nord starts swapping Anglo terms into the alternative language, then I'll be onboard the Défense de Langue bandwagon

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    Quote Originally Posted by gizzmo View Post
    "Roster" nor "Squad" ... both have exactly the same meaning to me.
    A roster is a list or non-physical representation of players currently assigned to a team. While a roster can describe all members of a team, a squad represents the physical members; one can "check the roster" to verify if Messi was transferred, but the roster describes the squad, not vice versa. A squad can have a full roster, a roster can "show" or describe, but not "be" a squad. Squad may also indicate a smaller subsection of a larger group, "Les blues really have a strong Cup squad this season," indicating they may field a weaker squad during friendly play.

    I will say that a "draft" describes a particular method of player transfer, and it's not what we have in any case in T11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunzo View Post
    You assume because I live in Norway Im Norwegian ?

    I will assume you´re French so you will have a basic grasp of the english language
    Both of your assumptions are perfectly correct. "Basic" being more than a nice definition.
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    I´m not concerned with the meaning of the word Im more on about it not being a footballing term.
    I´ve never heard the word roster used in any footballing term in the UK. Unless you know different?


    edit: " Sir Alex checked the roster"… no Im just not going to buy that one
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    Yes let's philosophise a bit more about football

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur5fGSBsfq8

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