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Re: World Cup 2010

Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:27 am

Spin wrote:It would be different if we were simply beat because we didn't have the skills they do. But that's bullcrap. We have much better training and nutrition technology and facilities than the last 3 teams we played. We have players who play in First Division leagues around the world. Aston Villa. AC Milan. Rangers. Borussia Mönchengladbach. West Ham United.


Where do you think Ghana's players play?

They don't live, play and train in Ghana that's for sure.

They take advantage of the the exact same nutrition and training facilities that the US team does by playing in top clubs throughout Europe too.

Like I said before the game, Ghana are a very talented team but, like with a l;ot of African nations, they can be hit and miss.

They just outplayed the US
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Re: World Cup 2010

Unread postby swerb » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:27 am

Helluva effort from the Slovakian goaltender here, who is keeping the Slovaks in this one with a series of great saves. Dutch bringing constant pressure ... this is a talented team. Slovaks with a couple real good chances to knot this thing at 1-1 here. 20 minutes left, time running out.
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Re: World Cup 2010

Unread postby swerb » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:43 am

Well, now its over. The Dutch move on to the final 8 against the winner of Brazil/Chile, with Uruguay/Ghana the unlikely other duo on that half of the bracket. Could this be the year the Dutch break through after several disappointing World Cups in a row?

Be a little easier for em if my Chile upset special of Brazil comes through this afternoon.
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Re: World Cup 2010

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:28 pm

British_Pharaoh wrote:
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:SUCK IT ENGLAND!

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Karma revisited us for 1966 where the goal was given to us when it wasn't over the line in the final


The ball was clearly 3 feet over the line and it cost us a 2-2 Half time score and a completely different game. Tactics and strategy change and the outcome 'could' have been different

but probably wouldn't have

would have been nice to beat the old enemy and then beat the other enemy (Argentina) in the QF



So I gotta ask, what's the general mood towards Team England over there? Are they wankers?
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Re: World Cup 2010

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:28 pm

Most of them were before they got thrashed

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Re: World Cup 2010

Unread postby Spin » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:13 pm

Tchau Brasilia.

What a year for the US to not show up.
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Re: World Cup 2010

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:03 pm

WOW! Ghanaian penalty in the final seconds of ET, Uruguayan player sent off and he missed it


Another night Penalty Shootout drama
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Re: World Cup 2010

Unread postby Cease » Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:17 pm

Germany very impressive today 4-0 over Argentina, striking early and often. Germany has to be favorites on to take the cup.

Final four:
Netherlands vs. Uruguay 7/6/10 2:30 EST
Germany vs. Spain 7/7/10 2:30 EST
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Re: World Cup 2010

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:48 pm

Holland v Germany FINAL has to happen

They really hate each other. Especially the Dutch

One nation still holding a massive grudge for the antics of those wacky, naughty Germans during WW2.


Holland have looked impressive throughout as well and Germany have already lost in the competition so i fancy the Netherlands to win their first World Cup
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Re: World Cup 2010

Unread postby rebelwithoutaclue » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:09 am

http://joeposnanski.si.com/2010/07/06/that-unexpected-moment/?eref=sihp


Fantastic article from Posnanski about the beauty of futball one of the most spectacular goals from one of the least likely sources, a defensive midfielder who also happens to captain the Oranje.
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Re: World Cup 2010

Unread postby Spin » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:59 pm

UHH OHHHHHHHH!!!!

Spain 1 Germany 0 at 73:00
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Re: World Cup 2010

Unread postby Spin » Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:17 pm

I gotta "go Dutch" in this one... :pop:
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Re: World Cup 2010

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:52 pm

Spin wrote:I gotta "go Dutch" in this one... :pop:

I wish I was back in Amsterdam this Sunday
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Re: World Cup 2010

Unread postby Spin » Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:04 pm

It's Spain.

Wow, whatta match. What was there, 11 yellow cards?
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Re: World Cup 2010

Unread postby swerb » Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:51 pm

That was one of the worst soccer games I have seen in my life. Netherlands played dirty, and Spain played like little bitches. The amount of stoppages in play, yellow cards, fake injuries, bad calls, late calls, and frustrated confused looks from the officials were too many to count. The game had no flow and it just flat out sucked to watch.

This was a great World Cup up until that travesty of a game. It deserved a better final. And that final is going to mitigate a lot of the momentum the sport made here in America.

Blah.

Today aside, I became a much bigger fan of this sport over the last month. And I learned a lot about the sport, both from watching, and reading up online. There are a lot of things I like about it, many of which were laid out in Bill Simmons recent piece on the World Cup. Today though, we saw the bad. We saw ALL the reasons this sport has never caught on mainstream in America, and may never.

I think I'm going to start following the English Premier League loosely this fall.

Eff Spain. Effin embarrassment the way those clowns dive to the ground clutching their legs in false agony after slide tackles where the Dutch guy didn't even touch him. If you gotta do that shit to win ... Jesus. To me, just wouldn't be worth it personally if you gotta win like that.
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Re: World Cup 2010

Unread postby aoxo1 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:47 am

I'm tempted to follow the EPL just to root against Aston-Villa.
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Re: World Cup 2010

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:47 am

aoxo1 wrote:I'm tempted to follow the EPL just to root against Aston-Villa.

Be a West Brom fan
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Re: World Cup 2010

Unread postby RIBrownsFan » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:30 pm

British_Pharaoh wrote:
aoxo1 wrote:I'm tempted to follow the EPL just to root against Aston-Villa.

Be a West Brom fan


Then they'd need to know what the Championship is in 2011-12. :dingle:
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