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Is as lovely as before 18 27.27%
Beauty of the game has been sacrifised by tactics 12 18.18%
Teams are too cautious and players are nervous 10 15.15%
Is too much result oriented 4 6.06%
Don't like analysis, just love to watch 11 16.67%
Couldn't care less about it 23 34.85%
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Old 27.06.2010, 22:25
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You are living dangerously here - Germany is very beatable - just because the Brits were too stupid to manage it doesn't mean Ghana can't.
The last time Germany had a team that was really unbeatable was probably 74... I am the first one to admit that they have regularly luck, but on the other hand just as regularly a team spirit few other teams have. Just look at the goals today: Two of the four went in because the strikers did not selfishly tried to use the chance on their own, but set up their team mates for a better chance... so I'd say they work hard for the luck.

Last time everyone knew that Argentina was on paper the superior team as well... but the point of a tournament is that the paper does not matter. I actually had them on my list for the championship last time and thought they would easily kick Germany out. Did not happen and this year Messi is far from his 2006 performance...
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Old 27.06.2010, 22:29
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Right... you mean like in 2006?
i was somewhere on Strasse des 17. Juni watching this match on one of the screens. what a day it was! It felt like Berlin was gonna explode with emotion...
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Old 27.06.2010, 22:29
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Re: 2010 World Cup actual match discussion here (all matches)

I feel sorry for Mexico. They had the best chances in the first half and they still find themselves 0:2 down thanks in part to FIFA bell boys.

That was a nice pile up on the way to the tunnel though LOL
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Old 27.06.2010, 22:31
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You are living dangerously here - Germany is very beatable - just because the Brits were too stupid to manage it doesn't mean Ghana can't.
Wow, you are not thinking like most of the experts.

Germany has one of the youngest team. And look how successful they are for players without this level of experience.

By the way, Ghana already lost against Germany.
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Old 27.06.2010, 22:33
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Wow, you are not thinking like most of the experts.

Germany has one of the youngest team. And look how successful they are for players without this level of experience.

By the way, Ghana already lost against Germany.
Let's just wait for the next predictions of the psychic octopus...
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Old 27.06.2010, 22:35
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Let's just wait for the next predictions of the psychic octopus...
Hein?
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Old 27.06.2010, 22:36
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As a football fan is it too much to ask to have a fair game?

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Controversy here, and lots of it. Lionel Messi slides Carlos Tevez clear but Mexico keeper Oscar Perez comes out to get their first.... The ball comes back to Lionel Messi, who chips it goalwards but Tevez, who is miles offside, heads it in. Mexico protest as the goal is initially given but the referee confers with his assistant as the incident is replayed on the huge screens at Soccer City Stadium and they both see that they have got it wrong. They cannot change their minds, though - and the goal stands. Are you watching Sepp Blatter?
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Old 27.06.2010, 22:37
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Hein?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/10420131.stm

'Psychic' octopus predicts Germany victory over England

'Psychic' Paul went straight to the German container

A "psychic" octopus is said by its aquarium owners to have predicted the country's football team will knock England out of the World Cup
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Old 27.06.2010, 22:42
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Paul, an octopus in the sea life aquarium of Oberhausen was 70% right during the 2006 worldcup with his predictions. So far he predicted the matches against Serbia, Ghana and England correctly...

http://www.sealifeeurope.com/local/whatsnew.php
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Old 27.06.2010, 22:47
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Re: 2010 World Cup actual match discussion here (all matches)

Ha ben, I'll go less stupid to bed tonight!

Germany, keep your short tight*, Argentina is coming!!! Awesome 3rd goal!

That's my boys!

Attache ta tuque avec d'la broche!
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Old 27.06.2010, 22:59
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As a football fan is it too much to ask to have a fair game?

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define fair? Dominating 90mins and get a late goal from a defending error?
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Old 27.06.2010, 23:02
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Wow, you are not thinking like most of the experts.

Germany has one of the youngest team. And look how successful they are for players without this level of experience.

By the way, Ghana already lost against Germany.
Germans are mentally strong and cohesive - which is why with average teams they achieve above average results. They were planking themselves against Ghana and it was Ghanese finishing failure that sunk them there, something they found, for the first time, against the US. The result of that game are there for all to see -1 The German defense has more holes than your average Rössle sieve. 2. The Germans are fearfully fast in counter-attack.

Personally I think that Klinsman achieved his goal in defining a new look for German football, and it is very promising but the defense problem, one that should have been solved but hasn't been - it was a major problem for them in the last WC and it was Ballacks phenominal work-rate that got them as far as they did. Put them against a real team and it will look very different. If I'm correct then success is solely dependent on the draw providing them with a real opponent. England failed abjectly on that count and - with the goal disallowance evening the score on 1966, Germany-England encounters cannot be termed classics any more. In fact in my opinion the FA has a problem of a dimension on its hands that it simply doesn't understand - and its of a strategic nature not an operative one.
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Old 27.06.2010, 23:20
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The last time Germany had a team that was really unbeatable was probably 74... I am the first one to admit that they have regularly luck, but on the other hand just as regularly a team spirit few other teams have. Just look at the goals today: Two of the four went in because the strikers did not selfishly tried to use the chance on their own, but set up their team mates for a better chance... so I'd say they work hard for the luck.

Last time everyone knew that Argentina was on paper the superior team as well... but the point of a tournament is that the paper does not matter. I actually had them on my list for the championship last time and thought they would easily kick Germany out. Did not happen and this year Messi is far from his 2006 performance...
Jeder ist sein eigen Glückes Schmied (sp. ?) As long as they play dynamic football I wish them all the best - especially since it grew out of that abortion they fielded in the 90's.
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Old 27.06.2010, 23:30
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What's going on now?!!
We all went for a drink
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although the 2 games were great today, it all left some bad taste in the mouth. The errors of referees had a huge impact on the spirit of the teams especially the mexican. The same applies to the english, they invented football but lost the recipe of victory. So it will be a matter of time before FIFa introduces video assistance?
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It wouldn't have changed changed the ENG-GER result and all credit to the German team . . . but VIDEO EVIDENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Jeder ist seines Glückes Schmied.

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although the 2 games were great today, it all left some bad taste in the mouth. The errors of referees had a huge impact on the spirit of the teams especially the mexican. The same applies to the english, they invented football but lost the recipe of victory. So it will be a matter of time before FIFa introduces video assistance?
sport reflects life and all people make mistakes - isn't much of sport the ability to recover from a setback?
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Old 28.06.2010, 00:15
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Re: 2010 World Cup actual match discussion here (all matches)

I spent the late afternoon crying into my beer watching the decimation of the England team. Did anyone enjoy a steak, drink a bottle of Barolo and make love to a beautiful woman?

(When is England going to do the decent thing and get a German coach?)
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I was the only English person in the village. Unless there were a few quietens around. Most of the Swiss were sympathetic (which I found hard). I thought it was an interesting match but I didn't like the outcome.
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