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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 28.06.2010, 01:32
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Did anyone enjoy a steak, drink a bottle of Barolo and make love to a beautiful woman?
I chatted to some nice women, drank some Oz shiraz and had a steak sandwich when I got home. Does that count?
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Old 28.06.2010, 02:33
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Re: 2010 World Cup actual match discussion here (all matches)

Does Seth Blatter know he is living in the 21st century, where someone on a train travelling 200km/h 12,000 kms away can see the wifi enabled super-slow motion replay of the ball crossing the line, 15 seconds after it happened?

The problem FIfa's excuses for avoiding the introduction of technology are ambigious at best and plain farsical in the light of day. I honestly believe the time will come, as soon as the old man kicks the bucket or someone gets some balls and over-throws the dinosaur. Rant over.

England were beaten by a faster, hungier, technically superior team who played like a team. Two of their goals were late passes before the strike, and that has to be praised. Their level of ego is comendable and they are truely playing for the team, for the country, rather than just self glory.... perhaps that is the difference.

I hate to keep harking back on this, but Australia's group D was a freakin tough group, evidenced with both Ghana and Germany going through to the quarters......

Finally, anyone else think there is a corelation between home grown coaches versus imported coaches, just look at the results so far.
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Old 28.06.2010, 02:35
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Re: 2010 World Cup actual match discussion here (all matches)

Oh seriously. This is redunkulous.

I have been getting shit from the English since our loss to Germany by four goals.

I always wanted Germany to play against someone else like they played against Australia. They were stealthy, exposed every weakness, and played as a team.

Personally, I think that the English players get too much money, and they are too busy screwing each other's wives to pass the ball to eash other. Their WM has been abominable. The only decent match they played was the one before this.

I agree that the "second goal" England got was a stupid blunder on the ref's part, but "shoulda, coulda, woulda". That is how we felt after we lost Cahill 55' in. England still would have lost, but maybe not so badly. We felt the same.

Personally, I think Germany-Argentina will be the best match. The teams are together, and play like a team.

It was a great idea for all the Germans to be so young. You know why?

Because they can taste it. They want it.

The English, French, Italians are all complacent. Such a high level of self-importance, and money.

I love football, as it *is* 11 men, one ball. It allows an even playing field.

Now I am going for the Dutch. Cause they give good game.
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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?
" The England - Germany game was very much like making love to one's ex-wife of 44 years standing, and remembering how sweet it was all those years ago. Yet you know that it will start badly, that it might swing in your favour a little bit, but that ultimately it will all end in tears yet again. At the end of it, you start quietly singing 'Three Shirts on My Line', remember the laundry in the washer and wander off home. "

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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.
Is it so difficult for you Rhodesians to learn?
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Re: 2010 World Cup actual match discussion here (all matches)

Germans happy.

England gassed.

Full backs near the opposite goal.
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Old 28.06.2010, 08:38
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Does Seth Blatter know he is living in the 21st century,
How come he is always at the top? Is he Kim Jong-il of football?
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Old 28.06.2010, 08:52
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Personally, I think that the English players get too much money, and they are too busy screwing each other's wives to pass the ball to eash other.
sounds an enviable way of life
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Old 28.06.2010, 09:08
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Oh seriously.

Personally, I think that the English players get too much money, and they are too busy screwing each other's wives to pass the ball to eash other.
So what you are saying is that they like their balls getting juggled?


I want Chile to win today. I love the way all 10 players keep launching attacks.....it's like defence does not interest them Go Chile!
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Does Seth Blatter know he is living in the 21st century
IFAB (International Football Association Board) is the ruling body not FIFA. The Brits hold 4 out of 8 votes...
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Old 28.06.2010, 09:44
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IFAB (International Football Association Board) is the ruling body not FIFA. The Brits hold 4 out of 8 votes...
true. does anyone remember when scotland or wales took part to a fifa wcup in recent centuries....?
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Old 28.06.2010, 11:49
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I always wanted Germany to play against someone else like they played against Australia. They were stealthy, exposed every weakness, and played as a team.
Klose was back from his red card in this game (which he got at the very beginning of the second game). He is a veteran striker that really scares defenses. They may not be scared of him specifically, but he creates opportunities and this matters. I have been telling people for days it would matter, and he was integral in the first two goals for Germany (and many more scares). Team and selfless are two words that describe this German team.

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Personally, I think Germany-Argentina will be the best match. The teams are together, and play like a team.
Totally totally agree. The Germany-Argentina game is going to be the one to watch. Two teams playing the best football I have seen so far in this world cup.
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Old 28.06.2010, 18:12
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Re: 2010 World Cup actual match discussion here (all matches)

I hope to see the best match of this session of the WC next Saturday, Argentina vs Germany ......

Come on Argentina ........Hope to see the replay of 1986.

One thing really concerning me are the referees........
The type of shit they are doing throughout is horrible.
Something like the 1990 final would be the worst nightmare.

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Swiss/French Delight in Goals Against England

I was sitting quietly in a bar in Vaud watching the Germany v. England match yesterday and was amazed by Francophone peole going bonkers with delight when Germany scored their first two goals.

Does anybody know what that was about?
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Old 28.06.2010, 18:37
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I was sitting quietly in a bar in Vaud watching the Germany v. England match yesterday and was amazed by Francophone peole going bonkers with delight when Germany scored their first two goals.

Does anybody know what that was about?
It's the English football team, everyone loves to hate us. If you ignore Agincourt, 2 world wars, and some proper beer, they would probably love us to bits.
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Old 28.06.2010, 18:43
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Re: Swiss/French Delight in Goals Against England

I don't understand why they can't just bow to superiority
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I was sitting quietly in a bar in Vaud watching the Germany v. England match yesterday and was amazed by Francophone peole going bonkers with delight when Germany scored their first two goals.

Does anybody know what that was about?
I think you were unlucky in your choice of the bar.

I would say that some Romands were pro-german some were pro-english but the vast majority must have been indifferent.
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Old 28.06.2010, 19:06
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Not to be missed, apparently

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Old 28.06.2010, 19:26
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I think you were unlucky in your choice of the bar.

I would say that some Romands were pro-german some were pro-english but the vast majority must have been indifferent.
I agree. I spent the 2002 world cup in Geneva and the thing I remember is that they just had one thing in common: "anyone but France"...
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Old 28.06.2010, 19:28
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Not to be missed, apparently
Brilliant
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