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Postby bueno » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:29 am

Portugal looked really weak against Germany - definitely wouldn't be able to tell that they're the 2nd favourite to go through from that performance. Pepe is unbelievable... no excuse for acting like that in an important game when you're already losing. what a child. Can't believe Ronaldo managed to hit a one man wall.
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Re: soccer/footy/futebol thread

Postby bels » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:31 am

Overworked bobbin sorry. Armando Ianucci is the new football blather guide:



"Berkamp come on, you've got twenty two legs, use them."
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Re: soccer/footy/futebol thread

Postby germinal » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:53 am

Ron manager was always good value

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Re: soccer/footy/futebol thread

Postby wiggly--woo » Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:41 am

pepe is undoubtedly an idiot but atleast he's toned his rage down a bit since the getafe incident

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Re: soccer/footy/futebol thread

Postby rublev » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:14 pm

Yaaaaaaay Belgium!!! Really wasn't a fan of how Algeria played football... not surprising that they didn't score a single goal in the last world cup.

Brazil / Mexico tonight could be tasty...
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Re: soccer/footy/futebol thread

Postby Syeknom » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:08 pm

Town is bloody mental tonight
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Re: soccer/footy/futebol thread

Postby sidewalk » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:59 pm

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Re: soccer/footy/futebol thread

Postby bueno » Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:49 pm

Mexico have a pretty decent record against Brazil and they are by no means a bad team. Not very surprised they got a draw tbh especially after seeing the way Brazil played against Croatia (uninspired imo). Ochoa did a great job in goal for them too.

Brazil will probably still be able to go through first on goal difference though unless Mexico can pull off something very special against Croatia.

Good stuff from Belgium (once they got going in the 2nd half, at least). Had some money on them winning as well so definitely not complaining at that comeback.
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Re: soccer/footy/futebol thread

Postby rublev » Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:57 pm

Russia have the best national anthem!!! Love it. Always makes me feel like i should be in fatigues on some submarine during the cold war.
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Re: soccer/footy/futebol thread

Postby bels » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:42 pm

Just read that America beat Ghana? What an incredible upset. Americans must be feeling really great about that.
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Re: soccer/footy/futebol thread

Postby charybdis » Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:22 pm

I'm always amused that whenever there is a World Cup, everyone writes an OP ed or does a piece about how THIS will be the year that Americans finally catch on with the rest of the world and love soccer/football. (Exhibit A, Exhibit B, Exhibit C)
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Postby sidewalk » Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:55 pm

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Re: soccer/footy/futebol thread

Postby bueno » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:30 pm

The end of a great era for Spain.

Despite losing it was good seeing Australia put up a decent fight vs. Netherlands. Cahill's challenge on Indi was ruthless but he scored a damn good goal - hope Indi is okay and can recover for later stages but his situation doesn't look great... concussion i think?
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Re: soccer/footy/futebol thread

Postby rublev » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:37 pm

Holland game was good. Look a bit weak at the back at times which is a bit worrying.

Spain game was a little sad / embarrassing, but also exhilarating to see Chile play some great football. Could have been 3 or 4. It's a shame to see those Spanish players go home but to me none of them really looked like they wanted to be there anyway. Even when Australia were trailing in the final minutes you could see the fight in them... not sure it was really ever there for Spain.
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Re: soccer/footy/futebol thread

Postby bobo77 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:46 pm

rublev wrote:Holland game was good. Look a bit weak at the back at times which is a bit worrying.

Spain game was a little sad / embarrassing, but also exhilarating to see Chile play some great football. Could have been 3 or 4. It's a shame to see those Spanish players go home but to me none of them really looked like they wanted to be there anyway. Even when Australia were trailing in the final minutes you could see the fight in them... not sure it was really ever there for Spain.


I think that first game just killed their confidence. That first goal in the first game killed their confidence. Casillas was building up too much on achieving his record shutout time. Australia had no expectations going in, and could play with no regrets.
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Re: soccer/footy/futebol thread

Postby stappard_ » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:56 pm

some classic punditing from glenn hoddle before the cameroon croatia game-


- suggests that "there might be a box threat from lallana" which doesn't mean what he meant
- refers to the cameroonian team as 'the cameroons', which as we know is actually the name of a racist 50s doowop group
- suggests a front five of gerrard, lallana, sterling, welbeck, sturridge to play uruguay. right then glenn
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Re: soccer/footy/futebol thread

Postby rublev » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:12 am

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...poor Ian Wright has had to go home 'cos his family were held at knife point in their London home :(
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Re: soccer/footy/futebol thread

Postby rublev » Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:05 pm

Still so surprised at the poor grammar from some commentators. "them players" etc, happens continually. How can you be 40/50 years old on live telly and not be able to get this? Loved Hansen correcting Danny Murphy tonight... "the best team won", for Hansen to then say "yeah, the better team won". A GOAL FOR GRAMMAR!!!! Saying that though Murphy is still pretty good. I like him.
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Re: soccer/footy/futebol thread

Postby oldtrailmix » Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:13 pm

The women's US open is on instead of the World Cup at work fucking gd
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Re: soccer/footy/futebol thread

Postby eufemism » Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:43 pm

lmao who ever said england wasn't afraid of Suarez just pissed him off.
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Re: soccer/footy/futebol thread

Postby stappard_ » Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:03 pm

As usual England are clueless against a team with a plan, albeit one that involves kicking and relying on Suarez.

After the equaliser, it was depressingly inevitable to see England's increased vigour going into doing everything QUICKLY, but with no greater thought about what they're doing or why they're doing it.
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Re: soccer/footy/futebol thread

Postby eskdc » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:33 pm

actually a legit question but...is there a lingua franca of sorts in the soccer/football world that a lot of players can just yell at refs/opposing players in international matches? I imagine there's gotta be something like that in the highly multinational world of soccer clubs.
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Re: soccer/footy/futebol thread

Postby bueno » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:49 pm

@eskdc^ Nah i think often both players and refs will be able to speak a common language. If one player can't there will often be another who can translate. Otherwise body language can convey a lot.

Keep in mind at these big tournaments a lot of the players will have travelled around quite a bit during their club years so can pick up useful lingo in other languages.
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Re: soccer/footy/futebol thread

Postby bueno » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:56 pm

Unbelievably boring football from Greece as usual.
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Re: soccer/footy/futebol thread

Postby ramseames » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:38 pm

;_;

stappard_ wrote:As usual England are clueless against a team with a plan, albeit one that involves kicking and relying on Suarez.

After the equaliser, it was depressingly inevitable to see England's increased vigour going into doing everything QUICKLY, but with no greater thought about what they're doing or why they're doing it.


we had a few really fantastic minutes between rooney popping his WC cherry and the suarez rush but yeah, just shambles
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Re: soccer/footy/futebol thread

Postby eufemism » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:12 pm

anybody know an app that will cover the WC on radio? i'm gonna be at work all day and i won't be able to watch the games.
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Re: soccer/footy/futebol thread

Postby starfox64 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:29 pm

bueno wrote:@eskdc^ Nah i think often both players and refs will be able to speak a common language. If one player can't there will often be another who can translate. Otherwise body language can convey a lot.

Keep in mind at these big tournaments a lot of the players will have travelled around quite a bit during their club years so can pick up useful lingo in other languages.


the common language in question is generally english. the refs are also supposed to be able to gesture enough to make themselves clearly understood.
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Re: soccer/footy/futebol thread

Postby bueno » Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:21 pm

Switzerland should be a good test of how the 'new' France can perform against decent teams. Hopefully we can crush the Swiss. (smiling)
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Re: soccer/footy/futebol thread

Postby navin » Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:48 pm

Im really optimistic for Costa Rica, theyve won despite the ref
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Re: soccer/footy/futebol thread

Postby bueno » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:04 pm

5-2, unbelievable, should have been 6 at least!
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