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post #136 of 4307
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A nice little backwards no-look header from today's friendly, marking was not so good, but still .....

Spain looks good..
post #137 of 4307
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Miroslav Klose (Lazio) Born 09.06.78. Squad No: 11.
Goal-scoring machine for the last decade, Klose has reinvented himself since joining Lazio last year after losing a starting spot at Bayern Munich. Needs five more goals to equal Gerd Muller’s all-time German record and has hinted he could play on until the 2014 World Cup.

If he misfires, I hope Gomez puts on a better performance than he did versus Chelsea. Then again, most of that midfield Germany has can knock in a bag full of goals.

Those Germans are damn young though.
post #138 of 4307
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Miroslav Klose (Lazio) Born 09.06.78. Squad No: 11.
Goal-scoring machine for the last decade, Klose has reinvented himself since joining Lazio last year after losing a starting spot at Bayern Munich. Needs five more goals to equal Gerd Muller’s all-time German record and has hinted he could play on until the 2014 World Cup.
If he misfires, I hope Gomez puts on a better performance than he did versus Chelsea. Then again, most of that midfield Germany has can knock in a bag full of goals.

Those Germans are damn young though.

They have a lot of great youngsters..
post #139 of 4307
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That Torres goal made me shout when I saw it live. Really hope El niño his a vein of form for the tournament.
post #140 of 4307
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A Qatari bloke bought PSG and is after Huguain ,Kalou and many others...
A Russian bought Monaco ...
Modern football.
Its either foreign money (bad) buying success (good) and bringing hangers on (inevitable with success but bad) or good away days and a laugh with people you know will be there no matter what because they were there by your side at the club's lowest ebb.
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Originally Posted by romafan View Post

For lasbar & SHA (although you may have read it): 225
Never heard of it, will read it after this one.
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post

Eastern European countries are 40 years behind us for a lot of things...
I remember French and English players being abused during matches in coutries like Macedonia..
Did black and Asian fans get attacked in those games? What about when Man City played in Poznan?
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Originally Posted by the shah View Post

it wasn't too long ago German fans threw banana peels at the black English players.
Also, Le Pen and his Black, Blanc, Beur comment laugh.gif
I heard (without any evidence) that a Leeds fan threw a banana at a Man Utd player when we played them at ER in September, it was a regular occurence in the 80s.
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In France , it is quite rare...
Of course ,it does happen because racism is not dead..
Even in England ,where a lot of work has been done, the former captain is up on trial in july for racial abuse...
It seems to be more to do with the players now, I have not once heard a racist remark from the terraces although that is in part due to a more varied fan base and purple bibbed twats on sentry duty.
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Racism is present in every society even the most advanced...
Just check the recent racist rants incidents on the London underground..
They're not individual incidents but it doesn't mean that London has more racist people than other capitals..
More advanced societies are just better at masking it behind laws , educational programs , PR exercises but it is an underlying problem...
In Eastern Europe , it is just raw because for years they haven't been confrontated to African ,Carrabean immigrants...
I find that abhorrent...
I have Slovak friends and they're extremely racist towards black people even if they're themselves immigrants..
Pot , Kettle ,black..
Britain was a lot more racist when they first came here than it is now, they were seen as a threat and are easily distinguishable. Why pick on an Irishman or a Frog when they look just the same as us and you might get it wrong when there is a black man to abuse who you know is different from you? Racism is sometimes understandable even if it isn't pleasant.
post #141 of 4307
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Originally Posted by DLester View Post

Anyone care to weigh in on Hulk? I have seen him in a few CL games but haven't drawn a conclusion.

Stout fellow. Very strong on the ball, good skill. Poor man's Rooney. Overpriced.
post #142 of 4307
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Originally Posted by tullytra View Post

Why does match fixing always seem to be in Italy? Is it that they are most focused on catching them? I find it hard to believe that many more people are on the take in Serie B as opposed to say the second tier in Spain.

Its a cheaters culture. I hate to say it but calling a duck a duck.
post #143 of 4307
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Stout fellow. Very strong on the ball, good skill. Poor man's Rooney. Overpriced.

Okay thanks. I found some good Hulk goal porn. He seems to have a cannon for a leg.




post #144 of 4307
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

That Torres goal made me shout when I saw it live. Really hope El niño his a vein of form for the tournament.

He has a lot to prove like Ribery for France..
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U.S. - Brazil was entertaining to watch last night: solid turnout too. It would have been nice to see better defense from the U.S. (Brazil's wasn't much better), but the U.S. played very well for stretches. A more fair scoreline would've been about 5-2 or 5-3. Herculez Gomez played an excellent match, and I think Michael Bradley did pretty well in midfield. Canada on Sunday before WC qualifying, so hopefully they can get back on track.
post #146 of 4307
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Originally Posted by tullytra View Post

U.S. - Brazil was entertaining to watch last night: solid turnout too. It would have been nice to see better defense from the U.S. (Brazil's wasn't much better), but the U.S. played very well for stretches. A more fair scoreline would've been about 5-2 or 5-3. Herculez Gomez played an excellent match, and I think Michael Bradley did pretty well in midfield. Canada on Sunday before WC qualifying, so hopefully they can get back on track.

What was the score?
post #147 of 4307
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post

What was the score?

 

USA 1 - Brazil 4

 

Score didn't really reflect the run of play (at least in highlights I saw..). USA had a nice amount of chances, the Brazilian goalie was on top form though (so was the crossbar!!)

 

Also, it looked like there was something wrong with the pitch... the ball didn't bounce properly!!

post #148 of 4307
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Originally Posted by davesmith View Post

USA 1 - Brazil 4

Score didn't really reflect the run of play (at least in highlights I saw..). USA had a nice amount of chances, the Brazilian goalie was on top form though (so was the crossbar!!)

Also, it looked like there was something wrong with the pitch... the ball didn't bounce properly!!

What kind of tem they turn up with?

Hulk , Neymar and a lot of youngsters or the old guard again?
post #149 of 4307
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Hulk , Neymar and a lot of youngsters
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USA/Brazil was fun to watch. I'm pleased with Klinsmann's push to get us into proper competition with elite sides rather than just muddling around in the CONCACAAF over and over. I only saw the first half and was pleased at 2-1 down (because Oneywu's handball was sketchy at best). Sad that the USA collapsed later on.

Neymar and Hulk were a good tandem on the wings. Marcelo looked like he was having a great game too (FTW!). Brazil's side was Menzes' fine-tuning for the Olympic cycle. Who is Oscar (Brazil's 10?) Kid had some cheap shots off the ball on US defenders - but it never ceases to amaze me that a Brazil side full of "no-names" or local players can still impress.

Think Hulk is better than a poorman's Roo (especially at 150mil). Think he's faster and willing to use more skill. Also think he's built more solidly - ie less chub more muscle.
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