or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Entertainment and Culture › 2014-2015 OFFICIAL FOOTY THREAD (+ Brazil 2014) - Football, Soccer, Calcio, Voetball, Fútbol, Futebol, etc.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

2014-2015 OFFICIAL FOOTY THREAD (+ Brazil 2014) - Football, Soccer, Calcio, Voetball, Fútbol,... - Page 40

post #586 of 1927

It it a bit of a let down to see the win slip from the US. I do not doubt that they will fail to make it through, I am sure they will be great competition for Germany if they attack, pass and lob as they did. It was a skillful showing by them. Some of those floating crosses remind me of Netherlands from 98 and the header from Van Persie!

post #587 of 1927

As fun as US/Portugal was, I feel like a child on Christmas Eve with Netherlands playing tomorrow. I hope they come out and spank Chile! 

post #588 of 1927
Garbage. Michael Bradley has been disappointing - playing with zero heart. Other than that the team played so much better than the Ghana match. We retained possession and playing with initiative. Both goals were unfortunate and we need to tighten up on defensive play. Thursday will be intense.
post #589 of 1927
Quote:
Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I'm furious at this outcome. they battled and just about put the US onto the map of football nations, and then fucking pissed it away because of inattention and laxity. you could see exactly where they just fucking let up, stopped pressing, and most unforgivably, just gave away the ball in the last 30 seconds.

we don't deserve to go through if this is the kind of attitude we bring into these games - especially after battling like madmen and finally ascending the mountaintop. why the fucking fuck do they proceed to just give it up like that?!

I blame LeBron.
post #590 of 1927
Quote:
Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I'm furious at this outcome. they battled and just about put the US onto the map of football nations, and then fucking pissed it away because of inattention and laxity. you could see exactly where they just fucking let up, stopped pressing, and most unforgivably, just gave away the ball in the last 30 seconds.

we don't deserve to go through if this is the kind of attitude we bring into these games - especially after battling like madmen and finally ascending the mountaintop. why the fucking fuck do they proceed to just give it up like that?!

My wife was on the phone, and literally seconds before Portugal scored that last goal, she told her friend "We're about to close out Portugal."  Needless to say, I got pretty pissed.

 

It's that attitude that lost this game, to celebrate a win before it's locked up.  I don't know if it can be remedied.  However, this hard lesson may be the only thing that could jolt the US team out of their complacency.  There is no amount of yelling and coaxing about how "It's not over 'til it's over" is equal to going into the locker room knowing that you gave away a win, literally seconds from the end of the game.  

post #591 of 1927
Quote:
Originally Posted by NorCal View Post

I blame LeBron.

That goes without saying.  Not sure why you felt the need to say it.

post #592 of 1927
Quote:
Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

That goes without saying.  Not sure why you felt the need to say it.
True, but I gotta maintain tradition.
post #593 of 1927

So, that group is wide open still, right?  Geez, I'm going to eat a big lunch on Thursday so that I am drowsy during the game.

post #594 of 1927
The ball should not leave the center circle at all on Thursday.
post #595 of 1927
I'm torn on who I want to go through. I love watching Ghana's spirited play,but if the USA scrape it then it will raise the profile of the game.
post #596 of 1927
Quote:
Originally Posted by ehkay View Post

The ball should not leave the center circle at all on Thursday.

This. JK and Jogi need to sit down for some bratwurst and have a conversation.
post #597 of 1927
^ I don't see Germany playing for a draw. After the Ghana game, they're going to want to finish out the group stages in winning form.
post #598 of 1927
"Playing for a draw" means different things to different teams. A world-class team (like Germany) can play a brand that they consider conservative, opportunistic or boring and still completely dominate a lesser side. And even after you factor all that in, I've never played in a competitive match of anything where the decision to "take it easy" came before the start of the game. If Germany are tied 1-1 in the 80th minute I think it's safe to say there won't be much to watch. However, there's no way they're going to phone it in from the kickoff.

I think the US loses 2-1. I base that on nothing but it sounds about right. Honestly the match that's going to be the most interesting (read: terrifying) to watch will be Ghana/Portugal.

I still can't believe that fucking happened last night...
post #599 of 1927
Quote:
Originally Posted by ManofKent View Post

I'm torn on who I want to go through. I love watching Ghana's spirited play,but if the USA scrape it then it will raise the profile of the game.

Fair point.

How is it that the MLS starts this week? Bang in the middle of the World Cup!
post #600 of 1927
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

How is it that the MLS starts this week? Bang in the middle of the World Cup!

Landon needs something to do.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Entertainment and Culture
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Entertainment and Culture › 2014-2015 OFFICIAL FOOTY THREAD (+ Brazil 2014) - Football, Soccer, Calcio, Voetball, Fútbol, Futebol, etc.