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official 2010 world cup thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by matadorpoeta, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. seanchai

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    Oh my, what are the English tabloids going to be printing tomorrow.

    Algeria is by far the weakest team in the group. Major missed opportunity there. The United States is in with a win, and I trust they will get the job done.
     
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    Fuck...
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    Err, at every world cup there are referees from all continents, so that 'positive discrimation of Africans' call was unnecessary. Besides, Switzerland a top footballing country??

    Shit happens man, I've seen millions of poor calls by European referees before and I watch that shit every week.


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    I'm almost relieved I didn't skip out on work to see this shambles of a squad take to the pitch. It's about one step better than the French..barely.
     
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    Ridiculously poor showing. Thought Ashley Cole gave the best performance out of all the England players.
     
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    As you can see, even a Lion starves in the desert.
     
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    [​IMG] You played well. Well done.
     
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    As you can see, even a Lion starves in the desert.
    Now that's wisdom.
     
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    You played well. Well done.


    Thank you! [​IMG]
     
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    Algeria is by far the weakest team in the group.

    who says/thinks that?
     
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    who says/thinks that?

    The same blokes who came up with EASY (England, Algeria, Slovenia and Yanks) [​IMG]
     
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    The same blokes who came up with EASY (England, Algeria, Slovenia and Yanks) [​IMG]

    probably the same, who came up with germany taking the cup after the game against australia.
     
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    I gotta say, the US game was the most entertaining of all the games so far, and not just because I'm psyched they came back. Hope the mystery call doesn't come back to haunt us.

    And I don't understand what happens to Rooney in international tournaments. Dude just looks flat.
     
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    probably the same, who came up with germany taking the cup after the game against australia.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    wheres austria?
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] wheres austria?
    In between Germany and Italy, unless they've moved it that is
     
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    The problem with England is that they don't play as a team and the team formation is usually off-balance which results in chaos. I would have played Gerrard with Rooney and put Joe Cole on the wing. On that note, Crouch and Defoe should have been playing at the beginning with Lennon and Dawson.

    What's missing is a system or a football philosophy. Throwing a bunch of stars on the pitch won't work.

    If you look at Brazil and how they play, Dunga has modified his squad to fit his idea and a particular style of play. He made the sacrifce of leaving top players like Pato or Ronaldinho behind to achieve this. Maybe England should do the same with a few players (I.E. Gerrard; Lampard).
     
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    Capello is too rigid with his formation. 4-4-2 doesn't work with England: why not play Gerrard as an offensive midfielder behind Rooney and get of the lump that is Heskey? A 4-5-1 would work, considering they have a fairly strong midfield and a wold class striker in Rooney.

    Hopefully they'll sort it for the next game: I don't mind if they win or not, I just want the decent game of football I know England are capable of producing.
     
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    The problem with England is that they don't play as a team and the team formation is usually off-balance which results in chaos. I would have played Gerrard with Rooney and put Joe Cole on the wing. On that note, Crouch and Defoe should have been playing at the beginning with Lennon and Dawson. What's missing is a system or a football philosophy. Throwing a bunch of stars on the pitch won't work. If you look at Brazil and how they play, Dunga has modified his squad to fit his idea and a particular style of play. He made the sacrifce of leaving top players like Pato or Ronaldinho behind to achieve this. Maybe England should to the same with a few players (I.E. Gerrard; Lampard).
    No, the problem with England and this pains me too say as an Englishman is; that they aren't very good. That said I will be glad to eat my words.
     

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