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Champions League '08 - '09

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by romafan, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Texasmade

    Texasmade Senior member

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    It's hard to call the US underrated when they're last 3 losses they showed no heart. Beating Egypt was nice but they're not exactly a football/soccer power. Spain has guys that win Champions League titles and contend for best player in the EPL. The US has guys that can't even start on a Portuguese club. That's why no one really thought they would win.
     
  2. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    It's hard to call the US underrated when they're last 3 losses they showed no heart. Beating Egypt was nice but they're not exactly a football/soccer power. Spain has guys that win Champions League titles and contend for best player in the EPL. The US has guys that can't even start on a Portuguese club. That's why no one really thought they would win.

    i'm sorry to come off this way, but: [​IMG]

    so knowing egypt had beaten italy 1-0 even though italy has guys who win world cups and players worth a ton more money than egypts', and knowing that in virtually every tournament ever played a team of lesser known players will defeat a team full of stars, and that this has been happening since futbol was invented, you still consider it a shocking upset for the u.s. to beat spain?

    anyone who watches any soccer, or any sport for that matter, knows that good teams lose to lesser teams all the time. you guys are acting like this was some miracle.

    every world cup that is played you'll have senegal beat france or bulgaria beating germany or costa rica beating sweden or some other result that all the papers call a huge upset. they are not huge upsets if they happen all the time.

    north korea once beat italy 7-0 in the world cup. mexico has beaten brazil 5 or 6 times out of the last 10 times we've played them. argentina lost 2-0 the other day to peru i think. yet everyone buys this hype that certain countries are somehow inherently better and always have a great team and if they lose it's a shocking upset. it's all bullshit. the players know it too. i guarantee the spanish players are not shocked that they lost. they know they had an off day and the u.s. was good enough to beat them when they have an off day. that's it. off days happen.

    don't buy the hype. don't look at the rankings. no one from the soccer countries gives a fuck about the fifa rankings. don't listen to who the announcers say are the best. watch the games and come to your own conclusions.

    this is all a round about way of saying that none of the thing you mentioned has anything to do with who will win a particular match.

    /end rant

    i'm going to bed.
     
  3. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    Gotcha. I haven't been following this thread recently. I had a feeling this would happen with the game that Onyewu had against Egypt. Where the hell is this form coming from? He hasn't even been giving away careless fouls!

    And apparently he alrady signed with Fernebache! Argh.

    Oh, speaking of which, I wonder if DeMerit (who I've always ranked highly) will be getting any offers. No clue if he's out of contract or anything, just curious. And Rico Clark.



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  4. benecios

    benecios Senior member

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    Uhhhhhh,

    A) I believe the title of this thread is Champions League 08-09, not Confederations Cup 09, or FIFA World Cup 2010. Soooooo, reading comprehension...yeahhhhh. The only reason this was brought up in this thread is because Benecios is a whiny baybee who can't let go of the fact that his team got bitch slapped in Rome, isn't that right buddy? [​IMG]

    B) There's a friggin reason why it's considered an upset win.......because no one thought the team doing the upsetting would actually be able to pull it off. Why don't you check out what the oddsmakers thought of the game before it happened?? It wasn't ESPN.....it was the world.

    C) I was rooting for USA all the way...I just didn't think they'd be able to do it, and if Spain and USA were playing again in a week, I'd pick Spain again. I congratulate the boys for doing what they did, but let's be real here....Spain is still by far the better team. One win does not make a quality team. Is that so hard to understand?

    Be honest, would you put your money on the USA beating Spain again? Will you be putting your money on the USA doing the same to Brazil? I sure as hell wouldn't.


    Not the cookie,AGAIN.[​IMG] Yaaaaawn!
     
  5. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    This news has made my summer.His attitude this season has been a disgrace,playing only for himself.

    all real soccer fans are glad that the girl has left...
     

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