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official 2010 world cup thread

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

  1. greekonomist

    greekonomist Senior member

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    Even though I hope Algeria would do something (at least one victory in the group), I will support Argentina.

    And, by the way, limiting the extraordinary carrer of Maradona to his hand of God is the same as to limiting Edward Green to a pair of subs. Please try to do with a ball what he is doing with a orange and we'll talk about him after.
     
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    I shall sub to this threak. Be warned, I'll be watching all you footy mofos. Any denigration of my team in any way will be dealt with quickly and with extreme prejudice. As long as we beat the living shit out of Argentina, and that we or another humiliate Portugal, I'm cool with whatever happens. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    koreaaaaaaa. 2002 again!!! again again again
    Korea and USA for me. I don't expect much from either [​IMG] Kind of weird that N. Korea is in it.
     
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    Argentina with Messi in such awesome form will be hard to beat. Spain without a fully fit Torres may not be able to go all the way.

    Germany without their captain Ballack...

    Not wanting this to happen but England look as good as they ever had on paper (which is most world cups) and their draw is not too bad.

    I just don't want Italy to get even close - I hope they all break their ankles for real instead of rolling around pretending they have every time an opposition player gets within 3 feet of them.
     
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    Please try to do with a ball what he is doing with a orange and we'll talk about him after.

    this pretty much nails it

    i root for italy.
     
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    Germany without their captain Ballack...

    forget him. he is a whiney bitch.
     
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    forget him. he is a whiney bitch.

    +1 million. I hate Ballack.
     
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    Spain without a fully fit Torres may not be able to go all the way.

    Disagreeee. Spain have THE best players in the world in Xavi and Iniesta. People who go on about Rooney and Ronaldo are deluded. And why worry about Torres when they have Villa and David Silva?
     
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    What is the U.S. injury list looking like? It's hard to keep up with.
     
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    ok.

    for me, three teams i'd love to see succeed. argentina (maradona drama aside), holland (just maintain a good level of play and you're in the quarterfinal at least), and spain (torres is not the only lynchpin they have villa and THAT MIDFIELD!). gravy would be the U.S. plays well and gets into the second round.

    im a fan of bold predictions so here: brazil and italy out in the second round. good riddance. laugh at me later.
     
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    I'm Chelsea through and through. But I have to support the USNT. Always have, always will.
    But once they get knocked out I'm backing Spain. I think it's their turn to be WC Champions.
     
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    ok.

    for me, three teams i'd love to see succeed. argentina (maradona drama aside), holland (just maintain a good level of play and you're in the quarterfinal at least), and spain (torres is not the only lynchpin they have villa and THAT MIDFIELD!). gravy would be the U.S. plays well and gets into the second round.

    im a fan of bold predictions so here: brazil and italy out in the second round. good riddance. laugh at me later.


    Even bolder: Brazil bounced out in round 1, Drogba and C. Ronaldo advance. They did well enough in qualification, but continental advantage for Africa's strongest side and a healthy Portugal finding its stride after a messy qualification can be enough to edge out Brazil on GD. Their squad doesn't have the same firepower it used to in a group that could probably be decided upon it.
     
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    I admitt I am lazy so i didn't read through the post.
    Will a SF pool be made. Let's gamble bitches!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I really hope Portugal finally does something on the world stage. Probably not, but I can always hope! [​IMG]

    As do I, though I am most excited to see if the US can get their act together. As mentioned earlier, their chemistry has been hit or miss lately.
     
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    Disagreeee. Spain have THE best players in the world in Xavi and Iniesta. People who go on about Rooney and Ronaldo are deluded. And why worry about Torres when they have Villa and David Silva?

    Xavi and Iniesta are both dealing with injuries. They'll play, but with all these injuries Spain is no longer the best in the world. It's a damn shame, too--this is the best Spanish squad in a long time.

    I'd like to see the US succeed, but yesterday's game was bad news. Our defense is in trouble with a rusty Onyewu, and we still do not utilize space well on the pitch. Hopefully Donovan/Dempsey move the ball better than yesterday's midfielders.
     
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    Essien out of the WC.

    Might need to rethink my pool picks.
     
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    I'd like to see the US succeed, but yesterday's game was bad news. Our defense is in trouble with a rusty Onyewu, and we still do not utilize space well on the pitch. Hopefully Donovan/Dempsey move the ball better than yesterday's midfielders.

    +1 Completely bereft of ideas going forward, except for one or two surprisingly fluid attacks. I did think Torres moved the ball well in midfield, but he faded from the game.

    Official US 23-Man Roster:

    GK: Howard, Guzan, Hanehmann (can't we persuade Friedel to come back?)

    Defenders: Bocanegra, Onyewu, Cherundolo, Spector, DeMerit, Goodson, and Bornstein ([​IMG])

    Mids: Dempsey, Donovan, Edu, Clark, Bradley, Feilhaber, Holden, Torres, Beasley (really?)

    Forwards: Altidore, Buddle, Gomez, Findley (a very depressing lot)
     
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