Soccer • Football • Voetbal • Fútbol • Calcio • Futebol - 2012-2013 Thread (Including EURO2012)

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  1. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

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    FUUUUUUUCK
     


  2. Reynard369

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    What an opening game.
     


  3. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

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    If nothing, it's Greece's most exciting match in ages. :brick:
     
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  4. Sir Humphrey Appleby

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    Ferdinand didn't get picked because he isn't good enough and is too old, not because Hodgson is a racist. If he were a racist he would not pick so many black players. Your bias is astounding, absolutely astounding.

    Greek manager looks a bit pissed, wonder if he's going to get paid.
     


  5. Burton

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    I never said that Hodgson was a racist. Only Hodgson knows why he didn't pick Ferdinand. What I do know is, the fact that he didn't pick Ferdinand --and took John Terry--shows he's a poor manager that deserved to be scrapped by Liverpool. The fact that you can't see that Ferdinand should be on the team just shows you don't know much about football--which is nothing new.
     


  6. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    Are we back to the "Rio Ferdinand is the bestest defender evar!!!11!!!!!!!!one!!!" argument? It would be useless to call Ferdinand, England has a pitifully small chance of going anywhere this year (5.3% to win) so with a new coach and only the future to think of, why would you bring on half dead has-beens?
     


  7. Reynard369

    Reynard369 Senior member

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    TBF, John Terry is in that same category.

    But the fact of the matter is neither he nor Ferdinand are great defenders. Burton is just a ManU homer.
     


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    Obviously I am a Chelsea fan, but I will say at least John Terry puts his body on the line in every match. Yes, I may be bias, but I did not see the same type of commitment from Rio in the ManU matches I saw this season.
     


  9. El Argentino

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    Personally would take Terry over Rio for sporting reasons every time. Rio's just been too injury prone forever.

    But agreed - I wouldn't have taken either one for this tournament. Time's past on both.
     


  10. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    I'm not saying that I like Terry, but you still need some experience even on a young team and he is a much more dependable player than Ferdinand (except when he inexplicably flops while already outpaced on a breakaway)
     


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    Part of that is the style of player they are, though. Each at their peak, Rio is without a doubt the better player, but both are past it now.
     


  12. xudisco07

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    The Czech defense is terrible.
     


  13. El Argentino

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    +2 Geez.
     


  14. Neo_Version 7

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    Russia is dismantling the Czechs..
     


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    Second goal: brilliant touch.
     


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