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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by matadorpoeta, May 15, 2006.

  1. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    Well, I don't think there's any player in the world who can match Reyna's ability to back-tap. The day he hangs up the cleats cannot come too soon.

    The US attack was disgusting. Too much standing around and not enough attacking with the ball. I know Arena loves him, but Reyna has no place on the pitch beyond the backline.


    If you reverse these paragraphs I think one explains the other. No one in the front was making enough of an effort to get clear. So Reyna gets trapped in the middle with no one to distribut to and all he can do is pass back in the hopes of trying it again.



    And to return to another point, it's very clear that we miss Sanneh in the back organizing the defense and Earnie Stewart sacrificing his body to push the attack on the front end.

    I expected Pope to play the role of experienced leader back there but I guess he didn't. Gooch showed his inexperience. I bet John O'Brien starts the next match.


    America is not this bad, but if you're unwilling to run in attack and defense, you deserve everything you get. Disgusting.

    Agreed.

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  2. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    I agree with you on this. However, in this case, it was simply very very close; a case of did the ball leave his hands first or did the foot lift first.

    I agree that all rules should be followed and if one is broken it should be called. But there is a point of being pedantic.

    b


    i didn't see the england match, but you know what i'm saying.

    i didn't see the u.s. match either, so no comment.
     
  3. waldo pepper

    waldo pepper Well-Known Member

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    Back on referees again I'm afraid.I currently watching France-Switzerland,not the best performance by France,and the refs top pocket is like a toaster.Cards popping out everywhere.
    Its no surprise to learn his day job is a schoolmaster.
     
  4. rdawson808

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    I wasn't all that impressed by Brazil today. I think Croatia had the better team today except in one very important way--they kept leaving Brazil's strikers alone at the top of the box which led to Kaka's goal. Other than that, Croatia looked good.

    I don't see Ronaldinho play often but he looked a little like a primadona today. It's what I think of as a Michael Jordan syndrome. You may truly be the best, but the whole world acts like you are untouchable in the sense that if you go down it must have been a foul, if you complain about being fouled then everyone starts to ask "oh, are we not protecting our strikers enough with our referring?" etc. I'm the best so if I'm not performing it must be because someone else is hurting me. Ehh, maybe you just had a bad game. Others that see him play more often than I know more I'm sure.

    bob
     
  5. Tokyo Slim

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    Ronaldinho has always been a prissy little showoff ball hog. I literally HATE his style of play. If he spent half as much time looking for an opening to pass as he does playing footsie with the ball trying to get it by someone, IMO, his team would be unstoppable. He doesn't get free in open space all that much, and when he's marked by a good defender he tries to juke them, gets stuffed, and falls down looking for a penalty every time he gets the ball. Fortunately for the other teams in the world, he is a selfish, flamboyant, flopping, primadonna. If Brazil wins because of him, it would be an accident. He's also ugly and looks like a fish with downs syndrome.

    Later I might even tell you how I REALLY feel.
     
  6. rdawson808

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    Yikes, did anyone just see that call on the Ukrainian defender? Horrible horrible call. I hope that gets a very quick review by FIFA to have the suspension revoked. Absolutely horrible.

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  7. imageWIS

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    oye cabrón! estoy apollando a los argentinos como uno de los nuestros. deberÃas hacer lo mismo.

    No me entendiste entonces. Yo no quiero que Mejico gane la copa, pero estoy atras de ellos, hasta que juegan contra Argentina...

    Jon.
     
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    Even though I really am not a soccer fan, it just occured to me... why isn't Freddie Adu on the U.S. Team? I thought he was the Tiger Woods/LeBron James of soccer. Nike definitely thinks so. Is he hurt or something?
     
  9. rdawson808

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    Even though I really am not a soccer fan, it just occured to me... why isn't Freddie Adu on the U.S. Team? I thought he was the Tiger Woods/LeBron James of soccer. Nike definitely thinks so. Is he hurt or something?

    He's way too inexperienced and frankly just not good enough yet. He is also small. Next time around if he continues to improve in the way he has, he will be there.

    He has potential, that's for sure. But he would get eaten alive out there. He currently plays with the younger men's squads but, as an example, I don't think he was called up to the U-21s.

    bob
     
  10. matadorpoeta

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    I wasn't all that impressed by Brazil today. I think Croatia had the better team today except in one very important way--they kept leaving Brazil's strikers alone at the top of the box which led to Kaka's goal. Other than that, Croatia looked good.

    I don't see Ronaldinho play often but he looked a little like a primadona today. It's what I think of as a Michael Jordan syndrome. You may truly be the best, but the whole world acts like you are untouchable in the sense that if you go down it must have been a foul, if you complain about being fouled then everyone starts to ask "oh, are we not protecting our strikers enough with our referring?" etc. I'm the best so if I'm not performing it must be because someone else is hurting me. Ehh, maybe you just had a bad game. Others that see him play more often than I know more I'm sure.

    bob


    they're not a team yet, just a bunch of great individual players, but they were that way in '98, and they made it to the final. kaka's goal was beautiful though. not only for the placement and spin, but consider also that he is right-footed, and he made a shot that few players could, even with their dominant foot.
     
  11. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    No me entendiste entonces. Yo no quiero que Mejico gane la copa, pero estoy atras de ellos, hasta que juegan contra Argentina...

    Jon.


    espero que nos toque holanda... y que ustedes puedan con portugal.
     
  12. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    I was quite disapointed in France performance.

    !luc
     
  13. Manny Calavera

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    I was quite disapointed in France performance.

    !luc


    Agreed. Henry was pummeling the goal at the end of the first half so a tie was a pretty disappointing finish. I miss Cisse. [​IMG]

    And it's funny you should talk about Ronaldinho in the manner Tokyo, because while I really love his style of play, every time I watch a Brazil game the conversation between my brother and I devolves into how ugly 'Dinho is. [​IMG]
     
  14. rdawson808

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    Agreed. Henry was pummeling the goal at the end of the first half so a tie was a pretty disappointing finish. I miss Cisse. [​IMG]
    Indeed, a tie is a good result for switzerland: they didn't take any risk, with 8 players in defense. The french were tired after 60 minutes though, and the game became pretty weak.
    I hope france will be luckier against korea.

    !luc
     
  16. waldo pepper

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    Indeed, a tie is a good result for switzerland: they didn't take any risk, with 8 players in defense. The french were tired after 60 minutes though, and the game became pretty weak.
    I hope france will be luckier against korea.

    !luc


    I think the man to blame is Domenech,anyone who can leave Mexes and Giuly at home shouldnt be managing a football team.
     
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    espero que nos toque holanda... y que ustedes puedan con portugal.

    Vamos a ver si Argentina gana manana...ustedes con quien juegan proximo?

    Jon.
     
  18. waldo pepper

    waldo pepper Well-Known Member

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    England have played 180 minutes of pure drivel but still have 6 points.Its a funny old game.
     
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    England have played 180 minutes of pure drivel but still have 6 points.Its a funny old game.

    Aye.
     
  20. rdawson808

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    England have played 180 minutes of pure drivel but still have 6 points.Its a funny old game.

    yeah, that was sad. Rooney seemed to give them a boost though. Maybe it's time for the youngsters. Lennon, Rooney, and Walcott all in at once?

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