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El Kiko

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RE: The World cup rant page (in reply to tri7/5

Yes , i made a point of watching that game .. I dont think the USA have ever got that far ...maybe it will be more popular in America now ...
I really did want them to win ...
the only thing I noticed about their playing is it wasnt aggressive enough ..
A lot of passing and trying to hold on to the ball ... which is fine , waiting for your opportunity , in the first few rounds ..
But into the quarter finals . it wont work .. you gotta get in there and make it into the goal area ,, cos if you dont the other team will ...
see how the next round of tactics change now ...

pity though...

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El Kiko

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RE: The World cup rant page (in reply to El Kiko

A little ditty for our American cousins for getting so far in the world cup .....
well done .. I really wanted yous guys to win .... next time ...

Yeee Haaa !!

edit oh yeah and with the 4th of july coming up it would have been so cool .. ah well ,...
I think the final will be Germany Vs Netherlands



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Escribano

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RE: The World cup rant page (in reply to El Kiko

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A little ditty for our American cousins for getting so far in the world cup .....
well done .. I really wanted yous guys to win .... next time ...


Brilliant, great pickin'! I was rooting for the USA and will miss them in the competition. I think they might have changed the game for the better.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 2 2014 21:26:47
 
Leñador

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RE: The World cup rant page (in reply to El Kiko

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A little ditty for our American cousins for getting so far in the world cup .....

I love it! lolol Thanks, we'll try harder next time.

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El Kiko

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RE: The World cup rant page (in reply to Leñador

yeah ...punching people when the ref isnt looking ... rolling on the floor in the penalty area holding your knee for no reason ... biting ears ... holding people by the back of their shirt so the ref cant see why he hasnt moved ... you know ..European stuff ....its only illegal if you get caught ...

now get training ,, only 4 years to get all that right ......

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 2 2014 22:48:56
 
Morante

 

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RE: The World cup rant page (in reply to El Kiko

Must be the worst Mundial in memory, in terms of quality of football
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mezzo

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RE: The World cup rant page (in reply to Morante

I do not agree with you. There's a lot of goal in this mundial. Average of quasi 3 por game, that's huge. Some surprise team like Costa Rica, if they pass the 1/4 that would be great.
If you focus on big national teams, then yes they succk. Big star names who get paid astronomical amount of money and what they show there. Nada!! Cristiano Ronaldo, pfff what a joke! this guy is a poser! and the list could go on.

I enjoy watching Maradona's daily show on venezuelan channel Telesur (YT maradona 'de Zurda'). He focus on latina American futball and analyse the game with his own view. That's a nice show. They are very politized btw
Flamenco is a way of life but futball is a way of life in America Latina too

Now the medias here are broadcasting often the 82 Sevilla barbarian and infamous attack of Schumarer against Battiston. This is a very big case here and the game sounds like a revange of this era.
When you compare this son of a beach terrorista act with Suarez bite, then you can see how much things have change in socker game;

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 3 2014 16:03:25
 
Escribano

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RE: The World cup rant page (in reply to Morante

Depends on which way you look at. Poor defending and centre backs high up, makes for very enjoyable viewing. A fit, attacking team with a couple of good strikers, that holds it shape and the back line in the first 3rd should go all the way.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 3 2014 17:31:46
 
El Kiko

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RE: The World cup rant page (in reply to Escribano

What a pity about Costa Rica, not that i have anything against Holland ,,to our dutch members. I just like to see a smaller team get through ....
and the penalties .. a bit unfair as it negates playing the match at all ... still its the same for everyone ... so ..



so now were left with
Germany ..Brazil ...
Netherlands and Argentina

Its gonna be tough and there will be a lot of Yellow cards going out ... one mistake and that could change the whole thing ..
i think I would say Germany has the best chance to win now .....

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 6 2014 12:28:22
 
El Kiko

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RE: The World cup rant page (in reply to El Kiko

well that was a bit of a surprise ... 7 -1 ....

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 8 2014 22:08:55
 
Leñador

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RE: The World cup rant page (in reply to El Kiko

Wow, hahahaha, didn't see the game but saw the score, what happened there????

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rombsix

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RE: The World cup rant page (in reply to Leñador

Oh my God...

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 8 2014 23:04:43
 
kudo

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RE: The World cup rant page (in reply to El Kiko

massacre .. ole to germans!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 9 2014 3:10:25
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Loved the German game strategy
Every player gets a goal.. Different

Strangest game I've seen...quite painful to watch
was very fond of previous Brazilian Campaigns...

If I can't sleep I'll just count the German goals


Saddest part for me though was the crowd camera focusing on crying Brazilian kids during the match
My heart went out to them seeing their heroes swamped by the blitzkrieg
alas life is full of shattered dreams....


anyway,
next?
Robben dives again....not a fan of the dutch campaign...
i'm hoping Argentina will pull through
then we'll have a final worth the 5am wake up...

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withinity

 

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RE: The World cup rant page (in reply to El Kiko

Whats going to happen over there now... Half the country was already protesting about hosting the World cup.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 9 2014 3:49:55
 
kudo

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 10 2014 22:45:39
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RE: The World cup rant page (in reply to kudo

Seems Robben is a bit of a sore loser... And a bad actor
Where in fact his team have no chance as they lost
Looking forward to the final... They may be a bit tired and sore but never underestimate Argentina ....think they have the full starting line up this time ...

http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/article/2014/07/11/robben-says-argentina-has-no-chance


Eeewwww.
Waiting for the feast

http://youtu.be/6Xp0B-ibYUg

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 11 2014 2:02:31
 
El Kiko

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ah well .. congratulations are in order ...Germany were a very strong team throughout....

End of cup

End of Rant

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Morante

 

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RE: The World cup rant page (in reply to El Kiko

Probably the worst quality World Cup for ages: some games obviously bought, very poor football. Congrats to Alemania, who played the best football of the tournament and actually deserved to win.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 13 2014 22:32:55
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RE: The World cup rant page (in reply to El Kiko

No surprises in the end
That's my sporting fix for another four years
Well played Germany ... A deserved win .. But only just ..

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 14 2014 9:37:47
 
kudo

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RE: The World cup rant page (in reply to El Kiko

this world cup has been full of injust , politics , and BS .. argentina deserved to win, they played better and cleaner

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BarkellWH

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RE: The World cup rant page (in reply to kudo

Germany clearly dominated throughout, and they played just as clean (and certainly no dirtier) than any of the other teams, including Argentina. Both Germany and Argentina played a good defensive game, but in the end, Germany scored, and that is what counts. Germany deserved to win.

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El Kiko

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Our players had one day less of rest and had to play an extended time plus penalties in the previous match (against a very strong opponent - Netherlands). You know how fast you have to run to stop Robben from scoring in those lightning forward attacks? This played a significant factor in our physical endurance on a, yet again, extended period match.

you mean they were doing their job .. that thing that they are so highly paid to do ...win or loose...
I know your not here to make excuses , but you just did

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El Kiko

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RE: The World cup rant page (in reply to Guest

O.K.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 15 2014 19:31:16
 
BarkellWH

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And they certainly deserved to win as much as Germany, if not more.


In the end, Shroomy, the Germans scored, as you noted, "a beautiful goal." That's all that matters. And the Germans did dominate throughout the Cup series. What Hiquain did or did not do, what Brazil did or did not do (In my opinion Brazil played awful, and not just because their best player was out; they looked like they were hardly even trying, and I wonder if they would have played much better even it they had their full team!), and a thousand other incidents and circumstances could have affected the outcome. So let the Germans bask in their glory. There's always 2018 to look forward to, and I, for one, am hoping the USA continues its climb into the top ranks of football. We may not win the Cup, but we are no longer a joke in the world of football. And Argentina will have its chance again to try for the Cup.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 15 2014 20:15:42
 
kudo

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And the Germans did dominate throughout the Cup series

thats incorrect- they had 1 draw in the cup,but argentina had ALL WINs before the final!

I 10000% agree with Shroomy726 ! oleee!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 16 2014 2:49:20
 
gj Michelob

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I was not making excuses as to why Argentina should have won, but as to why Argentina deserved to win as much as Germany. Big difference. Financial compensation goes out the window when we talk about that aspect.


When the 90 min regular time results in a tie, any further development has the same odds and value as flipping a coin would; however many times the teams should re-play that game, it would continue to yield disparate and contradicting results.

(Disclaimer: I was all for Messi and Argentina!!)

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 16 2014 4:39:42
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Most definitely wanted the Argentinians to take the cup
And it most certainly looked that way till the end of the 90 minutes
The German goal took all by surprise .. the Argentinians looked fatigued when into added time ... Understandably
And agree in point that they led the stronger campaign
Still
Either win is a deserved one .. The Germans had the advantage entering that final
Happens each tournament
The nature of the quest
Less deserved would be a penalty shoot out

But our hearts sank when the Germans scored

Man, really missed di Maria
Definitely our favourite player throughout

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