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Re: World Cup Thread

Postby Mackman15 » July 2nd, 2010, 10:37 pm

Cool as you ye like with the final peno......

the short run up never seems to do the job and yet all too often someone tries it to no avail
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Re: World Cup Thread

Postby Danthefan » July 2nd, 2010, 10:40 pm

sarah_lennon wrote:Unreal! Is Suarez to be pilloried as Henry was? Personally I think they're very different situations!


The fact the ref saw and dealt with the situation makes it different imo. In my opinion it was like a professional foul you'd see in rugby, sometimes you have to kill the ball to stop yourself conceding a try. I immediately thought he made the right call, it was either definitely concede a goal or probably concede a goal and he went for probably.
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Re: World Cup Thread

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » July 2nd, 2010, 11:28 pm

My main problem with Suarez's actions is simply why didn't he just head it?
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Re: World Cup Thread

Postby Leinster Exile » July 2nd, 2010, 11:55 pm

Congrats to Netherlands and Uruguay, giving a big two fingers to the FIFA script writers.
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Re: World Cup Thread

Postby madridlion » July 3rd, 2010, 12:59 am

Pathetic sport, cheating is rewarded, how many young kids will follow the example of the Uruguay player in their underage match tomorrow. I am sickened :evil:
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Re: World Cup Thread

Postby Dave Cahill » July 3rd, 2010, 1:02 am

madridlion wrote:Pathetic sport, cheating is rewarded, how many young kids will follow the example of the Uruguay player in their underage match tomorrow. I am sickened :evil:


Hopefully loads, goalkeepers are in short supply these days.
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Re: World Cup Thread

Postby suisse » July 3rd, 2010, 2:47 am

sarah_lennon wrote:Unreal! Is Suarez to be pilloried as Henry was? Personally I think they're very different situations!


Why? Henry did what he had to do to get France to the World Cup. He did it by cheating. Suarez did what he had to do to keep Uruguay in the tournament. He did it by cheating. At the end of the day, these are further examples of how brutal this sport is. The referee seeing it etc makes no different. Ghana's progression ended not by the missed the penalty or what happened before and after, but by a calculated moment of cheating. I'm sure some people will say it was instinctive, but he knows he is not a goalkeeper. He cheated to keep Uruguay in the competition.

Luis Suarez. Great player. Broke my heart last week. But a cheat. Like the rest of them.
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Re: World Cup Thread

Postby Broken Wing » July 3rd, 2010, 10:28 am

Suarez cheated, was caught and punished. Not the ref's fault that the rules stipulate a penalty and not a penalty goal. Not his fault Gyan missed it either.

Henry cheated and got away with it. That, for me, is the difference between the incidents. Henry didn't deserve the outcry since the game is full of cheating.

Of course rugby is also full of cheating.
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Re: World Cup Thread

Postby Donny B. » July 3rd, 2010, 4:39 pm

Germans destroying the Argies.

The scary thing is that Eamon Dunphy called this match absolutely perfectly. :?
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Re: World Cup Thread

Postby Xanthippe » July 4th, 2010, 1:28 am

As Gary Lineker said after the match

Ein, zwei, drei, the Germans strike vier into their opponents!



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Re: World Cup Thread

Postby Broken Wing » July 4th, 2010, 10:00 am

Germany Spain could and should be a cracking game but could just as easily be a dreadfully dull 1-0.

I fully expect an all European final and am delighted to see the Netherlands doing so well. After the slow start it's been a good World Cup with plenty of shocks and me and Mrs. Wing are surprised how much we're enjoying the kicky ball.
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Re: World Cup Thread

Postby Peg Leg » July 5th, 2010, 9:15 am

Broken Wing wrote:Germany Spain could and should be a cracking game but could just as easily be a dreadfully dull 1-0.

I fully expect an all European final and am delighted to see the Netherlands doing so well. After the slow start it's been a good World Cup with plenty of shocks and me and Mrs. Wing are surprised how much we're enjoying the kicky ball.

I hope its a Spain v Holland final (i just cannot bring myself to support ze Germans). I would have to agree, myself and my better half are really enjoying the tournament.
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Re: World Cup Thread

Postby Donny B. » July 5th, 2010, 12:37 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0pM--105GQ

Brilliant apres match from Saturday night. :clap:
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Re: World Cup Thread

Postby Scott » July 5th, 2010, 12:55 pm

Donny B. wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0pM--105GQ

Brilliant apres match from Saturday night. :clap:



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Re: World Cup Thread

Postby Cianostays » July 5th, 2010, 2:53 pm

The Apres Match stuff has bee very good during the tournament but it'll be hard to top Saturday night.

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Re: World Cup Thread

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » July 5th, 2010, 4:16 pm

I actually think Aprés Match has been awful. I'm a huge fan of it usually but there's barely been anything that made me laugh in this one. Tbh I think the lads in studio have been far more entertaining, Bill and Eamon in particular have been in flying form!
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Re: World Cup Thread

Postby Danthefan » July 5th, 2010, 4:34 pm

madridlion wrote:Pathetic sport, cheating is rewarded, how many young kids will follow the example of the Uruguay player in their underage match tomorrow. I am sickened :evil:


Equivalent incidents happen in pretty much every game of professional rugby, breaking the laws to prevent scores. Richie McCaw has made a career of being rewarded for cheating, and he's one of the best players in the world.
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Re: World Cup Thread

Postby Mauler » July 6th, 2010, 12:20 am

Danthefan wrote:
madridlion wrote:Pathetic sport, cheating is rewarded, how many young kids will follow the example of the Uruguay player in their underage match tomorrow. I am sickened :evil:


Equivalent incidents happen in pretty much every game of professional rugby, breaking the laws to prevent scores. Richie McCaw has made a career of being rewarded for cheating, and he's one of the best players in the world.


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Re: World Cup Thread

Postby tate » July 8th, 2010, 12:39 am

f%~k you spain, ruined this tourney on me
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Re: World Cup Thread

Postby Slipper1 » July 8th, 2010, 10:07 am

The octopus got it right. again.
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