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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby nelly the elephant » May 29th, 2014, 6:16 pm

Dave Cahill wrote:Great piece by Scott Murray in the Grauniad about the classic 1982 clash between West Germany and France

http://www.theguardian.com/football/blo ... -battiston



A very enjoyable read.......a real classic that game. Some of the goals scored in those finals(David Narey's for Scotland V Brazil anyone?) will live long in the memory.
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby Dave Cahill » June 6th, 2014, 2:32 am

RTE appear to have won the telly battle before its even begun. Apart from the usual punditry teams they've added a couple of interesting names. Didi Hamann and Ossie Ardiles are back, and they have added Brad Friedel, Neil Lennon and Paul Clement. Trevor Steven is back as well as a co-commentator. Pity theres no Souness.
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby Avenger » June 6th, 2014, 8:29 am

Dave Cahill wrote:RTE appear to have won the telly battle before its even begun. Apart from the usual punditry teams they've added a couple of interesting names. Didi Hamann and Ossie Ardiles are back, and they have added Brad Friedel, Neil Lennon and Paul Clement. Trevor Steven is back as well as a co-commentator. Pity theres no Souness.


Don't know about that. Their main panel will still be Giles, Dunphy and Brady?
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby Peg Leg » June 6th, 2014, 8:36 am

Dave Cahill wrote:RTE appear to have won the telly battle before its even begun. Apart from the usual punditry teams they've added a couple of interesting names. Didi Hamann and Ossie Ardiles are back, and they have added Brad Friedel, Neil Lennon and Paul Clement. Trevor Steven is back as well as a co-commentator. Pity theres no Souness.

I couldn't imagine myself been able to sit through those 2!
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby blockhead » June 6th, 2014, 8:37 am

Ossie Ardiles is very difficult to understand. Didi and Steven are very good.
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby Dexter » June 10th, 2014, 2:43 pm

http://thescore.thejournal.ie/denmark-1 ... 6-Jun2014/

An article in The Score about the great Danish team of the 80's and their 86 World Cup tournament. They really were great to watch, with skillful footballers all through the team. Pity they collapsed against Spain.
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby cormac » June 12th, 2014, 9:25 pm

RTE still cannot synch sound and vision at sporting events.
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby ichabodscrane » June 12th, 2014, 10:55 pm

Looks like Johnny Giles prediction of 3-1 was spot on!
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby Peg Leg » June 12th, 2014, 11:04 pm

Very poor passing throughout. Disappointed for the Croats
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby ichabodscrane » June 12th, 2014, 11:19 pm

Peg Leg wrote:Very poor passing throughout. Disappointed for the Croats


Dunphy was saying that Croatia aren't as good as they were 2yrs ago, I would seriously beg to differ. They have some lovely players and with Manzudkic (spelling) comes back they'll be a more dangerous outfit.

Brazil are a poor team, a Brazil team who can't pass is a travesty.
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby nelly the elephant » June 12th, 2014, 11:44 pm

Croatia were done by shocking officiating......absolutely shocking. If they had a half decent keeper they'd have won......that Brazilian team needs to improve as they can't surely rely on the officials helping in every game.
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby Avenger » June 13th, 2014, 8:44 am

nelly the elephant wrote:Croatia were done by shocking officiating......absolutely shocking. If they had a half decent keeper they'd have won......that Brazilian team needs to improve as they can't surely rely on the officials helping in every game.


That ref didn't even pretend that Blatter hadn't paid him off :lol:
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby Peg Leg » June 13th, 2014, 8:52 am

I love players like Olic, not the most gifted but he plays out of his skin.
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby Avenger » June 13th, 2014, 8:57 am

Modric was outstanding in the second half last night. Lovely little player.
Saw nothing to change my opinion of this Brazil team last night but in fairness Neymar was very good - worked hard and seems far more comfortable in that team than he does in the Barcelona one.
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » June 13th, 2014, 12:03 pm

Ive heard it said that Neymar was actually developing very nicely at Barca until all the stuff about his transfer came out, not too surprised he looks more comfortable for Brazil.
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby Lamb of BOD » June 13th, 2014, 6:08 pm

More dreadful officiating in the Mexico game. they've already had two perfectly good goals disallowed by the same linesman. Second half just starting - Dos Santos and Mexico certainly deserve this one. Cameroun have shown nothing thus far
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby ichabodscrane » June 13th, 2014, 8:19 pm

I see RTE are STILL struggling with syncing the coverage & audio.. I may have to listen to Andy 'plastic paddy' Townsend.
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby Lamb of BOD » June 13th, 2014, 8:31 pm

I missed the penno decision, but the commentary team seem to think it was a little harsh. Having said that, Spain are full value for their lead after half an hour. I can't remember seeing a worse Dutch team. But who knows, they're set up for a counter-attack
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby Lamb of BOD » June 13th, 2014, 8:46 pm

Wonderful header by van Persie
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby Lamb of BOD » June 13th, 2014, 9:22 pm

Lamb of BOD wrote: I can't remember seeing a worse Dutch team.


I take that back unreservedly
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