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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby ichabodscrane » June 13th, 2014, 9:39 pm

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


I take that back unreservedly


How in God's name has Casillas stayed as number one , I'm a big fan of his but his control of the box is non existent. Diego Lopez, Reina & De Gea must be wondering what they have to do.
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby ichabodscrane » June 13th, 2014, 9:47 pm

And tbh this isn't a great Dutch team. I certainly wouldn't be sh!tt!ng myself looking at their midfield. DeJong and De Guzman are both average or in the case of Sneijder in his twilight and certainly not someone you'd take to the trenches with you. Daley Blind looks a solid & comfortable full back and in another 4yrs their current back four could be seriously good.
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby Lamb of BOD » June 13th, 2014, 10:01 pm

Not the greatest of Dutch teams, but if Robben plays like that throughout the tournament they could do something. Despite the Beeb giving motm to Blind, I thought Robben was head and shoulders above everyone else on the pitch
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby Peg Leg » June 13th, 2014, 10:04 pm

Spain don't like it up em
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby Dave Cahill » June 13th, 2014, 11:01 pm

Two of the most underrated players in the EPL face off now, Gary Medel v Mile Jedinak
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby Dave Cahill » June 14th, 2014, 12:18 am

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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby paddyor » June 14th, 2014, 4:57 am


Has anyone seen Uniting Passions?
Ruddock's tackle stats consistently too low for me to be taken seriously as a Six Nations blindside..... Ruddock's defensive stats don't stack up. - All Blacks Nil, Jan 15th, 2014
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby Lamb of BOD » June 16th, 2014, 7:40 pm

The fun and games continue in Brazil. I had Germany to beat Portugal - but I thought they'd scrape it by the odd goal. I wonder how much Ronaldo will whinge after that performance? Still no draws - making this a terrifically exciting tournament thus far.

I got Argentina in the pub sweepstake - a piece of rare fortune - so I;ll be keeping an eye on them. I thought they made heavy weather of beating Bosnia last night - without ever really being in too much danger. Messi's "winner" was a peach. Obviously the half time tactical switch made all the difference. That should be the hard work done in the group
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby nelly the elephant » June 17th, 2014, 1:03 am

I have to say it appears wide open after the first round of games is nearly over. Looking forward to see how Belgium go tomorrow....very difficult to call a winner as no side has looked invincible(yes, despite clearcut wins for the Dutch & Germans)...a couple of real shocks already and we're only 4-5 days into it.
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby Lamb of BOD » June 17th, 2014, 7:53 pm

cormac wrote:RTE still cannot synch sound and vision at sporting events.


They're struggling with the sound in the studio. Dunphy just caught swearing live as he didn't know they were back on air - the camera angle was funny, so I have some sympathy for him. All that before the watershed. Tsk tsk
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby suisse » June 18th, 2014, 2:30 am

Kick-off times are brutal for me. 1am, 4am and 7am. Nothing kills a world cup like watching Brazil and Mexico at 4am.

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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby nelly the elephant » June 18th, 2014, 5:45 pm

Goal of the tournament(so far) just been scored....fabulous strike from Tim Cahill against the Dutch.
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby Dave Cahill » June 18th, 2014, 6:15 pm

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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby AwayTheWell » June 19th, 2014, 9:15 am

Bill O'Herlihy certainly doesn't seem to be one for a changing of the guard or the underdogs, telling us how horribly sad it was to see Spain's dominance over. While Chile weren't perfect, but that was an absolutely sublime first goal for which they didn't get enough credit.
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby nelly the elephant » June 19th, 2014, 10:39 pm

I think Social Media is probably going to break tonight! :lol:
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby Lamb of BOD » June 19th, 2014, 10:50 pm

2 super goals from Suarez - the first, in particular, was a peach. The feint to shoot by Cavani allowing Suarez to peel off his man, and then the perfect pass followed by a perfect header - guiding it across the keeper into the net. A beaut if I ever saw one. Uruguay full value for their win today.
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby Lamb of BOD » June 19th, 2014, 11:16 pm

As a matter of interest, what is the procedure for determining qualification in the event of teams finishing on the same points total? Is it goal difference followed by goals scored, or does the head-to-head record break the tie first?
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby blockhead » June 19th, 2014, 11:41 pm

Lamb of BOD wrote:As a matter of interest, what is the procedure for determining qualification in the event of teams finishing on the same points total? Is it goal difference followed by goals scored, or does the head-to-head record break the tie first?

QUALIFYING CRITERIA FOR WORLD CUP GROUP STAGES

FIFA RULES REGULATION 42.3

The ranking of each team in each group shall be determined as follows:


a) greatest number of points obtained in all group matches;

b) goal difference in all group matches;

c) greatest number of goals scored in all group matches.

If two or more teams are equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings shall be determined as follows:

d) greatest number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;

e) goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned;

f) greater number of goals scored in all group matches between the teams concerned;

g) drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby blockhead » June 19th, 2014, 11:48 pm

Lamb of BOD wrote:2 super goals from Suarez - the first, in particular, was a peach. The feint to shoot by Cavani allowing Suarez to peel off his man, and then the perfect pass followed by a perfect header - guiding it across the keeper into the net. A beaut if I ever saw one. Uruguay full value for their win today.


Fantastic result. Just what this county needed. :green clap: :happy clapper: :clap:
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Re: World Cup Finals 2014-Brazil

Postby blockhead » June 19th, 2014, 11:50 pm

I mean, who wants to see Eamo wearing a dress?
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