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    General World Cup Thread

    Post by Vic Taylor on Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:21 pm

    This is a thread to discuss anything to do with the World Cup. Also, instead of having match threads for separate World Cup matches, this is one thread where all the matches, at whatever stage, can be discussed.

    Don't forget to enter our World Cup prediction game and if your team gets knocked out, please don't kill anyone. Razz


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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by baker.simon on Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:45 am

    Can we chat generally about the World Cup aswell? Please?

    Like Drogba possibly missing out, or like Ferdinand going home and being shite rather that staying in South Africa and being shite Laughing
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by Vic Taylor on Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:52 am

    lol!

    Now all that needs to happen is for Henry to break his left hand. Wink
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by baker.simon on Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:32 pm

    In some curious, masterbation related incident? lol!
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by Vic Taylor on Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:14 pm

    Razz I'd love to see the excuse he came up with if that happened.

    ...There are so many things wrong with that sentence. lol!
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by baker.simon on Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:08 pm

    What is everyone doing for the World Cup? For the England game I am going out. This time Saturday I will be spewing up all over the place Wink

    I dont get out that much anymore which means I am a bit of a lightweight nowadays Sad
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by Vic Taylor on Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:23 am

    I'll be boring and staying in. There is, however, a street party planned if England get to the final. Doubtful, I know, but who cares?! Razz
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by Acidphire21 on Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:04 am

    ill be boring too and stopping in Sad
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by baker.simon on Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:29 pm

    I'm offering odds of 10/1 on that them silly trumpet thingies will send me into a violent rage Mad
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by Vic Taylor on Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:37 pm

    What did everyone think of the first game?

    I was expecting SA to beat Mexico, but Mexico were by far the better team imo, and SA got rather lucky with their goal and the following chances they got.
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by baker.simon on Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:48 pm

    Good game I thought. Mexico played pretty much the same as they did against England. Lots of passing and endeavour but nee fucker on the end to finish it off. Thought the SA goal was a cracker myself, although overall the result was probably fair I would say.
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by baker.simon on Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:11 pm

    Anyone feeling underwhelmed by the World Cup so far? Hopefully it is because teams don't want to lose their first game, but the standard has been pretty shit to be fair, in my opinion Wink
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by Fabio MVP on Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:08 pm

    baker.simon wrote:Anyone feeling underwhelmed by the World Cup so far? Hopefully it is because teams don't want to lose their first game, but the standard has been pretty shit to be fair, in my opinion Wink

    I agree. First three days were shit IMO. On the other hand today matches are good. I hope it continues and gets even better.
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by Acidphire21 on Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:31 am

    i think today and tomorrow will be the turning point only games that have impressed me so far was South Korea v Greece, Argentina v Nigeria and The Germans
    Hopefulyl with Brazil, Portugal and spain to come it will pick up Smile
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by ulrich87 on Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:00 pm

    Darnit. I was so close to getting the winner of the New Zealand - Slovakia game correct, but the fookers had to score in overtime! Bah!

    Anywho, congrats on the first point ever and such...
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by Vic Taylor on Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:03 pm

    Must be gutting for Slovakia, to go through the entire second half leading and lose two points in the final moments.
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by Acidphire21 on Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:13 pm

    christ the games today have been DULL!!!!
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by ulrich87 on Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:55 pm

    Indeed! And I bet a 50 for Portugal to win.. GAH!
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by Acidphire21 on Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:01 pm

    lol i predicted a draw for that game then again i predicted a 5-0 win for Brazil tonight doubt that will happen
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by Fabio MVP on Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:48 pm

    Slovakia's goal was offside, so it was fair to end 1-1 as Slovakia was better.
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by baker.simon on Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:03 pm

    Th dog munchers of North Korea look better than I thought Very Happy
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by Acidphire21 on Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:13 pm

    look better in the way of sticking 11 men behind the ball
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by Fabio MVP on Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:39 pm

    Changed my mind. TBH I'm tottally dissappointed wit the WC so far. Sad
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by Acidphire21 on Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:40 pm

    FINALLY
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by ulrich87 on Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:01 pm

    Fabio MVP wrote:Changed my mind. TBH I'm tottally dissappointed wit the WC so far. Sad
    same here. Too many draws!
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by Fabio MVP on Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:09 pm

    ulrich87 wrote:
    Fabio MVP wrote:Changed my mind. TBH I'm tottally dissappointed wit the WC so far. Sad
    same here. Too many draws!

    I'm fine with draws more or less, but lowsy slow defensive play is what annyos me. Sad
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by Vic Taylor on Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:52 am

    I've just found out I'm going on holiday in the middle of the WC. Crying or Very sad
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by Fabio MVP on Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:00 pm

    Vic Taylor wrote:I've just found out I'm going on holiday in the middle of the WC. Crying or Very sad

    Oh, you slave. Razz
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by Fabio MVP on Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:53 pm

    Javier Hernandez Chicharito. cheers
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by ulrich87 on Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:13 pm

    Turning into a good purchase even before his first match! ;D
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by baker.simon on Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:29 pm

    Bye bye France lol!
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    Post by Vic Taylor on Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:36 pm

    The neighbours complained at the loud noises which, funnily enough, were heard at the exact same time Hernandez scored. cheers
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by Vic Taylor on Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:30 pm

    The ref from the Germany vs. Serbia game = drunken
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by ulrich87 on Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:20 pm

    Why? I think he does ok. But I haven't seen the entire match. (Went out to get some WC-beer Wink
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by Vic Taylor on Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:40 pm

    You obviously didn't see the sending off. Stupid decision.
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by ulrich87 on Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:05 pm

    Aah, that. I think it was ok. He already had a yellow and decided to do the same foul that got him the first card, again. Everyone else who made the same foul got a card as well.
    Now, I didn't watch his first booking, but according to the commentaries it was the same foul twice.

    And MY GOD! What is wrong with England?!? confused
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    Post by Vic Taylor on Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:26 pm

    Nah, it wasn't the same foul. The first one he ran behind the player with the ball and accidently clipped his heels. Nothing he could have done about it. Second foul he tried to get his foot round from behind and tackle the player, but missed the ball.

    As for England... Painful just doesn't describe it. Sad
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by Fabio MVP on Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:27 pm

    ulrich87 wrote:Aah, that. I think it was ok. He already had a yellow and decided to do the same foul that got him the first card, again. Everyone else who made the same foul got a card as well.
    Now, I didn't watch his first booking, but according to the commentaries it was the same foul twice.

    And MY GOD! What is wrong with England?!? confused

    Lots of things. I'm really angry with them, but won't critise them for you English in here not to get furious on me. Razz

    Anyway, they don't have motivation to play for their own country, but they are dieing to play for clubs.

    Shame on them.
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by ulrich87 on Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:25 pm

    Impressed with Japan at the moment. They look alot more able than Holland right now..

    Edit: Aaaand I've been prooven wrong. Lame goaltending Wink
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    Post by baker.simon on Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:18 pm

    lol!
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    Post by ulrich87 on Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:07 pm

    baker.simon wrote:lol!
    Indeed. But they did look threatening during the first 45..
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by Fabio MVP on Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:03 am

    So, what do you think so far about WC?
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by Vic Taylor on Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:09 am

    Wanted the Aussies to go through, but the England vs. Germany match is gonna be good.
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by Acidphire21 on Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:47 am

    aye for the germans we are going to get mullered!
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    Post by baker.simon on Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:46 pm

    I agree, I can't see us getting through against Germany.
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by Acidphire21 on Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:23 pm

    its our own fault if we had taken Bent we would have got goals!
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    Post by baker.simon on Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:29 pm

    Disagree, how many goal has Bent got for England?

    The problem isn't the scoring of goals, well it is, but it has been perpetuated by team not creating chances. If chances aren't created then nee fecker is going to score goals, aside from a special individual goal etc, and that kind of thing isn't in Bent's locker.

    I do agree he should have gone to the WC, but to suggest he would have got the goals for England, something he has failed to do in his career to date, is folly.
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    Post by Vic Taylor on Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:33 pm

    I think that was a tongue in cheek comment, Sy. Razz

    I think we could get past Germany, though we'll have to play better than we did the other night. Even though everyone's saying we played well, it's only in comparison to our earlier matches, which we couldn't really do worse than.
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by baker.simon on Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:25 pm

    I knaa, just wanted to lay my cards on the table Wink

    I think we'll struggle, athough we do seem to play better against better opposition, so I maintain hope. Would be a nice boost if Scweinsteiger, Ozil, and Lahm stayed injured Razz

    What is Beckenbaur banging on about anyway? About the state of the English game, and lack of English players being the problem for us? Hmm....

    Klose (Polish)
    Podolski (Polish)
    Ozil (Turkish)
    Trochowski (Polish)
    Cacau (Brazilian)

    Plus there are others aswell. So, Mr Beckenbaur, what exactly is the problem with our all English team compared to your pilfered team of non-domeciles lol!
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    Re: General World Cup Thread

    Post by Fabio MVP on Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:50 pm

    English problem is players motivation. They are so full of everything: media attention, money, fame...so they don't have motivation to play for their own country.

    I watch EPL week in, week out and I know how Lampard and Gerrard play. But, looking them playing for England they are just concentrating on taking care of their legs, so they don't get injured, so they could play for their respective clubs. It's shameful TBH. (Those two are just example, thoug I think couple of players do play with their heart: Heskey, Johnson and Milner).

    Nowadys, only players from 'small' nations play with their heart for their national teams...and that is just for someone to see them so they could get a good transfer and contract. Again, shameful.

    The new rule in EPL, I don't think it'll change everything. It's just for them the throw smoke granade to the public Very Happy so they could think now our English players will get a chance. Hell no! Rule sucks. Still they will buy flairy southern players and all that. EPL is by far the best, but not the natinal team, which is not good given that England is 'mother' of football.


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