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#1 germanwing

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 03:48 PM

Well soccer will never be the no. 1 sport in the U.S., but i think the World Cup deserves a new topic.

The results for today:

RSA - MEX 1:1
FRA - URU 0:0

Anyone else watching?
Who will win the cup??

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 05:38 PM

Only got to see a little bit today but was pleasantly surprised to see Uruguay draw with France. I tend to hope for Mexico to do well but it was nice to see South Africa pick up a point today.

I want to see England win. I think Spain will win or Argentina if some how they can over come Maradona's lack of coaching ability.

Group A

France
Mexico

Group B

Argentina
Nigeria

Group C

England
Algeria(please)

Group D

Serbia
Germany(we will see about that one)

Group E

Netherlands
Cameroon

Group F

Italy
Paraguay

Group G

Brazil
Portugal or Ivory Coast(If Drogba plays well they may well move on.)

Group H

Spain
Chile

Edited by zettie85, 11 June 2010 - 05:39 PM.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 02:22 PM

what a weak goal to let USA back in it.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 02:27 PM

what a weak goal to let USA back in it.


We havn't had a decent goalkeeper since 1998. As a goalkeeper myself, I have no idea what the hell Green did. He didnt get his body behind it and didnt even move his hands into the path of the ball. FFS.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 02:37 PM

I'll take it though! :) I really hope the US D steps up, and stops hanging Howard out to dry. (Kind of like another team with a goalie named Howard. ;))
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Posted 12 June 2010 - 03:49 PM

:usaflag: usa won megabowl :usaflag:

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 07:02 PM

We havn't had a decent goalkeeper since 1998. As a goalkeeper myself, I have no idea what the hell Green did. He didnt get his body behind it and didnt even move his hands into the path of the ball. FFS.


I can only imagine what kind of bad press he's going to get in England.
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Posted 12 June 2010 - 08:36 PM

I want to break every vuvuzela ever made.
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Posted 13 June 2010 - 03:06 AM

I want to break every vuvuzela ever made.


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The sound is terrible!

#10 ToMaToToWnWinGsFaN_24

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 03:22 AM

Germany all the way!
looking forward to the game today against the aussies!

Korea's looking pretty good so far as well!

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 06:56 PM

I can only imagine what kind of bad press he's going to get in England.


He got absolutely ripped to shreds on the front of every newspaper:

News of the World and the Sunday Mirror both reading "Hand of Clod", accompanied by a giant picture of Green.

Any England goalkeeper guilty of a clanger is given merciless treatment by the national newspapers, with international careers usually then brought to a shuddering halt.

"Cock-up keeper Green wrecks dream start," said the News of the World, adding: "Stars and tripe".

"Tainted Glove", said the Sunday Mirror. "Worst Howler Ever", said another headline.

"Calamity keeper Robert Green gifted one of the all-time blunder goals last night as the jinx of the England goalies struck again.

"Hapless Green somehow managed to parry the softest of soft strikes into the goal behind him. It was agonising to watch."

The Sunday Express meanwhile said of Green that "for all our sakes, he's got to go - now."

The Sunday Telegraph said Green's howler had "cost England dear".

The Mail on Sunday said it was a "nightmare start".

"There was endeavour aplenty and flashes of quality but a fragility remains at the core of the side," it added.

The Independent on Sunday said it was "one of those frustrating opening games the country often produces after all the build-up to a major tournament".

"An improvement will be required in the second game in Cape Town on Friday against Algeria."

The Sunday Times referenced the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, saying Green's error was "one disastrous spill the Yanks won't complain about".

It was a "howler that will haunt him for the rest of his career".

The broadsheet compared Green to a "pub cricketer misfielding on the boundary.


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Posted 14 June 2010 - 07:12 AM

From The Guardian :

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Organising committee chief executive Danny Jordaan said he would continue to monitor their use and that a ban could be enforced if there were "grounds to do so".

Fifa and organisers have already said that they will ban the instrument if any are thrown onto the pitch or used as a weapon and urged fans not to blow them during national anthems.
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Posted 14 June 2010 - 12:14 PM

Go Barc... I mean Spain!!

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 05:10 PM

We havn't had a decent goalkeeper since 1998. As a goalkeeper myself, I have no idea what the hell Green did. He didnt get his body behind it and didnt even move his hands into the path of the ball. FFS.


I was a goalkeper myself untll a position change bout a year ago, now im a striker.

Green made an awful error and i think it was all because of nerves. I remember reading thet Green suffered badly from nerves a few years ago and regulary vomited before games but aparently he got over it, I don't know about that.

England should start Hart i think, he is a very good confident keeper and definitly Englands best imo. I said two years ago Green should be starting but now he isn't as good as then and he had a bit of a dodgy season this season

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 10:12 PM

If I flew half way around the world and bought a ticket to one of these games I would be furious right now.

I can barely tolerate the vuvuzela on TV. I can't imagine what the players and fans in the stadium are thinking.

God bless the Mute button.

Edited by puffy, 14 June 2010 - 10:16 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2010 - 07:25 AM

Is this a true statement: FIFA does not have only one maker under contract to make the official jerseys for this championship.

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 01:10 PM

Spain gets upset on the world stage yet again. When are they going to start taking their opponents seriously?

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 11:09 AM

USA were a bit screwed over

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 05:59 PM

USA were a bit screwed over


That would be an understatement... they should have got that third goal <_<

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 07:00 PM

the most referees did a very bad job up to now!

But if you have a look, where they come from, it makes sense:

Saudi Arabia
Malaysia
Mali
Benin
Seychelles (???)
Guatemala
El Salvador

Canīt understand, that there are not the best referees in the world at the World Cup!




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