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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by Rosicky on Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:28 pm

Fey wrote:It's a massive non-event. After all those years africans still can't play football.

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Surely this years, cant be as shite as last years. One of the worst tournaments of all time.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by EMP on Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:37 pm

Rosicky wrote:
Fey wrote:It's a massive non-event. After all those years africans still can't play football.

Ale

Surely this years, cant be as shite as last years. One of the worst tournaments of all time.

Surely you will come up with an opinion that isn't complete shite some time this millennium. <Ale>
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by Rosicky on Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:48 pm

Sorry last years tournament was full of packed stadiums (Laugh), high quality football, loads of goals, and a high scoring exciting final Ale
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by EMP on Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:55 pm

Rosicky wrote:Sorry last years tournament was full of packed stadiums (Laugh), high quality football, loads of goals, and a high scoring exciting final Ale

As were the Euro's you moron. As were Champion's League matches. Every tournament has less than full stadiums and shit football too. Typical that you only slag off the ACN. By the way the final had excitement. I was there. Wouldn't expect an armchair dipstick like you to understand. <Ale>
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by EMP on Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:56 pm

Rosicky wrote:Sorry Ale

Apology accepted.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by Kimbo on Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:27 pm

Rosicky wrote:Sorry last years tournament was full of packed stadiums (Laugh), high quality football, loads of goals, and a high scoring exciting final Ale

You mean loads of goats?
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by Rosicky on Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:53 pm

Kimbo wrote:
Rosicky wrote:Sorry last years tournament was full of packed stadiums (Laugh), high quality football, loads of goals, and a high scoring exciting final Ale

You mean loads of goats?

Yes, there certainly wasnt loads of goals, so goats will need to do ok
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by EMP on Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:20 pm

Kimbo wrote:
Rosicky wrote:Sorry last years tournament was full of packed stadiums (Laugh), high quality football, loads of goals, and a high scoring exciting final Ale

You mean loads of goats?

Some wit at last. Nice one Kimbo. <Ale> ok Laugh
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by EMP on Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:22 pm

Rosicky wrote:
Kimbo wrote:
Rosicky wrote:Sorry last years tournament was full of packed stadiums (Laugh), high quality football, loads of goals, and a high scoring exciting final Ale

You mean loads of goats?

Yes, there certainly wasnt loads of goals, so goats will need to do ok

There were 99 goals at ACN in Ghana. Funny you Eurocentric eejuts never mention that.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by Rosicky on Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:52 pm

Typically poor African defending.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by EMP on Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:09 pm

Rosicky wrote:Typically poor African defending.

Typically ignorant Eurocentric dickhead. The fact that you hate this competition makes it more enjoyable.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by Kimbo on Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:20 pm

Don't you just hate fucking eurocentric europeans. tongue
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by EMP on Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:41 pm

Kimbo wrote:Don't you just hate fucking eurocentric europeans. tongue

Yep, but I don't hate Europeans per se, just the ignorant ones. tongue I don't have time for insular ones, especially ones who support clubs that are happy to sign Africans, attend and scout these tournaments and then want them not to be Africans afterwards (Not talking about Ameobi here as I agree with you on that one), but they all knew about ACN before signing Africans. Don't like it - simple; don't sign them.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by Kimbo on Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:21 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20888335

Nigeria have overlooked Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi for their 2013 Africa Cup of Nations squad after he failed to answer their telephone calls.


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Post by EMP on Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:50 pm

Kimbo wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20888335

Nigeria have overlooked Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi for their 2013 Africa Cup of Nations squad after he failed to answer their telephone calls.


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Nigeria doesn't need him anyway, but if Keshi remains coach after ACN he may well have blown any chance of World Cup action. Pretty stupid of Ameobi. If he wanted to ignore them he should have done it before the ACN at that friendly. Perhaps he still thinks he'll get an England call up - hardly likely.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by Kimbo on Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:13 pm

Not that stupid, he could have just saved his career. tongue
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Post by EMP on Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:24 pm

Kimbo wrote:Not that stupid, he could have just saved his career. tongue

Very stupid. He could have turned down the friendly invitation in November and none of this would have happened. Ridiculous to go to that and not ACN. He could have done what Shittu did and not burned his bridges for World Cup. Keshi tends not to forgive such behaviour. Either turn both friendly and ACN down or neither, but to turn down the tournament and play in a now utterly meaningless friendly is downright stupid unless he thinks being capped once entitles him to a pay rise suitable for an international. tongue He almost certainly won't get another chance now and that means no chance of World Cup for him. Don't see why he didn't just wait until after the competition to develop a taste for international football. Anyway Nigeria has better players up front and he'll have a great time warming (if that's the right word) your bench. Will be interesting to see how much he plays for you during ACN.

I plan to go to South Africa for it. Expecting gorgeous weather throughout.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by Kimbo on Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:34 pm

EMP wrote:
Kimbo wrote:Not that stupid, he could have just saved his career. tongue

Very stupid. He could have turned down the friendly invitation in November and none of this would have happened. Ridiculous to go to that and not ACN. He could have done what Shittu did and not burned his bridges for World Cup. Keshi tends not to forgive such behaviour. Either turn both friendly and ACN down or neither, but to turn down the tournament and play in a now utterly meaningless friendly is downright stupid unless he thinks being capped once entitles him to a pay rise suitable for an international. tongue He almost certainly won't get another chance now and that means no chance of World Cup for him. Don't see why he didn't just wait until after the competition to develop a taste for international football. Anyway Nigeria has better players up front and he'll have a great time warming (if that's the right word) your bench. Will be interesting to see how much he plays for you during ACN.

I plan to go to South Africa for it. Expecting gorgeous weather throughout.

Oh my god the world cup. Laughing The opportunity to play Costa Rica and then get KO'd. Maybe he shouldn't have played in that friendly, but he has made the smart choice in the end. The world cup is ages away anyway, they might not qualify, and even if they do qualify his premier league career being shot in the face won't help his already slim chance of playing there.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by EMP on Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:46 pm

Kimbo wrote:
EMP wrote:
Kimbo wrote:Not that stupid, he could have just saved his career. tongue

Very stupid. He could have turned down the friendly invitation in November and none of this would have happened. Ridiculous to go to that and not ACN. He could have done what Shittu did and not burned his bridges for World Cup. Keshi tends not to forgive such behaviour. Either turn both friendly and ACN down or neither, but to turn down the tournament and play in a now utterly meaningless friendly is downright stupid unless he thinks being capped once entitles him to a pay rise suitable for an international. tongue He almost certainly won't get another chance now and that means no chance of World Cup for him. Don't see why he didn't just wait until after the competition to develop a taste for international football. Anyway Nigeria has better players up front and he'll have a great time warming (if that's the right word) your bench. Will be interesting to see how much he plays for you during ACN.

I plan to go to South Africa for it. Expecting gorgeous weather throughout.

Oh my god the world cup. Laughing The opportunity to play Costa Rica and then get KO'd. Maybe he shouldn't have played in that friendly, but he has made the smart choice in the end. The world cup is ages away anyway, they might not qualify, and even if they do qualify his premier league career being shot in the face won't help his already slim chance of playing there.

You mean the premier football tournament in the world. Nigeria has some pretty decent talent coming through. He may well have blown it as those youngsters will have a year's experience by then and he will be older. Like it or not the World Cup matters to players. He may not regret it now, but he will soon and for the rest of his life tongue
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by Kimbo on Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:51 pm

The premier international tournament, that lasts a few weeks, once every 4 years. Any player that makes career decisions based on the world cup is an idiot. Club football is the sports bread and butter, you international lovers should remember that. <Ale>
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Post by EMP on Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:07 pm

Kimbo wrote:The premier international tournament, that lasts a few weeks, once every 4 years. Any player that makes career decisions based on the world cup is an idiot. Club football is the sports bread and butter, you international lovers should remember that. <Ale>

And you clubaholics should remember that these tournaments are scouted by the clubs and players signed. You think they observe African football by going there week in week out, or even South American. They go to the international tournaments and make recommendations that result in signings. These are shop-windows for clubs. I'll bet some players get signed as a result of ACN and more at World Cup.
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Post by Kimbo on Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:12 pm

EMP wrote:
Kimbo wrote:The premier international tournament, that lasts a few weeks, once every 4 years. Any player that makes career decisions based on the world cup is an idiot. Club football is the sports bread and butter, you international lovers should remember that. <Ale>

And you clubaholics should remember that these tournaments are scouted by the clubs and players signed. You think they observe African football by going there week in week out, or even South American. They go to the international tournaments and make recommendations that result in signings. These are shop-windows for clubs. I'll bet some players get signed as a result of ACN and more at World Cup.

When do English clubs ever buy Africans straight from Africa? monkey We might see a player we're interested in at the ACN, but what we're really interested in is how they handle european club football. Ale
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Post by EMP on Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:29 pm

Kimbo wrote:
EMP wrote:
Kimbo wrote:The premier international tournament, that lasts a few weeks, once every 4 years. Any player that makes career decisions based on the world cup is an idiot. Club football is the sports bread and butter, you international lovers should remember that. <Ale>

And you clubaholics should remember that these tournaments are scouted by the clubs and players signed. You think they observe African football by going there week in week out, or even South American. They go to the international tournaments and make recommendations that result in signings. These are shop-windows for clubs. I'll bet some players get signed as a result of ACN and more at World Cup.

When do English clubs ever buy Africans straight from Africa? monkey We might see a player we're interested in at the ACN, but what we're really interested in is how they handle european club football. Ale

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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by Kimbo on Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:31 pm

Ok, when do English clubs ever buy good Africans straight from Africa? clown
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Post by EMP on Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:41 pm

Kimbo wrote:Ok, when do English clubs ever buy good Africans straight from Africa? clown

He was good; it was his attitude that wasn't. Asamoah Gyan and Sessegnon were watched and signed after ACN. Another example is Emanuel Mayuka who was signed by Southampton after Zambia won the ACN. He played in Switzerland, but his role with Zambia was the thing that put him on map.

In world Cup, Spurs signed a couple of Argentineans after one who I remember did reasonably well for them after a World Cup. It was international football that put them in shop window.

Another example is Under 20 World Cup put Nelson Oliveira on map and Oscar too. The latter was signed by Chelsea. Oliveira is already Portugal international and pretty decent striker. Won't be cheap now. Ahmed Musa got move to Russia after it - he had offers in England as well. Ulises Davila was signed by Chelsea as well after it.
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And of course that never happens in European football, does it? What a tedious dipstick you are.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by EMP on Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:59 pm

Kimbo wrote:
Rosicky wrote:Sorry last years tournament was full of packed stadiums (Laugh), high quality football, loads of goals, and a high scoring exciting final Ale

You mean loads of goats?

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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by 110% on Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:01 pm

EMP wrote:
Kimbo wrote:The premier international tournament, that lasts a few weeks, once every 4 years. Any player that makes career decisions based on the world cup is an idiot. Club football is the sports bread and butter, you international lovers should remember that. <Ale>

And you clubaholics should remember that these tournaments are scouted by the clubs and players signed. You think they observe African football by going there week in week out, or even South American. They go to the international tournaments and make recommendations that result in signings. These are shop-windows for clubs. I'll bet some players get signed as a result of ACN and more at World Cup.

I am pretty sure that it is not a good idea to sign a player on the basis of one tournament, it is called the Diouf Effect or something Wink. Therefore I would say it is an opportunity for players to put themselves at the supermarket checkout (rather than shop window) in case some manager is passing and he decides on an impulse buy.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by EMP on Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:27 pm

Is the Diouf Effect any worse than the Poborsky Effect?


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