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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by EMP on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:02 pm

Kimbo wrote:btw has there ever been creativity in the ACN, or has it always been like this?

Abedi Pele, George Weah, Kalusha Bwalya, JayJay Okocha and many others. FFS don't turn into Rosicky. You didn't like Brown Ideye's flick to Emmanuel Emenike for Nigeria's goal?

Edit: "There are no minnows in African football," Vincent Enyeama said. Funny how the naysayers always whinge about this tournament. No credit given to Cape Verde for a good tactical performance - they did not play crap. South Africa did. Ghana v the DR was an entertaining match. Zambia v Ethiopia and Nigeria v Burkina Faso were not shit on a stick.

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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by 110% on Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:38 am

Sheffield gunner wrote:The red card earlier was amazing - move over Harald Schumacher! Probably the most entertaining moment of the tournament so far.

And link to video: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/video/2013/jan/21/ethiopia-keeper-jemal-tassew-sent-off-on-a-stretcher-after-horrific-foul-video

pretty bad but doesn't seem as violent as Schumacher's, probably due to schumacher's being a head shot, knocking out 3 teeth and putting the guy in a coma. At least he got a red card, schumacher's "challenge" wasn't even considered a foul.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by EMP on Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:12 pm

Ivory Coast beat Togo 2-1. Adebayor really ought to have scored very early. Gervinho had a very good match. He seems to turn it on for his country, or perhaps he just doesn't like the eejut poster Rosicky, in which case he shows excellent judgement. The Elephants beat the Sparrow Hawks 2-1 - the first goal the Ivorians have conceded in ACN since Algeria scored in 2010.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by TheCrazy58 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:55 pm

Gervinho scored? Shocked
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by Super Progress on Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:03 pm

EMP wrote:Ivory Coast beat Togo 2-1. Adebayor really ought to have scored very early. Gervinho had a very good match. He seems to turn it on for his country, or perhaps he just doesn't like the eejut poster Rosicky, in which case he shows excellent judgement. The Elephants beat the Sparrow Hawks 2-1 - the first goal the Ivorians have conceded in ACN since Algeria scored in 2010.
Pretty good stat
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by EMP on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:22 am

South Africa play well and radio silence follows. What a surprise? The gap between the 'lesser' teams and big ones is closing. Egypt has a valid excuse in that the events of Arab Spring there and its aftermath has affected its football. It has been suspended following the deaths last year. That means most of their players do not have match fitness or sharpness. It will take some time to get back to where they were. A pity as they had talented youngsters coming through. Libya too has an excuse due to its infrastructures being destroyed in the overthrow of Gaddafi.

The others are there on merit. Cape Verde has beaten Cameroon and drawn with Morocco and South Africa and will make it to the knockout stage if they beat Angola. A pretty good effort I'd say even if they got out with a loss. Burkina Faso and Ethiopia have done very well as well, as did DR Congo. Even Togo played well despite losing. 17 goals and counting now from 10 matches isn't too bad.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by EMP on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:20 pm

Spoke to Seydou Keita after the match. He couldn't believe that Dauda was not sent off. Have to agree with him - definitely should have been a straight red card for the keeper on that one. Changed the course of the match, which was not a great one. By the way Fey, I also spoke to Harrison Afful - remember him! The goal-scorer was also a product of Feyenoord Fetteh.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by Rosicky on Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:00 pm

I hope Niger one day play Germany at home.

Think about it.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by EMP on Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:38 pm

Rosicky wrote:I hope Niger one day play Germany at home.

Think about it.

I hope you get an understanding of other cultures and African football, but I don't believe in miracles.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by Kimbo on Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:41 pm

I love how much EMP hates rosicky. Call him a fuckheaded chin c**t EMP!
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by Rosicky on Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:44 pm

Kimbo wrote:I love how much EMP hates rosicky. Call him a fuckheaded chin c**t EMP!

Its too easy.

Its all because Phillip Hughes failed.

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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by EMP on Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:18 pm

Rosicky wrote:
Kimbo wrote:I love how much EMP hates rosicky. Call him a fuckheaded chin c**t EMP!

Its too easy.

Its all because Phillip Hughes failed.


Not at all. I haven't referred to chins at all. Hughes has nothing to do with this. Your opinions on African football are simply ignorant. The gap has plainly closed. Try watching Ethiopia and you will see a good attacking side, well organised with passionate and wonderful fans. What's not to like.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by EMP on Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:23 pm

By the way just got the quote of the tournament from Vincent Enyeama. Due to meet Kalusha Bwalya tomorrow. For the benefit of Eurocenric fuckwits who don't know who he is, he was undoubtedly one of the greatest African players ever and is now the President of the Zambian FA who masterminded the development of the current crop of championship winners.

By the way looks like some players could learn how to keep penalties out and score them from Kennedy Mweene.


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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by Kimbo on Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:26 pm

EMP wrote:By the way just got the quote of the tournament from Vincent Enyeama. Due to meet Kalusha Bwalya tomorrow. For the benefit of Eurocenric fuckwits who don't know who he is, he was undoubtedly one of the greatest African players ever and is now the President of the Zambian FA who masterminded the development of the current crop of championship winners.

Thanks for the information. ok
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by EMP on Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:34 pm

Kimbo wrote:
EMP wrote:By the way just got the quote of the tournament from Vincent Enyeama. Due to meet Kalusha Bwalya tomorrow. For the benefit of Eurocenric fuckwits who don't know who he is, he was undoubtedly one of the greatest African players ever and is now the President of the Zambian FA who masterminded the development of the current crop of championship winners.

Thanks for the information. ok

Still got to transcribe it; that's why I haven't said what it is. Don't want it nicked do I?

Edit: Burkina Faso take lead.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by Kimbo on Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:37 pm

EMP wrote:
Kimbo wrote:
EMP wrote:By the way just got the quote of the tournament from Vincent Enyeama. Due to meet Kalusha Bwalya tomorrow. For the benefit of Eurocenric fuckwits who don't know who he is, he was undoubtedly one of the greatest African players ever and is now the President of the Zambian FA who masterminded the development of the current crop of championship winners.

Thanks for the information. ok

Still got to transcribe it; that's why I haven't said what it is. Don't want it nicked do I?

Edit: Burkina Faso take lead.

Typical journo, I bet you tapped his phone.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by EMP on Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:41 pm

Kimbo wrote:
EMP wrote:
Kimbo wrote:
EMP wrote:By the way just got the quote of the tournament from Vincent Enyeama. Due to meet Kalusha Bwalya tomorrow. For the benefit of Eurocenric fuckwits who don't know who he is, he was undoubtedly one of the greatest African players ever and is now the President of the Zambian FA who masterminded the development of the current crop of championship winners.

Thanks for the information. ok

Still got to transcribe it; that's why I haven't said what it is. Don't want it nicked do I?

Edit: Burkina Faso take lead.

Typical journo, I bet you tapped his phone.

It is recorded, but no need for phone-tapping. Got it in mixed zone.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by Kimbo on Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:35 pm

What is a mixed zone? Mixed race? Mixed sex?
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Post by EMP on Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:19 am

Kimbo wrote:What is a mixed zone? Mixed race? Mixed sex?

It is where the players go through on their way out and journalists can ask them questions to get quotes for their articles. The players don't have to stop and talk, but they have to go through there. Enyeama is one of the better ones for journalists. Kennedy Mweene is pretty good too.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by Kimbo on Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:33 pm

EMP wrote:
Kimbo wrote:What is a mixed zone? Mixed race? Mixed sex?

It is where the players go through on their way out and journalists can ask them questions to get quotes for their articles. The players don't have to stop and talk, but they have to go through there. Enyeama is one of the better ones for journalists. Kennedy Mweene is pretty good too.

So as a journalist you should know what Coloccini's mysterious problem is, right? Wink It's very strange, there's a media blackout, all these journalists saying they know what it is but they've agreed not to say. Maybe there's an injunction or some shit.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by Rosicky on Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:10 pm

It tells you something when Gervinho looks good at the ACN.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by Kimbo on Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:45 pm

The net is broken, and about 15 people are trying to fix it. Smile

They're replacing the goalposts.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by EMP on Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:38 pm

Rosicky wrote:It tells you something when Gervinho looks good at the ACN.

Quite true, that Arsenal can't get the best out of him.

Met Kalusha Bwalya yesterday. Now in Durban for South Africa v Morocco.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by Rosicky on Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:51 pm

EMP wrote:
Rosicky wrote:It tells you something when Gervinho looks good at the ACN.

Quite true, that Arsenal can't get the best out of him.


lol! lol!

Or the standard is far worse, and the headless plays he does come off for him at the ACN.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by EMP on Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:24 pm

Kimbo wrote:
EMP wrote:
Kimbo wrote:What is a mixed zone? Mixed race? Mixed sex?

It is where the players go through on their way out and journalists can ask them questions to get quotes for their articles. The players don't have to stop and talk, but they have to go through there. Enyeama is one of the better ones for journalists. Kennedy Mweene is pretty good too.

So as a journalist you should know what Coloccini's mysterious problem is, right? Wink It's very strange, there's a media blackout, all these journalists saying they know what it is but they've agreed not to say. Maybe there's an injunction or some shit.

It's likely they do know but that the club doesn't want it made public and they know that if they say what it is the club and possibly others too will make it hard to get accredited or interviews and the like. Some pretty good stories get spiked like that.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by EMP on Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:27 pm

Rosicky wrote:
EMP wrote:
Rosicky wrote:It tells you something when Gervinho looks good at the ACN.

Quite true, that Arsenal can't get the best out of him.


lol! lol!

Or the standard is far worse, and the headless plays he does come off for him at the ACN.

Or Arsenal just can't get the best out of him. After all he played in Europe before coming to Arsenal and did well enough to convince Arsenal that he had talent, which he does and what you know about Africa and African football could be written on a postage stamp in 96 point font size.
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Post by Allez les rouges on Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:35 am

So his inability to trap, control or keep possession of a football is down to lack of opportunities, poor coaching or not being treated well enough (perhaps he is not paid well enough?) at Arsenal?

I think we are all a little better than this ok
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Post by EMP on Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:02 pm

Allez les scrooges wrote:So his inability to trap, control or keep possession of a football is down to lack of opportunities, poor coaching or not being treated well enough (perhaps he is not paid well enough?) at Arsenal?

I think we are all a little better than this ok

Did he not have those skills previously? If not, why did Arsenal sign him?
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by EMP on Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:04 pm

I notice that nobody has bothered to comment on let alone congratulate the Cape Verde Islands on reaching the knock-out stage in their first appearance in the African Cup of Nations finals, or even the Bafana Bafana on a spirited performance or two.
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Re: African Cup of Nations 2013

Post by Rosicky on Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:06 pm

Hardly a good thing for the ACN. Imagine if Luxemberg got to the 1/4's of the Euros it would be a joke (they have an identical pop to Cape Verde). Just shows how weak the ACN is.

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