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Re: Confederations Cup

Post by TheCrazy58 on Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:48 pm

Well you can't legislate against a goal like that from Neymar. Pleased with our performance, we didn't look nervous or awed. Honda is so in the shop window.

Kawashima is looking increasingly dodgy, time for Gonda to get his chance.
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Post by mongrel hawk on Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:57 pm

Blatter was largely booed in his speech before the game. Then president Dilma Rousseff had the same treatment. 

Blatter, shocked, says in good Portuguese: gentlemen, where's the fair play? The boos increase.

Man, this is getting interesting. 

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Post by Di Caniooooo! on Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:30 am

Man that was awful refereeing. Would just allow Brazil to foul the Japanese players as they got attacking momentum to kill it. They did it all game and no cards. Ever hear of a yellow card for repeated fouling ref?
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Re: Confederations Cup

Post by bluenine on Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:37 am

I hate the new board features... still don't know how to reply quoting a previous post... can we go back to the previous format please??
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Post by bluenine on Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:41 am

Mongrel Hawk wrote:Daniel Alves is horrible once again. When will he learn to play football? I miss Maicon.

I miss Maicon too... he was such an awesome fullback!
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Post by Pierre Littbarski on Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:41 pm

Brazil need a more talented midfield 2 behind the 3 and a better CF.

Fred is a great old-school penalty box striker but without wishing to sound like Brenton rogers they need a 9.5 rather than a number 9.

Fabiano and Fred will just be in the width of the 18 yard box and they will be fine for goals against weaker teams in the group but they need a more rounded modern forward.

Someone who can not only play on the shoulder of CB and run on to passes from Oscar, Neymar but someone who can also drop deep and play in Oscar, Neymar, Hulk as they run beyond him.

That man is clearly Vagner Love but it won't happen.


Rather than play Honda in the hole and kagawa left or Honda coming in from the right and kagawa in the hole or in from the left they may need to pay Honda as a false 9 and Kagawa in the hole - Maeda is good but Honda would give them a bit of oomph up there and would get kagawa into favourite position.

Keown said that Honda should play deeper and pull the strings - I couldn't agree less, he is the matchwinner not the playmaker and a player with his type of skills should be in the final third, Endo can pull the strings.

I think Japan are also much weaker at CB than WC '10.

I think a lot of fans/pundits thought either Tulio or Nakazawa were pushing for a place in best XI of the tournament and Yoshida and Konno as a pair are not as reliable.
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Re: Confederations Cup

Post by TheCrazy58 on Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:43 pm

Di Caniooooo! wrote:Man that was awful refereeing. Would just allow Brazil to foul the Japanese players as they got attacking momentum to kill it. They did it all game and no cards. Ever hear of a yellow card for repeated fouling ref?

I'm pretty sure Honda swore (in Japanese) at the ref for exactly that after Luiz cluttered him early in the match.

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Post by Brian2468 on Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:31 pm

Interesting Brazil looks like the physical side will be a big part of their game plan or just another way to play against some smaller grittier sides that could surprise you. 
Neymar did okay brilliant technique for the opening goal.
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Post by EMP on Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:18 pm

Mongrel Hawk wrote:Blatter was largely booed in his speech before the game. Then president Dilma Rousseff had the same treatment. 

Have you explained why that was going on? Dilma Rousseff deserved it. There were demos in a few cities including Brasilia. That one was stopped by police. It seems that Rousseff is blamed for not saying a word about FIFA lapping up the perks. Also the National Stadium is a huge joke Great stadium but utterly useless as Brasilia is currently in Brasil's 4th Division. Protesters are rightly saying wtf is going to be done with that stadium now?

Blatter, shocked, says in good Portuguese: gentlemen, where's the fair play? The boos increase.

See above Sepp.

Man, this is getting interesting. 

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Post by bluenine on Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:13 pm

Italy playing quite well, apart from that stupid Barzagli mistake which resulted in the penalty. Some great passing and pressing. Excellent freekick goal by Pirlo, and perhaps a penalty which wasn't given.

Good game to watch so far.
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Post by Kimbo on Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:36 pm

He took his shirt off. Card him!
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Post by bluenine on Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:44 pm

Kimbo wrote:He took his shirt off. Card him!

Prandelli is taking Balotelli off now, just in case he scores again and takes off his shirt again Razz
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Post by The Chosen Glenn on Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:51 pm

It must be excruciating for AC Milan supporters watching the performances of Pirlo for the past two years.
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Post by mongrel hawk on Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:12 pm

@emp


There have been also big protests in São Paulo against the local raise in public transport fares.  
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Post by Murray on Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:12 pm

Roman Aglennovich wrote:It must be excruciating for AC Milan supporters watching the performances of Pirlo for the past two years.

It must be even more excruciating for Inter fans, eh bluenine!!!!!!!!Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


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Post by Murray on Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:15 pm

Spain finally only playing 1 DM

Casillas, Arbeloa, Piqué, Ramos, Jordi Alba, Busquets, Iniesta, Xavi, Pedro, Cesc, Soldado
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Post by bluenine on Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:21 pm

“I didn’t know there was this rule about the two bookings leading to a suspension in this tournament. Next time I won’t do it.” - Balotelli

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Post by EMP on Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:27 pm

Mongrel Hawk wrote:@emp


There have been also big protests in São Paulo against the local raise in public transport fares.  

And in Rio to by all accounts. Not seen anything in Recife yet, but wouldn't be surprised. Time to get ready, so may catch up later.
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Post by Fey on Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:55 pm

Forgot this was underway already, and it's on dutch tv even Very Happy

Mexico continues to underwelm as ever, they just have too many native americans to ever compete for the trophy.

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Post by Di Caniooooo! on Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:02 pm

So Fascists beat the Wetbacks, now the Socialists vs the Maneaters.
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Post by Fey on Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:15 pm

Spain unlucky to hit the post...so far it has very one-sided 82% possesion. This must have a been how it was when they landed in South-America for the first time.
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Post by Kimbo on Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:17 pm

Fey wrote:Spain unlucky to hit the post...so far it has very one-sided 82% possesion. This must have a been how it was when they landed in South-America for the first time.

They said 92% on the BBC. Uruguay look terrible.
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Post by Fey on Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:21 pm

Kimbo wrote:
Fey wrote:Spain unlucky to hit the post...so far it has very one-sided 82% possesion. This must have a been how it was when they landed in South-America for the first time.

They said 92% on the BBC. Uruguay look terrible.

Really? I was just making it up, was pretty close then, but 92% is outrageous. Uaregay would have had a higher possesion if they would be 5-0 down already with the kickoffs all the time.

Oohh 1-0 Spain. Pedro. Must say, if Spain starts to play a proper attacker, and starts to shoot from distance they could become even more dangerous..
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Post by Kimbo on Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:26 pm

Fey wrote:
Kimbo wrote:
Fey wrote:Spain unlucky to hit the post...so far it has very one-sided 82% possesion. This must have a been how it was when they landed in South-America for the first time.

They said 92% on the BBC. Uruguay look terrible.

Really? I was just making it up, was pretty close then, but 92% is outrageous. Uaregay would have had a higher possesion if they would be 5-0 down already with the kickoffs all the time.

Oohh 1-0 Spain. Pedro. Must say, if Spain starts to play a proper attacker, and starts to shoot from distance they could become even more dangerous..

These SA jungle dwellers can't pass Fey, and they're just sitting back like coward fucko's. No
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Post by Fey on Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:39 pm

Kimbo wrote:
Fey wrote:
Kimbo wrote:
Fey wrote:Spain unlucky to hit the post...so far it has very one-sided 82% possesion. This must have a been how it was when they landed in South-America for the first time.

They said 92% on the BBC. Uruguay look terrible.

Really? I was just making it up, was pretty close then, but 92% is outrageous. Uaregay would have had a higher possesion if they would be 5-0 down already with the kickoffs all the time.

Oohh 1-0 Spain. Pedro. Must say, if Spain starts to play a proper attacker, and starts to shoot from distance they could become even more dangerous..

These SA jungle dwellers can't pass Fey, and they're just sitting back like coward fucko's. No

Spain 2-0! Spain are playing a sort of football that is the smallpox version for the South-Americans. They are so dominant that Urugay arent even able to deploy their usual antics. I remember when this WC was given to Brazil, and thought it was a certain WC title for Brazil. Now I think its more of a question which European side is gonna win the WC!
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Post by bluenine on Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:50 pm

Fey wrote:
Kimbo wrote:
Fey wrote:
Kimbo wrote:
Fey wrote:Spain unlucky to hit the post...so far it has very one-sided 82% possesion. This must have a been how it was when they landed in South-America for the first time.

They said 92% on the BBC. Uruguay look terrible.

Really? I was just making it up, was pretty close then, but 92% is outrageous. Uaregay would have had a higher possesion if they would be 5-0 down already with the kickoffs all the time.

Oohh 1-0 Spain. Pedro. Must say, if Spain starts to play a proper attacker, and starts to shoot from distance they could become even more dangerous..

These SA jungle dwellers can't pass Fey, and they're just sitting back like coward fucko's. No

Spain 2-0! Spain are playing a sort of football that is the smallpox version for the South-Americans. They are so dominant that Urugay arent even able to deploy their usual antics. I remember when this WC was given to Brazil, and thought it was a certain WC title for Brazil. Now I think its more of a question which European side is gonna win the WC!

More likely, which team is going to beat Spain.

Argentina could, if they had a great day. Maybe Brazil, if they get their act together. I don't see any European side beating this Spain. Italy, maybe, if Prandelli abandons his philosophy and stops trying to out-Spain Spain... the only way Italy can beat this Spanish side is the old fashioned way - dig your heels deep, and see out the storm. Let them keep possession, and hit them on counters. But that is not the Prandelli way unfortunately.
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Post by mongrel hawk on Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:51 pm

Things are ugly for Uruguay.

This Spain team is really good. Look better than when they won the WC.
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Post by Kimbo on Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:58 pm

bluenine wrote:
More likely, which team is going to beat Spain.

Argentina could, if they had a great day. Maybe Brazil, if they get their act together. I don't see any European side beating this Spain. Italy, maybe, if Prandelli abandons his philosophy and stops trying to out-Spain Spain... the only way Italy can beat this Spanish side is the old fashioned way - dig your heels deep, and see out the storm. Let them keep possession, and hit them on counters. But that is not the Prandelli way unfortunately.

You love that shit don't you!
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Re: Confederations Cup

Post by Fey on Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:09 am

This is the blueprint of how football should be played. If you can do this, after such a long season...remarkable. Now I know it's only semi-serious. But very impressive nontheless.
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Post by Kimbo on Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:40 am

Why do some English people(Jonathan Pearce) insist on using the foreign pronunciation of names? I've never heard a foreigner trying to say English names in an English accent.

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