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Re: World Cup (football) 2014.
« Reply #475 on: July 13, 2014, 10:00:36 pm »
BBC or ITV, wow?

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Re: World Cup (football) 2014.
« Reply #476 on: July 13, 2014, 10:03:52 pm »
BBC.
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Re: World Cup (football) 2014.
« Reply #477 on: July 13, 2014, 10:04:45 pm »
They just mentioned him again. Hoe-vud-ez. So the middle vowel was perhaps slightly anglicised.
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Re: World Cup (football) 2014.
« Reply #478 on: July 13, 2014, 10:08:09 pm »
I think the Argentine no. 18 wins the prize for the most ridiculous hair style in footballing history.
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Re: World Cup (football) 2014.
« Reply #479 on: July 13, 2014, 10:15:36 pm »
3-0 Germany.
IMO.
See the start of the thread for my earlier predictions.

1-0 to whichever side then.
Or penalties.


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Re: World Cup (football) 2014.
« Reply #480 on: July 13, 2014, 10:17:22 pm »
I wonder how many people were on that train that just trundled by?
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Re: World Cup (football) 2014.
« Reply #481 on: July 13, 2014, 10:22:39 pm »
It's turning into the 1990 final.

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Re: World Cup (football) 2014.
« Reply #482 on: July 13, 2014, 10:26:27 pm »
Sehr, sehr gut!
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Re: World Cup (football) 2014.
« Reply #483 on: July 13, 2014, 10:37:27 pm »
That looked like an orchestrated attack on Schweinsteiger in extra time. How many times was he fouled?
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Re: World Cup (football) 2014.
« Reply #484 on: July 13, 2014, 10:42:32 pm »
Bloody typical! You watch 112 minutes of goalless football and then your connection conks out, only to come back up and reveal the only goal has been scored in your absence!

Interesting contrast to the two managers: Argentina's looked like he'd had become a zombie (or even a zombi?) before the match started, while Germany's looks like the last of the 80s playboys!
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« Reply #485 on: July 13, 2014, 10:43:17 pm »
Quote from: Christina

Those last 3 minutes were the longest 3 minutes since chemistry at school :)

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« Reply #486 on: July 13, 2014, 10:46:11 pm »
Interesting contrast to the two managers: Argentina's looked like he'd had become a zombie (or even a zombi?) before the match started, while Germany's looks like the last of the 80s playboys!

The only managers in the whole tournament who didn't look like zombies were Lurrrve and Klinsmann.  Oh, and Hodgson, who is half man and half barn owl.
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Re: World Cup (football) 2014.
« Reply #487 on: July 13, 2014, 10:52:06 pm »
One from the Graun, a gallery of photos from previous World Cups:

http://www.theguardian.com/football/gallery/2014/jul/05/world-cup-25-of-the-best-photographs-ever

The sailor and the North Koreans at Ayrsome Park is lovely, but there's no beating the Franco Baresi shot. The Argentinians look far more defeated tonight.

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Re: World Cup (football) 2014.
« Reply #488 on: July 13, 2014, 11:00:39 pm »
I think there will be some very sore heads in my village tomorrow!
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« Reply #489 on: July 13, 2014, 11:05:13 pm »
Oh, and Hodgson, who is half man and half barn owl.

 ;D ;D ;D
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Re: World Cup (football) 2014.
« Reply #490 on: July 13, 2014, 11:16:59 pm »
Apparently Pope Francis was watching the final with ex-Pope Benedict. One wonders if they'd arranged the result with higher powers?

Sticking with the popes, the one before Benedict was known to be a decent goalkeeper. The Graun recently did a "literary footballers" thing - they should do a "footballing popes" team and compare them! Camus or John Paul II, who was the better goalie?  :D
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Re: World Cup (football) 2014.
« Reply #491 on: July 13, 2014, 11:20:47 pm »
Birmingham City - the only team not to score a goal during the reign of a pope...
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Re: World Cup (football) 2014.
« Reply #492 on: July 13, 2014, 11:22:11 pm »
One from the Graun, a gallery of photos from previous World Cups:

http://www.theguardian.com/football/gallery/2014/jul/05/world-cup-25-of-the-best-photographs-ever

The sailor and the North Koreans at Ayrsome Park is lovely, but there's no beating the Franco Baresi shot. The Argentinians look far more defeated tonight.
Yeah, if British sailors celebrated with North Koreans now, they'd all end up in Guantanagulag!
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Re: World Cup (football) 2014.
« Reply #493 on: July 13, 2014, 11:36:17 pm »


1-0 to whichever side then.
Or penalties.

Told you.


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Re: World Cup (football) 2014.
« Reply #494 on: July 14, 2014, 01:27:38 pm »
I'm a bit surprised RZ hasn't been onto this thread to celebrate the fact that the winning goal was scored by Goatse.
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Re: World Cup (football) 2014.
« Reply #495 on: July 14, 2014, 02:16:48 pm »
I went out for a 50km ride this morning. There seemed to be almost no-one around - hardly any cars on the road. I think they're sleeping off the beer.
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Re: World Cup (football) 2014.
« Reply #496 on: July 14, 2014, 07:03:45 pm »
Apparently Maradona says that that Messi being awarded the Golden Boot is "unfair"!

If you're that concerned about "fairness", fat boy, perhaps we can have our 1986 quarter-final back >:(
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Re: World Cup (football) 2014.
« Reply #497 on: July 14, 2014, 10:29:40 pm »
He didn't get the Golden Boot, he got the Golden Fist.
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Re: World Cup (football) 2014.
« Reply #498 on: July 15, 2014, 09:34:38 am »
Summary.

The best team won I think.

Germany play exactly like England think they play.

Brazil were about as good as an average/poor Premier league side.  Stoke would have given the Germans more problems.

The prima-donna stars didn't shine at all, it was much more about team play this time.

England's involvement in the tournament seems like a distant memory.  What memories I do have are dull ones.

England have been overtaken by yet more nations, including some fairly small ones.

England managed 2 goals

England managed 1 point

England were knocked out of the World cup before Germany had played their 2nd game.

I seem to remember some dreadful stat about England's lack of shots on target.

Because of England's performance though I was able to enjoy the World cup, without having my hopes raised and dashed, and without having to waste more hours of my life watching us punting the ball aimlessly to the opposition goalkeeper.

It was England's 5-1 defeat of Germany that finally caused a total rethink of German footballing structure.  That rethink has finally come to fruition.

It's no good England being just slightly beaten, it's going to take some good drubbings before anyone wakes up to the damage the Premier league is doing to our national game.
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Re: World Cup (football) 2014.
« Reply #499 on: July 15, 2014, 10:03:29 am »
I think you have a problem there, Lee. The Premier League, just like a lot of our other institutions, isn't being run in the national interest but for the financial gain of foreigners. Do you think the FA has the clout to thwart the intentions of the money-grubbing clubs?
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