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THE WORLD GAME, anything & everything about world soccer
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In Reply To: triage's post @ Jan 12 2016, 04:04 PM

And such intelligent comments!

Definitely a rise above the usual diatribe that some forums become.



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I know nothing about soccer but .... I agree, Lionel Messi carries on like a dog with a ball!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmz3KpxBqRc

and an acknowledged champion dog at that.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/35285469

and the scary thing is that the bloke was pulling pretty much the same moves back when he was 5 or 6.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS6nS8W0bOU

Note that the dude who compares Messi to a dog actually dismisses reliance on stats to identify how brilliant Messi is whilst the beeb article does have a crack at quantifying his skills in 2015.

On that angle, here is a blog entry, probably from an American with mostly Americans contributing comments, which marvels at why soccer is such a qualitative game whilst their major sports, basketball, baseball and gridiron, are drowning in stats.

http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevo...er-players.html







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They were very consistent. Several players stood out not just one or 2, they were disciplined and took their chances.

Super Mario indeed. That goal was a cracker. Up there with James Rodriguez's effort.

Second best part of the day was seeing the wives and girlfriends of the Germans boys. Wow.



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Super Mario!
Great goal! Congratulations, Team!



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1-0 Germany. Yay.



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Some black humour here



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In Reply To: balance's post @ Jul 10 2014, 10:40 AM

Agree it's a tough way to go out, but they already won one against Costa Rica so it's only fair??? wacko.gif
Plus the Dutch were pretty lucky against the Aussies and Chile and extremely lucky against Mexico (thanks to the DIVER Robben) so I think their luck had to run out at some point

 
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So it is Argentina v Germany.
Bad luck for the Dutch. Shoot outs are a tough way to lose and I was hoping they would progress.



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In Reply To: balance's post @ Jul 9 2014, 01:38 PM

In all the time I've been watching soccer, which goes back to George Best & Franz Beckenbauer, I've never seen anything like it.
Sure Brazil were without a couple of key first team players, but the squad is about 24 isn't it?
A lot of their passing was way off the mark and the defence speaks for itself. It's just amazing after the torrent they let loose against Colombia.



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In Reply To: birnam's post @ Jul 9 2014, 10:29 AM

Last time around the Germans looked fantastic but imploded v the Spaniards iirc. It can happen.

The Brazilians were without some top players but looked hopeless for much of the game.

Argentina will not defend as poorly as Brazil. They could not be that bad and they have Messi who is the master up front.

I rate the Dutch very highly with class all round. It would be great if they won it actually. Such a small country with such good a team.



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