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boz-monaut
29-06-2014, 10:03 AM
Good to see women journalists attempting to be taken seriously... Way to play up to the stereotype

I agree with you 100%, however I do appreciate seeing boobs

plague
29-06-2014, 10:46 AM
Can safely say she's my favourite female journo.

hawk
29-06-2014, 10:48 AM
lol, geymar cheatin little mong, stay on ya feet. Howard is out of his depth, clown

Blackmac79
29-06-2014, 10:59 AM
There is a video with that picture. Just as exciting

hawk
29-06-2014, 01:07 PM
Webb must have had the chat at halftime cause as often happens came out in the 2nd half and actually started reffing the brazils. Bra the better team & probs dserved to go through that last crossbar hit by chi could have been joy. still to watch the 2nd game

joel31
29-06-2014, 02:48 PM
Ben Williams is reffing the Costa Rica v Greece game tomorrow

GazFish35
29-06-2014, 05:09 PM
Neymar's staggering stuttering run up..... Is that legal?

plague
29-06-2014, 05:35 PM
Neymar's staggering stuttering run up..... Is that legal?

Was always taught that once you start you must maintain forward movement in your run up.

Edit:that can be super slow mo, as long as you are moving forward towards the ball.

leftrightout
29-06-2014, 07:22 PM
Was always taught that once you start you must maintain forward movement in your run up.

Edit:that can be super slow mo, as long as you are moving forward towards the ball.

Yep its legal. Cant check your run but can speed up/slow down as much as you like as long as you are moving towards the ball.

Premy
29-06-2014, 07:55 PM
Neymar's staggering stuttering run up..... Is that legal?
Have you seen the footage of the bloke who deliberately trips over in his run up then gets up and slots the ball, all whilst keeping forward momentum.

GazFish35
29-06-2014, 08:44 PM
Yep its legal. Cant check your run but can speed up/slow down as much as you like as long as you are moving towards the ball.

Pretty gutless way to take a open tbh. The odds are stacked heavily in penalty takers favour already.

baldrick
29-06-2014, 10:56 PM
Is goal line technology used in penalty shootouts ?


(I know: penalty kicks to decide a game..no such thing as a shootout in the laws of the game)

plague
29-06-2014, 11:22 PM
Pretty gutless way to take a open tbh. The odds are stacked heavily in penalty takers favour already.

Not when you've bet the under 4.5 missed penalties for the tournament (not inc shootouts)
VIVA LA STRIKERS!!!!!!

parksey
30-06-2014, 12:00 AM
Pretty gutless way to take a open tbh. The odds are stacked heavily in penalty takers favour already.

as a former goalkeeper, i'd bet you'd appreciate the penalty taker informing the keeper in advance as to where he was going to place his shot.

hawk
30-06-2014, 12:31 AM
Neymar's staggering stuttering run up..... Is that legal?

is he wearing yellow? then its legal. I have no probs with bizzare pen takers, adds to the humiliation of someone & thats whats its all about.

spewin Mex and Hol have to meet. carn costa

Bremsstrahlung
30-06-2014, 07:43 AM
Same as goalkeeper moving side to side I guess.

GazFish35
30-06-2014, 08:20 AM
as a former goalkeeper, i'd bet you'd appreciate the penalty taker informing the keeper in advance as to where he was going to place his shot.

No.that would be silly.
I'd rather a striker have to bear the keeper by how well he performs the skill of kicking the valley, not how good his impression of John Cleese is.

pv4
30-06-2014, 08:33 AM
I remember being at the Sydney 2000 Olympics Football Final - Cameroon vs Spain. It went to a penalty shootout and the biggest thing I remember of that game was the entire crowd were so excited by how all the Cameroon players did the stuttered run-up for their pens.

Zico
30-06-2014, 08:52 AM
My good friends at Darling St will be dancing now

Bremsstrahlung
30-06-2014, 12:30 PM
Not so much now.

hawk
30-06-2014, 12:34 PM
Ben Williams continues to be a retard. every dive gets a free. no dive play on. embarrassment and fking incompetent.

leftrightout
30-06-2014, 06:22 PM
Anyone see Mexico keeper Ochoa this morning? As soon as i saw him the first thing i thought was Mickey Mouse. Black top, white gloves, red shorts and black socks. Plus his big hair almost looked like ears. hahaha

traffic light
30-06-2014, 06:58 PM
greece haha pissoff and let the real teams play

joel31
01-07-2014, 09:44 AM
Could've been a very high scoring game but only 2-1

Bremsstrahlung
02-07-2014, 03:10 AM
Sbs has a really impressive online platform for viewing games. Good quality also!!

leftrightout
02-07-2014, 04:52 AM
**** this extra time! That hour sleep I'll lose will kill me yet again today!

Bremsstrahlung
02-07-2014, 05:03 AM
I'm on night shift, brilliantly timed. Even more so I can watch previous games on sbs website.

Bremsstrahlung
02-07-2014, 05:09 AM
How does Mascherano not have a card yet?
Swiss counter attack is great! Content to wait and counter.

turbo
02-07-2014, 07:09 AM
Is it wrong to want USA to win?

I'm on holiday in Ireland at the minute and I'd say 90% of the locals are behind the USA. I'm glad in a way that England are out.

boz-monaut
02-07-2014, 08:16 AM
nope, perfectly acceptable - in fact it's encouraged

the Americans that we all hate don't like soccer so you're only supporting the good side of that nation

joel31
02-07-2014, 09:22 AM
Exciting extra time, great game still 9 to go

joel31
02-07-2014, 09:38 AM
Howard broke the record of most saves in World Cup History

leftrightout
02-07-2014, 10:02 AM
Is it wrong to want USA to win?

I'm on holiday in Ireland at the minute and I'd say 90% of the locals are behind the USA. I'm glad in a way that England are out.

Its hard to hate that US team, they just fight so bloody hard! They approach games with almost an aussie type attitude!

pv4
02-07-2014, 10:40 AM
I find it hard to hate that US team solely because of Klinnsman & Dempsey. Really thought they'd get over Belgium this morning, a bummer they didn't.

Going into the WC I was supporting Australia, Croatia & Switzerland. All my teams are out now!

France and Netherlands on their day I wouldn't bet against, Colombia seem to be cruising but they're up against the Referees next game, and Germany just have that quality and I kind of see this German team as being 4-8 years in the works, and practically being their Golden Gen. I'll probably predict Netherlands to win it, but those 4 teams are the ones that I fancy the most to go on.

Crazy, who would have thought a Falcao-less Colombia and a Ribery-less France would be two of the best teams in the comp.

parksey
02-07-2014, 11:30 AM
i don't like the usa because they're the usa and also because, for some reason, i feel like they're direct competitors to us in terms of growing football nations. seeing them make the knock-out stage while we crash out in the group is not my cup of tea.

Rocknerd
02-07-2014, 12:27 PM
Found myself cheering on the US today, they did well to hold of the Belgiums for so long. I thought for sure that the USA has piped them in the 89th minute with that slice in front of goal.

Also I hate Fellini, useless footballer who can't jump without throwing his arms around and needs to shave his head.

Jetmaster
02-07-2014, 12:52 PM
A trend that the smaller nations are close to the bigger ones - the thing is when they have a go they look highly competitive, but so many times in the Round of 16 they have dropped deep and paid the price in the end.

leftrightout
02-07-2014, 01:29 PM
There have been some incredible extra time periods played in this world cup. Pretty much every game gone to extra time has opened right up.

Bremsstrahlung
02-07-2014, 02:15 PM
Howard saved USA's bacon so many time. Brilliant saves, fancied them in a shoot out.
Belgium dominating them though and will be very concerned that it took 120 minutes.

hawk
02-07-2014, 03:58 PM
Arg not as good as everyone would like, Swis tight at back and can create on counter but class showed in the end.

joel31
03-07-2014, 09:05 AM
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/lionel-messi-is-impossible/

WolfMan
03-07-2014, 01:23 PM
Epic article. Thanks for sharing!

Bremsstrahlung
04-07-2014, 11:53 AM
Lols at Argentinian coach yelling for player to pass ball to Messi in the dying stages, player had the pass covered by a defender so took on the man and beat him coach absolutely livid. Player stops. passes ball back to Messi, who just explodes and sets up Di Maria soon after.

joel31
04-07-2014, 08:24 PM
http://www.socceroos.com.au/article/australian-referees-appointed-to-wc-quarter-final/13stbi6ifb19l18zcvuk3rxt21

Ben Williams to ref Argentina vs Belgium

How crap must the standard of refereeing at the cup be?

joel31
04-07-2014, 08:40 PM
tbf to him though its good to see an Aussie doing well at something and hes been pretty good from the games I've seen

lquiquer
04-07-2014, 10:39 PM
Our time .... #Seville82 #Battiston #NeverForget

GazFish35
04-07-2014, 11:29 PM
tbf to him though its good to see an Aussie doing well at something and hes been pretty good from the games I've seen

Get your money on a red card

Thomas477
05-07-2014, 12:23 AM
Please dear god Fellaini restore yourself in the eyes of Australian utd fans and take that dropshit out.

hawk
05-07-2014, 01:15 AM
tbf to him though its good to see an Aussie doing well at something and hes been pretty good from the games I've seen

ive seen him being a stupid cvnt. Is constantly fooled by any cheatin cvnt who goes to ground. the one thing that fks the game. MFKS throw something

joel31
05-07-2014, 02:54 AM
Don't worry guys he's just 4th official

turbo
05-07-2014, 03:33 AM
Klose needs to stop the theatrical shit.

leftrightout
05-07-2014, 03:42 AM
Klose needs to stop the theatrical shit.

I know everyone loves to hate France but gees it's hard to like this German team! I just find myself hating them!
What's worse a team you love to hate or a team you just outwardly hate?

turbo
05-07-2014, 03:46 AM
Hahaha dunno? I don't mind the Germans, I think cause they're much more open than usual. I can't see them keeping a clean sheet today, I hope it goes to penalties!

la bazzle
05-07-2014, 05:38 AM
Had hold of klose's jersey should have been pen. Germany did what they needed to do. Another semi final 4th in a row crazy consistency

turbo
05-07-2014, 07:13 AM
H'way Colombia!

Edit: Luiz, take a bow son.

Jetmaster
05-07-2014, 10:55 AM
Thiago and Neymar out of the semi......Squareheads are specials!

Jeterpool
05-07-2014, 12:33 PM
Neuer....great performance.

hawk
05-07-2014, 01:18 PM
hulk kicks everyone then protected by ref. what a cvnt. sh1t game 1000 free kicks. needed some yellows at the start.

Luiz had an awesome game before his goal. Brazil are on roids. Yepes is a gun

Grimario
05-07-2014, 01:20 PM
hulk kicks everyone then protected by ref. what a cvnt. sh1t game 1000 free kicks. needed some yellows at the start.

Luiz had an awesome game before his goal. Brazil are on roids. Yepes is a gun

gun? He's so freaking old he's a slingshot.

plague
05-07-2014, 01:32 PM
Don't see how Neymar being out makes any difference. Brazzers have been pants the whole time. Hoofing the ball upfield up 2 goals with 20 mins to go.
Rubbish.
Luiz was one of my fav players in the Prem, bloke has mad skillz. He was treated same as Pique at United by the 'experts'.
Plus he showed me some love at a bar at Stamford Bridge once. Dead set ledge.

plague
05-07-2014, 01:33 PM
Germans weren't all that flash either.
Much better shirts than the locals tho.

Jeterpool
05-07-2014, 01:34 PM
Brazil have been playing with ten men the most of the tournament (bar a period in the first match). What the hell has Fred done?

leftrightout
05-07-2014, 06:50 PM
Brazil have been playing with ten men the most of the tournament (bar a period in the first match). What the hell has Fred done?

Yep that dude is an awful footballer!

hawk
05-07-2014, 08:48 PM
gun? He's so freaking old he's a slingshot.
you know, fantastic for an old bugger and sporting long locks. Can do anything.

poor fred. He must keep his spot for krauts to have a chance

Grimario
05-07-2014, 09:30 PM
you know, fantastic for an old bugger and sporting long locks. Can do anything.

poor fred. He must keep his spot for krauts to have a chance

Gun - modern(ish) day projectile weapon
Slingshot - slightly less modern projectile weapon

Attempt at joke, insinuating he was so old that the correct term was a projectile weapon predating the gun - abject failure :(

hawk
06-07-2014, 02:06 AM
Gun - modern(ish) day projectile weapon
Slingshot - slightly less modern projectile weapon

Attempt at joke, insinuating he was so old that the correct term was a projectile weapon predating the gun - abject failure :(

Grim :)

btw Neymar goooorn, wish it was hulk. Cmon Belgique, wont win but

plague
06-07-2014, 03:22 AM
Uh oh. Early Argie goal. Might get boggy

turbo
06-07-2014, 04:47 AM
I want this to go to extra time so we get more football, shortens the gap til the holland game.

WolfMan
06-07-2014, 04:55 AM
Just need Costa Rica to advance past Holland to turn my $10 into $150

lquiquer
06-07-2014, 09:38 AM
Was hoping for Krul to do a Birraz like F3 special when he came on in last minute!!!! :roflz:

GazFish35
06-07-2014, 09:56 AM
Coats rica should have had two penalties in the game. Poor buggers.


Still, Germany v Brazil, holland v Argentina....... FIFA got what they would have wanted and might not need to take so many bribes in the future.

plague
06-07-2014, 10:52 AM
Subbing a keeper in for spotty's is like splitting 10's against a dealer 6.
Legal but absolute punk ass way to go about your business.
**** the Dutch.

hawk
06-07-2014, 11:33 AM
No idea Wilmots chump. fair enough if its 0-0 but to go nowhere for 60 mins then finally have a go at 0-1 retarded. Players werent making the obvious passes which normally lead to chances and there were many. Underestimated clever cynical argy in tourny football. Could also say that Arg played the game perfectly to match inferior opposition.

had to FF through the Argies stoppages not as bad as the col bra game. FF through more than 30 mins of free kick time. Kompany Debruyne very good, Lakakau made a great impact. Di maria big loss if missing final.

Bremsstrahlung
06-07-2014, 11:49 AM
Subbing a keeper in for spotty's is like splitting 10's against a dealer 6.
Legal but absolute punk ass way to go about your business.
**** the Dutch.

Seemed to work...
Big gamble, if they lose he cops it for making the sub. Good list of penalty takers for holland but. Phwoar.

WolfMan
06-07-2014, 12:41 PM
Coats rica should have had two penalties in the game. Poor buggers.


Still, Germany v Brazil, holland v Argentina....... FIFA got what they would have wanted and might not need to take so many bribes in the future.

Swear the ref had an Oranje undershirt on. Blew everything for the Dutch and next to nothing for the minnows

To be fair, Holland deserved the win on the balance of play, but would have been great to see Costa Rica take on a depleted Argentina

GazFish35
06-07-2014, 06:45 PM
Subbing a keeper in for spotty's is like splitting 10's against a dealer 6.
Legal but absolute punk ass way to go about your business.
**** the Dutch.

It's being praised as genius....... **** that......

Use another sub to shape the game and win in normal time and save all your players 30 minutes more work
Or use the sub in extra time to shape the game and win it to save your team the emotional exhaustion of the shoutout.

He could have had one less player going into the semi with 120minutes run out of their legs.

The Dunster
06-07-2014, 07:01 PM
Subbing a keeper in for spotty's is like splitting 10's against a dealer 6.
Legal but absolute punk ass way to go about your business.
**** the Dutch.

I sprayed my coffee reading this. Brilliant post.

hawk
06-07-2014, 09:08 PM
Dutch will get schooled by argies, Germany are not allowed to bt Braz

hawk
08-07-2014, 10:57 PM
World cup show spot on re Brazil tactics. Destroy the rhythm and not create it.

My thoughts too

Lost among the hyperbole and sense of mourning over the loss of Neymar to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, is the uncomfortable reality that the host nation may have brought it upon itself with its continued and controversial use of 'tactical fouling'.
http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/blog/2014/07/07/brazil-reaped-what-it-had-sown

Premy
09-07-2014, 07:12 AM
That was soft marking free on the 6 is basic stuff.

MFKS
09-07-2014, 07:19 AM
How long before someone sees red here???

Gee this ref is letting lot slide

belchardo
09-07-2014, 07:23 AM
Brazil all over the place.

MFKS
09-07-2014, 07:26 AM
Does Müller get an assist for that 2nd goal??


Ohh **** its 3-0 now

Premy
09-07-2014, 07:26 AM
WOW

Martin summed it up perfectly Brazil are missing Tiago big time.

belchardo
09-07-2014, 07:27 AM
Ref and fifa going to need to work overtime to get Brazil back into this.

WolfMan
09-07-2014, 07:29 AM
Training run. Way too easy. Have to say, I enjoy the reactions from the home crowd. Some chick's glasses are fogging up from the tears lol

Premy
09-07-2014, 07:30 AM
Come on give em a 6-0 spanking pay back for ours.

Bremsstrahlung
09-07-2014, 07:32 AM
What am i watching?!?!
C'mon Germany!

Jetmaster
09-07-2014, 07:39 AM
Entertaining stuff and much mirth on this frosty morning in the valley.

joel31
09-07-2014, 07:48 AM
Great first half. I saw Brazil falling apart if they conceded early and that's what happened

MFKS
09-07-2014, 07:49 AM
Any other Brazillian side through the years would kill Germany in such an open game.

Not these imposters though.

leftrightout
09-07-2014, 08:21 AM
Any other Brazillian side through the years would kill Germany in such an open game.

Not these imposters though.

Yeah that was my thought as well. It was so open from the first whistle!
Credit to Germany, pushed hard early and got results im sure they never even thought they would!
Great to see a team come out in a semi and go that hard and open the game up early instead of sitting back scared.

lquiquer
09-07-2014, 08:22 AM
Jardel would do better than Fred

leftrightout
09-07-2014, 08:29 AM
Jardel would do better than Fred

Yeah pretty sure my words last week were that he is an awful footballer!
They just showed him on the screen and the crowd just boo-ed...

Jetmaster
09-07-2014, 08:33 AM
Time for piss taking....

http://puu.sh/a2zKz/94d12f9f11.gif

https://38.media.tumblr.com/1dfd3f49facaa40b2822b5fb6bd0be5c/tumblr_n8euboKteW1qikcuzo1_400.gif

http://cdn01.am.infobae.com/adjuntos/163/imagenes/011/266/0011266095.jpg

MFKS
09-07-2014, 08:40 AM
Time for piss taking....

http://puu.sh/a2zKz/94d12f9f11.gif

https://38.media.tumblr.com/1dfd3f49facaa40b2822b5fb6bd0be5c/tumblr_n8euboKteW1qikcuzo1_400.gif

http://cdn01.am.infobae.com/adjuntos/163/imagenes/011/266/0011266095.jpg

I think the Germans are doing a good enough job at taking the piss.

All I know is it is a great day for Argentinian everywhere:whistling:

BodyNovo
09-07-2014, 08:46 AM
fernadinho and gustavo are absolute aids, basically just letting schweinsteiger and kheidera run riot.

david luiz has been playing hoof ball all game, not one successful either.

Kroos is immense.

brazil should have put hulk down howedes side as he is the only real weakness in that squad, bernard just got bitched off the ball by howedes.

joel31
09-07-2014, 08:53 AM
Great game
Klose broke the record as well :)

Retro Jet
09-07-2014, 09:39 AM
And they'll trade any one of the 7 for 1-0 in the final...
Die Mannschaft...Die Maschine...Die Mensch Maschine...Die Fußball Mensch Maschine!!

Bon
09-07-2014, 09:44 AM
Just saw someone posting this on facey.. Literally spat my coffee on the table.. :lulzturtle:

767

pv4
09-07-2014, 10:02 AM
http://i62.tinypic.com/2evw4nb.jpg

Premy
09-07-2014, 10:41 AM
2010 World Champions, Barcelona
2014 World Champions, Bayern Munich

All Hail King Pep.

MFKS
09-07-2014, 10:50 AM
2010 World Champions, Barcelona
2014 World Champions, Bayern Munich

All Hail King Pep.

Having the squads at his disposal he has had success wouldn't be hard to achieve.

Bloke has never had a serious challenge as a Manager

If he takes the England Job and gets them out of the group stage at a WC then he is a miracle worker


Ffs even GVE could manage Barca and Bayern to success

hawk
09-07-2014, 10:53 AM
So watching the semi now, its tense and Brazil are on top but wait something seems different....Brazil stopped the hacking and the dives are not working and this is whats left? yellow diarrhea. Even Hulk’s bullying isn’t effective. Those cvnts have thrived on this shit for 3 decades. Oh and the Krauts must be pretty solid as well.

How good must De Silva be and Kediera's even be ok. madness... (thoughts on 1st half only bra could get 6)

Bon
09-07-2014, 11:10 AM
So watching the semi now, its tense and Brazil are on top but wait something seems different....Brazil stopped the hacking and the dives are not working and this is whats left? yellow diarrhea. Even Hulk’s bullying isn’t effective. Those cvnts have thrived on this shit for 3 decades. Oh and the Krauts must be pretty solid as well.

How good must De Silva be and Kediera's even be ok. madness... (thoughts on 1st half only bra could get 6)

My roommate went to work before kick-off and has put a media ban (if its possible) on the result, so we have plans to relive the glory of ze chermans with a carton of kraut beer this arvo..

Tell us all about the mourning going on over there at the moment MFKS?

Local Rules
09-07-2014, 11:17 AM
My roommate went to work before kick-off and has put a media ban (if its possible) on the result, so we have plans to relive the glory of ze chermans with a carton of kraut beer this arvo..

Tell us all about the mourning going on over there at the moment MFKS?

Tell him the score anyway. He won't believe you and then as he sees it unfold watch the expression on his face change.

belchardo
09-07-2014, 11:22 AM
they are sad: http://sadbrazilians.tumblr.com/

Jetmaster
09-07-2014, 11:22 AM
It is such a world shattering result it will be impossible to hide from. Even the thuggies waiting for Origin are going on about it.

MFKS
09-07-2014, 11:32 AM
My roommate went to work before kick-off and has put a media ban (if its possible) on the result, so we have plans to relive the glory of ze chermans with a carton of kraut beer this arvo..

Tell us all about the mourning going on over there at the moment MFKS?

I left Brazil yesterday.

Got out in the nick of time.

I am in Argentina at present.

Have come down with the flu and as it is freezing here am in the hotel feeling like shit


The locals though are enjoying it. The amount of vuvezelas that shattered the ambience every time the Germans scored was great

If I had any energy felt better and it wasn't so cold I would be out with them.
Barely got to double figures today

Olan was to go watch it in a public square but after 3 hours freezing my nuts off today feeling like shot walking around there was no way I was standing in the cold at nightfall to watch it

belchardo
09-07-2014, 12:36 PM
commentary line of the tournament from Martin Tyler today: "Brazil have 5 minutes to score 7 goals"

:lulz:

leftrightout
09-07-2014, 02:43 PM
Cant help but think Netherlands are going to win the whole thing and Aussie media will love the fact that we pushed all the way and should have beaten the world champions. Just like 2006, italy and all that.

Bon
09-07-2014, 03:08 PM
Cant help but think Netherlands are going to win the whole thing and Aussie media will love the fact that we pushed all the way and should have beaten the world champions. Just like 2006, italy and all that.

Its real weird, I grew up watching football with my heroes being blokes like Bergkamp, Gullit, van Basten, de Boer, Koeman, Overmars etc, and every World Cup I would support the Netherlands and be thinking that it was their turn, and every WC they would fail..
This is the one World Cup where due to their thuggery in the centre of the park and diving in the box (we all know who I'm talking about) that I actually don't want to see them win..

furns
09-07-2014, 03:51 PM
It will be Argies vs Krauts final

la bazzle
09-07-2014, 03:57 PM
Germany scored more goals in this one game than England scored in the whole of last 2 worlds cups

Bon
09-07-2014, 03:59 PM
It will be Argies vs Krauts final

I definitely hope so..


Germany scored more goals in this one game than England scored in the whole of last 2 worlds cups

Hahaha.. I just read that too.. Brilliant..

Jeterpool
09-07-2014, 04:21 PM
I read that Brazil went out in sympathy for Neymar by playing without spines today.

leftrightout
09-07-2014, 04:22 PM
I read that Brazil went out in sympathy for Neymar by playing without spines today.

:lulzturtle:

plague
10-07-2014, 08:46 AM
For all the bullshit about total football, van gaal's tactical nous and this reputation for highly technical players, geez the Dutch resort to kicking the tripe out of the opposition a fair bit don't they.

leftrightout
10-07-2014, 09:04 AM
For all the bullshit about total football, van gaal's tactical nous and this reputation for highly technical players, geez the Dutch resort to kicking the tripe out of the opposition a fair bit don't they.

I just find them so boring to watch.
Pass around between back 3 for a while and then try to kick it to Robben. If it doesnt go to Robben kick the shit out of the opposition.

turbo
10-07-2014, 09:07 AM
This is crap compared to last night! Brazil v Germany was the most embarrassing semi since me mam gave me a shoulder massage.

plague
10-07-2014, 09:19 AM
I love Mascherano.
Just gives it the big ones 24/7.
The bloke would fire up doing the dishes.

turbo
10-07-2014, 09:26 AM
What kind of arsehole would favour Hayden Mullins over Javier Mascherano?

pv4
10-07-2014, 09:30 AM
This is crap compared to last night! Brazil v Germany was the most embarrassing semi since me mam gave me a shoulder massage.

:rof: best one I've heard was Brazil v Germany was the most embarrassing semi since I watched Brokeback Mountain with my parents

turbo
10-07-2014, 09:35 AM
Lolz I never knew watching brazil get humped would be so much fun. Watching Alan Hanson criticise David Luiz was up there with watching Sunderland lose in the play off final. He basically said Luiz will never be a centre half as long as there's a hole in his arse. :lol:

Bremsstrahlung
10-07-2014, 09:51 AM
Hope Germany tear Argentina a new one.
Most boring team to watch, so many 90th minute goals for them and just scraping through.

MFKS
10-07-2014, 10:02 AM
I just have a feeling about them.

There defence has kept 3 clean sheets in the knock out phase and really hasn't seen much action for their keeper

Germans got there share yesterday

Not to mention that little no 10 has been quiet. Bloke has the ability to turn it on at the big stage

leftrightout
10-07-2014, 10:35 AM
There defence has kept 3 clean sheets in the knock out phase and really hasn't seen much action for their keeper


This is a big thing, at the start of the tournament i heard alot of people saying Argentina wont win because thier defence is shit. I didn't disagree, i thought it would be there biggest weakness. Im tending to disagree now!

Also germany hit such a high against brazil, it can be hard to back that up.

Bremsstrahlung
10-07-2014, 11:06 AM
They have had a bit of an easier draw. Just doing enough to win games.

However I agree that Germany would be on such a high and may struggle to back it up. Hoping for a German win.

Bon
10-07-2014, 01:27 PM
I love Mascherano.
Just gives it the big ones 24/7.
The bloke would fire up doing the dishes.

Oh mate, I'm with you on this one..
He was pumping the team up any chance he could get.. He was all about it..


:rof: best one I've heard was Brazil v Germany was the most embarrassing semi since I watched Brokeback Mountain with my parents

Yeah I saw one on Ninja's facey page this morning: At least the Brazilian classic "Two Girls, One Cup" finally got a sequel: "198 Million People, No Cup."

hawk
10-07-2014, 08:45 PM
Hope Germany tear Argentina a new one.
Most boring team to watch, so many 90th minute goals for them and just scraping through.

x1000

GazFish35
10-07-2014, 09:25 PM
Two Adidas teams in the final.

Risk nothing.

Retro Jet
11-07-2014, 01:28 AM
Hello peeps

Doin' a bit of reminiscing lately over the last 4 weeks and I found this UToob clip...
Check out a younger Les!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7QSQ_j8F0Q

1990 was the first World Cup I watched...I mean actually watched live! I'm talking about 45? odd of the 52 matches.
Being on the rock'n'roll helped with a 'gap year' after my apprenticeship ended (in 1989) and I used to set up a dicky digital timer with my CRT telly plugged into it.
SBS was spot on even back then with their airing times...as they still are.
I was greeted by a smiling Andy Pascahlidis with his porn moustached mug before most matches. The theme song was like an alarm clock.
SBS had a knack for using good music for football. I loved when they used 4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5wI_ZdhdYs&feature=kp) - (The Cruel Sea - This is not the way home) and it turned me on to their music.

So...got a question. At 9' into the clip the song changes after the Ciao & whistle to the bouncy little ditty until 26' and I'm bum fluffed if I know who wrote it.
I have a sneaking suspicion it's from some quirky band like Talking Heads. Can anyone help?
Bonus:- Nipple slip 28' lol

Jetmaster
11-07-2014, 09:24 AM
43' - didn't know Scolari was a ref back then !

Ah great memories - do have much of that still lying around on VHS here awaiting digitisation. During that WC SBS started the tradition of having the daily show from a live location - in this case Les and Johnny would be in some beautiful Italian garden somewhere in the sun, once they had a report from an Italian restaurant whilst dining with Craig Johnston.

Talk about class - here is their France 98 intro...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4pwn4njZ9s

For all of their faults, Les and his team have changed coverage of football in this country for ever.

Could you ever see Channel Nein doing anything as classy for their Origin coverage?

plague
11-07-2014, 09:57 AM
Great posts, memory lane time!!!
My lasting memory of SBS was France '98 when after the final Les and Johnny looked like they'd run 6 marathons. They gave each other a massive 'dude shake' and Les turns to camera and says "Viva Le France".
I can only imagine they went outside, smoked a big cigar and slept for 3 days.

Jetmaster
11-07-2014, 02:00 PM
I can only imagine they went outside, smoked a big cigar and slept for 3 days.

Ha - just quickly looking at their book and just before that final show there was chaos and old JW had lost it with everybody and was walking out. He had been to the final, seen his precious Brazil lose and come back on a Metro "full of pissed Pommies having a farting competition". Les calmed him down and Johnny said "I'll do it because you are my friend and understand. The rest of them can get f******!!!!".

Highly likely they consumed a bottle of Grand Marnier afterwards.

boz-monaut
11-07-2014, 08:03 PM
Two Adidas teams in the final.

Risk nothing.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BsIrAsrIMAARjF5.jpg:large

and retro - I think it's just generic 1990 filler music, not an actual song from that time

GazFish35
11-07-2014, 09:07 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BsIrAsrIMAARjF5.jpg:large

and retro - I think it's just generic 1990 filler music, not an actual song from that time

And the clones have made the finals.

belchardo
13-07-2014, 07:07 AM
Oh dear. Nice con job there by robben too.

MFKS
13-07-2014, 07:10 AM
Quality ref.
Yellow for Robben for a tangle with Silva
Yellow for Silva for the most blatant professional foul ever

Consistent standards

belchardo
13-07-2014, 07:20 AM
Brazil going to whinge like champions after this game:

Penalty awarded when outside the box
Second goal awarded from an offside position

MFKS
13-07-2014, 07:31 AM
Brazil going to whinge like champions after this game:

Penalty awarded when outside the box
Second goal awarded from an offside position

As opposed to the ref not sending off Silva in the second min??

I think Brazil got off light with the penalty and yellow instead of the free kick and red card

belchardo
13-07-2014, 07:35 AM
Can see your argument, would have been a harsh call with the keeper to beat though.

plague
13-07-2014, 05:20 PM
Brazil going to whinge like champions after this game:

Penalty awarded when outside the box

Ref got the call spot on.
It's in the rules if contact continues into the box a penalty can be awarded.
Thought the 2nd was offside though and Oscars dive was a penalty.
I also bet to win Dutch 2-1.
Dagnabit!!!!!

belchardo
13-07-2014, 09:29 PM
Ref got the call spot on.
It's in the rules if contact continues into the box a penalty can be awarded.
Thought the 2nd was offside though and Oscars dive was a penalty.
I also bet to win Dutch 2-1.
Dagnabit!!!!!

Did contact continue into the box though? Not convinced it did on the replays.

hawk
13-07-2014, 10:03 PM
Did contact continue into the box though? Not convinced it did on the replays.

yes

hawk
13-07-2014, 10:07 PM
As opposed to the ref not sending off Silva in the second min??

I think Brazil got off light with the penalty and yellow instead of the free kick and red card


Can see your argument, would have been a harsh call with the keeper to beat though.

last defender is a red but ref did a good job on the whole.

What has the 3/4th playoff taught us?
maybe not much or how hard Argentina is to score against. Krauts will find this hard going. If Arg score first there'll be 100 fouls, injuries, slow everything and life will be sucked out of game

joel31
14-07-2014, 05:40 AM
Both sides are unchanged

Grimario
14-07-2014, 05:47 AM
FFS.woken up an hour early by dogs wanting to be let out. This better be an amazing game.

plague
14-07-2014, 06:21 AM
Germans nearly crapped the bed.

plague
14-07-2014, 06:24 AM
Anyone else see all those Jets fans wearing the E&C kit in the crowd?

belchardo
14-07-2014, 06:33 AM
That guy shouldn't have been let back on the field. He looked pretty concussed when he got hit.

belchardo
14-07-2014, 06:46 AM
Crosses have been just that bit off today. Which is lucky if you're an Argentina supporter.

joel31
14-07-2014, 06:53 AM
Some scary moments but its been a good game

plague
14-07-2014, 06:58 AM
Proper game going on.
Geez these SBS halftime blokes are just flapping thier gums. Even once every 4 years is way too much.

plague
14-07-2014, 07:07 AM
Argies wasting a lot of chances

BodyNovo
14-07-2014, 07:09 AM
Unless lavezzi was injured would have swapped augero for Higuain who has been ****ing terrible the whole World Cup really

Garay and mascherano have absolutely bossed it for Argentina

joel31
14-07-2014, 08:46 AM
Deutschland! Champions of the World!

joel31
14-07-2014, 08:58 AM
Messi doesn't deserve the golden ball

Skirt Boy
14-07-2014, 09:19 AM
**** the world cup, **** football , **** Germany,

q-money
14-07-2014, 09:24 AM
cry more m8, germany won it fair and bloody square and argentina tried to choke the life out of the game

pv4
14-07-2014, 09:27 AM
Ozil, Per, Poldi :')

Retro Jet
14-07-2014, 09:28 AM
And they'll trade any one of the 7 for 1-0 in the final...
Die Mannschaft...Die Maschine...Die Mensch Maschine...Die Fußball Mensch Maschine!!

That'll do pig...that'll do.....
Gonna make my trip there a little sweeter in Dec.

BodyNovo
14-07-2014, 09:39 AM
how good was schurrle run and cross for gotze, pretty classy stuff

messi winning the golden ball was a disgrace, besides the iran game and switzerland game he has been mediocre at best.

would have given it to Muller or Rodriguez.

also would have given the golden glove to navas but can accept neur getting it.

Jeterpool
14-07-2014, 09:42 AM
messi winning the golden ball was a disgrace, besides the iran game and switzerland game he has been mediocre at best.


This x1000

leftrightout
14-07-2014, 10:06 AM
I know his dives but how you can say anyone but Robben for the golden ball is crazy!
Bloke was the most dangerous player in every single match he played in.

belchardo
14-07-2014, 10:07 AM
deserved winners, best team all tournament in my opinion.

MFKS
14-07-2014, 11:41 AM
I know his dives but how you can say anyone but Robben for the golden ball is crazy!
Bloke was the most dangerous player in every single match he played in.James Rodríguez best player on the park in 3 games he started.

The 4th the Brazil team butchered him

pv4
14-07-2014, 12:01 PM
Thought Boateng and Mascherano were my standouts from this morning.

My vote for player of the tournament would have went to Robben or Mascherano I think.

Grimario
14-07-2014, 12:18 PM
Mascherano will almost never win individual plaudits. He's basically a really REALLY good Jobe Wheelhouse and no one really sees half of the good stuff he did.


Yes, I just compared Mascherano to Wheelhouse. Deal with it.

I really wanted Muller to score today so the annoying shits I have been dealing with at work who said, after I tipped Germany to go all the way, "****ING LOL, GERMANY HAVE NO STRIKER, CAN'T SCORE GOALS LOLOLOLOL" or words to that effect.

pv4
14-07-2014, 12:20 PM
how good was schurrle run and cross for gotze, pretty classy stuff

Beautiful. Similarly, Gotze's run in was just as nice.

The whole thing was WC winning worthy.

MFKS
14-07-2014, 12:51 PM
Mascherano will almost never win individual plaudits.

That's cause most of the planet sees him as no more than a hatchet man who hacks all and sundry.

Yet the bloke gets paid millions of dollars to be a grub

Local Rules
14-07-2014, 01:33 PM
That's cause most of the planet sees him as no more than a hatchet man who hacks all and sundry.

Yet the bloke gets paid millions of dollars to be a grub

So he is an Argentinian Hutcho

MFKS
14-07-2014, 01:38 PM
So he is an Argentinian Hutcho

That **** doesn't get paid millions of $$ to be a grub.

It is his birth right

The Dunster
14-07-2014, 02:00 PM
The cross and finish for the winning goal was brilliant. Germany were the best team all tournament and deserve to be world champions.

With respect to Messi. If this tournament hasn't ended the comparisons between Messi and Maradonna then nothing will.

He's simply not in the same league and never will be.

Bremsstrahlung
14-07-2014, 02:16 PM
The cross and finish for the winning goal was brilliant. Germany were the best team all tournament and deserve to be world champions.

With respect to Messi. If this tournament hasn't ended the comparisons between Messi and Maradonna then nothing will.

He's simply not in the same league and never will be.

But, but, but. He's the Golden Ball winner. :bang head:

So glad Germany won.
Argentina have been boring as f*** to watch all Cup, just scraping through their games with 90th minute goals. Probably deserved to make the final 4, but not much else.
And Messi for Golden Ball? ffs. Suppose it would've looked bad if they gave it to Ronaldo.
Agree with thoughts that Robben was a better candidate. Rodriguez, Shaqiri, Neur, Mueller were all above Messi for me.

On Messi, I think he proved a fair few of his critics wrong (myself included) with his performances at the World Cup. He needed to perform and lift his side through, similarly to what Ronaldo does with Portugal, which he did. But as far as a 90 minute effort goes, he was pretty lacklustre. FIFA trying to write the history books as he will go down as player of the tournament.

hawk
14-07-2014, 02:29 PM
Thought Boateng and Mascherano were my standouts from this morning.

My vote for player of the tournament would have went to Robben or Mascherano I think.

Agree. Boateng was awesome at the back today, Robben most influential with DiMaria not far behind. I thought DiM could have made a big difference for Argies if not injured but this happens to many teams.
Ozil seemed quiet today, thought podolski could have replaced him unless hes injured as well.

Aguerro is a grub suck it hard dawg.

Now into post tourny depression, fk.

plague
14-07-2014, 03:40 PM
Thought Mueller was best player across all tournament, but would have been fine seeing Robben or Rodriguez win it.
Messi, not so much.
Jeez, Louise the bloke hasn't even reached Zidanes level let alone getting anywhere near Maradona.

Mascherano was awesome today (and usually is most days).
Good final, best team won.

la bazzle
15-07-2014, 09:06 PM
Germany world champions happy days all round. Well deserved for sure. Football was the winner. Neuer completed more passes then messi lololol golden ball my arse

hawk
15-07-2014, 09:14 PM
Mueller and neuer rofl

http://metro.co.uk/2014/07/10/this-video-of-germany-world-cup-star-thomas-muller-dancing-will-make-your-day-4793455/