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World Cup-General

Discussion in 'Football (Soccer)' started by Roger_Ramjet, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. Roger_Ramjet

    Roger_Ramjet Active Member

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    What are your opinions on the world cup?
    I'm going for Argentina all the way . Messi top scorer.
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'm going for Australia and then the netherlands but generally don't care. Only watching because it's on and you can't escape it here
     
  3. Roger_Ramjet

    Roger_Ramjet Active Member

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    Yes that's how I feel about cricket but... i don't watch it. Great game Australia fighting against the odds.
     
  4. RiverEagle

    RiverEagle New Member

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    I think we'll be pretty much fodder for the elite, and even lesser lights.

    I tried to get amped for the Socceroos in years gone by, and there were some good times.

    The last few years there's just something missing.

    I wish our team well, of course.
     
  5. Roger_Ramjet

    Roger_Ramjet Active Member

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    Yeah thats because we had a dud kraut for a coach that was never a full coach in internationals WHEN the FFA could have had the coach that Colombia has now and has resurrected them from no where. Anyway Cahill was awsome!!!!
     
  6. RiverEagle

    RiverEagle New Member

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    Well we lived up to expectation...

    3-1 loss to Chile.

    We'll be coming home at the first chop.
     
  7. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If you look at the scoreline only you would think we got pumped

    Considering the team the boys played very well, and with some luck, could have got a second

    So far it has been a great world cup...lets hope it continues
     
  8. RiverEagle

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    Oh there's been some real quality, and there's plenty to look forward to @lsz

    Just not for us I'd say.

    You gotta love Tim Cahill though.
     
  9. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Good signs for the Asian cup....but not for the next two games!
     
  10. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I thought we did ok in game 1.

    Had a bit of a panic in the first stages and cost us 2 goals.

    We did get the ball in the back of the net twice....but were correctly judged to be offside with the second.

    1 chilean player would just fall down whenever an aussie went near him but as cahill said....when you accuse them of cheating, they say so what.

    As it's on at reasonable times here...I'll watch the aussie games and the final....but the shame is, I just don't find it a game with any honour.

    Diving is the norm, refs continue to buy into it (unless it's an aussie having his shirt pulled, or tripped up, etc).

    To me, it's an even race between fifa and the icc for most corrupt organisation...so I don't see anything changing soon.

    All credit to 'football' fans with their own regular teams they support, as I don't know how you can stand the constant b/s that is diving and crap reffing.


    Time to beat the dutch!
     
  11. RiverEagle

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    The Dutch look pretty darn formidable there global!

    Agree with the ''rant'' and I just find it missing something...When you can go 90+ minutes and more sometimes for no result.

    They reward you for not performing, or winning, where a draw is OK?

    No. They need some radical tweaks.

    The laughable gamesmanship is far too institutionalized to change any decade soon.

    Some spectacular goals though already!

    And good luck Socceroos!

    We'll need it.
     
  12. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Global it helps to put the NRL refs into context
     
  13. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That it does!

    For me, game 2 v the netherlands on at 9am tomorrow.

    Shall record the game and watch it as I'll be watching my recorded soo 2 game.

    Ever optimistic.....I hope we win (or at least a draw!)
     
  14. RiverEagle

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    Well you almost got both at some stage...Almost.

    Brave Aussie effort and amazing goal from Timmy Cahill!

    But we're out whatever happens now.

    I'm more than pleased they went down swinging.
     
  15. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Unbelievable game where we were lacking a bit of experience again

    Compared to the tame way we lost the first match 4 years ago (v Germany) you could not be any prouder of the lads
     
  16. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Same with me. Very happy with the effort & spirit shown by the Socceroos overnight but not the score line. Just goes to show Aus need to be more clinical in putting away chances.

    Cahill needs a statue outside the SFS ;)
     
  17. Roger_Ramjet

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    Argentinian papers are hailing this the game of the tournament to date. Who'd it thought. I gave this young Socceroos bugger all chance but was pleasantly surprised and they cold have beaten a strugling Spain but without Tim??? Then again you can never underestimate this team, 2-1 Australia
     
  18. SeaEagleRock8

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    I love it that there is a sport played almost all over the world, where even poor countries can compete because all that's needed is a ball and a patch of dirt. The corruption of FIFA, and the dominance of certain footy superpowers, does not really detract when compared with other sports. They call it the world game and that's probably the best thing it has going for it.
     
  19. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    As an aside how good is the online coverage / app from SBS?

    Puts the NRL to shame
     
  20. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Brilliant stuff...!


    Which world cup team should I 'root' (meaning support, perverts) for?

    http://imgur.com/gallery/1Uytnbs
     

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