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Re: World Cup thread

Postby Grammatron » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:08 pm

We lose but advance.
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Re: World Cup thread

Postby Anaxagoras » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:13 pm

Woot!

Hey, we did better than some famous European soccer countries that have won the whole thing before.

Belgium is next. I hear they're pretty good.
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Re: World Cup thread

Postby Doctor X » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:15 am

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Re: World Cup thread

Postby Tiosylanyl » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:18 am

Doctor X wrote:And we survived the Round Group . . . of DEATH!

--J.D.


FTFY

Get it right next time cupcake.

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Re: World Cup thread

Postby Anaxagoras » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:23 am

THE GROUP OF DEADLIEST DEATHLY DEATH!

Evidences :shock:
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Re: World Cup thread

Postby Doctor X » Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:46 am

Deckert.

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Re: World Cup thread

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Re: World Cup thread

Postby Doctor X » Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:13 am

Well, with the NHL, NBA finished, NFL is in break before pre-season, and MLB in not yet halfway, we are in sort of a dead period for sports. . . .

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Re: World Cup thread

Postby Evolver » Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:52 pm

Doctor X wrote:Well, with the NHL, NBA finished, NFL is in break before pre-season, and MLB in not yet halfway, we are in sort of a dead period for sports. . . .

--J.D.


Watching the Red Sox find new ways to lose is way better than watching a soccer game.
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Re: World Cup thread

Postby Tiosylanyl » Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:56 pm

In the words of Bugs Bunny, Wotta Maroon.....

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Re: World Cup thread

Postby Doctor X » Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:34 pm

Evolver wrote:
Doctor X wrote:Well, with the NHL, NBA finished, NFL is in break before pre-season, and MLB in not yet halfway, we are in sort of a dead period for sports. . . .


Watching the Red Sox find new ways to lose is way better than watching a soccer game.


There is more action.

Besides, this is the year they expected to have last year.

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Re: World Cup thread

Postby Tiosylanyl » Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:06 am

A treat for those of you who have been paying attention.

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Re: World Cup thread

Postby Anaxagoras » Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:07 am

Tiosylanyl wrote:In the words of Bugs Bunny, Wotta Maroon.....


I blame Obama.
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Re: World Cup thread

Postby Anaxagoras » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:38 pm

Oh well. The better team won I guess. They took like 5 times as many shots as America.

Still, it was exciting at the end. That was a crazy play on the free kick and it almost worked. Great goal by Green too.
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Re: World Cup thread

Postby Grammatron » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:22 pm

Time to stop caring for another 4 years. See you all 2018 in...Russia? Man, FIFA be crazy.
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Re: World Cup thread

Postby Tiosylanyl » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:17 pm

Epic raping of Brazil by Germany.

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Re: World Cup thread

Postby Anaxagoras » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:16 pm

Wow, yeah. I wasn't able to watch this one but I don't think even Neymar's injury is enough to explain that.

Germany-Holland in the final or Argentina? I think it's going to be Holland.
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Re: World Cup thread

Postby Tiosylanyl » Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:53 am

Neymar being out of the game wasn't (IMO) so much of a factor as Thiago Silva being out of the game was. The defense was utterly disorganized during the 18 minute stretch of the first five goals. I don't think Silva's presence (hell, not even him and Neymar) would have changed the outcome, it would have only kept it from being a total ass whoopin'.

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Re: World Cup thread

Postby Anaxagoras » Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:25 am

Well I suppose if you look at the games leading up to this, there might have been some clues that Germany could be really explosive on offense. They beat Portugal 4-0. Brazil OTOH couldn't score against Mexico, against Chile it went to penalty kicks. Then you take away two of Brazil's best players.
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Re: World Cup thread

Postby Tiosylanyl » Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:38 am

There's no doubt that Brazil was really lucky to get as far as they did. The first game of the group stage they fell behind and struggled, then managed to squeak out a win by the skin of their teeth. The talk all along has been that this team just wasn't up to the same standards as in previous years.

Germany, as you note, showed early on that it was the team to beat (despite the scare from Ghana). The really interesting part is that they're fielding four natural center backs on defense that tend to stay at home. On previous World Cup teams they've used left and right backs that regularly jumped in on the attack, which tended to leave them open to counters.


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