I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Postposted on Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:29 pm

England looked pathetic in that match. Blown call or not, they were never in the game.
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Postposted on Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:09 pm

Captain Ned wrote:England looked pathetic in that match. Blown call or not, they were never in the game.

There is going to be quite discussion about England's second goal..
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Postposted on Sun Jun 27, 2010 6:36 pm

Both of today's games, Germany - England and Arg - Mex, were influenced by huge referee mistakes.
It's sad to see that, when there is so much technology around.
FIFA is a different world, maybe.
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Postposted on Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:51 am

Well, there goes my final 8 bracket.
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Postposted on Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:35 am

After watching that dismantling of Argentina, I don't think anyone is beating Germany this year.
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Postposted on Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:27 am

Captain Ned wrote:After watching that dismantling of Argentina, I don't think anyone is beating Germany this year.
I dunno. I think the Netherlands are definitely the dark horse this time around.
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Postposted on Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:50 am

Hoping for a Germany v Holland final which will be AWESOME
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Postposted on Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:05 am

Thats very likely to happen! It would be a repeat of the 1974 World Cup final (except it was West Germany that time). And If Germany does go on to win this one, it would be a fantastic achievement...beating England, Argentina, Spain and Holland on the way to victory would be simply superb!
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Postposted on Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:52 am

It would be insanely awesome. I'd get to celebrate a lot ;D
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Postposted on Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:33 pm

Holland in the final for the 3rd time.
The 1st goal was a beauty.
I wish them good luck in the final.
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Postposted on Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:37 pm

BeerNerd wrote:The 1st goal was a beauty.

Agreed. That was a laser to a spot no keeper could ever hope to reach. It's even more impressive given the 42-yard range.

EDIT: You're halfway to that party, Bel.
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Postposted on Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:04 am

I really hope Germany win. This guy at work has been going on and on and on and I'd really like to not have to look at his smug face.
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Postposted on Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:00 pm

Damn octopus might be on to something. Spain 1 - Germany 0.
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Postposted on Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:30 pm

Apparently I need to have the octopus give me this week's Powerball numbers.

Final Score: Spain 1 - Germany 0
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Postposted on Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:55 pm

You have to wonder how much that ridiculous yellow card on Mueller against Argentina forced an unhealthy change in the German attack today.
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Postposted on Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:29 pm

Germany lost :cry:
Spain were the better team on the day but I expected Germany to put up a better performance...they were strangely off-color.

Whoever wins now, it will be their first World Cup win. Spain would be favorites but I'll be rooting for the Netherlands...their third time in the final, hope they get it right this time.
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Postposted on Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:05 pm

Yeah 'mon the dutchies!
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Postposted on Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:32 pm

I think De Jong has played too much Mortal Kombat. He actually thought he was Liu Kang when he went after Alonso. That should have been, without a doubt, a red card. However, the Netherlands physicality has really broken up Spain's rhythm.

Half Time, Netherlands 0 - Spain 0
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Postposted on Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:40 pm

Damn octopus.

Is Madrid burning yet?

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Postposted on Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:50 pm

Again, the diving has really left a bad taste in my mouth.

Is it just me, or is soccer 99.9% fail? Would we (Americans) watch baseball, basketball, or american football if nearly every at-bat, shot attempt, or pass attempt was a failure? Uggh.

I'm kinda glad world cup only comes around every 4 years.
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Postposted on Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:35 am

Captain Ned wrote:Damn octopus.

Is Madrid burning yet?

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Pretty much everyone was out celebrating last night and flags were everywhere to be seen (something quite rare in spain).
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Postposted on Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:56 am

Is nice to be a spaniard today

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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Postposted on Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:53 am

I'm sure it is! Bet you'll all be on a high for a while!

I'm quite looking forward to the next WC in Brazil, hopefully it'll be all guns blazing from everyone. Be interesting to see if they make any changes by way of using more technology for offside rules and challenges etc like is being called for...

Personally I hope they don't. Spoils it, but we shall see..!
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