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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-21 23:51:00 Reply

At 6/21/10 11:45 PM, LordlyGeneral wrote: I hope the US at least beats Algeria on Wednesday and goes on to the next round of matches. Though I wouldn't bet money on them making it much further. Nevertheless, GO USA!.

They better advance. So far all of my predictions between my buddies and I i've predicted right. I said they would make it to final 8 but lose there. We're better this year than we have been in a while but there is still no way we can take on those top world class teams.

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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-21 23:53:35 Reply

Ok i may be american but i'm sick of hearing people bitch about the botched call that happened,hey don't you all realize we also had a break against that foolish english goalie that should have ended up as a loss to the U.S,i'd say it's Just Desserts and the U.S can just put all this bickering behind them by just getting a win against the worst team in the group in Algeria,if they can't beat them they don't even deserve to move on to the 2nd round

Also it could be worse U.S & England,we could be this.

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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 00:46:47 Reply

I feel bad for North Korea :(

What a killing.

Shame I can't see Ivory Coast getting through at all now.


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 00:50:08 Reply

At 6/21/10 08:20 PM, Scarab wrote: While not wishing any ill will towards Spain, Spain-Brazil would be mighty interesting...

How can you not wish ill towards Spain?

The most despicable European country.

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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 01:00:05 Reply

I just heard this funny bit on the radio on the way home from work. Apparently, King Jong Il hired Chinese actors to go the games and pretend to be North Korean fans so that they could have support. I thought that was really funny

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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 01:13:26 Reply

At 6/22/10 01:00 AM, Ship wrote: I just heard this funny bit on the radio on the way home from work. Apparently, King Jong Il hired Chinese actors to go the games and pretend to be North Korean fans so that they could have support. I thought that was really funny

Yes, there are no fans from North Korea because the people aren't allowed to travel. Instead there where some chinese people cheering for North Korea.

Maybe the players hired some actors as well who acted as the North Korean national team? ^^

At 6/22/10 12:46 AM, Gagsy wrote: I feel bad for North Korea :(

What a killing.

Shame I can't see Ivory Coast getting through at all now.

Yeah, I think Ivory Coast has no chance of advancing. They have to rely on Brazil to win at least 3-0 against Portugal while they win HIGH against North Korea... I just don't see that happening. Brazil - Portugal will propably end 0-0 or 1-1. :/


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 01:48:34 Reply

Second phase of the first round is over, thankfully we saw plenty of goals this time around, including a 7-0 massacre from Portugal against North Korea.

Again, no CONMEBOL team lost in this phase, and thus, being the leaders of their respective groups.

Next game: Group A

Mexico vs Uruguay, and France vs South Africa.

Either Mexico and Uruguay can afford to lose or draw their game and still pass to the next round (by goal difference), however, second place will, most likely, get Argentina in the roudn of 16. So I expect a really awesome match from these two tomorrow.

My prediction: Mexico 2- Uruguay 0
France- 0 South Africa 1

Mexico and Uruguay advance to the second round.


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 04:17:50 Reply

What the hell does Ke Nako mean? It's the thing the little black dude says in the beginning of the match.


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 04:36:52 Reply

At 6/22/10 01:00 AM, Ship wrote: I just heard this funny bit on the radio on the way home from work. Apparently, King Jong Il hired Chinese actors to go the games and pretend to be North Korean fans so that they could have support. I thought that was really funny

Yeah, I heard that as well..that's fucking PATHETIC...
Why can't they allow their fans to watch their national team play?
Also, Ke Nako means "it's time".
Ah, and one last bit of info: today, as you know, there is the Greece vs Argentina match..before their match with Nigeria, 35% of Greeks thought that their team was going to win..after the match, 60% think that they're going to win, 35% believe in a draw and only 5% think that they'll lose.
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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 05:23:11 Reply

At 6/22/10 01:48 AM, wismty wrote: Either Mexico and Uruguay can afford to lose or draw their game and still pass to the next round (by goal difference), however, second place will, most likely, get Argentina in the roudn of 16. So I expect a really awesome match from these two tomorrow.

Indeed, I doubt either of these two want to face Argentina next. So I expect they will both play for the win, although Uruguay is alright with a draw obviously.

France is 4 goals behind at the moment in goal difference and with that riot in their group I can only imagine their drama is getting worse with a loss to South-Africa today. I heard there was a lot of arrogance within the group as players playing at English clubs think they are better than the ones playing in France. I don't know, if I was France next coach I'd throw half of the team out for the next EC.


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 05:42:29 Reply

At 6/22/10 04:17 AM, Lorkas wrote: What the hell does Ke Nako mean? It's the thing the little black dude says in the beginning of the match.

I dunno, but I'm starting to hate the little bastard for some reason.

Also: Portughese players were dicks, man. You could see the sheer panic the North Korean players had gone into, around the 4 - 0. Portugal just kept going at it, like bullies on the pitch, scoring and laughing their asses off.

And don't tell me about "points" or "scoring deferentials". The SECOND they interviewed Ronaldo, he said "We did it 'cause it was fun."


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 06:30:14 Reply

At 6/22/10 04:17 AM, Lorkas wrote: What the hell does Ke Nako mean? It's the thing the little black dude says in the beginning of the match.

It means: ''It begins''


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 09:25:36 Reply

First thing's first: I still don't support my own team (Portugal) because i believe we don't deserve to be in this WC. I hate our "manager", most of the players are too young and there are too many nationalized Brazilians for my taste.

At 6/22/10 05:42 AM, LinkSilvermane wrote: Also: Portughese players were dicks, man. You could see the sheer panic the North Korean players had gone into, around the 4 - 0. Portugal just kept going at it, like bullies on the pitch, scoring and laughing their asses off.
And don't tell me about "points" or "scoring deferentials". The SECOND they interviewed Ronaldo, he said "We did it 'cause it was fun."

No mercy for the weak, tears taste best when they belong to your opponent. Bwahahahaha.

But yes, it does come in very, very handy to have a huge goal differential during a group stage. Example, if PT ties with BR, the Ivory Coast will have to win against North Korea by a difference of TEN GOALS in order to beat Portugal to the second place spot.

Analysing the goalfest, all i can say is "lrn2Jabulani". Notice that Portugal, aside from Germany, were the first teams to finally attempt some consistent wing-play, bringing the ball up the sideline and crossing the ball. Other teams seem to fear doing this because the Jabulani is "too light" and they miss their crosses by far (instead of by near). Same goes with long range shooting: most teams fear doing this because the Jabulani is "too light" and because it doesn't have stitches, it just keeps on accelerating and gaining altitude until well after it's passed the goal line, meaning players shoot over the bar most of the time. "Featherfooting" the ball makes for very precise play and more teams need to do it. Portugal, along with a few other national teams, have a bit of an advantage since we've been using the Jabulani's ancestors for years now. Ever since the adidas Teamgeist, the Portuguese League has asked adidas to make us a new ball every year, so the Jabulani isn't very surprising to us. It's just a sort of 5th generation Teamgeist, where we've used all 4 previous generations before this one.

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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 09:30:36 Reply

At 6/22/10 09:25 AM, C-Hawk wrote:

No mercy for the weak, tears taste best when they belong to your opponent. Bwahahahaha.

Every time a goal is scored against North Korea, a player is excecuted in a public square for his incompetence.

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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 09:36:16 Reply

At 6/22/10 09:30 AM, LinkSilvermane wrote:
At 6/22/10 09:25 AM, C-Hawk wrote: No mercy for the weak, tears taste best when they belong to your opponent. Bwahahahaha.
Every time a goal is scored against North Korea, a player is excecuted in a public square for his incompetence.
SEVEN SOULS ON YOUR CONSCIENCE, YOU BASTARDS.

Just seven? I can live with that :P
Also yeah, i got the math on the group slightly wrong, but still, goal differentials are very handy.


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 10:01:17 Reply

The only other time Portugal and North Korea played against each other was in 1966. You will be very surprised at what happened.

Also, to hammer my point about the Jabulani in, notice goal 2 (Simão's goal) in this video comes from a LONG pass at 1:35 which hits its target perfectly. From there, it's all up to the confusion and chaos that a striker should feel most at home in.
Goal 3, a cross coming in from the side of the box, again, hits its target perfectly. Not too high, not too fast, it's like a laser-guided cross to Hugo Almeida's head.
Goal 4, Tiago shoots it low, and not too strong, almost like a pass to the goal. At this point it had been raining so hard for so long that the ball was too slick to handle by the goalie.

At 6:15 you'll see Eusébio giving a thumbs-up to Ronaldo's comedic goal. Yes, that's the same Eusébio who scored 4 consecutive goals againt North Korea in 1966.

And the last goal is, again, a perfectly aimed and powered cross to Tiago's head. It can be done.

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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 10:13:37 Reply

The North Korea-Portugal game evoked similar feelings in me to what English fans took from NK's first game in '66 against the Soviet Union, where they were beaten 3-0 by a notably aggressive Soviet side. They got sympathy. They played their group games at Ayresome Park, and Middlesbrough had had a terrible season, so the players became cult heroes. If you watch the footage of Pak's goal versus Italy, you can always hear the crowd going fucking insane. It continues into the Portugal game, where the Portugal goals got what were literally well-done claps in comparison to the huge cheers NK got.

And with no mean intent to any Italians here, it's still funny that the Italian team were pelted with tomatoes when they returned home.

That's the sort of thing I love about the World Cup.

Anyway, watching South Africa-France now. I want a home victory! No offense to the French intended, I want to see this sort of stuff ^ to happen!

Group A's champions and runners-up need to watch out for the Group B sides.

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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 10:21:32 Reply

At 6/22/10 10:13 AM, Scarab wrote: Anyway, watching South Africa-France now. I want a home victory!

YES! Bofana score! \o/


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 10:22:33 Reply

At 6/22/10 10:21 AM, C-Hawk wrote:
At 6/22/10 10:13 AM, Scarab wrote: Anyway, watching South Africa-France now. I want a home victory!
YES! Bofana score! \o/

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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 10:22:59 Reply

Yes! 1-0!

The defender left it far too open for him, well-executed.

Now get another one in!

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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 10:25:33 Reply

Is it just me or is Cissé just about old enough to start doing denture adverts? I remember him from the game Championship Manager when i was in 10th grade, and i didn't buy him 'cause i fancied him as too old to develop. And that was way back when. lol@Domenec


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 10:25:35 Reply

I think the whole world is rooting for South Africa. Half of France included.


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 10:28:16 Reply

LOL red card to Gourcuff. This is going so well it's stupid, but i think the SAf player's in trouble... Hearts and minds, kids.


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 10:29:26 Reply

Red card! And he deserved it.
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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 10:30:28 Reply

Too early to throw a guy out of the game for anything less than a head-butt to the chest, methinks.

Sure, it was a dirty foul, but it wasn't THAT intentional. He didn't aim for the guy's face with his entire body, his arm was already up from just trying to ELEVATE himself.

Same thing that happened to De Rossi back in 2006, colliding with McBride.

Yellow? Fuck yes. Red? Only if he'd already fouled another guy or two with the same obvious damage being done to 'em.

In this case, undeserved.


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France - red card - foul involved arms/hands in the box.

Karma much?

Oh dear, and C-Hawk's right, Domenech's reaction was good.

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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 10:36:47 Reply

I wonder if anyone other than Mexicans and Uruguayans are actually watching the other game and not this one. Kinda stupid to have 2 games at the same time, and it's also going to happen later today with Greece vs Argentina and Nigeria vs South Korea. What would have one more day of WC hurt SAf? Bad scheduling imo.


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 10:38:04 Reply

SOMEBODY CALL THE WHAAAAAAAAAAMBULANCE!


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 10:38:32 Reply

YEAAAHHH!!! 0-2! :D :D :D


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 10:39:53 Reply

2-0, there's no way in hell France are coming back from this now, they look like they don't even care. In a way it's hilarious, but in another way it's a greater pity Ireland didn't get to SA, ok perhaps we might not have got out of the group, but I'd like to think we'd at least give it a better go than France have done.