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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.

Lrn2Jabulani.


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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/

WOOOO, YES! YES! :D
Go Bafana Bafana!


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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.
Come on Bafana!


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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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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 10:30:55 Reply

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.

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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 10:41:54 Reply

2-0!!!!!

Come on, keep it up!

At 6/22/10 10:36 AM, C-Hawk wrote: 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.

My Dad was telling me that they do it to avoid what happened in '82's Group 2, where Germany and Austria knew the Algeria-Chile score in advance and just played a dull game that worked to both of their advantages. I'm not sure if that's correct, but it seems like it might be.

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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 10:44:09 Reply

At 6/22/10 10:30 AM, LinkSilvermane wrote: Same thing that happened to De Rossi back in 2006, colliding with McBride.

You may want to look at DeRossi's foul again.
DeRossi deserved the red card, Gourcuff on the other hand, didn't.

At 6/22/10 10:36 AM, C-Hawk wrote: What would have one more day of WC hurt SAf? Bad scheduling imo.

It's the rule to have the last group matches happen at the same time. Just read the summary of this game and you'll know one of the reasons why the FIFA thought it was necessary. This game is also known as the "non-aggression pact of Gijón" or the "disgrace of Gijón" in Germany.


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 10:45:31 Reply

Brillant games today


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 10:46:09 Reply

-1 point to tying with Mexico now, South Africa. Keep it up!


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 10:46:25 Reply

Uruguay are one up! There's still hope for South Africa, if they manage to score two more goals!


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At 6/22/10 10:44 AM, Haggard wrote: It's the rule to have the last group matches happen at the same time. Just read the summary of this game and you'll know one of the reasons why the FIFA thought it was necessary. This game is also known as the "non-aggression pact of Gijón" or the "disgrace of Gijón" in Germany.

Hurrah, I have been out-linked! Thanks for the clarification sir.

South Africa still have hope (though honestly, I think Mexico have been entertaining and it would be a shame to see them go), but they need to be careful. France still have offense, as unlikely as it may be to get going.

Come on, more goals in the second half SA!

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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 10:52:15 Reply

I hope Uruguay scores a couple of goals in the second half and if South Africa does so too, Uruguay and South Africa go through to the next round.


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 11:00:37 Reply

2-0, probably going to be even worse..not one victory, not even one goal for France...holy shit.
I am glad that the SA fans have something to be happy about :D
I wonder what kind of excuse will they come up with when they return home...

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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 11:05:54 Reply

i just tuned in to the game. its suprising nobody is using the vuvuzelas at all for this South Africa game.


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-22 11:11:54 Reply

Oh what a miss, fantastic play by South Africa, absolutely tore the French defence apart there, just a pity it didn't wind up in the top corner. I hope for SA's sake that miss doesn't turn out to be a goal which would have put them through to the last 16.