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World Cup Germany 2006
Posted: 15 June 2006 04:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 151 ]
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Oh man, I hope Dwight Yorke wears a cup.  Somehwere, Josias Manzanillo is cringing.

Posted: 15 June 2006 04:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 152 ]

Peter Crouch is such a bum.

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Posted: 15 June 2006 04:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 153 ]
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Wow, T&T almost had that. Great defensive play from the English defender.

Posted: 15 June 2006 04:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 154 ]

John Terry is not a bum. Trinidad is a tough team. I like these guys.

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Posted: 15 June 2006 04:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 155 ]
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Peter Crouch SUCKS

John Terry… somehow my FIFA world cup pool doesn’t award poitns for that.

Damn.

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Posted: 15 June 2006 05:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 156 ]
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The Univision guys refer to Crouch as “Mister Roboto” everytime he touches the ball.  And I laugh pretty much every time.

But yeah…John Terry…wow.

Posted: 15 June 2006 05:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 157 ]
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Seriously, I coudl have scored

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Posted: 15 June 2006 05:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 158 ]

Wayne Rooney is a very fine player, but he isn’t a handsome young man.

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Posted: 15 June 2006 05:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 159 ]
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Why did he take out Owen and not Crouch?

Posted: 15 June 2006 05:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 160 ]

Why did he take out Owen and not Crouch?

Because neither of them did a damn thing, but he doesn’t have enough forwards to replace them both.

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Posted: 15 June 2006 05:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 161 ]

I like this Burchall guy. He’s a white Trinidadian. Don’t see that many of those. Some of the Portuguese, I suppose.

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Posted: 15 June 2006 05:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 162 ]

Goddammit!!! England still sucks.

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Posted: 15 June 2006 05:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 163 ]
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Only took Crouch 83 minutes to put a ball on net…

Posted: 15 June 2006 05:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 164 ]

England just looks like a Knockout Round and out team.

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Posted: 15 June 2006 05:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 165 ]

I’d call Terry the Man of the Match.

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Posted: 15 June 2006 05:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 166 ]

Gerrard is pretty good.

Awww. It won’t affect the outcome. Let that goal stand.

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Posted: 15 June 2006 05:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 167 ]
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And justice and freedom loses to douchesacks

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Posted: 15 June 2006 05:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 168 ]
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rLr: Rated - 15 June 2006 05:51 PM

Gerrard is pretty good.

Awww. It won’t affect the outcome. Let that goal stand.

It woudl screwed with people who had Robinson in their pools.

I didn’t

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Posted: 15 June 2006 06:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 169 ]
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England just looks like a Knockout Round and out team.

We’re plenty good enough to beat Ecuador. England have a very, very easy route to the quarter-finals. Unless we improve by then we’ll get no further than that, but it does give plenty of time to sort out the problems.

For the first time in years, I’ve something good to say about Sven. I was crying out to bring Lennon on, and he did it. Rooney looked a lot fitter than I thought he would, but it was Lennon who changed the game. Ultimately, though, England need to fix the midfield. Why he doesn’t play Michael Carrick is beyond my ken. We only need a draw against Sweden to top the group, so I imagine Sven will take it easy in that match. But for the last 16, I’d favor dropping Beckham and sticking Gerrard on the right. Benitez has shown that’s a really good way to maximise Gerrard’s contribution, and it’ll allow you to bring in Carrick to hold, which in turn will free Lampard. Beckham had an OK game, but is clearly not the player he was.

Alternatively, you can keep Beckham but drop Cole. Rooney cutting in from the left, Beckham on the right, Crouch alone up front. Carrick holding, Gerrard and Lampard breaking from midfield. The problem with this, though, is that the team might get excessively narrow.

Posted: 15 June 2006 06:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 170 ]
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Awww. It won?t affect the outcome. Let that goal stand.

It won’t affect the result of the game, but it could seriously affect who qualifies from the group. It could well come down to goal difference.

Posted: 15 June 2006 07:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 171 ]
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Oh man, I hope Dwight Yorke wears a cup.  Somehwere, Josias Manzanillo is cringing.

I’ve never met a soccer player who wore a cup.

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Posted: 15 June 2006 07:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 172 ]

It won?t affect the result of the game, but it could seriously affect who qualifies from the group. It could well come down to goal difference.

I know. I just wanted T&T to get some reward for playing really hard (if not looking particularly threatening) for two games against superior opposition.

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Posted: 15 June 2006 08:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 173 ]

Finally, after spending the greater part of 180 minutes on the attack, Sweden gets a goal. Now, if they can only beat England, we’ll be onto something.

Paraguay is eliminated. T&T can qualify if England beats Sweden and they beat Paraguay, with the goal differential swinging four goals in their favor.

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Posted: 15 June 2006 09:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 174 ]
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I AM LASHICUS (TwoAlous) - 15 June 2006 06:30 PM

England just looks like a Knockout Round and out team.

We’re plenty good enough to beat Ecuador. England have a very, very easy route to the quarter-finals.

I’m inclined to withhold judgment until we see how Ecuador handle Germany. Of all the teams I’ve watched intently (they are Poland, Ecuador, Costa Rica, England, Paraguay, the Czech Republic, the USA, Serbia & Montenegro, Holland, Mexico, Iran, Italy and Ghana), Ecuador have been with the Czechs and the Dutch the most impressive. And they play a kind of style that I’ve seen other England teams have serious trouble with in hot weather.

I suspect it is possible to muscle the Ecuadorians off the ball, and England are just the side to do that. But so are Germany.

This England team reminds me of the Italia 90 one. I don’t think they’ll be easy for anyone to beat. They certainly shouldn’t be afraid of meeting Germany in the next round. I’d prefer to send the Deutschlanders out of the tournament in front of a home crowd in the Round of 16 than save it for the Quarterfinals. What a humiliation!

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Posted: 15 June 2006 09:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 175 ]
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We will see, fra paolo - I guess that’s why they play the games. But I think Ecuador are a very ordinary team and the Germans will crush them. I aslo think you underrate Germany. I was very impressed with Germany in the game against Poland, I think they could win the tournament - it’s an open field. Ballack, Lahm, Schweinsteiger and Klose are outstanding players, and if they defend deep like they did in that game, they’ll be incredibly difficult to beat. Plus they have home advantage.

In addition, if we play second-placed Ecuador in the last 16, we won’t be playing Germany in the quarter-finals. We’ll almost certainly play Portugal, or the worse of Argentina and Holland. Whereas if we play first-placed Germany in the last 16, we’ll almost certainly play the better of Argentina and Holland. So winning our group will actually make our quarter-final draw easier as well.

   
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